“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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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 :


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


Deacon Joe Lang  - Marriage and Permanent Diaconate;


Francine Audy - Single Life;



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Event begins on November 22, 2017

Regina Archdiocesan Clergy Retreat

Last updated on May 10, 2017


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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Fr. Gaspar Lucas Celebrates 25th

Last updated on May 23, 2017

On Sunday, January 8th, the parishioners of St. Jerome Church, Regina Beach and St. Peter’s Church of Lumsden, hosted a celebration for Father Lucas Gaspar’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. Mass was celebrated at St. Peter’s Church, Lumsden, and at St. Jerome Church, Regina Beach with His Grace, Archbishop Donald Bolen and Vicar General, Very Reverend Father Lorne Crozon and Father Gaspar Lucas officiating. The childrens’ choir of St. Jerome welcomed His Grace, Archbishop Donald Bolen, Very Rev. Father Crozon and Father Gaspar with the entrance song “Every Move I Make.” St. Jerome music ministry was conducted by choir leader, Lynette Gaetz.

Approximately, 130 people attended the luncheon following Mass, that was held at the South Shore Recreation Centre, Regina Beach and was provided by St. Peter’s and St. Jerome Churches. His Grace, Archbishop Donald Bolen gave the Blessing and a delicious luncheon was served by the United Church ladies of Regina Beach. ...

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Celebrating Consecrated Lives

Last updated on February 6, 2017

February 2nd is the day established by Pope Francis to annually recognize and celebrate the lives of consecrated men and women and the work they do in their communities. For the sixth year in a row, the Regina Catholic School Division hosted a luncheon for those serving in the Regina area.

“We are so grateful for all that you do in helping us do what we do” said Board Chair Donna Ziegler to about 30 guests who attended the luncheon held in the Catholic Education Centre, headquarters for the Regina Catholic School Division. “In this room, there are thousands of years of living out the Gospel,” said Ziegler referring to the many religious communities represented at the luncheon.  Religious communities have a history on the prairies for establishing the first schools and health care facilities in Saskatchewan, and some members continue to teach in the Regina Catholic School Division while others serve in capacities such as teaching religion and providing and leading retreats...

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Arpee Urquico Ordained to Transitional Deaconate

Last updated on September 6, 2016

“In the ritual, the first thing we have heard is the name, Arpee Urquico,” said Winnipeg Archbishop Emeritus James Weisgerber as he began his homily. “That is so significant and that’s just not to make sure that he is here, it is God calling him by name. The Church in the name of Jesus has determined that Arpee should be ordained a deacon.” And so on September 2 in Holy Rosary Cathedral began the second last step for Urquico to become a priest. That is expected sometime in 2017 after he completes another year of studies at St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta.

The new Deacon arrived in Canada from Philippines about five years ago after his cousin, Father Gerard Joy Montiague, living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan convinced him to come to Canada as a missionary He completed some studies in Philippines then came to Canada and entered St. Joseph Seminary.  He spent year of internship at St. George’s Parish, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan where Archbishop Weisgerber, on April 3...

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