We pray as a diocesan family that Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, will bring God’s own peace to our violent world – peace in the hearts of all men and women, and peace among the nations of the earth.
* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Director of Hospital Pastoral Care
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is seeking a full-time Director of Hospital Pastoral Care. (Salary is in accordance with diocesan salary grid.)
• Collaborate with priest chaplain to provide an effective on-going pastoral care presence and leadership team in both Saskatoon City Hospital and Royal University Hospital.
• Recruit, coordinate and support volunteers
• Provide direct ministry to patients and families
• Promote parish pastoral care and hospital visitation
• At least one basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE); openness to additional units
• Some pastoral care experience and training in spiritual pastoral care
• Strong faith life and aware of its role in healing
• Collaboration, organization, communication, interpersonal skills
APPLICATION: Submit letter of application, resume and references (including priest reference) by Dec. 14, 2015 to: Director of Pastoral Services, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H1; (306) 659-5834; codirector [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com
Our Lady of Guadalupe Gospel Fest will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 from Noon—10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Upper Hall, Avenue 0 and 20th Street, Saskatoon. Everyone is welcome! to come enjoy Gospel Music. The theme is Bind Us Together. The Guadalupe Choir and various other artists will perform. Registration is not required, Admission is free. For more information: please call Sandy at 306.262.0302 or 306.979.6248 or Guadalupe Parish at 306-653-4945. At noon, we will have soup and sandwiches. Potluck supper at 6 p.m. we are encouraging everyone to bring something.
* Children’s Story Time - Thank you to all who participated in Children's Story Time on Thursday mornings at the Msgr. Michael Koch Library these past three years. Due to some recent changes, we will no longer be able to continue with the program. Check out story times at your local library. Also available for mothers are Time out For Moms as well as Mom's Morning Out, both programs run out of the Cathedral of the Holy Family. Once again thank you so much to all of our Guest Readers as well as families: it was wonderful to get to know you and your children during Story Time.
* Contemplative Mass led by Fr. Kevin McGee will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at St. Augustine Church, 602 Boychuk Dr. in 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. You are encouraged to relax and rest in the abiding presence of Christ.
* Advent Mission: The Oblate Retreat Team invites everyone to attend an Advent Mission from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 222 Willow Street (at corner of Melrose Avenue and Hilliard Street) in Saskatoon. This is a special way to begin our Advent journey, preparing a way for the Lord.
* CWL Pre-Christmas Tea and Bake Sale will be held 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon. Baking, raffles, door prizes, coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $3.
You are invited to a free Come and Go Nativity Display Open House at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1405-31st St. W., (1 block East of Ave. P) Saskatoon on Saturday, Nov. 28, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Get into the season by coming out to view dozens of nativity scenes, hear Christmas music and eat some goodies. There will be cookie decorating for the youth and young at heart. Everyone is welcome.
* The Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre invites you all to an Open House on Thursday, November 26 at the Centre; #23- 1006 8th St. East, Saskatoon from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Come see, hear, and experience what we are all about. Refreshments will be served. We are YOUR centre, supported by the prayers and donations of Saskatoon and Area churches, businesses, organizations and individuals. We embrace, educate and empower women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies by striving to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. We hope to see many of you there! Call 306 665 7550 for more information.
Maranatha Yoga Advent Retreat - Unexpected Grace: The Gift of Christmas: A day-long retreat on December 12th at Queen’s House of Retreat. Through the lens of our yoga prayer-practice we will look anew at what it means to wait, hope and long for the light that Christmas brings. Grace yourself a day out of this busy Advent season to reconnect with yourself and with God in preparation and anticipation for the true gift of Christmas. No yoga experience necessary. All bodies welcomed, accommodated and celebrated. Visit www.maranathayoga.ca for additional retreat details or contact Kate O’Gorman, RYT at maranathayoga [at] gmail.com to register. Space is limited!
