A few years ago my alma mater – St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College in Edmonton – were required to move and rebuild due to a massive highway project. The new seminary and college buildings are now on the grounds of the pastoral centre for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
And they are beautiful! Salt and Light TV produced a documentary about the new seminary and its mission in the life of the church. You can now view this inspirational documentary online:
Well, I actually went back to Saskatoon a couple of days ago. I’m in the process of (attempting to) finish my talk on introduction to the sacraments for the Diocese of Saskatoon Lay Formation program. This is a program where people from across the diocese, from the Ukrainian Eparchy of Saskatoon, and from dioceses in northern Saskatchewan get together for one weekend per month for two years. They attend classes on different topics in faith, learn to pray the breviary, and meet fellow Catholics from all over.
I was a part of the program during my internship year and one of the great things that came out of it for me is that I now know at least one person in most of the parishes in the diocese. I’ve been honoured to have been asked to teach for the past couple of years, and now I’m doing the introduction to the sacraments session for the first time.