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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, June 1 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, June 14 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

L'Arche Prayer Night

 L’Arche Prayer Nights now at Wildwood Mennonite Church (1502 Acadia Drive)We have a new location for our Prayer Nights!  We will now be meeting at Wildwood Mennonite Church, at 1502 Acadia Drive, just north of Taylor Street.The time remains the same: starting at 7 pm, with tea and cookies afterwards.  There are no Prayer Nights on the first Wednesday of the month, or when there is a Gathering.  The dates for our upcoming Prayer Nights are as follows:April 19, 26May 10, 24, 31June 14, 28

Diocesan Administrator announces pastoral appointments and retirements effective Aug. 1, 2017

Fr. Kevin McGee announced the following appointments, effective Aug. 1 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. He also expressed deep gratitude to those retiring from pastoral responsibilities.

Treaty Elder Series

The Treaty Elder Series is being hosted by Saints Martyrs Canadiens on Sunday May 28th following the 10am Mass.  Coming out of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission the event offers the audience the opportunity to simply to listen to the richness of Indigenous spirituality and culture.  Elder Agnes Desjarlais is the keynote speaker along with a presentation from Lyndon Linklater of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner.  All are welcome with the event concluding around 12:30 with lunch.  For more information please contact Myron Rogal at justpeace [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  or 306.659.5841.

Giant Garage Sale - St. Patrick Parish, Saskatoon

* GIANT Indoor Garage Sale!  St. Patrick Parish (3339 Centennial Drive) is holding a Garage Sale on Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26 from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday May 27 from 8am to 4pm.  More details at www.facebook.com/StPatrickParishSaskatoon

Momentum Youth Rally has been cancelled

This event has been CANCELLED - * Momentum Youth Rally: Great Things • Grades 6-8 • from 9 am to 9 pm Saturday, May 27 at E.D. Feehan High School, 411 Ave. M North, Saskatoon. Rejoice in the goodness of God and the Great Things God has done for us!The diocesan Youth Ministry office in collaboration with Pure Witness Ministries and FacetoFace Retreats, presents MOMENTUM for Grades 6-8, featuring speakers, music, dramas, confession, Mass, worship, friendship, games, and MORE. Cost: $35 (with a t-shirt if registering before May 10); Family rate: $75 for 3+ siblings (includes lunch & supper).To register contact your school or parish leader!  For more information call Colm Leyne at (306) 659-5843 or see www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/youthministry

Station 20 West Celebrates!

* Station 20 West Celebrates! -- A festive evening for supporters and friends, old and new, on Fri. May 26, 2017, 7:00-10:00 pm at Station 20 West, 1120 – 20th Street West. Musical entertainment by local artists; wine & beer cash bar; delicious local foods prepared by the Boxcar Café.  Tickets: $15 General; $10 Low Income -- available at www.eventbrite.ca  or Station 20 West (306) 343-9378 or at the door. Come and join us for a festive, relaxing evening with friends!  Proceeds to Station 20 West.

Giant Garage Sale - St. Patrick Parish, Saskatoon

* GIANT Indoor Garage Sale!  St. Patrick Parish (3339 Centennial Drive) is holding a Garage Sale on Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26 from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday May 27 from 8am to 4pm.  More details at www.facebook.com/StPatrickParishSaskatoon

Giant Indoor Garage Sale

* GIANT Indoor Garage Sale!  St. Patrick Parish (3339 Centennial Drive) is holding a Garage Sale on Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26 from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday May 27 from 8am to 4pm.  More details at www.facebook.com/StPatrickParishSaskatoon

"Abide in Me" Retreat

“Abide in Me” Retreat for Clergy, Pastors and Ministry Leaders – A 24-hour (4 p.m. to 4 p.m.) retreat for clergy, pastors and ministry leaders will be held May 28-29 at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Retreat leaders are Paul Matheson, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Saskatoon; Fr. Kevin McGee, Diocesan Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon; and Dianne Mantyka, a leader in the Spiritual Direction Formation Program in Saskatoon. Cost: $150 (includes three meals). Overnight accommodations can also be booked. To register, call (306) 242-1916 or e-mail receptionist [at] queenshouse.org  

We continue to wait for a new bishop

Join us in watching the Vatican Information Service for the latest news: http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/vis/vis_en.html as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon eagerly awaits the appointment of a new bishop.

