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New Years Eve and New Years Day Masses

Last updated on December 30, 2017

Christ the Lord is born today; today, the Savior has appeared.
Earth echoes songs of angel choirs, archangels’ joyful praise.
Today on earth his friends exult: Glory to God in the highest, alleluia.

Wishing you all a joy filled Christmas with the peace of Christ!

From all of us at the Archdiocese of Regina

Celebrating the Rite of Candidacy to Holy Orders

Last updated on December 24, 2017

We were blessed this December to celebrate the Rite of Candidacy to Holy Orders with three of our seminarians:

Buu Phun Trang (Anthony) on December 3, 2017 at St. Cecilia Parish

Parker Love on December 10, 2017 at Resurrection Parish

Van Chinh (Joseph) Vu on December 17, 2017 at Christ the King Parish

Ricardo Escalante on October 17, 2017 at Holy Child Parish - Not pictured

 

Let us continue to pray for vocations and for all of our seminarians.

Marian Centre Re-Opens

Last updated on December 15, 2017

December 11, 2017

By Frank Flegel

It was a long summer for members of Madonna House Apostolate who staffed Regina’s Marian Centre soup kitchen. The building was closed in August, 2017, for major structural repairs. Staff were dispersed across Canada including the Mother House in Combermere, Ontario. Director Hugo Istaz remained behind until about the middle of August and then returned to his home country of Columbia. He returned to Regina around the end of November and began preparations to re-open Marian Centre for mid-December.

Churches in Regina were contacted and donations of food and clothing came in, and on December 11, 2017 staff member Charlie Cavanaugh unlocked the front door at 10:00 a.m. Several of the regulars who come for the noon hot meal were waiting for the door to open, including three regulars who come in the morning to socialize and play cribbage.

Bob Roy and Lino Palmarin, two of the regular Monday morning volunteers, were there to...

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Prepare Your Heart

Last updated on December 14, 2017

Archdiocesan Priorities Ready in Spring

Last updated on December 14, 2017

By Frank Flegel

The December 2, 2017, Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) spent a major portion of their time identifying specific actions to move toward achieving the four Archdiocesan priorities Archbishop Bolen announced last August. The APC meeting identified focused work areas ­- categories of work that will accomplish the priorities - according to Leah Perrault who is playing a leading role in the process.

Archbishop Bolen said he had arrived at the four priorities after a period of discernment that included prayer, and wide consultations with groups, organizations and staff throughout the archdiocese. Each of the four has an explanatory paragraph expanding on the original priority

Building vital and viable parish faith communities: Each parish is called to be a genuine community of faith with sustainable spiritual, financial, human, and capital resources Living Evangelization and Discipleship: Our world needs to meet Jesus and each of us needs to... Read More

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

Last updated on December 8, 2017

ARCHDIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING (APC)

DECEMBER 2, 2017

CHRIST THE KING PARISH HALL

By Frank Flegel

 

Liturgical changes, and the next steps in implementing the four Archdiocesan priorities announced in August, were among topics discussed at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) meeting held December 2 in Christ the King Parish Hall.

The discussion on liturgical changes was initiated by Archbishop Don, who, over the past two months, engaged in conversations within the archdiocese about celebrating the liturgy, and whether there might be some simple changes or moves towards greater consistency. He told the meeting that it is now six years since the new Roman Missal was introduced and that while no major changes are anticipated, this was an opportunity to provide clarifications about some areas of confusion, and move to a greater unity in other areas.

APC members pointed out that there are differences in common practises...

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Our Lady of Peace Parish 55+ group held their second afternoon dance on the afternoon of November 9th, 2017. Old Time and Country music was provided by Ken Sparrowhawk, Andy Tarr, Jim Harty and Doug Chabot.

We had sixty-three grade 7/8 students and two teachers from St. Gregory School join our group of thirty-two seniors for a very enjoyable, energy filled afternoon.

Young and old danced the time away, the Bird Dance being the most popular. Refreshments and cookies were enjoyed and a fun time was had by all!

Farewell Sister Audrey Mary Ann Daoust

Last updated on October 19, 2017

May 23, 1940 – Estevan, Saskatchewan - October 17, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Sister Audrey Daoust, Sister of Charity of St. Louis, died peacefully at Father Lacombe Care Center in Calgary, AB, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 77 years, and fifty-eight years of religious life after a long bout with cancer. Audrey was born in Estevan, SK and grew up on a farm near Torquay, SK. In 1956 she joined the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and made her first profession in 1959. Her years of service included fifteen years of teaching (Marquis, Moose Jaw, Melville, Regina, SK, and Medicine Hat, AB), eight years in Home Care Service (Regina, SK) and twenty years as chaplain at the Pasqua Hospital (Regina, SK). Audrey was a woman of many talents. She had an artistic nature and used her creativity in both her ministry and community. She had a love for people which naturally superseded her notion of time! Audrey was a very good teacher and she enjoyed ministering to people in their...

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“Together in Christ - Regina 2017”

This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

How should we mark the occasion? What does the Reformation mean to us today? How can we heal the wounded body of Christ? You are invited to an

ecumenical worship service and dinner on Saturday, October 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church (1909 Ottawa St., Regina).

•3:00 pm - ecumenical service with Archbishop Donald Bolen and Bishop Sid Haugen (ELCIC Sask Synod) will co-preside and preach. The service is drawn from the “Joint 

Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation” held in Lund, Sweden on October 31, 2016 with Pope Francis and leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. The worship service is open to all.

•4:30 pm - Reception and cocktails

•5:30 pm - Dinner (ticket required). There are limited numbers for the dinner, so we encourage you to get your tickets early. Tickets are $25.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Children 6-12; Free for Children 5 and under....

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SASKATCHEWAN BISHOPS RELEASE NEW LETTER
CLARIFYING POSITION ON HPV VACCINATIONS

OCTOBER, 2017

BY Frank Flegel

Saskatchewan Catholic Schools started this year with a controversy over a letter included in the information package that all students receive. The letter was from the Saskatchewan Bishops and cautioned parents with regard to their moral obligations and their right to choose to have their children vaccinated with the HPV vaccine. The letter has been part of the student information package for the past ten years and had not been updated with current studies of the human papillomavirus vaccine and the advantages to children, both female and male, in receiving this vaccine.

The report of a protest in Saskatoon of this outdated letter prompted an aggressive mainstream media call for an explanation by the Regina Archdiocese and the Director of Education. The offending letter had been written as advice to Catholic parents and stated the vaccine...

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