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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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 She had a love for people which naturally superseded her notion of time!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 

 

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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Praying for Vocations is Working

Last updated on June 8, 2017

It seems those prayers for vocations are paying off big time as the Regina Archdiocese has nine seminarians in various stages of their journey to the priesthood. This is the largest number of seminarians since the 1950s. Seven are at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, one is studying in Rome, and another is at St. Philip’s Seminary in Toronto. Of the nine, five are advanced enough in their studies that Archbishop Donald Bolen has announced internship assignments for them effective September 1, 2017.

Van Chinh (Joseph) Vu will serve at St. Anne in Regina; Parker Love will serve at Resurrection Parish; Buu Phung (Anthony) Tran will serve at St. Cecelia; Ricardo Escalante will be at Holy Trinity but will live at St. Cecelia Rectory. In addition to his parish assignment effective August 1 as Associate Pastor at Resurrection Parish, Arpee Urquico will be on-call for the Hospital Sacramental Ministry when the priest chaplain is away. Urquico will be ordained to the priesthood on...

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