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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, March 4, 2018, Third Sunday of Lent

We pray as a diocesan family for displaced persons and refugees who are seeking peace and serenity in a place where their dignity is recognized and respected.

  1. God’s covenant includes all creation; may our actions and attitudes toward creation be life-giving. We pray to the Lord.
  2. May we do what we can to prevent destruction of any kind on Planet Earth. We pray to the Lord.

* Lenten Penitential Times and Easter Shedule for all city parishes and some of the parishes outside the city are posted on the diocesan website with a link on the home page to:


* Upcoming Penitential Celebrations (with confessions) at Roman Catholic parishes in the city of Saskatoon include:

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at St. Philip Neri, 1902 Munroe Ave.;
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 at St. Anne, 217 Lenore Dr.;
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at St. Augustine, 602 Boychuk Dr.;
  • 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at St. Mary, 211 Avenue O South;
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at St. Michael, #18-33rd St. E;
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at St. Patrick, 3339 Centennial Dr.;
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Francophone Catholic Parish; 1007 Windsor St.
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1235-12th St.; and
  • 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 at St. Thomas More Chapel, 1437 College Dr.


* Share Lent 2018 – Lent is a time to reconnect with God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This Lenten season, Development and Peace/Caritas Canada invites us to learn more about peace and dialogue as part of the Share Lent Campaign. This year’s theme “Together for Peace” encourages us to reflect on the importance of dialogue as a means fro reconciliation and for the construction of peace. Peace, human dignity and justice can triumph!  Donate online at  and receive your tax receipt immediately, give to your Share Lent parish collection on Solidarity Sunday March 17-18, give by phone: 1-888-234-8533, or mail a cheque to: Development and Peace, 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd Floor, Montreal QC H3G 1T7. Thank you for your generosity and your solidarity!

My Soul Still Dances: Living with Parkinson's is a book written by Sister Adelaide Fortowsky, OSU, with Sr. Rosetta Reniger, OSU, chronicling Sister Adelaide's journey from the time of her diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, until her death in July 2016 at the age of 86. This Ursuline Sister of Prelate drew on her decades of teaching, clowning, worship and life experiences to bolster her hopeful perspective on living with this debilitating illness. It was Sister Adelaide's faith in God that kept her living with vitality through the most difficult times, focusing on service to others with her "little acts of magic" to bring joy to those around her in the midst of coping with her own deteriorating health. This book can be purchased for $19.95 (or 25.95 with shipping and handling) by contacting Sister Rosetta Reninger, 125 Cree Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7J1 or (306) 361-8034.


Pure Witness Dessert and Theatre Fundraiser - Learn more about Pure Witness Ministries and support the building of future leaders through the New Evangelization with dessert and live theatre presented by the Pure Witness Team on Saturday, May 5, at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Cocktails: 6 pm.  Program: 7 pm. includes Live Theatre, desserts, silent auction, live auction, and wine pull! Reserve your seat by April 30.  Tickets are free: or call Laura at (306) 717-7868.


Gingerbread Pysanka Baking - Young people from 14 years of age up are invited to come out to make gingerbread dough 5 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Dormition Ukrainian Catholic Church, 124-105th Street West. This will be followed by baking and decorating gingerbread pysanka 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Dormition Ukrainian Catholic Church or 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at St. George Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon. This a fun time for you and your friends - don't miss it. The Gingerbread Pysanka created by youth will be sold at our parishes, and the funds raaised will be used towards a Youth Easter Zabava celebration on April 8. Please register for the gingerbread-making events by contacting Viktoriia Marko at uwitness2youth [at]  or call her at (306) 653-0138, Ext. 227


Youth Easter Zabava Celebration - Come and share the joy of Christ's resurrection - Ukrainian style! Young people from 14 years of age and up are invited to attend this celebration at 5 p.m., Sunday, April 8 at St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Hall, 210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon. Please wear an embroidered Shirt/Blouse. Admission is by donation/free will offering. There will be food, dancing, games and workshops. Registration is required: please send your name, email address and age to uwitness2youth [at]  or call Viktoriia Marko at (306) 653-0138, Ext. 227 for more information.


