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Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements

Diocesan Weekly Bulletin Announcements, June 3, 2018, The Body and Blood of Christ

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World Day of Prayer for Sanctification of Priests is celebrated June 8 - Heavenly Father, we lift up all of our priests in prayer and thanksgiving, asking that they may continually rediscover the gift of their ordination and experience the joy of the mission entrusted to them, while always growing in sanctity.

As heirs of God, chosen by Jesus and led by the Spirit, may we respond with praise to the mystery of God’s presence in all creation.    We pray to the Lord.

 Help us to be true to who we are: unique, creative beings of your universe.   We pray to the Lord.

* Rock Your Roots Walk For Reconciliation National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2018 We invite you to join the third annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation on Thursday, June 21, 2018. This year our theme is “Planting the Seed”. By walking together, we plant the seeds of reconciliation—honouring survivors and answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action as we grow to be a more inclusive community. Starting at 9:30 a.m. June 21, at Victoria Park, the Rock Your Roots walk will feature a variety of traditional and multicultural dances, music and performances along the way. The walk culminates at 11:30 a.m. joining National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations hosted by the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre including lunch, special guest speakers, entertainment and fun for all the family! Visit www.otc.ca  for the full program details when they become available.

 

* Prayers for Favourable Weather for Saskatchewan Farmers – Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are inviting people of faith across the province to join them in a day of fasting and prayer on Sunday, June 3, asking God to send the moisture needed by the farming community, particularly in southern parts of Saskatchewan. (After a dry spring, Environment Canada climatologists are also predicting a warm, dry summer.) Please continue to pray for all those who grow our food.

 

* Celebrate the 10th anniversary of L'Arche Saskatoon on Friday, July 13: A catered supper will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon from  6 to 9 pm (tickets $25) - please contact us at events@larchesaskatoon.org to reserve tickets for the supper. Saturday, July 14: A block party will be held outside Alma House (546 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon) from 11 to 3 pm., and on Sunday, July 15: A prayer service will be held at Queen's House at 1:30 pm.

We hope to see you at one or more of our events as we give thanks together for 10 years of L'Arche in Saskatoon.

 

* 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.

 

* Employment Opportunity – Immaculate Heart of Mary in Martensville, SK is seeking a Part Time Youth Ministry Coordinator who is a practicing Catholic with a desire to engage youth in the life of the parish and promote active discipleship based on the vision and mission of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. This position will be primarily responsible to develop, coordinate and deliver youth programs and activities from Grade 6 to 12. E-mail resume and cover letter to Father Peter Ebidero at  darebidero94@yahoo.com.or call the parish at (306) 931-3111 for more information. Applications close June 18.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Part-time Youth Ministry coordinator for the Catholic Parish in Lloydminster Alberta.  Do you love working with young people? Do you love your Catholic faith? St Anthony’s Parish in Lloydminster Alberta, is seeking a fully initiated practicing Catholic, with a strong Catholic faith to lead and coordinate a dynamic, Catholic youth ministry program. The successful applicant should be a highly motivated, self-directed individual that will engage youth in their faith development and promote their participation in our Catholic Parish.  This is a part-time permanent, salaried position that will require evening and some weekend time commitment. Training or previous work experience in coordinating Catholic youth ministry is preferred. A detailed job description is available upon request. Please direct your inquiries or forward resume and supporting references to: St Anthony’s Parish, Lloydminster Alberta, Email:   stanthony@shaw.ca or phone 780-875-2883.

 

The Diocese of Prince George is hosting its Rose Prince Lejac Annual Pilgrimage on July 6 -8, 2018 at Lejac, BC, near Fraser Lake. Please visit http://www.pgdiocese.bc.ca/ecwmv-event/rose-prince-pilgrimage/ for more information or call 1-250-699-6593..

 

CHAS Convention – Mark your calendars for Oct. 22-23, 2018, when the 75th Annual Convention of the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan which will be held at Saskatoon Inn.

The first 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.

For more information regarding the conference or to register, contact the CHAS office at 306-955-CHAS (2427), or catholichealth@chassk.ca

 

Announcements Continuing from Last Week

 

* The Feast of St. Boniface is Tuesday, June 5th, Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Church (Leofeld, SK, near Cudworth) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. St. Boniface church built in 1903, was the first Parish established in the St. Peter's Colony. Please spread the word to past parishioners, families and friends as we celebrate this feast day in the most beautiful setting of the restored church that served so many of our forefathers/families in the past! Everyone welcome. For more information, call St. Michael Parish, Cudworth, SK. (306) 256-3218, or e-mail: stmichaelcudworth@gmail.com

 

* Grow Hope – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is one of the partners launching an exciting new ecumenical project here in Saskatchewan, the first of its kind in Canada. Through Grow Hope Saskatchewan you can “become a farmer” and feed the hungry by sponsoring an acre of farmland in rural Saskatchewan. Generous farmers are donating the use of the land and their expertise to plant and harvest the crop, while seed and input costs are covered by your donations. Proceeds from the sale of the crop will then be donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide emergency food supplies and long-term food security to people around the world — and the impact is multiplied because the donations will be matched four to one by the Government of Canada. You can be part of Grow Hope Saskatchewan by sponsoring a partial acre, a full acre, or more! For more information and to make a donation go to https://dscatholicfoundation.ca You can follow the growth of your crop on Facebook at “Grow Hope Saskatchewan” and donors will also have access to a site visit during the growing season, and the opportunity to learn more about where our food comes from. If you have more questions, please contact Myron Rogal in the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace at mrogal@rcdos.ca or (306) 659-5841.

 

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

 

Catholic Near East Welfare Association Canada (CNEWA Canada) has launched a year-long campaign to raise awareness on the struggle of Christians living in the Middle East and to raise funds to support the many works of the local churches. CNEWA's "Christians Can't Survive Without You" campaign includes direct mail appeals, e-marketing and other digital channels as well as advertisements and parish-based initiatives across the country. Funds raised will go toward groups and local church partners in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Find more information at: http://www.cnewa.ca or call toll free: Toll-free: 1-866-322-4441.

 

* Affordable housing near the university - Single young Catholic women seeking a unique housing experience that builds community and offers spiritual enrichment are invited to apply for residence this fall at Discernment House, located on University Drive in Saskatoon, a 15-minute walk from campus, close to downtown. The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary offer a home away from home to young women working or studying. This is a chance to grow in friendship with others, while also experiencing opportunities for prayer, spiritual direction and service. Applications are now being accepted for September. For more information contact: Sr. Lucie 306-244-0726   cell: 306 260 0450  or E-mail sk.dhouse@gmail.com  or see the website:  www.presentationofmary.ca

 

* Triumph: Freedom Through Healing retreat program, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m July 27 until Aug. 4 at 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 or find more information on the website at https://www.triumphretreat.com

 

* A Sacred Music Symposium will be hosted July 20-22 by 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/symposium or call the office at (604) 857-1944. Individual registration before June 1 is $60, with group rates also available.

 

* A Life and Family Conference will 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.”

 

St. Thomas More College President’s Gala - Raising funds for STM student scholarships and bursaries, the STM President’s Gala will be held Friday, June 8 in the Adam Ballroom, Delta Bessborough Hotel, including a DCG Champagne Reception and a four-course gourmet dinner with special guest artist performance by world-renowned vocalist Anna Maria Kaufmann. Purchase tickets online at https://stmcollege.ca/gala/tickets/   ($275 each or tables of 8 $2,000 – partial tax receipt issued) or call (306) 966-8257.

 

* The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation 2018 takes place July 10-13 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.

 

* Bishop’s Cup Basketball - Mark your calendar for a youth and family event with Bishop Mark Hagemoen and priests of the diocese playing basketball with youth from across the diocese during an evening of fun, friendly competition and food starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at St. Joseph Catholic High School, 115 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. The evening will end with an epic match between priests and youth for the coveted Bishop’s Cup! Check out www.yxecatholic.com for how to register or call Colm Leyne 306-659-5843 for more info.

 

* 60th anniversary - Solemn Evensong for the 60th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. Colin Clay and of Fr. Bernard de Margerie to the priesthood will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, 816 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon.

 

* RiKi 50 Walkathon in support of SaskAbilities and Camp Easter Seal will be held at Pike Lake Provincial Park, west of Saskatoon, on Saturday, June 9 (free park admission, 11 a.m. walk, followed by a barbecue for all registrants). Register for the walk and/or raise funds by visiting the website at www.RiKi50.ca or for more information call (306) 374-4448, Extension 25 — participants, volunteers and donations are most welcome! In 1968, the first RiKi Walkathoin made its debut with 4,000 children and adults trekking from Saskatoon to Pike Lake, collecting some 20,000 pledges, and raising over $41,000 for Camp Easter Seal, the only completely barrier-free camp of its kind in the province, and the only camp most individuals with disabilities can attend. In partnership with the Riversdale Kiwanis Club, the RiKi Walkathon is going back to its roots — a little shorter than the original event in 1968, but still lots of fun.

 

“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 , 2018 at 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.ca or call Dr. Chris Hrynkow at 306-966-8942.

 

A Spiritual 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, codependency, 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.

 

* Blumenfeld Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows will be held Sunday, June 10 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, a designated heritage site located 16 km south and 6 km east of Leader, SK, just off Hwy 21. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m., preceded by devotions such as the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary. Supper is available for sale after Mass. For more details see: http://blumenfeldheritage.jigsy.com

 

* Holy Yoga presents The Grace in Living, A Day Away with Elaine Zakreski and Diane Waldbillig, Saturday, June 9 at Queen’s House of Retreat and Renewal.  A Christ-centered experience of mind, body and spirit with gentle yoga for every body, contemplative prayer and relaxation. Register by contacting dianew@holyyoga.net or call Elaine 306-652-1382.

 

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

 

St. John Bosco Camp provides a unique outdoor experience for children/youth ages 8 to 17 years at Narrow Hills Provincial Park. The focus is having fun, learning and living in the outdoords, experiencing people in God's creation. Details and registration online at: www.johnboscocamp.com

 

Ignite - July 29-Aug. 3 is a summer experience offered by FacetoFace Ministries for youth going into Grade 9 to graduating from Grade 12 - Grow in knowledge of Christ and the Church and be empowered to go forward striving for holiness. Details/ registration online at: www.f2f.ca/ignite

 

Marriage Encounter Weekend sponsored by the OSG (Open to Spirit to God) Prayer Group scheduled on Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at 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 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: kogorman@rcdos.ca. Watch stories of J.O.Y. at www.joyformationprogram.com

 

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

 

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, 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, June 12, 7 a.m. $10.
  • Women in Ministry Luncheons: One Friday a month, next session June 8 - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration: Fourth Monday of the month – from 12 noon, Monday to Tuesday, noon.
  • Taize Prayer: 2nd Wednesday of each month – June 13
  • 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, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, 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.

 

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, facilitated by a team led by Jerry and Donna Kristian, will be held from 6 p.m. July 27 to Aug. 4 at 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 - A Spiritual 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.

 

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

 

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 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.”

 

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

 

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.

 

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