Local RCSD Formation opportunities
Local Archdiocesan Formation
Growing in Wisdom and Grace Program.
Growing in Wisdom and Grace is a faith formation program designed for:
a) teachers needing to fulfill their two university Religion class requirement and
b) any employee of Regina Catholic wanting to learn more about his/her faith.
There are 11 sessions in all-10 two-hour evening sessions and one day long session. You can sign up for as many sessions as you are interested in (you don’t have to take them all. If you are interested in one session, sign up for one session). The dates and themes for the sessions are below. For further details or to sign up, contact Miles Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 289.
What We Believe
What We Believe
An indispensable guide to theology for religion teachers present and future.
What We Believe explores two major areas of thought: the theological foundations of the Christian faith, and the Christian understanding of the human person. Its theological insights and conclusions will be invaluable for those who teach in a variety of Christian contexts - especially those who prepare candidates to teach Christian religious education.
If teachers are going to teach their faith, they need to know what it is about. What We Believe outlines the major theological themes that ground our understanding of who we believe God is, and who we are in relationship to God.
Call Miles Meyers at 289 for a copy and work on a chapter or two...or email Miles at email@example.com.
Interfaith Bilingual Golden Rule Poster – French & English
This bilingual poster featuring Golden Rule texts from 13 religions is published by Scarboro Missions and Réseau pour la santé spirituelle au Nouveau-Brunswick/New Brunswick Spiritual Health Network. The two official languages of Canada are English and French. The beautiful open-book design of this poster wonderfully symbolizes the larger message of the poster. Poster Here
‘Springtime of the Faith’ Course Series: Each Spring in Bruno, SK St. Therese Institute in offers a series of week-long courses on various topics (ex. Theology of Evangelization, Ignatian Discernment, etc.) that are available for all who is seeking deeper faith formation, a place of peace and holiness to encounter God, and to be equipped to for the New Evangelization. Cost per week is $395 - visit www.St-T.ca/SOTF or call 306-369-2555 for more details.
Upcoming at St. Therese Institute in Bruno SK
Theology of the Body Conference: April 30 to May 4 St. Therese Institute invites you to join them in Bruno, SK for a Theology of the Body conference led by internationally renowned speaker and author Christopher West. This unique approach to John Paul II’s teaching includes reflections on St. Thérèse of Lisieux that Christopher West only teaches at St. Therese Institute! Early bird rate is $445 – visit www.St-T.ca/TOB or call 306-369-2555 for more details.
Come help: May 7 - Have you wondered what it would be like to live a religious life? Take the Vacations Tour Party Bus on Sunday May 7th. The Vocations Bus Tour is for Grades 11, 12 and young adults. We leave from Christ the King Parish after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. We will be visiting priests and sisters around Regina so you can see what it is like to live a consecrated life. We will return to Christ the King Parish for supper. Those who are interested can finish off the day at Christ the King's Source gathering. Lunch and Supper are both provided at no cost. For more information or to register for the Vocations Tour Party Bus call or Email Michelle Braden at 306-352-1651 Ext. 223 MBraden@archregina.sk.ca
April 1/2: The MY GENERATION YOUTH RALLY invites parishioners of ALL generations, who would like to pray with and for the young church to join us for portions of the My Gen Rally weekend. We would love to welcome you to join us at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School on Saturday, April 1st for the Stations of the Cross at 3:45 p.m., at 8:30p.m. for Adoration and/or Sunday, April 2nd at 11:30 for our mass. For details please see www.mygenrally.ca
Chrism Mass Tuesday, April 4th 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral. The Mass will be livestreamed on our website.
'Surviving Transitions': a conference for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one. Friday March 31 (7 to 9 pm) Sat. April 1 (9 am to 4 pm) Holy Trinity Parish Conference speaker Kelly Walker is an author, singer, songwriter who inspires and informs audiences throughout North America with his fresh and authentic style of presentation. No charge for Friday session. Registration for Saturday sessions $25., includes lunch if registered by Mar. 27. NOTE: Late/last minute registrations do not include lunch. Saturday sessions begin with registration/coffee from 9 - 10 am, followed by the conference.
