Vocations

“Lord, You search me and You know me.” 

God has planted our vocation deep into our hearts.  Only He knows the plans He has for each one of us.  Through our baptism, we are called to Know Christ, Love Christ and Serve Christ and sanctity is our highest calling and our first vocation.  In discerning where God is calling us, we must continue to grow in an intimate and personal relationship and conversation with Christ.  Whether our call is priesthood, consecrated life, marriage or single life, we must discuss with Christ, “Is this the best path for me to holiness?”

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Deacons-in-Formation Rite of Candidacy

Last updated on February 14, 2018

At the 5:00 p.m. Mass at Resurrection Parish on Saturday, February 10, 2018 our nine Deacons-in-Formation were accepted as Candidates to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Don Bolen. This is the final step before they are Ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in June. To learn more about our Diaconate Formation Program please click HERE.

Retrouvaille: Retrouvaille is a lighthouse for marriages on stormy seas.  A Retrouvaille weekend is currently being held in Saskatoon.  Please take a moment to pray for these couples and all couples who are struggling in their marriages.  If you’d like more information on Retrouvaille Saskatchewan, please visit us at www.helpourmarriage.com. For confidential information about or to register for the April 27-29, 2018 weekend in Saskatoon, call Ben & Joanne at (306) 652-7155 or emai:l retrouvaillesasktel [dot] net 

 

 

Celebrating Consecrated Life

Last updated on February 6, 2018

By Frank Flegel

 

For eight years running, the Regina Catholic School Division has hosted a lunch to honour those who have chosen to live a consecrated life. This year’s lunch was held February 1 in the Gratton Room at the Division’s office and attracted the largest group ever. 

We have 38 people here today,” said Miles Meyers the Division’s Coordinator for Religious Education. “It’s twice the number we had last year. Some have even come from outside the city.”

Most who attended the luncheon were members of Sister congregations, but several members of the Madonna House Apostolate who operate the Marian Centre soup kitchen in downtown Regina were also in attendance.  School Board Chair Robert Bresciani welcomed everyone and explained the lunch is held each year as a small gesture of thanks for the efforts those living a consecrated life contribute to and support the Division’s work of Catholic education. Trustees and members of the Division’s senior...

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Sister Mary Martin in Memoriam

Last updated on January 24, 2018

SISTER MARY MARTIN 
(née HELEN ZYWINA)
Sister Mary Martin died peacefully at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in Regina in 1924 to Maria (Kwiatkowski) and Joseph Zywina, Sister was predeceased by her parents and her three siblings, Virginia, Catherine and Phyllis. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews, her many teacher friends and past students and by her religious family, the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, of whom she was a member since 1942. Sister M. Martin received her early education at North Regina Public School and her high school at Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart College. She attained her B.A. at the University of SK, her B.Ed. and M.Ed. at the University of Ottawa, and her M.A. at St. Paul's University in Minnesota, USA. Teaching was a work that Sister dearly loved and to which she gave her whole heart. She taught in Lebret, SK for five years, in Sioux Lookout, ON for two years, and in various high schools in...

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In Memory of Sister Brideen Fohey, OP

Last updated on December 21, 2017

SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sister Brideen Fohey, OP, died Dec. 18, 2017. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Dec. 21, 2017, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Brideen made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Oct. 2, 1951, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1956. She ministered in music as a teacher, organist, piano teacher, and accompanist for 50 years. Sister Brideen served as a hospital chaplain for 17 years, a pastoral associate for two years, a liturgist for two years, support staff for one year and nurse aide for one year. Many of her ministries were simultaneous. She served in Illinois, Wyoming, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Canada. in the Archdiocese of Regina, Sister Brideen taught private piano lessons at University of Regina in the Conservancy of the Performing Arts, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1989-1992.*

 Sister Brideen was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Milwaukee, the...

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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.

In Memory of Sr. Rita Miller

Last updated on December 5, 2017

Miller, Sister Rita (Anna Mary) entered Eternal Life on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Villa Angela in Chatham, Ontario.  She was born in Viscount, Saskatchewan in 1923, the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Novecosky) and Andrew Miller. In 1942 Sister Rita entered the Ursuline Sisters in Vibank, Saskatchewan.   In 1953, the Ursulines of Vibank amalgamated with the Ursulines of Chatham.  During her religious life she served as a teacher in Vibank, Regina, Grayson, Balgonie, Saskatchewan and Calgary, Alberta.  She also was Local Leader in Regina and sacristan in both Regina and Chatham. She is survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.  She is predeceased by her parents and siblings Magdalena, Peter, Benedict, Joseph, Anthony, John, Leo, Elizabeth German, Bernard, Edward, Martin, Albert, Sr. Elizabeth Anne Miller, osu and Bridget Wolfe.  Relatives and friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:00...

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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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The nine men who are preparing for ordination to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Regina, gathered together at Campion College from September 1-3, 2017 for the begining fo their fourth and final year of formation.  On Saturday, they gathered for Mass and were joined by Archbishop Don Bolen. Archbishop Don installed all nine of them into the Ministry of Acolyte. This is one of the four liturgical steps toward the their ordination to the diaconate. Last year, they received the Ministry of Lector at a Mass held at Holy Rosary Cathedral. The next step will be the Rite of Candidacy, which is followed by the fourth and final Rite of Ordination to be celebrated in June of 2018.

Now that these men have been installed as Acolytes, you may begin seeing them robed up and at the Altar assisting the priest, but what does that mean?

-Per the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), as an acolyte, the deacon candidate is instituted to serve at the altar and to...

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Retrouvaille...a lifeline for Marriages

Last updated on September 6, 2017

Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage.  Some experience coldness.  Others experience conflict in their relationship.  Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it.  Retrouvaille can help. Our next weekend for couples will be held on the September 29th-October 1st, 2017 in Saskatoon.  For confidential information about or to register, call Ben & Joanne at (306) 652-7155 or email  retrouvaillesasktel [dot] net 

 

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Vocations Office
445 Broad St. North
S4R 2X8 Regina , Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan CA
Rev. Stephen Bill
Vocations Director
Ph:
(306) 586-9020
(306) 584-7633