Saskatoon RC Diocese

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Diocesan Prayer – Heavenly Father, we pray as a diocese for all those vulnerable and voiceless children and their families who are fleeing war, persecution and violence as refugees in our world: protect them and help us to respond compassionately and urgently to this continuing crisis.

1.         May Christians be a light to the nations as we seek healing for the earth and all humanity.    We pray to the Lord.

2.         Make us aware of worldwide pollution so we learn to walk lightly on the earth.  We pray to the Lord.

Employment Opportunity:

The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, SK is seeking an outgoing and engaging part-time (24 hours per week) Administrative Assistant to become part of our parish ministry team. This is a temporary position for maternity leave coverage lasting approximately one year. The Administrative Assistant will manage the front office reception area, receive parishioners/visitors on behalf of the Cathedral, enter data and assist parish staff in the carrying out of administrative duties. Applicants who possess a secretarial/business college certificate/diploma are encouraged to apply. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is an asset. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. For a complete position overview and/or to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to David Polzen, Cathedral Administrator at dpolzen [at] by Midnight, Wednesday, February 8th, 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. The position start date is March 15th, 2017.


* Development & Peace Share Lent 2017 workshops for Saskatoon diocese:

The 2017 Share Lent theme is “Women at the Heart of Change”. What does this mean in development work? If you would like to help out with the campaign or just learn more about international development, please join us in exploring this theme and preparing for Share Lent 2017.  Everyone is welcome!

  • Kindersley:  Feb. 3rd, 1 pm to 4 pm at St. Joseph Parish, 600 4 Ave W, Kindersley.  For further information, please call the Development & Peace regional office (306) 937-7675.
  • Humboldt: Feb. 12th, 2 pm to 5 pm.  at St. Augustine Parish, 809 10 St, Humboldt.   For further information, please call Lucille or Victor (306) 369-4193.
  • Saskatoon:  Feb. 28th, 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. For further information, please call Betty (306) 975-1109 or Joanne (306) 477-1746).


"What does a Catholic college need to know to be truly welcoming to Indigenous people?" panel discussion will be held 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at St. Thomas More College on the  University of Saskatchewan campus, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon with panelists Erica Violet Lee, Marie Battiste, Verna St. Denis, and John Merasty.


* “What have you to do with Peace?” A Conversation about Peace in our Time featuring participants Archbishop Donald Bolen, Dr. Walter Klaassen, and Ruth Klaassen will take place on Friday, January 20 and Friday, January 27, from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd., Saskatoon. Topics for Jan. 20 will be “Why should Christians talk about war and peace?” and “Nonviolence in our time” (Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day), and “Just War past and present.” Topics on Jan. 27 will be contemporary conflict and obstacles to world peace.  There will be no fee for this program, but there will be a voluntary offering taken at the door. Please register at  or call John Dyck at (306) 343-6893.


World Day of Migrants and Refugees – the message from His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (Jan. 15, 2017) can be found online at:


* Help protect locally elected boards of education (UPDATE)

The Government of Saskatchewan is conducting a governance review for kindergarten to Grade 12 education—part of the “transformational change” to education we have been hearing about since June’s provincial budget. Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Don Morgan has stated that amalgamating school divisions and eliminating elected boards of education, and replacing them with government appointed boards, are possibilities. A recently released report is available at   

Locally elected boards are accountable to the electorate and help hold the provincial government to account. They are important advocates for ensuring excellence in education. Who better to serve the needs of students—which are unique to each division, and even each school within divisions—than those elected by our community to represent our community?

Greater Saskatoon Catholic School’s Board of Education asks for your support. Here are some possible ways that you can express your support for education and stand up for locally elected boards of education:

  1. The provincial government welcomes feedback until January 23, 2017. You can fill out an online form at  or email K12govconsultations [at]    
  2. Join the “Add your voice! Education belongs to the community” online and social media campaign. Information, a short video and tools are available at       
  3. Contact your local Member of Legislative Assembly. A list can be found at


St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission 9th Annual Lenten Conference will be held Feb. 24-26, featuring speaker musician and speaker Jimmy Mitchell. The conference runs from 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at St. Therese in Bruno, SK. Conference Registration: $90; Weekend Meal Package: $45; On-site Accommodations: $60. To register call Micheline at (306) 369-2555 or see

