Diocesan Bulletin – Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Announcements for May 19, 2019 weekend: Fifth Sunday of Easter

* Diocesan Prayer Intention: God our Loving Father, through the gift of the Holy Spirit, grant that we may encounter your Son Jesus as we contemplate your saving Gospel message. Transform all our families through the same Gospel, so that we may radiate your saving truth with joy, and be a sign of your loving presence to a world in need of the Good News. (Adapted prayer, National Week For Life and the Family, May 12-19)

Earthcare Connections prayer intentions– May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter,

  1. May we welcome diversity in our communities, and recognize God’s image in each other. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Help us live in peace with each other while upholding the well-being of the earth. We pray to the Lord.

New Announcements:

* Catholic Saskatoon News – Check out the Catholic Saskatoon News website at https://news.rcdos.ca to find news coverage and photos from the 2019 Bishop’s Dinner and from the recent Catholic Women’s League Diocesan Convention in Watson, SK, as well as a range of news stories about our 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

* The Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference in Saskatoon is fast approaching!There is still time to register for this inspiring event before the May 24 registration deadline. There are  a number of options for registration:

  • Single event on Friday June 7: Breakfast (7:30 a.m.) and Plenary Session (8:15 a.m.) with Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto:$40
  • Full day, Friday, June 7 only: $150
  • Full day, Saturday, June 8 only: $150
  • Full Conference June 6-8: $260/individual; $236 each/groups of three or more.

For more information about the conference or to register for one of these options, see: https://wccsc.ca/ Questions? Call Jocelyne Hamoline at (306) 659-5849.


* 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 June 15, 2019, 7pm 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.


* Carlton Trail Teen Aid is seeking a Teen Aid Resource Educator to serve Humboldt and area schools. Teen Aid is a chastity-based sexual awareness program for Grades 6 to 12. The program is very positive with special emphasis on the unique dignity of each person and the benefits of an abstinence-based lifestyle before marriage. The position involves scheduling and presenting the Teen-Aid course materials in approximately 25 schools over the 2019/ 2020 school year, and will be paid on a per diem basis. This job can be an excellent fit for substitute teachers, working parents, or a university student looking for internship or practical work experience, as it offers tremendous flexibility. The resource educator must provide his or her own vehicle with travel costs being reimbursed. Course materials, equipment, and training is provided. The ability to effectively deliver presentations on a sensitive topic, to work independently, and to truly believe in the message being delivered are critical for success. Teaching background is preferred but not required. Please email your resume by May 24, 2019.For more information, see the website at www.teen-aid-sk.org or call (306) 682-5168or e-mail teenaidsk@gmail.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 14, August 3, 17 & 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.


Alliance for Life AGM – Please join Alliance for Life Saskatoon for their Annual General Meeting June 4 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Rectory (8th Street and 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.


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.


Hospice at Glengarda– A “Close to Home” campaign is underway to raise funds to build Saskatoon’s first residential hospice at 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.


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


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. (no gathering on Victoria Day, May 20)
  • 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
  • TaizéPrayer:Second Wednesday of each month; June 12
  • 24 Hours Eucharistic Adoration –4thMonday & Tuesday/month, May 20-21
  • 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 website www.queenshouse.org to 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 25at 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 15at 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 22at 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: Monday July 8, 7-9pm, 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

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/


Previous announcements

Everyone is welcome at three special public events of the Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference: Go Make a Difference to be held from 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 7at 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 8at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E, Saskatoon.

Deadline is May 24 – 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

Registration: https://wccsc.ca/– Registration deadline is Friday, May 24!

Speakers: https://wccsc.ca/speakers/

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


* Catholic Women’s League Twilight Retreat will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the Chapel at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. The topic is “Care of Our Common Home,” with a presentation by Sr. Judy Schachtel, SMS, followed by a social in the Dining Room. Donations will be gratefully accepted.


* 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


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


* 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


Mount Carmel Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, SKwill 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.


* 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.


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


Sharing the Good News – The latest edition of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools FoundationSharing 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.


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”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.


* A “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).


* 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 Education 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 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 the Foundation at 306-659-7003. Together we can make our Catholic Schools the best that they can be.


St. Angela Merici Residence: Are you 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.


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.


Employment Opportunities

* 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 position description can be found at https://rcdos.ca/employment. 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. Compensation:

  • 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.ca or call (306) 659-5835 for more information. A detailed position description can be found at https://rcdos.ca/employment. 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 can be found at https://rcdos.ca/employment .  Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019.