This year, we would like to invite youth and young adults (ages 13 – 25) to take part in up to 3 exciting events taking place:

  1. Chrism Mass – Sat April 12 @Sacred Heart Cathedral from 11am-1pm
  2. Starv-a-thon – Sat/Sun April 12+13 @Rivier Academy from 4pm-4pm
  3. Annual Youth Seder Meal – Sun April 13 @ St. Joseph Church from 4pm-8pm

The Chrism Mass at the Cathedral is open to EVERYONE followed by a FREE lunch. This might be an easy way to grab lunch before the fasting begins at the next event.

So, if you wish, there are 3 great events: the Chrism Mass, the Starv-athon, and the Seder Meal! You might choose 1 or all 3. The first 2 are free and the final is $12 per person.  All this information and necessary forms are available for download below!

ALL registration forms are DUE Monday, April 8, 2013. Participants must bring their completed Appendix 11C’s and Pledge Forms at, or before arrival to the event.

Starvathon and Seder Meal Poster 2014

FORM Downloads:

Exciting news – the Diocese of Prince Albert will be leading a pilgrimage to Poland in July 2016! Application forms and further details will be available in the coming weeks. If you are interested, please let us know ASAP by emailing or contacting the Office of Youth Ministry 306.922.4747 ext. 235.

This pilgrimage is for young adults 18 and over (at the time of departure) who want to take an adventurous leap in their faith and join millions of other young adults from around the world as they gather with the Holy Father in a pilgrimage of a lifetime!

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National Evangelization Team - Diocese of Prince Albert

The National Evangelization Team (NET) Team #1 will be in our Diocese from Feb 4-19, 2014.

If you would like to offer your home to host N.E.T. for overnight accommodations for this year or in the future, please contact Warren 306.922.4747 x 235.  If you would like to have N.E.T come to your parish or school next year, please contact the Office of Youth Ministry and get on the list.   Email your interest to: 


Team Schedule:

  • Feb 4 – Tues- Arrival with Supper at the Bishop’s (5:30-9:00pm)
  • Feb 5 – Wed- Blaine Lake (5-9pm)
  • Feb 6 – Thurs- NB – JPII grades 8 + 10 (9am-3pm)
  • Feb 7 – Fri- NB – ND/St. Mary Schools (9am-3pm)
  • Feb 8 – Sat- TEAM DAY in Cut Knife
  • Feb 9 – Sun- Cut Knife (10am-7pm)
  • Feb 10 – Mon- Rosthern (5-9pm)
  • Feb 11 – Tues- Shellbrook (5:30-9:00pm)
  • Feb 12 – Wed- St. Louis (5-9pm)
  • Feb 13 – Thurs – PA – Rivier Academy (9:00am-3:15pm)
  • Feb 14 – Fri- Spiritwood St. Francis School (9am-3pm)
  • Feb 15 – Sat- PA – Music Workshop at St. Michael Parish (10am-9pm)
  • Feb 16 – Sun- Deanery#1 Retreat in Albertville (3-7pm)
  • Feb 17 – Mon- TEAM DAY in Albertville
  • Feb 18 – Tues- Arborfield (7-9pm)
  • Feb 19 – Wed – Departure Day
NET 2014
Encounter Team 1
Back L-R: Sean Roche – Medicine Hat, AB. Matt Handrahan – Charlottetown, PEI. Graeme Vanden Dungen – Vauxhall, AB. Joey Linner – Drayton Valley, AB. Peter Navratil – 150 Mile House, BC. Tim Elliott – Paradise, NL.
Front L-R: Amy ten-Bohmer – Chilliwack, BC. Persephanie Mullin – Spruce Grove, AB. Meghan Darling – Saint John, NB. Sara Pellegrino – Grimsby, ON. Rachel Dalcin – Hornepayne, ON. Regina Masters – Pearland, TX, USA


If you haven’t already registered for our upcoming Conference for Adult Youth Ministry Leaders in Saskatoon, sponsored by the CCYMN – DO IT!!!


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November 28th, 2013

2013 Advent Calendar from XT3's Advent Calendar’s Advent Calendar

It is that time of year again to prepare ourselves for the Nativity of Christ.

Take some time to draw closer to God through prayer and reflection using the great tools on the website, or by downloading one of their apps for your mobile device. Even if you just commit to 3 minutes a day leading up to Christmas, you will be so surprised how much more meaningful the Incarnation will be to you (and those around you)!



Catechism in a year

Support our Tanzania Mission – Buy a Sobey’s or Co-op Gift Card!

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Download the form here and return form/cash to the:

Diocese of Prince Albert,
1415 – 4 Ave West, Prince Albert, SK S6V5H1
or call 306.922.4747 ext.235 to reserve a card.



Come help us raise money for the Mission to Tanzania in the summer of 2013 with our Black Tie Dinner. The evening includes a three course dinner, fantastic live music featuring St Mary High School Jazz Band and charity auction full of great prizes. Cash Bar. It will take place at 6:30pm at St. Mary High School in Prince Albert. Tickets are $35.00 at the diocesan center and St. Mary High School at the front desk. Call Kayleigh Skomoroski at 306-940-8894 for more information.

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September 30th, 2013

Why a Permanent Diaconate

Three reasons lay behind the need for permanent deacons:

1) A desire to enrich the Church with the functions of the diaconate, which otherwise, in many regions, could only be exercised with great difficulty;

2) The intention of strengthening with the grace of diaconal ordination those who already exercised many of the functions of the Diaconate;

3) A concern to provide regions, where there was a shortage of clergy, with sacred ministers.

The word “Deacon” comes from the Greek diakonos, meaning “service”.  In essence, deacons are ordained as servants of the church, which in itself reflects the spirituality of service, which is the spirituality of the whole Church.

“Only those are to be promoted to orders who …have sound faith,are motivated by the right intention, are endowed with the requisite knowledge, enjoy a good reputation, and have moral probity, proven virtue and the other physical and psychological qualities appropriate to the order to be received”.  

Reference from the website of the Vatican:  Basic norms for the formation of permanent deacons

Who can become a Permanent Deacon

  • Catholic males who have been baptized and practicing the faith for at least five years
  • Between the ages of 35 and 65 by ordination
  • Of good moral character and reputation
  • In a valid, stable marriage, or living celibately if unmarried or widowed
  • Actively involved in their parish or in an ecclesial movement
  • Of sound physical and psychological health
  • Economically stable and self-sufficient
  • Residents of the Diocese of Prince Albert
  • Living a deep and sacramental spiritual life, as evidenced by their frequent attendance at Mass, reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and participation in spiritual exercises and retreats.

Married candidates must have the consent and support of their wives, who must be willing to participate in their formation as needed.

If you think God may be calling you to discern the vocation of permanent deacon, you may begin the process by contacting: 

Michael Averyt
Permanent Diaconate Director
Ph: 306-922-4747 ext 232