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L’Organisme catholique pour la vie et la famille (OCVF) est à la recherche d’une nouvelle directrice ou d’un nouveau directeur bilingue. Pour en savoir davantage, cliquez ici.




The Catholic Organization for Life and Family is searching for a new bilingual Director. For more information, click here.

Yesterday, the General Secretariat received an update from Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., CCCB National Coordinator for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, regarding the Canadian national gathering that took place July 26. According to Father Rosica, the gathering brought together over 3500 young Canadians from every province in the country. The celebration was presided by His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada. The Canadian Ambassador to Poland and the Consul General were also present and addressed the youth during the celebration.

For your information and possible distribution in your diocese/eparchy, here is the video link to the gathering: http://livestream.com/wydcentral2013/events/5891948/videos/130995956. You may also wish to post it on your diocesan website or share it with local youth groups.

(Vatican Radio) Canadian Archbishop-elect Donald Bolen says social justice, ecumenism and dialogue with indigenous peoples will be among his top pastoral priorities in the Archdiocese of Regina. Bolen, currently the bishop of Saskatoon in the central province of Saskatchewan, was named on Monday as archbishop of the provincial capital.

Last month, Bishop Bolen was in the news as he spent a couple of days living out on the streets of Saskatoon to raise awareness and funds for a hospice for the homeless. He described the experience of sitting on a sidewalk, being ignored by people all day, as “a deep learning experience”.

Philippa Hitchen spoke to Bishop Bolen to find out more about this initiative and about expectations for his new job as head of the Archdiocese of Regina…

Bishop Bolen says the archdiocese covers about the bottom third of the province of Saskatchewan and is a large, rural territory, “about the size of Italy with a population of about half a...

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YORKTON………After 12-weeks of hearing witnesses the legal complaint brought by Good Spirit School Division (GSSD) as plaintiff against Christ the Teacher Catholic School Board (CTCSB) and the government of Saskatchewan ended July 15 with concluding summation arguments.

After years of delay with additions and expansions to the original complaint filed in 2005, the trial actually began November 9, 2015 in Yorkton’s Queen Bench Court with Justice Donald H. Layh presiding and was scheduled for five weeks. With several breaks, including the Christmas break, witness testimony ended July 6 and summation arguments began July 13 ending on Friday July 15.

It all began in 2003 with the closure of Theodore Public School and the subsequent establishment of St. Theodore Catholic School. In 2005 York School Division (now Good Spirit School Division) filed a complaint against Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic School Division and the Government of Saskatchewan questioning whether non-...

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Regina’s Marian Centre soup kitchen hosted a public family BBQ July 16 as it continues to celebrate 50 years of service. The actual date is October 15 but the people at the Centre decided to do something special for those it serves during the summer.

Marian Centre provides a hot lunch Monday-Saturday every week, but this particular week a BBQ was held outside. Members of the Regina Council of the Knights of Columbus spearheaded the BBQ aided by SaskEnergy who provided $500.00 to help purchase food, provided the BBQ and the staff to cook the burgers and hot dogs. Volunteers, along with the Knights served the food.

The local band Vision, provided upbeat music while the crowd obtained their food and sat in chairs in front of the band.

Normally, Marian Centre provides hot lunches for an average number of from 70-90 men, but this day families were invited and they responded with more than 100 who attended.

Marian Centre is part of the Madonna Apostolate,...

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Chancery office staff erupted with loud, sustained applause and cheers when newly appointed Archbishop Donald Bolen entered the staff room July 11, the day Pope Francis announced his appointment to succeed the late Daniel Bohan who died January, 2016. Archbishop Bolen moved around the room, shaking hands, hugging and greeting staff who worked with him as Vicar General prior to his Episcopate ordination and appointment as Bishop of Saskatoon. He then sat down to a welcoming ice cream cake which he divided and distributed among all those gathered.

It was a homecoming of sorts for Archbishop Bolen. He was born, raised and received his early education in the Regina Archdiocese and is a graduate of Campion College, a federated college of the University of Regina. He was ordained priest by the late Archbishop Charles Halpin on October 12, 1991 and served in a number of Regina Archdiocesan parishes prior to seven years’ service with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian...

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Last updated on July 15, 2016


Greetings in Christ Jesus!

Western Canadian Association of Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM) has been annually sponsoring the Summer Seminars for youth ministers and volunteers in Western Canada since 1991. To date, more than 450 students have studied and benefited from the on-going youth ministry training held each summer. 

Our training seminars have evolved.  We have introduced a system of learning that will provide the following:

1)     Certificate Courses which will lead to the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies (CCYMS)

2)     Enrichment Courses, which will equip youth ministry leaders with practical ideas and challenge them as well to growth in the Catholic faith. These will be non-certificate courses.

The two streams will run concurrently. Colm Leyne
Summer Seminar Coordinator
Work: (306) 716-5231    
E-Mail: wcacym.summerseminar [at] yahoo.ca CERTIFICATE COURSES (... Read More

Follow our blog as we journey to Poland for World Youth Day! We will update it as frequently as internet access allows us.


Pope Francis on Monday 11/07/2016 at 10:46; named Bishop Bolen currently Bishop of Saskatoon, as Archbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

To read complete letter from Very Rev. James Owolagba click here


Retirements, a resignation and re-aligning of resources while awaiting the appointment of a new Archbishop has resulted in a temporary re-organization for the Regina Archdiocese office staff.

Support staff Diana Demaria will leave at the end of August and will begin university studies to realize “my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher”.  Receptionist Joan Fellinger adds support duties for Archdiocesan Theologian Dr. Brett Salkeld. Support staff Louise Molesky remains in her position and adds support duties for Social Justice, Youth and Pastoral Services ministries.

Teresa Whalen Lux retired June 30 as co-ordinator of the Resource Centre and Sister Rufina Dubao has been hired on a temporary basis to look after the Resource Centre affective July 15. Co-ordinator for the Lay Formation and Evangelization Program, Eric Gurash will help out in the selection of material for the Resource Centre.

The support staff position as well as co-ordinator of the Resource Centre...

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