The Office of Stewardship presents Spirituality of Leadership, a three-day Lenten Mission in the Calgary Diocese with Fr. Daryl Befort from Wichita, Kansas. The Lenten Mission will focus on a Threefold Call of Discipleship: Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross, and Follow Christ. The first Lenten Mission will be in Lethbridge, and the second will be in Calgary.
All Saints Parish and St. Martha's Parish (355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB). Please note: Adoration and Confessions will be included.
- Day 1 Deny Yourself: March 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
- Day 2 Take Up Your Cross: March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Day 3 Follow Christ: March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Thomas More Parish (15 Templebow Road NE, Calgary, AB). All sessions run from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
- Day 1 Deny Yourself: March 29, 2017 (Holy Mass, Adoration, and Confessions will be included)
- Day 2 Take Up Your Cross: March 30, 2017 (Holy Mass, Adoration, and Confessions will be included)
- Day 3 Follow Christ: March 31, 2017 (Stations of the Cross, Adoration, and Confessions will be included)
For more information, contact Eden D'Souza, Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 403-218-5520.
International Mission 2016 Report
Mission Council chose 7 projects to help people in need in five different countries
- Darjeeling Jesuit Province for direct involvement in evangelization
- Save Trust for mining children in Magara, Guntur
- Vellore Diocese - for carpentry tools for the vocational training of young boys
- Multipurpose Social Service Society of the Cuddapah Diocese - for vocational skill training in tailoring and embroidery
- Eritrea: To finish off the Church in Hamedey
- Democratic Republic of Congo: For furniture in the chapel of Notre-Dame University of Kayasi
- Sri Lanka: Happy Life for drug prevention and awareness program, and practical leadership skills in Mirigama
- Nepal: Aid to rescue young women from prostitution through Servants Anonymous in Calgary
The loss of something or someone often involves a time of grieving. It is difficult to let go of things that we are familiar with and cherish. It is even more difficult to let go of people who are important to us. However, no matter how much we try to hang on to the here and now, change is unavoidable. Change is something we tend to fear and become anxious about because we do not feel in control. The good news is that God has a plan for our life. If we trust in God and allow the change to help us grow to become more like Jesus Christ in how we respond and act, then we are promised that everything will fall into place. In the book of Deuteronomy [31:6] it says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread (of them), for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” As we are presently in the process of a change of leadership in the Diocese of Calgary by welcoming Bishop William McGrattan, we are looking back thanking Bishop Henry for being a courageous example of a leader who was never afraid to “tell it as it is.” At the same time, we are looking forward in joyful expectation to Bishop McGrattan’s contribution to our diocese and welcome him with open hearts, arms and minds.
- The bishop of a diocese has many responsibilities. List at least five.
- What are my expectations of the new bishop?
- What can I do to support the bishop?
- How can I get involved in a diocesan ministry:
- through my parish?
- in other ways?
Fill in the missing words to complete the following sentences:
- List all of the parishes of the Calgary Diocese by name (e.g. St. Anthony’s Parish, Calgary).
- Obtain a travel map and trace the boundaries of the Calgary Diocese.
- Name three churches that are closest to yours.
- Draw a picture of your own church.
- Pray that our diocese may continue to prosper.
May the Lord continue to bless our diocese and its many ministries and projects
|Parish||City||Lenten Penitential||Palm Sunday||Holy Thursday||Good Friday||Easter Vigil||Easter Sunday|
|Ascension||Calgary||March 9th 7:30PM||8:00PM||12:00PM & 3:00PM At Notre Dame HS||8:30PM At Notre Dame HS||9:00AM & 11:00AM At Notre Dame HS|
|Canadian Martyrs||Calgary||April 4th 7:30pm||7:00PM||3:00PM (Syro Malabar Community Good Friday Liturgy: 10:30 PM)||8:30PM||10:00AM|
|CorpusChristi||Calgary||March 14th, 7:30PM||Sat: 5:00PM, Sun: 9:00AM & 11:00AM||7:00PM ONLY||3:00PM ONLY||8:00PM ONLY||9:00AM & 11:00AM ONLY|
|Holy Name||Calgary||April 5 at 7:30pm||April 8 at 5:00pm April 9 at 9:00am and 11:00am||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00PM|
|Holy Spirit||Calgary||March 14th, 7:30PM||Saturday 5pm, 7:30pm (Spanish), Sunday 9:00am, 11:00am and 7:00pm (Sunday 11:30am at Our Lady of Peach Church)||8:00PM||12:00PM(In Spanish) & 3:00PM(In English)||9:00PM||6:00AM (Spanish), 9:00AM, 11:00AM and (11:30AM at Our Lady of Peace Church)|
|Mary, Mother of the Redeemer||Calgary||9:00AM (Italian), 11:00AM (Engilsh), 1:00PM & 6:00PM (Spanish)||5:00PM (Italian), 6:30PM (English), 8:00PM (Spanish)||10:00am: Way of the Cross 1:00pm (English) 3:00pm (Italian) 5:00pm (Spanish)||6:00pm (Italian) 8:00pm (English) 10:00pm (Spanish)||9:00am (Italian), 11:00am(English) & 1:00pm (Spanish)|
|Our Lady of Fatima||Calgary|
|Our Lady of M. Bistrica||Calgary|
|Our Lady of Perpetual Help||Calgary||7:30PM||3:00PM||9:00PM|
|Our Lady Queen of Peace||Calgary|
|Sacred Heart||Calgary||7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 5:00PM||7:00PM||3:00PM||8:00PM||7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, & 5:00PM|
|St. Albert the Great||Calgary||April 6th 7:30pm||Saturday, April 8th 5:00pm, Sunday, April 9th 8:45am, 11:00am & 5:00pm||7:00PM||12:00PM & 3:00PM||8:30PM||9:00AM, 11:00AM & 1:00PM|
|St. Anne Korean||Calgary|
|St. Bernadette||Calgary||April 5th, 7:00PM||Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday 9:00AM & 10:30PM||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:00PM||9:00PM & 10:30PM|
|St. Bonaventure||Calgary||March 14th 7:30PM||9:00AM & 7:30PM||9:00AM, Noon & 3:00 PM||9:00AM, 10:00AM, 8:00PM||7:45AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM & 12PM|
|St. Elizabeth of Hungary||Calgary|
|St. Francis of Assisi||Calgary|
|St. James||Calgary||April 4th 7:30PM||7:00PM||3:00PM & 6:00PM||8:00PM ONLY||8:30AM, 10:00AM & 12:00PM|
|St. Joseph||Calgary||April 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM||April 8 at 5PM, April 9 Sunday at 9AM, 11AM & 5PM.||7:00PM||12:00PM & 3:00PM||9:30PM||9:00AM, 11:00AM & 5:00PM|
|St. Luke||Calgary||April 5th||7:00PM||3:00PM & 6:00PM||9:00PM||8:30AM, 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 5:30PM & 7:30PM|
|St. Mary's Cathedral||Calgary|
|St. Michael||Calgary||April 4th, 7:30PM||7:30PM||10:00AM & 3:00PM||8:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00AM ONLY|
|St. Pius X||Calgary||March 29th, 7:30PM||Saturday 5PM, Sunday 9AM, 11AM & 7PM||7:30PM||12:00 & 3:00PM||8:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00AM|
|St. Thomas Moore||Calgary|
|St. Vincent Liem||Calgary|
|St. Paul||Airdrie||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:30PM||9:00PM, 11:00AM & 7:00PM|
|Our Lady of the Rockies||Canmore||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00PM|
|St. Gabriel the Archangel||Chestermere|
|Christ the King||Claresholm|
|Holy Trinity/St. Mary||Cluny|
|St.Ambrose/St.Catherine||Coaldale||St. Cath - March 16 7:00 pm St. Ambrose March 30 7:00 pm||St. Ambrose 6:00 pm, St. Catherine 8:00 pm||St. Ambrose 3:00 pm, St. Catherine 6 pm||St. Ambrose 9:30 pm|
