Pilgrims from Winnipeg went to Ukraine for a Pilgrimage trip, that goes through various locations of where Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky had spent his life.
Pilgrims visited the Museum of Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky where they learned about his life during the time he stayed in Lviv, Ukraine
On June 27, 2016 The Feast day is celebrated dedicated to our Mother of Perpetual help
In Vorohta, Ivano-Frankivsk region, the faithful learned about the life of Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky.
Oleh and Tania visited the city of Yaremche, Ivano – Frankivsk region and gave a Presentation to children about Blessed Vasyl’s life in St. John’s church.
In Chernihiv, Ukraine the parishioners of Blessed Mary parish attended the Presentation about Blessed Vasyl’s life that was given by Oleh and Tania.
Blessing of the soldiers who are going to ATO zone where the war in Donbas takes place, with the first class relics of Blessed Vasyl. Zalishchyky, Ternopil region, Ukraine.
April 25, 2016 – Oleh and Tania travelled to Zalishchyky, Ternopil region, Ukraine and gave a Presentation about Blessed Vasyl’s life to the students of the Zalishchyky gymnasium(High School).
The Parishioners of Yabluniv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, where Blessed Vasyl’s father, Father Volodomyr, was parish priest, attended the Presentation about Blessed Vasyl.
Oleh and Tanya gave a presentation about the life of Blessed Vasyl Velychkovksy in Lviv, Ukraine to the prison guards of prison #48
Close to 5.000 faithful joined the Way of the Cross in Novoyavorivsk. People prayed and learned about the life of Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky through the examples and stories of his life that were depicted in each station.
Through the streets of Lviv close to 60,000 people participated in The Way of the Cross, in which during each Station examples and meditations from Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky’s life journey were depicted.
Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, Archbishop of Winnipeg designated Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr Shrine/St Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church to have a Holy Door for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. On December 20, the Metropolitan solemnly opened the Holy Door in St. Joseph’s Church blessing the door and the people with holy water. Pilgrims are invited to enter through this Holy Door throughout this coming year to receive and experience the Father’s great mercy.
Prison Chaplains in Ukraine gathered at the Patriarchal Sobor of Resurrection in Kyiv, Ukraine for a day of renewal. As part of this day, Oleh and Tania Chekharivsky, our shrine promoters in Ukraine, gave a power-point presentation on the life of Blessed Vasyl who was proclaimed Patron of Prison Ministry in 2014 by Patriarch Sviatoslav.
The faithful from the Catholic Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay along with their Bishop Anthony Krotki, OMI made a pilgrimage to the Shrine on Sunday July 26, 2015. Approximately 25 Inuit from as far as North Baffin Island, Nunavut spent time visiting the museum, hearing the story of a martyr who shared in their hardships when he was imprisoned in Vorkuta, north of the Artic Circle. They prayed and sang hymns in their native language (Inuktitut) before the holy relics of Blessed Vasyl.