St Sophia's Parish

Sherwood Park, Alberta

ST. SOPHIA UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

INTERAC e-transfer Donation Process

Donors may donate using the e-transfer process through their financial institution by following the following on your computer or mobile device:
  • Set up St. Sophia as an Interac e-transfer recipient.
  • Send the e-transfer to St. Sophia’s Treasurer at: 1treasurer.ssp@gmail.com Please include your email address in the comments section of the Interact transfer.
  • The treasurer will send you a return email asking for:
    • the answer to your security question
    • your name and address (for an income tax donation receipt)
    • where you would like your donation to be used (e.g. Building fund; Build-a-Brick fund; General donation). Unspecified donations will be coded as a General Donation.

Donors will receive an email from CIBC confirming the deposit of your donation.

Donation receipts will be issued after the close of the fiscal year (after December 31).

If you are unable to, or are uncomfortable with using the INTERAC e-Transfer process, you can mail your donation (cheque, no cash please)

St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Parish
93 Malvern Drive
Sherwood Park, AB
T8A 3S6

“Building a church, Building a community!”

A project that began in the planning stages 15 years ago, St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Parish is building a church in Sherwood Park. The ground blessing/sod turning ceremony took place on-site on Sunday, July 8, 2018 and was presided over by Bishop David Motiuk, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton and Reverend Rendy Yackimec, Parish Priest of St. Sophia Parish. The construction site on Baseline Road and Range Road 224 is a busy place with a scheduled completion date in the Summer of 2019. With the assistance of Very Rev. Stephen Wojcichowsky, Vicar General of the Eparchy, the building design committee is hard at work choosing everything from flooring to chandeliers.

This project is a dream come true for many families in the Sherwood Park area. There are over 140-member families in the Parish currently, and more expected to join when the new home opens its doors for worship and fellowship. St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Parish practices the rich traditions of the Byzantine Rite within a modern contemporary context. The parish consists primarily of young families with a healthy representation from all generations. It offers programs and activities that promote the spiritual, educational, cultural and social needs of its members and beyond. There are currently over 140 member families in the Parish.

St. Sophia in the Community On April 14, 2022, St. Sophia Parish will be celebrating 20 years as an important part of Strathcona County and the Greater Edmonton Area. It is home to hundreds of local residents who contribute to the community at large through acts of charity and volunteerism. St. Sophia Parish has relied on the support of the community for its temporary home over the years, and currently worships in Madonna School. The new St. Sophia Church will expand the parish’s role in the community by providing a welcoming place for worship, fellowship, social activities and gatherings for families, seniors, youth and children from diverse backgrounds.

About the Building St. Sophia Parish is building a 12,000 square foot church and multipurpose room in Sherwood Park. With construction underway, the building is scheduled for completion in Fall of 2019. Its contemporary yet traditional design was completed by Concept Plus Architecture and Engineering, with construction contracting by Krawford Construction.

Dollars and Cents The cost of this community-inspired project is over $4 million and is possible with parish fundraising activities and donors like you. With your help, St. Sophia’s new church will be a functional and welcoming spiritual facility for our community for decades to come.

How You Can Help No donation is too small or too large and all donors over $500 will be recognized on our website and on a permanent donor wall (for donations before September 30, 2020) in the facility. A tax receipt for your full donation will also be provided.

For more information and special donations, please contact:

  • Fundraising Committee Chairman Ken Lesniak – kencarol@telusplanet.net; 780-893-4322
  • Parish Priest Father Rendy Yackimec – FrRendy@shaw.ca; 780-464-417
Click here to download a PDF donation form and information brochure.