Diocesan Bulletin Announcements – Sunday, May 12, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Diocesan Bulletin Announcements for May 12, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, National Week For Life and Family May 12-19

(Asterisk indicates announcement appears in PDF of Diocesan Bulletin May 12)

* Diocesan Prayer Intention  “On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us join in prayer and ask the Lord to help us discover his plan of love for our lives, and to grant us the courage to walk in the path that, from the beginning, he has chosen for each of us.” – Pope Francis, 2019 Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Earthcare Connections prayer intentions– May 12 – Fourth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day

  1. Enable us to listen and respond to the cries of the earth. We pray to the Lord.
  2. May the efforts of Farmland Legacies to feed the less fortunate bear fruit. We pray to the Lord.

New Announcements:

* PLEASE NOTE  – The Catholic Pastoral Centre will be closed on Wednesday, May 15 for an Annual Retreat Day. The Catholic Pastoral Centre, located on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, will re-open Thursday, May 16 with regular hours – 9:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Life will be held in Saskatoon 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday May 12, along College Drive between Hospital Drive and Wiggins Ave. We hope you will attend to celebrate and witness for life. Signs and refreshments are provided. The event is sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan. For more information please contact Louis 306-249-2764.

* World Day of Prayer for Vocations – Sunday, May 12 – Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?

  • Pray for the priests, both living and dead, who have ministered to you throughout your life.
  • Keep our parish priests in your prayers.
  • Encourage your children, your grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.
  • Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

EXCERPTS from Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations:

  • “The Lord’s call is not an intrusion of God in our freedom; it is not a “cage” or a burden to be borne. On the contrary, it is the loving initiative whereby God encounters us and invites us to be part of a great undertaking. He opens before our eyes the horizon of a greater sea and an abundant catch.” – Pope Francis
  • “….there can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! I would like to say this especially to you, the young. Do not be deaf to the Lord’s call. If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him. Do not yield to fear, which paralyzes us before the great heights to which the Lord points us. Always remember that to those who leave their nets and boat behind, and follow him, the Lord promises the joy of a new life that can fill our hearts and enliven our journey.” – Pope Francis
  • “On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us join in prayer and ask the Lord to help us discover his plan of love for our lives, and to grant us the courage to walk in the path that, from the beginning, he has chosen for each of us.” – Pope Francis

(Pope Francis’ entire Message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations can be found at: Vatican site – posting  )


National Week for Life and the Family (May 12-19) is an initiative of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year, the Week will focus on the theme: “Listening to the Gospel as a Family”. For more information and resources see the Catholic Organization for Life and Family website: www.colf.ca.  National Week for Life and the Family May 12-19 “Listening to the Gospel as a Family” – In our information age, much of the news we hear is negative. At times we have to contend with not only bad news, but fake news. What we really need is good news. Our loving encounter with Jesus Christ is truly Good News that sets us free, and brings us joy. Pope Francis tells us that “the joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus” and when “we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?” (Evangelii Gaudium, 1 & 8). Let us experience God’s love for us by taking time to listen to the gospel as a family so that we may share with others the joy of the gospel.

PRAYER: God our Loving Father, through the gift of the Holy Spirit, grant that we may encounter your Son Jesus, the Eternal Word, as we contemplate your saving Gospel message. Help us to live in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ. Transform our families through the same Gospel so that we may radiate with joy your saving truth and be a sign of your loving presence to a world that is in need of the Good News. Amen.


* Walk of Solidarity – Everyone is invited to come and “Share the Journey” and Walk in Solidarity with the 68.5 million children, women and men in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. The Share the Journey campaign was initiated through Caritas Internationalis by Pope Francis in September 2017. The 2-km walk in Saskatoon begins at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. We encourage you to come as a family for this fun and meaningful event, and we especially encourage all newcomers to Canada to join us. For more information, contact Louise Bitz at lbitz@devp.org or call Celena at (306) 374-1425.

