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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin ANnouncements, May 21, Sixth Sunday of Easter

We pray as a diocesan family in thanksgiving for the gift of Catholic education. Lord Jesus Christ, bless students, families, teachers, staff and all those involved in Catholic education at every level. May all who share knowledge with others, follow Jesus the Teacher, in loving service, grounded in truth and love of God.

  1. May our love for God find expression in our love and care for the environment. We pray to the Lord.

 

  1. Help us do our utmost to heal the earth and minimize the impact of climate change. We pray to the Lord.

* CELEBRATING CATHOLIC EDUCATION – Join some 40,000 students in Saskatchewan – including 17,000-plus at Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) – in celebrating the gift of Catholic faith-based education, during Catholic Education Week May 23-26 and on World Catholic Education Day on Ascension Thursday, May 25, 2017.

With its distinctive, faith-based program, GSCS is Rooted in Faith, Growing in Knowledge, and Reaching Out to Transform the World. The Catholic faith is living and growing in our Catholic schools. Staff and students seek spiritual growth n many ways, through prayer, scripture study, liturgical celebrations, retreats and faith instruction. Students see and learn about God not only in religion class, but throughout every school day. Students pursue academic excellence, based on their God-given talents, with concern about the successful development of the whole child. Students learn they have the skills, talents and responsibility to reach out and make a difference in the world – to transform it by their actions! Learn more about Catholic education and GSCS at www.gscs.ca or call (306) 659-7000.

The theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Finding Sabbath Moments – Growing Together as a Family.” Live your faith 24-7 Anytime Anywhere – ideas and resources for families – about acts of kindness, table talk, prayer and family fun – can be found on the GSCS website at: www.gscs.ca/faith24-7

FacetoFace Youth Retreat -  Grades 9-12 and Young Aduits: June 3 and 4 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK. Cost: $25 includes meals, sessions, games, sacraments, and more. Reigster online at www.Holyfamilycathedral.ca or contact Amanda at amanda [at] holyfamilycathedral.ca or call (306) 659-5800.

 

* Eucharistic Adoration at Queen’s House - Please note the change of date for 24 hours of Adoration: this monthly event will be held from noon Monday, May 29 until noon Tuesday, May 30 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street, Saskatoon. Come and spend an hour with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. For more information contact Sally Danchak at (306) 373-2621.

  

 

L’Arche Prayer Nights - Prayer Nights are held regularly on Wednesday nights at 7 pm (except on the first Wednesday of the month, or when there’s a Friends of L’Arche Gathering).  We have tea and cookies afterwards, and everyone is welcome!  We now meet at Wildwood Mennonite Church (1502 Acadia Drive).  Upcoming Prayer Nights will be on May 24 and 31, June 14 and 28.

 

* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - all are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, June 14 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

 

* GIANT Indoor Garage Sale!  St. Patrick Parish (3339 Centennial Drive) is holding a Garage Sale on Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26 from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday May 27 from 8am to 4pm.  More details at www.facebook.com/StPatrickParishSaskatoon

 

Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee will be held Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon. The rhythm of the Contemplative Mass is a gentle, steady flow, marked by 20 minutes of silence after Communion. It is designated to allow space for reflection and recognition of the intimate presence of Christ who comes to us through scripture and the Eucharist. Silence within this form of worship can feel uncomfortable or awkward, especially when experienced for the first time. We encourage you to relax and rest in the abiding presence of God. This will be the last Contemplative mass until September. We will gather for fellowship after mass in the foyer. It would be greatly appreciated if you are attending if you would be able to bring a small dish of crackers, cheese, veggies or fruit to share. A glass of wine will be provided.

 

Employment Opportunity

St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission is seeking a Development Officer. The Development Officer personally and professionally represents St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission and inspires benefactors and potential benefactors to support its mission in the Church. The Development Officer maintains a portfolio of benefactors, and cultivates and solicits support to achieve annual goals related to fundraising targets. Recruitment for the position of Development Officer will continue until June 3, 2017.

Candidates should provide curriculum vitae including references and wage expectations via email to vserblowski [at] sttherese.ca  

For more information, please contact Vicky Serblowski, Executive Director, at 306.369.2555 ext. 111 or by email.

