Christ is risen! Indeed he is risen! Alleluia!
Below you will find Bishop Donald Bolen’s 2013 Easter message.
Please pray for our new Holy Father, for Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and for the Church throughout the world!
And here are a couple of videos recalling those moments when the white smoke erupted from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel and Pope Francis was introduced to the world:
Experience the most vivid Catechism ever created.
Location: Holy Guardian Angels Parish basement, Englefeld
Join those journeying through the RCIA to watch and discuss this ground breaking, 10-part DVD series about the Catholic faith! Creator and host Fr. Robert Barron illuminates what Catholics believe and why, while immersing you in the art, architecture, literature, music, and all the riches of the Catholic tradition.
Dates and times for all episodes:
(May be subject to change – please watch here for the latest information. All events are in the basement of Holy Guardian Angels Parish, Englefeld.)
Fr. Geoffrey Young of Saskatoon came out to Watson from March 10-12 to lead us in a Year of Faith Parish Mission.
Audio and Video of the sessions is now available!
Video is below:
Click below to listen to the audio (MP3 files):
Feb. 11, 2013 - Upon hearing the news this morning about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon issued the following statement:
“The faithful of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon join the entire Church in expressing our deep gratitude for the many gifts that Pope Benedict XVI has brought to us over the years. We pray that the Holy Father will enjoy many years of rest and good health after stepping down from office February 28, 2013. We also pray for the whole Church as she chooses Pope Benedict’s successor, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”
Here are some of the statements given from Benedict XVI in his final weeks as Pope. They are well worth reading!
And, of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t include his last message sent on Twitter:
This is the first time in almost 600 years that a Pope has resigned (Pope Gregory XII resigned in 1415).
Here is a nifty graphical view of the conclave: Vatican Insider.
And check out this video from Busted Halo about how a papal election (a “conclave”) works:
Pray! And don’t worry – the Holy Spirit continues to work in and through the Church!
Lent is a time for us to concentrate on our faith life through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Therefore, this is a great time to offer our acts of piety for Pope Benedict and for his successor.
I call upon all of us in the parishes of Watson, Englefeld, St. Gregor, and Quill Lake to offer special prayers for Pope Benedict, for the college of cardinals who will elect a new pope, and for his eventual successor.
- Fr. Darryl