Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary




Announcements from the Catholic Pastoral Centre For July 2, 2017 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time


This is the last bulletin insert before the summer break. The next insert will be sent out in September. Warm wishes and blessings to you all!

 ONE ROCK Festival of faith. One Rock is in its 8th year and is taking place this August 11-13th, 2017 at the Tsuut’ina Rodeo Grounds, near Bragg Creek, where we will celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. The One Rock Festival of Faith supports young adults, youth and families in a communal experience of faith. Every year thousands gather for the Festival to enjoy world-class musicians, speakers, sports, fireside chats, community-building experiences and liturgies.

This year’s Festival features many bands such as Informants and Flood the Stone as well as presenters: including a former model turned inspirational speaker Leah Darrow, who shares her powerful witness story of discovering real truth, beauty and love, Fr. Raymond De Souza, columnist for the National Post, who uses the media to witness to the truth.

Uniting people in this faith experience for three days, will impact you forever. To purchase your pass, to sign up as a volunteer or just to find out more information please visit

Entrusted in the Heart of Mary Workshop with Fr. John Kohler. As part of the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Bishops of Canada are consecrating Canada to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. John Kohler is offering a workshop about our Blessed Mother through the Scriptures.

Thursday, July 6 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary, 7 to 9pm, Wednesday, July 12 at All Saints Parish, Lethbridge, 7 to 9pm and Thursday July 13, 2017 at Holy Family, Medicine Hat, 7 to 9pm.
If you have any questions, please email

27th Annual Bishop’s Golf Tournament. Golf with us! August 14, 2017 – 27th Annual Bishop’s Golf Tournament in support of Feed the Hungry at Silvertip Resort, Canmore. More information at or contact: or call 403-218-5522.

Bishop’s Dinner 2017. Youth & Vocations – Their Faith, The Church. Hear Keynote Speaker Michael Chiasson and Bishop McGrattan speak of the role of the youth in shaping the Church and the role of the Church in shaping our youth. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Commonwealth Centre. Tickets are $175/person or $1400 for a table of 8. Visit or contact Samantha Jones 403-218-5531 for more information.

Marriage Preparation “For Better & For Ever”. “For Better & For Ever…” Marriage Preparation, accepts all couples preparing for marriage. Due to the small group setting it 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: July 10 / 28-29, August 21/Sept 8-9, 2017. For more dates, registration or information, contact 403-218-5505 or email:

Marriage Preparation – Catholic Family Service. Marriage Preparation Weekend: Catholic Family Service will be offering a Marriage Preparation weekend at St Joseph’s Parish on Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16, 2017 weekend. Please contact CFS at 403-233-2360 to register, or Deacon Stephen Robinson at 587-896-2891 for information.

Prison Ministry AGM and Volunteer Appreciation. We are having a volunteer appreciation lunch for all who have been involved in Prison Ministry. Please come and join other volunteers as we gather to show our appreciation for the time and dedication to this very important ministry, on July 15, 2017. Contact Marilou 403-218-5519 for all the details.

Effective Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First. An educational 5-week program for separated and divorced parents to help raise their children through this difficult time and increase the understanding of needs of children for developing self-esteem and security. It will offer skills to help manage diverse shared parenting situations and provide strategies to improve communication, resolve conflict, and manage day-to-day issues between parenting partners. Parents are encouraged to attend separately. The next program will run 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the fall of 2017. For more information or registration contact the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505 or email:

Transitions. A 15-week peer support program for those recently separated or divorced. Participants will meet every week to reflect upon and discuss topics such as self-esteem, stress, anger, guilt, blame, loneliness, forgiveness, blended families and more. Next program Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. More info or to register call 403-218-5505.

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

Fireside Prayer. Fireside Prayer with Sisters of the Diocese, 8pm – 9:30 pm, Friday, July 28, 2017. An opportunity for young, single women interested in meeting the religious to share prayer as well as to have fun roasting marshmallows. On the grounds of FCJ Christian Life Centre, 219-19 Avenue SW. For more information call 403-228-3623.

Day Retreat for Women. Come and discover your true beauty and identity in Christ. Be renewed and inspired by the paradox of simplicity and the gift of faith, Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:30am to 3:30pm at the Divine Mercy Centre, 15206 Township Road 262 Calgary, AB T3P-1A7. The day includes: confession, Mass, adoration, prayer & sharing. Cost is $25. To register please contact Sr. Katrina at 587-755-1019.

White Mass. Annual White Mass: Celebration of the feast day of St. Luke, patron saint of physicians, will be held 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Church, 5340 – 4 St. SW, Calgary. All are welcome, especially those working in medicine and health care. Reception will follow the Mass.

Temple Built of Living Stone. Interested in Catholic Worship and Sacred Liturgical Space? Join us at the National Catholic Liturgical Conference with Fr. Michael McGourty as he reflects on our rich identity as members of the Body of Christ visibly evident in our sacred space and liturgical symbols. November 6 & 7, 2017. More information & registration at

Employment Opportunity- Youth Ministry Coordinator– St. James Parish, Okotoks & Black Diamond, AB St. James Parish located in Okotoks and Black Diamond invites applications for the position of Youth Ministry Coordinator. For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at employment opportunity will be posted until the right candidate is found.

For more information about this publication email or contact Jane-Rose Ediau or Carol Hollywood, Library & Archives, 403-218-5510; Fax: 403-264-0526 Address: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2T2