to the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Ukrainian Catholic Church

About us

We are a Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Parish, located in Barrie. We gather together as a community to glorify God through worship and community outreach. As part of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada we celebrate bilingually (English and Ukrainian). Sunday Divine Liturgy is held at 9:00 a.m


Pontiff: His Holiness, Francis, Pope of Rome

Patriarch: His Beatitude, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

Metropolitan: His Grace, Most Reverend Archbishop Lawrence Huculak

Bishop: His Grace Most Reverend Bishop Bryan Bayda

Eparch of Toronto and Eastern Canada

Pastor: Reverend Andrija Petresin

Deacon: John Ratusny


A very special thanks is extended to the many parishioners who are very actively involved with the day to day activity in the parish. The love that is shared, the caring that is offered, the comradeship that  develops all help to make this parish a true and vibrant church community. 

Altar Service: Girls and boys who have already received their Solemn Holy Communion are invited and urged to become altar servers.

Liturgical Ministry: The Divine Liturgy is a service of participation of all those present. Everyone is encouraged to be an active participant in the responses whether these are recited, chanted, or sung. A special thanks is extended to our cantor pan Andrij, who leads us in the congregational responses and singing. Please join them and fill the church with the beauty of the human voice. 


Parish Council

Structure: The church has two councils: Finance and Pastoral. They serve as advisory -consultative bodies, called to assist the pastor through their recommendations in financial or pastoral spheres of parish activity.  

Meetings: Monthly meetings are held September to June every second Wednesday of the month.


General Meetings: General meetings, where all parishioners come together, are held each year in the spring time.



We graciously welcome all the faithful to be a part of our worship community. All who come to the worship services and reside in the Simcoe area are asked to ensure that they are included on the membership list. We all share in the duties and responsibilities of this parish and we all share in the rights and privileges of membership.


To register, please complete a membership form that is available in at the church entrance. 

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