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Development and Peace

Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements - March 10, 2019, First Sunday of Lent

* Diocesan Prayer Intention  We pray as a diocesan family for all who are  preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation — Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. We pray especially for all those participating in the diocesan Rite of Election this weekend.


Earthcare Connections prayer intentions –March 10, 2019, First Sunday of Lent

  1. God nourishes us with food from the land; let our care for Earth be our

            gift of gratitude.  We pray to the Lord.

  1. Help us respect Earth, and treat the air, land and water with reverence

            and gratitude. We pray to the Lord.


New Announcements:


(Parishes are asked to consider ways to share this information in bulletins or announcements:)

* Save the date! The Ursuline Sisters are celebrating 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 p.m. Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen, followed by a reception and program. Rejoice!  One hundred years of blessings!


* St Therese Springtime of the Faith Intensive Course Series – Five-day intensive courses at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, Bruno, SK will again be held this spring on topics such as Theology of the Body, Ignatian Discernment, Evangelization, Ecumenism, Apologetics, Catechetics, Liturgy and Sacraments, etc.

Become a student for a week – or two, or six! The series is offered as a public component of the St. Therese nine-month faith formation program.


March 24-29 – Apostolate of the Christian Family

March 24-29 – Ignatian Discernment Introduction

April 7-12 – Principles of Christian Education

April 7-12 – Theology of the Laity

April 22-26 – Theology of the Body

April 28-May 3- Ecumenical Apologetics

April 28-May 3 – TeenSTAR Sexuality Teaching certification course

May 5-10 – Heralds of the New Evangelization 1: Joy of the Gospel

May 5-10 – Heralds of the New Evangelization 2: Becoming a Prophetic Voice

More information/ registration:  Or for information call: (306) 369-2555.


* Share Lent 2019: Pope Francis launched the Caritas Internationalis Share the Journey  campaign in Oct. 2017 with these words,  “Christ asks us to welcome our brother and sister migrants and refugees with arms open wide. Let us not be afraid to share the journey.”  Caritas Canada/Development and Peace has embraced this campaign for 2018-19.  Find campaign materials, resources, or online giving at: or for more info call Bernice Daratha, the Diocesan Chairperson for Development and Peace/Caritas Canada: (306) 281-7980.


CWL Award for Young Women to Pursue Social Justice Work - Applications are being invited for The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada’s Social Justice Award, which was inaugurated in 2007. The award is intended to enable young women to engage in social justice work.  Young women between the ages of 18-35 years will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in one year to pursue social justice work, with the award given upon application and decision of the committee. Applicants are invited to provide information about involvement In social justice programs (references help), most recent academic standing, recommendation of a pastor or campus minister or equivalent with regard to the activity being applied for, and a description of the social justice to be undertaken (dates, place, purpose, involvement, cost). For more information and/or an application form, please contact Mary Nordick at (306) 374-5612 (H) or email


* Easter outreach at the prison - The diocesan Restorative Ministry Office is again seeking * monetary donations in order to purchase chocolate bunnies for those in prison, as part of Easter outreach at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. Please help coordinator Dianne Anderson and her team of volunteers reach out to the men, letting them know they are not forgotten at this most holy season marking the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Monetary donations can be dropped into parish collections labelled “Easter prison ministry” or dropped off/ mailed to Restorative Ministry, Catholic Pastoral Centre, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK. S7S 1H1. (Donations of money rather than chocolate ensures that identical treats can be purchased for all). Thank you for helping to spread our Easter joy!


* Volunteers needed for prison outreach - Volunteers are needed to celebrate liturgies of the Easter Triduum, to distribute Easter treats, and to offer other ongoing outreach at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. If you feel called to assist with ministry at the prison, please contact diocesan coordinator Dianne Anderson at (306) 659-5845 to learn more about what is involved and how to apply.


* 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 diocesan office is seeking donations of children’s short story books and new pajamas sizes 4 to 12, to accompany the recorded bedtime stories, as well as small 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.


* Columbus Bosco Homes General Information - The Annual General Meeting for Columbus Bosco Homes is set for March 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Murray School Cafeteria. All interested parishioners are welcome to attend.  For further information call Ernest Boyko at (306)260-6273 or Chris Sarich at (306) 221-4686 or (306) 343-5640.


