Bulletin March 15

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“You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the
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shape of anything…” Exodus 20:4. How many
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Place, $704.80; Spectrum, $638.48. Thank you. always take the shape of physical things, things
we can touch and feel. Those are easy to
recognize. Many times they take the form of things we cannot touch and are much harder to spot
- pride, power, ego, comfort or health.
BAPTISM Expectant parents please contact the parish office three months prior to the baptism
date to arrange for the baptism preparation program and for the baptism celebration. The next
baptism celebrations are April 19, June 21 and August 23. Please call Sr. Marlene Aquino at the
parish office, 306 374-1425, for information and to register.
MARRIAGE Ar r angements for mar r iage can be made by contacting the par ish pr iest eight
months prior to the date of marriage. This will provide adequate time for documentation and the
diocesan required marriage preparation program. A preparation program is offered through Holy
Spirit parish. This program is intended not only for engaged couples but also for couples
considering engagement and marriage. The winter session of Marriage Preparation began on
February 8, 2015. The next session will be held in October, 2015. Please call Arch McKay, 306
373-0993/[email protected] or the parish office, 306 374-1425/[email protected]
for information and to register. Catholic Family Services, 306 244-7773, also offers a marriage
preparation program. Please check the diocesan website at saskatoon rcdiocese.com for more
opportunities for marriage preparation.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY The pr ogr am takes place dur ing the r eadings and homily at
Sunday Mass. It is suitable for children age 3 to pre-First Eucharist. Parents and young people
interested in leading the program or helping, please call Shannon Granger, 306 955-0089.
NEW IN THE PARISH? MOVING? Please help us keep par ish r ecor ds up-to-date. It
assists us to serve you. Please complete the following and return to the parish office by mail or in
the weekend collection basket. Thank you for your assistance.
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Second chance
You always have another chance. This is the good news of Lent and Easter. God knows our
shortcomings. God knows our past. God knows our present inabilities. God knows where the
future is headed - if we do not change.
Too often in life, people do not give us another chance. If you say or do something inappropriate to
a person you're dating, it may end the relation ship right there. If you treat a customer
disrespectfully, you may never see that person again. If you offend a perfect stranger while driving
your car, you never have a chance to make it up. Too often you don't get another chance.
And, sadly, death sometimes gets in the way. You had harsh words with a close friend or family
member. You never made up. Now, the person you once loved is gone. You don't have another
chance - in this life.
But with God, you always have another chance. If you have sinned, God can forgive. If you sin
again - and again - God will still forgive. We know this because God sent Christ into a world
absorbed in sin.
The Letter to the Ephesians says, "God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for
us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ."
This Lent, confess your sins and rejoice in Christ, who gives you another chance.
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Praise and honour to you, Lord Jesus Christ! God so loved the wor ld that he gave his only Son, that
everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. Praise and honour to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
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Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 7:00 pm
Charlene Nijhawan Ministry of Care
Kelly Wormsbecker Ministry of Care
Arch McKay
Christian Initiation of Adults
Marriage Preparation
Bible Study
Sr. Marlene Aquino Baptism
First Reconciliation
First Communion
Celena Komarnicki Youth Ministry Coordinator
Delores McLean
Melina Palendat
Jack Altrogge
Ed Yuzyk p/t
Brent Blazieko
Todd Gursky
Jeannette Chicoine Darroch Robyn Kondratowicz
Jaybee De Castro
Ian Rana
Rhea Johner
Jim Wilson
Bev Jutras
Kim Morrison
Loretta Simonot, Chair
Pat Pitka
Ed Solie
Basil Waslen
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Monday, March 16
6:30 pm EDGE
Tuesday, March 17
8:30 am Mass
9:00 am Quilting for CWL Clothing Depot
7:00 pm Twelve Steps-A Spiritual Journey
7:15 pm Book Club
Wednesday, March 18
8:30 am Mass
7:00 pm Rite of Christian Initiation
7:00 pm Baptism Preparation
Thursday, March 19
8:30 am Mass
9:30 am Lent Bible Study
10:30 am Mass (Stensrud Lodge)
1:15 pm Mass (St. Bernard school)
1:30 pm 55+ Seniors’ Cards/Bingo
Friday, March 20
8:30 am Mass
9:00 am-12:00 noon Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
7:30 pm Mass (Men’s Spiritual Enrichment)
Saturday, March 21
8:00 am Men’s Spiritual Enrichment
11:00 am-12:00 noon Confessions
5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, March 22
10:00 am Mass
11:00 am Parish Breakfast
12:00 pm Mass
1:00-5:00 pm Adoration of the Blessed
7:00 pm Mass
On our front cover: Sister Marlene leading
pilgrims as they pray on Friday evening the
Way of the Cross.
