Archdiocesan Pastoral Services


OUR MISSION

The mission of the Diocesan Pastoral Services is to provide service in response to
the needs of the people of God in the Archdiocese of Regina.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To foster an atmosphere of hospitality, friendliness and concern
  • To promote a response to the Call to Pastoral Action
  • To work in collaboration with other staff persons in the service of the parishes
  • To ensure that programming is brought to areas outside the city of Regina
  • To assess our service in light of the ongoing and changing pastoral needs of the Archdiocese

OUR MANDATE

To assist the Archbishop of Regina in carrying out his pastoral responsibilities by initiating, integrating,
coordinating and managing pastoral programs for which the diocese is responsible.

To collaborate with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and its committees in carrying out their mandate. 

What's New

The Big Dream... "bring back my flock!"

Last updated on January 18, 2016

This will be my first attempt at writing for the Archdiocese of Regina.  I have served as the Director of Pastoral Services for a little over a year.   November 12, 2015 marked my first anniversary of employment with the Diocese.

Those who know my past careers know that I at times I can be impatient with waiting for things to change or to happen.  When I was hired, Archbishop Bohan used the metaphor of “growing grass that is well rooted” to describe the work we needed to do in Pastoral Services.  Little did I know that it would take almost a full year to understand the power of his metaphor!  As a church we are challenged to seek ways to rekindle the faith of all who seek the Lord.  All of us are invited to live and practice our faith.  The metaphor of growing grass that is deeply rooted is very appropriate for the challenges we face today and into the future.

We have taken the time as a Pastoral Team to review, reflect, discern, pray and plan how we work with our...

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Compassionate Healer's Mass

Last updated on September 12, 2015

Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan doesn’t differentiate between the sick and healthy whenever he is called to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to a group. “I used to emphasize that the Sacrament is for the sick, whose sickness is interfering with their lives,” said the Archbishop in his homily at the September, 9, annual Compassionate Healers Mass held at Holy Child Church. “I don’t do that anymore because I found that the healthy would come forward too. It is evident of how much we all seek healing in our lives.”

The Archbishop continued that sickness and death are part of everyone’s life but God gives us hope, said Bohan.  “In our ministry we bring the same message. Life without God gives us what sickness gives us.” He lamented that some young people have been seduced by modern, secular society and believe that life on earth is heaven. He talked about the beauty of the earth, but it is not heaven, he said; heaven is what is waiting for us at the end of life. “As we visit...

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Lay Ministry Evaluation

Last updated on August 11, 2015

Visit our  Lay Ministry page for links to the new Lay Ministry Formation Program Evaluation Report: http://archregina.sk.ca/lay-ministry-formation-program 

It took Regina Archdiocese Director of Pastoral Services Bob Kowalchuk just seven months after his appointment to develop a system to move the Pastoral Plan forward. “It’s really a solid plan,” said Kowalchuk referring to the Pastoral Plan in a conversation with the PM, “It is a great idea but there was no way to actually carry the plan forward.”  

Shortly after his appointment, Archbishop Daniel Bohan asked Kowalchuk to look into Pope Francis’ Encyclical, the Joy of the Gospel, and see how it can be applied to the Pastoral Plan in the Regina Archdiocese.

Kowalchuk said what the Pope was really looking at was the mission side of the church that calls for mission and evangelization. Over several meetings with Archdiocesan staff a seven part action plan was developed based for the most part on Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium, the Joy of the Gospel: Encourage the faithful to be rooted in prayer and family; re-building and improving relationships with parishes, priests and...

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