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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, Sept. 3, 2017, 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

We pray as a diocesan family for all those involved in education in our schools, our homes, and our parishes. May our Loving God bless all students, parents and families, as well as the teachers, catechists, and support staff that will journey with them in the coming year.

  1. Make us wise and faithful stewards of your gifts of creation; may we serve the common good. We pray to the Lord.


  1. Help us see your wonders in all of creation, so we may serve you with reverence. We pray to the Lord.


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


* The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon will host a Farewell Celebration for Mona Goodman (who has served as a Lay Formation coordinator in our diocese since 2008) on Thursday, Sept. 7, with Mass at 7 p.m. with Diocesan Administrator Fr. Kevin McGee presiding, followed by an 8 p.m. wine and cheese reception -- all events are held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (corner of Attridge Drive and Forestry Farm Park Drive,). Everyone is welcome! Your RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary! If you wish to RSVP, contact Rita Taylor at logistics [at]  or (306) 659-5831.



* Retrouvaille is a lifeline of hope and healing for struggling marriages. The next Retrouvaille weekend in Saskatoon will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1. To learn more or to register, call 306-652-7155 or email retrouvaille [at] or for more information about Retrouvaille see  Couples that attend Retrouvaille can expect the following:

1.     Improved communication

2.     Learn more about each other

3.     Learn more about his/herself

4.     Grow closer to their spouse

5.     Improved conflict management


* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - all are invited to a Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer to be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


* Raising the Internet Generation - Renowned speaker and author Matt Fradd, who focuses on the issue of pornography, will visit schools and churches in Saskatoon and Regina in September, sponsored by One More Soul (  Pre-register online, or register at the door: $20 for public sessions:

  • In Saskatoon - 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (for parents, teachers, grandparents, youth workers, pastors, school administrators); doors open at 3 p.m.
  • In Regina - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Holy Trinity Parish, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina; doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information about Matt Fradd and his initiative "The Porn Effect" see: Samples of Matt’s talk can be accessed on youtube. 

DID YOU KNOW? (  and )

  • The 18 to 24-year-old group is more likely than any other age group actively to seek out porn (57% at least monthly).  Meanwhile, over 70% of those over 50 say the “never” actively seek out porn
  • Porn sites get more visits than Amazon, Netflix and Twitter combined
  • Our brains react to porn the same way an alcoholic might react to a drink advertisement
  • Only 12% of parents know their kids are accessing pornography
  • 93.2% of boys and 62.1% of girls have seen online pornography before the age of 18


* Priest Prophet King men’s night presents internationally renowned speaker Matt Fradd speaking on the epidemic of pornography. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.  This event is open for all men - bring a friend! Come for food, drinks, and an engaging talk. Cost is free or by donation. Please visit  for details.


* TRANSITIONS - Have you gone through the painful experience of divorce and/or separation?  Do you feel alone and hopeless? You are not alone. The Diocese of Saskatoon offers Transitions, a 12-week rebuilding program twice a year. The evenings are facilitated by those who have already journeyed through this experience and have found healing. The fall session begins Sept. 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, with sessions are held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon).  For more information or to register, contact Sharon at (306) 374-1425 or email: foundations [at]


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!


Seeking Sustainability: Practices for Mindful Living is a workshop to be held 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth St. East, Saskatoon. Paul Hanley, former Star Phoenix columnist, will be the keynote speaker.  Other topics will include: Pursuing Net Zero Living, Urban Food Production and Environmental Education. There is no cost for this event hosted by Churches for Environmental Action.  For more information contact Myron Rogal at justpeace [at] or (306) 659-5841.


Orange Shirt Day will be marked Saturday, Sept. 30 across Canada.  This day grew out of “Phyllis' story” of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school. The orange shirt symbolizes all that was lost and the resilient spirit that remains. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools. This non-gathered event requires nothing more than to wear any orange shirt that you have on Sept. 30 and look for opportunities to explain to people why. For more information, please call: Myron Rogal, Coordinator of the Office of Justice and Peace, (306) 659-5841 or e-mail: justpeace [at]


* “REFORMATION 500” Commemoration: Join our Christian brothers and sisters from around the city to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation with an ecumenical worship service and reception Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK. Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina (formerly Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon) and Bishop Sid Haugen of the Saskatchewan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will be co-preaching. For more info about this event or other events being planned to commemorate this anniversary, check out


* Employment opportunity – Office of Migration (refugee sponsorship)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon seeks to hire a full-time (37.5 hours per week) coordinator for the Office of Migration. Applicants of all faiths are welcome to apply. Position begins Oct. 1, 2017. Deadline to apply is midnight, Sept. 13, 2017.


