Diocesan Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, May 6, 2021 – Sixth Sunday in Easter (Mother’s Day)
* Diocesan Prayer Intention – We pray that Catholic education always model Jesus Christ who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life.” May Catholic schools continue to develop excellence, build relationships and embody Jesus Christ in the flesh – forming both the head and the heart so that all may serve our brothers and sisters seeking “… a new heaven and a new earth.”
(adapted from Bishop Mark Hagemoen message for GSCS Foundation)
Earthcare Connections Intentions for 6th Sunday of Easter:
- May our every word and action be transformed by the way we respond to the resurrection. We pray to the Lord.
- May we care lovingly for the earth which provides us with food. We pray to the Lord.
NOTE: Announcements marked with an asterisk* are included in the Diocesan Bulletin two-page summary PDF.
* “It takes a village…” – Faith Formation for Children in Your Parish: In-service sessions on “Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts” will be presented by the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis via Zoom, with a choice of three dates/times:
- May 11 – 10;00 am
- May 12- 1:30 pm
- May 13 – 7:00 pm
Who should attend? Catechists, Pastors, Parish Finance Council, Parish Pastoral Council
Registration: Please e-mail Marilyn Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link for the session you wish to attend.
The National Mass for Life will be celebrated by the Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, Marcel Damphousse, at 8:30 a.m. SK time on Thursday, May 13, with greetings from Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins and the Archbishop of Montreal, Archbishop Christian Lépine, live-streamed on EWTN – /www.ewtn.com/tv/extra-watch-live/canada
NOTE: Planned live coverage of the March for Life is cancelled.
Recognizing the risks of COVID-19, the March for Life organizing committee has prepared a week-long line-up of virtual events, including: Life on Film, a series of free movie screenings, an online Candlelight Vigil, the Rose Dinner, the youth conference, and several online Masses and prayer services. For details, visit marchforlife.ca.
* Interested in learning more about Catholic traditions? St. Thomas More College’s new Certificate in Catholic Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Catholicism – from its origins to a community of 1.4 billion people today. Course offerings engage Catholicism’s history, art, thought, literature, teachings, and role in society. This STM program is open to both community members and current USask students. Those over 65 can take the certificate tuition-free. Full-time and part-time spots are now available for September. For more information contact Christopher Hrynkow at email@example.com
* Catholic Education Week – During the week of May 9 to May 16, 2021, Catholic Schools throughout Saskatchewan and our wider community will celebrate Catholic Education Week and the significant contribution of Catholic Education in our province. The Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have written a message to mark this week – find the letter posted on the diocesan website at https://rcdos.ca This is a special week in our community as we celebrate the joy and hope of Catholic Education! The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Catholic Education: Nurturing Hope/L’éducation catholique: Cultiver l’espérance.” There are five sub-themes, one for each day of Catholic Education Week:
- Day 1: Preparing the Earth / Préparer la terre
- Day 2: Sowing Seeds of Gratitude / Semer la gratitude
- Day 3: Cultivating Relationships / Cultiver nos relations
- Day 4: Harvesting New Fruit / Récolter de nouveaux fruits
- Day 5: Marvelling in Wonder / S’émerveiller
* Catholic Education Week Live-stream Liturgy of the Word with Bishop Hagemoen – On Ascension Thursday, May 13, (which is marked around the globe as World Catholic Education Day), a live-stream liturgy with Bishop Mark Hagemoen will begin at 10 a.m. Find the live-stream celebration posted online at https://saskatoonmass.com and on the diocesan YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/saskatoondiocese
* National Week for Life and the Family – May 9 to May 16, 2021: Every year the Church in Canada designates one week to proclaim the gift of family and life. The Week for Life and the Family will be commemorated this year from May 9 to May 16, with the theme, “Family, the Domestic Church: A Sign of Hope and Life.” Every Christian family is called to be a “little church”. As a domestic church, the life of a family is centered on God’s saving love. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Christian families witness to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord. Inspired by the Saviour’s presence, the Christian family becomes a sign of hope and life to those who most need it. In this way, the family, living as a domestic church, is a manifestation of our loving Father’s providential care for humanity. Find resources from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops at: https://www.cccb.ca/national-week-for-life-and-the-family/
PRAYER suggestions from the CCCB for the Week for Life and the Family:
- For all families in need, that they be given the grace to live out fully their vocation as a domestic church. We pray….
