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* Diocesan Prayer Intention We pray as a diocesan family for those discerning vocations to religious life, consecrated life, and the priesthood. Holy Spirit, inspire us all with wisdom, zeal, and boldness in discovering and responding to God’s call.


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions –February 3, 2019, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. May the Spirit of God empower us to model both compassionate justice and mercy to our world. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Help us to hear and respond to the challenging words of today’s prophets. We pray to the Lord.


New Announcements:


* FEB. 15–17: "REJOICE & BE GLAD: Rediscovering the Joy of Christ" Conference @ St. Therese Institute (Bruno, SK) - Sometimes, life is hard. Rediscover the joy that Christ wants for each and every one of us at St. Therese Institute’s “Rejoice & Be Glad” conference, February 15-17. Check it out, as well as other upcoming courses at . You might just find what you are looking for! More info & Registration:  or 306.369.2555


* FEB. 19–21: "COME & SEE" for prospective students at St. Therese Institute (Bruno, SK)

Are you interested in taking part in our 9-month Faith Formation Program? Do you know someone else who is? St. Therese Institute is hosting a Come and See event February 19-21! Come for a day, come for two days, come for all three — whatever works for you — and experience the student community, classes and prayer life! More information and registration for the Come and See event: or e-mail  or (306) 369.2555


Sask. K of C Vocations Endowment - The Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have partnered with the Sask. K of C Charitable Foundation to create the Sask. K of C Vocations Endowment. The proceeds from this Endowment will be disbursed on an annual basis equally to each seminarian throughout all Saskatchewan Dioceses and Eparchy to help defray the $33,000  per year it costs to educate each Seminarian in the province. The provincial launch of the Endowment will take place during a major campaign on the weekend of February 2-3.  Please view our website at  for further details and to make a contribution. The Bishops, dioceses, eparchy, Knights of Columbus and Catholic faithful thank you in advance for your generous support of the education and development of Seminarians through prayer and financial assistance.

Ways to donate to the new Vocations Endowment fund:

  • By credit card online: go to the website:
  • Electronic Funds Transfer: send transfer to (Make question: “Knights of” / Make answer: “Columbus”/ Make message: “Vocations”.
  • Monthly/Quarterly AutoPay: Make arrangements through the K of C Foundation Office: (306) 631-1610.
  • By cheque: mail to Sask. K of C Charitable Foundation, Box 61, Moose Jaw, Sk. S6H 4N7 (indicate “vocations”.)
  • Legacy - Estate Giving: Make arrangements through the K of C Foundation Office: (306) 631-1610.

A tax receipt will be issued for all donations!

And now, the extras.

The poster about the Energy workshop is not meant to go in the bulletin – it is just for your information.


* A Priest Discernment Night will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at St. Anne’s Parish in Saskatoon. For more information please contact Fr. Colin Roy at or call (306) 256-3218, or Fr. Daniel Yasinski at or call (306) 834-2269.


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, Feb. 9. 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. Info: Donna at (306) 341-9444.


* Share the Good News! – The latest edition of a newsletter from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation is now available. This month’s edition features a look at the Health & Sciences Academy at Bishop Mahoney Catholic High School in Saskatoon, which is designed for students who have a passion for science or may be interested in a career in health care. Unique classes emphasize hands-on learning, critical thinking, and creativity. Students are also able to obtain post-secondary credits in science prior to high school graduation. Read more in this month’s Share the Good News! newsletter, posted at   or e-mail   for more information.

Note: A Health & Sciences Academy Open House will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Bishop James Mahoney High School, 231 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon. Visit the Health & Sciences Academy online at:


* Knights of Columbus Saskatoon Council 1517 –PORK LOIN SUPPER on Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral in the Bishop James Mahoney Hall, doors open at 5:30 p.m., Supper at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person (children under six eat free). Entertainment will be provided by singer Desiree Niekar who will also be performing at Telemiracle. Donations to Telemiracle will be accepted. For tickets, call: Bart Austin: 306-222-9751, Reg Handfield: 306-665-8445, Morris: 306-384-2620, your parish office or approach a Knight and he will gladly get tickets for you. Remember, the funds raised by our breakfasts and suppers are for programs such as “Coats for Kids”, Blackstrap Youth Camp, St. Michael’s Métis Fiddle Program and Columbus Bosco Homes, to help our poor, needy and our youth of the parishes and many other worthy programs.


The Knights of Columbus is always seeking members. Become a part of the largest (1.9 million strong) Catholic men's organization worldwide!! Open to all Catholic men 18 years and older,  benefits include an opportunity to share fellowship with practicing Catholic men in service to our Clergy and the Church with focus on family and those in need. Help when you can, because YOU can help make a difference! Please join! Talk to your parish priest about the Knights or approach any Knights of Columbus member and we will answer any questions that you have about the Knights of Columbus.


* Begin training to become an Accredited Teacher of the Billings Ovulation Method® of Natural Family Planning (NFP) from the comfort of home! Part 1 of the Teacher Training Correspondence Course will be offered in a series of interactive Webinars from February to August 2019. Successful completion of Part 1 is a pre-requisite to attend the Part 2 Workshop planned for August 2019 in SK! Registration deadline for webinars: Feb. 4, 2019. For more details about the Teacher Training process, NFP, or to register, visit  


* Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Saskatoon Diocesan Meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at St Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Ave., Saskatoon, beginning with Mass at 9:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Guest speakers are Dianne Anderson, coordinator of the Restorative Ministry Office (prison ministry), and Rob Gents of the Saskatchewan Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Cost of lunch is a free-will offering. All are welcome.

We encourage all CWL councils to be represented and to bring as many of your members who are able to attend. Any questions? Contact Ingrid Eggerman, Saskatoon Diocesan President at  or (306) 287-3780.


* MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Season of Creation: Bishop Bryan Bayda and the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon extend an invitation to all to join in the celebration of the Akathist prayers in Praise and Care for God’s Creation on Sept. 19, 2019 – watch for more details!


Previous Announcements


L’Arche Prayer Nights: L’Arche Saskatoon leads Taize Prayer at Queen's House (601 Taylor St W) on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Our next Taize Prayer will be on February 13. Everyone is welcome. For more information: or 306-262-7243


* Theology on Tap: For young adults 19 to 35 years. Next session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7-9 pm at Louis’ on Campus, exploring the theme: Christianity and Creativity.  Guest speaker is Sharon Leyne. This past fall, Sharon was invited to the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriting conference, and she will be sharing her story with us.  Come along and bring a friend.  For more info, call Michael in Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More College (306-966-8931), or email


Save the date! This year’s Bishop’s Dinner will be held in Saskatoon on Friday, May 10, featuring dining, dancing, and inspiring words from Bishop Mark Hagemoen. Watch for more details or contact Cathy Gilje at (306) 659-5851 or   


* Share the Journey. Development and Peace’s Share Lent campaign workshop - This Lent, Development and Peace continues the global Catholic campaign, Share the Journey, on forced migration. On average every minute, some 31 people have to flee their homes somewhere in our world. To learn more about D&P partner initiatives supporting those forced into migration, and about the campaign and how to be part of it, please join Development and Peace on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish, 809 10th St., Humboldt; or on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. to 9:30 pm in Room 260 at St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon. Your RSVP to is appreciated. Everyone is welcome!

(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.)


* New Employment Opportunity: YOUTH MINISTER for Saskatoon parish:

The Catholic parish of St. Philip Neri, 1902 Munroe Ave., Saskatoon is seeking an outgoing and engaging full-time (37.5 hours per week) Youth Minister to become part of the parish ministry team.  The Youth Minister will provide ministry to youth and their families; and, to provide ministry to two elementary schools, as well as oversee the Sacramental Preparation (Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1st Communion) process for children and parents.  Additionally, the successful applicant will plan, organize and execute regular youth events for Grades 6 to 8 and 9 to 12 in accordance with our parish vision for youth ministry. For a detailed ministry position overview, or to apply, please contact Patrick Clarke, Human Resources Manager at  or 306-659-5835. The online application form for the Youth Minister Position at St. Philip Neri can be found at  The deadline for applying for this position is midnight, Sunday February 10, 2019.  The position start date is March 1, 2019.


NET Canada is seeking an Executive Director

Are you passionate about reaching young people in the Catholic Church? NET Canada is looking for an experienced and dynamic leader to lead the staff and missionaries from the headquarters in Ottawa!  Position Summary: Location: Ottawa, Ontario. Pay: Starting Salary 70K (commensurate with experience). Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019. Start date: Negotiable. If you share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Application: or for more information or to apply, please visit


* 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.


* From Mourning to Dawn, The diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers begins the spring 2019 session on Tuesday, March 26. Facilitators, who have themselves also experienced the death of a marriage partner, engage with participants on an 8-week journey of transformation and healing, offering support and encouragement for bereaved spouses. This program is open to participants who have been widows/widowers between 2 months and 2 years. Sessions are held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon) on 8 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. To register or for more information, please contact Dianna Knaus, 306-382-0535 or email:


Christ The King Prayer Group: Established one year ago, on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Christ The King Prayer Group at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral in Saskatoon, led by Fr. Richmond Diala includes: 1) “Watch With Jesus” weekly Adoration held every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. for one hour; 2) “Exodus Experience,” a fasting and prayer retreat; and 3) “Maranatha,”  a novena, yearly retreat, and celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King. All are welcome to gather every Thursday at 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cr. E, Saskatoon.


* SAVE THE DATE! The Ursuline Sisters announce the 100th anniversary of their Foundation at Prelate, SK. A celebration of thanksgiving will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Schedule: 12:45 p.m. - Historical Presentation; 1:00 p.m. - Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen, presiding celebrant; followed by a reception, program and open microphone. (Open invitation to follow). REJOICE!  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLESSINGS!


Mark the calendar — A Knights of Columbus Spiritual Enrichment Conference open to all interested men will be held the evening of Friday, March 29, at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd., Saskatoon, and all day Saturday, March 30 at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon.  For more information contact Queen’s House at (306) 242-1916.


