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DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, NOVEMBER 5, 2017, 31ST SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

We pray as a diocesan family that we will all begin to safeguard the connectedness and interdependence of God’s precious creation.

Grant us insight and strength to respond to hatred with love, to injustice with dedication to justice, and to war with peace.  We pray to the Lord.

We pray for all people engaged in the development of Canada's climate action plan. Grant them wisdom, courage and strength of purpose.  We pray to the Lord.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2017: Let Your Light Shine! for Nov. 4, Nov. 5, 2017

It is important that when you give to any charitable organization, you are confident that the funds are used wisely. Be assured that your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal only supports the ministries and programs indicated in the 2017 Appeal literature. For more information please visit          www.dscatholicfoundation.ca

* Thank you for your support of the many ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal!

There is still time to make your gift to the Appeal. Place your labelled pledge in the collection basket or make your Bishop’s Annual Appeal gift online: https://www.dscatholicfoundation.ca

 

Bishop’s Annual Appeal prayer for Nov. 4-Nov. 5, 2017 - That we may continue to support the ministry and vision of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal we pray to the Lord…

 

* Northern Mission Collection

A diocesan collection for mission efforts will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Proceeds this year will be directed to Catholic Missions In Canada. For over 100 years, CMIC has funded the work of missionaries as they proclaim the Word of God in some of Canada’s most remote and poorest areas. This year, CMIC has pledged to assist 24 mission dioceses in Canada by supporting missionaries, repairing and maintaining mission churches, educating seminarians, providing religious education programs, and forming lay leadership. Watch for our diocesan “Mission Works” envelope, or consider giving online and finding out more at https://www.cmic.info/

Please be generous!

NOTICE Free tickets for the Bishop’s Installation will be available 10 a.m. Nov. 14.

The Installation celebration for Bishop Mark Hagemoen will be held THursday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the installation celebration will become available online starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 (until all the tickets are claimed).

Steps to take:

1. Go online to www.picatic.com and search for “Bishop Mark” in the search for events box at the top left corner of the page. (Please note: there will also be a link to the Picatic page on our diocesan website.)

2. Select the number of free tickets that you wish to book (limit of four per registration sesion).

3. Enter your contact information (please note: Picatic is a secure website.)

4. Picatic will e-mail the tickets to you.

5. Print your ticket and bring your ticket with you to the celebration on Nov. 23 & show it to an usher!

For those without access to a computer, Catholic Pastoral Centre staff will help you obtain your ticket – also beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14: (306) 242-1500.

Live-streaming of the Installation celebration: The installation celebration for Bishop Mark Hagemoen will also be broadcast live on our diocesan website beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23.

Thank you for your prayers as we prepare to warmly welcome our new bishop to our diverse and vibrant diocesan family! Please continue to pray for our new bishop, our diocese and the diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, which is now awaiting the appointment of a bishop.

* St. Joseph’s Parish Craft Fair – Saturday, November 18th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall, Broadway and 8th Street, Saskatoon. There will be over 30 crafters selling their goods, come and do some early Christmas Shopping.  Come for a hot lunch - homemade perogies, sausage and soup will be sold at the concession. Free Admission to Craft Fair.

 

Rebuilding Catholic Culture Lecture Series Featuring Anne Carroll

Rebuilding Catholic Culture presents “Irrepressible Truth:  Catholic History and Apologetics,” an exciting lecture series featuring well-known writer and Catholic historian Anne Carroll on November 24 and 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Saskatoon.  From the Crusades to the Reformation, Communism, and the Papacy, Mrs. Carroll will discuss truths and common misconceptions about the Catholic Church in History.  Opening keynote on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm is a free lecture (donations taken).  The full-day Saturday event Nov. 25 requires pre-registration and features an opening Mass, four lectures, lunch, and question periods and discussion.  Cost of the full-day event is $40/couple, $25/single, and $10/student.  To reserve a ticket contact Celene Sidloski at csidloski [at] stmcollege.ca   (306) 715-1541 or Julie Abernethy at jcabernethy [at] hotmail.com  (306) 491-4588.

 

St. Anne's Parish is hosting a parish mission called "Encounter" on November 29th and 30th at 7pm. The event will feature speaker Andre Regnier, founder of Catholic Christian Outreach, a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. Andre will be speaking to all ages on the necessity and power of encountering God to make faith personally relevant. Everyone is welcome.

