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Diocesan Weekly. Bulletin Announcements, Sept. 16, 2018 - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We pray as a diocesan family for the safety of farmers and gardeners as they bring in the harvest. May God bless them with a bountiful return for their care of creation.

  1. Liberate us from any oppressive tendencies; may the freedoms we cherish flourish also for others. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Teach us to recognize Earth’s gifts as healing for our bodies and our spirits. We pray to the Lord.

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Pilgrimage to the Pro-Life Millennium Cross location change! Because of inclement weather forecast the location of the pilgrimage 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, has been changed to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 10th Street and Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon. Includes rosary, speaker, prayers.

 

"Fatal Flaws" documentary film - Should we be giving doctors the right  to end the life of others by euthanasia or assisted suicide?  “Fatal Flaws” is a powerful documentary to spread awareness about what is taking place and how this dangerous culture shift affects us all.  Come see this documentary on Tuesday, Sept 18 at 7 pm in the Fr. Donlevy Hall at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, sponsored by Catholic Women’s League.

 

* “Building Resilience” – Wellness group for adult survivors of sexual trauma and abuse. Legacy Ridge Foundation is offering education and support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual trauma beginning Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Holy Family starting immediately. Register with Laurie at info@legacyridgefoundation.com  or call 306-659-5815.

 

* Rosary on the Steps:  Everyone is welcome to join us to pray the Rosary on the Steps, for the final two Thursday evenings in September at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral.  In case of rain we will move to the Welcome area in the church.  Let’s fill the steps.  Join us to pray for priests/vocations, peace in the world, and our own personal intentions.

 

* 40 Hours for Life campaign will again take place outside City Hospital in Saskatoon. The campaign will run from Wednesday, September 26 until Friday, November 2, Monday to Fridays each week.  There are one-hour time slots, 9 am to 10 am, 10 am to 11 am and 11 am to 12 noon.  We are looking for individuals/groups to commit to any amount of time in one/more of the three time slots.  Signs are provided.  This will ensure we have a core group for each day/time slot to stand up to witness for the preborn child.  If you can help out please contact Louis 306-249-2764 or email campaignlifesk@gmail.com.

 

* Life Chain will take place Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2 pm to 3 pm on the corner of 22nd St and Idylwyld Drive in Saskatoon. Signs are provided. Please plan to attend to witness for the Pre-Born child.

 

* Alliance for Life Annual Walk for Life Saturday, Sept. 29. Meet at Vimy Bandshell on Spadina. Registration 10:30 a.m., Walk at 11:00 a.m. For more info: www.allianceforlifesaskatoon.ca.  This is our only fund raiser so if you would like pledge forms call Carole at: 306-242-0057.

 

 

Marriage Preparation will be offered at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville from Feb. 22-23, 2019. To register or for more information please call the parish office: (306) 931-3111.

 

* St. Martin de Porres Parish in REGINA is seeking a part-time Pastoral Assistant who is a practicing Catholic familiar with sacraments and liturgy. The successful candidate will be directly responsible to the Pastor for the religious faith formation of the parish family and where appropriate, the St. Matthew School community in Regina. The position involves collaboration with the Pastor, Pastoral Team and parish groups. A full job description can be found on St. Martin’s website: www.stmartindeporresregina.com. Preference will be given to those with a background in religious studies or lay ministries. Send resume to stmartinpersonelcommittee@gmail.com , or mail it to St. Martin de Porres 4720 Castle Rd, Regina SK, S4S 4X1. Attention: Lynda and Lisa. The closing date for application submissions is Friday, October 12, 2018. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

* 30th Anniversary of Light of the Prairies Society Inc. - All are invited to the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Light of the Prairies Society. There will be a Gala dinner on Sept. 28 in the Adam’s Ballroom at the Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon. Tickets for the Sept. 28 Gala are $100 and available at www.lightoftheprairies.ca  or by calling 306-665-2745. In addition, on Sept. 30, there will be a Sunday Brunch at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Tickets for the Sept. 30 brunch are $25 for adults and $10.50 for youth (5-12). These can be purchased by contacting Evelyn at moreve@sasktel.net  or calling the office at 306-665-2745.

Light of the Prairies is a non-profit agency that provides support for people experiencing intellectual disability. At present Light of the Prairies operate eight homes with the ninth slated to open in September. ‘Walter Lane,’ on the outskirts of Saskatoon, is the setting for this intentional community being developed to be accessible to people experiencing a wide range of physical cognitive and socio-economic barriers. All funds raised this year will go to the further development of ‘Walter Lane’. For further information, contact Linda at linda@lightoftheprairies.ca  or 306-978-2255.

 

* All are invited to attend Development & Peace’s fall campaign workshops for the Saskatoon diocese.  The campaign, called Share the Journey, is on forced migration.  D&P has joined in this global Catholic campaign that Pope Francis launched last fall.  Given the huge migration of people around the globe and divisive reactions, Pope Francis is urging us to develop a culture of encounter.  No one should be forced to flee their home, yet 68.5 million people in the world today are forced migrants.   To learn more about the universal Catholic Church’s response to forced migration, or about the campaign, and how to be a part of it, please join us at one of the following workshops in the diocese.  An RSVP is appreciated.

  • Saskatoon: 22, 1 pm to 4 pm at Columbian Place 1407 20th St. W. Saskatoon. For RSVP or more information, kindly contact Joanne (mj.steckler@shaw.ca ) or Betty (306-975-1109).
  • Webinar: 26, 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  You must register in advance for this on-line workshop in order to receive the link. Please register by sending an email request to asonntag@devp.org .  Registration deadline is Sept. 25.
  • Bruno: 30, 2 pm to 5 pm at St. Bruno Parish, 700 Kirby St., Bruno, SK.  For RSVP or more information, please contact Lucille or Victor (306-369-4193).

 

* URGENT!  Retrouvaille helps hurting marriages!  When couples experience difficulties in their marriage, they often feel alone; like there is no one who can help them.  Retrouvaille cares about your marriage.  Please consider registering for the Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vie) program before you consider divorce.  For confidential information about or to register for the weekend in Saskatoon on Oct.12th-14th, 2018, call Ben & Joanne at (306) 652-7155 or email: retrouvaille@sasktel.net   

 

Pornography: Harm, Healing and Hope - Pornography in its presents forms is one of the most harmful, addictive and widespread challenges in our society.  Pornography: Harm, Healing and Hope is an event intended for men and women over the age of 14, taking place from 7-8:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 25 at Fr. Paul Donlevy Hall at St. Anne’s Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. The evening will offer education, testimonies and tools for hope. For more information contact Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca , 306.659.5841

 

Deadline extended to Sept. 21 to apply for Spiritual Direction Formation Program which runs from January 2019 to July 2020. The Goal of the Program is to prepare mature adult Christians in the ministry of Spiritual Direction, mentoring, and prayer companioning of leaders and laity in parishes and congregations, ministries and vocations. The experiential nature of the Spiritual Direction Formation Program (SDFP) distinguishes it from strictly academic programs. Respecting the individuality and life experience of each participant, the SDFP anticipates that each person will gain knowledge and skills for ministry while also integrating all learning into his/her own self-awareness and spiritual journey. This program is being offered through Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka are the Directors of the Spiritual Direction Formation Program. The program is comprised of 19 weekends, over 19 consecutive months from January 17, 2019 – July 4, 2020. Most weekends will begin on Friday evenings, 6:30 p.m., and end by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday evenings. The first session is an Extended Weekend Opening Retreat and begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday January 17, 2019. A Six-Day Silent Ignatian Retreat practicum takes place August 25-30, 2019. There will be supervised experiences of Spiritual Direction in quads, and through a one-year practicum within the program of seeing two directees monthly.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018. For a copy of the application form or for more information please contact: Dianne Mantyka,dimantyka@sasktel.net, 306-514-2193

 

* Queen's House 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration will be held from noon Monday, Sept. 24 to noon Tuesday, Sept. 25. Come and spend time with Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. To sign up for a particular time, including details about late-night vigil, please contact Sally at (306) 373-2621.