- For mothers, that they will be models of holiness in the gift of raising their children as sons and daughters of God. We pray….
- For fathers, that they will grow in their ability to guard and guide their families on the path as St. Joseph did for the Holy Family. We pray….
- For all young people, that they allow the light of Christ to shine in and through them giving witness to God’s love in their lives. We pray….
- For the elderly, that they will be protected from all harm and disease and that their lives be a testament to God’s loving faithfulness. We pray…
- For all families to be witnesses to the action of the Holy Spirit in how they forgive and encourage one another. We pray….
* Stay in touch with diocesan news, information and prayer online: Check out our diocesan website at https://rcdos.ca , the Catholic Saskatoon News site at https://news.rcdos.ca and live-stream of Mass and other resources at https://saskatoonmass.com.
You will also find the diocese on
- Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonrcdiocese),
- Twitter (https://twitter.com/saskatooncath)
- YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/saskatoondiocese).
* Pastoral Counselling – Focus: Marital Conflict / Separation and Divorce – Sometimes you simply need a safe place to talk. Olive Branch Ministry provides a listening ear, non-judgmental feedback, and an openness to talk about your relationship with God. Fees: Free consultation; $50/ session (no one will be turned away for financial reasons). Contact Madeline Oliver at (306) 361-9318 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.olivebranchministry.ca for more information.
* Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle – All are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, May 12 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more information, please contact Edna at (306) 382-1680.
* Pure Witness Ministries ReConnect Online for Grades 7 to 12 – Join us as our guest speaker, Peter Van Kampen, talks about how to “Face the Uncertainties of Life” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Pre-registration for ReConnect Online is REQUIRED. Register at: https://purewitness.com/reconnect-may/
It’s not too late to apply for family focused funding through the Bishop James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family granting program. The Bishop James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family provides grants to registered charities for initiatives and programs which strengthen and support the family in rural and urban communities. Eligible applicants should be located within the geographic area of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon; however, the granting program reaches beyond the Catholic community and operates on a non-denominational basis. All grant applications are evaluated for their impact on families, which may include couples, parents, children, or youth. Applications close Friday, May 14 (at 5:00 p.m.). For info on application, eligibility, budget, recognition, and reporting requirements for this grant program, visit https://saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca/grants/bishop-james-p-mahoney-institute-of-the-family/ or if you need assistance creating an account or accessing the application system, contact Don Ewles at email@example.com or (306) 665-1767.
* Annual Tomato Plant Sale – St. Philip Neri Refugee Committee will hold their annual tomato, pepper and herb sale will be held Saturday, May 15. The varieties that we will be selling include:
- Tomatoes: Lemon Boy (yellow slicer, low acid), Defiant (red slicer, late blight resistant), Primo Red (red slicer, good flavor), Supremo (Roma type for sauces and canning), Vilma (small plants with small tomatoes for pots), (NOTE: Super Sweet and Tumbling Tom varieties are now removed from the list: they are SOLD OUT)
- Peppers: Redstart (an early, sweet bell pepper that matures from green to red), El Jefe (a jalapeno pepper with mild – medium heat), Long Red Cayenne (a cayenne pepper that ripens from green to red, heat is medium to hot)
- Herbs: Thyme and Marjoram (NOTE: basil, oregano and lavender are now SOLD OUT)
Tomatoes, peppers and herbs will be in 5” pots and are $6/plant or $5 each for 4 for more (Mix and Match). A limited number of Nanking cherry shrubs are also available for $10 each. Also, the committee received a donation of over 100 jars of pure Canadian Creamed Ice Honey: $10 per 1kg jar.
Plants and honey must be pre-ordered by contacting Sheila Flory at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 306-931-8053. All orders must be received by May 13. Some varieties are limited so order early. You will receive an order confirmation with your order number and total. Payment can be made by e-transfer to email@example.com or bring a cheque made out to St Philip Neri Refugee Fund or exact cash in sealed envelope. Please do not pay until your order is confirmed (as supplies may be limited). Orders will be ready to pick up at garage beside church on May 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Specify what time you would like to pick up your order. Please help us with our refugee work! Thank you.
Scam Alert – Please be aware that 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. Please 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.). These messages may ask if you are busy, ask for a favour, and/or then directly ask for iTunes gift cards or funds. 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.
* A Dying Healed Workshop will be held at St. Augustine Church Hall in Humboldt, SK, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pmSaturday, May 15. Register by calling Jackie Saretsky of the diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy Office at (306) 659-5839 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop will provide comprehensive education on palliative care / end of life issues and preliminary training for those wishing to provide compassionate and supportive care to those in need, particularly at end-of-life. Cost is $15, which includes a workbook. (Due to current restrictions, attendance is limited, registration is required, and refreshments will not be served.)
St. Angela Merici Residence at 125 Cree Crescent in Saskatoon offers a personal care home to both men and women, providing care according to its mission: “Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus and the innovative spirit of St. Angela Merici and the Ursuline Sisters, we are committed to offering compassionate and holistic care, always open to new opportunities to serve.”
Find more information on the website: https://stangmerici.weebly.com or call (306) 242-5566.
Senior’s Independent Living Apartments are AVAILABLE at St. Ann’s Place and St. Ann’s Residence. Join the vibrant community of seniors living at St. Ann’s Residence in their own one-bedroom apartments equipped with temperature control, air-conditioning, fridge, stove, and lots of storage, or experience the enriched living apartments at St. Ann’s Place, where you’ll get to enjoy a daily nutritious supper and organized social activities. St. Ann’s also offers integrated chapel for worship and prayer and includes amenities such as free laundry facilities, centrally located lounges on each floor, and outdoor courtyard and patio areas. For more information: 306-374-8900 or visit the St. Ann’s website www.stannsvillage.ca, to complete a tenancy application.
TRIUMPH: FREEDOM THROUGH HEALING July 30 – August 7, 2021 at Queen’s House in Saskatoon – Inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux, Triumph is a facilitated, nine-day, live-in program offering the invitation to encounter God on a life changing journey of inner healing and transformation. Daily program includes: Mass, Reconciliation, Rosary, Adoration, facilitated teachings, spiritual direction, and time for sharing. Cost is $1,595 which includes program registration, meals, facility, single occupancy bedroom, all retreat materials, and resources. For information or to register call Jerry Kristian at 306-221-3092, or email email@example.com
Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund – Please prayerfully consider making a gift to the Priests’ Pension & Retirement Fund. For those who prefer to make their gift online using their credit card, please go to https://dscf.ca/priest-pension-fund/ (By making a gift online you help us lower administrative costs, and you will receive your charitable tax receipt immediately via a confirmation email. Simply click on the ‘eReceipt’ link embedded in the confirmation email to open your receipt. Please remember to print and save your receipt on your electronic device for your 2021 tax return.) Gifts of cheques should be sent to the following address: Priests’ Pension & Retirement Fund, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon SK, S7S 1H1.
Thank you for your support of our retired priests!