 

BLUMENFELD & DISTRICT HERITAGE SITE PILGRIMAGE will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017; Rosary & Mass at 3:00. Supper will follow. This outdoor Pilgrimage is 10 miles (16km) south & 4 miles (6.4km) east of Leader, SK. Please bring lawn chairs, umbrella & bug spray. Please note that the site is open for tours on Sundays from 2-4 during the summer months.

 

Robins Redemption! The Live History Show is coming to Blumenfeld on Sunday September 3, 2017 showcasing Robin's Redemption!  There are currently 3 shows. 3pm, 5pm and a dessert theatre at 7pm. Find Blumenfeld Heritage on FB, email, or contact Lacy (306-628-7488) for tickets or more information.

 

2018 Parish Holy Family Cathedral Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join Fr. David and a group of faithful as they embark on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The tour dates are October 3 - 11, 2018 with an optional four night tour extension to Jordan.

Pilgrims will visit such places as Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberius, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Bethlehem, Mount of Olives, and the Via Dolorosa. Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's in Jaffa, the Church of the Beatitudes in Tabgha, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Church of St. John the Baptist in Ein Karem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The optional tour extension will explore Madaba known as the city of Mosaics, Mt. Nebo - where Moses saw the promised land, Petra - the stone carved city and one of the new wonders of the world, Wadi Rum - the desert where "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed and also learn the history of the Bedouin people, and Amman - known as the White City.

If you desire a brochure with detailed itinerary as well as pricing, please contact Fr. David (david [at] holyfamilycathedral.ca ) and he will send you a brochure via email.

 

A TIME FOR Africa… JANUARY- FEBRUARY 2018

A SPOTLIGHT ON MOTHER NATURE & HER BOUNTY…INCLUDING “THE BIG 5”

If you always wanted to experience Africa …NOW IS YOUR TIME

Stop-in for details & meet the organizers of a small Saskatoon party:

Rev. Ralph Kleiter Ministry to Tourism founder & director offers ecumenically sensitive travel enrichment for Body, Mind & Spirit.

Ms. Nadine Schorn Collette Business Development Manager.

Date: Monday, June 19 1:00-2:30 & 6:00-8:00 PM

Place: St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral Welcome Area (22nd St. side entrance)

Informational Handouts & Booking Credits up to US$200.00 per person for attending.

AFRICA, WHETHER BY LAND OR SEA WILL NEVER FAIL TO AMAZE!

Rev. Ralph Kleiter MINISTRY TO TOURISM

kleiter [at] shaw.ca  | www.pilgrimjourneys.ca  1.306.244.3747

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

 

Saskatchewan Catholic Bishops address Theodore school ruling: In a letter to the faithful, Saskatchewan bishops and our Diocesan Administrator Fr. Kevin McGee encourage all those concerned about Catholic education, and parental choice of schools, to contact elected officials to endorse use of the notwithstanding clause, and to support an appeal of the court decision. You can find the complete letter from the bishops on the diocesan website: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com “We have much to offer, and society has much to lose if religious faith is marginalized and our values are not able to contribute to the common good,” write the bishops.

Contact your elected officials (your MLA, the Minister of Education Don Morgan, Premier Brad Wall, and Leader of the NDP Trent Wotherspoon) and let them know that you endorse the government’s decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause. You might also wish to express your hope that the government joins in appealing the recent Theodore court ruling. A list of MLAs can be found at http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas  and additional information is available at http://www.scsba.ca/theodore-case . Write your own letter or send an email using the electronic submission form provided at http://www.catholicedspirit.ca/

 

* Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate OMI Lacombe invitation: Come and Celebrate Our Oblate Family, The Past...The Present... The Future. "What we cease to celebrate, we cease to cherish." For the past 200 years throughout the world, for the past 175 years in Canada, for the past 75 years in Saskatchewan/Western Canada, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate have celebrated and cherished the friendships and relationships of many people. All are invited to an Oblate family celebration Sunday, June 18, beginning at 2 p.m. at Queen's House of Retreats, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon (bring your own lawn chairs), with Eucharist celebrated at 4 p.m., followed by supper. Cost: by donation. RSVP prior to June 1, 2017: All SDC members and visiting Oblates please register with Gaetane at slcsec [at] sasktel.net  or (306) 653-6454; all others (friends and family) please register with Pauline at bookings [at] queenshouse.org   or (306) 242-1925.

