1971 - Blessing of the Church site
The blessing of the church site and the official sod turning ceremony took place on May 16, 1971 with Bishop Andrew Roborecki officiating. Initial construction costs of the church totaled approximately $65,000, which was funded by a Loan from the Bank of Montreal. Through private donations and various fund raising projects, the loan was slowly being repaid. Additionally, the parishioners worked voluntarily in the evenings and spent countless hours completing the church interior and basement which now served as a parish hall equipped with kitchen facilities. On December 24, 1971, pastor Rev. John Worona, celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in the newly constructed church. On December 26, 1971 Bishop Roborecki celebrates the first Pontifical Devine Liturgy of Thanksgiving.