Celebrating Catholic Education

* CELEBRATING CATHOLIC EDUCATION – Join some 40,000 students in Saskatchewan – including 17,000-plus at Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) – in celebrating the gift of Catholic faith-based education, during Catholic Education Week May 23-26 and on World Catholic Education Day on Ascension Thursday, May 25, 2017.With its distinctive, faith-based program, GSCS is Rooted in Faith, Growing in Knowledge, and Reaching Out to Transform the World. The Catholic faith is living and growing in our Catholic schools. Staff and students seek spiritual growth n many ways, through prayer, scripture study, liturgical celebrations, retreats and faith instruction. Students see and learn about God not only in religion class, but throughout every school day. Students pursue academic excellence, based on their God-given talents, with concern about the successful development of the whole child. Students learn they have the skills, talents and responsibility to reach out and make a difference in the world – to transform it by their actions! Learn more about Catholic education and GSCS at www.gscs.ca or call (306) 659-7000.The theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Finding Sabbath Moments – Growing Together as a Family.” Live your faith 24-7 Anytime Anywhere – ideas and resources for families – about acts of kindness, table talk, prayer and family fun – can be found on the GSCS website at: www.gscs.ca/faith24-7

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a wonderful, prayerful, hands-on Montessori program offered to children ages 3-6 years (atriums are located in our diocese at St. Patrick and St. Francis Xavier parishes in Saskatoon and at St. Philippe de Neri, Vonda). Training for catechists to offer the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be held May 23-28 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow Street (at Melrose Avenue) in Saskatoon. For more information please contact Cynthia Foster at (306) 955-4854. 

Prairie Messenger will close next year

2017-2018 will mark the last year of the Prairie Messenger says Abbot Peter Novecosky in the following announcement, which was published on Page 1 of the May 17, 2017 edition of the weekly Catholic newspaper published by the Benedictines of St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, SK:PM announces closure in a year's timeBy Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, editorThe Prairie Messenger begins Vol. 95 with this issue.

Priest, Prophet, King - Men's Night

* Priest, Prophet, King - PPK Catholic Men's Night will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday May 17 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. The topic is "The Four Quarters of Christian Manhood" with speaker Father Mark Blom. Come for adoration, reconciliation, food/drink, a talk, and fellowship. Visit www.priestprophetking.org  for details.

Catholic Pastoral Centre closed for staff retreat

The Catholic Pastoral Centre in Saskatoon will be closed Wednesday, May 17 for an annual staff retreat, being held at Queen's House. For urgent matters you can reach CPC staff at Queen's House by calling 306-242-1916 and leaving a message.

Evangelical-Roman Catholic celebration and comissioning service

 THAT THEY MAY BE ONE: A Service of Celebration and Commissioning. Join in an inter-church service to celebrate a new relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals in Saskatoon. Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Rd, Saskatoon. Preacher: Dr. David Guretzki from Briercrest Seminary. Worship leaders: Very Rev. Kevin McGee (Diocesan Administrator) and Rev. Jakob Palm (Saskatoon Evangelical Ministers’ Fellowship). The service will inaugurate the new Saskatoon Evangelical-Roman Catholic Commission for Common Witness. Come to pray for the work of Christian unity and to meet the members of the new joint commission. Further information from Nick Jesson, jesson [at] ecumenism.net or 306-659-5814, or Pastor Harry Strauss, harry [at] forestgrovecc.com.

Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation is equipping ecumenical leaders to be artisans of reconciliation - Enrol now for June 20-23 program

The Program for Ecumenical Studies and Formation will take place June 20-23, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Saskatoon, with Natasha Klukach and Father Tom Ryan as visiting scholars. For more information, visit the website at www.pcecumenism.ca or call 306-653-1633 or e-mail: programs [at] pcecumenism.ca

Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre

 The Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre is holding a volunteer training session May 16, 17 and 18. We are seeking mature and dedicated men and women who have hearts for women and their families, and feel a call to share their time and talents. Please contact Tracy or Cathy at the Centre (306-665-7550) to register and set up a time to meet.

Evangelical-Catholic relations - public lecture

Justification and the Unity of the Churches: A lecture on Evangelical-Catholic relations by Dr. David Guretzki, Briercrest Seminary. Monday, May 15th at 7pm at Forest Grove Community Church, 502 Webster St, Saskatoon. Dr. Guretzki has served since 1993 as Professor of Systematic Theology at Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, SK. He is a member of the national Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue and a board member and vice-president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. A response to Dr. Guretzki will be offered by Dr. Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian, Archdiocese of Regina. Further information from Nick Jesson, jesson [at] ecumenism.net or 306-659-5814, or Pastor Harry Strauss, harry [at] forestgrovecc.com.
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