Members assist at Sunday services and on Special Holidays. All young people who have received Solemn Holy Communion are welcome to join. Activities are planned throughout the year.
This event takes place the last weekend in November. It is fabulous — games, prizes, gifts and crafts of every kind and, of course, tons of food. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this event and to help in any way.
Catechism for Adults and Faith Inquiry: Fr Peter Shumelda – 416-244-5333
Members of this club get together for an evening of fun every Wednesday at 6:45 pm. Meeting place is the Royal York Bowl at 1500 Royal York Road. Everyone is welcome.
Carl Zilinski – 905-277-4641
This program is tor children between the age of 7-12 (grade 2 or older) who are preparing for their First Confession and First Solemn Holy Communion and are not attending St. Demetrius School. Sundays 10:00 am.
Mary Bylskyj – 416-244-5333
This program is available for parishioner of all ages. At this program everyone has a chance to make a craft with their own hands.
Every craft uniquely teaches about Ukrainian traditions and Christianity. This program takes place once a month on a Sunday according to the church calendar.
Luba Slavatynska (647) 284 3454
CHURCH COMMUNITY GROUP – CCG
This group organizes the Faith Break Camps and Retreats for the children of our parish as well as other events for children and teens.
To connect with CCG check out their Facebook page or send them an email firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. DEMETRIUS CHURCH CHOIR
St. Demetrius Choir is a vital part of the Parish Community. The Choir is conducted by Myron Maksymiw. Rehearsals are held Thursdays 7:00-9:00 pm and Sundays 10:00 am in the church meeting room. Every Sunday morning the Choir participates in the Divine Liturgy at 11:30 am. Many social events. Please come and join.
Myron Maksymiw – 416-255-7378
“Dzyga” Childrens’ Choir
The St. Demetrius Church Childrens’ Choir “Dzyga” was formed in September 2016 to nurture our children appreciation for beautiful music and approach their singing with intelligence, creativity and musicianship. Our two ensembles – the Yong Singers (age 4-7) and Intermediate Choir (age 8-13) achieve a high standard of vocal and choral skills in alignment with each individual’s talents and commitment. Kids study and perform music from Ukraine and other parts of the world and are introduced to wonderful music of many genres.
From September to June, singers take part in vocal development, performance experiences, and lessons to learn the basics of controlling their voice as an instrument. . Choir performs Christmas and Spring concerts and participates in many church and community events.
We rehearse every Monday 6:15-7:15 pm at St. Demetrius School Meeting Room.
For more information please contact 416-938-9699 Dr. Svitlana Lysogor, choir director.
CLUB LA ROSE
This is a social club for both singles and married couples. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall from September to June. Club La Rose actively supports other organizations in the Parish Community with their hard work and generous donations.
Olga Krawec – 416-241-4352
This is an ongoing year-after-year operation. Many donated articles are sorted and priced to meet the standards of any collector. The results are priceless; many happy and smiling faces come to the famous Flea Market.
Members of this great group get together every Monday and Tuesday morning in the church kitchen to make pyrohy. Every Tuesday morning pyrohy are sold to the public with a reputation — BEST PYROHY IN TOWN. Many including the police force come for their lunch. The pyrohy group contributes a significant support to the church from the sales of pyrohy. Best of all they enjoy the time they spend together. Please come and join.
Vicky Leet – 416-247-1907; Betty Dobko 416-249-2986
Members assist in greeting parishioners during Sunday and Special Holiday Liturgies. They are responsible for the Collection during Liturgies. Young men of the parish are encouraged to join. The Club is responsible for organizing certain activities.
Mike Tkach – 416-240-0887; John Schnayder – 416-239-3629
Please come and join for a game of Recreational Volleyball on Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from 9:00-11:00 pm. It’s a lot of fun and a great stress release. Volleyball takes place in the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic School gym — 125 La Rose Avenue, use the south rear entrance.
Paula Lytwyn – 416-242-2235
YAVIR SCHOOL OF UKRAINIAN DANCE
Jump high, spin fast and join the excitement of the Yavir School of Ukrainian Dance. From kindergarden to university level dancers fascinate the audience with their great performances. Please check the new website for additional information: wwww.yavir.ca
The goal of Youth Group is to get young people in the community involved in the church, to strenghten their faith, and to have fun doing it. The members actively participate in a variety of activities in and out of the church community. The Youth Group welcomes teenagers 13 and older. They participate in many social events and parish activities. New members are always welcomed and treasured.
The St. Demetrius Women’s Circle brings women together to build community and provide meaningful support to our parish through spiritual, cultural, outreach, social and fundraising activities. The group meets once a month alternating between Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:15 pm in the Church Hall. New members are welcome. For information please contact The St. Demetrius Women’s Circle at email@example.com
Women’s League UCWLC
Members of this group are very active in support of all parish functions. They promote Ukrainian culture and focus on the well-being of the Ukrainian community at large. Monthly meetings are held every second Monday of the month. They start with a Moleben at 7:00 pm in the church, followed with a meeting in the church hall.
Nadia Stasyna – 905-895-2036