Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary




Announcements from the Catholic Pastoral Centre For May 28th,  2017 | Seventh Sunday of Easter


Consecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As part of the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation the Bishops of Canada will be consecrating our country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Bishop McGrattan will consecrate the Diocese of Calgary on 1 July, 2017. All are invited to St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10am for a service of Adoration, Scripture, rosary, and the consecration followed by a BBQ. The regular daily Mass at St. Mary’s remains at 9 am followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information contact the parish office at 403-228-4170.

ONE ROCK. The One Rock Festival is happening August 11-13, 2017. Early bird pricing is on now till June 15th. Make sure you have your ticket while the promotion lasts. Get your tickets and more information at:

Walk for ONE ROCK. Please come and join the Walk for One Rock on Friday June 9th from Rockyford to Strathmore. Gather up your friends, your family and your backpack for a day of friendship and comradery. Join the priests and religious of our Diocese and enjoy the Alberta countryside and blue skies as we walk to raise funds and awareness for the One Rock Festival of Faith. You’re welcome to walk the whole way, or choose to walk 2km, 5km or 10km. Check out for more details and to register.

Diocesan Bereavement Care Education Program. The Diocesan Bereavement Care Education program will teach you the skills needed to offer your presence and support to the bereaved in a caring way. The program will be held on Friday June 9th, 2017 from 6:00-9:30 pm & Saturday June 10th, 2017 from 9:00am-4:00pm at St. Patrick’s Parish, Medicine Hat. For more information and to register contact Kathleen at 403-527-9591 or the parish office 403-527-6933.

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 golf or contact or call 403-218-5522.

Planned Giving Seminar Invitation. You are invited to learn how to maximize your family’s net worth. Join our upcoming Planting a Future Seminar at the Catholic Pastoral Centre 120 – 17 Ave SW Wednesday June 14 – Registration 9:30am, Presentation 10:00am – 11:30am. Limited seating; registration required. Contact Doreen 403-218-5522 or to register.

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: June 5/23-24, July 10/28-29. For more dates, registration or information, contact 403-218-5505 or email:

Love & Life Gala – Natural Family Planning (NFP) ministry. The Love & Life Gala is a celebration of NFP ministry, it will be held on June 10, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 541 Silvergrove Drive NW, Calgary. Mass begins at 5:00 pm, June 10. Guests will be treated to a dinner, testimonials, and live music provided by The Spokeshaves. There will be a toonie bar and silent auction. All proceeds raised will support NFP ministry. Event is hosted by NFP Alberta, Marquette Model, Billings Method with support from FertilityCare™. Tickets are available at

Presentation on Alberta Renewable and Energy Efficiency Programs. We will be celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” on June 18th. As part of our continued efforts to care for our common home and answer our Holy Father’s challenge to be engaged citizens as we respond to his call, we will have representatives from the Alberta Climate Change office present on the Climate Leadership Plan and program incentives available for residences and small businesses. The presentation will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 17 Avenue SW on June 7 at 10:00am. Contact Marilou at 403-218-5519 to register or if you would like more information.

Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Build – St. Mary’s High School. The Habitat Interfaith Build Project has raised about 30% of its goal to build community homes for 12 local, hard-working families. High school students from St. Mary’s will be participating on a Build day on June 10th. We can help their efforts by going to the website to sponsor the students. Call Marilou at 403-218-5519.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Counselling. This 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

Catholic Speed Dating Event. Are you looking for a good Catholic man or woman? Register for the year end retreat which will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre in Cochrane. Age Range: (Women: 24 to 32 & Men: 27 to 35) and (Women: 33 to 41 & Men: 36 to 44). Events include Mass, lunch, talks, mix and mingle speed-dating and evening prayer.
Visit or call Rose at 587-333-1099 to register.

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 – Music Director Holy Spirit Parish located in SW Calgary invites applications for a Music Director for Sunday Masses at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. If you are interested in leading and being part of a vibrant music ministry please apply. For more information about these positions, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at The employment opportunity competition closes on June 15, 2017.

Employment Opportunity- Youth Ministry Coordinator (Full time) – All Saints Roman Catholic Parish and St. Martha’s Parish, Lethbridge, AB All Saints Roman Catholic Parish and St. Martha’s Parish located in Lethbridge, AB invites applications for a Catholic Youth Ministry Coordinator to provide accuracy and attention to detail.  For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at
Please forward your application and resume along with 2 references to or The employment opportunity will be posted until the competition closes on June 15, 2017.



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