Diocesan Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, June 23 – Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

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* Diocesan Prayer Intention for June 23, Body and Blood of Christ –  We give thanks as a diocesan family for the gift of our Treaty relationships. Creator God, we ask you to guide us to deeper peace, justice, and solidarity, as we walk together as your children.

Earthcare Connections prayer intentions– June 23, Body and Blood of Christ

  1. May we always remember that God declared all of creation was very good. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Enable us to distinguish between wants and needs, so we may realize the joys of simple living. We pray to the Lord.

New Announcements:

* You are cordially invited to attend a Solemn Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. Wednesday, June 26th, 12:10 PM. Presided by Fr. Stefano Penna, St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon, SK. Confessions from 11:00 AM. Adoration precedes Mass, from 11:00 A.M.

St. Brieux Parish Centennial Celebration:  Saturday, July 27, Mass 10:00 a.m. Lunch to follow at the Rec Centre. This event will be catered by GOOD TO Go.  Lunch tickets are available at Lifewise, 303 Main St, Saint Brieux, SK S0K 3V0, (306) 275-2223 — cash or cheque only please.  Cost: 5 years and under free, 6-10 years: $15, 11 and up, $25.00.

* Update for Grow Hope Saskatchewan: The crop is in the ground and prayers for rain will continue to be welcomed.  This year there are two Catholic farm families who have generously dedicated acres towards the project and donations have started to come in to sponsor those acres.  The exciting part is that you can become a farmer today by sponsoring an acre or more! Whether you have a connection to the land or did have at one point through your family, Grow Hope offers a tremendous opportunity to learn more about farming today in Saskatchewan while knowing that your donation is quadrupled in providing food for some of the world’s most vulnerable people who would otherwise go without.  Check out our fresh new video at: https://www.facebook.com/GrowHopeSK/videos/687211381712731/  and continue to follow this year’s crop on facebook at Grow Hope Saskatchewan. To make a donation go to www.dscf.ca to donate or contact Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca  or (306) 659-5843.

* St Angela Merici Residence is looking for a casual housekeeper to work two Sundays a month as well as fill in for holidays and sick days of regular staff. Shifts are 5.5 hours. Cleaning and laundry experience required.  Please send resume to Shannon at stangmerici@sasktel.net

* Winnipeg is the site of Bridgefolk Conference 2019: Mennonites and Catholics in Dialogue, addressing the theme “Toward a Just Peace: Indigenous-Settler Reconciliation Through Friendship” from July 25-28, 2019, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. Interested in ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Mennonites? Interested in Indigenous-Settler reconciliation? Then the Bridgefolk 2019 conference might be for you! Newcomers are always welcome. Check it out at www.bridgefolk.net

Previous Announcements:

* Interested in Bible Quizzing? Come and check out this ecumenical youth activity with Catholic leadership, which will run during the 2019-2020 school year. Memorize scripture, meet new friends! Grades 7-12 – Try it out/Information night will be held June 23, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. For more information, email leah.perrault@gmail.com (Parents are welcome to attend the info night, but not required…)

* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle – all are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday, August 1 at St. Michael’s Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, July 10, and at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14 at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

* Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia & Laurentia – Feast Day Celebrations: The Ukrainian Catholic Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to join them in the Feast Day Celebrations for the Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia & Laurentia on Thursday, June 27, 2019, beginning at 6:00 pm with a Procession & Moleben Service, followed by a Reception at the Shrine (Khram) to the Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia & Laurentia, 215 Avenue M South – Sister Theodosia Lane, Saskatoon. Come Pray and Celebrate with us!

* The Mount Carmel Pilgrimagewill be held on Sunday, July 21 this year. Mass begins at 10:45. Bishop Mark Hagemoen is the presider. Mass is preceded by the rosary and confessions. Bring along a picnic lunch, and chair or blanket to sit on, if you wish. The afternoon program includes the Stations of the Cross. The Mount Carmel pilgrimage site is located about 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK (west of Humboldt).

