Catholic Family Services
200 - 506 - 25th St. E., Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7
P: 244-7773 F: 244-8537 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Family Services
(CFS) provides counselling to support and enhance the quality of life for
the residents of Saskatoon and area.
Individual counselling for
those experiencing stress in any area of life?help in defining problems,
looking at alternatives and making decisions.
Couples counselling enables
couples to look at their relationship in order to increase awareness and
make appropriate decisions.
Family counselling improves
communication and enables families to deal with a variety of problems,
including parenting issues.
These services can be accessed
either by referral or at an individual's request. Contact the office
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Fees are based on individual
ability to pay.
Family Life Enrichment
Catholic Family Services
programs are designed to offer practical support and encouragement for
the all-important family unit. From parenting classes and marriage
enrichment programs to children's groups, CFS programs provide a wealth
of valuable information. Catholic Family Services can also develop
programs to meet the specific needs of community groups. Please contact
Catholic Family Services for more information on the types of programs
available as well as their costs.
Marriage preparation programs
in the diocese are the responsibility of Catholic Family Services.
The diocese requires that couples planning to marry begin to plan early
by contacting their parish priest and registering for a marriage preparation
course. There are four types of marriage preparation programs which
vary both in terms of duration and cost:
The Marriage Preparation
Experience is parish based. For more information contact the parish
priest. Cost: $35 - $40.
Marriage Preparation Workshops
are held three times a year and are directly sponsored by Catholic Family Services.
Upcoming Marriage Prep Weekends:
|Holy Spirit Marriage Prep
Sun Oct 27, 2013
Sun Dec 8, 2013
|Catholic Engaged Encounter at Lumsden, SK.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Prepare is a pre-marital
service in which the engaged couple work individually with a trained counsellor.
Teen Parent Program/Child Care Centre
The Teen Parent Program
is a program developed for the support of young parents. A variety
of activities are used to build and reinforce effective parenting and life
management skills. Recently a child care centre has been designed
to meet the special needs of both the teen parents and their children.
Providing quality daycare helps make it possible for the teen parents to
continue their education and to learn effective parenting techniques.
The Centre is located and affiliated with the Bishop Murray Tutorial Program.
If you are interested in this program or require more information please
call Catholic Family Services at 244-7773.
Issues of Family Violence
"Family violence includes
not only physical abuse but also psychological, emotional and sexual acts
of violence within both traditional and non-traditional families.
A pastoral agent's primary concern must be for the safety of the victim(s).
No matter what the type of abuse, the cycle of violence requires active
intervention before it can be broken." (Taken from Roberta Morris,
Ending Violence in Families: a training program for pastoral care
workers, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, 1988.) For information
and support, contact Catholic Family Services or the Family Support Centre.
Knights of Columbus (Saskatchewan)
Saskatchewan State Council - 214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 2K4 Phone 306.665.7858 Fax: 306.665.1245. Email: email@example.com Website: www.kofcsask.com
Love and Truth
Contact: Robert and Janice
Martin, 446 Anglin Court, Saskatoon, SK
S7J 5G1 249-4327 or
Love and Truth is an association
of Catholic couples and families who have responded to the call of Pope
John Paul II to faithfully transmit the teaching of the Church that the
love of God is the source and foundation of family life. Love and
Truth provides a series of weekend retreats that deal with the sacramental
basis of marriage, communication between husband and wife, prayer and the
raising of children.
Pro-Life & Alliance for Life Saskatoon, Inc.
Contacts: Nicole Pyle, St. Joseph’s Rectory, 535 – 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0P9 Ph: 683-0829, or Hugh Brennan, Ph: 975-0551
(If no one is available, please leave a message.) The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Alliance for Life Saskatoon
is a local pro-life educational resource centre, focusing on abortion and
euthanasia. We provide videos, books, pamphlets and other resources
free of charge to anyone in the community wishing to educate themselves
or others on these issues.
Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan, Inc.
Contact: Denise Hounjet-Roth,
Box 8262, Saskatoon, SK S7K 6C5 Phone: 249-2764
Campaign Life is a political
action pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure
full legal protection for all innocent human life, including the handicapped,
the aged, and the unborn child.
Carlton Trail Pro-Life
Contact: Marage Knaus (President),
Box 446, Lanigan, SK S0K 2M0 365-4700
Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association
Contact: Nicole Pyle Ph: 683-0829
The aim of the Saskatchewan
Pro-Life Association is to promote respect for all human life from the
moment of conception to natural death, through education and political
lobbying. Alliance for Life Saskatoon, Inc. and Saskatchewan Youth
for Life are the local affiliates of the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association.
Saskatoon Pro-Life, Inc.
Contact: Marcel D'Eon (President),
2517 York Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK S7J 1J6 343-9252
Saskatoon Pro-Life, Inc.
is an educational right to life organization which addresses the issues
of abortion, euthanasia and infanticide and provides positive alternatives
to abortion. A 24-hour Pregnancy Crisis Phone Line is operated by
Saskatoon Pro-Life and can be reached at 665-7550.
REAL Women of Canada
Contact: Cecilia Forsyth,
Box 9725, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G5 253-4789 FAX 253-4365
REAL Women of Canada is
a non-partisan, interdenominational organization of women who believe the
social and economic problems of women should be resolved by taking into
consideration the effects on family life and society as a whole.
REAL Women affirms the family as society's most important unit and supports
legislation which upholds the Judeo-Christian values of marriage and family
Serena Living in Harmony with Your Fertility
Contact: Annette Bentler, c/o Box 7375 Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J3
Ph: 934-8223 or 1-800-667-1637 website: www.serena.ca
Serena provides accurate
information and complete instruction in Fertility Awareness and Natural
Family Planning. They Sympto-thermal test as taught by Serena is extremely
effective as a method of pregnancy prevention, yet free of side-effects
commonly associated with contraceptive methods. Fertility Awareness is
equally effective when used by couples wishing to onceive or by those experiencing
difficulty conceiving, as a means to pinpoint the optimal fertile time
For more information, contact the Serena office at 934-8223
or if out of the Saskatooon telephone area, phone 1-800-667-1637.
Time Out for Moms - Catholic Enrichment for Women
Contact: Donna McCulloch Ph: 374-2893
An opportunity for women
to meet on a weekly basis for growth in the faith and in family life.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Contact: Marc & Anita Loiselle 258-2192
The Marriage Encounter Weekend
is a positive and personal experience for a couple, offering them a technique
of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Marriage Encounter is for any couple who want to enrich their marriage
whether they have been married for a short time or many years.
The Committee for Inclusive Catholic Communities
Contact: Dorothy Fortier,
This newly-formed committee
has been developed to help Catholic communities:
- create an awareness of
and welcoming attitude towards those who have experienced alienation because
of a disability and;
- facilitate inclusion in
the church community with immediate attention to the sacramental life of
Interchurch families is
an international organization with its main objective to encourage couples
whose marriages are mixed to worship together and respect each other's
differences. An interchurch family:
As a group, Interchurch Families
meets on the third Monday of each month at the Saskatoon Center of Ecumenism
on 2nd Avenue South at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Shirley
and Bernie Karstad at 306-373-4946 or visit the international website at
- joins in marriage two
baptized Christians from different traditions
- each spouse participates
actively in his or her particular church and to various degress in one
- each spouse takes an active,
conscientious role in the religious education of his or her children