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Advent Reconciliation / Confession – City Parishes

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Advent Reconciliation Services and Opportunities for Confession

at Parishes within the City of Saskatoon

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS Schedules – LINK

Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (306) 659-5800 WEBSITE

  • 7:00 pm, Thursday, Dec 2 (Advent Reconciliation Service:  including individual confessions with Adoration)
  • 7:00 pm, Thursday, Dec 9 (Advent Reconciliation Service:  including individual confessions with Adoration)
  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Dec. 15-23 (Confessions  with daily mass, adoration and fellowship each evening)

 

Holy Spirit, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. (306) 374-1425 WEBSITE

  • 7:00 pm, Thursday, Dec. 16 (Advent Reconciliation Service:  including individual confessions)

 

Our Lady of Lourdes, 1235 – 12thStreet East, Saskatoon (306) 343-0289 WEB PAGE

  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 2 (Confessions, with Eucharistic Adoration)
  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 9 (Confessions, with Eucharistic Adoration)
  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 23 (Confessions, with Eucharistic Adoration)

 

Saint Anne, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon (306) 931-4700 WEBSITE

  • 7:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 17 (Advent Reconciliation Service with Source Adoration evening:  including individual confessions)
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesdays, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22 (Confessions)

 

St. Augustine,  602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon (306) 373-3453 WEBSITE

  • 7:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 16 (Advent Reconciliation Service: including individual confessions)

 

St. Michael, 18-33rd Street East, Saskatoon (306) 242-5150 WEB PAGE

  • 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 14 (Joint Advent Reconciliation Service held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave, including individual confessions)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm Saturday, Dec. 11 (Confessions at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm Saturday, Dec. 18 (Confessions at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave)

 

St. Patrick, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon (306) 384-1100 WEB PAGE

  • 10:00 am to Noon, Saturday, Dec. 4 (Confessions)
  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Friday, Dec. 10 (Confessions)
  • 10:00 am to Noon, Saturday, Dec. 11 (Confessions)
  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Wednesday, 15 (Confessions)
  • 10:00 am to Noon, Saturday, Dec. 18 (Confessions)
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 19 (Confessions)
  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 21 (Confessions)

 

St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent E. Saskatoon (306) 652-0033 WEBSITE

  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dec. 7, Dec. 8, Dec. 9 (During Advent Mission)
  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Dec. 7 to Dec. 23 (Confessions DAILY, excluding Sundays)

 

St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave., (306) 382-5503 WEB PAGE

  • 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 14 (Joint Advent Reconciliation Service, including individual confessions)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm Saturday, Dec 11 (Confessions)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm Saturday, Dec.18 (Confessions)

 

St. Philip Neri, 1904 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon (306) 343-0325 WEBSITE

  • 7:00 pm Tuesday, Dec. 7 (Advent Reconciliation Service, including individual confessions)

Advent Reconciliation / Confession – Rural

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ADVENT RECONCILIATION / Opportunities for CONFESSION

in Parishes Outside of the City of Saskatoon

(Alphabetical by Name of Community)

 

BURSTALL – St. Michael Parish, Pacific Drive and Highway 321, Burstall, SK; (306) 666-2043; WEB PAGEConfessions 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15.

 

DAVIDSON – Sacred Heart Parish, 415 Lincoln Street, Davidson, SK (306) 567-5455; WEB PAGEConfessions 2:00 p m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18.

 

DENZIL – Sacred Heart Parish, Denzil, SK (306) 753-2063; WEB PAGE Advent Reconciliation Service, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.

 

ELBOW – Holy Redeemer Parish, 361 Saskatchewan Street, Elbow, SK (306) 567-2116; WEB PAGE – Confessions after 5:30 p.m. Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 15.

 

FOAM LAKE – Christ the King Parish, 238 Cameron Street, Foam Lake, SK (306) 554-2446; WEB PAGE6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.

 

FOX VALLEY – St. Mary Parish, 4th Street and 2nd Ave., Fox Valley, SK; (306) 666-2043; WEB PAGEConfessions 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.

 

KENASTON– St. Andrew Parish, 307-6th Avenue, Kenaston, SK (306) 567-2116; WEB PAGEConfessions after 5:00 p.m. Mass, Saturday, Dec. 18.

 

LANCER – Sacred Heart Parish, 201 Flag Ave. Lancer, SK (306) 628-4366; WEB PAGEConfessions after the 5:00 p.m. Mass, Saturday, Dec. 11.

 

LANGHAM – St. Mark Parish, 423 Main Street East, Langham, SK (306) 283-4482; WEB PAGE6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15.

 

LEADER – Little Flower Parish, 308 Main Street West, Leader, SK (306) 628-4366; WEB PAGE – Confessions after the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Sunday, Dec. 5.

 

LIEBENTHAL – Sacred Heart Parish, Highway 21, Liebenthal, SK (306) 628-4366; WEB PAGEConfessions after the 7:30 p.m. Mass, Saturday, Dec. 4.

