Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

And what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.”  2 Timothy 2:2

“Dear young men and women, in Christ you find fulfilled your every desire for goodness and happiness. He alone can satisfy your deepest longings, which are so often clouded by deceptive worldly promises.”   Pope Francis – Message for World Youth Day 2015

Our Mission

To form intentional missionary disciples by bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ into the lives of youth and young adults of the Diocese of Saskatoon - into their families, schools and communities through the Holy Spirit.

Strategic Priorities

A leadership development program designed to accompany young adults who have a desire to share their faith and reach out to youth and young adults.
Support & Training for youth ministry in urban and rural parishes.
Creating opportunities for a place of encounter for youth and young adults through diocesan events.Project TimothyLetter from Bishop Mark Hagemoen
Verbum Dei Missionary

Sr. Marta Piano

Sr. Marta Piano has a Canadian-Italian background. She was born in Rome where she met the Verbum Dei Missionary Community in 1997. The thirst to make God's love known through the Word of God led her to enter the noviciate in Mexico in 2004. She has a B.A. in Sacred Theology from the Pontifica Universitas Urbaniana in Rome. E-mail:

Evangelization and Mission Leader

John Hickey

Growing up in Saskatoon, where he and his wife Heather are also now raising their four children, Hickey has had a long-time interest in expanding evangelization efforts in parish and diocesan settings. He has been a missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach for 15 years, and is a member of the diocesan Evangelization Commission. In 2020 he began work as the diocese's Evangelization and Mission Leader. E-mail: