Immaculate Conception has been blessed with numerous caring and talented pastors. Although each pastor had his own style, each was committed to ensuring that the Hillside parish strengthened its spiritual relationship with God and grew as a Christian family.

In appreciation of the services that the previous pastors provided, Immaculate Conception would like to honor them by listing their names and current addresses below:

  • + Fr. Myron Sozanski, CSsR (1957 - 1967)
  • Fr. Thaddeus Krawchuk, CSsR (1967 - 1972)
  • Fr. Leonard Ratushniak, CSsR (1972 - 1975)
  • + Fr. Maurice Dzurman, CSsR (1975 - 1984)
  • Fr. Methodius Kushko, CSsR (1984 - 1986)
  • + Fr. Maurice Dzurman, CSsR (1986-1987)
  • Fr. Bohdan Lukie, CSsR (1987-1990)
  • Bishop Michael Wiwchar, CSsR (1990-1993)
  • Fr. Frank Szadiak, CSsR (1993 - 1999)
  • Fr. Bohdan Lukie, CSsR (1999 - 2003)
  • Fr. Andriy Rabiy (2003 - 2004)
  • Fr. Joseph Szupa (2004 - Present)

May we remember the souls of +Fr. Myron Sozanski, who entered Godís Kingdom on September 7, 1992, and +Fr. Maurice Dzurman, who entered God's Kingdom on December 15, 2004, in our prayers.

We wish Frs. Ted, Leonard, Methodius, Bohdan, Frank, Andriy, Joseph and Bishop Michael Godís blessings and many happy and healthy years. Mnohaya Lita!


Fr. Thaddeus Krawchuck, CSsR
SS. Peter & Paul Church
131 N. Beech Street
Mount Carmel, PA 17851

Fr. Leonard Ratushniak, CSsR
The Welcome Home House
188 Euclid Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W2X4

Fr. Methodius Kushko, CSsR
St. Mary's Church
155 Catherine Street
Yorkton, SK S3N0B9

Fr. Bohdan Lukie, CSsR
St. Joseph's Church
250 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2V0M6

Bishop Michael Wiwchar, CSsR
Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church
P.O. Box 340
Ituna, SK S0A 1N0

Fr. Frank Szadiak, CSsR
St. Joseph's Church
250 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2V0M6

Fr. Andriy Rabiy
Nativity of the BVM Church
630 Laurel St.
Reading, PA 19602