Diocesan Bulletin for Sunday, May 26 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

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 * Diocesan Prayer Intention: Loving God, we pray as a diocesan family for the students and staff of our Catholic schools as they focus on the theme ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’ during Catholic Education Week: may their celebrations help all to discover the gift of joy experienced in being disciples of Christ. We pray to the Lord.

Earthcare Connections prayer intentions– May 26 – Sixth Sunday of Easter,

  1. Enable us to see all of creation as a community called to live in love and grace. We pray to the Lord.
  2. May we embrace a growing respect for all peoples and cultures, and for deepening reverence for the earth which is our home. We pray to the Lord.

New Announcements:

GIANT Indoor Garage Sale at St. Patrick Parish.  St. Patrick Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon is hold a Garage Sale on Friday May 31 (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and Saturday June 1 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm).  Concession on both days.  On Saturday, there will be a pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 8:00 am to 11:00 am plus a Bake Sale all day.  For more details, check out www.facebook.com/StPatrickParishSaskatoon
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), to Parish Life Director, Matthew Courchene atstjohnboscoministry@gmail.com.Salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the Diocesan Grid. Will included extended health and dental benefits and employer matched pension, in accordance with the Diocesan Personal Policy.  

* Documentary about legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide – All are welcome to a viewing of the documentary film “Fatal Flaws” at 6:30 p.m. (sharp) on Tuesday June 4 at St. Philip Neri Parish, Munroe Avenue and Taylor Street, Saskatoon. Following the screening of the documentary, there will be a discussion facilitated by Dr. Mary (Deutscher) Heilman, bioethicist for St. Paul’s Hospital and the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS). The film “Fatal Flaws – Legalizing Assisted Death” covers one of the most contentious issues of our time. First, the documentary examines whether euthanasia and assisted suicide are a form of compassion. Secondly, it addresses the myth of autonomy and the idea that decisions of doctor and patient operate in a vacuum. Finally, the film asks: can safeguards protect the vulnerable?

* The Relics of Saint Pio in Regina – As part of a limited tour of North America sponsored by the Saint Pio Foundation, relics of St. Padre Pio will be available for veneration in the Archdiocese of Regina on June 1 and 2, 2019. The schedule includes: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Saturday, June 1, at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2104 Garnet St, Regina, SK, including a Mass in honour of Saint Pio to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.,Saturday, June 1 by Most. Rev. Donald Bolen, Archbishop of Regina at Holy Rosary Cathedral. On Sunday, June 2, the relics will be at Miller Catholic High School 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1027 College Ave, Regina, SK. For information about the public veneration in the Archdiocese of Regina, please call (306) 352-1651 or email communications@archregina.sk.caFor more details about St. Pio or about the tour, see https://www.saintpiofoundation.org/Event/ID/1556/Saint-Pio-Comes-to-America

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. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. 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! Find more details about the Catholic Marriage Conference schedule and speakers at the conference website: www.catholicmarriageandfamily.com

* A Parish Nursing Information Forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Christ Church Anglican, 515 28th Street West, Saskatoon (registration begins at 6:30 PM).  This is an inter-church event and is open to anyone interested in exploring the role of the Church in health and healing. A panel will discuss the role of the Parish Nurse in the life and mission of the congregation. For more information or to register, contact Mona at (306) 978-1951, Elaine at (306) 652-4524, or E-mail:  p.nursing@sasktel.net

* Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee, will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 7at St. Augustine Church 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon. The rhythm of the Contemplative Mass is a gentle , steady flow, marked by 20 minutes of silence after Communion. It is designated to allow space for reflection and recognition of the intimate presence of Christ who comes to us through scripture and the Eucharist. Silence within this form of worship can feel uncomfortable or awkward, especially when experienced for the first time. We encourage you to relax and rest in the abiding presence of God. This will be the last Contemplative Mass until fall. We will gather for fellowship after Mass in the foyer. It would be greatly appreciated if you are attending if you are able to bring a small dish of crackers, cheese, veggies or fruit to share. A glass of wine will be provided.

* Dying Healed Workshop – Kindersley, SK– Learn more about end of life issues, the power of human presence and the meaning of human suffering at a one-day Dying Healed workshop to be held 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 4th Avenue West, Kindersley, SK. Join others across Canada who are supporting those who are vulnerable or socially isolated. The simple act of attending to people in your community or at home who might be lonely, sick, or suffering, can bring spiritual healing and restore their silence of dignity. Cost: $15. Lunch and refreshments are provided (free will offering for lunch.) Every participant will receive a workbook. To register, please contact Bernadette Schwartz at b.schwartz@sasktel.net or (306) 463-4258.

