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ABOUT Lay Formation

The Lay Formation Program offers personal transformation through a deeper relationship with God. Lay Formation is grounded on three pillars:

Within Lay Formation, Diocesan, Aboriginal and Ukrainian Catholics spend time learning more about the Catholic faith, sharing their faith and life experiences, and deepening their prayer lives. It is a time of learning, a time for friendship, a time of discernment and a time of growing ever closer to Christ.

Queens House, SaskatoonLay Formation is a live-in program, hosted at Queens' House of Retreat and Renewal in Saskatoon - a peaceful and beautiful setting on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river.

Participants commit to the program for a period of two years - one weekend per month, September through June. Eparchial and diocesan stream participants arrive Friday evening at 7 p.m. and stay at Queen's House until Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. The Aboriginal stream participants arrive Friday evening at 7 p.m. and stay at Queen's House until Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

Cost is shared between the diocese, your home parish and personal contribution or bursary. For more information on cost breakdown, click here.

"The two years I spent in Lay Formation were a time of joy, of deep enrichment, and growth in both my faith and the meaning of community"
~ Lay Formation Alumnus

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