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Spirituality of Stewardship Lenten Mission

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.

Dates:

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 stewardship@calgarydiocese.ca, or call at 403-218-5520.

Related Offices Stewardship
Related Themes Stewardship Lent

International Mission

International Mission 2016 Report

Click here to view the 2016 report of Mission Council's International Mission, and here for the help that we have provided as a diocese to the Eparchy of Keren in Eritrea.


Mission Council chose 7 projects to help people in need in five different countries

  • India: 
    • 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
Related Offices Mission Council
Related Themes Social Justice Evangelization

Embracing Change

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.


Reflection:

  • 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:
    1. directly?
    2. through my parish?
    3. in other ways?

Fill in the missing words to complete the following sentences:

  • The Diocese of Calgary was established in the year __________________
  • Bishop William T. McGrattan is the ______ Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary
  • He grew up in the Diocese of _____________________
  • He was ordained a priest in the year _________
  • He was named a bishop in the year _________
  • Before coming to Calgary, Bishop William T. McGrattan was the bishop of the Diocese of _____________________________

  • Family Activities:

    • 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


    Related Offices Carillon Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC)
    Related Themes

    Holy Week Mass Times

    ParishCityLenten PenitentialPalm SundayHoly ThursdayGood FridayEaster VigilEaster 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)
    Holy Trinity Calgary            
    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. Anthony Calgary     6:30PM 3:00PM 9:00PM  
    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. Bernard Calgary            
    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. Boniface Calgary            
    St. Cecilia Calgary            
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Calgary            
    St. Francis of Assisi Calgary            
    St. Gerard 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. Mark Calgary            
    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. Patrick Calgary            
    St. Peter Calgary            
    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            
    Ste. Famille Calgary            
    St. Paul Airdrie     7:00PM 3:00PM 9:30PM 9:00PM, 11:00AM & 7:00PM
    St. Mary's Banff n/a n/a 7:00PM 3:00PM 8:00PM 9:00AM
    Holy Trinity Blairmore            
    St. Paul Brocket            
    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
    St. Anthony Drunheller            
    Holy Cross Fort Macleod            
    St. George Hanna            
    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            
    Immaculate Conception StandOff            
    Sacred Heart Strathmore            
    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          
    Related Offices Office of Liturgy
    Related Themes Lent

    Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross

    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

    Related Offices Social Justice
    Related Themes Pilgrimage Prayers Lent Diocesan Event
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