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Bishop's Dinner

Each year, Bishop Henry celebrates generosity with several hundred of his closest friends. People come from all over Southern Alberta to visit with fellow Catholics and other special guests. They also come to hear our Bishop deliver a keynote that inspires and challenges us in how we live out our faith from the perspective of justice and mercy.  Proceeds are divided between multiple charities, selected annually, serving the people of Southern Alberta. Charities are selected based on the theme of the year.

Related Offices Bishop's Charities & Development
Related Themes Charities Annual Bishop's Appeal Bishop's Dinner

Together in Action

What is Together in Action?

It is the mercy we receive from christ manifested in merciful actions towards aid others. It is we, the Catholics of Southern Alberta, working together to make lives better for all citizens locally, nationally and internationally. Out of the gifts given to us by the Lord, we give sacrificially to show mercy to others.

Why?  Giving as a faith community and giving back to God reminds us that He has given us everything we have.

Who?  We, as Catholic brothers and sisters, come together to manifest the mercy we receive from Christ to our neighbours.

How?  Respond to the call with a gift, joining with your fellow parishioners, your fellow Catholics of Southern Alberta. Give sacrificially, act out your faith, join us Together in Action.

Related Offices Charities & Development Related Programs Together in Action
Related Themes Charities Giving Donation

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the work you believe in. The Diocese gratefully accepts gifts from individuals, corporations, service clubs and other organizationss.

"Your smallest acts of love and kindness may quite well be the ones which change the world."
~Pope John Paul II

Making a Donation Via Cash, Cheque, or Online

Drop by the office, mail in a cheque or donate online to have the most immediate impact on the programs and services of the Diocese. Cheques should be payable to whichever program you are supporting or "Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary" with the program in the memo line. Please note that receipts are issued to the name(s) on the cheques or credit cards.

Supporting us with a gift of Securities

Gifting of stocks, bonds or mutual funds to the Diocese is another meaningful way to support our programs. Simply complete this form (or click below) and send it on to your broker. They will then forward it on to the Diocese’s broker to complete the transaction. A tax receipt is issued for the value of the stocks at closing on the day received. The Diocese is also able to process these types of transactions on behalf of your parish.

Providing support on a Monthly Basis

Through our monthly giving program, you can pledge your support on a monthly basis while balancing your pocketbook. Think you can't afford a large gift? Spread it out over the year to make it more manageable! We are able to charge your credit card monthly and receipts are issued annually. This type of support allows us to budget more effectively and provides security for our programs. Donate monthly here.

Letting your loved ones know you care through a Celebration Gift

Celebrating a special day or a special person? Make a donation to the Diocese in memory of a loved one or in honour of a loved one's special day. Let us know who to send a note to so we can celebrate your generosity.

Look to the Future with a Planned Gift

Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of insurance and other types of property. Please click here or contact us for more information regarding this innovative way to give now and in the future.

Take advantage of your organization's Matching Gifts Program

Many employers will match your gift. Speak to yours today to find out what their policy is!

The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary is registered as a legal charity under its 1913 legislative act of incorporation and also federally with the Canada Revenue Agency. Charitable BN: 10790-9939-RR0076.

Related Offices Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs Office Social Justice Vicar General Archives Mission Council Tribunal Business Diocesan Curia Office of Liturgy Health Care Youth & Young Adult Stewardship Vocations Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC) Library Chancellor Charities & Development Diaconate Religious Education
Related Themes Charities Stewardship Giving Donation

Planned Giving

How much should I give?

Planned giving is a faith response.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary can help you make your gift planned, proportionate and sacrificial through the establishment of an endowment, the purchase of a life insurance policy or a bequest within your will.

There are many diocesan programs and initiatives in need of financial assistance.

These include continuing education of priests, family life programs, education of seminarians, support for retired priests, youth ministry, health care for the aged, missionary work, Catholic Charities, Elizabeth House, Feed the Hungry and capital projects such as land acquisition for new parishes.

Getting started is the most difficult part about making a will.

For a more detailed overview of the Diocese's planned giving program visit our Planting a Future site

If you have additional questions, please contact your professional advisor (lawyer, financial planner etc.) or contact our Director of Charities & Development, Joann Churchill at (403) 218-5531 or joann.churchill@calgarydiocese.ca

Related Offices Charities & Development
Related Themes Charities Giving Donation
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