This is the home for the upcoming Men's Spiritual Enrichment Weekend held at The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The weekend retreat will happen March 13th and 14th and will feature great speakers following up on last years wonderful presentations based off of Most Reverend Bishop Olmsted's Apostolic Exhortation - Into the Breach. The teachings of what it means to be men of faith in today's changing world. Plan to attend Part II and discover how to be Equipped and Empowered to face the challenges of being an inspired warrior in the fight of everyday evils.
Into the Breach 2020 - André Regnier Teaser
Join us with André Regnier, March 13th and 14th for our Men's Enrichment Weekend. André will speak to how we can be equipped and empowered in the everyday battle. The event stands to be fun, fulfilling and powerful. Register today!
ANDRÉ REGNIER was born on November 10, 1960 and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where he wrestled at the national level with the varsity team while completing his Bachelors of Psychology. While at university he was in search of Christian fellowship. Although he met many wonderful, zealous and authentic young people from Evangelical churches and campus clubs, he wished that those same opportunities to grow in faith were available in a Catholic context. Not finding any, he felt called to start something new.
Along with his wife Angèle, he founded Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) in Saskatoon in 1988. For almost 3 decades CCO has been affecting change in the lives of the students to whom it ministers, calling them to deeper conversion and a Christ-centred life.
In 2015, André and Angèle were awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for distinguished service to the Church. This is the highest medal that can be awarded to laity by the Pope.
André has led countless international missions, including ones to the Philippines, Poland, and Uganda. In Uganda he helped to establish on several campuses an ongoing CCO presence that still remains active today. In 2016, he and Angèle led a CCO team at World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow. Working with the International Centre for Evangelization (ICE), the team shared 1 million copies of The Ultimate Relationship booklet in 10 different languages and evangelized people from all over the world who attended the WYD festivities.
He is currently working on his Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. He has written three books: Catholic Missionary Identity, Five Tenets to Renew the World, and most recently, Clear and Simple: How to Have Conversations that Lead to Conversion.
André is a motivating and engaging speaker who gives talks both nationally and internationally. He is especially sought-after to present on discipleship formation in dioceses and parishes alike. His desire is to draw people to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ, and to be a catalyst for them to embrace the Church’s evangelical mission.
André and Angèle live in Ottawa and have five children and four grandchildren.