Previous Announcements

 

Letter from the Bishop - Bishop Mark Hagemoen has written a letter to the faithful about recent revelations in the USA about sexual abuse by clergy and how this was handled by church leaders. The letter is available on the website at: www.rcdos.ca  or contact the Catholic Pastoral Centre at (306) 242-1500. To speak to someone about a concern related to sexual abuse, misconduct, or the Covenant of Care in our diocese, please contact Blake Sittler, Diocesan Coordinator of Care, at (306) 659-5834 or toll free at 1-877-661-5005  Ext. *834 or Father Kevin McGee, Vicar General, at (306) 659-5833.

 

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Saskatoon is seeking (20 hours) Pastoral Associate. The Pastoral Associate will report to the Parish Life Director and will minister in collaboration with parish staff and volunteers to the needs of adults, youth, children, students and families in the Parish. Due to the nature of the job, the successful candidate will be a confirmed practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church, have a clean criminal record, and have a good appreciation for the First Nations and Métis culture. The successful applicant will be able to articulate clearly the compatibility of traditional teachings with the Catholic faith and be able to demonstrate how it is possible to walk with a foot in both traditions. For a detailed position overview and/or to apply (cover letter and resume) contact Debbie Ladoux, Parish Life Director at dlguadalupeparish@sasktel.net or (306) 653-4945. Find more information at http://olgp.ca/employment . The deadline for applications is midnight Monday, October 1, 2018.

 

* Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be Glad): Perspectives on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on the Call to Holiness: Join us on Tuesday, September 18th, for a discussion of how Gaudate et Exsultate speaks to everyday political and social problems. Featuring Bishop Mark Hagemoen (Roman Catholic Bishop of Saskatoon), Dr. David McGrane (STM Department of Political Studies), Dr. Gertrude Rompré (Director of Mission and Ministry, STM), and, Dr. Cynthia Wallace (STM Department of English). Meet at 7:30 p.m. in Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium at St. Thomas More College (1437 College Drive). All are welcome and a reception will follow. For more information, call 306-966-8929 or email grompre@stmcollege.ca

 

* Teen-Aid Employment Opportunity - Teen-Aid Saskatoon is seeking a chastity educator for the 2018-2019 school year, to make chastity presentations to Grades 6-12 students in approximately 45 Saskatoon-area schools. For more info contact Shawna Sparrow at teenaid@gmail.com

 

St. Joseph’s Parish, Saskatoon, will be hosting a Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17th at the Parish Hall (1006 Broadway Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All crafters are welcome. Please contact Joan Squires at joansquires@me.com  or call 306-260-3188 to book a table ($40.00 per table).

 

* The New Evangelization Summit 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 sessions are now available on audio and video to borrow from the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis. For a complete list of speakers, please call Marilyn (306) 659-5836 or mjackson@rcdos.ca

 

* L’Arche Saskatoon is part of an international network of communities in which people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in a spirit of mutuality and celebration. Are you interested in using your gifts to support the vision and mission of L’Arche at the local level?  We are currently seeking candidates willing to serve on our board of directors. For more information please contact Rob Beitel at (306) 221-1640 or r.beitel@shaw.ca

 

Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish is hosting its annual Turkey Supper on Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 in its wheelchair-accessible parish hall located at 1007 Windsor St. There will be two sittings:  4:15 pm and 6:15 pm.  For tickets, call Muriel at 665-9103 or 280-4219. Reserve early as tickets are limited. An adult ticket is $17.00 and a child’s ticket (6 – 12 years) is $7.00. By donation for children under 6. Come enjoy turkey, potatoes, salads, veggies, pies and more!

 

* Rachel's Vineyard Ministry of SK 2018 Fall Retreat - Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on Oct 19-21, 2018. To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or email: r.vineyardsk@sasktel.net

 

* DYING HEALED Workshop coming to St. Peter’s Parish ~ Unity on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This course explores human dignity, coping with suffering, the power of presence, and end of life issues. Discover ways to show compassion and love, especially to someone suffering with a terminal illness or coping with a physical or mental health condition. Learn more about end of life issues, the power of human presence and the meaning of human suffering. Sign up for LifeCanada’s – The Dying Healed program today and join many others across Canada to support those who are vulnerable or socially isolated. The simple act of attending to people in your community or at home who might be lonely, sick, or suffering can bring spiritual healing and restore their sense of dignity. Each Participant will receive a workbook.

