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Student Board Members At 1st Meeting

Last updated on March 22, 2018

By Frank Flegel

Bronwyn Heerspink said she was quite pleased at the reception she and two of her Miller High School classmates received when they attended their first meeting of the Regina Catholic School Division’s Board of Trustees February 5 meeting.

“I was a little bit worried. It’s kind of daunting when you first go in at the start but it’s very open, very welcoming and I felt quite comfortable.” Heerspink is one of several high school students, elected by students at their schools to become student Board members for the Regina Catholic School Division. She initially thought that as student trustees they would be just “poster children to sit there with a smile on their faces,” but she came to realize differently. “They really do care about our opinion and our voices and that’s very comforting.”   

The idea for this venture originated with the division’s Director of Education, Domenic Scuglia. He joined the Division last year from Ontario where student...

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February 23-Pray and Fast For Peace

Last updated on February 8, 2018

Pope Francis has invited Roman Catholics, all Christians and members of other religions to observe Feb. 23 as a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace.

On Sunday Pope Francis while addressing tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing, urged everyone to ‘say no’ to violence and conflict. The appeal is because of the “tragic prolonging” of conflicts around the world.

Feb. 23 is a Friday in the first full week of season of Lent, during which fasting from food and extra acts of charity are encouraged as a sign of penitence. Pope Francis said “everyone, in their own consciences, before God, should ask ‘what can I do for peace?’”
“Surely, we can pray but not only: each one of us can say ‘no’ to violence in their own way, because victories obtained through violence are false victories while working for peace benefits all,” he said.  He specifically invited non-Catholics and non-Christians to join the initiative in any way they...

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Hospital Chaplains Still On The Job

Last updated on February 6, 2018

REGINA…Hospital chaplains in Saskatchewan, remain on the job but the process to obtain their services is awkward and not always successful, said Nick Jesson, of the Regina Archdiocese.  He is the Archdiocesan ecumenical coordinator and one of a team of people trying to get the Spiritual care office restored to the health district. The office acted as the coordination centre for the hospital chaplains. “It used to be when patients were being admitted they were asked if they required the services of a chaplain and if so their faith denomination. Lists for each denomination were prepared and given to the spiritual care office and made available to the chaplains of the different faith denominations.  It was simple and straight forward,” said Jesson. Now, if a patient wants the services of a chaplain, and Jesson emphasised the denominational chaplains, Anglican, Lutheran Roman Catholic, United and one multi-faith chaplain, are available, the patient has to ask staff on the hospital...

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Celebrating Consecrated Life

Last updated on February 6, 2018

By Frank Flegel

 

For eight years running, the Regina Catholic School Division has hosted a lunch to honour those who have chosen to live a consecrated life. This year’s lunch was held February 1 in the Gratton Room at the Division’s office and attracted the largest group ever. 

We have 38 people here today,” said Miles Meyers the Division’s Coordinator for Religious Education. “It’s twice the number we had last year. Some have even come from outside the city.”

Most who attended the luncheon were members of Sister congregations, but several members of the Madonna House Apostolate who operate the Marian Centre soup kitchen in downtown Regina were also in attendance.  School Board Chair Robert Bresciani welcomed everyone and explained the lunch is held each year as a small gesture of thanks for the efforts those living a consecrated life contribute to and support the Division’s work of Catholic education. Trustees and members of the Division’s senior...

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Highway to a Harmonius Canada

Last updated on February 2, 2018

VIDEO PREMIERE AT REGINA MULTI-FAITH FORUM

JANUARY 28, 2018

By Frank Flegel

 

A video promoting Canada as a harmonious nation was premiered on World Religion Day, Sunday, January 28, in Luther College, University of Regina auditorium to an audience of invited guests. Initiated by the Regina Multi-Faith Forum and produced by Access Communications Regina, the video featured children representing a variety of cultures speaking briefly about a harmonious and inclusive Canada. Each held a replica of familiar highway signs but with an inclusive message: a stop sign that said Stop Racism; a yield sign that said yield to the rights of others, etc. Segments of the video showed the children playing and participating in prayer together, and showed short performances, mostly dance groups, from a variety of cultural organizations, also by children. The Regina observance of World Religion Day was moved to Luther College from Beth Jacob Synagogue this year to...

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2018 Triduum Schedules

Last updated on February 1, 2018

World Day of the Sick

Last updated on January 24, 2018

Sister Mary Martin in Memoriam

Last updated on January 24, 2018

SISTER MARY MARTIN 
(née HELEN ZYWINA)
Sister Mary Martin died peacefully at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in Regina in 1924 to Maria (Kwiatkowski) and Joseph Zywina, Sister was predeceased by her parents and her three siblings, Virginia, Catherine and Phyllis. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews, her many teacher friends and past students and by her religious family, the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, of whom she was a member since 1942. Sister M. Martin received her early education at North Regina Public School and her high school at Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart College. She attained her B.A. at the University of SK, her B.Ed. and M.Ed. at the University of Ottawa, and her M.A. at St. Paul's University in Minnesota, USA. Teaching was a work that Sister dearly loved and to which she gave her whole heart. She taught in Lebret, SK for five years, in Sioux Lookout, ON for two years, and in various high schools in...

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St. Francis Xavier Relic Drew Large Crowds

Last updated on January 31, 2018

By Frank Flegel

The St. Francis Xavier Relic two-day visit to Regina attracted more than 3,000 people to the two locations where it was displayed.

An estimated 450 people visited the Campion College chapel at the University of Regina over the course of a 12-hour vigil and about 2,400 attended at Resurrection Church over a 10-hour vigil there. Campion was an obvious choice for the visit as St. Francis Xavier was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit order).

The vigil at Campion College began at 7 p.m. Friday, January 19 and remained exposed to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 20, when it was taken down and moved to Resurrection Church for a 10 a.m. mass to begin the 10-hour vigil there. At 9 p.m. the reliquary beside the Campion chapel altar was moved away and a monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament was placed in the centre of the altar and remained exposed along with the St. Francis Xavier Relic until 9.a.m. Saturday.

The format was the same at each...

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CARES Healing Community

Last updated on June 13, 2018

Dedicated to the needs of victims, we: Care about and Accompany victims of clergy sexual abuse through Resource development, and Educational opportunities designed to Support victims and communities. 

Please contact  thehealingcommunity@gmail.com

 

 

Event begins on June 26, 2018
Repeats every week every Tuesday 13 times.

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