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REGISTER HERE FOR CONGRESS DAYS: Proclaim Christ and God’s Kingdom – A diocesan day of inspiration and training

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Proclaim Christ and God’s Kingdom:

Congress Days 2020 – March 27 and 28

Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK

Open to all!

Click here for REGISTRATION

Register for both days, or either day!

COST: $35/day or $50/two days (Student price: $20 flat rate) – includes meal each day

DEADLINE: Register by 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020

All are welcome to attend these days of training presented by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon to help every one of us to “Proclaim Christ and God’s Kingdom” in our parishes, communities and families. 

Click here for SCHEDULE

Offering enrichment and inspiration Congress Days will explore the diocesan Pastoral Plan’s focus on our call to Proclaim Christ and God’s Kingdom and will help to equip us as missionary disciples to respond to that call!

Further information: contact Naomi Jalbert at njalbert@rcdos.ca or (306) 659-5831 or Marilyn Jackson at mjackson@rcdos.ca or (306) 659-5836.

SPEAKERS:

Keynote: André Regnier

André Regnier co-founded Catholic Christian Outreaach (CCO) in Saskatoon in 1988 along with his wife Angèle. For over three decades CCO has been affecting change in the lives of the students to whom it ministers, calling them to deeper conversion and a Christ-centred life. André and Angèle were awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for distinguished service to the Church. This is the highest medal that can be awarded to laity by the Pope.

André has written 3 books: Catholic Missionary Identity, Five Tenets to Renew the World, and  Clear and Simple: How to Have Conversations that Lead to Conversion.

In November 2019, André and Angèle and their entire family (five children, three in-laws and grandchildren) spoke at the Vatican on the topic of the universal call to be missionary disciples. The family has also written a book together titled Brick by Brick that speaks about how to raise children to have missionary hearts.

André is a motivating and engaging speaker who gives talks both nationally and internationally. He is especially sought-after to present on discipleship formation in dioceses and parishes alike. His desire is to draw people to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ, and to be a catalyst for them to embrace the Church’s evangelical mission.

Keynote: Harry Lafond

Harry Lafond is from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, which is in Treaty 6 Territory, part of the Cree Nation which occupies the territories stretching from James Bay to the Rocky Mountains.

By profession Harry is a teacher, who has taught from elementary classrooms to university classes. He has a Masters degree in education with certification to teach the Cree language. He was asked to be the chief of Muskeg Lake and served the people in this role for 10 years. He is currently a councillor, a role that he has served for the past nine years. For 11 years Harry served as the Executive Director of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner in Saskatchewan.

Harry believes in the power of building relationships as the primary road to a better community and the building block to the strengthening of a people.

March 27 Breakout Session: Jackie Saretsky

Jackie Saretsky is the Coordinator of Hospital Chaplaincy for the Roman Catholic diocese of Saskatoon. She has been in this position for 4 years. Previously, she worked in the Spiritual Care department for the Saskatoon Health Region at St. Paul’s hospital in Saskatoon for 9 years.

She has a Master’s in Theological Studies and has a passion for educating people on the dignity of human life, end of life and promoting good end of life care.

Click here for information about Jackie Saretsky’s Dying Healed presentation

March 27 Breakout Session: John Hickey

 

John Hickey is the Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) Campus Leader at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He and his wife Heather have four children.

John says on the CCO website: “While I was baptized as an infant, and grew up in the Church,  faith was just a small interest in my life. After being away from the Church for about a year as a university student, it was through my involvement with CCO that I had an encounter with Jesus which changed everything.

He adds: “I am always blown away by the way God works so clearly and powerfully in the lives of the students I get to work with. If you just give Him a chance, he’ll do big things in your life…. Being on staff with CCO has allowed me to grow in my leadership and in my faith. Through my involvement with CCO, I have been given opportunities to lead others that I never would have thought possible. I’ve also learned how to effectively share my faith with others, which has been a great blessing in my personal life.”

Click here for information about John Hickey’s presentation “Called to Share The Hope Within You”

 

March 28 Breakout Session: Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clarke has served the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon over the past 21 and half years as a Youth Minister, Pastoral Associate, Parish Life Director, Cathedral Administrator and currently as the Human Resources Manager.

Patrick hold a certificates in Business Administration from the U of S and in Human Resources and Labour Relations from Athabasca University. Patrick is certified by Kilmann Diagnostics to use the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument in working with teams and individuals. Patrick is married to Tanya (20 years) and has three children ages seven to 14.

Click here for information about Patrick Clarke’s presentation “Managing Polarities in Parishes”

 

March 28 Breakout Session: Masson Normand

Masson Normand has been leading worship and speaking to audiences of all ages since 2007. He travels across Canada full-time leading faith-based events in Catholic schools. His message, combined with his musical talents, allow him to lead students to an authentic experience of Christ’s love.

PULSE is an organization dedicated to helping lead students to an authentic encounter with the person of Christ. The PULSE belief is that God has called each student by name and given him or her a unique purpose that is to be lived out boldly.

Click here for information about Masson Normand’s presentation “Kerygma 4 Kids”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refugee Sponsorship Update: Deadline for 2020 inquiries is Feb. 28, 2020

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Deadline for 2020 Inquiries for Refugee Sponsorship

The deadline for inquiries about new sponsorships in 2020 is Feb. 28, 2020.  PDF of Inquiry Form

End of the waiting list and introduction of a new Intake Process

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon has made the difficult decision to end its refugee sponsorship waiting list as of Dec. 31, 2019. The list ​became too long ​to be manageable.  In the new climate for refugee sponsorship, ​it became impossible to fulfill it.  We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

Getting your paperwork back

If you have given the Migration Office any application forms or other documents and would like to have them returned, please contact the office by e-mail (migration@rcdos.ca) or text (306-321-5956).  Please give the full name of the person whose name is on the waiting list.  We will contact you to tell you when you can pick up the forms.  Any forms not picked up by Feb. 28, 2020 will be shredded.

What now?

The Migration Office now has an annual intake process for refugee sponsorships.  If you wish to be considered for sponsorship spaces in 2020, please EMAIL us at migration@rcdos.ca on or after 1 January 2020.  We will then contact you and get further information from you.  Note: If you received sponsorship spaces from us in 2019, you will NOT be considered for spaces in 2020.

New refugee sponsorship requirements

Please note that to meet the new government requirements, and to promote greater fairness, the Diocese of Saskatoon’s sponsorship methods have changed.

  1. We work with established church groups rather than family-linked co-sponsors.  If you wish to propose a sponsorship, please approach a local Christian congregation or established community group and ask them to explore the possibility of partnering with you.
  2. To be fair to the many communities who have refugees they want to sponsor, we now have a lifetime limit on how many people any one person or couple can sponsor.  If you have already had many sponsorships through the diocese, you will not be considered for further spots.
  3. To ensure that the refugee newcomers are provided for according to the government regulations, we require the funds for the sponsorship to be placed in trust at the time we submit the application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Normally funds  would be held in trust by the sponsoring Catholic parish.  Where a non-Catholic parish or organization is the sponsoring group, the funds would be held by the diocese.  Money held in trust is then paid directly to the refugee for start-up costs and monthly expenses  by the parish or diocese as appropriate.

For further information, please contact the Migration Office BY EMAIL or TEXT ONLY.  Email: migration@rcdos.ca.  Text: 306-321-5956.

Office of Migration web page

 

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)

nilDivine Liturgy

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

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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!

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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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“Theological Formation – the Task, the Tension, the Hope” with Fr. Ron Rolheiser on Oct. 12

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All are welcome to attend this Fall Gathering from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, as Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, explores the evolution of faith formation for Catholic adults.

The Annual Fall Gathering is sponsored by the Lay Formation Alumni each fall, and is open to all.

Registration:

Cost is $40 before Oct. 7, or $50 after Oct. 7 (includes lunch). Register online (below). For more information call Blair at 306-260-4009. (Pre-registration is required in order to plan for lunch.)

Overview:

Forty years ago, many lay people began to study theology beyond the basic catechesis of their youth. Initially there was a lot of enthusiasm among laity and clergy alike, and a wonderful blossoming took place. Thousands of lay women and men became theologically and pastorally literate in a deeper way and began to do ministry within their parishes and dioceses. This is still happening, but in a situation where the task has changed, and new tensions have arisen. Yet the hope remains the same. This day will be a look at what the theological formation of laity involves today in terms of tasks, tension and hope.

Speaker:

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, is a Catholic priest and theologian, born and raised in Saskatchewan, who was a long-time popular presenter for the Lay Formation Program in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon — a program that this year has been re-named the Adult Faith Enrichment Program.

Fr. Rolheiser is a speaker, workshop leader, columnist, and writer on contemporary spirituality. He was born in Macklin, SK in 1947, one of the older children in a large family. Following his school years, he entered the noviciate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and professed his First Vows in September 1966, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1972. During and after his own studies, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, AB.

He has served the religious community of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate as Provincial Superior of St. Mary’s Province (Canada), as Regional Councilor for Canada, serving on the General Administration of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, in Rome, for six years. In August 2005, Fr. Ron became the President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

Prairie pilgrimages continue: Rama Aug. 14-15, St. Laurent Aug. 15

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From June to September, pilgrimages are held at beloved Catholic sites across the Prairies. Communities and visitors gather together to worship, sing, pray, and socialize during these events.