The workshop will be held in St. Peter’s Church Hall, 5th Ave. West, Unity, Saskatchewan. COST: $15 (Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Free Will offering for lunch & coffee breaks). TO REGISTER: Contact Yvonne Wiesner 306 228 7435; yw@sasktel.net  OR

Terri at the Parish Office 306 228 2341(Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00am to 2:00pm); stpeters.unity@sasktel.net     DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 20, 2018

 

* The Saskatoon Regional Quilters will be meeting at Holy Spirit Church in Saskatoon on Sept.17, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  All those interested in quilting, ironing, sorting fabric or just coming to see what goes on are very welcome to attend. All quilts made go to charities within our city.  If you are staying all day, please bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea supplied. Come for the day or come for an hour. Bring your own sewing supplies, fabric and batting supplied. We look forward to seeing you.  Future quilting dates: October 1, 15, 29 and November 12 and 26. No quilting in December. For more information call: Margaret Schwab (306) 374- 4214.

 

* Catholic Health Association Convention - The Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) invites you to their 75th Annual Convention on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, 2018 at Saskatoon Inn. This year’s theme is Following True North: Navigating Change as Faith-filled Caregivers. For more information regarding the conference or to register, contact the CHAS office at 306-955-CHAS (2427), email: catholichealth@chassk.ca, or visit www.chassk.ca. Early bird conference rate ends Sept. 30

 

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 participating in a project to record men reading bedtime stories they have written to send to their children. The office is 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 note larger sizes – 10-12 are especially needed.

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.

 

“We are Family - Where Faith Meets Life” is a conference for all who accompany families as catechists teachers, clergy, mentors and community Nov. 16-18 in Kamloops, BC, organized by the Western Conference of Catholic Religious Educators. Internationally-known speakers John Roberto and Leif Kehrwald will be featured. For more information or to register go to www.wccre.org  or contact wccre.ca@gmail.com  or (204) 594-0273. Education of Laity funding may be available from the diocese: find information online at https://rcdos.ca/education-laity-fund  or call Blake Sittler at (306) 659-5834.

 

Flooding in India - Fr. Binu Rathappillil V.C., pastor at Macklin, Denzil and Dodsland has shared news of the disaster in his home state of Kerala, India, with flooding, rain and landsides leading to the death of hundreds and displacing thousands, as well as wiping out villages, roads and dams. Please pray for those suffering from the devastating flooding in Kerala, India, for those who have been killed or injured, for those who have lost their homes, and for all those struggling to respond to this disaster. Development and Peace- Caritas Canada is extending a helping hand to those affected by devastating floods in Kerala, India, with online donations accepted at: https://www.devp.org  In response to this emergency, CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) is also working through local churches to alleviate the suffering of families, supplying basic needs such as food, drinking water, clothing and medicines. See: http://www.cnewa.ca

 

* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle -. An Evening of Prayer and Reflection in the Spirit of the Marian Movement of Priests will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, guided by: Fr. Laurent Larroque, General Director of the MMP world-wide. For more information contact: Edna Evans (306) 382-1680.

 

* St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral is looking to employ a responsible person to provide part-time housekeeping duties in the Rectory. This work will entail weekly cleaning of the kitchen and of the suites of the priest-residents and attending to some laundry and ironing.  This position is for two days per week (16 hours).  Resumes can be dropped off at the parish office (Tuesday – Friday) or email to stpaulsparish@shaw.ca

 

The Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Celebrity Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, in support of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year’s special guests include broadcaster Jeff Rogstad, retired CFL star Henry Burris, and CFL commissioner Randy Ambrose. Tickets are $150 each, with tables of eight available. This 5th Annual Celebrity Dinner Event presented by Les and Irene Dubé is again hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Saskatchewan. Over 400 guests including invited guests, celebrities and supporters, will begin the evening with a reception bar, silent auction, and then be invited to a delicious buffet dinner. After dinner the guests will be treated with on stage entertainment, celebrity speakers, Master of Ceremonies and a live auction. Previous auction items have included a weekend loan of a Lincoln Car, Wayne Gretzky signed jersey, West Jet travel vouchers and yard care equipment. For more information and tickets, please see www.knightsofcolumbus8215.com

