Announcements for Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 – Feast of Christ the King
* Diocesan Prayer Intention: On this World Youth Day we pray for young people everywhere; we pray that the flame of Christian hope will be nurtured by the Holy Spirit in each one, to become a beacon of hope in our world. May we always carry Jesus Christ within our hearts as our joy and our hope, and share him with others. (Adapted from Pope Francis’ message for World Youth Day Nov. 26, 2023: ‘Rejoicing in Hope’)
EARTHCARE Connections (Prayer intentions from Farmland Legacies for Feast of Christ the King
- You feed the birds of the air and clothe the lilies of the field; teach us to seek first your reign over us and teach us your ways. We pray to the Lord.
- We pray for the people around the world whose lives have been altered by the impacts of climate change, and for those committed to making personal changes to reduce their environmental footprint. We pray to the Lord.
* Annual Tea and Bake Sale Dec. 2 – St. Mary Parish, Avenue O and 20th Street, Saskatoon will hold an Annual Christmas Tea & Bake Sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in the parish hall, with baking for sale, raffles, and door prizes. Admission is $3. Everyone is welcome.
* Giving Tuesday Nov. 28: +Meals 4Students– Help serve more meals to students. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) provides nutrition support to 24 urban and rural schools. A healthy body is critical for a healthy mind. Stats as of 2022-23 include a total of 569,695 meals served, including some 133,000 breakfasts, 220,000 lunches, and 236,000 snacks. GSCS spends over $700,000 a year feeding students. After gratefully receiving $130,000 from Nutrien, $20,000 from a private donor, and $65,000 from a provincial nutrition grant, GSCS pays $500,000 from its education budget. With inflation costs affecting the price of food, to keep the program running, an increase in expense of $50,000 has been needed every year, due to the the number of families experiencing challenging financial times, as well as rising food costs. Make a donation online at https://dscf.ca/giving-tuesday or scan the QR Code:
* Social Justice in Healthcare – The Compassion and Social Justice Lecture Series, virtual edition, presents “Exploring Social Justice in Health Care” 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. SK Time on Thursday, Dec. 7. RSVP by Dec. 1 at CSJL@providencehealth.bc.ca (the link will be sent closer to the date of the event, presented with support from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.)
Description: This thought-provoking and enlightening conversation will delve into the multifaceted realm of social justice from two distinct yet interconnected perspectives: the clinical application of social justice principles, where vision and values guide innovative approaches to healthcare, AND tthe academic and theological perspective, delving into what social justice truly encompasses as we unravel its moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions.
Featured speakers are Dr. Gerry Turcotte, PhD, President and Principal ofSt Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, and Dr. Scott MacDonald, MD, Physician Lead Crosstown Clinic, Providence Health Care; with opening remarks by The Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver. The event is moderated by Francis Maza, DMin, Vice President of Mission, Ethics and Spirituality for Providence Health Care.
* Campaign Life Coalition SK -Religious Christmas Cards and Christmas cakes SALE
Campaign Life Coalition Sask is once again selling Religious Christmas Cards and Christmas cakes. The Christmas cards are $10 for a pack of 10 cards or 3 packs of cards for $25. The Christmas cake prices, however, have increased this year. The 1 lb cake is $20 and the 2.5 lb cake is $30. Please email at email@example.com or call (306) 249-2764. The cakes are made by Pastry World in Yorkton, SK. Thanks for supporting Campaign Life!
* Women’s Discernment Nights are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Saskatoon, with the next session Thursday, Dec. 7. The Women’s Discernment Nights are open to young women who are seeking the Lord’s direction in their life and who want to journey with other women in seeking God’s will for their life today. For more information, contacat Sr. Malou Tibayan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* An Advent Retreat for Young Adults will be held 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at Sts. Benedict and Scholastica Formation House, 1136 Temperance Street, Saskatoon. To register for this free event, please contact Sr. Marta Piano of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity at email@example.com or (306) 370-5951. (Sts. Benedict and Scholastica Formation Program is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal).
* Employment Opportunity – Coordinator of Evangelization and Youth Ministry – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville, SK, is a vibrant, thriving faith community serving Martensville, Warman, and surrounding areas, seeking a full-time permanent Coordinator of Evangelization and Youth Ministry to work in collaboration with the parish staff, senior leadership team and volunteers to invite members of the congregation, the communities we serve, and the world, to enter into a meaningful relationship with Jesus. The Coordinator of Evangelization and Youth Ministry will work with the pastor to develop, implement, and deliver programs and activities that will further the purpose and vision of the parish. Encouraging discipleship by creating a welcoming environment that models our beliefs and values is essential. Developing relationships and connections through meaningful interactions are key to the role. The ability to provide presentations to diverse groups is required. The Coordinator will also ensure the maintenance of a thriving school ministry with École Holy Mary and Holy Trinity Catholic schools. Work location is flexible allowing for parish office and remote arrangements. The flexible work schedule includes some evenings and weekends. Presence at the Sunday Mass and school masses will be required. Find the job description at https://rcdos.ca/employment – to apply, forward your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. before Dec. 29.
* An Employment Opportunity with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert – The Diocese of Prince Albert is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Youth/Young Adult Ministry. The position is full-time (35 hrs/ week) but can be part-time for the suitable candidate. Applicants must have good English speaking and writing skills; a knowledge of the French language would be an asset. Applicants must be faith-filled, be fully initiated in the Roman Catholic Church, have good public relation skills, be self-motivated, be able to work independently, be able to organize, be able to work with and within a financial and time management budget. Also, must have a good understanding of the mission of the Universal Church, as well as the mission of the Bishop of Prince Albert and the diocese. The successful applicant must also adhere to the Diocese’s Responsible Ministry policy. Some of the general responsibilities include:
- Providing vision, planning, and implementation of programming for the efforts of the diocese of Prince Albert in ministering to youth/young adults.
- Helping every parish in the diocese have a vibrant youth/young adult ministry.
- Being a focal point of reference and information for youth/young adult leadership and youth/young adult ministry for existing and new parish youth/young adult leaders.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Louis Hradecki at 306-922-4747 ext. 233 or by emailing: email@example.com or a full job description is posted on the Prince Albert Diocese website at www.padiocese.ca/employment-opportunities. To apply, please send a resume to Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert, c/o Louis Hradecki, Office/Programs Manager, 1415-4th Street West, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5H1. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2023. (Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be treated with confidentiality.)
* Diocesan World Youth Day will be marked on the Feast of Christ the King in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, including celebration of Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, with testimonies from young adults who participated in the international World Youth Day (WYD) held this summer in Portugal. Everyone is welcome. Testimony from WYD pilgrims will also be part of the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses on Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. The theme of the Nov. 26 World Youth Day is “Rejoicing in Hope” (cf Romans 12:12), announced earlier this year by Pope Francis. (Find the Holy Father’s message at: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2023/11/14/0794/01732.html#en )
* Advent Mass – The African Catholic Community invites you to a Joyous Advent Mass and Potluck on the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 3, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 18-33rd St. E. Saskatoon, with Mass at 2 p.m. and a potluck to follow. The celebration will include music by our choir and a children’s nativity procession. Everyone is welcome.
* Soul Works: Pottery and Art Exhibit will be held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon, featuring the work of artists Anita Verlangen, Dean Bauche, Madeline Oliver, and Gisele Bauche.
* Sound of Music – Holy Cross High School (2115 McEown Ave, Saskatoon) will present one of the most loved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Set in Austria in 1938, it is the story of an exuberant young governess who brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Performance dates and times: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2, with a matinee also held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $10 each; please phone the ticket box office (306) 659-8222.
* A Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee, will be held 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at St. Mary Parish, 211 Ave. O S., Saskatoon. The rhythm of the Contemplative Mass is a gentle, steady flow, marked by 20 minutes of silence after communion. It is designated to allow space for reflection and recognition of the intimate presence of Christ who comes to us through scripture and the Eucharist. Silence in this form of worship can feel uncomfortable or awkward, especially when experienced for the first time. We encourage you to relax and rest in the abiding presence of God.
* Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle includes adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at St. Michael Catholic Church, #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more information about the Cenacle events, please contact Edna at (306) 382-1680.
Postponed event – A “Come and See Party” to hear about a new Marriage Movement in our diocese (originally planned for Dec. 8) to create small faith-based support groups for married couples has been postponed. Watch for details about the rescheduled event. Learn more at: rcdos.ca/ marriage-support-and-enrichment
* Conversations in the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation: Join The Micah Mission at Wanuskewin, 4 Penner Road, Saskatoon, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 for a learning series diving into the theme of justice. Cost is $30. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to buy tickets.
