ANOTHER CAMPAIGN MILESTONE
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 over 120 residents, families, staff and guests gathered in and around the newly renovated Chapel at Holy Family Home. This first Liturgical Celebration and Chapel blessing was led by Right Reverend Monsignor Mitrat Protopresbyter Michael Buyachok, one of the lead donors for the Chapel Renovation Project. In his homily during the Liturgy, Monsignor recognized what a blessing it is that the Chapel opened at this time of year. It is a time when we reflect on the Holy Family making their way to Bethlehem to prepare for the birth of their Son Jesus. “You – residents and families are like Bethlehem; in this beautiful new space you are able to welcome Jesus into your hearts.” You could feel the joy, especially from the residents and see their gratitude for being able to once again come and pray in their Chapel. This sacred space has been beautifully transformed to be more spacious and inviting for all those who come to pray, or sit in silence and marvel at the great things our Lord has done for us.
The design included the installation of glass windows towards the Town Centre, along with a monitor and sound to accommodate an overflow of people. This opportunity was tested during the opening Divine Liturgy.
We thank all those that have contributed to make this Chapel Renovation possible.
The Chapel is blessed with major gifts from
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Mitrat Protopresbyter Michael J. Buyachok
Rev. Deacon Nick & Mary Kohuch
Knights of Columbus Canon Luhovy Assembly #0374
And gifts from all the Chapel Project donors especially those who contributed $1,500 or more
BDR Services Ltd.
Ben Wasylyshen Design & Art
Ken & Dolores Bielak
The Isadore & Vivian Burdeniuk Family
Carpathia Credit Union Limited
Helen & Walter Diachun
In memory of Eva Lazaruk
Mr. & Mrs. E. Glowacki
Dan & Bella Kalenchuk
Dr. Patricia Kmet & Mr. Bohdan Roslycky
Walter & Alice Kulyk
Cathy Lentz in memory of Olga & Michael Kepron
Dr. Brian Lukie & Hannia Tarasiuk and Family
Harry & Jean Michasiw
Steven & Leanne Peleck
Gerry & Barb Price
Anne, Glenn and Simeon Rusnak
Bill & Linda Skromeda
St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada
Fr. Bill & Marusia Wasyliw
Mary A. Wladyka
Jean & David Yates
In memory of Nick & Annie, Morris Zemliak
Susan Zuk & James Rogowsky
Provincial Superior, Sr. Christina Syrotynsky SSMI and Roman Zubach, Carpathia Credit Union Chair unveil the first Life Love Legacy Donor Recognition plaque that has been permanently installed in the new front entrance as a daily reminder of the generosity of Carpathia Credit Union
On January 11th, 2017, the new front entrance of Holy Family Home, blessed by a very generous gift from Carpathia Credit Union, officially opened. The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, His Grace, Metropolitan Lawrence, His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij, Reverend Fathers, Donors, Friends and Board members joined together to celebrate this first complete piece of the Life Love Legacy Campaign.
What is seen in the new front entrance is just the beginning of many more positive changes to come in the new addition and the areas to be renovated in our existing facilities.
Photos: Andrew Sikorsky
In mid-February 2016, Holy Family Home Inc. awarded a construction contract to Bockstael Construction to proceed with the Building Expansion & Revitalization Project. The project includes approximately 153,600 square feet with four floors of rooms, and 46,600 square feet of outdoor space for residents. Following Sustainable Green Building design, the facility will include geothermal energy and comply with Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart Program. The new building on the site at Main Street and Redwood Avenue will replace the 116-bed Building B and provide an additional 41 beds for a total of 317 residents. It will also include a number of renovations to the existing facilities at HFH.
The construction will commence in April 2016, and will take approximately 134 weeks to complete. Regular updates will be provided through the Project Updates section of this website, internal flat screen TVs and other communication vehicles to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of progress being made throughout the construction period.