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DIOCESAN BULLETIN ANNUNCEMENTS – Aug. 20, 2015

Creating Parish Cultures of Generosity conference - Sept. 11-12 in Saskatoon – registration will remain open up to and including August 28th, 2015. All parishes are encouraged to send two or three representatives. This is an opportunity to learn how to create a comprehensive development strategy and steps to lasting cultural change of generosity within a parish.  REGISTER TODAY!  Creating Cultures of Parish Generosity, is a top-notch, two-day stewardship conference that is open to all, Sept. 11-12, 2015 at the Cathedral of Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. This event will provide pertinent, concrete information on giving, fundraising, and Catholic theology about money and generosity. Fee is $85 for both days, or $45 for only one day. Register online: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1731808 or contact Jocelyne Hamoline at jhamoline [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca or call (306) 659-5849. Find more information at: http://www.dscatholicfoundation.ca/creating-cultures-parish-generosity


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 18-20, 2015 Retrouvaille weekend in Saskatoon, call Wendy or Fritz at (306) 652-7155 or email retrouvaille [at] sasktel.net   

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A Retirement Celebration Tea will be held in honour of Mary Comeault, a long-time member of the diocesan Christian Initiation and Catechetics team (formerly known as Rural Catechetics.) The tea will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Bishop Pocock Room at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. All are welcome to attend!

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Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuck Drive, Saskatoon. The rhythm of the Contemplative Mass is a gentle , steady flow, marked by 20 minutes of silence after Communion. It is designated to allow space for reflection and recognition of the intimate presence of Christ who comes to us through scripture and the Eucharist. Silence within this form of worship can feel uncomfortable or awkward, especially when experienced for the first time. We encourage you to relax and rest in the abiding presence of Christ. 

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From Mourning to Dawn, the diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers is hosting their 8-week fall session, beginning on September 15, 2015. Facilitators, who have experienced the loss of their marriage partner, engage with participants on an 8-week journey of transformation and healing, offering support and encouragement for bereaved spouses. This program is open to participants who have been widows/widowers between 2 months and 2 years. Sessions are held on 8 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning  September 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road). The cost is $25.  Contact Elan at 306-679-7717 or e-mail: cic.elan [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com 

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Cathedral Series 2015: Pope Francis' Vision on Care for our Common HomeJoin Sr. Judy Schactel, SMS, and Dr. Chris Hrynkow for a timely exploration of Pope Francis' social encyclical, Laudato Si'- Explore Pope Francis' efforts to foster social, cultural and religious sustainability in our time during this three-session Cathedral Series to be held at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, Monday, Sept. 28, and Monday, Oct. 5. It is not necessary to pre-register. Attend one, two, or all three sessions! Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to make a free-will offering. For more information contact Sharon Powell of the diocesan Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together office at 306-659-5831 or foundations [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, Sept. 21 - 7 p.m. - Integral Ecology and Our Common Home - In Laudato Si' and through his other teachings and actions, Pope Francis has developed a view of the world that sees humans as existing in a series of intertwined relationship with self, neighbour, creation, and God. This session will unpack that view and explore some of its implications for the way people of faith think about life on this planet.
  • Monday, Sept. 28 - 7 p.m. - Contemporary Crises, Ecological Education, and Eco-SpiritualityPope Francis argues that the human family now faces interrelated social, ecological, and cultural crises. This session will look at both Francis' description of these challenges and the pope's suggested cures in the areas of ecological education and eco-spirituality.
  • Monday, Oct. 3 - 7 p.m. - The Gospel of Creation and Green Action - Laudato Si' offers a green reading of the joy and hope of the gospel as one of its key foundations for social and ecological action to heal a planetary community in trouble. This session will explore that foundation in conversation with a selection of the many practical recommendations for green living and political action that Francis presents in his first social encyclical.

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Columbus Bosco Homes Annual Corn Roast Fundraiser will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Farm School, 10 minutes NE 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.  Deadline for tickets is Sept 14, 2014.  

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CONFERENCE - “Restorative Justice: Building a Culture of Hope” We are all related. Oct. 1-3, 2015 in Saskatoon - Begins with a Public Lecture (reception to follow) 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon:

  • First Voice: Adam Gervais, who was the victim of an unprovoked violent assault that left him in a coma for two months and resulted in permanent brain injury.
  • Public Address: Bishop Gary Gordon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria, BC, who is involved nationally in promoting restorative justice.

