St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Our Parish Youth
Our Parish Youth Group
Our Parish Youth Group
Our Parish Youth Group
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
On Our Corn Maze Adventure
Bringing Christmas Joy
Bringing Christmas Joy
Bringing Christmas Joy

Our parish is blessed with a wonderful youth group.  Our older youth are organized under the auspices of CYMK/Ukrainian Orthodox Youth, and as such often participate in common events throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  In addition, we regularly host retreats and other spiritual, social, and service events and activities here in Oshawa.

Our younger children are benefitted by Sunday School lessons and participation in age-appropriate events along with our older youth, including Christmas Caroling for our older or infirm parishioners, pysanka writing workshops, etc.

Our older youth are very involed in both the parish as well as the community at large.  Every year they take part in the "Coldest Night" walkathon and the "Ride for Refuge," and they also volutneer at St. John the Compassionate Mission, an Orthodox Christian outreach to the homeless and marginalized in Toronto.  All the youth help out in church, and help organize and run our advent and lenten activities, serve at parish meals, etc.  A favourite event of everyone is our annual celebration in honour of Holy Father Nicholas on December 18th.

The greatest joy of our parish is that our youth actively participate in our liturgical life, reading and singing in the choir, serving in the altar, and helping out wherever and whenever needed.

We are proud of our youth, who actively work to make our parish, our community, and our world a better place.

Upcoming Services
Sunday, 13 / 26 May
10:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 19 May / 1 June
Great Vespers is cancelled this evening
Sunday, 20 May / 2 June
Eparchial Celebration in Oakville
The Divine Liturgy will be served at All Saints of Ukraine Chapel in Oakville at 9:00 AM
Events
  • Pascha 2019
    05/11/19
    On Sunday, April 28th, our parish celebrated the Bright Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord. 
  • Palm Sunday and Holy Week
    05/11/19
    Our parish again celebrated the Passion of our Lord beginning with the Palm Sunday services.  A
  • Groundbreaking for New Parish Hall
    04/30/19
    On Bright Monday, April 29th 2019, St. John's celebrated the blessing for beginning of construction
  • Lenten Spiritual Retreat
    04/13/19
    On Saturday, April 13th, St. John's Parish held its annual Lenten Spiritual Retreat.  Presentat
  • Orphanage Mission Trip to Ukraine
    02/15/19
    From December 27th through January 4th Fr. Bohdan and Marta Strelchuk of St. John's Parish took part
  • 2018 Parish Autumn Retreat
    On November 10th and 11th St. John's hosted a parish spiritual retreat.  Fr. Dr. Timothy Chrapk