Parish: St. Olga
6052 – 52 Avenue
Office Phone: (780) 885-8056
Service Schedule: Sunday 8:30AM
St . OLGA Parish – Парафія св. Ольги
The parish was organized in 1949 and the church was purchased in 1953. The total area of the church grounds is 2 acres.
A new church was built in the 1980’s that can accommodate all the parishioners with an attached hall. Fr. Roman Starodub was pastor after World War II until 1956; then Fr. John Cherkawsky (1957-1984); Fr. J. Royer (1985-1992), Fr. Mark Bayrock (1993-1994), Fr. Roman Dobriansky (1994-1998), Deacon Richard Nibogie (1998-2000), Deacon Ed Lemko (2000) and Fr. Slavko Dumeč (2000-2008), Fr. Vasyl Nykyforuk (2008-2011), Fr. Bohdan Nahachewsky (2011-2013), Fr. Bill Hupalo (2013-2014), Fr. Teodosy Kraychuk (2014-2015).
Parish: Descent of the Holy Spirit
Location: 5120 – 54 A Street, Lloydminster, AB
Office Phone: (780) 808-2937
Service Schedule: Sunday 11:00AM
Descent of the Holy Spirit Parish – Парафія Зіслання Святого Духа
The first services were held in the Roman Catholic Church by the Basilian Fathers from Mundare starting 1936. The first service held in the parish’s own church was on April 12, 1953 by Fr. Euthymius Melnychuk. In 1952 a parish council was established: O. Kowalchuk (president), S. Kashuba (vice-president), V. Kowal (secretary), H. Horpyniuk (treasurer), O. Ivanets and M. Skubliak (auditors). Cantors were V. Kowal and V. Stoyko. The Ladies established their sisterhood and shortly after in 1955 joined the Eparchial UCWL. A completely new church was blessed by Bishop Demetrius Greschuk in 1986.
The Basilian priests were: Fr. Methodius Hannas, Fr. Epiphany Paschak, Fr. Benedict Hrynyshyn, Fr. Marian Horishny, Fr. Sergio Fedyniak and Fr. Vital Pidskalny (1948-1950). The following Eparchial clergy took over from the Basilian Fathers: Fr. Euthemius Melnychuk (1951-1953), Fr. George Maly (1953-1954), Fr. Roman Starodub (1955-1956), Fr. Theofile Hurko (1957- ), Fr. Michael Gural (1962-1967), Fr. Paul Lysak (1968-1975), Fr. Ivan Makuch (1975-1985), Fr. Joseph Royer (1986-1992), Fr. Mark Bayrock (1993-1995), Fr. Roman Dobriansky (1995-1999), Deacon Richard Nibogie (1999-2000), Deacon Ed Lemko (2000-2003), Fr. Bohdan Nahachewsky (2003-2013), Fr. Bill Hupalo (2013-2014), Fr. Teodosy Kraychuk (2014-2015).