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Catholic Education Week May 21 - 27, 2017

Last updated on May 24, 2017

Catholic Education Week

When asked, students have much to say about what Catholic Education means to them. Jesus, prayers, welcoming, patience, God, love. As we mark Catholic Education Week May 21-27, we thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Catholic Education is a gift for which we thank God every day. Regina Catholic Schools


Clergy Appointments

Last updated on June 22, 2017

By Frank Flegel

A retirement, several international priests retuning to their home country, and a more active retired archbishop, are some of the changes in the clergy appointments for the Regina Archdiocese announced by Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen. 

Winnipeg Archbishop Emeritus James Weisgerber, who has been living in Regina since his retirement as archbishop of Winnipeg, has agreed to become Priest Moderator at Regina’s French Church, St. Jean Baptiste. “I look at this as a kind of payback,” said the retired archbishop speaking with the Prairie Messenger. ”Archbishop Michael O’Neil sent me to Ottawa in 1956 to the seminary so I could learn French and French has been such a gift in my life and now I get to serve the French parish for a year.” He will serve as Priest Moderator responsible for Sacramental Ministry, i.e. say masses, administer baptism, hear confessions, etc.

Parish Life Coordinator for St. Jean Baptiste, Francine Audy, will continue to look...

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Letter From Regina Catholic Schools

Last updated on April 25, 2017

A letter in response to the recent Catholic School Funding Decision from Domenic Scuglia, Director of Ecucation Regina Catholic Schools.

Sacred Heart School Closing Assembly

Last updated on April 11, 2017

Sacred Heart School Closing Assembly Attracts Former Students, Teachers and Friends

March 31, 2017

 The halls of Sacred Heart Community School in Regina’s North Central neighborhood reverberated more loudly than usual March 31st as former students, teachers, neighbors and friends gathered for what was the final school assembly.  “Oh! It was great,” said former student now Catholic School Trustee Richard Dittrick as he wandered down the halls and poked into classrooms that brought back many memories of his Grades 1-4 years he spent at the school. “There was a lot of nostalgia for sure” as he recalled former classmates and teachers.

Students prepared memorabilia from their classrooms which were encased in a Time capsule to be opened at some point in the future. They showed what school life was like in 2016.   The school will empty April 24 as students, teachers and staff pack up and move a few steps west to a brand new state-of-the-art school.   ...

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Chrism Mass

Last updated on April 13, 2017

CHRISM MASS at Regina Holy Rosary Cathedral  

APRIL 4, 2017

A passage from Isiah which Jesus uses to tell his disciples of His mission on earth sent by God, also applies to today’s priests, said Archbishop Donald Bolen in his April 4 Chrism Mass homily.

This same passage was the first reading that opened the Chrism Mass. “Jesus chooses the passage of the suffering servant who has been anointed to bring good news to the poor - go open the eyes of the blind; bind their hearts to their brokenness; proclaim liberty to captives, freedom to those in prison; go proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour; heal the world. It is also our mission, Jesus tells us. We as disciples have been anointed precisely to carry out that same mission,” said the Archbishop. ”To be His hands, His presence to God’s people.”

He initially spoke to the priests and then he included all the faithful who packed Holy Rosary Cathedral. “We as a people are empowered by this same text to bring...

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Monday morning with Bishops from western Canada, who are in Rome for their visit ad limina Apostolorum (to the threshold of the [basilicas] of the Apostles).

The Bishops collectively form the Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops (AWCB). Established in 1974, the Assembly gathers the Bishops of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches of the four Western Canadian provinces, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

In total, it serves eighteen Roman Catholic [Latin-rite] dioceses (Calgary, Churchill-Hudson Bay, Edmonton, Grouard-McLennan, Kamloops, Keewatin-Le Pas, MacKenzie-Fort...

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MARCH 3, 2017

Regina’s recently constructed Ahmadiyya Mahmood Mosque stands out in east Regina surrounded by hotels, retail outlets and nearby residents all of which appear to welcome the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in their midst. “Even while it was being built, people from around here were bringing us hot meals,” said Imam Zeeshan Ahmed in an interview with the Prairie Messenger.

The local community also showed its support following the shooting in Quebec that occurred while that community was in prayer. “We had more than 200, mostly non-Muslims, when we opened the doors and invited everyone in,” said the Imam, and non-Muslims continue to come he said; fewer numbers, but they come, and “some pray with us or pray on their own.”  He pointed out that often people staying at the hotels nearby the Mosque will come and ask for a tour, and said, “We welcome all.”

The Imam also commented that as far...

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Campion College's New Entrance

Last updated on December 1, 2016

Campion College officially kicked off the start of year-long 100th anniversary celebrations with the opening of new and enhanced spaces designed to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities throughout the college building.

“We are very excited to mark the launch of our 100th anniversary year with the opening of the new entryway and elevator. As a Jesuit college, we are committed to creating a barrier-free environment for all and the completion of this project brings us much closer to that goal,” says Dr. John Meehan, SJ, president, Campion College.

The project allowed the college to address many of the deferred maintenance needs of its 50-year-old building, and to better meet the demands placed on college programs and services by a growing university campus. The project includes the replacement and relocation of its elevator, the addition of spacious entryways at each floor, direct access into the college building, improvements to fire/life safety throughout...

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Donald Bolen Installed as Archbishop of Regina

Last updated on November 17, 2016

On October 14, 2016 Donald Bolen was installed as Archbishop of the Regina Archdiocese.

It was a coming home for the popular priest who was born in Gravelbourg in the Archdiocese of Regina, obtained his early and some post secondary education at Campion College, University of Regina, ordained priest October 12, 1991, spent seven years in Rome, a short stint as Regina Archdiocese Vicar General prior to his March 10, 2010 appointment as Bishop of Saskatoon where he served until appointed Archbishop of Regina by Pope Francis, July 11, 2016.

The installation ceremony in Holy Rosary Cathedral was full of music and colour with 15 bishops and Archbishops, including Canada’s Papal Nuncio Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, priests from Regina and Saskatoon and some visitors from Rome. It was ecumenical with greetings prior to mass from Very Reverend Lorne Crozon, on behalf of the clergy, Sister Theresa Frey O.B.V.M, Chair of the...

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Annual Appeal Kicks-off

Last updated on October 4, 2016

The goal for this year’s Archdiocesan Annual Appeal is again $1.4 million and there is hope that even with the Saskatchewan economy struggling the goal will be reached this year. Last year it came close with $1.336 million raised or 95% of the total. It was also the second highest total raised since the appeal began in 2000.

A slide presentation that scrolled during the kick off noted that since its inception over $19 million has been raised, all to support Archdiocesan Ministries. More than 20,000 campaign envelopes were scheduled to be mailed out this year. Archdiocesan Administrator Very Reverend Lorne Crozon said 20% of all parishes contributed in the campaign “and just think what could be raised if 25 0r 30% contributed.” The number of donors and the number of parishes who contributed to last year’s campaign increased over the year previous and 35 parishes reached their goal and received rebates of about $60,000.00. The appeal refunds 80% of the excess for each parish...

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