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DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, OCTOBER 8, 2017, 27TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

We pray as a diocesan family in thanksgiving for the invitation to let our light shine – and for the opportunity to pass on God’s gift of love to others through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

As we share in Mother Earth's abundant banquet, may producers, marketers and consumers alike wear garments of justice, accountability and gratitude.   We pray to the Lord.

May the poor and homeless who live in despair receive hope from people who share what they have.    We pray to the Lord.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2017: Let Your Light Shine! Next weekend is pledge weekend for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Please bring the personalized pledge form you received with your Bishop’s Appeal package to Mass with you as we join our gifts to God’s many blessings in our diocese.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal - Give Online at: www.dscatholicfoundation.ca  More information about the BAA, including this year’s video, is available on the website, or contact Cathy Gilje at cgilje [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca  or (306) 659-5851.

 

* Bishop’s Annual Appeal prayer for Oct. 7-Oct. 8, 2017 - We pray in thanksgiving for the invitation to let our light shine – and for the opportunity to pass on God’s gift of love to others through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal … we pray to the Lord….

 

Christmas is fast approaching and the Restorative Ministry is once again asking for your help make Christmas more cheery for the men at the Correctional Centre. 

We are asking for Monetary donations only.  We are planning on buying chocolates, mini-gloves, mixed Christmas Candies and decks of playing cards for the these men at the Correctional Centre.  We would like to supply 500 men with these gifts. 

Please send your Monetary donations to the Catholic Centre, ‘Attention: Dianne – Christmas’.

I ask for monetary donations as I have one shopper who goes and buys identical gifts for all.

Than you all once again for your generosity.

 

The Micah Mission will be holding its Annual General Meeting on November 6 at 11 AM at its office in the Kinsman Activity Place (226 Ave V S.).  All are welcome.

 

 

* SEARCH Retreat 2017 - A powerful youth experience of faith maturity will be held Oct. 20-22 in Saskatoon for any interested youth in Grades 9-12. Have you ever asked yourself:  Who am I? Where do I belong? What am I going to do with my life? Where is God in my life? Do you desire: To be a good person? To make a difference? To be more like Christ? SEARCH for Christian Maturity has something to offer you -- it is an entire weekend designed for youth and led by youth with guidance from a small group of adults. The Oct. 20-22 retreat will be held at Bishop James Mahoney High School at 231 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon. All participants must be preregistered. First come, first served. See the website at http://saskatoonsearch.ca or call Colm Leyne, diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator for information at 306-659-5843. Deadline for registration is Oct. 9 (Youth Ministry is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

Calendars in Support of the Western Arctic Missions - 2018 Calendars featuring 13 stunning, full-page 11 by 17 photos from across the western arctic taken by Fr. Jon Hansen, CSsR, are for sale, with proceeds going toward ministry provided in northern missions at Inuvik, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk and Paulatuk. The calendars are ready for pre-ordering at a cost of $20 per calendar, plus $5 to cover shipping costs. You can order by cheque, payable to Our Lady of Victory Parish, PO Box 2033, Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0, or by Electronic Money transfer to jonhansencssr [at] gmail.com  – please indicate how many calendars you are ordering, and where they are to be mailed. These calendars will make wonderful Christmas gifts and your donation to the missions is very much appreciated and needed.

 

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the parish-based process whereby local people join the Catholic Church. If you would like to find out how to develop a parish team and to learn more about the process, there will be a workshop hosted in Leader, SK. at Little Flower Parish on Saturday, November 4 from 1:00-4:00 PM. For more information or to register, contact Rita at (306) 659-5831.

 

* Fatima anniversary Oct. 13 in the Diocese of Saskatoon - A diocesan celebration will be held in Saskatoon on Friday, Oct. 13 to mark the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s appearance to three shepherd children and the miracle of the sun that was witnessed by some 100,000 pilgrims in 1917. To mark this special anniversary, everyone is invited to become pilgrims and join in prayer on Oct. 13 starting with the Worldwide Children and Family Holy Hour of Adoration, to be held from 6 p.m.to 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Following the Holy Hour, the pilgrimage will move to St. Mary's Parish, 211 Avenue 0 South, Saskatoon, with celebration of Mass at 7:30 p.m., and an indoor procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. All are invited, all are welcome. Become united with the millions of pilgrims around the world who will gather in Adoration before the Real Precence of Jesus in the Eucharist and in celebration at the table of Our Lord on this historic anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. This is an opportunity for children, families, and everyone to spiritually unite in praying for peace, as Our Lady of Fatima requested.

