Announcements from the Catholic Pastoral Centre For February 18th- 2018


The Diocese of Calgary invites you to re-discover the meaning of the sacrament of Reconciliation in your life.  In addition to the regular parish schedule, the sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at parishes throughout the Diocese of Calgary all the Wednesdays of Lent from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, starting February 21. For more information, please check:


Coldest Night of the Year

Coldest Night of the Year – Calgary is happening in one week! It’s not too late to join our Feed the Hungry House Team (Registration fee is $40.00). The event takes place February 24 beginning at 4:00 pm at Eau Claire Market. There are 2, 5 and 10 km routes so the event is accessible for all. Families are welcome, and kids under 10 walk for free. For more info visit or connect with Samantha at 403-218-5531 or Thanks to everyone for your support for this event over the past five years.


Laudato Si’ is a call to conversion and action, an invitation to change direction by taking on the task of caring for our common home. This week as a Lenten “Fast for Creation” commitment, start using a reusable, BPA-free, lead-free water bottle. Tap water is cost-effective and using your reusable water bottle is environmentally friendly. Did you know bottled water can cost 500 times the cost of tap water? Using a reusable water bottle is also convenient, as most public facilities have water fountains.


Lenten Workshop on Forgiveness

The Diocesan Office of Religious Education invites you to a Lenten Workshop on Forgiveness. Embracing forgiveness brings peace – to your life, to those around you and to your community. Are you ready to choose forgiveness as a way of life?  Come hear Fr. Peter Doherty, PhD speak on the topic on Saturday Feb. 24 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 -17 Ave SW Calgary. To register call the Religious Education Office at 403-218-5501 or email:


Young Women Vocation Event

Attention: Single Young Women between 16 and 35! The Vocation Committee of AWR (The Assembly of Women Religious) is planning a retreat on a Lenten theme. Saturday, Feb. 24. Beginning with 9 am Mass at Holy Trinity Parish (1525-45th Street SE) to 4 pm. To register or to learn more please contact Sr. Terry f.c.J. at or 403-228-3623.


Alzheimer Workshop

The Diocesan Health Care Apostolate will be hosting an Alzheimer Workshop on March 3, 2018 from 9 am – 2:30 pm at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish, Calgary. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Registration fee: $25, lunch included. For more information and to register please visit our News and Events page at, call 403-218-5501, or email:


Retrouvaille Calgary Weekend Retreat

A Lifeline for Marriages.  Two people are joined together in marriage. Along life’s journey, we may lose our way and start to grow apart. Retrouvaille provides a ‘road map’ to help us find our way again by teaching communication skills and providing the tools to improve our relationships.  Call for help today, 403-879-7893, or Next weekend retreat: March 9 – 11.




Needed – Outdoor Way of the Cross

The Outdoor Way of the Cross at St. Mary’s Cathedral (Friday, March 30) needs your help. If you are a physician, nurse, medical practitioner, certified first aider or are willing to certify; please contact Linnea Ferguson at or 403- 218-5500. More information:



Transition is a 15-week peer support program for those recently separated or divorced. Participants will meet every week to reflect upon and discuss topics such as self-esteem, stress, anger, guilt, blame, loneliness, forgiveness, blended families and more. The next program will begin in Wednesday, February 21, 2018. For more information or to register, call 403-218-5505 or email


Effective Co-Parenting:  Putting Kids First

‘Effective Co-Parenting:  Putting Kids First’ is an educational 5-week program for separated and divorced parents to help raise their children through this difficult time and increase the understanding of needs of children for developing self-esteem and security. The next program will run 7 pm – 9 pm on Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21. For more information or registration contact the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505 or email



Please join St Pius X Parish (2424 – 24 AVE NW) as we participate in a Lenten Mission with Father Eugene O’Reilly, CSsR, from Monday, February 26th to Thursday, March 1st, 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  For more details check the parish website:


Courage, Unity, Faith: God Squad 2018 Annual MEn Conference

Attention Catholic Men: You are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ who are filled with courage and conviction. Recognize God’s calling “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14), and face the challenge against the Catholic Faith, Identity and Practice. Speakers: Fr. Raymond DeSouza, Fr. Cristino Bouvette, Msgr. Owen Keenan and Fr. Jerome Lavigne. Join us at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on March 16 and 17. To register please visit:

20th Anniversary of St. Albert the Great Parish, calgary

St. Albert the Great Parish is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a parish, and 15th anniversary of the church building, with a special mass on Sunday March 18th at 11:00am. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop William McGrattan. Everyone is welcome to join us for this special occasion – especially former parishioners.


National Conference on Evangelization and Catechesis

The CCCB Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis will be hosting a National Conference on Evangelization and Catechesis, 21-23 March 2019 in Ottawa. The theme of the conference is “He Thirsts for You”. The keynote speaker is Father Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., with Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., and Dr. Josephine Lombardi as featured speakers. The conference is open to all those working in the area of evangelization and catechesis.
For more information, please contact CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis,


Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Calgary

  • Full time or Part time Secretary, Canadian Martyrs Parish, Calgary
  • Full Time Maintenance/Caretaker, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary
  • Full Time Receptionist, Ascension Parish, Calgary
  • Part Time Office Assistant, St. Anthony’s Parish – Calgary

For more information about these positions, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at



For more information about this publication email or contact Jane-Rose Ediau or Carol Hollywood, Library & Archives, 403-218-5510; Fax: 403-264-0526 Address: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2T2