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An Evening of Prayer for Vocations

On Sunday May 7, 2017 there will be an evening of prayer for vocations held at Sacred Heart Church in Calgary (1307 14 Street SW). Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 7:30 pm. A small reception will be held after the service. For more information, please contact Fr. Colin O’Rourke at the Vocations Office: 403-245-2753.

Effective Co-Parenting

Putting Kids First

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. It will offer skills about managing diverse shared parenting situations and provide strategies for improving communication, resolving conflict, and managing day to day children’s issues between parenting partners. Parents are encouraged to attend separately. The next program will run 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Wednesdays, May 3-31. For more information or registration contact the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505 or email

Diocesan Pastoral Care Course

The spring 2017 Diocesan Pastoral Care Training Program will begin on Thursday May 4, 2017 and run for 7 consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30pm - 9:30pm until June 15, 2017. The program will be held at St. Bernadette's Parish, 7103 - 20A St. SE. This course will introduce you to the basic visiting skills required for Pastoral Care Ministry in health care facilities or the parish. Registration fee: $50. For more information and to register call: 403-218-5501, email: or online at

Love at Last Breath: Companioning at End of Life

This course approaches the issue of visiting with residents/patients who are dying and with family members in a caring, compassionate manner. Friday, May 26, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturday, May 27 2017, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at First Mennonite Church, 2600 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary, AB. The event is open to everyone, and especially those who provide pastoral care in congregations, hospitals, care facilities, hospice and other contexts of ministry. For more information or to register go to, or Call Karen at 403-253-7946.

Big Dream Gala

Elizabeth House is excited to host you at our Dream Big Gala! Buy a ticket to our secret destination Mad Hatter Tea Party during the evening of June 1, 2017 and hear the story of how we are empowering young women to build healthy families and bright futures. Tickets $150/person or a table of 8/$1000 (purchase deadline is May 15).  Call 403-218-5522 or email for tickets or more information.

Faith Enrichment for Seniors

The Faith Enrichment for Seniors group will be held on Mondays May 1, 8, & 15, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Parish from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm. No registration is necessary and all are welcome. For further information contact Norline at 403-218-5503 or e-mail

The New Evangelizaton Summit

Inspiring Catholics

Live in Ottawa and webcast to host sites across North America! Streaming to Calgary, May 12-13 at Notre Dame High School, 11900 Country Village Link NE, Calgary. For more information please contact or call 403-218-5520. To purchase tickets visit:

The 2017 One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies

On May 5-7, everyone is invited to take part in a multinational pro-life prayer event. Participants are asked to pray at least one Rosary for an end to abortion.

Hike for Life

The 37th Hike for Life will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 am – noon at Prince’s Island Park. Come have fun with your friends and family. Enjoy free refreshments and support Respect Life Educational Programs. For more information contact Calgary Pro-Life Association at 403-243-0691 or

Catholic Speed Dating Event

Are you looking for a good Catholic man or woman? Visit or call Rose 587-333-1099 for more information and to register for our upcoming Events: Two events on Friday, May 5th at St. Paul's Church in Airdrie (Age Range: Women: 33 to 41 & Men: 36 to 44) -&- (Women and Men age 45+).

Year End Retreat on Saturday, June 17th at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre in Cochrane (Age Range: Women: 24 to 32 & Men: 27 to 35) -&- (Age Range: Women: 33 to 41 & Men: 36 to 44), includes Mass, Lunch, Talks, Mix 'N Mingle, Speed-Dating, and closes with Evening Prayer. Please register today.

Feed the Hungry Cook Team

You and your friends can start a Feed the Hungry cook team! Do you have past experience cooking such as INN from the Cold? As part of our recruitment strategy, we will be holding a food safety training course on May 6th 2017 at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. Cook teams have one lead and approximately three to four other volunteers. They are ideally scheduled one Sunday every six weeks. If you are interested please contact Sartre Jean-Gilles at or 403-218-5532.

Employment Opportunity

Parish Administrative Assistant– St. Michael’s Parish

St. Michael’s Parish located in SW Calgary invites applications for a Parish Administrative Assistant. If you are ready to be the face of welcome and administrative support at St. Michael Catholic Parish to parishioners and visitors, please apply. For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at The employment opportunity will be posted until the competition closes on May 1, 2017 at noon.

Youth Ministry Coordinator – St. Michael’s Parish

St. Michael’s Parish invites applications for a Youth Ministry Coordinator.  If you are interested in supporting and challenging the parish’s young people to know Jesus, love Him and make disciples of all nations, please apply. For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at http:// The employment opportunity will be posted until the competition closes on May 12, 2017.

Youth Ministry Coordinator – Holy Family Parish & St. Patrick’s Parish – Medicine Hat

Holy Family and St. Patrick’s Parishes invite applications for a Youth Ministry Coordinator.  If you are ready to assist the Pastors in carrying out activities for youth by planning and organizing comprehensive program of spiritual development for the Parishes’ youth, please apply. For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at  The employment opportunity will be posted until the competition closes on June 15, 2017 at 4:30pm.

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

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