Diocesan Bulletin – Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

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Announcements for April 28, 2019 – Those with an asterisk are featured in the Diocesan Bulletin PDF

* Diocesan Prayer Intention We pray as a diocesan family for those attending a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat in Saskatchewan this weekend: Loving God, heal wounded hearts and help all to find peace and redemption in you. Send your spirit to the leaders and caregivers who are speaking the truth of your love and mercy, and help us all to work for protection of life at every age and stage.


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions– April 28, 2019, Second Sunday of Easter

  1. May we nurture new life in our fields and gardens, caring for the Earth which also feeds us. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Jesus asks us to love one another. Let us extend that love beyond family and friends to all around us. We pray to the Lord.

New Announcements

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

* Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund – This weekend, our parishes take up a special collection to support our Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund. These contributions will help our retired priests.(At one time this fund was supported through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, but because of the importance of this need, a special, separate annual collection is now held every year for the Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund.) A diocesan priest is called to serve the people of God. He fulfills the mission of the Church through liturgical and sacramental celebrations, teaching and preaching the Gospel, and upholding the faith of the Church.  If you have already made a gift to the Priests’ Pension and Retirement Fund collection, please know how much we truly appreciate your support.  You can give online at www.dscf.caor use the envelope that is handed out to you today.  Many thanks!

* 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

The 2019 Bishop’s Dinner will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon on Friday, May 10, featuring fine dining provided by Chef Layne from Prairie Meats, dancing to the sounds of No Hurry, and inspiring words from Bishop Mark Hagemoen. Cocktails (cash bar) at 5:45pm, dinner at 6:45pm. Proceeds will go to Youth Ministry.  Tickets are $135.00 per person and are going fast!  Purchase deadline is May 1! For tickets go to www.dscf.ca or contact Cathy Gilje at (306) 659-5851.    Don’t miss out on this fabulous evening!

Engaged to be married? Congratulations! Spend the weekend with us to assist you in preparing for a lifetime of marital love! Registration is still open for our last Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend for 2018. 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 7pm on Friday June 7th and ends by 3pm on Sunday the 9th. 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!

Sacred music workshop will be held June 15,  hosted by St Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr., Saskatoon, SK..

  • Event:  “Sing the Mass” sacred music workshop.
  • When: June 15 at St Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
  • Focus:  Learn to sing the Mass according to the music in the Roman Missal.
  • Who should attend:  Clergy, laity, religious, musicians, singers, anyone interested in beautiful sacred music.
  • Contact:  Mark Kornder at singthemassworkshop@gmail.com  cell 306-222-4810
  • Organizers:  Fr. Stefano Penna, Mark Kornder, Francois Garez

* CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CONFERENCE – Save The Date!  We’re excited to announce that Cat.Chat Productionsand the Diocese of Saskatoon is hosting a Catholic Marriage Conference in Saskatoon, SK on Sept. 13-14, 2019.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 on May 22nd. Stay tuned

* One Million Rosaries For Unborn Babies – The One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies multinational pro-life prayer event is scheduled for May 3, 4 and 5 this year.  Persons participating will pray at least one Rosary for the protection of the unborn.  For details and to register go to: http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/

Un Million De Chapelets Pour Les Bébés Non Nés – Le 2019 Un Million de Chapelets pour les Bébés non Nés est prévu pour les 3, 4 et 5 Mai. Les personnes participant à cet événement de prière pro-vie multinationale prieront au moins un Rosaire pour la protection des bébés à naître.  Pour plus de détails et pour vous inscrire, allez à: http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/ Vous pouvez traduire la page Web en français en utilisant Google Traduire.

Saskatchewan Conference on Private Sponsorship of Refugees will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm and Saturday May 4, 2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor St E, Saskatoon.  This RSTP workshop is for all partners of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program -Sponsorship Agreement Holders: their Co-sponsors and Constituent Group. For registration, please click: EVENTBRITE PAGE or contact RSTP Trainer, Helen Smith-McIntyre, at Tel: 306-343-8303 or Email: hsmithmcintyre@rstp.ca . The session on Friday May 3, 2019, from  6:30 – 9:00 p.m. is a Public Event, on how resettlement fits into the international picture and what the opportunities are for Canadians to be involved.