  • To provide administrative support and formation to parishes sponsoring and resettling individuals and families
  • To monitor parishes/constituent groups and ensure our responsibilities of being a Sponsorship Agreement Holder are being met
  • To promote and encourage awareness about refugee sponsorship to the Diocese


  • Demonstrated experience and awareness of issues around refugees and migration
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals and groups of varied backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking and adult education
  • High level of organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Completed the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, or a willingness to do so


  • Salary in accordance with the Pastoral Salary Grid of the Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Benefits (Health and Dental)
  • Pension (Employer matched defined contribution)

For more information, or to request a job description, please contact Patrick Clarke at hr [at]  or 306-659-5835 or see

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume addressed to: Patrick Clarke, Human Resources Manager, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H1, or hr [at]


* Employment Opportunity: Administrator/Registrar St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, SK., requires an Administrator/Registrar. This position works under the leadership and in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of Formation to help ensure St. Therese Institute is operated in an efficient and effective manner. Applications for the position of Administrative Assistant/Registrar will be accepted until Sept. 5, 2017. E-mail resume including references to vserblowski [at]  For more information please contact Vicky at (306) 369-2555, ext. 111.


* Choose Catholic Education – School Starts Sept. 5 - The first day of school at all Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is Tuesday, September 5. Find more information at 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.


* 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.


* St. Thomas More College is offering Introduction to Catholicism as a web-based course this fall. CTST 200.3 provides a brief introduction to the academic study of Catholicism in its ecclesial, intellectual, and cultural expressions from antiquity to the present. A variety of texts are used to illustrate how Catholic faith and theology have played a role in science, philosophy, and the arts. Prerequisite(s): 15 credit units of University study. Note: This course is required for the Minor in Catholic Studies and can also be used as a humanities elective in other Arts & Science programs. Open to all U of S students. Register through PAWS. For more information contact: 306-966-8900.


* 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]


Queen’s House of Retreats 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, 4, 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
  • Taizé Prayer for Christian Unity: 2nd Tuesday/month, 12, 8 p.m.
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 12, 7 a.m.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons: One Friday a month, 8, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Personal Days of Private Prayer: Book anytime


* TOGETHER IN CHRIST: Reformation 500 series - Christians Commemorating the Reformation - Facilitator - Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier.

  • Session 1 – held at Zion Lutheran Church, 323-4th Avenue South, Saskatoon on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  •   Sessions 2-5 – held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon on four Saturdays, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Cost: $25 / session or $100 for the series (add lunch on Saturdays for $12).

Registration: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


SACRED JOURNEY: The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life - Ignatian 19th Annotation begins Oct. 1, 2017 and ends April 29, 2018 with Dianne Mantyka. Cost:  $495; plus bi-weekly Spiritual Direction.  Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Registration: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


TRANSITIONS: Your Journey of Transformation Through Grief and Loss will be held   from Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. with Sarah Donnelly. Cost is $390 for program, bedroom and meals. This will be repeated in February and June, 2018. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Registration: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


ICONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES: with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche will be held   Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $180 for eight sessions plus gesso board. Held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Registration: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: Contact Sr. Adeline at Queen’s House or any affiliated spiritual director for more information or to begin your journey; (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]



Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House! Queen’s House is inviting, spacious and flexible enough to accommodate a variety of groups for different types of programs, gatherings or meetings. We welcome your church or faith group, business, organization, school or educational group, or all of our government and services groups.  Queen’s House offers a terrific environment for conversations, planning, meeting and gathering.  In our very Oblate way, all are welcome at our table! To inquire about booking Queen’s House, contact our Bookings Coordinator Pauline Henry directly at (306) 242-1925 or by email at bookings [at] or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist [at] for details.



* The Feast of the Birth of Mary at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent, SK will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 8. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet Marian Prayer and Rosary, followed at 7:00 p.m. 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


* Concert for a Late-Summer Evening will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 8 at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 816 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon. International soprano Eve Daniell joins pianist Gregory Schulte for a recital of classical favorites from Strauss, Coulthard, Puccini, Gershwin and more. Free parking behind St. John’s Cathedral. Tickets $20 advance; $25 at the door; $10 students. Advance tickets available at McNally Robinson and the Anglican Cathedral office (306) 242-5146, as well as at the door. Proceeds will go to the St. John’s Anglican Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund.


* Couples for Christ presents the Christian Life Program in Saskatoon this September, building the church of the home, building the church of the poor. CLP is an integrated course leading to a renewed understanding of God's call to us as Christians. The first modules present the absolute basics of Christian life. The second module helps Christians commit their lives in a serious way to Jesus. The third module invites Christians to live in a life in the power of the Holy Spirit. There are eight Saturday sessions, beginning Saturday, Sept. 9 at St. Patrick Parish Hall, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon, SK; from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Arnel at (306) 260-5249 for more information. Visit the CFC Canada website at  for more information about the program.


