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“Co-creating with the Creator” Exhibit in Biggar, SK

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 00:00

Biggar Museum and Gallery Call for Entries – “Co-creating with the Creator” – An exhibition of spirituality-inspired art works is planned for October 2020, at the Biggar Museum and Gallery, Biggar, SK. The aim of this exhibition is to help reinvigorate the collaboration between the creator God and the world of art that God inspires. Artists have long aspired to describe the indescribable; to understand the unknowable, and this exhibition offers the opportunity for the artist to investigate these thoughts. The exhibition will be held Oct. 1 to 31, 2020, and will include an opening on Friday, Oct. 2 and a panel discussion Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Serena “Run for the Family”

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 10:00

Mark your calendars for Serena Saskatchewan’s eighth Run for the Family on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Meewasin Park North in Saskatoon.

Choose from 1-km, 3-km, or 5-km events (run, walk, strollers welcome).

Prizes will be given to the first several families who register. We are looking for race day volunteers and donations (items to place in the participants’ goodie bags, door prizes, and post race snacks).

Register for the events online – www.events.runningroom.com/site/17097/

or for more information e-mail sask@serena.ca

For more information about Serena Saskatchewan and managing your fertility see: https://saskserena.ca

 

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Deadline for art proposals for Biggar Museum exhibit “Co-creating with the Creator”

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 00:00

Biggar Museum and Gallery Call for Entries – “Co-creating with the Creator” – An exhibition of spirituality-inspired art works is planned for October 2020, at the Biggar Museum and Gallery, Biggar, SK. The aim of this exhibition is to help reinvigorate the collaboration between the creator God and the world of art that God inspires. Artists have long aspired to describe the indescribable; to understand the unknowable, and this exhibition offers the opportunity for the artist to investigate these thoughts. The exhibition will be held Oct. 1 to 31, 2020, and will include an opening on Friday, Oct. 2 and a panel discussion Saturday, Oct. 3.

The exhibition space has both floor space, space for hanging works and wall space. Sales are possible but pieces can be reserved as ‘not for sale’ if the artist so wishes. (The Gallery charges 25 per cent of sales.) Send artwork proposals to Box 1056, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0, including a brief description of the work, digital images of the proposed work and of past work, and a short biography or resumé with the name of the artist, e-mail and phone contacts, and an exhibition history. Proposals of works in progress will be accepted, but finished work proposals preferred. Proposal deadline is Aug. 31, 2020. Choice of pieces for the exhibition will be made by the organizing committee and is limited by space restrictions. Delivery of works is at the artist’s expense and the organization is unable to offer exhibition fees.

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Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

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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, August 6 at St. Michael Catholic Church, #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon.

A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, August 12 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

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Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 20:00

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, August 6 at St. Michael Catholic Church, #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon.

A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, August 12 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

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<p>Mount Carmel Pilgrimage Shrine of

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 00:00
Mount Carmel Pilgrimage Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, SK Sunday, July 19, 2020
  • 9:30 a.m. – An Hour with Mary – Marian hymns, Rosary, Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • 10:45 a.m. – An Hour with God’s Family – Sunday Eucharist at 10:45 a.m. / Blessing of the fields
  • 12:00 noon – An Hour with our Diocesan Family  – Lunch and quiet time with the Blessed Sacrament
  • 1:30 p.m. – An Hour with the Lord  – Hymns, Stations of the Cross, procession with the Blessed Sacrament, Blessing of the Sick

Located about 5.2 km north of Carmel, SK (west of Humboldt).

HISTORY:

Mount Carmel, named after the famous Mount Carmel in Israel, is the highest spot in the district (1,987 feet above sea level).    .

In 1902, Fr. Bruno Doerfler, OSB, and his exploration team stopped at the hill and replaced a cross that had been on top of the hill. Fr. Bruno conceived the idea of dedicating the mount to Mary, but it was Abbot Michael Ott, OSB, who solemnly blessed the mount on Sept. 10, 1922 with 3,500 people in attendance. He announced that an annual pilgrimage would be held the Sunday following July 16, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He also dedicated the entire abbacy area to the Blessed Virgin.

According to tradition the hill was a sacred place for the natives of the area.  The Carlton Trail going from Winnipeg to Edmonton split into two trails at that spot, so that a trail passed by on either side of the mount.