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Holy Spirit Parish Marriage Preparation - Arrangements for marriage can be made by contacting the parish priest at least eight months prior to the date of marriage. This will provide adequate time for documentation and the diocesan-required marriage preparation program. A preparation program is offered through Holy Spirit parish beginning Oct. 15, 2:00 pm. This program is intended not only for engaged couples but also for couples considering engagement and marriage. Please call Todd and Maureen Heroux, (306) 227-5057 or email welcomehomesaskatoon [at] shaw.ca  for information and to register for the next session.

 

Catholic Engaged Encounter:  Registration is open for the last Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend for 2017. Cost is $480 per couple and includes two nights accommodation at Wood Acres Retreat Centre in Moose Jaw, five meals and all course materials. Weekend starts at 7 pm on Friday Nov. 17 and ends by 3 pm on Sunday Nov. 19. For more information or to register go to www.ceewest.com  and click on "Regina" or call Stella and Ron Anderson at (306)-596-2951. 2018 dates will be determined by the end of October and posted on the website. In the diocese of Saskatoon, the Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK. Find more info or register online at www.ceewest.com (click on Humboldt/Muenster) or contact Heather and Craig Stomp at (306) 682-3326. The next Engaged Encounter weekend at Muenster will be held April 6-8, 2018

 

Catholic Family Services, (306) 244-7773, also offers a marriage preparation program. Please check the diocesan website for more opportunities for marriage preparation, www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 

FacetoFace Ministries United Conference 2017 with keynote speaker Ken Yasinski will be held Nov. 18-19 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road in Saskatoon - the United Conference includes a Youth Conference for Grades 9-12 as well as adult sessions. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Early bird registration before Oct. 19 is $55, after that the regular fee is $70. Find more information and online registration at https://f2f.ca/united/

 

* Foundations:  Exploring Our Faith Together: Supported by gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, the diocesan Foundations program offers sessions to parishes and groups on a range of topics related to Evangelization, Church Teachings, Reconciliation, Faith and Scripture, Marriage and Family, or Prayer and Spirituality. Find a list of topics and speakers at www.saskatoonfoundations.com Upcoming Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together sessions:

 

* Decision Making in Health Care - Monday, Oct. 16 at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, is a single two-hour Foundations session, beginning at 7 p.m., with facilitator Mary Deutscher, bioethicist for St. Paul's Hospital and the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan, examining how we make decisions, paying particular attention to decisions made in a healthcare setting. As an example, we will explore the Catholic Church's teachings on feeding tubes and how these teachings can help us if we are faced with a seemingly impossible choice. Register by contacting Charlene or Kelly at (306) 374-1425. Pre-registration is appreciated; recommended donation is $5, payable at the door. 

 

* Saints - Thursday, Oct. 26 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour Foundations session, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with facilitator Myron Rogal, coordinator of the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace. Do we tend to see the saints as idols or friends?  This session explores the friendship that Catholics have with the Saints in every season of life. Participants will be left with a challenge of responding to the summons of sainthood as a calling to open ourselves to the love of Christ. Register by contacting Brigid Fuller at (306) 373-3453 or staug.parishld [at] shaw.ca Pre-registration is appreciated; recommended donation is $5, payable at the door. (Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

* Step by Step, O Holiness - Thursday, Nov. 12 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour session, beggining at 7 p.m., with facilitator Colm Leyne, coordinator of the diocesan Youth Ministry office. What do the Pope, U2, New Kids on the Block, the catechism, desire, and our hearts have in common? All ages welcome to come find out! Register by contacting Brigid Fuller at (306) 373-3453 or staug.parishld [at] shaw.ca Pre-registration is appreciated; recommended donation is $5, payable at the door. (Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

* Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned - Thursday, Nov. 30 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour session beginning at 7 p.m., with facilitator Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, director of the Master of Religious Education degree program. Do adults celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation (go to confession) in the same way they learned as children? This session offers an option to the "list" method and presents a style more suited to adult moral development. Register by contacting Brigid Fuller at (306) 373-3453 or staug.parishld [at] shaw.ca Pre-registration is appreciated; recommended donation is $5, payable at the door.  (Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

St. Anne's Parish Fall Supper, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon.  Sunday, October 22nd with 2 sittings at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $15.00/adult, $5.00/ 12 & under, Free/preschooler.  Advance tickets, call the parish office at 306-931-4700.

