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DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, FEBRUARY 18, 2018, 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

We pray as a diocesan family for all those journeying to baptism at this year’s Easter Vigil. May the Holy Spirit inspire, strengthen and bless the Elect in their journey through this Lenten season of purification and enlightenment. (Rite of Election to be held Feb. 18, 2018).

May we resist the temptation to squander the gifts of the earth, and preserve our natural resources for generations to come.   We pray to the Lord.

For the many volunteers in soup kitchens and food banks and for those who live simply.   We pray to the Lord.

* Day of Prayer - Pope Francis has called for a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace Friday, Feb. 23 for war-torn nations, in particular for the Democratic Republic of Congo and for South Sudan, which are suffering protracted conflict. Please join people around the world in praying with the Holy Father for peace in our world.

 

* Contemplative Mass will be led by Fr. Kevin McGee Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Dr., 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.

 

* Alpha Course ~ at St. Philip Neri Parish! Is there more to life than this?  Why and how do I pray? Does God heal today? Come find out!  Alpha sessions will run every Thursday during Lent, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. (lunch is provided!) at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Avenue (at Taylor Street), Saskatoon.  For more info, contact Deb or Desiree at the Parish Office, (306) 343-0325. Come join us and explore the meaning of life - and how Christianity is relevant to our lives today!  

 

* Retrouvaille is a lifeline for marriages - Every marriage can be improved! If you feel you need a little bit of assistance getting your relationship on a better track, Retrouvaille can help.  For more info about the April 27-29 Retrouvaille weekend in Saskatoon, contact: (306) 652-7155 or retrouvaille [at] sasktel.net  or see the website:  www.restoremarriage.ca

 

 

* "The Fullness of Purpose" - St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt, SK is holding a Lenten Parish Mission Feb. 25-27, with dynamic speaker and author Ken Yasinski addressing "The Fullness of Purpose" to help you tackle life's most meaningful questions: Why have I been created? Where is joy found? Does my Catholic faith matter? This mission presents the truths of our Catholic faith in everyday simple language. Be inspired to live your full potential! The mission will begin at 7 p.m. each evening, Feb. 25-27; childcare will be available, with hospitality to follow in the parish hall. St. Augustine's Lenten penitential service will take place immediately following the last mission talk on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

 

* Together Through Lent, An Ecumenical Journey will be held on four Saturday mornings in Lent, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W. Saskatoon. Attend one or all sessions. Cost: $20/ session (optional $13 for lunch). Register at (306) 242-1500 or: reception [at] queenshouse.org This ecumenical journey through Lent includes the following:

Saturday, Feb. 24 - Songs of the Cross with Rev. Ann Salmon, a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, and a Lutheran pastor who teaches at Lutheran Theological Seminary.     

Saturday, March 4 - In-Breaking of the Kingdom of God with Peter Oliver

Saturday, March 10 - Fasting and Feasting with Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier

Saturday, March 24 - Meditation: Light in a Time of Darkness with Sister Rita Stang, SMS (the March 24 session is a retreat day that can be a half-day or a full-day program; afternoon session costs an additional $20).

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

 

New resources at the Msgr. Michael Koch Library! If you would like to be on the wait list to borrow the following resources, please email sharonleyne [at] gmail.com or call (306) 659- 5853 and leave a message --  you will be notified about the wait time. New titles include:

  • Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God with Fr. Mike Shmitz - A great series for any Baptism preparations for a parish and parent.
  • YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body with Jason and Crystalina Evert - This series introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others. Perfect to watch as a family, or when leading youth group sessions.

 

* Legacy Ridge Foundation offers support and counselling for adult survivors of childhood sexual trauma and abuse. Mary’s Hope Spiritual Healing program is offered in partnership with The Cathedral of the Holy Family, focusing on identifying the spiritual wounds experienced by many survivors. All services are provided at no cost to survivors. Please contact Lorie.   info [at] legacyridgefoundation.com  to access support. Our 2nd annual dinner and dance, “Faces of Courage”,  will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family,  123 Nelson Road Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Friday, March 9, 2018 (6:30 PM—12:00 AM)

Tickets: $50.00 each - table of 8 for $400

Live Music by:  Studio 54, Must be 19 or older.

Tickets are available at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Join us in celebrating the courage of survivors!

