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Development and Peace

DIOCESAN WEEKLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS, MARCH 17, 2019, SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

* Diocesan Prayer Intention   We pray as a diocesan family for all those around our world who are forced to flee their homes:  may they may be heard, listened to, respected and accompanied in dignity, and may our Loving God help us to compassionately share the journey of those who suffer.

 

Earthcare Connections prayer intentions –March 17, 2019, Second Sunday of Lent

 

  1. May we co-create with God and people of good will in bringing about

         a world of justice and peace.   We pray to the Lord.

  1. May we share the bounty of our land with those affected by disasters,

         whether natural or human-caused.  We pray to the Lord.

 

New Announcements:

 

* Lenten Mission at St. Augustine, Humboldt - A parish mission about “Eternal Friendship with God,” led by Fr. Peter Ebidero of Martensville will be held March 17-19 at St. Augustine, 809 10th Street, Humboldt. The Lenten Mission begins Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m., with a session including musical adoration, and continues March 18 with Mass at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. talk; and Tuesday, March 19, with 6:30 p.m. Mass, a mission talk, Eucharistic Adoration, and a Lenten penitential service. Child care is available. Fellowship and refreshments every evening. Everyone is welcome.

 

* Lenten Penitential Celebrations in Saskatoon:

  • Wednesday, March 20 - St. Mary, 211 Ave O S., Saskatoon at 6 p.m. (in conjunction with Parish Mission) 
  • Thursday, March 21 - St. Philip Neri, 1902 Munroe Ave, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27 - St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave., 7 p.m. (with St. Michael)
  • Thursday, March 28 - Cathedral of Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30 in French - Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens, 1007 Windsor Street, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. noon and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3 - St. Thomas More College Chapel, 1437 College Drive, 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 5 in Polish - Our Lady of Czestochowa, 301 Ave. Y South, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 - St. Augustine, 602 Boychuk Drive, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 - St. Anne, 217 Lenore Drive, 7 p.m.

Find more information about Lent and Easter celebrations on the website at www.rcdos.ca

 

* PPK Catholic Men's Night Wednesday March 20 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.   Adoration and Reconciliation at 7 pm, Talk at 8 pm.  Visit www.priestprophetking.org  for details.

 

The Heart of Christ:  A Lenten Mission with Fr. Richmond Diala will be held Monday, April 1, Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 at both 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Co-Catheral, 720 Spadina Cr. E., Saskatoon. Sessions are the same at both times. For those who wish to attend following the 12:10 p.m. Mass, you are invited to bring a bag lunch and we will provide coffee and tea in the welcome area.

 

2019 Lenten Mission - Dormition & District Ukrainian Catholic Parishes present a Lenten Mission at 6:30 p.m. March 20-22 (sacrament of reconciliation at 6:00 p.m. each evening) entitled “The Divine Transformation: Exploring Our Mystical Roots” with missionary Fr. Kevin McGee, Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon; held at Dormition Mother of God Parish, 120 105th Street W., Saskatoon.

 

Priest Discernment Night - Tuesday March 19th at 7 pm at St. Anne’s Parish in Saskatoon.  The topic for the evening is “The Blessed Virgin Mary and Discernment Fears.”  The speakers for the evening are Fr. Colin Roy and Fr. Gregory Roth.  There will also be an opportunity for small group discussion and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  For more information please contact Fr. Colin Roy @ frcolinr@gmail.com  1(306)256-3218, or Fr. Daniel Yasinski @ fr.yasinski@gmail.com  1(306)834-2269.

 

* Rachel's Vineyard Ministry of SK 2018 Spring Retreat 

Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. 

Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on April 26-28, 2019

To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911or email: r.vineyardsk@sasktel.net

 

* Stations of the Cross for Youth: Prepared and led by the Youth and Young Adults of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon will be held at:

  • St. George’s Cathedral on Tuesday, March 19 at 6.00 pm (210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon)
  • Dormition of Blessed Mother of God Church on Wednesday, March 27 at 6.30 pm. (120-105th Street West, Saskatoon)
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Church on Thursday, April 4 at 7.00 pm (10th Street East & Munroe, Saskatoon)

Come and pray with the youth of our Eparchy!

If you have any questions, please contact Eparchial Youth Minister Viktoriia Marko at (306) 914-0355 or uwitness2youth@gmail.com

 

Inspire YXE 2019 is an ecumenical Christian youth conference for Grades 6-12 to be held April 12-13 in Saskatoon, featuring relevant speakers, games, live musicians and youth-led sessions. Inspire YXE brings youth of all backgrounds and cultures together to inspire them to overcome their struggles, find their identity in Christ, build healthy relationships, live a life of gratitude, and influence the world for God. Last year, some 500 attended this free conference. Inspire YXE runs 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Rd, Saskatoon. Jason Ballard, co-host of the Youth Alpha film series is the main presenter at the event, which also features a range of workshops on leadership, resilience, innovation and truth and reconciliation, as well as music by hip-hop artist Veshone and the Winnipeg band “Bold as Lions.” Leader/teacher/parent workshops are also available at no cost. The Inspire YXE team includes representatives of both Catholic and Protestant churches and organizations. Go to www.inspireyxe.com  for more information or to register.

 

* “Pro-Life 101 Equipped + Ready” Annual Convention of the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association will be held April 5 and April 6, 2019 in Yorkton, SK. You are invited to a dynamic weekend that will delve into what it means to be pro-life and how to be equipped and ready to speak out for the defense of all life in our country. Cost $100. For more information and to register go to www.saskprolife.com/convention or call (306) 352-3480.