Keynote presenter: Jimmy Mitchell of Tennessee is a beloved son, traveling troubador, and aspiring saint. His greatest passion is helping young others discover the mystery of God’s love and the beauty of Christian culture. In 2010, he founded Mysterium with a vision for evangelization and discipleship that has brought him to every corner of the world hosting retreats and speaking at conferences. Find out more and listen to some of his work at


* University students! Join us at the Newman Annual Retreat Jan. 27-29, at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster. This year’s theme is, “God’s Dream for us”, and retreat facilitator is Fr. André Lalach. He will be looking at God’s dream for us, God’s mercy for us, our own dreams, and our faith in everyday life. Registration brochures can be found at the St. Thomas More Chapel on campus, and if you’d like more information, please call Michael in Campus Ministry at 306-966-8931, or see full details online at


* Children’s Morning off School - January 27th

There’s nothing like a day off school: time to relax and unwind, time to let go of the busyness of everyday school life. A day off can also be an opportunity to do something different and to bring some sunshine and love to others! You are invited to come for a Samaritan Place group activity on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10:30-noon. A simple lunch will follow. Samaritan Place is a long term care facility run by Emmanuel Care (Catholic Health) at 375 Cornish Road in the Stonebridge neighbourhood of Saskatoon. Our Mission is to further the healing and caring ministry of Jesus Christ by responding to needs of the spirit, mind, body and culture of those who enter our home. We would love for you to come and enter our home so that we can experience the mutual goodness of intergenerational relationships! Jesus told us to love our neighbours. Sharing some time with seniors in long term care is one way to live that out! Please RSVP by Jan. 23 to let us know how many lunches to prepare, or if you have any questions, please call or e-mail Amy (Director of Spiritual Care and Mission at Samaritan Place) 306-986-1460, Extension 1410, or e-mail: abunce [at]


* Volunteer Opportunity at Samaritan Place: Would you or your family consider spending a Sunday morning with residents and families at Samaritan Place? We celebrate Mass every Sunday at 11 am, and we need volunteers to help set up the sacristy and serve once a month. Training will be provided. This is an opportunity to serve Christ in others and to spend time with seniors. Our vision at Samaritan Place is to create a “home where everyone who enters can experience harmony in relationships and joys in everyday life.” Come and be a part of this vision! If you are interested, please contact Amy (Director of Spiritual Care and Mission at Samaritan Place, 375 Cornish Road, Saskatoon) at 306-986-1460, Extension 1410, or e-mail: abunce [at]


* Priest, Prophet, King - PPK Catholic Men's Night will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 17 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road in Saskatoon. The topic is "Leadership that Forges Character." Come for adoration, reconciliation, food/drink, a talk, and fellowship. Visit for details.


* Maranatha Yoga Self-Care Retreat will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon. Maranatha is an Aramaic word meaning ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. Maranatha Yoga combines the benefits of yoga with the Christian tradition of contemplative prayer. Reconnect with yourself and with God, nourish your body with some gentle yoga and explore how you are being called to create and maintain balance in 2017.  Through conversation, writing and prayer-centered yoga we will make room for personal expansion and spiritual renewal.  Leading us from the mind to the heart in the transforming spirit of compassion, Maranatha Yoga is a way praying with our entire being – body, mind and spirit.  It is a way of simplicity and stillness and can be practiced by anyone and everyone, wherever we are on life’s journey.  All ages, all body types, all abilities welcome!!  WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  WHERE: Queen’s House of Retreat.  Contact Kate O’Gorman, RYT at maranathayoga [at]  or 360-203-2938.  For more information, visit


* Christ-centred Holy Yoga classes are offered several times during the week at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road in Saskatoon. These gentle/all level Holy Yoga classes create a space for relaxation and rest in simple prayer and movement. One-hour session are held 7 p.m. Mondays until Feb. 20; 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays until Feb. 21; 7 p.m. Thursdays until Feb. 23; and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays until Feb. 25. Cost is $64 for an eight-class session; $45 for a five-class flex pass; or $10 for a drop-in class. To register or for more information contact Diane Waldbillig: dianew [at] or call (306) 370-6682.


