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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements


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We pray as a diocesan family for Bishop Mark Hagemoen as he takes up his new role in the diocese of Saskatoon this week. Lord God, Eternal Shepherd, you have chosen Bishop Mark to be our shepherd. Bless him with a spirit of courage and right judgment, with a spirit of love and wisdom, as he leads us in building Your Church as a sign of salvation in the world…..We pray to the Lord…

The church is the temple of God, as are we the people. Help us reverence the earth as God’s dwelling place.  We pray to the Lord.

Forgive us for the devastation that our actions and lifestyles have brought upon the Earth, and help us commit to living more intentionally and sustainably.  We pray to the Lord.

* Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Many thanks to all who have already made a gift or pledge to the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. We are so grateful for your support!  To date, gifts received in our office total just over $1million! Thanks to the faithful of this Diocese and many generous donors and volunteers, we are well on our way to meeting this year’s goal of $1.575 million. Your gift makes a difference, as together we reach out in love and build up the church through the many ministries funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.


There is still time to donate to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Pledge forms are available at your parish, and gifts can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or direct debit.  Online giving can be done on the Catholic Foundation website at .

Thank you, once again, for ‘Letting your Light Shine’ for those in need!

Cathy Gilje, Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation

cgilje [at] or (306) 659-5851.


* Rosaries needed - The diocesan office of Restorative Ministry is seeking rosaries for prison outreach (preferably not pink). Please drop off donations, “attention Dianne Anderson” at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, or call (306) 659-5845. Prayer changes lives, and this devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary helps many on their journey of faith and healing.


* BISHOP'S INSTALLATION - The Installation Mass for Bishop Mark Hagemoen will be broadcast live on our diocesan website at: at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23.

Because of limited seating, a ticket is required to attend the installation celebration. Free tickets have been made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis (until all are claimed) by going to and searching for the words “Bishop Mark” (in the search-for-events box at the top left corner of the page). The website  will email you the free tickets to print. Please print and bring your ticket with you to the celebration to show an usher. If you do not have access to a computer, call the Catholic Pastoral Centre for assistance (306) 242-1500).

Thank you for your prayers as we prepare to warmly welcome our new bishop to our diverse and vibrant diocesan family! We 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.

For those attending the installation: please be aware that because of the Enchanted Forest display at the Saskatoon Zoo, there might be some traffic restrictions to get into the Cathedral parking lot that evening. You can approach the parking lot from the roundabout just north of St. Joseph High School. You can also use Attridge Drive westbound lane to make a right turn onto Forestry Farm Park Drive to access the Cathedral parking lot (left turns from Attridge Drive eastbound are not allowed when the Enchanted Forest is open)


* The Church in the North - Come and meet our new bishop, Bishop Mark Hagemoen, as he and Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin Le-Pas tell us about their experiences of The Church in the North on Monday, Dec. 11 at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a program starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and conversation. Everyone is welcome to this relaxed evening with two of our bishops!


*Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - all are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


Join us for an evening of prayer and reflection as we journey through the Stations of the Nativity accompanied by devotional music. Find the deeper meaning of Christmas! Bring the whole family to savor a moment of calm in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season!  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. St. Augustine Parish 602 Boychuk Drive. There is no cost for this event!


* St. Thomas More College, (STM) is honoured to welcome Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada to celebrate mass in the STM chapel on Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:30am.  Most Rev. Bonazzi will address the congregation following Mass. Please join us at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Dr. For more information, please call 306-966-8900 or see the website: 


* Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee - Friday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Dr. in 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.


* St. Anne's Music Ministry and Friends will present "Dominica Hurricane Maria Benefit Concert" on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Anne's Church, 217 Lenore Drive.  Tickets can be purchased with cash or cheque after each Mass, or at St. Anne's Church office (931-4700)  between 8:30 and noon,  and  1:00 to 4:30,  and at the Saskatoon Academy of Music 629 6th Avenue North (934-2424).  Tickets are $15 per adult, or $35 for a family.  Donations made to the Red Cross will kindly be accepted.  Thank you for your support.


* Bless Me Father, For I Have SinnedThis diocesan Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together session will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, hosted by St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon. Facilitator is Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, OSU, 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!)


Announcements Continuing from Last Week


* STS-MARTYRS-CANADIENS parish invites all to a SOUPER STEAK NIGHT to be held at the Sutherland Bar on Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 per person. For tickets or more information, please contact Muriel Hill, (306) 665-1829 or by email: smc [at]  (Please note corrected date!)


Bishops’ Levee - On New Year’s Day, the Knights of Columbus host an annual Bishops’ Levee reception where you can meet and exchange greetings with our local bishops – including Bishop Mark Hagemoen – from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. Everyone is welcome.


 “Iconography in our Time: The Power of Visual Prayer,” exhibit will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Musee Ukraina Museum, located at 222 Avenue M South in Saskatoon, and will run until Jan. 30, 2018. The exhibit will be open during regular museum hours: Sundays, 11:30am to 4:30pm or by appointment.


