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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Diocesan Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, July 1 weekend 

The Diocesan Bulletin takes a break over the summer months– please note that diocesan bulletin announcements will be on hiatus after this week, resuming after the long weekend in September. For posting events on the diocesan web calendar, or for more information please contact Kiply Yaworski in the communications office at (306) 659-5944.

* Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Saskatoon is seeking food donations for their emergency pantry, to help needy families.  Hunger does not take the summer off! Without your generous donations, the pantry service cannot continue, and may have to close for the summer. The need is becoming greater, and the food on hand is very limited. Thank you for stepping up and helping those in great need! Donations can be dropped off at Our Lady of Guadalupe’s office at 426 Avenue J, Saskatoon — please call first to ensure someone is there (306) 653-4945.

* The Sound of the Clandestine - Mass parts composed by William Byrd, a Catholic composer in 16th-century England during a time of religious persecution, will be featured in a Eucharistic celebration at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 and Friday July 6, 2018 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon, held after Eucharistic Adoration.

* From Mourning to Dawn,the diocesan grief support group for widows and widowersbegins a new session on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Mourning to Dawn facilitators (who have themselves also experienced the death of a marriage partner) engage with participants on an eight-week journey of transformation and healing, offering support and encouragement for bereaved spouses. This program is open to participants who have been widows/widowers between 2 months and 2 years. Sessions are held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road) on eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 11, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $35. For more information or to register, please contact Dianna Knaus at dknaus@sasktel.net  (306) 382-0535.

* Become a farmer for a day, as well as meet and have your picture taken with an Olympian!  Cindy Klassen, six-time medalist will be present at a Grow Hope field day on Saturday, Aug. 25. The day will begin at noon with a free hot lunch in the park adjacent to the Rosthern Food Bank. Learning stations will include a tour of Saskatchewan’s 7thlargest food bank, photo opportunities with Cindy Klassen and a field visit where you can see acres grown to alleviate world hunger.For more information for this no-cost, all-ages event contact Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca(306) 659-5841. or go to dscatholicfoundation.ca

Holy Cross High School Reunion - The Class of 1968will hold a 50thanniversary reunion on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club, 865 Cartwright Street, Saskatoon, with cocktails and appetizers at 4 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Spouses/partners included, RSVP by Aug. 1 or for further information contact: hcreunion1968@gmail.com

* RewardPilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 8with Adoration and confessions in the historic Holy Rosary Church starting at 2 p.m., with anointing of the sick and rosary to follow; Mass will be celebrated at the outdoor shrine altar at 4 p.m., supper available afterwards (freewill offering). Holy Rosary church and shrine are located 3 kms south of Reward, SK. (southwest of Unity.) For more information about pilgrimages in Saskatchewan, see the diocesan website at: www.rcdos.ca — click the photo link on the home page – or call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

* Mount CarmelPilgrimage will be held Sunday, July 22,with Marian hymns, the rosary and confessions beginning at 9:30 a.m., Mass celebrated at 10:45 a.m., with blessing of the fields, followed by lunch, quiet time with the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, and blessing of the sick. The Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is located about 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK (west of Humboldt). For more information about pilgrimages in Saskatchewan, see the diocesan website at: www.rcdos.ca — click the photo link on the home page – or call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

St. LaurentPilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, at St. Laurent, SK.will be held Sunday, July 15 & Monday, July 16, located12 km directly east of Duck Lake on grid road; or take the road from the statue landmark on Highway 11. Pilgrimage schedule:

Sunday - July 15

  • 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Procession (log church to grotto)
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Charismatic Prayer (log church)
  • 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. - Talk by Fr. Doug Jeffrey OMI
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Priests available for confessions
  • 7 p.m. -7:25 p.m. - Marian devotion, Rosary
  • 7:30 p.m. - Mass / candlelight procession
  • 9:15 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Private adoration (log church)

Monday - July 16

  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Pipe ceremony/Mass in Cree (pieta)
  • 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Priests available for confessions
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Mass in French (grotto)
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Mass in English, Anointing of Sick

There will also be celebrations at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent,  on both the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15, and the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept. 8:

Wednesday - August 15

  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Priests available for confessions
  • 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Adoration (grotto)
  • 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Marian prayer / Rosary (grotto)
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Talk by Fr. Mark Blom OMI
  • 7:30 p.m. - Mass and candlelight procession

Saturday - September 8

  • 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Priests available for confessions
  • 6 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Exposition / Divine Mercy Chaplet/ Presentation of Roses
  • 6:15 - 7m. -Talk by Fr. Milan Sojonas
  • 7 p.m. - Mass, closing procession.

Throughout the summer: At the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine site at St. Laurent, SK, Eucharist is celebrated at 4 p.m. every Sunday in the summer, from July 8 to Sept. 2.

 

Rama Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Rama, SK, will be held August 14-15. The schedule includes:

Tuesday, August 14

  • 5:00 p.m. - Supper (tickets: 306-593-6120)
  • 6:00 p.m.- Hymns of praise to Mary
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Priests available for confessions
  • 8:00 p.m. - Mass / followed by rosary/candlelight procession / Eucharistic adoration until midnight

Wednesday - August 15 – Feast of the Assumption of Mary

  • 8:30 a.m. - Morning devotional, prayer in Polish
  • 9:00 a.m.- Polish Mass        
  • 10:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy in Ukrainian
  • 11:00 a.m. - Stations of the Cross/ Anointing of Sick
  • 12:15 p.m. – Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon presiding.

For more information about pilgrimages in Saskatchewan, see the diocesan website at: www.rcdos.ca — click the photo link on the home page – or call the diocesan communications office at (306) 659-5844.

 

* Job Opportunities at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission at Bruno, SK:St. Therese Institute is seeking both an Office Administratorand an Assistant Director of Formation. Find full postings at www.rcdos.ca/employmentor submit cover letter, resume, references to workhere@StTherese.caor call (306) 369-2555. Start date is mid-August.

* Martensville parish fund-raiser for well in Nigeria - Not everyone has easy access to even basic needs. We want to help others by letting you SHOP! The social justice arm of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is organising a fundraiser to have a fresh water well built at an all-girls’ school in Nigeria! “Design.Build.Plants” will feature handmade plant goods for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to support the project in Nigeria. We will also have high quality handmade silent auction items, live music and a fishing pond for the kids from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7at Clearcut Coffee, 402- 1stAvenue S., Martensville, SK, so come and enjoy some good food and drink and some shopping you can feel really great about! It will be a great time for the whole family! For more information contact Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish office at (306) 931-3111.

* Rebuilding Catholic Culture Mini-Conference Featuring Dr. Ryan Topping - Rebuilding Catholic Culture presents “The Garden, the Desk, the Village:  Reclaiming the Beauty of Catholic Education” on August 10 and 11at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Saskatoon.  Featuring talks by Dr. Ryan Topping, Dr. Celene Sidloski, and Dr. Charles Robertson, this mini-conference explores the following questions:  What are the stages of formal education and why are they important?  How can the family build Catholic culture through education?  What is the role of imagination in education and how can literature foster this?  Why is a sense of order foundational to learning? Opening keynote on Friday August 10that 7pm is a free lecture. The full-day Saturday event requires pre-registrationand features an opening Mass, 3 talks, lunch, and a panel/question period.  Cost of the full-day event is $40/couple, $25/single, or $10/student.  To reserve a ticket contact Celene Sidloski at csidloski@stmcollege.caor rebuilding.cc@gmail.comor phone (306) 715-1541.

* Ignite Summer Camp 2018 - Ignite is an incredible week-long summer camp for youth grades 9-12. Run by FacetoFace Ministries, Ignite is where you will meet amazing people, experience breath-taking live worship, and take in dynamic talks from some of Canada’s best speakers. Taking place July 29-August 3 at the beautiful St. Therese Institute in Bruno, SK, the week is also full of exciting outdoor activities. Registration savings end on July 17, so register today at www.f2f.ca/ignite

 New Zealand travel - NEW PROPOSAL FOR WINTER 2019- Join Fr. Ralph Kleiter, Ministry to Tourism, in Auckland  February 3, 2019 for a fully enriching  “Land Experience in New Zealand”.  Ten-day small party program of North and/or South Islands. Booking Deadline-Tuesday, July 3, 2018- 4 to 5 seats still available.Contact Fr. Ralph at 306-244-3747  email: kleiter@shaw.ca

Announcements continuing from last week

* Donations of new children’s pajamas and children’s back packs - As part of a project to help fathers in prison improve parenting skills and stay connected to their families, the Office of Restorative Ministry in the diocese of Saskatoon is recording men reading bedtime stories to send to their children. The office is also seeking donations of new pajamas sizes 4 to 12, to accompany the bedtime stories, as well as small child backpacks (perhaps featuring popular themes such as Dora, Disney, Star Wars, super heroes, etc.) to carry the story DVD recordings and new pajamas. Please drop off donations at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, during regular hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or contact Dianne Anderson (306) 659-5845 for more information. 

* "A Light in the Darkness”- Movie Day Retreat for Youth ages 13 and Up will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18at the Shrine of the Blessed Martyrs Olympia and Laurentia, 215 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, hosted by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy youth office. Everyone is welcome. The day features a guest speaker on suicide and forgiveness, a movie, discussion, prayer, and more!  Lunch will be potluck, please bring food to share. Contact Viktoriia by July 15 to register: uwitness2youth@gmail.com  or call 306-914-0355.

L’Arche Saskatoon’s next Prayer Nights at Alma House(546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon) will be on July 11 and July 18at 7 pm.  We have tea and cookies afterwards, and everyone is welcome! There is no Prayer Night on the first Wednesday of the month and July 18 will be our last Prayer Night for the summer.

* Everyone is welcome to the Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle- all are invited to this Cenacle Holy Hour, which consists of adoration, the rosary, benediction, hymns and various prayers, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5. 1 at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, July 11 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

* Employment Opportunity: Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation is seeking a Development Office Assistant; Preferred start date: August 13, 2018.

Position Summary:  The Development Assistant, reporting to the Development Manager, plays an essential role by providing administrative support to the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation (the fundraising and stewardship arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon) and participating in all fundraising activities including database management, donor communications, direct mail appeals, and special events. The Development Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and communication activities.

Core and Strategic Functions:

  • Database Management: The Development Assistant will be responsible for the efficient and accurate entry of data related to fundraising and donor files.
  • Communications: The development Assistant, working with other Foundation staff, will be responsible for communications to parishes and donors.
  • Events: The development Assistant, working with other Foundation staff, will assist in the execution of fundraising events.

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • Relevant post-secondary credential and/or combination of education and experience
  • 3 to 5 year’s administrative assistant experience
  • Ability to multi-task and exercise independent judgement while performing job duties with little supervision
  • Demonstrated ability in being discreet and maintaining confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge
  • Demonstrated experience in database management
  • Open and friendly disposition with a demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Basic working knowledge of the Catholic Church

Working Conditions:

  • A full-time position of 37.5 hours per week or 1,950 hours per year
  • Regular office hours with some flexibility
  • Occasional evening or weekend event participation may be required
  • Works independently in a shared-office environment with some interruptions
  • A mix of routine/repetitive (i.e., data entry) and available (i.e., special events) tasks

Compensation:

  • Remunerated monthly according to the Administrative Salary Grid for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Defined contribution pension plan

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter (please note that applicants will be assessed upon standard business letter writing skills) and resume by Midnight July 10, 2018, to:

Cathy Gilje, Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1. Fax: 306-244-6010; Email: cgilje@dscatholicfoundation.ca Complete and submit the online Development Assistant application form (application form can be found onwww.rcdos.ca/employment or will be emailed to applicants upon request from cgilje@dscatholicfoundation.ca or call 306-659-5851 for more information.

