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* Diocesan Prayer Intention – Holy Spirit, we pray as a diocesan family that You would give us the courage to resist evil in all its forms and show us how to be peacemakers through prayer and action, lest we forget all those who fought, suffered and died so that we might have the freedom and peace we enjoy today.


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions – Nov.11 – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

  1. Give us the courage and will to speak out against corrupt and unjust governments around the world. We pray to the Lord.
  2. On this Remembrance Day, may we resolve to be peaceful and non-violent in all our relationships. We pray to the Lord.



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Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Our Faith in Action!

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports many important ministries and programs. Gifts are allocated towards Hospital Chaplaincy, Prison Ministry, Youth Ministry, the education of our seminarians and all of the services provided by the diocese. If you have not yet made your pledge, please pray about your decision and consider making a pledge or one-time gift.  Join us, your Catholic community, as we join our gifts to God’s many blessings.


PRAYER GROUP – PREPARATION FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING - The Christ the King Prayer Group, led by Fr. Richmond Diala, invites you to prepare your hearts for the upcoming Feast of Christ The King.   Join with us by praying the Novena (November 16th-24th) and attending three evenings of prayer and reflection at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral:

Thursday, November 22nd     7:00 PM (access via the main entrance)

Friday, November 23rd          8:30 PM (after the Latin Mass)

Saturday, November 24th       7:00 PM (access via the main entrance)

The Novena can be found at


Theology on Tap: For young adults 19 to 35 Mark your calendars, we will have our next session on TUESDAY, NOV. 20TH! 7-9 pm at Louis’ Loft on Campus.  Our theme: Learning your Love Language Our guest facilitator is Sarah Donnelly. Come along and bring a friend!  So we can have the proper amount of handouts, we are asking people to pre-register, but there is no cost to attend. To register, either go to Saskatoon Theology on Tap or call Michael in Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More College (306-966-8931), or email


* CONCERT  - Sonatas for Violin and Piano concert, Sunday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 211 Ave. O South, Saskatoon.  Suggested donation: adults - $20, students - $10.  All are welcome.


* Piano and Violin Concert will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Muenster, SK. Admission: adults $20; students $10.


* “Fatal Flaws” – The documentary film Fatal Flaws will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov 22 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family parish hall, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. This film documents the flaws within the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide around the world. The executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Canada, Alex Schadenberg, will be present for a question and answer session after the movie. This event is co-sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan, Alliance for Life Saskatoon, and the Knights of Columbus council 8215. Admission is free, but free-will offerings will be gratefully accepted. For more information contact Louis Roth at (306) 249-2764.


* CWL Clothing Depot at 619-20th St. West, Saskatoon is seeking donations of new items for its annual Christmas sale. For example: toys, socks, underwear, gloves, toques, sheets, comforters, towels, jewelry, health and beauty products, or individually wrapped candy. Thank you for your generosity. Your donations help those who are struggling to make ends meet in our city, giving them a joyous chance to shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Parents can choose a toy at an affordable price, enjoying the freedom and dignity of making their own purchase, while children with only a few coins can buy a gift for mom or dad. The sale runs Nov. 13th until Dec. 22nd.  Items can be dropped off at the Clothing Depot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, or you may arrange for a pickup by calling (306) 242-5042. Volunteers are also needed – you don’t have to be a CWL member! To inquire about volunteering: (306) 242-5042.


* Advent Conference 2018 with Dr. Scott Powell will be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, SK. Dr. Scott Powell is a dynamic and brilliant speaker, podcast host and theologian from Boulder, Colorado, who holds a PhD in scripture from Maryvale Institute (Birmingham, UK), directs the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought (University of Colorado), and serves as an adjunct professor at Augustine Institute (Denver), and has spent the last decade teaching scripture and theology to groups of all ages. Conference registration is $90 each, with weekend meals and on-site accommodation as add-ons. The all-inclusive conference package is $195. Find more information and registration online at: or call (306) 369-2555.


* Christmas Tea and Bake Sale will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Saints Peter and Paul Church Auditorium, 10th Street & Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon, featuring: Kolachi Breads, Cabbage Rolls, Varenyky (two kinds), Kutia (wheat), home baking and raffles. Adults: $3; 6-12 years: $2; pre-school: free. Sponsored by Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada.


* You are cordially invited to attend a Traditional German Advent Celebration held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 in the hall of the Cathedral of the Holy Family,  123 Nelson  Road, Saskatoon  (use hall entrance) . The event will feature German Kuchen and Torten, coffee and tea with a musical program at 3:30 to 4:30 by Tenor Michael Harris and Pianist Gregory Schulte as well as the Lissel- Pexa String Quartet. Enjoy a delightful afternoon with friends in the spirit of Advent.


