Announcements from the Diocese Catholic Pastoral Centre For May 27, 2018

Cemetery Masses

You are invited to the annual Catholic Cemetery Memorial Masses with Bishop McGrattan.

  • June 13 at 7:30 PM – St. Mary’s Cemetery
  • June 14 at 7:30 PM – Eden Brook Cemetery



The Diocese of Calgary is looking for men of prayer and charity who are prepared to serve the church in ordained ministry as permanent deacons. Men must be Roman Catholic, married or single, 35 to 60 years of age, minimum grade 12 education, be of sound moral character and mature faith. For more information about Permanent Diaconate, please contact Deacon John Walsh at | (under Faith & Life, click Permanent Diaconate). Application deadline: May 31.


Mike MacDonald Shares About Mission Mexico

Mike MacDonald (Mission Mexico representative) will be in Calgary soon and he will share with you about the mission works in La Montaña, on the good work that you are doing through the support you offer to Mission Mexico! Follow Mike MacDonald’s blog at:  or get regular updates from him through Mission Mexico Facebook Page. He will be at St. Anthony’s Parish at all Masses on June 16 & 17 and at Corpus Christi Parish on June 23 & 24. For more information, contact Sr. Rita Kim at 403-218-5513


ONE ROCK 2.0 with Patrick Coffin, Lizzie Reezay and Brian holdSworth – PREREGISTER NOW

One Rock 2.0 is excited to announce that Patrick Coffin, Lizzie Reezay, and Brian Holdsworth will be joining us this September! We’re inviting Catholic young adults in the Diocese of Calgary ages 18-35 to register now and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers about living out the Catholic faith in today’s culture. Pre-register now and learn more about our speakers at


PARTICIPATE in a Discussion on the Future of Energy, Economy & Environment

We are looking for people interested in sharing their experiences and views about the future of energy, the economy and the environment. Often our views as Catholic Albertans go unheard. The discussion will help to shape how we, as the people of Alberta, talk about these topics in the future. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Marilou at 403-218-5519.


Planned Giving Seminar Invitation – Medicine Hat

Be inspired to make a difference. Learn how to maximize your legacy for your family and charity in your will. Join our upcoming Planned Giving Seminar at Holy Family Parish in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 5 from 1 to 2:30 PM.  Limited seating and registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Doreen 403-218-5522 or  |


Marriage Preparation “For Better & For Ever”

“For Better & For Ever…” Marriage Preparation, accepts all couples preparing for marriage. The small group setting allows us to focus on couples in one or more of the following circumstances: living together, previously married, beginning marriage with children, couples 45+, or those who wish to have their marriage blessed in the Church. Upcoming dates: May 28 + June 15-16; June 4 + June 22-23.  Contact Alida at 403-218-5505 or email  |





You are invited to attend a workshop about Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. This workshop will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14 Ave NE). For more information, contact 403-218-5501 |



His Excellency, Bishop William T. McGrattan, is pleased to announce that he has called Rev. Mr. Derek Remus to be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, June 29 at 7 PM in St. Mary’s Cathedral.
All are welcome to this celebration |


Employment Opportunity – Choir Director – St. Gerard’s Parish – Part Time

For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at  or submit your application to by May 28; however, the employment opportunity will be posted until a suitable candidate is found.


The Year End Mass for Catholic Homeschoolers

The Year End Mass for Catholic Homeschoolers in the Diocese of Calgary will be held on Friday, June 1 at 2:30 PM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop McGrattan. Liturgical Music will be led by St. John Choir Schola. Light reception to follow. For more information, contact Crystal at


The CWL Provincial Convention
The 71st Annual Convention of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of Canada will be held June 1-3, 2018 at St. James Catholic Parish in Okotoks. Theme: Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call. Sessions will be given by Bishop William McGrattan, Margaret Ann Jacob and Fr. David Reilander.  Contact Vi Lake at 403-938-2369 or e-mail


Sacred Arts Lecture

The Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta is pleased to host a sacred arts lecture by Dr. Topping, Academic Dean at Newman Theological College. Theme: Catechism in Stone: The Renewal of Sacred Architecture – Principles and Challenges.” Date: Thursday, June 7 (7 PM), at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish (4903 45 St. SW, Calgary). For more information, contact 403-993-3439 |


A 7 day Silent Ignatian Directed Retreat

King’s Fold is pleased to offer a personally directed retreat that focuses on the life of Christ in Scripture following the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat is characterized by daily personal prayer on scripture passages, communion and common prayer, set in the context of silence and supported by daily individual spiritual direction.  Sunday, July 15th from 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 22nd at 1:30 pm.

Facilitators:  Charles Pottie-Pâté, sj, with Heather Cowie.  Cost:  $1000/person,

Contact:  Tel: 403-932-3174, Fax: 403-932-9531, or


An evening with the Benedictines

Mark your calendars now to come and hear a presentation on Benedictine Spirituality: Liturgy, Lectio and Labour by Father Pius, a monk from Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon. Monday August 27 from 7 PM to 9pm at St. Michael Catholic Church, 800 85 Street SW in Calgary. Admission is free but there will be a free-will offering to cover travel expenses.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Counselling

The ministry offers a journey of healing and reconciliation for women and men who are suffering from a past abortion experience. Clients will be referred to a professional counselor who specializes in dealing with the trauma associated with this grief. For more information, call Project Rachel at 403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-597-3223, or e-mail |



WRITTEN BY: Harold Clitheroe