 

* The Program for Ecumenical Studies and Formation will take place, June 20-23, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Saskatoon, with visiting scholars, Natasha Klukach and Father Tom Ryan. For more information, visit the website at www.pcecumenism.ca  or call 306-653-1633 or e-mail:  programs [at] pcecumenism.ca

 

* Station 20 West Celebrates! -- A festive evening for supporters and friends, old and new, on Fri. May 26, 2017, 7:00-10:00 pm at Station 20 West, 1120 – 20th Street West. Musical entertainment by local artists; wine & beer cash bar; delicious local foods prepared by the Boxcar Café.  Tickets: $15 General; $10 Low Income -- available at www.eventbrite.ca  or Station 20 West (306) 343-9378 or at the door. Come and join us for a festive, relaxing evening with friends!  Proceeds to Station 20 West.

 

* Apply to join The Justice and Outreach Year (J.O.Y.) of Formation program beginning September 2017. You are invited to broaden your understanding of social justice issues, develop the skills to engage in outreach and respond in service by reaching out to people within our community in a way that respects the dignity of each person. As Pope Francis has said, it is our human responsibility to walk in solidarity with the poor and by exploring and practicing our Catholic Social Teaching you will be empowered to respond to that baptismal call.  Application Deadline is May 31, 2017.  For more information or to apply online please visit www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/joy or email Kate O’Gorman at joy [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 

* Awaken, Enrich, Deepen Your Faith! The Lay Formation Program is about shaping and transforming the laity and enriching our faith lives. This diocesan program is grounded on three pillars: learning more about Catholic teachings and scripture, building Christian community, and deepening prayer and spiritual growth. Lay Formation is a live-in program that runs one weekend a month from September to June over two years. Applications are now being taken for September 2017 for all three streams: Diocesan, Eparchial and Aboriginal. If the Spirit is calling you to a path of learning, community and prayer find out more online at: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/layformation  or call Mona Goodman at (306) 659-5846.

 

* Momentum Youth Rally: Great Things • Grades 6-8 • from 9 am to 9 pm Saturday, May 27 at E.D. Feehan High School, 411 Ave. M North, Saskatoon. Rejoice in the goodness of God and the Great Things God has done for us!

The diocesan Youth Ministry office in collaboration with Pure Witness Ministries and FacetoFace Retreats, presents MOMENTUM for Grades 6-8, featuring speakers, music, dramas, confession, Mass, worship, friendship, games, and MORE. Cost: $35 (with a t-shirt if registering before May 10); Family rate: $75 for 3+ siblings (includes lunch & supper).

To register contact your school or parish leader!  For more information call Colm Leyne at (306) 659-5843 or see www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/youthministry

 

* Oremus for young adults (over 19 years) will be held 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (in Queen of Peace Chapel). This is a time to be still, pray and intercede for the needs of each other, our community and the world. Includes testimonies and some table sharing, followed by social time of beer, wine, refreshments, cards, board games, etc. For more information, contact Colm Leyne at youthmin [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  or (306) 659-5843.

 

* Crack That Catechism! 7:00 pm 3 Thursday sessions with Andy Korvemaker on May 25, June 1 & June 8 at St. Michael’s Church (18 – 33rd St. East). An introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church aimed at those who have limited or no experience with it. We’ll crack it open and see what’s inside! Let’s get reacquainted with our faith! Everyone is invited to one, two or all three sessions. Cost is by donation. (Offered through the Diocese of Saskatoon, Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together).

 

* The Treaty Elder Series is being hosted by Saints Martyrs Canadiens Francophone Catholic parish on Sunday May 28th following the 10 am Mass at 1011 Windsor Street, Saskatoon.  In response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the event offers an opportunity to simply listen to the richness of Indigenous spirituality and culture.  Elder Agnes Desjarlais is the keynote speaker along with Lyndon Linklater of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (presentations will be in English).  All are welcome to the event concluding around 12:30 p.m. with lunch.  For more information please contact Myron Rogal at justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  or (306) 659-5841.

