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Polonia in Concert at Polish Parish

Polonia in Concert – An afternoon of Polish Song, Music and Dance will be held 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 301 Avenue Y, Saskatoon, Featuring the Polonia Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of Reinga. Information, W. Olszynski: (306) 244-2277. Please note that Sunday Mass in Polish is celebrated at 11 a.m.

Polka Mass at Watrous

St Ann's Parish in Watrous is hosting a Polka Mass at Danceland, Manitou Beach on May 7 at 11:00 a.m.  A lunch of pancakes, muffins, ham, and fruit follows.

Pure Witness Family Dance

Pure Witness Family Dance will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at St. Anne’s Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. Cost is free. Come to dance, eat snacks, and visit with friends. For more information email laura.rice [at] purewitness.com

St. Therese Institute Concert

Joe Zambon will be in concert at St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK on Saturday May 6, beginning at 7 pm. The cost is a free-will offering. Joe travels extensively across North America sharing his music, and is well known for his thoughtful lyrics, dynamic guitar, and authentic style. Opening for Joe is SCMA nominated artist and sister duoJay & Jo. 

YEP-Grace Under Fire

Pure Witness Presents YEP on May 6 -  Grace Under Fire: Living the Message of FatimaPure Witness Ministries presents a day for youth Saturday, May 6 at St. Anne’s Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, with games, talks, praise and worship, Mass, Confession, food, fun and fellowship. Whether you have been to all the YEPs or you have never been to any, come on out. Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima with us. Guest speaker Sean Roche will be sharing with us about Our Lady of Fatima, her message to us of prayer and evangelization, and the role that she plays in each one of our lives. YEP runs from 10 am to 10 pm May 6 at St. Anne’s Parish, for Grades 8 and Up – cost is $20 for YEP or $30 for YEP and the Formal Supper. For more info email laura.rice [at] purewitness.com

Workshop for Parish ecumenical and interfaith leaders

WORKSHOP FOR PARISH ECUMENICAL AND INTERFAITH LEADERS. Saturday, May 6, 9am to noon at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon. The workshop will explore fundamental principles of Catholic ecumenism and interfaith relations. Further information from Nick Jesson, jesson [at] ecumenism.net or 306-659-5814, or Alisha Pomazon, alisha.pomazon [at] gmail.com.

Contemplative Mass

 Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee   Friday, May 5th at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Dr.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.

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, May 4 at St. Michael's Catholic parish #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon..

Spring into Spring Fashion Show & Dinner

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. presents Swing into Spring Fashion Show & Dinner, May 4, 2017.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Hall B, Prairieland Park.  Tickets are $70 per person. For tickets or more information, please contact by phone 306-659-7003 or email catholicshcoolsfoundation [at] gscs.sk.ca

12 Hours for Palliative Care

 12 Hours for Palliative Care – May 4, 2017 – Plan to participate.“Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.” – Pope FrancisThe Catholic Women's League of Canada is once again calling upon this power of prayer through 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 4, 2017. This is designed to take place as a powerful lead-in to the National Hospice Palliative Care Week of May 7 to 13, 2017 (organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life. Please join in supporting this day of prayer, either on May 4 or on a day during the week of May 7 to 13. The prayer can take place within a parish church, a home or elsewhere. Participation may include a large congregation, a few friends or solitary prayer at home. The 12 hours can be designed around local schedules. A “care kit” of information on the 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care can be found online at www.cwl.ca or contact your local CWL council.

Youth Ministry initiatives in the diocese of Saskatoon: Emerge, Momentum, Search and Oremus

Youth Ministry initiatives in the diocese of Saskatoon include a new Emerge summer camp for Grades 8-9, a Momentum youth rally for Grades 6-8, a Search retreat for high school students, and an Oremus prayer evening for young adults.

Pure Witness Fundraising Event

Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference, Vancouver June 9-11, 2017Every 2nd year, since 2005, the WCCSC has been hosted by a diocese in Western Canada.  This year the Archdiocese of Vancouver is host.  The theme of the Conference is “Stewards of Christ’s Mission” with the hope that this gathering will help participants encounter Jesus Christ and will inspire them to carry on his mission of making disciples.  This is a weekend of Encounter and Transformation.  Early bird registration of $199.00 ends April 30.  This conference is for all members of the church from Bishops and Pastors, PLD’s, parish leadership and laity.  Please consider attending this conference.  Visit www.wccsc.ca for more information on speakers, topics, registration and venue.The Diocese of Saskatoon will be hosting the 2019 WCCSC.  We are planning an exciting conference.  Save the proposed dates June 7-8-9, 2019.

Diocesan Marriage Task Force -- working to support and strengthen marriages

Marriage Mentor Training Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm hosted by Saskatoon Marriage Network at Circle Drive Alliance Church, 3035 Preston Avenue South, Saskatoon (details below).

Pastoral Care Appreciation Evening for Volunteers

Pastoral Care Appreciation for Volunteers Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - The Diocese of Saskatoon and Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the annual reception to recognize those involved in Pastoral Care for the Sick, to be held at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd., Saskatoon.  Please RSVP to Lois by April 21, (306) 659-5837 or bulletins [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com

CWL Annual Convention

* Saskatoon Diocesan Catholic Women's League Annual Convention will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at St. Ann's Parish/Watrous Civic Centre in Watrous.  Registration deadline is April 10th. Please contact Sarah Hedlin at (306) 946-2243 or lshedlin [at] yourlink.ca  to register.  We hope to see you there!

100th Anniversary of Fatima - film screening

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima - In honour of the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition Our Lady of Fatima on May 13 1917 to three small shepherd children in Portugal -- Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta -- in a little cova in Portugal, asking them to pray the rosary in devotion to her Immaculate Heart, in reparation for sin, for world peace and the salvation of souls. Our diocese will be celebrating the 100th anniversarywith a number of events April 30-May 13, 2017.Sunday, April 30, 7 p.m. – View the Oscar-nominated film The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima at the youth room of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon – open to young and old, admission by donation. Sunday, May 7 – View the animated movie The Day the Sun Danced (time and location to be announced).Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m. – Family Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration and the Sung Rosary by “The Little Flowers” at St. Philip Neri parish, 1904 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon.Friday, May 12, 7 p.m. – The Story of Fatima evening of prayer, rosary and a candlelight procession at Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. – Mass at St. Mary’s Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon, in honour of the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady in Fatima 100 years ago, with Fr. Kevin McGee presiding, followed by an outdoor procession, before a gathering in St. Mary’s Hall for refreshments and entertainment.For more information Email nunesjennifer [at] hotmail.com or call 306-202-9469. Join the Facebook event page for “100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima” to see latest updates.Participation from volunteers, cultural groups, schools and all parishes in the diocese of Saskatoon is welcomed and encouraged! Note: Two of the young shepherds – Francisco and Jacinta Marto – will be canonized by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017 at a Mass in Fatima, on the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s first appearance to the three children. Francisco died in April 1919 at the age of 10 and Jacinta died in February 1920 at the age of 9. The third young shepherd, Lucia Santos, grew up to become Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart – she died in 2005 at the age of 97.

Support for Persecuted Christians fundraising dinner: RESCHEDULED - New Date is April 30!

Support for Persecuted Christians: the 4th Annual Fundraiser for Persecuted Christians has been RESCHEDULED!  It will now be held Sunday, April 30 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, featuring an East Indian buffet at 6 p.m., followed by a program and entertainment by guitarist Zeljko Bilandzic. All proceeds go to refugee sponsorship.Before  April 13, Tickets are $25, after April 13, Tickets are $30. A table of eight is $175. For tickets contact Myron at (306) 659-5841 or justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com or Nadeem at (306) 717-7725 or savepeace3 [at] gmail.com

Theology of the Body Conference

 * Theology of the Body Conference: April 30 to May 4 – Join St. Therese Institute in Bruno, SK for a Theology of the Body conference led by internationally renowned speaker and author Christopher West. This unique approach to John Paul II’s teaching includes reflections on St. Thérèse of Lisieux that Christopher West only teaches at St. Therese Institute! Early bird rate is $445 – visit www.St-T.ca/TOB or call (306) 369-2555 for more details.

Development & Peace, Caritas Canada 50th Anniversary

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada 50th anniversary celebrations:Event: 5 pm Mass of Thanksgiving and 6:30 pm banquet and programDate:   April 29th, 2017 SaturdayLocation:  St. Mary Parish, Saskatoon, 211 Ave. O South    Banquet ticket price:  $25 / personBanquet ticket purchases:  Please email Justine at dpsaskatchewan [at] devp.org  stating how many banquet tickets you would like.  All tickets must be paid for in advance of the banquet.

Marriage Fusion 2:1 -- A Powerful Marriage Building Experience

Marriage Fusion 2:1- a powerful marriage building experience - will be held 9 am to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, as part of A Weekend of Impact April 27-29 -Saskatoon Marriage Network & Doing Family Right present "A Weekend of Impact" April 27-29 at Circle Drive Alliance Church, 3035 Preston Avenue, Saskatoon, featuring Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie.The schedule includes:Marriage 2.0 for couples married 20-plus years, or over age 45 in a second marriage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28 ($99/couple before April 7);i-Parent from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 ($10/person) on the topics of leaving a spiritual impact on your kids and raising confident kids; andMarriage Fusion 2:1, a powerful marriage building experience, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 ($99 per couple before April 7). For more information and to register see: www.SaskatoonMarriageNetwork.caFor more information and to register see: www.SaskatoonMarriageNetwork.caNOTE: There is also a session on Thursday, April 27, 2017 for pastors and church leaders on ministering to couples with challenges in their marriages, including the scourge of pornography, presented as an Afternoon with Dr. Dave Currie, with a lunch session 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on "Life Balance -- Chaos or Connection in Your Most Important Relationships," followed by a session from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on "Overcoming the Battle with Pornography in a Life and Marriage." Cost is $20 at the door - please RSVP at www.SaskatoonMarriageNetwork.ca
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