Saskatoon RC Diocese

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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, June 19, 2016, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day as Treaty people blessed with many cultures and traditions, may we seek to overcome barriers to reconciliation in our communities, we pray to the Lord....

1.         Help us repair any harm we have done to earth, air and water.   We pray to the Lord.


2.         May the miracle of growth open our eyes to the presence of God in all creation.   We pray to the Lord.

Food, Fun and Fellowship! Regina Catholic Engaged Encounter invites all engaged or married couples and their children to our summer barbecue.  Join us for a day of ‘Fun in the Sun’ on Saturday June 25 at the Regina Senior Citizens Centre, 2404 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK.   Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided starting at 11am.   Please bring a salad or dessert to share.  RSVP to Stella Juma-Anderson @ 306-596-2951 or eereginacc [at]   Don’t forget your sunscreen, bug spray, lawn chair, and outdoor activity gear - ball gloves, soccer ball, frisbees…and toys for the kids. If you have non-disposable picnic plates and cups to bring for your use - Mother Earth, and Pope Francis applaud you!  If it rains - no worries, we'll be indoors.


ATTENTION Women of the Diocese: Thanks to the generosity of our priests the blessing of our half-day retreats will continue on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. We continue to invite different priests to lead us.

Coffee -9:30 am - First meditation: 9:45 –Second Meditation: 10:45

Reconciliation will be available prior to the 12:10 mass. Free will offering.

See you and your friends July 9, August 13, and September 10.

Use the 5th Avenue Entrance.    Call Donna @ 306-341-9444 if you have any questions.


 Calling All Sionians

If you attended Our Lady of Sion Academy between 1962 and 1966, our 50th Anniversary Class Reunion is this summer on September 10, joining all former Sionians at the Annual Alumnae Brunch at Smiley’s Buffet on Sunday, Sept 11 from 10:30-1:00. For more information contact: Sharon Murza (Cooper) at 306-651-6323, Terry Miley (Chrusch) at 306-651-3133 or Donna Darbellay (Wraith) at 306-665-2003.


* Francophone Catholic Survey - An online survey is available to provide direction to Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens parish with its visioning for the next generation. The survey is open during the month of June to all Catholic francophones in the diocese of Saskatoon who are 16 years and older. Please access the survey at: Please feel free to share the survey with others. 


* Are you experiencing the pain of separation or divorce? You are not alone! Transitions is a 12-week diocesan program for anyone going through this painful experience. It helps participants to heal and find hope. A new 12-week session will begin the third week of September. For more information or to register, contact Sharon at (306) 659-5831 or e-mail foundations [at] Participants have told us that the best way to experience the healing journey of Transitions is to undertake it as a weekly program over 12 weeks, giving time to process and absorb the material, reflect, and undergo transformation. However, for some, a weekly journey is impossible (because of distance, job commitments, etc.) Therefore, this fall, Transitions will also be offered over two weekends, rather than over 12 weeks. For those who cannot make the weekly program, Transitions will be presented Sept.30/Oct. 1 and Oct. 21/22 (Friday evening; all day Saturday). Contact Sharon at 306-659-5831 or by e-mail: foundations [at]


Ignite 2016 - FacetoFace Ministries Catholic Summer Camp:

Ignite Saskatchewan: August 7th-12th, in Bruno, SKor

Ignite British Columbia: August 21st-26th, near Prince George, BC

For teens entering grade 9 through graduating grade 12, who are serious about growing in their faith. Ignite can literally change your life! Come for an amazing week filled with new friends, the sacraments, dynamic talks, music, fun, and more! For more information, please visit or contact the Ignite Camp Co-Director Vanessa Wilson at 403-894-1995 or ignite [at]


The Lay Formation Alumni Association presents:  ‘Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our Lives’,  featuring Fr. André Poilievere, Stan Tulnukuafe and members of Str8up Minitries,  on October 15th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  The cost is $35.00 for non-aulmni members, $30.00 for Parish Pastoral Council members, Social Justice Committee members and Lay Formation Alumni.  This event will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.  Registration deadline is Monday, October 10th.  To register and for more information, please visit  or call Gladys McElwee at 306-373-5434.


* Saskatchewan Knights Tour featuring the Trudel Family, with proceeds to go to the priorities of our Saskatchewan Bishops - this eight-city performance tour features the toe-tapping old-tyme fiddle, country & bluegrass/gospel music and family harmonies of the award-winning Trudel Family of Honeymoon, SK. Tour includes 7 p.m. performances:

  • July 24 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Prince Albert,
  • July 25 at Sacred Heart Church in Davidson,
  • July 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon,
  • July 27 at St. Joseph’s Church in North Battleford,
  • July 28 – TBA
  • July 29 at Holy Child Parish in Regina
  • July 30 at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre in Yorkton
  • July 31 at St. Augustine Church in Humboldt.

