Sacred Heart School Closing Assembly Attracts Former Students, Teachers and Friends
March 31, 2017
The halls of Sacred Heart Community School in Regina’s North Central neighborhood reverberated more loudly than usual March 31st as former students, teachers, neighbors and friends gathered for what was the final school assembly. “Oh! It was great,” said former student now Catholic School Trustee Richard Dittrick as he wandered down the halls and poked into classrooms that brought back many memories of his Grades 1-4 years he spent at the school. “There was a lot of nostalgia for sure” as he recalled former classmates and teachers.
Students prepared memorabilia from their classrooms which were encased in a Time capsule to be opened at some point in the future. They showed what school life was like in 2016. The school will empty April 24 as students, teachers and staff pack up and move a few steps west to a brand new state-of-the-art school. ...
A passage from Isiah which Jesus uses to tell his disciples of His mission on earth sent by God, also applies to today’s priests, said Archbishop Donald Bolen in his April 4 Chrism Mass homily.
This same passage was the first reading that opened the Chrism Mass. “Jesus chooses the passage of the suffering servant who has been anointed to bring good news to the poor - go open the eyes of the blind; bind their hearts to their brokenness; proclaim liberty to captives, freedom to those in prison; go proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour; heal the world. It is also our mission, Jesus tells us. We as disciples have been anointed precisely to carry out that same mission,” said the Archbishop. ”To be His hands, His presence to God’s people.”
He initially spoke to the priests and then he included all the faithful who packed Holy Rosary Cathedral. “We as a people are empowered by this same text to bring...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Monday morning with Bishops from western Canada, who are in Rome for their visit ad limina Apostolorum (to the threshold of the [basilicas] of the Apostles).
The Bishops collectively form the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops (AWCB). Established in 1974, the Assembly gathers the Bishops of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches of the four Western Canadian provinces, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
In total, it serves eighteen Roman Catholic [Latin-rite] dioceses (Calgary, Churchill-Hudson Bay, Edmonton, Grouard-McLennan, Kamloops, Keewatin-Le Pas, MacKenzie-Fort Smith, Nelson, Prince Albert, Prince George, Regina, Saint-...
REGINA AHMADIYYA MUSLIM MOSQUE A HIT WITH NON-MUSLIM LOCALS
MARCH 3, 2017
Regina’s recently constructed Ahmadiyya Mahmood Mosque stands out in east Regina surrounded by hotels, retail outlets and nearby residents all of which appear to welcome the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in their midst. “Even while it was being built, people from around here were bringing us hot meals,” said Imam Zeeshan Ahmed in an interview with the Prairie Messenger.
The local community also showed its support following the shooting in Quebec that occurred while that community was in prayer. “We had more than 200, mostly non-Muslims, when we opened the doors and invited everyone in,” said the Imam, and non-Muslims continue to come he said; fewer numbers, but they come, and “some pray with us or pray on their own.” He pointed out that often people staying at the hotels nearby the Mosque will come and ask for a tour, and said, “We welcome all.”
Campion College officially kicked off the start of year-long 100th anniversary celebrations with the opening of new and enhanced spaces designed to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities throughout the college building.
“We are very excited to mark the launch of our 100th anniversary year with the opening of the new entryway and elevator. As a Jesuit college, we are committed to creating a barrier-free environment for all and the completion of this project brings us much closer to that goal,” says Dr. John Meehan, SJ, president, Campion College.
The project allowed the college to address many of the deferred maintenance needs of its 50-year-old building, and to better meet the demands placed on college programs and services by a growing university campus. The project includes the replacement and relocation of its elevator, the addition of spacious entryways at each floor, direct access into the college building, improvements to fire/life safety throughout...
On October 14, 2016 Donald Bolen was installed as Archbishop of the Regina Archdiocese.
It was a coming home for the popular priest who was born in Gravelbourg in the Archdiocese of Regina, obtained his early and some post secondary education at Campion College, University of Regina, ordained priest October 12, 1991, spent seven years in Rome, a short stint as Regina Archdiocese Vicar General prior to his March 10, 2010 appointment as Bishop of Saskatoon where he served until appointed Archbishop of Regina by Pope Francis, July 11, 2016.
The installation ceremony in Holy Rosary Cathedral was full of music and colour with 15 bishops and Archbishops, including Canada’s Papal Nuncio Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, priests from Regina and Saskatoon and some visitors from Rome. It was ecumenical with greetings prior to mass from Very Reverend Lorne Crozon, on behalf of the clergy, Sister Theresa Frey O.B.V.M, Chair of the...
The goal for this year’s Archdiocesan Annual Appeal is again $1.4 million and there is hope that even with the Saskatchewan economy struggling the goal will be reached this year. Last year it came close with $1.336 million raised or 95% of the total. It was also the second highest total raised since the appeal began in 2000.
A slide presentation that scrolled during the kick off noted that since its inception over $19 million has been raised, all to support Archdiocesan Ministries. More than 20,000 campaign envelopes were scheduled to be mailed out this year. Archdiocesan Administrator Very Reverend Lorne Crozon said 20% of all parishes contributed in the campaign “and just think what could be raised if 25 0r 30% contributed.” The number of donors and the number of parishes who contributed to last year’s campaign increased over the year previous and 35 parishes reached their goal and received rebates of about $60,000.00. The appeal refunds 80% of the excess for each parish...