 

 

* Foundations Session: Being a Good Neighbour - Join us as Myron Rogal delves into why Christ was so intentional in turning our focus towards our neighbor. He will draw on stories and humor, as well as unpack the global, inter-faith, ecumenical, and community dimensions of this relationship. Free will offering will be collected. Location: St. Peter’s Parish, Unity, SK. Date and Time: Thursday, March 1 at 7 pm. For more information, please contact Kathy ph: 306-228-8285 or email: jonesgor [at] saskte.net

 

Fundraising dinner - Columbus Bosco Homes presents its annual fundraiser, the Joe Kammermayer Commemorative Dinner, on Thursday, April 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon; with cocktails at 6 p.m. dinner at 6:45 p.m., followed by entertainment. A dessert auction is a highlight of the evening. Tickets are $50 each. Proceeds from the dinner support the Farm School, the Substance Abuse Education Program and nine Family Support Centres. These programs provide essential support to at-risk adolescents, preschool children, and families in our community. Tickets are available from Chris Sarich (306) 343-5640 or (306) 221-4686; Lorne Keller (306) 374-6134 or (306) 227-7576; or Ernest Boyko (306) 260-6273.

 

* PPK Catholic Men's Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 22 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. The topic is the "The Power of Silence - Against the Dictatorship of Noise." Adoration and Reconciliation at 7 p.m., talk at 8 p.m. (food and drinks available).  Visit priestprophetking.org for more details about PPK (Priest, Prophet, King).

 

Annual General Meeting for Columbus Bosco Homes will be held 7:30 p.m. March 5, 2018 at Bishop Murray School cafeteria, corner of Wiggins Ave. and 12th Street East, Saskatoon. All those interested are welcome to attend.  For further information call Ernest Boyko at (306)260-6273 or Chris Sarich at (306) 221-4686 or (306) 343-5640.

 

Are Your Affairs in Order?

More than half of Canadians (51%) say they have no “last will and testament” in place (Angus Reid Institute, January 2018) and only 35% say they have one that is up to date. In other words, half of Canadians have no say in what happens to their assets should they die, and the few that have a will haven’t kept them current.  In Saskatchewan, about 58% of people don’t have a will, and if someone dies without a will, the government determines how to distribute their assets.  So why are so many people reluctant to have a will and make it current?  Is there more to estate planning than writing a “Will.”  If you don’t have funeral plans in place, what are the executor's responsibilities and obligations towards a funeral?   What is a health care directive and when should you have one?  Do you have plans in place in case of incapacity?  All of these questions and more will be discussed.  

  • Where: Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK  - Bishop Klein Room
  • When: March 20 at 2:30 pm and March 21 at 7:00 pm
  • Who: 18 years and older
  • Registration Required:  Seating limited to 50 people
  • Optional: Planning Guide available at the presentation ($5.00 - cash or cheque)
  • March 21 @ 7:00 pm: We will have a guest lawyer, John Benesh, B.A., B.Comm., LL.B. from Benesh Bitz & Company to answer some of your questions.

There is no cost to attend this event. However, tickets are required as seating is limited to 50.

To register online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/are-your-affairs-in-order-tickets-42798713103 or contact Jocelyne Hamoline  at 306-659-5849 or jhamoline [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca. Once you have completed the registration online, a ticket will be emailed to you. 

 

* Volunteers Needed - The Catholic Pastoral Centre is seeking volunteers to help prepare food on the afternoon of Sunday, March 25 for a reception that will follow the annual diocesan Chrism Mass and/or to help with the Chrism Mass reception itself on Monday evening, March 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Colette Chantler at (306) 659-5824 or logistics [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com ( )  

 

Good Friday outdoor Way of the Cross volunteers needed!  The diocesan Office of Justice and Peace is once again seeking short-term volunteer assistance in the planning and hospitality for the annual outdoor Way of the Cross on Good Friday morning, March 30 in downtown Saskatoon. If you are interested in helping or would like further details, please contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841, or justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 

* Childcare volunteers needed - Time Out For Moms is seeking volunteers to provide childcare while moms meet. Transportation is available if needed. Held Wednesday mornings from 9:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. (2.5 hours) at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, upcoming dates include Feb. 28; March 7, 14, 21, and April 11. Sign up online at: https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/time-out-moms/volunteers or call Danette (306) 281-9002.

