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Priest Emergency Paging: 403-231-9505

Should you or your loved one need a priest in an Emergency Medical situation for sacraments such as:

  • Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites)
  • Reconciliation (Confession) or
  • Viaticum (Holy Communion for the dying);

Within the city of Calgary please call our
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Calgary Facilities

Hospitals

Children's Hospital, 288 Shaganappi Trail NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Michel Kassas (403) 918-8954 Cell

Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 - 29 St NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Ephrem Kardouh (403) 205-0121 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Michael Storey (403) 703-5407 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Fran Duffy (403) 944-1681 Bus

Peter Lougheed Centre, 3500 - 26 Ave NE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Stefan Ganowicz (403) 219-4415 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Tewelde Paulos (403) 800-5683 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Wendie Pilkington (403) 943-4947 Bus

Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 - 14 St SW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Terry Connolly (403) 219-4462 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Tewelde Paulos (403) 370-2029 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Micheline Pare (403) 943-8750 Bus

South Health Campus Hospital, 4448 Front St. SE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Clauber Lima (403) 769-7296 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Jack Teunissen

 

Nursing Homes in Calgary

Bethany Calgary, 916 - 18A St NW  (403) 284-6023 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Pius X Parish (403) 289-3602

Beverly Centre - Lake Midnapore, 500 Midpark Way SE

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Rita Gerwing (403) 873-2600 Bus

Bowcrest View Nursing Home, 5927 Bowness Rd NW (403) 288-2373 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746

Bowview Manor, 4628 Montgomery Blvd NW (403) 288-4446 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746 

Brentwood Nursing Home, 2727 - 16 Ave NW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746

Care West - Colonel Belcher Care Centre, 1939 Veterans Way NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Nathan Siray
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746

Care West - Glenmore Park, 6909 - 14 St. SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinators: Gill Fagnou (403) 258-7650 Bus

Care West - Royal Park, 4222 Sarcee Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Catherine Peet (403) 243-2680 Bus

Care West - Signal Pointe (Dementia) 6363 Simcoe Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Elaine Brackenbury (403) 249-7764 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Holy Name Parish (403) 249-7764 

Cedars Villa, 3330 - 8 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Yvonne Beaubien (403) 249-0423 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

Chinook Care Centre, 1261 Glenmore Trail SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Anthony's Parish (403) 252-1137

Clifton Manor

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Marie Muyers
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Holy Trinity Parish (403) 272-1258

Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre - Care West, 722 - 16 Ave NE (403) 230-6937 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Joseph's Parish (403) 289-2591
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Linda Atkinson

Evergreen Club, 2220 - 162 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rosalie Cote Vandermeer (403) 254-6878 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact:  St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Fr. Lacombe Nursing Home, 332 - 146 Ave SE

  • Site Pastoral Care Coordinator: Cassandra Coster (403) 254-6282 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403)254-6878

Forest Grove Care Centre, 4726 - 8 Ave SE

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Mary Adele Nedelec (403) 272-1258 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact:  Holy Trinity Parish (403) 272-1258

Garrison Green - Care West (Garrison Green Seniors) 3108 Don Ethell Blvd SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Catherine Peet (403) 243-2680 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 243-2680

George Boyack Nursing Home, 1203 Centre Ave NE

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (403) 265-7926

Glenmore Park Auxiliary, 6909 - 14 St. S.W.

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Gil Fagnou (403) 258-7650 Bus

Holy Cross Manor, 70 Eveanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: De-Anne Richter: (587)230-7070 Bus (587) 230-2708 Direct Line

Mayfair Nursing Home, 824 Collicut St SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Mary Sylven (403) 252-5202 Bus

Millrise Place, 14911 - 5 St SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rosalie Cote Vandermeer (403) 254-6878 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Royal Park - Care West, 4222 Sarcee Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Catherine Peet (403) 243-2680 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 243-2680 

Shawnessy Lodge, 30 Shannon Pl SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rosalie Cote Vandermeeer (403) 254-6878 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Spruce Lodge, 1055 Bow Valley Dr. NE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Terry Connolly (403) 219-4462 Pager

Staywell Manor Village, 174 Ypres Green SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Parish (403) 243-2680

St. Marguertie Manor, 110 Evanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: De-Anne Richter (587) 230-7070 Bus (587) 955-9788 Bus

Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW

  • (403) 253-7576 Bus

Wentworth Court, 5717 - 14 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Yvonne Beaubien (403) 249-0423 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

Wentworth Residence, 5709 - 14 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Yvonne Beaubien (403) 249-0423 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

 