 Wednesday, March 25 is the next
Columbian Seniors potluck at Holy Spirit
parish hall. Doors open at 5:00 pm supper
at 6:00pm.
 Holy Spirit parishioners are invited to join
members of McClure United Church each
Thursday during Lent for a noon lunch and
fellowship. Following lunch, there will be a
short reflection concluding at 1:00 pm.
Lunch is $10. To help the committee
prepare for lunch, please register with
McClure church office, 306 373-1753,
before Tuesday noon of the week you plan
to attend. Come to one or all the lunches.
 Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre is
seeking a full-time Executive Director. For
a complete job description or to submit a
resume, please call 306-665-7550 or email
[email protected] Applications will be
accepted until April 20, 2015.
 that a ministry/talent for teaching reading/
literacy is needed. Please call the parish
office, 306 374-1425, if you would like to
offer your time for one hour a week.
 Bible Study, reflecting on the Sunday
Scripture readings, continues Thursday
mornings - 9:30 am -11:00 am at Holy
— 2015 Year of Consecrated Life —
Our religious charisms, our communities,
our way of life and our very vocations are
precious gifts that come with tremendous
responsibilities. How will we share this
responsibility and provide leadership and
loving service with and for God’s people
into the future.
Sister Susan Francoism, C.S.J.P., Giving
Voice Update, December 2012
BOOK CLUB Ladies of Holy
Spirit parish, the Book Club
selection is ‘Left Neglected’ by
Lisa Genova.
New and present Book Club
members are always welcome
(you do not need to be a CWL member to
Discussion will be held Tuesday, March 17,
7:15 pm in Conference Room C. For
information, Barb, 306 374-0981.
Canada is a Catholic sponsorship program
active in a number of countries. The core
mission is to bring Christ’s loving presence
to those suffering the sorrowful stress of
poverty. Through the sponsorship of a child
or the support of a community project
Christ is present to a hungry boy or girl, to
the sick or to children now with an
opportunity to be in a classroom.
Holy Spirit parish has been actively
involved through our 5% project. 5% of all
Sunday offerings is given to charitable
groups and organizations. Additionally,
individual parishioners have sponsored
children and assisted in community housing
development in CHALICE missions.
This year one of our parishioners, Jackie
Saretsky, will be participating in a Mission
Trip joining 21 other volunteers from
Canada to work in Cochabamba, Bolivia
from March 15-23. Volunteers do not
receive any funding and provide for all their
own expenses.
Jackie, Holy Spirit parish thanks you for
your initiative and desire to provide handson support at this sponsor site in Bolivia.
Holy Spirit parish continues to support
CHALICE and this week 5% of our Sunday
offering will benefit the projects of the
Mission Solidarity Tour in Bolivia.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The season of Lent is all about
conversion: changing our hearts and
turning away from sin toward God. Our
sacramental practices, such as reconciliation,
help us change old habits and lead life
differently than before. We undertake this
journey not just as individuals but also as a
The Sacrament of Reconciliation celebrates
God's action in our lives, the reality of God's
It also celebrates what God hopes for us: to
be a forgiving and reconciling people. In light
of God’s unconditional love for us, we realize
that we fall short, get lost, miss the mark that is, we sin in our living and our loving.
we repent, ask for forgiveness, and take
actions to put things right. Perhaps our
biggest challenge with this sacrament is to
truly believe that we can be, and are forgiven.
Lent Reflection: In what areas of my life do I
need to work toward reconciliation?