 

* 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 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. The next Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in Saskatchewan will be held April 6-8, 2018. To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or e-mail: r.vineyardsk [at] sasktel.net

 

* Support for Catholic education - A Schools You Can Believe In fundraising campaign has been launched to cover the costs of appealing the Theodore court decision and maintain funding for all who choose Catholic faith-based education. In a recent video posted on the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools YouTube channel, GSCS Board Chair Diane Boyko says: “Our schools always have been and should remain open and inclusive. To paraphrase Pope Francis speaking about Catholic education: we must take care to not just look in at ourselves; the work of Catholic education must include others and improve the world in which we live. Catholic schools are also an important part of the evangelizing mission of the Church: welcoming all who seek Jesus and walking with others along their faith journey.” Find out more or donate online at https://foundation.gscs.ca, or make your cheque payable to Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation (write “Theodore” in the memo) and drop it off at your local Catholic school or deliver/mail your donation to 420-22nd Street East, Saskatoon SK  S7K 1X3.

Catholic Education – Schools You Can Believe In - “Just as you did it to the least of these…” - Students and families support each other by “adopting” families from other schools, providing them with much needed school supplies, clothing, and food hampers. Catholic education makes a difference in your community. For more information about Catholic education see www.gscs.ca

 

Lenten Conference – “The Sorrowful Mysteries” with Dr. Scott Powell will be held Feb. 23 to Feb. 25 at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, SK. Dr. Powell will unlock biblical, historical, social and political contexts to reveal hidden meanings behind the scriptural events of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. The conference runs from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, with rates for commuters, as well as conference rates including meals and accommodation. For more information, please see https://www.sttherese.ca or call (306) 369-2555.

 

* The diocesan Rite of Election will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018  at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon: all are welcome to this diocesan celebration, with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding at the Rite of Election, which this year includes celebration of the Eucharist. The Rite of Election is a step in the RCIA process – the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – involving those in our diocese who are journeying toward baptism at the Easter Vigil. Bishop Mark Hagemoen will bless the catechumens as they enroll their names in the Book of the Elect and begin a Lenten journey of purification and enlightenment. Please join us for this diocesan celebration on the first Sunday of Lent! “This step is called election because the acceptance made by the Church is founded on the election of God, in whose name the Church acts.” - RCIA 119

 

St. Ann’s Home Spirit of Renewal Campaign

Over 60 years ago Bishop Klein, along with lay leaders of the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and the Sisters of St. Elizabeth from Humboldt, formed a “circle of care” and promised the Saskatchewan community that quality, faith-based care would be available to them in their senior years. Their vision included:

  • providing quality housing and health care for our sick and elderly;
  • recognizing the spiritual and physical integrity and dignity of each person;
  • providing care in a compassionate and loving manner;
  • affirming the spiritual and corporeal needs of St. Ann’s residents, enabling them to live in dignity with the respect and companionship of their peers.

Included in the “circle of care” is St. Ann’s Home, which after 40 years is in great need of repair. In order to ensure greater safety, privacy and comfort for their residents, the rooms in the Home require new windows, flooring, accessible bathroom renovations, and ceiling lifts for all 80 rooms. To find out more about the Spirit of Renewal Campaign and how to contribute, please contact:  Rae Sveinbjornson, Executive Director, at (306) 374-8900 ext. 223 or by e-mail at: rae.sveinbjornson [at] saskatoonhealthauthority.ca or Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at: Pmartens2 [at] sasktel.net  or see: www.stannsvillage.ca/spiritofrenewal

Psalm 71:9  - Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing.”

 

Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together program in the Diocese of Saskatoon presents:

 

* Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together Lenten Series: “Preparing the way for Holy Week” - A Lenten Series featuring Scriptural Reflection, Prayer, and Meditation led by Gisele Bauche will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on three Tuesdays: Feb 27, March 6, and March 13 in the Queen of Peace Chapel at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering each evening. Pre-registration appreciated at: https://www.saskatoonfoundations.com/upcoming-events

 

Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together: “Marriage and Scripture” will be offered 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Christ the King Parish, Foam Lake, SK. Join us as speaker Blake Sittler leads a journey through scripture and how it can be applied to us in marriage and family life. Free will offering. Pre-registration is appreciated; you can register online at: https://www.saskatoonfoundations.com/upcoming-events

 

Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together: “How to keep our kids Catholic” will be offered 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 at St. Theresa Parish, Rosetown, SK. with speaker Hudson Byblow. In an era where there is an invisible cliff where our young people depart from the faith, we should be asking "Why?" This talk aims to address that, using practical examples paired with experience of seeing what has worked in other jurisdictions around North America. There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering. Pre-registration is appreciated; register online at: https://www.saskatoonfoundations.com/upcoming-events

 

The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation presents the 18th Annual ‘Swing into Spring’ Fashion Show & Dinner, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Prairieland Park – Hall B, in Saskatoon. Once again, plans are well under way for a fabulous evening of fun, food, fashions, camaraderie and great prizes. Support school division employees as they step out of their traditional roles to walk the runway in the latest spring fashions. See the Foundation website at https://foundation.gscs.ca for more details or call (306) 659-7003 or e-mail catholicschoolsfoundaiton [at] gscs.ca  Early Bird tickets purchased before March 15, 2018 are $68. each or $75. each after March 15, 2018. Your presence helps us put faith in education.

