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Bishop McGrattan's Liturgical Calendar

Below is the list of diocesan liturgical calendar of Bishop William T. McGrattan. The schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Liturgy at 403-218-5511 or 403-218-5524, or e-mail liturgy@calgarydiocese.ca 

October 2017

November 2017

  • November 1 - Calgary Catholic School District Faith Day 
  • November 9 - Knights of Columbus Memorial at St. Luke, Calgary
  • November 15 - Red Mass, St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • November 18 - CWL 75th Anniversary at St. James, Okotoks
  • November 24 at 7 PM - Memorial Liturgy for those Mourning the Loss of a Child Through Miscarriage or Stillbirth, Sacred Heart Church, Calgary
  • November 26 at 9 AM - Mass for Shane Lambert's Candidacy for Holy Orders, Holy Spirit Parish, Calgary 
  • November 26 at 11:30 AM - Mass for Troy Nguyen's Candidacy for Holy Orders, St. Peter, Calgary

December 2017

  • December 23 at 5 PM - Mass for Derek Remus' Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, St. Bonaventure, Calgary
  • December 24 - Nativity of the Birth of Jesus at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary

January 2018

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Date to be determined. 

February 2018 

  • February 14 - Ash Wednesday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • February 17 - Rite of Election at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • February 18 - Mass for Mark Drapal's Candidcay for Holy Orders, St. Cecilia, Calgary
  • February 18 at 3 - Rite of Election at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • February 20 - Faith Day 

March 2018

  • March 26 - Chrism Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • March 29 - Holy Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • March 30 - Good Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • March 30 - The Outdoor Way of the Cross at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary
  • March 31 - Easter Vigil at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary

April 2018

  • April 1 - Easter Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary

May 2018

  • May 27 - Feed the Hungry Blessing

JUNE 2018

  • June 1 - World Migrants Mass
Related Offices Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Diocesan Event Diocesan Celebration

One Rock: Summer Festival of Faith

The word that most comes to mind, following the One Rock Festival of Faith, is joy. This makes sense, when you look at the weekend. What is there not to be joyful about? The musicians were phenomenal, the speakers were thought-provoking, and the Masses were breathtaking. But the joy that was felt at One Rock comes from a deeper place, from more than just an experience, or an event, or a talk. The joy that was palpable among attendees at One Rock can only come from One – from God.

Similar to Mary, during the One Rock weekend, I realized how much God has done for me, how truly blessed I am and how tremendous His love is for me. I think that many people realized the same for themselves. We had the opportunity to spend an entire weekend praising God, attending Mass, hearing about conversion experiences, learning about the love that God has for each of us. What an incredibly blessed way to spend a weekend!

Someone asked how we judge the success of an event such as One Rock. My mind instantly thought about the number of tickets sold, the number of people in attendance, number of volunteers… By these criteria, One Rock was truly a success! But pondering this later, I came to realize that the success of a large event like this one is to be judged by something else, something greater. Was there joy? Did even one person come to experience the love of God in their lives, and did that in turn lead them to the joy of the Gospel, the joy that we, as Catholics, live and seek? If one person had an experience of their faith that led them closer to Christ, the “One Rock” of our lives, then the festival was an overwhelming success.

If joy is an accurate criterion, then the joy felt throughout the Festival of Faith speaks for itself. There were so many smiles and so much laughter and fun during the music events. You could have heard a pin drop during the talks as everyone listened intently. The beautiful Adoration Chapel always had people inside, visiting with Our Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament. The beautiful play, in celebration of Our Lady of Fatima, left many people in awe. The many acts, performances, and activities throughout One Rock are too many to mention, but each one played a part in making One Rock an unforgettable, and truly joyous, experience.

“For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and Holy is His Name.” The Mighty One indeed did a many great things at One Rock. Only by trusting in Him did we host this festival, and only with His grace could the immense joy be felt throughout the weekend. What is left now is for us to praise God, and be grateful for the many gifts he bestowed upon us.

Related Offices Youth & Young Adult Related Programs One Rock
Related Themes Youth and Young Adults Diocesan Event Youth Coordinator Youth Ministry Worship Diocesan Celebration

Consecration of Canada - Photo Album

Bishop McGrattan consecrated the Diocese of Calgary to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, July 1, 2017, with a celebration of Eucharist, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary prayers.

The Diocese of Calgary thanks all the liturgical ministers involved and the staff at St. Mary's Cathedral for their assistance. A special thank you for God Squad Canada for preparing the delicious barbeque for everyone!


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Photography: Victor Panlilio

Related Offices Bishop's Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Canada 150 Eucharist Liturgy Prayers Diocesan Event Diocesan History Mary Diocesan Celebration

2017 World Day of Migrants Mass - Photo Album

Hundreds came and celebrate the World Day of Migrants with Bishop McGrattan on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2017. Bishop McGrattan led everyone in prayer with a celebration of Eucharist, followed by a reception of international potluck at the parish hall.

The Diocese of Calgary thanks the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society for their involvement and generous donation, all the liturgical ministers, participating communities and choirs, and the generous donations of food at the reception! It was truly a feast! Thank you everyone! 


Created with flickr slideshow.

 

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Photography: Fr. Mariusz Sztuk, SDS

Related Offices Social Justice Social Media & Website Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Liturgy Immigration Immigrants Mass Diocesan Celebration Refugees

Consecration of Canada

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.

  1. Diocesan Prayer Service on July 1, 2017

  2. Bishop McGrattan consecrated the Diocese of Calgary on 1 July, 2017 (St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10am for a service of Adoration, Scripture, rosary, and the consecration followed by a BBQ). 

    Download Poster Here

  3. Consecration Prayer.

  4. All parishes in the diocese are invited to pray the consecration prayer at the Vigil Mass on Saturday July 1st. Click here to download the prayer.

  5. Parish Celebration

    1. Parishes are also invited to hold a parish celebration on one or more Saturdays within the anniversary year (July 1 2017 – July 1 2018).
    2. Download Prayer Service Templates 
    3. Download Rosary Intentions Booklet
  6. Catechetical Materials.

    The CCCB has provided catechetical materials. Check out resources here.

Related Offices Bishop's Chancellor Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Canada 150 Prayers Diocesan Event Diocesan Celebration

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