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Welcome to the Cathedral of the Holy Family, a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Saskatoon, Canada.

 

Christmas Mass Times:

Christmas Eve: 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm, Midnight (with music program beginning at 11:30 pm)

Christmas Day: 11:00 am

See the detailed Christmas & New Year's schedule

Sunday Mass Times:

9:00 am, 11:30 am, 6:30 pm

Weekday Mass Times:

As scheduled; typically

  • Tuesday at 12:15pm
  • Wednesday at 7:00pm, with Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotion following at 7:30pm
  • Thursday at 12:15pm
  • 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.
Also: Extended times for Advent

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm (Note: cancelled on Dec 28)
First Fridays of the month from 1:00-2:00pm

Location:

123 Nelson Road
Saskatoon, SK, S7S 1H1
Canada


Phone: 306-659-5800
Fax: 888-897-7980

You can access our parking lot from the first round-about on Nelson Road, just north of Attridge Drive, or from the Forestry Farm exit.

Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:15-12:45pm).

  

 


 

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A Lesson Learned Many Long Years Ago

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Written by

 

Recently I heard on the news of a teenager who was charged with handling fireworks which created a grass fire on an acreage. This reminds me of an incident in my life. I think that enough time has passed now that I won’t get in trouble for admitting to the following youthful indiscretion:

When I was 13 years old, living on a farm 40 km North of Carrot River, I would sometimes go to Carrot River, stay with my Uncle Mike and play with my town friends. One summer day, I met with my friend Terry who happened to have some 2” firecrackers. We decided to light and throw some on the quiet streets of Carrot River. There happen to be some younger kids ahead of us and we lit and threw a couple firecrackers towards them. Then we heard a car approaching us from behind and a voice shouting “Stop in the name of the law!” It was the Town Police calling out from his window as he speedily approached us. Terry said, “Let’s run down the alley and empty our pockets of any firecrackers as we run.” 

Be Still and Know

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Written by

 

This month at the Cathedral, you can definitely tell that school is wrapping up for the year. Over the last week, a multitude of children and youth (and those supervising them) have made their way through the doors of our Cathedral to rehearse or to take part in Year End Masses, Farewells and other Liturgies. Many more are expected in the coming weeks. One afternoon this week, I had the pleasure of listening to one Grade 8 class go through their class list, student by student, and describe each student’s dreams and ambitions, as well as where they would study in the coming years.

I have to say, listening to the proceedings, I admired the certainty of it all. Each student had their proper path marked out. They were going to do this, go to school there, study that, become this. And frankly, I remember feeling precisely that certain at my Grade 8 farewell; I was going to move on to Holy Cross for High School like my brothers had, get my Diploma and be awesome while doing it! 

Then and Now.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 Written by

Looking back.

Jane & I came to work at Holy Family in youth ministry and faith formation six years ago. Six years. It feels like even longer, probably because so much has changed. We started out sharing an office, one which for some reason had a ridiculously huge desk. I recall running up and down the stairs to get stuff from the printer, or to use the washroom, conveniently located right beside Deacon Bob’s desk. I’m sure he loved that.

A Whole Lot of Hope

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Written by

 Friday, May 5th was a momentous day for many. That evening, our Cathedral parish hosted a highly successful fundraiser for Mary's Hope, a ministry based out of the Cathedral and working in conjunction with Legacy Ridge Foundation to provide spiritual healing to women and men who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse. It was important for us as a community to be involved with this ministry. Early on in his Pontificate, Pope Francis urged the faithful to go to the fringes. He eloquently stated that such journeys would take us to a messy world and yet, he called upon us to never lose hope and to trust where God was leading us.

You see talking about and discussions about childhood sexual abuse (let alone the notion of ministering in this area) is not a popular thing. There is nothing elegant, romantic or feel-good about the issue. Such abuse is dark and evil. It is gut-wrenching, and many times the horrific actions forced upon these children are unbelievable, especially when the abuser is a family member or known friend. Our notions of family love are thrown out the window when we hear the terrible stories that children endured at the hands of the very ones who were to protect them. Being sexually abused by the people who are to love and to protect destroys the fabric of a trusting relationship but also, unfortunately, greatly affects the relationship with God. The questions, although painful, are very real: Where was God when this was happening? How come I sang "Jesus loves me this I know" but that same Jesus didn't stop the rape? Why did God hate me that much that I had to go through this?