Simbang Gabi 2023 – The Filipino Catholic community will gather for the Novena of Masses before Christmas known as Simbang Gabi, with this year’s celebrations Dec. 15-23 held at three parishes in Saskatoon – the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road; St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive; and St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 1121 Northumberland Avenue (next to Bishop Klein School). Schedule:
- Friday, Dec. 15 –6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Saturday, Dec. 16 – 5 p.m. at St. Patrick / 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family
- Sunday, Dec. 17 – 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Monday, Dec. 18 – 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Tuesday, Dec. 19 – 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Thursday, Dec. 21 – 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Friday, Dec. 22 – 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family / 7 p.m. at St. Patrick
- Saturday, Dec. 23 – 5 p.m. at St. Patrick / 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle / 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family
* The Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2023 theme is You Will Be My Witnesses – “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem, but throughout Judea and Samaria and indeed to the farthest ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8.) You are invited to participate by giving in support of our ministries, including Adult Faith formation, Youth and Young Adult ministry, Evangelization and Catechesis, Prison Ministry, Hospital Chaplaincy, Indigenous Pastoral Ministry, Deaf Ministry, Justice and Peace, Marriage and Family Life, Reverence for Life, grief support, refugee sponsorship, Friendship Inn, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, support for the northern Archdiocese of Keewatin Le-Pas, communications, vocation promotion, and the education of laity, priests, and seminarians. So far, we have raised $575,308, or 41 per cent of our goal. No gift is too small as together we work to strengthen faith and serve others. There is still time to give for a 2023 tax receipt. Thank you for your generosity! To learn more, donate online, or view the 2023 video, visit the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation website: https://dscf.ca/baa/ or scan the QR code:
* Advent Concert featuring the St. Paul’s Children’s Choir with the Melodia Singers, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon (free will offering.)
“Stand for the Land” fall letter-writing campaign – How would you feel if you went a day without access to running water in your house? Now imagine seven months without access to clean water in your home! This is exactly what happened in several communities in Honduras. Development and Peace: Caritas Canada’s Fall Action campaign is standing in solidarity with. people of the Guapinol region of Honduras. The construction of an illegal mine in a nearby national park polluted their drinking water for seven months. The access to clean water is ongoingly threatened for 42,000 people and they face displacement as a result. Some of those who have tried to defend their land and waters have been intimidated, imprisoned, and even killed. Please sign the Fall Campaign letter of support and advocacy addressed to the Honduran ambassador to Canada (anyone can sign, regardless of age. and there is no sensitive information required.) Watch for an opportunity to sign the letter in your local parish, or find the letter and other resources online at: https://devp.org/en/campaign/stand-for-the-land/resources/
Humanitarian response in Gaza – Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is raising funds for the Palestinian people besieged in the southern Gaza Strip. DPCC partner Caritas Jerusalem urgently needs help to provide food, water, shelter, hygiene kits, healthcare and support to the wounded, the displaced and the bereaved. To give, visit www.devp.org and click on the banner on the main page. Learn more: https://devp.org/en/please-help-families-in-need-in-gaza/
* Power in Planning – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300-8th Avenue South, Martensville, is hosting a Power in Planning presentation 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) open to the community and other parishes to attend. Learn the importance of planning your gifts for your family and charity. Please email/call Chantelle Higgins to register: email@example.com or (306) 931-3111. If you would like to book a presentation for your parish/community, please call or email Raissa Bugyi at the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org/ or (306)659-5837.
Breathe Catholic marriage conference in Saskatoon– Is it time to “Breathe” fresh air into your marriage? Make room on your calendar and recharge your relationship at the Breathe Catholic Marriage Conference, March 8-9, 2024 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. This weekend getaway will help you to build unity, rediscover joy, and experience more peace in your marriage. Registration opens Dec. 1. Early Bird Registration Dec. 1 to Dec. 31: $275 per couple (regular price $375). Includes seven sessions, Breathe Marriage Guidebooks, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. (NOTE: If this is your third Breathe conference, text 306-717-0072 prior to registering for a 50-per-cent discount code.)
* A Priest Discernment Night will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 14 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1235-12th Street E., Saskatoon for men interested in reflecting, discussing, and praying about their vocational path. For information contact Fr. Daniel Yasinski at email@example.com (306) 834-2269; or Fr. Colin Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org (306) 256-3218. (Future dates for the monthly discernment night are: Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14, 2024).
