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* Diocesan Prayer Intention – We pray as a diocesan family for a deeper respect and greater love among all peoples of every faith. Creator God, help us to reject and to challenge racism and hate speech, and to become a beacon of light and a stronghold of hope in the face of division, hatred, and violence.


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions – Nov.4 – 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

  1. May we accept our responsibility to protect Earth’s vitality, diversity and beauty as a sacred trust. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Sustain our efforts to bridge the gap between rich and poor, justice and injustice. We pray to the Lord.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Our Faith in Action!

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal

It is important that when you give to any charitable organization, you are confident that the funds are used wisely. Be assured that your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal only supports the ministries and programs indicated in the 2018 Appeal literature.  For more information please visit or contact Cathy Gilje at the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation, or (306) 659-5851.


* CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER marriage preparation weekend Nov. 16-18 - Engaged to be married?  Congratulations! Spend the weekend preparing for a lifetime of marital love! Registration is still open for the Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend Nov. 16-18 in the Archdiocese of Regina. Cost is $400 per couple and includes all course materials, five meals, and two nights accommodation at Circle Square Ranch near Wolseley, SK. The retreat starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 and ends by 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. For more information or to register go to  and click on "Regina" or call Stella and Ron Anderson at (306) 596-2951. A Wedding is a Day...  A Marriage is a Lifetime!   


* The Provincial Catholic Women’s League Council will be presenting information on the implementation of the National CWL Strategic Plan. The two presentations will take place on:

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon.
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon.

All women are welcome. Attend whichever session you choose.

The Queen’s House Annual Gala Dinner will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. This is a special time for Queen’s House as we are celebrating our 60th year of ministry, a wonderful and blessed occasion. The Gala schedule Nov. 21 is:

   5:30 pm        Cocktails, Appetizers & Silent Auction

   6:45 pm        Dinner and Program

   9:00 pm        Greystone Singers

Tickets are $125 per person (this includes a $75 charitable receipt and a raffle ticket).  Tables of 8 or 10 are available.  This year’s raffle prize is a commuter package for two people to attend our annual Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI retreat at Queen’s House next summer (July 15-18, 2019 - a value of $430). For tickets or to become a sponsor, please contact Queen’s House at 306-242-1916.  


Life is Changed Not Ended…~Planning Your Catholic Funeral~

November 22, 2018 @ 1:00 P.M. 602 Boychuk Drive

St. Augustine Parish is offering an afternoon workshop to plan your funeral Liturgy. There will be resources and materials for you to choose readings, hymns, and prayers of the faithful.

There will be representatives from Mourning Glory Funeral Services and Saskatoon Funeral Home to answer questions about the ins and outs of planning a funeral.

All are welcome! There is no fee for this event.

Please RSVP by November 19, 2018 by calling the parish office at 306-373-3453


Dinner and Concert - Couples For Christ presents an Annual Fundraising Dinner and Concert, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2018 at St. Patrick Parish Hall, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon. Tickets: adult, $20; 6-14 years, $10; under 5 years, free. For tickets, contact Arnel and Libay Mendoza: (306) 260-5249 or for more information contact Jun Florida (306) 382-9525. The concert features CFC Music ministry, Journey of Faithful Family, Jesus Reign Ministry, El Shaddai, CFC-SFC Music Ministry, Maxenne Taon, Samantha Tabalbag and Kiela Caudillo.


Employment Opportunity - St Angela Merici Residence is seeking a reliable, competent caregiver for a casual evening/night position. The successful candidate will have strong spoken and written English, St John’s 2 day Support Worker Course, a warm and compassionate heart.  Please send resume to


St Angela Merici Residence - We are now accepting residents for assisted living as well as personal care. Women and men, individuals and couples are welcome. Please come to see our beautiful residence situated in Lawson Heights on Cree Crescent in Saskatoon. To book a tour please call Shannon at (306) 242-5566, ext. 5.


Previous Announcements


* Icons and Ecumenism - The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism presents an educational tour exploring the meaning and history of icons, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Musée Ukrainian Museum, 222 Ave M South, Saskatoon. The tour will continue to St. George's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral at 2:30 pm, followed by a visit to The Shrine of the Blessed Martyrs Olympia and Laurentia, for a pilgrimage experience within a block of Avenue M, also known as Sister Theodosia Lane (named for the Mother Superior who was instrumental in developing the Shrine). For more information call: (306) 653-1633.


