The new Ukrainian Catholic Church of The Holy Eucharist at East Kildonan, A.D. 1955. Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church was designed by Father Ruh and begun in 1954. The builders deviated to a degree from Father Ruh’s recommendation by using more copper than on the domes alone, as he suggested, producing a church darker than he had preferred.
"General front view of the new Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church in East Kildonan, Man. – From drawing of architect Rev. Canon Philip Ruh, O.M.I." Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church was designed by Father Ruh. The church was completed much to the original plan but details such as the pillars at the staircase, and the statue above the main entrance were not including. This is a copy of Philip Ruh Blue Print Collection PRBP071.1 to PRBP071.4 in Folder #15.
"Participants at the 1st. UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CONGRESS held at the Royal Alexandra Hotel – Winnipeg – July 1946." Father Ruh is seated in the second row from the front, near the centre and above the letter “C” in the printed photo caption CATHOLIC. Bishop Neil Sabourin is seated two to the left of Father Ruh.
Joe Stutt of St. John the Baptist Parish, in his role as Jesus in The Passion Play which was written and directed by Father Ruh and performed throughout local communities to raise money to continue construction of the new church which was rededicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1952 as the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
[On the back of the postcard:] “Good old Ruh! Where are you hiding? I waited for you in vain – even though you’ve ploughed through everything and are unconquered, they give you no respect. Therefore come soon – we’re waiting for you. God be with you. Your Anton Sylla, OMI. [To] Rev. Fath. Ruh[,] Box 44[,] Portage la Prairie[,] Man."
Photo postcard of the Holy Ghost Polish Catholic Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba.