Update on our Noah moment:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Many of you who were in the church this past Sunday morning may have been aware of a brief flurry of activity as staff and parish members scrambled to deal with a sudden and unexpected deluge of water. For those who were wondering what the problem was, here is a brief recap.

Easter is the oldest and most important feast on our church calendar. The Easter cycle, also called Paschal cycle, has three components:

First there is LENT , 40 days of preparation leading to the high point, the THREE HOLY DAYS of the Paschal TRIDUUM. The celebration of Easter continues for 50 days to Pentecost.

During the Lenten season, we will be offering additional opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please note that on the Saturdays and Sundays listed below, there will be two priests present to hear Confessions.

  • Thursday, March 23rd: 7 pm - 8 pm
  • Saturday, March 25th: 10 am - Noon
  • Saturday, April 1st: 10 am - Noon
  • Thursday, April 6th: 7 pm - 8 pm
  • Saturday, April 8th: 10 am - Noon
  • Sunday, April 9th: 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 11th: 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday, April 13th (Holy Thursday): Noon - 2 pm

List of Reconciliation and Easter celebrations in Saskatoon.

A lot of events take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Family. A lot of events.

This always surprises people who come here outside of Sunday Masses for the first time. They are amazed at the steady stream of visitors coming through the doors on their way to meetings, school functions, faith formation activities or other events. Some folks are still surprised that anything at all happens in a church during the week. A handful of these activities are rental events, but the vast majority are functions put on by and for our own parishioners, ranging from weekly Eucharistic Adoration to Moms’ Morning Out sessions to Pancake Breakfasts put on by the Knights of Columbus.

Refugee Blanket Event

Friday, March 3, 2017 Written by

Share the Warmth! 

 

All are invited to come together to make 50 no-sew fleece blankets in the coming week. These blankets will be given to our new refugee neighbours who are crossing the border into Manitoba:

 

Monday March 6, 9am – 12pm - Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, 601 Taylor Street West

 

Tuesday March 7, 7pm – 9pm - St. John’s Anglican Cathedral Hall, 816 Spadina Crescent East

 

Wednesday March 8, 10am – 12pm - Congregation Agudas Israel* 715 McKinnon Avenue South

*Please do not bring any outside food or drink into the synagogue

 

Thursday March 9, 7pm – 9pm - Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church* 1426 Alexandra Avenue

*Sorry, this facility is not wheelchair accessible

 

Friday March 10, 9am – 12pm - Holy Family Catholic Cathedral 123 Nelson Road

 

Friday March 10, 6pm – 9pm - Baitur Rahmat Mosque* Hwy 16 & Boychuk Drive

*Please note: this event is for women only

 

You can help by working, donating money, or both. Everyone is welcome and the locations are wheelchair accessible unless indicated. Parking is free. Coffee & goodies will be provided by your hosts! For more info and to reserve your spot please email: Cecilia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Klaus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 306-242-5146. Tax receipts will be given for donations $10 or more.

 

Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you desire a clearer understanding of God’s plan for your life?

This weekend workshop will help you to find your own inner answers, identify God’s voice in your life, and discover the specific purpose for which you have been created.

 

Friday, March 24th
from
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 25th
from
8:30 am – 7:00 pm

 

In this DVD series, Matthew Kelly reminds us that “life is short and we are dead an awful long time,” shows us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world, and inspires us to fall in love again… with life.

Cost: $30 (includes workbook, lunch, supper, and a social)
Tickets are available after Mass at the Concierge Desk, or from the parish office during the week.

Space is limited, so get your tickets today!

Fat Thursday…. Enjoy your Paczki

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Written by

Last week, while I was scrolling through Facebook, I came across this page. Now Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, I am familiar with, but Fat Thursday was totally new to me. I discovered the day is a traditional Catholic Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Being of Polish descent, I had no recollection of ever celebrating this day and decided to investigate a little further. Apparently the day is also called Thusty Czwartek in Poland whereby people purchase their favorite pastries, including paczki, which are large deep-fried pieces of especially rich dough traditionally filled with plum or rose hip jam. 

Ash Wednesday Masses (2017)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

10:30 am - with St. Joseph's High School
1:00 pm - with Elementary Schools
7:00 pm

Many people stop coming to Sunday Mass because they find the celebrations boring and dry. They come to Mass with lots of expectations that have not been met. For instance, many of them expect to be entertained. They want the priest to always have jokes, stories and new gimmicks. They demand contemporary and more upbeat music from the choir. They want something new and spectacular every time. No wonder the most attended Masses are Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday – there are added attractions: ashes, palms and Easter eggs.