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Update regarding Holy Week and Easter Triduum celebrations during COVID-19

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Statement from Bishop Mark Hagemoen

All Masses and the Good Friday services will be live-streamed…”

March 31, 2020 / Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Celebrating Holy Week and the Easter Triduum during COVID-19

To the Catholic clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Saskatoon:

I am contacting you further to the directives to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis, and the celebration of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum in our diocese. The spread of the virus in our province and around the world continues to be a matter of grave concern for all of us. As the spread of the virus in Saskatchewan increases, we continue to respond to the strong directives and advice from our federal and provincial health authorities.

In my letter of March 17, 2020, I informed you about the suspension of public Masses until further notice. I also granted to all the Catholic faithful dispensation from the Sunday obligation (cf Code of Canon Law, 87). Today I confirm the extension of this suspension indefinitely until the time when the Chief Medical Authority indicates that it is safe to publicly gather.

Holy Week and the Easter Triduum is upon us, and I join with all of you in looking forward to celebrating these key liturgical events in the life of our faith. The sacramental life of the Church continues, and is a sign of great hope in our world today. Thus, I announce the following regarding the events of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum:

1. Chrism Mass – will be postponed until the fall, at which time we hope the pandemic will be over, and we will be able to gather.

2. Holy Thursday, April 9

a. Mass for the clergy at 10:00 a.m. – I will video stream a Mass, and am inviting all clergy to join through the video link at our website.

b. Mass of our Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. (live-stream)

3. Good Friday, April 10

a. Service of the Passion of Our Lord at 3:00 p.m. (live-stream)

b. Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. (live-stream)

4. Good Friday and Holy Saturday Veneration of the Cross

All day Friday and Saturday there will be a large crucifix in the Holy Family Cathedral parking lot (corner of Attridge Drive and Forestry Farm Park Drive at 123 Nelson Road). All the faithful are invited to drive by and venerate the cross from their cars. This veneration will respect required personal distancing and limits on number of people gathered.

5. Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11 at 9:00 p.m. (live-stream)

6. Easter Sunday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. (live-stream)

All Masses and the Good Friday services will be live-streamed and can be accessed from the diocesan website at https://rcdos.ca. (Videos can also be viewed on the diocesan Facebook page and at saskatoonmass.com).

A reminder that the directives of March 17, 2020 continue to be in place, and address:

  • Penitential services
  • Other sacraments
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Funerals
  • Marriages
  • General parish gatherings
  • Access to churches; cleaning; removal of books, hymnals, and pamphlets
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Regarding Ministry to the Sick and Shut-ins: please see the guidelines attached that will assist you with fulfilling medical advisories about physical human contact vis-a-vis administering the sacraments to the sick and dying.

I remind us all to also be vigilant about “community caring.” Let us encourage our parish communities to be mindful of the need to support fellow parishioners and other community members, especially elders, the sick, and those who might be otherwise housebound. Of course, we do all of this seeking local coordination to assure compliance with the Chief Medical Officer directives.

All other liturgical directives that I have communicated to the diocese in earlier updates remain in place. Please join with me in prayer for a rapid end to the COVID-19 virus. May God grant healing to those who are ill, and eternal rest to those who have died. May the Lord’s blessing come upon our medical professionals and civic authorities, who continue to strive with enormous effort and expertise to keep all of us safe.

Finally, I am encouraged by the words of the Entrance Antiphon for today’s Eucharistic liturgy: “Wait for the Lord; be strong; be stout-hearted, and wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 26)

Yours sincerely, in Christ

Most. Rev. Mark A Hagemoen

Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon

 

Resources, statements, information:

Bishop Mark Hagemoen directives related to COVID-19 – Letter of March 17, 2020

Diocesan Liturgy Commission Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 (Pastoral Care, Sacraments, Adoration, Holy Week)

Instructions related to Christian initiation sacraments – 24 March 2020 (in extraordinary circumstances)

Holy See Decree re Holy Week 2020

Archdiocese of Toronto Resources related to Spiritual Communion

Infographic from Archdiocese of Toronto

CCCB statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 – EN

CCCB statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 – FR

When to call the 811 Hotline / Self assessment

COVID-19 symptoms and treatment:

Saskatchewan Coronavirus Information (English)

Saskatchewan Coronavirus Information (French)

PHAC-infographic-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

ASPC-a-propos-maladie-coronavirus-covid-19

Faith resources in a time of COVID-19 restrictions

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Local Masses Live-Streamed  – A central website has been established for those who wish to access live-streaming of Masses and other online resources created by priests in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon: https://saskatoonmass.com Several Masses are streamed and archived there daily, including live-stream broadcast at 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings with Bishop Mark Hagemoen celebrating Eucharist at the Queen of Peace Chapel in the Cathedral of the Holy Family, Saskatoon.  The live-stream can also be viewed on the diocesan website home page rcdos.ca and the diocesan Facebook page.

 

Mass on TelevisionDepending on particular cable and satellite plans:

Scheduling information about the broadcast of Mass in Canada can be found at DailyTVmass.com, (including on the Salt+Light Catholic Network at saltandlighttv.org/mass/ and Vision TV at www.visiontv.ca/shows/daily-mass/. )The “Eternal Word Television Network – EWTN” American Catholic channel  www.ewtn.com also broadcasts daily Mass.

 

Act of Spiritual Communion to unite oneself in prayer to Jesus Christ when one is unable to receive the Eucharist sacramentally:

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

– St. Alphonsus of Liguori

 

UNITING TOGETHER IN PRAYER:

1 Million Hours is a Face-to-Face Ministries initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe in the power of prayer. Our goal is to get as many people as possible unitedly praying for the world and collectively reach 1 Million Hours of prayer. If you have already taken time to pray for the world, you can head over to 1millionhours.ca and submit your time spent in prayer! (For updates, follow @1millionhours on Facebook).

 

* Online faith resources:

In addition to live-streaming of Mass and other devotions by parishes in our diocese posted at saskatoonmass.com, there are a number of other online faith resources available during these times of physical distancing and isolation measures. These include:

 

* “Formed” – A Catholic online video channel – Complimentary access to “Formed” is available for the next 40-days, accessible by individuals within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon that do not currently have a “Formed” subscription through their home parish. Go to: formed.org/signup and enter the words “Faith At Home Saskatoon” to create an account and begin to watch videos related to faith formation and prayer.

 

* Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools has also shared its link to the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ religious education program. The Student Home portal grants at-home access to videos, stories, interactive activities, and songs – all grounded in the celebration of our Catholic faith, aligned with the Church’s liturgical year. Log in online at: www.pearsoncanada.ca  The username is: GIFGIC_student99 and the password is: Student99

 

Reflections on the Sunday Readings – The diocese of Saskatoon has posted reflections on the Sunday readings for family sharing and discussion, available at: Scripture Resources on the website

 

* St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, SK online faith resources include:

  • “Lord’s Day Celebration” — mealtime prayers which include a reflection on the Sunday Gospel — the booklet can be downloaded and printed on the website (which includes a video intro) at: introduction page
  • Gospel Reflection by Nick Pierlot: Gospel reflection page
  • TheAngelus as a family meal prayer: the Angelus page

 

* Support your Parish through online Sunday Offering: Since offering envelopes are not possible at this time of no public celebrations of Mass, we ask you to support your parish community through online giving. The Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation has set up a webpage at dscf.ca/parish-offertory that allows you to direct your donation to any parish in the diocese as a one-time or recurring monthly gift. Thank you for remembering the needs of your parish at this challenging time of the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

 

Public celebration of Mass cancelled until further notice

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Statement from Bishop Mark Hagemoen

March 17, 2020

UPDATED DIRECTIVE TO RESPOND TO COVID-19

To The Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Saskatoon:

I am contacting you about updated directives to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. The spread of the virus in our province and around the world is a matter of grave concern for all of us. Our diocese upholds the priority of care for the spiritual, physical, and mental health and well-being of our fellow parishioners and citizens. To this end, we rely upon our expert medical professionals to provide informed and up-to-date information, and to provide guidance to safeguard and protect all Canadian citizens. Of course, our diocese also takes very seriously the observance of our Catholic liturgies and devotional practices. Given the extraordinary circumstances we face at this time – especially that place significant risks on certain members of our congregations (especially our elders and those who are infirm) – taking dramatic action is necessary as it might save lives!

Strong directives and advice continue to be updated from federal and provincial health authorities. We also experience great challenges regarding restricting the number of people gathering for Masses and other liturgies and devotions. Again, this is especially a concern given that many of our parishioners are seniors, who are potentially more susceptible to the negative effects of the virus.

