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Vocations and youth ministry combine
By Kiply Lukan Yaworski


SASKATOON — This year the offices of Vocations and Youth Ministry have been combined in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. As of Jan. 1, 2016, Youth Ministry Co-ordinator Colm Leyne has taken on the double portfolio, adding Vocations to his responsibilities.

Myron Rogal, who was co-ordinating vocations part time, is now assigned full time to the diocese’s expanded Office of Justice and Peace.

“Youth Ministry and Vocations promotion are a natural fit,” says Leyne of the change, noting that he will be supported in the vocations work by an active and engaged Vocations Commission, made up of volunteers from every vocational walk of life — single, married, religious and ordained.

As well, Rev. Daniel Yasinski and Rev. Colin Roy will continue to serve as vocations directors for men who are discerning a call to the priesthood.

“I see myself as a co-ordinator and facilitator of efforts across our diocese to build a culture of vocations.” said Leyne. “That includes fostering an understanding of all vocations: marriage, single life, religious life and priesthood. I hope to engage others in promoting vocations in a creative and collaborative way.”

For more information about Youth Ministry or Vocations in the diocese of Saskatoon contact Leyne at (306) 659-5843 or: or