March for Life

Monday May 7: 7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass dedicated to the Unborn at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Main Celebrant: Archbishop Donald Bolen. Social to follow.

Tuesday May 8: 12:00 p.m. Registration and gathering at Christ the King Parish, 3239 Garnet Street. The March to the Legislative Building begins at 1:30 p.m.

A Regina Pro-Life Fundraising banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m. For tickets call 306-569-1985 ($25 each)


One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies

May 4, 5, 6

The 2018 One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies is scheduled for 4, 5 and 6 May. Persons participating in this multi-national pro-life prayer event will pray at least one Rosary for an end to abortion. For details and to register go to: http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/


Camp Monahan Garage Sale

It's time to clean out your closets for the Annual Trash to Treasure Garage Sale. Pick-ups/drop-offs can be arranged starting April 15. Please call the office for information.

Camp Monahan Association extends a warm welcome to the newest members of its Board of Directors: Mary Campbell, Darren Fisher, George Kress, James Lipoth and Tasha Toupin. Camp is looking for volunteers to assist with camp clean-up, minor repairs, etc. as we get ready for the 2018 camping season.

Please contact Bob Kowalchuk, Archdiocesan Representative to the Board, for more information: BKowalchuk@archregina.sk.ca or 306-352-1651 ext 236.


Bishop's Cup Basketball Tournament

April 17 - pizza at 5:30 p.m.

Students in Grade 8 and up are invited to come join in the first annual “Bishop Cup” Basketball tournament. Students, priests, deacons and seminarians will play with and against students.

The tournament will be held Tuesday, April 17th at Miller Comprehensive High School in Regina. There is no cost. A pizza supper will be served from 5:30- 6:45 and tournament will begin at 7:00.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged! All students welcome to join! To register please email Tammie at t.wickenheiser@rcsd.ca or phone 306-791-7230.


A Taste of Skylight

Come and get a flavour of Skylight Festival, a festival of Arts, Spirituality and Social Justice held in Paris ON, each summer. A Taste of Skylight April 20-21, planned jointly by Eastside United Church, Bread of Life Lutheran, and St. Philip Anglican churches will provide the opportunity for you to experience the intersection of these elements of life through dynamic and engaging contributors. Friday night begins with a free pre-event at 6 pm with Archbishop Don Bolen and Rabbi Jeremy Parnes offering a further dialogue on the work of Leonard Cohen.

The paid program starts at 8pm with a musician (TBD). Saturday starts at 9am with a talk by Zarqa Nawaz and then there will be a choice between a speaker and a musician/artist during most of the day. Advance tickets are $25 for Adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth and young adults, and children are free. There will be a children's program, including a Messy Church workshop for all ages together. The day concludes with an all ages worship experience at 3pm followed an optional session of Beer and Hymns from 4-5pm. Explore new ways of being church and expressing our faith/spirituality. All are welcome, to this queer friendly, wide tent of spiritual exploration. Spiritual but not religious are especially welcome.

To register and for information on speakers and schedule, click here for our website  page. Ticket price does not include lunch - a separate lunch ticket can be purchased, offered by Munch Café. If the ticket price is a hindrance to your attendance please let contact us to get information regarding how to register. Tickets at the door will be available for $30.

Invite your friends and join us at the Living Spirit Centre (3018 Doan Drive) for this great event! Please post and share our Facebook event: http://bit.ly/tasteofskylightFBevent

Social Justice in Motion Conference

Please send representatives from your parish so they can take part in this year’s Social Justice in Motion Conference.

The Melville-Archdiocesan Social Justice in Motion Conference will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Henry’s Parish in Melville

A follow-up to last year’s conference, the 2018 event offers interactive experiences and stories on a variety of subjects related to First Nations, including ways of knowing, impacting government policies and treaties.   These experiences provide a personal and practical resource for parish groups who might want to choose among them to prompt discussion in their own parishes.  Planning time for parish groups is built into the day’s program.  The theme is:  Just Get Over It: Paths Toward Reconciliation.


Lay Formation Program

Share the Joy of the Gospel!

I'd love to take the course, but I want to wait until: my kids are grown, I can slow down at work, I'm retired...

The sad truth is, nearly 75% of young people, even those raised in religious homes, will leave the Church by the time they are 25 - well before many of us retire! Some of the most common reasons given for leaving one's faith behind include; perceived conflicts between faith and science, Christians behaving badly, a lack of evidence for the existence of God and difficulties with some of the Church's teachings.

