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Holy Family Cathedral has a spectacular interior, with amazing stained glass windows, and a deep feeling of reverance. The modern high ceilings place a feeling of solidity and strength.

Beauty, technology and faith are combined in a unique solar stained glass installation in the new diocesan Holy Family Cathedral and Catholic Pastoral Centre in northeast Saskatoon.

ecole Cardinal Leger SchoolÉcole Cardinal Leger School is very proud to be connected to the Holy Family Parish community. We are a dual stream school providing instruction for 440 students in English and French Immersion. We serve many large and diverse areas of Saskatoon: Silverspring, Sutherland, Forest Grove, Erindale, Arbor Creek, Willowgrove, College Park, Greystone, Grosvenor Park, Briarwood, and Stonebridge.

At Cardinal Leger, our mission is to be a welcoming community that nurtures faith, encourages excellence in learning, and inspires service. We live the gospel virtues, with these goals in mind, every day! Our staff of 45 teachers, service and support staff strive to model the life of Christ, focus on current best practice for instruction and assessment, and provide opportunities for our students to serve and make a difference in the world. Our CSCC (parent council) are actively involved in our Learning Improvement Plan and have supported our partnerships with the Sherbrooke Centre and Kinyambu Primary School in Kenya. We are thankful for our many blessings and believe it is our responsibility to help those in need.

Our school provides students with many opportunities to celebrate their gifts and talents. These activities include choir, glee club, recycling and computer club, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball, and basketball. CSCC activities which support learning include our Book Club, Guest Reader program, and Battle of the Books. As well, we begin each day with a school wide gospel virtue reflection and student led prayer. At École Cardinal Leger School, we consider ourselves a family and we are grateful for the opportunity to be in the Holy Family Parish community!

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Very Rev. Fr. David Tumback

Fr. David is our beloved Pastor. Fr. David was born and raised Eston, SK. He attended university in Saskatoon and Toronto before he was ordained in 1995. Fr. David loves food and any Italian or French wine beginning with the letter "B"! He is hopelessly addicted to Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, Pawn Stars and Judge Judy His favourite place in the world is LA/Disneyland. His favourite celebrity is Colby Armstrong (although he detests the Leafs). The person he wants to meet most (other than Jesus) is Judge Judy. His favourite TV show of all time is, “Are You Being Served?” and his idea of a perfect evening is when the doorbell doesn’t ring!

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Fr. Deyre Azcuna
Associate Pastor

Fr. Deyre is a missionary priest from the Philippines. He has two sisters and a brother. His parents were both teachers. His father died when he was 18 years of age. Fr. Deyre was born and raised in a hometown where there was no Internet yet, no cellphone, no cable TV, and the only source of living is fishing and farming. And, he realizes that there is always a virtue in simplicity.

Fr. Deyre studied and worked as an LPN in Arizona, USA. Then, he gave up his medical profession for the service of the Church. What inspired him to persevere and fight for his vocation to the priesthood are his devotions to the Blessed Mother Mary and Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament. He realizes that God will make a way despite the most impossible circumstance to serve God’s plan. Ministry for him is not for confinement in the house/rectory, but for service to the people. For him, it’s a great privilege to serve the Church, and it’s a great joy to love the people.

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David Polzen
Cathedral Administrator

David joined the staff of the Cathedral in September, 2016. To avoid confusion between Cathedral Davids, David has come to be known as David the lesser. David is married to Danielle, who is an RN. Before coming to work at the Cathedral, David worked in the funeral industry for 10 years and is a licenced funeral director/embalmer. David also holds a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Theology. David loves to laugh. It is good for the soul. He enjoys quiet “PJ” days at home (or any where) resting in the Lord. David’s favorite hobby is the extreme sport of napping; and he would love to find more time to invest in this hobby. Throughout his life, David has learned that planning can be tricky: David plans, God giggles, and a whole new direction to the journey comes about.

