It was a long summer for members of Madonna House Apostolate who staffed Regina’s Marian Centre soup kitchen. The building was closed in August, 2017, for major structural repairs. Staff were dispersed across Canada including the Mother House in Combermere, Ontario. Director Hugo Istaz remained behind until about the middle of August and then returned to his home country of Columbia. He returned to Regina around the end of November and began preparations to re-open Marian Centre for mid-December.
Churches in Regina were contacted and donations of food and clothing came in, and on December 11, 2017 staff member Charlie Cavanaugh unlocked the front door at 10:00 a.m. Several of the regulars who come for the noon hot meal were waiting for the door to open, including three regulars who come in the morning to socialize and play cribbage.
Bob Roy and Lino Palmarin, two of the regular Monday morning volunteers, were there to...
The December 2, 2017, Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) spent a major portion of their time identifying specific actions to move toward achieving the four Archdiocesan priorities Archbishop Bolen announced last August. The APC meeting identified focused work areas - categories of work that will accomplish the priorities - according to Leah Perrault who is playing a leading role in the process.
Archbishop Bolen said he had arrived at the four priorities after a period of discernment that included prayer, and wide consultations with groups, organizations and staff throughout the archdiocese. Each of the four has an explanatory paragraph expanding on the original priority
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Liturgical changes, and the next steps in implementing the four Archdiocesan priorities announced in August, were among topics discussed at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) meeting held December 2 in Christ the King Parish Hall.
The discussion on liturgical changes was initiated by Archbishop Don, who, over the past two months, engaged in conversations within the archdiocese about celebrating the liturgy, and whether there might be some simple changes or moves towards greater consistency. He told the meeting that it is now six years since the new Roman Missal was introduced and that while no major changes are anticipated, this was an opportunity to provide clarifications about some areas of confusion, and move to a greater unity in other areas.
APC members pointed out that there are differences in common practises...