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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements

Weekly Bulletin Announcements, Jan. 14, 2018 - 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

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We pray as a diocesan family for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life to serve our diocese, and for all who are striving to hear God’s call in their lives and to follow Jesus ever more faithfully.

May the waters of baptism always be free of pollution.    We pray to the Lord.

            We cannot live without water. May we never abuse this gift, so that we and all creatures may live.    We pray to the Lord.

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

 

Bishop’s Annual Appeal -

We would like to express enormous gratitude to everyone who took the time to make a donation to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal! To date, our diocesan total is $1,468,500. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity we have witnessed since the start of the Appeal. It’s not too late to give! We will gratefully continue to accept gifts at the Catholic Foundation office – 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1 – or online at www.dscatholicfoundation.ca. For more information contact Cathy Gilje at (306) 659-5851.

 

* 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.

 

* Station 20 West 5th Annual Touch of Ukraine Supper and Silent Auction with entertainment by the Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble, will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 (5 p.m. cash bar/ 6 p.m. supper) at Bethlehem High School, 110 Bowlt Crescent, Saskatoon. Adults: $30/Children $15. For more info/ticket purchase, go to http://www.station20west.org

 

* Prison Ministry in Saskatoon: Come to hear the Catholic chaplain and volunteers at the Regional Psychiatric Centre tell what they are doing there and what else could be done. This event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. For further information and registration please phone Sister Gina Jacek at 306-653-0170 ext. 22.

 

* 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

 

There will be a Face2Face Confirmation Retreat at St. Mary’s Parish, Lanigan, on Sunday March 4 beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and finishing at 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per youth which includes lunch. We are asking for a free will offering to cover the cost of lunch  for any parents who have driven their youth and want to stay for the retreat. February 18 is the deadline to register. Please e-mail registrations to bkgerman [at] sasktel.net

 

Woman’s Silent Retreat, an Ignatian Spiritual Exercise, March 9 to 11, 2018 will be held at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon. Cost: $325; Students $150. Early bird registration fee:  $250 before Jan 25. To register, please contact: Tanya Waslen, 306-343-1915, email: twaslen [at] sasktel.net This retreat is hosted by the Saskatoon and Regina sections of Regnum Christi.

 

* Development and Peace 2018 Share Lent Campaign workshops will be held in the diocese in both Humboldt and Saskatoon. We invite you to join us for the 2018 Share Lent Workshop to prepare for the campaign in your community. We will reflect on peace-building through dialogue.

Humboldt Session:

When: Sunday, Jan 21 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: St. Augustine Parish, 809 10th Street, Humboldt

For more information contact Victor or Lucille at 306-369-4193 or Armella at 306-205-2334. Please RSVP by email to: asonntag [at] devp.org

Saskatoon Session:

When: Tuesday, Jan 23, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 1235 12th St. East, Saskatoon

For more information: Betty at 306-975-1109 or Joanne at 306-477-1746 or Armella at 306-205-2334.  Please RSVP by email to: asonntag [at] devp.org

Webinar:

When: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm. More details to follow.

 

* Contemplative Mass will be led by Fr. Kevin McGee 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 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.

 

* The Treaty Elder Series continues in our diocese.

The Treaty Elder Series is being hosted by St. Joseph’s Parish in Saskatoon on Sunday, Feb 4 and Sunday, Feb. 11 following the 11 a.m. Mass.  Coming out of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this event offers an opportunity to simply listen and experience the richness of Indigenous spirituality and culture. This educational event will focus on enhancing our awareness and understanding of Treaty history, and Indigenous spiritual life from the perspective of community Elders. Community elders will share their own experience and perspective along with Lyndon Linklater offering an introduction into Treaty history. These presentations are arranged through the Office of the Treaty Commissioner. Myron Rogal will represent the Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation. This event will include a modest lunch (soup and bannock) hosted at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Broadway Avenue and 8th Street East in Saskatoon. Please RSVP Darlene at st.josephparish [at] sasktel.net or by phoning (306) 244-1556 before January 26, 2018 if you wish to attend the lunch. For more information about the St. Joseph events, please contact Mike Broda at mmbroda [at] sasktel.net  or (306) 291-5710. 

 

Saskatoon Diocesan Catholic Women’s League Winter Gathering will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at St. Peter the Apostle parish, 1121 Northumberland Ave in Saskatoon. The diocesan CWL council will be voting on policy and procedure updates, and guest speakers will be Jean Morrison President/CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital speaking about Saskatchewan hospice/palliative care, and a representative from Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association (to be announced). More info: contact Marlene VanDresar at 306-682 -0742 or 306-231-4974

 

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. The workshop will be offered at:

  • Sacred Heart Parish in Davidson, SK. on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; pre-register by calling Janet Kowalski 306-567-3013 or Marlene VanDresar at 306-682-0742 or 306-231-4974
  • 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. 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.  

