Welcome to the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon.  Our diocese encompasses a geographical area of over 75,000 sq. kilometres spanning the central agricultural area of Saskatchewan, from Manitoba to Alberta.  The city of Saskatoon is the see city and there are ten congregations serving the city.  The rural portion of the diocese is served by thirty two congregations. 

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+David Saskatoon

 

 

 

Bishop Irving was pleased to help celebrate at the service of confirmation in the Masasi Cathedral on Mother’s Day.Day 3 – May 14 – by David Irving, Bishop of Saskatoon

 

When we got to bed Saturday night it was hard to sleep. The joyous welcome we received when we arrived at the cathedral just kept going around in my head. That more than 200 people had waited to greet us with song and dance and very big smiles was overwhelming. Eventually sleep came and so did the rooster at 4 a.m. If you dozed it came again at 5 a.m. just to make sure we were all awake.

After breakfast we travelled to the cathedral for a Confirmation service with 85 young people and a Mother’s Day celebration. The cathedral was full with about 700 people from the city and surrounding area attending. Bishop James Almasi had very kindly invited me to preach and also assist with the Confirmation which I was delighted to accept. We had a wonderful procession with five city parish choirs, our delegation and a number of the diocesan clergy. The choirs sang and danced as we entered and throughout the service. It was wonderful. Although the service was four hours long, It went by very quickly and everyone in our delegation expressed the fact that they would not have wanted to miss it for anything. It was a great celebration and one I will remember for a long time to come.

The Mothers’ Union provided a late lunch, and then we were taken to the first Anglican parish in Masasi, the parish of Utatu Matukufu Mkomaimdo. There we visited three Microcredit projects run by the Mother’s Union of the parish. There is a pig raising project, a home gardening project and a nursery to kindergarten project. The income from these projects goes to assist those in need around the parish and beyond. The parish has an active Mothers’ Union membership of 96 and they meet every Tuesday for fellowship. Their motto is, “We work together and we have fun together.”

We left the parish and were taken to see the Diocesan Mothers’ Union guest house that is under construction. When complete it will have six bedrooms and bathrooms and will be able to cater both to visiting delegations and also to anyone else that would like to stay. It is totally funded by Mothers’ Union members and when finished the income from will be used on outreach projects around the diocese.

The final visit of the day was with a group of 40 diocesan youth from their 33 parishes. We watched a Powerpoint presentation that outlined a variety of activities carried out by the youth. They shared information about their brick making, decorating and agricultural projects. They are also involved in environmental concerns and planting trees in areas that need to be reforested. The main project they are all working on is developing a diocesan youth centre in Masasi. A Q and A followed and they shared their youth slogan: “If you want a good life go back to church.”