Clergy & Staff


Rev. Fr. Peter Babej, Cathedral Rector

Cell: 780-993-8037
Office: 780-422-3181


The Rector of the Cathedral is the priest to who the Bishop has entrusted the pastoral and administrative affairs of the Cathedral Parish.

Fr. Peter Babej was born and raised in Toronto. After completing a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Toronto, he entered Holy Spirit Seminary in Ottawa, where he completed the Bachelor of Theology program. Fr. Peter was ordained priest by Metropolitan Volodymyr Sterniuk on February 23, 1994, in Lviv, Ukraine. He has served at St. Demetrius Church in Etobicoke (5 years), Holy Eucharist Church in East Toronto (9 years), and St. Stephen’s Church in Calgary (5 years). Fr. Peter has served at St. Josaphat Cathedral since August 1st, 2013.


Rev. Fr. Andrij Nykyforuk, Assistant Priest

Cell: 780-918-7353
Office: 780-422-3181


Fr. Andrij was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1994. He completed his Bachelor of Political Science, Economics and Psychology Degrees at the University of Alberta. Then Fr. Andrij entered the Holy Spirit Seminary in Ottawa where he completed the Bachelor of Theology program. He was ordained deacon in 2015, and in 2016-2017 served his internship at St Stephen’s parish in Calgary.  Fr. Andrij was ordained priest by Bishop David Motiuk on May 27, 2017, at St. Josaphat Cathedral in Edmonton. Fr. Andrij began his assignment as Assistant Pastor at St. Josaphat Cathedral on July 1, 2017.

Parish Clergy Members      

Rt. Rev. Fr. Michael Kowalchyk (Rector and Chancellor Emeritus)
Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Wochichowsky (Chancellor)
LCol & Rev. Fr. Terry Cherwick (Catholic Military Ordinariate)


Lectors & Assistants           

Edward Hecker (Director), Michael Pecuh, Daniel Papirnik,, Eugene Dejneka, Gregory Warwa, Gregory Balko, Nicholas Doblanko, Zenon Wojnowskyj, Paul Ellis



Office Manager                      Leona Prokop

Choir Director                        Dr. Melanie Turgeon

Children’s Choir                    Solomia Babiak

Cantors                                   Dr. Melanie Turgeon, Barbara Shipman, Beth Cooper-Danko,
                                                 Andrew Wojchichowsky, Andrea Leader, Lada Tesla-Cherwick,
                                                 Bohdanna Cherwick, Boris Derow, Luba Lubinsky, Solomia Babiak


Custodian                               Maria Varshavska

Hall Manager                         Jenny Malanchuk

Kitchen Chef                          Roma Stephaniuk

Hall Custodian                       Michael Sorochuk

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