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DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, JUNE 24, 2018, BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

As a diocesan family we ask our Creator God to bless all graduates as they celebrate accomplishments and consider next steps in life. May they always walk paths of love, justice and righteousness.

  1. Empower us to create systems in harmony with and supportive of honest world economies and of the living world. We pray to the Lord.

 

  1. Open our minds to see clearly, to voice truth gently, to transform suffering wisely, to share resources generously. We pray to the Lord.

* “Pope Francis A Man Of His Word” is presently playing at the Roxy Theatre, 320-20th Street West in Saskatoon. Show times are 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Director Wim Wenders’ film, Pope Francis A Man Of His Word, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace. 

 

PPK Catholi Men's Night Tuesday June 26 at St. Joseph's Parish (note location change for this event only).  Last PPK before summer - Bishop Mark Hagemoen will be presenting.

Adoration and Confession at 7pm in the Church. Talk at 8pm in the hall. Cost: Free (donations welcome, drinks extra).  See priestprophetking.org for details.

 

Donations of new children’s pajamas and children’s 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 recording men reading bedtime stories to send to their children. The office is also seeking donations of new pajamas sizes 4 to 12, to accompany the bedtime stories, as well as small child backpacks (perhaps featuring popular themes such as Dora, Disney, Star Wars, super heroes, etc.) to carry the story DVD recordings and new pajamas. Please drop off 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.

 

* "A Light in the Darkness” - Movie Day Retreat for Youth ages 13 and Up will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Shrine of the Blessed Martyrs Olympia and Laurentia, 215 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, hosted by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy youth office. Everyone is welcome. The day features a guest speaker on suicide and forgiveness, a movie, discussion, prayer, and more!  Lunch will be potluck, please bring food to share. Contact Viktoriia by July 15 to register: uwitness2youth@gmail.com  or call 306-914-0355.

 

* L’Arche Saskatoon’s next Prayer Nights at Alma House (546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon) will be on June 27, July 11 and July 18 at 7 pm.  We have tea and cookies afterwards, and everyone is welcome!  There is no Prayer Night on the first Wednesday of the month and July 18 will be our last Prayer Night for the summer.

 

* 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, July 5. 1 at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, July 11 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

 

Employment Opportunity:

Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation is seeking a Development Office Assistant

Preferred start date: August 13, 2018.

Position Summary:  The Development Assistant, reporting to the Development Manager, plays an essential role by providing administrative support to the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation (the fundraising and stewardship arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon) and participating in all fundraising activities including database management, donor communications, direct mail appeals, and special events. The Development Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and communication activities.

Core and Strategic Functions:

  • Database Management: The Development Assistant will be responsible for the efficient and accurate entry of data related to fundraising and donor files.
  • Communications: The development Assistant, working with other Foundation staff, will be responsible for communications to parishes and donors.
  • Events: The development Assistant, working with other Foundation staff, will assist in the execution of fundraising events.

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • Relevant post-secondary credential and/or combination of education and experience
  • 3 to 5 year’s administrative assistant experience
  • Ability to multi-task and exercise independent judgement while performing job duties with little supervision
  • Demonstrated ability in being discreet and maintaining confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge
  • Demonstrated experience in database management
  • Open and friendly disposition with a demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Basic working knowledge of the Catholic Church

Working Conditions:

  • A full-time position of 37.5 hours per week or 1,950 hours per year
  • Regular office hours with some flexibility
  • Occasional evening or weekend event participation may be required
  • Works independently in a shared-office environment with some interruptions
  • A mix of routine/repetitive (i.e., data entry) and available (i.e., special events) tasks

Compensation:

  • Remunerated monthly according to the Administrative Salary Grid for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Defined contribution pension plan

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter (please note that applicants will be assessed upon standard business letter writing skills) and resume by Midnight July 10, 2018, to:

Cathy Gilje, Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation

123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1

Fax: 306-244-6010

Email: cgilje@dscatholicfoundation.ca

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville, SK is seeking a Part Time Youth Ministry Coordinator who is a practicing Catholic with a desire to engage youth in the life of the parish and promote active discipleship based on the vision and mission of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. This position will be primarily responsible to develop, coordinate and deliver youth programs and activities from Grade 6 to 12. For more information please see the Job Description (PDF link).

Email resume and cover letter to Father Peter Ebidero at darebidero94@yahoo.com  or for more information call (306) 931-3111.

Applications close June 28, 2018.

 

Announcements continuing from last week

 

* Diocesan Library Materials - Summer is upon us and we are asking that any materials/resources borrowed from the Monsignor Michael Koch Library at the Catholic Pastoral Centre be returned by June 30. The Resource Centre will close for the summer July 1, 2018 and will reopen for public and parish use Sept. 3, 2018.

 

* Join us for Rebuilding Catholic Culture's third annual Dessert Night and Talk July 5, 2018, featuring Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw, who will speak on the nature and action of conscience from a Catholic perspective, in his talk entitled "Acting in Good Conscience: A Catholic Primer." 

When:  Thursday, July 5th at 7pm. 

Where:  Our Lady of Lourdes (12th and Wiggins).

Cost:  Free (good will offering).

Please RSVP as space is limited. Contact: Celene Sidloski at csidloski@stmcollege.ca or (306) 715-1541.

 

* St. Angela Merici Open House - You are invited to an Open House at St. Angela Merici Residence Personal Care Home, 2 pm. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at 125 Cree Crescent, Saskatoon, SK. St. Angela Merici Residence Personal Care Home is accepting new residents. For more information regarding admissions, please contact Theresa or Shannon at 306-242-5566 ext. 5, or email stangmerici@sasktel.net

 

* The Reward Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, July 8 with Mass celebrated at 4:00 p.m. (Please note corrected Mass time!). Beginning at 2:00 p.m. there will be adoration and confessions in the historic Holy Rosary Church, with Anointing of the Sick and praying of the Rosary before the 4 p.m. Mass July 8. Supper is available afterwards (freewill offering). The Holy Rosary Shrine site is located 3 kilometres south of Reward, SK (Reward is about 30 km southwest of Unity, SK,

on Grid 675, south of Highway 14). For more information about pilgrimages in Saskatchewan, see the diocdesan website at: www.rcdos.ca — click the photo link on the home page or call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

 

* The Mount Carmel Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, July 22, with Marian hymns, the Rosary and confessions beginning at 9:30 a.m., Mass celebrated at 10:45 a.m., with blessing of the fields, followed by lunch, quiet time with the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, and blessing of the sick. The Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is located about 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK (west of Humboldt). For more information about pilgrimages in Saskatchewan, see the diocdesan website at: www.rcdos.ca — click the photo link on the home page or call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

 

St. Laurent Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes will be held Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16 at the site located 12 km east of Duck Lake, SK on grid road, (or take the road from the statue landmark on Highway 11, north of Saskatoon.) Schedule on Sunday, July 15 includes: 3 p.m. procession from the log church to the grotto, 3:30 p.m. charismatic prayer, 6 p.m. talk by Fr. Doug Jeffrey, OMI, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. confessions, 7 p.m. Marian devotions and rosary, 7:30 p.m. Mass and candlelight procession, 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. adoration in the log church. Schedule on Monday, July 16 includes 9 a.m. Pipe ceremony and Mass in Cree, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. confessions, 11 a.m. Mass in French, 1:30 p.m. Mass in English, Anointing of the Sick. Special celebrations are also held at the shrine site on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 and the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept. 8. Mass is also celebrated at the site every Sunday at 4 p.m. from July 8 to Sept. 2. For more information about pilgrimages in Saskatchewan, see the diocdesan website at: www.rcdos.ca — click the photo link on the home page or call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

 

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Part-time Pastoral Associate:

 St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking an outgoing and engaging half-time (20 hours per week) Pastoral Associate to collaborate with parish staff and volunteers to meet the needs of adults, youth and the families of St. Augustine Parish in living out the mission and vision of “Encountering Christ Together.”

The Pastoral Associate, reporting to the Parish Life Director will:

  • Coordinate sacramental preparation (Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1st Communion) for school-aged children and their parents
  • Coordinate the Christian Initiation (RCIA) process for adults and youth
  • Coordinate adult faith formation opportunities

Qualified applicants will:

  • Be a confirmed practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • Possess relevant education and/or demonstrated experience in adult/child faith formation/education
  • Willing to work a combination of regular business hours with some evening and weekend work

Compensation includes:

  • Monthly salary in accordance with the Pastoral Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Extended and health and dental benefits (after 3 months)
  • Defined contribution pension plan (after 3 months)

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter and resume to Brigid Fuller (Parish Life Director) at parishld@shaw.ca by midnight, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
  • Complete an application form which can be found on rcdos.ca/employment
  • Submit a pastoral reference letter from a pastor or parish delegate

A detailed position overview will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is Wednesday 1 August 2018.

 

Queen’s House of Retreats601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK. • Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist@queenshouse.org • Website:  www.queenshouse.org 

Ongoing programs at Queen’s House include:

  • Centering Prayer: Monday evenings 7 p.m.
  • Holy Eucharist: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm Mass time – all are welcome!
  • Journey with Scripture: First Wednesday of the month. Resumes in September.
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, July 10, 7 a.m. $10.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons: One Friday a month - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • * 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration: Fourth Monday of the month, June 25-26 – from 12 noon, Monday to Tuesday, noon.
  • Taize Prayer: 2nd Wednesday of each month. Resumes in September.
  • Personal Days of Private Prayer: Book anytime

 

Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House! To inquire about booking Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, contact our Bookings Coordinator Pauline Henry directly at (306) 242-1925 or by email at bookings@queenshouse.org or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org for details.

 

* SEVEN DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: Come Away With Me … Facilitated by Dianne Mantyka and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI from Friday, June 29 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 pm; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; cost is $995 which includes meals, accommodations and spiritual direction. Upgrades are available. Please register by June 19 at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* SUMMER STILLNESS 2018: with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI begins Monday, July 9 at 5:30 pm (with supper) and runs until Thursday, July 12 after lunch. There is a Monday Evening Public Lecture: “RISING UP: From Living by Goodwill & Dogged Willpower to Drawing Upon the Resurrection & Grace”; for the Monday evening presentation only cost is $20; with supper $35. Retreat from Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12 - Main Theme Presentation: “INSANE FOR THE LIGHT: Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years”; cost for full retreat, live-in: $410; commuter-plus $260; commuter $200; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Register at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

TRIUMPH RETREAT 2018: Freedom Through Healing, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m. July 27 to Aug. 4 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 accommodation. Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* Queen's House SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FORMATION PROGRAM - A Spiritual Direction Formation Program will be offered from January 2019 through to July 2020 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. This ecumenical program invites spiritual transformation and personal growth while equipping participants to companion with others on their spiritual journey. Topics include prayer and discernment, contemplative prayer, faith stages, eco-spirituality, the mystics as guides, Biblical spirituality, the spirituality of the Psalms, art as spiritual expression, dreams, grief and loss, intimacy/sexuality, bio-spiritual focusing, 12-step spirituality, co-dependency, Ignatian spirituality, ecumenism, First Nations spirituality, and social justice, as well as a six-day silent Ignatian retreat practicum. Beginning with an extended weekend orientation retreat in January 2019, the live-in Spiritual Direction Formation Program runs from Friday evenings to Saturday evenings once a month, concluding in July 2020.  Pre-requisites include regularly seeing a spiritual director, taking the Introduction to the Enneagram program (offered at Queen’s House), and completion of an intensive spiritual retreat (such as the seven-day silent directed retreat beginning June 29 at Queen’s House, or a 19th Annotation or 30-day Ignatian Retreat, or other equivalent.) Co-Directors are Bishop Gerald Wiesner, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka. The deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 31, 2018. Cost is $5,800, which includes tuition, as well as room and board (there is a schedule for spreading payments over the duration of the program). For more information or to apply contact Dianne Mantyka at dimantyka@sasktel.net or (306) 514-2193.