* Leave No One Behind: Generating hope one person at a time, June 8 is a day connecting faith and action in an event at St. Mary’s Parish Hall –corner of Ave O South and 20th Street in Saskatoon – from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Mass will be celebrated in the parish at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8 and all are welcome. The event includes lunch and there is a $10 charge to register however it is free for students and those under the age of 18. Guest speakers include Leah Perrault, Marcel Petite, and Chris Randall, with representation from Hope Restored Canada, as well as transformative testimonies.  You can register by May 31 by going to rcdos.ca/leave-no-one-behind, or by emailing mrogal@rcdos.caor calling Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841.

* All former and present staff members of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools are invited to attend the Annual Retirement Reception to honour this year’s retirees. The reception will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m., TCU Place – Salon A and B – Saskatoon. For more information call Veronica at (306) 659-7069.

* Pilgrimage to St. Anthony Church Grosswerder, SK – Annual Procession and Mass will be held June 13, on the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua, with the procession starting at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact St. Mary’s Parish in Macklin, SK (306) 753-2063.

* You are invited to celebrate the Pilgrimage at the Blumenfeld & District Historical Site on  Sunday, June 9, 2019. The schedule includes Reconciliation from 2:00-3:00 p.m. /  Rosary & Mass at 3:00 p.m. / Supper following the Mass. Flower girls/boys please bring baskets & fresh flowers. Please bring lawn chairs, umbrella and bug spray. Mass will be indoors in the case of inclement weather, held in the historic Sts. Peter and Paul Church. The Blumenfeld Pilgrimage Site is located 16 km south and 6 km east of Leader just off Hwy 21. For more details see: http://blumenfeldheritage.jigsy.com

* There will once again be Summer Masses held at the Holy Rosary Shrine Church at Reward, Sask.Masses will be celebrated on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: May 25, June 8 & June 22, July 13, August 3, 17 & 31 ,  September 14. Please note that here will be NO Saturday Evening Masses at St. Peter’s Church in Unity on any of those weekends. The Annual Holy Rosary Shrine Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, July 7. Holy Rosary Church and Shrine is located 3 kilometres south of the hamlet of Reward, SK.

Mount Carmel Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, SK will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with an Hour with Mary (Marian hymns, Rosary, Sacrament of Reconciliation); followed at 10:45 a.m. by an Hour with God’s Family, including Sunday Eucharist at 10:45 a.m. and blessing of the fields; 12:00 noon – lunch and quiet time with the Blessed Sacrament; and finally at 1:30 p.m. an Hour with the Lord (hymns, Stations of the Cross, procession with the Blessed Sacrament, Blessing of the Sick). The picturesque Mount Carmel pilgrimage site is located about 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK (west of Humboldt).

* Breathe – A Catholic Marriage Conference – Save The Date!  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. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. 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! Information about the speakers and how to buy tickets will be available soon.

St. Thomas More College is 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.

Grow Hope Saskatchewan is back for another year! Last year was a huge success with over $550,000 raised for Canadian Foodgrains Bank, thanks to your generous support!  This year generous farmers in the Saskatoon area have donated land and have agreed to grow a crop. It costs on average $300 per acre to grow the crop – covering the cost of seed, fuel and other inputs.  At the end of the growing season, the farmers will harvest and sell the crop and donate the proceeds to the Foodgrains Bank. They expect to sell the crop for an average of $500 per acre. The Government of Canada matches these donations up to 4:1, which maximizes your donor impact!  For example, this means that your generous donation of $300 can yield $2,500 to bring some of the world’s most vulnerable people their daily need of food.  You can be a part of Grow Hope by sponsoring a partial acre, a full acre or more. You can become a farmer today by going to www.dscf.ca  or join the momentum on Facebook at Grow Hope Saskatchewan.

* All are invited to three special public events of theWestern Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference: Go Make a Difference June 6-8 in Saskatoon:

  • Opening Mass with His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto: 4: 30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road Saskatoon.
  • Eucharistic Adoration: between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 7 at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E, Saskatoon.
  • Closing Masswith Most Reverend Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Bishop of Saskatoon: 4:30 p.m.. Saturday, June 8 at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E, Saskatoon.

For more information about the complete conference or to register: https://wccsc.ca/

Speakers:  https://wccsc.ca/speakers/

Conference Schedule:  https://wccsc.ca/schedule-2/

* THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER for the Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference June 6-8 in Saskatoon: inspiration, evangelization, communication, and sharing.   Check out our outstanding line up of speakers, including:

  • Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
  • Bishop Mark Hagemoen (Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon),
  • Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR (Bishop of the Eparchy of Saskatoon),
  • Dan Potvin (Director of Mission Advancement, Companions of the Cross),
  • Tracey Earl Welliver (Catholic Speaker on Stewardship,http://4lpi.com/),
  • Emilie Callan (Salt and Light),
  • Darrin Gurr (Archdiocese of Winnipeg),
  • Brett Powell (Archbishop’s Delegate of Development and Ministries for the Archdiocese of Vancouver),
  • Debra Pozega Osburn (VP, University Relations, University of Saskatchewan),
  • Jacquie Berg (Director of Communications, St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon),
  • Don Gorsalitz (Director of Development, Diocese of Saskatoon),
  • Ann Brookes (DCG Philanthropic Services http://dcgsk.com/),
  • John Rogers ( PV, Prenger Solutions Group https://www.prengersolutions.com/),
  • Connie Lunde (Director of Development, Archdiocese of Edmonton),
  • Liz Baile (Stewardship Coordinator, Mackenzie Fort Smith Diocese)
  • Stefano Penna (Pastor of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, Saskatoon),
  • Peter Ebidero (Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Martensville),
  • Matthew Ramsay (Pastor of St. Ann’s Parish, Saskatoon),
  • Colm and Sharon Leyne (St. Ann’s Parish, Saskatoon),
  • Jocelyne Hamoline (Stewardship and Gift Development, Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation



* The Mission Office at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon is seeking a full-time Mission Coordinator. The role requires someone with energy for organization, a heart for people, and a passion for purpose in work. The posting is online at https://www.healthcareersinsask.ca/work/opportunities/ — go to “Coordinator” in the alphabetical list of job postings. OR Direct link to posting:  COORDINATOR OF MISSION Deadline to apply is May 17.

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

* BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED – CFS Saskatoon (www.cfssaskatoon.sk.ca) is a dynamic family service agency that has been serving the Saskatoon area for 77 years. Grounded in the Catholic tradition of service, CFS Saskatoon builds on and supports people’s inherent strengths through professional counselling, education, and community programs accessible to all.  We are currently seeking 4-6 new Board members to join our Board of Directors at the June Annual General Meeting in 2019. Board members use their skills and capacity to provide governance oversight to CFS Saskatoon. Currently, we are looking for individuals with experience in governance, finance, law, and human resources, as well as a desire to further the work of Truth and Reconciliation. The board meets six times per year, and all board members serve on one board committee. Terms are three years with the option to renew for a second term.  The time commitment is currently 3-4 hours a month, (not including a three-hour orientation in the fall). Please submit a letter with your contact information, outlining the relevant experience you would bring to the board and why you wish to be considered. Letters can be addressed to Leah Perrault, Chair, CFS Saskatoon Board at reception@cfssaskatoon.sk.ca. Please submit your letters by May 15, 2019.

Sharing the Good News– The latest edition of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Sharing the Good News electronic newsletter is now available on the GSCS Foundation website at https://foundation.gscs.ca/newsletters  This edition of Sharing the Good News includes photos and reports about Lent and Easter celebrations in our Catholic schools, as well as information about 18 projects in support of Catholic education that can be partially or fully funded by interested donors. To learn about sponsorship opportunities please contact Janice Nepjuk at (306) 659-7003. Upcoming fundraising events include Swing Into Spring Fashion Show and Gala Dinner May 16.

Catholic Women’s League Twilight Retreat will be held Thursday, May 23, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Queen’s House Chapel, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Topic: “Care of Our Common Home” with a presentation by Sr. Judy Schachtel SMS, followed by a social in the Dining Room. Donations gratefully accepted. To register call (306) 242-1916.

A Holy Yoga Day Away, “You Are God’s Beloved” will be held at Queen’s House of Retreats on Saturday, June 8. We will take time to connect with ourselves, other women and with our God through spiritual dialogue, mindfulness meditation and gentle Christ-centered yoga.  Proceeds will be shared between Cathedral of Holy Family Refugee Fund and Hope for Malawi Foundation. For more information, call Elaine Zakreski at 306-652-1382 or email Diane Waldbillig at dianew@holyyoga.net

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Camp was 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 CHECK US OUT!! 

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS The following announcement(s) come from groups beyond the diocese and our ministry partners. 

EVITA –Saskatoon Fireside Singers present Evita, the award winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.  The musical chronicles the life of Eva Peron and her rise to power to become the First Lady of Argentina.  The show features the iconic song, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and has a cast of over 70 performers and a live orchestra.  The performances are May 15 and 16 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.  Tickets are available at tcutickets.ca or by calling the box office at 306-975-7777.

Previous Announcements

* The Ursuline Sisters of Prelate are celebrating their 100th anniversary. A public celebration will take place June 1, 2019. You are invited to join this celebration at the Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon, SK.  Agenda:

12:00pm –Registration & displays

1:00 pm – Eucharistic Celebration – Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding

2:30 pm – Reception & Program

Registration: Name(s):  ________.  Rsvp: e-mail: osu.associates@sasktel.net    FAX: (306) 653-2966  or mail: 100 Anniversary Committee, 305 Hilliard St. E. Saskatoon, Sk. S7J 0E5. RSVP by May 15, 2019.   Rejoice! One Hundred Years of Blessings!


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). To mark this important milestone, a committee of staff, parents, alumni, former staff and former parents is being formed to plan some celebrations 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!


* Rebuilding Catholic Culture Mini-Conference Featuring Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw: – Rebuilding Catholic Culture presents “Logos:  The Eternal Word” on June 7 and 8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Saskatoon.  During the course of this conference, Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw will give four talks written to help our audience grasp the notion of logos.  Logos, which lies at the root of a healthy intellectual, spiritual, and moral life, is manifest most profoundly in Christ Himself, who is revealed to be the logos in John’s gospel.  Fr. Gregory will explore the historical development of logos from its seeds in the early Greek and Judaic traditions, through the development of Christendom, to the present age, and will examine the nature of attacks upon logos in contemporary culture.  The opening keynote on Friday June 7 at 7:30 pm is free.  The full-day Saturday event requires pre-registration and features an opening Mass, 3 talks, lunch, and a question period/social.  Cost of the full-day event is $50/couple, $30/single, and $15/student.  To reserve a ticket contact Celene Sidloski at csidloski@stmcollege.caor phone (306) 715-1541.


* YOUTH – Experience an Extraordinary Summer with FacetoFace Ministries!

  • Road Tripis an event for teens going into grade 9 through graduating grade 12 who want to experience their faith along with adventures throughout Western Canada, including: hiking in the mountains, white-water rafting, service work, retreat days, and more. Register now for the July 8-14, 2019 Road Trip at f2f.ca/roadtrip
  • 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. Young adult team members are needed as well. Register before the early bird pricing deadline on May 31, 2019 at f2f.ca/ignite.


Catholic Saskatoon News –As part of a recent re-design of the diocesan website, a news portal has been launched at: https://news.rcdos.ca. You are also invited to follow the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/saskatoonrcdiocese and/or on Twitter at @saskatooncath or Pinterest: www.pinterest.ca/rcatholic. Questions? Please contact Communications Coordinator Kiply Lukan Yaworski at (306) 659-5844 or kyaworski@rcdos.ca or see the new and improved diocesan website at https://rcdos.ca

* “Sing the Mass” sacred music workshop will be held June 15 at St Paul’s Co-Cathedral, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The focus will be to learn to sing the Mass according to the music in the Roman Missal. Anyone interested in beautiful sacred music, Clergy, laity, religious, musicians, singers, are encouraged to attend.For more information, please contact:  Mark Kornder by e-mail at:  singthemassworkshop@gmail.com or by cell phone at 306-222-4810. (This workshop is being organized by:  Fr. Stefano Penna, Mark Kornder, and Francois Gareza).

* Welcome to the book launch ofTo Love Your Neighbours Church As Your Owna book in which pastor and theologian Peter Halldorf describes a way for the Church to manifest it’s unity in a tangible way to a world in need of healing. Peter Halldorf wrote the book as a response to a personal meeting with Pope Francis in 2015. The author says that if we are to hope for the visible expression of unity in the Church then we need to deepen our dependence on the Holy Spirit and focus our attention on Jesus Christ and the mystery of the cross. The event will be hosted at the Cathedral of Holy Family on May 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature reflections on the book by local pastors and priests, as well as live music and refreshments. Tickets are $20 which includes a copy of the book. Tickets available at the door or at Eventbrite. This book will engage those who:

  • Have a heart for the unity of the Church.
  • Are curious about the nature of the Church.
  • Appreciates a short and concise read packed full with good information.
  • Are looking for a resource in how to engage with other Christian communions.

From the book: “What does it mean to love my neighbour’s church as well as my own? Can the Pentecostal see the Roman Catholic as someone who may enrich their own faith experience? Can the Roman Catholic see the Pentecostal in this light? If that is the case, we cannot distance ourselves from each other any longer. Naturally, this will require great effort and attentive listening. Above all, it presumes a great respect for the Holy Spirit, who blows where He wills and uses who He wills when He wills. Before we reach this point of impartial listening we have to leave all our prestige, all our pride and all our self- defence with the abandoned Christ on the cross.”

* 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

* Engaged to be married? Congratulations! Come and prepare for a lifetime of marital love. Registration is still open for the last Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend of the season to be held June 7 to 9, 2019. Cost is $400 per couple and includes all course materials, 5 meals, and 2 nights accommodation at Circle Square Ranch near Wolseley, SK. The retreat starts at 7 p.m. on Friday June 7, and ends by 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. For more information or to register go to www.ceewest.com and click on “Regina” or email Kris & Angela Lang at eereginacc@gmail.com  A Wedding is a Day…  A Marriage is a Lifetime!     

GSCS Foundation:  Celebrating World Catholic Education Day and Catholic Education Week – May 30, 2019 is World Catholic Education Day and May 26-June 2 is Catholic Educaiton Week in Saskatchewan. This is an opportunity for Catholics the world over to celebrate and give thanks for the gift of Catholic education. It is a time to pause, reflect and pray for the gift of Catholic education.  We are fortunate to have the choice of Catholic education for our children and young adults in Saskatoon and surrounding area. We do know, however, that the Government of Saskatchewan Education Funding Model does not recognize faith-based Catholic instruction as a cost to be funded. We also know that 10 per cent of all instructional time in our Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is spent on Catholic religious studies. These costs amount to approximately $2 million each year excluding in-school staffing costs.Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation is working hard to promote and support the delivery of Catholic education within our 50 Greater Saskatoon Catholics Schools. The Foundation’s work centres around four pillars: 1. Faith Formation;2. Service and Compassion;3. Educational Excellence, and4. Future of Catholic Education.Please consider making a donation in honour of “Catholic Education Week,”either online at https://foundation.gscs.ca  or by calling the Foundation at 306-659-7003. Together we can make our Catholic Schools the best that they can be.

* Swing into Spring – Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. presents Swing into Spring fashion show and Dinner, Thursday, May 16, Prairieland Park, Hall A, Saskatoon. Tickets, are $75.00 and are available at the Foundation Office, 420-22ndSt. East, phone 306-659-7003, or email: catholicschoolsfoundation@gscs.ca


* DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY SERVICESFOR THE DIOCESE OF SASKATOON– The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking a Director of Ministry Services to manage the delivery of ministry services by the Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC) ministry offices in support of parishes across the diocese.