Donations of new children’s pajamas, children’s story books and back packs – As part of a project to help fathers in prison improve parenting skills and stay connected to their families, the Office of Restorative Ministry / Prison Ministry in the diocese of Saskatoon will record men at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre reading bedtime stories to send to their children. The diocesan ministry office is seeking donations of short children’s story books, new pajamas sizes 4 to 12, to accompany the recorded bedtime stories, as well as small child backpacks to carry everything for delivery to the children. (*Please note larger sizes of pyjamas – 10-12 are especially needed.) Please drop off any donations at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, during regular hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or contact Dianne Anderson (306) 659-5845 for more information. (Prison ministry is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.)
* Volunteers needed to lead Catholic prayer at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre: There is a desperate need for volunteers to assist with liturgies, prayer, leading the rosary and other Catholic outreach at the prison, including on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. If the Holy Spirit is inspiring you to respond to the Gospel call to visit those who are in prison (Matthew 25:36), please contact diocesan coordinator of prison ministry Dianne Anderson, email@example.com or (306) 659-5845 for more information. Training and support will be provided! (Prison ministry is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.)
Board members needed – Cheshire Homes of Saskatoon is looking for volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. This non-profit organization operates homes for adults with physical disabilities at its location in the Eastview neighbourhood of Saskatoon, providing attendant care and personal support services. Leonard Cheshire was motivated by his Catholic faith to meet the needs of people with disabilities. He founded the original home in the United Kingdom following World War II – eventually, 270 homes were established in 49 countries. Those interested in serving on the local Board of Directors can contact Don Klaassen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. See the website at: https://www.cheshirehomessaskatoon.com/mission-vision
* Employment Opportunity: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Saskatoon — which serves First Nations, Métis, Indigenous and non-Indigenous parishioners — is searching for a Parish Life Director (PLD) to work in collaboration with the parish pastor or designate to provide leadership for the full scope of parish life. This is a full-time, permanent position. Working with the pastor and serving to implement the purpose and vision of the parish, the PLD is responsible for the day-to-day management of all parish matters. Due to the nature of the employment, an Indigenous background and a firm understanding of Indigenous history, cultures, and spirituality is considered an asset. Find more details, including the job description at https://rcdos.ca/employment. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to pastor Fr. Graham Hill, CSsR, at email@example.com. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Employment Opportunity at the CWL Clothing Depot – The CWL Clothing Depot is urgently seeking to fill a part time position in the store available immediately. The position currently offers 12 to 15 hours per week with the possibility of additional hours in the future. The applicant should share the CWL Clothing Depot’s value of service to those in need. Anyone interested should contact Bea at the CWL Clothing Depot, by bringing a resumé to the store, 610 20th Street West, Saskatoon or calling 306-242-5042. Resumés can also be dropped off at the back door of the Clothing Depot where donations are accepted (ring the bell) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.
* CWL Clothing Depot Christmas Gift Items Needed – The CWL Clothing Depot is requesting donations for the Christmas Sale which runs from Nov. 14 until Dec. 23. at the CWL Clothing Depot store at 619 20th Street West, Saskatoon. We are asking for donations of new items suitable for gifts such as: toys (puzzles, games, dolls, cars, book, etc.), individually wrapped candy, towels, tea towels, sheets, pillows, pillowcases, socks, underwear, blankets, comforters, jewelry, health and beauty accessories. Please bring donations to the back door of the CWL Clothing (619 – 20th Street West) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please ring the doorbell so we can gratefully accept your donation in person.
CCCB Video Series about Four Constitutions of Vatican II – In preparation for Jubilee 2025, the year 2023 is dedicated to Vatican II. The CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis will host an online webinar series, “The Four Constitutions of Vatican II”, inviting the faithful to reflect on the meaning of these documents for the life of the Church today. Simultaneous interpretation (French/English) will be available for all four sessions of the webinar series held from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Sask. time) on Tuesday afternoons in November:
- Nov. 7 – “Sacrosanctum Concillium” with Monsignor Murray Kroetsch, PH, VG
- Nov. 14 – “Dei Verbum” with Bishop Yvan Mathieu, SM
- Nov. 21 – “Gaudium et Spes” with Sr. Donna Geernaert, SC
- Nov. 28 – “Lumen Gentium” with Dr. Catherine Clifford.
