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Lent Talks

Apr 4, 2017
* LENT TALKS - Inspiration for the Journey - 'What are you giving up for Lent?' is a common question this time of year in church circles, when many Christians mark the 40 day season leading up to Easter with some form of fasting. Lent is also a good time to add something to your spiritual journey. Christ Church Anglican and St Mary's and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic parishes in Saskatoon are calling Christians from around the city together at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings during Lent for LENT TALKS, held at Christ Church Anglican, 515-28th Street West, Saskatoon. Each presenter will offer a brief introduction to a personal favourite Lenten resource. Come for punchy, powerful talks, worship music and fellowship.  Speakers will include Father Graham Hill (Roman Catholic, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Saskatoon); Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers (Anglican, All Saints, Watrous); Rev Deb Walker (Mayfair United Church, Saskatoon); Pastor Jakob Palm (Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church, Saskatoon), and Rev Bill Blackmon (Saskatoon Evangelical Ministers' Fellowship). A freewill offering will be gratefully received to help cover expenses. For more information, call Christ Church (306) 242-0165. SCHEDULE for LENT TALKS:•      March 7 -- Fr Graham Hill -- presenting George Hunsinger's The Beatitudes•      March 14 -- Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers on Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel•      March 21 -- Rev Deb Walker, freshly back from walking the Camino, shares on a resource TBA•      March 28 -- Pastor Jakob Palm, more info TBA•      April 4 -- Rev Bill Blackmon, more info TBA

Ecumenical discussion nght: "Perspectives on Authority and Interpretation of Scriptures"

Apr 3, 2017
PERSPECTIVES on the AUTHORITY and INTERPRETATION of the SCRIPTURESSpeakers: Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall and Sister Audrey Gerwing. On Monday, April 3 at 7 pm.,at Holy Spirit Parish Hall. Sponsored by the McClure United Church and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish Joint Ecumenical Steering Committee. All are welcome.

Croatian Mass

Apr 2, 2017
* A Croatian Mass will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at St. Philip Neri Parish, corner of Taylor St. & Munroe Ave., Saskatoon. There will be confessions before Mass. Father Domin Vladic from Calgary will be the celebrant. There will be drinks, munchies and fellowship after Mass. For more information contact Lydia Simicic at (306) 242-9214

Catholic Christian Outreach Founders' Dinner

Apr 2, 2017
 *Catholic Christian Outreach will host the annual Founders' Dinner fundraiser at St Anne's Parish Hall on Sunday, April 2.  Guest speaker is Angele Regnier.  Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6pm.  For more information contact George at 1-306-537-2483 or www.cco.ca/saskatoongala   to register by Tuesday, March 28.

Fr. Mark Miller: Medical Ethics Presentation

Apr 2, 2017
* Are you struggling to find your position on Doctor Assisted Death? You are not alone. Come to St. John Bosco, Sunday April 2nd at the 10:00 am Mass to hear Fr. Mark Miller share his insights into “What is a Good Death Today? Technology and Ethics”. Fr. Mark will speak during mass and continue immediately following. Fr. Mark Miller has a PHD in medical ethics and has addressed this topic many times. Hospitality will be provided by the Health Council. All are welcome to attend.

Easter Tea and Bake Sale

Apr 1, 2017
 EASTER TEA & BAKE SALE - Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Auditorium, 1202 - 11th Street East, with Easter breads, perogies, cabbage rolls, beet relish, variety of baking, raffles, and decorated Easter Eggs (pysanky).  Adult: $3, children ages six to 12: $2, and children under six get in free. Sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada.

