The Alpha Course: Fall 2016

What is Alpha?

Alpha is your opportunity to explore the Christian Faith. No question is too simple, too tough, or too out there. Try us.

When is Alpha?

Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:00 pm
beginning September 22, 2016
(starting with a meal)
And a retreat on Sat, Nov 5.



See the full schedule below.


What can I expect?

10 sessions. Relevant topics, relatable hosts, and a relaxed environment.

Each session begins with a meal, providing an opportunity to get to know others in a casual setting. This is followed by a short talk, which examines a different aspect of the Christian faith, then open discussion.

What does it cost?

We are not charging a specific fee, but do request a donation to help with the costs (especially the meals). We simply request that participants donate according to their means.

Is Alpha for Catholics?


Find out more about Alpha in a Catholic Context.


Simplest: Register Online (above)

You may also pick up a registration form (brochure) at the church, fill it out, and drop it off.

Contact Andy Korvemaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306-659-5803 if you have any questions.

Alpha Fall 2016 Schedule

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Sunday, September 11: Is there more to life than this? (after Mass)

September 22: Who is Jesus?

(September 29: no Alpha this week)

October 6: Why did Jesus die?

October 13: How can I have faith?

October 20: Why and how do I pray?

October 27: Why and how should I read the bible?

November 3: How does God guide us?

November 5: Retreat (all day Saturday)

  • Who is the Holy Spirit
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

November 10: How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

November 17: How can I resist eviland does God heal?

November 24: What about the Church and telling others?

December 1: Celebration Night - Is there more to life than this?


More information about the Alpha course can be found at

As part of our Five Year Shared Vision, our parish has made a commitment to the Saskatoon Friendship Inn to help prepare one meal a month for the next five years.  On a monthly basis, parishioners will be invited to help out.


If you are interested in putting your name on a volunteer list, you may do so by contacting the parish office.  Rides to the Friendship Inn are available. You may sign up as a family or as an individual.

world A BIG thank you to those who served on January 15th: Linda Bohn, Margie  Diakaw, Marianne Taillon, Bruce & Shanna Gourley, Barry Koroll and Carol  Lesko.


Our next service opportunity will be on Monday February 24th (7:00am to 11:30am) led by PPC representative Tim Jelinski.





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Mission Statement: 

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.

We Have Seen The Lord!

Below are the contacts for Holy Family CWL Council for 2013 – 2014


Wendy Dale



Pres. Elect & Organization

Diane Waldbillig


1st Vic Pres. & Spiritual Development

Eileen Materi



2nd Vice Pres.

Doris Smith




Eileen Schneider



Janice Blatz


Recording Secretary

Michelle Zimmer



Community Life

Angie Bilodeau



Mary Kehrig




Valerie Wilson


Resolutions and


Avis Hardy



Christian Family Life

Connie McGrath


Spiritual Advisor

Fr. Colin Roy



Marie Anne Kuchartz



Past President

Irene Fahlman


Parish Activities

Carol Grant





Standing Committees help us to divide the work into areas of interest as well as need.  Priorities are set each year since we can’t do it all.  You may help with the committee of your choice when you are ready.  Contact the chairperson above.  On the following page are descriptions of each committee followed by what the committee does.


Spiritual Development

Spiritual growth of members

-          Study of Catholic teachings

-          Role of women in the church

-          Evangelization and mission assistance

-          Lay ministries

-          Ecumenism and interfaith endeavors


-           Recruit members and maintain membership

-          Leadership development

-          League resource material

-          Annual reports

-          Life membership

Christian Family Life

-          Marriage and family

-          Sanctity of life

-          Ministry to:  youth, seniors, widowed, separated, divorced

-          Vocations

Community Life

-          Dignity and rights of persons

-          Social and economic justice

-          Refugees, immigration and citizenship

-          Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP)

-          Developing countries

Parish Activities

-          Liaison and cooperation with pastoral councils and parish assistance

Education and Health

-          Catholic education

-          Catholic schools and catechesis

-          Rites of Christian Initiation

-          Literacy and continuing education scholarships and bursaries

-          Wellness and sickness/disease

-          Environment

-          Genetics


The Canadian League magazine media:

-          For evangelization

-          To promote the League

-          Evaluation and promotion of good content in newsletters and bulletins

-          Media relations

-          Efforts against Pornography Website:


-          Research and preparation of resolutions and briefs in areas of interest and need

-          Study and implementation of resolutions passed by other levels at provincial and national levels

-          Presentation of resolutions to government


-          Monitor and study legislation at all levels of government

-          Prepare briefs and position papers on where we stand on proposed legislation



Spiritual Development

This chairperson usually prepares the prayer for our meetings/Liturgy of the Hours.  A few members lead the rosary before the 9:00 a.m. mass on Sundays.  Holy Yoga classes are offered at the church for participants to better their health spiritually and physically.  Members are also involved in Theology of the Body course, World Day of Prayer, Honor Guard and masses for deceased members, Twilight Evenings at Queens House, and Stations of the Cross.




This committee keeps track of members – collecting membership dues and circulating a membership list.

Christian Family Life

Under this committee the needs of our senior members are being met.

-Senior members receive birthday and anniversary cards as well as sympathy cards.  These are provided and sent by the Corresponding Secretary.

-Seniors are offered a ride to Mass, meetings or events.

-CWL members are part of the pastoral team that takes communion to shut-ins on a weekly basis.

-Several of our members are part of the team that takes the residents of Sherbrook (Level 3-4 care facility) to the chapel for Mass every Friday.

-We are members of the Resurrection choir that provides the music at funerals and, for members, provide an honor guard.

-We help with the communal Anointing of the Sick at the parish church.

-Members make prayer shawls and blankets and others deliver them to the seniors and the sick.

-A visiting/calling committee has “adopted” seniors to phone or visit.


Members provide babysitting for the “Moms Morning Out” group.  As well, some of our members have provided workshops or reflections at their meetings.

We offer a Bursary for a graduating student from St. Josephs High School.


Community Life

“The Little House” in the Welcome Area of The Cathedral was constructed as a collection drop off for donated items for the CWL Clothing Depot.  Members also volunteer to sort on certain months and work in sales at the depot.

Our council members help out once a year at the St. Annes Senior Citizens Home for their monthly “Birthday Party”.

We offer our services by serving lunch at funerals.

A fine of $1.00 for a member who does not wear their CWL pin at meetings is collected and then directed to Development & Peace.


Education and Health

Articles of interest are highlighted or summarized from the Canadian League Magazine, the Prairie Messenger and the Star-Phoenix.  Members, some years, attend the Catholic Health & Education Convention.



All bulletin news items are submitted by this chairperson.  Monthly prayer intentions are also included.  Members are always encouraged to read the League Magazine and to make use of the CWL website. (  This chairperson also submits items to the “Be League” section of the website.


Resolutions and Legislation

National resolutions and recent legislation information is brought to our attention.  We are then free to write letters or email our government representatives on these matters.


Parish Activities

This member is a liason with pastoral council and informs us in regards to activities that are parish sponsored.  She sometimes is responsible for recruiting volunteers for these special events.


A Beacon of Welcome“A Beacon of Welcome” A Glimpse Inside the Cathedral of the Holy Family written by Ned Powers, graphic designer Shawna Kunz (Lime Design) and photographers Grant Kernan and David Stobbe.  A 40 page tour book which includes a brief history of the vision, design and building of our new cathedral filled with ample photos which showcases the beautiful architectural features of our Cathedral. 

Cost is $10.00

Transfiguring Prairie Skies“Transfiguring Prairie Skies”  Stained Glass at Cathedral of the Holy Family  written by Bishop Donald Bolen and Sarah Hall, photography by Grant Kernan and Sarah Hall.  A 116 page hard cover book which includes incredibly detailed close-up shots of our stained glass windows, complete with poetic and theological reflections for each window. 

Cost is $25.00

These books are a great addition to your library or can be given as gifts.  Get your copies today!

Both books are on sale during business hours are the Cathedral Office Reception Desk.

Join us on Wednesday May 1st at 7:00pm for the official unveiling of our Five Year Shared Vision!   Enjoy a wine & cheese social as the parish staff and Parish Pastoral Council share the vision for our parish community for the next five years.  To assist us with food & beverage purchases we are asking folks to sign-up in the Area of Welcome after Mass, by calling the parish office 306-659-5800 or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shared Vision 

Christmas Mass Times Holy Family Cathedral Saskatoon

Christmas Eve Masses:
4:30pm, 7:00pm & Midnight
Christmas Day Mass: 11:00am

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Mass Times

9:00am, 11:30am, & 6:30pm

Weekdays: as scheduled; typically Tuesday-Friday at 12:15pm, and Friday at 10am at Sherbrooke.
Please refer to the bulletin for this week's schedule.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays at 11:00am or by appointment.