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

Ongoing programs at Queen’s House include:

  • CENTERING PRAYER: Monday evenings – 7 pm
  • HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm time – all are welcome!
  • * JOURNEY WITH SCRIPTURE: First Wednesday of the month, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • TAIZE PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY –Second Tuesday/month, Feb. 14 - 8 p.m.
  • DAY AWAY with Gisele Bauche – Second Wednesday of the month, Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - $25 includes lunch
  • 24-HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 4th Monday/month, from 12:00 noon to Tuesday 12:00 noon.
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 7 a.m.
  • WOMEN in MINISTRY LUNCHEONS: One Friday a month from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm –Feb. 10


* THE PSALMS: Prayers Ancient and Modern: with Dr. Walter Klaassen. When: Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:30 pm on January 15, 22, 29 and February 5.  Cost: $10 / session or $40 for the series. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


* THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY WOMAN: 8 Things to Quit to Change Your Life! An 8-session 4-evening series facilitated by Dianne Mantyka on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on February 6, 13, 20 and March 6.  Cost: $95. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


SCIENCE & SPIRITALITY TODAY: Revealing an Amazing World: with Sr. Judy Schachtel, Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm:  February 7, 14, 21, 28. Cost:  $10 per session. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.



   Saturday, February 25: Action Centre (8, 9, 1: Gut)        9:30 am - 3:30 pm

   Saturday, March 25:     Thinking Centre (5, 6, 7: Head)  9:30 am - 3:30 pm

   Saturday, April 29:        Feeling Centre (2, 3, 4: Heart)   9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost:   $95 per session or $260 for all 3 sessions. Includes lunch. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: Be Still and Know:  with Bishop Gerry Wiesner & Dianne Mantyka, from Sunday, March 12 at 6:30 pm until Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00 pm. Cost:  Live-in only: $345. (includes facilitation, meals, accommodation, spiritual direction). Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


MOVING TO HIGHER GROUND: Conversations in a New Key - with Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers, Saturdays: January 21, March 11, April 8 (9:30 am to 3:30 pm); Wednesdays: February 8 & 22, March 22 and April 19 (7:00 pm to 9:15 pm) Cost is $280. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


INNER PEACE IN DIVINE LOVE: A Spiritual Retreat in Daily Life: 18th Annotation of St. Ignatius of Loyola with Dianne Mantyka, five evenings: January 29, February 2, 9, 16 and 26 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Cost is $195. This offering is limited to 8 participants. Register by January 20. 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 Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm through Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 pm. Call Sarah at 306-717-3707 for information & to register.  Cost is $390 (program, bedroom, meals). Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES: with Sarah Donnelly Tuesday, February 14, 5:30 pm supper; 6:30 - 9:00 pm workshop. Workshop - $25 and supper - $14. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


HAPPINESS: REFLECTIONS FOR A WINTRY DAY: with Linda Labelle 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Cost: $55 - includes lunch. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916


TRIUMPH RETREAT: Freedom Through Healing:  $1,395 includes program, meals, facility & room, from Friday, February 17 at 6:00 pm until Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916.


SPIRITUAL FORMATION DAYS: as part of Spiritual Direction Formation are Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, call (306) 242-1916. Upcoming sessions include:

            THE HEALING POWER OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE with Sr. Maureen Conroy Friday, Jan. 20 from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $55 includes lunch. This is a great presentation and is intended for all who are interested!

            • SLOW DOWN, BREATHE, BE FREE! Relieving Stress with Meditation & Prayer with Sr. Maureen Conroy, Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $55 includes lunch.

            • SUPERVISION: GROWING IN SELF-AWARENESS AND FREEDOM: with Sr. Maureen Conroy, Sunday, Jan. 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $75 includes lunch.   This session is designed for those providing spiritual care.

            • 12 STEP SPIRITUALITY with Brad Bodnarchuk, Saturday, Feb. 18. Cost: $40 includes lunch.

            • IGNATIAN SPIRITUALTY with Linda Labelle, Saturday, March 18. Cost: $40 includes lunch.

