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Cancellation necessary due to fruit fly problems.
Due to problems with fruit flies and this year's cherry crop, we regretfully have decided to cancel U-Pick operation in the St. Therese Institute cherry orchards for this year.
PLEASE NOTE: We had previously announced that the U-Pick Cherry Orchard would be opening August 1. After a final walk-through on July 30 in preparation to the u-pick opening, we discovered issues throughout our orchards that would negatively impact both the cherry picking experience and the fruit quality. We are sorry for any confusion or disappointment that this new development may cause.
You are cordially invited to join us for the
St. Therese Faith Formation Program
2018 Commissioning Celebration
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Commissioning Mass – 2:00 pm
Most Rev. Mark Hagemoen, Bishop, Diocese of Saskatoon
at St. Bruno Parish, 700 Kirby St. (behind St. Therese)
Banquet & Program – 5:00 pm
at St. Bruno Community Hall, 513 Kirby St.
What are three ways that you can help us this Lent while also practicing the Lenten themes of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving?
PRAYER: Pray for our staff and students, and for all our needs. (Join our prayer list)
FASTING: Offer up your sacrificestogether with ours so that we might fully live our Mission.
ALMSGIVING: Help provide for what we need through your financial donation. (How to Donate.)
This is an extension of the "How do you live out the Little Way in your vocation as a university student?" article printed in the little way Magazine (Fall/Winter 2017).
We have a great line-up of speakers planned for our 2017-18 conferences!
Advent Conference (Dec 1-3, 2017) with Fr. Rob Arsenault, CC (see Advent Conference info)
Lenten Conference (Feb. 23-25, 2018) with Dr. Scott Powell of the Lanky Guys podcast (see Lenten Conference info)
CANCELLED Theology of the Body (April 30 - May 3, 2018) with Christopher West (see Theology of the Body Conference info) (see the new Theology of the Body course)
We were very blessed to have Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, join us to celebrate our Commissioning of the Class of 2017 on Saturday, May 20.
On the evening prior to the Commissioning, Archbishop Bonzaai presented us with an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis in recognition and celebration of our 10th year! He also brought with him gifts from Pope Francis for each of our 36 students.
Thank you to all who have helped St. Therese grow in our first 10 years, and we are looking forward to, in the words of Archbishop Luigi, “years 11, 12… and 25!”
Join us at St. Therese Institute for our annual Lenten retreat and encounter the merciful love of God and prepare your hearts for Easter. This year we are blessed to have the brilliant and talented musician and speaker Jimmy Mitchell joining us from Tennessee to inspire, challenge, and bless us as we prepare for the Lenten season.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. Thank you for the gift that your prayers, presence, and generosity have been to us over this past year.
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus — Pray for Us.
from The Staff and Students at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission
PS: Our donations office will be closed through January 4. If you would like to give a year-end donation,
please email Vicky Serblowski to arrange, or visit our online donation page at www.St-T.ca/donate.
COME AND PICK WHILE THE PICKING IS GREAT -- Our fruit has ripened a couple weeks earlier than usual and cherries likely won't last into late August like in previous years.
The St. Therese grounds feature several acres of Cherry Orchard, featuring several varieties of the great tasting, tart-but-sweet University of Saskatoon-developed Dwarf Sour Cherry.
We had previously announced earlier in the season that the cherry harvest looked poor, but our later cherries did not run into the issues that our early cherries did! Our later-ripening cherries are now ready for picking, and picking is looking great!
the little way magazine is published by St. Therese Institute twice per year (usualy). Its focus and purpose is to spread the spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her "little way" as lived by the community of students embarking on St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program, as well as keep you informed of what has and is happening at St. Therese Institute.
Go deeper into the Sunday Gospel, and make "keeping holy the Sabbath" a more important part of your life and a practice in your family, household or community.
In the Jewish tradition, the new day begins at sundown (you'll see this echoed through into the Catholic tradition of having a Sunday Mass on the Saturday evening, for example). Our Lord's Day celebration begins at Saturday's supper with a short time of prayer, a reading of and reflection on the coming Sunday's Gospel reading, and then grace. After supper, a prayer of thanksgiving is said. The reflection on the Gospel is given either a student or one of our formation team. To bookend the Lord's Day, another short time of prayer precedes the Sunday supper grace, and again a prayer of thanksgiving follows supper.
Our director of Assistant Director of Formation, Nicholas Pierlot, explains more in the above video.
- The Lord's Day Prayer - booklet printing layout
(for printing double sided, flipping page on short edge)
- The Lord's Day Prayer - single pages
Student Gospel Reflections:
We invite you to our students and watch/listen to the weekly reflection penned by one of our students! This reflection is shared during our Saturday supper at the start of the Celebration of the Lord's Day.
Jim and Nick (and sometimes a special guest) discuss various topics, from Scripture to prayer to movies to books within the context of the 'little way' of St. Thérèse.
Subscribe to us on YouTube (youtube.com/StThereseInstitute) for the video version of A Little Way-Word, or to the audio-only version through any of these fine podcasting platforms:
Apple Podcasts Anchor Breaker Castbox Google Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Radio Public Spotify