Ukrainian Catholic Woman's
League of Canada (UCWLC)
The UCWLC was organized nationally on June 14, 1944 and became
incorporated under the laws of Canada on the 9th day of September
The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada is
the official association of lay women of the Ukrainian Catholic
Church in Canada. It is a self-sustaining, non-political,
non-profit, charitable organization, which at all levels and
through each individual member is in all its activities an
expression of commitment to Christian life.
- The Patroness of the UCWLC is the Most Holy Mother of
- The official Icon is “Mother of God of Pochaiv”.
- The official publication of the UCWLC is the Journal,
“Nasha Doroha”. A non-member subscription is
$20.00 per year.
- Membership Dues for active members are set by the National
- Structure of UCWLC is comprised of three (3) levels: National,
Our local branch St. Mary’s UCWLC, Yorkton is one of
16 branches throughout Saskatchewan with an enrollment of
142 members. Current executive consists:
|| Geraldine Koban
||Fr. Ray Lukie, CSsR
Five (5) members from St. Mary’s UCWLC serve on the
UCWLC Eparchial Executive (Eparchy of Saskatoon):
|Public Relations/Website Coordinator:
|| Doreen Rathgeber
The UCWLC unites and organizes women of the Ukrainian Catholic
Church in Canada in order to carry out the main aims of the
UCWLC. The main aims are as follows:
CATHOLIC FAITH: to develop and enrich
the religious and spiritual life of each member in the context
of Ukrainian Catholic Church, its liturgy, theology, spirituality
and its practices and traditions.
UKRAINIAN CULTURE: to preserve, promote
and develop the Ukrainian heritage, language, culture, traditions
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (Canadian Citizenship):
(a) to broaden the moral understanding and deepen the sense
of civic responsibility among the members;
(b) to initiate and support social action programs, which
exemplify Christian ideals and values of justice and love,
particularly those related to the sanctity of human life
and the sacredness of the family.
CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES: to participate
in service to persons and society, in works of mercy for
the poor and the sick, in works of charity and mutual aid
intended to relieve human needs of every kind, as well as
in assistance to groups and communities.
Many programs are carried out throughout Saskatchewan and
Canada by the UCWLC.
To learn more about our UCWLC organization
or if you would like to become a member contact the following:
UCWLC Branch President: Doreen Rathgeber 306 782 1527