* Pure Witness Ministries presents YEP and Reconnect Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Anne Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. YEP for youth Gr. 8 and up runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. featuring guest speaker Mark Mallett and basketball with the bishop. Cost is $25 (includes meals). For more information see www.purewitness.com
Pure Witness Ministries RECONNECT - Adoration Night with Mark Mallett: A night for the whole family! All ages are welcome to come out for a great night of Eucharistic Adoration at St. Anne's Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon from 7 pm - 10 pm on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Mark Mallett, a Catholic evangelist, author, and singer/songwriter, will be giving a talk on “Living in the Hour of Mercy” and leading us in musical Adoration. There will also be a program happening at the same time for younger children so bring out the whole family. Followed by snack and fellowship.
* STAR OF BETHLEHEM - Free screening of the video Star of Bethlehem will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon. Long foretold by Old Testament prophets, the birth of Jesus Christ was revealed by a "star" that had never been seen before, nor seen again. We are now able to establish what that star was, why it appeared when it did, and why it did things that no other celestial body could do. As the narrator of this video unfolds this mystery, we will be increasingly amazed at the intricate detail, on a cosmic scale, of God's loving plan for our salvation. We will also see jaw-dropping evidence of the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. For more information contact Don Lalonde at donlalonde [at] sasktel.net Bring friends!
Catholic Engaged Encounter - Getting married? Take a weekend away to focus on your relationship: "A Wedding is a Day, a Marriage is a Lifetime". Catholic Engaged Encounter uses a tried and true method of marriage preparation that has been successful for over 30 years and gained approval from the Vatican and hundreds of dioceses. Regina and Muenster CEE upcoming weekends include: Jan. 22-24 or March 18-20 (Lumsden) or April 1-3 (Muenster), For more information see: www.ceewest.com . For either of the Lumsden weekends call Kim and Vance Weber at (306) 698-2466. For the Muenster weekend April 1-3, call Heather and Craig Stomp at at (306) 682-3326.
* Nov. 29 “Saskatoon 2 Paris - a Climate Mobilization” - A climate change march will be held in Saskatoon at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, beginning at the Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Kiwanis Park on Spadina Crescent East, crossing Broadway Bridge to Oskayak High School. Bishop Don Bolen will be one of the speakers. For two weeks (Nov 30 - Dec 11) world leaders will meet in Paris for the UN Climate Change Conference. On Nov. 29, people around the world will be marching, to ask the leaders to ensure a healthy planet for all. Please come out and join us. For more information contact: Sylvia NDS at clean.sjbo [at] sasktel.net
STEWARDSHIP CORNER: (feast of Christ the King)
Jesus says his kingdom is not from this world but that those who believe in him will hear and listen to his voice. He has come from the Father to reveal God’s truth and to make us a royal nation of priests in the service of God. The sacrifice of Christ frees us from ourselves and our sins. Jesus, in the midst of all the noise and distractions of this world, we find it hard to hear your voice. Open our ears Lord that we may hear and take account of your Word. Help us use our gifts to serve God and others.
Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation, e-mail: jhamoline [at] dscatholicfoundation.ca or phone: (306) 659-5849 or see: www.dscatholicfoundation.ca/parish-stewardship-resources
Year of Consecrated Life continues until Feast of Presentation of Our Lord, Feb. 2, 2016 –
In a recent survey of a broad spectrum of Catholics, more than 70 percent of the survey participants have invited someone to consider religious life. Ideally the promotion of vocations is the responsibility of the entire church, not only of the clergy or religious themselves. Pope Francis promulgated the Year of Consecrated Life to raise the church’s awareness about the importance of this unique vocation within the communion of vocation we all share as baptized Christians. What a gift and blessing for the entire church! -Vision Vocation Guide 2015
Find testimonies and vocation stories about Consecrated Life on the diocesan website: www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/year-consecrated-life
ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTINUING FROM LAST WEEK:
* “The Hymns of Leonard Cohen: A Rabbi and a Bishop Walk Into a Concert....” Friends Rabbi Claudio Jodorkovsky of Congregation Agudas Israel and Bishop Donald Bolen of the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon will reflect upon the Jewish and Christian imagery and prayers which are a feature of so many of Leonard Cohen’s songs at this free public event 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at Congregation Agudas Israel, 715 McKinnon Avenue, Saskatoon. A reception will follow. Everyone is welcome.
