#MYRECONCILIATIONINCLUDES- A Day of Education for Truth & Reconciliation On June 8th, 2017 students and staff at St. Peter School embarked on a journey towards truth & reconciliation as our solid commitment to meeting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. We focused on learning Canada’s collective history of Indigenous peoples. St. Peter School learned through a variety of contexts through print, art, oral expression and faith with strong evidence of reconciliation. Students and staff at St. Peter School participated in the Project of Heart and Shannen’s Dream initiatives. Many activities were planned and taught to students about these educational programs leading up to this day. The Project of Heart is an educational program that commemorates the children that attended the residential schools through small tiles. These tiles were decorated by the students, signifying a child that never made it home, or a survivor of these schools. Each classroom picked...
Ten years of talent was showcased last week as some members of the Archdiocesan Youth and Young Adult Leadership Teams celebrated their “Favourite Things.” This Variety Night show, celebrating its 10th year... was a three hour extravaganza showcasing some of the favourite music, dance and comedy from Variety Night over the last 10 years.
It all began in 2008 when Michelle Braden and the St. Peters’s youth group needed a way to help raise money to attend World Youth Day. In this year’s Variety Night program it said, “We performed on a stage made out of wooden tables balanced on chairs that were zip-tied together... Yikes! The show was simply called ‘Variety Night’ consisting of 12 acts put together in 3 weeks. There was no theme, no spotlights, no program. We don’t even remember what the acts were but there was a spirit of community and there was a spirit of working together to do something we were proud of. It gave us the opportunity to invite young people to join us and to...
The Archdiocesan Youth Liturgical Leadership graduated its second largest class on May 18. Graduates planned and participated in all aspects of the graduation mass which was held at Holy Trinity Parish.
The program is in its 16th year and, according to Miles Meyers Catholic Education coordinator, the 150 Grade Six students from 11 Catholic elementary schools is the second largest class they have had since the program’s inception. “They learn how to prepare a mass and how to prepare a prayer service at their school and how to prepare prayers for the school intercom.”
The students learn all the parts of the mass, act as mass servers, perform some of the readings and are even taught how to greet people entering the church prior to mass. At the graduation mass students greeted and welcomed guests and parishioners as they entered the church and asked if they wished to bless themselves with holy water from a flowing fountain by the entrance.
Variety Night is an annual initiative of the Archdiocese of Regina Youth and Young Adult Leadership Teams. It is a dynamic evening of music, drama, dance, comedy and food! This year we celebrate 10 years with a show entitled “Our Favorite Things” in which we feature some of our favorite acts from over the last 9 years. It’s a great night out for a worthy cause! This year’s proceeds go to orphanages in the Philippines and Belize as well as some local charities. Shows are held at Resurrection Parish on May 26, 27, 28, 29. Tickets are $25 and available at Resurrection Parish office at the Archdiocese of Regina office, from any cast member or by calling 306-540-6321.