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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements

Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, June 18, 2017, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

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Let us pray as a diocesan family for the First Peoples of this land. As we prepare to celebrate National Aboriginal Day June 21 we give thanks for the gift of our Treaty relationship and remain mindful of the tensions of division that exist in the body of Christ. May our merciful Creator guide us to peace and solidarity.

  1. For the grace to speak with integrity about today's issues on food security, poverty and the earth's deteriorating environment.   We pray to the Lord.

 

  1. May we recognize Jesus in our work and our life, and in the way we use the earth's resources. We pray to the Lord.

For fathers who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, for comfort in their grief and support in their healing, we pray to the Lord.

* Polish Father’s Day at Pike Lake - Once again the Polish Catholic Association in Saskatoon Invites all Polish people to an Annual Father Day celebration with barbecue burgers, Polish sausage and lots of Polish community at Pike Lake Park on Sunday, June 25 from 12:00 PM till the park closes. Come over for a day of great Polish fun, games and food! See https://goo.gl/0EaSXc  for more info.

 

* The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism welcomes all to attend a public presentation by Natasha Klukach of the King’s College, London and World Council of Churches. Natasha has been involved in the development of statements of unity among the churches for years and will be sharing her insight on the process of coming to agreement. Please join us, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Cr. Saskatoon. Free will offering – wine and cheese reception to follow.

 

* Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary - The Bishops of Canada will consecrate our nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary to mark the 150th anniversary of confederation. Diocesan Administrator Fr. Kevin McGee will pray the prayer of consecration in our diocese at St. Augustine Parish, in Saskatoon at Masses on the Canada Day weekend: at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 and at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 2. Parishes in the diocese are also invited to pray the prayer of consecration on the Canada Day weekend. Find prayers and catechetical resources at: www.cccb.ca     “Mary our Mother, we place our country Canada in the sanctuary of your Holy Heart, for we know that there we will find Jesus.” - Excerpt from the prayer of consecration.

 

World Refugee Day is marked on June 20 - This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Please continue to pray for all those fleeing violence and persecution, and all those who are helping refugees in our community and around the world. Find out more about the world-wide refugee crisis on the United Nations site at: http://www.unhcr.org  

 

 

* Life in the Spirit Seminar - St. Mary Parish in Saskatoon will hold a Life in the Spirit Seminar August 4-6 with spiritual director Fr. Ciro A. Perez, CSsR, and BLD (Open in Spirit to God), Vancouver. The schedule is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4,; 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5; and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O  South, Saskatoon. To register, please contact Arnel Mendoza by e-mail: ammphil888 [at] yahoo.com or phone: (306) 260-5259.

 

* The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, SK is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) 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 Pastoral Salary Grids for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.
  • Benefits (Life insurance, disability, extended health care and dental)
  • Pension (Defined contribution)
  • 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. PLEASE NOTE – the deadline to apply has been extended to midnight, Thursday, June 29th, 2017.

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 14th, 2017.

 

Columbus Bosco Homes invites you to the Annual Corn Roast Fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Farm School, 10 minutes northeast of Saskatoon. This fundraiser helps support at-risk youth in an educational/farm setting. Meal tickets are $20 each and are available from Chris Sarich at (306) 343-5640 or Lorne Keller at (306) 374-6134 or Ernest Boyko at (306) 374-2492 and Morris Smysnuik at (306) 249-2871, the deadline for tickets is Sept. 12. Thank you for your support.

 

* Africa Famine Relief Fund: The Canadian government announced that they will match funding for every donation for famine relief made by an individual to a registered charity between March 17 and June 30. Our Catholic Bishops have joined other faith groups in a joint appeal that is “a unified cry from the heart, with one voice and one message.” The faith groups are asking us to “Pray, Give and Speak Out” in response to the crisis in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and parts of Nigeria. Development and Peace has been responding for some time now and has good information on their website about the joint appeal, the situation on the ground, what is being done and how to donate. Please consider learning more and donating on-line at www.devp.org/en or by calling 1-888-664-3387.

The Canadian religious leaders’ “unified cry from the heart” calls for a threefold response from their faithful:

  • Pray: Remember the people of South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen in personal and community prayer, and to pray also for peace, for government leaders and for humanitarian workers in the region.
  • Give: Make a financial contribution to one or more of the various reputable Canadian aid agencies working to alleviate this crisis. Contributions made to a recognized Canadian charity between March 17 and June 30, 2017 will be matched by the Government of Canada with its recently announced “Famine Relief Fund”.
  • Speak out: Take the time to become better informed about the crisis in the four countries; to speak about it with family, friends and neighbours; to discuss it with local community agencies; and to contact Members of Parliament.