Previous Announcements


* De Margerie Series: Ecumenism in a Secular Age - A Theological Conviction and a Practical Necessity, a free public lecture will be held 7:30 p.m. March 14 at St. Thomas More College, Room 1001, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, featuring guest speaker Rev. Gordon T. Smith, President of Ambrose University in Calgary. The De Margerie Series will also include a workshop to be held 9 a.m. March 15 at the Catholic Pastoral Centre resource library, 2nd floor, Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism for information: (306) 653-1633.


Swing into Spring

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. presents Swing into Spring fashion show and Dinner, Thursday, May 16th, Prairieland Park, Hall A.  Doors open at 5:30, Dinner Buffet at 6:45.  Tickets, before April 5th - $70.00, after April 5th - $75.00 and are available at the Foundation Office, 420-22nd St. East, phone 306-659-7003, or email:


* Parish Mission - St. Mary’s (Avenue O and 20th Street) is offering a parish mission from March 18 to March 20 at 7:00 pm each evening, led by Bishop Jon Hansen, CSsR. The theme is ‘St. Mary’s, 100 years: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Charity.’ Bishop Jon will speak on one of these topics each evening. Confession offered on March 20 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Save the date! The 2019 Bishop’s Dinner will be held in Saskatoon on Friday, May 10, featuring fine dining provided by Chef Layne from Prairie Meats, dancing to the sounds of No Hurry, and inspiring words from Bishop Mark Hagemoen. Tickets will be available soon! Watch for more details or contact Cathy Gilje at (306) 659-5851 or    


* Date has been changed for movie screening and discussion which will now be held 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at St Philippe Néri Parish in Vonda, SK. (content suitable for ages 14 years and up.) The film, "Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae" examines the parallel developments of the Pill and modern Natural Family Planning (NFP) by telling the little-known story of the founding doctors, respectively, Dr. Gregory Pincus and Drs. John and Evelyn Billings. The film also includes the dramatic life story of Alana Newman, a talented recording artist who goes on an arduous search for truth, beauty, and goodness — and her father. Eventually, Alana discovers the treasures of Theology of the Body, Humanae Vitae, and all the riches of the Catholic Church. The film is endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. After the free movie, there will be a panel discussion, with local people speaking about NFP. For more information, contact Myron Rogal in the Office for Justice and Peace (306) 659-5843 or


Help needed for Back Door ministry at St. Mary’s Parish in Saskatoon’s core – St. Mary’s parish, located in the inner city of Saskatoon, needs assistance to sustain its service to those in need, i.e. Back door ministry (sandwiches and coffee distributed to 50 - 150 people, Tues.- Fri.) and Front door ministry (twenty-five food hampers per week).  Donations of food (smooth peanut butter, jam, coffee, cocoa) or cash donations would be appreciated:  St. Mary’s parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon SK, S7M 2R6. Thank you!


Pure Witness Dessert & Theatre Fundraiser - Pure Witness Dessert and Theatre Fundraiser will be held Sunday, March 24 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. Come and learn more about Pure Witness Ministries and support the building of future leaders of the New Evangelization. Delicious desserts and appetizers, silent auction, wine pull, and live theatre! Program begins at 6 pm. Tickets are free. Reserve your seat: Contact Laura with questions or to donate silent auction items: (306) 717-7868.


* Discovering Our Sacred Relationship with the Living Earth with Sr. Judy Schachtel, SMS: there is still time to join in on this series! Sessions are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 19 and 26, at Queen’s House, Saskatoon: (306) 242-1916 or


* Thinking about Separation or Divorce?  Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce?  Do you know how to save that marriage? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vie) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health and re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together.  For confidential information about or to register for the weekend in Saskatoon, May 3rd-5th, 2019.  Call Ben & Joanne at (306) 652-7155 or email:  


NES 2019 - On Saturday, May 4 the New Evangelization Summit will be live-streamed to two locations in our diocese: the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon and St. Mary's Parish in Macklin. This is a FREE event. Register online at:  or for more information contact Marilyn Jackson at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (306) 659-5836,  - the New Evangelization Summit runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 in both Saskatoon and Macklin.