Our sons and daughters need mentors who are "well-trained and animated by a sincere faith whose life has been touched by the personal and merciful love of Jesus Christ" (Pope Francis).


We are currently accepting applications for our fall in-take. For more information or to register, please contact our Program Coordinator, Eric Gurash, at 306.325.1651 ext 211 or email him at egurash@archregina.sk.ca.

Hope Heals - Adult Grief Group

Formerly Regina Palliative Care

Is someone you know suffering from a loss or struggling with their grief? We can help.

Phone 306-523-2781 to assess your group readiness and register.

Our counsellors can help  you and your loved ones build hope and resiliency when dealing with grief following death, whether from illness, an accident, a traumatic event, or the loss of a missing person. Our programs and services are offered in a variety of ways and support all ages and backgrounds.

 

 

The Conexus Resource Library is a comprehensive lending library offering a variety of reading materials that can assist children and adults as they journey through their grief. It also offers resources about grief and bereavement for professionaIs, volunteers, educators and students. To borrow materials, please stop by 200-2150 Scarth St. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:30 pm.

Dear brothers and sisters in the Muslim community of Saskatchewan,

January 30, 2017

On behalf of the Catholic community, we wish to express our deep sorrow on recent tragic events in Quebec City, and to offer our condolences and prayers for your suffering community at this time. Earlier today, His Holiness Pope Francis, expressed his own prayers for those who were killed and injured in Quebec, as well as their families, asking the Lord to bring them comfort and consolation in the ordeal.

We stand together with you and leaders of all faith communities in condemning violence, particularly violence in the name of God, whose name is peace. Violence profanes the name of God. Such inconceivable violence violates both the sacredness of human life as well as the respect due to a community at prayer and its place of worship.

In his 2017 Message for Peace, Pope Francis says: “may we dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to banishing violence from our hearts, words, and deeds, to becoming nonviolent people and to building nonviolent communities that care for our common home. ‘Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. Everyone can be an artisan of peace.’”

We pray together with you that the God who is peace will bring you comfort and lead us together to walk in peace and solidarity. We are committed to working together with you, and all people of goodwill, towards peace, sharing in all efforts that unite us to our brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith.

In solidarity and peace,

The Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan

Archbishop Donald Bolen, Archdiocese of Regina
Archbishop Murray Chatlain, Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
Bishop Bryan Bayda, Eparchy of Saskatoon
Bishop Albert Thévenot, Diocese of Prince Albert
Very Reverend Kevin McGee, Diocese of Saskatoon


 

Catholic Blogs 

from the Archdiocese of Regina

Social Justice Director Bert Pitzel blogs about Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si: The illness his daughter Tanis suffers due to a cancer of the blood offers a striking metaphor for what is happening to our earth. A walk Bert created, consisting of five stations, provides the setting for the teachings of Laudato Si, as placed in the metaphor of Tanis’s illness.


Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian, blogs a three-part series on raising kids Catholic. He speaks about some of the particular challenges parents face in our culture today, from child-raising as a counter-cultural undertaking to participating in the parish to understanding the relationship between faith and reason. 


Priest Obituaries

The Archives page on the Archdiocesan website has obituaries of late priests of the Diocese. It goes back ten years, so if you are interested in checking it out, just click here: https:// archregina.sk.ca/archives-records/obituaries-priests


Our Lady of Guadalupe 

New Knights of Columbus Film on ABC TV affiliates

Through a special partnership with ABC Television Network in the USA and as part of ABC’s Vision and Values Series, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is pleased to announce that a new Knights of Columbus produced documentary Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message aired on ABC affiliates beginning in October 2015.  

Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message paints a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the history, facts, legacy and continued relevance of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the western hemisphere and beyond. 

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message brings this remarkable history to life through modern re-enactments, 3D animations of the mysterious image which allow viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the intricacies of the centuries-old wonder and interviews with leading theologians, historians and experts on the scientific inquiries into the story.  The film delves into the inexplicable existence of the image on Juan Diego's tilma, the mystery found in her eyes and unveils breaking new anthropological insights into the symbols that spoke directly to the hearts of the indigenous people. 

For more information about the film, including broadcast times and the DVD release, visit guadalupethefilm.com or follow #guadalupethefilm.