The priest worked abroad for 15 years to build a church and create a successful living Parish in Ukraine

16 April, 11:40
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Fr Volodymyr Vashchuk
The priest had a dream — to build a church and create a parish in his homeland. The man himself comes from Chervonohrad. For 15 years, he has worked abroad to be able to build a church.

This is reported by the “NTA” TV channel.

Volodymyr Vashchuk, the rector of the parish of the Most Holy Theotokos Lady of Ukraine (UGCC), says that he spent 15 years working in Canada. I had to work hard to raise funds.

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"I was doing tiling, baking bread at the bakery, I had to build it all for something. I came here — there were very few people here, and I had to earn money," says Fr. Volodymyr.

According to Father Vashchuk, there was nothing on the site where the church was built today 20 years ago. There was a wasteland and thickets.

"As people say, an abandoned place is not needed by anyone. Drug addicts and alcohol addicts were gathering here, that is, a place where a normal person could not set foot because it was dangerous," he said.

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In Toronto, while working, a priest told Ukrainians that the parish was his "third child". That is why Father Volodymyr returned to Ukraine and realized his dream. In addition, he opened a parish bakery and the first catechetical school in Chervonograd.

Read about the story of priest Volodymyr Vashchuk in the article: "I changed Canada for Ukraine and opened a dream parish in Chervonograd."

The film about Fr. Volodymyr on Live TV.