St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church

St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church | Sarnia

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St George's Ukrainian Catholic Church - Sarnia

PRE-RECORDED DIVINE LITURGY

Follow the link to view our pre-recorded Divine Liturgies. We will be providing you with these videos until such a time as there are no more capacity restrictions.

Divine Liturgy Times

Saturday 5:00 p.m. (English & Ukrainian)
Sunday 8:30 a.m. (English)
Sunday 10:30 a.m. (English & Ukrainian)
Weekdays & Holy Days: Please see bulletin

Our History

It is not clear exactly when the first Ukrainian settlers came to Sarnia, although it is known that they were here before the First World War.

Attracted by job opportunities. Others continued to settle in the area, particularly during the Second World War when workers were needed here to support the wartime industries such as Polymer Rubber Plant. Many Ukrainian families settled in the nearby community of Bluewater.

The end of the Second World War brought a large influx of Ukrainians from Europe who had been uprooted and displaced from their homeland by the war. Many of them were of the Byzantine Catholic faith.

Before 1949, there was no Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sarnia. Priests from Windsor came to celebrate Divine Liturgy (Mass) in private homes and later in Our Lady of Mercy School auditorium.

It soon became apparent that there was a great need for the establishment of a Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sarnia.

It is not clear exactly when the first Ukrainian settlers came to Sarnia, although it is known that they were here before the First World War.

Attracted by job opportunities. Others continued to settle in the area, particularly during the Second World War when workers were needed here to support the wartime industries such as Polymer Rubber Plant. Many Ukrainian families settled in the nearby community of Bluewater.

The Byzantine Rite

If you are new to St George’s, or are not an Eastern Catholic, then here are some tips for celebrating the Divine Liturgy with us! 

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Weddings

Please contact parish office one year in advance.

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Baptisms

Please contact parish office two months in advance.

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Confessions

Before Liturgy or with an appointment. Father will do his best to accommodate you

Our Pastor

Bohdan Winnicki was born in Szczecinek, Poland on July 18, 1962 and was raised in the small village of Bielica, Poland. Bohdan was entrusted by God to Roman and Anastazja Stefania Winnicki (Lajkosz). He was the third of five children raised in a traditional Ukrainian Catholic household. As a young boy he attended Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Elementary School in the nearby town of Bialy Bor where he enjoyed music lessons as well as playing numerous sports. He would then attend High School (Technikum Kolejowe) in Szczecin, Poland and he pursued studies at the Catholic University of Lublin and Warsaw Theological Academy, Poland. In 1985 he took the opportunity to immigrate to Canada.

CONTACT US

Address

1055 Rosedale Avenue
Sarnia, ON
N7S 1Z5

Phone

Tel | (519) 542-9903
Emergency | 
(416) 419-1097
Parish Pastoral Council: Sally Smoly 519-336-0889
Catechism: Marie-France Bernier 519-333-9303

Email

pastor@stgeorgessarnia.ca

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