Responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” is being produced in Saskatchewan under the direction of a Saskatchewan bishops’ advisory committee, thanks to financial support from the Saskatchewan K of C Charitable Foundation. The first two videos – one focused on Palliative Care and another focused on Care for the Elderly – can be found online at: www.findingthegifts.ca or for more information contact (306) 659-5844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Fathers, Pastoral Assistants, Liturgy Co-ordinators, Pro-Life Partners, Earlier this year Archbishop Bohan established a Reverence for Life Commission and decreed that October be observed annually as Reverence for Life Month. The Archbishop's proclamation is attached to remind you of this most urgent initiative in defense of life and the dignity of the human person. It would be most appropriate to bring this to our people's attention once again, perhaps through the addition of the proclamation in the parish bulletin on the last Sunday of September. Please take note of the accompanying "Liturgical & Prayer Resources Handbook" which is offered to assist you in observing October as Reverence for Life Month in your community. This resource may also be found on the archdiocesan website: Pastoral Services/Liturgy/Respect for Life. Peace in the Lord of Life, TO DOWNLOAD THE REVERENCE FOR LIFE HANDBOOK, CLICK HERE
Essay Contest ‘Respecting All Human Life from Conception to Natural Death.’
The Reverence for Life Commission of the Archdiocese of Regina is announcing that it is sponsoring a ‘Respecting All Human Life from Conception to Natural Death’Essay Contest for high school students in the Archdiocese of Regina. Students from Grades 9-12 are eligible. The essay must be typed, complete with your name, grade, high school, parish, and phone number.
For grades 11 and 12 (no more than 750 words)
First Place - $200, Second Place - $100, Third Place - $50
For grades 9 and 10 (no more than 750 words)
First Place – $200, Second Place – $100, Third Place - $50
All essays must be received no later thanNov. 1, 2014 to the Diocesan Centre located at 445 Broad St. North (306 352-1651).
Please address using the following form – Attention: Reverence for Life Commission or email your essay to email@example.com. Thank you to all who will be participating in this essay contest, as well as the parishes.
Rubrics – Choose from one of the following topics
The unborn child is sacred – the injustice of Abortion
The poor and other victims of violence are sacred – the injustice of poverty & violence
The lives of the disabled, handicapped and mentally challenged are sacred, the injustice of prejudice and discrimination towards these our brothers and sisters
The lives of the elderly and sick are sacred, the injustice of euthanasia and assisted suicide which discriminate because of age and health.