Megan McKenna - Storytelling: Handing on Tradition, Sharing the Faith

Mar 31, 2017
Storytelling will be front and centre as Megan McKenna presents "Handing on Tradition, Sharing the Faith", hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St Mary's Hall, corner of Avenue 0 South and 20th Street West in Saskatoon.Sessions include:Elders Storytelling Circle 7:00 pm Friday, March 31;Handing on the Tradition from Elders to Youth 10:00 am Saturday, April 1;Creating Your Own Story (the youthful heart) 2:00 pm Saturday, April 1; andMeet Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, 2:30 pm Sunday, April 2.Megan McKenna is an internationally recognized storyteller, theologian, spiritual writer and speaker, with extensive experience working with Indigenous communities across the Americas and around the world. The Storyteller holds a position of honor and authority in many Indigenous communities, binding generations together, keeping traditions and beliefs and practices of the people vital, and asking questions crucial to survival. The Storyteller passed on oral history, knowledge and wisdom, and how to keep the community acting with respect for the Creator and for one another. Come and experience this rich, engaging storytelling tradition!For more info call 306-653-4945.Please note that Megan McKenna will also present the Parish Mission at ST. MARY’S PARISH March 25-29. Evening sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27; Tuesday, March 28; Wednesday, March 29.  She will speak on The Woman at the Well, The Man Born Blind, and The Raising of Lazarus as levels of faith and practice in the Community of Beloved Disciples (John’s Church).  Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

St. Mary's Parish Mission

Mar 29, 2017
* ST. MARY’S PARISH MISSION March 25-29 will begin with Megan McKenna, a storytelling theologian, preaching at all of the weekend Masses – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25 and 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 26 – at St. Mary’s Parish, Avenue 0 South and 20th Street West, Saskatoon. Then, on Monday March 27 through to March 29, Megan will speak from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm on the following topics: The Woman at the Well, The Man Born Blind, and The Raising of Lazarus as levels of faith and practice in the Community of Beloved Disciples (John’s Church).  Mark your calendars and plan to attend.PLEASE NOTE:  Storytelling will be front and centre as Megan McKenna presents "Handing on Tradition, Sharing the Faith", hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St Mary's Hall, corner of Avenue 0 South and 20th Street West in Saskatoon from March 31 to April 2. The Storyteller traditionally holds a position of honour and authority in many Indigenous communities, binding generations together, keeping traditions and beliefs and practices of the people vital, and asking questions crucial to survival. Sessions include:Elders Storytelling Circle 7:00 pm Friday, March 31;Handing on the Tradition from Elders to Youth 10:00 am Saturday, April 1;Creating Your Own Story (the youthful heart) 2:00 pm Saturday, April 1; andMeet Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, 2:30 pm Sunday, April 2.

From Mourning to Dawn

Mar 28, 2017
From Mourning to Dawn, the diocesan grief support group for widows and widowers is hosting their spring session, beginning on March 28, 2017. Facilitators, who have experienced the loss of their marriage partner, engage with participants on an 8-week journey of transformation and healing, offering support and encouragement for bereaved spouses. This program is open to participants who have been widows/widowers between 2 months and 2 years. Sessions are held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre in the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road) on 8 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The cost is $35.  For more information or to register, please contact Elan at 306-679-7717 or email at cic.elan [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com   

Columbus Bosco Homes AGM

Mar 27, 2017
* The Annual General Meeting for Columbus Bosco Homes will be held March 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Murray School cafeteria (Wiggins Avenue and 12th Street East in Saskatoon). All those interested are welcome to attend. For further information call Ernest Boyko at (306)260-6273 or Chris Sarich at (306) 221-4686 or (306) 343-5640.

Theology on Tap

Mar 27, 2017
* Theology on Tap! For young adults 19 to 35, will be held 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at Louis’ on Campus, at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. We are welcoming guest speaker Dr. Terry Downey, President of St. Thomas More College and Political Scientist. He will share his recent experience in Washington, DC at the “Exploring Diversity as an Expression of God’s Grandeur” conference, and speak about the current political climate in the United States today. How do our Christian values fit in? Join the discussion! Sponsored by STM Campus Ministry and the youth ministry offices of the diocese and the eparchy of Saskatoon.                                                                                                                                           

Marriage Preparation at St. Philip Neri Parish, Saskatoon

Mar 26, 2017
Marriage Preparation will be offered at St. Philip Neri Parish, Saskatoon March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26, 2017, running from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Philip, 1902 Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon (at Taylor Street). Contact Shirley Hyshka at (306) 343-0325 to register, or email <sjhyshka [at] hotmail.com> 

Millennium Pro-Life Cross Foundation AGM

Mar 26, 2017
* Official Notification of the Annual General Meeting of the Millennium Pro-Life Cross Foundation to be held Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Parish (on the corner of 10th Street East and Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon), after the 11 am Divine Liturgy  (starting at Approximately 12:45 pm) in the church auditorium. The Millennium Pro-Life Cross Foundation is open to all Catholic men and women over the legal age of 18 years old who subscribe to pro-life/pro-family values as per our form of signed declaration and in compliance of our new revised Bylaws. You are encouraged to participate, attend and become active with our new Foundation. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