The Restorative Justice Conference itself has three parts:

  1. PART ONE - Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - workshops, media event and panel discussion at Queen's House Retreat and Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK. Schedule: Begins with lunch and registration, followed by concurrent workshops on restorative justice, a media event/ press release, and a panel discussion entitled: "Hope: When Those We Love Are Harmed, Go Missing, And Found Murdered." The panel will include Senator Lillian Dyck, Bishop Gary Gordon, Rev. Brian Rude and Ms Carole Wolfe.
  2. PART TWO - Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Public lecture and webcast with Bishop Gary Gordon and three respondents, streamed in from across Canada at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK.
  3.  PART THREE - Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Workshops, lectures and lunch at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatchewan, with concurrent workshops on restorative justice, a lecture by Rev. Brian Rude, Lunch at Choices, and a public address "Restorative Justice for Aboriginal Peoples" by Judge Steven Point, former lieutenant-governor of British Columbia.

This Restorative Justice Conference is co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, the Micah Mission, the Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, the Lutheran Synod and St. Thomas More College. Participants: Those interested in restorative justice including Indigenous peoples, those working in the criminal justice system, students, restorative justice practioners, representatives of faith communities and anyone else with an interest. Registration cost is $35. Student registration is free through the generosity of donors, but students must still pre-register. The registration deadline is Sept. 22, 2015. To register for the Conference go to the website at: https://stmcollege.abilafundraisingonline.com/conference-restorativejustice or for information contact Gertrude Rompré at (306) 966-8929 or grompre [at] stmcollege.ca

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Rosary on the Steps – join St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral parish community as a public witness to the power of prayer, by praying the rosary on the front steps of the church at 720 Spadina Crescent in Saskatoon every Thursday evening in August and September, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Christocentric Exegesis in the Church Fathers - A public lecture by Rev. Dr. Joel Elowsky, Sunday, August 30, 7 pm at Circle Drive Alliance Church, 3035 Preston Avenue South, Saskatoon.  All are welcome. Dr. Elowsky is professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He is also a specialist in the Evangelical interpretation of ancient Christian writings. The Church Fathers are an interesting and challenging topic for Evangelicals who wish to adhere to the Reformation principle of "scripture alone". How are Evangelicals to account for the development of core Christian doctrines in the first centuries after the New Testament witness? The post-apostolic church looked to scripture to answer questions about Jesus, his divinity and humanity, and his relationship to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Dr. Elowsky will help us to understand what Evangelicals can retrieve from the Church Fathers in the formation of a Christology faithful to the New Testament. Dr. Elowsky served as Operations Manager/Research Director for the 29 volume Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture from 2000-2010 which has been translated into at least 7 other languages. He is the volume editor for We Believe in the Holy Spirit in the Ancient Christian Doctrine series and has edited volumes on Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria in the Ancient Christian Texts series.

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Panel discussion with the International Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue Sept. 2 in Saskatoon. For the past five years, 14 theologians, pastors, and other leaders from Brazil, the Philippines, Guatemala, Kenya, Spain, Italy, Germany, the USA, and Canada have been discussing challenging issues that have divided Catholics and Evangelicals. Appointed by the World Evangelical Alliance and the Vatican, these 14 leaders will be visiting Saskatoon in early September. Come meet the dialogue members and learn about the progress of relations in other parts of the world. There will be a panel discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 7 pm at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. All are welcome.

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City Deanery Meeting - Youth, young adults, parents, those involved in youth ministry, and all parishioners of the Saskatoon City Deanery are invited to the fall meeting on Sept. 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at St. Mary's Parish, 211 Ave O South. This meeting will focus on engaging the youth in our parishes. There will be time to learn about and discuss current youth initiatives as well as an opportunity to share ideas about possibilities for the future. Pope Emeritus Benedict wrote, "dear young people, the Church depends on you... Your presence renews, rejuvenates and gives new energy to the Church." With these words in mind, please join us as we come together to discuss how to best serve the young people of our parishes. If you have any questions regarding this upcoming meeting, please contact Joe Simonot at 306-343-6443.