The Position: The Director of Ministry Services(preferably a full-time position with openness to other arrangements for the ideal candidate) is a managerial position reporting to the Bishop of Saskatoon. The work is carried out primarily during regular office hours with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. The Director of Ministry Services, reporting to the Bishop, will possess a strong and clear sense of what support is required at the parish level, will oversee the delivery of pastoral services to parishes from the pastoral offices at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC).


  • Remunerated monthly according to the Managerial/Professional Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon (Parish Level II)
  • Extended health & dental benefits and employer matched pension in accordance with the Diocesan Personnel Policy

The Candidate: By the nature of the employment and managerial status within the Diocese, eligible candidates must be confirmed practicing Roman Catholics in good standing with the Church. Additionally, candidates should possess:

  • Relevant post-secondary education in theology, philosophy, education and/or business
  • 3-5 years employed experience in managing budgets and direct reports
  • Public speaking ability
  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel
  • Employed experience at a parish level, while not required, is an asset

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and pastoral reference letter to Patrick Clarke – Human Resources Manager at pclarke@rcdos.caor call (306) 659-5835 for more information. A detailed ministry description will be sent upon request. Application deadline is 12:00 Noon Monday 27 May 2019. Preferred start date for mid-summer negotiable with the successful candidate.


* DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR THE CATHOLIC PASTORAL CENTRE, SASKATOON – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking a Director of Operations to manage the delivery of administrative and operational services (i.e., non-ministry services) related to the Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC).  The Position: The Director of Operations (preferably a full-time position with openness to other arrangements for the ideal candidate) is a managerial position reporting to the Bishop of Saskatoon. The work is carried out primarily during regular office hours.


  • Remunerated monthly according to the Managerial/Professional Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon (Parish Level II)
  • Extended health & dental benefits and employer matched pension in accordance with the Diocesan Personnel Policy

The Candidate: By the nature of the employment and managerial status within the Diocese, eligible candidates must be confirmed practicing Roman Catholics in good standing with the Church. Additionally, candidates should possess:

  • Relevant post-secondary education in business
  • 3-5 years employed experience in managing budgets and direct reports
  • Employed experience in providing technical website and IT support
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and pastoral reference letter to Patrick Clarke – Human Resources Manager at pclarke@rcdos.caor call (306) 659-5835 for more information. A detailed position description will be sent upon request. Application deadline is 12:00 Noon Monday 27 May 2019. Preferred start date for mid-summer negotiable with the successful candidate.


* CAMPUS MINISTER (full-time, permanent) – St. Thomas More College (STM), the Catholic college federated with the University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for the position of Campus Minister. Reporting to the Director of Mission and Ministry and committed to carrying out the mission and vision of the College, the Campus Minister fosters Catholic Christian community and the integration of faith and learning in a liberal arts college where over half of the student body are women.Working in full communion with the Catholic Church, and as part of a collaborative team, the Campus Minister will provide a comprehensive campus ministry program to students, staff and faculty associated with STM, STM’s Catholic Worshipping Community, and the wider university. She/he will build cooperative working relationships with STM student groups, faculty, staff, and the Catholic community.For complete position details, requirements and application procedure, visit: https://stmcollege.ca/work-here/professional.php  Additional questions may be directed to: Gertrude Rompré, Director of Mission and Ministry (STM) grompre@stmcollege.ca  306-966-8929.


* Employment Opportunity – St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt, SK, invites applications for the position of Pastoral Associate. This is a full time position reporting to the pastor.  Some evenings and weekends required.  Working in full communion with the Catholic Church, and as part of the parish team, the Pastoral Associate will be responsible for; Sacramental preparation, Youth Ministry and Liturgical duties. Compensation according to the Pastoral Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.  Extended health and dental benefits and employer matched pension in accordance with Diocesan Personnel Policy. Qualifications:

  • Combination of relevant post-secondary education and parish experience (employed or volunteered)
  • Pubic speaking ability
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Angie Punk, Office Manager at apunk@rcdos.ca  or call 306-682-2106 for more information. A complete job description will be sent out upon request.  Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019.


Hospice at Glengarda – Help to support and to strengthen palliative and end-of-life care in our community, and to build Saskatoon’s first residential hospice, the Hospice at Glengarda. St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has now launched the Close to Home campaign. Find out more about how your donation will support those at the end-of-life with much needed and expanded services: go to www.CloseToHome.fund or call (306) 655-5821 for more information on how to help.

St. Angela Merici Residence: Looking for a quiet community with daily Mass and good food?  Are you looking to downsize? St Angela Merici Residence in Saskatoon is the place for you. Call Shannon 306-242-5566 ext. 5 to book a tour.  Assisted Living suites available immediately.

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 12:15 p.m. at St. Paul Co-Cathedral;
  • 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 and Thursday at 8:00 a.m. and Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s Parish;
  • 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

* The James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family provides grants to registered charities with initiatives and programs intended to strengthen and support the family in rural and urban communities within the geographic area of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. Like the popular Bishop for which it is named, the Mahoney Institute reaches beyond the Catholic community and operates on a non-denominational basis. All grant applications are reviewed for their impact on families. The institute’s decision-making volunteers recognize this sometimes means funding activities involving couples, parents, children or youth rather than the family as a whole. The Mahoney Institute does not fund infrastructure, such as playground equipment and building projects. Successful applicants will be required to submit a final report containing: a description of the grant’s impact; a budget showing how the money was spent; samples of the recognition provided for the Institute’s support; and any other relevant material. Deadline for applications: May 15, 2019 (5:00pm). APPLY ONLINE at: https://www.saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca/posts/fund/james-p-mahoney-institute-of-the-family/

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 in the diocese of Saskatoon is participating in a project to record men reading bedtime stories to send to their children. The diocesan office is seeking donations of children’s short story books and new pajamas sizes 4 to 12, to accompany the recorded bedtime stories, as well as small 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.

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.

Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre Spring Fling Lottery 2019 – Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre invites you to participate in our annual Spring Fling Lottery! The more you play, the more chances to win! A winner is drawn each day in May! Call 306-242-1916, email: receptionist@queenshouse.org or go to: http://www.queenshouse.org/



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
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2ndTuesday/month -7 a.m.; May 14
  • TaizéPrayer:Second Wednesday of each month; May 15
  • 24 Hours Eucharistic Adoration –4thMonday & Tuesday/month
  • 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: Bookings Coordinator: 306-242-1925/email bookings@queenshouse.orgReceptionist:306-242-1916/emailreceptionist@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 Queen’s House website www.queenshouse.orgto see a list of our affiliated spiritual directors.

And So We Wait: Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation May 24-26– A Retreat for Women with Sarah Donnelly will be held from 7 p.m., Friday May 24 to 1 p.m. Sunday May 26 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $180 – retreat, two lunches Saturday supper included. Optional: contact Queen’s House to book a bedroom or additional meals. Register: (306) 242-1916.

* Eco Spirituality and the Cosmos with Sr. Judy Schachtel SMS will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May 25 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $50 – includes lunch; $40 – bring your own lunch. Register: (306) 242-1916.

* Icon Writing Retreat with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche – 5 Days of Creativity and Prayer will be held May 27-31, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $585, includes lunches. Wood panel icon board is available at cost: $110-130. Register: (306) 242-1916.

Transitions: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss with Sarah Donnelly will be held from 7 p.m., Thursday June 13 to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost:  $475 – live-in: program, bedroom and all meals. Register with Sarah Donnelly: 306-717-3707.

Guides for the Spiritual Journey with Lucie Leduc will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday June 15 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $50 – includes lunch; $40 – bring your own lunch. Register: (306) 242-1916.

Biblical Spirituality with Gisele Bauche and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI will be held 9 a.m. Sunday, June 16, at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $50 – includes lunch; $40 – bring your own lunch. Register: (306) 242-1916.

The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing with Fr. Richard Rohr OFM and Friends Webcast with facilitator Sarah Donnelly will be held 7 to 9 p.m.,Friday June 21 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday June 22 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $85 – includes lunch on Saturday. 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: Monday July 8, 7-9 p.m., held at 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