CWL Social Justice Award – The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada has established a Social Justice Award for young women between the ages of 18-35 years. The $1,000 award may be given to one candidate or divided among qualified applicants to finance participation in a reputable social justice activity, either at home or abroad. Application deadline is June 15, 2021. Contact Mary Nordick at (306) 374-5612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Restart: Building Separation and Divorce Resilience with Madeline Oliver is a program offered on Zoom from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from May 12 to June 16, an offering from Olive Branch Ministry at Queen’s House. Restart uses a discussion format and draws on the tools found in the book Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. Some themes discussed include denial, fear, adaptation, loneliness, and friendship. This program is available from any location on Zoom. Registration $60 (payment may. Be made by e-transfer). Contact Madeline to register; call or text (306) 361-9318 or e-mail email@example.com
The Facilitator: Madeline Oliver has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 15 years in parishes, hospitals, and campus ministry. She provides a welcoming presence that makes room for supportive listening. Madeline is one of the founding partners in Olive Branch Marriage and Family Ministry: www.olivebranchministry.ca
CWL Clothing Depot Hours – The CWL Clothing Depot has re-opened for sales only on Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The store is limited to six customers at a time. All customers must wear a mask when entering the CWL Clothing Depot, and must practice social distancing as required by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Donated items can be dropped off at the back door of the Clothing Depot, 619 20th Street West, Saskatoon on Thursdays only, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please ring the bell at the back door and someone will come to receive your items. We thank you for your patience and your ongoing support.
Conscience Rights – Bill C-268 Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act is a private members bill introduced by MP Kelly Block to amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to intimidate a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or other health care professional for the purpose of compelling them to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medically-assisted suicide / euthanasia. It also makes it an offence to dismiss from employment or to refuse to employ a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or other health care professional for the reason only that they refuse to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medically-assisted suicide / euthanasia. Get involved by encouraging your MP to vote for Bill C-268 and encourage a “free vote” so MPs can freely choose how they will vote. Find contact information at: https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en
Bill C-6: Conversion Therapy Ban – “Fix the Definition” – In the federal bill introduced to amend the Criminal Code and ban the practice, “conversion therapy” is defined as “a practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender, or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviour.” In a statement about Bill C-6, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops says: “The Bill makes no provision for legitimate diversity concerning viewpoints on human sexuality arising from religious beliefs, from philosophical debate, or from scientific and medical study; nor does it make any provision for conscientious dissent related to such matters in forums of teaching or public presentations.” An online “Fix the Definition” petition(https://fixthedefinition.ca) is asking government to BOTH ban “coercive, degrading practices that are designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” and at the same time ENSURE that no laws discriminate against Canadians by limiting what services they can receive based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; that the law allows parents to speak with their own children about sexuality and gender, and set family rules about sex and relationships; that the law allows free and open conversations about sexuality and sexual behaviour; and that the law not criminalize professional and religious counseling voluntarily requested and consented to by LGBTQ2 Canadians.
- Find the “Fix the Definition” petition online at https://fixthedefinition.ca
- Contact Members of Parliament to express these serious concerns about Bill C-6 (contact info: https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en ).
- Find other resources and information on the diocesan website at: https://rcdos.ca/bill-c-6-conversion-therapy-ban/
Theology on Tap: For young adults 19 to 35 – Theology on Tap is now online. The latest session features an interview with Samson LaMontagne. Theology on Tap can be found on FB at https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonTonT and this session can accessed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/D9EW0_nsChA. Theology on Tap has been running for over 15 years serving students and young adults of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, and the Saskatoon Eparchy. It offers conversation on faith topics in a casual and comfortable setting – now online to watch from the comfort of home. If you have any questions, or need more information, e-mail Michael in Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More College at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Grow Hope Saskatchewan 2021 growing season begins! You can participate in helping to feed hungry people around the globe through Grow Hope Saskatchewan. Generous farmers in Saskatchewan have donated land and agreed to grow a crop for Grow Hope Saskatchewan. It costs about $300 per acre to provide seed, fertilizer, fuel and other inputs. You are invited to sponsor a partial acre, full acre or multiple acres to help cover these costs. After harvest, the farmers will sell the crop and donate the proceeds to Canadian Foodgrains Bank to feed hungry people around the world. The federal government matches the donation times four to increase the impact of your participation. Sponsor this year’s crop online at: https://dscf.ca/grow-hope/ or to learn more go to: www.growhopesk.ca
( Cheques to “Grow Hope Saskatchewan” can also be mailed to the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation, “Attention: Grow Hope 2020,” 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, S7S 1H1.
