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YORKTON………After 12-weeks of hearing witnesses the legal complaint brought by Good Spirit School Division (GSSD) as plaintiff against Christ the Teacher Catholic School Board (CTCSB) and the government of Saskatchewan ended July 15 with concluding summation arguments.

After years of delay with additions and expansions to the original complaint filed in 2005, the trial actually began November 9, 2015 in Yorkton’s Queen Bench Court with Justice Donald H. Layh presiding and was scheduled for five weeks. With several breaks, including the Christmas break, witness testimony ended July 6 and summation arguments began July 13 ending on Friday July 15.

It all began in 2003 with the closure of Theodore Public School and the subsequent establishment of St. Theodore Catholic School. In 2005 York School Division (now Good Spirit School Division) filed a complaint against Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic School Division and the Government of Saskatchewan questioning whether non-...

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Regina’s Marian Centre soup kitchen hosted a public family BBQ July 16 as it continues to celebrate 50 years of service. The actual date is October 15 but the people at the Centre decided to do something special for those it serves during the summer.

Marian Centre provides a hot lunch Monday-Saturday every week, but this particular week a BBQ was held outside. Members of the Regina Council of the Knights of Columbus spearheaded the BBQ aided by SaskEnergy who provided $500.00 to help purchase food, provided the BBQ and the staff to cook the burgers and hot dogs. Volunteers, along with the Knights served the food.

The local band Vision, provided upbeat music while the crowd obtained their food and sat in chairs in front of the band.

Normally, Marian Centre provides hot lunches for an average number of from 70-90 men, but this day families were invited and they responded with more than 100 who attended.

Marian Centre is part of the Madonna Apostolate,...

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Chancery office staff erupted with loud, sustained applause and cheers when newly appointed Archbishop Donald Bolen entered the staff room July 11, the day Pope Francis announced his appointment to succeed the late Daniel Bohan who died January, 2016. Archbishop Bolen moved around the room, shaking hands, hugging and greeting staff who worked with him as Vicar General prior to his Episcopate ordination and appointment as Bishop of Saskatoon. He then sat down to a welcoming ice cream cake which he divided and distributed among all those gathered.

It was a homecoming of sorts for Archbishop Bolen. He was born, raised and received his early education in the Regina Archdiocese and is a graduate of Campion College, a federated college of the University of Regina. He was ordained priest by the late Archbishop Charles Halpin on October 12, 1991 and served in a number of Regina Archdiocesan parishes prior to seven years’ service with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian...

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Register for Summer Sem

Last updated on July 15, 2016


Greetings in Christ Jesus!

Western Canadian Association of Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM) has been annually sponsoring the Summer Seminars for youth ministers and volunteers in Western Canada since 1991. To date, more than 450 students have studied and benefited from the on-going youth ministry training held each summer. 

Our training seminars have evolved.  We have introduced a system of learning that will provide the following:

1)     Certificate Courses which will lead to the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies (CCYMS)

2)     Enrichment Courses, which will equip youth ministry leaders with practical ideas and challenge them as well to growth in the Catholic faith. These will be non-certificate courses.

The two streams will run concurrently. Colm Leyne
Summer Seminar Coordinator
Work: (306) 716-5231    
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Follow our blog as we journey to Poland for World Youth Day! We will update it as frequently as internet access allows us.


Pope Francis on Monday 11/07/2016 at 10:46; named Bishop Bolen currently Bishop of Saskatoon, as Archbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

To read complete letter from Very Rev. James Owolagba click here


Retirements, a resignation and re-aligning of resources while awaiting the appointment of a new Archbishop has resulted in a temporary re-organization for the Regina Archdiocese office staff.

Support staff Diana Demaria will leave at the end of August and will begin university studies to realize “my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher”.  Receptionist Joan Fellinger adds support duties for Archdiocesan Theologian Dr. Brett Salkeld. Support staff Louise Molesky remains in her position and adds support duties for Social Justice, Youth and Pastoral Services ministries.

Teresa Whalen Lux retired June 30 as co-ordinator of the Resource Centre and Sister Rufina Dubao has been hired on a temporary basis to look after the Resource Centre affective July 15. Co-ordinator for the Lay Formation and Evangelization Program, Eric Gurash will help out in the selection of material for the Resource Centre.

The support staff position as well as co-ordinator of the Resource Centre...

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Ten years ago Jacqueline Tisher took some time off from work in neonatal intensive care to help another family who had children with complex medical needs. She hadn’t planned anything more than one year then return to work. She’s now head of Hope’s Home, located in in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert with an $8-million budget that looks after children with complex medical needs.

Hope’s Home is Canada’s first medically integrated day care, according to Kelsey Stewart, Fund Development and Marketing Manager. It moved into the former John Paul II Centre April 1. The organization leases the lower and main floors not including what used to be the chapel. The upper floor remains empty and the Nicor group who purchased the building from the Archdiocese of Regina has them open for lease.

The Prince Albert location has a 90-space day care and a four bed supportive living home. Saskatoon has a five bed supportive living space, will soon add five respite beds but no day care...

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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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