Variety Night (Advent & Christmas Edition):Come spend an evening that celebrates the themes of Advent with a variety of musical, dramatic, and dance experiences. Proceeds will be used to fund a delegation of youth and young adults on a December 2017 missions trip to The Kings Home Children’s Home in Belize. Come support an incredibly worthy cause and prepare your heart for the Advent journey! The show will take place on Nov. 24th and 25th at Holy Family Parish Regina. Tickets are $10/person. Tickets are available at the door or from any of the missionary crew.
On Monday, November 27, 2017 during a Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral-3125 – 13th Ave., Regina, His Excellency the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, will present Archbishop Donald Bolen with the Pallium for the Archdiocese of Regina. Mass will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception in Holy Rosary School Gym.
All Parishioners are invited to attend the mass and reception. To assist with planning, please RSVP to Melissa Gurash @ mgurasharchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca or call 306-352-1651 ext. 237.
May 23, 1940 – Estevan, Saskatchewan - October 17, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta Sister Audrey Daoust, Sister of Charity of St. Louis, died peacefully at Father Lacombe Care Center in Calgary, AB, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 77 years, and fifty-eight years of religious life after a long bout with cancer. Audrey was born in Estevan, SK and grew up on a farm near Torquay, SK. In 1956 she joined the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and made her first profession in 1959. Her years of service included fifteen years of teaching (Marquis, Moose Jaw, Melville, Regina, SK, and Medicine Hat, AB), eight years in Home Care Service (Regina, SK) and twenty years as chaplain at the Pasqua Hospital (Regina, SK). Audrey was a woman of many talents. She had an artistic nature and used her creativity in both her ministry and community. She had a love for people which naturally superseded her notion of time! Audrey was a very good teacher and she enjoyed ministering to people in their...
This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
How should we mark the occasion? What does the Reformation mean to us today? How can we heal the wounded body of Christ? You are invited to an
ecumenical worship service and dinner on Saturday, October 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church (1909 Ottawa St., Regina).
•3:00 pm - ecumenical service with Archbishop Donald Bolen and Bishop Sid Haugen (ELCIC Sask Synod) will co-preside and preach. The service is drawn from the “Joint
Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation” held in Lund, Sweden on October 31, 2016 with Pope Francis and leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. The worship service is open to all.
•4:30 pm - Reception and cocktails
•5:30 pm - Dinner (ticket required). There are limited numbers for the dinner, so we encourage you to get your tickets early. Tickets are $25.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Children 6-12; Free for Children 5 and under....
SASKATCHEWAN BISHOPS RELEASE NEW LETTER CLARIFYING POSITION ON HPV VACCINATIONS
BY Frank Flegel
Saskatchewan Catholic Schools started this year with a controversy over a letter included in the information package that all students receive. The letter was from the Saskatchewan Bishops and cautioned parents with regard to their moral obligations and their right to choose to have their children vaccinated with the HPV vaccine. The letter has been part of the student information package for the past ten years and had not been updated with current studies of the human papillomavirus vaccine and the advantages to children, both female and male, in receiving this vaccine.
The report of a protest in Saskatoon of this outdated letter prompted an aggressive mainstream media call for an explanation by the Regina Archdiocese and the Director of Education. The offending letter had been written as advice to Catholic parents and stated the vaccine...
"As disciples of Jesus we are called to be bearers of hope,” said Archbishop Donald Bolen as he addressed the Kick-off activities for the Archbishop’s Appeal held September 21 at Our Lady of Peace Church.
“Building up hope in our communities, communicating it to others by the way we live and by our active outreach in love,” was Archbishop Bolen’s message of support for the Appeal. He was the last of several speakers to talk about the importance of the Appeal in carrying out the various ministries in service to the people of the Archdiocese of Regina. The theme for this year’s campaign is Hope, Born of Mercy which was reflected in the Archbishop’s message to parish representatives who were together for the Appeal Kick-off. “The Appeal is a tangible way in which we can foster hope. The many things the Appeal can fund are so important for us to know and to name.” He mentioned...
ARCHBISHOP BLESSES THREE NEW REGINA SCHOOLS By Frank Flegel
Archbishop Donald Bolen was kept busy in early September blessing three new schools that officially opened for 2017-2018 school year.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha School was blessed September 19, Saint Elizabeth School on September 20 and Saint Nicholas School on September 22. Each of these new Catholic schools is partnered with a public school as part of the Saskatchewan Government’s joint-use schools dictum that saw 18 new schools built throughout the Province, in Regina, Saskatoon, Warman and Martensville. All were built under a Public Private Partnership (P3) Model.
Archbishop Bolen spoke briefly at each school prior to the blessing, giving a bit of history of the Saint each school is named for. The ceremony began with students processing into the gymnasium with the school’s cross and placed it in front of the podium. Then the Archbishop and Deacon Joe Lang began the blessing ceremony. ...
HOLY CHILD CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY AND INSTALLATION OF REVEREND BRIAN MEREDITH AS PARISH PRIEST
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
BY Frank Flegel
”It was just a good time to celebrate the success of the parish,” said Reverend Danilo Rafael former pastor of Holy Child Parish in Regina’s Glencairn neighborhood, when he was asked about celebrating a 40th anniversary. Father Danilo was Pastor of Holy Child for six years before he moved to Holy Rosary Cathedral on August 1 with the traditional yearly shuffle of the diocesean priests. His leaving the parish had nothing to do with deciding to celebrate the 40th anniversary. “Some people celebrate a 10th or 25th or 50th,” said Father Dan as he is known, “we decided on a 40th.” Invitations were sent out and Archbishop Donald Bolen was invited to celebrate the anniversary mass. Several former pastors also attended the anniversary including Reverend Norman Marcotte who, although retired, regularly helps out at the Holy Child Parish...