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Information Evening: Publicly Funded Spiritual Care

 * Publically Funded Spiritual Care in Saskatchewan is Changing:All faith leaders and practitioners in Saskatoon are invited to an information and education meeting concerning the elimination of the Spiritual Care Department in the Saskatoon Health Region: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in the Main Hall at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.To implement the government’s decision announced in this year’s provincial budget, on 27th September the spiritual care department in the Saskatoon Health Region is being eliminated. For faith leaders and practitioners this means, among other issues:There will be changes in how faith based visitors become registered with the health regionThere will not be support staff to assist faith based visitors in locating patients or to respond to patients’ or families’ spiritual care questionsThere will not be professional spiritual care practitioners employed by the health region to care for patients from out of town or with no stated religious affiliationThere will be no one in the healthcare system to advocate for patients’, families’, or faith based institutions’ religious or spiritual needsThere will be no one to mediate between faith based visitors and the healthcare system in situations of conflict or of special religious or spiritual concerns relating to health careRepresentatives from the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care / Saskatchewan Region and fulltime denominational chaplains will speak to the emerging local situation in Saskatoon and in Saskatchewan more generally. There will also be a call for volunteers to become involved in guiding the direction of publically funded spiritual care in Saskatchewan. All Interested and Concerned People are Welcome!

Turkey Supper - Sts. Martyrs-Canadiens Parish

 Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish is hosting its annual Turkey Supper on Sunday October 1st 2017 in its wheelchair-accessible parish hall located at 1007 Windsor St. There will be two sittings:  4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.  For tickets, call Muriel at 665-9103 or 280-4219. Reserve early as tickets are limited. An adult ticket is $15.00 and a child’s ticket (5 – 12 years) is $5.00. By donation for children under 5. Come enjoy turkey, potatoes, salads, veggies, pies and more!

Couples for Christ: Christian Life Program for Saskatoon area

Couples for Christ presents a Christian Life Program, building the church of the home, building the church of the poor. The Christian Life Program (CLP) has two basic purposes: Evangelization and Spiritual Renewal. CLP is an integrated course leading into a renewed understanding of God's call to us as Christians. The first modules present the absolute basics of Christian life. The second module helps Christians commit their lives in a serious way to Jesus. The third module invites Christians to live in a life in the power of the Holy Spirit.There are 8 Saturday sessions, beginning Saturday, Sept. 9 at St. Patrick Parish Hall, 3339 Centennial Drive, Saskatoon, SK; from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Brod. Timoteo Salovino for more information: 306-717-5711.Visit the CFC Canada website at www.couplesforchristcanada.ca for more informaiton about the program

Together in Christ study series for "Reformation 500" continues at Queen's House

TOGETHER IN CHRIST: REFORMATION 500CHRISTIANS COMMEMORATING THE REFORMATIONFacilitator: The Rev. Marie-Louise TernierFirst session: Wednesday September 20 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 323 4th Ave S, Saskatoon.Sessions 2 - 5: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on September 23, September 30, October 14, and October 21 at Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK. COST: $25 per session or $100/series. Add lunch on Saturdays for $12 each day.Sessions 2-5 will also be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24 at St. Philip Neri parish (1902 Munroe Ave S (at Taylor Street), Saskatoon.  There is no cost for the evening sessions at St. Philip.2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.This anniversary offers the Christian family a special opportunity to look back and reflect on the last five hundred years of history in thanksgiving and in confession – recognising our errors, seeking mutual forgiveness, and rejoicing in those efforts we have made toward mutual understanding and respect. This anniversary also encourages us to examine our current context and to look to the future in an effort to find avenues where we can more fully witness together to our common faith in Christ, to work toward Christian unity and work together for the world.Christians in Saskatoon and the surrounding areas are invited to study and dialogue about the Reformation using ‘Together in Christ’, a 5-session study series prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).The first session will be held Wednesday, September 20th at Zion Lutheran Church. The remaining four sessions will be offered twice a week: at a hosting church in the city during the week; and at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm with an ecumenical panel of guest speakers.The 500th anniversary will also be marked with an ecumenical worship service to be held at 3:00 p.m. on October 29th, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK."We have come a long way. 500 years ago the Christian West exploded in multiple fragments through arguments and disagreements. We despised one another, we even killed one another. Then we ignored one another, developing our faith understandings and practices apart from one another. All in the name of Jesus, the embodiment of God’s love and mercy...Slowly we began to realize that Jesus’ command to love and extend mercy applied to other Christians. We began to recognize that Christ’s guiding presence resides in each of our traditions, each according to one’s particular charisms and perspectives. That was a monumental realization, made possible by the rich ecumenical encounters, dialogues and agreements of the past 50 years, all the way from the people in our pews to Popes, Patriarchs and global Archbishops.It’s time to mark this great turning point in ways that open up new avenues towards full visible Christian Unity for our common future in Christ. Join us for five sessions to learn about how far we have come and to celebrate this moment together."

Time Out for Moms

ATTENTION WOMEN & MOTHERS OF ALL AGES!!! TIME OUT FOR MOMS will be running new sessions beginning Wednesday September 27th. Looking for a group where you can find Catholic fellowship and meet other women? Moms, do you want a break from the kids every week where you can sit, visit, eat breakfast, and grow in your faith? We meet Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 at Holy Family Cathedral (123 Nelson Rd). All women are invited to attend. To register, visit: http://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/time-out-moms .  For questions or more information please contact: registrar [at] tofmsask.comwww.facebook.com/groups/TimeOutForMomsSaskatoonWe are also looking for volunteer caregivers to watch the children while the moms meet. If you are interested in this awesome volunteer opportunity you can register at: http://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/time-out-moms   or contact Cristina Kirkham at 306-380-8671.

Together in Christ study series for "Reformation 500" continues at St. Philip Neri Parish

TOGETHER IN CHRIST: REFORMATION 500CHRISTIANS COMMEMORATING THE REFORMATIONFacilitator: The Rev. Marie-Louise TernierFirst session: Wednesday September 20 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 323 4th Ave S, Saskatoon.Sessions 2 - 5: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24 at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Avenue (at Taylor Street), Saskatoon (no cost).Sessions 2 - 5 will also be offered on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 23, Sept.30, Oct. 14, and Oct. 21at Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK. COST: $25 per session or $100/series. Add lunch on Saturdays for $12 each day.2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.This anniversary offers the Christian family a special opportunity to look back and reflect on the last five hundred years of history in thanksgiving and in confession – recognising our errors, seeking mutual forgiveness, and rejoicing in those efforts we have made toward mutual understanding and respect. This anniversary also encourages us to examine our current context and to look to the future in an effort to find avenues where we can more fully witness together to our common faith in Christ, to work toward Christian unity and work together for the world.Christians in Saskatoon and the surrounding areas are invited to study and dialogue about the Reformation using ‘Together in Christ’, a 5-session study series prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).The first session will be held Wednesday, September 20th at Zion Lutheran Church. The remaining four sessions will be offered twice a week: at a hosting church in the city during the week; and at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm with an ecumenical panel of guest speakers.The 500th anniversary will also be marked with an ecumenical worship service to be held at 3:00 p.m. on October 29th, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK."We have come a long way. 500 years ago the Christian West exploded in multiple fragments through arguments and disagreements. We despised one another, we even killed one another. Then we ignored one another, developing our faith understandings and practices apart from one another. All in the name of Jesus, the embodiment of God’s love and mercy...Slowly we began to realize that Jesus’ command to love and extend mercy applied to other Christians. We began to recognize that Christ’s guiding presence resides in each of our traditions, each according to one’s particular charisms and perspectives. That was a monumental realization, made possible by the rich ecumenical encounters, dialogues and agreements of the past 50 years, all the way from the people in our pews to Popes, Patriarchs and global Archbishops.It’s time to mark this great turning point in ways that open up new avenues towards full visible Christian Unity for our common future in Christ. Join us for five sessions to learn about how far we have come and to celebrate this moment together."

Retrouvaille: A lifeline for marriages - Saskatchewan Weekend Sept. 29- Oct. 1

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Retrouvaille is a lifeline of hope and healing for struggling marriages. The next Retrouvaille weekend in Saskatoon will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1. To learn more or to register, call 306-652-7155 or email retrouvaille [at] sasktel.net or for more information about Retrouvaille see www.restoremarriage.caVideo summary of Retrouvaille: Video testimony about impact of Retrouvaille:  Couples that attend Retrouvaille can expect the following: 1. Improved Communication2. Learn more about each other3. Learn more about his/herself4. Grow closer to thier spouse5 Have improved conflict management

50th Anniversary - E.D. Feehan Catholic High School

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E.D Feehan Catholic High School turns 50! Join us on September 30 for school tours, dinner, and entertainment to celebrate 50 years of the Feehan Family. https://www.picatic.com/event14936667228739   or call the school at (306)659-7550. D. Feehan Catholic High School is located at 411 Avenue M North, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.Activities will begin at:1:00-3:00pm- school tours5:30-6:30pm- cocktails6:30pm- dinner and short program8:30pm- entertainment/danceClothing and Para-Feehan-ilia available for presale under tickets.

Orange Shirt Day

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Orange Shirt Day will be marked Saturday, Sept. 30 across Canada.  This day grew out of “Phyllis' story” of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school. The orange shirt symbolizes all that was lost and the resilient spirit that remains. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools. This non-gathered event requires nothing more than to wear any orange shirt that you have on Sept. 30 and look for opportunities to explain to people why. For more information, please call: Myron Rogal, Coordinator of the Office of Justice and Peace, (306) 659-5841 or e-mail: justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

Fall Supper

FALL SUPPER - St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral will hold a Fall Supper on Sunday, Sept. 24. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Supper is at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25, available at the parish office or from K of C members. This is a fundraiser catered event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #1517.

Fall Supper : St. Mary's Parish, Saskatoon

ON AGAIN!!  -  St. Mary’s Parish Annual Harvest Supper - Sunday, Sept. 24th- 5:00 p.m.  (one setting only).   Adults - $16.00 - Children – 6 – 10 - $6.00.    Advance tickets ONLY – available at the parish office – 306 –244-2983 OR after each Sunday Mass. 

Workshop (Dying Healed Program) - Make Time for Life

* Make Time for Life – a Canada-wide campaign promoting the Dying Healed Program will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Bishop Klein Room at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon; $15 per person (includes lunch). Seating is limited; registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 20. Register by contacting Jacqueline Saretsky at hospitalchaplaincy [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or (306) 292-5531. This program is ideal for those who want to volunteer and help their community, who currently manage or plan to set up visiting programs in their community. Step One is to attend this one-day training program and learn more about the Dying Healed concepts on coping with suffering, dignity and the power of human presence, and gain a better understanding of end-of-life issues. Step Two is to volunteer services to a local hospital, parish-based program, long-term facility; visit and spend time with the elderly, ill, disabled and dying, and the most vulnerable. Make Time for Life is a project of LifeCanada.

Challenge/Conquest Youth Clubs

 * Challenge and Conquest are Catholic Youth Ministry programs for girls and boys to grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and in the world around them. Weekly meetings run Sep 22, 2017 to Apr 27, 2018. Challenge, for girls in grades 2+, meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Conquest, for boys in grades 3+, meets at George Vanier School. Please contact Corinne Kirkpatrick for Challenge at 306-229-1062/corinnegk [at] sasktel.net  or Gerald Lashyn for Conquest at 306-222-1106/bjlash [at] sasktel.net

Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre Gala

Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre annual Fundraising gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon. Please contact the Pregnancy Options Centre at (306) 665-7550 to host a table, get tickets, donate to the silent auction, or find more information.

Holy Cross High School Founding Reunion

Holy Cross High School Founding Students Reunion   Students and teachers who attended Holy Cross High School during the years (1963-1967) are invited to a school reunion Sept 22-24, 2017. Events include a social, tour of the school,  banquet, mass and a ride on the Prairie Lily.   E-mail shillca [at] yahoo.ca  or phone cell phone 306-230-9470 (no voicemail)

Together in Christ study series for "Reformation 500" begins at Zion Lutheran Church

TOGETHER IN CHRIST: REFORMATION 500 CHRISTIANS COMMEMORATING THE REFORMATIONFacilitator: Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier First session: Wednesday September 20 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 323 4th Ave S, Saskatoon.Sessions 2 - 5: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on September 23, September 30, October 14, and October 21 at Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK. COST: $25 per session or $100/series. Add lunch on Saturdays for $12 each day.2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.This anniversary offers the Christian family a special opportunity to look back and reflect on the last five hundred years of history in thanksgiving and in confession – recognising our errors, seeking mutual forgiveness, and rejoicing in those efforts we have made toward mutual understanding and respect. This anniversary also encourages us to examine our current context and to look to the future in an effort to find avenues where we can more fully witness together to our common faith in Christ, to work toward Christian unity and work together for the world.Christians in Saskatoon and the surrounding areas are invited to study and dialogue about the Reformation using ‘Together in Christ’, a 5-session study series prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).The first session will be held Wednesday, September 20th at Zion Lutheran Church. The remaining four sessions will be offered twice a week: at a hosting church in the city during the week; and at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm with an ecumenical panel of guest speakers.The 500th anniversary will also be marked with an ecumenical worship service to be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK."We have come a long way. 500 years ago the Christian West exploded in multiple fragments through arguments and disagreements. We despised one another, we even killed one another. Then we ignored one another, developing our faith understandings and practices apart from one another. All in the name of Jesus, the embodiment of God’s love and mercy...Slowly we began to realize that Jesus’ command to love and extend mercy applied to other Christians. We began to recognize that Christ’s guiding presence resides in each of our traditions, each according to one’s particular charisms and perspectives. That was a monumental realization, made possible by the rich ecumenical encounters, dialogues and agreements of the past 50 years, all the way from the people in our pews to Popes, Patriarchs and global Archbishops. It’s time to mark this great turning point in ways that open up new avenues towards full visible Christian Unity for our common future in Christ. Join us for five sessions to learn about how far we have come and to celebrate this moment together."

Transitions

* TRANSITIONS - Have you gone through the painful experience of divorce and/or separation?  Do you feel alone and hopeless? You are not alone. The Diocese of Saskatoon offers Transitions, a 12-week rebuilding program twice a year. The evenings are facilitated by those who have already journeyed through this experience and have found healing. The fall session begins Sept. 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, with sessions are held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (second floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon).  For more information or to register, contact Sharon at (306) 374-1425 or email: foundations [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

Trump Vs. Francis: Dealing with Contrasting Worldviews

* The Leslie and Irene Dubé Chair for Catholic Studies Lecture Series presents:Trump versus Francis: Dealing with Contrasting Worldviews,  SEPTEMBER 19, 20177:30 – 9:00 P.M.Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium, St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Dr. Saskatoon, SKGUEST PANEL:Dr. Mary Ann Beavis (Religion and Culture), Dr. Terry Downey (President of STM),Dr. Chris Hrynkow (Religion and Culture), Dr. David McGrane (Political Studies),Ms. Christine Zyla (Office of Migration, Diocese of Saskatoon)President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are a study in contrasts. Donald Trump has continually shocked political observers and average citizens around the world with his bizarre declarations and audacious policy proposals. Pope Francis has also surprised many observers with the forthright manner with which he has dealt sensitive political subjects. This event will explore the differing worldviews of Trump and Francis and will attempt to understand what each man is attempting to accomplish given the context of our current political and economic structures.

From Mourning to Dawn

From Mourning to Dawn, The diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers is hosting their fall session, beginning on Sept 19, 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 Sept 19, 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. 

Saskatoon Diocese CWL Council

* Saskatoon Diocesan CWL Council are holding their Annual Fall Gathering hosted by Holy Family Cathedral CWL Council at Holy Family Cathedral, Saskatoon, Sk. on Monday, Sept 18th beginning with Mass at 9:00 AM. There will be a free-will offering for lunch. Guest Speaker: Father Mark Blom, OMI; Topic: The Beatitudes of Jesus, channels of the Spirit for women of faith, service and leadership to Gods people. For more information please call Marlene VanDresar at 306-682-0742 or 306-231- 4974.
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