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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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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Couples Connect

Last updated on September 13, 2017

Couples Connect - 8 SESSIONS BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2017 - $275 PER COUPLE INCLUDES A LOVELY DINNER

Regina’s Newest Catholic Program designed for Dating, Engaged and Newly married couples. Couples Connect is a faith based program for dating, engaged and newly-married couples that can make a real and lasting difference in your marriage! Couples connect by talking about issues that they may have touched on while dating but while going deeper they are coming to a common understanding giving their relationship a more solid footing and REAL chance for long-term survival.  

We are tackling our 50% divorce rate by giving couples communication skills that will help them thru the tough times. We also paint a pretty clear picture about the future challenges and struggles that they may face in their relationships and the tools they will need to overcome them with respect, love and understanding firmly and positively intact. CC is an 8 session program with educated, well prepared...

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Event begins on December 3, 2017

Retrouvaille Weekend for Couples

Last updated on September 13, 2017

Retrouvaille helps hurting marriages!  When couples experience difficulties in their marriage, they often feel alone; like there is no one who can help them.  Retrouvaille cares about your marriage.  Please consider registering for the Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vie) program before you consider divorce.  For confidential information about or to register for the Sept. 29th– Oct.1st, 2017 weekend in Saskatoon, call (306) 652-7155 or email: retrouvaillesasktel [dot] net

 

 

Event begins on September 29, 2017

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 

 

Sister Mary Martin Celebrates 75 Yrs.

Last updated on August 15, 2017

By Frank Flegel

Sister Mary Martin was all smiles surrounded by her RNDM community and friends as she celebrated 75 years of service as a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions; RNDM is the French acronym for the Order.

The July 31 celebration began with a mass celebrated by Monsignor Ken Miller at Santa Maria Seniors Care Home where she resides. With assistance from Claire Himbeault, RNDM current local Leader, Sister Mary Martin recited her original final vows taken 75 years ago.

Melvina Hruska RNDM, delivered a toast in honour of Sister Martin noting that she worked in education for 56 years and influenced the lives of hundreds of students. “Thank you for all the planting you have done,” she said in reference to the planting of the mustard seed contained in the day’s liturgy readings and Monsignor Miller’s homily.

Sister Mary Martin was born Helen Zywina, her family were members of Regina’s St. Anthony’s Polish community. She entered the...

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Arpee Urquico's road to the Priesthood

Last updated on July 20, 2017

ARPEE URQUICO’S ROAD TO THE PRIESTHOOD

By Frank Flegel

“It was my childhood dream to be a priest,” said Reverend Arpee Sacramento Urquico in an interview several days after his June 30 ordination to the priesthood, but his dream took a convoluted route to his goal including a couple of short interruptions.

Arpee was born in a community about two hours south of Manila, in the Philippines. In 1991 Mount Pinatubo exploded and buried his village in ash and mud. The villagers were evacuated to another village near Manila, and this is where Arpee grew up and completed his elementary and high school education.

His mom attended daily mass and took him and his two older brothers with her. His dad worked as a mechanic in Saudi Arabia. He became involved in his parish as a youth and met seminarians who came to his church for their internship. “I liked them and thought, I want to be like them.” It was in his high school years when the idea of becoming a priest...

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Arpee Urquico's Ordination

Last updated on July 12, 2017

By Frank Flegel

There were few empty spaces in Holy Rosary Cathedral  Friday evening June 30 as the archdiocesan faithful turned out to witness and support the ordination to the priesthood of Arpee Sacramento Urquico.

His journey to the priesthood began in Philippines where he entered a Dominican Seminary. His cousin, Father Gerard Joy Montiague, living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, convinced him to come to Canada. He recommended Arpee to the late Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan who asked Director of Personnel Reverend Danilo Rafael to meet with Arpee during a planned visit to Manila. “I thought he was a good man so Archbishop Bohan asked me to begin the process of getting him the necessary papers to come to Canada,” said Father Rafael.

Arpee arrived in Canada in June, 2013, and entered St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton to continue his priestly studies.  He spent a year of internship at St. George’s Parish, Assiniboia, and was ordained to the transitional...

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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