Death Notice of Fr. Jan Drzazga

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Jan Drzazga who died last Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

The funeral prayers will be held on Monday (Apr 4) at 7:00 pm, and the funeral mass on Tuesday (Apr 5) at 10:30 am, both at St. Mary's Cathedral. 

Let us pray for the eternal rest of Fr. Jan and for the consolation of those who mourn his loss.

Related Offices Diocesan Curia
Related Themes Death Death and Dying

Alberta Bishops’ Submission to the Subject Panel regarding Physician Assisted Death

The bishops of Alberta responded to the government’s request to make a submission to the subject panel regarding Physician Assisted Death.

The four-page submission highlighted the Catholic Church’s commitment as a faith community to protect and care for the most vulnerable in our society; the importance sustainable funding for healthcare and social services, access to essential services including palliative care; the Catholic perspective that intentional, wilful act of killing oneself or another human being is always morally wrong; the grave concern that the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia will place certain members of our common home at risk; the rights of physicians and other healthcare workers to exercise their conscience.

All in all, the bishops agree that the "Catholic Church and her institutions will always serve the vulnerable and suffering in our society. At the same time, however, we cannot as individuals and as institutions participate in, condone or advocate for physician assisted suicide or euthanasia."

We recommend that you read the full submission and pass this along to your community.

Click the link below to read the full letter.



Related Offices Health Care Bishop's Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC)
Related Themes Pastoral Care Euthanasia Palliative Care Health Care Life Issues Death and Dying Physician Assisted Suicide

Employment Opportunities

Catholic Pastoral Centre

Your Application package must include a completed Application of Employment Form, a resume and a cover letter describing suitability for the position.


Parishes may contact the Human Resources Office to have employment opportunities posted here.

Your Application package must include a completed Application of Employment Form, a resume and a cover letter describing suitability for the position.

Other Diocese

Canadian Dioceses outside of Diocese of Calgary may contact the Human Resources Office to request that their employment opportunities be posted here.

Related Offices Human Resources
Related Themes Employment

Ride for Refuge

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary is honoured to partner with Blue Sea Philanthropy, as the host partner for Ride for Refuge. This is a fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon supporting charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited.

In 2015, Ride for Refuge in Calgary benefited 22 charities. The Diocese raised funds for its Elizabeth House Program.

For more information or to join us as a rider or volunteer, visit the Ride for Refuge Calgary or contact Samantha Jones at 403-218-5531 or

Related Offices Charities & Development Related Programs Elizabeth House
Related Themes Charities Diocesan Event Donation
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