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June 1 — Ascension of the Lord
1. May Christ's promise to be with us to the end of time inspire us to do all we can to care for the Earth. We pray to the Lord.
2. For our leaders, both civic and religious; may they respond with appropriate action to the ongoing degradation of our planet. We pray to the Lord.
June 8 — Pentecost Sunday
At Church of Our Lady in Moose Jaw an effort was made during Lent to involve the children in an almsgiving activity. Because the Children’s Liturgy lessons for Lent were based on the theme of “Rocks”, we made a construction-paper “pebbled path” leading from a model of the desert to a model of Jerusalem. Each time the children put coins in the Jar for the Poor, they coloured a stone on the path, and helped pave the road for the Journey to Jerusalem.
I am happy to announce the following appointments of personnel in the Archdiocese of Regina:
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2014:
Rev. Carlos Jimenez, SVD Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Regina
Rev. Joaquin Ibay Administrator, Church of our Lady, Moose Jaw
On May 4-5 2014 the 91st Annual Diocesan Convention of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada was held in Assiniboia hosted by Our Lady of Peace Regional Council. The region consists of Councils from: Assiniboia, Coronach, Gravelbourg, Lafleche, and Mankota. One hundred and seventy two delegates including Spiritual Advisors and guests represented thirty-one CWL Councils.
Opening Mass was celebrated at St George’s Roman Catholic Church at 5 pm Sunday by Archbishop Daniel J.Bohan who was also the homilist. Priests who assisted were Reverends John Weckend, Francis Hengen, Andrew Pawlowicz, Regional Spiritual Advisor, Joy Montiague, Rick Krofcheck, Maurice Minne and Very Rev. Ed Hengen.
Reverend Peter Pham celebrated a second Mass of Thanksgiving May 21 at St. Peter’s Parish with the Vietnamese community. He and Reverend Gary Lindenbach together celebrated their 25th anniversary of ordination at St. Martin’s Parish where they both serve on May 13. The May 21 celebration was done mostly in the Vietnamese language with a mostly Vietnamese congregation. Shortly after his ordination one of Pham’s assignments was to minister to the Vietnamese community with services at St. Peter’s Parish. Vietnamese priests from Regina, Saskatoon Prince Albert and Edmonton attended the mass as did several non-Vietnamese priests including Vicar General Very Reverend Lorne Crozon, Chancellor Very Reverend Tonny Dizy, Monsignor Ken Miller and Reverends Ken Koep and Ed Hengen.
Regina Archdiocesan priests gathered here May 5-9 at St. Michael’s Retreat for a week of prayer and discussion onthe Joy of Living and Preaching the Gospel,the theme for the week.Retreat Master, Reverend Felix Just S.J. led retreatants through several of the Gospels interspersed with periods of individual silent prayer, liturgies and masses through out the week. A period was also set aside for private confessions.
Philippine, Vietnamese and African priests in groups were given responsibility for organizing music and to lead several prayer sessions using the brievary.
Reverend Just is President of the Loyola Institute for Sprituality, Orange County, California.
Archdiocese of Regina Youth and Young Adults presentVariety Night - Celebrating the SeasonsProceeds to go towards Missions Projects in the PhilippinesJune 6 ,7 ,8 ,9Doors open at 6:00, Show at 7:00Hosted at Resurerrection RC Parish Hall - 3155 Windsor Park Rd(Formerly held at St. Peter's Parish Hall)Tickets $20 eachChoice of Dessert or Snack and Beverage to be served before the show or during intermissionCash bar will include beer, wine, and specialty coffeeDance to follow Saturday NightTickets available at the Archdiocese office - 445 Broad Stor call 540-6321
The new government in Quebec intends to reintroduce legislation making it legal for doctors and perhaps others to administer lethal drugs to those who, under some supposedly strict guidelines, request the procedure.
The Canadian Medical Association in its most recent national meeting overwhelmingly opposed any such legislation but as CMA president Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti said in his opening and closing remarks at the National End of Life Dialogue held in Regina May 7 “there are a considerable number of physicians who support the initiative.” So much for the Hippocratic Oath of first, do no harm.
Jesuit priests John Meehan and Sami Helewa wove the route of their formation as priests together with what they discovered about forgiveness and reconciliation along the way. Meehan is President of Campion College University of Regina and Helewa is Director of Catholic Studies at Campion. Both were key note speakers at the May 9-10 Spring Seminar of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association that had as its theme Freedom Through Forgiveness. Amanda Lindhout spoke May 9 about her ordeal as a captive in Somalia for 460 days and how she came to forgive her captors. (See separate story).