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DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, OCT. 15, 2017 28TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

In this year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we pray as a diocesan family that all Christians together may continually rediscover the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the call to reconciliation and unity.

As members of the global family, may we grow in our concern for all people and in our efforts to heal the Earth.    We pray to the Lord.

May a spirit of wisdom and justice impel each of us to protect and enhance all life.   We pray to the Lord.

* Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2017: Let Your Light Shine!

We are grateful to all who pledged their support this weekend to the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Your gift will help our diocese to meet the many and varied needs of the people of this diocese. If you did not take the opportunity to make your gift, you may do so at any time over the next few weeks by placing your pledge in the collection basket or you can make your donation online at: www.dscatholicfoundation.ca  

More information about the BAA, including this year’s video, is also 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 - For our participation in the Bishop’s Annual Appeal to deepen our faith and strengthen our diocesan family, we pray to the Lord

 

Catholic Family Services offers a marriage preparation program, with the next session on Oct. 27-28.  Please call 306-244-7773 for more information and to register. Please check the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon website for more opportunities for marriage preparation, https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/marriage-and-family-life

 

Incredible Greece May 31-June 14, 2018

A small  group  is now being formed to Greece and its Islands + St. Paul’s Sights . The estimated Air cost from Saskatoon  return is $1385.00 and Land approximately $275.00 per diem depending on final inclusions. Registration for this unique Pilgrim Journey travel experience, exclusively curated by “Helen of Greece” for Ministry to Tourism, will close Monday, October 30th.

Contact Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism Saskatoon today. Kleiter [at] shaw.ca  Tel: 306-244-3747 www.pilgrimjourneys.ca

 

Knights of Columbus Council 8215 will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary on Friday November 3 at the Cathedral of The Holy Family at 123 Nelson Road. We invite all past, current council members, past chaplains and widows of members to join us for celebration and fraternity.  For more information and tickets please contact Pat Daley or Andy Wilson. Complete details will be posted on our website www.knightsofcolumbus8215.com 

 

* POVERTY AWARENESS WEEK will be observed Oct. 15-21, 2017 – The Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition/Passion for Action Against Homelessness (SAPC/PAAH) is a Saskatoon-based community alliance whose priority is to address poverty and homelessness through political action and public awareness. SAPC/PAAH has prepared a calendar of events exploring the issues around poverty and homelessness during Poverty Awareness Week. Everyone is welcome to take part in events and learn about poverty and the toll it takes on people: poverty hurts us all.

Poverty Awareness Week events include:

* World Food Day - Monday, Oct. 16: Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation invites you to a World Food Day event, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, featuring speaker Nettie Wiebe as well as organizations working for local food security around the world. Discover opportunities to take action for a just and sustainable food system at this event, held at Station 20 West, 1120 20th St. W., Saskatoon. More info: http://earthbeat.sk.ca

 

* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Tuesday, Oct. 17:  CHEW ON THIS! SAPC/PAAH volunteers will hand out snacks during noon hour in downtown Saskatoon and join groups across the country to draw attention to poverty and food insecurity in Canada. More info: https://www.cpj.ca/chew

 

* Worship for Poverty Awareness – Thursday, Oct. 19 5:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 114 Seminary Cres., University of Saskatchewan Campus, Saskatoon. More info: davidkc1212 [at] outlook.com

 

* Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership Speakers Panel – Friday, Oct. 20 from 1:30-3:00 p.m., “Let’s Talk Poverty – a conversation about poverty elimination in Saskatoon” held at Diefenbaker Centre, 101 Diefenbaker Place, U of S Campus, Saskatoon (Prairie Room).

 

* Hands Across the Bridge – Friday, Oct. 20:  All are welcome to join this Poverty Awareness Week public witness, forming a human chain against poverty by joining hands across the Broadway Bridge in Saskatoon. Meet at Friendship Park (bottom of Broadway Bridge) at 5 p.m., then stand in solidarity beginning at 5:15 p.m., followed by refreshments at St. Andrew’s Church, 436 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon. More information: antipoverty [at] sasktel.net

 

* Prison Outreach at Christmas - The diocesan Office of Restorative Ministry is once again seeking monetary donations to purchase small gifts for some 500 men at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, as part of Catholic outreach at Christmas. Please send donations to the Office of Restorative Ministry (Attention: Dianne - Christmas), Catholic Pastoral Centre, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1. Thank you for helping to ensure the joy of Our Saviour’s birth touches those in prison.

A note from Dianne Anderson, Restorative Ministry: We are asking for Monetary donations only. We are planning on buying chocolates, mini-gloves, mixed Christmas candies and decks of cards for the men at the Correctional Centre. We would like to supply 500 men with these gifts… I ask for monetary donations as I have one shopper who goes and buys identical gifts for all. Thank you all once again for your generosity.”

(Restorative Ministry is also supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

 

  1. MICHAEL’S FALL SUPPER will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29: 4:00 and 6:00 pm sittings at St. Michael’s Community School gym, 22-33rd Street East, Saskatoon: $18 for adults, $8 for children between 6 and 12, children 5 and under are free. For tickets, please leave a message at the parish office: 306-242-5150.

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

 

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 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.

 

* 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.

 

* 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 info and online registration at https://f2f.ca/united/ or contact (306) 381-7789.

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION - 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

 

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. 16 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour session, beginning 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. 

 

* Together in Christ "Reformation 500" Series - Christians Commemorating the Reformation Together. There are still sessions to be offered at two locations to learn more about the Reformation and beyond with “Together in Christ”. Session 5 is being offered at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St.W. Saskatoon, with facilitator Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier, 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, 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 Sessions 4 and 5 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: https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/ecumenism/reformation-500 or call Celeste at 306-659-5814.

Session videos are also available on YouTube for those who wish to prepare, or who cannot attend the sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9wVhZutlwM&feature=youtu.be 

 

* "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.)

 

* 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.

 

* 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.

 

* 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!)

 

* 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.

 

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, 9, 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 workshop continues on Saturday, 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

 

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. Triumph 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. The retreat is anchored by the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux. 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

 

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