Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated Jan. 19-26 in Saskatoon

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

The 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will again be marked in Saskatoon, with a number of events organized Jan. 19-26 through the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

“We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate our unity, together!” – Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Saskatoon    

The theme of this year’s Week of Prayer is “They showed us unusual kindness.” In keeping with that theme the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE) is inviting participants at each event to bring donations of non-perishable food donations for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Food Pantry Program. There will also be opportunities to make freewill offerings for the work of the PCE.

Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon reflects upon the 2020 Week of Prayer:  Bishop’s Letter

Week of Prayer 2020 Events

3:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 19 — Opening Service at Knox United Church, 838 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon.

7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Singing into Unity at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon.

12:00 pm Thursday, Jan. 23 – Service and Luncheon at Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon —Liturgy 12:00 pm – Lunch 12:30 pm.

7:30 pm Friday, Jan. 24 – Celebrating Our Unity, An Ecumenical Ceilidh at Christ Church Anglican, 515 28th Street West, Saskatoon.

3:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 26 – Closing Service at St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 1902 Munroe Avenue (at Taylor Street East), Saskatoon.

Daily Morning Services will be held at 8:00 am at the following locations:

Monday, Jan. 20 — St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 436 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Grace Westminster United Church, 505-1oth Street East, Saskatoon.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Calvin Go Forth Presbyterian, 1602 Sommerfeld Avenue, Saskatoon.

Thursday, Jan. 23 – All Saints Anglican Church, 1801 Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon.

Friday, Jan. 24 – Resurrection Lutheran Church, 310 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon.