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The Ministry of the Deacon: Word and Sacrament, Charity and Justice

International Anglican-Roman Catholic- Ukrainian Catholic Conference on the Diaconate

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 10-13, 2018

To download the brochure of the conference CLICK HERE


This conference is co-sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina, through their joint Anglican-Roman Catholic Covenant Implementation Committee (ARCCIC). The venue is Campion College, the Jesuit affiliated college in the University of Regina.
The conference will be...

  • Primarily academic in nature: a conference about the diaconate, reflecting recent scholarship, rather than a gathering of deacons – although of course we hope many deacons will attend.
  • An Anglican/Episcopal-Roman and Ukrainian Catholic conference, looking at the points of convergence as well as divergence of our two Communions, in the context of the world-wide Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue (ARCIC) given renewed impetus by Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury.

The conference co-chair, Archbishop Donald Bolen, is also co-chair of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).

Administrative Details

  • Events are held at Campion College, University of Regina, unless otherwise indicated. Breakfast is provided on the mornings of May 11, 12 & 13 and lunch at noon on May 11 & 12 in Luther College cafeteria (adjoining Campion College).
  • Conference registration includes meals & program. The fee is $250 CAN per registrant.
  • To register go to: Conference Registration
  • Accommodation will be available at KisikTower, a University of Regina residence adjoining Campion College at approx. $66 CAN per night. Book here: Accommodations bookings

 

Newsletter of the

Anglican-Roman Catholic Covenant Implementation Committee

Easter 2018

The Anglican-Roman Catholic Covenant was established between the Archdiocese of Rgina and the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle in 2011. Since then, the two dioceses have been engaged in numerous forms of common witness and service. This newsletter reports on some of those experiences. To read about the progress and events of the past year, click here: ARCCIC Newsletter - Easter 2018

  • Parish Exchanges 2018
  • Covenant in action: ecumenical representatives meet for workshop
  • Converted to ecumenism
  • A Message from the Christian Bishops of Saskatchewan, February 13, 2018

Events calendar

    • The Eucharist and Christian Unity: Our ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist
      Spring workshop open to all
      Fri., Apr. 27, 6pm at St. Mary the Virgin
      Sat., Apr. 28, 9:30am at Christ the King

    • The Ministry of the Deacon: Word and Sacrament, Charity and Justice
      International Anglican-Roman & Ukrainian Catholic Conference on the Diaconate
      Thurs. to Sun., May 10-13 at Campion College

    • Anglican-Roman Catholic Prayer Service
      Sun., May 13, 4:30pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

    • A Jewish-Christian Dialogue on the Psalms
      An evening with Bishop Don Bolen & Rabbi Jeremy Parnes and local choirs
      Mon., May 14, 7pm at Holy Rosary RC Cathedral

    • Program in Ecumenical Studies & Formation
      Tues. to Fri., July 10-13 in Saskatoon

    • Preaching for Reconciliation: Ecumenical Clergy Study Day
      Tues., Oct. 2 in Moose Jaw


What's New

The Psalms Remain the Same?

Last updated on April 25, 2018

The Psalm Remains the Same?

The next evening in the “A Rabbi and a Bishop” series, Monday May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral (2104 Garnet St. at 13th Ave., Regina). Rabbi Jeremy Parnes and Archbishop Donald Bolen, together with local choirs, will look at some of the Psalms and their insight into human experiences of suffering and rejoicing. All are welcome at this free event. For further information, contact Nick Jesson,

jessonecumenism [dot] net or 306-352-1651.

Event begins on May 14, 2018

Holocost Memorial

Last updated on April 10, 2018

Event begins on April 26, 2018

Our ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist - April 27 & 28, 2018One of the least known achievements of the ecumenical movement is the consensus on the doctrine of the Eucharist. What is the significance of the agreements reached? What does this mean for interchurch families and ecumenical shared ministries? ARCCIC and the Archdiocese of Regina are offering a spring workshop on April 27 and 28 to explore the ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist. All churches welcome, no registration required. A free-will offering will be taken to cover meal expenses. For further information contact Nick Jesson, 306-352-1651 or email jesson@ecumenism.net.

Ecumenical Convergence on the Eucharist: Continue the exploration as we break open the bilateral agreements as well as the World Council of Churches' seminal text Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry. Led by Nick Jesson and a range of local Christian speakers. Saturday, April 28 from 9:30am to 3pm at...

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Event begins on April 28, 2018

Our ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist - April 27 & 28, 2018
One of the least known achievements of the ecumenical movement is the consensus on the doctrine of the Eucharist. What is the significance of the agreements reached? What does this mean for interchurch families and ecumenical shared ministries? ARCCIC and the Archdiocese of Regina are offering a spring workshop on April 27 and 28 to explore the ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist. All churches welcome, no registration required. A free-will offering will be taken to cover meal expenses. For further information contact Nick Jesson, 306-352-1651 or email jessonecumenism [dot] net.

ARCIC agreement on Eucharistic Doctrine: Dive into the dialogue with Canon Claude Schroeder and Dr. Brett Salkeld as they explore the Anglican-Roman Catholic agreements. Friday, April 27 at 6pm at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 3337 15th Ave, Regina. The evening begins with Evensong followed by a light supper. The...

