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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, June 10, 2018 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

On this “Global Day of Prayer to End Famine”, we pray for children, families and individuals in all famine and drought-affected countries. We also pray for peaceful and safe working conditions for communities and humanitarian workers on the frontlines of famine. Lord God, protect all these precious lives and help us to work together to ensure humanitarian assistance is provided and that the root causes of each crisis are addressed in peace and justice. (Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, June 10)

  1. May this feast call us to greater reverence for all creation, and remind us that our ancestors saw the good earth as God’s body. We pray to the Lord.


  1. Creator God, may our relationship with Mother Earth be transformed so we see the presence of God in all created things. We pray to the Lord.

The Catholic Pastoral Centre Office will be closed on Thursday, June 14 due to our Annual Planning Day.  The Catholic Centre will re-open on June 15 with our regular hours, 9:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00-4:30 p.m.


* Weekly Adoration in Macklin, SK - Eucharistic Adoration is held every week at St. Mary’s Parish, 4805 Express Ave, Macklin, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, as well as from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Fridays. Come and spend time in prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.


* Grosswerder Summer Pilgrimage to St. Anthony Church at Grosswerder, SK. will be held Wednesday, June 13. A procession with horses to the church will be held at 6:30 p.m., with Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a Novena asking St. Anthony of Padua for prayers. After Mass there will be snacks and refreshments. St. Anthony’s Parish was founded in 1907. The present Church was built in the summer of 1912. It is now a historic site. For more information, please call (306) 753-7765.


* An education evening on the reality of religious persecution will be held June 14th at the Black Pepper Family Restaurant in Humboldt.     Nadeem Bhatti will share his personal testimony along with some current scenarios.  Cocktails begin at 5:30, supper at 6 with a short program at 6:30 that highlights some of the cultural beauty of Pakistan.  There is no charge for this event.  RSVP to Nadeem at  or 306 717 7725 before June 13th.

* Grow Hope volunteers are needed – Grow Hope Saskatchewan has officially been launched and is looking for help. If suppressing global hunger and building bridges between urban and rural communities, while learning more about where food comes from, interest you, volunteer today.  Grow Hope is planning a field day tour in August and seeks volunteers to share ideas as part of a two-meeting commitment. Contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or e-mail:

What is Grow Hope? Generous farmers are donating the use of their land and their expertise to plant and harvest the crop, while seed and input costs are covered by donations. Proceeds from the sale of the crop will then be donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide emergency food supplies and long-term food security to people around the world — and the impact is multiplied because donations will be matched four to one by the Government of Canada. To make a donation go to  or find more information by on Facebook at “Grow Hope Saskatchewan”.


Calling all Catholic young men. Camp Aurora Borealis is a Catholic camp for young men from the ages of 10-16, (a Conquest Boy’s Club project). This year, the camp runs from August 12th - 17th and it is hosted at K of C Blackstrap Camp, south of Saskatoon. This camp is jam packed with activities such as: daily mass, spiritual talks and formation, sports, teamwork, and leadership training all centered around the Catholic faith. The camp is always looking for young men (16+) and dads who are willing to help out in any way. This camp is something you do not want to miss! For more information visit


* Celebrating 90 years of faith and Fundraising for the Restoration Fund - "The Visitation of Our Lady" is a small country church, built by Polish settlers in 1928 in the Krasne district, approximately 22 km southeast of Wynyard (or 12 km northwest of Wishart) in east central Saskatchewan. Please join friends and families of former parishioners to the celebration on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., followed by a blessing of each of the graves in the near-by cemetery, a pot-luck meal and fellowship. A restoration fund has been established so that the church may be preserved as a lasting legacy for present and future generations.  This year, the roof will be replaced and we are kindly requesting your financial support through our fundraising efforts -- donations, silent auction, raffle tickets and history booklet.   For more information, please contact Angela (306-554-2611) or Louis (306-554-3835) or Barbara, .


* We invite you to join the third annual ‘Rock Your Roots’ Walk for Reconciliation on Thursday, June 21, 2018. This year our theme is “Planting the Seed”. By walking together, we plant the seeds of reconciliation—honouring survivors and answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action as we grow a more inclusive community. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at Victoria Park, the Rock Your Roots walk will feature a variety of traditional and multicultural dances, music and performances along the way. The walk culminates at 11:30 a.m. joining National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations hosted by the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre including lunch, special guest speakers, entertainment and fun for all the family! Visit  for the full program details. If you would like to volunteer for this event contact Alicia at 306.955.0726, or


* The diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith is seeking to hire summer students to help with maintenance and hospitality at our retreat house on Trapper’s Lake outside of Yellowknife, NT. This is a live-in position and requires someone who has good people skills and is willing and able to work manually doing basic building maintenance tasks. For more information contact Bishop Jon Hansen


* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - all are invited to a Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, June 13 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


Announcements Continuing from Last Week


* Celebrate the 10th anniversary of L'Arche Saskatoon July 13-15, 2018:

Friday, July 13: A catered supper will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon from  6 to 9 pm (tickets $25) - please contact us at to reserve tickets for the supper.

