Clergy-student basketball game winds up Catholic Education Week

Jun 16, 2022 | Good News, Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division

This article was originally published on the Catholic Saskatoon News online news portal and is published here with permission.
Story and photographs by Kiply Lukan Yaworski

A range of activities, prayer services, and special events were part of Catholic Education Week May 22 to May 29 in Catholic schools across the diocese of Saskatoon.

A number of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools held Treaty 6 medal installations (LINK to related article), others held retreats, special prayer events, field trips and special projects.

Holy Family Catholic School in Saskatoon concluded the week on Friday afternoon, May 27, with a special basketball game between students and a clergy/religious team led by Bishop Mark Hagemoen, which also included Sr. April Mireau, PM, Fr. Gerard Cooper, Fr. Joseph Salilhu, Fr. Darryl Millette, Fr. Gregory Roth and a recent confirmand, Osazemhinde Oseghale.

The visiting team joined students in the school gym for a Liturgy of the Word led by Grade 6 students. The gospel was proclaimed by Fr. Gerard Cooper (rector/pastor of nearby Holy Family Cathedral), and Bishop Mark Hagemoen offered a reflection.

After the prayer service, the game began, with four 4-minute quarters—each featuring students from different grades. In the end, there was a 26-26 tie.

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Heads up, students and families: extreme cold temps on the way! Please stay tuned to Edsby,, or our social media channels for any Transportation cancellations.

Update for Wednesday, Dec. 7
All @GSSD RURAL buses will be cancelled for the day.
All Melville & Yorkton URBAN buses are expected to continue their regular routes.
It is expected that all routes will operate as normal on Thursday, Dec. 8

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Thurs, Dec 8, 7:30 pm
Fri, Dec 9, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 10, 2 pm

Tickets available for purchase at the school at lunch this week, or call 306-659-7900. Tickets will also be sold at the door (subject to availability).

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