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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements


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As a diocesan family, we pray for all those connected by the work of Development and Peace, including partners working on grassroots peace-building.

Help us seek justice and compassion for all creation.  We pray to the Lord.

Help us protect our world’s pure and healthy water from corporate greed and market pressures.  We pray to the Lord.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal update:  Our diocesan total for the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is $1,486,641.00 (94.4% of this year’s goal). Enormous thanks to everyone who reached into their hearts and gave generously. If you still wish to make a donation, we will gratefully continue to accept gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal at the Catholic Foundation office, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H1 – or online at or call (306) 659-5851 for more information. Thank you for “Letting Your Light Shine” as we work together to Build Up the Church and Reach Out in Love.


* An annual outdoor Way of the Cross will be held through the streets of downtown Saskatoon on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, beginning at 9:45 a.m. The downtown Way of the Cross is a community prayer walk of public witness, which recalls the last hours of the Passion of Jesus. This event is ecumenical (many-denominations), scriptural, social-justice focused, and held outdoors. All ages are welcome. Gather in front of the Federal Court House on Spadina Crescent at 9:45 a.m. Good Friday, March 30 (south of the Delta Bessborough Hotel). Participants will then follow the cross as it is carried by representatives of different local groups to stations throughout the downtown area. Prayers connect suffering and injustice in our world with the stations of the Scriptural Way of the Cross ( a version of the prayer introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1991). The walk takes approximately 1.5 hours, with a soup lunch to follow at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon. Everyone is welcome! For further info call Myron Rogal at the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace at (306) 659-5841.


* LENTEN MISSION - Dormition & District Ukrainian Catholic Parishes will hold a Lenten Mission March 18 to 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the theme “Receive, Give Thanks, Break & Share: The Eucharist – Unfolding the Mercy of God” led by the Redemptorist Mission Team: Fr. Graham Hill CSsR, Deacon Bob Williston and Joan Williston, held at Dormition of the Mother of God Parish, 120 105th Street West, Saskatoon. (The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after the Tuesday March 20 presentation).


Employment Opportunity: Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation requires a Development Office Assistant. This position reports to the Development Manager, plays an essential role by providing administrative support to the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation (the fundraising and stewardship arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon) and participating in all fundraising activities including database management, donor communications, direct mail appeals, and special events.  This is half-time position. For more information, please see the Diocesan website:

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resumé by April 5, 2018, to: Cathy Gilje, Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1, Fax: 306-244-6010 or Email: cgilje [at] or for more information call (306) 659-5851.


* The Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation is committed to maintaining the highest security standards in our online giving solutions to ensure you, our members, have access to the latest security protocols. This TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol upgrade is a mandatory, industry-wide security update, mandated by the PCI Security Standards Council.

Today’s industry standard security features aren’t compatible with older computer operating systems, so you may need to update both your operating system and internet browser to the most up-to-date version before March 15, 2018. Ensuring your Operating System and internet browser are fully up-to-date is the best way to protect your donation and guarantee it is processed safely.  Without upgrading your operating system and browser, you may not be able to securely use our donation page at  Please refer to the document:  Your Security is Important to Us – Industry Best Practices to learn about the operating systems (like Windows) and browsers (like Internet Explorer or Chrome) that are compatible.  You can read this document at or at .  For a copy, or for more information, you can also call Jocelyne Hamoline at 306-659-5849 or email jhamoline [at]


St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp - Registration is now open for the 2018 summer camp season at St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp. This is our 60th year providing a unique outdoor experience for children and youth ages 8 to 17 years in the pristine Narrow Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan. An early bird discount is available until April 30, 2018 for all registered and paid campers. St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp is an opportunity to live, learn and share with each other in the natural environment created by God and to develop a greater awareness and responsibility towards creation. Through this camp experience, youth are encouraged to grow physically, mentally and spiritually, realizing God in all aspects of life. For more information, please see the website at  or call 1-844-752-6726.


The Saskatoon Diocesan CWL 83rd Annual Convention will be held at St. Joseph’s parish in Kindersley, Sk. on Monday, April 23, 2018; beginning at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Carla Carlson, author of “Everyday Grace”.  There will also be a speaker from National CWL Council on “Planning Strategically for the future”. Presider at the Eucharistic Celebration at 4:30 p.m. will be Bishop Mark Hagemoen. For registration or information contact Doreen Gramlich e-mail: mumdg@yahoo.c  or phone (306) 463-2298 or TEXT ONLY to (306) 460-8963.