 

Retrouvaille: Retrouvaille (www.helpourmarriage.com) is a lighthouse for marriages on stormy seas.  If you and your spouse are struggling in your marriage, even if you are separated, know that there is hope.  If you are interested in learning more about Retrouvaille please see a brochure at the back of your church or would like to register for the next Saskatchewan weekend being held in Saskatoon in Fall 2017, please call (306) 652-7155 or email: retrouvaille [at] sasktel.net

 

SPRING CLEANING:  The Msgr. Michael Koch Library located upstairs at the Cathedral of the Holy Family is going through it's spring cleaning. If you have any items due back to the library please drop them off in the Library Bin in the Welcome area of the church, located at the bottom of the stairs. Don't be shy, there are no late fees, so even if you find a book or DVD that has been hiding for a number of years bring it in. We also have plenty of FREE material that you are invited to take home.

 

VOLUNTEERS need:  The Msgr. Michael Koch Library located upstairs at the Cathedral of the Holy Family is in need of a couple more outgoing volunteers to help with the care and maintenance of our resource centre. We are currently looking to fill Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning or afternoon and Thursday morning. If you are interested and would like more information please call Sharon Leyne at 306-659-5853.

 

* Employment Opportunity:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, SK is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) diocesan Lay Formation Coordinator. The Lay Formation Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Pastoral Services and working collaboratively with the Aboriginal and Eparchial Lay Formation Coordinators, is called to walk with adult Catholics as they facilitate their personal faith formation. Due to the nature of employment, candidates must be confirmed practicing Roman Catholics in good standing with the Church.

  • Salary is in accordance with the Salary Grids for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

For a detailed position overview and/or to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Patrick Clarke, Human Resources Manager at hr [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  or 306-659-5835, by midnight, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Please note: all applicants are required to submit a pastoral reference letter from their Pastor (or delegate) in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume. Applicants are also required to complete an application form. A detailed ministry position overview and application form will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is August 14, 2017.

 

* Employment Opportunity:

St. Augustine Parish in Saskatoon, SK is seeking an outgoing and engaging full-time (37.5 hours per week) Parish Life Director to become part of our parish ministry team. The Parish Life Director, reporting to the Pastor, will be responsible for the administration of operations, finances and staffing. On behalf of the Pastor, the Parish Life Director calls the Staff and various parish groups and committees together in living out the mission and vision of “Encountering Christ Together” at St. Augustine Parish.

  • Individuals with employment experience in a parish and those who possess theological formation are encouraged to apply.
  • Individuals with a background in business (education and/or related experience), especially in regards to financial and personnel management, are encouraged to apply.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Pastoral Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

For a detailed position overview and/or to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume addressed to Patrick Clarke, Human Resources Manager at hr [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or call (306) 659-5835 by midnight, Monday, May 22, 2017.  Please note that all applicants are required to complete an application form in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume. Additionally applicants must provide a pastoral reference letter from their Pastor or his delegate. A detailed position overview and application form will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is July 1st, 2017.

 

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

The Parishes of St. Peter the Apostle and St. Michael in Saskatoon are seeking an outgoing and engaging full-time Youth Minister to become part of our parish ministry team.  The Youth Minister will be responsible to provide ministry to the youth and families of both parish communities. The Youth Minister will be responsible to provide ministry to our five elementary schools, as well as teach Sacramental Preparation (Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation) to school-age children.  In addition to providing a parish presence in our schools the successful applicant will plan, organize and execute regular youth events for grades 3 to 8 in accordance with our parish vision for youth ministry. Applicants are to have their Certificate in Youth Ministry or equivalent or be currently pursuing it. Applicants who have completed Lay Formation or are currently enrolled in Lay Formation are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have 3 – 5 years of experience in youth ministry and be able to clearly demonstrate a strong track record in planning, organizing and executing well in youth ministry and youth events. Please submit a cover letter and resume to st.pta [at] sasktel.net by Friday June 16, 2017. Please note that all applicants are required to complete an application form in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume. A Pastoral reference letter will also be required from a Pastor or parish delegate. A detailed position overview and application form will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is August 1, 2017.