The mount was donated to St. Peter’s Abbey by area farmer John Bunko in 1921 and 15 acres of land was obtained for parking.

In 1928 an Italian-made white carrara marble statue of Mary was placed on top of the hill. In 1938, stonemason Antonio Molaro constructed the chapel and altar from local stone. The Stations of the Cross were erected July 16, 1939. The bell beside the chapel was donated in 1967 by Immaculate Conception Parish. In 1937 and 1950 lightning struck the statue’s pedestal.

Fr. Patrick Peyton launched his family rosary crusade at Mount Carmel on Sept. 26, 1948, with a crowd of 12,000 present. (A Journey of Faith, 310)

Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel atop the Shrine site north of Carmel, SK.

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Ponteix pilgrimage

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:00

In the Archdiocese of Regina, the 2020 annual pilgrimage at Our Lady of Auvergne Church, 317 2nd Street West, in Ponteix, SK, will go ahead in a simplified form, with a talk, prayer and Mass, beginning at 6 p.m. July 16, with special guest Archbishop (Emeritus) James Weisgerber.

In 1908 Father Albert Royer founded the parish of Notre-Dame d’Auvergne (Our Lady of Auvergne) in this mainly French farming community. A 400-year old statue of Our Lady of Sorrows was given to Fr. Royer by a friend from Auvergne, France. The statue was originally covered in gold. It had been hidden by peasants during the French Revolution to save it from desecration and vandalism. The statue was the only thing to survive a fire that destroyed the church in 1922. The new church was completed in 1930 and in 1934 the pilgrimages began.

Ponteix is 78 km west of Assiniboia, SK, on Highway 13.

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Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Laurent, SK

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 00:00

St. Laurent Pilgrimage – 2020

Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Laurent, SK.

Wednesday, July 15 & Thursday, July 15 

Wednesday , July 15
  • 1 p.m.  – 4 p.m. – Charismatic Prayer (log church)
  • 4 p.m. – Penitential Celebration
  • 3 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
  • 6 p.m. – Guest speaker
  • 7:30 p.m. – Mass / candlelight procession
  • 9:130 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Private adoration (log church)
Thursday,- July 16 
  • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. – Pipe ceremony/Mass in Cree (grotto)
  • 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Priests available for confessions
  • 11 a.m. – 12 noon – Mass in French (pieta)
  • 1 p.m. – 1:45 pm -Guest speaker
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Mass in English / Anointing of Sick

Find information about St. Laurent Shrine at: www.padiocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine

Shrine is located 12 km directly east of Duck Lake on grid road; or take the road from the statue landmark on Highway 11. MAP LINK

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Reward pilgrimage – registration is required

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 16:00

Given the recent expansion of numbers allowed for public celebration of Mass,  the Pilgrimage at Holy Rosary Shrine at Reward, SK will continue this year, with Mass at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020. Pre-registration is required at 306-228-2117.

A few things that will be different this year, because of COVID-19:

  1. The gathering for Mass will be limited to 150 people.  Thankfully the outdoor area at Reward provides lots of options to distance from one another.  In order to know numbers, this year it is necessary to pre-register in order to attend.  Please contact Leanne at 306-228-2117 to pre-register.
  2. There will be no supper provided after the Mass.  However, families are free to bring food.  Families are also asked to bring their own beverages as well as blankets, chairs, umbrellas, etc.
  3. With seating more distanced, the large tent will NOT be used this year, so if you want shelter from the sun, please bring your own umbrella or awning.

The historic Holy Rosary Church and Shrine is located 3 kilometres south of the hamlet of Reward, SK (southwest of Unity).

 

 

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Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:00

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, July 2 at St. Michael Catholic Church, #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon.

A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, July 8 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

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Novena at St. Laurent Shrine

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 00:00

The historic pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes shrine at St. Laurent, near Duck Lake, SK,  July 15-16 is cancelled, while the status of events Aug. 15 and Sept. 8 have not yet been determined, according to a message from Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr. of the Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert and parish/pilgrimage leaders on the St. Laurent shrine website.

However, there will be a prayer novena at the St. Laurent shrine site from July 6-14, featuring praying of the Rosary, followed by Mass, celebrated according to the government of Saskatchewan guidelines for public worship, which presently restrict attendance to 150, with physical distancing in place. During the novena, a video of each day’s event will be posted later every evening on the Diocese of Prince Albert Facebook page and on the www.saintlaurentshrine.com website.

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Summer Stillness Retreat – ONLINE

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 00:00
Summer Stillness Retreat with Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, to be offered ONLINE July 6-July 9, with a Monday-evening-only option

For complete information including the retreat schedule please visit this webpage: Stillness Retreat Information.

There are two options :

  1. Monday evening only, July 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Topic: Faith, Doubt and Darkness: Understanding the Dynamics of Belief and Doubt Beyond the Fervor of Youth – $25. To register on-line: LINK to Monday evening registration or to register by phone call 306-242-1916.                                                                                                                                                                               .
  2.  The complete retreat – Monday evening, July 6, 7:00 p.m. – Thursday July 9, 11:30 a.m. – Topic for Tuesday-Thursday: Naming the Present Moment of our Faith: Searching for Nurturing Metaphors in a Time of Receding Transcendence – $100 per screen – any additional participants are invited to give a donation to Queen’s House. To register for the full retreat go to LINK to register for the entire retreat. To offer a donation for more than one participant go to DONATIONS. To register or donate by phone call 306-242-1916.

 

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Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:00

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, July 2 at St. Michael Catholic Church, #18-33rd St. E., Saskatoon.

A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will also be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, July 8 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

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“Open to Spirit of God” marriage retreat

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:00
BUKÁS LOÓB SA DIYÓS (BLD)Open in Spirit to God Saskatoon Prayer Group presents a Marriage Encounter spiritual and enchanting weekend retreat for husband and wife June 19-21, 2020 at St. Mary’s Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon. (Note: BLD – Open in Spirit to God is a member of the Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines, and is not affiliated with Worldwide Marriage Encounter.) The fee is $180, which includes all meals, snacks and materials. Spiritual director will be Fr. Nestor Silva, OMI assisted by BLD – Open in Spirit to God Vancouver. To register contact:
  • Clint & Richie Elimanco – 306-974-2072 / 306-880-5051
  • Silas & Ester Canada – 306-881-1773
  • Sr. Marlene Anne Aquino, MACE – 306-202-8094.
Registration forms are also available at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral Office and St. Mary’s Parish Office. June 19  Friday     – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm June 20 Saturday – 7:00 am – 9:00 pm June 21 Sunday    – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm ME Brochure PDF “So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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Webinar series – Response to Climate Change

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:00

Web series on Saskatchewan’s response to climate change: Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities,” a web series at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 12 to June 16, 2020 (find more details about each session below). The presentations will run from noon to 1:00 p.m., with additional time for questions until 1:30 p.m.

The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and on farms.

The FREE webinars will be offered in a Zoom meeting and also will be streamed live on Facebook.  Zoom participants must register in advance at:: http://environmentalsociety.ca/events/2020-webinar-series/  

For more information visit the website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (environmentalsociety.ca) or contact the Saskatchewan Environmental Society by e-mail at info@environmentalsociety.ca or diocesan coordinator of Justice and Peace, Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca

DETAILS:

Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities”

The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and farms. Speakers may also discuss other effects on the environment and human well being.

The first webinar in the series will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The webinars will begin at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In most of the webinars there will be two presentations. The presentations will be in the first hour, but time for questions can extend to 1:30. Whenever the presentations on a particular day are short enough, we will have 5 minutes or a bit more for questions after the first presentation.

We will use Zoom for the web series. In addition, the presentations will be recorded on YouTube.  There is advanced registration for the participants in the Zoom meeting. Participants will be able to register for the whole web series or for individual webinars.

The web series is free. We plan to post recordings of the presentations or the PowerPoint slides on website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society. In addition, the recorded presentations or PowerPoint slides will be posted on the website of Communities Inspired for Environmental Action, which is part of the website of Faith and the Common Good.

Schedule for the series: Webinar 1 (Tuesday, May 12):

Title: Climate Change Update and Strategies for Reducing Saskatchewan’s Greenhouse Gas emissions (Speaker: Peter Prebble)

This presentation will highlight the accelerating pace of climate change. Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions will be described. Peter will propose a strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions to align with Canada’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, and he will explore the far more ambitious cuts needed to hold the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 

Webinar 2 (Thursday, May 14):

Title: The Low Emissions Community Plan: Saskatoon’s Mitigation Strategy (Speaker: Hilary Carlson)

Title: Sustainability at Saskatoon Light & Power (Speakers: Ross Elliott and M.D. Mohoshin from Saskatoon Light & Power)

 

Webinar 3 (Tuesday, May19):

Topic: Urban planning strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Speaker: Robert Patrick)

Topic: Just transition from fossil fuels in Saskatchewan (Speakers: Hayley Carlson and Justin Fisher).