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Event begins on April 27, 2018

World Day of Prayer in Moose Jaw

Last updated on March 19, 2018

By: Rose Mary Hartney

World Day of Prayer 2018 was hosted by Church of Our Lady following the program, “All God’s Creation is Very Good”, prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Suriname.

The seven women of Suriname were portrayed by women representing various Moose Jaw congregations. The children’s choir from St. Mary’s School, assisted by members of The COOL Saturday Choir provided the music.  The reflection/meditation for the service was in the form of a dramatization written and presented by Michele Yeager and Debbie Burgher. Following the drama, people were invited to write words of individual commitment to protect God’s creation.

Fr. Jake Ibay and Rev. Linda Tomlinson-Seebach, Minto United Church read the Scriptures.

A reception followed the prayer service and featured the colours of the Suriname flag as depicted with tablecloths. The replica endangered turtles and flowers highlighted the tables....

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Purim Party at Beth Jacob Synagogue

Last updated on March 8, 2018

PURIM PARTY AT BETH JACOB SYNAGOGUE

by Frank Flegel

The celebration of Purim is one of the most joyful holidays in the Jewish calendar. It celebrates a time in ancient Persia when the annihilation of the Jews was ordered by the king at the request of his Prime Minister Haman, but they were saved by the intervention of the beautiful Queen Esther.

The story is called the Megillat (the book of Esther) and is read in its entirety during the celebration.

It begins with the king appointing Haman, the richest man in the kingdom, as his Prime Minister. Haman’s inflated ego demands everyone bow before him but Mordechai, Esther’s cousin refuses. “I bow only to God,” he says. An enraged Haman orders gallows built on which he intends to hang Mordechai and prevails on the king to exterminate the Jews who, Haman convinces the king, plan to take over his kingdom.

The king had his wife executed for refusing to obey his orders to come and dance at a party, but...

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The Uncomfortable Pew

Last updated on February 12, 2018

THE UNCOMFORTABLE PEW

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

By Frank Flegel

We are in a new era of Ecumenical culture, said Dr. Darren Dahl. He was addressing a small audience who were attending, on a very cold evening, a workshop at Regina’s Living Spirit Centre titled The Uncomfortable Pew. It was an appropriate location for the workshop in that the Centre houses three different Christian traditions: St. Phillips Anglican. East side United, and Bread of Life Lutheran. The workshop was a project of The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

Dahl said Ecumenism has progressed from the 1960s when people had no awareness of Christian traditions other than their own, to today where people more easily “move in and out of each other’s churches and places of worship, and that’s a good thing,” said Dahl. “However, this new ecumenical culture can produce situations of very uncomfortable pews.”  He gave the example of, after a lifetime of not entering Uncle Peter’s Greek Orthodox Church,...

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Highway to a Harmonius Canada

Last updated on February 2, 2018

VIDEO PREMIERE AT REGINA MULTI-FAITH FORUM

JANUARY 28, 2018

By Frank Flegel

 

A video promoting Canada as a harmonious nation was premiered on World Religion Day, Sunday, January 28, in Luther College, University of Regina auditorium to an audience of invited guests. Initiated by the Regina Multi-Faith Forum and produced by Access Communications Regina, the video featured children representing a variety of cultures speaking briefly about a harmonious and inclusive Canada. Each held a replica of familiar highway signs but with an inclusive message: a stop sign that said Stop Racism; a yield sign that said yield to the rights of others, etc. Segments of the video showed the children playing and participating in prayer together, and showed short performances, mostly dance groups, from a variety of cultural organizations, also by children. The Regina observance of World Religion Day was moved to Luther College from Beth Jacob Synagogue this year to...

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Think for Actions request’s the government to designate January 29th as National Day of Remembrance & Action on Islamophobia


Calgary, AB, August 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada have increased by 60% from 2014 to 2015, and 253% over four years, from up from 45 in 2012 to 159 in 2015. This attitude was one of the major factors that lead to the death of six and injured 19 others when Alexandre Bissonnette opened fire in a Quebec Masjid on January 29, 2017.
When Iqra Khalid, a member of parliament, tabled a motion before the House of Commons called Motion M103, she received more than 61,000 hate messages in 48 hours.
Canadian Community Engagement Study 2018 concludes:  

2/3rd of Canadians believe that the atmosphere towards Muslims in Canada is negative 2/3rd of Canadian’s want the government to invest resources towards reducing and eventually eliminating systemic racism and discrimination on... Read More

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Last updated on January 24, 2018

By Frank Flegel

Participants praying for Christian unity formed a circle around the perimeter of the nave of the church. They prayed for peace, they prayed for justice, they prayed for reconciliation, and then they linked arms to connect their circle and prayed together The Lord’s Prayer to end the annual service of prayer for Christian unity.

First Presbyterian Pastor Reverend Amanda Currie welcomed everyone on behalf of the Regina Council of Churches and the Downtown Regina Churches. She was followed by Elder Lorna Standingready who offered the opening prayer, in English, and emotionally prayed for the “wisdom to deal with our challenges.”

First Presbyterian Church hosted this years’ service January 21 and attracted representatives from several Christian faiths as well as representatives from Regina’s Aboriginal community, a Christian outreach program, and at least two soup kitchens. This year’s program was put together by the churches of the Caribbean.

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445 Broad St. N.
S4R 2X8 Regina , Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan CA
Nick Jesson
Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
Ph:
306-352-1651 ext 220
306-545-0510