Archive for tag: Saskatoon

Archive pour tag : Saskatoon

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Catholic diocese facing priest shortage

Facing an unprecedented shortage of priests, Roman Catholic officials in Saskatchewan have begun a massive restructuring that will lead to radical changes in the church. Shortages have affected rural areas for several years, but now the church can’t supply a priest to every parish in the city of Saskatoon. “I am very concerned about the diminishing number of priests. It’s challenging our identity (as a church),” said Rev. Ronald Beechinor, the administrator for the Diocese of Saskatoon, who is performing the duties of bishop until a new one is named. “We’ve got to make substantial changes.”

Many of the area’s 95,000 Roman Catholics from more than 100 parishes attended meetings this fall to suggest ways to deal with the loss of as many as 10 priests by next June. The reports from the seven deaneries in the area were discussed last weekend and a final plan should be ready by February.
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Posted: December 17, 2000 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6184
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, clergy, Saskatoon
Transmis : 17 décembre 2000 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6184
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, clergy, Saskatoon


Man on a Mission

Man on a Mission: Incoming bishop encourages frank talk on future of Catholicism by Jason Warick, Saskatoon Star Phoenix The man who will take over this fall as Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon isn’t saying where he stands on controversial issues such as birth control or the ordination of women, but he
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Posted: August 2, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6100
Categories: NewsIn this article: Albert LeGatt, bishops, Catholic, Saskatoon
Transmis : 2 aoüt 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6100
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Albert LeGatt, bishops, Catholic, Saskatoon


Festival fosters understanding

Sunday’s 17th annual Festival of Faith is particularly significant this year, according to Dr. Ivan Wilson, one of the organizers. Given the strong feelings aroused by the attacks on America, Wilson believes the Festival is especially important. “We need to understand one another and celebrate our religious diversity,” he says. “The Festival of Faith gives
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Posted: November 3, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6106
Categories: NewsIn this article: Festival of Faith, interfaith, Saskatoon
Transmis : 3 novembre 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6106
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Festival of Faith, interfaith, Saskatoon


Ecumenism at work

Ecumenism at work: Nutana Park churches put theological concept into practice It started with one couple who wanted to practise grassroots ecumenism; today it is a grouping of nine churches of different denominations actively sharing worship experiences and learning what elements of the Christian faith they have in common. The group is the Nutana Park
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Posted: November 17, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6075
Categories: NewsIn this article: covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon
Transmis : 17 novembre 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6075
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : covenant, ecumenism, Saskatoon


Church leaders oppose gambling

Gambling ills too horrific, churches say: Pressure on city, province to halt casino expansion until problems addressed by Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Saskatoon church leaders are raising their voices together against expanded casino gambling. Twelve leaders of churches have signed a joint statement directed to city council and the provincial government saying the
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Posted: December 17, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6045
Categories: NewsIn this article: church leaders, gambling, Saskatoon
Transmis : 17 décembre 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6045
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Same God, only different names: Minister welcomes cultural challenge

Rev. Seung Kim’s faith journey has been circuitous. It began in his homeland of Korea, and two years ago, brought him to Saskatoon, where he is pastor of Calvin-Goforth Presbyterian Church on Sommerfeld Avenue. Kim was brought up in the Presbyterian church in Korea. “My grandfather was a Presbyterian minister. He was the first Christian
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Posted: May 31, 2003 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6117
Categories: NewsIn this article: Presbyterian Church in Canada, Saskatoon
Transmis : 31 mai 2003 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6117
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Sister Kay finds freedom in faith

Sister Katherine MacDonald, or Sister Kay, sees herself as moving gently into retirement, no small feat for a woman whose 70-plus years of Christian service and achievement could fill a book. MacDonald was born and educated in Saskatoon. She earned a B.Ed. and a BA in History and English at the U of S, and
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Posted: October 2, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6123
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, interfaith, Saskatoon
Transmis : 2 octobre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6123
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Centre for Ecumenism draws on new resources

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism has much to celebrate: new premises, a new director, and 20 years of bringing people of faith together. Board member Rev. Hugh Farmer says the location change has been in the works for a while, but the actual move from Second Avenue began in May. PCE‘s new home is the
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Posted: October 30, 2004 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6019
Categories: NewsIn this article: Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon
Transmis : 30 octobre 2004 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6019
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Churches seeking new ways to share

“Ministering together when we are small and scattered…” That is how retired Presbyterian minister Jim McKay paraphrased the thrust of the upcoming Collaborative Ministries Conference being hosted by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. Marie Klombies puts it this way: “The purpose of the conference is to bring together people in Christian ministry — ordained, lay
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Posted: February 5, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6081
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
Transmis : 5 février 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6081
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Faith of our forebears: Saskatoon churches plan celebration of centennial

Faith played a vital role in the lives of our forebears. As villages were established across Saskatchewan, various denominations sprang up with them. It is this aspect of the province’s centennial that Christian church leaders want to celebrate. Rev. Allan Grundahl is head of a committee planning a Celebration of Christian Faith in Saskatoon. “This
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Posted: April 2, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6039
Categories: NewsIn this article: Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Transmis : 2 avril 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6039
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