Therefore, effective immediately and until further notice, I hereby direct the following measures throughout our diocese:

     1) Celebration of Mass: All weekend and weekday masses are cancelled until further notice. For the duration of this period, I grant to all the Catholic faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation. (cf. Code of Canon Law, 87) The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the very heart of our Catholic life, and I realize that this directive will be a cause of great suffering. However, we observe this as our civic duty at this time, and offer this moment in sacrifice to God for the sake of all who are ill from the COVID-19 virus.

In these extraordinary circumstances, I encourage everyone to participate “remotely” in the celebration of the Eucharist by tuning in to daily mass on Salt+Light TV or Vision TV, or online at https://dailytvmass.com/. In addition, the Diocese will livestream Sunday mass at 9:00 a.m. from Holy Family Cathedral. This can be accessed on our diocesan website at LINK. Some individual parishes are also planning to offer a livestream Sunday mass – we shall make links to those available on our website.

     2) Holy Week Liturgies: With respect to the Liturgies of Holy Week, further directions will be forthcoming in due course.

     3) Parish Missions: All Lenten parish missions are cancelled. Parishes may consider livestreaming or recording the presentation of the speaker for posting on the parish website, but no public gathering is to be held.

     4) Penitential Services: All parish penitential celebrations are cancelled. Priests will remain available to hear confessions but need to fulfill the requirements to assure confidentiality and to allow the medically requisite distancing between priest and penitent. The faithful are reminded that the obligation to confess serious sin once annually does not need to be fulfilled prior to Easter; it can take place at any time throughout the year. Of course, our priests stand ready to visit persons in hospital or confined to home who request Holy Communion, Confession or the Sacrament of the Sick. In every case they are expected to practice appropriate risk mitigation.

     5) Other Sacraments: All celebrations of Baptism, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation are postponed until the Chief Medical Officer has advised it safe to resume larger gatherings. At that point, I shall confirm my own Bishop’s schedule for the celebration of First Holy Communion and Confirmation, and/or grant to our pastors any necessary delegation enabling them to celebrate these sacraments at times they themselves determine in consultation with parents and guardians. This directive applies likewise to the celebration of initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. This, too, is to be postponed until the Chief Medical Officer has advised it safe to resume larger gatherings.

     6) Sacramental Preparation: classes for both children and adults are cancelled. Catechists will provide to parents the resources necessary to help them complete at home the remaining instruction to be given to their children. In the case of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), the pastor or catechist may proceed to the personal interviews of the candidates to determine their readiness.

     7) Funerals: may continue to be celebrated in our churches. In consultation with the relatives of the deceased, the priest celebrant will determine if participation needs to be limited to immediate family members to follow prevailing medical directives. Public receptions following the funeral liturgy should not take place.

     8) Marriages: ought to be postponed. However, if this is not possible, the priest will consult with the couple to determine the following: the limitation of attendees to not exceed the official guidelines for group gatherings as well as following any other medical directives proscribed. Marriage preparation courses have been cancelled until further notice. Pastors will work with couples to fulfill the requirement for such preparation individually.

     9) General Parish Gatherings: Should be postponed; only necessary activities for the care of the Church, and those that can fulfill the Chief Medical Authority criteria.

     10) Access to Churches: Parishes that normally keep their churches open during the day will retain this practice. Appropriate cleaning should be observed to provide a sanitary environment. All hymnals, prayer cards, and other resource items should be removed during this time from the pews and other distribution points in the church. Especially in this uncertain and extraordinary time, we want to offer access to our churches to assure that the Church remains close to you and ready to accompany you through this or any difficulty.

     11) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: longer periods of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are encouraged, which may be the occasion to also provide opportunities for individual Confession, as outlined above.

     12) March 25, 2020 “Day of Reconciliation”: can go ahead but as per #4 (above) will not feature any gathered penitential service.

     13) Diocesan Events & Celebrations: a separate directive will be forthcoming. However, as with the above guidelines, the Diocese of Saskatoon will seek to be in full compliance with directives from the government Health Authorities.

     14) Ministry to the Sick and Shut-ins: guidelines will be circulated in a separate directive shortly.

    15) Considerations re: Financial Support to Parishes: guidelines will be circulated in a separate instruction shortly.

    16) Community Caring: we encourage our parish communities to be mindful of the need to support fellow parishioners and other community members, especially elders, the sick, and those who might be otherwise home-bound. This will require local coordination to assure compliance with the Chief Medical Officer directives.

All other liturgical directives that I have communicated to the diocese in earlier updates remain in place. Please join with me in prayer for a rapid end to the COVID-19 virus. May God grant healing to those who are ill, and eternal rest to those who have died. May the Lord’s blessing come upon our medical professionals and civic authorities, who continue to strive with enormous effort and expertise to keep all of us safe.

Finally, in these unusual and distressing times, let us remember the words of Christ:

“Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Mark 6:50)

Yours sincerely, in Christ,

Most Rev. Mark A. Hagemoen

 

Resources, statements, information:

Archdiocese of Toronto Resources related to Spiritual Communion

Infographic from Archdiocese of Toronto

CCCB statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 – EN

CCCB statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 – FR

When to call the 811 Hotline / Self assessment

COVID-19 symptoms and treatment:

Saskatchewan Coronavirus Information (English)

Saskatchewan Coronavirus Information (French)

PHAC-infographic-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

ASPC-a-propos-maladie-coronavirus-covid-19

Response to COVID-19 concerns

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UPDATE – March 17, 2020 – Bishop Mark Hagemoen issues further new directives in response to COVID-19, including cancelling public celebration of daily and Sunday Mass, parish gatherings, etc – LINK to Bishop’s Letter of March 17, 2020

 

PREVIOUS POST about First Directives; MARCH 10, 2020 – In response to growing concern about the spread of COVID-19 – also known as “coronavirus” – Bishop Mark Hagemoen has announced a number of temporary restrictions to liturgical practice in parishes across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

Effective immediately, all parishes are directed to observe the following:

  • Personal contact such as the shaking of hands at the Sign of Peace during the celebration of Mass is to be discontinued. A bow and spoken word of peace may serve as a replacement.
  • Holy Communion is to be distributed under the species of bread alone (discontinuing the common cup).
  • Pastors, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are to wash their hands with soap and water, or an alcohol-based sanitizer, before and after distributing communion.
  • Where visits to the sick for sacramental and/ or pastoral care are made, good sanitary practices are to be maintained at all times. Any minister choosing to make such visits should make use of hand sanitizers, if possible washing with soap and water immediately before and immediately after the visit.
  • Holy water is to be removed from church fonts.

These are similar to steps taken in 2009 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon in response to H1N1.

“We have been coordinating with the Archdiocese of Regina to monitor the situation regularly,” said Bishop Mark Hagemoen in his March 10, 2020 letter to priests, parish leaders and the lay faithful about the diocese’s COVID-19 response. “If necessary, further directives may be required. However, we hope and pray that these temporary directives will not be needed for too long.”

Bishop Hagemoen also asked for continued prayers for those affected by COVID-19 and for the health care workers and other service providers who assist those who are affected by the health-care crisis.

Health authorities and the Government of Canada’s outbreak update website continue to say the risk to Canadians from COVID-19 is low, while acknowledging that the situation could change rapidly. The federal website states that the Public Health Agency of Canada, along with provincial, territorial and community partners, “continues to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.”

Catholic dioceses across the country are also monitoring the situation and a number have now implemented changes to liturgical practise in an effort to minimize risk of spreading the virus, including the Saskatchewan dioceses of Saskatoon and Regina.

 

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Penitential services at city parishes during Lent

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A number of penitential services — with priests available for individual confessions — will be held during Lent at parishes in the city of Saskatoon.

For penitential services and confession times for parishes outside of Saskatoon, please check with the local parishClick HERE for parish listings

Lenten penitential services at parishes within city of Saskatoon:

7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 – Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

7 p.m. Friday, March 20 – St. Anne, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 – St. Augustine, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon 

7 p.m.  Wednesday, March 25 – St. Francis Xavier, 222 Willow Street (Melrose Avenue and Hilliard Street), Saskatoon

7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 – St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Avenue, Saskatoon (joint service with St. Michael Parish)

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 – Holy Spirit, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 – Our Lady of Guadalupe, held at Guadalupe House, 426 Avenue J South, Saskatoon

11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 – St. Thomas More (STM), 1437 College Drive on the U of S Campus, Saskatoon

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – St. Joseph, 535-8th Street, Sasatoon

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 – St. Philip Neri, 1902 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon

7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens (la paroisse catholique francophone), 1007 Windsor Street, Saskatoon

7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 – Our Lady of Lourdes, 1235 12th Street, Saskatoon

Other confession opportunities at city parishes:

 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 – ALL DAY CONFESSIONS at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon.

