St. Martin de Porres Parish
4720 Castle Road
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Visit to Canada by Pope Francis - July 2022
"Dear Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Dioceses and Eparchy in Saskatchewan, Citizens of the Province of Saskatchewan:
We the Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan, join with you and others across our country who are welcoming the news that Pope Francis will visit this land on a pilgrimage of healing, hope and reconciliation July 24 to 29, 2022, following up on the visit by the Indigenous delegation in late March and the apology he made to Indigenous Peoples April 1 in Rome..." Read the rest here (PDF).
Father Chomos is ill and has asked for our prayers. As we were unable to find another priest, mass at St. Martin's is cancelled for the May 14/15 weekend. The Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast has been cancelled or postponed to next weekend. A new weekly bulletin will be available to read once it is uploaded to the site. You'll be able to read it here.
St. Martin Crafters will be participating in a sale at Marian Chateau (3651 Albert St.) on Saturday, May 14, from 1 - 4 p.m. All are welcome.
200 Easter cards and suckers were given to the students of St. Matthew on behalf of St. Martin's parish as a way to reconnect with the kids at St. Matthew after Covid.
Father Rey will be on holidays after Easter until the end of May. During this period, we have arranged for visiting priests to say Mass. Our weekend Mass schedule will remain the same, however there will be changes to our weekday mass schedule. Details will be posted on the front page of upcoming bulletins and on the website.
REMINDER: Parish Survey - Please take a moment to fill in the survey found at each entrance or print it out here to fill it in. We’d like to update our parish records and as you know, it takes many volunteers to run a parish. We need some more help, especially ushers and Eucharist Ministers. We hope you consider volunteering. Once completed, place them in the baskets. Thank you to those who already volunteer their time.
Please welcome our new Pastoral Assistant, Cheri MacFarlane. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and to welcome her to the parish!
Finances: The Finance Council continues to keep a close eye on our financial situation. Please continue to remember our parish’s financial needs and we sincerely thank you for your continued support. Information on ways to support the parish can be found on our Donations page.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
(Sunday, May 15, 2022)
MASSES CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND (May 14/15)
There is no priest available this weekend
Tuesday - 9 a.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m.
Saturday - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m.
Reconciliation: See below.
Upcoming Changes - Restrictions being lifted
In line with changes to Covid restrictions in the weeks to come, you will begin to see gradual changes in our parish as we return to normal. The Liturgy Committee has discussed a slow transition of changes in our parish, beginning with removal of some pew barriers at the end of February / early March.
If you have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to contact the parish office.
REMINDER: for the protection of our community and for your own well-being: If you are feeling sick or symptomatic in any way, please stay home and rest.
Masks are Recommended for Weekend Masses
Maintain hand sanitizing practices that were implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sign of Peace
The Sign of Peace by shaking of the hands may resume at the comfort level of individuals in attendance. For individuals with cold or flu symptoms, shaking hands and other physical touch are not recommended. The Sign of Peace may be expressed with a bow or similar ritual gesture.
Choirs and congregational singing may resume.
All individuals distributing communion must use hand sanitizer prior to and after distributing communion.
Reception in the hand is to be the norm.
Reception of the Blood of Christ should not resume at this time.
Communion on the tongue may return. *see below
Further and more complete guidelines can be found in this PDF document from the Archdiocese.
*Important: If you wish to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, please wait until everyone else has received, and then stand at the end of Father Rey's communion line. He will be using hand sanitizer after each person who receives on the tongue and would appreciate your patience.
For those unable to attend mass due to scheduling or other restrictions, other mass options include:
Livesteam Link: www.youtube.com/ArchdioceseRegina
Resurrection Parish Livestream - Sunday masses
Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Daily Mass (click on YouTube at the bottom of the video if you prefer to watch it on YouTube.)
Rosary and Adoration - Livestreamed on YouTube from Christ the King Parish each weekday at 1 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
By appointment. Please contact the office.
Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact the Pastoral Assistant.
Find information on COVID-19 considerations in the Archdiocese on their website.
Thinking Faith Podcast
This is a podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives. CLICK HERE to listen to the latest episodes.
"We, the Catholic Community of St. Martin de Porres,
centered in the Eucharist, continue to be called to live Gospel values through
love, acceptance, praise and service in keeping with our tradition of social justice."