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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements for June 25, 2017 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let us pray as a diocesan family for the Métis people, especially those affected by the displacement, relocation and trauma of residential schools. Help us to share stories, listen with open hearts and experience healing from the painful experiences of the past. We pray to the Lord....

  1. Grant us the courage to confront social attitudes and issues that destabilize the family farm.     We pray to the Lord.
  2. For support for Farmland Legacies in its efforts to provide healthy protein for the hungry people in our province.  We pray to the Lord.

* The Catholic Pastoral Centre in Saskatoon will be closed from July 3 to 7.  Regular hours resume Monday, July 9 (9am-noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm weekdays on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon). For more information call (306) 242-1500.


PRAYER for Metis people for National Aboriginal Day

(Shorter form of the prayer is also used as this week’s Diocesan Prayer)

Creator God

We give thanks for each day you have given us.

Help us to walk in balance and harmony with all creation.

May strive to respect each person’s way and their journey of life,

And to always treat each other with kindness and respect.

We remember today the Métis, who have experienced

displacement, relocation and the trauma of residential schools.

Humbly ask your help as we journey towards reconciliation with all our brothers and sisters.

Help us to not only share our stories but to listen with open hearts to the stories of others,

So that together we experience healing from the painful experiences of the past.

God, Father of us all, send your Holy Spirit to help us as we journey forward.

May we have the gift of knowledge to learn the truth of the past,

So that we can have hope for reconciliation in the future.

May we have the gift of wisdom, so that we can recognize that residential

schools has impacted all Canadians In that it has harmed our relationships.

May we have the gift of understanding,

So that we see that each of us has an important role for reconciliation.

May we the gift of courage,

So that we can keep walking the path to reconciliation,

Even when it gets hard, may we have the gift of right judgement,

So that we can may make decisions for the good of all.

May we have the gift of reverence,

So that we always remember that God is present.

May we have the gift of wonder and awe in the Creator’s goodness.




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


* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - all are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6. at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, July 12 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit our diocese on Aug. 5, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fox Valley, SK, (4th Street and 2nd Avenue) with a procession and rosary at 7 p.m., Holy Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by private prayer time and closing remarks at 11 p.m.


* Please consider donating to a legal fund for Catholic education court appeal - The eight Catholic school boards in the province are appealing a Theodore court case ruling that would remove funding for non-Catholic students in Catholic schools. The eight boards are asking for donations to help cover the cost of the appeal. See: or call the local Catholic school division at (306) 659-7000 for more information.


E.D Feehan Catholic High School turns 50! Join us on September 30 for school tours, dinner, and entertainment to celebrate 50 years of the Feehan Family.   or call the school at (306)659-7550.

  1. D. Feehan Catholic High School is located at 411 Avenue M North, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Activities will begin at:

1:00-3:00pm- school tours

5:30-6:30pm- cocktails

6:30pm- dinner and short program

8:30pm- entertainment/dance

Clothing and Para-Feehan-ilia available for presale under tickets.


* Raising the Internet Generation - Raising the Internet Generation - One More Soul presents Matt Fradd on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Catholic speaker, author and the founder of the Porn Effect, Matt Fradd will offer practical strategies for parents to protect their children from the lies of an over-sexualized culture. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m  presentation in Saskatoon. Tickets can be purchased online, or for more information see:


* The triumph Freedom Through Healing program, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon from July 14-July 23, 2017. To register or for more information call Queen’s House (306) 242-1916 or visit the triumph 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.   


* EMERGE - Camp Emerge, a new, exciting summer experience for youth entering Grade 8 or 9 is happening August 21-25 in our diocese, held at Blackstrap Youth Camp south of Saskatoon. This five-day camp will empower young people to know, love and serve Christ while having the time of their life! Emerge will include music, food, crazy games, new friends, Mass, confession, adoration, creative sessions, swimming, campfires, and the beautiful outdoors. See for details/registration. Registration is $200, with a discount for siblings. This camp also requires adult and/or parent involvement. For more info contact Colm Leyne: youthmin [at] or (306) 659-5843.