 

St. Patrick Parish Fall Supper:  St. Patrick Parish, at 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon will be having their Annual Fall Supper on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm). Tickets are:  Adults - $15.00, Ages 6 to 12 - $5.00, and Preschoolers - Free (but require a ticket). ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY! Please call the Parish Office at 306-384-1100 for more information. 

 

* Joint Conference of Catholic Health and Education on October 20 - 22, 2017, held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Regina. The provincial organizations CHAS (Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan) and SCSBA (Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association) will come together with the theme “MINISTRERING TO GOD’S BELOVED serving and learning from those who are vulnerable.” Keynote speakers will be Anne Butler and Dr. Josephine Lombardi. Contact 306-955- 2427, e-mail: catholichealth [at] chassk.ca  or visit www.chassk.ca  for more information.

 

A Light of Unity Festival will be held on Sunday, October 22 in the Grand Salon at TCU Place, hosted by Saskatoon’s Baha’i Community. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the formal program begins at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 2:45 p.m. and the premiere showing of a film at 3:15 p.m.. The Saskatoon Baha'i Community welcomes people of all faiths to this celebration, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892). Bahá’u’lláh initiated a worldwide movement for spiritual renewal and interfaith understanding and unity that became known as the Bahá’í Faith. The program will include Joseph Naytowhow singing "All One People" and the Marion Graham School Choir singing "Light of Unity." For more information see www.saskatoonbahai.org or contact Paul Hanley at secretariat [at] saskatoonbahai.org  All are invited to attend this celebration.

 

* Wind and Fire - Living Life in The Spirit is the theme of the first YEP (Youth Evangelization Program) of the season, presented by Pure Witness Ministries for youth in Grades 8 and Up, to be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300-8th Ave. South, Martensville, SK. It is a full day of games, skits, inspiring talks, personal testimonies, confession, Mass, praise and worship, food and fellowship. Guest speaker Oct. 14 is John Connelly Cost is $25 (includes lunch and supper.) For more information contact laura.rice [at] purewitness.com or call 306-934-3511.

 

* Reconnect - Family Dance hosted by Pure Witness Ministries 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300-8th Ave. South, Martensville, SK. a dance and social for all ages. Come to dance or for fellowship with friends, playing cards or board games. Free. For more information  contact laura.rice [at] purewitness.com or call 306-934-3511.

 

* Together in Christ "Reformation 500" Series - Christians Commemorating the Reformation Together. There are still two sessions to be offered at two locations to learn more about the Reformation and beyond with “Together in Christ”. Sessions 4 and 5 are being offered at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St.W. Saskatoon, with facilitator Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier, 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Oct. 14, and Oct. 21, Cost: $25/ session (optional lunch on Saturdays for $12 each). To register call: (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist [at] queenshouse.org  These sessions will also be offered 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 17, and Oct. 24 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1902 Munroe Ave, Saskatoon. (No cost at St. Philip.) For more information visit: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/ecumenism  or call Celeste at 306-659-5814.

 

"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. Archbishop Donald Bolen of the Catholic Archdiocese 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 at this commemorative service. Fr. Kevin McGee, our diocesan administrator, will preside. No registration required. For more information about this event or other events being planned to commemorate this historic anniversary, check out https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/ecumenism/reformation-500  (Ecumenism in our diocese is supported by the Bishop's Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA.)

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

* The Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre is seeking a capable and compassionate individual to join our team in a part time capacity. The position involves client care, program delivery and fundraising. Please call Cathy LaFleche at 306-665-7550. The closing for submissions is October 12, 2017.

 

Two volunteer training sessions for Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre will be held on Thursdays Oct 19, 26 and Nov 2 or Saturdays Oct 21, 28 and Nov 4. Please contact Cathy or Tracy for more details and to arrange an interview. 306-665-7550.

 

* Everyone is welcome to the diocesan Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle to be held 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more information contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

 

40 Hour for Life campaign will be held daily in front of City Hospital along Queen Street.   The hours for this campaign will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Mondays to Fridays, and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day of the week until November 5. If you would like to choose an hour, during any of these times, to prayerfully witness for a respect for human life, please join us.  For more information, call Louis Roth at 306-249-2764.

