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Development and Peace


Diocesan Prayer Intention –  We pray as a diocesan family for forced migrants and refugees who have fled their homes – that God might bring them to a place of peace and safety, assisted and welcomed by people of compassion and good will. We pray to the Lord…


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions –


Jan. 13, 2019: Baptism of the Lord – First Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. May all people have access to abundant and clean water. We pray to the Lord.


  1. May the Spirit given us in baptism help us see God’s goodness in all created things. We pray to the Lord.


New Announcements:


Kindergarten Registration for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools begins in January. Plan on attending your local Catholic school’s information session to learn more about Catholic education, meet the teacher and principal, and tour the school. You can also learn more about our language options (French immersion, Ukrainian bilingual, Cree bilingual and American Sign Language) and our fine arts school. Children must be five years old on or before January 31, 2020, to start school in September 2019 (five years old on or before December 31, 2019 for the communities of Martensville, Warman, Biggar and Humboldt). To find a Catholic school near you and learn more, visit


* Share the Journey - Thank you to all who participated in the “Share the Journey” Fall Action Campaign of Development and Peace/Caritas Canada, whether by reading the pamphlet, praying, signing the Action Card, or taking other action. Special thanks to the “Just Youth” students at St. Thomas More College for organizing the first walk-a-thon within our diocese – a gesture of solidarity with the 68.5 million forced migrants around the world. During the Christmas season we remember how the Holy Family were also forced migrants. More “Share the Journey” walks will take place in parishes and schools during the spring as this campaign continues throughout the year. Forced migrants are among those in our world who are being helped by Development and Peace: Caritas Canada. Find more information at   


* SHARE LENT – Diocesan workshops for the upcoming Share Lent campaign in support of Development and Peace: Caritas Canada will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt and at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in Room 260 at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive Saskatoon. All are welcome to attend to hear more about the Share Lent theme “Share the Journey,” focused on the plight of people around the world who are forced to leave their homes. After discussions between the bishops of Canada and Development and Peace about use of Share Lent funds, Bishop Mark Hagemoen supports parish involvement in this year’s Share Lent campaign.


* Station 20 West Sixth Annual “Touch of Ukraine” Supper and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Cash bar 5: p.m., supper at 6 p.m.  Entertainment by renowned Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble. Tickets: $30 each, available from Station 20 West (306) 343-9378, on-line from, or from S20W board members. Please join us for a fine meal and good company while supporting Station 20 West.  


* A Collection for the Needs of the Canadian Church will be held on the Jan. 26-27 weekend in parishes across the Diocese of Saskatoon. This collection supports the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in their work to meet the Needs of the Canadian Church. Faced with a range of challenges and needs, the Catholic Bishops of Canada respond on many fronts. Our Canadian bishops are supported and assisted in their ministry of leading, shepherding, teaching, guiding, sanctifying and caring for the Church in Canada by your gift to the Collection for the Needs of the Canadian Church. Your gift supports the CCCB’s involvement in a wide range of national and international areas of pastoral activity, such as:

  • Social justice,
  • Ecumenical and interfaith relations,
  • Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples,
  • Life and family issues,
  • Liturgy,
  • Catechesis,
  • Doctrine,
  • Communications, and
  • Relations with Catholic associations and movements.

To make a gift, you are invited to use the designated envelope for the Needs of the Canadian Church on Sunday, Jan. 26 or watch for additional envelopes special to this collection in your parish, or you can give directly online at:

For more information about how Canadian Catholic bishops are serving the Canadian Church, visit or follow CCCB on Twitter:


Employment Opportunities:


* Holy Spirit Parish in Saskatoon, SK is seeking an outgoing and engaging full-time Administrative Assistant (37.5 hours per week) to become part of our parish ministry team.  The Administrative Assistant will manage the office reception area, receive parishioners/visitors on behalf of the Parish, enter data, and assist parish staff in the carrying out of administrative duties.

Applicants who possess a secretarial/business college certificate/diploma are encouraged to apply. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is an asset. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Administrative Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. For a detailed position overview and/or to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Darryl Millette, Pastor, at  by midnight, February 1, 2019. Please note that all applicants are required to complete an application form in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume. A detailed position overview and application form will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is March 1, 2019.