Follow the pope’s tweets: @Pontifex
MINISTRIES for March 21/22
Altar Servers
5:00 pm Grace Rath team
10:00 am Nicholas Cody team
12:00 pm Lien Tong team
7:00 pm Dominic Kuin team
Children’s Liturgy
10:00 am Bridget Olver/Julian Olver
12:00 pm No Children’s Liturgy
7:00 pm Kelsey Cooper/Justine Cooper
Sandi Scissons-Neth
Fun, enjoyable afternoons of card
games and bingo are held two
Thursdays a month in the parish hall.
Gather, meet other parishioners and
enjoy some refreshments.
Next gathering Thursday, March 19, 1:30 pm
Please call Lucille, 306 242-4482 for
more information.
The next parish breakfast is
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 am.
Sponsored by Holy Spirit Knights of
Columbus 8905.
we are all aware of the wonderful and
precious gifts that God has given us. God’s
love and the promise of eternal life cannot be
valued in terms of earthly goods. They truly
are priceless!
If we recognize the priceless nature of God’s
gifts, how valuable then is the life that the
Church offers us?
How is it that the Church can be present to
all of us? It can be present only if we
participate in our faith and are good stewards
of the gifts of time, talent and treasure which
have been given to us by God. These must be
shared with others. When seen in this way, it
is clear that our sharing and our participation
in our faith are our priceless gifts to each
other, to our Church and to God.
Priceless is the gift Christ gives us through
his Church. Priceless, too, is the gift we give
each other in Christ.
Make a consistent effort to listening attentively - to God in prayer and during Mass,
to people in conversations.
Consider carefully what response is being asked of you; then put it into action.
114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK S7J 3V7
Office Rectory 306 374-1425/Fax 306 374-3190
Rectory 306 664-4548
Email [email protected]
Website holyspiritsaskatoon.ca
Office Hours 9:00 am-12:00 pm 1:00pm-5:00 pm
Pastor Rev. Ken Beck
Associate Pastor Rev. Dan Yasinski
Diocesan website saskatoonrcdiocese.com
WELCOME to all visiting with us this weekend. Your faith and spirit enrich our
community. May you travel safely and know that God’s presence is always with you.
The diocesan Restorative Ministry Office
will be providing
chocolate bunnies to
the prisoners at the
Saskatoon Correctional Centre on
Easter Sunday. If you wish to participate
in this ministry, you are invited to place a
toonie in the basket available on the
hospitality desk in the Place of Welcome.
Bishop Donald Bolen will be celebrating
the Eucharist with the inmates and
volunteers on Easter Sunday. Thank you
for caring.
“Beware the Holy Spirit!”
on VisionTV
Part 1 Monday, March 30, 4:00 pm
(repeated at 8:00 pm)
Part 2 Tuesday, March 31, 4:00 pm
(repeated at 8:00 pm)
March gathering will include
Part Two of the video
Rolheiser, OMI: The Cross of
Christ. We will meet Wednesday, March 25
in Conference Room A from 10:00 am –
11:30 am. All parishioners are welcome.
Please contact Charlene at (306) 374-1425 or
[email protected] holyspiritsaskatoon.ca for more
Easter lilies and mums
will be available for
purchase in memory of a
loved one. These flowers
($20) will be used by the
Art and Environment
committee when they
prepare the church for our Easter and Easter
season liturgies.
Next weekend March 21/22 a member of the
committee will be available in the Place of
Welcome. You may sign the cards that will
be placed with the plants. Thank you.
St. Philip Neri
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25 7:00 pm
St. Augustine
Thursday, March 26
7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Friday, March 27
7:00 pm
St. Joseph
Saturday, March 28
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
The sacrament of Penance is also available at Holy Spirit every
Saturday, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon and by appointment
LENTEN PRACTICES Ideally, our Lenten pr actise and obser vances lead us to
conversion, a change of heart. We often “give up” certain things as a way of fasting. Lent is
also ripe for “giving more:” more of our time, treasure, talent - of ourselves. One way to
reach out is to think of people with whom you lost touch over the years. Rekindle
relationships by writing a note to let the person know that he or she is in your thoughts and
Lenten Reflection: Which aspect of “giving more” is the most challenging for you? What
would it take to meet the challenge?
