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Please find enclosed the English and French versions of a statement by CCCB President the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., regarding the recent approval of Bill C-14, which legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide. The official statement is provided in Word and PDF formats, and will be posted on the CCCB website today.

Click here to download English Version

Click here to download French Version

Euthanasia - It Ain't Done Yet

Last updated on June 28, 2016

We haven’t heard the end of the Euthanasia, medically assisted suicide, and whatever other euphemism is employed to describe legal murder, debate.

The House of Commons and the Canadian Senate passed Bill C-14 which makes medically assisted suicide legal, but the bill does not go as far the Supreme Court ruling in the Carter Case. The result is very likely to mean more court challenges to force the federal government, through the Supreme Court, and I’ll say more about that in a moment, to widen the criteria.

The Supreme Court ruling allowing medically assisted suicide was so broad it pretty well provided that anyone could demand anyone involved in the medical profession, usually a doctor, to end their life. Bill C-14 says natural death must be reasonably foreseeable before medical assistance to end one’s life is allowed. That’s more restrictive. The Court also made no exceptions; if medical assistance to end one’s life is requested it either has to be granted or a...

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St. Peter’s Parish is seeking a near-full-time (30 hours/week) Parish Secretary. The Parish Secretary works closely with the Pastor and Pastoral Council providing general clerical and administrative support, and is a welcoming presence for parishioners, visitors and individuals seeking information or services.

The ideal candidate will have general computer skills (Windows/PC) including word processing, email, internet usage and a basic familiarity with Excel; clerical skills such as recordkeeping, handling correspondence and scheduling; strong English communication skills; organizational skills; a positive and service-oriented attitude; willingness to learn; and a sincere desire to serve God in a team environment. The ability to work respectfully and productively in a culturally diverse community is essential. The ideal candidate will have experience in office and/or in customer service environments, and have successfully completed high school or equivalent.

As this...

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Very Rev. Crozon Announces Clergy Changes

Last updated on June 15, 2016

Two priests are returning from visits to their home countries this year and will resume duties in he Regina Archdiocese. Reverend Andrew Pawlowicz returns from Poland and becomes Administrator for the Parishes of Our Lady of Victories, Esterhazy; St. Wenceslaus, Gerald; and St. Michael at Bangor. Reverend Anthony Padayatty HGN returns from India to become Administrator for the Parishes of St. Anne’s, Gull Lake; and St. Joseph, Cabri.

Very Reverend Valentine Amobi moves from Esterhazy to be Administrator for the Parishes of Sacred Heart, Raymore; Our Lady of Lourdes, Govan; St. Patrick’s, Nokomis; St. Mary Hungarian, Quinton; Immaculate Conception, Quinton; Mary Queen of All Hearts, Lestock; and the reserves of Day Star, Gordons, Kawacatoose and Muskowekwan-Kateri Place.

Monsignor Reymundo Asis leaves Southey to become Administrator of Christ the Redeemer, Swift Current. Reverend Francis (Prince) Kurisinkal moves to Southey from Gull Lake to become Administrator for...

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Diocesan Finance Officers Meet in Regina

Last updated on June 21, 2016

REGINA………Saskatoon Bishop Donald Bolen told about 40 diocesan finance officers from across Canada meeting in Regina May 29-June 2 their work is a vital part of serving the Church. Bolen talked about mercy and frequently quoted Pope Francis on the subject but he also pointed out gospel passages of Jesus commenting on money, comments which could be troubling for finance officers.

“Dioceses need financial stability,” said Bolen, “and you provide that,” but we don’t like to talk about it, he said. “Jesus talks a lot about money and it makes us nervous.”  Jesus says not to accumulate, “but we need to accumulate to be successful,” said Bolen. He referred to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in which Christ told the disciples not to worry about clothes food or little else as they went about preaching the Word. “He realized He was sending them out ‘like sheep among the wolves,’,” said the Bishop quoting a chapter from the Gospel of Mathew. Bolen told the finance officers that they need to...