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CELEBRATING CONSECRATED LIFE - The Knights of Columbus of Denis Mahoney Council #8215, invite you to celebrate with Bishop Donald Bolen ‘The Year of Consecrated Life.’ Come and meet those who have answered the call. A delicious steak supper will be catered with all the trimmings. The supper will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, with Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Supper at 6:00 p.m. with musical entertainment. Tickets are available from Andy Wilson (306) 249-0485 and Reg Bilodeau (306) 373-5931. Cost: $25. Proceeds will be directed toward diocesan vocational efforts.

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A few things going on at Saskatoon Open Door Society:  

  •  Currently there is an Intercultural Seniors Activity Club, running Saturdays, 2-4pm at Meadowgreen House for All Nations (501 Avenue W South).  We have art, board games, and snacks for seniors and their families.  This is drop in and will run until August 29.
  • An EAL Book Club at the downtown library (311 23rd Street East) on Thursday, August 20 from 10:00-11:30am.  A librarian will help students to read a book and discuss it.  The book is First Women in Space.  Anyone can register.
  • Dynamic Grandparenting Workshop Tuesdays, September 15-October 13, 10am-12pm, at Saskatoon Open Door Society, 129 3rd Avenue North.   We will discuss communication, compassion, family and community harmony and intercultural human values.  Anyone can register, grandparents or parents.
  • A Bazaar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 14 from 11am-4pm at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral on 816 Spadina Cresent East.  We invite any artists or crafters to apply to join the Bazaar.  Tables are free.

To register for any of these programs or for more information, please contact Shannon at Open Door, 306-653-4464 ext 386, smason [at] sods.sk.ca

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Catholic Studies at St Thomas More College: The Catholic Studies Minor at STM provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Catholic thought and culture.  The centerpiece of the Catholic Studies Minor is CTST 200.3 (Introduction to Catholic Studies), which this year will focus on Catholic literature.  The course takes place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons of the Fall term, 2:30-3:50pm.  For more information, please visit, https://stmcollege.ca/study-here/classes-programs/minor-ctst.php, or contact Prof. Sarah Powrie atspowrie [at] stmcollege.ca

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HEALING SERVICE: Join us for a Eucharistic Celebration and healing service with Fr. Fernando Suarez on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral.  He is a Filipino priest, ordained to priesthood in Ottawa.  Recognizing the gift of healing, his Superiors at that time appointed him to start his healing ministry to share his gifts to others.  Fr. Frenando has been invited all over the world celebrating healing masses, rejoicing and witnessing in awe the healing power of Jesus flowing from the Eucharist.  He is now the priest founder of the Missionaries of Mary, Mother of the Poor, based in the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.  For more information, please phone St. Paul’s parish, 306-652-0033 or Mila at 306-664-3695 or email, estreldato [at] yahoo.com. The gravely-ill and wheelchair bound will have reserved seating at the front pews.  First come, first served.  For more info on Father Fernando Suarez, visit:  www.fatherfernando.com 

Fundraising Dinner and Talk with Father Fernando Suarez on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Bishop Mahoney Hall, basement of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral.  A fellowship, inspirational talk and to have photo opportunity.  Limited tickets are $20 each, to reserve, please phone Mila at 306-665-3695 or email etreldato [at] yahoo.com.  Visit the Facebook accounts: 2015 Healing Ministry of Father Fernando Suarez or the Filipino Catholic Community of Saskatoon.

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The 10th annual Compassionate Healers Mass will be held Tuesday Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dormition Ukrainian Catholic Parish, Saskatoon. Refreshments to follow.  Coming together as one community this special invitation is extended to: Medical Personnel, Spiritual Care, Volunteers, Parish Nurses, Men and Women Religious in Health Care Ministry, Ministry of Care Volunteers in Parishes and Health Care Facilities and Family Caregivers, Medical & Healthcare Students. The Eucharist will re-energize us in our professions and in our faith.  Bound by common beliefs, we share in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ throughout the diocese.

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Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) Conference - Mark your calendars for Oct. 19-20, 2015 for the 72nd CHAS Conference, to be held at the Prince Albert Inn in Prince Albert, SK. This year’s theme is “INSIDE OUT:  Spirituality and Quality in Health Care.” Keynote speakers will be Kenneth Pargament, PhD, and Sr. Mary Jean Ryan. Contact 306-655-5330, cath.health [at] sasktel.net  or visit www.chassk.ca  for more information.  

