Confession, Adoration, Stations of the Cross at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, Saskatoon - All are welcome to come and avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Friday April 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., 720 Spadina Cres, East, Saskatoon S7K 3H2. Jesus will also be exposed in the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration during that time. We will conclude our day with praying the Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions please contact St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral Parish Office at 306-652-0033.
* 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, April 6 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, April 12 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres., Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.
* LENT TALKS - Inspiration for the Journey - 'What are you giving up for Lent?' is a common question this time of year in church circles, when many Christians mark the 40 day season leading up to Easter with some form of fasting. Lent is also a good time to add something to your spiritual journey. Christ Church Anglican and St Mary's and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic parishes in Saskatoon are calling Christians from around the city together at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings during Lent for LENT TALKS, held at Christ Church Anglican, 515-28th Street West, Saskatoon. Each presenter will offer a brief introduction to a personal favourite Lenten resource. Come for punchy, powerful talks, worship music and fellowship. Speakers will include Father Graham Hill (Roman Catholic, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Saskatoon); Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers (Anglican, All Saints, Watrous); Rev Deb Walker (Mayfair United Church, Saskatoon); Pastor Jakob Palm (Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church, Saskatoon), and Rev Bill Blackmon (Saskatoon Evangelical Ministers' Fellowship). A freewill offering will be gratefully received to help cover expenses. For more information, call Christ Church (306) 242-0165. SCHEDULE for LENT TALKS:• March 7 -- Fr Graham Hill -- presenting George Hunsinger's The Beatitudes• March 14 -- Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers on Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel• March 21 -- Rev Deb Walker, freshly back from walking the Camino, shares on a resource TBA• March 28 -- Pastor Jakob Palm, more info TBA• April 4 -- Rev Bill Blackmon, more info TBA
PERSPECTIVES on the AUTHORITY and INTERPRETATION of the SCRIPTURESSpeakers: Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall and Sister Audrey Gerwing. On Monday, April 3 at 7 pm.,at Holy Spirit Parish Hall. Sponsored by the McClure United Church and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish Joint Ecumenical Steering Committee. All are welcome.
* A Croatian Mass will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at St. Philip Neri Parish, corner of Taylor St. & Munroe Ave., Saskatoon. There will be confessions before Mass. Father Domin Vladic from Calgary will be the celebrant. There will be drinks, munchies and fellowship after Mass. For more information contact Lydia Simicic at (306) 242-9214
*Catholic Christian Outreach will host the annual Founders' Dinner fundraiser at St Anne's Parish Hall on Sunday, April 2. Guest speaker is Angele Regnier. Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6pm. For more information contact George at 1-306-537-2483 or www.cco.ca/saskatoongala to register by Tuesday, March 28.
* Are you struggling to find your position on Doctor Assisted Death? You are not alone. Come to St. John Bosco, Sunday April 2nd at the 10:00 am Mass to hear Fr. Mark Miller share his insights into “What is a Good Death Today? Technology and Ethics”. Fr. Mark will speak during mass and continue immediately following. Fr. Mark Miller has a PHD in medical ethics and has addressed this topic many times. Hospitality will be provided by the Health Council. All are welcome to attend.
EASTER TEA & BAKE SALE - Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Auditorium, 1202 - 11th Street East, with Easter breads, perogies, cabbage rolls, beet relish, variety of baking, raffles, and decorated Easter Eggs (pysanky). Adult: $3, children ages six to 12: $2, and children under six get in free. Sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada.
* Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on April 7-9, 2017. To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or e-mail r.vineyardsk [at] sasktel.net
Storytelling will be front and centre as Megan McKenna presents "Handing on Tradition, Sharing the Faith", hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St Mary's Hall, corner of Avenue 0 South and 20th Street West in Saskatoon.Sessions include:Elders Storytelling Circle 7:00 pm Friday, March 31;Handing on the Tradition from Elders to Youth 10:00 am Saturday, April 1;Creating Your Own Story (the youthful heart) 2:00 pm Saturday, April 1; andMeet Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, 2:30 pm Sunday, April 2.Megan McKenna is an internationally recognized storyteller, theologian, spiritual writer and speaker, with extensive experience working with Indigenous communities across the Americas and around the world. The Storyteller holds a position of honor and authority in many Indigenous communities, binding generations together, keeping traditions and beliefs and practices of the people vital, and asking questions crucial to survival. The Storyteller passed on oral history, knowledge and wisdom, and how to keep the community acting with respect for the Creator and for one another. Come and experience this rich, engaging storytelling tradition!For more info call 306-653-4945.Please note that Megan McKenna will also present the Parish Mission at ST. MARY’S PARISH March 25-29. Evening sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27; Tuesday, March 28; Wednesday, March 29. She will speak on The Woman at the Well, The Man Born Blind, and The Raising of Lazarus as levels of faith and practice in the Community of Beloved Disciples (John’s Church). Mark your calendars and plan to attend.
