Ministering To God's Beloved
serving and learning from those who are vulnerable
Joint convention of the
Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association October 20 - 22, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Regina
Session 1: The Beauty of the Dancer: Embracing Our Own Vulnerability Session 2: The Beauty of the Song: Embracing the Vulnerability of Others
Dr. Josephine Lombardi
Session 3: Becoming Experts in Humanity: Understanding the Factors taht Influcence Human Behavior and Limit Authentic Freedom Session 4: Mercy and Beyond: Understanding the Obstacles that Keep Us From Being Merciful Witnesses
Following a consultation and discernment process in the Spring and Summer of 2017 with lay leaders and staff, religious women, and archdiocesan clergy, I have heard, prayed on, and now offer the following priorities for the Archdiocese of Regina for the next 2 to 3 years. I look forward to working alongside Archdiocesan clergy, staff, parish leaders, the lay faithful, Catholic organizations and community partners in reflecting on and setting goals towards these priorities, which our loving God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit - has set upon our hearts.
Since God has “shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6), we, in the Archdiocese of Regina, feel called to sustain and strengthen a church that is:
1.Building vital and viable parish faith communities
A healthy archdiocese and strong parishes are intrinsically bound together. Each of our parishes is unique: rural or urban, large or small,...
The nine men who are preparing for ordination to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Regina, gathered together at Campion College from September 1-3, 2017 for the begining fo their fourth and final year of formation. On Saturday, they gathered for Mass and were joined by Archbishop Don Bolen. Archbishop Don installed all nine of them into the Ministry of Acolyte. This is one of the four liturgical steps toward the their ordination to the diaconate. Last year, they received the Ministry of Lector at a Mass held at Holy Rosary Cathedral. The next step will be the Rite of Candidacy, which is followed by the fourth and final Rite of Ordination to be celebrated in June of 2018.
Now that these men have been installed as Acolytes, you may begin seeing them robed up and at the Altar assisting the priest, but what does that mean?
-Per the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), as an acolyte, the deacon candidate is instituted to serve at the altar and to...