By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News
Mass with Bishop Mark Hagemoen was followed by a barbecue supper, children’s activities, and an introduction to a marriage enrichment program, as the diocesan Adult Faith programming year wound up with an “Encounter” event June 9 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon.
After the barbecue provided courtesy of Knights of Columbus Council 8215 members, children were entertained with balloon creations by “Warren the Balloon Man” and face painting by “Kreative Mum.”
Meanwhile, couples were invited to a presentation by Canadian authors and registered psychologists Melissa Guzik and Jean MacKenzie, providing a sample and overview of their 10-week practical marriage enrichment program, founded on communication and exploring different dimensions of marriage, through the lens of Catholic teachings on marriage, and grounded in prayer.
Courtesy of a donation by the Knights of Columbus, each couple also received a free copy of the guest speakers’ book “To Know, Love and Serve: A Path to Marital Fullfillment,” to enable them to delve deeper and continue the conversations, prayers and discussions briefly introduced that evening.
Marilyn Jackson, Director of Ministry Services for the diocese, said the event is part of a larger diocesan effort by a new Marriage and Family Life committee established by the bishop to support marriage and family life.
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[Kiply Lukan Yaworski is the communications coordinator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon – rcdos.ca]