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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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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Vocation Booth Career Day,

Last updated on June 6, 2017

June 1st, for the 3rd year in a row, the Regina Catholic School Board invited mostly Grades 10 and 11 students - though some Grades 9 and 12 were invited as well - from the four Catholic High School of Regina, to participate in a Career Day». About 125 adults were involved with the 105 booths spread about in the hallways and the gym of Miller High School. In total, about 1700 students participated.

For the second year, the Archdiocesan Vocation Committee had been asked to be part of it and to present the different vocations God may call us to: our path to happiness and holiness.The following were present for the whole day, or part of it :

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Father Stephen Bill (Archdiocesan Vocation Director) – representing Priesthood;

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Deacon Joe Lang  - Marriage and Permanent Diaconate;

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Francine Audy - Single Life;

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Hugo Isaza and Charly Cavanaugh,...

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Regina Archdiocesan Clergy Retreat

Last updated on May 10, 2017

LIVING SKY RETREAT CENTRE, LUMSDEN

MAY 3, 2017

By Frank Flegel

For Filipino Bishop Pablo David it was almost like speaking with his own priests at home in the Philippines as he delivered the annual Archdiocesan Clergy Retreat at the Living Skies Retreat Centre (formerly St. Michael’s Retreat). At least 10 of the 55 priests in the audience were from the Philippines and serving in various parishes throughout the Regina Archdiocese.  None of the Filipino priests came from Bishop David’s Caloocan Diocese but they had heard of him and were pleased that he was there to deliver the retreat. Bishop David also took the time to celebrate the regular Saturday afternoon mass at Holy Child Church which has a large Filipino population.

Bishop David based his talks on the biblical passage in which Jesus joins two apostles on the road to Emmaus. There are several biblical references to this particular episode and the Bishop chose the version in Luke’s Gospel as the...

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Week of Prayer for Vocations

Last updated on May 1, 2017

Celebration for Consecrated Life

Last updated on February 16, 2017

A Mass to celebrate the lives of men and women living a consecrated life in the Regina Archdiocese was held in Regina’s Holy Rosary Cathedral, February 12. The event was organized by Reverend Timothy Scott, Executive Director of the Canadian Religious Conference from Montreal. On the surface, that may look a little unusual but, “It’s a pretty typical thing that we organize these types of activities right across the county,” said Reverend Scott, speaking with the Prairie Messenger. “And, I rather thought that with the installation of Archbishop Bolen, it was an appropriate to time to have a meeting involving him and the religious-consecrated men and women of the diocese.” 

Most of those attending were Sisters - members of a community of religious women. Father Scott explained there is some confusion in the terminology that describes who are living a consecrated life. “The original term was religious life and the root of the word ‘religious’ is Latin for rule, so only those...

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"Our marriage was at a breaking point"

Last updated on February 16, 2017

A few years ago Anastasia Winterhalt and Anthony McCarthy’s marriage was at a breaking point. “I didn’t think I could possibly fix what was broken,” says Winterhalt. “We had no communication, I was ready to divorce my husband.” Winterhalt thought all was lost, that’s when her mother suggested she try Retrouvaille.

Lack of communication, resentment, fighting and living separate lives while married are just some of the common factors responsible for the breakdown of many marriages. The reasons are as varied as the couples that take part.

Retrouvaille has Catholic roots but the program is for everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, wanting a stronger marriage. It is based on an intensive weekend-long experience followed by 6 follow up sessions. The main emphasis of the program is on communication and rebuilding relationships.

McCarthy says Retrouvaille  gave him a new language. “I was never much of a talker, especially when it came to the hard stuff. The...

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Vocations Office
445 Broad St. North
S4R 2X8 Regina , Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan CA
Rev. Stephen Bill
Vocations Director
Ph:
(306) 352-0988
(306) 352-0999