Donations can be sent electronically to any of the following Catholic aid agencies ready to forward contributions to assist efforts in the four countries:

 

The following announcement requests come from groups outside of our Catholic ministry partners in the diocese. As always, the parish Pastor and Parish Life Director are invited to make all publication decisions regarding their particular parish community

 

St Angela Merici Residence has a walk-in bath from Arctic Spas for sale. Like NEW! For only $3500.00, used only 4 times.

Has both Jets and air. Wall kit included (pictured in kijiji ad). A lovely bathing experience.

Please contact Theresa at 306-242-5566 for more information. 

 

The Summer Fun Program is a recreational program for children and youth ages 6 to 22 years who have a physical disability. The primary goals are recreation and fun. It provides participants with the opportunity to gain new experiences, make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy safe and challenging outings within the community. Summer Fun runs from July through August this year and is looking for volunteers. If you are 14 years of age or older and are in search of something exciting and meaningful this summer – come out and volunteer with the Summer Fun Program for the Saskatchewan Abilities Council!  We will be doing a variety of activities during the months of July and August in the afternoons (generally between 1:00pm and 3:30 pm). Activities will include things such as swimming, bowling, theme parties, movies, and more with children and youth who may require varying levels of assistance throughout the activities. For more information, please contact Taylor and Khusbu at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council at 306-653-1694, ext.: 243 or 306-717-5495 (cell), or at summerfun.saskatoon [at] abilitiescouncil.sk.ca

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

* Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priesthood: Michael Yaremko and Edward Gibney will be ordained to the priesthood In the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Everyone welcome!

 

* Choose Catholic Education – Register now for 2017-18

For over a century, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools has offered Catholic education for all who choose that for their children. Catholic education in Saskatchewan has never simply been schools for Catholics. A recent court decision (and subsequent appeals) has created some uncertainty for many families. We can be certain of two things: we will continue to be a welcoming community nurturing intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual growth of our students; and provincial funding for both Catholic and non-Catholic students will be in place for the foreseeable future. Register at your local school for the 2017-18 school year. www.gscs.ca/schools

 

* Rock the Mount 2017 will be held Saturday, July 29 at Mount Carmel, two miles north of Carmel, SK., beginning at 4:30 p.m. with confessions, followed by Mass with Prince Albert Bishop Albert Thévenot at 6:30 p.m., supper at 7:30 p.m., music with Ryan Mitchell at 8:30 p.m.; speaker Michael Chiasson at 9 p.m., a night concert with international recording artist Hawk Nelson at 9:30 p.m., concluding with a bonfire and a “Celidh” until 1 a.m. Tickets are $17.50 in advance, or $20 at the gate. For information see www.rocktheount.com or contact Emily Hill at: emilyhill [at] sasktel.net  or (306) 231-6011.

 

The Msgr Michael J Koch Library, located at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, will be closed this summer between July 1st and September 1st. During the summer we will be taking inventory of all resource material. If you have any books/videos/Bible study materials in your possession please return them to the library prior to July 1st. The library will reopen in the fall and will continue to serve the Saskatoon and area community as a great source for Catholic/Christian resources.

 

* Reverend Deacon Warren Dungen will be ordained to the priesthood for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon on the Feast of St. Elias, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Episcopal Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, 210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, with a Reception to follow at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, starting at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails, followed by supper and program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Reception must be purchased by July 14; $30/adult; $15/children under 12 (no charge for children under two years of age). For tickets contact Cornelia Kyba at (306) 653-0138 (extension 221) or admin.skeparchy [at] sasktel.net

 

* FacetoFace Bus Trip and Bus Trip Mini

FacetoFace Ministries is leading two Bus Trip pilgrimages this coming summer: July 18-26 and July 27-Aug 1. Join 46 other youth (Grades 9-12) on an adventure of a lifetime, including attending a Steubenville Conference, hanging out with new friends, and going to an amusement park. Find out more information and register before the buses are full at www.f2f.ca/bustrip  or call (306) 381-7789

 

Upcoming Pilgrimages:

 

* The 95th Annual Mount Carmel Pilgrimage, at the shrine two miles north of Carmel, SK, will be held on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sunday, July 16.

The Schedule includes:

  • 9:30 a.m. An Hour with Mary - Marian hymns, rosary, sacrament of reconciliation.
  • 10:45 a.m. An Hour with God’s Family - Sunday Eucharist, blessing of the fields, blessing of the sick.
  • 12:00 noon An Hour with our Diocesan Family - Lunch and quiet time with the Blessed Sacrament.
  • 1:20 p.m. An Hour with the Lord - hymns, stations of the cross, Blessing with the Blessed Sacrament.

