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CARES Healing Community

Last updated on September 22, 2017

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. 

Contact information thehealingcommunity@gmail.com

Tuesday from 5 pm - 6 pm at St. Jean-Baptiste located 2517 - 25th Avenue in Regina. 

 

Event begins on November 21, 2017
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 19 2017.

Catechetical Sunday October 1, 2017

Last updated on September 26, 2017

BLESSING FOR CATECHISTS FROM THE CELEBRATIONS OF INSTALLATION AND RECOGNITION

 

Blessed are you, Lord God,

king and ruler of heaven and earth:

through your Son you have brought us salvation, and in his Holy Spirit, you lead us to all truth.

 

In your mercy and love, help these men and women who are prepared to help your people to grow in faith. Give them your blessing and cleanse their hearts,

so that they may proclaim your Word in their daily lives. Help them to be men and women of faith and prayer, guided by your Spirit and filled with your love.

 

Let them share their faith and love

with their families, their friends, their students,

at home, in the classroom, and in our community. May their words and their lives lead your people to stronger faith and love.

Through their work, may your kingdom come among us, and lead us to serve you each day.

 

Loving Father, listen to our prayer,

which we...

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New Archdiocesan Ecumenical Officer

Last updated on September 12, 2017

NEW, YET FAMILIAR FACE IN REGINA ARCHDIOCESAN ECUMENICAL OFFICE

AUGUST 1, 2017

BY FRANK FLEGEL

 

Nicholas Jesson is the new Archdiocesan Ecumenical Officer as of August 1, 2017. He has long been involved in ecumenical work, most recently as the ecumenical officer for the Saskatoon Diocese. In recent years he also assisted then Bishop Donald Bolen in his various Vatican and international ecumenical responsibilities prior to Bolen’s appointment as Archbishop of Regina.

Jesson moved to Saskatoon from Winnipeg in 1994 and then after serving as ecumenical officer and director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, he spent some time in Toronto in further theological studies. It was there that he met his wife, Amanda Currie, who is now a Presbyterian minister. They returned to Saskatoon where he has spent the past 14 years in ecumenical ministry and teaching. When Bishop Bolen was appointed to Regina in 2016, it was a natural time for Jesson to explore...

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Marian Centre Closed for Repairs

Last updated on September 1, 2017
MARIAN CENTRE CLOSED FOR MAJOR STRUCTURAL RENOVATIONS/REPAIRS AUGUST, 2017 BY FRANK FLEGEL

The people of Madonna House Apostolate who operate the Marian Centre soup kitchen were concerned that the people who depend on them for weekend sandwiches would have nowhere to go when Marian Centre closed this summer to allow for significant structural repairs to their building. 

Soul’s Harbour and Carmichael Outreach provide hot meals during the week, so Marian Centre clientele will have an alternative place to go for their hot meal, according to Hugo Istaza, Director of Marian Centre.  But Saturday sandwiches won’t be available until the Centre re-opens which is scheduled to be around the middle of November. Isaza said Westminster United Church, and St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral were contacted to help out. “Our volunteers now make the sandwiches at Westminster Church, and they are taken to St. Paul’s and Carmichael Outreach where they are available to the people...

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Our Lady of Peace Parish Grand Opening

Last updated on August 29, 2017

Our Lady of Peace Parish Grand Opening

On Sunday August 27, 2017 the parishioners of Our Lady of Peace parish celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated church and the installation of Fr. James Olologba as their new pastor. They were joined by Archbishop Donald Bolen, former parishioners and clergy, who travelled to join them on this special occasion.

Not that long ago, it  looked like there would not be a church in the North Central area at all. The parishes of St. Charles, Good Samaritan and Canadian Martyrs were all slated to be closed but in August of 2014 Archbishop Daniel Bohan felt there was sufficient interest to keep at least one parish open in this area. Meetings were held and  a vote was taken which eventually decided that St. Charles and Canadian Martyr’s parishes would be sold and the funds used to create a worship space in the existing Good Samaritan building, which was renamed Our Lady of Peace. A building addition committee was then formed...

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Vacation Bible School

Last updated on August 22, 2017

This week Christ The King Parish in Regina has been hosting their annual Vacation Bible School. Running consistently for the past 9 years, VBS Director and Pastoral Assistant Laura O’Reilly, along with an army of volunteers who serve as station leaders, crew leaders, stage-hands, skit teams and kitchen crews have helped this faith-filled and inspiring program grow from 40 to 150 kids! This year Lay Formation Coordinator and ‘Thinking Faith!’ podcast co-host Eric Gurash was honored to help lead their Bible Discovery Station. Be on the look out for his upcoming podcast about the experience including interviews with some of the leaders, volunteers and coordinators who helped touch the lives of so many children and their families this summer!

 

Ponteix Pilgrimage

Last updated on August 9, 2017

The parishioners of Notre Dame d’Auvergne, in Ponteix have been celebrating their yearly pilgrimage since 1934. This year the celebration took place on Sunday July 16th and the theme was,  “The Lord Has Done Great Things For Me, And Holy Is His Name”. (Luke 1: 49.)  The members of the Archdiocesan Young Adult Leadership Team shared their personal testimonies with the pilgrims and lead the music for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Anointing of the Sick. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy was lead by Mrs. Annette Labelle and Archbishop Donald Bolen, presided at the Mass. After Mass there was a candle light procession with the Pieta, a 400-year old statue of Our Lady of Sorrows given  by a friend from Auvergne, France. This historical statue had been hidden by peasants during the French Revolution to save it from desecration and vandalism. 

Arpee Urquico's road to the Priesthood

Last updated on July 20, 2017

ARPEE URQUICO’S ROAD TO THE PRIESTHOOD

By Frank Flegel

“It was my childhood dream to be a priest,” said Reverend Arpee Sacramento Urquico in an interview several days after his June 30 ordination to the priesthood, but his dream took a convoluted route to his goal including a couple of short interruptions.

Arpee was born in a community about two hours south of Manila, in the Philippines. In 1991 Mount Pinatubo exploded and buried his village in ash and mud. The villagers were evacuated to another village near Manila, and this is where Arpee grew up and completed his elementary and high school education.

His mom attended daily mass and took him and his two older brothers with her. His dad worked as a mechanic in Saudi Arabia. He became involved in his parish as a youth and met seminarians who came to his church for their internship. “I liked them and thought, I want to be like them.” It was in his high school years when the idea of becoming a priest...

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Celebrating Canada Day

Last updated on July 18, 2017
Watch the Mass Celebrating Canada Day at Blessed Sacrament Parish:

https://archregina.sk.ca/live

 

Archdiocesan 1st Annual Meeting

Last updated on July 11, 2017

By Frank Flegel

For the first time in recent history the Regina Archdiocese has produced an Annual Report that was made public at a first-ever Annual Meeting, held at the Regina Archdiocese office.  

“We are doing two new things here,” said Archbishop Donald Bolen. “First of all, we’ve produced a good report, not a comprehensive view of where we are as an archdiocese, but an honest overview. Reports have been produced in the past but they haven’t been made public and, secondly, having an annual meeting is a new initiative and it was good.  A number of people came out and I think as we face some current challenges, next year at the annual meeting, more people will come out. I think it’s a good start.”

About a dozen people plus staff were in attendance. One of the attendees questioned how the meeting was advertised, suggesting more would have attended had they known about it. The notice was on the web site and more avenues and communication vehicles will be used...

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