Palliative Care Education Program

Palliative Care Education Program

Palliative care is the active, compassionate care of a person whose disease is no longer responsive to traditional treatment aimed at cure. The goal of palliative care is to promote quality of life through the control of symptoms, whether they be physical, psychological, social, or spiritual.

Palliative Care Education Program

Spring 2017 Sessions

Part 1:

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:15pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00am - 3:30pm
Part 2:
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:00am - 4:00pm

St. Bonaventure Parish
1600 Acadia Dr. SE
Calgary, AB

Course cost is $50.00. Registration is on first-come basis.  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 Palliative 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 Palliative 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 403-218-5508, or e-mail

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Coldest Night of the Year

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary is honoured to partner with Blue Sea Philanthropy, KAIROS Calgary and the Mustard Seed to host Coldest Night of the Year.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a non-competitive 2, 5, and 10km winter-walk happening in more than 90 communities across Canada. Charities in each community raise funds and awareness in support of individuals experiencing hunger, homelessness and hurt.

For more information or to join us as a walker or volunteer, visit the Walk website or contact Samantha Jones at 403-218-5531 or

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NEWS RELEASE: Resignation of Bishop Frederick Henry

In accordance with canon 401 § ii of the Code of Canon Law, his Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Frederick B. Henry as Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary due to health concerns.

Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, announces that the Holy Father has named Bishop William Terrence McGrattan, currently the Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough, as his successor.

The installation of the new Bishop will be on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. which will be at St. Mary’s Cathedral. This is a ticketed event, details to be announced soon.

In the meantime, Bishop Henry has been named Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Calgary.

We thank Bishop Henry for his unstinting service, and we welcome Bishop McGrattan to our Diocese.

To read Bishop Henry’s resignation letter sent to Pope Francis, click here.

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Death Notice of Fr. Denis Fleming

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Denis E. Fleming who died Friday, December 16, 2016.

Prayers will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 7:00pm, while the funeral will be on Thursday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00am. Both will be at St. Mary's Cathedral (219-18 Avenue SW).

Let us pray for the eternal rest of Fr. Denis, and for consolation for all who mourn his loss.

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