Diocesan Library Materials- The Resource Centre at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in Saskatoon will close for the summer on July 1, 2018 and will reopen for public and parish use Sept. 3, 2018. 

* Join us for Rebuilding Catholic Culture's third annual Dessert Night andTalkJuly 5, 2018, featuring Fr. Gregory Hrynkiw, who will speak on the nature and action of conscience from a Catholic perspective, in his talk entitled "Acting in Good Conscience: A Catholic Primer."  When: Thursday, July 5th at 7pm.  / Where:  Our Lady of Lourdes (12th and Wiggins). / Cost: Free (good will offering). Please RSVP as space is limited. Contact: Celene Sidloski at csidloski@stmcollege.caor (306) 715-1541.

 

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Part-time Pastoral Associate:

 St. AugustineParish, Saskatoon, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking an outgoing and engaging half-time (20 hours per week) Pastoral Associate to collaborate with parish staff and volunteers to meet the needs of adults, youth and the families of St. Augustine Parish in living out the mission and vision of “Encountering Christ Together.”

The Pastoral Associate, reporting to the Parish Life Director will:

  • Coordinate sacramental preparation (Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1stCommunion) for school-aged children and their parents
  • Coordinate the Christian Initiation (RCIA) process for adults and youth
  • Coordinate adult faith formation opportunities

Qualified applicants will:

  • Be a confirmed practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • Possess relevant education and/or demonstrated experience in adult/child faith formation/education
  • Willing to work a combination of regular business hours with some evening and weekend work

Compensation includes:

  • Monthly salary in accordance with the Pastoral Salary Grid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
  • Extended and health and dental benefits (after 3 months)
  • Defined contribution pension plan (after 3 months)

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter and resume to Brigid Fuller (Parish Life Director) at parishld@shaw.caby midnight,Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
  • Complete an application form which can be found on rcdos.ca/employment
  • Submit a pastoral reference letter from a pastor or parish delegate

A detailed position overview will be emailed to applicants upon request. The position start date is Wednesday 1 August 2018.

 

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!
  • Knights of Columbus Brothers Keeper Breakfast: 2ndTuesday/month, July 10, 7 a.m. $10.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons:One Friday a month - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration: Fourth Monday of the month, from 12 noon, Monday to Tuesday, noon.

Do You Need a Place to Stay or Meet? Consider Queen’s House! To inquire about booking Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, contact our Bookings Coordinator Pauline Henry directly at (306) 242-1925 or by email at bookings@queenshouse.orgor by contacting our reception desk at (306) 242-1916 or receptionist@queenshouse.orgfor details.

* SUMMER STILLNESS 2018:with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI begins Monday, July 9at 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, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m.July 27 to Aug. 4at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. This is a nine-day Christ-centered live-in journey of inner healing and discovery fueled by the transforming power of God's merciful love, rooted in Scripture, tradition and prayer; anchored by the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux. The retreat equips and empowers participants with the tools needed to make noticeable and lasting changes in their lives – a path to true freedom through healing in Christ. Cost is $1,395 which includes program, meals and accommodation. Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist@queenshouse.org

Queen's House SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FORMATION PROGRAM - ASpiritual Direction Formation Program will be offered from January 2019 through to July 2020 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W., Saskatoon. This ecumenical program invites spiritual transformation and personal growth while equipping participants to companion with others on their spiritual journey. Topics include prayer and discernment, contemplative prayer, faith stages, eco-spirituality, the mystics as guides, Biblical spirituality, the spirituality of the Psalms, art as spiritual expression, dreams, grief and loss, intimacy/sexuality, bio-spiritual focusing, 12-step spirituality, co-dependency, Ignatian spirituality, ecumenism, First Nations spirituality, and social justice, as well as a six-day silent Ignatian retreat practicum. Beginning with an extended weekend orientation retreat in January 2019, the live-in Spiritual Direction Formation Program runs from Friday evenings to Saturday evenings once a month, concluding in July 2020.  Pre-requisites include regularly seeing a spiritual director, taking the Introduction to the Enneagram program (offered at Queen’s House), and completion of an intensive spiritual retreat (such as the seven-day silent directed retreat beginning June 29 at Queen’s House, or a 19th Annotation or 30-day Ignatian Retreat, or other equivalent.) Co-Directors are Bishop Gerald Wiesner, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka. The deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 31, 2018.Cost is $5,800, which includes tuition, as well as room and board (there is a schedule for spreading payments over the duration of the program). For more information or to apply contact Dianne Mantyka at dimantyka@sasktel.net or (306) 514-2193.

AND SO WE WAIT: Our Spiritual Journey of Transformation:A Retreat for Women will be held from Friday, November 16 at 7 pm until Sunday, November 18 after lunch, facilitated by Sarah Donnelly and held at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor St. W. Saskatoon. Cost is $180 and includes program, lunches and supper (enrichments available). Register by calling Queen's House (306) 242-1916 or email receptionist@queenshouse.org

 

* Calling all Catholic young men. Camp Aurora Borealisis a Catholic camp for young men from the ages of 10-16, (a Conquest Boy’s Club project). This year, the camp runs from August 12th - 17th and it is hosted at K of C Blackstrap Camp, south of Saskatoon. This camp is jam packed with activities such as: daily mass, spiritual talks and formation, sports, teamwork, and leadership training all centered around the Catholic faith. The camp is always looking for young men (16+) and dads who are willing to help out in any way. This camp is something you do not want to miss! For more information visit www.auroraborealisyouth.com

 

* Celebrate the 10th anniversary of L'Arche Saskatoon July 13-15, 2018:Emailevents@larchesaskatoon.org for more information. Events include:

  • Saturday, July 14: A block party will be held outside Alma House (546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon) from 11 to 3 pm
  • Sunday, July 15: A prayer service will be held at Queen's House at 1:30 pm.

 

Prairie Centre for Ecumenism BBQ  - Who: The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE); What: Annual Fundraising Dinner; When: July 12, 2018; Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, 10 Grosvenor Cr., Saskatoon; Why: Celebrate Together!   Purchase your individual tickets for $35 each by calling the office at (306) 653-1633 or by following the Eventbrite link and clicking  “Tickets”  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecumenical-fundraising-bbq-tickets-46196304390 If you are interested in purchasing a table of 8 for $250, please contact the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism office.

 

CHAS Convention– Mark your calendars for Oct. 22-23, 2018, when the 75th Annual Convention of the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) which will be held at Saskatoon Inn. For more informationregarding the conference or to register, contact the CHAS office at 306-955-CHAS (2427), or catholichealth@chassk.ca The first CHAS keynote, Sr. Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCP will help us to focus on Jesus as our “True North”. Sr. Nuala will reflect on the journey of change and the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. Sr. Nuala will provide a spiritual and biblical reflection to this by linking Jesus’ own experience of suffering and death with real-life stories about patients. She will be followed by Dr. Tracy Trothen, who will share her expertise on Why Values Matter and How Do We Know What’s Right with a focus on moral distress. Dr. Trothen will lead us through an interactive exploration of values and explore the reality of moral distress, and what happens when we find our values compromised. Finally, we are privileged to have the opportunity to hear Gregg Brown, MSC, CTDP, who will lead us to his interactive, powerful, mission-focused session on Learning Resilence, Leading Change. Brown will provide his participants with a unique perspective in order to acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to deal with change in any environment. In addition to these three keynote speakers, inspirational speaker, Mark Dansereau will share his personal family story, the heartache of losing a child to cancer, and the strength to find continuing hope. Following his daughter’s death, Marc’s passion for promoting the value of hospice care grew.

