Diocesan Pastoral Plan

Priority #1 of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan:

Draw People into a Deepening Intimacy with the Lord!

Supporting a deepening friendship and intimacy with Jesus Christ

“The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one.” – John 17:22


• Help people pray; and provide support and tools for growth in discipleship and holiness

• Provide regular opportunities for gathered prayer, including Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

• Implement and strengthen evangelization programs in parishes and schools, emphasizing the Sacraments; the Sacred Scriptures; Life in the Church; Works of Mercy

• Provide for more lay and clergy spiritual directors

• Provide retreats and workshops for men, women, and youth addressing the art of accompaniment, to deepen their relationship with Christ, promote conversion and healing

• Promote understanding each other and growing in love for one another – the synodal way


“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” – John 17:3

“‘If you knew the gift of God!’ The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there, Christ comes to meet every human being. It is he who first seeks us and asks for a drink. Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God’s desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.”– CCC #2560

Corpus Christi celebration at St. Mary Parish, Macklin.

“God tirelessly calls each person to this mysterious encounter with Himself. Prayer unfolds throughout the whole history of salvation as a reciprocal call between God and man.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church #2591

Jesus Christ in the House of Martha and Mary – Painting by Johannes (Jan) Vermeer, circa 1655 (Public domain, Scottish National Gallery)

Many parishes across the diocese offer opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration.

Adoration Schedule for Saskatoon and Humboldt parishes: CLICK HERE