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DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, FEBRUARY 6, 2019, FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

* Diocesan Prayer Intention (World Day of Sick, Feb. 11, 2019)

Creator God, we lift up all those who are facing illness. We ask that You bring healing, comfort and peace to their bodies and minds. Calm their fears and let them experience the healing power of Your love.

God of love and mercy, we ask You to bless all those who care for the sick. Guide them as they journey with those in their care. Give them patience and compassion, strength and endurance to do their work well. Help them to find support, rest and peace when they need it most.

 

Earthcare Connections prayer intentions –February 10, 2019, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. May our gifts of understanding, intuition and imagination perceive God’s glory in the beauty of nature. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Help us share the many gifts we have received with those who have less.

            We pray to the Lord.

 

New Announcements:

 

* World Day of the Sick - Monday, February 11:

Find the message for this year’s World Day of the Sick from our Holy Father Pope Francis online at: www.rcdos.ca/.news or http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/sick/documents/papa-francesco_20181125_giornata-malato.html

 

The Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon will hold a special Mass to mark the World Day of the Sick at 12:15 p.m., Feb. 11 –  there will be a special blessing for all those who are ill. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral Parish, 720 Spadina Cr. E, Saskatoon will celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick during Masses held at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 for the World Day of the Sick / Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

 

Journey through Lent with Art

Lent is a time to turn inward and examine our lives and our relationship with God. This five-week series offers the opportunity to do so through art in a safe and supportive environment. As an introspective tool, art opens a door between our inner and outer selves, offering insights that not otherwise be discovered. No artistic experience necessary. All materials supplied.

Facilitator: Sr. Felicitas Drobig, osu. Thursdays 7pm – 9pm from March 14th – April 11th. Cost: $120. Please preregister at 306 260-7311 since space is limited.

 

Healing Our Losses

Art allows us to go deeper than words and to get in touch with that is in our innermost being. Grief and loss bring with them overwhelming feelings which often cannot be expressed verbally. Art is a gently way to deal with these feelings and to start on the road to healing. Join us for a five-week journey to help heal loss and emotional pain. No artistic experience necessary. All materials supplied. Facilitator: Sr. Felicitas Drobig, osu. Saturdays 2pm – 4pm from March 2nd – March 30th. Cost: $120. Please preregister at 306 260-7311 since space is limited.

 

* The Rite of Election will be celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent on 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, including celebration of the Eucharist. All are welcome to join Bishop Mark Hagemoen as he welcomes and blesses catechumens – those who are not yet baptized and are preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at Easter ¬ as part of journeying through RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). There will also be a blessing of candidates – those who are already baptized journeying to full membership in the Catholic Church. Lent is a season of purification and enlightenment for those preparing for baptism – a journey that the entire Church shares, as we prepare to renew our own baptismal promises at Easter. Everyone is welcome to attend this joyful diocesan celebration!

 

* Hospice at Glengarda – St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has launched a “Close to Home” campaign to raise funds for the first dedicated, free-standing residential Hospice in Saskatoon. The $20 million campaign will fund the renovation and expansion of Glengarda (the former Ursuline residence at 301 Hilliard Street, Saskatoon) as a Hospice, to support dying patients and their families. Funds will also go toward strengthening palliative care education in the community, as well as renovations to the Palliative Care unit at St. Paul’s Hospital. For more information and/or to donate, please see: www.CloseToHome.fund or call (306) 655-5821 or e-mail: info@sphfoundation.ca

 

Overview of the $20 million Close To Home campaign from www.CloseToHome.fund  website:

Saskatoon has excellent home care, long term care and community programs, but they are not always able to meet the needs of patients facing end-of-life, particularly with those facing complex medical care. Quite often, people facing end-of-life find themselves in emergency situations on hospital wards – wards not designed for end-of-life, such as emergency, general medicine, surgical, or oncology wards. We want to ensure that people with life limiting illness who are facing end-of-life get the care they need. With your help:

  • we will build Saskatoon’s first hospice….
  • we will create opportunities for end-of-life caregivers to get additional palliative care education…
  • we will ensure the existing 12-bed Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital continues to deliver quality care by renovating the unit to improve efficiencies and patient comfort.”

Messages of support for the Close To Home campaign:

“People facing end-of-life need to be lovingly coached and mentored on their journey. They need to be as comfortable as possible. It’s about treating the person, not the disease.” – Campaign Co-Chair Dr. Vivian Walker, Co-Medical Director of Palliative Care Services.

“I just don’t want to see people die alone and in an environment that is not becoming of our country. We can do better. We can provide better.” – Gene and Adele Dupuis, honorary campaign chairs.

“Hospice will care for those who have come before us, who have shaped our lives, our communities and our futures. It’s a matter of respecting a human, their soul, their spirit, and their life through to its very end,” – Jean Morrison, President and CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital and Emmanuel Health.

