DIOCESAN AND PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
May 15, 2017
BISHOP'S MONTHLY VIDEO AND LETTER
Most Rev. Albert Thévenot M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert monthly video. The Theme is "Gift of the Holy Spirit". 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 web page http://www.padiocese.ca/, the Diocese has both a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/padiocese.ca/ 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.
If you are experiencing problems with the web page off/on, we are in the midst of a change, your patience is appreciated-keep trying.
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ST. CHARLES BORROMEO PARISH - Moosomin, SK
There will be an official opening and dedication of the new Church Building on June 3 at 4:30 pm, followed by a reception. Presiding over the ceremony will be the Most Rev. Bishop Albert Thévenot M. Afr. ALL ARE WELCOME to come and celebrate. For more information contact Jeanette Gorski at (306)397-2848.
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), the Most Rev. 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.
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 have been sent out to parishes and put up on the Diocesan website, at http://www.padiocese.ca/diocesan-programs19/youth-ministry/1972-altar-server-appreciation-day.html. 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, SK
For Further information, please call (306)873-2825.
93rd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE - Wakaw, SK
You are invited to the 93rd annual pilgrimage in honor of "St. Theresa of the Little Flower", June 11, 2017. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Guest speakers are Father Millan Sajonas and the Most Rev. Bishop Albert Thevenot M. Afr. Lunch is available in the church hall. The outdoor (weather permitting) Eucharistic/Confirmation celebration begins at 1:30 pm. There is some seating available but, you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to spread on the lawn. For the complete agenda, please follow the above link.
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!
The Red Cross has announced a fund to help people affected by the floods in Quebec, saying the needs will be "immense".
People can donate online or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
The money will be used to help people once they return home to pay for things such as cleanup, rebuilding and replacing furniture.
Please be generous in supporting our neighbours in their time of need. Thank you
PARISH, SCHOOL, AND GROUP EVENTS
SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION LINK TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION
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ST. DOMINIC R. C. PARISH - Hudson Bay, SK
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 July 17. Please mark your calendars and save the date. More information will follow as it becomes available.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS partnering with "madd"
Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus in partnership with MADD, Prince Albert are presenting the K of C / M.A.D.D. 2017 "Golf Classic" to be held on July 22, 2017, at Kachur's Golf Club. For further information on registration and the venue, please click on the follow the above-provided link.
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, PA
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.
CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN OUTREACH - Prince Albert
Join us Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7:00 pm (344 23 St. West, Prince Albert-Owen & Barbara Rance, hosting) for a night of deserts, coffee, as well as, presentation from CCO Missionaries Joel and Caleb Regnier, and the good work they're doing on University Campuses.
‘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 the above-provided site 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, SK
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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