* Northern Mission Collection - An annual diocesan collection for mission efforts will be held today, Sunday, Nov. 19. Proceeds this year will be directed to Catholic Missions In Canada (CMIC). 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 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 at  – the website also includes more information about the important missionary work of CMIC! Please be generous!


CWL Clothing Depot at 619-20th St. West, Saskatoon is seeking donations of new items for its annual Christmas sale. For example: toys, socks, underwear, gloves, toques, sheets, comforters, towels, jewelry, health and beauty products, or individually wrapped candy. Thank you for your generosity. Your donations help those who are struggling to make ends meet in our city, giving them a joyous chance to shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Parents can choose a toy at an affordable price, enjoying the freedom and dignity of making their own purchase, while children with only a few coins can buy a gift for mom or dad. The sale runs Nov. 14th until Dec. 23th. Items can be dropped off at the Clothing Depot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, or you may arrange for a pickup by calling (306) 242-5042. Other donations: The non-profit CWL Clothing Depot also accepts used clothing and household gifts for their store located on the lower level of Saskatoon Friendship Inn. Volunteers are also needed – you don’t have to be a CWL member! To inquire about volunteering: (306) 242-5042.


Samaritan Place Christmas Wish - Christmas is coming! And along with it come preparations for ensuring that everybody feels included in the good news of “God-with-us” – Emmanuel. We would like to invite you to share some Christmas warmth with a resident living at Samaritan Place who needs some extra encouragement and love at this time of year. We want to provide these residents with a personalized Christmas gift based on their interests and needs. We have made up Christmas gift tags with a list of suggested items that we know will be appreciated. You are welcome to come by and pick up a tag, purchase the items and return them to us in time for Christmas. Alternately, we can send you a virtual gift tag by email! Or you may wish to make a monetary donation for this initiative. Samaritan Place is located at 375 Cornish Road, Saskatoon. Any questions? Call Amy (Director Spiritual Care and Mission) at (306) 986 1460 Extension 1410, or email: abunce [at]  


* Advent Conference - Join the students of St. Therese Institute in Bruno Dec. 1-3 for their annual Advent Conference – experience spiritual renewal instead of stress this year. The weekend retreat is filled with prayer, fellowship, great food, and talks by keynote speaker, Fr. Rob Arsenault of the Companions of the Cross. Registration is $90, with additional meal and room packages available. Visit or call (306) 369-2555.


CHRISTMAS TEA & BAKE SALE will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Church Auditorium, 10th Street & Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon, featuring Kolachi breads, cabbage rolls, perogies, wheat, home baking and raffles. Admission: Adults $3.00 / 6-12 years: $2.00 / Pre-school:  Free. The Christmas tea and bake sale is sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada.


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, 6, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 12, 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


* TOGETHER THROUGH ADVENT: An Ecumenical Journey:  9:30 am until Noon (optional lunch) on Saturdays; Cost is $20 per session / Optional lunch is $13. Come to one or both sessions. Saturday, Dec. 2: “Holy Linoleum – Rediscovering Sacred ground in Advent” – Darcie Lich and/or Saturday, Dec. 9: “Every Creature Singing” – Claire Ewert Fisher. Please pre-register. held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


* 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. held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at]


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:


* 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]


* AND SO WE WAIT … Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation: with Sarah Donnelly Nov. 24-26.  A Weekend Retreat for women – 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]




* 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 event Nov. 25 requires pre-registration and features an opening Mass, four lectures, lunch, and question periods and discussion.  Cost of the full-day is $40/couple, $25/single, and $10/student. Contact Celene Sidloski at(306) 715-1541 or csidloski [at] or Julie Abernethy at jcabernethy [at]  (306) 491-4588.


* St. Anne's Parish is hosting a parish mission called "Encounter" on November 29th and 30th at 7 pm. 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] .


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!


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]


In the diocese of Saskatoon, marriage preparation through a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend is available, 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,


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]  – 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.


* Catholic Hospital Chaplaincy continues, thanks in part to your generous gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal! Although the publicly-funded hospital department of spiritual care has been eliminated because of provincial government budget cuts, Catholic chaplains do continue to accompany patients and families in times of sickness, suffering and crisis at Saskatoon City and Royal University Hospitals, along with volunteer visitors who are trained and supported by the diocesan office of Hospital Chaplaincy. This includes outreach to 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 please call Jackie Saretsky at the Catholic Centre: (306) 659-5839 or (306) 292-5531 or e-mail Jackie at: hospitalchaplaincy [at]

For spiritual or pastoral care at St. Paul's Hospital please ask at nursing desk, or call (306) 655-5000 and ask them to page Spiritual Care.


Volunteers are needed to visit those in hospital - "I was sick and you visited me..." - Matthew 25:36. 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 of Hospital Chaplaincy, supported by gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. To apply as a volunteer, please contact Jackie Saretsky at (306) 659-5839 or (306) 292-5531 or  e-mail: hospitalchaplaincy [at]  (Catholic hospital chaplaincy is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA.)


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