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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Engaged Encounter Weekend

Last updated on October 30, 2018

Spend the weekend with us to assist you in preparing for a lifetime of marital love! 

Registration is still open for our last Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Retreat Weekend for 2018. 

Cost is $400 per couple and includes all course materials, 5 meals, and 2 nights’ accommodation at:

Circle Square Ranch near Wolseley, SK. The retreat starts at 7pm on Friday November 16th and ends by 3pm on Sunday the 18th. For more information or to register go to www.ceewest.com and click on "Regina" or call Stella and Ron Anderson at 306-596-2951.  A Wedding is a Day...  A Marriage is a Lifetime!   

Event begins on November 16, 2018

Funeral for Fr. Firkola

Last updated on October 27, 2018

Father Joe passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born in Spy Hill, Saskatchewan, the first born of Joseph and Mary (Orosz) Firkola on March 24, 1930. He was educated in Grove Park School and St. Peter’s College in Muenster, SK. Joe continued his studies in Philosophy and Theology at St. Peter’s Seminary, University of Western Ontario, receiving Bachelor of Arts in Honours Philosophy in 1954. He answered the call to the priesthood and continued his study of Theology at St. Peter’s Seminary, London Ontario. Father Joe was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1956 at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Kaposvar, SK. Father chose as his Motto the words of Jesus, “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”. (Jn 10:10)

Father Joe served the parishes of St. Cecilia, Sacred Heart, St...

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Ordination to the Priesthood - Ricardo Escalante

Last updated on October 18, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina will gather in joy and thanksgiving for the Ordination of Ricardo Escalante to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood.

On Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Rosary Cathedral
3125 - 13th Avenue

A reception will follow, everyone is welcome!

Event begins on November 30, 2018

2018-2019 MARRIAGE PREP PROGRAM

Last updated on September 19, 2018

For Dating, Engaged or Newly-married couples “COUPLES CONNECT” Dec 16th, 2018 – March 24th, 2019 at RESURRECTION PARISH. 8 sessions in total, every two weeks - with dynamic, knowledgeable speakers who will share with couples what is needed to have a mutually fulfilling relationship. Held on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:30. Includes 2 - 30 min presentations, private couple discussion/sharing time, Q&A with presenters and Fr. Rick, followed by an amazing couple’s dinner. Register asap. $275/couple. We welcome couples from all parishes in the diocese. To register or for more information please contact Linda at bmuellersasktel [dot] net 306-533-8355 or Rose at rtrehas@sasktel. net 306-530-5544.

Event begins on December 16, 2018

The 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae at the beautiful shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Rama, SK was recently celebrated by One More Soul Canada and the Rama parish of St. Anthony. Parents, clergy and professionals sought support and guidance in Christian marriage and family life while the children enjoyed crafts, entertainment, sports and games supplied by Rama’s balloon man, Steven Halifax,  the Myriam Sisters of Regina and Saskatoon Diocesan youth coordinator, Colm Leyne.

The July 13-15th celebration in Rama, focused on the keys to a happy, healthy marriage as Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote in his timely Letter in 1968. Of Human Life clarified and restated the 2000 year old teaching of Holy Mother Church which seeks only the good of her children. “We are deeply convinced that this is truly a great work, both for the world and for the Church, since man cannot find true happiness, toward which he aspires with all his being, other than by respecting the laws inscribed by God in...

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By Frank Flegel, Special to Grandin Media

Their children lead them to Couples for Christ.

Joel and Jo Ong’s children joined a CFC youth group at their local parish in Regina. Now the Ongs themselves have joined – and, in fact, lead – their local chapter of Couples for Christ, a worldwide association focused on charity and strengthening Christian families.

“They have a good program for kids … and the Church teachings help us to grow as a couple,” said Joel Ong, noting that the Regina chapter of CFC has grown to 98 couples from two in 2009.

Couples for Christ advocates traditional marriage and family values, believing that strong marriages lead to strong families which – in turn – build a strong Catholic Church and society.
CFC originated in Manila, Philippines, and today is a lay ecclesial community of than a million members in 122 groups worldwide. In Canada, CFC has 14,000 members, most of whom have a Filipino background.

“An invaluable sign of...

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I am pleased to share with you an advance copy of the CCCB’s statement marking the 50th anniversary of the Encyclical Humanæ Vitæ, which falls on 25 July 2018. The text, titled The Joy of Married Love, presents the teaching of Humanæ Vitæ in an accessible and uplifting style aimed at inspiring and providing encouragement to married couples. It was developed jointly between the CCCB’s Commission for Doctrine and The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF).....

Attached, for your convenience, are a single-page version and one in which the pages are laid out in spreads for printing as a booklet. The statement will also be available shortly on the CCCB website in PDF format. While the CCCB is not providing printed copies, the text can be reproduced and circulated at your discretion, both freely and without charge, within your diocese/eparchy.  

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The  Joy of Married Love - single page: iN ENGLISH  or EN...

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Regina Welcomes Four New Deacons

Last updated on July 24, 2018

By Frank Flegel, Special to Grandin Media Regina Faith July 9, 2018

“It was a sea of calm that came over me and an overwhelming feeling of God’s presence when the Archbishop laid his hands on me,” said Parker Love as he took one step closer to the priesthood.

Love is one of four men ordained to the transitional diaconate June 29 at Holy Rosary Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Regina. And although he felt a sea of calm during the ceremony, as a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, his journey to this point was anything but.

Love came to the faith late in life, after growing up with no religious affiliation. However, as an adult he describes how the Holy Spirit called him to baptism – and so much more.

“Almost from the beginning, I felt the call to be a priest,” he said.

Parker Love

Love enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program and, at age 23, he was baptized by Father Stephen Bill of Resurrection Parish. After talking with...

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Four Ordained to Transitional Diaconate

Last updated on July 6, 2018

By Frank Flegel

Four men, one Canadian-born, two from Vietnam, and one from Trinidad-Tobago, took another step towards the priesthood on June 29. The four were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Archbishop Donald Bolen.

Parker Love was born and raised in Regina, Ricardo Escalante is from Trinidad Tobago, Anthony Tran and Chinh Vu came to Canada from Viet Nam. The four attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton prior to their ordination. Tran, Vu, and Love will return to St. Joseph’s for their final year of formation and expect to be ordained priests sometime in the summer of 2019. Escalante is on a different track, said Archbishop Bolen, and he could be ordained earlier than the other three. He is presently completing a PhD degree in Philosophy in Rome.

Vu belonged to a missionary order and was in Philippines when Reverend Rafael Danilo, on one of his visits home, interviewed and recommended Vu to the late Archbishop Daniel Bohan. Vu came to Canada in...

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Four Ordained to Transitional Diaconate

Last updated on July 6, 2018

By Frank Flegel

Four men, one Canadian-born, two from Vietnam, and one from Trinidad-Tobago, took another step towards the priesthood on June 29. The four were ordained to the transitional diaconate by Archbishop Donald Bolen.

Parker Love was born and raised in Regina, Ricardo Escalante is from Trinidad Tobago, Anthony Tran and Chinh Vu came to Canada from Viet Nam. The four attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton prior to their ordination. Tran, Vu, and Love will return to St. Joseph’s for their final year of formation and expect to be ordained priests sometime in the summer of 2019. Escalante is on a different track, said Archbishop Bolen, and he could be ordained earlier than the other three. He is presently completing a PhD degree in Philosophy in Rome.

Vu belonged to a missionary order and was in Philippines when Reverend Rafael Danilo, on one of his visits home, interviewed and recommended Vu to the late Archbishop Daniel Bohan. Vu came to Canada in...

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

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