* The Annual Holy Rosary Shrine Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, July 7, with Mass at 4:00 p.m. The historic Holy Rosary Church and Shrine is located 3 kilometres south of the hamlet of Reward, SK. There will once again be Summer Masses held at the Holy Rosary Shrine Church at Reward as well: Masses will be celebrated on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: July 14, August 3, August 17, August 31, and September 14. (Please note that here will be NO Saturday Evening Masses at St. Peter’s Church in Unity on any of those weekends.)

* Message of Gratitude:  As the “Share the Journey” Development and Peace/Caritas Canada campaign comes to a close, we thank all those who were involved in any way! Your compassion and solidarity make a difference in the lives of forced migrants, at home and abroad. Kyala and Faustin Mutongolo, government-sponsored refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said: “When we came people welcomed us with open hearts;  now that we are settled we should do the same for others. For our Diocese of Saskatoon, we are grateful that you stand with immigrants and refugees; we see how much you care for us. May God help us to continue to see God’s image in people who are suffering.”

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools – Teacher Posting – Full-time Chaplain / Religious Studies teaching position at St. Joseph High School in Red Deer, AB. Start date August 28, 2019. For all details on this posting and to submit your application please refer to the Red Deer Catholic schools website: https://www.rdcrs.ca/our-division/how-to-apply

Daily Mass Times in Saskatoon:Looking for more spiritual nourishment? Daily Mass is available on a regular schedule at some parishes in our diocese, including these parishes in the city of Saskatoon:

  • Monday to Saturday at 12:10 p.m.at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, with adoration and confession beginning at 11:00 a.m.;
  • Monday to Saturday at 9:00 a.m. as well as at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Mary’s Parish;
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Family;
  • Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. at both Holy Spirit and St. Philip Neri parishes;
  • Tuesday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Anne’s Parish; (PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED TIME!)
  • Tuesday to Thursday at 7 p.m. as well as at 7 p.m. on the First Friday of the month at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish,

NOTE:  Mass times can be subject to change because of funerals, school Masses, special events, etc., so please double check by contacting the local parish. Mass time listings for parishes across the diocese can also be found on the website at:  https://rcdos.ca/parishes

From Mourning to Dawn, the diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers begins the fall 2019 session on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 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 Sept. 10 and ending Oct. 29, 2019held each Tuesday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. To register or for more information, please contact Dianna Knaus, 306-382-0535 or email: dknaus@sasktel.net


Catholic Hospital Chaplaincy:Spiritual Care is still available at all of our hospitals in the city, thanks to support from generous donors. Regardless of whether your stay is long or short, planned or an emergency, please request spiritual care when in hospital in Saskatoon:

  • For patients at Saskatoon City or Royal University Hospitals, please contact Jackie Saretsky at the Catholic Pastoral Centre by phone at (306) 659-5839 or (306) 292-5531 or by e-mail: jsaretsky@rcdos.com(The diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy Office is funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.)
  • For patients at St. Paul’s Hospital, please ask at the nursing desk, or phone (306) 655-5000 and ask to connect to Spiritual Care.


* Lay Formation – The Lay Formation Program in Saskatoon offers personal transformation through a deeper relationship with God. Lay Formation is grounded on three pillars: Catholic teachings, Christian community, and prayer/spiritual growth.Within Lay Formation, Catholics in a diocesan stream, an Indigenous stream and a Ukrainian Catholic eparchial stream spend time learning more about the Catholic faith, sharing their faith and life experiences, and deepening their prayer lives. It is a time of learning, a time for friendship, a time of discernment and a time of growing ever closer to Christ. Applications are now being accepted for the fall of 2019. Diocesan coordinators of Lay Formation are Jennifer and Blair Carruthers, phone: (306) 659-5846 or e-mail jcarruthers@rcdos.caor find more information online at https://rcdos.ca/LayFormation


* The Justice and Outreach Year (J.O.Y.) of Formation: Broaden your understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, 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. Teachers on continuing contracts with GSCS receive essential faith learning credits. Apply now for a September 2019 start. For more information, please the contact the J.O.Y. office at kogorman@rcdos.ca. Watch stories of J.O.Y. at www.joyformationprogram.com


* St. Laurent Pilgrimage – The 140th Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at St. Laurent, SK (north east of Duck Lake will be held July 15-16, with events also held on Aug. 15 and Sept. 8, 2019. The Shrine is located 12 km directly east of Duck Lake on grid road; or take the road from the statue landmark on Highway 11.Please note: Through out the summer from July 7 to Sept. 1, weekday Mass will be celebrated at the historic shrine at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 4 p.m. The 2019 pilgrimage schedule is:

Monday, July 15

  • 2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. – Charismatic Prayer (log church)
  • 6 p.m. – Penitential Celebration
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
  • 7 p.m. -7:25 p.m. – Marian devotion, Rosary
  • 7:30 p.m. – Mass / candlelight procession
  • 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Private adoration (log church)

Tuesday,- July 16

  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Pipe ceremony/Mass in Cree (pieta)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Mass in French (grotto)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Mass in English, Anointing of Sick

Thursday, August 15

  • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration (grotto)
  • 6 p.m. – 6:45 pm – Guest speaker
  • 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Marian prayer / Rosary (grotto)
  • 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Priests available for confession
  • 7:30 p.m. – Mass and candlelight procession

Sunday, September 8

  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Marian prayer / rosary
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Mass and candlelight presentation
  • 8:30 p.m. – Birthday cake and coffee (Please bring a long stemmed rose to present to Mary before Mass – roses can also be purchased on site)

For information, see: www.padiocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine  or phone Blessed Sacrament Parish in Duck Lake, SK at (306) 467-2003.


* Rama Pilgrimage – The 78th annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Anthony Church, Rama, SK will be held Aug. 14 and 15, 2019. AUG. 14: Events begin Wednesday, Aug. 14 on the Vigil of Mary’s Assumption with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the Grotto at 2:45 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 3:15 p.m. Supper will be available at 4:30 p.m. for $13 each, but must be booked before Aug. 2 by calling (306) 593-6120.  At 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, Hymns of Praise to Mary will be presented, with confessions from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and Celebration of the Eucharist at 8:00 p.m. with Archbishop Donald Bolen. There will also be living rosary, candlelight procession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. AUG. 15: The Rama pilgrimage continues on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Thursday, Aug. 15, with 8:30 a.m. morning devotional prayers to Mary in Polish; followed by 9:00 a.m. Mass in Polish; 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite; and then at 11:45 a.m. final Mass with celebrant Archbishop Donald Bolen, with anointing of the sick and aged, blessing of religious articles, etc. For more information see: www.RamaShrine.ca

* A bus from Saskatoon and Humboldt to the Rama Pilgrimage will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 14, leaving St. Patrick Church, 3339 Centennial Crescent, Saskatoon at 10:00 a.m., with a second pickup at Market Mall, Saskatoon, and a stop in Humboldt to pick up additional passengers. Cost is $25 each (cash only). Contact Mila Bernacles at (306) 664-3695 if you wish to book a seat on the 56-passenger bus. (Remember to pack a lunch. If you wish to book a $13 chicken supper at the pilgrimage, call Mary at (306) 593-6120 before Aug. 2, 2019.)

Walking pilgrimage to Rama: There will be a walking pilgrimage from Yorkton to Rama, SK from August 11-14, with participants camping along the way. When the pilgrims arrive at Rama they will stay overnight in order to attend the Rama Pilgrimage on August 14 and 15. For details regarding itinerary, costs, registration, see: https://www.stphilomenawalkingpilgrimage.org or call (306) 527-2738 for more information.

The 7th Annual Mass for the Unborn will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Anthony Church, Rama, SK, beginning at 12:15 p.m. with rosary led by the Knights of Columbus before Mass. the event includes a procession to the statue of St. Gianna Beretta Molla and prayer. Participants are welcome to bring flowers to place at the statue in memory of the unborn. A lunch and program will follow in the parish hall. Guest speaker TBA.


Breathe – A Catholic Marriage Conference – Cat.Chat Productions and the Diocese of Saskatoon are co-hosting a Catholic Marriage Conference in Saskatoon, SK this fall, on Sept. 13-14, 2019.Beginning the evening of Friday, Sept. 13 and continuing Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the conference at the Saskatoon Inn will feature inspirational talks, opportunities for prayer, and time together as a couple. Whether you’ve been married for 1 year or 40 years, this will be the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your relationship and receive practical tips and ideas on how to grow in unity, peace, and joy! Registration is now open.Find more details about the Catholic Marriage Conference, including the schedule and speakers at the conference website: www.catholicmarriageandfamily.com


* Rosary on the Steps – Everyone is welcome to join us to pray the Rosary on the Steps every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon beginning June 6 to September 26. Let’s fill the steps!  Join us to pray for priests/vocations, peace in the world, and our own personal intentions.  In case of inclement weather, we will move to the welcome area of the church.


“Arise My Beloved” – Get ready women of Saskatchewan!A women’s retreat, Arise My Beloved, will be presented Oct. 18-20, 2019through a partnership between Catholic Christian Outreach Alumni and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. This inspiring event will be held at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission at Bruno, SK. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to the website www.cco.ca/ariseretreat and Facebook “Arise My Beloved” event page for more details. Registration opens in June 2019. The theme is based on the scripture verse Song of Songs 2:10-14. Speakers will unpack what it means to rise up as the beloved of God. Speakers include: Heather Khym, Angele Regnier, Christy Dupuis, Janelle Yasinski, and Leah Perrault.


19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Pro-Life Millennium Cross will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Keynote speaker is Cathy LaFleche, Executive Director, Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre. The pilgrimage includes praying of the Rosary, pro-life displays, and a hot dog concession (by donation). Bring your rosary and lawn chairs. The 100-foot Pro-Life Millennium Cross is located 10 km northeast of Aberdeen, SK on Highway 41. For more information see www.prolifemillenniumcross.ca


* Blackstrap Youth Campis the perfect place for children to experience God in nature and to grow in their faith. Campers at BYC are guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime, whether its outdoor activities like paddle-boarding, canoeing, or archery, or classic camping experiences such as tenting, fire-making, or roasting marshmallows. BYC offers four different week-long programs that run Sunday to Friday throughout July for elementary school children aged 8 – 14. Campers stay in gender specific and age appropriate dorms which are led by two counselors, who will work with and lead campers through various camp games and activities, as well as guide campers on their faith journey. Don’t miss out on the amazing camp experience at BYC! For more information or to register, visit our website: www.blackstrapyouthcamp.org


* Come Experience Ignite with FacetoFace Ministries: Ignite is a week-long summer camp for teens who are desiring to grow in holiness. FacetoFace Ministries is hosting 3 Ignite camps across Western Canada this 2019 summer for teens going into grade 9 through graduating grade 12. A week at Ignite can be life-changing through the impact of amazing people, excellent Catholic content, epic large group games, and daily prayer and Sacraments. Find out more at www.f2f.ca/ignite


St. Michael’s Summer Camps 2019 at Madge Lake: St. Michael’s Camp is a Ukrainian Catholic Youth Camp for all to enjoy.  We have a variety of camping programs for youths, teens, and families.  Kids return summer after summer to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.

  • LITTLE MIKE’S FAMILY CAMP(7 & under accommodate with family) July 4-7 (co-ed).
  • YOUTH CAMP(AGE 8-13) July 7-13 (co-ed) July 14-20 (co-ed)
  • TEEN CAMP(AGE 13-16) July 21-27 (co-ed)
  • DAY CAMP(9:00 AM – 12 Noon) July 29-31 (co-ed)

Please visit our website for more information at: www.stmichaelscamp.com or to complete the online registration go to: http://www.stmichaelscamp.com/camps/register/.