 

* "WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS” is a life-changing movie with a Lenten message on mercy and forgiveness. It tells a true story of murder and mystery, produced by Stella Mar Films, about Fr. Rene Robert and his plea to save the life of the man who murdered him in 2016. (To view trailer search: Stella Mar Where There is Darkness trailer on You Tube). There will be one showing only at 7 p.m. on Thursday April 11, at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Angie Hammerlindl at 306-374-9230, or Debbie Kowalski at 306-978-3013, or Claudette Thibodeau at 306-249-5034 for tickets.

 

* COLUMBUS BOSCO HOMES invites you to a 25th Anniversary Fundraiser, “The Joe Kammermayer Commemorative Dinner” on Thursday April 11 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family Hall, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon Sk. The Dinner is a fundraiser in support the Farm School, the Substance Abuse Education Program and nine Family Support Centers. These programs provide essential support to at risk adolescents, pre-school children and families in our community. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. April 11; tickets are $50 each. A dessert auction is a highlight of the evening. Tickets are available from: Lorne Keller (306) 374-6134 or (306) 227-7576; Ernest Boyko (306) 260-6273; or Chris Sarich (306) 343-5640 or (306) 221-4686. Thank you for helping keep Columbus Bosco Homes programs vibrant and growing.

 

Previous Announcements

 

* 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.

 

(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!

 

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: catholicschoolsfoundation@gscs.ca

 

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 cgilje@dscf.ca    

 

* 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.

Schedule:

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: https://www.sttherese.ca/programs-events/springtime-of-the-faith  Or for information call: (306) 369-2555.

 

* 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!

 

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: www.devp.org 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 m.nordick@sasktel.net  Deadline to apply: April 30, 2019

 

* 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.

 

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.

 

* “Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae” - Movie screening and discussion 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 mrogal@rcdos.ca

 

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: www.purewitness.com/fundraiser. Contact Laura with questions or to donate silent auction items: (306) 717-7868. laura.rice@purewitness.com

 

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 rmr@sasktel.net

 

* 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: retrouvaille@sasktel.net  

 

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: https://www.newevangelization.ca/#hero  or for more information contact Marilyn Jackson at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (306) 659-5836, mjackson@rcdos.ca  - 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.

 

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: www.CloseToHome.fund  or e-mail: info@sphfoundation.ca  or call (306) 655-5821.

 

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 www.CanadiansforConscience.ca/saskatchewan  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.

 

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.

 

* “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 bookings@queenshouse.org  or phone (306) 242-1925 or talk to a local K of C Member.

SPEAKERS:

  • 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 www.brettpowell.org
  • 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: www.catholicspeaker.com

 

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 www.saskkofcfoundation.com  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.

 

* 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 to 9:00 p.m. To register or for more information, please contact Dianna Knaus, 306-382-0535 or email: dknaus@sasktel.net

 

* 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

 

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.

 

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
  • 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 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.

 

* 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: receptionist@queenshouse.org

(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 receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

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: receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

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

 

And So We Wait: Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation – A Retreat for Women with Sarah Donnelly: Friday May 24, 7pm – Sunday May 26, 1pm. $180 – retreat, two lunches Saturday supper included. Optional: contact Queen’s House to book a bedroom or additional meals

 

Eco Spirituality and the Cosmos with Sr. Judy Schachtel SMS: Saturday May 25, 9am – 4pm. $50 – includes lunch; $40 – bring your own lunch

 

Icon Writing Retreat with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche – 5 Days of Creativity and Prayer: May 27-31, 9am – 4:30pm. $585 – includes lunches. Wood panel icon board at cost: $110-130.

 

Transitions: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss with Sarah Donnelly: Thursday June 13, 7pm – Sunday June 16, 1pm. $475 – live-in: program, bedroom and all meals. Register with Sarah Donnelly: 306-717-3707.

 

Guides for the Spiritual Journey with Lucie Leduc: Saturday June 15, 9am – 4pm.  $50 – includes lunch; $40 – bring your own lunch

 

Biblical Spirituality with Gisele Bauche and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI: Sunday June 16, 9am. $50 – includes lunch; $40 – bring your own lunch

 

The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing with Fr. Richard Rohr OFM and Friends Webcast. Facilitator: Sarah Donnelly.  Friday June 21, 7-9 pm – Saturday June 22, 9:30am – 5:00pm. $85 – includes lunch on Saturday.

 

A Retreat with Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI: Monday July 8, 5:30pm – Thursday July 11, 1pm

 

Triumph: Freedom Through Healing retreat, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m July 26 to Aug. 3 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. This is a nine-day Christ-centered live-in journey of inner healing and discovery fueled by the transforming power of God's merciful love, rooted in Scripture, tradition and prayer; anchored by the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux. The retreat equips and empowers participants with the tools needed to make noticeable and lasting changes in their lives – a path to true freedom through healing in Christ. Cost is $1,395 which includes program, meals and bedroom. For more information, testimonials, etc. see the website: https://www.triumphretreat.com/upcoming-retreats  Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or e-mail receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

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

 

Children Communicating, Connecting and in Community Preschool Open House, March 27, at 123 Olson Lane West, Saskatoon, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Come find out about a free Preschool program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and those who have a connection to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, ages 3-4 years.  This event is open to all.  It is an opportunity to meet preschool teachers and to learn about this program.  For more information, please contact alyson@sdhhs.com at the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

 

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Into the Breach Men's Conference

Diocese of Saskatoon In Video

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