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Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 15:00

Everyone is welcome  – A Diocesan Cenacle of Prayer will be held at 3 pm. on Wednesday, March 11 at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon. For more info contact Edna at: (306) 382-1680.

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Hope Restored – Ending exploitation and human trafficking

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 19:00

Hope Restored public presentation – St. John Bosco CWL will be hosting an information evening with Hope Restored Canada at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 1202 Ave. O. South, Saskatoon.

Hope Restored Canada exists to eradicate sexual exploitation and trafficking to create a world where humanity is renewed and restored in healthy relationships. The guest speaker from Hope Restored will share with us how human trafficking is evident in Saskatoon and what her organization is attempting to do across Canada to address this problem.

All are most welcome to join us for this evening.

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Chant the Divine Office

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 09:30

“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the Divine Office. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.”  — Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

Every Saturday from September to June, an opportunity to chant the Divine Office will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon. (Note: This follows a Learn Divine Office session held at 9:00 a.m. every Saturday). All are welcome, booklets will be provided, arrive at side door facing 22nd Street. For more information, please contact Hudson at 306-220-7236.

 

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Inspire YXE – Ecumenical Youth Conference

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 09:30
Inspire YXE Ecumenical Youth Conference will be held March 6-7, 2020 at Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon.

Inspire YXE begins 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 and continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

REGISTRATION: https://www.inspireyxe.com

Inspire YXE is a FREE faith-based conference geared towards youth. Get ready to be INSPIRED to overcome struggle and influence the world! About this Event

Inspire YXE is a FREE faith-based conference geared towards youth of all backgrounds ages 12-19. Youth leaders, parents and caregivers are welcome too!

Inspire YXE focuses on topics such as mental health, youth leadership, diversity, and truth and reconciliation. The conference will include games, prizes, diverse workshop options, music and creative performances and inspirational stories from local presenters and guests from across Canada.

The Early Bird deadline is Feb. 6, and if you sign up before that you will get a FREE swag bag when you arrive and a FREE pizza lunch on Saturday.

Register online: Event Brite LINK

FAQs

What to expect at Inspire YXE?

Nearly 20 guests will be presenting including world renown speaker, Jason Ballard, from the Alpha Youth Film Series. Some workshops will be specifically designed for leaders and parents. More guests will be announced in the near future.

How can a conference of this calibre be offered for free?

We do not want finances to hinder anyone from taking part. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, all participants will attend the conference for FREE.

What kind of follow-up activities will be offered?

This year Inspire YXE organizers are thrilled to be partnering with Alpha Canada. Interested students will be equipped to lead Alpha back at their schools and churches. Alpha is a program that allows anyone to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session there’s food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups.

Can Non-Christians Attend?

Absolutely, Inspire YXE welcomes all people to join us for this epic weekend!

How long has INSPIRE YXE existed?

This year marks the 3rd annual conference

Who is Inspire affiliated with?

Inspire YXE is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from various Catholic and Protestant churches in Saskatchewan. We acknowledge our “Central Differences”* but have a common vision to focus on our “Shared Faith”* in Jesus and “Common Mission”* of making Him known.

*These ideas are defined in Called to Common Witness, a document that emerged from a Saskatoon Evangelical-Catholic dialogue. The text encourages Catholics and Evangelicals to collaborate in joint initiatives to engage youth in the life of faith, witness, and service. https://ecumenism.net/archive/docu/2015_erc-saskatoon_called-to-common-witness.pdf

Photos from Inspire YXE 2019:

Inspire YXE faith-based conference in Saskatoon strives to help youth overcome obstacles and influence the world

Inspire YXE – Media Release

More than 1,000 Saskatchewan grade 6-12 youth will gather March 6-7 at Inspire YXE, a faith-based youth conference.

Nearly 20 guests will be presenting including Jassie Virk, cohost of the Alpha Youth Film Series and Leah Perrault, Director of Mission at St. Paul’s Hospital. Inspire YXE will explore topics such as leadership, mental health, truth and reconciliation, social justice, cultural diversity and spiritual growth.

Youth will have opportunities to express themselves creatively through workshops in hip hop dance, graffiti painting, floor hockey, basketball and more during the conference.

The Inspire YXE planning team is a diverse group of teachers and youth workers from various churches and organizations in Saskatoon. They recognized a need to create more opportunities to support youth. “We believe that young people have so much to offer our community, but their voices are often silenced because of the struggles they face. Sometimes they just need someone to believe in them and help them realize that there is an amazing plan and purpose for their life” explained Curt Wagner, Inspire YXE event promoter.

The vision of Inspire YXE is to bring grade 6-12 students together from all over the province to inspire them to overcome their struggles and be influencers for positive change in the world.