 

* The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary presents a Personal History Weekend Retreat for young Catholic men and women 19 years and older, Feb. 23-25 at Discernment House in Saskatoon. Through reflection, writing and prayerful discernment, let yourself be led through a process of exploring your gifts, your dreams, and your relationships, and see how God is inviting you to move forward in discipleship and holiness. Register now for this live-in weekend! Cost (includes meals): $60. When: 7: 00 p.m. Friday, Feb 23 to 12:00 p.m. Sunday Feb 25, 2018. Where: 851 University Drive, Saskatoon. Contact:  Sr. Lucie at (306) 244-0726 or cell: (306) 260-0450 or Sr. April cell: (306) 529-6279 or E-mail: sk.dhouse [at] gmail.com

 

Bishop Hagemoen Blog - In a new feature on our diocesan website, Bishop Mark Hagemoen reflects on his first few weeks as Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon. Check out the Bishop’s Blog at: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/blogs/bishop-mark-hagemoen

 

* From Mourning to Dawn, The diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers begins the spring 2018 session on Tuesday, March 27. Facilitators, who have themselves also experienced the death of a marriage partner, engage with participants on an 8-week journey of transformation and healing, offering support and encouragement for bereaved spouses. This program is open to participants who have been widows/widowers between 2 months and 2 years. Sessions are held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon) on 8 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 27, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The cost is $35. To register of for more information, please contact Dianna Knaus, 306-382-0535 or email: dknaus [at] sasktel.net

 

* CWL Workshops - Saskatoon Diocesan Catholic Women's League presents “Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call,” a workshop hosted by local CWL Councils. To be held:

  • Little Flower Parish in Leader, SK. on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; preregister by calling Edie Lozinsky 306-628-4322 or Mary Ann Kelly 306-628-3350.
  • Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; preregister by calling Alice Denis-Daley at 306-934-7184 or Avis Hardy at 306-249-0338.

 

* Curling Funspiel for Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre - Come out for some St. Patrick's Day fun and fellowship Saturday, March 17, from noon to 5 p.m., with supper at 5:30 p.m. in support of the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre.  This will be held at the CN Curling Club, 1602 Chappell Drive, Saskatoon. The Funspiel includes four end games with cards, games, and kids activities in the lounge during the afternoon. Cost: $100/Team, all shapes and sizes and combinations welcome. Family team? Great! Minimum age around 10 years, unless they have prior experience. Guaranteed two games with a limited number of teams, so register early. The fee covers teams' curling and supper afterwards. Are you a non-curler? No problem! Come socialize in the lounge and pre-register for the meal-only at 5:30 p.m. – $12/adult, $6/child. Supper doesn't include dessert, because we are having a live pie auction! Come prepared for action! Kid's pie available for 10-and-under so bring the piggy bank. Register by email SPOC [at] sasktel.net  (Pie donations are also welcome!) More info: 306-715-5362.  

 

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, Mar.7, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 13. 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 – from 12 noon, Monday, Feb. 26 to Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 12 noon.
  • Taize Prayer: 2nd Wednesday of each month – March 14th
  • 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] queenshouse.org or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist [at] queenshouse.org for details.

 

ICONOGRAPHY RETREAT:  with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche Monday, May 28 – Friday, June 1 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm    Cost: Commute: $525 (includes lunches). Contact Queen’s House for live-in pricing.

 

TRANSITIONS: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss: Facilitated by Sarah Donnelly.  Call 306-717-3707 to register.  Cost: $475. Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 pm until Sunday, June 10th after lunch

 

SEVEN DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: Come Away With Me … With Dianne Mantyka and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI, Friday, June 29 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 pm. Cost is $995 which includes meals, accommodations and Spiritual direction. Upgrades are available. Please register by June 19th.

 

BECOMING YOUR OWN LOVING PARENT: The Solution for Adult Children of Addiction /     Dysfunction: A Retreat For Women.  Facilitated by Shamarika Kane CLSC                          

Friday, February 23 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 pm.