* Join SERENA Saskatchewan for the sixth annual “Run for the Family” on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. in Saskatoon. Run or walk 1-km, 3-km, or 5-km (strollers welcome). Whether you are running or not, pledges can be collected in support of SERENA; prizes will be awarded (20 per cent of collection). To register, visit  (races – province SK – click date). Receive registration goodie bags, post-race treats, door prizes, and medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each event. Register by Sept. 7; a family rate is available. For more information, contact sask [at]  or call (306) 934-8223.


* Yoga for Refugees Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Join us in a Gentle All Levels yoga class followed by refreshments and door prizes.  Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all donations for our expected refugee family. For more information or to register, call Diane Waldbillig 306-370-6682 or email: dianew [at]


* St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon, 40th Anniversary will be celebrated Sept 10: Please join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. Augustine parish on Sunday, Sept. 10 (please note new date!) beginning at 2:00 p.m. 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.


Holy Yoga will again be offered at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon this fall, an opportunity to connect to God through God’s word, worship and wellness. Gentle/all-level classes will be held 7-8 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 11 / 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 12 / 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 14. There will also be an Intermediate class 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. To register contact Dianne at dianew [at] or (306) 370-6682.


* 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.


Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon. Please contact the Pregnancy Options Centre at (306) 665-7550 to host a table, get tickets, donate to the silent auction, or find more information.


FALL SUPPER - St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral will hold a Fall Supper on Sunday, Sept. 24. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Supper is at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25, available at the parish office or from K of C members. This is a fundraiser catered event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #1517.


ATTENTION WOMEN & MOTHERS OF ALL AGES!!! Time Out For Moms will be running new sessions beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27. Are you looking for a group where you can find Catholic fellowship and meet other women? Do you want a break from the kids every week where you can sit, visit, eat breakfast, and grow in your faith? Time Out For Moms meets Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. All women are invited to attend. Register at: or for questions or more information contact: registrar [at]

Time Out For Moms is looking for volunteer caregivers to watch the children while the moms meet on Wednesday mornings at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. If you are interested in this awesome volunteer opportunity you can register at:  or contact Cristina Kirkham at 306-380-8671.


* E.D Feehan Catholic High School turns 50! Join us on Sept. 30 for school tours, dinner, and entertainment to celebrate 50 years of the Feehan Family at 411 Avenue M North, Saskatoon. Get your tickets online at or call the school at (306) 659-7550. Activities include:

  • 1:00-3:00 pm - school tours
  • 5:30-6:30 pm- cocktails
  • 6:30 pm- dinner and short program
  • 8:30 pm- entertainment/dance

Clothing and “Para-Feehan-ilia” are available for presale on the page, under tickets.


* The 12th annual Compassionate Healers Mass will be 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.


Come join us at this year's Women's Journey of Faith fall conference: “Illuminate” which takes place October 20-21 at TCU place, Saskatoon. Wendy Griffith, co-host of the 700 Club and author, will speak about her incredible faith adventures. Buy early bird tickets on line for $69 before Sept 4. Tickets prices increase to $74 (before Oct 2) and $79-up until Oct 21. For more information contact Gwen Klysko at 713-2817, or visit 


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 under construction in Saskatoon. Special guests include Ken Miller, Sylvie and Peter Kot, Dr. Givelichian and Michelle Dubois. For tickets, contact Garry Maier, 306-221-5893 or Wayne Koshman, 306-381-3330 - $150 per person or a table of 8 for $1,200.


HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE - Travel to the Holy Land Nov. 21 to Dec. 3, 2017 with Fr. Pius Schroh & Gospa Tours, visiting Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Church of Nativity, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Cana, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Masada, including daily Mass and more. Contact: Gospa Tours, RR 5, Site 502, Box 9, Saskatoon SK S7K 3J8; Ph.: 306-384-0169; Fax: 306-384-0565 or E-mail: gospatours [at]


Saskatoon Church Curling League is looking for curlers to join us every Wednesday evening (October –March) at 8:45 p.m. at the Granite Curling Club for fun and fellowship. Join us as a regular or spare. Enter a team or come on your own and we will put you on a team. Please call Glade Penner at (306) 955-1009 or email him at gppenner [at] for more information.


Toronto discernment event - The Daughters of St. Paul will host a Come & See vocational discernment retreat for young women Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Toronto. Offered to single women 18-33 years of age, the retreat includes daily Mass, morning and evening prayer, conferences, Eucharistic Adoration and a silent retreat day. For more information contact Sr. Helena Raphael at srhelenaburns [at] or 617-850-5584.


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


Christopher Effective Meetings Course will be held Sept. 5 to Sept. 26, Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m., at a Saskatoon location to be announced. Learn how to prepare for a meeting; gain an understanding of parliamentary procedure; discover how to make the most efficient and effective use of participant's knowledge and experience; and learn the important role of meeting documents such as agendas Cost $300. Register online at





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