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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, October 22, The 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

We pray that Christianity and Islam will take humble and persevering steps toward a historical reconciliation between them, according to God’s divine wisdom and purpose.

As we observe the great commandment of love, let us also love and care for our environment and all creation.      We pray to the Lord.

May we respect and safeguard the connectedness and interdependence of all Creation.   We pray to the Lord.

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

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal changes lives through service to the Lord.  Your gift helps to support those cultivating a vocation to the priesthood.  Your gift to the Annual Appeal is an investment in the future of our Church and our faith.

* Sincere thanks to those who have already made their gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Two parishes have already made their BAA goals!  We are so grateful!  If you have not yet made your BAA pledge, please continue to prayerfully discern a gift.  Funds raised for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal benefit everyone in our diocese – Thank you!

More information about the BAA, including this year’s video, is also available on the website, or contact Cathy Gilje at cgilje [at]  or (306) 659-5851.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal prayer for Oct. 21-Oct.22, 2017 - For the chaplains, pastors, lay ministers and volunteers whose ministry is made possible by our generous gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, we pray to the Lord…


* Catholic Hospital Chaplaincy Continues! – Thanks to your generous gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, our diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy office continues to serve Catholic patients at Saskatoon City Hospital and Royal University Hospital. Although the publicly-funded hospital department of spiritual care has been eliminated because of provincial government budget cuts, Catholic chaplains, along with volunteer visitors who are trained and supported by the diocesan office of Hospital Chaplaincy, continue to accompany patients and families in times of sickness, suffering and crisis at Saskatoon City and Royal University Hospitals – including Catholic patients from rural areas who otherwise would have no spiritual support. Spiritual care also continues at St. Paul’s Hospital, thanks to donations to that facility. For spiritual or pastoral care at Saskatoon City or Royal University Hospitals call chaplaincy coordinator Jackie Saretsky at the Catholic Pastoral Centre: (306) 659-5839 or (306) 292-5531 or e-mail: hospitalchaplaincy [at]  At St. Paul's Hospital inquire at the nursing desk, or call (306) 655-5000 and ask them to page Spiritual Care.


* Volunteers are needed to visit those in hospital - If you feel a call to serve Jesus in the sick and the suffering, please consider applying to be one of our volunteers in diocesan hospital chaplaincy at Saskatoon City Hospital and/or Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Training and support is provided through the diocesan office, supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. To apply as a volunteer, contact Jackie Saretsky in the diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy office at: (306) 659-5839 or at (306) 292-5531 or E-mail: hospitalchaplaincy [at]  "I was sick and you visited me..." Matthew 25:36 

Hospital Chaplaincy is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your generosity!


St. John Bosco parish in Saskatoon is seeking a skilled pianist to accompany the 10am mass starting November 12th. We are a small but vibrant family friendly community seeking to follow Christ. Our musical style is a blend of modern worship and traditional hymns, with a focus on the new evangelization. If you are interested, please contact Matthew at stjohnboscoministry [at]  or call the parish at 306-652-1045. This position is a paid ministry, commensurate with experience. 


* Contemplative Mass will be led by Fr. Kevin McGee  at 7 p.m.  Friday, Nov. 3 at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon. The rhythm of the Contemplative Mass is a gentle, steady flow, marked by 20 minutes of silence after Communion. It is designated to allow space for reflection and recognition of the intimate presence of Christ who comes to us through scripture and the Eucharist. Silence within this form of worship can feel uncomfortable or awkward, especially when experienced for the first time. We encourage you to relax and rest in the abiding presence of God.


* The Uncomfortable Pew - Ecumenical Sensitivity at Weddings and Funerals - A relaxed, evening gathering where you can share your stories and reflect on experiences of ecumenical etiquette and sensitivity.  Perhaps you have questions?  Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 135-10th St. E. Saskatoon to listen and to share.   For additional information please contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism at 306-653-1633 or admin [at]


* FacetoFace Ministries United Conference 2017 features keynote speaker Ken Yasinski, as well as Bishop Mark Hagemoen, who will soon be installed as the eighth bishop of Saskatoon. The United Conference will be held Nov. 18-19 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road in Saskatoon – including both a Youth Conference for Grades 9-12 and 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. Cost is $70. Find more info and online registration at or contact (306) 381-7789.


* L’Arche Prayer Nights are held regularly on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. (except on the first Wednesday of the month, or when there’s a Friends of L’Arche Gathering), with tea and cookies afterwards, and everyone is welcome: the next prayer night is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the L’Arche home, Alma House, 546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon.


BASIC BIBLE SEMINAR will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday November 4 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, Bishop Mahoney Hall, 720 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon. For more information contact Arnel and Libay Mendoza at 306-260-5249 or Sr. Pinky Aquino Mace at 306-202-8094.



* The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, SK is seeking an outgoing and engaging full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry to become part of our parish ministry team. 