Saturday, July 14: A block party will be held outside Alma House (546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon) from 11 to 3 pm

Sunday, July 15: A prayer service will be held at Queen's House at 1:30 pm.

We hope to see you at one or more of our events as we give thanks together for 10 years of L'Arche in Saskatoon.


* Prairie Centre for Ecumenism BBQ 

Who: The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE)

What: Annual Fundraising Dinner

When: July 12, 2018

Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, 10 Grosvenor Cr., Saskatoon

Why: Celebrate Together!    

Purchase your individual tickets for $35 each by calling the office at (306) 653-1633 or by following the Eventbrite link and clicking  “Tickets”  If you are interested in purchasing a table of 8 for $250, please contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism office.


* Employment Opportunity – Immaculate Heart of Mary in Martensville, SK is seeking a Part Time Youth Ministry Coordinator who is a practicing Catholic with a desire to engage youth in the life of the parish and promote active discipleship based on the vision and mission of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. This position will be primarily responsible to develop, coordinate and deliver youth programs and activities from Grade 6 to 12. E-mail resume and cover letter to Father Peter Ebidero at call the parish at (306) 931-3111 for more information. Applications close June 18.


JOB OPPORTUNITY – Part-time Youth Ministry coordinator for the Catholic Parish in Lloydminster Alberta.  Do you love working with young people? Do you love your Catholic faith? St Anthony’s Parish in Lloydminster Alberta, is seeking a fully initiated practicing Catholic, with a strong Catholic faith to lead and coordinate a dynamic, Catholic youth ministry program. The successful applicant should be a highly motivated, self-directed individual that will engage youth in their faith development and promote their participation in our Catholic Parish.  This is a part-time permanent, salaried position that will require evening and some weekend time commitment. Training or previous work experience in coordinating Catholic youth ministry is preferred. A detailed job description is available upon request. Please direct your inquiries or forward resume and supporting references to: St Anthony’s Parish, Lloydminster Alberta, Email:  or phone 780-875-2883.


CHAS Convention – Mark your calendars for Oct. 22-23, 2018, when the 75th Annual Convention of the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) which will be held at Saskatoon Inn. For more information regarding the conference or to register, contact the CHAS office at 306-955-CHAS (2427), or

The first CHAS keynote, Sr. Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCP will help us to focus on Jesus as our “True North”. Sr. Nuala will reflect on the journey of change and the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. Sr. Nuala will provide a spiritual and biblical reflection to this by linking Jesus’ own experience of suffering and death with real-life stories about patients. She will be followed by Dr. Tracy Trothen, who will share her expertise on Why Values Matter and How Do We Know What’s Right with a focus on moral distress. Dr. Trothen will lead us through an interactive exploration of values and explore the reality of moral distress, and what happens when we find our values compromised. Finally, we are privileged to have the opportunity to hear Gregg Brown, MSC, CTDP, who will lead us to his interactive, powerful, mission-focused session on Learning Resilence, Leading Change. Brown will provide his participants with a unique perspective in order to acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to deal with change in any environment. In addition to these three keynote speakers, inspirational speaker, Mark Dansereau will share his personal family story, the heartache of losing a child to cancer, and the strength to find continuing hope. Following his daughter’s death, Marc’s passion for promoting the value of hospice care grew.


Gospa Tours in Saskatoon presents two beautiful pilgrimages this fall: "In the footsteps of St. John Paul II & St. Faustina," to Poland, Prague, Germany, Austria, and Budapest from Sept 26 to Oct 12, 2018 (17 days); and “In the Footsteps of Jesus,” to the Holy Land from Nov 19 to Dec 1, 2018 (13 days). Spiritual Director for both pilgrimages is Fr. Pius Schroh. Call Anne Marie at 306-384-0169 for more details.


