“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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Anthony Phung Instituted as Lector

Last updated on March 9, 2016

Anthony Phung  was recently instituted as Lector by Bishop Gregory Bittman  the Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton.

The Ministry of Lector calls the seminarian to be a servant of the Living Word of God. In proclaiming the readings at liturgy, the reader does more than simply read. Those who exercise the ministry of lector must be truly suited and carefully prepared, so that the faithful may develop a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture from listening to the sacred readings. There are 4 steps prior to the Rite of Ordination to the priesthood that every seminarian must take. They are: 1) Rite of Candidacy; 2) Ministry of Lector; 3) Ministry of Acolyte; and 4) Rite of Ordination to the Diaconate.    Each step serves a special role for the Church, as well as for the spiritual formation of the seminarian. Anthony  is currently in his 1st year of theology at St. Joseph’s seminary and has now taken one of the steps towards ordination to priesthood...

REGINA………She was born February 16, 1916 and celebrated 100 years of life well lived with friends and members of her RNDM Community, February 16, 2016 at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. She was a teacher for many of those years in Regina and she also has travelled the world in service to her Community. Sister Victoria Seibel RNDM (More familiarly known as the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. RNDM is the French acronym) will be remembered by many of her students as Sister Elizabeth, a math teacher in Regina Catholic Schools. She chatted with the PM between bites of cake and ice cream and related some of the events in her life. Her memory is clear.

She was born on a farm just east of Regina the middle child in a family of seven. She entered the convent in Regina in 1937 when she was 21-years-old and thus began a long vocation that now extends over 77 years. “I was in Rome for 11 years looking after the finances for the whole congregation.” She didn’t have any formal...

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Sister Theresa Frey Honoured by School Board

Last updated on February 9, 2016

Sister Theresa Frey, IBVM, was a teacher for 30 years including two years in Toronto where she taught after she took her final vows as an IBVM (Institute of Blessed

Virgin Mary) Sister. That followed 28 years of teaching in various Saskatchewan communities before she took up parish work for the Regina Archdiocese as an administrator in parishes around Sedley and Marquis, Saskatchewan. Since retiring “for the third time” she settled in Regina where she has volunteered and served in Regina churches. In recognition of her varied vocation throughout her 65 years as teacher, parish administrator and volunteer, the Regina Catholic School Board, at a February 2 luncheon honoring men and women in consecrated life, presented her with a Wilf Perreault print. She had no idea she was to receive the print and was very surprised and pleased.

Frey described her vocation, in an interview with the PM, as a call from God. “I was a typical teenager. I went to dances and had boyfriends...

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Consecrated Life Celebrated

Last updated on February 16, 2016

REGINA…….They stood up in order as the name of their community was called and were recognized by the congregation at St. Martin’s Parish. They represented all the men and women living a consecrated life in the Regina Archdiocese. It was the last celebration of the Year for Consecrated Life which ends this month.

Pope Francis last year wanted consecrated life celebrated in a special way so he declared most of 2015 and the first two months of 2016 as that special year.

The Regina Archdiocese has, for several years, recognized the men and women who live as Sisters including those in Secular Institutes, Brothers, Deacons and Priests who serve in ministries throughout the Archdiocese. The celebration rotates among Regina parishes and this year it came to St. Martin’s who used its regular 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass to honour them.

Several Sisters, carrying their slender, colourful banners, took part in the opening procession and deposited the banners, along with others,...

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Merry Christmas From Our Seminarians

Last updated on December 15, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Regina.

Jubilee of Families

Last updated on November 19, 2015

His Excellency the Most Rev. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, has provided information to help dioceses and eparchies prepare to celebrate the Jubilee of Families, which will be celebrated this year on December 27, 2015, the Sunday dedicated to the Holy Family of Nazareth. 

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Parker Love Installed as Lector

Last updated on August 25, 2015

Four years ago 23-year-old Parker Love decided to convert to Roman Catholicism. He took the RCIA (Right of Christian Initiation of Adults) course and joined parishioners at Resurrection Parish. It wasn’t long after that he felt the call to priesthood and began that journey at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton.   

Two years into his studies a serious mountain bike accident in the summer of 2013 interrupted that journey. He spent months in a Calgary hospital recovering from injuries that left him in a wheelchair as a paraplegic.  But his determination to become a priest never left him and on Saturday, August 15 he took another step toward his goal when Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan installed him as Lector during Resurrection Parish’s Saturday afternoon mass; his family in the front pew witnessing the event.  

There was initial concern whether he could continue his spiritual journey but with support from the Archbishop and St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton, he will...

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They came in 1923 to Stockholm, Saskatchewan and have served in various capacities in the Regina Archdiocese since, but with the death of Sister Anastasia Young the Saskatchewan presence of the Sisters of Social Service, sss, is over.

“It’s a sadness yet a joy,” said sss Director General Sister Jeanine Scarfone “It’s sad because we are leaving but a joy because we have made our presence felt.” She referred to the number of people who have come to help the Sisters sell off everything. “The joy that I have is in the number of people we have touched who have come to help us divest of things here.” She was joined by Sisters Elaine Arsenault, and Kathleen Kelly who came from Ontario to help out. “We’ve sold almost everything,” said Arsenault. “I’m lucky to have a bed to sleep in,” she said. All three Sisters were involved in the yard/garage sale along with dozens of volunteers who came over the four day sale in June. The sale was in two locations; the yard and garage and the...

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Graduation from Campion College was coming up and a young Ed Hengen decided it was time to do something about his feeling that he wanted to be a priest. “I made an appointment to see the Bishop (Michael C. O’Neil) and told him I wanted to be a priest. They took it from there. Encouraged me and with the support of my family I entered the seminary that fall.” He was ordained priest, June 5, 1965, by Archbishop O’Neil in his home parish in Windthorst. Fifty years later, June 5, 2015 in St Joseph’s Church here, some 40 priests, family and friends celebrated that vocation.  

Hengen said there was no single moment of revelation in which he felt the call to the priesthood it was something that grew within him because of his faith filled family. There were six boys and two girls in the family. He and a younger brother, Francis who is Pastor at St. Gerard Parish, Yorkton, gravitated to Consecrated Life.  

The family was friendly with their parish priests but it was a...

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Priest Thank You Luncheon

Last updated on May 27, 2015

More than a dozen priests from the Regina Archdiocese and senior administrators from the Regina Catholic School Division gathered for an appreciation lunch with Trustees of the Regina Catholic School Division May 15. The luncheon was a thank you from the Division to the priests for their support of Catholic Education and specifically their support of Catholic schools. Most priests are involved in schools within their areas meeting and working with students. Director of Education Rob Currie and Deputy Board Chair Frank Flegel thanked them or all they do. They were reminded that Catholic education has been under attack and in some provinces eliminated so support of priests was important to the continuing of Catholic education here.