Inspire YXE is also a celebration of multicultural diversity in Saskatchewan. “By bringing diverse communities together, we want to build positive cross-cultural connections and break down racial barriers and misconceptions. We want to create unity among Saskatchewan youth,” says Wagner.

 

Inspire YXE is a big budget event, but due to the generosity of local sponsors, all participants will receive a free ticket when registering. Last April, INSPIRE YXE 2019 welcomed 800 youth and leaders from across the province. In the words of an attendee from last year “INSPIRE taught me how to overcome my struggle and that my life has purpose.”

Inspire YXE is geared for youth but parents, caregivers and youth leaders are invited to join in for the main sessions, attend specially designed workshops and check out the various booths at the trade show. Food will be available for purchase on site.

Inspire YXE is taking place at Elim Church in Saskatoon.

For more details and to register: INSPIREYXE.com

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Learn the Divine Office

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 09:00

“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the Divine Office. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.”  — Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

Every Saturday from September to June, an opportunity to learn the Divine Office will be offered at 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, followed by actually praying Divine Office Morning Prayer (in Gregorian Chant) at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome, booklets will be provided; please arrive at the side door facing 22nd Street. For more information, please contact Hudson at 306-220-7236.

 

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Gregorian Chant Night Prayer

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 21:00

On the first Friday of each month from September until June, there will be Gregorian Chant Night Prayer beginning at 9:00 p.m., as one of the following first Friday events at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon:

  • 6:30 p.m. – Gregorian Chant Evening Prayer
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Gregorian Chant Mass
  • 9:00 p.m. – Gregorian Chant Night Prayer

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Gregorian Chant Mass and First Friday Devotion

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 19:00

Reverence, silence, and beauty. This special Mass at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral on the first Friday of the Month will be accompanied by Sacred Music (Gregorian Chant and Polyphony). Confessions and Chanted Evening prayer are at 6:30, Mass is at 7-8:15pm, followed by social time, followed by chanted Night Prayer at 9pm.

Also, booklets will be provided for the Mass and also for Night Prayer.

For more info, please contact: Hudson or Mike at info@gregorianchantmass.com.

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Contemplative Mass with Way of the Cross reflection

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:30

A Contemplative Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Kevin McGee, 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 and Friday, April 3 at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuck Drive, Saskatoon. A meditative reflection of the Way of the Cross will also be prayed before Mass on these two “First Fridays” in Lent, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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 with in 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.

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Gregorian Chant Evening Prayer

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:30

On the first Friday of each month from September until June, there will be Gregorian Chant Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m., part of the following first Friday events at St. Paul Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. E., Saskatoon:

  • 6:30 p.m. – Gregorian Chant Evening Prayer
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Gregorian Chant Mass
  • 9:00 p.m. – Gregorian Chant Night Prayer

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Inspire YXE – Ecumenical Youth Conference

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:30
Inspire YXE Ecumenical Youth Conference will be held March 6-7, 2020 at Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon.

Inspire YXE begins 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 and continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

REGISTRATION: https://www.inspireyxe.com

Inspire YXE is a FREE faith-based conference geared towards youth. Get ready to be INSPIRED to overcome struggle and influence the world! About this Event

Inspire YXE is a FREE faith-based conference geared towards youth of all backgrounds ages 12-19. Youth leaders, parents and caregivers are welcome too!

Inspire YXE focuses on topics such as mental health, youth leadership, diversity, and truth and reconciliation. The conference will include games, prizes, diverse workshop options, music and creative performances and inspirational stories from local presenters and guests from across Canada.

The Early Bird deadline is Feb. 6, and if you sign up before that you will get a FREE swag bag when you arrive and a FREE pizza lunch on Saturday.

Register online: Event Brite LINK

FAQs

What to expect at Inspire YXE?

Nearly 20 guests will be presenting including world renown speaker, Jason Ballard, from the Alpha Youth Film Series. Some workshops will be specifically designed for leaders and parents. More guests will be announced in the near future.

How can a conference of this calibre be offered for free?

We do not want finances to hinder anyone from taking part. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, all participants will attend the conference for FREE.

What kind of follow-up activities will be offered?

This year Inspire YXE organizers are thrilled to be partnering with Alpha Canada. Interested students will be equipped to lead Alpha back at their schools and churches. Alpha is a program that allows anyone to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session there’s food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups.

Can Non-Christians Attend?

Absolutely, Inspire YXE welcomes all people to join us for this epic weekend!

How long has INSPIRE YXE existed?

This year marks the 3rd annual conference

Who is Inspire affiliated with?