* CHRISTMAS MARKET AT ST. MARY’S: St. Mary's Parish is hosting Christmas Markets in our parish hall from 10:00am to 4:00pm on each of the following days: Sunday, Nov. 25; Sunday, Dec, 2; Saturday, Dec, 8; and Saturday, Dec. 15. These Christmas Markets are a fundraising effort for St. Mary’s parish and we appreciate the support of visitors and vendors alike. Admission is FREE. There will be door prizes, many different local business vendors, crafters, kid activities, entertainment, special guests such as Santa and movie characters,  food vendors, baking, raffles and more. Please note that vendors and entertainment vary for each market - and this is an event open for guests of all ages. There is still room for new vendors. To rent a table please email Jennifer Nunes at or call St. Mary's Parish office at (306) 244-2983 (discount offered to those who rent a table at more than one market)


* Tickets are now available for ST. MARY’S 5TH ANNUAL DINNER WITH THE BISHOP on Friday, November 23, 2018.  Tickets are $50 each or a table of eight for $350.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the parish office at (306) 244-2983. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. Bishop Mark Hagemoen will speak prior to dinner, with the meal\ starting at 6:30pm. There are only 184 tickets available for this event, and they are going fast.


St. Joseph’s Parish Craft Fair – Saturday, November 17th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall (1006 Broadway Ave). There will be over 30 crafters selling their goods, come and do some early Christmas Shopping. Concession on site.  - Free Admission.


Western Religions in Society and Culture - Online course offering through St. Thomas More College – register through PAWS or call 306 966-8900: course is RLST 112.3 with Dr. Lesya Sabada. In order to have a rounded education, one must have an awareness of world religions.  To learn about world religions is to increase one's cultural literacy - the objective that lies at the heart of this course. The religious traditions examined in this course, indigenous faiths, the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are foundational aspects of cultures around the globe. Religion plays a crucial role in shaping, transforming, and transmitting cultures. Interacting with other cultural aspects - politics, economics, aesthetics - religions is a potent force in culture, in ways both constructive and destructive. Knowing about them is crucial for negotiating our complex world.


St. Francis Xavier Parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking a half-time (20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper to assist the Pastor and Parish Life Director in the carrying out of administrative duties.

The Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper, reporting to the Parish Life Director will be responsible to:

  • Provide bookkeeping services
  • Manage parish records
  • Provide administrative support to the Pastor and Parish Life Director
  • Manage the front office reception area

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • A good working knowledge of the Church
  • A secretarial/business college credential or equivalent
  • Work experience as an Administrative Assistant and/or Bookkeeper

Compensation includes:

  • Monthly salary in accordance with the Admin 1 & 2 Grids of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Extended and health and dental benefits (after 3 months)
  • Defined contribution pension plan (after 3 months)

For more information:

Please contact Patrick Clarke at 306-659-5835 or for a detailed job description.

To apply and application deadline:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Patrick Clarke (Human Resources Manager)  by midnight, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.

Position start date: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.


World Day of the Poor will be marked on Nov. 18, 2018, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor can be found online at:


Previous Announcements

* 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 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.


* 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


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 two-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.


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. 


* 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.)


* 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.


* 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


* 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.


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



St. Ann’s Home Receives a Gift of Mobility:  Such is the gift which brings St. Ann’s Home one step closer to reaching goal for its Capital Campaign.

On September 27th, the residents of St. Ann’s Home received a beautiful gift; a new bus with all the latest bells and whistles. Most importantly, the bus will give the residents more mobility and an opportunity to get out into the community.

At the Senior Citizens Village, some of the residents are in wheelchairs. Some use walkers. To those that are homebound at St. Ann’s Home, getting out and about means more than one can know. Because of the Joseph Alfred Remai Family Foundation, St. Ann’s residents will be able to go on those excursions they love so dearly. Because of this gift, the new bus will take them out to visit the greenhouses in spring. Or, on trips to see the changing of leaves in beautiful fall colours. Or in winter, they can travel to see the lights of Christmas. These outings may seem like simple pleasures, but they are so meaningful to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to go. It is life giving.

The bus was given as part of the Spirit of Renewal Campaign at St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village and this contribution moves the campaign nearer to its goal with $3.176M of the $4.3M goal raised to date.

To find out more about the Spirit of Renewal Campaign go to:

To donate, contact: or T: (306) 374-8900

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


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