 

* Donations of furniture and household goods - The Diocesan Office of Migration now has access to a storage space for donated items to assist refugees, newcomers, and others in need in our community, thanks to the generosity of the Concorde Group. Please consider donating gently-used beds, bedding, furniture of all sorts, household items etc. Your generosity will help families in need, and is greatly appreciated! For more information about dropping off items on Wednesdays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at a location on 51st St. in Saskatoon, please e-mail Robyn Kondratowicz at migration2 [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 

*PPK Catholic Men's Night Tuesday November 14th at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.  Adoration at 7pm, talk at 8pm.  The topic is "Bible Translations" with speaker Kelly Peters.  Reconciliation available during adoration.  Appetizer's served and the bar open during talk.  Visit priestprophetking.org for details.

 

* Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: All are welcome to the Cathedral of the Holy Family to a devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the main worship space. This devotion starts with Mass followed by the Rosary and Novena prayers.

 

* The Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) invites you to their Meet & Greet Social on Monday, Nov. 20th, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm, Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. Learn more about what Catholic health care is and how you can be a part of the healing ministry of Jesus!

 

* Bishop Installation - The installation Mass for our new bishop, Most Rev. Mark Hagemoen will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. Attendance will be by ticket only, with a limited number of tickets available to the public. More information about how to book a free ticket will be published in the Nov. 12 Diocesan Bulletin! Please watch for details! The installation celebration will also be broadcast live on our diocesan website on the evening of Nov. 23. Please continue to pray for our new bishop, our diocese, and the Mackenzie-Fort Smith diocese, which is now without a bishop.

 

Rachel's Vineyard Ministry of SK 2018 Spring Retreat

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 April 6-8, 2018

To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or email: r.vineyardsk [at] sasktel.net

 

Week of Life and Family May 13-20, 2018

The material for the 2018 National Week of Life and Family is now available on the CCCB website:

-        in English, http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/church-in-canada-and-world/catholic-church-in-canada/life-and-family/4814-2018-national-week-for-life-and-the-family

-        in French, http://www.cccb.ca/site/frc/eglise-au-canada-et-ailleurs/leglise-catholique-au-canada/la-vie-et-la-famille/4814-semaine-nationale-pour-la-vie-et-la-famille-2018

 

 

* Bountiful Blessings Bake Sale: In support of Fr. Martin’s ongoing work with refugees from South Sudan. Nov 19th 10-3:30 at the Delisle Town Hall (3rd Avenue West). Featuring Baking from Canadian, French, Danish, Spanish and South Sudanese cultures. Baking can be pre-ordered until November 13th. To pre-order and for prices: Email us at: bountiful.blessings.fundraiser [at] gmail.com  or Phone Rose-Anne at 306.221.3014. This initiative is sponsored by Friends of Fr. Martin & The Kielo Family.

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

 

* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, November 8 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

 

* DO YOU WISH TO TRAVEL?

Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism Saskatoon, invites the retired and those nearing retirement to join a special conversation about your travel wish list. Share your hopes for future journeys, near or far, receive guidelines and learn from one another how travel can be an enriching enjoyment before advanced years or health issues arrive. Ministry to Tourism is seeking your advice in helping singles and couples meet their travel wishes in the next 2-3 years. Please attend this informal gathering at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon on Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 PM.

**If you are not in the Saskatoon area and /or unable to attend your input will be greatly appreciated. Fr. Ralph Kleiter Tel: 306-244-3747  email: Kleiter [at] shaw.ca

 

*FacetoFace United Conference - Nov 18&19

Register by Nov 1 and save over 20% for the FacetoFace United Conference! What is it? The United Conference is a Catholic Youth Conference with an Adult Track, on November 18 & 19, hosted at Holy Family Cathedral, in Saskatoon. Join around 350 other Catholics for an amazing weekend with keynote talks by Ken Yasinski and Bishop-elect Mark Hagemoen, praise & worship, Eucharistic Adoration, lots of time for fellowship, prayer, and much more. To see the schedule, find out more information, and register please go to www.f2f.ca/united

 

* The 2017 Martin Memorial Lectures at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad will be held Nov. 8-10 featuring Rev. Ray Aldred, director of Indigenous Studies at Vancouver school of Theology speaking on “Turning Back Toward a Shared Story A Faith Dialogue Towards Reconciliation and Healing.” The first lecture will be Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 pm with compline and refreshments to follow. Thursday, Nov. 9, there will be a workshop with Rev. Aldred from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and the lecture will be at 7:00 pm. Friday, November 10 the lecture will be at 10:00 am with worship to follow. All lectures and the workshop will be held in the Otto Olson Memorial Library, main floor of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 114 Seminary Crescent, Saskatoon. Compline and the closing worship will take place in the Chapel, also on the main floor. Please make plans to attend.  Parking is available in Pay Lot #4 off of Innovation Blvd. Thanks to the generosity of those who established the Bishop Henry David Martin Memorial Trust, this lecture series is a free event. For further details, contact Lisa 306-975-1550 or Iain 306-975-1555, or see the website:

http://www.usask.ca/stu/emmanuel/our-community/martin-memorial-lectures.php

 

Simbang Gabi 2017 - Christmas Novena Mass

Christmas Novena - The Filipino Catholic Community invites all to participate in “Simbang Gabi” – here is the Novena Mass Schedule leading up to Christmas. Please note that there is a pot luck after every Mass. Everyone is welcome. Let us share our love and blessings!

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Holy Family Parish, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at St. Joseph Parish, 535-8th Street East, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 1121 Northumberland Ave., Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, 21 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow Street (corner of Hilliard Street and Melrose Avenue), Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Friday, 22 at St. Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 at St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon

 

SAVE THE DATE!’ BENEFIT CONCERT – Sunday, December 3rd, 3 p.m.

Imagine every house, school, church, community centre and city building gone!  Everything that was green turned to brown!  This is a reality for the people on the island of Dominica.  After the September Category 5 Hurricane Maria tore through Dominica, 70% of the island’s infrastructure was wiped out.  St. Anne’s parishioner , Jennifer Rommens , has made her home in Canada for 43 years but was born in Trinidad, not far from Dominica.  Her heart and mind could not rest after hearing of the catastrophe.  Although the International Red Cross among other aid agencies has been already providing water and other essentials to Dominica but so much more needs to be done.  With Jennifer belonging to the parish’s Music Ministry, the idea of a benefit concert with proceeds to help an aid agency was born!  Come enjoy an afternoon of music provided by St. Anne’s Music Ministry and other surprise guest performers while knowing that the proceeds are all going to the aid of Dominica.  Watch for further notices about this event, but for now please mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE!

 

Holy Spirit marriage prep;

Marriage Preparation Course offered through Holy Spirit parish begins on January 21, 2018. 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 374-1425 for information and to register.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

* 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] holyfamilycathedral.ca  or (306) 659-5805. Details (including an online application form) are also available at: https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/employment

 

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] saskatoonrcdiocese.com.  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] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  "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 Courchene at stjohnboscoministry [at] gmail.com  or call the parish office at 306-652-1045. This position is a paid ministry, commensurate with experience. 

 

* 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] pcecumenism.ca

 

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, 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

 

* GREATER SASKATOON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MEMORIAL MASS: Tuesday, November 7 at 4:30 pm in our Queen’s House Chapel.  A time of fellowship will take place before and after mass.

 

FEAR n CONFUSION – THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK: with Peter Oliver, Tuesday, November 28th from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm.  Cost is $15

 

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

 

* MYSTICS AND SCIENCE EXPAND OUR FAITH: with Sr. Judy Schachtel - Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., 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] queenshouse.org

 

* WOMEN’S WORKSHOP SERIES: with Colleen Kehler - 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] queenshouse.org

 

* 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] queenshouse.org  or for more information see the website at https://www.triumphretreat.com  

 

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

 

* 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] 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

 

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.

Please check the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon website for more opportunities for marriage preparation, https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/marriage-and-family-life

 

* 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.

 

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!).

 

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.

 

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 sessions:

* 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!)

 

40 Hours 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Different Strokes 2017 Art Show and Sale will be held Friday Nov. 10th, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday Nov. 11th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Grace Westminster church, 505 10th St. East, Saskatoon.  Free Admission.

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