Goals of the New Evangelization Summit: to Inspire, to Form, and to Connect. Speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization will provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. All Catholics – pastors, missionaries, lay ministers, and the lay faithful – will benefit immensely from this powerful opportunity to be further equipped in the fundamental mission of the Church. Speakers include Fr. James Mallon, founder of Divine Renovation Ministry; Gerald Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec; Michael Dopp, founder of Redeemer Ministries; Fr. Jon Bielawski and Michele Thompson, co-developers of the Genesis Mission; and Michelle Moran, Founding Member, Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism.


* 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!


Join the Call for Conscience! Concerned citizens are asking the Saskatchewan legislature to create and support a bill to protect the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who cannot participate in euthanasia/assisted suicide in good conscience.  To learn more, please visit the website  where you can join the “Call for Conscience” by writing to our Health Ministers and leaders online, asking them to support legislative protection for conscience rights of health care providers.


Hospice at Glengarda - A Close to Home campaign is underway to raise funds to build Saskatoon’s first residential hospice at the former Ursuline Glengarda residence on Hilliard Street in Saskatoon. The building will be expanded, renovated and furnished as a 15-bed Hospice to provide comfort, peace and tranquility in an environment that is as close to home as possible.

Other priorities for the Close to Home campaign include:

  • Establishing Holistic Care Endowments to provide bereavement care, spiritual care and healing arts therapy to patients and families facing end-of-life, both in the Hospice at Glengarda and in the community;
  • Establishing an Education Fund to enrich the skills of professional end-of-life caregivers and community members in Saskatoon;
  • Undertaking needed renovations to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital.

For latest updates, more information and/or to donate, please go to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation campaign website:  or e-mail:  or call (306) 655-5821.


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, two-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:


* The Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference will be hosted in Saskatoon June 6-8, 2019 - Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring and informative conference to be held in Saskatoon June 6-8, sponsored by the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. The theme is “Go Make A Difference!”

The goal: To help participants encounter Jesus Christ and inspire them to carry on his mission of making disciples. This is a weekend of encounter and transformation for all members of the church: Bishops and Pastors, PLD’s, parish leadership and laity.

The schedule: The Conference kicks off Thursday, June 6 with a pre-conference day devoted to Annual Appeals as well as a track exclusively designed for ordained Clergy. The Cathedral of the Holy Family at 123 Nelson Road will host the opening Mass as well as a “Saskatchewan tasting” reception, before the conference moves to the Sheraton Cavalier in downtown Saskatoon. Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 will include inspiring talks from a growing list of dynamic speakers covering all facets of stewardship from fund development to communications to every-day stewardship as a way of life. To Register, visit the conference website at  —an Early Bird discount is open until March 15, 2019.  More information: (306) 659-5849.


Created for Greatness - The Annual Teen Aid Fundraiser Banquet will be held Sunday March 24 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, dinner is free; Live and Silent Auctions. Register online by searching (Google)   "Created for Greatness Eventbrite” to register and print your free dinner tickets. For more information contact: Mary Riendeau at


Easter Tea & Bake Sale will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Church Auditorium, 1202 - 11th Street East, Saskatoon. Easter Breads, Baked Goods, Butter Lambs, Perogies, Cabbage Rolls, Beet Relish, Pysanky. Admission:  Adults $3.00        Children (6-12) $2; Preschool: free; sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada.


2018 Charitable Giving Tax Receipts from the Catholic Foundation

We have developed a new way of receipting that we hope will be more efficient and better for donors.  Instead of issuing separate receipts for each fund or collection to which you have made a gift (e.g. BAA, Priests’ Pension, Restorative Ministry, etc.), we will now be sending one receipt for your entire giving amount.  Along with the receipt will be a report outlining the gift breakdown.  So now two pages replace possibly three or more.  This will also save postage and envelopes as receipts for some of the smaller or less frequent collections were previously mailed to parishioners.  Foundation receipts will be enclosed with parish offertory receipts from your parish. Please contact Cathy Gilje at or 306-659-5851 if you have questions. Thank you for the many ways you support the Diocese of Saskatoon!