All webinar sessions will be recorded and packaged with a reflection guide for later release. To attend any of the sessions, or to be notified when the recordings are available register at: https://cccb-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/2516975672596/WN_Xf09Vsi_SjiiIwdLPzWMdQ#/registration
Art Drop link – this is a silent action to raise money for BAA. This is also a great tool to use to raise money for your parish (we will talk more about this with the stewardship team). https://dscf.ca/shop/
Palliative Care Resource – The Catholic Bishops of Canada have created a workshop called “Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care.” This four-module workshop seeks to empower and educate parishioners and address questions about palliative care, dying, death, suffering and bereavement. Each module includes Catholic moral and pastoral theology and medical expertise through video presentations. The goal is to for this workshop to be presented in every parish community across Canada! Contact our diocesan Coordinator of Hospital Chaplaincy Jacqueline Saretsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 659-5839. Hospital chaplaincy is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Are you being called to ANOTHER WAY of living Consecrated Life? Members of Secular Institutes can be found in a classroom, a care home, a marketplace or tilling a field. Consecrated seculars live ordinary lives, but their hearts belong first to the Lord who calls them to a total commitment, and who sustains them in their daily lives where they bring their love of the Lord to the world. For more info contact Marian Grady, Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate at email@example.com or Bernice Daratha, Company of St. Ursula, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spiritual Motherhood of Priests is an apostolate for any interested women in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. In 2007, the Congregation of the Clergy, with approval of Pope Benedict XVI, invited women to adopt priests as their “spiritual sons” and to pray for them constantly, particularly before the Blessed Sacrament. As part of the Spiritual Motherhood of Priests, women try to imitate our Blessed Mother Mary, the first Mother of Priests, in her humility and sacrifice. In a life-long commitment, every woman who joins the Spiritual Motherhood of Priests is given the name of one priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon to adopt as her “spiritual son,” promising to anonymously pray daily for him, as well as during a weekly hour of Eucharistic Adoration, and to make sacrifices to help her priest-son give himself to God. All women – single, married, widowed, consecrated religious – are welcome to discern this apostolate of prayer and sacrifice for the sanctification and support of our priests. Find more info at https://rcdos.ca/smop or contact Jacqueline Saretsky: smop@rcdos or (306) 659-5839.
Seeking ways to help those who are fleeing to Canada from war-torn Ukraine? The Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan was established in 1972 and is the provincial council of the national UCC. The UCC represents and serves nearly 150 cultural and other Ukrainians grassroots organizations throughout the province. UCC Saskatchewan has also been engaged with the settlement of Ukrainians and other newcomers for well over 15 years. To receive updates and/or find out about a range of ways to help, please visit the UCC website: https://www.ucc.sk.ca/
A Prayer for Ukraine: God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children at risk and in fear that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace. Amen. (Prayer from Notre Dame de Sion / Sisters of Our Lady of Sion)
Help for Ukraine – Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) – The Ukrainian bishops of Canada are working together with their churches to join CNEWA’s campaign to provide humanitarian relief in Ukraine: https://cnewa.org/campaigns/ukraine/
Scam Alert – Fraudulent messages continue to circulate via e-mail, as well as via text and message apps, allegedly coming from our priests, bishop, or others in the Catholic community, asking for money, gift cards, or other gifts. DISREGARD all such messages! Do NOT reply or engage with the individuals sending these messages. The e-mail addresses typically look like they could be real (using names, titles, etc.). Do NOT send gift cards, money, or cash transfers if requested to do so over e-mail or via text message. If you receive messages asking for help like this from our bishops or priests or other leaders, either contact their offices directly to check whether the messages are authentic, or just ignore. If you are the victim of fraud, contact your local police or RCMP office.
Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre welcomes you!
Queen’s House programming combines in-person and online events using Zoom.
Address: 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon; Phone: (306) 242-1916;
Knights of Columbus Brothers’ Keepers Breakfasts are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, with the next gathering from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Please contact Brendan Bitz for additional details and to register your attendance: (306) 242-1916, Extension 225.
Centering Prayer – All are welcome to gather in-person at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, or virtually on Zoom on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This drop-in gathering includes a 20-minute time of prayer, as well as additional insights regarding contemplation and centering prayer from the great teachers. Register online at https://www.queenshouse.org/programs/ or call (306) 242-1916 Ext. 222 for further information. There is no fee to attend. Donations can be made at: https://www.queenshouse.org/donate-today/
Spiritual direction: If you are interested in having a mentor and companion to accompany you on your spiritual journey contact Sr. Adeline Behm: (306) 242-1916 Extension 228 or e-mail email@example.com or visit https://www.queenshouse.org/spiritual-direction/ to see a list of affiliated spiritual directors. In-person and online meetings are available.