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Church Curling League - Do you need a new fall activity full of fun and fellowship….why not curling?  The Saskatoon Church Curling League wants you to consider joining us on Wednesday nights at 8:45 pm at the Granite Curling Club starting in October.  You can be a regular and play every week or join as a spare and play occasionally. For more information, please call Glade Penner at 306-955-1009 or email him at gppenner [at] sasktel.net

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Lay Formation – Apply today! Applications are now being accepted for the Lay Formation program starting in September. Are you longing to deepen your relationship with God? Do you want to enrich your prayer life and grow as a member of a Christian community?  Are you hungry to learn more about your faith? Consider Lay Formation! Held one weekend a month in Saskatoon from September to June. To apply, call (306) 659-5847 or e-mail: layform [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or see: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/layformation

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TRANSITIONS - The pain of divorce is often unbearable. What many people forget is that divorce is a fancy word masking what is truly a broken attachment between two people who once loved each other. If you have had to face this painful experience, and feel alone and helpless, we can help. Transitions is a rebuilding program for those living through separation or divorce, which is offered by the Diocese of Saskatoon twice a year. The evenings are facilitated by those who have already journeyed through this experience and have found some healing for themselves. The sessions are held Monday evenings for 11 weeks at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, beginning Monday, September 21, 2015. For more info or to register, contact Sharon at (306) 659-5831 or by email: foundations [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

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16th Annual Pilgrimage and Walk to the Pro-Life Millennium Cross will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. The 100-foot white steel cross is located 10 km northeast of Aberdeen, SK, on Highway #41. Guest speaker this year is Shawna Arnold, Fountain of Hope. A Living Rosary is celebrated during the afternoon, along with other prayers. Food and beverages are available – bring your rosary and chairs. Watch for details about the pilgrimage walk from Saskatoon that day. For more information about the Millennium Cross and the Pro-Life Pilgrimage, see: www.prolifemillenniumcross.ca

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Fund Raising Steak Night Supper for St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee will be held Thursday, September 24, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Sutherland Bar and Grill in Saskatoon. Tickets are $20/person. Steak, chicken or a veggie option is available. You must be 19 years if age or older to attend. There will be a Silent Auction, 50/50 tickets. This is a chance for you to have a fun night out with friends while helping raise funds for our refugee family that will be arriving soon. Tickets available by contacting a member of the St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee or Sheila Flory (306-931-8053) or Jackie Bantle (306-343-0573). We will also be selling tickets at St Philip Neri church after weekend masses in September.

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The Alpha Program is again being hosted at the Cathedral of the Holy Family starting September 22, 2015.  This is an eight week program that answers relevant topics about our Christian faith.  Some of the responses from the last session were: “made new friends,” “discovered a relationship with God through Jesus,” and “found new purpose for life.” For more information or to register online please visit the Cathedral of the Holy Family website http://holyfamilycathedral.ca/holyfamily-parish-life/alpha or contact Andy Korvemaker atandy [at] holyfamilycathedral.ca

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 SERENA Run for the Family - Are you looking for something fun for the whole family? Come join SERENA Saskatchewan for their fourth annual “Run for the Family” at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Saskatoon. Run or walk 1km, 3km, or 5km. Strollers are welcome. To register, visit www.runningroom.com. Register by August 12th to guarantee a free t-shirt; registration is open until September 10th. For more info, contact sask [at] serena.ca or call 306-934-8223.

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St. Thomas More Chapel on the University of Saskatchewan Campus - After breaking for summer, Sunday Masses at 11 am will resume on August 30, 2015, and Sunday Masses at 5 pm will resume Sept. 13. STM will continue to host the African Catholic Community for mass in the STM chapel at 2 pm on the first Sunday of every month.

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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] gmail.com

 

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Faith-based community experience for 19-35 year old single Catholic women. If you are 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., a 15-minute walk from University of Saskatchewan, close to downtown. Taking registrations for September 2015. For more information contact: Sr. Lucie Hamel at (306) 244-0726 or e-mail: sk.dhouse [at] gmail.com or visit the website at:  www.presentationofmary.ca

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Our Lady of Lourdes St. Laurent Shrine north of Saskatoon, off of Highway 11, near Duck Lake will celebrate Sept. 8 - Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Schedule includes:  6:30 p .m. to 7:30 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation; 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Marian prayer, rosary; 7:30 p.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist; 8:30 p.m. candlelight procession, followed by birthday cake and coffee at 9 p.m. (You are invited to bring a long-stemmed live rose in honour of Mary). Find more information on the website at: http://stlaurentshrine.com or call (306)467-4447.

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 STR8 UP – 10,000 Little Steps To Healing, 226 Avenue V South. Saskatoon SK, (306) 244-1771 or 306-229-8853 or www.str8-up.ca - Employment Project- The proposed project is intended to provide a 15-week employment and educational training opportunity for STR8 UP members.

How you can help:

  • Provide 4 hours of low entry job tasks for STR8 Members, once a week for 15 weeks. Example of low entry job tasks are: mowing lawns, washing windows, raking lawns etc. Please provide advance notice of one week of lead time.
  • Provide the necessary tools and equipment needed to complete the job.
  • If you are not able to provide low entry employment, tools or equipment please consider making a donation to our charity: 849289434RR0001.

What STR8 UP will provide:

  • STR8 UP Members will be supervised and mentored by STR8 UP staff during any employment placements at all times.
  • STR8 UP Members will be paid by STR8 UP but donations would be greatly appreciated in order to continue the transformative work we are engaged in.

If you feel that this is an initiative you or your organization or business can be a part of, please contact Alex Munoz at (306) 244-1771 or by e-mail at alex.munoz [at] usask.ca

 

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Become a Host Family for an international student attending one of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. We promise a compatible match, orientation and support, and a generous allowance. For more information, please contact Amy at gscs [at] canadahomestaynetwork.ca  or The Canada Homestay Network, 306-667-3825 ext. 2082 www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca/hosts.html

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 OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PILGRIMAGE & TOUR to Mexico City – Star of the New Evangelization will take place from Feb. 11 to Feb. 20, 2016 with Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. Prices for double occupancy are $2,400 per person. Basic price of pilgrimage and tour includes: return airfare from Saskatoon to Mexico City, flight cancellation insurance, hotel (9 nights), breakfasts and suppers served at the hotel, the services of an experienced English speaking local tour guide, transportation and day tours. A $100 deposit is required with registration (non refundable); with $1,000 required by Sept. 1, 2015.  Final payment of $1,300 required by Nov. 1, 2015. For registration form or further information, contact Marlene at (306) 262-1647.

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Have you ever thought of giving a year of your life in missionary service?  Pure Witness Ministries engages teams of Catholic men and women, eighteen years of age and older and trains them as missionaries to: proclaim the freedom, hope and joy that come from living pure lives for Christ, and to present the teachings of our Catholic faith to youth and families across Western Canada in dynamic ways that speak to this generation.  Pure Witness missionaries experience a transformational year in their lives as they live out the three-fold mission of: Community Life, Faith Formation and Outreach.  Discover all that you were created to be and be a part of the renewal of faith in our Church as we work together to love a generation back to Christ. For more information, check out www.join.purewitness.com or email carmen.marcoux [at] purewitness.com

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NEW HALL FOR RENT – Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, situated at 1007 Windsor Street, in North Park in Saskatoon, has a NEW HALL to rent for various occasions:  conferences, meetings, weddings, parties, etc., big or small. The hall is fully furnished with banquet chairs and round tables. CAPACITY: 260. For more information or for rental, please contact Muriel at:  306-665-1829 or at smc [at] sasktel.net

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: 

St. Philip Neri Parish in Saskatoon is now accepting applications for the full-time position (35 hours per week) of Administrative Assistant. This position includes general office and reception duties, secretarial duties such as preparation of the Sunday Bulletin, registration of new parishioners and sacraments, recording of financial contributions (computer program: Parish Friendly Solutions), and website updating. The position does not involve accounting and payroll duties. Important qualities for this position are: Friendly and welcoming personality, good communication skills, ability to work as member of a team, reliability, working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Publisher, commitment to a faith community, and a real interest in the building up of the Church. Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities according to the Diocesan Salary Grid. Please apply with resume, including three references (one of which would be from your parish priest) to: St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902, Munroe Ave. Saskatoon SK. Phone: 306-343-0325.   Email: office [at] stphilipneriparish.ca Application deadline: Monday, August 24, 2015.