 

* 2nd ANNUAL ST. MARY’S CULTURAL FEST IN SUPPORT OF PARISH NURSING is being held on October 15 from noon until 4:00pm.  Come, see and enjoy the talents from the various cultural groups that are part of the St. Mary’s Community. Sample the variety of cultural foods available for purchase. Admission fee is $5.00 for those who are 13 years and older. Children aged 6 - 12 years are admitted for $3.00. Children under 6 are admitted for free.  Food tickets are $2.00 each. Non-alcoholic drink tickets: $1.00 each. Tickets for wine and beer: $5.00 each.

 

* Chew on This! is an annual event organized by Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty’s “Dignity for All” campaign in conjunction with Oct. 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. During the event, Chew on This! materials are handed out, are handed out, including a food item, a fridge magnet and a postcard directed to the federal government. This year’s campaign is calling for a comprehensive national strategy to reduce poverty. In Saskatoon, the Justice and Peace committee at St. Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive in Saskatoon will hand out the postcard at all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 14-15. For more information about Chew on This!, go to www.dignityforall.ca/chew-on-this  or contact Darlene O’Leary at darlene [at] cpj.ca

 

* Make a Food Bank donation to mark World Food Day Oct. 16 – This event was established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945 to encourage reflection and awareness about food issues, food security, and those living with poverty and hunger in our world. The Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition is inviting parishioners and church members to donate a can of food or make a monetary donation to their local Food Bank to mark Food Day! 

NOTE: Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is located at 202 Avenue C South in Saskatoon (306) 664-6565, http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org ; Biggar and District Food for Thought Inc. (306) 948-2524; Humboldt and District Food Bank (306) 231-9970; Kindersley Food Bank (306) 460-7022; Lanigan and District Food Bank (306) 365-2996; Outlook and District Food Bank  (306) 867-8472; Rosetown & District Food Bank (306) 882-4355; Unity Food Bank (306) 228-3669; Watrous Food Bank (306) 946-3785; Wynyard and District Food Bank (306) 554-2414.

 

The Ecumenical Syrian Refugee Committee is sponsoring a Monster Mash Wine and Cheese Halloween Dance 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish Hall, 1007 Windsor Street, Saskatoon. Music is by “Slightly off Centre” (60’s, 70’s and 80’s band music). Costumes are optional, prizes for best costumes. 

Tickets $25.00 per person; light lunch will be served. Tickets available at St. Anne’s Parish, Resurrection Lutheran Church and Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish.

 

* The Saskatoon Diocesan Catholic Women’s League presents “Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call” featuring a morning workshop by diocesan CWL officers, and an afternoon “Celebration of CWL” presented by Honorary and Life Members on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Gabriel Parish, Biggar, SK. All CWL members are welcome to attend (free will offering for lunch).

Please pre-register for this CWL event by Monday, Oct. 23 by calling Lorraine at (306) 948-2714 or Trish at (306) 948-5226.

 

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 at this year’s Celebrity Dinner 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 – Tickets are $150 per person or purchase a table of 8 for $1,200.

 

Msgr. Michael Koch Resource Centre, located at the Catholic Pastoral Center, welcomes you to come explore the many wonderful resources and materials you may use to help you in your classrooms, parishes, and your home. We are open between Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Material may be taken out of the library (unless marked ‘reference only’) through a self-checkout system. If you are in need of material but cannot make it between the regular hours, please call the resource centre at (306) 659-5853 and leave a message.

(The Msgr. Michael J. Koch Resource Centre is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

TRICK OR TREAT! The Catholic Pastoral Centre (located on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon), invites all children and their parents/caregivers for a morning of trick or treating, games, and fun! Come dressed in your costume October 31st, between 10 am and 11:30 am.

 

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN! The Catholic Pastoral Centre (located on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon) invites all children and parents/caregivers for a morning of treats, games and fun celebrating our Saints. Come dressed as your favourite saint and take part in a Saint parade! Parents are welcome to dress up too: Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS: The Msgr. Michael Koch Library (located upstairs at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon) is in need of outgoing volunteers to help with the care and maintenance of our resource centre. If you are interested and would like more information please call Sharon Leyne at 306-659-5853.