The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Saskatoon, runs an accredited program in ecumenical studies and formation four days a year for three years. This accredited program is of particular interest to ecumenical officers, people in training for ministry, ministry practitioners working within an ecumenical setting & lay people wishing to increase their knowledge of the ecumenical movement. Led by local scholars, ecumenists & international visiting scholars Students from a multitude of Christian faiths gather at the end of June to grow in closer understanding of other faiths and their own. Upon completion students are awarded with a certificate in Ecumenical Studies and Formation from St. Andrew’s College & the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. For more Information: Watch this video at https://vimeo.com/200751552 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, www.pcecumenism.ca email@example.com or 306-653-1633. Poster
Saturday April 22: Are we called to proclaim the gospel or to dialogue with others? Can we do both? If so, how? This year's ecumenical workshop will be April 22 at St. Joseph's in Moose Jaw and will feature Archbishop Donald Bolen and apologist Matt Nelson. SAVE THE DATE! Poster
Saturday March 25th/Sunday March 26th: Holy Cross Parish is hosting a conference on "Reconciliation" with various speakers from different faith traditions. More details will follow in a future email.
Sr. ReAnne Letourneau
"ANARC" (Aboriginal Non Aboriginal Relations Community)
Holy Cross Church is presenting the “We are One Family” Conference, March 25 and 26 2017. The theme “We are One Family” is our response to the “Call for Action” as requested from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). We will explore, through lectures, group discussion and a panel discussion, what it means to be one family, with the focus on reconciliation with our brothers and sisters from many faith communities and many cultures within Regina. The conference is one of Celebration, Dialogue and Payer with renowned speakers:
Bishop James Weisgerber, Archbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, Elder Noel Starblanket , Fr. Sami Helewa, SJ Campion College, U. or R.,
Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, Beth Jacob Synagogue, Imam Zeeshan Muzaffarar Ahmed, Mahmood Mosque and Fr. John Meehan, president of Campion College, U. of R.
A Lenten meal and an evening of study, worship and prayer:
A poster is attached.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on April 7-9, 2017 To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing The Joy Of The Gospel!
Our mission is to provide you with a renewed missionary zeal fueled by the joy of the Gospel! One weekend per month from October until June, Catholics who want to know, love and serve Christ more deeply come together at Campion College in Regina. During this three-year program you will;
+Become more more deeply aware of God's personal love and activity in your life.
+Encounter Jesus Christ, discover his plan of sheer goodness for you and deepen your relationship with Christ and his Church.
+Discover how to more intentionally integrate your faith in daily life in service to Christ.
+Be given the Spiritual and Formation tools you need to follow Christ's commission to "Go, make disciples of all nation.We are currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2017. For more information or to register, please contact our Program Coordinator, Eric Gurash at 306.325.1651 ext 211 or email him at email@example.com
Responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” is being produced in Saskatchewan under the direction of a Saskatchewan bishops’ advisory committee, thanks to financial support from the Saskatchewan K of C Charitable Foundation. The first two videos – one focused on Palliative Care and another focused on Care for the Elderly – can be found online at: www.findingthegifts.ca or for more information contact (306) 659-5844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking Faith Podscasts from the Archdiocese...
Catholic Family Services - Marriage Prep Dates
April 28 & 29, 2017
This is a first come, first served basis and couples must call Catholic Family Services and make payment of $200.00 to secure one of the 18 spots available. This is non-refundable.
DivorceCare is a video seminar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on Divorce and recovery topics as seen from the biblical perspective. The evening is structured with open discussion and sharing on the topic of the video, in a safe and supportive environment. DivorceCare will start this fall, September 12 at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road in Regina. To register, please call Deborah at 306-789-2378.
Using Technology to reach out for Evangelization : Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski MHSH, D.Min Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Dayton
USCCB – Using the Internet and Social Media as a Tool for Evangelization
Queen's House programs
CatholicBytes - podcasts for busy Catholics
Did you ever Wonder - Check this out!
Jesuit Volunteers Canada (JVC) is a formation program, where young adults live out the values of Christian spirituality, social and eco-justice, community, and simple living. Placement opportunities include working with First Nations communities, young adult programing, community development and outreach, education, food justice, and working with the urban poor. Jesuit Volunteers Canada is currently accepting applications for September 2016 with possible communities and work placements in northern Ontario, Toronto and Regina. For more information visit www.jesuitvolunteers.ca or call 519-820-8204. JVC is part of a 50-year movement dedicated to inspiring young adults! Poster attached
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Here are some additional links on Catholic Issues
CCCB: resource bundle for 2016 National Week for Life and the Family, May 8-15, 2016.
Being Catholic: is an Australian website that produces short, weekly faith videos for Catholic school staffs. A school can preview the material free for 3 weeks and then decide about purchasing it. Everything I have seen on the website is excellent. Have a great day.
Watch the complete video series where Auxiliary Bishop Don Hying of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee discusses the Catechism of the Catholic Church and his views on God's importance and relevance in our lives. Enjoy new video uploads every Friday from October 2012 through November 2013!