 

MACKLIN – St. Mary Parish, 4805 Express Ave. Macklin, SK (306) 753-2063 WEB PAGE – Advent Reconciliation Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15.

 

MARTENSVILLEImmaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300- 8th Avenue South, Martensville, SK (306) 931-3111;WEBSITEAdvent Reconciliation Service 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.

 

OUTLOOKImmaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 529 Pangman Street, Outlook, SK (306) 567-2116; WEB PAGEConfessions 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.

 

RICHMOUND – St. Mary, 202-Hwy #371, Richmound, SK (306) 666-2043; WEB PAGE  – Confessions 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22

 

WISHART – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 204-3rd Street W, Wishart, SK (306) 554-2446; WEB PAGE6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22

 

WYNYARD – St. Mary Parish, 307-4th Street, Wynyard, SK (306) 554-2446 ; WEB PAGE6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20

Christmas Mass Times – Rural

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Parishes Outside city of Saskatoon – Christmas celebrations

NOTE: 

  • Live-stream video of Mass celebrated by a number of priests in our diocese – LINK
  • Parishes located within city of Saskatoon Christmas season Mass times – LINK
COMMUNITY/

PARISH

(Alphabetical by name of community)

CHRISTMAS EVE,

Friday, Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS DAY,

Saturday, Dec. 25

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY,

Sunday, Dec. 26

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE,

Friday, Dec. 31

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY,

Saturday, Jan. 1

EPIPHANY

Sunday, Jan. 2

       
BURSTALL – St. Michael Parish, Pacific Drive and Highway 321, Burstall, SK (306) 666-2043

(Includes celebrations at FOX VALLEY and RICHMOUND)

WEB PAGE

 

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

6:00 pm at Burstall

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

9:00 am at Richmound

11:00 am at Fox Valley

Holy Family Sunday (anticipatory) Saturday, Dec. 25

6:00 pm at Burstall

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Fox Valley

11:00 am at Richmound

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

7:30 pm at Fox Valley

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

9:00 am at Richmound

11:00 am at Burstall

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1

7:30 pm at Fox Valley

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Burstall

11:00 am at Richnound

 

DAVIDSON – Sacred Heart Parish, 415 Lincoln Street, Davidson, SK (306) 567-2116

(Includes celebrations at ELBOW, KENASTONand OUTLOOK)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 p.m. at Outlook

9:30 p.m. at Kenaston

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Davidson

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Outlook

11:30 am at Davidson

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

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

 

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

9:00 am at Kenaston

11 am at Outlook

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am Kenaston

11:00 am Outlook

DENZIL – Sacred Heart Parish, Denzil, SK

(306) 753-2063

(Includes celebrations at MACKLIN and ST. DONATUS)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm at Denzil

9:00 pm at Macklin

12:00 midnight at St. Donatus

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Macklin

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Denzil

11:00 am at Macklin

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

7:00 pm at Denzil

9:00 pm Macklin

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

11:00 am at Macklin

5:00 pm at St. Donatus

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Denzil

11:00 am at Macklin

ELBOW – Holy Redeemer Parish, 361 Saskatchewan Street, Elbow, SK (306) 567-2116

(Includes celebrations at DAVIDSON, KENASTON and OUTLOOK)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 p.m. at Outlook

9:30 p.m. at Kenaston

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Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Davidson

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Outlook

11:30 am at Davidson

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

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

 

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

9:00 am at Kenaston

11:00 am at Outlook

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am Kenaston

11:00 am Outlook

FOAM LAKE – Christ the King Parish, 238 Cameron Street, Foam Lake, SK (306) 554-2446

(Includes celebrations at WISHART and WYNYARD)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm at Wynyard

9:30 pm at Foam Lake

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am at Wishart

Holy Family Sunday (anticipatory) Saturday, Dec. 25

5:00 pm at Wynyard

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Wishart,

11:00 am at Foam Lake

 

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

5:00 pm at Foam Lake

7:00 pm at Wishart,

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

9:00 am at Wynyard

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1

5:00 pm at Wishart

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Foam Lake

11:00 am at Wynyard

FOX VALLEY- St. Mary Parish, 4th Street and 2nd Avenue, Fox Valley, SK (306) 666-2043

(Includes celebrations at BURSTALL and RICHMOUND)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

6:00 pm at Burstall

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

9:00 am at Richmound

11:00 am at Fox Valley

Holy Family Sunday (anticipatory) Saturday, Dec. 25

6:00 pm at Burstall

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Fox Valley

11:00 am at Richmound

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

7:30 pm at Fox Valley

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

9:00 am at Richmound

11:00 am at Burstall

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1

7:30 pm at Fox Valley

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Burstall

11:00 am at Richnound

 

 

KENASTON – St. Andrew Parish, 307-6th Ave., Kenaston, SK (306) 567-2116

(Includes celebrations at DAVIDSON, ELBOWand OUTLOOK)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 p.m. at Outlook

9:30 p.m. at Kenaston

 

 

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Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Davidson

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Outlook

11:30 am at Davidson

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

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

 

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

9:00 am at Kenaston

11:00 am at Outlook

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9 am Kenaston

11 am Outlook

LANCER – Sacred Heart Parish, L201 Flag Ave. Lancer, SK (306) 628-4366

(Includes celebrations at LEADER and LIEBENTHAL)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

6:00 pm at Lancer

8:00 pm at Leader

 

 

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Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am at Liebenthal

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Leader

11:00 am at Liebenthal

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

6:00 pm at Lancer

8:00 pm at Leader

 

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

10:00 am at Liebenthal

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9 am Liebenthal

11 am Leader

LANGHAM – St. Mark Parish, 423 Main Street East, Langham, SK (306) 283-4482

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

5:30 pm

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25

No Mass

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am

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

No Mass

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

No Mass

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am

LEADER – Little Flower Parish, 308 Main Street West, Leader, SK (306) 628-4366

(Includes celebrations at LANCER and LIEBENTHAL)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

6:00 pm at Lancer

8:00 pm at Leader

 

 

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Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am at Liebenthal

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Leader

11:00 am at Liebenthal

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

6:00 pm at Lancer

8:00 pm at Leader

 

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

10:00 am at Liebenthal

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9 am Liebenthal

11 am Leader

LIEBENTHAL – Sacred Heart Parish, Highway 21, Liebenthal, SK (306) 628-4366

(Includes celebrations at LANCER and LEADER)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

6:00 pm at Lancer

8:00 pm at Leader

 

 

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Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am at Liebenthal

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Leader

11:00 am at Liebenthal

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

6:00 pm at Lancer

8:00 pm at Leader

 

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

10:00 am at Liebenthal

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9 am Liebenthal

11 am Leader

MACKLIN- St. Mary Parish – 4805 Express Ave. Macklin, SK (306) 753-2063

(Includes celebrations at DENZIL and ST. DONATUS)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm at Denzil

9:00 pm at Macklin

12:00 midnight at St. Donatus

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Macklin

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Denzil

11:00 am at Macklin

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

7:00 pm at Denzil

9:00 pm Macklin

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

11:00 am at Macklin

5:00 pm at St. Donatus

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Denzil

11:00 am at Macklin

MARTENSVILLE – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300-8th Ave.S., Martensville, SK (306) 931-3111

WEBSITE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm

8:15 pm

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

11:00 am

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

6:00 pm

 

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

10:00 am

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

11:00 am

OUTLOOK -Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 529 Pangman Street, Outlook, SK (306) 567-2116

(Includes celebrations at DAVIDSON, ELBOWand KENASTON)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 p.m. at Outlook

9:30 p.m. at Kenaston

 

 

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Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Davidson

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Outlook

11:30 am at Davidson

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

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

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

9:00 am at Kenaston

11:00 am at Outlook

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1:

5:00 pm at Elbow

7:00 pm at Davidson

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9 am Kenaston

11 am Outlook

RICHMOUND – St.. Mary Parish, 202-Hwy #371, Richmound, SK (306) 666-2043

(Includes celebrations at BURSTALL and RICHMOND)

WEB PAGE

 

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

6:00 pm at Burstall

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

9:00 am at Richmound

11:00 am at Fox Valley

Holy Family Sunday (anticipatory) Saturday, Dec. 25

6:00 pm at Burstall

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Fox Valley

11:00 am at Richmound

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

7:30 pm at Fox Valley

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

9:00 am at Richmound

11:00 am at Burstall

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1

7:30 pm at Fox Valley

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Burstall

11:00 am at Richnound

 

ST. DONATUS,  – St. Donatus (Cactus Lake) SK (306) 753-2063

(Includes celebrations at MACKLIN and DENZIL)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm at Denzil

9:00 pm at Macklin

12:00 midnight at St. Donatus

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

11:00 am at Macklin

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Denzil

11:00 am at Macklin

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

7:00 pm at Denzil

9:00 pm Macklin

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

11:00 am at Macklin

5:00 pm at St. Donatus

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Denzil

11:00 am at Macklin

WISHART – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 204-3rd Street West, Wishart, SK (306) 554-2446

(Includes celebrations at FOAM LAKE and WYNYARD)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm at Wynyard

9:30 pm at Foam Lake

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am at Wishart

Holy Family Sunday (anticipatory) Saturday, Dec. 25

5:00 pm at Wynyard

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Wishart,

11:00 am at Foam Lake

 

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

5:00 pm at Foam Lake

7:00 pm at Wishart,

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

9:00 am at Wynyard

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1

5:00 pm at Wishart

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Foam Lake

11:00 am at Wynyard

WYNYARD -St. Mary Parish, 307-4th Street, Wynyard, SK

(306) 554-2446

(Includes celebrations at FOAM LAKE and WISHART)

WEB PAGE

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

7:00 pm at Wynyard

9:30 pm at Foam Lake

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

10:00 am at Wishart

Holy Family Sunday (anticipatory) Saturday, Dec. 25

5:00 pm at Wynyard

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

9:00 am at Wishart,

11:00 am at Foam Lake

 

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

5:00 pm at Foam Lake

7:00 pm at Wishart,

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

9:00 am at Wynyard

Epiphany (anticipatory) Saturday, Jan. 1

5:00 pm at Wishart

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

9:00 am at Foam Lake

11:00 am at Wynyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Mass Times – City

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Roman Catholic Christmas celebrations in the city of Saskatoon

NOTE: 

  • Live-stream video of Mass celebrated by a number of priests in our dioceseLINK
  • Parishes outside city of Saskatoon Christmas season Mass times (those that submitted information) – LINK
PARISH:ADVENT Reconciliation; / Opportunities for Confession:

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

Friday, Dec. 24

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Saturday, Dec. 25

 

 

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY Sunday, Dec. 26

 

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Friday, Dec. 31

(Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Saturday, Jan. 1

(Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

 

EPIPHANY

Sunday, Jan. 2

 

 

 

Cathedral of the Holy Family,

123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon

(306) 659-5800

WEBSITE

7:00 pm Thursday, Dec 2 (with Adoration)

7:00 pm Thursday, Dec 9 (with Adoration)

7:00 to 9:00 pm, Dec. 15-23 (Confessions  with daily mass, adoration and fellowship each evening)

Dec. 24 :

4:30 pm

7:00 pm

9:30 pm

Midnight

 

Dec. 25:

11:00 am

Dec. 26:

9:00 am

11:00 am

6:30 pm

Dec. 31:

7:00 pm (followed by Adoration)

Jan. 1:

11:00 am

 

 

 

Jan.2:

9:00 am

11:00 am

6:30 pm

Holy Spirit,

114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon

(306) 374-1425

WEBSITE

Reconciliation service with opportunities for individual confession:

 

7:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 16

Dec. 24 :

 

Dec. 25:Dec. 26:Dec. 31:Jan. 1Jan. 2:
Our Lady of Czestochowa,

301 Avenue Y South, Saskatoon

(306) 382-2878

WEBSITE

 

 
Our Lady of Guadalupe,

426 Ave. J South (Office)

Mass is held at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue 0 South, Saskatoon

(306) 653-4945

WEBSITE

Our Lady of Lourdes,

1235 – 12 th Street East, Saskatoon

(306) 343-0289

WEB PAGE

 

Confession Opportunities:

(with Eucharistic Adoration)

7:00 to 9:00 pm  Thursday, Dec. 2  Thursday, Dec. 9  Thursday, Dec. 23

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

5:00 pm

10:00 pm

 

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

5:00 pm

 

 

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26 

 

10:30 am

 

 

 

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

 

No Mass

 

 

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

 

5:00 pm

 

 

Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 2

 

10:30 am

 

 

 

Saint Anne,

217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 931-4700

WEBSITE

Reconciliation Service with Source Adoration night and opportunities for individual confession:

7:00 pm Friday, Dec. 17

Confessions: 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesdays

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

5:00 pm


7:30 pm

Midnight (with insense)

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

10:00 am

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26 

 

9:00 am

11:00 am

7:00 pm

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

 

5:00 pm

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

 

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 2

 

9:00 am

11:00 am

7:00 pm

St. Augustine,

602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 373-3453

WEBSITE

 

Reconciliation service with opportunities for individual confession:

 

7:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 16

 

 

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

5:00 pm

8:00 pm (this Mass also live-streamed)

 

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

10:00 am (this Mass also live-streamed)

 

 

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26 

 

9:30 am (this Mass also live-streamed)

11:30 am

 

 

 

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

 

5:00 pm

 

 

 

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

 

10:00 am (this Mass also live-streamed)

 

 

 

Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 2

 

9:30 am (this Mass also live-streamed)

11:30 am

 

 

 

St. Francis Xavier, 

222 Willow St. (at Melrose Ave.), Saskatoon

(306) 653-5126

WEBSITE

St. John Bosco, 

1202 Avenue O South, Saskatoon

(306) 652-1045

WEBSITE

St. Joseph,

535- 8th Street East, Saskatoon

(306) 244-1556

WEBSITE

 
St. Mary,

211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon

(306) 244-2983

WEBSITE

St. Michael,

18-33rd Street East, Saskatoon

(306) 242-5150

WEB PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advent Reconciliation Service:  including individual confessions (a joint celebration)

7:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 14 at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave

Confession Opportunities:

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm  Saturday, Dec. 11 &  Saturday, Dec. 18 at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

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 Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

 

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

(Note: No Saturday evening Mass on Dec. 25.)

 

 

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

 

 

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

11:00 am held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God -Saturday, Jan. 1:

 

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

 

(Note: No Saturday evening Mass on New Year’s Day Jan. 1.)