 

 

Dear Parishes, Here is an expanded Bulletin announcement / Pulpit announcement about the Jan. 28, 2018 collection for Needs of the Canadian Church:

 

There will be a special collection in our diocese for the Needs of the Canadian Church on Jan. 28. This collection addresses two areas of need.

 

  1.  A portion of this collection will go to our diocese’s share of support for the work of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops or the CCCB. This is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada. It is part of a worldwide network of bishops’ conferences, which are an integral part of the life of the universal Church. Our Canadian bishops work through the CCCB to address matters of national and international scope. The CCCB is involved in ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, and matters related to theology, social justice, aid to developing countries, the protection of human life, liturgy, and communications, as well as Christian education and catechesis. Through the CCCB, our Canadian bishops have a forum to share experience and insights on the life of the Church and a means of acting together as a national body.

 

  1.  Pope Francis has asked the southern dioceses of Canada to provide ministry and material support to the Northern dioceses of Canada. Therefore, our Jan. 28 collection for the Needs of the Canadian Church will also support the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas. Led by Archbishop Murray Chatlain (originally from the diocese of Saskatoon), the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas covers the northern area of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Diocese of Saskatoon has developed a relationship with the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas, which right now includes providing a priest – Fr. Lawrence DeMong, OSB – to serve in parishes at LaRonge and Southend SK. Our diocese continues to work with Keewatin-Le Pas regarding ways to develop support of Catholic ministry and outreach in an area that faces many pastoral challenges with few resources.

 

Those who use parish envelopes will find a special envelope for the Jan. 28 collection in your box of envelopes – as well, a pledge form for this special collection has been made available.

Thank you very much for your support of this effort to strengthen the evangelization efforts and pastoral outreach of the Catholic Church in Canada, and in our North.

 

* Serena Saskatchewan, a natural family planning service, invites you to a Medieval Feast fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Saskatoon. This gala will include a catered banquet, silent auction, 50/50 draw, entertainment by Collegium Cantorum, wine toss, pay a dime to be first in line (bring pocket change to increase your odds of eating first). Optional dress code is Medieval (with awards for best dressed). For more info or to reserve free tickets by the Feb. 1 deadline, visit https://www.picatic.com/event15126793066570 or email sask [at] serena.ca or call (306) 934-8223. Each attendee you invite to the gala gives you a chance to win $100 in Silent Auction Bucks so the more people you invite, the more chances you have to win!

 

* 24-hours of Eucharistic Adoration will be held from 12 noon, Monday, Jan. 22 to Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 12 noon at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W., Saskatoon. Consider attending to spend an hour with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. For more information contact Sally Danchak at (306) 373-2621.

 

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, Feb.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, Jan. 22 to Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 12 noon.
  • Taize Prayer: 2nd Wednesday of each month – February 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.

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Presentation and Lunch at Queen’s House on Thursday, January 25 beginning with noon presentation. Lunch by donation to follow

 

* Knights of Columbus Twilight Retreat:  Mass, presentation and fellowship, Thursday, February 8 beginning with mass at 7:00 p.m. in Chapel at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W. Saskatoon. Register by calling (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

Who Am I?  Finding My Purpose Through Inner Reflection:  A Retreat for Women with Lynn Gow will be held Friday, Feb. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. and continue Saturday, Feb. 17, 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Program cost is $160. Register by calling (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

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

 

TRANSITIONS: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss:  with Sarah Donnelly, held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon – from Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, Feb. 18 after lunch. Cost: $475. Please call 306-717-3707 to register.

 

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

 

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

 

CHRIST THE KING PRAYER GROUP will begin Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9:00 pm, St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, welcome area, led by Fr. Richmond Diala. This devotion is to encourage us to look at our lives.  Are we growing in the faith that we profess, are we proclaiming to the world the truth that Jesus is King in our words and actions. Fr. Richmond is asking for pre-registration:  stpaulsparish [at] shaw.ca  or 306-652-0033.

 

* The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated in Saskatoon Jan. 21-28, 2018 exploring the theme "Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power" - Exodus 15:6.