Tickets are $50 each and are available from your local Knights of Columbus council or at your local parish. Call 306) 665-7858 for more information. This is a fundraising endeavor by the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus for the Bishops of Saskatchewan.


* Family Life Conference - “The Name of God is Mercy”.  On June 30- July 3rd, 2016, we invite you to join 500+ families (some 2,500 attendees) for the best Family Life Conference in North America!  We make this claim sincerely, because past speakers such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Fr. Larry Richards, etc., who speak at conferences world-wide, have told us so.  This years keynote speakers are Cardinal Thomas Collins, Fr. Patalinghug, Matthew Leonard and Stephen Carattini. Cardinal Collins, Archbishop Smith, Archbishop Pettipas and Bishop Bittman will be celebrating the weekday Masses. This conference is held at Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta – but is not to be confused with the annual pilgrimage to the site.  Many attending the Family Life Conference will camp for the weekend (included in the cost of the conference) and others commute.  There are activities for everyone, ages 3-103.  Call 780.961.3346 or check out  for details and registration


* Rock Your Roots: Walk for Reconciliation in Victoria Park, 17 St. W and Spadina Cres, Saskatoon June 22: Gather at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. walk, followed by a barbecue and entertainment. “Rock Your Roots” by  holding or wearing traditional symbols of your culture during the walk to show and share the diversity within our community. Registration is free to the public. Organizations are encouraged to bring signs to represent their group. Golf carts will be available for those unable to walk. All residential school survivors will be given a commemorative t-shirt. For more information visit or pphone (306) 244-2100.

* The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, SK is seeking an outgoing and engaging full-time (37.5 hours per week) Cathedral Administrator to become part of our parish ministry team. The Cathedral Administrator, reporting to the Pastor, will be responsible for the administration of operations, finances, staffing and strategic planning for the Cathedral of the Holy Family.

  • Individuals with a formal business education (certificate, diploma or degree) and demonstrated financial and personnel management experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous employment experience in a parish and theological formation, while not required, will be considered an asset.    
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Pastoral Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and application form to Patrick Clarke, Cathedral Administrator at pat [at] by midnight, Monday, July 11th, 2016. The position start date is September 1st, 2016.

More information at:


* Personal History Retreat - The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary are offering a Personal History  Retreat for young, single, Catholic men and women 19 years and older. Through reflection, writing and prayerful discernment, let yourself be led through a process of exploring your gifts, your dreams, your relationships and see how God is inviting you to move forward in discipleship and holiness.

Register now for this live-in;    cost (includes meals): $50.00

When: 7: 00 p.m. Tuesday August 23 to noon Thursday August 25 , 2016

Where: 851 University Drive, Saskatoon

Contact:  Sr. Lucie  306-244-0726  cell 306 260 0450      Email: sk.dhouse [at]


* 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, Sask.  - 15 minute walk from University of Saskatchewan, close to downtown. Taking registrations for September  2016. For more information contact : Sr. Lucie 306-244-0726   cell: 306 260 0450 Email sk.dhouse [at] (sk.dhouse [at] Website:


Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy this year: 

“God knows us as He intends us to be; His sons, His daughters, His friends. He knows that He has fitted us for Himself and that no other destiny for us will do. When He knows us as sinners and as unable to secure our own deliverance from our sins, He knows us as needing His mercy”. (Fr. John Dominic Corbett, OP, in “Magnificat Year of Mercy Companion”, Page 10)

For more information about the Jubilee of Mercy see the Vatican website at: or the diocesan website:


* Join Bishop Donald Bolen for A Pilgrimage Celebration at the Cathedral of the Holy Family for the Year of Mercy Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. The diocesan Holy Year of Mercy Committee invites parishioners, families, CWL, Knights of Columbus, and/or other groups from across our diocese to consider travelling by foot or by vehicle to our diocesan Cathedral for this pilgrimage event in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. We will gather behind St. Joseph High School at 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to walk together across the parking lot into the Cathedral and through the Holy Doors for Mass at 7 p.m. with Bishop Donald Bolen. Mass will be followed by adoration. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available. Everyone is welcome!

Holy Doors - Plenary Indulgence - St. Paul Co-Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon are among cathedrals around the world that have designated “Holy Doors of Mercy” for the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. As part of deepening the experience of God’s mercy, the faithful are invited to pass through the Holy Doors as an act of pilgrim prayer, in conjunction with celebrating the sacrament of reconciliation (confession), celebrating the Eucharist with a reflection on mercy, and praying for Pope Francis’ prayer intentions to obtain the special blessing of a plenary indulgence.


Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - Think About It:


Some people mistakenly believe that Catholics are required to do everything possible to stay alive as long as possible. But the Church does not require persons to accept interventions that they experience as overwhelming or too burdensome. Canadians have a right to refuse or withdraw consent to any type of care or treatment. To allow death to occur, recognizing the limits of medicine to cure or to improve function, isnoteuthanasia or assisted suicide.

Find information at: or contact the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in Saskatoon: (306) 659-5841.




* Ordination to the Order of Deacons: You are invited to attend the Ordination to the Diaconate of our diocesan seminarian Michael Yaremko at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, by Bishop Donald Bolen. This is another step on the journey to priesthood for Michael, who has been serving his pastoral internship at the cathedral this year. All are welcome to attend this joyful celebration. A reception will follow in the parish hall.


* NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP:  This is the 150th anniversary of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in entrusted to the Redemptorists in 1866 by Pope Pius IX, and being told to “make her known throughout the world.  Leading up to the Feast Day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on Monday June 27, a Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help will be held at St. Mary’s beginning on June 18 at the 7:00pm Saturday evening Mass and continuing each day until the 9:00am Sunday morning Mass on June 26.  On Monday, June 20, Tuesday, June 21, Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24 the Novena will be held each evening at 7:00pm with celebration of the Eucharist.  On Wednesday, June 22 at 7:15pm the Novena will be included during Mass with the usual devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.  The Novena will also be included in the 7:00pm Mass on Saturday, June 25.  At the conclusion of the Novena on Sunday, June 26, there will be coffee and muffins after the 9:00am Mass.


Library closed in the summer: The Msgr. Michael Koch Resource Centre at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd Floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon will be closed for the summer. Please return any resource or library items you may have at home.


* Rock the Mount 2016 – “Putting on the Whole Armour of God – A Medieval Festival of Faith” will be held 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 23, 2016 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine, Carmel, SK, about 55 minutes east of Saskatoon. The day features medieval games, drama presentations, and 5 p.m. Mass with Bishop Don Bolen. Bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and umbrellas. There is a food booth on site, or bring a picnic. Guest speaker is Matt Nelson, and musical guests are “The Trudels” and “Brad Johner and the Johner Boys”. There is no fee to attend Rock the Mount, an event for youth and families and all those interested in attending. Donations are much appreciated to offset costs. For more information about Rock the Mount contact Emily Hill at (306) 231-6011 or emilyhill [at]  or see


17th Annual Pilgrimage at the Pro-Life Millennium Cross, Sunday, August 28, 2016 beginning at 3:00 p.m. - Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Location: 10 km N.E. of Aberdeen, SK on Highway #41. Guest Speaker: Rev. Father Jeffrey Stephaniuk, Editor, "Saskatchewan Choose Life News". A Living Rosary is celebrated along with other prayers.  Visit the Pro-Life information tables. Food and beverages available. Bring your rosary and chairs. "Praying for the Sanctity of Life".  Keep Life Sacred!


The Western Conference for Liturgy (WCL) presents: Those Who Sing Pray TwiceA Second Glance at Chant in the Liturgy, an opportunity to discover the soul and the “beauty ever ancient, ever new” of the sung liturgy.  Held Friday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 22, at Corpus Christi Church, 2707 34th St. NW, Edmonton.  The presenter, Lowell A. Davis, is the founder and conductor of the St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant (  Participants will learn:  the basic skills to introduce or enhance chant in pastoral liturgy, a ‘canon’ of classical chant repertoire, English Propers, a chant Mass ordinary and the Roman Missal Dialogues. For further information on fees, registration, conference schedule and hotel accommodation, please visit


Blumenfeld Church: Summer Masses will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church at Blumenfeld, SK. on July 17 and Aug. 21 with tours of the historic church also offered from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays during the summer months.

* Thinking about Separation or Divorce?  Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce?  Do you know how to save that marriage? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vie) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health and re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. For confidential information about or to register for the September 16-18, 2016 weekend in Saskatoon, call Wendy or Fritz at (306) 652-7155 or email retrouvaille [at]    


Save the date!  Newman Centre willing be having an Anniversary coffeehouse, celebrating 90 years of Newman on the University of Saskatchewan campus, on Saturday, Sept. 17 in the STM Auditorium. If you are interested in more details, please contact Michael in St. Thomas More Campus Ministry at 306-966-8931.