 

 

 

Epiphany of the Lord – Sunday, Jan. 2

 

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

 

11:00 am held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

 

 

 

Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens,

1007 rue Windsor, Saskatoon

la paroisse catholique francophone de Saskatoon

(306) 665-1829

WEBSITE

St. Patrick,

3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 384-1100

(Note: “Simbang Gabi” Mass celebrated daily at 7 pm from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23 at St. Patrick Church)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advent Confession/ Reconciliation Times:

Dec. 4   – 10:00 am to Noon

Dec. 10 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Dec. 11 – 10:00 am to Noon

Dec. 15 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Dec. 18 – 10:00 am to Noon

Dec. 19 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dec. 21 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

5:00 pm

7:30 pm

12:00 am Midnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

10:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26:

 

8: 30 am

10:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

10:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epiphany of the Lord – Sunday, Jan. 2:

 

8:30 am

10:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Paul

Co-Cathedral,

720 Spadina Cres. E.

(306) 652-0033

WEBSITE

Advent Confession/ Reconciliation Times:

Dec. 7, 8, 9 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (during Advent Mission)

DAILY from Dec. 7 to Dec. 23 (except on Sundays) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

7:00 pm

11:00 pm

 

 

 

Christmas Day Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

10:00 am (with Bishop Hagemoen)

12:00 noon (no incense)

 

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

 

8:00 am

10:00 am

8:00 pm

 

 

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

 

7:00 pm

 

 

 

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

 

10:00 am

 

 

 

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan. 2

 

8:00 am

10:00 am

8:00 pm

 

St. Peter the Apostle,

1121 Northumberland Ave.,

(306) 382-5503

WEB PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advent Reconciliation Service:  including individual confessions (a joint celebration)

 

7:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 14 at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave

Confession Opportunities:

4 pm to 4:45 pm  Saturday, Dec. 11 &  Saturday, Dec. 18 

at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24:

 

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 Saturday, Dec. 25:

 

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

(Note: No Saturday evening Mass on Dec. 25.)

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 26

 

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

11:00 am held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God -Saturday, Jan. 1:

 

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

 

(Note: No Saturday evening Mass on New Year’s Day Jan. 1.)

 

 

 

 

 

Epiphany of the Lord – Sunday, Jan. 2

 

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

 

11:00 am held at St. Peter the Apostle, 1121 Northumberland Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

St. Philip Neri,

1904 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon

(306) 343-0325

WEBSITE

Advent Reconciliation Service:  including individual confessions

 

7:00 pm Tuesday, Dec. 7

 

St. Thomas More,

1437 College Drive, Saskatoon

(306) 966-8900

WEBSITE

Seeking a Director of Administration and Finance

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WANTED: A Director of Administration and Finance for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon — A rewarding and meaningful permanent full-time position in Saskatoon.

We are looking for a highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual who has their CPA designation and is interested in working in a faith-based Roman Catholic organization.

About The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon

The Catholic Pastoral Centre is located at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, in Saskatoon and has some 35 employees serving the parishes and the people of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. The Catholic Pastoral Centre supports over 94 parishes that stretch across the central and northern part of Saskatchewan from Macklin & Burstall in the west to Kelvington, Wadena & Foam Lake in the east.

About The Position:

The Director of Administration and Finance has a key leadership role, reporting directly to the Bishop and responsible for providing overall management and administrative oversight of seven (7) key functional service areas of:

  • Financial Services;
  • Human Resources;
  • Communications;
  • Information Technology;
  • Building and Maintenance;
  • Safeguarding; and
  • Migration Services.

The position oversees 6 direct reports (approximately 12 employees) and manages a budget for the organization of approximately $5 million annually.

The Director of Administration and Finance is a visible representative of the diocesan Church and the Bishop of Saskatoon; therefore, it is required that the incumbent be a practising Catholic, registered in a Catholic parish, and is personally committed to the identity and mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or business-related field with a preference for an advanced degree in business administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA) is required
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) is an asset
  • 7 – 10 years of experience in financial, human resource and change management and experience coaching and leading employees
  • Experience in IT and property/contract management is an asset

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to vtowriss@rcdos.ca by 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021.

See the Job Description for further information: LINK to PDF.

Bishop provides clergy, religious and vocation updates

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Bishop Mark Hagemoen announced further pastoral appointments and clergy, religious and vocation updates Oct. 28, 2021.

“I again thank all clergy and religious of the diocese for their ministry and ask you to continue to join in prayer for all clergy awaiting arrival, for those in transition, and for those discerning vocations to the priesthood or religious life,” Bishop Hagemoen said in his announcement to the diocese.

The Oct. 28 updates follows a number of earlier announcements for this ministry year.

PASTORS

Fr. Roman Wroclawski, S.Chr.

Fr. Roman Wroclawski, S.Chr., is appointed pastor at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Saskatoon.

Fr. Wroclawski is a priest of the Society of Christ, ordained in Poznañ, Poland, and served parishes in France for over 15 years. Fr. Wroclawski began his appointment Sept. 28, 2021.