* FacetoFace Ministries is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant (approximately 15 hours a week) responsible for communications, promotions, volunteer coordination, and general administrative tasks. Job specifications include: a desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and a trusting reliance on God to yield the hoped-for results; relevant post-secondary education in communications and/or marketing; experience working in communications and/or advertising; excellent verbal and written communication skills; technologically apt and proficient with computers; ability to organize and lead people; creative and innovative. Preferred start date is Feb. 1 (negotiable). Apply before Jan. 14, 2019 by sending a cover letter and resume to Jon Courchene, Executive Director, to  or call 306-381-7789 for more information.


* Saskatoon Regional CWL Quilters are resuming our quilting days on Monday, January 14, 2019. All ladies are welcome to join us. We meet every second Monday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m., so bring a bagged lunch. At this time, we are in great need of quilting fabrics to make charity quilts from. Please think of us as you are spring cleaning your sewing areas.  For further information please call Margaret at 306-374-4214


* Transitions - Have you gone through the painful experience of divorce and/or separation?  Do you feel alone, discouraged or hopeless? We can help! Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2019 the Diocese of Saskatoon is again offering an 11-week program that will support you as you heal and rebuild your life. Transitions meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon). The evenings are led by those who have already journeyed through what you are going through and have found some healing.  It is their wish that they pass on their experience, strength and hope of getting through the pain of divorce. For more information or to register, contact Sharon at (306) 374-1425 or email:


* Eucharistic Adoration Jan 21-22: The regular monthly 24-hours of Eucharistic Adoration at Queen's House will be held earlier than usual in January. Eucharistic adoration will begin at noon on Monday, Jan. 21 and will conclude at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon. Come and spend time in prayer with Our Lord Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament. For more information contact Sally at (306) 373-2621.


* Dealing with vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue:  For those who minister to others — priests, lay church workers, nurses, parents – years of caring for other peoples’ struggles and problems can lead to something known as vicarious trauma, sometimes called compassion fatigue. The diocese of Saskatoon has invited Lorie Harrison, a registered professional counsellor with Legacy Ridge, to introduce some tools on how to spots and manage vicarious trauma, including the development of resiliency skills. The presentation will take place at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W., Saskatoon at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The evening is free, however, to assist in planning, please register with Andrea at (306) 659-5831 or


* “Beauty Among the Ruins”:  Rebuilding Catholic Culture’s 4th Annual Dessert Night and Talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Our Lady of Lourdes parish, 12th St. E. and Wiggins Ave., Saskaoon  Jonathan Pageau, world-renowned icon carver and speaker on all things beautiful, will give a talk on Divine beauty, followed by our famous cheesecake and brownie bar.  As usual, this event is free of charge, but we do ask that you consider a free will donation, and that you RSVP your attendance so we can effectively plan for numbers. Contact Celene Sidloski at (306) 715-1541 or at


* Station 20 West Sixth Annual “Touch of Ukraine” Supper and Silent Auction will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Cash bar 5 p.m., supper at 6 p.m. , with entertainment by the world-renowned Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble. Tickets: $30 each, available from Station 20 West (306) 343-9378, on-line from, or from Station 20 West board members. Please join us for a fine meal and good company while supporting Station 20 West.  


Marriage Preparation Programs

* Holy Spirit Parish offers a six session marriage preparation program for engaged couples and for couples contemplating marriage but not officially engaged. The next session begins on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. It continues each Sunday at 2pm until March 3, 2019 (skipping Feb. 17 due to the long weekend). Fee is $150. For information regarding the program and to register, please contact Heather and Todd Heroux, 306-491-7878 or email or the parish office - 306-374-1425.


Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) is an intensive marriage preparation weekend, away from the distractions of everyday life, 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. In the diocese of Saskatoon, Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held at St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK with the next session held April 26 to 29, including accommodation and meals. Find more information or register online at or contact Elizabeth and Deryk Meszaros at


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.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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:


* 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.


* 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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