* Kindergarten Registration for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is now open. Catholic faith-based education helps children grow spiritually at school while they grow physically, intellectually and emotionally. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, families are not currently able to visit schools and meet teachers in person. Virtually meet your teacher and see your school at www.gscs.ca. You can also learn more about our language options (French immersion, Ukrainian bilingual, Cree bilingual, Michif) and our fine arts school. Children must be five years old on or before January 31, 2022, to start school in September 2021 (five years old on or before December 31, 2021 for the communities of Martensville, Warman, Biggar and Humboldt). To find a Catholic school near you and learn more, visit www.gscs.ca.
“Bill C-15 Step Forward or Step Back? Hearing Indigenous perspectives on the federal bill to implement the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples” is a Kairos online event that was recorded March 16, which can be found posted along with other related resources at https://www.kairoscanada.org/get-involved/gatherings or view the video conversation about Bill C-15 on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/GGRKQkQ5HRY
Online donations and receipting – The Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation is grateful for all your generous gifts! Your support in prayers and donations sustains our retired priests, supports ministries and programs like Hospital Chaplaincy and Restorative Justice (Prison Ministry), Grow Hope – a Christian ministry feeding the hungry, parish ministries, and so much more. When you make your online donation using your credit card, you immediately receive a confirmation e-mail. Within that e-mail is an “eReceipt” link. Simply click on the eReceipt link to open your charitable tax receipt. Once you have opened your eReceipt, you can save it on your device for future reference and/or to print it for your files. We encourage you to or save or print your receipt so that it is easily accessible at tax time! The message you will see in your confirmation e-mail is: “Here is your charitable tax receipt. Please click on the ‘eReceipt’ link to print and save to your computer or another device.” (Please note that Parish Offertory gifts are not receipted online – instead, you will receive your receipt in early 2022.) For more information, please contact: Cathy Gilje: email@example.com 306-659-5851; Jocelyne Hamoline: firstname.lastname@example.org 306-659-5849 Mobile 306-380-9175; Melissa Anaetoh: email@example.com 306-659-5850.
* Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry 2021 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. The next Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in Saskatchewan will be held Oct 22-24, 2021. To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date: Cross-Canada Service of Prayer for Christian Unity – Led by the Canadian Council of Churches, this service on Saturday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) will draw from the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity theme “Abide in My Love” (cf. Jn 15:5-9). Further details will be coming soon.
Bill C-7 Has Been Approved – Bill C-7, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), loosening rules and expanding eligibility for medically-provided euthanasia / assisted suicide was approved in the House of Commons March 11, 2021, with the Senate agreeing to the revised bill on March 17, 2021. The new legislation expands access to medically-provided euthanasia and assisted suicide, removing the requirement that a person’s death must be “reasonably foreseeable,” and opening access to those with mental illness. Government has committed to a two-year period of review. Please continue to pray and to advocate for the most vulnerable in our society, and continue to contact elected representatives with your concerns.
QUEEN’S HOUSE RETREAT & RENEWAL Centre
PROGRAMMING INFORMATION FOR CHURCH BULLETINS
- 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0C9 • Phone: (306) 242-1916.
- Email: email@example.com • Website: www.queenshouse.org
QUEEN’S HOUSE RETREAT AND RENEWAL CENTRE welcomes you! Our programming combines in-person and online events using Zoom. See the webpage for a list of all upcoming programs and to register: http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=4399
Nourish Your Mind and Nurture Your Spirit at Queen’s House! For inquiries / additional information contact Sarah Donnelly, Programming Director: 306-242-1916 x226.
Knights of Columbus Brothers’ Keepers Breakfasts are held on the second Tuesday of each month (Tuesday, May 11). In this time of restrictions regarding personal gatherings and meals served, please contact Brendan for additional details: 306-242-1916 (Extension 225).
Centring Prayer – All are welcome to gather in-person at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon, or virtually on Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday evenings for centring prayer. Fr. Paul Fachet, OMI will provide leadership and guidance for these gatherings. Additional insights regarding contemplation and centring prayer from the great teachers will be part of every evening. No fee – donations to Queen’s House are welcome. Register online to receive the Zoom invitation or to let us know that you will be coming in person. This group does not meet on holiday Mondays. The next gathering is Monday, May 10. Registration deadline is noon May 10; register at https://qh.retreatportal.com/events/f?p=EVENTS:1 or leave a message at (306) 242-1916.
An Imagination Pilgrimage for the Soul: Knitting our Lives into the Sacred Landscape of the Earth is a four-part Zoom retreat series with Marg Janick-Grayston to be held online Mondays, May 17 – June 7, from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. through Queen’s House. Although some pilgrims have wandered continuously with no fixed destination, pilgrims more commonly seek a sacred place that deepens their connection with the divine. Over the years people have found spiritual connection by lakes, at vistas, on mountains, and in sacred gardens. During this time when travel has become challenging, this retreat invites us to take an imaginary pilgrimage across Canada, in the company of others. As we journey together, we will reflect upon what a pilgrimage for the soul is and ways that the natural landscapes we encounter under God’s clear blue sky might ruminate with our lives and connect us spiritually. Cost: $120. The retreat is limited to 12 participants. Contact Marg to register: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline: May 10.
Self-exploration through the Enneagram and Mandala will be offered on Zoom on four Wednesday evenings, May 19, May 26, June 2 & June 9, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. This four-part class is unique in that it pairs the enneagram with the mandala in an integrative approach to self-exploration and transformation through lecture, group discussion, and your creative expression in the mandala portion of the class. Cost: $90/4 sessions. Registration limited to 16 participants – deadline May 17. Register at https://qh.retreatportal.com/events/f?p=EVENTS:1 or leave a message at (306) 242-1916.
* Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Generativity – An Introduction – In September 2021 Queen’s House and other retreat centres across Canada will be joining together to offer a two-year online program for people 60+ who wish to explore their unique spirituality in their “wisdom years.” To learn more about this ground-breaking new program please join Queen’s House for a two-day online gathering Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hear keynote speakers, including Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI, of the Forest Dwelling Program, Oblate School of Theology, and past graduates to discern if “Growing in Wisdom” is your next transformative adventure. Cost: $25 per participant for this two-day gathering. Registration deadline: June 1. Register at https://qh.retreatportal.com/events/f?p=EVENTS:1 or leave a message at (306) 242-1916.
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 http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=463 to see a list of our affiliated spiritual directors. In-person and online meetings are available.
Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House! To inquire about booking space at Queen’s House, contact our Bookings Coordinator: (306) 242-1925 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are following all safety protocols as we re-open to the public.
COVID-19 in the Diocese of Saskatoon – During this difficult time, your parish is here for you! Check with your local parish to find out what the guidelines are for attending Mass and visiting the church in person.
– Find parish contact info: https://rcdos.ca/parishes-mass-times-list/
– Find livestream broadcast of Mass from a number of parishes in our diocese posted at https://saskatoonmass.com/
– Find latest COVID-19 updates and liturgical directives at https://rcdos.ca/covid-19-updates
– Catholic Saskatoon News is also posted at https://news.rcdos.ca
– Make donations to any parish at https://dscf.ca/parish-offertory/
Attendance – Please visit individual parish websites or call local parish offices for more specific information about times, restrictions and process for attending public celebrations while emergency health orders restricting gathering size are in place.
Please note the following points:
- A general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass will remain in effect.
- Personal distancing must be consistently practiced.
- Liturgical changes will be in place with respect to celebrating Mass and receiving Holy Communion.
- There will still be a risk for anyone who attends a public Mass or enters a public space.
Act of Spiritual Communion: “My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul. |Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You were already there, I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori