Announcements from the Catholic Pastoral Centre For April 29 – 2018

Employment Opportunities in the Diocese OF CALGARY

For the past 6 months, the Catholic Pastoral Centre has been engaged in planning and re-organizing to better serve the Diocese of Calgary.  We are excited to invite applications for the following positions:


  1. Director of Pastoral Ministries.  The Director of Pastoral Ministries will develop, support, and coordinate pastoral ministry programs and initiatives that promote Faith formation in all stages and states of life.
  2. Director of Social Justice and Outreach Ministries.  The Director of Social Justice and Outreach is responsible for oversight, coordination, and implementation of the social mission of the Church.  In addition, the Diocesan Director is responsible for promoting increased engagement of Catholics in these various ministries and work with agency directors to create opportunities for collaboration and service.
  3. Director of Communications.  The Director of Communication will work on day-to-day communications and media relations activities for the Catholic Pastoral Centre.
  4. Human Resources Manager.  The Human Resources Manager will support the goals of the Diocese by developing and maintaining processes and services which promote employees to work effectively in a healthy workplace throughout the Diocese of Calgary.


These employment opportunities will be posted until the competitions close on May 4, 2018. For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at  


Lay Associations Spring Seminar

Join Bishop McGrattan in the Spring Seminar for the Lay Associations in the Diocese of Calgary with theme: Vocations & Youth Apostolates. There is a limit of 5 attendees per organization.  Date Saturday, May 5 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Cost: $10 including BBQ lunch. You can also pay at the door, but please still register online so we can manage our numbers. Location: Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1714-14 Ave NE, Calgary. Hosted by God Squad. To register visit or call Caroline at 403-218-5523.


Sing the Liturgy: Wedding Music Workshop – LETHBRIDGE

If you work with couples to prepare music for weddings or if you cantor or accompany for weddings, this workshop is for you! This spirited day of learning, singing, and community will introduce the musical changes in the new Order of Celebrating Matrimony as well as common issues that arise in helping couples select music for their marriage liturgy. The workshop will take place twice:  Saturday May 5. Our Lady of the Assumption Church (All Saints Parish), Lethbridge, 10 am – 3pm.  Register at If you have any questions, call the Office of Liturgy at 403-218-5524/403-218-5511 or e-mail


Diocesan Pastoral Care Course

The Health Care Apostolate will be hosting the Spring Diocesan Pastoral Care Course Thursday evenings May 3 – June 14 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. The program will be held at St. Cecilia’s Parish, 321 – 90 Ave SE. This course will introduce you to the basic visiting skills required for Pastoral Care Ministry in the health care facilities or parish. Registration fee: $50. For more information and to register, call 403-218-5501, or register online under News & Events at



Day of Compassion

Come celebrate a “Day of Compassion” on Saturday May 5, from 9 am to 3 pm with Fr. Glenn Zimmer, Director of Qu’Appelle House of Prayer. Join in the festivities of this one day event that includes Mass, Presentations on the topic of Compassion and great food prepared by the ladies of St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Calgary. Pope Francis continually invites and urges us to become a source of true mercy and compassion in this world. This day is dedicated to this cause! To register call Nibal at 403-218-5501 or


The Bible and the Virgin Mary

The Bible and the Virgin Mary, unveils the mystery of Our Lady that is woven into the fabric of Sacred Scripture. Do you fully understand the vital role she plays in your life? Can you explain her role in God’s plan for the world? While Catholics know that Mary is important, many never fully grasp how essential she really is. This 12 week study begins on Tuesday May 1 to July 17 at 7pm (optional Mass at 6:30pm). Location:  Our Lady of Fatima Church – 4747 30 St. SE, Calgary.  For registration and information contact Linda at 403-289-7124 or call 403-700-7124. Cost is $20 for the textbook and $25 for the optional journal.


Calgary Catholic Medical Association

The Calgary Catholic Medical Association invites all healthcare workers to attend a talk by Dr. David Sabapathy, BSc (Eng), MSc, MBA, MD, FRCPC on The Unexamined Life of Public Health on Tuesday, May 1 at 7pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. This talk will discuss the Christian Worldview as a Foundation for Public Health Practice. This is a free event. Contact or 403-218-5505 to register.



Theology of Dating: Discerning the Vocation of Marriage with Fr. Cristino Bouvette & Jocelyn Boissonneault will be held on May 8, at 7:15 pm at China Rose, 228-28th Street SE, Calgary. Event is free. Please come early and patronize. Register at http://www.CatholicSpeedDating.caor for more information contact Rose at  or 587-333-1099.


Hike for Life

We would like to invite you to join us at the Hike for Life on Saturday, May 12 at Prince’s Island Park. This is our 38 Annual fundraiser that financially supports our Respect Life programs. The Hike for Life starts with an opening ceremony at 9:00 am from the stage area. Participants walk the 10 km hike route along the pathways of the park and surrounding areas and return to the stage area to enjoy complimentary lunch, prizes and music until noon. For more information contact 403-243-0691 or visit



Come to the Mother’s Day fitness class on Saturday, May 12 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm with Zin Selina Cruz at the Notre Dame HS Gymnasium (11900 Country Village Link NE Calgary). For more information call Selina at 403-651-7443. Tickets are $15 each. Proceeds go to Ascension Catholic Parish Building Fund.


St. Rita’s Parish (ROCKYFORD) 100th Anniversary

Save the date for the Centennial celebration of St. Rita’s Parish: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Rita’s Parish, Rockyford, at 3 pm. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated by Bishop William McGrattan. The dedication of the new Stations of the Cross Anniversary Project in St. Rita’s Cemetery, program, banquet, and fellowship will follow at the Rockyford Community Centre. Registration fee: $20 per individual; $60 per family. Contact: Patsy Kathol at 403-533-2139 or mailto: to register by May 15.


75th Anniversary of Providence Creche

Providence (formerly known as Providence Creche, and later as Providence Children’s Centre) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. If you have had a connection to Providence over those 75 years – as a child in care, as a staff member or a volunteer; or if you attended the childcare or other programs offered over the years, visit  to view some rarely seen photos from the Sisters of Providence archives, and share your story. You can also email or call Sandi at or call 403-255-5577. Find out what’s happening in the Diocese of Calgary at – your news hub for events & announcements around the Diocese. For more about this publication: