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Holocaust Organizers, Surprize Teachers

Last updated on August 15, 2017

By Frank Flegel

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men is the opening line of a 1930s radio drama. It came to mind while interviewing one of four Regina Catholic School Division teachers who took part in a summer course and tour of the infamous holocaust concentration camps in Germany and Poland.

Ada Paez teaches history at M.C. O’Neil Catholic High School in Regina. “I always thought they had to be mad, insane, but they were ordinary intelligent men who sat down at breakfast in Wannsee House, Germany, (a suburb of Berlin) a beautiful location by a lake, and methodically planned what do about what they called ‘the Jewish problem’. It was actually quite shocking. You look at these men - they all had PhDs - they were extremely smart, they were not idiots and they came up with this plan. It makes you wonder - How?” said Paez. She has a degree in European history and on one of her own travels visited Dachau, one of the more infamous of the extermination camps. “I...

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St. Luke's School Speaking about Gratitude

Last updated on July 11, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017                     Give talk on “Gratitude” at St. Luke School, 625 Elphinstone St., Regina at 10:00 am.

Event begins on October 20, 2017

100th Anniversary of Campion College

Last updated on July 11, 2017

Opening Social for 100th Aniv. Of Campion College – 3:00 pm

Event begins on October 4, 2017

St. Nicholas School Blessing

Last updated on July 5, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017    Blessing of new school – St. Nicholas, 7651 Mapleford Blvd, Regina – 9:30 am

Event begins on September 22, 2017

St. Elizabeth School Blessing

Last updated on July 5, 2017

               Sept. 20, 2017    Blessing of new school – St. Elizabeth, 5149 Green Brooks Way, Regina  - 9:30 am

Event begins on September 20, 2017

St. Kateri School Blessing

Last updated on July 5, 2017

               Sept. 19, 2017    Blessing of new school – St. Kateri, 4415 James Hill Rd., Regina – at 9:30 am

Event begins on September 19, 2017

By Frank Flegel

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...

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Sacred Heart School Blessing

Last updated on June 29, 2017


JUNE 23, 2017

By Frank Flegel

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...

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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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