Newcomers to the province through Regina will now have additional help as they improve their English language skills and learn what it takes to obtain and keep a job in their new country. Regina’s Catholic Family Services Society (CFSS) opened its newcomer centre June 28 at the request and help of Immigration Canada.
“Immigration Canada identified missing needs for newcomers and approached CFSS last year and requested the organization develop programs to meet those needs. CFSS was provided with a grant of $1.4-million to get a program up and running. We are targeting folks who have lower level English than what traditional employment counselling service does, with a focus on youth and women,” said Sandra Urban, newly appointed CFSS Executive Director. She was appointed April 1, 2017, following the retirement of David Sax.
Catholic Family Services had unsuccessfully applied to Immigration Canada for other programs and their application was kept...
June 23 was an appropriate day for the blessing and official opening of Sacred Heart School as it was the day of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, a most solemn day held 19 days after Pentecost on a Friday. Archbishop Donald Bolen, in his brief remarks before he blessed the school, talked about the meaning of the Sacred Heart as a symbol of God’s love for us. “It’s a beautiful thing to have that name for a school. It is the heart of this community and it’s in the heart of the city so it’s going to be a beautiful example and symbol of the kind of world we want to build and we want to live in.” With that he moved around the gathering area where guests and students were seated, blessing them and the school with holy water. He also visited the various classrooms and other areas of the school, blessing them as he moved throughout the school.
The Archbishop took the occasion to announce that come...
The Regina Catholic School Division approved its 2017/18 budget at a special June 19 public meeting. Chair of the Board Donna Ziegler said it’s been a tough year with funding cuts from the provincial government, but the Board managed to achieve a balanced budget of almost $113 million while maintaining and even increasing its teaching staff.
“I want to thank board members and the administration for their hard work over the last several weeks. It’s been a very challenging year for all of us. I’m pleased that the Board came to a decision in regards to how to fund the additional 370 students we’re going to get next year and the three additional schools, and we did that by making some cuts in other areas.
“We started with a $1.5 million deficit and we knew that we had to come up with $1.7 million to allow the schools to open next year. So, as a board, we reviewed the budget in its entirety and looked at ways that we could be more efficient; we...
Jean Mahoney Recipient of St. Edmund Campion Medal
June 8, 2017
Campion College Chapel, University of Regina
By Frank Flegel
Jean Mahoney of Regina added another honour to her list of honours as the third recipient of the St. Edmund Campion Medal awarded to her at the annual convocation exercises held June 8 at Campion College.
The medal is awarded to an individual whose life and activities have exemplified in an outstanding way the service of faith and promotion of justice—ideals championed by St. Edmund Campion and embedded in the Jesuit philosophy of education at Campion College.
Mahoney, a registered nurse, is well known throughout Saskatchewan for her many accomplishments and contributions to charitable and volunteer organizations locally, provincially and nationally. She has held senior executive positions in the Catholic Women’s League, Catholic Health Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Santa...
Catholic schools across the province of Saskatchewan spiritually came together on May 25, mid-week of Catholic Education Week, to pray together in support of Catholic Education.
Coordinators for Catholic Education for all eight Saskatchewan Catholic school divisions chose the theme, You will see Me in your school if you love your neighbor as yourself.
Regina Catholic Education Coordinator Miles Meyers said they wanted to get all schools to pray the same prayer at the same hour, so it was scheduled for 11:00 am on Wednesday of Catholic Education Week. Teacher Marley Brcic introduced everyone followed by a Grade One choir singing the opening hymn.
Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen participated in the celebration with students in Regina’s St. Angela Merici school. He asked assembled students to “become people of service to God.” He spoke while holding the Shepherds Staff explaining...