* ST. MARY’S PARISH MISSION March 25-29 will begin with Megan McKenna, a storytelling theologian, preaching at all of the weekend Masses – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25 and 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 26 – at St. Mary’s Parish, Avenue 0 South and 20th Street West, Saskatoon. Then, on Monday March 27 through to March 29, Megan will speak from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm on the following topics: The Woman at the Well, The Man Born Blind, and The Raising of Lazarus as levels of faith and practice in the Community of Beloved Disciples (John’s Church). Mark your calendars and plan to attend.PLEASE NOTE: Storytelling will be front and centre as Megan McKenna presents "Handing on Tradition, Sharing the Faith", hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St Mary's Hall, corner of Avenue 0 South and 20th Street West in Saskatoon from March 31 to April 2. The Storyteller traditionally holds a position of honour and authority in many Indigenous communities, binding generations together, keeping traditions and beliefs and practices of the people vital, and asking questions crucial to survival. Sessions include:Elders Storytelling Circle 7:00 pm Friday, March 31;Handing on the Tradition from Elders to Youth 10:00 am Saturday, April 1;Creating Your Own Story (the youthful heart) 2:00 pm Saturday, April 1; andMeet Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, 2:30 pm Sunday, April 2.
From Mourning to Dawn, the diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers is hosting their spring session, beginning on March 28, 2017. Facilitators, who have experienced the loss of their marriage partner, engage with participants on an 8-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 8 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The cost is $35. For more information or to register, please contact Elan at 306-679-7717 or email at cic.elan [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com
* The Annual General Meeting for Columbus Bosco Homes will be held March 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Murray School cafeteria (Wiggins Avenue and 12th Street East in Saskatoon). All those interested are welcome to attend. For further information call Ernest Boyko at (306)260-6273 or Chris Sarich at (306) 221-4686 or (306) 343-5640.
* Theology on Tap! For young adults 19 to 35, will be held 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at Louis’ on Campus, at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. We are welcoming guest speaker Dr. Terry Downey, President of St. Thomas More College and Political Scientist. He will share his recent experience in Washington, DC at the “Exploring Diversity as an Expression of God’s Grandeur” conference, and speak about the current political climate in the United States today. How do our Christian values fit in? Join the discussion! Sponsored by STM Campus Ministry and the youth ministry offices of the diocese and the eparchy of Saskatoon.
Marriage Preparation will be offered at St. Philip Neri Parish, Saskatoon March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26, 2017, running from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Philip, 1902 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon (at Taylor Street). Contact Shirley Hyshka at (306) 343-0325 to register, or email <sjhyshka [at] hotmail.com>
* Official Notification of the Annual General Meeting of the Millennium Pro-Life Cross Foundation to be held Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Parish (on the corner of 10th Street East and Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon), after the 11 am Divine Liturgy (starting at Approximately 12:45 pm) in the church auditorium. The Millennium Pro-Life Cross Foundation is open to all Catholic men and women over the legal age of 18 years old who subscribe to pro-life/pro-family values as per our form of signed declaration and in compliance of our new revised Bylaws. You are encouraged to participate, attend and become active with our new Foundation. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.
Earth Hour Vigil - The Roman Catholic-United Church Dialogue of Canada has prepared an ecumenical prayer service to help congregations, parishes, and other groups observe, in prayer and worship, the International Earth Hour which is taking place Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 pm. The resource, available in English or French, is entitled “Earth Hour Vigil” / Vigile « Une heure pour la Terre ». http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Earth_Hour_English.pdf Earth Hour stems from a grassroots movement that began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Its goal is to create greater awareness regarding energy consumption and to encourage communities to consider turning off their non-essential lights for one hour, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Earth Hour Vigil can be used flexibly on, or around, 25 March. To find out more about Earth Hour see the website at http://www.earthhour.org/
Oremus is a new monthly worship and community night for young adults (over 19) held on the fourth Friday of each month at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, in the Queen of Peace Chapel. The next Oremus will be held 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 24. This is a time to be still, pray and intercede for the needs of each other, our community and the world. Includes testimonies and some table sharing, followed by a social time of beer, wine, refreshments, cards, board games and conversation. Info: Colm Leyne at youthmin [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or (306) 659-5843.
Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose: Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you desire a clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life? “God has an incredible dream for you. He wants you to become the-best-version-of-yourself!” Living Every Day With Passion and Purpose by internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly will be presented on DVD in a program held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road Saskatoon. It will start 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, continuing Saturday, March 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 and will include a workbook, lunch, supper and social. For more information or tickets contact Lise Durette at (306) 374-4334 or Wayne Koshman at (306) 381-3330. Tickets are also available at the Holy Family Cathedral parish office at (306) 659-5800.