St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Campwas originally purchased in 1959 and expanded in 1972. The camp is now 160 acers of hiking trails, sporting fields, a natural spring filled pool, a memorial Church, the location of the original Hafford Hall, the brand new playground, and of course the camp facilities that include a kitchen, bathroom/showers and cabins. For 10 days every summer we play host to campers aged 8-14 years, our camp days this year are July 19th – July 28th. During camp we provide 3 meals and 2 snacks/day and a wide array of activities and presenters that include but are not limited to: Dance, Swimming, Archery, Liturgy, Sports, and Campfire. We will also have an excursion day, where we head over to Pike Lake Provincial Park and explore all they have to offer. Camper registration can be found on our website: www.stvolodymyrcamp.com


The Development and Peace/ Caritas Canada region of Saskatchewan – Keewatin Le Pasinvites you to the Campaign Extravaganza1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14, 2019at St. Thomas More College, U of S (1437 College Drive, Saskatoon). The Extravaganza is an inter-active, engaging and festive launch of the 2019-2020 campaign, “Care for Our Common Home,” inspired by the upcoming Synod on the Amazon and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Keynote speaker is Archbishop Donald Bolen. Registration: $35 ($30 for members) Register by Aug. 30. For more information contact extravaganza@devp.org    On-line registration at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/extravaganza-campaign-launch-2019-tickets-62416377064


St. Thomas More Collegeis offering Introduction to Catholic Studies CTST 200– Web based – (June 27 – July 18) with Dr. Lesya Sabada. Please register through PAWS. The course provides a brief introduction to the academic study of Catholicism in its ecclesial, intellectual, and cultural expressions from antiquity to the present. A variety of texts are used to illustrate how Catholic faith and theology have played a role in science, philosophy, and the arts.


Hospice at Glengarda– A “Close to Home” campaign is underway to raise funds to build Saskatoon’s first residential hospiceat the former Ursuline Glengarda residence on Hilliard Street in Saskatoon. The building will be expanded, renovated and furnished as a 15-bed “Hospice at Glengarda” to provide comfort, peace and tranquility in an environment that is as close to home as possible.

Other priorities for the Close to Home campaign include:

  • Establishing Holistic Care Endowments to provide bereavement care, spiritual care and healing arts therapy to patients and families facing end-of-life, both in the Hospice at Glengarda and in the community;
  • Establishing an Education Fund to enrich the skills of professional end-of-life caregivers and community members in Saskatoon;
  • Undertaking needed renovations to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital.

For latest updates, more information, ideas for how to help raise awareness and/or to donate, please go to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation campaign website: www.CloseToHome.fund   or e-mail: info@sphfoundation.ca   or call (306) 655-5821.


Employment opportunities:

* GSCS Foundation is seeking a Director of Development / Executive Director– The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Development/Executive Director for the Foundation. For the full job description and more information contact Lesia Ostertag at lostertag@gscs.ca Submit resume with cover letter to catholicschoolsfoundation@gscs.ca by July 15, 2019.


* St. John Bosco Parish Job Posting: Director of Evangelization  – St. John Bosco Parish in Saskatoon, SK is looking for the right person to encourage our parishioners to deepen their knowledge and love of Jesus and the Catholic Church so they can evangelize and make disciples of all nations. This purpose of this position is: 1) Evangelization which advocates the goals of “Making Disciples” within the active community; the inactive community and the unchurched; and 2) Catechesis which is the overall responsibility for life-long faith formation in children and adults. This is a 35 hour a week maternity/parental leave position that begins August 1, 2019 and ends May 31, 2020. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and pastoral reference letter (parish priest or his delegate), byJune 24th, to Parish Life Director, Matthew Courchene stjohnboscoministry@gmail.com.


QUEEN’S HOUSE of RETREAT AND RENEWAL• 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0C9 • Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist@queenshouse.org• Website:  www.queenshouse.org– On-going programs include:

  • * Centring Prayer:Monday evenings – 7 p.m.
  • Holy Eucharist: Wednesday afternoons – call to confirm Mass time – all are welcome!
  • * Women in Ministry Luncheons:Monthly, 6
  • * Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2ndTuesday/month -7 a.m.; July 9
  • * TaizéPrayer:7- 8 p.m. Sept. 11
  • * 24 Hours Eucharistic Adoration –4thMonday & Tuesday/month from noon to noon, June 23-24
  • Personal Days of Private Prayer and Rest:Call reception to arrange a suitable time.


Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House! To inquire about booking space at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon, contact the bookings coordinator at 306-242-1925 or e-mail: bookngs@queenshouse.orgor contact the receptionist at 306-242-1916 or e-mail receptionist@queenshouse.org


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 or email: spiritualdirection@queenshouse.org or visit the website www.queenshouse.orgto see a list of our affiliated spiritual directors.


Incarnational Spirituality as a Means For Transformation with Simon Lasair PhD will be Held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday June 27, at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Cost:  $30. Optional supper beforehand: $15. Register: (306) 242-1916


Recognizing God’s Voice: The Cadence And Tone Of The Voice Of The Good Shepherd – A Public Lecture with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, will be held Monday July 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Lecture only $20; supper and lecture $35. Register: (306) 242-1916.


Prayer: Our Deepest Hunger – A Retreat with Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI will be held from Tuesday July 9 at 9:00 a.m. to Thursday July 11 at 1:00 p.m. — held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $225 – commuter (public lecture July 8, retreat July 9-11, including Monday supper and all lunches); $300 – commuter plus (public lecture July 8, retreat July 9-11, and all meals); $450 – live-in (public lecture July 8, retreat July 9-11, bedroom and all meals). Register: (306) 242-1916.


Triumph: Freedom Through Healing retreat, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m. on July 26 to Aug. 3 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 bedroom. For more information about Triumph, including testimonials, please see the website: https://www.triumphretreat.com/upcoming-retreats  Register by calling Queen’s House at (306) 242-1916 or e-mail receptionist@queenshouse.org


Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage and Tour to Mexico with Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, Feb. 6-15, 2020– Journey with San Juan Diego to meet Our Lady on the Hill of Tepeyac; meditate on the mystery of the miraculous tilma in the Basilica; walk down to Bishop Zumarraga’s crypt; be uplifted by thousands of people on a Sunday morning; climb ancient sun and moon pyramids at Teotihuacan and the great pyramid of Cholula near Puebla; visit Fidelious Film Studio in Puebla were the movie Tepeyac is being produced — and experience enculturated evangelization! Basic cost includes airfare from Saskatoon, flight cancellation insurance, hotel, breakfasts and suppers at the Hotel Villa Quijotes (near the shrine), English-speaking tour guide and van transportation. Double/triple occupancy – $3,100/person; Single – $3,400. Registration $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot. Pilgrims must be capable of walking up to 10-km a day, including inclines. Info/registration, contact: Marlene at (306) 262-1647 bandmbodnar@shaw.ca or visit the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon website at www.skeparchy.org


The 2019-2020 school year will mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Bilingual Program in Saskatoon (currently Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School). A committee of staff, parents, alumni, former staff and former parents is being formed to plan some celebrations to mark this important milestone during 2019-2020. If you are interested in being a part of this planning committee, please contact Principal Shelly Lord at Bishop Filevich School (306-659-7230). We will make it a year to remember!



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.

RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED  – Pain Knowledge Needs of Family Caregivers and Persons with Dementia: Role of Virtual Reality as a Training Modality: We are looking for people living with dementia and their family caregivers (family members or friends who assist with care or provide company for 4 or more hours/week) to volunteer to share their experiences about pain management and their opinions on virtual reality for pain education. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Saskatchewan Health Authority Research Ethics Office (REB 19-19). For more information about this study, contact: Susan Tupper, Lead Researcher, 306-655-1041 susan.tupper@saskhealthauthority.ca,  OR Kirstie Gibson, Research Assistant, 306-202-6330kig579@mail.usask.ca