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Camp Monahan Employment Opportunities

Last updated on January 10, 2017

Camp Monahan, a children’s summer camp, located on the south shores of Lake Katepwa has some job openings for the 2017 summer season.


Job title: Caretaker

Camp Monahan, a children’s summer camp, located on the south shores of Lake Katepwa in the Qu'Appelle Valley, is looking for an enthusiastic experienced caretaker for the 2017 season. This is a seasonal full time position from approximately April 24, 2017- September 1, 2017 (approximately 18 weeks). The caretaker is responsible for opening the camp in May including grounds preparation, start-up of plumbing, water wells, sewage systems, preparing swimming pool and filtration systems. During May and June, the caretaker will act as the onsite host for rental groups. You will be working as part of team that provides a fun, challenging camping experience with Christian principles. Room and board is provided onsite.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not limited to):

● Providing support to all areas and departments of...

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Archbishop Don Bolen's Christmas Homily

Last updated on January 6, 2017

Intro: paraphrasing Pope Francis from earlier tonight: Tonight is a night of glory, that glory proclaimed by the angels in Bethlehem and also by us today all over the world. It is a night of joy, because from this day forth, and for all times, the infinite and eternal God is God with us: he is not far off, we need not search for him in the heavens; he is close, he is become human and will never distance himself from our humanity, which he has made his own. It is a night of light: that light, prophesied by Isaiah (cf. 9:1), who said that the people who walk in darkness have seen a great light; that light shone on Bethlehem long ago and in the presence of Christ in our midst it shines still....



On this night of joy, we listen to a story, a simple story, the details of which we know well: Caesar’s decree, a census; Joseph and the pregnant Mary’s journey to Bethlehem; no room in the inn; shepherds; a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger...

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Archbishop Don Bolen's Christmas Message 2016

Last updated on January 4, 2017

...and Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger.... (Lk 2:7)

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Archdiocese Support Staff Needed

Last updated on January 3, 2017
Full-time Support staff reporting to the Director of Pastoral Services. 

Position specifications/Requirements
Hours:  5 days per week, 7 hours per day

Support staff will:

Be proficient with social media platforms Post items to the Diocesan website under the direction of the Communications Officer Be skilled in the use of Microsoft software suite of products Schedule appointments and co-ordinate meetings for Pastoral Services Serve as an administrative assistant to the of Director of Pastoral Attend meetings as required and prepare minutes from each meeting. Organize, schedule, prepare and distribute agendas and minutes for meetings Support Liturgy Commission: Chrism mass, major diocesan celebrations Management of office supplies and make calls to service providers relating to technology Serve as the gate-keeper for the Global address-book and SaskTel. Assist at the switch board as required. Back up the servers on a daily basis


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They all looked like professionals engaged in serious cooking competitions. Eight teams of four each from Grades 10, 11 and 12 students from four Regina Catholic High Schools used the commercial cooking facilities at Miller High School to cook up a beef dinner complete with appetizers and desserts working against a 90 minute time constraint. From 9 a.m. when the competition began to 1:30 p.m. savoury scents wafted throughout the school enticing some additional spectators from a basketball game going on in the gym.

“They all did so well that I could give a professional critique,” said Lindsay Adams of Skills Canada, one of the day’s judges. “There were no poor meals today. They were all great meals but obviously varying degrees of skill were displayed so I was able to give the students I would say professional levels of criticism which is awesome.”

The idea for the cooking skills competition came from Joanne Beach a...

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Campion Alumni of Distinction Awards

Last updated on November 7, 2016

A Saskatchewan Senator and a clinical psychologist are this year’s recipients of the Campion College Alumni of Distinction Award. Senator Denise Batters, a strong advocate for mental health, and, Dr. Katherine Owens, Director of Clinical Psychology Training for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, and local, international volunteer, each received the award at a gala held here October 3, at the Hotel Saskatchewan.

