Good News from St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Parish
January 2, 2015
St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church Sunday service is held at St. Augustine Secondary School in Brampton after the last year Easter fire that destroyed the church. The Sunday services are held in the atrium of St. Augustine secondary school since the fire.
St. Elias the Prophet Church in Brampton has received $500,000 in donations, half of which came from an anonymous donor at a recent benefit concert and dinner.
The church burned to the ground in early April after incense ignited. Since the accidents, the parish received widespread support from within their own community as well as churches of other denominations.
The insurance will cover $3.8 million for construction of the new building plus $1 million for interior furnishings. Built from wood in 1976, the church contained a new icons as well as a few centuries old religious artifacts.
The architects of the new church, which will have a wooden structure very similar to the old one, are in the final phase of their drawings. They recently met with city staff to discuss the next steps toward reconstruction.
The plan is to start in May and complete construction by summer 2016.
In the meantime, the congregation of 175 families have remained closely integrated and bound in love and friendship while praying at St. Augustine secondary school.