Inspire YXE is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from various Catholic and Protestant churches in Saskatchewan. We acknowledge our “Central Differences”* but have a common vision to focus on our “Shared Faith”* in Jesus and “Common Mission”* of making Him known.

*These ideas are defined in Called to Common Witness, a document that emerged from a Saskatoon Evangelical-Catholic dialogue. The text encourages Catholics and Evangelicals to collaborate in joint initiatives to engage youth in the life of faith, witness, and service. https://ecumenism.net/archive/docu/2015_erc-saskatoon_called-to-common-witness.pdf

Photos from Inspire YXE 2019:

Inspire YXE faith-based conference in Saskatoon strives to help youth overcome obstacles and influence the world

Inspire YXE – Media Release

More than 1,000 Saskatchewan grade 6-12 youth will gather March 6-7 at Inspire YXE, a faith-based youth conference.

Nearly 20 guests will be presenting including Jassie Virk, cohost of the Alpha Youth Film Series and Leah Perrault, Director of Mission at St. Paul’s Hospital. Inspire YXE will explore topics such as leadership, mental health, truth and reconciliation, social justice, cultural diversity and spiritual growth.

Youth will have opportunities to express themselves creatively through workshops in hip hop dance, graffiti painting, floor hockey, basketball and more during the conference.

The Inspire YXE planning team is a diverse group of teachers and youth workers from various churches and organizations in Saskatoon. They recognized a need to create more opportunities to support youth. “We believe that young people have so much to offer our community, but their voices are often silenced because of the struggles they face. Sometimes they just need someone to believe in them and help them realize that there is an amazing plan and purpose for their life” explained Curt Wagner, Inspire YXE event promoter.

The vision of Inspire YXE is to bring grade 6-12 students together from all over the province to inspire them to overcome their struggles and be influencers for positive change in the world.

Inspire YXE is also a celebration of multicultural diversity in Saskatchewan. “By bringing diverse communities together, we want to build positive cross-cultural connections and break down racial barriers and misconceptions. We want to create unity among Saskatchewan youth,” says Wagner.

 

Inspire YXE is a big budget event, but due to the generosity of local sponsors, all participants will receive a free ticket when registering. Last April, INSPIRE YXE 2019 welcomed 800 youth and leaders from across the province. In the words of an attendee from last year “INSPIRE taught me how to overcome my struggle and that my life has purpose.”

Inspire YXE is geared for youth but parents, caregivers and youth leaders are invited to join in for the main sessions, attend specially designed workshops and check out the various booths at the trade show. Food will be available for purchase on site.

Inspire YXE is taking place at Elim Church in Saskatoon.

For more details and to register: INSPIREYXE.com

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Sisters of the Presentation of Mary residence blessing

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:00

Bishop Mark Hagemoen will celebrate Mass with the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary at their new residence, 914 Payton Bay, Saskatoon at 11:00 am Friday, March 5, 2020.

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World Day of Prayer – across diocese

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 00:00

The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement involving Christians from over 170 countries coming together to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children. This year, the resources are from Zimbabwe, reflecting on the scripture passage: “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” (John 5:2-9).  See: https://wicc.org/world-day-of-prayer for more information

Watch for local services in your community on the World Day of Prayer Friday, March 6 or at other times in March. Celebrations across our diocese include:

  • Bruno – 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Prairieview, 850 Ursuline Avenue, Bruno, SK.
  • Davidson – 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6at All Saints Anglican Church, 510 Government Road, Davidson, SK organized by the Davidson Inter-Church Association.
  • Denzil – 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 6at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Denzil, SK.
  • Kindersley – 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 807-3rd Street West, Kindersley, SK
  • Saskatoon – 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6at the following locations:
    • St. Stephen Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Cr.;
    • St. John Anglican Church, 816 Spadina Cres. E.;
    • St. Thomas Wesley United Church, 808-20th W.;
    • St. Paul United Church, 454 Egbert Ave.;
    • Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave.;
    • Bethany Manor, 110 La Ronge Road;
    • St. Angela Merici Residence, 125 Cree Cres.;
    • St. Volodymyr Villa, 3102 Louise Place
  • Saskatoon – 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 1121 Northumberland Avenue, Saskatoon, SK.

 

NOTE: Allan, SK celebration is being held the following Wednesday:

  • Allan – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 – A World Day of Prayer celebration will also be held in Allan  at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, hosted by the Allan Baptist Church, located on Princess Street, Allan, SK. All are cordially invited to attend.  The service will be followed by refreshments and fellowship.

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Marriage Preparation at Cathedral of Holy Family

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 00:00

Marriage Preparation at the Cathedral of the Holy Family:

The next Marriage Preparation session at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, will be held March 6-7, 2020. For information or to register, contact Cathedral Administrator David Polzen at (306) 659-5805 or dpolzen@holyfamilycathedral.ca

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Reign of Christ the King Apostolate – weekly prayer

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 21:00

* REIGN OF CHRIST THE KING APOSTOLATE –

On January 25, 2018, on the blessed Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, the Reign of Christ the King Apostolate was established by Fr. Richmond Diala at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral.  Since August 2019, Fr. Paul Oshin has led the group.

As Christ’s faithful, the Reign of Christ the King Apostolate responds to the New Evangelization in three ways:

1)  Prayer

2)  Practice of our faith

3)  Proclamation of the faith according to the teachings of the Catholic Church

Reign of Christ the King Apostolate gathers for prayer every Thursday night at 9:00 pm at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, 720 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon.  Are you available to respond to Jesus’ invitation?  Come join us! May the Reign of Christ in our hearts make us good ambassadors for Christ.  Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like yours.

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Exploring the Gospel of Matthew

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:00

Exploring the Gospel of Matthew: This series will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, February to June, at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon with  Adam Wright, PhD. The next session on Wednesday, March 4 is: “What’s in a name? Jesus as expected Messiah, King, Prophet, and Priest.” Come to one or several sessions. Consider enriching your time at Queen’s House by adding lunch prior to the workshop, or remaining for Mass at 2:30 p.m., with Fr. Paul Fachet OMI presiding. Cost for the workshop is: $30. A minimum of six participants needed to offer this program – registration deadline: March 2. To register, phone (306) 242-1916 or e-mail receptionist@queenshouse.org

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Clergy Day / Day of Recollection

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 00:00

Clergy from across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon will gather with Bishop Mark Hagemoen at the Cathedral of the Holy Family March 3 and 4 for a study day and a “Day of Recollection.”

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Mass in memory of Bishop Mahoney

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:10

Dear faithful of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon,

Monday, March 2, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Bishop James Patrick Mahoney (Dec. 7, 1927 to March 2, 1995), who served for more than 27 years as the fourth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. Bishop Mahoney’s contributions to our diocese and the broader community continue to impact, inspire and bless us.

I will preside at a memorial Mass for Bishop Mahoney at 12:10 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. Paul Co-Cathedral. St. Paul is an appropriate site for this memorial, as the church where he was ordained a priest in 1952, as well as the site of his episcopal ordination in 1967 and the church from which he served the diocese of Saskatoon as bishop.

Please join me  in thanking God for Bishop Mahoney’s life and service. 

In Christ,

Most Reverend Mark A. Hagemoen

Bishop of Saskatoon

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Intimacy with the Lord four-week retreat in daily living

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 19:00

Intimacy with the Lord four-week retreat in daily living, Lent 2020: The ‘First Spiritual Exercises’ were developed by St. Ignatius and are accessible to any person. This time of prayer is a clear, simple and practical approach to deepening your relationship with God, especially appropriate during Lent. The retreat “Inner Peace in Darkness and Light’ begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 914 Paton Bay, Saskatoon. Please register by Feb. 26. Your commitment is 40 minutes of daily prayer for four weeks and a weekly group meeting (one hour). The prayer time is well outlined to guide participants.

For more info and/or to register, call Sister Lucie at 306-260-0450 or Sr Emma at 306-260-1970.

To speak to someone who has made one or more retreats call:  Dianna Knauss at 306-382-0535.

 

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Rite of Election – Diocesan celebration of a step on the RCIA journey

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 15:00

The Rite of Election will be celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent on 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, including celebration of the Sunday Eucharist.

All are welcome to join Bishop Mark Hagemoen as he welcomes and blesses catechumens – those who are not yet baptized and are preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at Easter ¬ as part of journeying through RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).

There will also be a blessing of candidates during the celebration – those who are already baptized journeying to full membership in the Catholic Church.

Lent is a season of purification and enlightenment for those preparing for baptism – a journey that the entire Church shares, as we prepare to renew our own baptismal promises at Easter. Everyone is welcome to attend this joyful diocesan celebration!

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Dine, Dance and Auction in Support of Pro-life Organizations

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 17:30

Dine, Dance and Auction – The 35th Annual Pro-Life Fundraiser, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be held Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road. Refreshments at 5:30 pm Dinner at 6:30 pm Live and Silent Auction to follow, Tickets: $40 each or $300 for a table of 8. Proceeds support the work of various organizations dedicated to enhancing the respect and dignity of life at every age.

For tickets or to donate new items for the auction/ raffle, please contact Louis Roth at (306) 221-4198.

Tickets are also available from parish Knights of Columbus councils in Saskatoon and area.

 

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