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

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 organizations. We automatically issue charitable tax receipts for eligible gifts of $20.00 or more. Receipts for smaller gifts can be issued upon requests.

"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 Library Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC) Chancellor Charities & Development Religious Education Diaconate
Related Themes Stewardship Charities Giving Donation

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

Caritas in Veritate Guide

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has released a new publication titled Caritas in Veritate: On Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth. A Guide for Discussion and Action. The guide is a very user-friendly resource for individual or parish group study of Pope Benedict XVI's latest social encyclical.

This guide, created by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice at the request of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, is designed to facilitate small group study and discussion of Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate. The guide can be used by parishes, secondary schools, colleges and universities, union, NGOs, professional and business associations, as well as by any group or individual interested in learning about the Church's Social Teaching. The seven session format seeks to present in user-friendly language a biblical and practical appreciation of the Encyclical's central theme and questions.

The guide is available for purchase ($5.00 per copy) on the CCCB website at or by telephone at 1-800-769-1147. For further information on the guide or on upcoming Caritas in Veritate Study Guide workshops in the diocese, please contact Jana Drapal at the Social Justice Office at 403-218-5519 or e-mail at

Related Offices Social Justice
Related Themes Catechist Formation Social Justice Charities Christian Formation Catholic Teachings
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