Martha and Mary Mini Retreat mornings for women, are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, including Saturday, May 11. Coffee starts at 9:15 a.m.; and the retreat runs from 9:30 a.m.to 11:30 a.m., with confession and noon-hour Mass following. All women are welcome to attend. Info: Donna at (306) 341-9444.

* Welcome to the book launch ofTo Love Your Neighbours Church As Your Owna book in which Swedish 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.


* An Evening with the Stars – This beautiful annual event, now in its second year, features the choral and instrumental music of some of the greatest stars of composition of our time and of days gone by. All are invited, free admission, with all donations going to abnew pipe organ and/or maintenance of the one at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. An Evening with the Stars will be held Tuesday, May 7, music starts at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr., Saskatoon.



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.


* Divine Mercy Sunday – “Jesus I Trust in You!”– Join Bishop Mark Hagemoen for a Divine Mercy Sunday celebration 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. (Please note that this is not a Mass.) A Divine Mercy celebration will also be held at St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt,beginning at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. The Divine Mercy devotion is centred on the mercy of God and our trust in Jesus Christ. It is a devotion that grew out of the revelations and writings of a Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938). Divine Mercy Sunday was established in 2000 by Saint Pope John Paul II to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. The devotion includes a Divine Mercy prayer chaplet and reflections on the Divine Mercy image of Jesus given to Saint Faustina (“Jesus, I Trust in You”). There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering at the celebration April 28 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Refreshments will follow the celebration. Everyone is welcome!


Previous Announcements

* Fee-Free Day – Mark your calendars! For one day, you can make your online gift stretch a little further and help more of those in need in our Diocese – for an entire 24 hours!  On Sunday, April 28, our Catholic Foundation’s payment services provider, Blackbaud, will credit back all service and credit card fees for any gifts made online on the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation website at www.dscf.ca.  You can give to the Priests’ Pension & Retirement Fund, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal or any listed designated ministry you choose to support!  Go to www.dscf.ca from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 and make your credit card gift have even more of an impact!Don’t forget – Sunday, April 28 – no fees for 24 hours!  Amp up the power of your giving and help us make a difference to those who most need your help!

Thank you for your generosity!


* St. Joseph’s Spring Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 11 at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1006 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, with Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.; Dinner at 6:30 p.m., and Live Entertainment by Allan Duddridge’s “House Band” as well as Silent Auction, Dessert Raffle, and Card Raffle. Tickets are available to purchase at both weekend liturgies at St. Joseph (Sunday at 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m.) or call the Parish Office at (306) 244-1556 during the week. Tickets: $35 each or a table of 8 for $260.


* 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!


* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle – all are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Michael’s Catholic parish #18-33rd St. Saskatoon.  * Annual Diocesan Marian Movement of Priests, City-wide Cenacle, will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., including Mass & Cenacle, at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. East, Saskatoon, SK. Fr. Denis Phaneuf will be the Celebrant. For more information, please contact: Edna Evans (306) 382-1680. (Please note:  the Cenacle of prayer usually held at 3:00 p.m. has been cancelled in lieu of the City-wide Diocesan Cenacle in the evening)


* Contemplative Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Kevin McGee, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 at 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.

* March for Life in Regina – The Knights of Columbus, Saskatchewan Pro-Life, and Campaign Life are co-sponsoring the Annual March for Life at the Legislative Buildings in Regina on Thursday, May 9.  The event will begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina, followed by a gathering at the Legislative buildings at 12:30 p.m. Please join with us as we stand for the protection of the most innocent of human life, from conception to its natural end. Some chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  Also, bring your own lunch. The program at the legislature begins at 2 p.m., with Silent Witness on Albert Street in Regina from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please contact (306) 352-3480 for more information. Signs are provided. Car-pooling from Saskatoon is being arranged by John Cook (306) 477-1748.