Baptist theologian makes the case for Lent (It’s not only Catholics!)
In this season of conversion, at least one Baptist theologian is coming around to the idea of
Lent and in so doing striking a refreshing note for ecumenical unity in a time plagued by
divisive religious rhetoric.
"If you're like me, you grew up in a Baptist church where Lent was a foreign word,"
said Jim Denison, theologian-in-residence for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
"Like all things Catholic, Lent was ignored if not rejected. "In recent years, I have come to
see the error of our ways," Denison said. "I am now convinced that Lent holds enormous
promise for us. This ancient discipline can be a pathway to healing and hope in our fractured,
fearful world."
Why is Lent relevant for Baptists? Denison offered three reasons: "One: We need to live in
community with the larger body of Christ. Since the vast majority of Christians practice
some form of Lenten observance, joining them in some way is a good step toward solidarity
of faith and ministry. This is also an important witness to others, answering Jesus' prayer,
'May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me' (John 17:23).
"Two: We cannot fully appreciate Jesus' resurrection unless we have experienced something
of his suffering. A fast of some sort is an appropriate means of spiritual identification with
our Lord's suffering for us. Three: We need a period each year for intentional spiritual
introspect-ion and contemplation . . . We need a time every year for spiritual renewal.
"Just as students need a spring break, so do souls," Denison said. "Lent is a wonderful season
for such renewal: As the physical world is renewing itself, so should the spiritual. Can a
spiritual discipline practiced for more than 17 centuries by the vast majority of Christians be
irrelevant for Baptist souls today?"
Jim Denison for the Associated Baptist Press
President Elaine Easton, 306 955-0063
Saskatoon Diocesan CWL Convention
April 19 and 20 @ St. Patrick's Parish
Registration $15
Sunday banquet $30
Monday lunch $10
Monday breakfast included
Registration deadline April 1
Contact Margaret - 306-374-4214
Journey for Everyone This wor kshop
series uses the Twelve Steps in a Christian
context. We cover a wide range of topics
exploring your own experiences, your
relationship with God and connection to
others. It is especially good for those who
have experienced a difficult childhood or
relationship whether you suffer from
addictions or not. The intention is to restore
your spirit and build the practices of
Christian life. It is Tuesdays from 7:00 to
9:00 pm at Holy Spirit beginning March 17
and continuing until June 16 with a break at
Easter. For more information or to register
call or text Kim at 306-230-9893 or email
[email protected] There is no fee. You will
purchase a workbook and weekly donations
are gladly accepted.
QUILTS for the CWL Clothing Depot
The Clothing Depot quilters will meet again
on Tuesday, March 17 at 9:00 am until 4:00
pm. Please bring your bagged lunch if you
are staying all day. All ladies are welcome
to come and help us out.
For information, contact Margaret Schwab
306 374-4214/aschwab @shaw.ca
Paul Caves, Grand Knight
306 374-371
Meeting: Monday, April 13, 7:30 pm
40 Hours of Life (Lent-ProLife Walk)
outside City Hospital, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday through Friday.
 Membership fees are due.
For information regarding membership in
the Knights of Columbus, please call Paul,
306 374-3713 or Rob Young, 306 374-8559.
Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus Council
8905 is hosting a Men’s Spiritual Enrichment
Weekend on Friday, March 20 and Saturday,
March 21. The weekend begins with Mass at
7:30 pm on Friday with Bishop Albert
Thevenot presiding.
The theme for the weekend is, “You will all
be Brothers: Our Vocation to Fraternity.”
Speakers include Bishop Albert Thevenot,
Bishop of the Prince Albert Diocese and
Knights of Columbus State chaplain; Bishop
Emeritus Gerald Wiesner, OMI; Rev.
Amanda Currie, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
Minister, Saskatoon and Father Steve
Morrisey, Saskatoon Knights of Columbus
Chapter chaplain.
There will also be a presentation by Fr.