 

Lay Formation Fall Gathering celebrating 30 years of Lay Formation will include a presentation on Living as Eucharistic People by Fr. Mike Dechant, OMI, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Bishop Klein Room of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Contact Ann Donald at (306) 343-9116 or adonald [at] gscs.sk.ca or go to: https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/programs/lay-formation/lay-formation-alumni-gathering

 

* Thirty Years of Lay Formation - A Mass and Reception for the 30th anniversary of Lay Formation will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Queen's House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, with Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI, presiding. For more information about Lay Formation’s history, including a video conversation with two of the program founders, see: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/lay-formation/lay-formation-history  (Lay Formation in our diocese is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

St. Aloysius (Allan, SK) Fall Supper - Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Allan and District Communiplex (Wheelchair accessible). Rush ticket sales beginning at 3:30 pm.; Supper 4-6 pm; Food Auction 6:30 pm. Adults - $14.00; 14 and under- $5.00; 5 and under – free. Rawlco Radio will be in attendance as well.

 

* St. Francis Xavier Parish in Saskatoon will host a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level One training Oct. 10-16. This international children's ministry brings to life both Scripture and liturgy for children 3-6 years of age. Join our national trainers as we grow in love with the Good Shepherd along with our little ones in the prepared environment called an atrium. Visit www.cgsac.ca  for the brochure or contact Cynthia Foster at 306-955-4854.

 

A Conversation on Peace II - The conversation will concentrate on Christian sources of human violence and on Christian contributions to overcoming violence in human affairs on October 20 and 27 at Mt. Royal Mennonite Church, 610 Ave. O N, 7-9 p.m.  Participants: Archbishop Donald Bolen, Prof. Roger Epp, Edmonton, Ruth and Walter Klaassen, Saskatoon.  Register at www.Academyofdiscipleship.org  or call 306-343-6893 or 306-975-0062.

 

* 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 you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on October 13-15, 2017. To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or email: r.vineyardsk [at] sasktel.net

please contact a.mcquaid [at] loccsd.ca 

 

* 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] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or (306) 659-5841.

 

Queen’s House of Retreats601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK. •  Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist [at] queenshouse.org • Website:  www.queenshouse.org 

Ongoing programs at Queen’s House include:

  • Centering Prayer: Monday evenings 7 p.m.
  • Holy Eucharist: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm Mass time – all are welcome!
  • * Journey with Scripture: First Wednesday of the month, 1, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 10, 7 a.m.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons: One Friday a month - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration: Fourth Monday of the month 12 noon to Tuesday, 12 noon.
  • Personal Days of Private Prayer: Book anytime

 

* QUEEN’S HOUSE GALA DINNER: has been slightly rescheduled and will be held:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm and ending with our beloved Greystone Singers beginning at 9:00 pm.  Please join us! We would love to see you!! Please see our website for details.

 

* TOGETHER IN CHRIST: Reformation 500: Christians Commemorating the Reformation:

Sessions 4 and 5 of this series will be held: October 14 and October  21 from 9:30 am – noon

Cost: $25 per session, add lunch for $12. Facilitator - Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier

 

THE ENNEAGRAM AND SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIMENT: with Rick McCorrister,  Saturday, November 18th from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm; Cost:    $110 (includes lunch); held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon; register: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org – Registration deadline is November 8th

 

WOMEN’S WORKSHOP SERIES: with Colleen Kehler -   Session 1: Saturday, Oct. 28: The Art of Letting Go;  Session 2:  Sat., Nov. 25: Waiting in the Dark. Time: 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; cost:         $20 per session payable to Colleen before each workshop; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon; register: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

* MYSTICS AND SCIENCE EXPAND OUR FAITH: with Sr. Judy Schachtel - Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. Cost:  $10 per session; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email

 

* THE ACTION of GRACE: with Peter Oliver Saturday morning workshops on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. until noon; cost: 25 for the series. (Join us for lunch for an added $13 per session.) The focus of these workshops is the action of grace in our human (not infrequently, humorous) encounter with injustice, suffering and death. Prose and poetry will aid our exploration. In particular, the fiction and life of Flannery O’Connor will have pride of place. Please register in advance; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email

 

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; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

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; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

* 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; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

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] queenshouse.org or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist [at] queenshouse.org for details.

 

*TRIUMPH RETREAT:  Freedom Through Healing is a nine-day retreat beginning Friday, Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m. and running until Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1:00 p.m.; cost: $1,395, which includes program, meals, facility and small bedroom. For more information see the website at https://www.triumphretreat.com  ; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

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

 

A new online community for youth in our diocese can be found at www.yxecatholic.com - our diocesan Youth Ministry Office has launched this website to help youth, young adults, and families encounter Christ, connect, and grow in their faith. (Youth Ministry in our diocese is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA.)

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