* Can Christianity Survive In The Holy Land? A staggering number of Christians in the Middle East areleaving their homelands due to conflict, war, andpersecution. Pope Francis worries that Christianity coulddisappear from the Middle East. Come and learn aboutwhat you can do to help our brothers and sisters keep theChristian faith alive in the Holy Land. Join in on the conversation! This free event will be held 7 p.m. Thursday May 2 at Holy Spirit Parish Hall 114 Kingsmere Place Saskatoon.Carl Hétu who is the national director of CNEWA Canada a humanitarian Papal agency, will be leading the event.  For more information search for the event on Facebook or contact Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca, 306.659.5841.  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/538204720040814/


* Our Lady’s Night YXE – A women’s night of prayer and connection will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. Our Lady’s Night YXE came about through a calling to pray together as women and to connect with other women from all walks of life. Mary brought us together, which is why it’s important for us to have this night rooted in her. All women 19 years and older are welcome to join us once a month for this evening of prayer, adoration and socializing. Bring a friend. Schedule:

  • 7:30pm – Doors Open & Welcome
  • 7:45pm – Adoration begins followed immediately by Rosary
  • 8:00pm – 8:45pm – Silent Adoration
  • 8:45pm – 10:00pm – Social with snacks & drinks

For more information, please join the Our Lady’s Night YXE Facebook group or find the group on Instagram at twelvestarsyxe

* Ethnic Supper and Auction Fundraiser: Hosted by St. Peter the Apostle and St. Michael’s Parishes on Sunday, May 5 at Bishop Klein School gym (1121 Northumberland Ave.). Come and enjoy a variety of ethnic and other homemade dishes. Cocktails at 5:00 pm (cash beer, wine and cooler bar), supper to follow, dessert and silent auctions, and 50/50. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children (5-10), and children under 5 are free. For tickets call Joanne at 306-280-5159 or Celia at 306-227-9870.

* Retrouvaille:Retrouvaille (www.helpourmarriage.com) is a lighthouse for marriages on stormy seas. If you and your spouse are struggling in your marriage, even if you are separated, know that there is hope.  If you are interested in learning more about Retrouvaille please see a brochure at the back of your church or would like to register for the next Saskatchewan weekend being held in Saskatoon on May 3-5 ,2019, please call (306) 652-7155 or email: retrouvaille@sasktel.net

* Dying Healed Program – Learn more about end-of-life issues, the power of human presence and the meaning of human suffering at this powerful workshop to be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 529 Pangman Street, Outlook,SK. Cost is $15 (workbook included) and lunch and refreshments will be provided (free will offering for lunch). To register, contact: Jacqueline Saretsky: 306-292-5531 or email: jsaretsky@rcdos.ca For more information: https://lifecollective.io/mtfl/events

* Polka Mass – Lake Manitou Pastoral Region (St Ann’s, Watrous; St Pius X, Imperial; St Patrick’s, Young) is hosting a Polka Mass on Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 am at St Ann’s Parish in Watrous, SK.  Brunch will follow for a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children.  All welcome!

“Come To Me All”is a unique event to be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, presented by the Social and Justice Committee of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George responsible for the Cooperation with Ukraine and youth from Ukraine in support of the Church in the city of Sambir, Ukraine. Enjoy A Fashion Show, a short video explaining the need, a presentation of the Ukrainian parish community “God’s Puzzles” of those with special needs; a skit performed by youth from Ukraine; as well as tea, coffee, cakes and handmade souvenirs for purchase. “Come to me all” will be held in the church auditorium of St. George’s Cathedral, 210 Ave M South, Saskatoon. Admission is by donation. Please RSVP to Viktoriia Marko at vitamarko77@gmail.com  or call 306-914-0355 before Monday, April 29. See the promo video on the Eparchial website www.skeparchy.org

* The 2019 New Evangelization Summit will include two locations in our diocese – Join thousands of Catholics from across North America at this premier conference on the New Evangelization on May 4, 2019. The event will be held in Ottawa and webcast to host sites across Canada and the US – including two locations in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon and St. Mary’s Parish in Macklin. The Summit features world-class Catholic speakers such as Michael Dopp, Fr. James Mallon, Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, Michelle Moran, and others, all bringing a message about how ordinary Catholics can become missionary disciples. This is a FREE event, running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at each location. Register online today at https://www.newevangelization.caor for more information contact Marilyn Jackson at (306) 659-5836. Join those who have been inspired and equipped to share Jesus Christ with others!

Refugee Sponsorship Project – Help bring Tete Francis and her children to Saskatoon!  A “Dinner for Tete” will be held Wednesday, May 1in the Cathedral of the Holy Family parish hall, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., buffet supper at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: adult $25; children 6-16 years $15; under 5 years free; with tickets available at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon during office hours, or e-mail holyfamilyrefugeecommittee@gmail.com

Writing to Heal – Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Cost: $50.00; held at J.S. Wood Library in Saskatoon. This is a safe, supportive opportunity to engage in gentle journal exercises designed to help in healing. Those who have experienced trauma or difficult times can experience healing through the process of writing. Using a gentle approach in a safe environment, participants can explore how writing can help improve personal health and wellness and bring freedom from the pain of the past. Please bring a journal or notebook to write in, a writing utensil, and lunch (or you will also have the opportunity to leave for a lunch break). Register at www.eventbrite.ca  (search “writing to heal”). Facilitator Kristine Scarrow is currently the writer-in-residence at St. Paul’s Hospital as part of the Healing Arts program.

Celebrate Holy Week and Easter with S+L TV – Free Preview!  Salt + Light TV will be available on a free preview from participating cable and satellite providers across Canada from April 14 – May 12, 2019. Join Salt + Light TV starting Palm Sunday for live Papal events and a line-up of Catholic programming to grow in the knowledge of our faith and Catholic tradition in its many expressions. Be sure to check out the new documentary, The Francis Impact, premiering May 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CST on Salt + Light. Check your local provider (Bell, Shaw, Rogers, etc.) or visit www.saltandlighttv.org/subscribefor more details about the free preview. Salt + Light shares the joys and hopes of the Gospel through television, radio, print, and online media. For more information about this Canadian Catholic media network, see the website: https://saltandlighttv.org


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


Annual Diocesan CWL Convention– This year the Annual Convention of the Saskatoon Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women’s League will be held in Watson on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  Information, agenda and registration forms have been sent to all CWL councils. Check with your council for information and to register, or for more information, contact Ingrid Eggerman: ingrideggerman@gmail.com


St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, Bruno, Commissioning Of The Class Of 2019 (May 17-18): Commissioning is a blessing of the students by our Bishop, as a sacred gesture of their having completed the nine-month Faith Formation Program of St. Therese Institute’s School of Faith and Mission and their being “sent out” to carry the Gospel into the marketplace of their lives. Following the blessing, students are presented with a Diploma of Catholic Studies for the Lay Apostolate. RSVP / tickets by Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m., either online at:

www.St-T.ca/rsvp2019or e-mail: rsvp@StTherese.caor call (306) 369-2555


  • Friday, May 17: 7:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration with Praise and Worship at St. Bruno Parish, followed by Dessert Social at the dining room, St. Therese Institute (Dessert by donation).
  • Saturday, May 18: 2:00 p.m. Commissioning Mass at St. Bruno Parish, celebrant: Most Rev. Mark Hagemoen; 5:00pm banquet and program at the Bruno Community Hall, advance tickets only ($30 / $10 ages 5-10) followed by a family dance with live music by The Trudel Family at the St. Therese Institute, Gymnasium (Dance admission by donation)


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 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.


