Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

Український Католицький Собор Святого Івана Хрестителя

952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa Ontario, K2C 3K7

The 2021 Easter & Holy Week schedule for services at the Shrine for the Gregorian Calendar is now available.  View it online under Easter & Lent > Gregorian Holy Week & Easter in the menu, or download a PDF version here.

The schedule for the Julian calendar will also be available closer to Easter.

Happening at the Shrine and in the Eparchy

Parish Notice June 10, 2021

Ontario enters Stage 1 reopening from Covid restrictions on Friday, June 11. For our church, this means that we can accommodate 35 parishioners per service, in addition to 2 clergy. Registration is still required in order to attend. If the church capacity is filled, you can always view the livestream of the divine liturgy on your phone or listen to 91.1 FM on your car radio while in the parking lot and receive holy communion at the end of the service.


Text: 780-983-4895

On Saturday, June 19, we will celebrate parastases for the deceased of the parish at the following cemeteries:

2PM – at Pinecrest (in English)

4PM – at Notre Dame (in Ukrainian)

Please submit the list of your family members whom you wish to have commemorated to the parish email: You can submit the names of anyone you wish to have commemorated, they do not have to be buried at the cemeteries where we will be celebrating the services. When you submit your lists of names, please note whether you wish to have them commemorated at the Ukrainian service or at the English service. The parastases will be livestreamed on the parish Facebook livestreaming group.

In-person attendance at the parastases is allowed. Note that distancing must be kept between groups of people who live in different households. If you do not keep the required 2m distance, then you must wear masks. At the conclusion of each parastas, you may have the graves blessed of your loved ones buried at the respective cemetery. Since we already commemorated your loved ones at the parastas, we will bless the graves you indicate to us, but we will not celebrate a separate panakhyda at each grave. That could be arranged for a later date. Please make your donations at the church or through the mail or else via etransfer when you submit your names to be commemorated. On account of Covid concerns, donations will not be collected at the cemetery.

View Livestreams of Funeral Services

Fr. Cyril Mykytiuk’s Funeral will consist of:

  • monastic parastas at 9PM Eastern Daylight Time,  Sunday, June 6
  • funeral divine liturgy at noon Eastern Daylight Time, Monday, June 7

To view the livestreams of these services, click:



Announcment for Fr. Cyril Mykytiuk, OSBM

The Basilian Fathers regret to inform you that Fr. Cyril Mylytiuk, OSBM, long time pastor of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine in Ottawa, ON, and lately of Sts. Peter and Paul Monastery, Mundare, AB, passed away in hospital in Edmonton, AB earlier today.

Fr. Cyril

Father had been struggling with his health for several years with various challenges including a heart condition.  The condition of his health had gone back and forth for the last several weeks.  He received the anointing of the sick a month ago, improved, and has now passed.  Through his illness, Fr. Damien Dutka, superior of Mundare, visited him with the sacraments and most recently Fr. Serafym Grygoruk, superior of the Edmonton monastery, anointed him yesterday.  Funeral arrangements are being made.  When they’ve been determined, we will inform you of the times and dates and will make available the link which can be used to view the monastic parastas as well as the funeral divine liturgy.  The services will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mundare, with burial in the Fathers’ section of the church cemetery.  Please keep Fr. Cyril in your prayers so that he may meet the Lord to receive the reward of his 57 years of priestly service and 64 years of membership in the Order of St. Basil the Great.

For those who would like to pray for Fr. Cyril in our church, a divine liturgy for the repose of his soul will be celebrated for the next 3 days at 7:45AM, that is, on Wednesday June 2, Thursday June 3 and Friday June 4.  As per our current Covid restrictions, please register ahead of time in order to reserve a place at the services.  On Sunday, June 6, a panakhyda for his repose will be celebrated at the conclusion of both the 9:30 and the 11:30am divine liturgies.  We also encourage you to donate for divine liturgies to be celebrated for the repose of his soul, which can be celebrated over the next few weeks.  As he served us in life, we can now help him in return.


With the saints, give him rest, O Lord, eternal memory!

Зі святими упокой,  вічна йому пам’ять!


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Divine Liturgy Times

Julian Calendar
Sundays: 9:30 am
Celebrated in Ukrainian.
Gregorian Calendar
Sundays: 11:30 am
Celebrated in English with some Ukrainian.
Daily Liturgy 
Tuesday-Saturday: 7:00 am Matins followed by Divine Liturgy at 7:45
Recited in Ukrainian and English

Vespers are celebrated in English every Saturday
and on the eve of Feast Days – 6:00 pm.

Baptism: By appointment.

Marriage: By appointment – at least six months in advance.

Funeral: By arrangement.