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    St. Mary's Parish
    211 Avenue O South
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7M 2R6

    Phone: 306 244 2983
    Fax: 306 242 6461
    stmarysrectory@sasktel.net

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  • Mass Times

    Sunday Masses
    Saturday: 7pm
    Sunday: 9am, 11am,
    1pm Aboriginal Mass with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
    4pm mass in Spanish

    Weekday Mass Times:
    Monday to Saturday: 9am
    Wednesday: 9am, 7:15pm


    Perpetual Help Devotions at both Wednesday Masses

    Adoration and Benediction on First Saturdays following the 9:00 AM Mass until 12:00 Noon
  • Reconciliation

    Saturday: 4-5pm, 6-6:45pm
    Sunday: 12:30-1pm (Guadalupe Parish)
    Sunday: 3-4pm in Spanish
    Wednesday: 6:30-7pm

    Or by appointment
  • Office Hours

    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 12 Noon
    12:30pm to 4:00pm

Pastoral Team

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Pastor Photo ColorPastor: Fr. Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R.

In August, 2009 St. Mary’s welcomed Fr. Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R. as their new pastor.

Fr. Jon was born in Edmonton, AB in 1967. His family moved to Grande Prairie, AB a few years later and it was there that Jon grew up and it is Grande Prairie that he still calls home. Third of four children Jon is the oldest boy and has two big sisters and a younger brother.

Jon came to know the Redemptorists in Grande Prairie as they took care of the only Catholic parish in town. As the Redemptorists were always friends of the Hansen family it was not a stretch that Jon would eventually become one of their family.

Jon tried many educational avenues as a young man from aspiring to medicine to eventually becoming a construction contractor. Eventually though, it was the call to Religious Life with the Redemptorists that won his heart. Community, Mission, Christ were three things that Jon thought he could put his life behind.

Since being ordained in 2004 Fr. Jon has been involved in parish ministry in; Sudbury, ON, St. John’s, NL and most recently in Toronto, ON where he was responsible for the Out of the Cold Program, a ministry of outreach to the homeless community of downtown Toronto.

In his ministry Jon finds particularly rewarding the opportunity to preach the word of God and to be able to rub shoulders with people who are on the margins. He finds St. Mary’s a wonderful place to do both of those things in the midst of a supportive, active faith community.

Fr. Tony Bidgood, C.Ss.R.Associate Pastor: Fr. Anthony Bidgood, C.Ss.R.

Fr. Tony was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts – Honours from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters of Divinity conjointly from the University of St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto. He also holds Advanced Certification through the Canadian Association of Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE).

Tony is a member of the Redemptorists of the Edmonton-Toronto Province in Canada, and was ordained in 2007.

Fr. Tony has worked extensively in healthcare chaplaincy and most recently in parish ministry – first in Holy Redeemer Parish in Sudbury, ON and currently in St. Mary’s Parish in Saskatoon, SK. He has also worked with youth and young adults and the homeless.

Tony enjoys his ministry very much, especially the opportunities to preach and teach. To relax, he enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking, running, camping, hiking, skiing and spending time with family, confreres and friends.

Fr. Ciro

Chaplain to the Hispanic community: Fr. Ciro Alfonso Perez, C.Ss.R.

Naci en el seno de una familia católia, donde me infundieron los Valores Religiosos y especialmente el amor a Dios y Al prójimo.

Desde pequeño y durante todo el periodo de estudios tuve facilidad para las matemáticas y la quimica, por lo que tenía en mente estudiar Ingenieria de Petróleo; Pero como dice la Palabra de Dios: “Dios escribe recto aún con lineas torcidas”, en el año 1992 estando estudiando secundaria en el Colegio Nacionalizado el Espino, los Padres Redentoristas predicaron una Misión en la parroquia de dicho pueblo, donde me llamo la atención, de manera especial la forma como llegaban a toda la comunidad y especialmente a los jóvenes que en esa edad somos un poco reveldes. Es ahi donde el P. Promotor Vocacional nos hace la invitacion a hacernos misioneros y nos invita a una convivencia a Bucaramanga, donde acudimos un grupo de seis y para el año siguiente nos aceptaron a tres, comenzando asi nuestro discernimiento Vocacional en el Seminario Menor. En 1993 ingrese al seminario Mayor a realizar los estudios de filosofia. En 1996 vivi el año de noviaciado en piedecuesta (santander) realizando mis votos temporales el 5 de enero de 2007. Despues regrese a bogotá donde cursé mis estudios de Teología. Hice los votos perpetuos el 31 de julio de 2000 y el diaconado el 1 de agosto de 2000. Al terminar mis estudios de teología me Ordené sacerdote el 24 de noviembre de 2000. Inmediatamente fui nombrado a trabajar en el Equipo misionero de Bucaramanga (Emifel), donde estuve por un período de siete años. Durante este tiempo prediqué misiones en diferentes lugares ( tanto urbanos, como rurales) de Colombia. Es en la mision donde se encuentra cara a cara con la realidad de la gente y la necesidad que tienen de Dios. En nuestro trabajo como sacerdotes, llevamos una palabra de aliento y un consuelo a aquel(la) que lo necesita. Estos siete años me dejaron bellos recuerdos y fortalecedoras experiencias en mi vocacion y en el servicio a los más necesitados.

El año 2008 y principios del 2009 estuve haciendo la licenciatura en Filosofia y Educación Religiosa en la USTA Univesidad Santo Tomas de Aquino) y con nueva xpereriencia pastoral con diferentes tipos de comunidad: enfermos, religiosas, profesores, estudiantes etc.

El 24 de junio de 2009 llegué a Canadá, la Provincia Redentorista de Toronto. Y fui nombrado para vivir en la comunidad religiosa de Saskatoon, donde estoy continuando mi seguimiento de Jesucristo. Estoy estudiando el Inglés y voy a realizar la pastoral con las personas de habla Ispana, lo cual me tiene muy motivado y con muchas expectativas, porque es una nueva experiencia en mi vida, donde confío en Dios, seguira fortaleciendo mi vocacion y el servicio a los más necesitados. Aqui espero poder acompañar en la fe a aquellas personas que deseen conocer más a Jesucristo y caminar con ellos para tener una vida digna, como la propone el Evangelio.

sr. carolParish Nurse: Sr. Carol Borreson, s.g.m.

Sr. Carol is a registered nurse employed by St. Mary’s Parish. Sr. Carol assists with health issues for those with low income in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood. She supports and refers families to appropriate government, medical and social agencies.

Sr. Carol assists many who are dealing with health issues such as addictions, mental health, aging and chronic health problems and understanding their medications. She also responds to many non-emergency situations in the neighbourhood and provides preventative intervention.

Iris

Ministry of Care: Mrs. Iris Riley

Iris is the mother of two children and grandmother to three. She comes to her ministry with a deep faith and great concern and compassion for the lonely, the sick and the homebound and grieving.

Iris pioneered the ministry of care at St. Mary’s more then 10 years ago. Her main role is to recruit volunteers and send them forth in the name of the parish to bring Communion to the homebound, visit the sick and the elderly and to visit families in times of bereavement.

Iris enjoys the connection and collaboration in the parish between the pastors, the parish nurse and the volunteers who work in the ministry of care. She appreciates the opportunity to visit parishioners personally and any opportunity to be of service.

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