Bernard de Margerie on his book, “In God’s
Reconciling Graces” and a presentation by
Gertrude Rompré. This reflection weekend is
open to all men of faith. All men of Holy
Spirit parish are invited and encouraged to
attend. Please invite your friends. For
registration or more information contact Dale
Meier, 306 374-9160 or [email protected]
Registration forms can be found at
enrichment_ registration.
Last Sunday afternoon parishioners from both churches
gathered at Holy Spirit to celebrate the 15th
anniversary of the Covenant signed in March 2000.
The Covenant invited both churches to engage in
public prayer for each other, to come together for
shared prayer, to plan joint educational events, to promote fellowship through social gatherings
and to share in joint social justice activities.
We were joined at our celebration last Sunday by Bishop Don Bolen and Rev. Jordan Cantwell,
chair of the River Bend Presbytery of the United Church. Their words of encouragement were
appreciated by all who attended.
Thank you to members of our parish of Holy Spirit for joining in the combined choir, for the
musicians, soundboard technician, committee members who organized the event, welcomers,
hospitality and all who helped share their gifts to enable the celebration to emphasize the
importance of our two communities being a sign to the larger community of Saskatoon of the
true desire for reconciliation and unity.
Sowing seeds of love through 15,200 projects and partnerships
Share Lent is the annual education and fundraising campaign for
Development and Peace, the official international development
organization of the Catholic Church in Canada.
As a result of our faith in Jesus Christ, and inspired by his compassion
for the most marginalized people, Development and Peace
supports more than 100 partners in over 20 countries of the Global South to fulfil its mission of
international solidarity with the poor.
Money raised through Share Lent also helps to educate Canadians on the root causes of
poverty and injustice and to mobilize them for actions of change. Your support is essential
to the success of the campaign. Our goal is to share the abundance of God's creation with
our brothers and sisters around the world so that we can end the injustice of hunger and make a
place at the table for the poor.
Thank you for joining with other Catholics across Canada and around the world who are making
room at the table for all.
You may choose to return the rice Bowl next weekend - Solidarity Sunday - the weekend of the
Share Lent collection - bring the Rice Bowl or write a cheque for the amount you collected your choice. Or you may return the Rice Bowl and any time prior to Easter. Whatever you
choose. Thank you.
Share your Faith Share your Love Share your gifts
FOOD FOR THE POOR A food container is available at the chur ch entr ance to r eceive
your gifts of non-perishable food. This food will be distributed to agencies in Saskatoon
involved in helping to feed the poor. Why not try on a weekly basis to bring an item of food?
It will be a great reminder of God’s blessings and how we are called to bless others.
Holy Thursday, April 2
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30 pm
Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Night Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)
11:30 pm
Good Friday, April 3
Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
9:30 am
3:00 pm and
6:00 pm
Night Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)
8:30 pm
Prayer before the Cross through the night
(Sign up sheets available on bulletin board/Place of Welcome
Holy Saturday, April 4
Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)
9:30 am
Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Vigil Mass)
Saturday, April 4
9:00 pm
Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday Mass)
Sunday, April 5
10:00 am
12:00 noon
(please note - no 7:00 pm Mass today)
The task of each liturgical minister is to
enable the assembly to enter into the
celebration of the liturgy more fully. The
parish liturgical committee is presently
preparing for Holy Week liturgies. If you
are involved in ministry (minister of
hospitality, lector, minister of communion,
altar server) and will be attending liturgies
during Lent/Easter, you are invited to offer
your gift of service. ‘Sign-up’ sheets are
available in the place of welcome.
Thank you for your ministry.
CWL CLOTHING DRIVE Ar e you tir ed
of winter? What’s the best way to banish
winter doldrums and get thinking spring?
Why, spring cleaning of course!!
Holy Spirit CWL can help you get started
on your spring cleaning and thinking spring.
And what better place to donate your clean,
gently used seasonal spring and summer
garments and any small, in good shape
working appliances, than to the CWL
Clothing Depot. Please bring your items to
the church on the weekend of March 21/22,
and help us bring in Spring!
We thank you for your participation and for
generously helping those in need in our
Pay special attention to the ways you work out disagreements in the family. At mealtimes
talk about the importance of forgiving one another.
How do we reconcile with each other in our family? How do we get past holding grudges
and truly forgive?