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Garth Horn
Pastoral Associate

Garth and his wife Jane have been members of the Cathedral of the Holy Family for seven years. Before being employed at the Cathedral, Garth worked at Queen's House and Renewal Centre (10 years), before that he was with the Redemptorist Mission Team as a musician-lay missionary (9 years). Garth enjoys drinking red wine followed by biking, tennis, cross country skiing and then relaxing in the great outdoors.

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Andy Korvemaker
Coordinator of Faith Formation

Andy joined our staff in 2011. He grew up in Regina, studied in Ottawa and Edmonton, moved back to Ottawa, and then settled here in Saskatoon. He is married (sorry, ladies) to Jane and they have 3 excessively energetic and loud kids: Spencer, Cassia, and Felicity. He loves good coffee, most food, and brews some seriously amazing beer.

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Amanda McQuaid
Youth Minister

Amanda began working at Holy Family in January 2016 as the Youth Minister. She coordinates the parish Youth Groups and the parish Mission Project.  

Amanda grew up in Oyen, AB and graduated in Okotoks, AB. She moved to Saskatoon in 2010 to study at the University of Saskatoon as well as to serve with Face to Face Ministries. While with Face to Face Amanda served in parish mission projects as well as the summer youth camp: Ignite. In 2012 she moved to Bruno, SK to partake in two years of study through the St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission’s faith formation program. After that, she worked in the parish communities of St Patrick’s and St Peter the Apostle in Saskatoon as a Youth Ministry and Sacramental Preparation coordinator. Through all of these experiences, Amanda has learned one main lesson: that our God is a creative God; always keeping us on our toes!

At Holy Family, Amanda is here to serve the spiritual needs of the youth of the parish by providing opportunities for youth to encounter Christ, grow in a personal relationship with Him, and become members of the Church community. This is what brings Amanda the most joy – seeing people (young and old) set ablaze with the love of God!

Feel free to drop off a coffee at her office anytime! (Medium Americano with one cream, in case you’re wondering J

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Linda Bobowski
Financial Secretary

Linda is the number cruncher here on staff; she has served Holy Family Parish for the past 19 years as financial secretary. Before coming to HFP, Linda was Secretary Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association (11 years). Linda and Orest have three grown daughters Stephanie (married to Colin, children Marissa and Colby, Calgary), Sherricee (Toronto) and Shannon (married to Matt, child Evelyn, Steveston, BC) Linda is a Lay Formation graduate, a CWL member, enjoys gardening, dabbling in stain glass, travelling throughout Europe and visiting her children and grandchildren.

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Jim Nakoneshny
Facility Manager

Jim joined the staff at Holy Family in 2011, shortly before the opening of the Cathedral. For the previous five years he had led the design and construction of the new facility as chair of the Cathedral Building Committee and of the Worship & Liturgical Design Committee.

Jim’s role is to oversee the daily physical operations of the Cathedral and to ensure that it is ready to meet the needs of its many users. He also coordinates the hundreds of activities occurring here each month, such as meetings, weddings, banquets, conferences and concerts. 

Jim and his wife Pat have two daughters: Kiera, enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, and Paige, who attends St Joseph High School. When he gets away from work, Jim enjoys a quiet evening with his family, although they have a long list of projects waiting for him to complete at home…

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Sarah Pettipas
Administrative Assistant

Sarah has been part of our parish team since March, 2016. Sarah was born and raised near London, Ontario and moved to Saskatoon in 2015. Sarah and her husband Daniel attend St. Anne parish where Daniel also works.  She enjoys prairie skies, leisurely mornings, and catching up with friends over coffee. Sarah and her husband Daniel welcomed their first child in spring 2017 and she is currently on maternity leave. 

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Daryl Miller - Custodian

Daryl joined Holy Family in November, 2011 just one month prior to the move to the new cathedral. Prior to this he worked for 15 years in the Event Services and Maintenance Department at TCU Place. He also farmed from 1970 until 2011 near Kinley, Saskatchewan. As well as custodial and other duties at the Cathedral, Daryl also maintains the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. He is a 5th class steam engineer.  Daryl enjoys travelling especially to Cuba. In January 1998, he attended an outdoor mass celebrated by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II at Santa Clara, Cuba. He has also visited the Basilica of El Cobre near Santiago de Cuba. The shrine of Maria Caridad, the Patron Saint of Cuba, is located here. Daryl has a keen interest in history. He has B.A in history from the University of Regina. He also served 6 years as an R.M. councillor in the Rural Municipalty of Perdue. He is probably working his last year at the Cathedral. He is looking forward to retirement.