 

* The 85th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine and Holy Rosary Church at Reward, SK. will be held Sunday, July 9 with Mass celebrated at 4:00 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • 3:15 p.m. - Anointing of the Sick / Rosary
  • 4:00 p.m. - Welcome, Parade of Banners, (all parishes be sure to bring your banners) and Holy Eucharist
  • 6:00 pm Supper - Free will offering.

 

* The 138th Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent, SK will be held July 16 and 17 / August 15 / September 8. For more details go to: www.padiocese.ca/stlaurentshrine or www.stlaurentshrine.com  

 

* The 76th Annual Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Rama, SK (east of Wadena) will be held Aug. 14-15.  See the website at: http://www.skeparchy.org/wordpress/event/75th-pilgrimage-shrine-of-our-lady-of-lourdes-rama-sk/  Note: Charter Bus service to Rama is available from Saskatoon for August 14 only. Cost: $20/adult;  $10/child. Return. Pick-up at St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon.  Must register before July 1!  Bed and Breakfast available for August 14. If interested, register early by contacting: email: Maryjoe [at] sasktel.net  or Ph. (306) 593-6120.

 

Shrine at KRONAU, SK, (St Peter’s Colony, southeast of Regina, between Kronau and Vibank) – The 100th anniversary pilgrimage to the Shrine of our Lady of Lourdes will be held Aug. 12-13. For more information visit the website http://stpeterskronau.ca/index.html  or call chair Darrell W. Herauf at (306) 761-1863

 

* Camp Emerge will be offered in the diocese of Saskatoon August 21-25 at Blackstrap Youth Camp for students entering grade 8/9 in Fall 2017. This 5-day camp will empower young people to know, love and serve Christ while having the time of their life! Music, food, crazy games, new friends, mass, confession, adoration, creative sessions, swimming, camp fires, and the beautiful outdoors. You don't want to miss out! See www.yxecatholic.com for details and to register. This camp also includes opportunities for adult youth leaders and/or parent involvement. For more information contact diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator Colm Leyne: youthmin [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or (306) 659-5843.

 

A new online community for youth in our diocese can be found at www.yxecatholic.com - our diocesan Youth Ministry Office has launched this website to help youth, young adults, and families encounter Christ, connect, and grow in their faith. Check it out! Bookmark it!

 

* Non-perishable food items desperately needed - Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has an emergency food pantry for those facing hunger in Saskatoon. Supplies are very low, and the parish is appealing for donations of non-perishable food items to answer the needs of those who come to their door at 426 Avenue J South. Please drop off donations 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday -- please call in advance to ensure someone is there (306) 653-4945. Thank you for answering the gospel call to feed the hungry and care for those in need!

                                    

* YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN ST. PHILIP NERI IN CELEBRATING FR. EMILE APRIL - On Sunday, June 25, St. Philip Neri Parish (1902 Munroe Ave.) will host a very special celebration for our pastor Fr. Emile April. Fr. Emile celebrates 50 years of ordination on June 3rd , he celebrates his 75th birthday on July 21 and at the end of July he will officially retire from active ministry. Our celebration will begin at 2:30 pm with a special mass. Immediately following the liturgy we will hold a short program in the church with some entertainment and presentations. Following the program all are invited to a family bar-b-que. We hope you can attend. To honor Fr. Emile and his many years of service in our diocese and 27 years in the missions in Brazil, St. Philip Neri is establishing the Fr. Emile April Bursary Fund.  This bursary will be open to any member of a St. Philip sponsored or co-sponsored refugee family for the purpose of furthering their education. This is an initiative that is dear to Fr. Emile. If you wish to contribute to this fund, please make your cheque payable to St. Philip Neri Parish, clearly indicating on the cheque or envelope that it is for the Refugee Bursary program. All donations are eligible for a tax receipt. Donations will be accepted up to and including June 30/17. We hope to see you at St. Philip’s on June 25 to celebrate Fr. Emile who has served our church for 50 years. Questions or inquiries can be direct to Jim Longstaff @ 306-931-0982 or at longstaff.ja [at] sasktel.net

 

There will once again be Summer Masses held at the Holy Rosary Shrine Church at Reward, Sask. Masses will be celebrated on the following days:

             Saturday, June 24 - 7:30pm

             Sunday, July 9 (Pilgrimage)  Please watch for a Schedule of Events at a later date.