* St. Joseph High School presents the musical Les Miserables. Performances run Wednesday March 13th to Sunday March 17th. There are 4 evening performances on March 13, 14, 15, and 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. There are also 2 matinee performances on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17 beginning at 2 p.m.  Tickets can be ordered by emailing  or calling 306-659-7675. Tickets can also be purchased at the school, over lunch time, beginning on Monday February 25. People who have purchased tickets by email or phone are asked to pick up their tickets 30 minutes prior to the scheduled show time. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for high school and elementary students, as well as seniors. Tickets are free for children under 5 years.


* “Into the Breach” - Men's Spiritual Enrichment Conference will be held the evening of Friday, March 29, and all day Saturday, March 30 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd., Saskatoon, hosted by the Knights of Columbus Denis Mahoney Council 8215. Speakers include Ken Yasinski and Brett Powell, as well as Bishop Bryan Bayda of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon and Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.  Registration for the weekend is $50. To register, e-mail  or phone (306) 242-1925 or talk to a local K of C Member.


Brett Powell is an engaging and powerful speaker who has served in various settings within the Church. As an executive with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) Director of a Archdiocesan Development Office and currently, as the Archbishop’s Delegate of Development and Ministries for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Brett has been with Andrea for over 30 years and they have eight kids. He is the creator of the popular blog Leadership Where it Matters Moston

Ken Yasinski has been speaking full-time within the Catholic Church for the last 19 years. Ken is founder of Face to Face Ministries where he served as its Executive Director for 14 years. Now, as President of Catholic Speaker Productions, he focuses his time on speaking across North America, leading parish missions and equipping Church leaders in the New Evangelization. Ken lives in Saskatoon with his wife Janelle and their 5 young children. Visit his website:


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


Saskatchewan K of C Vocations Endowment - Unanimously all Catholic Bishops in Saskatchewan have partnered with the Knights of Columbus to create the Sask K of C Vocations Endowment. 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 $33,000.00 per year it costs to educate each Seminarian. See  and be counted in for this worthwhile cause. The Bishops, Dioceses, K of C and Catholic faithful thank you in advance for your generous support of the education and development of Seminarians through Prayer and financial assistance.


* 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 7 pm – 9 pm from March 14th – April 11th. Cost: $120. Pre-register at 306 260-7311 since space is limited.


* 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!


* 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:


* 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


Catholic Hospital Chaplaincy: Spiritual Care is still available at all of our hospitals in the city, thanks to support from generous donors. Regardless of whether your stay is long or short, planned or an emergency, please request spiritual care when in hospital in Saskatoon:

  • For patients at Saskatoon City or Royal University Hospitals, please contact Jackie Saretsky at the Catholic Pastoral Centre by phone at (306) 659-5839 or (306) 292-5531 or by e-mail: (The diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy Office is funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.)
  • For patients at St. Paul’s Hospital, please ask at the nursing desk, or phone (306) 655-5000 and ask to connect to Spiritual Care.


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

Ongoing programs at Queen’s House include:

  • CENTERING PRAYER: Monday evenings – 7 p.m.
  • HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm Mass time – all are welcome!
  • K of C BROTHERS KEEPER BREAKFAST: 2nd Tuesday/month -7 a.m.:
  • TAIZE PRAYER: Second Wednesday of each month
  • 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 (306) 242-1916 or any affiliated spiritual director.


Discovering Our Sacred Relationship with the Living Earth with Sr. Judy Schachtel, SMS: there is still time to join in on this series: sessions are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 19 and 26, at Queen’s House, Saskatoon: (306) 242-1916 or 


* 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, on 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:

(Cost: $30/workshop, $40/workshop plus lunch.)


Care of the Spirit for the Spirit who Cares: Soul Care for Helping Professionals with Karen Scott Barss RPN, MA will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday April 6, at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W, Saskatoon. Cost: $55 (includes lunch) or $45 (bring your own lunch). To register please contact: (306) 242-1916 or


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. Cost: $50 (lunch included) or $40 (bring your own lunch.) To register please contact: (306) 242-1916 or e-mail:


7 DAY SILENT GUIDED RETREAT with Dianne Mantyka and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI: Friday May 10, 6:30pm – Thursday May 16, 1pm. $995 – live-in, program and spiritual direction sessions


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.






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