Dear Friends and Benefactors
“We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Thess:2-3)
For more than 60 years Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre has been an Oblate Ministry in Saskatoon, serving and enhancing the spiritual needs of people in Saskatoon, the province and beyond. Oblate hospitality has been supported by your prayer, volunteering, financial gifting and participating in our programs. We are grateful for your support and realize that we could not sustain this ministry without you.
In these uncertain days of COVID-19, we acknowledge the challenge of financial difficulties, yet we are confident in Divine Providence and your continued support for this vital ministry.
DONATIONS/CAMPAIGNS + SPECIAL EVENTS
Fundraising at Queen’s House is divided into two distinct categories; donations/campaigns and special events. Annually we sponsor and host five main events: our virtual Spring Fling Lottery, the Oblate Scramble Golf Tournament, the Bike-a-thon, our Gala Dinner and our virtual Snowball Fling. Although these events are designed to generate resources, they are meant to increase our friendship base, introducing new people to Queen’s House and to build community. Campaigns are focused on funding our spiritual programs as well as the larger and more urgent maintenance needs. Please take time to visit our website to read about our special events and campaigns.
Our hope and prayer is that Queen’s House will continue to be a priority consideration in your planned giving. We invite you to participate in any and all special events and programs you may find beneficial. All gifts to Queen’s House are receipted for income tax purposes (over $10.). All benefactors are remembered in prayer at our Eucharistic celebrations. We also include any of your specific intentions – please contact us to express your request.
As you know there are many different forms of giving; regular donations, planned giving, wills and bequests. If you have any questions about making a donation or about any of our particular needs, please contact the development office. Please give as you are able. With your contribution and partnership, this Oblate retreat ministry will live long into the future. Thank you in advance for your generous and on-going support.
Martha Fergusson, Events & Engagement Coordinator
Telephone: 306 242-1916 Ext 234
Messages of Support
“Our life of faith, like our physical life, is in constant need of renewal and growth. Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre is an oasis where all of this happens. All who enter Queen’s House and taste its spirit come away with renewed energy and life for the journey. This oasis, under the auspices of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the directorship of the laity, deserves our moral and financial support.”
Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wiesner, OMI
The Oblate charism is characterized by the welcoming hospitality of Jesus. Queen’s House extends this hospitality beyond the doors of our churches providing a meeting place and sacred space for all members of our community. We are especially grateful for the ecumenical outreach which Queen’s House offers and embodies. In this respect and in many others, we are blessed to count Queen’s House, its staff and the Oblates among our partners in Catholic ministry in the Diocese of Saskatoon.
+Donald Bolen – Archdiocese of Regina
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre
A jewel on the prairie landscape of living skies is a place of hospitality, quiet, stillness, and beauty. This healing sacred space provides you with a place to replenish, refresh, renew, and rejuvenate your soul. We provide a safe haven for you to deepen and enrich your spirituality, whether you come into our retreat centre in person, or attend events on-line. In this home away from home, you are invited to rest and relax as we serve and provide the sacred and safe place for you to encounter God in nature, in stillness, in prayer, in dialogue, and in reality.
The Unique Gift of Retreat & Renewal Ministry
Our main goal in providing various retreats and workshops is to answer the needs of the community at large, whether our gatherings occur in-person, or online. Our aim is to serve all of God’s people to the best of our ability. Our goal is provide a sacred space and leadership to help others to grow in their relationships with God, others, and the wider world. Through our programming, and in renting out our facility, we invite you to come and experience the gift of being refreshed and renewed.
All gifts to Queen’s House are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. Send your tax deductible donation to:
Queen’s House of Retreats Resource Fund
601 Taylor Street West
Saskatoon SK S7M 0C9
Thank you for your generous support!