“We want to ensure there are facilities and resources to journey with people through death. Every other province, every other major city has a hospice. We’re missing that in Saskatoon.” – Campaign Co- Chair Todd Rosenberg.

(Please note: If parishes, CWL or K of C councils, or others, wish to find out more about the Hospice at Glengarda and/or the Close to Home campaign, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has speakers who are willing to come out to explain the project in more detail. As well, the SPH Foundation is ready to provide information to any groups who wish to hold a fund-raising event to raise funds for the Close to Home campaign. Please contact SPH Foundation at: (306) 655-5821 for more information.)

 

* Respect for Life Fund-raiser featuring a dinner, dance and auction (live and silent) will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. This fundraiser supports Fountain of Hope, Teen Aid, the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre and Rachel’s Vineyard. Tickets are $35 or $250 for a table of 8. Catering will be provided by Touch of Ukraine; refreshments 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.  Event and raffle tickets are available by contacting Louis Roth (306) 249-2764 or Murray Geenen (306) 244-6196.

 

Living Lent: Four Bishops Reflect on the Invitations of this Holy Season: Local Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican bishops will be featured in a two-part series presented at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Bishop Bryan Bayda CSsR of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon, and Bishop Sid Haugen of the Saskatchewan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will speak at the first session 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23. Speakers at the second session 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 13 are Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, and Bishop Christopher Harper of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon. For more information or to register, contact Queen’s House at (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

Knights of Columbus Spiritual Enrichment Conference for Men will be held March 29 and 30 at Cathedral of the Holy Family and at Queen’s House of Retreats in Saskatoon. Cost is $50 for the entire weekend. For registration or more information, contact Queen’s House at (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

* Part-time Administrative Support employee for St. Patrick’s Parish, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon: a 20-hour-per-week position starting April 1, 2019. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday March, 7. For more information, please visit: www.rcdos.ca/employment

 

* Full-Time Executive Director for the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS): The Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit association committed to providing leadership, education and resources for all who serve in the healing ministry of Christ in health care, parishes and communities. The Executive Director directs and coordinates all CHAS activities; submits policy and program initiatives for board approval; directs the work of the CHAS staff; prepares the annual budget and oversees accounting procedures; plans the Annual General Meeting and annual convention; serves as a resource for Catholic health facilities; plans seminars and workshops; travels as required; and collaborates with other stakeholders and the Saskatchewan Catholic bishops. CHAS is seeking applicants with a knowledge of and commitment to teachings of the Catholic Church and the Health Ethics Guide; knowledge of Catholic health ministry and its relationship to provincial health care; strong communication skills; experience and training in health administration, education and theology; working knowledge of financial administration; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Publisher; ability to give educational presentations; and ability to work with support committees. Submit cover letter and resume by Feb. 22, 2019 to the CHAS office at #104 - 3502 Taylor St. E., Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5H9 or email catholichealth@chassk.ca

 

* Culture of Encounter – Viewing of the documentary film Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies, a story of hope, understanding, and friendship, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Holy Spirit Parish Hall, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. This short film tells the story of a group of Mennonite and Lutheran settlers north of Saskatoon living on land that was opened to settlement, in spite of it having been allocated as a reserve for the Young Chippewayan Band. Learn how these three groups banded together to overcome injustice; and, to understand the influence this has on us today. Myron Rogal, Diocesan Office of Justice and Peace, will introduce the film and facilitate a short discussion. The film is appropriate for all ages. For more information or to register, call Sharon at (306) 374 1425 or e-mail sharon@holyspiritsaskatoon.ca  

 

All parents & young adults are welcome to attend the Western Canadian Catholic Home School Conference, March 7-9, at Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton.  Theme: Total Trust, Complete Surrender. Includes daily Mass, Adoration and Benediction.  Highlight: Home Schooling Information Social on Friday night.  Registration Info: www.wcchsc.net , or contact Veronica at 780-467-8410 or email wcchscreg@shaw.ca

 

* Prince Albert Diocesan Family Conference - The Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert is holding a Diocesan Family Conference April 26-29, which is open to all – grandparents, parents, individuals, youth, children. The theme of the conference is “The Family: Hope for the Church and for the World.” The conference will feature inspiring speakers, as well as activities for youth and children presented by FacetoFace Ministries and Cat.Chat for Kids.

Schedule:

5-9 p.m. Friday, April 26: registration, supper and a cultural night at St. Mary High School, 380-14th St. W., Prince Albert

8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: talks, prayers, activities, meals, etc. held at Plaza 88, 888 Central Ave., Prince Albert

8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 28: talks, Mass, meals, etc. at St. Mary’s High School, Prince Albert.

Cost: Individual registration fees for the conference and meals are: $20 for Friday only, $70 for Saturday only, and $40 for Sunday only, or $120 each for the entire three-day conference.

Family registration fees for the conference and meals for parents and children are: $50 for Friday only, $100 for Saturday only, and $70 for Sunday only, or $210 per family for the entire three-day conference.