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Prayer in the Legislature

Last updated on May 24, 2016

The Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly opened as normal on May 17 with the opening prayer which has garnered some recent criticism. Here’s what the controversy, or what passes as controversy, is all about.

Present us O Lord in all our doings, with Thy Most gracious favour; and further us with Thy continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued and ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy Holy Name, and finally by Thy Mercy, attain everlasting life.

Amen.

This all came about because of a Supreme Court ruling against Saguenay Municipal Council that ordered council as a civic elected body cannot say a prayer to open meetings. The Mayor Jean Tremblay, had argued that the prayer recognizes the area’s Catholic heritage. The Court said it infringes on the freedom of conscience and religion and a civic body must remain neutral in a secular society.

Various organizations across the country and most pundits chimed in, most favoured the ruling, but

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Holy Rosary Cathedral, Regina, Saskatchewan, invites applications for the position of Director of Music.

The position, which is currently vacant, involves managing the music ministries at the Cathedral, including, but not limited to, directing the Senior Choir and selecting music for Sunday Masses and all other liturgical services. Proficiency on the organ would be an asset.  Applicants should have some experience in choral direction and knowledge of liturgical music. Applicants must be open to acquiring the necessary understanding of the liturgies of the Roman Catholic church.

Please send resume, references, salary expectations and availability to:

Holy Rosary Director of Music Selection Committee

c/o Patrice Krueger

83 Hudson Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 2W1

(or email - p.krueger [at] rcsd.ca)

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2016. 

Help Ft. McMurray Evacuees

Last updated on May 17, 2016

The Sask K of C Charitable Foundation is receiving donations from individuals, Councils and Parishes to assist victims of the devastating fires in Fort McMurray. These donations can be either sent to the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation or you can make the donation through our website at www.saskkofcfoundation.com.

All donors will be receiving a tax receipt for the amount of their donation from either the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation or directly from Canada Helps. All donations will be credited through to the Councils with respect to achieving the $7.00/member target.

At this point, the Federal Government has only agreed to match funds received by individuals through the Red Cross. We have been assured by the Red Cross that they will accept the donations we have raised and forward them to the government for matching. Only personal donations will qualify and we must have the list of donors to them before their donation deadline of May 30th, 2016. Once we provide...

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Catholic Family Services has a new location in Regina, the fifth time it has moved since its founding in 1936. The facilities offered in the new location and the space it provides may just be the final move for many years.

The address is 160 McIntosh street a residential area in North West Regina in a building that sits by itself surrounded by grass and open space. A Shell Service station sits on the corner and across from it is Holy Trinity Church.

The building is U shaped with one side holding CFSS offices and the other containing Roots and Wings Child Care Centre is a first for CFSS. “We felt a child care centre was something we lacked,” said Executive director David sax speaking with people at the May 4 official opening. It had 12 children on opening day and Sax expects it to grow to 30 b y the end of the year and ultimately to 50.

It was built in 1966 as a reception centre for children coming into care. It morphed into a home for troubled teens but has...

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LUMSDEN……..Reverend James Mallon said today’s priests never trained to be leaders and yet it is one of the essential paths of the Church. Mallon was the retreat master for the Regina Archdiocese clergy annual retreat held June 4-7 at St. Michael’s Retreat. 

Salt and Light describes Mallon as one of Canada’s finest young priests. He has produced two internationally acclaimed DVD series Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic theology as well as Divine Renovations, a guide for parishes seeking to cultivate communities of discipleship and vibrant and dynamic faith communities. Mallon is pastor of St. Benedict Parish in the Halifax-Yarmouth Archdiocese.

“Many of us are operating out of a model of priestly minister of 50 years ago when the priest did everything, was a chaplain to everybody, buy every bed and be involved in everything.” In an interview with the PM he said priests have to move more toward models of ministry that is not essential to the priesthood and equip lay people...

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