Vocation Directors in the Diocese of Saskatoon

Diocesan Vocation Co-Directors are Fr. Colin Roy and Fr. Dan Yasinski  – contact them with your questions about vocations to priesthood and religious life!

Father Colin Roy –  croy@rcdos.ca or 306-682-2106

Father Daniel Yasinski – dyasinski@rcdos.ca or 306-834-2269

Their focus is to reach out and support those who are discerning a call to the priesthood or religious life.

Priest Discernment Nights are held regularly at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1235-12th Street E. Saskatoon, for men who are open to the priesthood, offering an opportunity to discern the call of the priesthood through prayer, discussion, and fellowship. The evenings include celebration of Mass, a presentation, and Eucharistic Adoration. For details, please contact Fr. Dan Yasinski: dyasinski@rcdos.ca.

A new academic vocational discernment program in our diocese:

Sts. Benedict & Scholastica Formation Program:  LINK

 

World Day of Consecrated Life

Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life in 1997. It is marked on the Feast of the Presentation, which is also known as Candlemass Day; a day on which candles are traditionally blessed, symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ in our world.

A diocesan celebration was held Feb. 2 to mark the World Day of Consecrated Life:

Let’s Talk about Consecrated Life: Are you a young woman searching for God’s will in your life? Are you looking for community and accompaniment on your journey with the Lord? You are invited to join the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and the Verbum Dei Missionaries Sisters, for a monthly gathering, focused on growing in love with the Lord day-by-day, and hearing the call He has placed on your heart, held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26) at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1235-12th Street E. Saskatoon. For information, contact Sr. April Mireau 306-531-9937 or Sr. Claudia Vasquez Díaz 306-370-8175.

Are you being called to another way of living consecrated life? Members of Secular Institutes can be found in a classroom, a marketplace or tilling a field.  Consecrated seculars live ordinary lives, but their hearts belong first to the Lord who calls them to a total commitment, and who sustains them in their daily lives where they bring their love of the Lord to the world.  For more information contact Marian Grady, Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate , mariangrady@sasktel.net in Regina, or Bernice Daratha, Company of St. Ursula, bdaratha@sasktel.net  in Saskatoon.

 

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Verbum Dei sisters arrive in our diocese

Sr. Marta Piano (left) and Sr. Malou Tibayan of Verbum Dei

Verbum Dei – Sr. Marta Piano of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity joined the diocese of Saskatoon in fall 2020 as an Apostolate Leader taking on various assignments in ministry. Sr. Marta (mpiano@rrcdos.ca or 306-659-5843) arrived from Rome, Italy, and began ministry on October 1, 2020.

The diocese has also welcomed Verbum Dei missionary Sr. Malou Tibayan from the Philippines as an Apostolate Leader collaborating with the diocese of Saskatoon in ministry. Sr. Malou (mtibayan@rcdos.ca or 306-659-5843) arrived in Saskatoon in December 2020.

Verbum Dei ministry brochure – Page 1 / Page 2

Vocation reflections

Two priests in our diocese – Fr. Daniel Yasinski and Fr. Edward Gibney – share their journey toward priesthood:

Sr. April Mireau – Perpetual Vows with the Srs. of the Presentation of Mary, video by Jerome Montpetit

(If you want to learn more about the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary: https://presentationofmary.ca/)

Prayer For Vocations:

Heavenly Father,
bless your Church
with an abundance of
holy and zealous priests,
deacons, brothers and sisters.
Give those you have called to the married state
And those you have chosen to live as single persons
in the world, the special graces that their lives require.
Form us all in the likeness of your son so that in him,
with him and through him we may love you more deeply
and serve you more faithfully always and everywhere.

With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Knights of Columbus Vocation Endowment

The Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have partnered with the Sask. K of C Charitable Foundation to create the Sask. K of C Vocations Endowment. The proceeds from this Endowment will be disbursed on an annual basis equally to each seminarian throughout all Saskatchewan Dioceses and Eparchy to help defray the $33,000 per year it costs to educate each Seminarian in the province. See The K of C Foundation website (Click here) for further details and to make a contribution.

The Bishops, dioceses, eparchy, Knights of Columbus and Catholic faithful thank you in advance for your generous support of the education and development of Seminarians through prayer and financial assistance.

Vocations Endowment Brochure