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Lorena Samoyoa - Housekeeper

Lorena is came to Saskatoon from El Salvador in 1990 and has worked as Fr. David's Housekeeper for the past five years.  In addition to working here at the Cathedral, Lorena works for the Saskatoon Health Region.  Lorena has three beautiful daughters.  Lorena loves to cook Spanish cuisine. 

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Gino Hanns - Custodian

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Ashly Hanns - Custodian

thumb img_0041-school530 Rogers Road
Saskatoon, SK. S7N 3Z3
306 659-7201

Father Robinson School, putting Faith into Education serves Kindergarten to Grade 8 students located in the heart of the Erindale and Arbor Creek neighbourhoods.  Bussing is provided for students living in Arbor Creek.  If you are new to Saskatoon or relocating to the neighbourhood please call us at 659-7200 to arrange a visit and explore the excellent learning opportunities and extracurricular activities that are offered in our school. We offer exemplary high quality classroom instruction and assessment practices from K-Gr. 8 as well as providing a safe and caring environment. We strive to work in collaboration with parents and guardians to support and actualize student potential.  In addition, we offer Intensive French at Gr. 6 & Enhanced French at Gr. 7 & 8, Band Program for Gr. 6, 7 & 8, a wide range of extracurricular activities including Gardening Club, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Floor Hockey, Art Club, Social Justice, and Yearbook.  Please visit the website and visit the Father Robinson blog by clicking on Our Schools and choosing Father Robinson to learn more about our school activities.  



            “The signs of the Spirit among us are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Adapted from Galatians 5:22-23

We, the Father Robinson School Community, securely rooted in the Gospel values of Christ, aspire to live according to God’s will.  With Jesus as our teacher and model we will:

  • Strive to develop a sense of Christian morality based on Gospel values which will serve as guiding principles for our lives.
  • Understand that life is a gift by showing respect for the property, safety and well being of ourselves and of each member of our school community.
  • Appreciate God’s gifts by doing our best to develop spiritually, morally, socially, physically and intellectually.
  • Nurture a safe, caring environment in which each person can feel emotionally and physically safe and valued.

Called by the Gospel and guided by the example of determination and courage of Father Robinson we look upon each day as a gift, an opportunity to learn and grow.  Our actions will be based on the faith, hope and love of Christ.



“Success for every student in a safe, caring, fun and faith-filled learning environment.”

Our History:

On August 4, 1989, the Catholic Board of Education approved the construction of a new school in the Erindale neighbourhood and on August 23 the school was officially named after Monsignor Robinson.

Construction began in the fall of 1989 and continued until its completion in August 1992.  Classes began on August 31, 1992 with 185 students.  Since that time the student population has flourished and serves 570 students.

The school was officially opened and blessed by Most Rev. Basil Filevich and Most Rev. James Mahoney on March 13, 1993.

Monsignor Robinson

The school is named in honour of Monsignor Robinson.  John Robinson was born in St. John, New Brunswick on June 24, 1916.  He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of London, Ontario on May 30, 1942.  He came to Saskatoon with Bishop Pocock in 1944 and remained until his death on April 4, 1974.  As a parish priest, he served the people of St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Michael, St. Philip and Holy Spirit Parishes.  He was named Vicar General in 1964 and a Domestic Prelate in 1965.  Monsignor Robinson was a good and strong leader in the Church, a special friend to priests and a person with a particular concern for young people.  Among the many things he is remembered for is his continued and active support of Catholic education.

Father Robinson School is dedicated to St. John the Baptist (the patron Saint of teachers).


Happy Little Hearts Preschool is a non-co-operative PRESCHOOL located at Father Robinson School.  For any questions or if you are interested in registering your 3 or 4 year old pre-school child for a wonderful learning experience please call 659-7207 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and contact information.