Announcements from the Diocese Catholic Pastoral Centre For Mar.18, 2018

Evangelization and Catechesis Survey

Bishop McGrattan is very interested in seeing the results of the participation of our Diocese in the Canadian Bishop`s survey on Adult Catechesis and Formation. The results of this survey, will be very helpful to him and our Diocesan Office of Religious Education for future planning and implementation of programs. It would be greatly appreciated if you would assist us and the CCCB Commission by participating in this important survey.

Reminder to all Parish Priests and Catechists that the deadline for the CCCB survey is next week Friday. Please be sure to have someone from your parish complete the survey questions by next week.

Lay Association Spring Seminar

We have a vocation by the virtue of our baptism, and no one is excluded because we are called to a life of holiness through different paths. God calls each and every one of us individually to a special vocation. How should we foster vocations within our young people so to live their life in complete service for the Lord? How do we work together as Lay Associations for this important task?

Join Bishop McGrattan in the Spring Seminar for the Lay Associations in the Diocese of Calgary with theme: Vocations & Youth Apostolates. Cost for this session is $10.00 and includes a BBQ Lunch. There is a limit of 5 attendees per organization.

  • Date: May 5, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost: $10 including bbq lunch.
  • Location: Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, Calgary. Hosted by God Squad.
  • To register for the Spring Seminar, click here.
  • If you haven’t already, register your Lay Association with the Diocese: click here
  • For more information, contact Fr. Adrian Martens at or call 403-218-5528.


Man of the Shroud Exhibition

St. Peter’s Parish is honoured to present the “Man of the Shroud Exhibition”, a collection of documentary museum boards and recreated artifacts of Christ’s Passion, including an actual-size photographic reproduction of the Shroud of Turin.

  • Keynote speakers: Fr. Andrew Dalton and Barrie Schwortz.
  • Date of exhibition: March 23 – April 10, 2018, from 9 am – 9 pm. Cost: Freewill Donation.
  • Location: St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Dr. NW, Calgary).
  • For more information, visit
  • Download poster here.


Feast of The Divine Mercy

All are invited to join Bishop McGrattan and the Sisters of Divine Mercy for a beautiful grace-filled celebration of the Feast of The Divine Mercy!

  • Date of event: Sunday, April 8. Beginning 2:30 pm with Eucharistic Adoration, confession, live inspirational music.
  • Where: Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24 Street SW, Calgary).
  • For more information, contact Holy Spirit Church Parish office at 403-251-3381.
  • Download poster here.

Mom’s Retreat Day at Divine Mercy Centre, Calgary

Opportunity for mothers to spend some time with the Lord. There will be opportunity for group and individual prayers, confession, Mass, adoration, socialization.

Employment Opportunities

  • An Evangelization & Faith Formation Director – St. Michael Catholic Parish, Calgary – New
  • Parish Volunteer Coordinator – St. Michael Catholic Parish – Calgary – New
  • Youth Ministry Coordinator – St. Michael Catholic Parish – Calgary – New
  • Full Time – Employment Opportunity – Program Manager – Elizabeth House
  • Full time –  Sacrament Coordinator – Ascension Catholic Parish, Calgary

For more information about these positions, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at

Diocesan Events & Announcements – Links

If your parish or organizations would like submit events/announcements for inclusion on the diocesan website, please contact Lia O’Hara via e-mail or call 403-218-5511



WRITTEN BY: Harold Clitheroe