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By Frank Flegel

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...

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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...

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Education Week Prayer Service

Last updated on June 2, 2017

EDUCATION WEEK PRAYER SERVICE

MAY 25, 2017

By Frank Flegel

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...

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CCCB – Ottawa)

On the memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Protectress of Canada, 17 April 2017, which is also Easter Monday, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has issued a message marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. On behalf of his brother Bishops, he offers best wishes and prayers "that God will continue to keep our home and native land glorious and free, and that Canadians, including the Indigenous Peoples whose lands we share, will continue to work toward a better country and a better world."

In his message, the President of the CCCB recalls the vision and sacrifices that have been present since the beginning. "In the celebrations that will take place on July 1, 2017, we will commemorate the occasion when four former colonies joined to form one country." He emphasizes that "this land is also God's gift and blessing, and is not only of our own...

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The Promise of Catholic Education

Last updated on March 20, 2017

THE PROMISE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION

MARCH 17, 2017

This is a challenging moment for Catholic education, but it is also a promising time. Catholic education is of great importance in our time for all of society, said Monsignor James P. Shea in a March 10 public lecture in the Campion College Riffel auditorium.

Msg. Shea, President of the Bismark, North Dakota, Catholic University of Mary, told the almost sold out crowd that society has changed. A society based largely on Christian principles and gospel values is not the norm. “This is a radical change in society and this presents us as Catholic educators with great challenges.  We need to pay attention to the signs of the times and respond accordingly.” He then went on to speak about Catholic education in terms of a wounded society and the, “salves Catholic education offers for those wounds”. Msg. Shea spoke with the Prairie Messenger a few days following his lecture.

”As Catholic educators we have a...

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37th Annual Nash Memorial Lecture

Last updated on March 17, 2017

Dr. Arlette Zinck, teacher to Omar Khadr, will deliver the 37th annual Nash Memorial Lecture, Discerning a Path Toward Hope: A Liberal Arts University’s Journey with Omar Khadr, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Auditorium, University of Regina (main campus). 

In her lecture, Dr. Zinck will relay the story that took members of The King’s University community to Guantanamo Bay, and into a series of Canadian prisons. What began as an effort to teach King’s students, and ended with Omar Khadr becoming a King’s student. In September of 2008 students and faculty at The King’s University, Edmonton were introduced to the Omar Khadr case. In the seven years that followed, the community at King’s wrestled with that hopelessness and learned a few lessons in the process.  This is a story about how a university community learned how to connect their faith to their learning and their theory to their practice in a way that directed them toward hope. 

Zinck is...

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The presidents of Campion College, Luther College, First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Regina present: 2017 Forward Together Lecture: Barking to the Choir: Now Entering the Kinship of God. Listen to Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries---the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Auditorium. Admission is free. Complimentary parking is available in lots 7 and 8.

The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, SJ, is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries (http://www.homeboyindustries.org/ ) in Los Angeles, Calif.  From 1986 to 1992, Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, located between two large public housing projects with the highest concentration of gang activity in the city.  He witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during what...

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37th Nash Memorial Lecture with Dr. Arlette Zinck

Last updated on February 28, 2017

Campion College presents the 37th annual Nash Memorial Lecture Discerning a Path Toward Hope: A Liberal Arts University’s Journey with Omar Khadr delivered by guest lecturer Dr. Arlette Zinck. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Auditorium, University of Regina (main campus). Admission is free. Complimentary parking is available in lots 7 and 8.

In her lecture, Dr. Zinck will relay the story that took members of The King’s University community to Guantanamo Bay, and into a series of Canadian prisons. In September of 2008, students and faculty at The King’s University, Edmonton were introduced to the Omar Khadr case. In the seven years that followed, the community at King’s wrestled with that hopelessness and learned a few lessons in the process. This is a story about how a university community learned how to connect their faith to their learning and their theory to their practice in a way that directed them toward hope. What...

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Regina Catholic School's AGM

Last updated on February 9, 2017

The Regina Roman Catholic School Division continues to have one of the best academic records in the province, according to reports given at the Annual General meeting held February 6 at the Catholic Education Centre. “Our Annual Report shows that our students continue to achieve above provincial standards in most academic categories that are measured,” said Director of Education Domenic Scuglia. “This is a tribute to the commitment all our employees make to ensure all our students reach their full potential.”

Catholic School Board Chair Donna Ziegler said the Trustees appreciate that results like that do not happen by chance; that it requires the effort and care of the entire education community. On behalf of all the Trustees she expressed appreciation to all school-based administrators, teachers, education support professionals, custodians, Catholic education Centre staff and all who had a hand in the education of the students. “We are truly blessed to have such caring and...

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