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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements

DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, NOVEMBER 12, 2017, 32ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

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We pray today as a diocesan family in thanksgiving for the joy of sports and the blessings of community.

Help us care for the earth as a shepherd cares for the flock.  We pray to the Lord.

            Your care has given us food from the earth; grant that the crops harvested may sustain us in body and help us grow spiritually.  We pray to the Lord.

* Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2017: Let Your Light Shine! for Nov. 11- 12, 2017

Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports many important ministries and programs. Gifts are allocated towards hospital chaplaincy, prison ministry, youth ministry, vocations, the education of our seminarians and many other ministries and services provided by the diocese. If you have not yet made your pledge, please pray about your decision and consider making a pledge or one-time gift.  Join us, your Catholic community, as we join our gifts to God’s many blessings.

Thank you for your support of the many ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal!

There is still time to make your Bishop’s Annual Appeal gift online at

https://www.dscatholicfoundation.ca

More information, including this year’s BAA video, is also available on the website, or contact Cathy Gilje at cgilje [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca or (306) 659-5851

Bishop’s Annual Appeal prayer Nov.11-12 - For light, mercy, love and joy to be the fruit of our response to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, we pray to the Lord…

 

STS-MARTYRS-CANADIENS parish invites all to a SOUPER STEAK NIGHT to be held at the Sutherland Bar on Sunday, December 13th 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] sasktel.net

 

STM Campus Ministry and the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the U of S are bringing Saskatoon an Extraordinary Marriage Movie night! Monday, December 11 • 7:00 PM / DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM St. Thomas More College Auditorium 1437 College Drive • Saskatoon, SK TICKETS ON SALE NOW Prices: $10.00 advance • $12.00 day of. Tickets available at St. Thomas More College Auditorium, or you can charge by phone at 1-800-965-9324. Order tickets online at www.itickets.com/extraordinary.   For More Information, call Michael at 306-966-8931, or email mmaclean [at] stmcollege.ca

 

* NOTICE Free tickets for the Bishop’s Installation will be available 10 a.m. Nov. 14.

 

Bishop Mark Hagemoen will be installed as the eighth Bishop of Saskatoon in a celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. A limited number of free tickets for the installation will be released to the general public through www.picatic.com starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 (until all tickets are claimed).

Steps to take after 10 a.m. Nov. 14:

  1. Go online to picatic.com and search for the words “Bishop Mark” in the search for events box at the top left corner of the page. (Please note: there will also be a link to the Picatic page on our diocesan website www.saskatoonrc.diocese.com)
  2. Select the number of free tickets that you wish to book (limit of four per registration session).
  3. Enter your contact information (please note: Picatic is a secure website.)
  4. Picatic will e-mail the ticket(s) to you.
  5. Print your ticket and bring your ticket with you to the celebration on Nov. 23 & show it to an usher!

For those without access to a computer, Catholic Pastoral Centre staff will help you obtain your ticket – also beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14: (306) 242-1500.

 

Live-streaming of the Installation celebration: The installation celebration for Bishop Mark Hagemoen will also be broadcast live on our diocesan website beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23.

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE - There will also be other chances to meet Bishop Mark Hagemoen in the weeks ahead – For instance:

* Learn more about the Northern Church - Along with Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin Le-Pas, Bishop Mark Hagemoen will be speaking about the Church in the North on Monday, Dec. 11 at St. Anne’s Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a program starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and conversation.

 

* 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.

 

Showcasing Icons at Saskatoon Museum - “Iconography in our Time: The Power of Visual Prayer,” will launch 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 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 https://www.cmic.info – 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] samaritanplace.ca  

 

* 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 www.St-T.ca/ADVENT 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.

 

28th Annual Mistletoe Charity Ball – will be held on November 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Cavalier. Call (306) 655-5821 to purchase tickets for this fund-raising event in support of St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.

 

Journal to the Self, Healing Arts Program: Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Studio (by the cafeteria) at St. Paul's Hospital, 1702-20th Street West, Saskatoon. This is a program for staff, caregivers, patients and their families. Journalling has long been recognized by healing professionals, researchers and writers as an effective way to reduce stress, gain clarity and overcome creative blocks. Explore 18 unique journaling techniques that will add colour, perspective and dimension to your reflective writing. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Cost is free. To register contact Writer-in-Residence Kristine Scarrow at (306) 655-5873 or kristine.scarrow [at] saskatoonhealthregion.ca

 

Nov 15, 2017:  Healing Arts Program presents “Author Day” at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the fifth floro hub of the hospital, with Danica Lorer and Sally Meadows.