 

Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference, Vancouver June 9-11, 2017

Every 2nd year, since 2005, the WCCSC has been hosted by a diocese in Western Canada.  This year the Archdiocese of Vancouver is host. The theme of the Conference is “Stewards of Christ’s Mission” with the hope that this gathering will help participants encounter Jesus Christ and will inspire them to carry on his mission of making disciples.  This is a weekend of Encounter and Transformation.  This conference is for all members of the church from Bishops and Pastors, PLD’s, parish leadership and laity. Please consider attending this conference. Visit www.wccsc.ca  for more information on speakers, topics, registration and venue. NOTE: The Diocese of Saskatoon will be hosting the 2019 WCCSC.  We are planning an exciting conference.  Save the proposed dates for next year: June 7-8-9, 2019.

 

WCC 2017 - Life-Long Discipleship - The 2017 Western Conference of the Catechumenate with Team RCIA will be held June 9-10 in Winnipeg. Team RCIA will present the Making Disciples Institute, with additional insights to address specific issues parish teams are experiencing in Western Canada. There will be a special track Saturday afternoon for experienced RCIA parish team members. This is the 27th Western Conference for the Catechumenate, and the organizers are excited to have the Archdioceses of Saint Boniface and Winnipeg collaborate in hosting this year's event. Find more information at: http://western-catechumenate.blogspot.ca including online registration, or contact Michelle at (306) 358-2057.

                                                                                                                                         

* Faith-based community experience for 19-35 year old single Catholic women: If you looking for “affordable rent” and more, Discernment House may be the place for you. The Sisters of the Presentation offer you a home away from home. As you work or study, this program offers you the opportunity to live a community experience and to grow in your personal faith through prayer, reflection, spiritual direction and service. Located at 851 University Drive, Saskatoon, a 15-minute walk from University of Saskatchewan, close to downtown.  Taking registrations for September 2017. For more information contact: Sr. Lucie (306) 244-0726   cell: (306) 260-0450 or E-mail sk.dhouse [at] gmail.com  Website:  www.presentationofmary.ca

 

Prairie Centre for Ecumenism Banquet:  Thursday, June 22, at the German Cultural Centre, 160 Cartwright St. East.5:30 Cocktails, 6:30 Supper, 7:30 Guest Speaker: Fr. Tom Ryan.  Tickets are $60.00 per person.  Please contact admin [at] pcecumenism.ca  or call 306-653-1633 (tickets may be purchased by credit card over the phone).

 

 Queen’s House of Retreats – Upcoming events at Queen’s House - 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK. •  Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist [at] queenshouse.org • Website:  www.queenshouse.org  

     Ongoing programs at Queen’s House include:

  • CENTERING PRAYER: Monday evenings – 7 p.m.
  • HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm time – all are welcome!
  • JOURNEY WITH SCRIPTURE: First Wednesday of the month, June 7 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • QUIET DAY OF PRAYER –2nd Wednesday/month;  $25 (lunch) 9:30- 3:30 pm June 14
  • TAIZE PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY –Second Tuesday/month, 8 p.m.
  • * Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 7 a.m.
  • WOMEN in MINISTRY LUNCHEONS: One Friday a month 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm June 2
  • PERSONAL DAY(S) OF PRIVATE PRAYER: Book anytime

 

11th ANNUAL OBLATE GOLF TOURNAMENT: Please consider supporting us and joining us for a day of golf - mark your calendar for Saturday, June 17th.  All proceeds for both events are designated for programming at and maintenance of Queen’s House.  See the Queen’s House website or call 306-242-1916 for details.

 

HOLY YOGA RETREAT: Finding Joy in Imperfection – A Day Away:     

Facilitated by Elaine Zakreski and Diane Waldbillig on Saturday, June 10th (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) Cost is $75 which includes the workshop and lunch.  To register, contact Diane directly at email dianew [at] holyyoga.net or phone 306-370-6682.