* PPK Catholic Men's Night Tuesday March 20 at Holy Family Cathedral. We will be doing a Sacred Scripture study with hieromonk Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw.  Adoration and Reconciliation at 7pm, Talk at 8pm (food and drinks available).  Visit  for details.


* The CWL Clothing Depot AGM will be on March 19 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Depot 610 20th Street West, Saskatoon.


* The Sound of the Clandestine - Mass parts sung in Latin that were composed by William Byrd, a Catholic composer in 16th-century England during a time of religious persecution, will be featured in a Eucharistic celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon, held after the Stations of the Cross.

* Thinking about Separation or Divorce? Is your marriage or the marriage of a relative or friend heading for divorce?  Do you know how to save that marriage? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vie) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health and re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought a couple together. For confidential information or to register for the April 27-29, 2018 weekend in Saskatoon, please call the registration couple at (306) 652-7155 or email retrouvaille [at] or see the website: for more information. (The weekend begins Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and ends Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m.)

The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation 2018 takes place July 10-13, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon. Visiting scholars this year are Dr. Sandra Beardsall and Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina. Early bird registration is available until March 31 for $275. Registration deadline is June 15 (cost is $350 after March 31). Find registration forms and more details by e-mailing programs [at] or calling (306) 653-1633, or see the website at The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation offers participants who attend the annual event over three years a certificate in ecumenical studies and formation from St. Andrew’s College and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE). The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation is of particular interest to ecumenical officers, those training for ministry, those engaged in ministry in an ecumenical setting, and lay people wishing to increase their knowledge of the ecumenical movement. Local scholars, ecumenists and international visiting scholars lead the program.

  • Dr. Sandra Beardsall is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. Since 1997 she has been Professor of Church History and Ecumenics at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon. She is a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, co-chair of the national Anglican-United Church dialogue group, and co-author of a forthcoming book on ecumenical shared ministry congregations.
  • Most Reverend Donald Bolen is Archbishop of Regina, who served as Bishop of Saskatoon from 2010 to 2016. Formerly on staff with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome, where he worked on Anglican-Roman Catholic and Methodist-Roman Catholic dialogue, he is now a member of that same Pontifical Council. He presently serves on the International Consultation Between the World Evangelical Alliance and the Catholic Church and is Co-Chair of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission and the Joint International Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Catholic Church.


St Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, Sk, presents Springtime of the Faith, eight different one-week courses to choose from. Become a theology student for a week this spring: join with St Therese’s Faith Formation Program students and go in-depth with the course topic(s) of your choosing. The eight individual, week-long courses run Sunday night through Friday afternoon. For detailed information about each course or to register, visit  or call (306)369-2555. The Springtime of the Faith schedule is:

  • March 18–23: To Know Christ Jesus: Principles of Christian Education
  • March 18–23: Called for a Purpose: A Theology of the Laity
  • April 8–13: Being Apostles of Hope: Ecumenism and Apologetics
  • April 8–13: Holy Family: The Apostolate of the Christian Family
  • April 15–20: TeenSTAR: Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility (Certification Course)
  • April 15–20: An Introduction to Ignatian Discernment
  • May 6–11: Heralds of the New Evangelization I: A Theology of Evangelization
  • May 6–11: Heralds of the New Evangelization II: Becoming a Prophetic Voice


*Make Time for Life annual Saskatchewan Pro-Life Convention April 13 and 14 at Plaza 88 Prince Albert, SK. Speakers include John Carpay of Justice Centre; Philip Fourier on conscience protection; Natalie Sonnen of LifeCanada on Dying Healed, John Fryters on senor advocacy, Shauna Arnold From Darkenss to Light testimony and Scott Hayward, cofounder of Right Now. Cost is $100. For details and to register visit   Please note: Babysitting available by request on Saturday.


Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser, April 27, 2018 with Guest speaker Mary Deutscher speaking on conscientious objection for nurses and doctors in relation to MAID – medical assistance in dying. Refreshments at 5:30-6:30 p.m., dinner: 6:30, guest speaker: 7:30. Location:  Holy Spirit Parish – 114 Kingsmere Pl. Cost $10.00 per plate, there will be a cash wine bar. The funds collected for this event will be directed towards assisting our Catholic Summer Camp facility at Black Strap Lake, the Black Strap Youth Camp. For tickets contact: Dale Meier – 306-374-9160. Limited seating



Announcements Continuing from Last Week


* The Chrism Mass touches the sacramental and worship life of every church in the diocese. Because of this, every parish is invited and encouraged to be present and join in this most holy celebration. At this gathering, the priests of the diocese will renew their commitment to priestly ministry and their loyalty and obedience to their Shepherd. The Oil of the Sick (OS), Oil of the Catechumens (OC), and Sacred Chrism (SC) will be blessed by Bishop Mark Hagemoen. The oils received at the Chrism Mass by parish representatives will then be taken back to their respective parishes for use in sacramental anointing’s. The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm, Monday, March 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, (at Attridge Drive and Forestry Farm Park Drive), Saskatoon.  An invitation is extended to all in the diocese to come and join with Bishop Mark Hagemoen in this celebration of unity.


* Steak Supper: St Philip Neri Refugee Committee is having a fund-raising steak night and silent auction on April 17th at Sutherland Bar and Grill, 810 Central Ave., Saskatoon. Cocktails at 5:30, supper at 6:30. Tickets are $20 per person (must be over 18 years) and are available at the parish office by calling (306) 343-0325 or after weekend Masses.


* A Croatian Mass will be held at St Philip Neri Parish (corner of Taylor St. and Munroe Ave.)  in Saskatoon on Sunday March 18 at 5:30 pm. There will be lunch and fellowship after mass. For more information please contact Lydia Simicic at (306) 242-9214.


* Integral Ecology for the Common Good: Catholic Perspectives on Science, Sustainability and Justice - This Catholic studies conference will be held March 22-23 at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon. The event opens with a free public keynote address by Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 on “Integral Ecology and the Search for Wholeness: Are We Looking at the Wrong Universe?” and continues with a day of plenary talks and concurrent sessions all day Friday, March 23. Plenary speakers are Philip J. Sakimoto of the University of Notre Dame and Damien Marie Savino of Aquinas College. Cost for the conference is $75 ($40 for students.) Find more details about the program and a link to register online at:  or for more information call (306) 966-8900.


* Eliminating Racism: "Hate is too great a burden" - The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan will host a panel of community faith leaders from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  The public event entitled “Hate is too great a burden” is being organized in collaboration with Interfaith Connection of Saskatchewan Inc. and will take place at the Islamic Centre, 222 Copland Crescent, Saskatoon. To RSVP please call or text (306) 341-8888. The panel for this Saskatoon event will include:

  • Jaswant Singh - Sikh Society of Saskatchewan
  • Kumar Balachandran - Hindu Society of Saskatchewan
  • Ahmed Shoker, MD, - Islamic Centre, Saskatoon
  • Bishop Mark Hagemoen - Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Imam Ilyas Sidyot - Islamic Centre, Saskatoon
  • Pastor Derek Yaganiski - Missionary Alliance Christian Church
  • Lyndon J. Linklater - Office of the Treaty Commissioner
  • Hodan Bakal - University of Alberta

"I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~ Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Where Do We Go From Here, 1967.


* Are Your Affairs in Order? 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
  • Presenter: Jocelyne Hamoline
  • Optional: Planning Guide available at the presentation ($5.00 - cash or cheque)

There is no cost to attend. However, registration is required as seating is limited to 50.

To register online:   or contact Jocelyne Hamoline @ 306-659-5849 or jhamoline [at]


St. Joseph Parish, in Eatonia is looking for a 32"-42" indoor statue of Our Lady, with a preference for Our Lady of Lourdes. For more information, please contact David St. Joseph's parish pastoral council chair at 306-967-2555. Thank you.


* Dying Healed Workshop - The diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy office is hosting a Dying Healed workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Bishop Klein Room of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Cost is $15 (includes lunch). To register please contact Jacqueline Saretsky at hospitalchaplaincy@rcdos.c  or (306) 659-5839. Dying Healed teaches ways to experience human dignity through sincere outreach, and explores concepts related to coping with suffering, end of life issues, and the power of presence. Explore ways to reach another person and show compassion and love, especially to someone suffering with a terminal illness or coping with a physical or mental health condition in a health care facility. The beauty of this program is that it is not complicated and it doesn't require advanced degrees. You have the ability to make an impact, just by being who you are and giving of your time to those most in need. If we don't reach out to the suffering, who will?


* Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Training Level 1 - Become a certified CGS catechist April 22-27 in Saskatoon. This Level 1 Part A course covers all you need to know for year 1 of catechesis for 3-to-6-year-olds. Formation leaders are coming to Saskatoon from Ontario to share their wisdom and experience. A minimum 10 participants must be registered by March 23 in order for this training session to take place. Includes a free bonus Sacramental Preparation Workshop April 21 for training participants. Contact Cynthia Foster lcfoster [at]  to register or for for more information call (306) 955-4854 or visit   Financial support available to take this training.


* CWL Social Justice Award for Young Women - The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada has established an award intended to enable young women between the ages of 18 and 35 to engage in social justice work. The award of up to $1,000 must be used to finance participation in a reputable social justice activity, either at home or abroad. Priority is given to CWL members or their families (the funds may be divided between more than one applicant). To obtain an application form, contact Mary Nordick at m.nordick [at]  or call (306) 374-5612 for more information. The deadline to apply is April 30.


CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Fundraising Dinner - Since 2013 CAP Canada has been working to provide hope and support for those struggling with debt and budgeting. A fundraising dinner for CAP will be held Friday, May 4 at the Saskatoon Club, 417-21st St. E., Saskatoon, with cocktails at 6:45 pm, and dinner at 7 pm. There is no cost to attend the dinner, but there will be an opportunity to donate to CAP's work during the evening. Registration is required - please RSVP by email to: dinners [at]  or contact Lisa Hrycan at (306) 220-7907 for more information.


* Walking into Light - an ecumenical and interfaith journey from Passover to Passion is held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lent at St. Mary's Hall, Avenue O South and 20th Street West in Saskatoon. Upcoming speakers in this Lenten series include Fr. Ciro Perez, CSsR, of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish on March 6, Rev. Deb. Walker of St. Paul's United Church on March 13, and Fr. Bernard Funk of St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church on March 20. Everyone is welcome; freewill offering.



* Solidarity Sunday will be celebrated March 18, 2018 - Development and Peace /Caritas Canada’s theme for Share Lent 2018 is “Together for Peace.”

  • In Lebanon, Adyan is a Development and Peace partner contributing to peace in the Middle East by fostering cultural and religious tolerance. The Adyan organization offers a wide range of programs, including conferences, training sessions, and workshops on peace, reconciliation, and coexistence.
  • In Cambodia, ICSO is a Development and Peace partner that works with minority Indigenous communities to help them communicate their rights to the government, defend their land against corporate interests, and develop sustainable economic activities that enable them to live with dignity.

This year’s Share Lent collection takes place in parishes this weekend Solidarity Sunday, March 17-18. Find more information or donate online at or drop your Share Lent donation into the parish collection on Solidarity Sunday March 17-18 weekend. You can also 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!


* Divine Mercy Sunday - "Jesus I Trust in You!" - Join Bishop Mark Hagemoen for a Divine Mercy Sunday celebration 3 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. (Please note that this is not a Mass.)  The Divine Mercy devotion is centred on the mercy of God and our trust in Jesus Christ. It is a devotion that grew out of the revelations and writings of a Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). Divine Mercy Sunday was established in 2000 by Saint Pope John Paul II to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. The devotion includes a Divine Mercy prayer chaplet and reflections on the Divine Mercy image of Jesus given to Saint Faustina (“Jesus, I Trust in You”). Find more info about Divine Mercy devotions at or contact Sally Danchak at (306) 373-2621. There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering at the celebration April 8. Refreshments will follow the celebration. Everyone is welcome!


Queen's House Spiritual Direction Formation Program will be offered from Jan 2019/July2020. This ecumenical program invites spiritual transformation and personal growth while equipping participants to accompany others on their spiritual journey. Co-Directors are Bishop Gerald Wiesner, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka.  For further information contact Dianne at dimantyka [at]  or (306) 514-2193.


* Lenten Penitential Times and Easter Schedule 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 20 at St. Augustine, 602 Boychuk Dr.;
  • 7 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.



My Soul Still Dances: Living with Parkinson's is a book written by Sister Adelaide Fortowsky, OSU, with Sr. Rosetta Reiniger, 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 Reiniger, 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.


New Evangelization Summit - The New Evangelization Summit will be held on April 27 from 7:00-9:00 pm and on April 28 from 9:00 am 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 Restorative Ministry will organize Triduum liturgies at the Correctional Centre on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Bishop Mark Hagemoen will be presiding at Mass on Easter Sunday at the prison.


* 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.



* 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.


* 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


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.


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.


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).


* 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: “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. 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]


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, 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, April 10 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 – April 11th
  • 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 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 info, 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.


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 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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