* Refugee Crisis - The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) national Justice and Peace Commission has released a new document on welcoming refugees. “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me...” The new document can be found online at: www.cccb.ca or call diocesan Justice and Peace coordinator Myron Rogal at (306) 659-5841.
The CCCB has also endorsed a joint fund-raising campaign to assist Syrian refugees seeking shelter and protection in the Middle East and parts of Europe. The joint campaign involves three Canadian Catholic aid agencies that have been actively helping refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries for many years: • Development and Peace - www.devp.org / • Aid to the Church in Need - www.acn-aed-ca.org / • Catholic Near East Welfare Association - www.cnewa.ca To donate to any of the three organizations visit their websites, or to contribute to Development and Peace’s relief efforts call 1-888-234-8533 or mail a cheque made out to “Development and Peace” to 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC, H3G 1T7. (Indicate on cheque: “European Refugees” or “Syria Crisis.”) Donations to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria will be matched by the federal government until Dec. 31, 2015, up to $100 million.
Another way to help Syrian refugees immediately is to donate directly to those Saskatoon parishes who have a Syrian family already sponsored. For more information about refugee sponsorship, contact Christine Zyla of the Office of Migration at the Catholic Pastoral Centre: (306) 659-5842 or e-mail: migration [at] saskatoonrcdiocese.com
Pope Francis reminds us that “Mercy is the middle name of Love,” and in the Gospel passage from Matthew 25, Jesus tells us: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it for one of the least of these, you did it for me.”
* The Return of Theology on Tap! For young adults 19 to 35 years, Theology on Tap will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Louis' on Campus. We are closing out the Year of Consecrated life with a celebration! Join us for guest speaker Fr. Michael Smolinski, CSsR, as he speaks about his vocation, and the theme: Religious Life Revealed: An honest look at being a Redemptorist today. Come join the conversation regarding the challenges of living out the Gospel and following God's call. Theology on Tap is sponsored by STM Campus Ministry and the youth ministry offices of the diocese and the eparchy of Saskatoon.
* L’Arche Prayer Nights: L’Arche Saskatoon regularly hosts prayer nights at Christopher House, 503 Christopher Lane, Saskatoon, usually with tea and cookies afterwards. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming prayer nights will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
* Prison ministry requests: The diocesan Restorative Ministry office is seeking men’s winter coats or parkas (sizes large, extra large and up), as well as rosaries with metal chains (any colour except pink) as part of the outreach provided to men at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. Please drop off or send donations to the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd floor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, S7S 1H1, which is open from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or call Dianne Anderson at (306) 659-5845.
November is Adoption Awareness Month! Alliance for Life Saskatoon will be showing the movie "The Miracle of Marcelino" Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 pm at St. Joseph's Hall, Broadway Avenue and 8th Street East, Saskatoon, with popcorn and refreshments provided and a Children's Corner too. All welcome. For more info contact afl [at] allianceforlifesaskatoon.ca
* Public presentation – “Assisted Suicide, Palliative Care, and Ethics at End of Life” will be presented 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Cafeteria Room 1/2/3, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon. Speakers are Dr. Vivian Walker, co-director of Palliative Care for the Saskatoon Health Region, and Dr. Joy Mendel, Ethicist, St. Paul’s Hospital and Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan.
* St. Peter the Apostle CWL Tea, Bake Sale, and White Elephant Sale will be held 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 in the Bishop Klein School gym at 1121 Northumberland Ave., Saskatoon. Admission $3. Vendors: $10/table. Call Terry at 306-382-0474 to rent a table.