* 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


St Therese Springtime of the Faith Intensive Course Series – Five-day intensive courses at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, Bruno, SK will again be held this spring on topics such as Theology of the Body, Ignatian Discernment, Evangelization, Ecumenism, Apologetics, Catechetics, Liturgy and Sacraments, etc. Become a student for a week – or two, or six! The series is offered as a public component of the St. Therese nine-month faith formation program. Schedule:

April 28-May 3– Ecumenical Apologetics

April 28-May 3– TeenSTAR Sexuality Teaching certification course

May 5-10– Heralds of the New Evangelization 1: Joy of the Gospel

May 5-10– Heralds of the New Evangelization 2: Becoming a Prophetic Voice

More information/ registration: https://www.sttherese.ca/programs-events/springtime-of-the-faith  Or for information call: (306) 369-2555.

CWL Award for Young Women to Pursue Social Justice Work – Applications are being invited for The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada’s Social Justice Award, which was inaugurated in 2007. The award is intended to enable young women to engage in social justice work.  Young women between the ages of 18-35 years will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in one year to pursue social justice work, with the award given upon application and decision of the committee. Applicants are invited to provide information about involvement In social justice programs (references help), most recent academic standing, recommendation of a pastor or campus minister or equivalent with regard to the activity being applied for, and a description of the social justice to be undertaken (dates, place, purpose, involvement, cost). For more info and/or an application form, please contact Mary Nordick at (306) 374-5612 (H) or email m.nordick@sasktel.net   Deadline to apply: April 30, 2019

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!

  • Monday-Friday: $150 daily;
  • Saturday-Sunday: $225 each day;
  • Special Mother’s Day draw: $1,000.

Enhance your chances to win by purchasing a 50/50 ticket with your daily draw ticket!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: 2nd Tuesday/month -7 a.m.; May 14
  • TaizéPrayer:Second Wednesday of each month; May 15
  • 24 Hours Eucharistic Adoration –th Monday & 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/email 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 Queen’s House website www.queenshouse.orgto see a list of our affiliated spiritual directors.


Seven-Day Silent Guided Retreat – May 10 to May 16 with Dianne Mantyka and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI will be held from Friday May 10, at 6:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday May 16 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $995 live-in, program, spiritual direction sessions.  Register: (306) 242-1916.


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 – Five 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 13to 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, 7-9pm. Lecture only $20; supper and lecture $35.


PRAYER: OUR DEEPEST HUNGER – A Retreat with Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI: Tuesday July 9, 9:00 am – Thursday July 11, 1:00pm. $225 – commuter (public lecture, retreat, Monday supper and all lunches); $300 – commuter plus (public lecture, retreat and all meals); $450 – live-in (public lecture, retreat, bedroom and all meals)


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. 3at 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

Interested in a Pilgrim Journey to Lourdes & Paris? Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism says he receives regular requests for a Pilgrim Journey to one of the favorite Marian Shrines of the world at Lourdes, France. Because of this, he plans to add an extension prior to the program in place for Germany with the Oberammergau Passion Play, June 2-13, 2020. There are a few seats available and anyone interested in joining on May 25, 2020 will have an extraordinary experience in Lourdes , Paris and optional Environs (Chartes, Lisieux, Normandy Beaches etc.). If interested contact Fr. Kleiter immediately at 306-244-3747; Kleiter@shaw.ca; www.pilgrimjourneys.ca

Winter in 2020………the same as 2019? Choose a mid-winter break Feb 1-10, 2020 by joining Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to tourism, on an enriching way to discover CUBA aboard Oceania’s re-imagined Sirena (only 684 guests) experiencing two days in each of Cuba’s three main destinations. Fares from C$3,449.00. Contact Fr. Ralph while he is still holding space. 306 244 3747; Kleiter@shaw.ca;www.pilgrimjourneys.ca

* 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/