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 St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt, SK. is Looking for a Pastoral Associate - The Pastoral Associate is a professional minister who shares in the overall care of the parish. He or she is a member of the parish staff and is accountable to the pastor. The ministry of the pastoral associate is comprehensive, relating to aspects of parish life, with designated responsibilities; liturgy, sacramental preparation, RCIA and pastoral care. This is a full-time position that requires a flexible schedule to accommodate weekend and evening work. For a complete job description, please email: staugustine [at] sasktel.net To apply, mail your resume to: St. Augustine Parish, PO Box 1989, Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0 or e-mail: staugustine [at] sasktel.net Rooted and centred in the baptismal gift and the grace of Jesus’ call to discipleship, the Pastoral Associate is committed to service to the Church. He or she promotes gospel values and growth in holiness, values collaboration and mutuality in mission and ministry, and recognizes the necessity for professional preparation and ongoing formation.

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HOLY SPIRIT PARISH in Saskatoon is looking for a temporary full time secretary. The secretary is responsible for preparing the Sunday bulletins, answering telephones and emails, maintaining church records and providing administrative support to church leadership and staff. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Publisher) is important for this position. Please submit resumes to info [at] holyspiritsaskatoon.ca  or Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, S7J 3V7.

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Catholic Engaged Encounter in Lumsden - Getting married? Want a weekend away to focus on your relationship? “A Wedding is a Day, a Marriage is a Lifetime.” Catholic Engaged Encounter uses a tried and true method of marriage preparation that has been successful for over 30 years and gained approval from the Vatican and hundreds of dioceses throughout the world. Regina CEE has openings in our upcoming weekends. Dates in Lumsden include: November 13-15, 2015. For more information please call Kim and Vance Weber at 306-698-2466, or go to www.ceewest.com

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Maranatha Yoga combines the benefits of yoga poses and practice with the Christian tradition of contemplative prayer.  Maranatha is an Aramaic word meaning ‘Come, Lord Jesus’.  Explore the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga in this prayer-centered practice. These all-level classes are appropriate for people who are new to yoga as well as for those who have a regular practice.  For more information or to register, please contact Kate O’Gorman, RYT by phone @ 306-203-2938, by email maranathayoga [at] gmail.com or visit www.maranathayoga.ca  Upcoming Maranatha Yoga sessions include:

  • Mondays - Foundations Yoga Class, Sept. 14—Nov. 9 (**no classes Oct. 12), 5:30-6:30PM at St. Anne’s Catholic Church (217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon). Cost: $64/8 weeks or $10 Drop-In
  • Mondays - Sept. 14—Dec. 7 (**no classes Oct. 12), 7:15—8:30PM at Queen’s House of Retreat (601 Taylor Street W. Saskatoon) Cost: $96/12 weeks or $10 Drop-In
  • Tuesdays - Sept. 8—Nov. 24, 12:15-1:00PM, St. Philip Catholic Church (1902 Munroe Ave. Saskatoon) Cost: $96/12 weeks or $10 Drop-In
  • Wednesdays  - Sept. 9—Dec. 2 (**no classes Nov. 11) 7:00—8:15PM at Cornerstone Church (315 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon) Cost: $96/12 weeks or $10 Drop-In

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Upcoming Queen’s House Events: 

QUEEN’S HOUSE PROGRAMMING INFORMATION: 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0C9; Phone: 306-242-1916; E-mail: receptionist [at] queenshouse.org or website:  www.queenshouse.org

Ongoing programs include:

  • CENTERING PRAYER: Monday evenings - 7pm
  • HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesdays, 3:00 pm (call to confirm time – all are welcome!)
  • JOURNEY WITH SCRIPTURE: Fr Paul Fachet - $25 includes lunch – 1st Wednesday – Oct. 7
  • TAIZE PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: 2nd Tuesday/month - 8 pm – Sept. 8
  • DAY AWAY with Gisele Bauche: 2nd Wednesday each month - $25 includes lunch – Sept. 9
  • 24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 4th Monday/month, 12:00 pm to Tuesday 12:00 pm
  • PERSONAL DAY(S) OF PRIVATE PRAYER: Book anytime.