* Blackstrap Youth Camp offers week-long camps for children/youth ages 8-14 years, throughout July and August at a facility developed by the Knights of Columbus south of Saskatoon. Blackstrap Youth Camp provides amazing outdoor adventures, while giving youth opportunities to grow in their faith. Details and registration online at: www.blackstrapyouthcamp.org

Marriage Encounter Weekendsponsored by the OSG (Open to Spirit to God) Prayer Group scheduled on Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 2018at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon. For more information, please call Edward & Maricel Praxedes - 306-371-2154 or 306-371-7892; or Jose and Doris Santiago - 306-639-1971 

* Apply now to joinThe 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:kogorman@rcdos.ca. Watch stories of J.O.Y. at www.joyformationprogram.com

Gospa Tours in Saskatoon presents two beautiful pilgrimages this fall: "In the footsteps of St. John Paul II & St. Faustina," to Poland, Prague, Germany, Austria, and Budapest from Sept 26 to Oct 12, 2018 (17 days); and “In the Footsteps of Jesus,” to the Holy Land from Nov 19 to Dec 1, 2018 (13 days). Spiritual Director for both pilgrimages is Fr. Pius Schroh. Call Anne Marie at 306-384-0169 for more details.  www.gospatours.ca

My Soul Still Dances: Living with Parkinson'sis 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. 

A Sacred Music Symposiumwill be hosted July 20-22by Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, 2827-273 Street, Aldergrove, BC(located in the lower mainland between Langley and Abbotsford, BC). This symposium aims to bring together musicians of all skill levels and all people of good will with a general interest in sacred music, for a weekend of instruction, collaboration and fellowship. There will be practical workshops (beginner, intermediate and masters) and lectures; and a chance to experience the riches of the Church’s musical tradition in the celebrations of Mass (in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) and the Divine Office. For more information about symposium topics and speakers, as well as registration information, please see the website at www.stsjoachimandann.org/symposiumor call the office at (604) 857-1944.

* A Life and Family Conferencewill be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Rama, SK. (east of Saskatoon) from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae: “Faithfulness to God's Design.” The conference begins at 7 p.m. July 13 with campers welcomed by Fr. Michal Pajak, OMI, with music, prayer and candlelight procession. Saturday, July 14 features speakers, including child care and teen talks; 11 a.m. Mass, 7 p.m. a family dance with live band, potluck snacks; the schedule on Sunday, July 15 includes 11 a.m. Mass, speakers including Dr. Brett Salkeld, Colm Leyne and Dr. Martin Owen. Registration includes camping for the weekend: $75;clergy receive free registration. Saturday supper July 14 at 6 p.m. is the only meal available and must be pre-ordered by June 15: Adult/Teen: $15; 7-12 years $7; 6 and under free if pre-ordered. Or bring your own picnic. Register for the conferencde online at http://www.omsoul.ca/rama/online-registration/ or send cheque to One More Soul Canada, PO Box 2961, Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0. For weekend schedule and details call Marcy at 306-862-2338 or see www.omsoul.ca or on Facebook visit “OneMoreSoulCanada.”

* “Our Place in the Cosmos? Humanity, Spirituality, and the Awesome Universe” conference at STM - The Vatican’s astronomer, Dr. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is one of the guest speakers at this conference to be held Aug. 13-14 , 2018at St. Thomas More College (STM), on the University of Saskatchewan campus, in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion is presenting the conference and it will be hosted by STM’s Department of Religion and Culture. The conference will wade into issues concerning the roles and places of humanity within the dynamic, fascinating and awe-inspiring cosmos that comes into view via science. In addition to Brother Consolmagno, speakers include Dr. Jeff Baker who explores the tensions and creative possibilities at the intersection of Indigenous and Western scientific knowledge systems, Elder Wilfred Buck, science facilitator with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, and Dr. Loriliai Biernacki whose research interests include Hinduism, gender, and the interface between religion and science. Find more information at https://www.science-religion.caor call Dr. Chris Hrynkow at 306-966-8942.

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 moreabout the Spirit of Renewal Campaignand how to contribute, please contact:  Rae Sveinbjornson, Executive Director, at (306) 374-8900 ext. 223 or by e-mail at: rae.sveinbjornson@saskatoonhealthauthority.caor Peter Martens, Campaign Chair at (306) 229-5212 or by e-mail at: Pmartens2@sasktel.net  or check out the website about the project at: www.stannsvillage.ca/index.php/spirit-of-renewal

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

 

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