Hospices within Calgary

Agape Hospice, 1303 - 8 Ave NW (403) 202-6588 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Joseph's Parish (403) 289-2591

Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Anthony's Parish (403) 252-1137

Dulcina Hospice, 110 Evanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Giovanni Di Vincenzo (587) 230-5639 Bus

Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A St NW

  • Site Chaplin: Darrin Parkin (403) 289-5195 EXT. 332
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Joseph's Parish (403) 289-2591

Sarcee Hospice -  Care West, 3504 Sarcee Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Parish (403) 243-2680

Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Dr SE

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Freda Abday (403) 252-2790 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Cecilia's Parish (403) 252-2790

 


Health Care Facilities Outside Calgary

 

LETHBRIDGE

Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 960 - 19 Ave South, Lethbridge

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Alphonse Narisetty (403) 952-7581 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Annella Wehlage (403) 388-6024 Bus

St. Michael's Health Centre, 1400 - 9 Ave South, Lethbridge

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Alphonse Narisetty (403) 952-7581 Cell

St. Therese Villa, 253 Soughgate Blvd, Lethbridge

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Sr. Josephine Keyzer (403) 332-5300 Bus

MEDICINE HAT

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

  •  Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Francis Tran (403) 977-4656 Cell 

St. Joseph's Home for the Aged

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Francis Tran (403) 977-4656 Cell

BLACK DIAMOND

High Country Lodge Retirement Home, 707 Government Road, Black Diamond

  • Roman Catholic Coodinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4697 Home
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Church, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

Oilfields Hospital, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4697 Home
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Church, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

Rising Sun Nursing Home, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4697 Home
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Parish, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

BANFF

Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff

  • Roman Catholic Hospital Contact: St. Mary's Parish (403) 762-2603

CANMORE

Canmore Hospital, 1100 Hospital Place

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Margaret Bleakney (403) 678-5022 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Sacred Heart Parish (403) 678-5022

COCHRANE

Big Hill Lodge, 98 Carolina Dr

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Margaret Ellenbroek (403) 932-2944 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Mary's Parish (403) 932-2944

Bethany Care Centre, 302 Quigley Dr.

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Martha Stocker (403)932-6422

HIGH RIVER

High River Hospital, 560 9 Ave SW, High River

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Francis de Sales Parish (403) 652-2203
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Luella Wojcik (403) 652-7291

Medicine Tree Manor, 815, 9 Street SW, High River

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Luella Wojcik (403) 652-7291

OKOTOKS

Foothills Country Hospice

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Ron Nelson (403) 938-3122 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 938-3122
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The Blessing of Providence Care Centre

With an impending retirement, we often pause to take stock of our accomplishments. Leaving a legacy is about life and living; creating meaning in our lives. How do you live a full and meaningful life? Each of us answers that question differently.

One legacy that we are very grateful to Bishop Henry for, and that will live on for many years to come, is St. John Vianney in Providence Care Centre. This is a unique care centre that provides medical and health care services for senior adults and retired priests in a home-like setting which encourages relationships, independence and dignity through spiritual, physical, social and recreational programs.

Like all the neighbourhoods in Providence Care Centre, the priests living in St. John Vianney have developed a community they call their own; a place to enjoy their meals; their own personal suite furnished with special mementoes that form their legacy; several gathering areas for social time; a small dedicated chapel; and access to all that Providence Care Centre has to offer.

On January 11, 2017 Bishop Henry imparted a blessing on Providence Care Centre, and all in attendance. More than 100 guests took part in the moving ceremony. Now that the Providence Care Centre is complete and fully operational, the push now shifts toward the fundraising efforts to build a chapel at the northeast corner of Providence Care Centre, looking out on the beautiful Fish Creek Provincial Park.

As Bishop Henry enters retirement, he will be remembered for the legacy he created at Providence Care Centre. It will live on for generations to come.

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World Day of the Sick

This year the Church celebrates the 25th anniversary of World Day of the Sick instituted by St. John Paul II in 1992. On this 25th anniversary, we return to the grotto at Lourdes, where the first World Day of the Sick began. Pope Francis in his message for World Day of the Sick this year reminds us that, “Like Saint Bernadette, we stand beneath the watchful gaze of Mary. The humble maiden of Lourdes tells us that the Virgin, whom she called the Lovely Lady, looked at her as one person looks at another. Those simple words describe the fullness of a relationship. Bernadette, poor, illiterate and ill, felt that Mary was looking at her as a person. The Lovely Lady spoke to her with great respect and without condescension.

This reminds us that every person is, and always remains, a human being, and is to be treated as such. The sick and the those who are disabled, even severely, have their own inalienable dignity and mission in life. They never become simply objects. If at times they appear merely passive, in reality that is never the case.

After her visit to the Grotto, thanks to her prayer, Bernadette turned her frailty into support for others. Thanks to her love, she was able to enrich her neighbours and, above all, to offer her life for the salvation of humanity. The fact that the Lovely Lady asked her to pray for sinners reminds us that the infirm and the suffering desire not only to be healed, but also to live a truly Christian life, even to the point of offering it as authentic missionary disciples of Christ.

Mary gave Bernadette the vocation of serving the sick and called her to become a Sister of Charity, a mission that she carried out in so exemplary a way as to become a model for every healthcare worker. Let us ask Mary Immaculate for the grace always to relate to the sick as persons who certainly need assistance, at times even for the simplest of things, but who have a gift of their own to share with others.”

This year, we also thank Bishop Henry for all his support and leadership in the Health Care Ministry within our diocese. Bishop Henry has been at the forefront of many ethical and moral debates in health care in our province, always advocating for respect for human dignity from the womb to the tomb. Bishop Henry has been a guiding beacon of insight and light in sometimes the darkest of times, when human dignity and life were challenged to the max.

Our Health Care Apostolate of the Diocese has been immensely blessed with Bishop Henry’s support in continually providing designated priest chaplains to Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat for Pastoral Care of the sick, elderly and dying. The department also has enjoyed much support in allowing us to provide ongoing training and education for all our staff and volunteers in the diverse areas of holistic health care.

Thank you Bishop Henry for your unwavering support and guidance since your arrival as our Bishop in 1998! On behalf of all of us in the Health Care Apostolate, God bless you and keep you in your retirement years.

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World Day of the Sick 2017

Message of our Holy Father, Pope Francis for the 25th World Day of the Sick

Dear brothers and sisters,

On 11 February next, the Twenty-fifth World Day of the Sick will be celebrated throughout the Church and in a special way at Lourdes. The theme of this year's celebration is "Amazement at what God has accomplished: 'The Almighty has done great things for me...'" (Lk 1:49). Instituted by my predecessor Saint John Paul II in 1992, and first celebrated at Lourdes on 11 February 1993, this Day is an opportunity to reflect in particular on the needs of the sick and, more generally, of all those who suffer. It is also an occasion for those who generously assist the sick, beginning with family members, health workers and volunteers, to give thanks for their God-given vocation of accompanying our infirm brothers and sisters. Read more


Downloadable resources

Pope Francis' message (in French, click here)

download Prayer Cards

download Poster

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Pastoral Care Course

Overview

Pastoral Care is the unconditional caring response to the lonely, shut-ins, the sick and dying to meet their spiritual needs, being respectful of their own religious beliefs and practice. This course will introduce you to the basic visiting skills for visiting in the health care facilities or parish.

Pastoral Care Course Start-up Information

Spring Session - 7 Thursday Evenings - May 4-June 15, 2017. 

Location:
St. Bernadette's Parish: 7103 - 20-A Street SE, Calgary

Course cost is $50.00. Registration is on first-come basis. You must be able to attend the first session. All other sessions are also mandatory, however, they can be made up if you have to miss one. Your course binder and your receipt will be issued at the first class. Please bring something to write with to the sessions.

You can register in two ways:

1)  Online. Click here to register online. You will also need to complete the Pastoral Care Education Registration Form. You can download it from the second box on the right. It can be returned by one of the methods indicated on the form.

2)  Via Mail. Use the Pastoral Care Registration Form and send it in with a a cheque for $50.00 payable to "RC Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary" to the address below.

Thank you for your interest in Pastoral Care Education. Please remember to submit your manual Registration Form to complete your registration.

For more information contact Alicia at 403-218-5501, or e-mail alicia.zubot@calgarydiocese.ca


Interested in Furthering your Pastoral Care Education?

If you are interested in furthering your Pastoral Care Education but find it difficult to attend a college or university, CPSP.org offers online programs that could be just what you are looking for. The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP) has been in existence since 1995. CPSP is an international, theologically-based covenant community dedicated to "Recovery of Soul."

CPSP offers credentials such as:

  • Diplomate in Pastoral Psychotherapy
  • Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Associate Pastoral Counselor
  • Board-Certified Clinical Chaplain
  • Board-Certified Associate Clinical Chaplain
  • Clinical Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Associate Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Clinically-Trained Minister

For more information, visit www.CPSP.org

Please note: this program is not a substitute for the prerequisite Diocesan Pastoral Care Course that enables parishioners to partake in Pastoral Care within the Diocese of Calgary.

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