“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?”
IS MY FAMILY A “SCHOOL OF MERCY”?
THE NATIONAL WEEK FOR LIFE AND THE FAMILY
8-15 MAY 2016
Every year the Church in Canada sets aside one week as a special time for prayer and reflection on life and the family. During this year of Mercy, it is particularly appropriate that we turn our attention to the privileged role of the family as the first and most important school of mercy – the place where parents sustained by God’s grace, are meant to become icons of Divine Mercy.
It took about 15 years but Dr. John Meehan S.J. the President of Campion College, at the University of Regina is now a full member of the Jesuit community. He expressed his final vows April 17 in the Campion College chapel in the presence of his parents, a brother and sister along with more than 200 friends, colleagues and associates.
A community of Carmelite monastic sisters is being formed in Southern Saskatchewan as a way of evangelizing through the apostolate of prayer.
If you are a young woman interested in a life dedicated to prayer in the Carmelite tradition of St. Teresa of Jesus, and her foundations, (as St.
Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.
Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?
ASSINIBOIA……..His journey to the priesthood began four years ago in Philippines and Sunday April 3, Arpee Urquico took the third step in that journey with Winnipeg Emeritus Archbishop James Weisgerber accepting him as a candidate. It’s the third step in that journey; the remaining two, ordination to the Diaconate followed by ordination as a priest will be completed sometime within about a year.
He is in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, serving his internship at St. Georges’ Parish and wanted to take this third step in the church where he serves with Father Gerard Joy Montiague. “This is my first assignment and it’s pretty important for me,” said Urquico in an interview with the PM.
Pope Francis' letter for April 17th World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Dear Brothers and Sisters;
REGINA……Jean Vanier school external appearance is little different than most schools of the Regina Catholic School Division but it’s what’s inside that makes a big difference for the children of this school and their families. There are only 28 in the current student body and, according to Principal Rolande Burant-Maher, “there are only three that we can consider verbal.”
Sister Margaret Ryan of the Precious Blood Sisters Dies June 5, 1925 - March 16, 2016
St. Joseph Seminary posted this message from our seminarian, Andrew Lindenbach that we thought you might enjoy:"I love people! Whether playing a board game like Dominion after night prayer or meeting someone new at church on Sunday, I simply love listening to other people’s stories and helping them when needed. In the seminary, you definitely learn to be there for others in all situations: both good and bad. However, this love of being with people is only oneaspect of a priest’s life, and I look forward to growing in the others as I continue to discern a vocation to the priesthood."
We are pleased to invite you all to a Eucharistic Celebration wherein our seminarian, Arpee Urquico, will publicly manifest his will to offer himself to God and to the Church, so that he may exercise a sacred order. This is the third out of five steps towards priesthood (Lector, Acolyte, Candidacy, Diaconate, and Priesthood). The ceremony will take place:
At the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at St.George's Parish, Assiniboia, SK.(Archbishop Weisgerber Presiding)