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

Oct 21, 2017
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."

Lay Formation Alumni - fall gathering

Oct 21, 2017
The Lay Formation Alumni Fall Gathering will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (Bishop Klein Room). Deadline to register is Monday, October 16, 2017 to ensure numbers for catered lunch. Register online at: https://saskatoonrcdiocese.com/programs/lay-formation/lay-formation-alumni-gatheringIf you are paying for the Alumni Fall Gathering by cheque, make it payable to Lay Formation Alumni and mail to Ann Donald at 620 Saskatchewan Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0K9 or for more information e-mail her at adonald [at] gscs.ca or call/text: (306) 281-4477.

30th Anniversary of Lay Formation - Mass at Queen's House

1 hour 51 min ago
A Mass and reception for the 30th anniversary of Lay Formation on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Queen's House of Retreats, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon. Join us for Mass with Bishop Gerry Wiesner, OMI, presiding, reception to follow. Everyone is welcome.

A Conversation on Peace II

1 hour 51 min ago
A Conversation on Peace II - The conversation will concentrate on Christian sources of human violence and on Christian contributions to overcoming violence in human affairs on October 20 and 27 at Mt. Royal Mennonite Church, 610 Ave. O N, 7-9 p.m.  Participants: Archbishop Donald Bolen, Prof. Roger Epp, Edmonton, Ruth and Walter Klaassen, Saskatoon.  Register at www.Academyofdiscipleship.org  or call 306-343-6893 or 306-975-0062.

Hands Across the Bridge

3 hours 51 min ago
 * Hands Across the Bridge – Friday, Oct. 20:  All are welcome to join this Poverty Awareness Week public witness, forming a human chain against poverty by joining hands across the Broadway Bridge in Saskatoon. Meet at Friendship Park (bottom of Broadway Bridge) at 5 p.m., then stand in solidarity beginning at 5:15 p.m., followed by refreshments at St. Andrew’s Church, 436 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon. More information: antipoverty [at] sasktel.net

Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership Speakers Panel

7 hours 21 min ago
* Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership Speakers Panel – Friday, Oct. 20 from 1:30-3:00 p.m., “Let’s Talk Poverty – a conversation about poverty elimination in Saskatoon” held at Diefenbaker Centre, 101 Diefenbaker Place, U of S Campus, Saskatoon (Prairie Room).

Ministering to God's Beloved

18 hours 41 min ago
 * Ministering to God's Beloved, serving and learning from those who are vulnerable is a joint Catholic health and Catholic education conference Oct. 20-22 at the Hilton Hotel, Regina, organized by the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan (CHAS) and the Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association (SCSBA).  Contact the CHAS office for more information at (306) 955-2427 or email catholichealth [at] chassk.ca  or visit the websites at www.chassk.ca  or www.scsba.ca

SEARCH Retreat 2017

18 hours 41 min ago
* SEARCH Retreat 2017 - A powerful youth experience of faith maturity will be held Oct. 20-22 in Saskatoon for any interested youth in Grades 9-12. Have you ever asked yourself:  Who am I? Where do I belong? What am I going to do with my life? Where is God in my life? Do you desire: To be a good person? To make a difference? To be more like Christ? SEARCH for Christian Maturity has something to offer you -- it is an entire weekend designed for youth and led by youth with guidance from a small group of adults. The Oct. 20-22 retreat will be held at Bishop James Mahoney High School at 231 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon. All participants must be preregistered. First come, first served. See the website at http://saskatoonsearch.ca or call Colm Leyne, diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator for information at 306-659-5843. (Youth Ministry is supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Thank you for your gift to the BAA!) 

Joint Conference of Catholic Health and Education

18 hours 41 min ago
* Joint Conference of Catholic Health and Education on October 20 - 22, 2017, held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Regina. The provincial organizations CHAS (Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan) and SCSBA (Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association) will come together with the theme “MINISTRERING TO GOD’S BELOVED serving and learning from those who are vulnerable.” Keynote speakers will be Anne Butler and Dr. Josephine Lombardi. Contact 306-955- 2427, e-mail: catholichealth [at] chassk.ca  or visit www.chassk.ca  for more information.

Women's Journey of Faith Confernce

18 hours 41 min ago
Come join us at this year's Women's Journey of Faith fall conference- “Illuminate”. The conference takes place October 20-21 at TCU place. Wendy Griffith, co-host of the 700 club and author, will flood you with hope as she tells of her incredible faith adventures. Buy your early bird tickets on line for $69 before Sept 4th! Tickets prices increase to $74 if purchased before Oct 2 and $79 up until Oct 21.For more information contact Gwen Klysko at 713-2817, or visit www.wjof.com

Worship for Poverty Awareness

Oct 19, 2017
* Worship for Poverty Awareness – Thursday, Oct. 19 5:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 114 Seminary Cres., University of Saskatchewan Campus, Saskatoon. More info: davidkc1212 [at] outlook.com

Time Out for Moms

Oct 18, 2017
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

Oct 17, 2017
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."

Citizens for Public Justice and Dignity for All Campaign

Oct 17, 2017
Chew on This! is an annual event organized by Citizens for Public Justice and the Dignity for All campaign. Each year, volunteers go out to their communities on Oct. 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, to hand out lunch bags containing a food item, a magnet, and a postcard directed to the federal government. This year’s campaign is calling for a comprehensive national strategy to reduce poverty. To organize a Chew on This! event or for more information, go to www.dignityforall.ca/chew-on-this or contact Darlene O’Leary at darlene [at] cpj.ca.

Decision Making in Healthcare

Oct 16, 2017
* DECISION MAKING IN HEALTHCARE (FOUNDATIONS COURSE at Holy Spirit Parish. One, two-hour session.) Mary Deutscher, bioethicist for St. Paul's Hospital and the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan, will take a look at how each of us makes decisions, paying particular attention to decisions made in a healthcare setting.  As an example, we will explore the Catholic Church's teachings on feeding tubes and how these teachings can help us if we are faced with a seemingly impossible choice. This presentation will be held at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm. Pre-registration is appreciated; the cost is $5, payable at the door.  To register and/or receive more information please call Charlene or Kelly at 306 374-1425.

World Food Day

Oct 16, 2017
Make a Food Bank donation to mark World Food Day Oct. 16 – This event was established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945 to encourage reflection and awareness about food issues, food security, and those living with poverty and hunger in our world. The Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition is inviting parishioners and church members to donate a can of food or make a monetary donation to their local Food Bank to mark Food Day!  (Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is located at 202 Avenue C South in Saskatoon (306) 664-6565, http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org ; Biggar and District Food for Thought Inc. (306) 948-2524; Humboldt and District Food Bank (306) 231-9970; Kindersley Food Bank (306) 460-7022; Lanigan and District Food Bank (306) 365-2996; Outlook and District Food Bank  (306) 867-8472; Rosetown & District Food Bank (306) 882-4355; Unity Food Bank (306) 228-3669; Watrous Food Bank (306) 946-3785; Wynyard and District Food Bank (306) 554-2414.

Fall Supper: St. Aloysius, Allan

Oct 15, 2017
 St. Aloysius Allan Fall Supper - Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Allan and District Communiplex (Wheelchair accessible). Rush ticket sales beginning at 3:30 pm.; Supper 4-6 pm; Food Auction 6:30 pm. Adults - $14.00; 14 and under- $5.00; 5 and under – free. Rawlco Radio will be in attendance as well.

Marriage Prep - Holy Spirit Parish

Oct 15, 2017
Holy Spirit Parish Marriage Preparation - Arrangements for marriage can be made by contacting the parish priest at least eight months prior to the date of marriage. This will provide adequate time for documentation and the diocesan-required marriage preparation program. A preparation program is offered through Holy Spirit parish beginning Oct. 15, 2:00 pm. This program is intended not only for engaged couples but also for couples considering engagement and marriage. Please call Todd and Maureen Heroux, (306) 227-5057 or email welcomehomesaskatoon [at] shaw.ca  for information and to register for the next session.

St. Mary's Cultural Fest

Oct 15, 2017
2nd ANNUAL ST. MARY’S CULTURAL FEST IN SUPPORT OF PARISH NURSING is being held on October 15 from noon until 4:00pm.  Come, see and enjoy the talents from the various cultural groups that are part of the St. Mary’s Community.  Sample the variety of cultural foods available for purchase.  Admission fee is $5.00 for 13 years and older.  Children aged 6 - 12 are admitted for $3.00.  Children under 6 are admitted for free.  Food tickets are $2.00 each.  Non-alcoholic drink tickets:  $1.00 each.  Tickets for wine and beer: $5.00 each.

Reconnect Family Dance

Oct 14, 2017
* Reconnect - Family Dance hosted by Pure Witness Ministries 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300-8th Ave. South, Martensville, SK. a dance and social for all ages. Come to dance or for fellowship with friends, playing cards or board games. Free. For more information  contact laura.rice [at] purewitness.com or call 306-934-3511.
 
 

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