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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, April 15, 2018 - Third Sunday of Easter

We pray as a diocesan family for all those dealing with mental illness in their own lives or the lives of those they love. Grant grace and healing, Lord.

  1. Help us recognize our richness in all that we have. We pray to the Lord.
  2. Help us extend the great commandments, love of God and neighbor, to all living things. We pray to the Lord
Humboldt Broncos Tragedy - Parishes, schools, and helping agencies across the diocese of Saskatoon have been among those responding to the devastation experienced by the community of Humboldt after the tragic accident April 6. Please continue to pray for all those affected by this tragedy. Bishop Mark Hagemoen issued the following statement: “We just celebrated the Easter Triduum, when we recalled the absolute tragedy of “Good Friday” followed by the great surprise and hope of the Easter Resurrection. Good Friday is only ‘good’ because of Jesus Christ’s response to the ultimate tragedy of His rejection and death. God continues to respond to us, and now He responds to the people of Humboldt and other parts of Western Canada who are profoundly affected by this terrible tragedy. I am very thankful that at this terrible time, the People of God here show Christ-like compassion and care through such a community of support. May those who have died rest in Christ’s peace and light! We also pray for the other team mates, team staff, and travelling family members – for their recovery at this very difficult time.” At a Divine Mercy celebration April 8 the bishop also read words of condolence from Pope Francis. For more about the Humboldt prayer service and the response to the tragedy see the website: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com
 

* The African-Canadian Catholics of Saskatoon will host Bishop Mark Hagemoen at 3 p.m. on Sunday April 15 at St. Michael's Parish, 18-33rd Street E., Saskatoon (east of Idylwyld). This is the first, official meeting of the African-Canadian Catholics with Bishop Mark. Our community is excited to meet with the Bishop and we invite all Catholics of African descent who are resident in Saskatoon and area [as well as friends of Africa across the Saskatoon diocese] to join us for celebration of Mass on Sunday, April 15 at St. Michael's Parish Saskatoon. Light refreshments will be provided after Mass.

(Note to parishes: if possible, organizers of this African-Canadian Catholic gathering would appreciate a pulpit announcement to ensure people hear of this important event to meet with our local bishop.)

 

* International Speaker Fr. Richard Leonard, s.j. will be presenting on his latest work:  What Does It All Mean? in Prince Albert, SK on April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre – 142-12th St. West.  Tickets are $25/person (lunch and breaks included). He will also be presenting in North Battleford on April 22, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Light of Christ Learning Center – 1020-10th St.  Tickets are $10/person (coffee break included). On April 23rd, Fr. Richard will be back in Prince Albert at St. Mary’s High School, 7:00 p.m. 50 8:30 p.m., presenting on his books: Where the Hell is God? And Why Bother Praying? There will be Freewill Offering collected at this presentation. Tickets are available at the Prince Albert Diocesan Office – 306-922-4747 or online at www.Eventbrite.ca 

 

* OUR NEXT YOUTH MASS IS SUNDAY APRIL 29th  - TIME: 2:00 PM

At St. Paul’s Cathedral!  The Mass is open to all youth of any age!  If you would like to help out with any of the ministries, please contact treblemakerspc@gmail.com

 

 

* Apply now to join The Justice and Outreach Year (J.O.Y.) of Formation program beginning September 2018. You are invited to broaden your understanding of social justice issues, engage in outreach and respond to the needs of our community in a way that respects the dignity of each person. As Pope Francis has said, it is our human responsibility to walk in solidarity with the poor. By exploring and practicing our Catholic Social Teaching you will be empowered to respond to that baptismal call. Contact Kate O’Gorman, J.O.Y. Program Coordinator at 306-659-5847 or email: joy@saskatoonrcdiocese.com. Watch stories of J.O.Y. at www.joyformationprogram.com

 

Steak Supper and sale of 50/50 Fund Raising, to be held at ‘Salle Providence at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens’ Parish Hall, on Sunday April 29, 2018. Wine at 5:00pm, supper at 5:30pm,

Steak Tickets are $20.00 for adults, hamburgers are $12.00 for 12 & under. Tickets are available after mass or phone Muriel at 306-280-4219. All Revenues come back to the Parish!!!

 

* St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission - Theology of the Body 2018:

A Theology of the Body course will be held over six days, from April 29 to May 4 at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, SK, as part of the Springtime of the Faith series, using video and text resources that Christopher West has developed. There are also tentative plans for Christopher West to participate at some point via live-stream two-way video. For more information or to register for the new Theology of the Body course, please visit www.St-T.ca/tob or call (306) 369-2555.

 

* Faith-based community experience for 19-35 year old single Catholic women.

If you looking for “affordable rent” and more…. Discernment House may be the place for you.

The Sisters of the Presentation offer you a home away from home.   As you work or study, this program offers you the opportunity to live a community experience and to grow in your personal faith through prayer, reflection, spiritual direction and service.  Located at 851 University Drive, Saskatoon, Sask.  - 15 minute walk from University of Saskatchewan, close to downtown. Taking registrations for September, 2018

For more information contact: Sr. Lucie 306-244-0726   cell: 306 260 0450

Email sk.dhouse@gmail.com  Website:  www.presentationofmary.ca

 

* Charismatic Gathering - Catholic Charismatics in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan joyfully welcome the National Service Committee of the Canadian Catholic Charismatic Renewal in mid-April as we host their first Annual Meeting in our Province in many years. To honor the Lord for all He has done, and to meet the Representatives of the NSC, we will have a Celebration of the Eucharist at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at St. Mary’s Church, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon, and an open prayer meeting to follow at 8 p.m. April 17 in the basement Parish Hall at the corner of 20th Street W. and Avenue O S, Saskatoon. We are especially grateful to St. Mary's Parish for the Church and the Hall for this gathering. Everyone is welcome to attend either or both of these events! Info: donlalonde@sasktel.net or 306-717-0370.

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

* Pastoral Care Appreciation for Volunteers Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - The Diocese of Saskatoon and Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the annual reception to recognize those involved in Pastoral Care for the Sick, to be held at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd., Saskatoon.  Please RSVP to Lois by April 19th, (306) 659-5837 or bulletins@saskatoonrcdiocese.com


* Bishop’s Dinner UPDATE! – The 2018 Bishop’s Dinner will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.  Cocktails (cash bar) will begin at 5:45pm with dinner at 6:45pm and entertainment to follow.  Bishop Mark Hagemoen will share his vision and priorities for the Diocese. Tickets may be purchased for $125.00 at Eventbrite.ca – search ‘2018 Bishop’s Dinner’ or for more information call (306) 659-5851. Join Bishop Mark for an evening of fine dining and fellowship!

 

* I Thirst: Retreat for Grade 8 & up - YEP is a full day youth retreat put on by Pure Witness Ministries, full of games, skits, talks, music, food and fellowship to be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Bishop Mark Hagemoen will preside at Mass in the morning. Guest speaker Theresa Boehm will draw from St. Mother Teresa’s writings, to talk about diving into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Family Adoration Night to follow at 7 pm!  See: www.purewitness.com  for more information.

 

Family Adoration Night - All ages are welcome to join Pure Witness Ministries for an evening of musical Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, followed by fellowship and snacks.

 

March for Life: “PRO-LIFE ALL.IN.”

Please come join us for one or all Regina events on Monday, May 7th & Tuesday, 8th:

  • May 7th at 7:00 P.M. - Vigil Mass dedicated to the Unborn at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina; Main Celebrant: Archbishop Donald Bolen. Social afterwards.
  • May 8th at 12:00 P.M. - Gathering, Registration and Pro-Life Rally at Christ the King Parish, Regina (Multi Denominational presence); 1:30 P.M. - March to the Legislative Grounds; 3:00 P.M. - Prayerful, Silent Witness on Albert Street; 4:00 P.M. - Closing Remarks.
  • May 8th at 7:00 P.M. - Regina Pro-Life Fundraising Banquet – Great Speaker, Good Food

For people traveling from Saskatoon: 15-passenger vans will depart for the May 8th March for Life from Saskatoon at 9:00 a.m., leaving from the Cathedral of the Holy Family and returning to Saskatoon after the closing remarks at 4:00 pm. The cost of van travel will be $25/person. To book your seat on the van, e-mail campaignlifesk@gmail.com  or call John at 306-477-1748.

 

Introduction to Catholic Studies CTST 200.3, is a web-based course that will be offered June 28 -July 19 through St. Thomas More College (STM). This course provides a brief introduction to the academic study of Catholicism in its ecclesial, intellectual, and cultural expressions from antiquity to the present. A variety of texts are used to illustrate how Catholic faith and theology have played a role in science, philosophy, and the arts. Prerequisite(s): 15 credit units of University study. Register through PAWS or for more information call (306)966-8900

 

* Open for business! The St. Angela Merici Residence, located at 125 Cree Crescent in Saskatoon, is now licensed as a Personal Care Home. For more information regarding admissions, please contact Theresa or Shannon at 306-242-5566 ext 5, or email stangmerici@sasktel.net

 

* Churches for Environmental Action presents "Saskatoon Shines With Solar" - A free presentation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at St. Martin's United Church, 2617 Clarence Ave. South (at Wilson Crescent), Saskatoon, featuring speakers Peter Pebble of Saskatoon Solar Co-op and Kevin Hudson of Saskatoon Light & Power. Educate, inspire and equip for solar power in central Saskatchewan - empowering you to transition to solar energy in your homes, schools, business and churches. Children welcome. For more information contact chrynkow@stmcollege.ca

 

* Sacramental Preparation Workshop for catechists, teachers and parish leaders will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at St Francis Xavier parish, 222 Willow Street, Saskatoon. Insights will be provided from Catechesis of the Good Shepherd formation leaders regarding the preparation of children for reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. Workshop includes theory on the stage of development of children aged 6-9 years, practical suggestions of child-friendly hands-on presentations to introduce into your sacramental preparation programs. There will be a hands-on experience (practicum) aspect to this workshop. This special one-day only event is being offered by experienced CGS Catechists from Toronto, Carolyne-Marie Petch and Dr. Debbie Zeni. Contact Jane Korvemaker at (306) 202-4081 or cgs@jane.ajk2.ca for more information and/or to register. Cost is $25 per person, lunch included. Please register by April 15. NOTE: Participants taking the Level 1 Part A Catechesis of the Good Shepherd course April 22-27 are waived their workshop fee – registration for this course remains open, contact Cynthia Foster lc.foster@sasktel.net

 

* Stress in Your Marriage? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage.  Some experience coldness.  Others experience conflict in their relationship.  Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it.  Retrouvaille can help.  For confidential information about or to register for the April 27-29, 2018 weekend in Saskatoon, call to register at (306) 652-7155 or email: retrouvaille@sasktel.net

 

* St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day is celebrated on April 17 in Canada. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Saskatoon will again hold an outdoor rosary prayer procession with the statue of St. Kateri starting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at Guadalupe House, 426 Avenue J South, and ending at St. Mary's Upper Hall, 20th St. W. and Avenue O South. The event will continue at the hall, with supper served at 6 p.m. and a play about St. Kateri to follow at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event honouring St. Kateri. To assist in planning for supper, please RSVP by calling (306) 653-4945 to say how many will be attending. There is no cost, but free will offerings will be gratefully accepted. Born in upstate New York in 1656 to a Mohawk chief father and an Algonquin Christian Mother, St. Kateri died near Montreal on April 17, 1680, recognized for her piety, holiness and devotion to Jesus. She was canonized on Oct. 21, 2012, the first Indigenous woman in North America to be named a saint.

 

An Indigenous Awareness Training Session will be held on Wednesday, May 30 beginning at 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Lower Hall, 20th St. W. and Avenue O South, Saskatoon, hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Topics to be covered include Residential Schools and the TRC, the legacy of destroyed trust and many hurts, myths and misconceptions, as well as an intro to cultural differences, insights into kinship, ceremonies and family obligations. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at (306) 653-4945.

 

* New Evangelization Summit - The New Evangelization Summit will be held on Friday, April 27 from 7:00-9:00 pm and on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at St. Anne Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. This conference brings together world-class speakers to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom, and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. If you’re looking to be equipped on how to make your parish a mission-focused parish, this conference is for you!

Speakers this year include dynamic missionaries, leaders, and evangelists:

  • Sr. Ann Shields, SGL, is an internationally-noted speaker, radio host, and author of numerous books including Deeper Conversion, and To Be Like Jesus.
  • Michael Dopp, founder of the New Evangelization Summit, has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with a concentration on the new evangelization, and has been involved in a variety of ministries dedicated to evangelization.
  • Curtis Martin, founder and chief executive officer of FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students), he is also author of Made For More and serves on the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization. TALK:  “The Power of The Gospel.”
  • George Weigel, a Catholic theologian and the author of a best-selling biography on St. Pope John Paul II, he also serves as a fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. TALK: “St. John Paul II’s Vision for the New Evangelization: 40 Years Later.”
  • Patrick Madrid is an author, apologist and radio host, whose books include Surprised by Truth and Why Be Catholic.  TALK: “Evangelizing Families.”
  • Christy Dupuis of Martensville, SK. served as a lay missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach at the University of Saskatchewan, and is not part of the pastoral team at her parish. TALK: “Five Vital Lessons I Learned as a Missionary.”
  • Fr. Mark Goring, CC, is a member of the Companions of the Cross and is currently the Director of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas.
  • Bishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, is the Archbishop of Ottawa, who has served various roles with the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops, including as a member on CCCB social communications committee. TALK: “Popular Devotions in the New Evangelization: the Relic of Saint Francis Xavier in Canada.”

The New Evangelization Summit host site at St. Anne’s Parish will be streaming the live talks and providing the opportunity for participants to connect with others from across the diocese with a similar desire to better carry out the fundamental mission of the church.

Tickets are $40 (lunch included) and are available online at www.newevangelization.ca or for more information call Daniel at (306) 931-4700.

 

Queen’s House of Retreats601 Taylor Street W, Saskatoon, SK. • Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist@queenshouse.org • Website:  www.queenshouse.org 

Ongoing programs at Queen’s House include:

  • Centering Prayer: Monday evenings 7 p.m.
  • Holy Eucharist: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm Mass time – all are welcome!
  • Journey with Scripture: First Wednesday of the month, next session May 2, 10 a.m. to noon with Fr Paul Fachet, OMI - $25 includes lunch (or $15 without lunch).
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2nd Tuesday/month, May 8, 7 a.m. $10.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons: One Friday a month, next session May 4 - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration: Fourth Monday of the month – from 12 noon, Monday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 24 at 12 noon.
  • Taize Prayer: 2nd Wednesday of each month – May 9
  • Personal Days of Private Prayer: Book anytime

 

Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House! To inquire about booking Queen’s House, contact our Bookings Coordinator Pauline Henry directly at (306) 242-1925 or by email at bookings@queenshouse.org or by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org for details.

 

AND SO WE WAIT: Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation:  A Retreat for Women - Friday, May 18 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, May 20 after lunch facilitated by Sarah Donnelly; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost is $180 and includes program, lunches and supper (enrichments available). Register at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

ICONOGRAPHY RETREAT:  with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche - Monday, May 28 – Friday, June 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Cost: Commute: $525 (includes lunches). Contact Queen’s House for live-in pricing. Register at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

TRANSITIONS: Your Journey of Transformation through Grief and Loss: Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, June 10 after lunch; facilitated by Sarah Donnelly; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. Cost: $475. Call 306-717-3707 to register.

