Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary




Announcements from the Catholic Pastoral Centre
For October 22nd, 2017 | 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Ecumenical Commemoration of Reformation 500. You are invited to join Lutherans and Catholics in a liturgy of singing and praying as we commemorate the gifts of the Reformation and ask for forgiveness for the division that we have perpetuated. Through thanksgiving and lament, we are lead to common witness and commitment to each other and the world. Bishop Larry Kochendorfer (Lutheran) & Bishop William McGrattan (Catholic) will preside. Anglican Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson will deliver the sermon. The Common Prayer service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 3527 Boulton Road NW on Sunday, October 29 at 5:00 pm.

Lay Association Seminar with Bishop McGrattan. Seminar with Bishop McGrattan and Fr. Adrian Martens, Episcopal Vicar for Lay Associations, will explain the concept of lay associations and discuss their mission in the Church. 10:00am – 2:00pm on Nov. 18, 2017 at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. Register at: 403-218-5523 or email: giving the name of your association. Limit of 4 people per association, please. All lay associations are encouraged to attend, even if your group is unsure of its canonical status or has no charitable incorporation with the government yet. Registration is $10.00 per person and covers lunch and free parking for the first 50 cars. Associations are also encouraged to register their association with the diocese at:

Memorial Liturgy for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child through a Miscarriage or Stillbirth. When families lose a baby in the womb, the cries of birth go unheard; the grasp of tiny fingers slips away. This profound loss needs articulation. Join us in a memorial liturgy with Bishop William McGrattan, a prayer service for those mourning the loss of a child through a miscarriage or stillbirth. We invite you to gather and to commend our children communally into the embrace of our merciful God and to support those who are grieving the loss of a child.     – Memorial Liturgy will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7 pm, at Sacred Heart Church (1307 14 St SW, Calgary, AB). – Parents: Please register at – or call 403-218-5500. E-mail:

Diocesan Bereavement Care Education Program. The Diocesan Bereavement Care Education will teach you the skills to offer your presence and support in a caring way. This is a 2 part program held over two weekends, October 27 & 28, 2017 and November 3 & 4, 2017 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 1600 Acadia Drive SE. For more information and to register please visit our website at, call 403-218-5501, or email

Listening to God’s Voice Retreat. For single women (ages 16-35) interested in looking at Religious life Location: Holy Name Catholic Church, 2223 – 34 St. S.W., Calgary, AB   Saturday, November 25, 2017; Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch is provided) Learn how to open your heart and listen to God’s voice as did the Blessed Virgin Mary. This retreat is being offered by Sisters from various Religious communities and provides an occasion when single women can interact with them in a prayerful setting.   Fr. Cristino Bouvette will be providing Holy Mass, and a Holy Hour of Adoration, with an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.   For more information and to register, contact: Sr. Terry, FCJ 403-228-3623 or Still my heart, Lord, that I may listen to Your voice.

Parish Mission: Longing for Jesus. St. Anthony’s Parish welcomes everyone to come to their Parish Mission in preparation for the season of Advent. The theme of the mission is: Longing For Jesus, with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt & Light TV. The three-evenings mission will begin on Sunday (November 12) to Tuesday (November 14), starts at 7 PM at St. Anthony’s Church (5340-4th St SW, Calgary). For more information, see St. Anthony’s website at or call 403-252-1137.

Red Mass. The Red Mass is a celebration for people employed in the administration of justice as judges, lawyers, paralegals, assistants, law enforcement officers, civic leaders, law students, and others. It will be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at St. Mary’s Cathedral (Bishop McGrattan presiding, with a reception afterwards featuring a presentation by Fr. Cristino Bouvette). All are welcome.
For tickets to the reception, go to or email Geoff Adair at

Blue Mass. A Knight of Columbus Calgary Chapter is inviting you to the Blue Mass at St Cecilia Church (321 90th Ave SE, Calgary, AB). October 22 at 1.30 pm. Let us ask God to protect and bless the First Responders for their safety and commitment in their work. The Blue Mass is a way of showing our appreciation for all First Responders that put their lives on the line every day for our community. For more details, contact Hardy del Castillo 587-703-1585.

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: Jan 15 / Feb 2-3, and Feb 12 / Mar 2-3. For more dates, registration or information, contact 403-218-5505 or email

Planned Giving Seminar Invitation. You are invited to learn how to maximize your family’s net worth. Join our upcoming Planned Giving Seminar at the Catholic Pastoral Centre 120 – 17 Ave SW Tuesday, November 7– Registration 1:30 pm, Presentation 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Limited seating; Registration required. Contact Doreen (403) 218-5522 or to register.

Catholic Psychotherapy Assoc. of Canada biennial conference. The Catholic Psychotherapy Association of Canada is hosting its biennial conference at St Peter’s Parish November 3 & 4. The theme is Be Not Anxious and its keynote and following panel discussion, open to anyone, will address conscience issues. More information is at

Catholic Speed Dating Event. Christmas Event. Are you looking for a good Catholic man or woman? Upcoming Event is Friday, December 1st at St. Thomas More Church, 15 Templebow Road N.E., Calgary. Age Range: (Women: 24 to 32 & Men: 27 to 35) -&- (Women: 33 to 41 & Men: 36 to 44). Doors open for sign in at 7:00PM, and Event begins at 7:30PM. To register visit or for more information contact Rose at or (587)-333-1099.

Women’s Conference – Women of Dignity. The 2017 Women’s Conference – Women of Dignity will be held on November 3-4 at Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Grove. The theme ‘Revealing the Feminine Genius in a Digital World’ will be presented by Sr. Helena Burns, Archbishop Richard Smith and Father Miguel Irizar. Register online at: or call 780-961-3346 / 780-459-1065.


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