Batters received a B.A. through Campion College at the University of Regina, her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and was in private practice until 2007 when she became Chief of Staff to the then Minister of Justice Don Morgan for five years then moved to the Crown Investments Corporation as Director of Regulatory Affairs until she received an appointment to the Canadian Senate in 2013. Her husband, Member of Parliament David Batters, lost his battle with depression in 2009 and since then, Senator Batters has become a strong advocate for mental health...

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Public RosaryRally in Regina

Last updated on October 27, 2016

Two groups publicly said the Rosary, October 15; one group in front of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly at the south end of the flower garden across the road and the other prayed in front of Holy Rosary Cathedral. The Public Rosary Rallies were initiated by a relatively new organization called The Canadian Society for the Defence of Christian Civilization. It was established as a non-profit on June 25, 2013 to advance religion by the promotion of the religious teachings, tenets, doctrines, morals, and observances of the Roman Catholic faith and their application to individuals, families, and society in Christian culture and civilization. The public square rosary campaign is called Canada Needs Our Lady, according to the group’s web page. Rallies were held by 337 groups across Canada, all praying for Canada and the world.

Sharon Martorana organized the group praying in front of the cathedral and Jessica Hernando’s group was in front of...

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Archbishop Bolen's Banquet

Last updated on October 17, 2016

It was all fun and laughter, with one poignant moment as more than 200 invited guests attended a banquet at Resurrection Parish prior to the installation of Donald Bolen as Archbishop of the Regina Archdiocese (See separate story).

Archbishops, bishops, priests, clergy and guests from across Canada, friends and relatives enjoyed a couple of hours of relaxation with good food, greetings from several people and a presentation from two of Bolen’s sisters, Jeannette Moquin and Judy Corkery, who described growing up with their youngest and only male sibling. “We loved him when he was born; we pampered him.” A video produced by Dustin Corkery, one of Bolen’s nephews, showed him as a boy and young man (“with hair” Corkery joked about her brother). They also expressed a little fear that as Archbishop of Regina he may want to hear their confessions. “But that’s okay because we know a few things about him too,” they joked. “Saskatoon was good for him...

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Mother Teresa A Saint

Last updated on September 13, 2016

Mother Teresa is now a Saint. Proclaimed to that title September 4, by Pope Francis, a day before the 19th anniversary of her death September 5 1997.

St. Peter’s square was packed, as usual, for the ceremony and while most of the coverage was positive there remain a few dissenters that the move was too soon after her death. The same thing was said of St. John Paul II who was canonized April 27, 2015 just nine years after his April 2 2005 death. St. John XXIII was Canonized at the same time as John Paul II but he at least had been dead for about 61 years.

In the past, it sometimes took centuries after their death for an individual to be recognized as a Saint. St. Kateri died in 1680 but it wasn’t until the second miracle was attributed to her in 2006, healing a young boy from flesh eating disease in the State of Washington.

Somewhere I read that the original intent of Sainthood was to recognize an individual who led a very special faith-filled and virtuous life...

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Bibby's Take on Catholicism

Last updated on September 6, 2016

September is here, the children are back in school, the garden is almost completely harvested except for some corn, potatoes and several squash. Not a bad crop this year. Time to get back to the usual routine.

Us Catholics lament the state of our faith in the western world, but Reginald Bibby, in his new book co-authored with pollster Angus Reid, says Catholics today are doing well thanks largely to immigration. Three thousand people were polled in 2015 by the Angus Reid group.

The Western Catholic Reporter published an article, picked up by the Prairie Messenger in last week’s issue, on the book.

Using Statistics Canada information Bibby notes that between 2000 and 2011, 478,000 Catholics immigrated to Canada and they’re having a tremendous impact on Catholics here, Bibby says. I haven’t read the book and the article doesn’t say the country of origin but I’ll stick my neck out here a bit and speculate most of them come from Philippines.

The poll,...

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