 

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, 6, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch
  • * Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, 14, 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] queenshouse.org

 

* 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] queenshouse.org

 

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.

 

* 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: www.queenshouse.org

 

* MYSTICS AND SCIENCE EXPAND OUR FAITH: with Sr. Judy Schachtel - Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., Nov. 14. Cost:  $10 per session; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon; (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org

 

* 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] queenshouse.org

 

THE ENNEAGRAM AND SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIMENT: with Rick McCorrister,  Saturday, November 18th from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm; Cost:    $110 (includes lunch); held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon; register: (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist [at] queenshouse.org – Registration deadline is November 8th.

 

* 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] queenshouse.org

 

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

 

* The Uncomfortable Pew - Ecumenical Sensitivity at Weddings and Funerals - A relaxed, evening gathering where you can share your stories and reflect on experiences of ecumenical etiquette and sensitivity.  Perhaps you have questions?  Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 135-10th St. E. Saskatoon to listen and to share.   For additional information please contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism at 306-653-1633 or admin [at] pcecumenism.ca

 

* St. Joseph’s Parish Craft Fair – Saturday, November 18th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall, Broadway and 8th Street, Saskatoon. There will be over 30 crafters selling their goods, come and do some early Christmas Shopping.  Come for a hot lunch - homemade perogies, sausage and soup will be sold at the concession. Free Admission to Craft Fair.

 

Catholic Hospital Chaplaincy Continues! – Thanks to your generous gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, our diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy office continues to serve Catholic patients at Saskatoon City Hospital and Royal University Hospital. Although the publicly-funded hospital department of spiritual care has been eliminated because of provincial government budget cuts, Catholic chaplains, along with volunteer visitors who are trained and supported by the diocesan office of Hospital Chaplaincy, continue to accompany patients and families in times of sickness, suffering and crisis at Saskatoon City and Royal University Hospitals – including 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 call chaplaincy coordinator Jackie Saretsky at the Catholic Pastoral Centre: (306) 659-5839 or (306) 292-5531 or e-mail: hospitalchaplaincy [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com.  At St. Paul's Hospital inquire at the nursing desk, or call (306) 655-5000 and ask them to page Spiritual Care.

 

Volunteers are needed to visit those in hospital - 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, supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. To apply as a volunteer, contact Jackie Saretsky in the diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy office at: (306) 659-5839 or at (306) 292-5531 or E-mail: hospitalchaplaincy [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  "I was sick and you visited me..." Matthew 25:36 

Hospital Chaplaincy is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your generosity!

 

* 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] stmcollege.ca or Julie Abernethy at jcabernethy [at] hotmail.com  (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] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

 

*PPK Catholic Men's Night Tuesday November 14th at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.  Adoration at 7pm, talk at 8pm.  The topic is "Bible Translations" with speaker Kelly Peters.  Reconciliation available during adoration.  Appetizer's served and the bar open during talk.  Visit priestprophetking.org for details.

 

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!

 

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 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

 

* Bountiful Blessings Bake Sale: In support of Fr. Martin’s ongoing work with refugees from South Sudan. Nov 19th 10-3:30 at the Delisle Town Hall (3rd Avenue West). Featuring Baking from Canadian, French, Danish, Spanish and South Sudanese cultures. Baking can be pre-ordered until November 13th. To pre-order and for prices: Email us at: bountiful.blessings.fundraiser [at] gmail.com  or Phone Rose-Anne at 306.221.3014. This initiative is sponsored by Friends of Fr. Martin & The Kielo Family.

 

DO YOU WISH TO TRAVEL? Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism Saskatoon, invites the retired and those nearing retirement to join a special conversation about your travel wish list. Share your hopes for future journeys, near or far, receive guidelines and learn from one another how travel can be an enriching enjoyment before advanced years or health issues arrive. Ministry to Tourism is seeking your advice in helping singles and couples meet their travel wishes in the next 2-3 years. Please attend this informal gathering at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon on Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 PM.

*If you are not in the Saskatoon area and /or unable to attend your input will be greatly appreciated. Fr. Ralph Kleiter Tel: 306-244-3747  email: Kleiter [at] shaw.ca

 

*FacetoFace United Conference - Nov 18&19

Register by Nov 1 and save over 20% for the FacetoFace United Conference! What is it? The United Conference is a Catholic Youth Conference with an Adult Track, on November 18 & 19, hosted at Holy Family Cathedral, in Saskatoon. Join around 350 other Catholics for an amazing weekend with keynote talks by Ken Yasinski and Bishop-elect Mark Hagemoen, praise & worship, Eucharistic Adoration, lots of time for fellowship, prayer, and much more. To see the schedule, find out more information, and register please go to www.f2f.ca/united

 

Holy Spirit marriage prep;

Marriage Preparation Course offered through Holy Spirit parish 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.

 

Simbang Gabi 2017 - Christmas Novena Mass

Christmas Novena - The Filipino Catholic Community invites all to participate in “Simbang Gabi” – here is the Novena Mass Schedule leading up to Christmas. Please note that there is a pot luck after every Mass. Everyone is welcome. Let us share our love and blessings!

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Holy Family Parish, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon
  • 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at St. Joseph Parish, 535-8th Street East, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 1121 Northumberland Ave., Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, 21 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow Street (corner of Hilliard Street and Melrose Avenue), Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Friday, 22 at St. Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 at St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon

 

SAVE THE DATE!’ BENEFIT CONCERTSunday, December 3rd, 3 p.m.

Imagine every house, school, church, community centre and city building gone! 

Everything that was green turned to brown! 

This is a reality for the people on the island of Dominica. After the September Category 5 Hurricane Maria tore through Dominica, 70% of the island’s infrastructure was wiped out. 

St. Anne’s parishioner , Jennifer Rommens , has made her home in Canada for 43 years but was born in Trinidad, not far from Dominica.  Her heart and mind could not rest after hearing of the catastrophe.  Although the International Red Cross among other aid agencies has been already providing water and other essentials to Dominica but so much more needs to be done.  With Jennifer belonging to the parish’s Music Ministry, the idea of a benefit concert with proceeds to help an aid agency was born!  Come enjoy an afternoon of music provided by St. Anne’s Music Ministry and other surprise guest performers while knowing that the proceeds are all going to the aid of Dominica. 

Watch for further notices about this event, but for now please mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE!

 

Catholic Engaged Encounter:  Registration is open for the last Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend for 2017. Cost is $480 per couple and includes two nights accommodation at Wood Acres Retreat Centre in Moose Jaw, five meals and all course materials. Weekend starts at 7 pm on Friday Nov. 17 and ends by 3 pm on Sunday Nov. 19. For more information or to register go to www.ceewest.com  and click on "Regina" or call Stella and Ron Anderson at (306)-596-2951. 2018 dates will be determined by the end of October and posted on the website.

 

In the diocese of Saskatoon, the Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are 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

 

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] gmail.com  – 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.

 

Foundations:  Exploring Our Faith Together: Supported by gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, the diocesan Foundations program offers sessions to parishes and groups on a range of topics related to Evangelization, Church Teachings, Reconciliation, Faith and Scripture, Marriage and Family, or Prayer and Spirituality. Find a list of topics and speakers at www.saskatoonfoundations.com Upcoming sessions:

* Step by Step, O Holiness - Thursday, Nov. 16 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour session, beginning at 7 p.m., with facilitator Colm Leyne, coordinator of the diocesan Youth Ministry office. What do the Pope, U2, New Kids on the Block, the catechism, desire, and our hearts have in common? All ages welcome to come find out! Register by contacting Brigid Fuller at (306) 373-3453 or staug.parishld [at] shaw.ca 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!)

 

* Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned - Thursday, Nov. 30 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour session beginning at 7 p.m., with facilitator Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, 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] shaw.ca 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!)

 

Msgr. Michael Koch Resource Centre, located at the Catholic Pastoral Center, welcomes you to come explore the many wonderful resources and materials you may use to help you in your classrooms, parishes, and your home. We are open between Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Material may be taken out of the library (unless marked ‘reference only’) through a self-checkout system. If you are in need of material but cannot make it between the regular hours, please call the resource centre at (306) 659-5853 and leave a message.

 

VOLUNTEERS: The Msgr. Michael Koch Library (located upstairs at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon) is in need of outgoing volunteers to help with the care and maintenance of our resource centre. If you are interested and would like more information please call Sharon Leyne at 306-659-5853.

 

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

 

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