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Penitential Service at St. Thomas More Chapel

Advent Penitential Service /  Confessions - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at St. Thomas More, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK

K of C Annual Carol Festival

* 60th Annual Knights of Columbus Carol Festival – 2017 – “Anniversary Celebration” – Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5 at TCU Place 7:00 p.m.; Rush Seating Only. “Alexa Saleski & Katelyn Sirman” will prelude from 6:30-6:50 p.m. Tickets available at participating schools and at TCU Place. Adults $12/ Children 5-14 years $3/ Under 5 years free.

Penitential Service with Confessions at St. Philip Neri Parish

Penitential Service with Confessions at St. Philip Neri Parish, Munroe Avenue and Taylor Street East, Saskatoon -  7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Schedule for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

The DeMargerie Lecture Jan. 25 at STM will feature Rev. Dr. Susan Durber speaking on "Surprised by Unity - finding oneness we hadn't planned" as part of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Statement from Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon / Bishop Mark Hagemoen about fundraising

Media Statement – Dec. 5, 2017 - 

 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon reiterates its long-standing position that all fund-raising activities to benefit Catholic organizations must respect the dignity of the human person, and must not exploit human beings in any way.

 

Regarding recent media reports about a Progress Club “Boys Lunch Out” fundraiser, a Catholic school and a Catholic hospital were identified as being among the health and youth causes to receive donations from the event.

 

K of C Annual Carol Festival

* 60th Annual Knights of Columbus Carol Festival – 2017 – “Anniversary Celebration” – Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5 at TCU Place 7:00 p.m.; Rush Seating Only. “Alexa Saleski & Katelyn Sirman” will prelude from 6:30-6:50 p.m. Tickets available at participating schools and at TCU Place. Adults $12/ Children 5-14 years $3/ Under 5 years free.

Intercultural Ministry Concert

* Intercultural Christmas Concert – An Advent Festival of Carols and Scriptures will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 hosted by the African-Canadian Catholic Community of Saskatoon at St. Michael's Catholic Church, #18-33rd Street East (east of Idylwyld Drive) in Saskatoon. Everyone is welcome to this potluck celebration (please bring a dish of food to share). Freewill offering. For more information, please contact Joseph Atake at (306) 270-6317 or Anthony Olusola at (306) 203-0330.  This is a free community event.

Souper Steak Night

STS-MARTYRS-CANADIENS parish invites all to a SOUPER STEAK NIGHT to be held at the Sutherland Bar on Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 per personFor tickets or more information, please contact Muriel Hill, (306) 665-1829 or by email: smc [at] sasktel.net

Benefit Concert for the People of Dominica

SAVE THE DATE!’ BENEFIT CONCERT – Sunday, December 3rd, 3 p.m.Imagine every house, school, church, community centre and city building gone!  Everything that was green turned to brown!  This is a reality for the people on the island of Dominica.  After the September Category 5 Hurricane Maria tore through Dominica, 70% of the island’s infrastructure was wiped out.  St. Anne’s parishioner , Jennifer Rommens , has made her home in Canada for 43 years but was born in Trinidad, not far from Dominica.  Her heart and mind could not rest after hearing of the catastrophe.  Although the International Red Cross among other aid agencies has been already providing water and other essentials to Dominica but so much more needs to be done.  With Jennifer belonging to the parish’s Music Ministry, the idea of a benefit concert with proceeds to help an aid agency was born! Come enjoy an afternoon of music provided by St. Anne’s Music Ministry and other surprise guest performers while knowing that the proceeds are all going to the aid of Dominica.  Watch for further notices about this event, but for now please mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE!

St. Mary's Christmas Shopping Event

St. Mary's Christmas Shopping Event will be held from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 at St. Mary's Parish hall, Avenue O and 20th St. West, featuring many products from local vendors.

Christmas Shopping Event in Support of St. Mary's Parish

Christmas Shopping Event in Support of St. Mary's Parish will be held this Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3 from 12-6 pm in St. Mary's Church Hall (Corner of Ave O South and 20th Street). With over 25 vendors present - this is a perfect opportunity to complete your Christmas shopping, with something for everyone on your list while also supporting fundraising efforts for St. Mary's Parish. Free Admission and if you bring a can of non-perishable foods (which will be used for Christmas Hampers) you will be entered to win great prizes. There will also be an amazing raffle at the event - with donated products from all the vendors. 