* EVENING ROSARY ON THE STEPS As a public witness to the power of prayer we will be praying the rosary on the front steps of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.  Join us as we pray for the church, the world and our own personal intentions.  In case of inclement weather, we will move inside the church.


* Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic.  Celebrities set to support the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health located in St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon. Andrea Menard, Willie Desjardins, Bryan Trottier and George Reed will participate in the annual Golf for Prostate Health, July 19th at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links.  For more information and to register for either the golf tournament or the banquet please visit  or call Murray Hill, Volunteer Committee Chair (306) 260-0088


Organ to give away.  St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vanscoy, is looking to move out the old key-board organ they have.  It's a Yamaha, two key-board.  It has a few issues, but is still playable and it's free for the taking, if anyone is interested.  Please call Lorraine Lensen at 306-933-2417 to arrange for pick up.


Consider JOY! Justice and Outreach Year of Formation: JOY is a new 11-month, hands-on diocesan program in servant leadership, centered on Catholic Social Teaching, that will run once a month from September to June. JOY includes Friday evening spiritual formation followed by Saturday experiences in the field, gaining practical insights into service and outreach related to themes such as human dignity, refugees, Indigenous/Métis experience, anti-poverty, economic justice, health/elder care, hunger and food, restorative justice, and youth/family. JOY application deadline is June 24 for the program starting in September 2016. For more information contact Kate O’Gorman at (306) 659-5847 or e-mail: joy [at]  or see:


* “Ecumenism of the Future: Resources? Challenges?” You are invited to a panel discussion on these questions 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Mayfair United Church, 902-33rd Street West, Saskatoon with panelists The Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell, Moderator of the United Church of Canada; The Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, President of the Canadian Council of Churches; and Most Rev. Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon and a member of the Pontifical Council for Promotion of Christian Unity. Coffee and dessert to follow. For information contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, (306) 653-1633 or admin [at] or visit the website at


* The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism presents a Public Lecture by Dr. Michael Kinnamon, former general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and author of The Ecumenical Movement and of A Light to the Nations. This public event will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon. Wine and Cheese reception to follow. For more information contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, (306) 653-1633 or admin [at] or visit the website at


Gala Banquet – “Eat, Drink and be Ecumenical” – will be held Thursday, June 23 at the German Cultural Centre, 160 Cartwright Street East, Saskatoon, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Program at 7:45 p.m.; silent auction throughout the evening and entertainment by Wires and Wood. Tickets: $50. Contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, (306) 653-1633 or admin [at] or visit the website at


Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage and Tour, Star of the New Evangelization, with Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, February 2-11, 2017.  For information and registration, please call Marlene, 306-262-1647 or see the poster on the eparchy website:  Please call early, space is limited.


Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation asks:  Do You Have An E-Mail Address?

Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato Si' calls us to care for creation, human ecology, and natural ecology. How can we be a part of caring for our common home? One small way is to help the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation to reduce the use of paper and the cost of printing and mailing. By providing us with your email address we can email your annual tax receipt; send you thank you messages for your generosity; and share key messages from Bishop Don Bolen. If you are interested, please e-mail your name and address to hzimmer [at] (please note corrected e-mail address!) or call 306-659-5850


Response to the Wildfire in Fort McMurray – Please continue to pray for the people of Fort McMurray, and for all those in security, firefighting and public service who are responding to the wildfires and providing assistance to some 70,000 who have been evacuated. The government of Canada will match personal donations to the Canadian Red Cross for Fort McMurray disaster relief. Donations may also be made to the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Paul. Bishop Paul Terrio confirms that one-half of any contributions to the diocese will be to assist the Catholic parishes and parishioners of Fort McMurray, while the other half will be forwarded to the Fort McMurray Ministerial Association for ecumenical assistance to those who have lost homes and jobs. Cheques to Diocèse de St-Paul / Diocese of St. Paul can be dropped into your parish collection or mailed directly to Financial Officer, Diocese of St. Paul, 4410 - 51st Avenue, St. Paul, AB, T0A 3A2


New hymnal underway - The work on a new national hymnal for the English sector of the Canadian Catholic Church has started. The Hymnal Committee is inviting all those who wish to have their music considered for the hymnal, and/or who are using music that has not yet been approved, to send it to the National Liturgy Office of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops via e-mail to: nlo [at]


Notice of Revision - Ministry to Tourism has announced a change in its October-November 2016 travel programs to Spain & Portugal. The exclusive small party arrangement of quality time, Nov 8-12 at Santiago de Compostela & Fatima continues during the Holy Year of Mercy. However, before or afterwards several new land options from C$1,949.00 and a Douro River cruise are offered but now with very limited availability. Contact: Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism call 306-244-3747 or e-mail  kleiter [at]  or see


The One Rock Festival of Faith Catholic Festival for youth and families, young adults and teachers will be held Aug. 12, 13, 14 at Highway 22, Redwood Meadows, near Calgary, AB. Includes catechesis sessions, sacraments, music, Eucharistic Adoration, camping and much more. In this Year of Mercy and World Youth Day, One Rock will share WYD's theme: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Matthew 5:7) Early bird price until May 29: $25 single or $60 family weekend passes. For tickets more information about One Rock contact 403-218-5548 or email info [at]


Cana Continues! Consider enrolling in Family Camp this summer, Aug. 7-13, with Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. Experience “families evangelizing families” in nature with the beautiful Eastern spirituality. Held at St. Michael’s Camp, Madge Lake, this family camp is based on the Madonna House Cana Colony. Optimize the experience of renewed unity within the family by getting unplugged, letting go of distractions and allowing God to respond. Registration begins in January 2016. Find details online at  or for more info contact Deborah Larmour, Family and Life Office Director for the Eparchy of Saskatoon at (306)244-7719 or e-mail: ucfamilylifeoffice [at]


Facing the threat of physician-assisted suicide - As our country faces the moral and social threat of physician-assisted suicide, you are invited to call upon federal, provincial and territorial legislators to defend and protect the lives of all, to renew efforts to guarantee accessible home care and palliative care, and to protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers and agencies refusing to be part of euthanasia and assisted suicide. To share your concerns with your legislators, visit


Queen’s House of Retreats

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 - 7pm
  • HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm time – all are welcome!
  • TAIZE PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2nd Tuesday/month - 8 pm
  • DAY AWAY – Gisele Bauche - 2nd Wednesday each month - $25 includes lunch – September 14
  • 24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 4th Monday/month, Monday, June 27 from 12:00 noon to Tuesday, June 28 12:00 noon
  • JOURNEY WITH SCRIPTURE: 1st Wed. Fr Paul Fachet- $25 includes lunch–– October 5


SPIRITUAL FORMATION DAYS: as part of Spiritual Direction Formation; Times:  Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Call (306) 242-1916. $40 per session includes registration, refreshments and lunch.

  • July 9     - Biblical Spirituality: Spirituality of the Psalms – Bishop G. Wiesner & G. Bauche

Cost: $40 per session includes registration, refreshments and lunch.


* SACRED IN THE CITY - with Margaret Silf 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Commuter: $65; Commuter-plus: $85; Live-in: $135. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Call (306) 242-1916.


The Other Side of Chaos – Breaking through when life is breaking down - with Margaret Silf from 7 p.m. Friday, July 1 until Sunday, July 3 after lunch. Commuter: $130; Commuter-plus: $165; Live-in: $275. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Call (306) 242-1916.


SUMMER STILLNESS with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, beginning 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 11 with supper until Thursday, July 14 after lunch. Cost: Commuter: $200; Commuter-plus: $260; Live-in: $400. Includes Monday Evening Presentation, July 11: “Moral Loneliness the Congenital Ache of a Soulmate” (available as a session on its own with supper $30, or presentation only $15). Tuesday-Thursday theme: “Celebrating the Year of Mercy – From Paranoia to Metanoia.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  BROTHERS KEEPER BREAKFAST: Second Tuesday of each month. Next gathering will be July 12th from 7 am till 8 am followed by breakfast and fellowship.


ICONOGRAPHY RETREAT: with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche; Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2016. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Call (306) 242-1916.


Silent Directed Retreat with Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI and Dianne Mantyka will be held from 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Cost (live-in only) is $715, which includes registration, meals, room and spiritual direction. For more information or to register call (306) 242-1916 or E-mail receptionist [at] or see the website at


“The triumph Freedom Through Healing” program, facilitated by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon from July 29 to August 7, 2016. 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.



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

Saturday, June 25 - 7:30pm

 Sunday, July 10 (Annual Pilgrimage), please watch for a Schedule of Events at a later date.

 Saturday, July 30 - 7:30pm

 Saturday, August 13 - 7:30pm

 Saturday, August 27 - 7:30pm

 Saturday, September 10 - 7:30pm

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


Opportunity for young women in Regina: The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary have a house on Pells Drive, a quick fifteen or twenty minute walk to the University of Regina.  We welcome young women who are looking for room and board.  Residents have enjoyed our meals, our company, our support and a place that responds to their need for quiet and study. For more information please contact: Sister Emma Rousseau, 5 Pells Drive, Regina, Sk. S4S 4S8; Phone: (306) 584-3652; E-mail: erousseau03 [at]