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: Contact Sr. Adeline at Queen’s House or any affiliated spiritual director for more info or to begin your journey; (306) 242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

AND SO WE WAIT: Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation: A Retreat for Women will be held from Friday, November 16 at 7 pm until Sunday, November 18 after lunch, facilitated by Sarah Donnelly and held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W. Saskatoon. Cost is $180 and includes program, lunches and supper (enrichments available). Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* The diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith is seeking to hire summer students to help with maintenance and hospitality at our retreat house on Trapper’s Lake outside of Yellowknife, NT. This is a live-in position and requires someone who has good people skills and is willing and able to work manually doing basic building maintenance tasks. For more information contact Bishop Jon Hansen jonhansencssr@gmail.com

 

Weekly Adoration in Macklin, SK - Eucharistic Adoration is held every week at St. Mary’s Parish, 4805 Express Ave, Macklin, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, as well as from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Fridays. Come and spend time in prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

 

* Grow Hope volunteers are needed – Grow Hope Saskatchewan has officially been launched and is looking for help. If suppressing global hunger and building bridges between urban and rural communities, while learning more about where food comes from, interest you, volunteer today.  Grow Hope is planning a field day tour in August and seeks volunteers to share ideas as part of a two-meeting commitment. Contact Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841 or e-mail: mrogal@rcdos.ca

What is Grow Hope? Generous farmers are donating the use of their land and their expertise to plant and harvest the crop, while seed and input costs are covered by donations. Proceeds from the sale of the crop will then be donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide emergency food supplies and long-term food security to people around the world — and the impact is multiplied because donations will be matched four to one by the Government of Canada. To make a donation go to https://dscatholicfoundation.ca  or find more information by on Facebook at “Grow Hope Saskatchewan”.

 

* Calling all Catholic young men. Camp Aurora Borealis is a Catholic camp for young men from the ages of 10-16, (a Conquest Boy’s Club project). This year, the camp runs from August 12th - 17th and it is hosted at K of C Blackstrap Camp, south of Saskatoon. This camp is jam packed with activities such as: daily mass, spiritual talks and formation, sports, teamwork, and leadership training all centered around the Catholic faith. The camp is always looking for young men (16+) and dads who are willing to help out in any way. This camp is something you do not want to miss! For more information visit www.auroraborealisyouth.com

 

* Celebrate the 10th anniversary of L'Arche Saskatoon July 13-15, 2018:

  • Friday, July 13: A catered supper will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon from 6 to 9 pm (tickets $25) - please contact us at events@larchesaskatoon.org to reserve tickets for the supper.
  • Saturday, July 14: A block party will be held outside Alma House (546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon) from 11 to 3 pm
  • Sunday, July 15: A prayer service will be held at Queen's House at 1:30 pm.

 

* Prairie Centre for Ecumenism BBQ 

Who: The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE)

What: Annual Fundraising Dinner

When: July 12, 2018

Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, 10 Grosvenor Cr., Saskatoon

Why: Celebrate Together!    

Purchase your individual tickets for $35 each by calling the office at (306) 653-1633 or by following the Eventbrite link and clicking  “Tickets”  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecumenical-fundraising-bbq-tickets-46196304390  If you are interested in purchasing a table of 8 for $250, please contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism office.

