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Please keep the family of Deacon Ghislain Bellavance in your prayers. Deacon Gil passed away early this morning at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. The obituary will be posted when available. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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Keep Deacon Ghislain Bellavance and Fr. Roger Lavoie in your prayers for they are both being treated for serious health concerns. Please pray that they find strength in the Lord and his never-ending supply of love.

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A message from the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan for Catholic Education Week:

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On Ascension Thursday, May 13, 2021, which is World Catholic Education Day, a live-stream liturgy with Bishop Mark Hagemoen will begin at 10:00 a.m. for all the faithful of Saskatchewan posted at https://saskatoonmass.com and on the Saskatoon diocesan YouTube channel: LINK

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Catholic Education Week

May 9th – May 16th  

Celebrate with us!!! 

 

Each year, Catholic schools in Saskatchewan participate in a week-long celebration to remember and share the gift of Catholic Education.  The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is, “Catholic Education: Nurturing Hope/L’éducation catholique: Cultiver l’espérance”. 

 

This year’s theme, Nurturing Hope, is fitting. A good way to think of nurturing hope is to compare it to growing a plant.  We prepare the soil, sow the seeds, cultivate a growing environment, harvest the fruit, and marvel at how God helped each step of the way.  Nurturing hope in our Catholic Schools can follow a similar pattern.   Catholic Schools pride themselves on nurturing hope in our students by focusing on creating a good environment that helps us reflect on the source of life, Jesus Christ.  Through this process, Catholic Schools help students obtain a quality education within a faith environment. 

 

To further understand this theme of nurturing hope, we broke it down into five subthemes.  These themes are: 

Day 1: Preparing the Earth  /  Préparer la terre

Day 2: Sowing Seeds of Gratitude  /  Semer la gratitude

Day 3: Cultivating Relationships  /  Cultiver nos relations

Day 4: Harvesting New Fruit  /  Récolter de nouveaux fruits

Day 5: Marvelling in Wonder  /  S’émerveiller

 

 

Each day during Catholic Education week, our schools will have special prayers and other activities to celebrate Catholic Education. (Social media posts can be found at 2021 Hashtags: #CEWSK2021 #NurturingHope #CatholicEdSK). 

 

To celebrate World Catholic Education Day, Bishop Mark Hagemoen (Bishop of Saskatoon) will host a Liturgy of the Word for all the Catholic Schools in Saskatchewan on May 13th (10:00am).  The liturgy can be viewed:

•           At www.saskatoonmass.com

•           It will also be available on the Diocese of Saskatoon YouTube Channel

 

The liturgy will be archived on both sites for later viewing. 

 

Let us pray together for Catholic Education!

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Sister Thérèse Marin of the Sisters of the Presentation, passed away Friday, April 30th, 2021, at the age of 88 at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, SK. The Funeral Mass will be held from the Chapel of the Provincial House, 1405 Bishop Pascal Place on May 4, 2021 at 10:00 am by the Celebrant, Apostolic Administrator, Albert Thévenot, M. Afr.; Con-Celebrant, Very Reverend Maurice Fiolleau and Reverend Father DJ Vu.

 

Family and friends unable to attend the service may view it online at http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/12939 .

Online condolences may be left at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/riverpark/obituaries/sister-th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se-marin/65626  . 

The full obituary can be viewed at https://panow.com/listing/sister-therese-marin/

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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Theodore Supreme Court leave NOT GRANTED

 

Theodore court case update

On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Good Spirit (Public) School Division’s application for leave to appeal the Theodore case to the Supreme Court of Canada. This means that the unanimous decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that overturned the April 2017 trial decision stands. Good Spirit has exhausted their legal options, and the decision of the Appeal Court remains the law in Saskatchewan—which can be considered a victory for both religious and parental rights and freedoms.

Read the complete statement at https://opencatholiceducation.ca/for-media/

Background information on the Theodore case can be found at www.opencatholiceducation.ca

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Save the Date

July 23rd, 2021

Letter from Sr. Lise Paquette - Provincial Superior

225th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary - Poster

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Sr. Marie Bouchard passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Mont St. Joseph Home at the age of 84. The Funeral Mass for Sister Marie will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Chapel of the Provincial House of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, 1405 Bishop Pascal Place in Prince Albert, SK, Most Reverend Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert, Very Reverend Maurice Fiolleau, Vicar General, Reverend DJ Vu, Eldon Danielson chaplains at Mont St Joseph officiating. Family and friends unable to attend the service may view it online at http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/10677 .

Online condolences may be left at 

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/riverpark/obituaries/sister-marie-bouchard/62122 .

 

The full obituary can be viewed at https://panow.com/listing/sister-marie-bouchard/

 

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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