 

SEVEN DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT: Come Away With Me …  Facilitated by Dianne Mantyka and Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI from Friday, June 29 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 pm; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; cost is $995 which includes meals, accommodations and spiritual direction. Upgrades are available. Please register by June 19 at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

SUMMER STILLNESS 2018: with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI begins Monday, July 9 at 5:30 pm (with supper) and runs until Thursday, July 12 after lunch. There is a Monday Evening Public Lecture: “RISING UP: From Living by Goodwill & Dogged Willpower to Drawing Upon the Resurrection & Grace”; for the Monday evening presentation only cost is $20; with supper $35. Retreat from Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12 - Main Theme Presentation: “INSANE FOR THE LIGHT: Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years”; cost for full retreat, live-in: $410; commuter-plus $260; commuter $200; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Register at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

TRIUMPH RETREAT 2018: Freedom Through Healing - Friday, July 27 at 6:00 pm until Sunday, August 5 at 3:00 pm; held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon; Cost:  $1,395 which includes program, meals, facility and small bedroom. Register at 306-242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

Queen's House SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FORMATION PROGRAM will be offered from January, 2019 through to July, 2020.  This ecumenical program invites spiritual transformation and personal growth while equipping participants to companion with others on their spiritual journey. Co-Directors are Bishop Gerald Wiesner, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka. 

For further information contact Dianne at dimantyka@sasktel.net

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: Contact Sr. Adeline at Queen’s House or any affiliated spiritual director for more info or to begin your journey; (306) 242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

The James P. Mahoney Institute of the Family provides grants to registered charities with initiatives and programs intended to strengthen and support the family in rural and urban communities within the geographic area of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. Like the popular bishop for whom it is named, the Mahoney Institute reaches beyond the Catholic community and operates on a non-denominational basis. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. May 15, 2018. Apply online at www.SaskatoonCommunityFoundation.ca  or call 306-665-1766 for more information.

 

Samaritan Place, a Roman Catholic long-term care home in the Stonebridge neighbourhood of Saskatoon, is seeking volunteers to assist with mass Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. In particular, a piano player is needed immediately to choose hymns and accompany singing for Friday mass while the regular pianist is on leave. Anyone interested in playing piano or volunteering for mass in another capacity can contact Simon Lasair, Director of Spiritual Care and Mission Effectiveness at Samaritan Place at 306-986-1460 ext. 1410 or at slasair@samaritanplace.ca . (In keeping with the legislation governing healthcare facilities in Saskatchewan, all volunteers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and have a criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.)

 

* The annual Saskatoon Prayer Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 21 at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, with doors opening at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m., program from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Speakers include Dr. Dave Currie of Doing Family Right, and a Panel discussion featuring three couples: David and Nancy Smith, Cory and Cindie Neudorf and Trevor and Kim Thiessen. Musical guest is the Connect Church Worship Band. Tickets are $40/Adults; $20/Children 12 years and under. Get tickets online at www.eventbrite.ca  or see the website at www.saskatoonprayerbreakfast.ca

 

St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp - Registration is now open for the 2018 summer camp season at St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp. This is our 60th year providing a unique outdoor experience for children and youth ages 8 to 17 years in the pristine Narrow Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan. An early bird discount is available until April 30, 2018 for all registered and paid campers. St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp is an opportunity to live, learn and share with each other in the natural environment created by God and to develop a greater awareness and responsibility towards creation. Through this camp experience, youth are encouraged to grow physically, mentally and spiritually, realizing God in all aspects of life. For more information, please see the website at www.johnboscocamp.com  or call 1-844-752-6726.

 

* The Saskatoon Diocesan CWL 83rd Annual Convention will be held at St. Joseph’s parish in Kindersley, Sk. on Monday, April 23, 2018; beginning at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Carla Carlson, author of “Everyday Grace”.  There will also be a speaker from National CWL Council on “Planning Strategically for the future”. Presider at the Eucharistic Celebration at 4:30 p.m. will be Bishop Mark Hagemoen. Contact Doreen Gramlich e-mail: mumdg@yahoo.ca or phone (306) 463-2298 or TEXT ONLY to (306) 460-8963.

 

The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation 2018 takes place July 10-13, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon. Visiting scholars this year are Dr. Sandra Beardsall and Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina. Early bird registration is available until May 31 for $275. Registration deadline is June 15 (cost is $350 after March 31). Find registration forms and more details by e-mailing programs@pcecumenism.ca or calling (306) 653-1633, or see the website at www.pcecumenism.ca The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation offers participants who attend the annual event over three years a certificate in ecumenical studies and formation from St. Andrew’s College and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE). The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation is of particular interest to ecumenical officers, those training for ministry, those engaged in ministry in an ecumenical setting, and lay people.

 

St Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, Sk, presents Springtime of the Faith, eight different one-week courses to choose from. Become a theology student for a week this spring: join with St Therese’s Faith Formation Program students and go in-depth with the course topic(s) of your choosing. The eight individual, week-long courses run Sunday night through Friday afternoon. For detailed information about each course or to register, visit www.StT.ca/sotf  or call (306)369-2555. The Springtime of the Faith schedule is:

  • April 15–20: TeenSTAR: Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility (Certification Course) • April 15–20: An Introduction to Ignatian Discernment
  • May 6–11: Heralds of the New Evangelization I: A Theology of Evangelization
  • May 6–11: Heralds of the New Evangelization II: Becoming a Prophetic Voice

 

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser, April 27, 2018 with Guest speaker Mary Deutscher speaking on conscientious objection for nurses and doctors in relation to MAID – medical assistance in dying. Refreshments at 5:30-6:30 p.m., dinner: 6:30, guest speaker: 7:30. Location:  Holy Spirit Parish – 114 Kingsmere Pl. Cost $10.00 per plate, there will be a cash wine bar. The funds collected for this event will be directed towards assisting our Catholic Summer Camp facility at Black Strap Lake, the Black Strap Youth Camp. For tickets contact: Dale Meier – 306-374-9160. Limited seating

 

Steak Supper: St Philip Neri Refugee Committee is having a fund-raising steak night and silent auction on April 17th at Sutherland Bar and Grill, 810 Central Ave., Saskatoon. Cocktails at 5:30, supper at 6:30. Tickets are $20 per person (must be over 18 years) and are available at the parish office by calling (306) 343-0325 or after weekend Masses.

 

St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon Refugee Sponsorship Committee invites you to join us for some fun and a steak night at the Sutherland Bar & Grill on Thursday April 19, 2018! Cocktails begin at 5:30 P.M.; Supper is served at 6:30 P.M. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 19 years or older). Menu Options include: Steak, Chicken, or Veggie Burger, served with Ceasar salad, potato wedge fries, and garlic toast. Event includes a 50/50 Draw, Silent Auction & much more fun to be had! Tickets are available at the parish office (306)-373-3453 OR after Weekend Masses March 10-11 & 17-18 and April 7-8 & 14-15

 

Fundraising dinner - Columbus Bosco Homes presents its annual fundraiser, the Joe Kammermayer Commemorative Dinner, on Thursday, April 26 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon; with cocktails at 6 p.m. dinner at 6:45 p.m., followed by entertainment. A dessert auction is a highlight of the evening. Proceeds from the dinner support the Farm School, the Substance Abuse Education Program and nine Family Support Centres. These programs provide essential support to at-risk adolescents, preschool children, and families in our community. Tickets for the dinner are $50 each, available from Chris Sarich (306) 343-5640 or (306) 221-4686; or Ernest Boyko (306) 260-6273.

There is also a raffle draw being made that evening to win a round-trip for two to any scheduled WestJet destination, with proceeds going to the Water Project for Bosco Homes; raffle tickets are $10 and are available ahead of time by calling Lorne Keller at (306) 374-6134 or (306) 227-7576 (you do not have to be present at the dinner to win the raffle draw).

 

CWL Social Justice Award for Young Women - The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada has established an award intended to enable young women between the ages of 18 and 35 to engage in social justice work. The award of up to $1,000 must be used to finance participation in a reputable social justice activity, either at home or abroad. Priority is given to CWL members or their families (the funds may be divided between more than one applicant). To obtain an application form, contact Mary Nordick at m.nordick@sasktel.net  or call (306) 374-5612 for more information. Deadline April 30.

 

CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Fundraising Dinner - Since 2013 CAP Canada has been working to provide hope and support for those struggling with debt and budgeting. A fundraising dinner for CAP will be held Friday, May 4 at the Saskatoon Club, 417-21st St. E., Saskatoon, with cocktails at 6:45 pm, and dinner at 7 pm. There is no cost to attend the dinner, but there will be an opportunity to donate to CAP's work during the evening. Registration is required - please RSVP by email to: dinners@capcanada.org  or contact Lisa Hrycan at (306) 220-7907 for more information.