* Affordable housing near the university - Single young Catholic women seeking a unique housing experience that builds community and offers spiritual enrichment are invited to apply for residence this fall at Discernment House, located on University Drive in Saskatoon, a 15-minute walk from campus, close to downtown. The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary offer a home away from home to young women working or studying. This is a chance to grow in friendship with others, while also experiencing opportunities for prayer, spiritual direction and service. Applications are now being accepted for September. For more information contact: Sr. Lucie 306-244-0726   cell: 306 260 0450  or E-mail  or see the website:


* Triumph: Freedom Through Healing retreat program, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m July 27 until Aug. 4 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. This is a nine-day Christ-centered live-in journey of inner healing and discovery fueled by the transforming power of God's merciful love, rooted in Scripture, tradition and prayer; anchored by the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux. The retreat equips and empowers participants with the tools needed to make noticeable and lasting changes in their lives – a path to true freedom through healing in Christ. Cost is $1,395 which includes program, meals and accommodation. Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or email or find more information on the website at


A Sacred Music Symposium will be hosted July 20-22 by Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, 2827-273 Street, Aldergrove, BC (located in the lower mainland between Langley and Abbotsford, BC). This symposium aims to bring together musicians of all skill levels and all people of good will with a general interest in sacred music, for a weekend of instruction, collaboration and fellowship. There will be practical workshops (beginner, intermediate and masters) and lectures; and a chance to experience the riches of the Church’s musical tradition in the celebrations of Mass (in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) and the Divine Office. For more information about symposium topics and speakers, as well as registration information, please see the website at or call the office at (604) 857-1944. Individual registration before June 1 is $60, with group rates also available.


* A Life and Family Conference will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Rama, SK. (east of Saskatoon) from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae: “Faithfulness to God's Design.” The conference begins at 7 p.m. July 13 with campers welcomed by Fr. Michal Pajak, OMI, with music, prayer and candlelight procession. Saturday, July 14 features speakers, including child care and teen talks; 11 a.m. Mass, 7 p.m. a family dance with live band, potluck snacks; the schedule on Sunday, July 15 includes 11 a.m. Mass, speakers including Dr. Brett Salkeld, Colm Leyne and Dr. Martin Owen. Registration includes camping for the weekend: $75; clergy receive free registration. Saturday supper July 14 at 6 p.m. is the only meal available and must be pre-ordered by June 15: Adult/Teen: $15; 7-12 years $7; 6 and under free if pre-ordered. Or bring your own picnic. Register for the conferencde online at or send cheque to One More Soul Canada, PO Box 2961, Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0. For weekend schedule and details call Marcy at 306-862-2338 or see  or on Facebook visit “OneMoreSoulCanada.”


* The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation 2018 takes place July 10-13 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon. Visiting scholars this year are Dr. Sandra Beardsall and Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina. Registration deadline is June 15 (cost is $350 after March 31). Find registration forms and more details by e-mailing 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.


* Bishop’s Cup Basketball - Mark your calendar for a youth and family event with Bishop Mark Hagemoen and priests of the diocese playing basketball with youth from across the diocese during an evening of fun, friendly competition and food starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at St. Joseph Catholic High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. The evening will end with an epic match between priests and youth for the coveted Bishop’s Cup! Check out for how to register or call Colm Leyne 306-659-5843 for more info.


“Our Place in the Cosmos? Humanity, Spirituality, and the Awesome Universe” conference at STM - The Vatican’s astronomer, Dr. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is one of the guest speakers at this conference to be held Aug. 13-14 , 2018 at St. Thomas More College (STM), on the University of Saskatchewan campus, in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion is presenting the conference and it will be hosted by STM’s Department of Religion and Culture. The conference will wade into issues concerning the roles and places of humanity within the dynamic, fascinating and awe-inspiring cosmos that comes into view via science. In addition to Brother Consolmagno, speakers include Dr. Jeff Baker who explores the tensions and creative possibilities at the intersection of Indigenous and Western scientific knowledge systems, Elder Wilfred Buck, science facilitator with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, and Dr. Loriliai Biernacki whose research interests include Hinduism, gender, and the interface between religion and science. Find more information at or call Dr. Chris Hrynkow at 306-966-8942.


Blackstrap Youth Camp offers week-long camps for children/youth ages 8-14 years, throughout July and August at a facility developed by the Knights of Columbus south of Saskatoon. Blackstrap Youth Camp provides amazing outdoor adventures, while giving youth opportunities to grow in their faith. Details and registration online at:


St. John Bosco Camp provides a unique outdoor experience for children/youth ages 8 to 17 years at Narrow Hills Provincial Park. The focus is having fun, learning and living in the outdoords, experiencing people in God's creation. Details and registration online at:


Ignite - July 29-Aug. 3 is a summer experience offered by FacetoFace Ministries for youth going into Grade 9 to graduating from Grade 12 - Grow in knowledge of Christ and the Church and be empowered to go forward striving for holiness. Details/ registration online at:


Marriage Encounter Weekend sponsored by the OSG (Open to Spirit to God) Prayer Group scheduled on Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon. For more information, please call Edward & Maricel Praxedes - 306-371-2154 or 306-371-7892; or Jose and Doris Santiago - 306-639-1971


* Apply now to join The Justice and Outreach Year (J.O.Y.) of Formation program beginning September 2018. You are invited to broaden your understanding of social justice issues, engage in outreach and respond to the needs of our community in a way that respects the dignity of each person. As Pope Francis has said, it is our human responsibility to walk in solidarity with the poor. By exploring and practicing our Catholic Social Teaching you will be empowered to respond to that baptismal call. Contact Kate O’Gorman, J.O.Y. Program Coordinator at 306-659-5847 or email: Watch stories of J.O.Y. at


Open for business! The St. Angela Merici Residence, located at 125 Cree Crescent in Saskatoon, is now licensed as a Personal Care Home. For more information regarding admissions, please contact Theresa or Shannon at 306-242-5566 ext. 5, or email



Catholic Near East Welfare Association Canada (CNEWA Canada) has launched a year-long campaign to raise awareness on the struggle of Christians living in the Middle East and to raise funds to support the many works of the local churches. CNEWA's "Christians Can't Survive Without You" campaign includes direct mail appeals, e-marketing and other digital channels as well as advertisements and parish-based initiatives across the country. Funds raised will go toward groups and local church partners in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Find more information at: or call toll free: Toll-free: 1-866-322-4441.


Queen’s House of Retreats601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK. • Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: • 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, June 12, 7 a.m. $10.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons: One Friday a month - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration: Fourth Monday of the month – from 12 noon, Monday to Tuesday, noon.
  • Taize Prayer: 2nd Wednesday of each month – June 13
  • 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, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, contact our Bookings Coordinator Pauline Henry directly at (306) 242-1925 or by email at or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or for details.


* SEVEN DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: Come Away With Me … Facilitated by Dianne Mantyka and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI from Friday, June 29 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 pm; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; cost is $995 which includes meals, accommodations and spiritual direction. Upgrades are available. Please register by June 19 at 306-242-1916 or


SUMMER STILLNESS 2018: with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI begins Monday, July 9 at 5:30 pm (with supper) and runs until Thursday, July 12 after lunch. There is a Monday Evening Public Lecture: “RISING UP: From Living by Goodwill & Dogged Willpower to Drawing Upon the Resurrection & Grace”; for the Monday evening presentation only cost is $20; with supper $35. Retreat from Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12 - Main Theme Presentation: “INSANE FOR THE LIGHT: Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years”; cost for full retreat, live-in: $410; commuter-plus $260; commuter $200; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Register at 306-242-1916 or


* TRIUMPH RETREAT 2018: Freedom Through Healing, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m. July 27 to Aug. 4 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. This is a nine-day Christ-centered live-in journey of inner healing and discovery fueled by the transforming power of God's merciful love, rooted in Scripture, tradition and prayer; anchored by the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux. The retreat equips and empowers participants with the tools needed to make noticeable and lasting changes in their lives – a path to true freedom through healing in Christ. Cost is $1,395 which includes program, meals and accommodation. Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or email


Queen's House SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FORMATION PROGRAM - A Spiritual Direction Formation Program will be offered from January 2019 through to July 2020 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. This ecumenical program invites spiritual transformation and personal growth while equipping participants to companion with others on their spiritual journey. Topics include prayer and discernment, contemplative prayer, faith stages, eco-spirituality, the mystics as guides, Biblical spirituality, the spirituality of the Psalms, art as spiritual expression, dreams, grief and loss, intimacy/sexuality, bio-spiritual focusing, 12-step spirituality, co-dependency, Ignatian spirituality, ecumenism, First Nations spirituality, and social justice, as well as a six-day silent Ignatian retreat practicum. Beginning with an extended weekend orientation retreat in January 2019, the live-in Spiritual Direction Formation Program runs from Friday evenings to Saturday evenings once a month, concluding in July 2020.  Pre-requisites include regularly seeing a spiritual director, taking the Introduction to the Enneagram program (offered at Queen’s House), and completion of an intensive spiritual retreat (such as the seven-day silent directed retreat beginning June 29 at Queen’s House, or a 19th Annotation or 30-day Ignatian Retreat, or other equivalent.) Co-Directors are Bishop Gerald Wiesner, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka. The deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 31, 2018. Cost is $5,800, which includes tuition, as well as room and board (there is a schedule for spreading payments over the duration of the program). For more information or to apply contact Dianne Mantyka at or (306) 514-2193.


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


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: or Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at:  or check out the website about the project at:

Psalm 71:9  - Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing.”


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.

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