Diocesan and Parish Announcements
May 8, 2017
Bishop's Monthly Video and Letter
Most Rev. Albert Thévenot M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert monthly video. The Theme is "Christ is Risen, Alleluia". To view, please go to the above-provided link.
Bishop's Letter on 2017 Diaconate Ordinations
Most Rev. Albert Thévenot M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert letter on 2017 Diaconate Ordinations.
Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan
Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan have released three documents related to death, dying and pastoral care in an era of assisted suicide and euthanasia. To view these documents, please go to the above-provided link.
Diocesan Facebook Page and Twitter Accounts
Besides the webpage, the Diocese has both a Facebook Page (Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert) and Twitter account (@padiocese). In these accounts, we publish pictures, articles, and upcoming events. Just recently, the people who follow us were able to enjoy pictures and a video with three of our clergy singing the reflection hymn after communion at the Diocesan Chrism Mass.
Ecumenical Study - Messiah Lutheran Church, Prince Albert
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) have developed joint material entitled "Together in Christ". You are invited to join them for this study in the months of May and June. The first session starts on May 17 and then every Wednesday until June 14 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information, please see the above link.
Ecumenical Prayer Service- St. Joseph's RC Parish
Come join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 3:00 pm. Hear the story from both sides, participate in the conversation and take a step toward a reconciliation. ALL ARE WELCOME. Present and presiding at the service will be Bishops from these three denominations, Bishop Sid Haugen (Saskatchewan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church), Bishop Albert Thévenot M. Afr.(Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert), and Bishop Michael Hawkins (Anglican Diocese of North Saskatchewan).
Evangelization and Catechesis
Forming Intentional Disciples 2017
Diocesan series of handouts will be following the "Forming Intentional Disciples" theme. The title of the handout is Salvation. To view this on-line, please go to our diocesan webpage athttp://padiocese.ca/our-diocese19/193-forming-intentional-disciples/1905-forming-intentional-disciples-conversion.htmlor contact Christine Taylor at (306)922-4747 extension 227 or via email at the above link.
Visit us at the Roman Catholic Diocese (1415-4th Ave. West), Prince Albert. We offer a selection of resources and gift ideas for your parish and family. If you would like to search for a specific resource, the resource centre catalogue is on-line at the above link, or call Debbie McHarg at (306)922-4747 extension 229.
An Employment Opportunity with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert
The Diocese is currently accepting applications for the position of Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry. To view, the job description, follow the link: http://www.padiocese.ca/contact9/employment-opportunities8/1959-an-employment-opportunity-with-the-roman-catholic-diocese-of-prince-albert.html.
Please send a resume to Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert, c/o Louis Hradecki, Office Manager, 1415-4th Street West, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5H1. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be treated with confidentiality.
Shrine of St. Theresa - Wakaw
Youth Ministry Event: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Retreat Presenter: Brian Bauche
St. Eugene Parish Youth Retreat - Nipawin
Join the Journey - Theme "Becoming an Intentional Disciple"
May 20, 2017, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Facilitators: Dave McQuaid and Brian Bauche
9th Diocesan Altar Server Appreciation Day
SAVE THE DATE - MAY 27, 2017 Registration packages and detailed information about times and place will be sent out to parishes and put up on the Diocesan website. Announcements will be sent out when the information is available. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Michelle Thompson at (306)922-4747 ext. 228.
Immaculate Conception Parish - Tisdale/Assump. of the B.V.M. Parish - Porcupine
Family Retreat, Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Christ the King Camp - Marean Lake
For Further information, please call (306)873-2825.
Short videos responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices”, have been produced in Saskatchewan under the direction of a Saskatchewan Bishops’ Advisory Committee, thanks to financial support from the Saskatchewan K of C Charitable Foundation. Two new videos – one focused on L’Arche and one on Suicide Prevention – have been added to the first two short videos released earlier on Palliative Care and on Care for the Elderly. All four can be found on-line at http://padiocese.ca/diocesan-programs19/social-justice10/1951-short-videos-responding-to-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide.html or www.findingthegifts.ca. Please watch and share!
