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“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 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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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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By Frank Flegel, special to Grandin Media
Regina, Sask.
Canada & World
June 20, 2018

Deacon Harper Boucher by Frank Flegel, special to Grandin Media

He was once a special representative for Interpol at the United Nations, working with countries developing anti-terrorism policies. Now he is Deacon Harper Boucher of the Archdiocese of Regina.

“I’m feeling very humbled, I’m feeling very blessed by the Lord. All night I could feel the Holy Spirit working within me. It’s something I was really looking forward to,” said Boucher, a provincial court judge and a 40-year veteran of the RCMP, following his June 15th ordination to the permanent diaconate.

“I am at a stage in my life where I have a lot of experience, I think I have a lot to contribute. Perhaps I will develop a program for the elderly in my parish.”

Boucher’s career as a Mountie took him to postings across Canada,...

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Fr. C. Lambertus Obituary

Last updated on May 8, 2018

LAMBERTUS – Father Cyril Lambertus finished his priestly work for the Lord on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at Whiterock, B.C. at the age of 100 after serving as a priest for almost 71 years.  Father Lambertus was born May 30th, 1917 at the Glen Holly farm family home four miles east of Moose Jaw on number one highway.  He was the seventh child of Maurice John and Helen Agnes (nee: Murray) Lambertus family.

 He was predeceased by his parents Maurice & Helen, two sisters Margaret Cafferata,and Sister Margaret Lambertus, IBVM; and four brothers Maurice Jerome, Patrick, Joseph and Francis.

Father Lambertus completed his elementary studies at St. Agnes School, Moose Jaw and his high school at St. Joseph’s College, Yorkton; and then studied at Campion College, Regina and St. Mary’s College, Brockville, Ontario.

 After spending one year at the Redemptorist novitiate in St. John, New Brunswick, he was...

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Last updated on April 25, 2018

Message of the Holy Father

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVhW9rebGZU

 

Prayers of the Faithful

For young men and women; that God may give them the gift of understanding to discern their service in the Church, the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life; and for the gift of courage to follow His call. We...

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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.

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445 Broad St. North
S4R 2X8 Regina , Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan CA
Rev. Stephen Bill
Vocations Director
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