* St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon, 40th Anniversary:

Please join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. Augustine parish on the Feast Day of our patron, St. Augustine, August 27, 2017.  Come visit with current and former members of our Parish Family. Activities include ball games, bingo and cards as wells as activities for our younger members. For anyone interested in playing ball or entering a team, contact Shawn Baier. Supper catered by Baba’s Perogies, cost- $10 per person over the age of 8 years, children between ages 5 and 8 - $5, children under 5 - free.  Tickets will be available in the coming weeks at the church office. For more information, please call (306) 373-3453.


* The 12th annual Compassionate Healers Mass is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, 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. This mass invites all to be re-energized in our professional and personal dedication and in our faith.  Bound by common beliefs, we share in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ throughout the Diocese.


Knights of Columbus 4th Annual Celebrity Dinner Event presented by Les and Irene Dubé and hosted by Council 8215 will held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd. Saskatoon.  Proceeds will support a maternal room at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.  Special guests include Ken Miller, Sylvie and Peter Kot, Dr. Givelichian and Michelle Dubois.  For tickets, please contact Garry Maier, 306-221-5893 or Wayne Koshman, 306-381-3330.  Tickets are $150 per person or a table of 8 for $1,200.


Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment, where women and men can express, release, and reconcile painful post-abortion emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Next retreat is Oct. 13-15, 2017. Contact Elaine at (306) 480-8911 or r.vineyardsk [at]


* The annual Serena Run for the Family will be held Sept. 9: Mark your calendars for Serena Saskatchewan’s sixth annual Run for the Family to be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. (please note new time) at Meewasin Park North in Saskatoon. Choose from 1-km, 3-km, or 5-km distances (run or walk, strollers welcome). To register for the run, visit   (“races – province SK – click date – register”) or for more information contact Serena Saskatchewan at 306-934-8223.


* Diocesan Bulletin – The weekly Diocesan Bulletin, featuring highlights of submitted bulletin announcements, will take a break this summer. But please follow “Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon” on Twitter (saskatooncath), on Facebook, and YouTube, and at:


Upcoming Pilgrimages:


* RAMA PILGRIMAGE: the 76th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Rama, SK will be held Aug. 14-15. The pilgrimage schedule at Rama includes:

Monday, Aug. 14 - Vigil of the Assumption

  • 5:00 pm - Supper (pre-book by Aug. 4 by calling (306) 593-6120)
  • 6:00 pm - Hymns of Praise to Mary - Filipino Choir
  • 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm - Confessions (and other times as priests are available)
  • 7:30 pm - Message of Fatima
  • 8:00 pm - Mass- main Celebrant- Archbishop Don Bolen

Followed by Living Rosary, Candlelight Procession, Exposition & Adoration (Also includes blessing of statues of St. John Paul II and St. Mother Teresa before the 8:00  pm Mass and procession with the International "traveling" statue of Our Lady of Fatima from Fatima, Portugal.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 - Feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

  • 8:30 am - Morning Devotional Prayers to Mary in Polish (church)
  • 9:00 am - Mass in Polish (church)
  • 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite ( grotto)
  • 11:00 am - Stations of the Cross, Anointing of the Sick & Aged
  • 12:15 pm - Final Mass (grotto)

- Blessing for Plenary Indulgence,  Blessing of Religious Articles, (Procession with the "traveling" pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima before Final Mass. Lunch held afterwards in the Parish Hall)

Sunday, Aug. 20 - Rama, SK - 5th Annual Mass for The Unborn - The Mass for the Unborn will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto at Rama, SK. at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 20, with Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus before Mass; with Procession/Prayers at statue of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. 

Note: Bus to Rama pilgrimage is available from Saskatoon for Aug. 14 only. Cost: $20/adult;  $10/child. Pick-up at St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon. Must register for bus (and/or bed and breakfast) before July 1. Phone (306) 593-6120 or e-mail: Maryjoe [at]


  1. LAURENT PILGRIMAGE: You are invited to attend the Pilgrimage Days at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent, SK (north east of Duck Lake) on Sunday, July16 and Monday, July 17. The July 16 schedule begins with an Opening Procession from the Log Church at 3:00 pm to the Grotto, followed by the Charismatic Prayer Time at 3:30. The evening celebrations begin at 6:00 p.m. with a talk by guest speaker, Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wiesner, followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Eucharistic Celebration / Candlelight Procession at 7:30 p.m. July 17th begins with the Pipe Ceremony and Cree Mass at the Pieta at 9:00 am, and French Eucharist at 11:00. The afternoon will begin with Anointing of the Sick at 1:00 pm followed by the English Eucharist at 1:30 pm.

August Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent will be held on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven on Tuesday, August 15. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with Marian Prayer and Rosary, a talk by guest speaker Fr. Mark Blom, OMI at 6:30 p.m., Celebration of Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.

The Feast of the Birth of Mary at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent  will be celebrated on Friday, September 8. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet Marian Prayer and Rosary, followed at 7:00 by the Celebration of Eucharist, Candlelight Procession, and ending with birthday cake and coffee. You are invited to bring a live long stemmed rose to present to Mary , or you may purchase roses on site.

For more information on the St. Laurent pilgrimages, please contact Fr. Phinh Do at (306) 467-4687, Freida Perret at (306) 467-2212, or Val Schidlowsky at (306) 223-4305 or visit  or


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

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


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

             Sunday, July 9 (Pilgrimage) Please see Schedule of Events, above.

             Saturday, August 5 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, August 19 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, September 2 - 7:30pm

             Saturday, September 16 - 7:30pm

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


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

The Schedule includes:

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


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


Announcements Continuing from Last Week


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


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


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


* Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary - The Bishops of Canada will consecrate our nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary to mark the 150th anniversary of confederation. Diocesan Administrator Fr. Kevin McGee will pray the prayer of consecration in our diocese at St. Augustine Parish, in Saskatoon at Masses on the Canada Day weekend: at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 and at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 2. Parishes in the diocese are also invited to pray the prayer of consecration on the Canada Day weekend. Find prayers and catechetical resources at:     “Mary our Mother, we place our country Canada in the sanctuary of your Holy Heart, for we know that there we will find Jesus.” - Excerpt from the prayer of consecration.


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


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


* Choose Catholic Education – Register now for 2017-18

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


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


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

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

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

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


* FacetoFace Bus Trip and Bus Trip Mini

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



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


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


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


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


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

Frank Mercadante will be the Keynote Speaker.  He is experienced in youth and young adult ministry across Canada and the United States.  At Unity 2017 there will also be dancing like no other on Saturday night at the banquet and the Zabava.  •  Deadline for Registration: August 1, 2017. More and information and Register online at:  or for more information contact: Sarah Buchko, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon; Cell: 1-306-380-5765; email: uwitness2youth [at]  


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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 p.m.
  • HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm time – all are welcome!
  • JOURNEY WITH SCRIPTURE: First Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • QUIET DAY OF PRAYER –2nd Wednesday/month;  $25 (lunch) 9:30- 3:30 pm
  • TAIZE PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY –Second Tuesday/month, 8 p.m.
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, July 11th  7 a.m.
  • WOMEN in MINISTRY LUNCHEONS: One Friday a month 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


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


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


* SUMMER STILLNESS: with Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI:

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

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



* The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, SK is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Lay Formation Coordinator.

The Lay Formation Coordinator – reporting to the Director of Pastoral Services and working collaboratively with the Aboriginal and Eparchial Lay Formation Coordinators – is called to walk with adult Catholics as they facilitate their personal faith formation. Due to the nature of employment, candidates must be confirmed practicing Roman Catholics in good standing with the Church.

  • Salary is in accordance with the Pastoral Salary Grids for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.
  • Benefits (Life insurance, disability, extended health care and dental)
  • Pension (Defined contribution)
  • For a detailed position overview and/or to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Patrick Clarke, Human Resources Manager at hr [at] or 306-659-5835. PLEASE NOTE – the deadline to apply has been extended to midnight, Thursday, June 29th, 2017.

All applicants are required to submit a pastoral reference letter from their Pastor (or delegate) in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume. Applicants are also required to complete an application form. A detailed ministry position overview and application form will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is August 14th, 2017.


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


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


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


St Angela Merici Residence has a walk-in bath from Arctic Spas for sale. Like NEW! For only $3500, used only four times.  Has both Jets and air. Wall kit included (pictured in kijiji ad). A lovely bathing experience. Please contact Theresa at 306-242-5566 for more information. 


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


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