Parish, School, and Group Events
SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION LINK TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Make your voice be heard!
130th ANNIVERSARY PRINCE ALBERT CATHOLIC SCHOOL DIVISION
Eucharistic Celebration and Banquet - Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mass 5:00 pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral with Bishop Albert Thévenot M. Afr. presiding; Banquet at St. Mary High School - Doors open at 6:00 pm, Supper at 6:45 pm - Program to follow ($25.00 Ticket). For more information call (306)953-7500, or email the above address.
ST. MARY HIGH SCHOOL would like to invite the community to Upstage Productions' musical comedy, "All Shook Up". Show times at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm from May 10th to May 13th. Tickets cost $18.00 for adults (ages 19 and over) and $13.00 for students (ages 18 years and under) and are available at the E.A. Rawlinson Box Office or by phoning (306)765-1270.
ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL - Spring Tea and Art Gala
May 12 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the St. Michael School Commons
You are invited to attend a showcase of our student's talents at our Annual Spring Tea!
ST. DOMINIC R. C. PARISH - Hudson Bay
On June 17, 2017, we are requesting the honour of your presence at a formal Supper and Dance commemorating 150th Celebration of Canada. Cost: $25 per person; $50 per couple. For more information and tickets (sale ends 10 June 2017) call St. Dominic Parish Office (306)865-2449 or send us an email at the above address.
ST. LAURENT SHRINE - July 2017 Celebrations
The July 2017 St. Laurent Shrine celebrations will begin on Sunday, July 16 and continue on Monday, July 17. Please mark your calendars and save the date. More information will follow as it becomes available.
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES - Prince Albert
Catholic Family Services is sponsoring a "Live Free for a Year Raffle" - $1000.00 a week for 52 weeks. Tickets are $100.00 each, only 2000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available at Catholic Family Services Office; 1008-1st Avenue West, Prince Albert or call (306)922-3202. Draw date is July 1, 2017. Proceeds will be used to support local CFS programs.To register, or for more information about programs, contact their office at (306)922-3202, 1-877-922-3202 or the above email address.
PRAIRIE CENTRE FOR ECUMENISM - BANQUET- German Cultural Centre
Please join us for an evening of Food, Fellowship, and Engagement. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5:30 pm-Cocktails, 6:30 pm-Supper, 7:30 pm-Fr. Tom Ryan "Get Involved! Ecumenism & You". ($60.00 Ticket) To purchase call (306)653-1633 or contact us at the above email address.
‘SPRINGTIME OF FAITH’ - Course Series
Each Spring in Bruno, SK - St. Therese Institute offers a series of week-long courses on various topics (ex. Theology of Evangelization, Ignatian Discernment, etc.) that are available for all who are seeking deeper faith formation, a place of peace and holiness to encounter God, and to be equipped for the New Evangelization. Cost per week is $395 - visit www.St-T.ca/SOTF or call (306)369-2555 for more details.
Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal, and healing. To register, please contact Elaine at (306)480-8911 or at the above email address.
CHRIST THE KING CAMP - Marean Lake
Are you looking for a place that invites faithful people to take a rest and breath fresh air in very peaceful and beautiful surroundings? If you are, might we suggest a visit to Christ the King Camp at Marean Lake. The camp is equipped with camper plug-ins, washrooms/showers and kitchen facilities for the larger groups. There is also a church, an outdoor altar, and a Christ the King shrine where people can go to pray or to meditate in private. For further information, please call Jeanne at (306)278-3264.
RETROUVAILLE - Helping Hurting Marriages
When couples experience difficulties in their marriage, they often feel alone; like there is no one who can help them. Retrouvaille cares about your marriage. Please consider registering for the Retrouvaille program before you consider divorce. For confidential information about the group, call (306)652-7155 or at the above email address.
Thank you so much for sharing these events with your parishioners, teachers and students to help set their hearts on fire. God bless.
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