The Coordinator of Youth Ministry will be responsible to provide ministry to the youth and families of our growing parish community and to our six elementary schools and one high school. The successful applicant will plan, organize, and execute regular youth events for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 in accordance with our parish vision.  Applicants who have completed their WYCACYM Certificate in Youth Ministry or equivalent and/or have completed Lay Formation program or equivalent are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have 3-5 years of experience in youth ministry and be able to demonstrate a strong track record in planning, organizing, and executing well in youth ministry and youth events.  Applicants must have their own means of transportation, and have the ability to travel out of the country. Application deadline is midnight, Nov. 9, 2017; start date is Dec. 1. For more information, contact David Polzen at dpolzen [at]  or (306) 659-5805. Details (including an online application form) are also available at:


La P’tite Pasto (Little Hearts Play Group) is a French parent-child program for families with preschoolers. Through games, songs, art and crafts, little ones discover the beauty of family, nature, friendship, and are gently introduced to the loving presence of God and to Christian values, all in a spirit of fun and in a language adapted to their age. Children must be accompanied by a French-speaking adult. This monthly program begins Saturday Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the basement of the parish of Sts. Martyr-Canadiens, 1007 Windsor Street, Saskatoon. Cost: $20 per child / $30 per family. For more info, go to

To register, call Diane Murza at 306-664-4779 or Marie-Jeanne Will at 306-290-9990.


La P’tite Pasto est une activité pastorale pour les petits de 6 ans et moins et leurs famille. Chants, dessins, bricolages, contes, mimes, danses, jeux et marionnettes permettent d’explorer différents thèmes de la vie des tout-petits: - Bonjour! Quel est ton nom ? – Ma famille, je l’aime !  – Jésus, où es-tu? - Je suis une belle boîte aux trésors ! – etc.  L’enfant y découvre les merveilles de la famille, de la nature, de l’amitié et il est doucement introduit à la présence de Dieu et aux grandes valeurs chrétiennes, tout cela dans un langage adapté à son âge et un climat de plaisir ! Il doit être accompagné d’un adulte. Ce program mensuel débute le samedi 4 novembre à 14h00 au sous-sol à la Paroisse Sts. Martyrs-Canadiens, 1007 rue Windsor, Saskatoon. Une cotisation annuelle de 20$ par enfant ou 30$ par famille est requise. Pour plus de renseignements, consultez le site web au Pour vous inscrire, contactez Diane Murza au 306-664-4779 ou Marie-Jeanne Will au 306-290-9990. Venez vous amuser avec nous!


* 29th Annual Michael Keenan Memorial Lecture:  The 2017 Guest Lecturer is Dr. Eric McLuhan, who will be speaking on "Catholicism and Communication: The Sensus Communis, Synesthesia, and the Soul" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Fr. O'Donnell Auditorium, St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, U of S Campus, Saskatoon. An internationally-known and award-winning lecturer on communication and media, Dr. McLuhan has over 40 years explerience. Having worked closely for many years with his father, the late Marshall McLuhan, he has also been deeply involved in exploring media ecology and communications, with his research and insights published in books, magazines and journals. The annual Keenan Lecture honours the memory and achievements of STM's first Dean, Dr. Michael Keenan.


Queen’s House of Retreats601 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 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, 14, 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

Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House!

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.


* 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:


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


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 receptionist [at]


WOMEN’S WORKSHOP SERIES: with Colleen Kehler - Session 1: Saturday, Oct. 28: The Art of Letting Go;  Session 2:  Saturday, 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 receptionist [at]


* 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. Cost:   $1,395 which includes program, meals, facility and small bedroom. TRIUMPH is held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; register at: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]  or for more information see the website at  


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] – Registration deadline is November 8th


AND SO WE WAIT … Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation: with Sarah Donnelly Nov. 24-26.  A Weekend Retreat – Friday, November 24 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, November 26 after lunch. Program Cost is $180 which includes Saturday lunch and supper and Sunday lunch. held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon; register: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


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]


Announcements Continuing from Last Week



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.


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  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 (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.

Please check the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon website for more opportunities for marriage preparation,


* 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.


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, Oct. 30. Contact Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism Saskatoon today. Kleiter [at]  Tel: 306-244-3747


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.


Knights of Columbus Council 8215 will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary on Friday Nov. 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  


* 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.


* 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]  – 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.


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 Upcoming Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together sessions:


* 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] 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] 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] 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. 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


* "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  (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 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.


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.


* 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 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  or call 306-343-6893 or 306-975-0062.


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


ART FOR YOUR SPACE, Grosvenor Artists’ Show and Sale, Friday Nov. 3,  2-8pm, Saturday Nov. 4, 10-4pm. Featuring the Grosvenor Artists’ recent works of art.  There will be refreshments, the facility iswheelchair accessible. Opening celebration:  Friday Nov 3, 7pm at Grosvenor Park United Church, Cumberland Ave and 14th ST, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Bring your family and friends for a “Together in Art” experience  

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