Christmas Tea and Bake Sale

CHRISTMAS TEA & BAKE SALE will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Church Auditorium, 10th Street & Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon, featuring Kolachi breads, cabbage rolls, perogies, wheat, home baking and raffles. Admission: Adults $3.00 / 6-12 years: $2.00 / Pre-school:  Free. The Christmas tea and bake sale is sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada.

YEP Gathering

Pure Witness Ministries presents YEP for youth in Grades 8 and up, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. John Bosco Parish, 1202 Ave. O South, Saskatoon, with games, skits, inspiring talks, personal testimonies, confession, Mass, praise and worship, food and fellowship. Cost is $25 (includes meals.) For more information, contact Laura Rice at: laura.rice [at] purewitness.com or call (306) 934-3511.

Together Through Advent

* Together through Advent – an Ecumenical Journey with Darcie Lich and Rev. Claire Ewert Fisher at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Two Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Come to one or both sessions! Cost: $20/session, $13/optional lunch. You are warmly invited to participate in this Advent series as we enter into some of the unique themes and invitations of this holy season, and how they intersect with our own lives. This unique series features two educators in our community from different Christian denominations:  Saturday, Dec. 2: Holy Linoleum - Rediscovering Sacred Ground In Advent. Facilitator: Darcie Lich (Roman Catholic tradition). Waiting for something that has already happened is a curious practice.  Advent calls us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, yet we must somehow reconcile this with the fact that He is already here.  How can everyday distractions prevent us from seeing God in the here and now?  And how can the ordinary and the mundane point to God’s presence?  Come and discover what chocolate chip cookies and baskets of unfolded laundry have to do with the “already, but not yet” character of Advent.Saturday, Dec. 9: Every Creature Singing. Facilitator: Rev. Claire Ewert Fisher (Mennonite tradition) Advent is a time of preparation – preparation for God’s personal participation in the created order as realized through Jesus Christ. This   preparation - this eager anticipation - is not just the human experience but creation itself “will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” (Romans 8:20b) Questions we will bring to this morning’s prayer include, “What will happen when we, here in this corner of the planet, place our sacred texts and the cries of the earth side by side and listen to them together?” and “In what ways has creation taught us about God?” Come explore through biblical reflection and prayer God’s creative intent for all of God’s created order.As we need a minimum of 25 participants for each session please pre-register by calling 306-242-1916.

Contemplative Mass

* Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee - Friday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Dr. in Saskatoon. The rhythm of the Contemplative Mass is a gentle , steady flow, marked by 20 minutes of silence after Communion. It is designated to allow space for reflection and recognition of the intimate presence of Christ who comes to us through scripture and the Eucharist. Silence within this form of worship can feel uncomfortable or awkward, especially when experienced for the first time. We encourage you to relax and rest in the abiding presence of God.

Advent Conference

* Advent Conference - Join the students of St. Therese Institute in Bruno Dec. 1-3 for their annual Advent Conference – experience spiritual renewal instead of stress this year. The weekend retreat is filled with prayer, fellowship, great food, and talks by keynote speaker, Fr. Rob Arsenault of the Companions of the Cross. Registration is $90, with additional meal and room packages available. Visit www.St-T.ca/ADVENT or call (306) 369-2555.

Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

*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, Nov. 30, at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon. A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned - Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together

 * Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned - Thursday, Nov. 30 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, a single two-hour session beginning at 7 p.m., with facilitator Sr. Teresita Kambeitz, director of the Master of Religious Education degree program. Do adults celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation (go to confession) in the same way they learned as children? This session offers an option to the "list" method and presents a style more suited to adult moral development. Register by contacting Brigid Fuller at (306) 373-3453 or staug.parishld [at] shaw.ca Pre-registration is appreciated; recommended donation is $5, payable at the door.  (Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!)

Letter from the Saskatchewan Bishops: Catholic Schools in Saskatchewan

Support for fund-raising appeal to launch Appeal of Theodore court decision about removing funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.

Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Open House

* Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre is holding an Open House on Thursday November 30th from 2 – 6 pm at #23- 1006 8th Street East, Saskatoon. Refreshments will be served. Please consider bringing goods or donations that will be of benefit to our Moms and Babies.Come see what we are all about!
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