 

* The Season of CreationA program entitled the Season of Creation is being inaugurated as an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. The Season of Creation will be celebrated by Christians of all traditions, and the leaders of various churches have encouraged the faithful to participate. The season begins on Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. Sept. 1 was proclaimed as World Day of Prayer for Creation, or Creation Day by Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox Church in 1989, and was embraced by the other major Christian churches in 2001, and by Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church in 2015. The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon is inviting all to celebrate Akathist prayers in Praise and Care for God’s Creation 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Steve Patola Park, 1235 20th Street West, Saskatoon, as representatives of several faith communities pray for creation. After the prayer service we will meet for coffee right next to the park at St. George’s Senior Citizens Club. An introduction to faith communities and dialogue will follow. For more information please contact Lesya Sabada - l.sabada@usask.ca or call the Eparchy at (306) 653-0138.

 

St Angela Merici Residence is now accepting residents for assisted living. St. Angela includes beautiful surroundings and lovely people – a place to call home. Cost is only $3200/month – includes suite, meals and snacks, weekly laundering of linens and towels and basic cable. Please call Shannon for a tour (306) 242-5566 ext. 5.

 

* 2018 Compassionate Healers Mass - The 13th annual Compassionate Healers Mass is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow Street, Saskatoon (corner of Melrose Avenue and Hilliard Street). Refreshments to follow. Coming together as one community, a special invitation is extended to: Medical Personnel, Spiritual Care, Volunteers, Parish Nurses, Men and Women Religious in Health Care Ministry, Ministry of Care Volunteers in Parishes and Health Care Facilities and Family Caregivers, Medical & Healthcare Students. This mass invites all to be re-energized in our professional and personal dedication and our faith, bound by common beliefs; we share in the healing ministry of Jesus throughout the diocese.

 

Verna and Lionel McGillivray Fund for Children in Saskatchewan - The Saskatoon Community Foundation is calling for grant applications for the Verna and Lionel McGillivray Fund for Children in Saskatchewan. Funds are available to registered charities serving disadvantaged children aged 14 and under throughout the province. As well, according to the McGillivrays' wishes, some funds are available for projects that bring "Christmas Cheer" to needy families. This year, approximately $35,000 in total is available for allocation for projects throughout Saskatchewan. Application deadline is Oct. 15, 2018. Apply online at www.saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca Contact Don Ewles, Grants and Communications Manager at (306) 665-1767 or don.ewles@saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca   

 

St. Francis Xavier Parish has 3 TOA SL150 speakers in good condition, with mounting brackets, available for purchase at $50 each. Please contact Judy Gatin at 306-653-5126 or st.francis.pld@sasktel.net

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Saskatoon says a huge “Thank You!” to all those who have assisted with donations to the parish emergency pantry, to help needy families. Without your generous donations, the pantry service could not continue. Thank you for stepping up and helping those in great need! Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Our Lady of Guadalupe’s office at 426 Avenue J, Saskatoon — please call first to ensure someone is there (306) 653-4945.

 

Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) is an intensive weekend of preparation for those planning to be married, in which each couple is offered the time and opportunity to question, examine, and deepen their relationship, share in community and be open to God's plan. Topics covered during the weekend include; self-awareness, values and ideals, community, sexuality, communication, decision making, Natural Family Planning, vocations, sacraments, prayer and unity. Couples are given opportunities to learn more about one another as they engage in deep and meaningful discussions between themselves, dealing with all aspects of married life. A weekend stay builds the atmosphere generated by the Encounter - away from the distractions of everyday lives. In the diocese of Saskatoon, the Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK. The next Engaged Encounter session will be held October 19-21, 2018. Registration includes all meals and accommodations. Find more information or register online at www.ceewest.com or contact Heather and Craig Stomp at (306) 682-3326. Weekend organizers are Lynn and Wanda Freistadt.

 

Queen’s House of Retreats – 601 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!
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month 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, from 12 noon, Monday to Tuesday, noon.

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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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