Rama Pilgrimage August 14-15

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at St. Anthony Church, Rama, SK

Rama Pilgrimage – The 78th annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Anthony Church, Rama, SK will be held Aug. 14 and 15, 2019. Events begin Wednesday, Aug. 14 on the Vigil of Mary’s Assumption with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the Grotto at 2:45 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 3:15 p.m. Supper will be available at 4:30 p.m. for $13 each, but must be booked before Aug. 2 by calling (306) 593-6120.  At 6 p.m Aug. 14 Hymns of Praise to Mary will be presented, with confessions from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and Celebration of the Eucharist at 8:00 p.m. with Archbishop Donald Bolen. There will also be living rosary, candlelight procession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Rama pilgrimage continues on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Thursday, Aug. 15, with 8:30 a.m. morning devotional prayers to Mary in Polish, 9:00 a.m. Mass in Polish, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite, and then at 11:45 a.m. final Mass with celebrant Archbishop Donald Bolen, with anointing of the sick and aged, blessing of religious articles, etc. For more information see: www.RamaShrine.ca

NOTE: A bus from Saskatoon and Humboldt to the Rama Pilgrimage will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 14, leaving St. Patrick Church, 3339 Centennial Crescent, Saskatoon at 10:00 a.m., with a second pickup at Market Mall, Saskatoon, and a stop in Humboldt to pick up additional passengers. Cost is $25 each (cash only). Contact Mila Bernacles at (306) 664-3695 if you wish to book a seat on the 56-passenger bus. (Remember to pack a lunch. If you wish to book a $13 chicken supper at the pilgrimage, call Mary at (306) 593-6120 before Aug. 2, 2019.)

Walking pilgrimage to Rama: There will be a walking pilgrimage from Yorkton to Rama, SK from August 11-14, with participants camping along the way. When the pilgrims arrive at Rama they will stay overnight in order to attend the Rama Pilgrimage on August 14 and 15. For details regarding itinerary, costs, registration, see: https://www.stphilomenawalkingpilgrimage.org or call (306) 527-2738 for more information.

St. Laurent Pilgrimage Aug. 15 / Sept. 8

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at St. Laurent, SK (north east of Duck Lake: take the road from the statue landmark on Highway 11).

NOTE: Throughout the summer from July 7 to Sept. 1, weekday Mass will be celebrated at the historic shrine at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 4 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine – the Grotto at the site at St. Laurent, SK.

Feast of the Assumption
Thursday, August 15 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration (grotto)
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 pm – Guest speaker (Fr. Stefano Penna)
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Marian prayer / Rosary  (grotto)
6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Priests available for confession
7:30 p.m. – Mass and candlelight procession
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Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, September 8
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Marian prayer / rosary
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Mass and candlelight presentation
8:30 p.m. – Birthday cake and coffee
(Please bring a long stemmed rose to present to Mary before Mass – roses can also be purchased on site)

For information, see: Shrine website or phone Blessed Sacrament Parish in Duck Lake, SK at (306) 467-2003.

Pro-Life Millennium Cross Pilgrimage August 25

19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Pro-Life Millennium Cross will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Keynote speaker is Cathy LaFleche, Executive Director, Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre. The pilgrimage includes praying of the Rosary, pro-life displays, and a hot dog concession (by donation). Bring your rosary and lawn chairs. The 100-foot Pro-Life Millennium Cross is located 10 km northeast of Aberdeen, SK on Highway 41. For more information see www.prolifemillenniumcross.ca

 

 

 

 

Other pilgrimages in Archdiocese of Regina

CLICK HERE for information on Regina Archdiocese pilgrimages

 

 

Other pilgrimages in the Eparchy of Saskatoon

CLICK HERE for information on pilgrimages in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy

 

 

 

 

Stewardship Conference in Saskatoon – June 6-8

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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 of the 8th Bi-Annual Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference (WCCSC)  is “Go Make A Difference!”

Speakers include:

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto https://www.archtoronto.org/about-us/bishops/cardinal-collins

Emilie Callan, of Salt+Light Catholic Media Foundation https://saltandlighttv.org/about/rosica.php – one of the Canadian delegates to the recent Synod on Youth held at the Vatican

Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon https://www.skeparchy.org/wordpress/about-us/bishop-bryan-bayda-cssr-eparch/

Tracy Earl Welliver, Catholic author, speaker, consultant, and Gallup-certified Strengths coach with over 25 years experience in parish ministry – https://tracyearlwelliver.com/

The WCCSC is an opportunity for representatives of each diocese and parish community from across the country to come together to share and be inspired to embrace and lead stewardship within the life of our Canadian Catholic Church.

Dioceses and parishes across Canada are encouraged to send clergy, development, communication and stewardship personnel, diocesan and parish administration and pastoral staff and lay leaders to the June 2019 Conference in Saskatoon.

There will be something of interest for everyone. This will be a conference to connect pastors, lay leaders and diocesan and parish staff.

Find out more at: https://wccsc.ca

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 June 6 with a pre-conference day devoted to Annual Appeals as well as a track exclusively designed for Clergy.  The Cathedral of the Holy Family at 123 Nelson Road (corner of Attridge Drive and Forestry Farm Park Drive) will host the opening Mass as well as a “Saskatchewan tasting” reception and Cathedral tours before the conference moves to the Sheraton Cavalier in downtown Saskatoon. Friday and Saturday will include inspiring talks from a growing list of dynamic speakers covering all facets of Stewardship from fund development to communications to the every-day stewardship that should be our very way of life.

To Register, visit the conference website at https://wccsc.ca/ and get in on an Early Bird discount which is open until March 1st, 2019.

Registration, Hotel and General Conference Information and Inquiries: please e-mail: conference@dscatholicfoundation.ca or call (306) 659-5849.

Rooted in Christ