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Priest Emergency Paging: 403-231-9505

Should you or your loved one need a priest in an Emergency Medical situation for sacraments such as:

  • Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites)
  • Reconciliation (Confession) or
  • Viaticum (Holy Communion for the dying);

Within the city of Calgary please call our
24 Hour Priest Emergency Paging System at (403) 231-9505
and ask to have the On Call Priest paged. For all other cities and rural areas, please click to view all facilities below.


Calgary Facilities

Hospitals

Children's Hospital, 288 Shaganappi Trail NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Michel Kassas (403) 918-8954 Cell

Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 - 29 St NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Ephrem Kardouh (403) 205-0121 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Michael Storey (403) 703-5407 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Fran Duffy (403) 944-1681 Bus

Peter Lougheed Centre, 3500 - 26 Ave NE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Stefan Ganowicz (403) 219-4415 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Tewelde Paulos (403) 800-5683 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Wendie Pilkington (403) 943-4947 Bus

Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 - 14 St SW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Terry Connolly (403) 219-4462 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Tewelde Paulos (403) 370-2029 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Micheline Pare (403) 943-8750 Bus

South Health Campus Hospital, 4448 Front St. SE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Clauber Lima (403) 769-7296 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Jack Teunissen

 

Nursing Homes in Calgary

Bethany Calgary, 916 - 18A St NW  (403) 284-6023 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Pius X Parish (403) 289-3602

Beverly Centre - Lake Midnapore, 500 Midpark Way SE

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Rita Gerwing (403) 873-2600 Bus

Bowcrest View Nursing Home, 5927 Bowness Rd NW (403) 288-2373 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746

Bowview Manor, 4628 Montgomery Blvd NW (403) 288-4446 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746 

Brentwood Nursing Home, 2727 - 16 Ave NW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746

Care West - Colonel Belcher Care Centre, 1939 Veterans Way NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Nathan Siray
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bernard's Parish (403) 283-3746

Care West - Glenmore Park, 6909 - 14 St. SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinators: Gill Fagnou (403) 258-7650 Bus

Care West - Royal Park, 4222 Sarcee Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Catherine Peet (403) 243-2680 Bus

Care West - Signal Pointe (Dementia) 6363 Simcoe Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Elaine Brackenbury (403) 249-7764 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Holy Name Parish (403) 249-7764 

Cedars Villa, 3330 - 8 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Yvonne Beaubien (403) 249-0423 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

Chinook Care Centre, 1261 Glenmore Trail SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Anthony's Parish (403) 252-1137

Clifton Manor

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Marie Muyers
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Holy Trinity Parish (403) 272-1258

Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre - Care West, 722 - 16 Ave NE (403) 230-6937 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Joseph's Parish (403) 289-2591
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Linda Atkinson

Evergreen Club, 2220 - 162 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rosalie Cote Vandermeer (403) 254-6878 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact:  St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Fr. Lacombe Nursing Home, 332 - 146 Ave SE

  • Site Pastoral Care Coordinator: Cassandra Coster (403) 254-6282 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403)254-6878

Forest Grove Care Centre, 4726 - 8 Ave SE

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Mary Adele Nedelec (403) 272-1258 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact:  Holy Trinity Parish (403) 272-1258

Garrison Green - Care West (Garrison Green Seniors) 3108 Don Ethell Blvd SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Catherine Peet (403) 243-2680 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 243-2680

George Boyack Nursing Home, 1203 Centre Ave NE

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (403) 265-7926

Glenmore Park Auxiliary, 6909 - 14 St. S.W.