*The Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle - A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.


For Sale: COPIER Kyocera Model: ECOSYS M2535dn.  Letter & legal, uses TK-1142 toner. Print, copy, scan and fax.  Used only 2 years. $500.00. Mobile storage stand included. Contact: Cudworth St. Michael’s Parish- 306-256-3218 (weekday mornings are best times to call).


Holy Yoga is a Christ-centered experiential time of worship where we will learn how we can use our minds, bodies, and spirits to relax and de-stress, offering an opportunity for participants to authentically connect to God through his word, worship and wellness. Holy Yoga classes are now on for the winter session. Monday: Chair Yoga at 6:00 pm and Gentle/All Levels yoga at 7:00 pm, Tuesday: Gentle/All Levels yoga at 9:30 am and Thursday: Gentle/All Levels at 12:05 pm and 6:30 pm. Come check us out at a free first class. For more information, call Diane Waldbillig 306-370-6682 or email .


Kindergarten Registration for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools has started. 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


Cathedral of the Holy Family Marriage Preparation Friday, March 1 (evening), and Saturday, March 2, 2019 (all day), at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Contact David Polzen at  or 306-659-5805 for more information. 


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 28, including accommodation and meals. Find more information or register online at or contact Elizabeth and Deryk Meszaros at


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.


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 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.


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.: Feb. 1.
  • * K of C BROTHERS KEEPER BREAKFAST: 2nd Tuesday/month -7 a.m.: Feb. 12
  • TAIZE PRAYER: Second Wednesday of each month: Feb. 13.
  • 24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Fourth Monday & Tuesday of the month, from noon Monday to noon Tuesday: Feb. 25-26th
  • 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.


Eco Spirituality series with Sr. Judy Schachtel SMS: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 7-9pm


Exploring our Mystical Roots with Fr. Kevin McGee: March 9, 9am – 4pm


Discernment & Prayer: with Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI, Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm as part of Spiritual Direction Formation, held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $50 which includes lunch or $40 without lunch.


Yoga For Grief Program: with Lynne Harley, 6 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 until 8:30 pm beginning January 22, held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street W., Saskatoon. Cost is $150.  Register with Lynne at 306-270-3800.


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:


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.


The following announcement requests come from groups beyond the diocese and our ministry partners. As always, the parish Pastor and Parish Life Director are invited to make all publication decisions regarding their particular parish community


The Saskatoon Council on Aging and Caregiver Information and Support Centre are very pleased to announce our annual Caregiver Forum, during Caregiver Week, to be held on Friday, March 22, 2019. This year’s forum theme is “Care for the Caregiver.”

Date:     Friday, March 22, 2019

Venue:  Circle Drive Alliance Church – 3035 Preston Ave. S.

Time:    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost:     $20 (includes lunch and snacks) must pay in advance.

  To register call 306-652-2255


Date:    Monday, March 18, 2019

Venue:  Cliff Wright Library – 1635 McKercher Dr.

Time:    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cost:      FREE to register call 306-652-2255

Cliff Wright Library presentation “Services for Caregivers”

Parkinson Canada presentation “Information for Caregivers”

To register, please contact the Saskatoon Council on Aging 306-652-2255.


Saskatoon Council on Aging presents: Cherry Bop Hop, Thursday, March 21 at the Western Development Museum.  Cocktails are at 5 p.m., program at 6 p.m., supper and dance to follow.  Tickets are $65 (includes meal) and are available at or call 306-652-2255.


A.A. Public Information Luncheon: Friday February 22, Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel, 106 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  The format of this lunch will be a few speakers talking about what A.A. is and what it isn’t, along with an interactive period for your questions.  There is no cost to you for this event and we are grateful for your attendance. Seating is limited to 200. If you would like to have several guests attend we will do our best to accommodate your request. Kindly RSVP to  by Feb 1, 2019.  Be sure to include:  The Name of your Organization, your mailing and email address, phone contact information and how many tickets you require.


The FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Network will host the third annual “FASD Sessions” Feb. 26-27 at the Travelodge, 106 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon. FASD Sessions 2019 will include two days of presentations from experts actively working in the field of FASD and a caregiver whose family has been impacted by FASD. Focusing on a theme of “Support & Strategies”, FASD Sessions 2019 will provide rich content, key takeaways, and opportunities to network with other professionals from across the province. The ticket price is $200 for two days (resources and meals provided.) This conference will be of interest to:

  • Frontline workers
  • Support workers
  • Social workers
  • Students
  • Childcare workers
  • Caregivers
  • Community agencies
  • Education professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Addiction service providers
  • Justice & correction workers
  • & many others


Tuesday, Feb. 26:

8:30 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m. - “The Brain Domains of Impairment” - Dr. Mansfield Mela

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - “Modifying Environments & Adjusting Expectations” - Shana Mohr

4:00 p.m. - Day 1 concluded

Wednesday, Feb. 27:

9:00 a.m. - “FASD Workshop” - Nate Sheets

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - “FASD Workshop” continued

4:00 p.m. - Day 2 concluded

Register at:   before Friday, Feb. 15.


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