Ukrainian / Canadian youth attend mass at St. Michael's Cathedral in traditional attire
Ukrainian Catholics have suffered much. Over the years there have been arrests, labour camps, and torture. Priests have been martyred by the thousands, churches razed by the hundreds. Still, Ukrainian Catholics resisted the atheism and brutality of the Soviet regime and laid down their lives rather than deny the faith. It's a painful legacy but one of which Ukrainian Canadians can be proud.
Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky, pray for Catholic Ukraine, pray for Ukrainian Canadians, pray for us!