Raising the Internet Generation
Friday, September 15 Holy Trinity Parish 5020 Sherwood Drive Doors open 6 pm Program 7 pm
Catholic speaker & author Matt Fradd
Practical strategies for parents to protect their children from the lies of an over-sexualized culture. For more information visit: www.omsoul.ca
If you are interested in taking a pilgrimage this summer, the Archdiocesan website has all the up to date information, location and dates: https://archregina.sk.ca/ourarchdiocese/annual-pilgrimage-sites
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Kronau, August 12 & 13. Saturday 5:30 pm BBQ followed by homecoming Mass. Sunday 1pm rosary in the grotto, reconciliation and 2 pm pilgrimage Mass. A medal will follow Mass. You may purchase or bring your own and visit under the tent.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Rama: August 14 & 15. Rama is 45 km NW of Canora, next to St. Anthony’s Church on Highway #5. Monday begins with supper at 5 pm by calling 306-593-6120 before August 1. Tuesday, Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, begins at 8:30 am.
Plan to attend the August Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent (NE of duck Lake, SK), held on the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, Tuesday, August 15. The evening begins at 6 pm with Marian Prayer & rosary, a talk by guest speaker Fr. Mark Blom at 6:30, Celebration of Eucharist at 7:30 pm.
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Kaposvar, Sunday, August 20. The Shrine is 5 km S of Esterhazy.
with Marriage Tribunal Case Instructor Joan Myers
This week Eric and Brett welcome Joan Myers from the Archdiocese of Regina's Marriage Tribunal office to discuss the marriage annulment process. We'll examine some of the most common misconceptions about annulments, and look at some of the nitty-gritty details about the process itself. We'll also be looking at the kinds of things couples can do even before the wedding day itself, to lay a solid foundation on which to build a lasting marriage. What to do before you say "I Do", and how to navi-gate the often messy labyrinth of a broken relationship through this surprisingly healing ministry of the Church on Thinking Faith! Click here for more info on annulments.
Summer Mass at the Lake
Masses will be held in Silton on Saturdays at 7 p.m. from June 3 to September 2 at the Silton United Church. Turn right off Main Street at the com-munity hall. For more information contact Margaret Molloy at 306-352-2908.
Mass is held every weekend at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Strasbourg. For times please call Jan Leibel at 306-537-8648.
Lay Formation Program
Share the Joy of the Gospel!
I'm more conscious that God is around me all the time. To know that He is everywhere with every person has helped me to step out of my comfort zone. Everyone has their little quirks and I see those as gifts or their own personal freedom of being who they are.
- Beckey Franke, St. John the Baptist Parish, Estevan
One weekend a month from October to June, Catholics just like you are gathering at Cam-pion College in Regina as they become more deeply aware of God's personal love and activity in their lives. Why not make their story, your story? We are currently accepting applications for the Fall intake of this three-year program. For more informa-tion or to register, please contact our Program Coordinator, Eric Gurash at 306.325.1651 ext 211 or email him at email@example.com
In 1913 Rev. Henry Metzger, a French priest from Alsace-Lorraine, was assigned to St. Peter’s Colony at Kronau. He envisioned a grotto built in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on the banks that skirted Many Bone Creek.
The people were determined to build a shrine as planned and excavation began in the spring of 1917. After two months of concentrated community effort , the grotto, the first in the archdiocese was completed. The first pilgrimage was held on August 15, 1917 with five thousand pilgrims in attendance. Archbishop Mathieu came to bless the shrine.
Schedule: The annual pilgrimage is held on the weekend of the second Sunday in August. Activities include morning Mass, afternoon Marian devotions, Blessing of the Sick, Rosary and procession with the statue of Mary. Marian devotions are also held at the grotto during the month of May.
(Kronau is 24 km. southeast of Regina on Highway #33. The shrine is 10 km. east of Kronau)
Annual pilgrimage is held on second weekend of August
2 - 4 p.m. Family Fun Activities
4 p.m. Mass
5 p.m. Supper (pre-order with form above)
6:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration/Living Rosary at Grotto (Youth Leadership Team) with Overnight Eucharistic Adoration (sign up on Facebook)
8 p.m. Concert (Trudel/Anderson family)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 2017
1:00 pm – Adoration & Reconciliation in the church
2:00 pm – Rosary at the Grotto – Lead by “Children of the Eucharist”
3:00 pm – Mass of the Feast of the Assumption & Anointing of the Sick (Archbishop Don Bolen)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Leroy or Judy 306-781-2842
Contact Cathleen for info about the bus from Holy Cross (306) 757-1325.
To find out more about the history of St. Peter's Colony visit the Kronau museum web site click here: www.stpeterskronau.ca
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
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.
Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada
Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support their work and the work of each diocese by means of the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada.
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There's a new addition to the Archives page on the Archdiocesan website with 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.
Development and Peace: Refugee Crisis
European refugee crisis requires global response
The current refugee crisis that is taking place in Europe requires a global response and Development and Peace is working with its Caritas partners in Europe to help bring relief to thousands of people who are trapped in limbo as they try to escape war, poverty and repression in their countries of origin.
Canadians can contribute to Development and Peace’s relief efforts for the European refugee crisis or for the Syria crisis by calling 1 888 234-8533, making an online donation at www.devp.org or sending a cheque made out to Development and Peace to 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., 3rd Floor, Montreal, QC, H3G 1T7. Please indicate on your cheque European Refugee Crisis or Syria Crisis.