Saskatoon events include:

  • Sunday, Jan. 21: Opening service at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 816 Spadina Cresent East.
  • Monday, Jan. 22: 7:00 a.m. morning service at St. Paul’s United Church, 454 Egbert Avenue.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23: 7:00 a.m. morning service at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 18-33rd Street East.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23: 7:00 p.m. “Singing into Unity” at  St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 1902 Munroe Avenue.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24: 7:00 a.m. morning service at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1202 11th Street East.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25: 7:00 a.m. morning service at St. George’s Anglican Church, 624 Avenue I South.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25: 12:00 p.m. noon service and 12:30 p.m. luncheon at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25: De Margerie Lecture at 7:30 p.m.: “Surprised by Unity - Finding oneness in ways we hadn’t planned” with Rev. Dr. Susan Durber, held at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive.
  • Friday, Jan. 26: 7:00 a.m. morning service at Augustana Lutheran Church, 1201 Broadway Avenue.
  • Friday, Jan. 26: 9:30 a.m. public workshop on "Being male and female together in the image of God: where are we on ecumenism, the church and gender" with Rev. Dr. Susan Durber at Cathedral of Holy Family 123 Nelson Road.
  • Saturday, Jan. 27: 9:30 a.m. public workshop on "Looking back on the Reformation/Great Schism post the ‘ecumenical century’” with Rev. Dr. Susan Durber at Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road
  • Sunday, Jan. 28: Closing service, 3:00 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 310 Lenore Drive.

For more information about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, please see the website at www.pcecumenism.ca or contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism at (306) 653-1633 or email: admin [at] pcecumenism.ca

 

* Make a Difference, Change Lives! An estimated 80% of people on the streets found in prostitution, gangs and in jails could be protected from this life by supporting them as children. Foster families do this, but they need the friendship and encouragement from us - the community. Join us for an information night to Foster the Foster Families: 6:30 pm Sunday January 28 at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1903 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon. Childcare will be available.  For more information please contact Myron Rogal, (306) 659-5841 or by email: justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 

 

* Relic of Saint Francis Xavier will visit Saskatoon Jan. 18-19 – The forearm of the famous missionary Saint Francis Xavier is coming to Canada as part of a 14-city visit organized by the Archdiocese of Ottawa, the Canadian Jesuits, and Catholic Christian Outreach, a national university student movement.

  • The relic will be available for veneration at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road in Saskatoon, from noon to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 with a public talk about the Life of Saint Francis Xavier and the Three Graces at 7:00 p.m. The closing prayer will include the Litany of Saint Francis Xavier at 10:00 pm Jan. 18.
  • The relic will also be present as Bishop Mark Hagemoen celebrates daily Mass at 12:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow Street (corner of Hilliard Street and Melrose Avenue), before the relic is taken to the Archdiocese of Regina for events on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina.  

Born April 7, 1506 in the Kingdom of Navarre in present-day Spain, Saint Francis Xavier is considered one of the co-founders of the Society of Jesus, the religious order better known as the Jesuits. A companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Francis led extensive missions into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese empire of the time, India and Japan. He was the first Christian missionary to venture into Japan and is known as the “Apostle of the Indies” and the “Apostle of Japan.” He died on Dec. 3, 1542 off the coast of China, which he had hoped to evangelize.

For more information about this event see www.cco.ca/relic or follow the project through www.facebook.com/ccocampus

 

Support for Catholic education - Help ensure Catholic education is available to all who choose it, no matter the reason, for future generations. 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. Donations can be made 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/send it to 420-22nd Street East, Saskatoon SK  S7K 1X3.

 

Catholic Education – Schools You Can Believe In - “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Students and staff from every Catholic school in our diocese participate in annual retreats, helping them better understand their faith and refreshing their spirit. Catholic education makes a difference in your community. For more information about Catholic education see www.gscs.ca

 

* Time Out For Moms: Attention women and mothers of all ages. Time Out For Moms will be running new sessions beginning Wednesday, Jan. 17. Looking for a group where you can find Catholic fellowship and meet other women? Moms, do you want a break from the kids every week where you can sit, visit, eat breakfast, and grow in your faith? We meet Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Rd., Saskatoon All women are invited to attend. For more information or to register please visit our website: http://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/time-out-for-moms or email: registrar [at] tofmsask.com

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/TimeOutForMomsSaskatoon

Time Out for Moms is also looking for volunteer caregivers to watch the children while the moms meet. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity contact the email above or call Cristina Kirkham at 306-380-8671.

 

Sion Newsletter - The Sisters of Sion have produced a special reunion edition of their Sion Newsletter. A PDF of the newsletter can be downloaded from the diocesan website news page at: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/news or for more information or an electronic copy, please contact Eleanor at 306-242-7700 or rjkennedy [at] sasktel.net or Terry at 306-651-3133 or terrymiley [at] shaw.ca  or Donna at 306-665-2003 or donnadarbellay [at] hotmail.com  or Elaine at 306-652-1382 or p.z [at] sasktel.net . This special edition of the newsletter includes reports, photos and feedback about reunion events in Saskatoon this September, as well as inspiring stories and memories about the Sisters of Sion and Sion Academy.”

 

* Holy Spirit marriage prep:

Marriage Preparation Course offered through Holy Spirit parish in Saskatoon 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) 491-7878 or email mahero715 [at] yahoo.com   for information and to register.

 

Marriage Preparation: Catholic Family Services, will offer a Marriage Preparation course Feb. 16 & 17, 2018, to be held at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. The cost for the two-day workshop is $225 per couple, which includes handouts, hospitality and lunch on Saturday.  For more info or to register, call 306-244-7773 or email: staff [at] scssaskatoon.sk.ca

 

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 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

 

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

 

* The Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation is looking for occasional volunteers to help with counting and preparing packages to be sent to our 92 parishes across the diocese and with folding letters and stuffing envelopes during our peak appeal times of the year. 

  • First two weeks of January - assistance in preparing packages and bundles for Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund collection (1-2 days)
  • Early April - assistance in preparing packages and bundles for parishes (1-2 days)
  • End of August - Bishop’s Annual Appeal assistance in preparing packages and bundles for parishes (2-3 days)
  • November & December - stuffing envelopes for “Needs of the Canadian Church and Focus on the North” collection (3-4 hours)
  • Other mail outs during the year.

Please contact Jocelyne Hamoline jhamoline [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca  306-659-5849 or Cathy Gilje cgilje [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca  306-659-5851 to register your name and contact information as a volunteer.  Blessings and Thank you!

 

 

La P’tite Pasto (Little Hearts Play Group) is a French parent-child program for families with preschoolers. Through games, songs, art and crafts, little ones discover the beauty of family, nature, friendship, and are gently introduced to the loving presence of God and to Christian values, all in a spirit of fun and in a language adapted to their age. Children must be accompanied by a French speaking adult. This monthly program is at 2pm on the first Saturday of each month at the parish of Sts. Martyr-Canadiens in Saskatoon. There is a $20 fee for the parent manual. For more information, go to www.littleheartsplaygroup.com. To register, call Diane Murza at 306-664-4779 or Marie-Jeanne Will at 306-290-9990.

 

La P’tite Pasto est une activité pastorale pour les petits de 6 ans et moins et leurs famille. Chants, dessins, bricolages, contes, mimes, danses, jeux et marionnettes permettent d’explorer différents thèmes de la vie des tout-petits. L’enfant y découvre les merveilles de la famille, de la nature, de l’amitié et il est doucement introduit à la présence de Dieu et aux grandes valeurs chrétiennes, tout cela dans un langage adapté à son âge et un climat de plaisir ! Il doit être accompagné d’un adulte. Venez vous amuser avec nous à 14h00 à la Paroisse Sts. Martyrs-Canadiens lors des dates suivantes;

Le 3 février : Sois mon valentin !

Le 3 mars : Jésus, où es-tu?

Le 7 avril : Dieu peut tout transformer en toujours plus beau,

en toujours plus de Vie !

Le 5 mai : Je suis une belle boîte aux trésors !

Le 2 juin : Vive l’été !

Il y a cotisation de 20$ pour Le Livre des Parents. Pour plus de renseignements, consultez le site web au www.laptitepasto.com. Pour vous inscrire, contactez Diane Murza au 306-664-4779 ou Marie-Jeanne Will au 306-290-9990.

 

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.

 

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] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Book available online: Reflections N Pink on the Wings of God’s Love written by Francesca Iosca-Pagnin about her experience with breast cancer is available to read free online at: www.reflectionsinpink.com/assets/reflectionsnpinkbook.pdf

 

Saskatoon Mothers’ Centre at Station 20 West needs help. Funds are needed to pay rent and other costs if this important service is to stay open. The Saskatoon Mothers’ Centre is a safe place where mothers and their children gather in a warm and welcoming environment, and build community, open to all women of all ages and backgrounds. The centre is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The doors will close in if donors are not found to help with costs; charitable status is slated for February but donations are needed now. E-transfer donations to SMCBoard [at] hotmail.com  or call (306) 652-1802 for more information.

 

Saskatoon Council on Aging winter programs are now available for registration. https://scoasite.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/winter-2018-classes/

Angel Art Creations, Dates & Time: Tuesdays, Jan 30, Feb 6, 13 and 20 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (12 hours) ; Cost: $95.00

Create your own special angels filled with hope and love. Your angels will be created using mixed media: fabric, embellishments, re-purposed materials, and acrylic on canvas.

For supply list and to register: Phone the Saskatoon Council on Aging 306-652-2255 or email admin [at] scoa.ca. Visit our website:  www.scoa.ca 

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