 

SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: "Be Still and Know":  with by Dianne Mantyka                     Monday, June 26 at 6:30 pm until Thursday, June 29 at about 1:00 pm. Cost:   Live-in only: $499. (Facilitation, meals, accommodation, spiritual direction). Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.

 

SUMMER STILLNESS: with Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI:

 Monday Evening – Public Lecture: July 10th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: A Secret Hidden Since the Foundations of the World – The Cross as Revealing the Basis for Trust.

Main Theme: Tuesday, July 11th through Thursday, July 13th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: A Spirituality of Charity, Justice and Prophecy – Why Simply Being Good-hearted is Not Enough. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.

 

COMPANIONS on the JOURNEY: A Retreat for Religious Men and Women with Ron Rolheiser OMI.   When:  July 13th at 1:00 pm until July 18th at 11:00 am.  Cost is $500. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.

 

ABIDE IN ME:  A Retreat for Clergy, Pastors and Ministry Leaders with Rev. Paul Matteson, Fr. Kevin McGee and Dianne Mantyka from Sunday, May 28 at 4:00 pm until Monday, May 29 at 4:00 pm. Cost: $150 (includes meals). Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.

 

TRANSITIONS: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss: with Sarah Donnelly  (Call Sarah at 306-717-3707 for information and to register) from Thursday June 15th at 7:00 pm through Sunday, June 18th at 1:00 pm. at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Cost: $390 (live-in, includes program, bedroom, meals).

 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION DAYS: as part of Spiritual Direction Formation are held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916. SOCIAL JUSTICE and SPIRITUALITY with Bob McKeon, Saturday, June 17. Cost $40 includes lunch.

 

Getting married this summer?  Last chance to participate in a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend marriage preparation retreat before the summer. This Regina area course has a few remaining spots available for our June 2 to 4, 2017 weekend near Wolseley, SK.  For more information or to register go to www.ceewest.com  or call Stella and Ron Anderson at (306) 596-2951.  

 

Short videos responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” have been produced in Saskatchewan under the direction of a Saskatchewan bishops’ advisory committee, thanks to financial support from the Saskatchewan K of C Charitable Foundation. Two new videos – one focused on L’Arche and one on Suicide Prevention – have been added to the first two short videos released earlier on Palliative Care and on Care for the Elderly. All four can be found online at: www.findingthegifts.ca  or on the diocesan website: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com  or for more information call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

 

St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission at Bruno, SK is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Do you know a young adult (age 18-35 years) who would benefit from spending a year at St. Therese Institute learning about the Catholic faith, immersing themselves in a life of prayer and discipleship, and living in a vibrant Christian community? This one-year program is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who wish to serve the Church and the New Evangelization, and discover their mission and purpose. We now have transfer credits to select Universities across Canada. More information: www.StTherese.ca

 

Development and Peace is highlighting the crisis in South Sudan, where thousands are suffering due to civil war and famine: www.devp.org/en/emergencies/south-sudan  The Diocese of Saskatoon, Canada, has a twinning relationship with the Diocese of Torit, South Sudan (for more information about twinning with South Sudan contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or e-mail justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com )

 

Pure Witness is currently recruiting missionaries, 18 years and older, for the 2017-18 year.  A call to serve with Pure Witness is a call to experience a transformational year of radical, counter-cultural living, embracing the three-fold mission of Community Living, Faith Formation and Outreach.  Do you feel called to serve Christ and the Church in this way?  If you have questions or are interested in applying to be a missionary with Pure Witness, please email our Program Director, Carmen Marcoux, at carmen.marcoux [at] purewitness.com.   Please check out our website for more info and other upcoming events: www.purewitness.com

 

 

PRAYER FOR A NEW BISHOP

Praise to you, Lord our God, our eternal shepherd and guide.

In your faithfulness, grant to the Diocese of Saskatoon

a shepherd whose watchful care and kindly zeal

will continue the good work of his predecessors.

In your love for us, give us a shepherd who will lead us

in being Christ’s heart of mercy,

voice of hope, and hands of justice.

May our new bishop fill our minds and hearts

with the truth of the Gospel, the power of the sacraments,

and the desire to build up your holy Church.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

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