3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays – Extra confessions on Saturdays at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon – March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, and April 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

6:45 p.m. Fridays in Lent at St. John Bosco Parish,  1202 Avenue O S, Saskatoon – Confessions available every Friday during Stations of the Cross (begin at 6:45 p.m. Fridays, following a 6:00 p.m. soup supper)

* March 15-17 – Lenten Parish Mission at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon – Confessions will be available during St. Philip Neri Lenten Mission held on the evenings of March 15-17.

Resources for going to confession:

Information on Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation) and how to celebrate: Come to Confession

The Beauty of Mercy – Pope Francis and Confession

Video – Christmas message from Bishop Mark Hagemoen

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The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness– on them light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2) 

Bishop Mark Hagemoen reflects on the way that Jesus comes into our world, and what that means for us today in his 2019 Advent/Christmas message:

Advent penitential celebrations (with confession) across our diocese

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During the Advent season many parishes will gather together to hold Penitential Celebrations, to facilitate and encourage celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession). You can find a schedule of penitential services below. As well, the Christmas Mass times for many parishes are posted at: rcdos.ca/Christmas

Resources for going to confession:

Information on Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation) and how to celebrate: Come to Confession

The Beauty of Mercy – Pope Francis and Confession

Below is a schedule of Advent Penitential and Confession times and places, submitted by a number of parishes in our diocese – both within Saskatoon and in parishes located outside the city.

Parishes located in the City of Saskatoon (listed by date):

  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 Adoration and Confession at St. John Bosco, 1202 Avenue O South
  • 3:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 Advent penitential, with Adoration and Confession at St. Francis Xavier, 222 Willow Street (corner of Melrose Avenue and Hilliard Street)
  • 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Holy Spirit, 114 Kingsmere Place
  • 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1235-12th St. (Additional confession times: 30 minutes before every Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes)
  • 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at St. Michael, #13-33rd Street East (Additional confession times: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. SATURDAYS at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Avenue)
  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at St. Philip Neri, 1902 Munroe Ave. S.
  • 7:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road.
  • 7:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at St. Anne, 217 Lenore Drive (Additional confession times: every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
  • 7:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at St. Joseph, 535 – 8th Street East (Additional confession times: half hour before Mass)

Parishes located outside the City of Saskatoon (listed alphabetically, by community):

 

 

Christmas Mass Times

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Roman Catholic Christmas celebrations in the city of Saskatoon

(NOTE: Rural parishes that submitted information about Christmas Mass times can be found in a list below the city chart, along with a chart of Ukrainian Catholic Christmas Mass times in Saskatoon, as well as Sacred Heart Chaldean Catholic Parish information about Christmas season Mass times.)

Download a PDF chart of city times  – CHRISTMAS-2019-Catholic Mass Times in Saskatoon

PARISH:CHRISTMAS EVE

Tuesday, Dec. 24

 

CHRISTMAS DAY,

Wednesday, Dec. 25

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Tuesday, Dec. 31

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Wednesday, Jan. 1

 

Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

(306) 659-5800

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

4:30 pm

8:00 pm

(no incense)

&

12:00 am Midnight Mass (incense used at Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day:

11:00 am

(no incense)

 

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm

(no incense)

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Jan. 1:

11:00 am

(no incense)

Holy Spirit114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon

(306) 374-1425

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm

8:00 pm

11:00 pm (incense used at 11 pm Mass)

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

(incense used)

 

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am

 

 

Our Lady of Czestochowa, 301 Avenue Y South, Saskatoon

(306) 382-2878

WEBSITE

 

Christmas Eve:

12:00 am Midnight – Pasterka (Polish)

Christmas Day:

9:00 am Latin Mass

11:00 am (Polish) 

No MassSolemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

9:00 am Latin Mass

11:00 am (Polish) 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Indigenous Catholic Parish – 426 Ave. J South (Office) – Mass is held at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue 0 South, Saskatoon

(306) 653-4945

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

11:00 am Children’s Mass

Christmas Eve:

9:00 pm

Mass is held at St. Mary Church, 211 Avenue O South

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

(with St. Mary Parish,

211 Avenue O South

No MassSolemnity of Mary, Mother of God:

10:00 am

(with St. Mary Parish,

211 Avenue O South

Our Lady of Lourdes, 1235 – 12th Street East, Saskatoon

(306) 343-0289

WEB PAGE

 

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm

11:00 pm

(incense is used on Christmas Eve)

No MassNo MassSolemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:30 am

(incense is used)

St. Anne217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 931-4700

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm

7:30 pm

11:00 pm

(incense will be used at the 11:00 p.m. Mass)

 

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

(no incense)

 

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm

(no incense)

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am

(no incense)

St. Augustine602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 373-3453

WEBSITE

 

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm

8:00 pm

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am

St. Francis Xavier222 Willow St. (at Melrose Ave.), Saskatoon

(306) 653-5126

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

7:00 pm

(incense used)

Christmas Day:

9:00 am

(incense used)

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

7:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

9:00 am

St. John Bosco1202 Avenue O South, Saskatoon

(306) 652-1045

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

7:00 pm

(no incense)

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

(no incense)

No MassSolemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am

(no incense)

St. Joseph535 – 8th Street East, Saskatoon

(306) 244-1556

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

9:00 pm

(incense used)

Christmas Day:

11:00 am

(incense used)

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil

Dec. 31:

no Mass

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

Jan. 1:

11:00 am

(incense used)

St. Mary211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon

(306) 244-2983

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

7:00 pm

9:00 pm (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Christmas Mass held at St. Mary Church)

12:00 am Midnight

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

7:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1, 2020:

10:00 am

St. Michael18-33rd Street East, Saskatoon

(306) 242-5150

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm held at St. Peter the Apostle,1121 Northumberland Ave.

7:30 pm held at St. Michael, 18-33rd St. East

 

 

Christmas Day:

9:00 am held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

 

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

9:00 am held at St. Michael, 18-33rd St. East

 

Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens, 1007 rue Windsor, Saskatoon

la paroisse catholique francophone de Saskatoon

(306) 665-1829

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

8:30 pm (In French, no incense will be used.)

Choir sings before Mass beginning at 8:00 pm

 

Christmas Day:

10:00 am (In French, no incense will be used)

No Mass

 

 

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am (In French, no incense will be used) Followed by a wine and cheese social

St. Patrick, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 384-1100

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm

7:30 pm

12:00 am Midnight

(Incense will be used at Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day:

10:30 am

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

7:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:30 am

St. Paul Co-Cathedral720 Spadina Crescent East

(306) 652-0033

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

6:30 pm

11:00 pm

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am

St. Peter the Apostle1121 Northumberland Ave.,

(306) 382-5503

WEB PAGE

 

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm at St. Peter the Apostle,1121 Northumberland Ave.

7:30 pm held at St. Michael, 18-33rd St. East

 

 

Christmas Day:

9:00 am held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

 

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

9:00 am held at St. Michael, 18-33rd St. East

 

St. Philip Neri, 1904 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon

(306) 343-0325

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

5:00 pm

8:00 pm

10:00 pm

(no incense)

Christmas Day:

10:00 am

(no incense)

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil Dec. 31:

5:00 pm

(no incense)

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1:

10:00 am

(no incense)

St. Thomas More1437 College Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 966-8900

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve:

7:00 pm

 

No MassNo Mass

 

No Mass

Roman Catholic Parishes outside city of Saskatoon:

ALLAN, SK – St. Aloysius, Allen /  COLONSAY, SK – St. Mary, Colonsay /  VISCOUNT, SK – St. Aphonse, Viscount:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: St. Aloysius Allan at 7:00 pm / St. Alphonse Viscount at 9:00 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: St. Mary Colonsay at 10:00 am
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1 Mass at St. Mary Colonsay at 10:00 am

 

BIGGAR, SK St. Gabriel, Biggar / LANDIS, SK – Our Lady of Fatima, Landis

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday Dec. 24: Our Lady of Fatima, Landis at 5:00 pm / St. Gabriel, Biggar at 7:30pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday Dec. 25: St. Gabriel, Biggar at  11:00 am
  • Sunday Dec. 29th (Sunday Masses): Our Lady of Fatima, Landis at 9:00 am / St. Gabriel, Biggar at 11:00 am
  • New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Holy Day of Obligation): Our Lady of Fatima, Landis at 9:00 am / St. Gabriel, Biggar at 11:00 am