|St. Mary's||Cachrane||April 6th at 7PM||Sat. April 8 at 5PM & Sun. April 9 at 10AM||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:30PM||10:00AM|
|Holy Cross||Fort Macleod|
|St. Francis de Sales||High River||7:00PM||SFDS: 7:00PM & Vulcan: 7:00PM||SFDS:3:00PM||SFDS: 9:30PM||SFDS: 11:00AM & Vulcan: 9:00AM|
|St. Martha||Lethbridge||April 5th at 7:00PM||7:00PM||3:00PM||8:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00AM|
|All Saints||Lethbridge||10:00AM All Saints at Assumption||7:00PM Catholic Central High School East Campus.||3:00PM Catholic Central High School East Campus.||9:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00AM only|
|Holy Family||Medicine Hat||March 22nd 7:00PM||Sat: 5:00PM Sun: 8:30AM, 10:30AM & 6:00PM||7:00PM||12:00PM & 3:00PM||8:00PM||9:00PM & 11:00AM|
|St. Patrick||Medicine Hat||March 29th, 7:00PM||Sat Apr 8 5:00 pm Sunday April 9 9:00 am & 11:00 am||7:00PM||12:00PM & 3:00PM||8:00PM||9:00AM & 11:00AM|
|St. Peter||Milk River||March 24th 7:00PM|
|St. James||Okotoks||April 4th at 7:00PM||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:00PM||9:00AM at St. Michael's & 11:00AM St. James|
|St. Catherine's||Picture Buttee||March 16th, 7:00PM|
|St. Michael||Pincher Creek||7:00PM||3:00PM||9:00PM||10:00AM|
|St. Rita/St.Mary's Beiseker||Rockyford|
|St. Augustine/St.Joseph||Taber||March 1st 9:00 am – Clearview Lodge - Taber 5:00 pm – St. Joseph’s – Vauxhall 7:00 pm – St. Augustine’s Taber||7:00PM at Both Parishes||9:00 am Cross Walk - Taber 3:00 pm Good Friday Services – at both St. Augustine’s and St. Joseph’s Taber/Vauxhall||9:30 pm - at both St. Augustine’s and St. Joseph’s Taber/Vauxhall||9:00 am at St. Augustine’s Church – Taber 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church - Vauxhall|
|St. Joseph's||Vauxhall||March 13 7:00PM|
The 34th Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross took place on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.
What is the Outdoor Way of the Cross About?
We come to walk along the inner city and stop at 14 Stations to listen to scripture readings, and to reflect on the suffering, passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross is a two-and-a-half hour procession through the inner City of Calgary that starts and ends at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral on 18th Avenue and 2nd Street S.W.
As Jesus shared in our human suffering, and even death itself, so many of us come to walk with Jesus in his suffering and share his pain. We also see our own life hardships reflected in the burden of carrying the cross. We contemplate the great love that Jesus showed when he gave his life for all people in the world, so that they may have life.
The Way of the Cross is more than just a personal journey, Jesus' death is redemptive and in his dying we are reconciled with God, healed and redeemed. Through our participation in the walk, we ask that Jesus forgive our sins, heal our wounds, and transform us more into the image and likeness of God.
At the heart of the Outdoor Way of the Cross practice is also the idea and practice of Solidarity. We all share the common experience of seeing a loved one or someone close to us suffer. We wish that we could take on their burden. It is this idea of loving someone so much that we would like to take away his or her suffering by sharing in this person's experience. In the case of Jesus, God loved us so much that he allowed Jesus to share in humanly life and suffering, even in death, except for sin. As we participate in the Outdoor Way of the Cross, we are also in solidarity with our suffering brothers and sisters who are thirsting for compassion and justice in the world today.
To register as a volunteer or for more information about this year's Outdoor Way of the Cross, visit www.wayofthecross.ca