Rev. Fr. Peter Babej, Cathedral Rector
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
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
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
Custodian Maria Varshavska
Hall Manager Jenny Malanchuk
Kitchen Chef Roma Stephaniuk
Hall Custodian Michael Sorochuk