* Moral Convictions information – Everyone has the right to live according to their moral convictions – including your doctor. The possible legalization of euthanasia puts doctors in a difficult position. Many cannot assist in a patient’s death because of their professional, moral or ethical commitments. There are plans in place that would make it impossible for these doctors to maintain their integrity on this and other issues. We want doctors to be able to serve their patients instead of being pushed out of the practice of medicine. But we need your help. Governments and medical associations will only agree if there is public support. Learn more and take action at www.moralconvictions.ca (Sponsored by Christian Medical and Dental Society, Canadian Physicians for Life, Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies) or for more information contact Myron Rogal of the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace, 306-659-5841.
* CWL Clothing Depot at 619-20th St. West, Saskatoon is seeking donations of new items for its annual Christmas sale. For example: toys, socks, underwear, gloves, toques, sheets, comforters, towels, jewelry, health and beauty products, or individually wrapped candy. Thank you for your generosity. Your donations help those who are struggling to make ends meet in our city, giving them a joyous chance to shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Parents can choose a toy at an affordable price, enjoying the freedom and dignity of making their own purchase, while children with only a few coins can buy a gift for mom or dad. The sale starts Nov. 17and runs to Dec. 23. Items can be dropped off at the Clothing Depot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, or you may arrange for a pickup by calling (306) 242-5042. Other donations: The non-profit CWL Clothing Depot also accepts used clothing and household gifts for their store located on the lower level of Saskatoon Friendship Inn. Volunteers are also needed – you don’t have to be a CWL member! To inquire about volunteering: (306) 242-5042.
* Art Calendar – A new calendar published by the Diocese of Saskatoon features full colour images of Holy Family Cathedral’s stained glass artwork and the Annunciation Mosaic in the Queen of Peace Chapel. The calendar is available for $20 (as either a 2016 Calendar or a Perpetual Calendar that allows you to keep the calendar long-term). Each month highlights part of the Cathedral’s artwork, designed by award-winning Canadian artist Sarah Hall. The brilliantly-coloured images have been delicately reproduced on top-quality paper, making this calendar a worthy piece of art for any room or office. Purchase the art calendars after Sunday Masses in the welcome area at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, or from the Cathedral parish office or the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, during regular office hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The Calendars are also available for sale at Universal Church Supplies at 437-2nd Ave. N, Saskatoon, and at the book store at St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster. Don't miss this opportunity to enter into the joy of this holy season by sharing the beauty of our Cathedral's stained glass windows and mosaic with family, friends and neighbours.
Retrouvaille ( www.helpourmarriage.com ) is a lighthouse for marriages on stormy seas. If you and your spouse are struggling in your marriage, even if you are separated, know that there is hope. If you are interested in learning more about Retrouvaille please see a brochure at the back of your church or would like to register for the next Saskatchewan weekend being held in Saskatoon in Winter 2016, please call (306) 652-7155 or email: retrouvaille [at] sasktel.net
* 24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration - Be still and know that I am God - Queen's House has monthly 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration beginning every fourth Monday of the month at noon and ending the following day Tuesday noon. Would you be willing to commit one hour to spend with Jesus? For further information contact Sally (306) 373-2621. The next opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration at Queen’s House is Nov. 23- 24.
* “Time with Thérèse- Silent before the Crib” is a 24-hour retreat Nov. 27-28 at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, Sk., focused on the childlike spirituality of St. Thérèse and the beauty of the Advent/Christmas season. Allow yourself to be guided into the mystery of the Incarnation in a new way. Retreat begins Friday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m. and ends Saturday, Nov. 28 at 4:00 p.m.; cost: $75. Register online at www.St-T.ca/twt or call (306) 369-2555.
Christmas Without You: Christmas is a difficult time of the year for anyone who has lost a loved one. Join us for Christmas Without You: A Day of Hope and Support For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One. This day of reflection will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at St. Therese Institute in Bruno, SK. Cost is $35 (includes lunch). Register online at www.St-T.ca/cwy or call (306) 369-2555. (Please bring a framed photograph of your loved one.)
St. Nicholas Day Community Party will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno SK. Features family-friendly entertainment, sweets and treats, and a visit from St. Nick! If you have a family-friendly Christmas-type act (song, dance, poem, skit, etc) that you'd like to perform, contact Vicky Serblowski (306-369-2555 or email: vserblowski [at] sttherese.ca) to inquire about being a part of the St. Nick Day entertainment schedule.
