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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 January 25

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25, 2024

“ You shall love the Lord your God …
and your neighbour as yourself ”

Luke 10:27


A Message from Bishop Hagemoen for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: LINK to PDF


WPCU 2024 – Events

A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service and Lunch Thursday, Jan. 18 will be held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, beginning with worship at 11 a.m., followed by an optional lunch at 12 noon. (Please note that there will be a $16 charge for lunch.) Please register in advance by calling Queen’s House at (306 ) 242-1916 or by using the following links:


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Morning Prayer and Breakfasts with 8 a.m. worship and a light breakfast to follow will be held at the following locations:

  • Friday, Jan. 19 – St. Paul United Church, 454 Egbert Avenue, Saskatoon
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 – St. Stephen Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 – Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church, 1426 Alexandra Avenue, Saskatoon
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Cres East, Saskatoon


Saskatoon Ecumenical Sunday Worship Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street, Saskatoon (parking available).


Humboldt Ministerial Association will host an Ecumenical Worship Service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21 at St. Andrew Anglican Church, 710-9th Street, Humboldt, SK. followed by refreshments and fellowship.


Ecumenical Youth Event, will be held at Zion Lutheran Church 323 4th Avenue South, on Sunday, Jan. 21, with 5:30 p.m. dinner and then activities until 8:30 p.m. Call Martha Ferguson fo morer information: (306) 270-2378.


Loving Our Neighbours! During Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:

St. Mary Catholic Church in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhood has opened the doors of its well-known church hall on 20th Street West to serve as a night-time warm-up location from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week until the end of March, in an ecumenical partnership between St. Mary Parish and the Salvation Army. The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism will be collecting hats and mitts for the warm-up location during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity events this year.


Campus Service at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at St. Andrew Chapel at the University of Saskatchewan, presented by the Saskatoon Theological Union, St. Thomas More College, the Ecumenical Chaplaincy office, and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. Guest preacher is Rev. Dr. Karen Petersen Finch.

De Margerie Series:

De Margerie Series on Christian Reconciliation and Unity: Lectures and Workshops on “Grassroots Ecumenism” during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, with guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Karen Petersen Finch will be held in Saskatoon and Regina. Schedule:

Public lectures with in-person and livestream options available (link for the livestream: https://www.youtube.com/@schmeisercentre ); all are welcome:

  • Re-imagining Lay People as Stewards of Doctrine” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Campion College, Riffel Auditorium, Regina
  • Doctrine as the Fuel of Renewal” 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Public Workshop: “The Eucharist: Where Is Jesus?”  – in-person only, all are welcome:

  • Saskatoon – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by soup lunch at noon (free-will offering) at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon.
  • Regina – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina.

The Theme of the DeMargerie Series 2024: “Grassroots Ecumenism” – The quest for Christian unity has traditionally been initiated at the international level between official leaders of Christian denominations, with the effects of their dialogue expected to trickle down to local Christian communities. In “Grassroots Ecumenism,” Rev. Dr. Karen Petersen Finch upends this process, proposing an approach to Christian unity that begins in your neighborhood. She draws directly from her experience equipping everyday Christians to know their own Christian tradition more thoroughly and to engage thoughtfully with separated Christians down the street and around the corner.

The Speaker: Rev. Dr. Karen Petersen Finch is an ecumenical theologian in the Reformed tradition who specializes in dialogue with Roman Catholic theology at the local, national, and international levels. Karen is Professor of Pastoral Leadership at The Presbyterian College in Montréal, QC, Canada and represents the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Reformed-Catholic Dialogue in the United States. Karen earned her doctoral degree from Gonzaga University with a dissertation recommending the theological method of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. for ecumenical dialogue. She later studied Lonergan as a Fellow of the LonerganInstitute at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Her book, Grassroots Ecumenism: The Way of Local Christian Reunion, is currently inspiring multilateral dialogue among lay people in the West Island of Montreal.

The Series: The De Margerie Lectures are named in honour of Fr. Bernard de Margerie, a priest of the Diocese of Saskatoon who has dedicated his whole life in ministry to the promotion of Christian unity. In this 11th year of the lecture series, we are expanding to offer lectures in both Regina and Saskatoon under the sponsorship of St. Thomas More College, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, the Archdiocese of Regina, and Campion College.



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