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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, Jan. 6, 2019 - Epiphany of Our Lord

* Diocesan Prayer Intention – We pray as a diocesan family for all those around the world who are being persecuted for their faith – protect them Lord, and help us find ways to assist them.


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions –


Jan. 6, 2019: The Epiphany


  1. Like the Magi, may we see God’s revelation in creation. We pray to the Lord.
  2. May we care for the earth which provides us with all we need to live. We pray to the Lord.


New Announcements:

Our Lady’s Night, in honour of Mary, Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 10 PM at Holy Spirit parish, all women are invited to attend a prayerful and social women’s night.

Our Lady’s night came about through a calling to pray together as women and to connect with other women from all walks of life. Mary brought us together which is why this evening is rooted in her love and charism.

We encourage you to join us in this once a month evening of adoration, prayer, and socializing. This group is open to women 19 years of age and older. Feel free to invite others! For more information please see our Facebook group entitled Our Lady’s Night YXE, or contact Liz at 306-717-4502 or Sarah at 306-241-5541.


* Knights of Columbus special incentive to join online - Until Jan. 7, 2019, Catholic men who join the Knights of Columbus online will receive $5 from Supreme towards a First Year Membership. Go to and use the promo code NewYearKnight. Also, compliments of the Saskatchewan State Deputy, men who join online will receive $10 towards First Year Membership as well as a Rosary of Our Lady of Guadalupe (enter the council number as 98058 to receive the State gift). To learn more about benefits, please see: or to view videos about this international Catholic men’s organization see the Knights of Columbus Supreme channel on YouTube ( ), or search online for “Knights of Columbus - an invitation.” By joining the Knights of Columbus, you will not only support the Catholic Church, but will receive many benefits for you and your family.


* Attention Women and Mothers of All Ages: Are you looking for a group where you can find Catholic fellowship and meet other women? Moms, do you want a break from the kids every week where you can sit, visit, eat breakfast, and grow in your faith? TIME OUT FOR MOMS will be running new sessions beginning Jan. 16, meeting Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon. All women are invited to attend. To register, visit:  or for more info contact: or join the Facebook group at:

Time Out for Moms is also looking for volunteer caregivers to watch the children while the moms meet. If you are interested in this awesome volunteer opportunity you can register at: or contact Cristina Kirkham at 306-380-8671.


Previous Announcements


* St. Philip Neri parish is hosting a Marriage Preparation course on Saturday March 9 and also Sunday, March 10, 2019 (Please note revised dates!). Pre-registration is required. Please contact Shirley at the parish, 306-343-0325 for more information.


* Pure Witness January YEP: Gr. 7 & Up - Join Pure Witness Ministries on Sat. Jan 19 for our second YEP of the year, to be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville. Theme: Give Me a Clean Heart — reflecting on how we are each called to share God's mercy by growing in forgiving others in a real and tangible way throughout our lives. YEP is a full day of talks, games, skits, Mass, Confession, music and more! Cost is $25 (lunch and supper included), with YEP running from 10 am - 10 pm. Families are invited to join us for 5 pm Mass, followed by a potluck supper and Family Dance! Visit for more info and to sign a waiver form. Contact Laura Rice if you have questions: (306) 717-7868.


* Serena Saskatchewan, a natural family planning service, invites you to our annual gala fundraiser “Une Nuit à Paris” on Saturday, Feb. 9  at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Saskatoon. For more info or to reserve your free tickets, visit or email The gala will include a French catered banquet and wine, silent auction, pay a dime to be first in line (bring pocket change to increase your odds of eating first), and guest speaker Fr. Stephano Penna “Authentic love in a sexually confused world”.


* New materials at diocesan Resource Centre - Be sure to check out the Msgr. Michael J. Koch Resource Centre for new material. Along with many family friendly videos, the Resource Centre also has great resources for bible studies and parish groups. New to the library is the video series Reborn, diving deep into the sacrament of Baptism. The Resource Centre is located at the Catholic Pastoral Centre on the second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


* Martha and Mary Mini Retreat mornings for women, are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, including Saturday, Jan.12. Coffee starts at 9:15 a.m.; and the retreat runs from 9:30 11:30 a.m., with confession and noon-hour Mass following. All women are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Donna at (306) 341-9444.


* Dying Healed Workshop will be held on January 19, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at St. Philip Neri Church, 1902 Munroe Ave, Saskatoon, Sk. Cost is $15, which includes a workbook. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, (free will offering for lunch and refreshments). The Dying Healed Workshops provide comprehensive education on palliative care/end of life issues and  preliminary training for palliative and hospice care volunteers. Suitable for those wishing to provide compassion and support to those in need, particularly at end of life. Registration required.  Contact:  Ethna Martin at 306 343-0325. Email  Registration deadline January 11, 2019.


* Book drive for prison library – Donations of used books – soft cover only, and no romance novels – are being sought by organizers of a “Books for Crooks” program, in order to create a library for the men in the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. Books can be dropped off at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to noon, 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Other drop-off spots include Holy Spirit Church, Holy Family Cathedral, St. John Bosco Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, St. Anne’s Parish, St. Mary’s parish, and St. Michael’s parish in Saskatoon. This book drive ends on January 15, 2019.


* 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.