St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission at Bruno, Sk. will present its annual Lenten Conference on Feb. 12-14, 2016 featuring brilliant theologian, scripture scholar, and speaker Scott Powell of Boulder, Colorado for a weekend of inspiration, encouragement, and spiritual growth. Please visit www.St-T.ca/Lent for more information or call (306) 369-2555.Space is limited -- last year we sold out a few weeks in advance of the event, so don't miss out on the early-bird rate of $195! See you there!
QUEEN’S HOUSE PROGRAMMING INFORMATION: Located at 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK. S7M 0C9 • Phone: 306-242-1916 • Email: receptionist [at] queenshouse.org • Website: www.queenshouse.org
Ongoing programs include:
• CENTERING PRAYER: Monday evenings – 7 pm
• HOLY EUCHARIST: Wednesday afternoons - call to confirm time – all are welcome!
• JOURNEY WITH SCRIPTURE: Fr Paul Fachet- $25 includes lunch– 1st Wednesday
• TAIZE PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2nd Tuesday/month - 8 pm – Nov. 10
• DAY AWAY – Gisele Bauche - 2nd Wednesday each month - $25 includes lunch – Nov. 11
• 24 HOUR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: 4th Monday/month, 12:00 noon – Tuesday 12:00 noon (next dates are Nov. 23/24). For information call Sally at (306) 373-2621.
• PERSONAL DAY(S) OF PRIVATE PRAYER: Book anytime
MARANATHA YOGA: - Kate O’Gorman / Monday Evenings from 7:15 - 8:30 pm at Queen’s House. Cost: $10 drop-in.
COME & GO ICON WORKSHOPS: with Anna Mycyk and Gisele Bauche / Wednesday evenings at Queen’s House from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning October 21. Cost is $15 / session.
THE LORD’S PRAYER: - with Dr. Walter Klaassen / 5 consecutive Wednesdays at Queen’s House from 2:30 to 4:00 pm continuing on Nov. 25. Cost is $10/session.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BROTHERS’ KEEPER BREAKFAST: Second Tuesday each month at Queen’s House from 7 am till 8 am followed by breakfast and fellowship.
* Marian Day of Mercy Retreat: Begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a Marian Day Retreat at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral on Saturday, November 28, beginning at 9:00 am. Presenters include Fr. Denis Phaneuf and Moira Noonan. Invite family, friends, those away from the practice of their faith. Lunch is available for a free will offering. Parking also available behind the church on 5th Avenue. Please call the parish office to confirm your attendance: (306) 652-0033.
* Christmas Tea and Bake Sale - Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Auditorium, 10th Street and Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Admission $3 (adults), $2 (children 6 to 12 years), and free for preschool age children. Features Kolachi breads, cabbage rolls, varenyky (two kinds), wheat, home baking, and raffles. Sponsored by Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada.
Free Religious Goods – Including prayer and saint cards - free to Catholic organizations, a creative way to evangelize by promoting the faith. Find more information online at www.everydaystop.com/freereligiousgoods/
* Youth Ministry Coordinator Position at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville (20 hrs/week) - The Youth Ministry Coordinator (YMC) will be responsible for planning and coordinating, with parish volunteers, meaningful and relevant youth activities and events, which provide opportunities for spiritual growth, faith development, fellowship and fun. Required Qualifications: Person of Christian faith and character; accept and practice Christian ministry within the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Participation in the life of our congregation, including Sunday worship. Musical ability preferred. Prior experience and/ or related education in leading youth ministry programs. For more information contact: Christy Dupuis at Christy.dupuis [at] gmail.com To Apply: Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and references to: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300 8th Ave. S, PO Box 684 Martensville, SK S0K 2T0; Phone/Fax: 931-3111
Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together programs, Fall 2015
Christ-centred Yoga (all levels) - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, Oct. 3 to Dec. 12 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon (No class Oct. 24 or Nov. 21), with facilitators Diane Waldbillig and Jo-Ann Emard. Foundations of yoga from a Christ-centred perspective, this program provides an atmosphere of worship, created to deepen one’s connection to Christ. With a focus on scripture, these sessions suitable for all levels will address how to incorporate breath and yoga postures to calm mind and spirit while relaxing the body. In this unique prayer form, we become receptive to God in our lives through His Word, worship and wellness. Call Diane for more information about at (306) 668-1085 or e-mail: dianew [at] holyyoga.net or melissae [at] holyyoga.net Drop-in $10 each.
* The God Story Continues in Our Stories: Seeking God in Everyday Life - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at St. Peter Parish, Unity, SK., with facilitator Leah Perrault. Contact Terri to pre-register for this diocesan Foundations program: (306) 228-2341. Cost is $5.
The Catholic Church and Other Religions – 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at St. Theresa Parish, Rosetown, with facilitator Fr. Matthew Ramsay. Can followers of other religions be saved? Can Catholics use practices, like yoga and smudging, from other religions? Does the Church have anything to say about Merry Christmas on buses and Christian prayer at public events? This foundations course will examine the Catholic Church's rich but mostly unknown teaching on the relationship between Christ and other religions. Contact Judy to pre-register for this diocesan Foundations program: (306) 882-2488. Cost is $5.
St. Paul’s Hospital Gift Shop Is Looking for Volunteers - Would you like to give back to your community through volunteer service? St. Paul’s Hospital is seeking volunteers to work in its Gift Shop Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for four-hour shifts. Proceeds from the Gift Shop support important patient care items and services at St. Paul’s Hospital. The Gift Shop is managed by the SPH Foundation and supported by a volunteer staff, including members of the SPH Nurses Alumni. If you would like to volunteer your services at St. Paul’s Hospital, please contact Kathi Lewis, Volunteer Workforce at (306) 655-5823 or visit the website at: www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/your_health/ps_volunteer_services.htm No experience is required – just a caring and compassionate attitude and the desire to support our patients and staff at St. Paul’s Hospital.
* Every 60 seconds, someone needs blood. When you donate, you give life. If you knew someone who needed help in order to live, would you help? If you are in good health and at least 17 years old, visit www.blood.ca to take Canadian Blood Services’ eligibility quiz to find out if you can donate. If you are eligible, you can book your appointment online with the GiveBlood app, call toll free: 1-888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit our blood donor clinic located at 325 20th St E in Saskatoon. If your church wishes to organize a group blood donation with a free shuttle service, e-mail tobias.keogh [at] blood.ca. It’s in you to give!
Cards for Sale - All-occasion (blank) cards and Christmas cards with a message from Bishop Donald Bolen are available for sale at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, a project undertaken by the parish Catholic Women's League council. Each package is $15 and contains 12 cards featuring two each of six selected images of the cathedral windows and the chapel mosaic. The parish office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first floor the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.
Are you 18-30 years old and thinking about attending World Youth Day this summer in Poland? The Emmanuel Community of Saskatoon is traveling to Krakow and looking for young people to join them! The group is visiting Auschwitz, the John Paul II museum, attending a pre-forum in Czestochowa and celebrating WYD in Kraków with Pope Francis. If you are interested in coming to World Youth Day 2016, please contact Jenny Porter at porterjenny14 [at] gmail.com
The following announcement requests come from groups outside of our Catholic ministry partners in the diocese. As always, the parish Pastor and Parish Life Director are invited to make all publication decisions regarding their particular parish communities.
A piano to be donated to a church or seniors facility. This is an older piano with a lovely sound. It was tuned 2 years ago and has been well looked after. It has also been refinished and had new hammers put in a few years ago. For more information, please call Starla Slater,
Phone # 306 262-7722
1. May all of creation be freed from the domination of those who exploit its resources. We pray to the Lord.
2. For Farmland Legacies in its efforts to provide nutritious protein to the needy. We pray to the Lord.