CHAS Convention – Mark your calendars for Oct. 22-23, 2018, when the 75th Annual Convention of the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) which will be held at Saskatoon Inn. For more information regarding the conference or to register, contact the CHAS office at 306-955-CHAS (2427), or catholichealth@chassk.ca

The first CHAS keynote, Sr. Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCP will help us to focus on Jesus as our “True North”. Sr. Nuala will reflect on the journey of change and the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. Sr. Nuala will provide a spiritual and biblical reflection to this by linking Jesus’ own experience of suffering and death with real-life stories about patients. She will be followed by Dr. Tracy Trothen, who will share her expertise on Why Values Matter and How Do We Know What’s Right with a focus on moral distress. Dr. Trothen will lead us through an interactive exploration of values and explore the reality of moral distress, and what happens when we find our values compromised. Finally, we are privileged to have the opportunity to hear Gregg Brown, MSC, CTDP, who will lead us to his interactive, powerful, mission-focused session on Learning Resilence, Leading Change. Brown will provide his participants with a unique perspective in order to acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to deal with change in any environment. In addition to these three keynote speakers, inspirational speaker, Mark Dansereau will share his personal family story, the heartache of losing a child to cancer, and the strength to find continuing hope. Following his daughter’s death, Marc’s passion for promoting the value of hospice care grew.

 

* Blackstrap Youth Camp offers week-long camps for children/youth ages 8-14 years, throughout July and August at a facility developed by the Knights of Columbus south of Saskatoon. Blackstrap Youth Camp provides amazing outdoor adventures, while giving youth opportunities to grow in their faith. Details and registration online at: www.blackstrapyouthcamp.org

 

St. John Bosco Camp provides a unique outdoor experience for children/youth ages 8 to 17 years at Narrow Hills Provincial Park. The focus is having fun, learning and living in the outdoords, experiencing people in God's creation. Details and registration online at: www.johnboscocamp.com

 

* Ignite - July 29-Aug. 3 is a summer experience offered by FacetoFace Ministries for youth going into Grade 9 to graduating from Grade 12 - Grow in knowledge of Christ and the Church and be empowered to go forward striving for holiness. Details/ registration online at: www.f2f.ca/ignite

 

Marriage Encounter Weekend sponsored by the OSG (Open to Spirit to God) Prayer Group scheduled on Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon. For more information, please call Edward & Maricel Praxedes - 306-371-2154 or 306-371-7892; or Jose and Doris Santiago - 306-639-1971

 

* Apply now to join The Justice and Outreach Year (J.O.Y.) of Formation program beginning September 2018. You are invited to broaden your understanding of social justice issues, 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. By exploring and practicing our Catholic Social Teaching you will be empowered to respond to that baptismal call. Contact Kate O’Gorman, J.O.Y. Program Coordinator at 306-659-5847 or email: kogorman@rcdos.ca. Watch stories of J.O.Y. at www.joyformationprogram.com

 

Gospa Tours in Saskatoon presents two beautiful pilgrimages this fall: "In the footsteps of St. John Paul II & St. Faustina," to Poland, Prague, Germany, Austria, and Budapest from Sept 26 to Oct 12, 2018 (17 days); and “In the Footsteps of Jesus,” to the Holy Land from Nov 19 to Dec 1, 2018 (13 days). Spiritual Director for both pilgrimages is Fr. Pius Schroh. Call Anne Marie at 306-384-0169 for more details.  www.gospatours.ca

 

My Soul Still Dances: Living with Parkinson's is a book written by Sister Adelaide Fortowsky, OSU, with Sr. Rosetta Reiniger, OSU, chronicling Sister Adelaide's journey from the time of her diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, until her death in July 2016 at the age of 86. This Ursuline Sister of Prelate drew on her decades of teaching, clowning, worship and life experiences to bolster her hopeful perspective on living with this debilitating illness. It was Sister Adelaide's faith in God that kept her living with vitality through the most difficult times, focusing on service to others with her "little acts of magic" to bring joy to those around her in the midst of coping with her own deteriorating health. This book can be purchased for $19.95 (or $25.95 with shipping and handling) by contacting Sister Rosetta Reiniger, 125 Cree Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7J1 or (306) 361-8034.

 

* A Sacred Music Symposium will be hosted July 20-22 by Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, 2827-273 Street, Aldergrove, BC (located in the lower mainland between Langley and Abbotsford, BC). This symposium aims to bring together musicians of all skill levels and all people of good will with a general interest in sacred music, for a weekend of instruction, collaboration and fellowship. There will be practical workshops (beginner, intermediate and masters) and lectures; and a chance to experience the riches of the Church’s musical tradition in the celebrations of Mass (in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) and the Divine Office. For more information about symposium topics and speakers, as well as registration information, please see the website at www.stsjoachimandann.org/symposium or call the office at (604) 857-1944.

 

* A Life and Family Conference will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Rama, SK. (east of Saskatoon) from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae: “Faithfulness to God's Design.” The conference begins at 7 p.m. July 13 with campers welcomed by Fr. Michal Pajak, OMI, with music, prayer and candlelight procession. Saturday, July 14 features speakers, including child care and teen talks; 11 a.m. Mass, 7 p.m. a family dance with live band, potluck snacks; the schedule on Sunday, July 15 includes 11 a.m. Mass, speakers including Dr. Brett Salkeld, Colm Leyne and Dr. Martin Owen. Registration includes camping for the weekend: $75; clergy receive free registration. Saturday supper July 14 at 6 p.m. is the only meal available and must be pre-ordered by June 15: Adult/Teen: $15; 7-12 years $7; 6 and under free if pre-ordered. Or bring your own picnic. Register for the conferencde online at http://www.omsoul.ca/rama/online-registration/ or send cheque to One More Soul Canada, PO Box 2961, Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0. For weekend schedule and details call Marcy at 306-862-2338 or see www.omsoul.ca  or on Facebook visit “OneMoreSoulCanada.”

 

* “Our Place in the Cosmos? Humanity, Spirituality, and the Awesome Universe” conference at STM - The Vatican’s astronomer, Dr. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is one of the guest speakers at this conference to be held Aug. 13-14 , 2018 at St. Thomas More College (STM), on the University of Saskatchewan campus, in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion is presenting the conference and it will be hosted by STM’s Department of Religion and Culture. The conference will wade into issues concerning the roles and places of humanity within the dynamic, fascinating and awe-inspiring cosmos that comes into view via science. In addition to Brother Consolmagno, speakers include Dr. Jeff Baker who explores the tensions and creative possibilities at the intersection of Indigenous and Western scientific knowledge systems, Elder Wilfred Buck, science facilitator with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, and Dr. Loriliai Biernacki whose research interests include Hinduism, gender, and the interface between religion and science. Find more information at https://www.science-religion.ca or call Dr. Chris Hrynkow at 306-966-8942.

 

St. Ann’s Home Spirit of Renewal Campaign

Over 60 years ago Bishop Klein, along with lay leaders of the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and the Sisters of St. Elizabeth from Humboldt, formed a “circle of care” and promised the Saskatchewan community that quality, faith-based care would be available to them in their senior years. Their vision included:

  • providing quality housing and health care for our sick and elderly;
  • recognizing the spiritual and physical integrity and dignity of each person;
  • providing care in a compassionate and loving manner;
  • affirming the spiritual and corporeal needs of St. Ann’s residents, enabling them to live in dignity with the respect and companionship of their peers.

Included in the “circle of care” is St. Ann’s Home, which after 40 years is in great need of repair. In order to ensure greater safety, privacy and comfort for their residents, the rooms in the Home require new windows, flooring, accessible bathroom renovations, and ceiling lifts for all 80 rooms.

To find out more about the Spirit of Renewal Campaign and how to contribute, please contact:  Rae Sveinbjornson, Executive Director, at (306) 374-8900 ext. 223 or by e-mail at: rae.sveinbjornson@saskatoonhealthauthority.ca or Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at: Pmartens2@sasktel.net  or check out the website about the project at: www.stannsvillage.ca/index.php/spirit-of-renewal

Psalm 71:9  - Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing.”

 

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