Next 5 Events in the Diocese

L'Arche Prayer Night

Apr 26, 2017
 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

CWL City Wide Supper

Apr 26, 2017
 * Catholic Women’s League - Lady of Good Counsel Supper (City-Wide):  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 1121 Northumberland Ave, Saskatoon, with Mass at 5:30 p.m, and potluck supper to follow.  Bring your favourite dish to share with everyone.  All CWL members are welcome. Mark your calendars this event.  There will be a short period of entertainment following the supper.”

Spiritual Care National Conference

Apr 26, 2017
 * The Canadian Association of Spiritual Care National Conference will be held April 26-29 in Saskatoon. The theme is "Critical Conversations: Bridges to the Future." Keynote speakers include Neal Kewistep giving the opening address "Animating the Spirit of Reconciliation", as well as Lorraine Wright, RN, PHD, on "Suffering, Spirituality & Illness: Clinical Ideas for Healing Conversations", and John Shepherd, MD, FRCP: "Medical Assistance in Dying -- A Clinician's Perspective. The conference will be held at the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Register for the full conference, or for a single day. For more information and registration go to the website:

Holy Yoga

Apr 24, 2017
HOLY YOGA: classes create a space for Jesus and relaxation in simple prayer and movement. Spring session begins the week of April 24 with classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Tuesdays at 9:30 am at Cathedral of Holy Family.  For more information or to pre-register, contact Diane at: dianew [at]  or 306-370-6682.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 23, 2017
 * Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in our diocese at 3:00 p.m. April 23, 2017 with a service (not a mass) celebrating The Feast of Divine Mercy led by Fr. Deyre Azcuna at the Cathedral of The Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road.  Free will offering. Refreshments to follow.  Everyone welcome.

Teen-Aid Saskatoon Fundraising Supper

Apr 22, 2017
Teen-Aid Saskatoon Fundraising Supper: “Wisdom in Waiting”, Saturday, April 22nd at 5:30 p.m., Queen’s House of Retreats, 601 Taylor St. West.  There will be a Dessert Auction and a Special Feature.  Tickets are $30.00 per person.  Please call Mary Riendeau – 306-373-3645 or Mary Kehrig – 306-665-7950 for tickets or more information.

Global Gathering Place Fundraiser

Apr 22, 2017
The Global Gathering Place in Saskatoon is holding a steak night fundraiser Saturday, April 22. This is a come and go event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a short presentation around 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Contact Hailey at (306) 665-0268.

Catholic Family Services Marriage Preparation

Apr 21, 2017
CFS in Saskatoon offers weekend workshops in marriage preparation designed to help couples learn to better communicate feelings and ideas on relationship issues. Cost is $225/couple. Weekends run Fridays 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upcoming dates:April 21-22, 2017For more information or registration, contact Angela Navarro at CFS at 244-7773 or staff [at]

Engaged Encounter marriage preparation at Muenster, SK

Apr 21, 2017
Our Engaged Encounter Weekend gives couples planning marriage the opportunity to dialogue honestly and intensively about their future lives together. The weekend is designed to deepen and enrich relationships with one another, God, the Church and the World. Couples are given opportunities to learn more about one another as they engage in deep and meaningful discussions about all aspects of married life. April 21-23rd, 2017, at St. Peter’s Abbacy in Muenster, Saskatchewan. Cost is $480 for the weekend.For more information please visit: Registration is available online or contact: Craig & Heather Stomp, (306) 682-3326 

St. Kateri Feast Day Procession

Apr 17, 2017
* Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Procession will be held at 4 p.m. Easter Monday, April 17 beginning at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at 426-Avenue J South with Smudging and prayer. Those assembled will pray the rosary and sing Immaculate Mary as we process with the St. Kateri statue down 19th Street to Avenue H, then across 20th Street to Avenue M, before coming to St. Mary parish on Avenue 0, then returning to Guadalupe House to end the procession with the song "Kateri," followed by soup and bannock. Everyone is welcome to join our community of Guadalupe Parish for this Feast Day celebration! Saint Kateri, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, was born in 1656, and died April 17, 1680, at the age of 24. Born in what is now New York State, she became a Christian as a young woman, endured persecution, and moved to the Jesuit mission village of Kanawake, south of Montreal, where she was known for her virtue and her devotion to Jesus. She was beatified in 1980 by Pope John Paul II, and was canonized by Pope Benedict on Oct. 21, 2012.

Vanscoy, SK: Good Friday Tenebrae concert of sung prayer

Apr 14, 2017
Good Friday The Divine Office of Tenebrae: A Concert of Sung Prayer led by the Ecumenical Choir of Saskatoon with choral works by Orlando Di Lasso, Jacquet De Berchem, Aristotle Esguerra, Giovanni Palestrina and Holy Scriptures sung in English and Latin, 7:30 p.m., Good Friday, April 14 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Vanscoy, SK.Ecumenical Choir of Saskatoon members are from various Christian denominations in Saskatoon & area, and our repertoire is sacred polyphony, choral works, and chant from various traditions.  We have provided choir music for a wide range of events from Catholic masses, to Orthodox vespers, to ecumenical services and church fundraisers.  We rehearse at Christ Church Anglican in Saskatoon.  Our choir directors are Ted Engel and Renee de Moissac, both of Christ Church Anglican.This year we are again singing a Tenebrae service at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Vanscoy, SK at 7:30 PM on Good Friday.  The service will follow the Office of Tenebrae used at the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis in St Louis, Missouri.  A unique feature of the Tenebrae service is the extinguishing of a candle after each psalm, canticle, reading, choral work.   There are 15 candles alighting the sanctuary of the church, and by the end of the service all are extinguished, signifying Christ entering the tomb. 