* The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed Jan. 20 to Jan. 27, 2019, exploring the theme “Justice and only justice you shall pursue”  - Deut. 16: 18-20.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Events in Saskatoon include:

  • Opening Service - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at St. Joseph Parish, 535 8th Street E., Saskatoon
  • Singing into Unity - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 436 Spadina Cr. E., Saskatoon
  • Service and Luncheon - Thursday, Jan. 24 (Liturgy 12:00 p.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m.) at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon
  • Closing Service - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, 210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon

As well, Daily 8 a.m. Morning Services will be held at:

  • Monday, Jan. 21 - St. Matthew Anglican Church, 135-109th St. W.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox, 1426 Alexandra Ave.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 - St. Martin’s United Church, 2617 Clarence Ave.
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 - Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish, 1007 Windsor St.
  • Friday, Jan. 25 - Redeemer Lutheran Church, 812 Preston Avenue South

For More Information, see: or contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism for more info: (306) 653-1633 or e-mail:


* Putting Your Affairs In Order During January 2019, there are 3 opportunities for you to attend an “Are Your Affairs in Order?” presentation at Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre on Taylor Street, Saskatoon: 2:30 p.m. January 15; 7:00 p.m. January 16; and 2:30 p.m. January 23. This 2-hour talk will help you understand the importance of having a Will and preparing the other components of your personal and financial life. Jocelyne Hamoline from the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation will demonstrate how our “Will” can be a significant opportunity to express our Catholic faith and commitment to discipleship. A “Catholic Planning Guide to My Estate” package and the “Faith-Based Advanced Health Care Directive (CHAS)” will be available for $5.00 (cash or check please). Registration is free with seating limited to 50. Call Jocelyne Hamoline at 306-659-5849, email  or register online ( ). Registration is required at least 48 hours before the presentation time. 


* Road Map to the Future: Financial Planning For Families of People with Disabilities: The Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation and Inclusion Saskatchewan (formerly the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living) are delivering a free presentation regarding estate and financial planning for families of people with disabilities at 7 p.m. January 31 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK. Jocelyne Hamoline will present a shortened version of the “Are Your Affairs in Order?” session, and Connie Andersen from Inclusion Saskatchewan will present on “Road Map to the Future: Financial Planning for Families of People with Disabilities.” This 2-hour session will help families and guardians make a person-centred plan for the son or daughter who experiences disability, create a circle of support, provide tools to help get finances organized, and information on testamentary trusts for future care.  Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Road Map to the Future: A Financial Planning Guide for Families of People with Disabilities. Registration: Free, but registration is required. Please register online at (maximum 200 seats) or call Jocelyne at (306) 659-5849 or email


Donations of new children’s pajamas, children’s story books and back packs - As part of a project to help fathers in prison improve parenting skills and stay connected to their families, the Office of Restorative Ministry in the diocese of Saskatoon is participating in a project to record men reading bedtime stories to send to their children. The office is seeking donations of children’s short story books, new pajamas sizes 4 to 12, to accompany the recorded bedtime stories, as well as small child backpacks to carry everything for delivery to the children.  (*Please note larger sizes of pyjamas – 10-12 are especially needed.)  Please drop off any donations at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, during regular hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or contact Dianne Anderson (306) 659-5845 for more information.


Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre 2nd Annual Curling Funspiel, March 16, 2019: Please plan to join us from noon to 8:00 p.m., four end games, 2 game guarantee.  All types of teams are welcome. Cost: $160/team, $300/2 teams, meal is included.  Supper only ticket - $25/adult, $13/child. All events take place at the CN Curling Club, 1602 Chappell Drive, Saskatoon.  Board games and silent dessert auction will be available. To register or for more information, email:


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


CWL Clothing Depot at 619-20th St. West, Saskatoon always welcomes donations of items for sale, including clothes and household products. 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.


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!
  • WOMEN in MINISTRY LUNCHEONS: Monthly from 12:00 noon to1:30 p.m.: Jan. 11.
  • K of C BROTHERS KEEPER BREAKFAST: 2nd Tuesday/month -7 a.m.: Jan. 8.
  • TAIZE PRAYER: Second Wednesday of each month: Jan. 9.
  • 24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 4th Monday & Tuesday/month: January 28-29
  • PERSONAL DAY(S) OF PRIVATE PRAYER: Call reception to arrange a suitable time.

* 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.


Spiritual Direction: For more information or to begin your journey: Contact Sr. Adeline at Queen’s House or any affiliated spiritual director.


* The Story of Ruth: 12 Moments in Every Woman’s Life, A Creative Study for Women with Rev. Dianne Mesh and Gisele Bauche will be held Tuesday evenings Jan. 22 through Feb. 26 at the Refinery Art & Spirit Centre in Saskatoon. To register, phone: 306-242-1916 or Email:


* Icon Workshop Series with Anna Mycyk & Gisele Bauche will be held Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from January 23 until March 4, held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W., Saskatoon. Cost is $190 for 8 classes plus the gesso board.  To register:  Contact Gisele at or 306-380-3577.


Henri Nouwen & Spiritual Companionship: a Two-Part Webinar Series will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 and 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Come for one or both sessions as your schedule allows. Cost: $55 for one session / $90 for both sessions. To register, phone: 306-242-1916 or Email:


The Five Love Languages will be presented by Sarah Donnelly on Tuesday, Feb. 14 - 5:30 p.m. supper; 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. workshop at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W. Saskatoon. Cost: $25 for workshop and $15 for supper (add $5 to enjoy wine with your meal). Registration Deadline is 4:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 11.

Transitions: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss presented by Sarah Donnelly will be held from 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 until Sunday, Feb. 24 after lunch. Cost is $475. Please contact Sarah for information or to register:  306-717-3707.


* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Queen’s House is currently seeking an individual interested in the position of an Events and Engagement Coordinator. This position is intended to assist Queen’s House with fundraising planning, event organization, community development and all related activities, campaigns and initiatives. Please refer to the website, for complete details and additional information.

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