Catholic Community News & Events
Changing the Narrative
A reflection on climate, environment, Indigenous rights, and more
Knox Talks presents CHANGING THE NARRATIVE, a public lecture by Wendy Lynn Lerat, Teacher at First Nations University Canada. Wendy will reflect upon the human journey, the current climate and environmental crisis, Indigenous and human rights, duties, and justice, and the urgency of now.
Sunday, March 24, 7:00-9:00 PM at Knox-Metropolitan, 2340 Victoria Ave, Regina. Free to the public. Donations accepted at the door. .Conversations That Matter.
Wendy Lynn Lerat is from Cowessess "Reserve", Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory. Growing up and having the life experience of being part of an Original/Indigenous People's community has provided Wendy with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Indigenous Peoples today. This understanding has been the source of inspiration for her career and life goals, and has been the most important point of reference in developing sustainable solutions for the issues facing the human family. Wendy considers herself a teacher and a witness of the times we live in, and writes and speaks from her heart from this place of understanding.
Reconciliation in the Age of Rage
39th Annual Nash Lecture
Wed., March 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
We live in an “age of rage.” Shifting social, economic, and religious paradigms seem to lead to deepening rifts and increased tribalism among persons and groups. In the midst of this, the Society of Jesus reaffirms its mission of “the service of faith and the promotion of justice” with a renewed emphasis on the need for reconciliation: reconciliation with God, with other people, and with creation. Let's reimagine the apparent tension between reconciliation and justice to find new ways of communicating and collaborating across all that divides us, so as to build communities of creativity and hope.
Multi-Faith Film Festival
March 8-10, Regina Public Library Film Theatre, 2311-12th Avenue
Presented by the Regina Public Library in partnership with Regina Multi-Faith Forum and RPL Community Engagement and Programming.
This exciting festival will bring seven new and recent features films exploring faith and religious experience to Regina audiences, curated by members of the Buddhist, Bahá’í, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh communities. Free coffee, tea, and international sweet treats will be served.
Join other young adults growing in faith
The Archdiocese of Regina Youth Ministry office is working to establish a “small group ministry” specifically for young adults, 10 - 15 people in a similar place in life seeking to grow in faith.
Small groups will meet weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the decision of the group) and will gather in people’s homes to build community, learn, pray and socialize.
Interested? Contact Michelle Braden at email@example.com or by calling 306 352 1651 ext. 223.
Help lead our youth with My Gen rally
On March 30-31, the “My Gen” Diocesan Youth Rally will be held at Archbishop M.C. O’Neill High School for students in grades 9-12.
We need many, many adult leaders, to spend the weekend with us; fulfilling roles of all kinds. (We need prayer warriors, small group leaders, behind the scenes folks, security, first-aid and much, much more! There is a place for YOUR gifts!)
If you care about young people and the growth of the young church and would like to serve with us in this way, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Braden Kuntz at 306 352 1651 ext. 216
Rachel's Vineyard Ministry
Are you hurting because of an abortion? Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.
Contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911 or email: email@example.com
Thinking about Separation or Divorce?
Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage?
Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vie) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health and re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together.
For confidential information call Ben & Joanne at (306) 652-7155 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dating, Engaged or Newly-married Couples
December 16 – March 24
Eight sessions in total, every two weeks - with dynamic, knowledgeable speakers who will share with couples what is needed to have a mutually fulfilling relation-ship. Held on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Includes two 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 email@example.com 306-533-8355 or Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org 306-530-5544
Lay Formation Program
Share the Joy of the Gospel!
I'd love to take the course, but I want to wait until: my kids are grown, I can slow down at work, I'm retired...
The sad truth is, nearly 75% of young people, even those raised in religious homes, will leave the Church by the time they are 25 - well before many of us retire! Some of the most common reasons given for leaving one's faith behind include; perceived conflicts between faith and science, Christians behaving badly, a lack of evidence for the existence of God and difficulties with some of the Church's teachings.
Our sons and daughters need mentors who are "well-trained and animated by a sincere faith whose life has been touched by the personal and merciful love of Jesus Christ" (Pope Francis).
We are currently accepting applications for our fall in-take. For more information or to register, please contact our Program Coordinator, Eric Gurash, at 306.325.1651 ext 211 or email him at email@example.com.
Hope Heals - Adult Grief Group
Formerly Regina Palliative Care
Is someone you know suffering from a loss or struggling with their grief? We can help.
Phone 306-523-2781 to assess your group readiness and register.
Our counsellors can help you and your loved ones build hope and resiliency when dealing with grief following death, whether from illness, an accident, a traumatic event, or the loss of a missing person. Our programs and services are offered in a variety of ways and support all ages and backgrounds.
The Conexus Resource Library is a comprehensive lending library offering a variety of reading materials that can assist children and adults as they journey through their grief. It also offers resources about grief and bereavement for professionaIs, volunteers, educators and students. To borrow materials, please stop by 200-2150 Scarth St. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:30 pm.
Dear brothers and sisters in the Muslim community of Saskatchewan,
January 30, 2017
On behalf of the Catholic community, we wish to express our deep sorrow on recent tragic events in Quebec City, and to offer our condolences and prayers for your suffering community at this time. Earlier today, His Holiness Pope Francis, expressed his own prayers for those who were killed and injured in Quebec, as well as their families, asking the Lord to bring them comfort and consolation in the ordeal.
We stand together with you and leaders of all faith communities in condemning violence, particularly violence in the name of God, whose name is peace. Violence profanes the name of God. Such inconceivable violence violates both the sacredness of human life as well as the respect due to a community at prayer and its place of worship.
In his 2017 Message for Peace, Pope Francis says: “may we dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to banishing violence from our hearts, words, and deeds, to becoming nonviolent people and to building nonviolent communities that care for our common home. ‘Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. Everyone can be an artisan of peace.’”
We pray together with you that the God who is peace will bring you comfort and lead us together to walk in peace and solidarity. We are committed to working together with you, and all people of goodwill, towards peace, sharing in all efforts that unite us to our brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith.
In solidarity and peace,
The Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan
Archbishop Donald Bolen, Archdiocese of Regina
Archbishop Murray Chatlain, Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
Bishop Bryan Bayda, Eparchy of Saskatoon
Bishop Albert Thévenot, Diocese of Prince Albert
Very Reverend Kevin McGee, Diocese of Saskatoon
from the Archdiocese of Regina
Social Justice Director Bert Pitzel blogs about Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si: The illness his daughter Tanis suffers due to a cancer of the blood offers a striking metaphor for what is happening to our earth. A walk Bert created, consisting of five stations, provides the setting for the teachings of Laudato Si, as placed in the metaphor of Tanis’s illness.
Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian, blogs a three-part series on raising kids Catholic. He speaks about some of the particular challenges parents face in our culture today, from child-raising as a counter-cultural undertaking to participating in the parish to understanding the relationship between faith and reason.
The Archives page on the Archdiocesan website has obituaries of late priests of the Diocese. It goes back ten years, so if you are interested in checking it out, just click here: https:// archregina.sk.ca/archives-records/obituaries-priests.