 

Webinar 4 (Thursday, May 21):

Topic: Electric vehicles and charging stations (Speaker: Jason Cruickshank)

Tentative Title: Alternative Fuels and Vehicles (Likely Speaker: Mike Sulatisky)

 

Webinar 5 (Tuesday, May 26):

Title: PACE: Understanding the Power of Unlimited Green Capital (Speaker: Brian Scott of PACE Canada, which was PACE Alberta)

Title: Passivhaus: How to create comfortable, healthy, net-zero energy buildings. (Speaker: Michael Nemeth)

 

Webinar 6 (Thursday, May 28):

Title:  Low cost energy savings through operations and maintenance (Speaker: Angie Bugg from SES)

Title: Energy Efficiency – A Look at Faith Community Buildings (Speaker: Stephen Collette from Faithful Footprints)

 

Webinar 7 (Tuesday, June 2):

Title: Prairie Resilience: Implementation Update (Speaker: Christine Markel, Climate Change Branch, Ministry of Environment of Saskatchewan.)

Possible additional presentation by someone from SaskPower.

 

Webinar 8 (Thursday, June 4):

Topic: Farms (Speakers: Darrin Qualman and Margret Asmuss)

 

Webinar 9 (Tuesday, June 9):

Topic: Projects of First Nations Power Authority and Indigenous communities. (Speaker: Jenna Gall of First Nations Power Authority)

Topic: Electricity generation in Saskatchewan (Speaker: Bob Halliday)

 

Webinar 10 (Thursday, June 11):

Possible Topics: What governments and other institutions can do to reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. A strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Speaker: Mark Bigland-Pritchard)

Possible Online discussion in Zoom of actions by governments and other institutions that can reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Webinar 11 (Tuesday, June 16):

Panel discussion of the role of faith communities in climate change

 

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Webinar series – an ecumenical look at Stewardship Through New Eyes

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 15:00

Growing God’s Kingdom in a Material World – Stewardship Through New Eyes –

“Seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness…” (Matt. 6:33)

You are invited to register for a free series of ecumenical webinars on stewardship, Thursdays at 3:00 pm

  • May 21 – “Stewardship through new eyes” with Susan Graham Walker
  • May 28 – “Growing the stewardship garden” with Fr. John Weckend
  • June 4 – “Relational giving” with Susan Graham Walker and others
  • June 11 – “Legacy giving” with Kurtis Krug, professional financial advisor

All are welcome for one or all webinars. Free of charge. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/3fwRjta

For further information, contact: Archdeacon Cheryl Toth at stewardship@sasktel.net

This series is organized in the spirit of the LAURC Covenant by the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle, the Saskatchewan Synod of the ELCIC (Lutheran), and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.

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Webinar series – Response to Climate Change

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 12:00

Web series on Saskatchewan’s response to climate change: Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities,” a web series at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 12 to June 16, 2020 (find more details about each session below). The presentations will run from noon to 1:00 p.m., with additional time for questions until 1:30 p.m.

The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and on farms.

The FREE webinars will be offered in a Zoom meeting and also will be streamed live on Facebook.  Zoom participants must register in advance at:: http://environmentalsociety.ca/events/2020-webinar-series/  

For more information visit the website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (environmentalsociety.ca) or contact the Saskatchewan Environmental Society by e-mail at info@environmentalsociety.ca or diocesan coordinator of Justice and Peace, Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca

DETAILS:

Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities”

The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and farms. Speakers may also discuss other effects on the environment and human well being.

The first webinar in the series will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The webinars will begin at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In most of the webinars there will be two presentations. The presentations will be in the first hour, but time for questions can extend to 1:30. Whenever the presentations on a particular day are short enough, we will have 5 minutes or a bit more for questions after the first presentation.

We will use Zoom for the web series. In addition, the presentations will be recorded on YouTube.  There is advanced registration for the participants in the Zoom meeting. Participants will be able to register for the whole web series or for individual webinars.

The web series is free. We plan to post recordings of the presentations or the PowerPoint slides on website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society. In addition, the recorded presentations or PowerPoint slides will be posted on the website of Communities Inspired for Environmental Action, which is part of the website of Faith and the Common Good.

Schedule for the series: Webinar 1 (Tuesday, May 12):

Title: Climate Change Update and Strategies for Reducing Saskatchewan’s Greenhouse Gas emissions (Speaker: Peter Prebble)

This presentation will highlight the accelerating pace of climate change. Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions will be described. Peter will propose a strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions to align with Canada’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, and he will explore the far more ambitious cuts needed to hold the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 

Webinar 2 (Thursday, May 14):

Title: The Low Emissions Community Plan: Saskatoon’s Mitigation Strategy (Speaker: Hilary Carlson)

Title: Sustainability at Saskatoon Light & Power (Speakers: Ross Elliott and M.D. Mohoshin from Saskatoon Light & Power)

 

Webinar 3 (Tuesday, May19):

Topic: Urban planning strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Speaker: Robert Patrick)

Topic: Just transition from fossil fuels in Saskatchewan (Speakers: Hayley Carlson and Justin Fisher).

 

Webinar 4 (Thursday, May 21):

Topic: Electric vehicles and charging stations (Speaker: Jason Cruickshank)

Tentative Title: Alternative Fuels and Vehicles (Likely Speaker: Mike Sulatisky)

 

Webinar 5 (Tuesday, May 26):

Title: PACE: Understanding the Power of Unlimited Green Capital (Speaker: Brian Scott of PACE Canada, which was PACE Alberta)

Title: Passivhaus: How to create comfortable, healthy, net-zero energy buildings. (Speaker: Michael Nemeth)

 

Webinar 6 (Thursday, May 28):

Title:  Low cost energy savings through operations and maintenance (Speaker: Angie Bugg from SES)

Title: Energy Efficiency – A Look at Faith Community Buildings (Speaker: Stephen Collette from Faithful Footprints)

 

Webinar 7 (Tuesday, June 2):

Title: Prairie Resilience: Implementation Update (Speaker: Christine Markel, Climate Change Branch, Ministry of Environment of Saskatchewan.)

Possible additional presentation by someone from SaskPower.

 

Webinar 8 (Thursday, June 4):

Topic: Farms (Speakers: Darrin Qualman and Margret Asmuss)

 

Webinar 9 (Tuesday, June 9):

Topic: Projects of First Nations Power Authority and Indigenous communities. (Speaker: Jenna Gall of First Nations Power Authority)

Topic: Electricity generation in Saskatchewan (Speaker: Bob Halliday)

 

Webinar 10 (Thursday, June 11):

Possible Topics: What governments and other institutions can do to reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. A strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Speaker: Mark Bigland-Pritchard)

Possible Online discussion in Zoom of actions by governments and other institutions that can reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Webinar 11 (Tuesday, June 16):

Panel discussion of the role of faith communities in climate change

 

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Webinar series – Response to Climate Change

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 12:00

Web series on Saskatchewan’s response to climate change: Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities,” a web series at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 12 to June 16, 2020 (find more details about each session below). The presentations will run from noon to 1:00 p.m., with additional time for questions until 1:30 p.m.

The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and on farms.

The FREE webinars will be offered in a Zoom meeting and also will be streamed live on Facebook.  Zoom participants must register in advance at:: http://environmentalsociety.ca/events/2020-webinar-series/  

For more information visit the website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (environmentalsociety.ca) or contact the Saskatchewan Environmental Society by e-mail at info@environmentalsociety.ca or diocesan coordinator of Justice and Peace, Myron Rogal at mrogal@rcdos.ca

DETAILS:

Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities”

The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and farms. Speakers may also discuss other effects on the environment and human well being.

The first webinar in the series will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The webinars will begin at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In most of the webinars there will be two presentations. The presentations will be in the first hour, but time for questions can extend to 1:30. Whenever the presentations on a particular day are short enough, we will have 5 minutes or a bit more for questions after the first presentation.

We will use Zoom for the web series. In addition, the presentations will be recorded on YouTube.  There is advanced registration for the participants in the Zoom meeting. Participants will be able to register for the whole web series or for individual webinars.