* New Evangelization Summit - The New Evangelization Summit will be held on April 27 from 7:00-9:00 pm and on April 28 from 9:00am to 4:30 pm at St. Anne Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. This conference brings together world-class speakers to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom, and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. If you’re looking to be equipped on how to make your parish a mission-focused parish, this conference is for you! Our host site at St. Anne’s will be streaming live talks and providing the opportunity for participants to connect with others from across the diocese with a similar desire to better carry out the fundamental mission of the church. Tickets are $40 (lunch included) and are available online at 


* Easter at the Prison - The diocesan office of Restorative Ministry is seeking monetary donations to purchase chocolate Easter bunnies to distribute at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre as a way of sharing the love and joy of Christ’s Resurrection with the prisoners. Please drop your labelled donation into your parish collection or send to the attention of Dianne Anderson at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Once again this year Restorative Ministry will celebrate the Triduum liturgies at the prison.


* YOUTH MASS! On Sunday March 25 at 2 p.m. we will be having a youth Mass at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. The Youth Mass is open to everyone and we would love for YOU to be involved!  If you are willing to serve as a reader, altar server, greeter, or if you would like to join the music ministry, please email treblemakerspc [at] – a Youth Mass will be held on the 4th Sunday of every month at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral.


* Stress in Your Marriage?  Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage.  Some experience coldness.  Others experience conflict in their relationship.  Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it.  Retrouvaille can help.  The next Retrouvaille weekend in Saskatoon will be held April 27 to April 29, 2018, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. and ending Sunday night at 5 p.m. To learn more or to register, call 306-652-7155 or email retrouvaille [at] or for more info about Retrouvaille see


Attention movie buffs: The Canadian premiere of the award-winning film, Because of Gracia, will be coming to the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon on April 19-22. This is a faith-friendly, pro-life film, written and directed by Saskatoon high school teacher, Tom Simes. Tickets are available at Kennedy's Parable and McNally Robinson book stores. For more information, you can visit  or contact Lucille at (306) 361-8311.


Announcements Continuing from Last Week


Message from Bishops of Saskatchewan: Reaction to the Stanley trial has prompted 10 Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran bishops in Saskatchewan to call for deepening our commitment to reconciliation and building right relationships. You can find the bishops’ joint statement posted online at: or call (306) 659-5844 for a copy.


* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, March 14 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


* Pastor Harry Strauss, formerly co-chair for the Saskatoon Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue, has compiled a seven-session resource entitled, Evangelicals and Catholics in Dialogue: A Small Group Discussion Guide.  He is looking for people who would like to be involved in dialogue, particularly in potentially leading a group, post Easter. The goal is to see at least 5 or 6 groups started, ultimately culminating in a large group celebrative event. The task for potential leaders would be to reach out to Catholics and Evangelicals, first in establishing a group, and then, in leading/facilitating the small group over seven meetings. Past participants have valued the spiritual conversations around Jesus Christ. Related, two identical orientation/training times will be held. The first will be Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The second will be on Tuesday, March 6th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Both meetings will be at Forest Grove Community Church (502 Webster Street). Participants will be equipped in using the resource (attached). Attendance doesn’t obligate anyone to leadership. If interested in participating, please reply by email at harry [at] or phone/text at 306-280-7147.


Employment Opportunities: Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church has an immediate opening for a part-time (2-3 days a week) Children’s Program Coordinator to serve the congregation by providing leadership, coordination and administrative functions to the various parish programs related to children and youth. The ideal candidate would be a practicing Ukrainian Catholic, have knowledge of the Byzantine spirituality, have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, computer literacy, initiative and an ability to work independently. Applicants should preferably have some experience in working with groups of children and adults, in the recruitment of volunteers, and a willingness to work some flexible hours on evenings and weekends. Submit your application in confidence, no later than March 12, 2018 to: The Pastor, Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1202 – 11th Street E., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7H 0G3 


* St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon Refugee Sponsorship Committee invites you to join us for some fun and a steak night at the Sutherland Bar & Grill on Thursday April 19, 2018! Cocktails begin at 5:30 P.M.; Supper is served at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 19 years or older). Menu Options include: Steak, Chicken, or Veggie Burger, served with Ceasar salad, potato wedge fries, and garlic toast. Event includes a 50/50 Draw, Silent Auction & much more fun to be had! Tickets are available at the parish office (306)-373-3453 OR after Weekend Masses March 10-11 & 17-18 and April 7-8 & 14-15


* Are Your Affairs in Order? Getting your affairs in order is a true gift to your family.  By organizing your estate, you can offer family and friends peace of mind, avoid unnecessary stress, and provide for them a more comfortable place to understand and carry out your wishes.