Live In Cost: $325                Commuter Cost: $205

 

* TOGETHER THROUGH LENT: An Ecumenical Journey:  Four Saturday Mornings from 9:30 am until Noon; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W. Saskatoon. Come to one or all sessions!

Cost: $20 per program session and an optional $13 lunch. Register at (306) 242-1500.

   February 24:  Songs of the Cross with Rev. Ann Salmon    

   March 4:        The In-Breaking of the Kingdom of God with Peter Oliver

   March 10:      Fasting and Feasting with Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier

   March 24:      Meditation: Light in a Time of Darkness with Sister Rita Stang, SMS

       March 24 will also include the optional additional afternoon session for $20.

 

And So We Wait: Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation: A Retreat for Women with Sarah Donnelly, Friday May 18, 7 p.m. until Sunday May 20th after lunch at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon.  Costs is $180, included program, lunches and supper (enrichments are available). Register by calling (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 live-in weekends are held at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK. Find more info or register online at www.ceewest.com or contact Heather and Craig Stomp at (306) 682-3326. The next Engaged Encounter weekend at Muenster will be held April 6-8, 2018. An Engaged Encounter Weekend gives couples planning marriage the opportunity to dialogue honestly and intensively about their future lives together. The weekend is designed for each couple to deepen and enrich their relationship with one another, as well as with God, the Church and the world.

 

* Cathedral of the Holy Family Marriage Preparation will be held Friday, March 2 in the evening and all day Saturday, March 3, 2018. For more information and to register contact, David Polzen at dpolzen [at] holyfamilycathedral.ca  or 306-659-5805.

 

* Marriage Preparation will be offered at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To register, please call (306) 931-3111 or for more information about Marriage Preparation please call Marilyn and Ken at (306) 249-3635.

 

* Marriage Preparation - There will be a marriage preparation course offered at St. Philip Neri parish in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2018. To register or for more information, please contact Shirley at the parish, 306-343-0325.

 

Considering engagement or marriage? Check out Catholic Marriage Preparation options on the diocesan website: http://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/marriage-and-family-life

 

* JOB OPPORTUNITY - Executive Director –

The Board of Directors of the Bishop Budka Eparchial Stewardship Society Inc. (BBESSI) invites applications for an Executive Director. We are seeking a highly motivated and ethical professional who will lead our organization in generating funds to achieve stewardship and fundraising goals of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon.

Please visit our website at www.bbessi.org to view the detailed job profile and more information about how to apply for this position – or for more information call (306) 653-0138, Extension 223.

 

Employment Opportunity: St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission – a post-secondary Catholic school providing adult faith formation in a common life of study prayer and fellowship – is seeking a Director of Formation. The Director of Formation ensures the quality and efficacy of the pastoral ministry, academics, way of life, and faith formation of students enrolled in the program offered at St. Therese Insitute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, SK. Find more details at www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/employment When applying for the position of Director of Formation please provide: Cover Letter indicating why you are the best candidate for the position and Curriculum Vitae including references.

Submit applications or inquiries by email to Vicky Serblowski, Executive Director: vserblowski [at] sttherese.ca  or for more info call (306) 369-2555 ext.111. Recruitment for the position will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 

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

 

Going for Glory 2018 Information

February 23-25, 2018 at Global Prayer House (1156 27 St. SE) in Medicine Hat, AB

Registration is $75; use the promo code gfgfriend when you register 2 or more to receive $10 off each ticket! Speakers include: Christelle Baldovinos, Donna Cole, Julianna Bevere, and Sarah Daw Worship leaders include: Anja Runtz, Janell Allyn, and Hannah Coulombe

You can register online by visiting http://www.globalprayerhouse.com/goingforglory/.

 

All parents & young adults are welcome to attend the Western Canadian Catholic Home School Conference, March 22-24 at Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton.  The theme: “Anchoring the Family in this Cultural Storm” to be addressed by Archbishop Smith, Louis Rouleau, and other speakers. Find more information at: www.wcchsc.net or call Veronica at 780-467-8410 or email wcchscreg [at] shaw.ca.

 

Saskatoon Kidney Foundation needs volunteers.  We need 1-2 hours of your time to help us reach our 2018 door-to-door fundraising campaign goal. This would take place between the days of Saturday, March 10 to Friday, March 23.  To volunteer or for more information, please call 306-664-8588, ext. 224, or email saskatoonmd [at] kidney.sk.ca

 

 

 

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