* Catholic Education Week May 26 to June 2, 2019Living as Joyful Disciples. Gathered together in our Catholic schools, we see the gift of God’s love and grace in every person that shares in the mission of educating our young in the ways and love of Christ. We celebrate our opportunity to find God in our thoughts, prayers and actions. Five sub-themes explored during Catholic Education Week demonstrate how we, as disciples called to serve in the mission of our Lord, Jesus Christ, can be joyful in our words, thoughts and actions:

  • Rooted in Prayer
  • Living in Community
  • Doing Justice and Creating Hope
  • Journeying Together in Faith
  • Sharing the Good News

Catholic Education Week is marked by special activities at all grade levels including prayer celebrations and activities. We invite you to visit our school(s) during this special week and to participate in any of our activities as we celebrate Catholic Education Week 2019 from May 26 to June 2, and World Catholic Education Day on Ascension Day, May 30, 2019. Find more information about our Catholic schools at www.gscs.ca

* The Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have written a message to mark Catholic Education Week May 26 to June 2 and World Catholic Education Day on May 30, 2019. Find the message from our Saskatchewan bishops on the diocesan website at: https://rcdos.ca

* 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/  The May 2019 editionof Sharing the Good News focuses on Catholic Education Week as an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for the gift of Catholic Education. The more than 19,000 students within our Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools will take time this week to celebrate the distinct contribution their schools make in their lives and their communities.

Previous Announcements

A “Sing the Mass” sacred music workshop will be held Saturday, 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).

* 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.

Catholic Saskatoon News – Check out the Catholic Saskatoon News website at https://news.rcdos.cato find news coverage and photos about our local, national and global Catholic community. Stay connected with latest updates by following the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/saskatoonrcdiocese and/or on Twitter at @saskatooncath. Questions? Please contact Communications Coordinator Kiply Lukan Yaworski at (306) 659-5844 or kyaworski@rcdos.ca

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: June 8, June 22, 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.) 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.

Everyone is welcome at three special public events of the Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference: Go Make a DifferenceJune 6-8 in Saskatoon:

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

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 26at 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.

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

35th Anniversary – The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE)is pleased to invite you to join us to celebrate our 35th Anniversary! A special wine and cheese celebration will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Cres, Saskatoon, SK Tickets will be $35 each or 2 for $50 and can be available by contacting admin@pcecumenism.ca or call (306) 653-1633.

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.

* 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 31by 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

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).

* Alliance for Life AGM– Please join Alliance for Life Saskatoon for their Annual General Meeting June 4at St. Joseph’s R.C. Rectory (8th Street & Broadway Avenue) at 7 p.m., followed by a regular meeting. We have some upcoming events we are hoping to implement and would like your feedback, plus any support you are able to give us would be much appreciated. We need to push harder to end abortion in our lifetime and all are called to use their talents in that effort. Fifty years of Abortion! We are calling each and every one of us who are pro-life! “Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.” – St. Philip Neri. Hope to see you there.

Blackstrap Youth Camp is 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

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.

* 13th Annual Oblate Scramble Golf Tournament in Support of Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre will be held Sunday, June 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. with check-in at the Moon Lake Golf & Country Club at 7:45 a.m.: practice; 8:45 am: departure to tee; 9:00 am: Shot Gun Start; 3:00 pm: buffet lunch, prizes and cash bar at Queen’s House. Entry Fee: $125/Player or $500/Team. Team entry fees completed and paid in full by Friday, May 31 will be eligible for an “EARLY BIRD” draw of $200. Please consider our sponsorship opportunities outlined on our website. For more information visit: http://www.queenshouse.org/?page_id=7318

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 (June 7)
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2ndTuesday/month -7 a.m.; June 11
  • TaizéPrayerSecond Wednesday of each month; June 12
  • 24 Hours Eucharistic Adoration – 4thMonday & Tuesday/month from noon to noon, June 24-25
  • 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.

* 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: Hildegard of Bingen, Therese of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila –  with Lucie Leduc 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.

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, 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!

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!!

* Rebuilding Catholic Culture Mini-Conference Featuring Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw  – Rebuilding Catholic Culture presents “Logos:  The Eternal Word”onJ une 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.   

ATTENTION 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, 2019at f2f.ca/ignite.


* 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 June 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 Education Week in Saskatchewan. This is an opportunity for Catholics the world over to celebrate and give thanks 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 Catholic 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 306-659-7003. Together we can make our Catholic Schools the best that they can be.

St. Angela Merici Residence: Looking for a quiet community with daily Mass and good food?  Are you looking todownsize?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.



* DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY SERVICESFOR THE DIOCESE OF SASKATOON– The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking a Director of Ministry Servicesto 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.


  • 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.


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

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.