The banner was designed byRoger Jerome of La Ronge and portrays the roots of prayer, scripture, the Eucharist and community as nourishing the church, symbolized by the poplar tree. A theme song, Returning To Your Roots Now, was composed for us by Deacon Bob Williston of Saskatoon. A prayer for the process was composed and put on a prayer card.
Dominican sisters Susan Gardner and Ellen Kennedy of Nelson House are coordinators of the process and have compiled a binder of resource materials for the first year of the process on the theme of prayer. An introductory DVD was also produced, not without some technical difficulties.
The hope of Archbishop Sylvain is that this process will bond the archdiocese more closely together as one faith family and help each one to recapture the spirit, faith eand love of the early followers of Jesus, where no one was in need.
Two preparatory workshops were held to help clergy, pastoral ministers and lay leaders to get ready for the beginning of the process. One was in Saskatoon and one in Thompson, as the archdiocese covers the northern half of the two provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Pictured here are participants in the Saskatoon workshop, from Beauval, Canoe Narrows and Cumberland House (Ed & Angie Mihalicz, Fr. Louis Legare, and Robert & Doris McCauley).
An aerial view of the See of the archdiocese in The Pas. In the middle is the archdiocesan residence. To the right is the archdiocesan pastoral center. Next to it the cathedral. Beside it is the parish office building and Guy Hall. This will be where the chrism mass will be celebrate in early April.