            • ECUMNISM: Opening Spiritual Doors with Archbishop Donald Bolen, Saturday, April 8. Cost: $40 includes lunch.

            • FIRST NATIONS SPIRITUALITY with Bishop Sylvain Lavoie and Harry Lafond, May 13. Cost: $40 includes lunch.


* JOB OPPORTUNITY – Development Officer (half time) for Queen’s House:

Queen’s House was established in 1958 as a ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI Lacombe Canada) to serve our community. Queen’s House is presently seeking a Development Officer. We invite applications for a half time position. The development officer will work collaboratively with the director, administrative team, staff and Board to successfully implement the mission and ministry of Queen’s House which includes being a welcome presence to the many faces of our community. Responsibilities include (but not limited to): strengthening donor, volunteer and stakeholder commitments in the service of Queen’s House community; planning and executing events for Queen’s House that include the Spring Fling Lottery, Oblate Scramble Golf Tournament, Bike-A-Thon and Gala Dinner, special donor events, campaign launches, celebrations and recognition events, planned giving and grant writing. Working collaboratively to secure sponsorships, encourage and promote volunteer participation, promote, enhance and extend donor relationships and encourage the culture of philanthropy within and beyond our community. Preferences: an undergraduate degree or post-secondary education and equivalent experience; previous experience in event planning and management in a non-profit fundraising environment is an asset; demonstrated skills and abilities in planning and organization and in all forms of communication, knowledge and use of technology, social media and information gathering and sharing; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; dedication, commitment and respect for faith and spiritual interests and endeavors. Terms of Employment: 20 hours per week with flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as scheduling and event needs require. Salary is commensurate with OMI guidelines. Start date is March 1, 2017. Submit resume with references by January 30, 2017 to Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, Attention – Mr. Brendan Bitz, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon SK, S7M 0C9, (306) 242-1916 director [at]



A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” is being 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 short videos – one focused on Palliative Care at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon and the other on Care for the Elderly at Mont St. Joseph in Prince Albert – can now be found online at:  or for more information call the diocesan communications: (306) 659-5844 or communications [at]


Ultimate Mario kart tournament


Come and support the University of Saskatchewan Students for Life Club!


Friday January 21st 7:00pm at Bartari Gaming Bar on 20th and Avenue E. 

Come and show your skills and put them to the test against other players to win fabulous prizes!

1st place - $150 Best Buy gift card

2nd place - 3 admit one's to cineplex ($50 value)

3rd place - $40 Coop gift card

4th place- $20 Coop gift card

5th place - $10 Tim horton's gift card


Tickets cost $15 to purchase.

Purchase tickets online through the facebook event using PayPal!

Go to the University of Saskatchewan Students for Life Club's event page and select the Mario Kart Tournament. Click the tickets tab and pay through PayPal and you're in! 


If you have any questions email Thomas Sturgeon at tjs267 [at]



ATTENTION WOMEN & MOTHERS OF ALL AGES!!! TIME OUT FOR MOMS will be running new sessions beginning Wednesday January 25th. Looking for a group where you can find Catholic fellowship and meet other women? Mom's, do you want a break from the kids every week where you can sit, visit, eat breakfast, and grow in your faith? We meet Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 at Holy Family Cathedral (123 Nelson Rd). All women are invited to attend. For questions or more information please contact: registrar [at] We are also looking for volunteer caregivers to watch the children while the moms meet. If you are interested in this awesome volunteer opportunity you can contact the email above or call Andi Early at 306-373-3393.


* An Annual General Meeting for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon will be held 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Everyone is welcome to attend.


* Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017:

Reconciliation – The love of Christ compels us(2 Corinthians 5:14-20). The schedule of events in Saskatoon Jan. 22 to Jan. 29 includes

  • Opening Service – 3 p.m. Sunday Jan. 22 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 812 Preston Avenue, with preacher Dr. Darren Dahl.
  • Morning Service Monday, Jan. 23, 7:00 a.m. at Grosvenor Park United Church, 407 Cumberland Ave. S.
  • Morning Service Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1636 Acadia Drive
  • Singing Into Unity – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Christ Church Anglican, 515-28th Street West
  • Morning Prayer Service - Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 419 Ave E. N.
  • Morning Service Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street
  • Service and Luncheon – 12:00 noon liturgy, 12:30 p.m. lunch, Thursday, Jan. 26 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West
  • De Margerie Lecture – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, with Dr. Dirk G. Lange, addressing the theme Reformation Today: From Conflict to Communion, Together in Hope. Please contact Gertrude Rompré: 966-8929 or grompre [at] [at]" rel="nofollow">grompre [at]<mailto:grompre [at] for more information. All are welcome to attend this free public lecture.
  • Morning Service Friday, Jan. 27 at the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the Dormition of the Blessed Mother of God, 120-105 Street West
  • De Margerie Series on Christian Unity and Reconciliation Public Workshop – 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Dr. Dirk G. Lange presents: Remembering a Story: A look at key ecumenical statements connected to the joint commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.
  • De Margerie Series on Christian Unity and Reconciliation Public Workshop – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Dr. Dirk G. Lange presents: Spiritual Ecumenism: A look at the document “From Conflict to Communion.”
  • Closing Service – 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 with preacher Rev. Dr. Dirk Lange at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive

* Find Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity online at: or for more information contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism at (306) 653-1633 or admin [at] or see the website at


* St. Philip Neri Parish is starting an Alpha course on Mondays January 16th, 2017 for 20 weeks. Please register at St. Philip Neri Parish at 306-343-0325 or office [at]


Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre will be having volunteer training in the New Year. Tuesdays January 17 and 24 from 9:30 until 3:30. Please call Tracy or Cathy to register; 306-665-7550. Cost: $30 for training materials. Lunch will be provided the first and last days.


How would you like to “go to Hawaii” and help improve marriages all in one evening? Serena Saskatchewan, a natural family planning service, invites you to a Hawaiian Gala Fundraiser Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5:00-8:30pm at St. Anne’s Parish hall in Saskatoon, which will include a catered banquet, silent auction, 50/50 draw, entertainment by Hula Hoopster Karla Kloeble, wine toss, photo booth, pay a dime to be first in line (bring pocket change to increase your odds of eating first). To reserve tickets ($100/ticket, you will receive a tax receipt for $60), please call/text 306-934-8223 or email sask [at] Dress code = Hawaiian. Reserve tickets by January 14th. (For more information about Serena see the website at: )


Saskatoon Community Foundation - 2017 Quality of Life Grants

The Saskatoon Community Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Quality of Life Grants Program for 2017 for Canadian registered charities. The focus of these grants includes:

1. A Focus on the Early Years - In 2017, Saskatoon Community Foundation grants will continue to focus on early childhood, especially the "First 2000 Days of Life." While all applications will be considered and a wide range of grants will be made in all of our traditional focus areas, special preference will be given to projects that have an impact on the lives of our youngest citizens.

2. School-Based Projects - In order to ensure that school-based projects are in fact desired by the school systems in which they take place, starting in 2015, any application for a school-based project must be accompanied by a letter of support from the relevant school division. (There is a place to upload the letters in the online application.)

The complete Granting Policy, eligibility requirements, and the application process is available online:

If you need any assistance contact Don Ewles, Grants and Communications Manager, at 306-665-1767 or don.ewles [at] Please note that the Letter of Intent must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2017.


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* Considering engagement or marriage? Check out Catholic Marriage Preparation options in our community, which are posted on the diocesan website at:  Upcoming opportunities include:

  • Engaged to be married? Congratulations! There is still time to register for a Jan. 20-22, 2017 Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend in Moose Jaw, SK. For more information or to register go to and click on "Regina" or call Stella and Ron Anderson at (306)-596-2951.A Wedding is a Day. A Marriage is a Lifetime! Spend the weekend with us to assist you in preparing for a lifetime of marital love!
  • In the diocese of Saskatoon, Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK. Find more information or register online at or contact Heather and Craig Stomp at (306) 682-3326. Weekend organizers are Lynn and Wanda Freistadt: (306) 373-8607. The next Engaged Encounter weekend at Muenster will be held April 21-23, 2017. An Engaged Encounter Weekend gives couples planning marriage the opportunity to dialogue honestly and intensively about their future lives together. The weekend is designed to deepen and enrich relationships with one another, God, the Church and the World. Couples are given opportunities to learn more about one another as they engage in deep and meaningful discussions about all aspects of married life.
  • A Marriage Preparation Course is offered through Holy Spirit parish. This program is intended not only for engaged couples but also for couples considering engagement and marriage. Please contact Nicole and Todd Gursky at 306-477-1088 or ngursky [at], or the parish office at 306-374-1425 for information and to register. The next six-week session begins on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.
  • The Marriage Preparation course at St. Philip Neri parish, 1902 Munroe Ave. (at Taylor Street E.) in Saskatoon is designed for those who are engaged, or planning to be married. Register by contacting Shirley Hyshka at s.hyshka [at] or 306-343-0325. The next Marriage Preparation course at St. Philip will take place March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on four Sunday afternoons.
  • Catholic Family Services in Saskatoon offers weekend workshops in marriage preparation designed to help couples learn to better communicate feelings and ideas on relationship issues. They are held at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon and run three times per year. Cost is $225/couple. Weekends run 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays/ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Upcoming dates for CFS Marriage Preparation weekends ate Feb. 24-25, 2017 or April 21-22, 2017. For more information or registration, contact Doreen Babin at Catholic Family Services at 244-7773 or staff [at]

* The Alpha Course is being offered at Holy Spirit Parish in Saskatoon starting January 17th.   Each evening begins at 6:30 pm with a meal followed by a video and small group discussion.  Who is the Alpha Course for? Everyone! If you are between the ages of 16 and 96 - please join us! Call 306-374-1425 and ask for Sharon or Celena. You can also email either sharon [at]  or celena [at]


EMERGE: August 21-25th, 2017 – Leaders are needed for Emerge, a new camp for students entering grade 8 that will be run by a team of high school and university students (current Grade 10+) trained and overseen by the Youth Ministry Office in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. We are seeking the next generation of disciples to emerge and change the world! E-mail youthmin [at] scan QR code at the right) to apply to be a leader. Deadline for prospective leaders to apply is January 15, 2017.


TRIUMPH: FREEDOM THROUGH HEALING – will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 to 2 pm Sunday, Feb. 26, facilitated by Jerry and Donna Kristian at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. To register or for more information call Queen’s House (306) 242-1916 or visit the website at: This is a nine-day Christ-centered journey of inner healing and discovery fueled by the transforming power of God's merciful love, rooted in Scripture, tradition and prayer; anchored by the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux, equipping and empowering people with the tools needed to make noticeable and lasting changes in their lives – a path to true freedom through healing in Christ.


St. Angela Merici Residence is seeking an Administrative Assistant. St. Angela Merici Residence is a retirement home for the Ursuline Sisters of Prelate. We are an entity that is continually changing with the needs of the community and the residents. We are currently seeking a part-time Microsoft Office/Excel Savvy Administrative Assistant to provide administrative, secretarial and clerical support to the leadership team.  The successful candidate loves working with seniors, has excellent interpersonal skills and interacts with all in a professional, friendly and welcoming manner.  This person is very organized, able to prioritize tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.  Education and Experience

  • Business college training an advantage
  • Previous office experience desired
  • Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent

Salary is dependent on skills and experience. Contact: Theresa Winterhalt Phone: 306-242-5566  or Email: stangmerici [at]


*Warm coats needed - Winter is on its way, and once again the diocesan Restorative Ministry office is seeking men’s winter coats (especially large, extra large and up), as part of outreach to men at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre who are released back into the community during the winter months. Please drop off donations at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or contact Dianne at (306) 659-5845.)


Tired of the cold? Dreaming of white sands, palm trees, green grass, and walking outside without a coat? Come to the St. Augustine Parish Tropical Getaway and Fun(d)-Raiser!!

Sunday, February 5 from 5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Augustine School Gym, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, featuring a sumptuous dinner, dessert auction, wine rack raffle, 50/50 draw, bucket raffle, and Dutch Auction. Tickets are $40.00 each. Only 150 tickets will be sold! Tickets are also available from the St. Augustine Parish Office: (306) 373-3453.



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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