 

Attention movie buffs: The Canadian premiere of the award-winning film, Because of Gracia, will be coming to the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon on April 19-22. This is a faith-friendly, pro-life film, written and directed by Saskatoon high school teacher, Tom Simes. Tickets are available at Kennedy's Parable and McNally Robinson book stores. For more information, you can visit www.becauseofgracia.com  or contact Lucille at (306) 361-8311.

 

My Soul Still Dances: Living with Parkinson's is a book written by Sister Adelaide Fortowsky, OSU, with Sr. Rosetta Reiniger, OSU, chronicling Sister Adelaide's journey from the time of her diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, until her death in July 2016 at the age of 86. This Ursuline Sister of Prelate drew on her decades of teaching, clowning, worship and life experiences to bolster her hopeful perspective on living with this debilitating illness. It was Sister Adelaide's faith in God that kept her living with vitality through the most difficult times, focusing on service to others with her "little acts of magic" to bring joy to those around her in the midst of coping with her own deteriorating health. This book can be purchased for $19.95 (or $25.95 with shipping and handling) by contacting Sister Rosetta Reiniger, 125 Cree Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7J1 or (306) 361-8034.

 

Pure Witness Dessert and Theatre Fundraiser - Learn more about Pure Witness Ministries and support the building of future leaders through the New Evangelization with dessert and live theatre presented by the Pure Witness Team on Saturday, May 5, at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Cocktails: 6 pm.  Program: 7 pm. includes Live Theatre, desserts, silent auction, live auction, and wine pull! Reserve your seat by April 30.  Tickets are free: www.purewitness.com/fundraiser or call Laura at (306) 717-7868.

 

St. Ann’s Home Spirit of Renewal Campaign

Over 60 years ago Bishop Klein, along with lay leaders of the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and the Sisters of St. Elizabeth from Humboldt, formed a “circle of care” and promised the Saskatchewan community that quality, faith-based care would be available to them in their senior years. Their vision included:

  • providing quality housing and health care for our sick and elderly;
  • recognizing the spiritual and physical integrity and dignity of each person;
  • providing care in a compassionate and loving manner;
  • affirming the spiritual and corporeal needs of St. Ann’s residents, enabling them to live in dignity with the respect and companionship of their peers.

Included in the “circle of care” is St. Ann’s Home, which after 40 years is in great need of repair. In order to ensure greater safety, privacy and comfort for their residents, the rooms in the Home require new windows, flooring, accessible bathroom renovations, and ceiling lifts for all 80 rooms. To find out more about the Spirit of Renewal Campaign and how to contribute, please contact:  Rae Sveinbjornson, Executive Director, at (306) 374-8900 ext. 223 or by e-mail at: rae.sveinbjornson@saskatoonhealthauthority.ca or Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at: Pmartens2@sasktel.net  or see: www.stannsvillage.ca/spiritofrenewal

Psalm 71:9  - Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing.”

 

Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together program in the Diocese of Saskatoon presents:

Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together: “How to keep our kids Catholic” will be offered 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 at St. Theresa Parish, Rosetown, SK. with speaker Hudson Byblow. In an era where there is an invisible cliff where our young people depart from the faith, we should be asking "Why?" This talk aims to address that, using practical examples paired with experience of seeing what has worked in other jurisdictions around North America. There will be an opportunity to make a free will offering. Pre-registration is appreciated; register online at: https://www.saskatoonfoundations.com/upcoming-events

 

The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation presents the 18th Annual ‘Swing into Spring’ Fashion Show & Dinner, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Prairieland Park – Hall B, in Saskatoon. Once again, plans are well under way for a fabulous evening of fun, food, fashions, camaraderie and great prizes. Support school division employees as they step out of their traditional roles to walk the runway in the latest spring fashions. See the Foundation website at https://foundation.gscs.ca for more details or call (306) 659-7003 or e-mail. Your presence helps us put faith in education.

 

Considering engagement or marriage? Check out Catholic Marriage Preparation options on the diocesan website: http://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/marriage-and-family-life

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