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Welcome to the Cathedral of the Holy Family, a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Saskatoon, Canada.

 

Sunday Mass Times:

9:00 am, 11:30 am, 6:30 pm

Weekday Mass Times:

As scheduled; typically

  • Tuesday at 12:15pm
  • Wednesday at 7:00pm, with Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotion following at 7:30pm (new time, effective Sept 13, 2017)
  • Thursday at 12:15pm
  • Friday at 12:15pm, and Friday at 10am at Sherbrooke.

Please refer to the bulletin for this week's schedule.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturdays at 11:00am or by appointment.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm
First Fridays of the month from 1:00-2:00pm

Location:

123 Nelson Road
Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1
Canada


Phone: 306-659-5800
Fax: 888-897-7980

You can access our parking lot from the first round-about on Nelson Road, just north of Attridge Drive, or from the Forestry Farm exit.

Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm.

  

 


 

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A few years ago Jane and I were talking about our bucket lists. I named a few things, then narrowed it down to just one: experience a total solar eclipse. We checked, and saw that one was coming up nearby in 2017. We started planning.

Monday Washday, Tuesday Ironing…

Thursday, September 14, 2017 Written by

 

Recently my wife was relaying some news from her mom about an older aunt whose husband was in the hospital. The aunt was concerned that she might not be able to visit her husband the next day because it was Monday and she had to get her laundry done. Our kids looked at their mother blankly.

Why, they wondered, couldn’t she do laundry on Tuesday, or Sunday? We tried to explain to them that for many people of that generation, there was an order to life’s work and you didn’t vary from it. So much so that it was incorporated into several Victorian nursery rhymes. Quoting an article by historian Robert Wood: "In the old days, the housewife’s work week was ordered by a strict schedule: Monday, washday; Tuesday, ironing; Wednesday, mending; Thursday, market; Friday, baking; Saturday, cleaning; Sunday, church. Cleaning was done on Saturday because Sunday afternoon was visiting day. The routine was strictly adhered to by almost everyone.”

Start of a New Year

Friday, September 8, 2017 Written by

 

It's the start of a New Year!

Well, maybe not a new calendar year. But to me, the beginning of September has always felt much more like the dawn of a new year than January 1st ever did. There is a newfound energy as the lazy days of summer are put behind us. The signs of renewal are everywhere.

As a kid there was of course the start of a new school year and all of the excitement that revolved around that. We had new clothes, new shoes, new books, new crayons. Chances are you’d make some new friends depending on how your class seating plan was arranged. The school floors were freshly waxed, sometimes walls had been painted or new construction had occurred. Almost certainly you’d have a new teacher. After 2 months apart everyone looked a bit different. Some kids had grown taller, some had braces or new glasses, a few had different haircuts. The hierarchy of the hallways and playground had shifted as everyone was now one grade higher.

On Thunderstorms and Missing Dad

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Written by

 

One of the last and most powerful things said to me by my Dad before he died was "never grow tired of being thankful." I tend to believe that I have, for the most part, always been a relatively thankful person. Many of my parishioners can quote my famous line: "the greatest sin of the first world is the sin of ingratitude." My health experience in the last few months has shown me even more the importance of the gift of gratitude. Having a heart issue and not responding real well on the hospital table has given me much reason to reflect. You see, I wasn't scared of dying. My mind, my heart, my whole being was okay with the reality of going to be with God. What I struggled with was that I had not thanked the people in my life for everything they had done for me. One of my favourite penances in the confessional is to call to mind the blessings God has given and to thank God in a special prayer. Since returning to full time work, I've made it an even more important mission to promote a message of gratitude. No gas pump jockey, no teller, no cashier and no teacher goes without a word of thanks from me. Transforming the world and changing the attitudes of people begins with a spirit of gratitude on our part. Dialogue, communication and appreciation are key to a sustainable world peace.