Earth Hour Vigil

Mar 25, 2017
Earth Hour Vigil - The Roman Catholic-United Church Dialogue of Canada has prepared an ecumenical prayer service to help congregations, parishes, and other groups observe, in prayer and worship, the International Earth Hour which is taking place Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:30 pm. The resource, available in English or French, is entitled “Earth Hour Vigil” / Vigile « Une heure pour la Terre ». http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Earth_Hour_English.pdf Earth Hour stems from a grassroots movement that began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Its goal is to create greater awareness regarding energy consumption and to encourage communities to consider turning off their non-essential lights for one hour, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Earth Hour Vigil can be used flexibly on, or around, 25 March. To find out more about Earth Hour see the website at http://www.earthhour.org/

Oremus

Mar 24, 2017
 Oremus is a new monthly worship and community night for young adults (over 19) held on the fourth Friday of each month at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, in the Queen of Peace Chapel. The next Oremus will be held 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 24. This is a time to be still, pray and intercede for the needs of each other, our community and the world. Includes testimonies and some table sharing, followed by a social time of beer, wine, refreshments, cards, board games and conversation. Info: Colm Leyne at youthmin [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com  or (306) 659-5843.  

Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose

Mar 24, 2017
Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose:  Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you desire a clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life? “God has an incredible dream for you. He wants you to become the-best-version-of-yourself!”  Living Every Day With Passion and Purpose by internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly will be presented on DVD in a program held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road Saskatoon.  It will start 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, continuing Saturday, March 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 and will include a workbook, lunch, supper and social.  For more information or tickets contact Lise Durette at (306) 374-4334 or Wayne Koshman at (306) 381-3330. Tickets are also available at the Holy Family Cathedral parish office at (306) 659-5800.

Priest, Prophet, King - Men&#039;s Night

Mar 22, 2017
Priest Prophet King (PPK) men’s group will meet 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Holy Family Cathedral, 123 Nelson Road Saskatoon – open to all men. This monthly PPK evening includes adoration, reconciliation, a presentation on confession by Fr. Greg Smith-Windsor, discussion, fellowship, food and drink. Cost is free (drinks extra). For more information see: www.priestprophetking.org

Prayers for Peace and Unity Gathering

Mar 21, 2017
* Prayers for Peace and Unity will be held Tuesday, March 21 at Civic Square in front of Saskatoon City Hall, gathering at 6:15 p.m., with a program at 6:30 p.m. This is a gathering of people from all faiths for a prayer of peace held on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Organized by Interfaith Connections Saskatoon, a member of The Canadian Interfaith Conversation. For more information contact Morgan Edwards, (306) 244-5577. Planning committee members include: Rev. Colin Clay, Darren Dahl, Morgan Edwards, Noman Hassan, Nasrullah Khan, D'Arcy Mann, Alisha Pomazon, Mumtaz Naseeb, Chris Sicotte, Imam Ilyas Sidyot.

Support for Persecuted Christians fundraising dinner: RESCHEDULED for Sunday, April 30!

Mar 19, 2017
Support for Persecuted Christians: the 4th Annual Fundraiser for Persecuted Christians has been RESCHEDULED!  Oringinally scheduled for Sunday, March 19 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

REVIVE Parish Mission

Mar 18, 2017
REVIVE Parish Mission will be held Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300 - 8th Ave. North, Martensville, SK. This retreat is designed to help the whole family prepare their hearts to celebrate Easter. Andre and Angele Regnier, co-founders of Catholic Christian Outreach will facilitate this day of talks, prayer and music. If God loves us why doesn't it feel that way? The Regniers will share some of the reasons we may not be experiencing the fullness of God's love. A children's retreat for kindergarten (starting fall 2017) to Grade 6 will be held adjacent to the adult retreat and hosted by Pure Witness Ministries. Limited childcare spots are available at the church for 3 years and under. Cost is $20/ person, $5/ child, and $50/ family. Lunch included. To register email ihmp [at] sasktel.net or call (306) 931-3111.
 
 

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