 

CUDWORTH, SK – St. Michael, Cudworth, SK:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday Dec. 24 at 5:00 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday Dec. 25 at 10:00 am
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

ENGLEFELD, SK – Holy Guardian Angels, Englefeld, SK:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday Dec. 24: 7:00 pm

FOX VALLEY, SK – St. Mary, Fox Valley / RICHMOUND, SK – St. Mary, Richmound / BURSTALL, SK – St. Michael, Burstall:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: St. Mary, Fox Valley at 7:00 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: St. Mary, Richmound at 9:00 am / St. Michael, Burstall at 11:00 am
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday Dec. 31:  St. Michael Burstall at 7:30 pm
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1: St. Mary Richmound at 9:00 am / St. Mary, Fox Valley at 11:00 am

 

HUMBOLDT, SK – St. Augustine, Humboldt:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 5:00 pm / 8:00 pm / 10:30 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: 10:00 am

 

KERROBERT, SK – Our Lady of Assumption, Kerrobert / MAJOR, SK – Immaculate Conception, Major / LUSELANDSK – St. Eugene de Mazenod, LuselandDODSLAND, SK – Our Lady of Grace, Dodsland:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Immaculate Conception, Major at 5:00 pm / St. Eugene de Mazenod, Luseland at 7:00 pm / Our Lady of Assumption, Kerrobert at 9:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Our Lady of Grace, Dodsland at 10:00 am

 

LANGHAM, SK – St. Mark, Langham:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday Dec. 24: 7:00 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday Dec. 25: 9:00 am
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1: 9:00 am


LEADER
, SK – Little Flower, LeaderLANCERSK – Sacred Heart, LancerLIEBENTHALSK – Sacred Heart, Liebenthal:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday Dec. 24 – Sacred Heart, Lancer at 6:00 pm / Little Flower, Leader at 8:00 pm / Sacred Heart Liebenthal at 10:00 pm (Incense is used at all of these Masses on Christmas Eve)
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Little Flower, Leader at 11:00 am
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday Dec. 31 – Sacred Heart Lancer at 7:30 pm
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1 – Sacred Heart, Liebenthal at 9:00 am / Little Flower, Leader at 11:00 am

 

MACKLIN, SK – St. Mary, Macklin / DENZIL, SK – Sacred Heart, Denzil  / ST. DONATUSSK – St. Donatus:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 7:00 pm Sacred Heart, Denzil / 9:00 pm St. Mary, Macklin / 12:00 am Midnight – St. Donatus, Cactus Lake
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: 11:00 am St. Mary, Macklin
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday Dec. 31: 7:00 pm Sacred Heart, Denzil / 9:00 pm St. Mary, Macklin
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1: 9:00 am St. Donatus, Cactus Lake / 11:00 am St. Mary, Macklin

 

MARTENSVILLE, SK- Immaculate Heart of Mary, Martensville :

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: 11:00 am
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1: 11:00 am

 

MIDDLE LAKE, SK – Canadian Martyrs, Middle Lake

  • Tuesday, Christmas Eve -Dec 24 at 9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, New Year’s Day – Jan 1st at 11:00 am

 

QUILL LAKE, SK – St. Catherine, Quill Lake:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 5:00 pm

 

ROSETOWN, SK – St. Theresa, Rosetown / BEECHY, SK – St. Theresa, Beechy / ELROSE, SK – Immaculate Heart of Mary, Elrose:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: St. Theresa, Beechy at 5:30 pm / Immaculate Heart of Mary, Elrose at 7:30 pm / St. Theresa, Rosetown at 9:30 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: St. Theresa, Rosetown at 10:00 am
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday Dec. 31:  St. Theresa, Rosetown at 7:30 pm
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Elrose at 11:00 am

 

UNITY, SK – St. Peter, Unity / TRAMPING LAKESK – St. Michael, Tramping Lake:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 5:00 pm St. Michael, Tramping Lake (Incense used) / 7:30pm St. Peter, Unity – (Incense used)  / Midnight St. Peter, Unity      
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: 11:00 am St. Peter, Unity
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday Dec. 31:  7:30 pm St. Peter, Unity
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1:  9:00 am St. Michael, Tramping Lake / 11:00am St. Peter, Unity

 

ST. BENEDICT, SK –  St. Benedict, St. Benedict, SK:

  • Tuesday, Christmas Eve -Dec 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, New Year’s Eve -Dec 31 at 5:00 pm

 

VANSCOY, SK – St. Francis Xavier, Vanscoy

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24:   7:00 pm
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1:  10:00 am

 

WATSON, SK – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Watson:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 8:30 pm
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: 9:00 am

 

WYNYARD, SK – St. Mary, Wynyard / WISHART, SK – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wishart / FOAM LAKE, SK – Christ the King, Foam Lake:

  • Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24: 7:00 pm at St. Mary, Wynyard / 9:30 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wishart
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25: 10:00 am at Christ the King, Foam Lake
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday Dec. 31: 5:00 pm at Christ the King, Foam Lake
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1: 9:00 am at St. Mary, Wynyard / 11:00 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wishart

(No incense used at any of the Masses in Wynyard, Wishart or Foam Lake)

Ukrainian Catholic Parishes in Saskatoon:

PARISHESCHRISTMAS EVE

Monday, Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS DAY,

Tuesday, Dec. 25

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Monday, Dec. 31

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Tuesday, Jan. 1

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

Julian Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 6

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Julian Calendar

Monday, Jan. 7

 

Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church

10th Street East &

Munroe Avenue

(306) 343-6516

 

Compline Service &

Divine Liturgy

4:30 pm (English) & 10:00 pm (Ukrainian)

 

Divine Liturgy

10:00 am

 

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10:00 am

 

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Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George

210 Avenue M South

(306) 664-3459

 

Compline Service, Divine Liturgy

& Myrovania

10:00 pm

(Bilingual: English & Ukrainian)

Divine Liturgy

10:00 am

(Bilingual: English & Ukrainian)

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10:00 am

(Bilingual: English & Ukrainian)

Compline Service, Divine Liturgy

& Myrovania

10:00 pm

Jan. 6 (Ukrainian)

Divine Liturgy

10:00 am

Jan. 7

(Ukrainian)

Ukrainian Catholic Parish of the Dormition of the Mother of God

120-105th Street West

(306) 652-4837

 

Children’s Nativity Play & Divine Liturgy

5:00 pm

 

8:30 pm

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Divine Liturgy

11:00 am

 

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11:00 am

 

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Sacred Heart Chaldean Catholic Parish:

2101 Lansdowne Ave Saskatoon SK S7J 1G6 Tel: 306-477-0122 or see:  FACEBOOK PAGE

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24:

  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – confession
  • 5:00 pm – Ramsha evening prayer
  • 6:00 pm – Family Mass (Chaldean)
  • 9:30 pm- High Mass on Christmas Eve

Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25: 12:00 pm Noon – Mass (Arabic-Chaldean)

Solemnity of Our Lady, Thursday, Dec. 26 – : 6:00 pm Mass

Tuesday, Dec. 31: 6:00 pm Mass

Wednesday, Jan. 1: 6:00 pm Mass

Dying Healed – walking with those who are suffering

By | Enriching faith
The Dying Healed workshop teaches important issues about human suffering, human dignity and the power of human presence, as well as other end of life issues.

The purpose of the Dying Healed workshop is to give volunteers confidence that their presence at the bedside of a lonely or dying person is an invaluable service.

The workshop includes important pastoral and practical aspects of what to say, how to listen, and how to be with people who suffer illness, disability and loneliness.

It is intended to be a preparatory training for those who would like to spend time with people who are elderly, ill, disabled and dying; those people who are the most vulnerable to the negative influences to Canada’s euthanasia and assisted suicide law.

Those interested in hosting a Dying Healed workshop can contact Jacqueline Saretsky at (306) 292-5531 or Email jsaretsky@rcdos.ca for more information.

 

“Who Do You Say I Am?” – Join us Nov. 7 for a powerful evening about Proclaiming Christ and God’s Kingdom Today!

By | Enriching faith

All are welcome 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 for this presentation by Pete Burak of Renewal Ministries, presented at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Be inspired to draw people into a deepening intimacy with the Lord!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Director of Ministry Services at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, Marilyn Jackson, at mjackson@rcdos.ca or (306) 659-5836.

The evening begins with a short  and inspiring dramatic presentation of The Woman at The Well, followed by insights and inspiration from Pete Burak.

Pete Burak is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship, evangelization, and young adult topics. He is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp and the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conference. Pete and his wife Cait have four children.

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