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8:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Vanier Collegiate
324 Macdonald St W.
Registration Form
Please send your registration as soon as possible. Deadline for registration is October 1
, 2014. This is
to ensure that we will have sufficient space needed for each presenter and handouts available for you.
Registrations after October 1
are still welcome.
***Please note that lunch, snacks and refreshments are included in the registration fee.
Adult: $25.00 ______Special Consideration: $5.00 ______Student (18 and under):$5.00 ______
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Parish/Organization: ___________________________________________________________________

Telephone number: ____________________________________________________________________
E-mail: _______________________________________________________________________________
Please make cheques payable to St Josephs Parish.
Mail cheque and completed registration form to: St. Josephs Parish C/O Jodie Bzdel
1064 3
ave nw
Moose Jaw, Sk
S6H 3T9
If you have any questions please contact Kyle Lichtenwald at

Outline for Saturday, October 18
, 2014 and overview of the presentations

8:00 am 8:30 am Coffee and registration
8:30 am 8:45 am Prayer and Welcome
8:45 am 9:30 am Presentation by Archbishop Daniel Bohan
9:30 am 9:45 am coffee break
9:45 am 10:45 am Session one
11:00 am 12:00 pm Session two
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Prayer and lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session three
2:00 pm 2:15 ppm coffee break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Session four
3:15 pm 4:15 pm Discussion and closing comments
5:00 pm - Mass at St Josephs parish 1064 3rd Ave NE (2 blocks from Vanier Collegiate)
Archbishop Daniel Bohan: 8:45 am 9:30 am
Bishop Dan will give the key note address, drawing attention to two subjects close to his heart: the felt need society
has for social justice action by the Church and, in this regard, the importance of Pope Francis pontificate.
Session one 9:45am 10:45am
1. Earth Balloon: The balloon is 5, 2 m high. Viewed from the outside, the Balloon presents an accurate and
detailed model of the earth with its land masses and water bodies along with geographic features such as
mountains and deserts. You can enter the balloon and view it from the inside, seeing the diversity of the
worlds ecosystems at a glance. The goal of the Earth care balloon is to instill respect for the earth and
promote a desire to protect the diversity of life on the planet.
2. Social Determinants of Health and Upstream Thinking: Ryan Meili - Upstream is a movement to create a
healthy society through evidence-based, people-centered ideas. Upstream seeks to reframe public discourse
around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society.
3. Marion Centre, a Place of Belonging: Nancy Topping - As director of a prayerful community liaising with
volunteers and serving at Marian Centre, Nancy ensures that men, who usually have no other place to turn, are
provided with a lunch time meal, clothes and personal items. But the richness and emphasis of the Madonna
House tradition lies in the relationships that are gradually built, so that those who enter their doors find a
home for a few hours a week where they find the safety, acceptance and love of a Christ-centered community.
4. Pipelines 101: Tracey Mitchell - What is at risk in Moose Jaw? There's a lot of jargon out there about pipelines:
Keystone XL, Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan, etc. But what does it all really mean? What do pipelines mean
for our economy and the planet we live on? We'll also talk about the Energy East pipeline that is slated to run
near Moose Jaw.
5. Labyrinth: a time for prayer and reflection in front of Vanier Collegiate. (Dress accordingly to be outside)

Session two 11:00am 12:00pm
1. Earth Balloon: See session one for description
2. Catholic Missions in Canada: Father Jesu Susai OMI is pastor of St. Gertrude's Parish, Pelican Narrows. In 2011
St. Gertrude's Parish and St. Joseph's Parish, Moose Jaw entered into a parish partnership. Father Susai and
members of his parish will speak about Missions Canada, the unique needs and ministry in northern indigenous
communities, the gifts that they can offer to us and the support that we can give to them.
3. Friends on the Outside (FOTO)/Restorative Justice: From behind the bars and beyond: Sr. ReAnne Letourneau
and Rick McWhinney To look into the eyes of a murder and see the soul of a man. (From the movie; Dead
Man Walking) This presentation will explore how prison ministry through FOTO/Restorative Justice is an
experience of liberation, healing and reconciliation; What if I saw an inmates imprisonment reflecting my own
imprisonment and need for freedom? If you have come to help me you are wasting your time, but if you
have come because your liberation is bound with mine then let us work together. (Lilla Watson)
4. Poverty Free Saskatchewan: Joanne Havelock - A presentation on the research which identifies key pillars of a
poverty elimination plan, reports on public consultations held, and plans to move forward on development.
5. Public Pastures/Public Interest: Trevor Herriot - The environmental and social justice issues surrounding the
disposition of Saskatchewan's 60 federal Community Pastures. Working to ensure that First Nations are
included in discussions of how these lands so important to our ecological and human heritage are treated.
Learn about what is happening to these large remnants of native grassland.
6. Labyrinth: See session one for description

Session three 1:00pm 2:00pm
1. Earth Balloon: See session one for description
2. Identity Labels: How do labels affect our identities? Jessica Iron Joseph - Whether we affix labels to others, or
apply them to ourselves, for better or worse we become those labels. Labels can become comfort zones, or
divisive boundaries. In this brief session, we will examine ways to overcome the construct of boundaries and
connect to people on a higher level.
3. Living Wage: Brian Banks & Paul Gingrich - The adoption of a living wage by Saskatchewan municipalities and
employers would offer a chance to more equally share the benefits of an expanding economy and promote
social justice. The income security derived from the Living Wage benefits not only workers, but their families
as well, improving health and child development outcomes.
4. Catholic Missions in Canada: Father Susai Pelican Narrows, St Gertrude Parish
5. Every bite affects the world: Dan Beveridge and Catherine Verral (Kairos-Regina)
In this presentation we look at our connections with food, examining the effect of what we eat, on the soil,
water, climate and people near and far, including ourselves. Secondly, we propose actions possible at the
individual and community level to respond to problems and the justice issues we have created.
6. Labyrinth: See session one for description.

Session four 2:15pm 3:15 pm
1. Earth Balloon: See session one for description
2. A Dictatorship Economy- Bert Pitzel-Coordinator of Social Justice. In this presentation, Bert will highlight the
difficulties posed by the current economy as expressed by Pope Benedict and Pope Francis in their recent
writings, while highlighting what an economy worthy of the dignity of a person must feature. He will also look
at David Kortens overview, consistent with Catholic Social teaching, of how one can respond to this
dictatorship economy, of no truly human purpose, which has usurped governments duty to vigilance of the
common good.
3. Sanctity of life: Did you know that in Canada there are no laws governing abortion? A baby can be aborted at
any time up to birth. legally. We are trying to develop incremental legislation in Saskatchewan starting with a
Parental Consent law. Find out how you can be involved in getting this law passed.
4. Fracking: Dale Holmberg A Response to The Economic Case For Hydraulic Fracturing: How Canada's poor
provinces can be rescued with fracking. The protests in New Brunswick against proposed hydraulic fracturing
("fracking") are not only devoid of facts but harm the potential for prosperity and lower personal taxes. Add in
the anti-fracking frothing in neighbouring Nova Scotia, and also Quebec, and it sums up to ill-advised provincial
policies...Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia could reap more resource revenue by overcoming the
largely irrational opposition to fracturing."- Fraser Institute
5. Labyrinth: See session one for description