             Saturday, July 22 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, August 5 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, August 19 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, September 2 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, September 16 - 7:30pm

Please note that Saturday Evening Masses will not be celebrated at St. Peter’s in Unity on those dates.

 

* Knights of Columbus Blackstrap Youth Camp - The K of C BYC holds week-long camps for children aged 8-14 throughout July and the beginning of August. BYC offers activities such as camping, canoeing, archery, and has a gym, an arts and crafts hall, a chapel, an indoor swimming pool, among many other amenities and opportunities. Camp is a great way for children to grow in their faith as young individuals by experiencing God in nature and through the many spiritual activities planned throughout the week. Visit our website for more information at www.blackstrapyouthcamp.org or contact us at: campblackstrap [at] gmail.com or 306-934-1838.

 

* UNITY 2017 for Young Adults of the Catholic Faith (all those ages 18-35 are welcome!) is taking place August 17-20th at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK, and is hosted and sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon.

Frank Mercadante will be the Keynote Speaker.  He is experienced in youth and young adult ministry across Canada and the United States.  At Unity 2017 there will also be dancing like no other on Saturday night at the banquet and the Zabava.

  • Deadline for Registration: August 1, 2017

More and information and Register online at: http://skeparchy.org/ucya/unity/

For more information please contact: Sarah Buchko, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon; Cell: 1-306-380-5765; email: uwitness2youth [at] gmail.com  

 

Cana Continues Family Camp is a unique retreat getaway for parents and their children organized through the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. Held at St. Michael's camp at Madge Lake, nestled in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, near Kamsack, SK, this family camp is a chance to let go of distractions, and play, pray and adventure in God's great outdoors together as a family. The 2017 Cana Camp with Bishop Bryan Bayda will be held Aug. 13-19, 2017. Find information at: www.skeparchy.org/familyandlife or contact ucfamilylifeoffice [at] sasktel.net  or call: (306) 717-2756.

 

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 Night will be on June 28.

 

Robin’s 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.

 

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 and Booking Credits up to US $200.00 per person for attending. Rev. Ralph Kleiter MINISTRY TO TOURISM kleiter [at] shaw.ca  | www.pilgrimjourneys.ca  1.306.244.3747

 

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.

 

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

                                                                                                                                         

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, 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
  • 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
  • PERSONAL DAY(S) OF PRIVATE PRAYER: Book anytime

 

THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH: An Archetype For Everything: A Richard Rohr Webcast will be facilitated by Sarah Donnelly, Wednesday, July 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; cost: $10 per person. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.

 

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.

 

Triumph: Freedom through Healing. Friday July 14, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday July 23, 3:00 p.m. $1,395. Inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux, Triumph is a facilitated nine-day program designed to bring healing and spiritual growth to the wounded places of our being. We invite you to come and encounter God on this gentle, powerful and life changing journey of inner healing and transformation. A journey leading more deeply into a fulfilled, peaceful, Christ-centered life filled with Joy.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

* Employment Opportunity: Casual/Relief Custodian(s) - The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon requires an experienced custodian (individual or couple) to provide fill-in vacation relief work from July 28 to August 20 for 30-35 hours per week. Evening and weekend availability is required, including for overnight hall cleanup on Saturday nights. Duties would include basic janitorial work as well as some table and chair setup and/or takedown. Janitorial experience in a commercial environment is preferred. Must be able to follow detailed instructions and work with minimal supervision. The Cathedral offers an excellent working environment and competitive pay. Please submit your resume to Jim Nakoneshny at jim [at] holyfamilycathedral.ca

 

* Holy Spirit Parish in Saskatoon, SK is seeking a full-time Financial Administrator to become part of our parish ministry team. (Holy Spirit parish is located at 114 Kingsmere Pl., Saskatoon (306) 374-1425.) The Financial Administrator, reporting to the Pastor and in conjunction with the Parish Finance Committee, will be responsible for financial administration and parishioner record keeping for Holy Spirit Parish. Applicants with demonstrated financial management experience, knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and computer skills are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Administrative Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. For a complete position overview and/or to apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and pastoral reference from your pastor (or his delegate) to Fr. Darryl Millette, Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish at pastor [at] holyspiritsaskatoon.ca by midnight, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The position start date is August 1, 2017.

Please note that all applicants are required to complete an application form in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume. Position overview and application forms will be emailed to applicants upon request. More details and online application are available at www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/employment  

 

* Deadline to apply for Parish Life Director has been extended! 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, Thursday, June 22, 2017 (Please note the extended deadline).  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 Aug. 1, 2017.

 

 

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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