Are Your Affairs in Order Seminar is for all interested in information on Wills and Executors, Health Care Directives, Power of Attorney, Catholic Funeral Planning, and Leaving a Legacy.  This seminar will help you prepare your papers and legal documents, make decisions, and guide you in organizing your 'affairs.'

  • Monday, March 5 at 7:00 pm - St. Patrick Church, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon,
  • Tuesday, March 20 at 2:30 pm - Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road
  • Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm - Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road

Optional: Planning Guide available at the presentation ($5.00 - cash or cheque)

There is no cost to attend this event. However, registration / ticket is required as seating is limited to 50. To register online click on one of the dates above.  You can also go to  and search for ‘Are your Affairs in order.’  Once you have completed the registration online, a ticket will be emailed to you, or for more information contact Jocelyne Hamoline at 306-659-5849 or email jhamoline [at]

Hyperlink to

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Hyperlink for March 20

Hyperlink for March 21


* 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) 242-1916 or: receptionist [at] This ecumenical journey through Lent includes the following:

  • 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).


Eparchy Lent Project for Youth - The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon has introduced a Lent Youth Project, inviting  any and all youth to follow three steps to encounter Christ in the weeks ahead. Step 1 is to view the youth forum online at  to listen to the voices of young people and the message from Pope Francis to all Canadian youth on the occasion of upcoming Synod dedicated to “Young people, the faith, and Vocational Discernment” to be held at the Vatican in October. Step 2 is to reflect on one or more of the Stations of the Cross in the light of the Pope’s message; and then to write down your reflection(s) and prayers on one or more of the stations, and e-mail your reflection(s) to the Eparchy youth office at uwitness2youth [at]  using the subject line: “New Lenten Project,” including your full name, age, phone number and e-mail. (The deadline for reflections is Easter Sunday, April 1). Step 3 will be to participate in a Youth Stations of the Cross based on some of the gathered reflections, to be held in May. Details of the May 2018 prayer event will be announced soon. For more information about this New Lenten Project, please contact the Eparchy Youth Office (306) 380-5765.


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. 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 for the dinner are $50 each, available from Chris Sarich (306) 343-5640 or (306) 221-4686; or Ernest Boyko (306) 260-6273. There is also a raffle draw being made that evening to win a round-trip for two to any scheduled WestJet destination, with proceeds going to the Water Project for Bosco Homes; raffle tickets are $10 and are available ahead of time by calling Lorne Keller at (306) 374-6134 or (306) 227-7576 (you do not have to be present at the dinner to win the raffle draw).


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!  


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]  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!


* 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.


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] ( )  


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]


* 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]


* 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, 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.


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] or Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at: Pmartens2 [at]  or see:

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: 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:


* 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:


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:


* 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 for more details or call (306) 659-7003 or e-mail catholicschoolsfoundaiton [at]  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.


* 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]


* 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:

  • 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]  (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] • 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, 7, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch (or $15 without lunch).
  • * Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 13. 7 a.m. Suggested donation $10.
  • 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, Mar. 26 to Tuesday, Mar. 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] or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist [at] for details.


* 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) 242-1916.

      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.


EASTER COMMUNITY at QUEEN’S HOUSE: Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1

For more than 30 years, families and individuals have gathered at Queen’s House to celebrate in    community the Easter Triduum.  For more information, check


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]


* Catholic Engaged Encounter live-in weekends are held at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK. Find more info or register online at 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.


* 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:


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


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: or call Veronica at 780-467-8410 or email wcchscreg [at]


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]


Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) – Events for Caregivers Week March 18 to 24, 2018 to acknowledge and support caregivers, SCOA is hosting a series of workshops and forums:

Tuesday, March 20  - CADTH “Fundamentals of online Health Care Research”, Cliff Wright Library - 1635 McKercher Drive, 1 pm to 3:30pm; Cost: FREE (Drop in – no registration).

Thursday, March 22  - ABC’s of Dementia/First Link presented by the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan - Mayfair United Church - 902 33rd Street West from 1 pm to 3 pm; Cost: $10 registration fee.

Friday, March 23 - Easing the Stress of Caregivers - All Day Workshop, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1636 Acadia Drive, 10 am to 3 pm; Cost: $20 (Lunch included)

For more information phone 306-652-2255 or



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