NOTE: There is a late registration fee of $50 for those who register after April 5, 2019.

Registration forms are available online by following the link at www.bmjsajonas.com/diocesan-family-conference-april-20  or call 1-306-763-5677 for more information.

Billeting is available; e-mail Paul Joy at pmkjoy@sasktel.net

Childcare is also available during the conference; e-mail Jean Oleksuik at j.d.oleksuik@sasktel.net

 

* Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together program in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon presents: “Being a good neighbour” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 1121 Northumberland Ave, Saskatoon (Church is connected to Bishop Klein Catholic School) Why was Christ so intentional on turning our focus towards our neighbor? Drawing on stories and humor, the global, inter-faith, ecumenical, and community dimensions of this relationship will be unpacked by speaker Myron Rogal, who coordinates the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace. There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering that evening.

 

A Parish Mission will be held at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon from March 24 to 27: The theme will be: Receive, Give Thanks, Break And Share: The Eucharist Unfolding The Mercy Of God – led by the Redemptorist Mission Team of Fr. David Purcell, CSsR, Deacon Bob Williston and Joan Williston. On Sunday evening, March 24, the mission begins at 8:00 p.m., while on Monday, March 25, Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, the mission will run from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

* A Ladies’ Retreat sponsored by St. Augustine CWL in Humboldt will be held Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m., held at St. Augustine Parish, 809-10th Street, Humboldt, SK.  Presenters are Fr. Peter Olisa and Shawna Arnold. The day will also include viewing of the documentary film “Fatal Flaws.” Pre-register by calling Bev Yeager at (306) 682-5906 or Melanie Ramsay at (306) 682-4605. Registration fee: $5; Free-will offering for Lunch. Registration deadline is Feb. 27.

 

Previous Announcements

 

* "REJOICE & BE GLAD: Rediscovering the Joy of Christ" Conference will be held Feb. 15–17 at 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, Feb. 15-17. Check it out, as well as other upcoming courses at www.St-T.ca/Events You might just find what you are looking for! See the website for more information and registration  or call (306) 369.2555

 

* Feb. 19–21: "COME & SEE" for prospective students at St. Therese Institute (Bruno, SK)- Are you interested in taking part in St. Therese’s nine-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: www.St-T.ca/Events or e-mail ApostolicYear@StTherese.ca  or call (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 www.saskkofcfoundation.com  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: saskkofcfoundation.com/donate-now
  • Electronic Funds Transfer: send transfer to donations@saskkofcfoundation.com (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!

 

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 https://foundation.gscs.ca/newsletters   or e-mail catholicschoolsfoundation@gscs.ca   for more information.

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

 

* 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.

 

* 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 ingrideggerman@gmail.com  or (306) 287-3780.

 

* 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 frcolinr@gmail.com or call (306) 256-3218, or Fr. Daniel Yasinski at fr.yasinski@gmail.com or call (306) 834-2269.

 

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!

 

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. Info: events@larchesaskatoon.org  or 306-262-7243

 

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 cgilje@dscf.ca   

 

* 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 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 asonntag@devp.org is appreciated. Everyone is welcome!

 

* Employment Opportunity: YOUTH MINISTER for St. Philip Neri 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 pclarke@rcdos.ca  or 306-659-5835. The online application form for the Youth Minister Position at St. Philip Neri can be found athttps://rcdos.ca/employment  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: ED.Application@netcanada.ca or for more information or to apply, please visit www.netcanada.ca

 

* 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: dknaus@sasktel.net

 

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!

 

*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.

 

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 dianew@holyyoga.net .

 

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 dpolzen@holyfamilycathedral.ca  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 www.ceewest.com or contact Elizabeth and Deryk Meszaros at deryk200@hotmail.com

 

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: jsaretsky@rcdos.com (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.

 

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).

 

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

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 bookings@queenshouse.org or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org for details.

 

Spiritual Direction: For more information or to begin your journey: Contact Sr. Adeline at Queen’s House (306) 242-1916 or any affiliated spiritual director.

 

* Discovering Our Relationship With The Living Earth with Sr. Judy Schachtel SMS

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon. Contact: (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

Exploring our Mystical Roots with Fr. Kevin McGee will be held Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon. Contact: (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* Henri Nouwen & Spiritual Companionship: a Two-Part Webinar Series will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Cost: $55. To register, phone: (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* The Five Love Languages will be presented by Sarah Donnelly on Thursday, 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 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W, Saskatoon. Cost is $475. Please contact Sarah for information or to register:  306-717-3707.

 

Faith Stages on the Spiritual Journey with Sr. Teresita Kambeitz OSU will be held April 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W, Saskatoon. Contact: (306) 242-1916 or e-mail: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* 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, www.queenshouse.org for complete details and additional information.

 

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

OR

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 www.scoa.ca 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 dickn@sasktel.net  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.) Register at: http://saskfasdnetwork.ca/events/fasdsessions2019   before Friday, Feb. 15.

 

 

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