May 10, 2020 - 5th Sunday of Easter
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” (1 Peter 2:7)
Every person has been given gifts from the Holy Spirit. These are called “charisms” and they are used to build God’s kingdom on earth. While many people are able to recognize their natural talents and abilities, they may be unsure of their charisms. If you know someone who is struggling for a direction in life, give them a little encouragement. Help them discern their charisms and how God is calling them to use them. Remember - no gift is too small or insignificant in God’s salvation plan.
Livestream Weekday and Sunday Mass
Masses are live-streamed at 9:00 AM daily from Resurrection Parish https://archregina.sk.ca/live
Archbishop Donald Bolen’s Weekly Message
View the latest weekly video message from Archbishop Donald Bolen https://archregina.sk.ca/archbishops-office/archbishop-bolen-weekly
Thinking Faith 190: Creationism and the Catholic Church - Part 1
Deacon Eric and Dr. Brett begin a multipart series on Creationism and the Catholic Church. Young earth, old earth, 6 days, billions of years. What does the Church say?
Show Snippet: “Both the fundamentalist and the atheist think that Christians who read and believe the Bible, need to be Creationists...and there’s a deep irony there, that the two groups that agree on that, are the groups that despise each other the most...”
Spilling the Tea: on Catholic Social Teachings
This week we have Fr. Parker Love as our Special Guest who is going to come and talk to us about the Christian Virtue of HOPE! We will be discussing Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Spec Salvi, in hope we were saved. This week our Facebook Live will be Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 pm. Rather than our regularly scheduled 7:00 pm. If you can’t join us then, don’t worry, this will be posted to our YouTube channel shortly afterwards, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx-MMJwsBsisM4-8Q3Ao5Oo_AbCgyN9we
Care for our Common Home
If you haven’t already watched the first two episodes of “Caring for our Common Home”, we are working our way through Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si `and we would love to have you join us. On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofRegina/. This week we are looking at Chapter 3 – The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis. We are going to look at the theme of deconstructing Anthropocentrism. If you don’t know what that means, tune in Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 PM to find out. You can catch up on our previous episodes at https://youtu.be/OHPJeheoCo8?t=13
Pope Francis’ Monthly Prayer Intentions - May
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, maybe an invigorating symbol for the entire Church. https://thepopevideo.org/
Birthright wishes all Mothers a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day. We thank you for remembering us and helping us serve the mothers who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies and come to Birthright. Although we have been forced to lay off our director and close our doors we are still responding to all the women who contact us. Usually, we ask you to help support us through our baby bottle fundraiser on Mother’s Day. If you would still like to support us this year please either mail your donations to Birthright Regina PO Box 3623, Regina Saskatchewan S4P 3L7 or make electronica donations at canadahelps.org (under charity key words please type Birthright Regina). Thank you very much and please pray for all mothers that they find the help they need to love their babies to life.
Online Catechetical Resources
Our Catechist Robert Barr has put together a wide variety of online resources for children, teens, adult and families https://archregina.sk.ca/catechetical-support-parishes
New for use in Rural Parishes and Parents of Rural Parishes
The Growing in Faith/Growing in Christ Program is the same Religious Education program used in Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese. Please pass it along to as many rural people as you can. Contact Rob for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archdiocese of Regina, in communication with Catholic health leaders, have compiled a series of one-page directives and guidelines on a variety of issues affecting churches and sacramental practice during this COVID-19 pandemic. Information is provided on current government directives, private prayer in the church, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and more.
The Pastoral office is now closed to the public until further notice if you need to reach a staff member, the best way to contact them is by email. A full list of their contact information is available on the COVID-19 Updates page. https://archregina.sk.ca/content/covid-19-updates
Archdiocese of Regina Weekly Report
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Archdiocese of Regina on Social Media
We invite you to like us on Facebook, we will have regular Facebook Live prayers and we would love to have you join us! https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofRegina/
You can also find us on Twitter @archioceseofreg and on Instagram archdioceseofregina.
Prayers, Devotions and Resources Visit the Prayers and Devotions page to find information on daily mass, daily readings and reflections, prayers, stations of the cross and other resources that may be valuable during this time of social distancing. https://archregina.sk.ca/prayers-devotions-resources Also see our page with French resources: https://archregina.sk.ca/fr/prieres-devotions-et-ressources
Archdiocese of Regina Good Samaritan Project - The Archdiocese of Regina has volunteers from all around the diocese who are willing to reach out if you are in need. If you need groceries or essential items but are ill, immobile or quarantined and so not able to leave the house AT ALL (noting that NONE of us should be leaving more than absolutely necessary!) please contact us and we will set you up with a volunteer who can help. Please also contact us if you live alone and are feeling lonely and isolated. We can arrange for someone to check in on you by phone. We are committed to operating in such a way that the Health Canada Guidelines, and provincial Public Health Orders from our Chief Medical Officer and provincial government are strictly adhered to. If you need some assistance please email email@example.com at any time. OR call 306-541-3086 between 9-5 Tuesday-Saturday.
If you find that during this difficult time you need a compassionate listening ear, visit https://archregina.sk.ca/archregina-outreach for a list of spiritual directors and candidates in training who have volunteered their time to be there for anyone who is struggling.
During this difficult time, your parish is here for you!
Contact your local parish for the various ways they can keep you connected.
Our parishes have to be closed to protect the safety of all of us during this outbreak. Our parishes have regular and ongoing expenses, although we can’t attend Mass, these expenses still remain. During this time, it’s prudent to consider how you might support your parish. Your donation can be made to your ANY parish through the Archdiocese of Regina by:
Pre-authorized direct debit
Offline by cheque
Visit our Giving Page at https://archregina.sk.ca/giving for more information on how you can continue to support your parish.