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Gil Fagnou (403) 258-7650 Bus

Holy Cross Manor, 70 Eveanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: De-Anne Richter: (587)230-7070 Bus (587) 230-2708 Direct Line

Mayfair Nursing Home, 824 Collicut St SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Mary Sylven (403) 252-5202 Bus

Millrise Place, 14911 - 5 St SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rosalie Cote Vandermeer (403) 254-6878 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Royal Park - Care West, 4222 Sarcee Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Catherine Peet (403) 243-2680 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 243-2680 

Shawnessy Lodge, 30 Shannon Pl SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rosalie Cote Vandermeeer (403) 254-6878 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Spruce Lodge, 1055 Bow Valley Dr. NE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Terry Connolly (403) 219-4462 Pager

Staywell Manor Village, 174 Ypres Green SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Parish (403) 243-2680

St. Marguertie Manor, 110 Evanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: De-Anne Richter (587) 230-7070 Bus (587) 955-9788 Bus

Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW

  • (403) 253-7576 Bus

Wentworth Court, 5717 - 14 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Yvonne Beaubien (403) 249-0423 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

Wentworth Residence, 5709 - 14 Ave SW

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Yvonne Beaubien (403) 249-0423 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

 

Hospices within Calgary

Agape Hospice, 1303 - 8 Ave NW (403) 202-6588 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Joseph's Parish (403) 289-2591

Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Anthony's Parish (403) 252-1137

Dulcina Hospice, 110 Evanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Giovanni Di Vincenzo (587) 230-5639 Bus

Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A St NW

  • Site Chaplin: Darrin Parkin (403) 289-5195 EXT. 332
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Joseph's Parish (403) 289-2591

Sarcee Hospice -  Care West, 3504 Sarcee Rd SW

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Parish (403) 243-2680

Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Dr SE

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Freda Abday (403) 252-2790 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Cecilia's Parish (403) 252-2790

 


Health Care Facilities Outside Calgary

 

LETHBRIDGE

Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 960 - 19 Ave South, Lethbridge

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Alphonse Narisetty (403) 952-7581 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Annella Wehlage (403) 388-6024 Bus

St. Michael's Health Centre, 1400 - 9 Ave South, Lethbridge

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Alphonse Narisetty (403) 952-7581 Cell

St. Therese Villa, 253 Soughgate Blvd, Lethbridge

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Sr. Josephine Keyzer (403) 332-5300 Bus

MEDICINE HAT

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

  •  Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Francis Tran (403) 977-4656 Cell 

St. Joseph's Home for the Aged

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Francis Tran (403) 977-4656 Cell

BLACK DIAMOND

High Country Lodge Retirement Home, 707 Government Road, Black Diamond

  • Roman Catholic Coodinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4697 Home
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Church, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

Oilfields Hospital, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4697 Home
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Church, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

Rising Sun Nursing Home, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4697 Home
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Parish, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

BANFF

Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff

  • Roman Catholic Hospital Contact: St. Mary's Parish (403) 762-2603

CANMORE

Canmore Hospital, 1100 Hospital Place

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Margaret Bleakney (403) 678-5022 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Sacred Heart Parish (403) 678-5022

COCHRANE

Big Hill Lodge, 98 Carolina Dr

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Margaret Ellenbroek (403) 932-2944 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Mary's Parish (403) 932-2944

Bethany Care Centre, 302 Quigley Dr.

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Martha Stocker (403)932-6422

HIGH RIVER

High River Hospital, 560 9 Ave SW, High River

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Francis de Sales Parish (403) 652-2203
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Luella Wojcik (403) 652-7291

Medicine Tree Manor, 815, 9 Street SW, High River

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Luella Wojcik (403) 652-7291

OKOTOKS

Foothills Country Hospice

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Ron Nelson (403) 938-3122 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 938-3122
Related Offices Health Care
Related Themes Health Care Confession Annointing of the Sick Death and Dying

Chrism Mass

During this Mass, the Bishop blesses the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism. The chrism is freshly prepared for the baptising of catechumens at the Easter Vigil and the other oils are blessed on this day as well. As the Bishop is the only minister who can bless chrism, this liturgy ritualises his presence through the chrism that will be used by priests and deacons of the diocese throughout the year.

During the Chrism Mass, all priests are invited to renew their commitment to service and to receive the prayers of the people. This unique liturgy is an expression of unity of the diocesan Church with her Bishop in preparation for all liturgies throughout the year. All are welcome.

2017 Chrism Mass | Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM | St. Mary's Cathedral
Chrism Mass Choir Information

Related Offices Bishop's Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Liturgy Liturgical Celebration

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

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

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


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