Good Friday outdoor Way of the Cross

Apr 14, 2017
An ecumenical outdoor Way of the Cross will be held through the streets of downtown Saskatoon on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, beginning at 9:45 a.m.The Way of the Cross is a community prayer walk which recalls the last hours of the Passion of Jesus. This event is ecumenical (many-denominations), scriptural, social-justice focused, and held outdoors. All ages, all are welcome.Gather in front of the Federal Court House on Spadina Crescent at 9:45 a.m. Good Friday, April 14 (south of the Delta Bessborough Hotel). Participants will then follow the cross as it is carried by representatives of different local groups to stations throughout the downtown area. Prayers connect suffering and injustice in our world with the stations of the scriptural way of the cross (introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1991). The walk takes approximately 1.5 hours, with a soup lunch to follow at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon.For further informaton please call Myron Rogal at the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace at (306) 659-5841.

Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

Apr 12, 2017
* 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, April 6 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, April 12 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres., Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

National Catholic Mission

Apr 12, 2017
 * The National Catholic Mission this year is inspired by the writings and teachings of Fr. Henri Nouwen. Join Sr. Sue Mosteller and Fr. Ron Rolheiser for this two-art mission that will be broadcast during Holy Week on Salt and Light TV (April 11 and April 12) and on Vision TV (April 10 and April 11). Each part of the Mission will be rebroadcast the following day following the Daily TV Mass. For more information you can email the National Catholic Broadcasting Council at info [at] or call toll free at 1-888-383-6277 or see the website:

Chrism Mass - a diocesan celebration

Apr 10, 2017
The Chrism Mass - a diocesan celebration - will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon.The Chrism Mass touches the sacramental and worship life of every church in the diocese. Because of this, every parish is invited and encouraged to be present and join in this sacred celebration at the beginning of Holy Week. All are welcome to attend! During the annual Chrism Mass, priests from throughout the diocese will renew their commitment to priestly ministry. The Oil of the Sick (OS), Oil of the Catechumens (OC), and Sacred Chrism (SC) will be blessed. The oils received at the Chrism Mass by parish representatives will then be taken to their respective parishes.The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm, Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. An invitation is extended to all in the diocese to join  in this celebration of our unity. The oils blessed at this diocesan celebration are:Oil of Catechumens (OC): This oil, sometimes referred to as Oil of Salvation, is used to anoint the catechumens (infants and unbaptized converts to the Church) in preparation for their initiation into the Church. The prayer accompanying this anointing expresses the desire that Christ strengthen the person being anointed. This oil is also used in celebration of the baptism of children. It is a sign of belonging: marking us as members of the Body of Christ.Oil of the Sick (OS): this oil used in the Anointing of the Sick. The prayer accompanying this anointing is: “Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” This oil is used to bring comfort and support to the sick in their infirmity. The celebrating of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a ritual moment that makes visible and present to the sick and the whole community who we are as Church: a community of healing and support.Sacred Chrism: to this oil is added a sweet smelling perfume or balsam. It is used at the celebration of baptism, confirmation, the ordination of priests and bishops, and for the dedication of churches and altars. It is also used in the blessing of bells and sacred vessels. Anointing with this oil implies abundance of grace and dedicated service to God. The word Christ means “anointed one.” So being anointed with oil is a sign of the special and strengthening presence of Christ, the Anointed One.

Half-Day Women's Retreat

Apr 8, 2017
ATTENTION ALL Women of the Diocese: Thanks to the generosity of our priests the blessing of our half-day retreats will continue on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral. We continue to invite different priests to lead us.Coffee -9:30 am - First meditation: 9:45 –Second Meditation: 10:45Reconciliation will be available prior to the 12:10 mass. Free will offering.April 8, with Fr. Ibeanyi Enwerem: Claiming God’s PromisesUse the 5th Avenue Entrance.   Call Donna @ 306-341-9444 if you have any questions.

Contemplative Mass

Apr 7, 2017
Contemplative Mass will be led by Fr. Kevin McGee Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Drive, 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.

Reconciliation, Adoration, Stations of the Cross

Apr 7, 2017
 Confession, Adoration, Stations of the Cross at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, Saskatoon - All are welcome to come and avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Friday April 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., 720 Spadina Cres, East, Saskatoon S7K 3H2. Jesus will also be exposed in the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration during that time. We will conclude our day with praying the Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions please contact St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral Parish Office at 306-652-0033.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Apr 7, 2017
* Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on April 7-9, 2017. To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or e-mail r.vineyardsk [at]

Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

Apr 6, 2017
* 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, April 6 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, April 12 at St. Paul's Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres., Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

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