Parishioners of a Ukrainian church in Brampton say they are stronger and will rebuild after a fire destroyed their church on Saturday.
Father Roman Galadza says that when the St. Elias the Prophet Parish church in Brampton burned down, it was like experiencing a death in the family.
Sunday religious services were moved to a nearby school. No one was injured in the blaze.
The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating.
The church will continue on with its Easter plans, according to its website. It is holding an Easter Market on April 12, and will sell paska, an Eastern European Easter bread enjoyed by Ukranians, at its parish house.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted his regret about the fire, calling it awful news.
Awful news about the fire at the Ukrainian Catholic church in Brampton. Thoughts are with all those affected. #cdnpoli— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) April 6, 2014
Click on the image above to watch Shannon Martin's story about how the parishioners plan to rebuild.