* Have you moved lately? Changed your Marital Status? Changed your Name? Attending a new Parish? You can update your personal information on a secure and confidential area on the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation website ( ).  Reasons why giving us updated information is essential are:

  1. For you to receive a Charitable Tax Receipt following a donation: According to Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), for a charity to send you a charitable tax receipt the charity needs your first and last name plus your home mailing address. As an individual donor, the charity should use the individual’s home address, and when the donor is a business (e.g. a corporation), then the charity would use the business’ address. These are the addresses most likely on the file with CRA for the person or business.
  2. For the diocese and your parish to best support you, we can only do so with correct information about you and your family. We are here to serve.
  3. For us to address you correctly and respectfully, to show you our gratitude, and inform you of news and events in the diocese and parishes around the diocese.

Update your information online at or contact: Melissa Anaetoh, Development Assistant: (306) 659-5850,

Please note that all updated information is shared back with your parish.

We do not sell your information or use any of your information outside of the confines of church ministry, programs, and church business for and in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and/or the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation. 


* You are invited to The Micah Mission's Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 5 at 10:30 am. 226 Avenue V South Saskatoon, lower level. For more information call 306-653-3099 or


* Tourtières For Sale!  Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish Last Call - Would you like to buy one tourtière or more for your festive season or as a gift for your family, friends and neighbours? If you are interested, please contact Muriel at 306-665-1829 (Church), or on her cell at 306-280-4219; she can also be reached BY EMAIL at: or  Please order before November 12, 2018!!  Size:  9 Inch Pies  Price:  $15 Each


St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s fundraising Mistletoe Charity Ball with a theme of “Under the Sea” will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, beginning with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner and dance at 7:30 p.m. (black or white tie). RSVP 306-655-5821 or visit  - $500 each (tables of eight available) with a partial tax receipt.


* Youth for Christ YOUTHCAMP 2018 - The Couples for Christ through its Youth for Christ Ministry (YFC) with a vision of “Young People, Being and Bringing Christ Wherever They Are” is inviting young people from age 13-21 to a Youthcamp through the St. Patrick Parish on November 9, 10 and 11 (that is from Friday night till Sunday noon). The YFC Youthcamp is the venue where a life-long process of conversion and transformation in the life of the young begins. It is an exciting, fun-filled and life-giving experience to the participants. For further information on registration, please contact:  Bro. Tim Salovino: 306-717-5711, Sis. Gen Salovino: 306-715-7657, Bro. Noel Escopete: 306-471-0620, Sis. Agnes Scopate: 306-471-0901, Bro. Emman Canilas: 306–881–1054, Sis. Doreen Canilas: 306- 241-3197


* ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL GIFT SHOP IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS - Would you like to give back to your community through volunteer service? Do you have friends or family who want to help make a difference at St. Paul’s Hospital? Volunteers are needed to work in the St. Paul’s Hospital Gift Shop for three hour shifts, Monday through Saturday. No experience is required – just a caring and compassionate attitude and the desire to support our patients and staff at St. Paul’s Hospital. Contact Kathi Lewis, Volunteer Workforce at (306) 655 5823 or visit  Managed by SPH Foundation, the Gift Shop is staffed by both employees and volunteers. Proceeds from Gift Shop sales help to advance Hospital employee professional development.  



* Diocesan Congress Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the following locations:

- Thursday, Nov. 15 - Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

- Saturday, Dec. 1 Assumption of Our Lady Parish, Kerrobert (please note corrected address)

Come and meet Bishop Mark Hagemoen and hear about priorities and happenings in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. All are welcome! Topics: • Truth and Reconciliation • Covenant of Care and the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons • Finance & Benefits • Human Resources • Communications • Stewardship and Leadership - Parish Pastoral Councils • Bishop’s Forum with time for Q & A. Mass will be celebrated with the Bishop at 11:45 a.m. at each location. Cost: $30 each (includes lunch). Register online at or contact Andrea Alas at (306) 659-5831 or    (please note that the registration deadline is five days before each event.)


* Women’s Diocesan Mini Retreat mornings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, including Saturday, Nov. 10. Coffee starts at 9:15 a.m.; and the retreat runs from 9:45 11:30 a.m., with confession and noon-hour Mass following. All women are welcome to attend. Info: Donna at (306) 341-9444.


* Msgr. Michael Koch Resource Centre, located at the Catholic Pastoral Center, welcomes you to come explore the many wonderful resources and materials you may use to help you in your classrooms, parishes, and your home. We are open between Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Material may be taken out of the library (unless marked ‘reference only’) through a self-checkout system. If you are in need of material but cannot make it between the regular hours, please call the resource centre at (306) 659-5853 and leave a message.


* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - all are invited to a Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer, held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


Retrouvaille: Retrouvaille ( ) is a lighthouse for marriages on stormy seas.  If you and your spouse are struggling in your marriage, even if you are separated, know that there is hope.  If you are interested in learning more about Retrouvaille please see a brochure at the back of your church or would like to register for the next Saskatchewan weekend being held in Saskatoon in FALL 2018, please call (306) 652-7155 or email:


* The Gospels and Social Media - The 2018 Martin Memorial Lectures at the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad will be held Nov. 7- 9, 2018This is a free series, open to all who are interested. Guest Speaker is Meghan Kilty, MCM speaking on “Disruptions: The Gospel and Social Media.” The schedule for the Martin Memorial Lectures includes:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: 7:00-8:30pm – Lecture #1 – “What the research tells us: Exploring the social media landscape.” Compline and refreshments to follow
  • Thursday, Nov. 8: 1:30-4:30pm- Workshop –Building a social media toolkit for ministry: Case study and best practices” with Rev. William Cliff and Meghan Kilty
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 - 7:00-8:30pm – Lecture # 2 – “Building a social strategy: Community building on- and off-line”
  • Friday, Nov. 9: 10:00-11:30am – Lecture #3 – “Practicing what you preach: Persona, presence and putting it all together.” Worship to follow

For more information about Emmanuel & St Chad College at the University of Saskatchewan please visit or contact:  or call Lisa McInnis: (306) 975-1550 or Iain Luke: (306) 975-1555.


* Applications for the 2019-20 Catholic Women’s Leadership Program are available! - Application Forms are now available for the 2019-20 Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation Program. The Certificate program, facilitated by the Providence School of Transformational Leadership and Spirituality at Saint Paul University (Ottawa) runs from May 2019 to June 2020, with both face to face and online courses. For more information visit  The application deadline is November 9, 2018.  All Catholic women of any age are invited to apply.


Catholic Missions in Canada - CMIC funds the work of missionaries as they proclaim the Word of God across our own nation, even in the most remote and in-need areas. CMIC is pledged to assist 25 Canada Mission dioceses in critical areas of mission ministry: support for missionaries, desperately-needed building repairs, First Nations ministry (often in hard-to-reach, isolated areas), and religious education for children and adults, as well as programs for lay leadership and seminarian education. Find more information about CMIC – and how to help – online at or call 1-866-937-2642.


* Catholic Youth Conference with Adult Track – The FacetoFace United Conference will be held Nov. 17 and 18 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.  Come experience the joy and peace of Jesus Christ with 370+ other Catholics, as together we spend time laughing, growing, and praying. Inviting all youth grades 9-12 and adults who hunger for more out of their faith. Find more info and registration online at


Kneelers needed - The Cathedral of the Holy Family, Saskatoon, is seeking two matching prie dieux (kneelers) for use at wedding liturgies.  Should you have two prie dieux (kneelers) you wish to pass on to a good home, please contact David Polzen at the Cathedral of the Holy Family: or 306-659-5805.


* Hope not Fear: Building Peace in a Fractured World will be presented by Hon. Douglas Roche, OC, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon.  Douglas Roche is an author of 22 books, parliamentarian and diplomat. He was a special advisor on disarmament for the Holy See and received two special citations from Pope John Paul II. He received the Peace Award of the Canadian Islamic Congress, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. In spite of the daunting obstacles to peace, Roche brings a message of hope. Questions with discussion are encouraged. Please register online at  or call Walter Klaassen at (306) 975-0062. There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering.


* 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: (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.


Donations of new children’s pajamas, children’s back packs and short bedtime stories - 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, some of which are their own creation or from donated books, 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.


Queen’s House of Retreats – 601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK. • Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: • Website: 

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 or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or 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



* Triumph: Freedom Through Healing retreat program, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from Nov. 9 to 17 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  or find more info at



Bruised & Wounded – A book by Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Recognizing that there is still a stigma, in both the Christian and secular world, surrounding death by suicide, Fr. Rolheiser takes his spiritual understanding of the woundedness of those whose lives end in this pain, and “breathes out the compassion and peace of God”. Many, many people in the world have been touched by suicide. Fr. Rolheiser’s writings provide hope, consolation, and empathy to those left behind. This book gives us a new way of understanding death by suicide with chapters on

  • Removing the Taboo
  • Despair as Weakness rather than Sin
  • Reclaiming the Memory of our Loved One

This is a valuable resource for pastors, pastoral care ministers, parishes and individuals.   

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please call JoAnne at (306) 222-2819, or e-mail


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: or Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at:  or check out the website about the project at:

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



Stand Tall this Fall: fall prevention community health fair, Tuesday November 6, 2018, 9-2pm, Market Mall, by food court, #99-2325 Preston Avenue, Saskatoon, SK.  For an independent, active life: tips and demonstrations to manage your fall risk. Lisa Lambert, MLA for Churchill-Wildwood kicks off Fall Prevention Month (with cake!) at 11am, followed by Remembering When Fashion Show. Free public event by the Saskatoon Fall Prevention Consortium.


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