DEACONS

Deacon Dan Lamoureaux

Deacon Dan Lamoureaux will serve in diaconal ministry with St. James Parish, Wilkie. 

Deacon Lamoureaux currently serves for the Diocese of Prince Albert at St. Germaine Parish, Red Pheasant First Nations; St. Thomas, Sweetgrass First Nations; St. Bernadette, Mosquito First Nations; and Anele Parish, Poundmaker First Nations.

SEMINARIANS

Anthony Hoang

Anthony Hoang from Holy Spirit Parish, Saskatoon, is in his first year of formation in the Culture Works program, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario.

Huy Le

Huy Le from St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Saskatoon, is in his first year of formation with the Sts. Benedict & Scholastica Formation Program, the new vocations program of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

Jerome Montpetit

Jerome Montpetit from St. Bruno Parish, Bruno, is in his first year of formation with the Sts. Benedict & Scholastica Formation Program, the new vocations program of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

Van Tam (Luke) Tran

Van Tam (Luke) Tran, has returned to Christ the King Seminary in Mission, British Columbia, for his third year of theology.

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster from St. Joseph Parish, Saskatoon, is in his first year of formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta.

RELIGIOUS ASSIGNMENT

Sr. Claudia Vázquez Díaz

Sr. Claudia Vázquez Díaz, of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, arrived in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon on Sept. 30, 2021, and is serving in ministry as an Apostolate Leader for the Sts. Benedict & Scholastica Formation Program and other ministry services for the diocese.]

RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS UPDATE

Kaitlyn Deck, Queenship of Mary Community

Sr. Kaitlyn Deck from St. Peter Parish, Unity, is in her third year of formation – “Apostolic Novitiate” – with the Queenship of Mary Community in Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Sr. Micheline Thibeault, Queenship of Mary Community

Sr. Micheline Thibeault from St. Anne Parish, Saskatoon, is in her second year of formation – “Canonical Noviciate” – with the Queenship of Mary Community, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

George Leberio, Companions of the Cross

George Leberio from St. Anne Parish, Saskatoon, is in his second year of applicancy at Assumption Farm in Combermere, Ontario, with the Companions of the Cross.

 

Brother Raphael (Gregory Parsons), Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

Br. Raphael (Gregory Parsons) from St. Mary Parish, Wadena, made temporary vows in February 2021 and continues in formation with the Carmelite Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel at Cody, Wyoming, USA.

Br. Andrew Wing, Legionaries of Christ

Br. Andrew Wing LC from St. Anne Parish, Saskatoon, is in his second year of formation with the Legionaries of Christ, on internship in Calgary, Alberta.

CLERGY UPDATE

Fr. Colin Roy

Fr. Colin Roy, pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Humboldt, St. Scholastica Parish, Burr, and Holy Trinity Parish, Pilger,  has been appointed the Dean for the Humboldt Deanery and will serve for the remainder of the current term.

 

Fr. Richard Philipski, SChr

Fr. Richard Philiposki, S.Chr. has returned to the United States under the direction of his provincial superior after serving as pastor for Our Lady of Czestohowa parish this past year.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Diocese of Saskatoon joins country in preparing to mark first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on “Orange Shirt Day” Sept 30, 2021

“Let’s walk and talk.”

The Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation (DCTR) is encouraging parishes and individuals to take time to reflect together on the hurt and damage of the residential school system and Canada’s colonial history, as Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30.

The new federal holiday builds upon “Orange Shirt Day,” which has been marked on Sept. 30 in recent years, as a way to honour those who attended residential schools and to raise awareness about what was suffered and lost. Wearing orange was prompted by the experience of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, who as a six-year-old arriving at residential school in 1973 had her beloved orange shirt immediately taken away. “On Sept. 30, orange is worn to show that no child should have their culture and faith stripped from them,” summarizes Myron Rogal, coordinator of Justice and Peace in the diocese of Saskatoon and a member of the DCTR.

“Let’s walk and talk”

With that history in mind, the DCTR is suggesting to parishes and individuals that people find a partner or friend and go for a walk on that day, taking some time to reflect on three questions:

  • Were you ever rejected when going to school and how did that change you?
  • In what ways have you seen Indigenous people rejected in your life?
  • The next time you are tempted to judge instead of listening, what action will you take?

The DCTR’s mandate in the diocese of Saskatoon is  “to provide a forum for listening and sharing, through stories and prayer” and “to raise awareness throughout the diocese about injustice issues, and barriers to reconciliation, and to discern a way to walk together on a path of understanding, education and action, fostering relationships in the light of the Gospel.”

Established in 2012 as a result of a promise made by the Catholic diocese at the national Truth and Reconciliation event held in Saskatoon, the DCTR is a “sharing and consultative circle” of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people providing guidance to the bishop and the diocese.

Myron Rogal and Carol Zubiak take time to walk together and talk about truth and reconciliation. (Photo by Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News)

 

Resources and How to Get Involved: LINK

Message from the bishop:

In a Sept. 10 message, Bishop Mark Hagemoen encourages the diocese to prepare to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30, and to pray for residential school survivors and their communities. “I encourage all of our parishes and Catholic communities in our diocese to observe this day with prayer and solemnity.”

Bishop Hagemoen adds: “I again pledge that I and our diocese will continue to walk a path of reconciliation and healing. The Gospel inspires us to walk in love and friendship as sisters and brothers of our One Creator, in His Son, Jesus Christ our common Saviour and Redeemer. I again ask us all to renew our ongoing commitment to building relationships of honour and respect, and to continue to take concrete steps on this journey of healing that must involve all of us. “

The bishop will celebrate Mass at 9 a.m. on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road Saskatoon, with the Mass also live-streamed at saskatoonmass.com

Following Mass, priests from across the diocese will gather for a “Day of Recollection” with presentations by Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI.

“I hope that other parishes will plan to celebrate Mass or other form of devotion or prayer service for the intention of this day,” says Hagemoen in his message to the diocese.

“I encourage our parishes, deaneries, and other Catholic communities to be creative about other ways to honour this day, either through education and/or service opportunities, or by joining with other larger civil ceremonies being planned by the City of Saskatoon and various townships, and with the Saskatoon Tribal Council.”

Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action: LINK

Other initiatives:

The Saskatoon Tribal Council has organized a concert to coincide with the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day, to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Sasktel Centre, in honour of residential school survivors. The Every Child Matters Community Concert will include musical performances by Gord Bamford, Charlie Major and George Canyon as well as speakers, fiddle music and drum groups. Tickets are $35: https://sasktelcentre.com/events/ECM2021

Resources from the SK Chamber of Commerce: LINK

Meanwhile, fund-raising efforts continue for the Catholic TRC Healing Response, launched earlier this summer by the five Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan in support of residential school survivors and their communities. Online giving can be directed to individual diocese or eparchy efforts at:  dscf.ca/catholic-trc-healing-response/Funds raised will go to support residential school survivors and their communities, in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and in consultation with Indigenous leaders, elders and groups.

PRAYER for RECONCILIATION and HEALING

O God, Creator and Father of all, with humility we your children acknowledge the relationship of all living things. For this we thank You, we praise You and we worship You.

We call on you, Great Mystery, the Word made Flesh – our Teacher, Prophet and Brother – to open our hearts to all our brothers and sisters, and with them to grow in the wisdom, honesty, courage and respectfulness shown in the Sacred Teachings.

Give us the vision and honesty to recognize that the we are all brothers and sisters of one human family, created and sustained by the One Creator.

As we deal with many challenges, may we never give way to fear and anger, which can be the source of division and threat amongst peoples.

We look to how God always gives to us a remedy for sins of prejudice and intolerance.

We see in God the Creator of all things, One who always provides and is generous – even given the abuses we have heaped on one another and on the earth.

We see in the Son, Jesus Christ – the innocent Victim who pours His life blood out from the Cross for all peoples.

We see how the Holy Spirit is God’s gift, alive in our world today – inspiring vision and hope that we can have the same mind and heart of God!

O Creator, show us the way to healing, forgiveness and reconciliation, and a renewed fellowship. +Amen

Fall Congress Series 2021

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Fall Congress Series:

“Be the Light – Continuing the Journey to a Deeper Intimacy with Christ”

A three-part series for clergy, staff, volunteers and all who wish to serve in the parish Download brochure (PDF)

  • Sept. 15/16, 2021 – RCIA Leader and Parish Training – completed
  • Oct. 26, 2021 – Palliative Care and Moral Distress – completed
  • TBA – Marriage Preparation Training for Parishes – POSTPONED – watch for more info

– All sessions are held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.

 

Palliative Care and Moral Distress – CLICK HERE to register

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26

Gain a deeper understanding of palliative care and the moral distress caused by medically-assisted suicide / euthanasia.

Cost: $20 (includes lunch). Register online at https://form.jotform.com/212385747793267

Marriage Preparation Training for Parishes – POSTPONED Watch for more information TBA

DATE and DETAILS to be determined

An opportunity to “come and see” what marriage preparation in the diocese of Saskatoon is all about. Participants will be introduced to the diocese’s new marriage preparation curriculum.

For information contact Marilyn Jackson at mjackson@rcdos.ca

 

COVID-19 Vaccine information

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Vatican statement on the morality of vaccines: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

NEW – Nov. 2, 2021 – Update – Re: Ongoing Concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and government mandates – Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen

NEW – Oct, 8, 2021 – “Vaccine Exemption” – Letter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen

 

Morality of vaccines – Vatican statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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The question of the use of vaccines, in general, is often at the center of controversy in the forum of public opinion. In recent months, this Congregation has received several requests for guidance regarding the use of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, which, in the course of research and production, employed cell lines drawn from tissue obtained from two abortions that occurred in the last century. At the same time, diverse and sometimes conflicting pronouncements in the mass media by bishops, Catholic associations, and experts have raised questions about the morality of the use of these vaccines.

There is already an important pronouncement of the Pontifical Academy for Life on this issue, entitled “Moral reflections on vaccines prepared from cells derived from aborted human fetuses” (5 June 2005). Further, this Congregation expressed itself on the matter with the Instruction Dignitas Personae (September 8, 2008, cf. nn. 34 and 35). In 2017, the Pontifical Academy for Life returned to the topic with a Note. These documents already offer some general directive criteria.

Since the first vaccines against Covid-19 are already available for distribution and administration in various countries, this Congregation desires to offer some indications for clarification of this matter. We do not intend to judge the safety and efficacy of these vaccines, although ethically relevant and necessary, as this evaluation is the responsibility of biomedical researchers and drug agencies. Here, our objective is only to consider the moral aspects of the use of the vaccines against Covid-19 that have been developed from cell lines derived from tissues obtained from two fetuses that were not spontaneously aborted.

1. As the Instruction Dignitas Personae states, in cases where cells from aborted fetuses are employed to create cell lines for use in scientific research, “there exist differing degrees of responsibility”[1] of cooperation in evil. For example,“in organizations where cell lines of illicit origin are being utilized, the responsibility of those who make the decision to use them is not the same as that of those who have no voice in such a decision”.[2]

2. In this sense, when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available (e.g. in countries where vaccines without ethical problems are not made available to physicians and patients, or where their distribution is more difficult due to special storage and transport conditions, or when various types of vaccines are distributed in the same country but health authorities do not allow citizens to choose the vaccine with which to be inoculated) it is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.

3. The fundamental reason for considering the use of these vaccines morally licit is that the kind of cooperation in evil (passive material cooperation) in the procured abortion from which these cell lines originate is, on the part of those making use of the resulting vaccines, remote. The moral duty to avoid such passive material cooperation is not obligatory if there is a grave danger, such as the otherwise uncontainable spread of a serious pathological agent[3]–in this case, the pandemic spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19. It must therefore be considered that, in such a case, all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience with the certain knowledge that the use of such vaccines does not constitute formal cooperation with the abortion from which the cells used in production of the vaccines derive. It should be emphasized, however, that the morally licit use of these types of vaccines, in the particular conditions that make it so, does not in itself constitute a legitimation, even indirect, of the practice of abortion, and necessarily assumes the opposition to this practice by those who make use of these vaccines.

4. In fact, the licit use of such vaccines does not and should not in any way imply that there is a moral endorsement of the use of cell lines proceeding from aborted fetuses.[4] Both pharmaceutical companies and governmental health agencies are therefore encouraged to produce, approve, distribute and offer ethically acceptable vaccines that do not create problems of conscience for either health care providers or the people to be vaccinated.

5. At the same time, practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary. In any case, from the ethical point of view, the morality of vaccination depends not only on the duty to protect one’s own health, but also on the duty to pursue the common good. In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic, the common good may recommend vaccination, especially to protect the weakest and most exposed. Those who, however, for reasons of conscience, refuse vaccines produced with cell lines from aborted fetuses, must do their utmost to avoid, by other prophylactic means and appropriate behavior, becoming vehicles for the transmission of the infectious agent. In particular, they must avoid any risk to the health of those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons, and who are the most vulnerable.

6. Finally, there is also a moral imperative for the pharmaceutical industry, governments and international organizations to ensure that vaccines, which are effective and safe from a medical point of view, as well as ethically acceptable, are also accessible to the poorest countries in a manner that is not costly for them. The lack of access to vaccines, otherwise, would become another sign of discrimination and injustice that condemns poor countries to continue living in health, economic and social poverty.[5]

The Sovereign Pontiff Francis, at the Audience granted to the undersigned Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on 17 December 2020, examined the present Note and ordered its publication.

Rome, from the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on 21 December 2020, Liturgical Memorial of Saint Peter Canisius.

Luis F. Card. Ladaria, S.I.
Prefect

+ S.E. Mons. Giacomo Morandi
Titular Archbishop of Cerveteri
Secretary


[1] Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruction Dignitas Personae (8thDecember 2008), n. 35; AAS (100), 884.

[2] Ibid, 885.

[3] Cfr. Pontifical Academy for Life, “Moral reflections on vaccines prepared from cells derived from aborted human foetuses”, 5th June 2005.

[4] Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruct. Dignitas Personae, n. 35: “When the illicit action is endorsed by the laws which regulate healthcare and scientific research, it is necessary to distance oneself from the evil aspects of that system in order not to give the impression of a certain toleration or tacit acceptance of actions which are gravely unjust. Any appearance of acceptance would in fact contribute to the growing indifference to, if not the approval of, such actions in certain medical and political circles”.

[5] Cfr. Francis, Address to the members of the “Banco Farmaceutico” foundation, 19 September 2020.

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