The web series is free. We plan to post recordings of the presentations or the PowerPoint slides on website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society. In addition, the recorded presentations or PowerPoint slides will be posted on the website of Communities Inspired for Environmental Action, which is part of the website of Faith and the Common Good.

Schedule for the series: Webinar 1 (Tuesday, May 12):

Title: Climate Change Update and Strategies for Reducing Saskatchewan’s Greenhouse Gas emissions (Speaker: Peter Prebble)

This presentation will highlight the accelerating pace of climate change. Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions will be described. Peter will propose a strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions to align with Canada’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, and he will explore the far more ambitious cuts needed to hold the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 

Webinar 2 (Thursday, May 14):

Title: The Low Emissions Community Plan: Saskatoon’s Mitigation Strategy (Speaker: Hilary Carlson)

Title: Sustainability at Saskatoon Light & Power (Speakers: Ross Elliott and M.D. Mohoshin from Saskatoon Light & Power)

 

Webinar 3 (Tuesday, May19):

Topic: Urban planning strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Speaker: Robert Patrick)

Topic: Just transition from fossil fuels in Saskatchewan (Speakers: Hayley Carlson and Justin Fisher).

 

Webinar 4 (Thursday, May 21):

Topic: Electric vehicles and charging stations (Speaker: Jason Cruickshank)

Tentative Title: Alternative Fuels and Vehicles (Likely Speaker: Mike Sulatisky)

 

Webinar 5 (Tuesday, May 26):

Title: PACE: Understanding the Power of Unlimited Green Capital (Speaker: Brian Scott of PACE Canada, which was PACE Alberta)

Title: Passivhaus: How to create comfortable, healthy, net-zero energy buildings. (Speaker: Michael Nemeth)

 

Webinar 6 (Thursday, May 28):

Title:  Low cost energy savings through operations and maintenance (Speaker: Angie Bugg from SES)

Title: Energy Efficiency – A Look at Faith Community Buildings (Speaker: Stephen Collette from Faithful Footprints)

 

Webinar 7 (Tuesday, June 2):

Title: Prairie Resilience: Implementation Update (Speaker: Christine Markel, Climate Change Branch, Ministry of Environment of Saskatchewan.)

Possible additional presentation by someone from SaskPower.

 

Webinar 8 (Thursday, June 4):

Topic: Farms (Speakers: Darrin Qualman and Margret Asmuss)

 

Webinar 9 (Tuesday, June 9):

Topic: Projects of First Nations Power Authority and Indigenous communities. (Speaker: Jenna Gall of First Nations Power Authority)

Topic: Electricity generation in Saskatchewan (Speaker: Bob Halliday)

 

Webinar 10 (Thursday, June 11):

Possible Topics: What governments and other institutions can do to reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. A strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Speaker: Mark Bigland-Pritchard)

Possible Online discussion in Zoom of actions by governments and other institutions that can reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Webinar 11 (Tuesday, June 16):

Panel discussion of the role of faith communities in climate change

 

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Blumenfeld Pilgrimage

Sun, 06/07/2020 - 15:00

The Annual Pilgrimage to Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Our Lady of Sorrows Grotto at Blumenfeld, SK will be held Sunday, June 7, 2020, with Bishop Mark Hagemoen presiding at Mass.

Schedule:

Rosary at 3:00 pm

Mass at 3:30 pm

Banquet and Fellowship at 5:30 pm

The Blumenfeld pilgrimage site is located 16 km south and 6 km east of Leader just off Hwy 21.

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Webinar series – an ecumenical look at Stewardship Through New Eyes

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 15:00

Growing God’s Kingdom in a Material World – Stewardship Through New Eyes –

“Seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness…” (Matt. 6:33)

You are invited to register for a free series of ecumenical webinars on stewardship, Thursdays at 3:00 pm

  • May 21 – “Stewardship through new eyes” with Susan Graham Walker
  • May 28 – “Growing the stewardship garden” with Fr. John Weckend
  • June 4 – “Relational giving” with Susan Graham Walker and others
  • June 11 – “Legacy giving” with Kurtis Krug, professional financial advisor

All are welcome for one or all webinars. Free of charge. Registration is required: https://bit.ly/3fwRjta

For further information, contact: Archdeacon Cheryl Toth at stewardship@sasktel.net

This series is organized in the spirit of the LAURC Covenant by the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle, the Saskatchewan Synod of the ELCIC (Lutheran), and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.

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