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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
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Diocese of Calgary Catholic Health Care Facilities

Click on the links for more information on the facility:


Calgary Facilities

Children's Hospital, 288 Shaganappi Trail NW

Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 - 29 St NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Ephrem Kardouh (403) 205-0121 Pager
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Gabriel Arihi (587)703-0848
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Michael Storey (403) 703-5407 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Peta Collings (403) 944-1681 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Fran Duffy (403) 944-1681 Bus

Peter Lougheed Centre, 3500 - 26 Ave NE

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Tewelde Paulos (403) 370-2089 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Fr. Jos Tom (403) 479-1019 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) 370-2089 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) 796-7296 Cell
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Jack Teunissen

 

Nursing Homes in Calgary

Agecare Glenmore, 1729 - 90 Ave. SW (403) 253-8806 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Mass Coordinator: Susan Duckett  

AgeCare Lake Midnapore, 500 Midpark Way SE (403) 873-2600 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Rita Gerwing (403) 254-6878 Parish (St. Patrick's)

AGECARE Walden Heights, 250 Walden Drive SW (403) 873-2600 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Rita Gerwing (403) 254-6878 Parish (St. Patrick's)

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

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

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 (403) 289-2576 Bus

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

Care West - Colonel Belcher Care Centre, 1939 Veterans Way NW (587) 287-3937 Bus

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

Care West - Glenmore Park, 6909 - 14 St. SW (403)258-7650 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinators: Gill & Gwen Fagnou 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Bonaventure Parish (403) 278-7556 

Care West - Royal Park, 4222 Sarcee Rd SW (403) 240-7475 Bus

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

Care West - Signal Pointe (Dementia) 6363 Simcoe Rd SW (403) 240-7950 Bus

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

Cedars Villa, 3330 - 8 Ave SW (403) 249-8915 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Mike Fitzsimmons 
  • 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, 4726 - 8 Ave SE (403) 272-9831 Bus

  • 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: Yvonne Hayne (403) 700-7470 Cell

Revera Evergreen, 2220 - 162 Ave SW (403) 201-3555 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rita Gerwing 
  • Roman Catholic Contact:  St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Fr. Lacombe Nursing Home, 332 - 146 Ave SE (403) 254-6282 Bus

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

Garrison Green - Care West, 3108 Don Ethell Blvd SW (403) 944-0100

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

George Boyack Nursing Home, 1203 Centre Ave NE (403) 267-2750 Bus

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

Holy Cross Manor, 70 Evanspark Manor NW (587)230-7070 Bus

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

Mayfair Nursing Home, 824 Collicut St SW (403) 252-4445 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Mary Sylven 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Gerard’s Parish (403) 253-2251

McKenzie Towne Care Centre, 80 Promenade Way SE

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Albert the Great Parish (403) 257-6054 Church

Millrise Place, 14911 - 5 St SW (403) 410-9155 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rita Gerwing 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Revera Evergreen, 2220 - 162 Avenue SW (403) 201-3555 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Albert the Great Parish (403) 257-6053 Church

Royal Park - Care West, 4222 Sarcee Rd SW (403) 240-7475 Bus

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

Shawnessy Lodge, 30 Shannon Pl SW (403) 256-4036 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Rita Gerwing 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Patrick's Parish (403) 254-6878

Southwood Care Centre, 211 Heritage Way SE (403) 252-1194 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Cecilia's Parish (403) 252-2790 Church

Spruce Lodge, 1055 Bow Valley Dr. NE (403) 266-2630 Bus

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

Staywell Manor Village, 174 Ypres Green SW (403) 242-4688 Bus

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

St. Marguerite Manor, 110 Evanspark Manor NW

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: De-Anne Richter (587) 230-7070 Bus (587) 955-9788 Bus
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Caroline Johnson (403) 275-2240 Church

Wentworth Court, 5717 - 14 Ave SW (403) 686-8777 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Nidia McIntosh 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Michael's Parish (403) 249-0423

Wentworth Manor, 5709 - 14 Ave SW (403) 686-8777 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Nidia McIntosh 
  • 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 (403) 252-0141 Bus

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

Dulcina Hospice, 110 Evanspark Manor NW (587) 230-5639 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Chaplain: Giovanni Di Vincenzo 
  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Caroline Johnson 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Ascension Parish (403) 275-2240 Parish

Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A St NW (403) 284-5195 Bus

  • Site Chaplain: 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 (403) 685-6460 Bus

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

Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Dr SE (403)255-4969 Bus

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

 


Health Care Facilities Outside Calgary 

LETHBRIDGE

Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 960 - 19 Ave South, Lethbridge (403) 388-6024 Bus

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

St. Michael's Health Centre, 1400 - 9 Ave South, Lethbridge (403) 382-6400 Bus

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

St. Therese Villa, 253 Soughgate Blvd, Lethbridge (403) 332-5300 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator:  Sr. Josephine Keyzer 

MEDICINE HAT

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (403) 529-8000 Bus

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

St. Joseph's Home for the Aged (403) 526-3818 Bus

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

BLACK DIAMOND

High Country Lodge Retirement Home, 707 Government Road, Black Diamond (403) 933-4028 Bus

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

Oilfields General Hospital, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond (403) 933-2222 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Barbara Zimmer, (403) 933-4687 Home 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James Church, Okotoks (403) 938-3122

Rising Sun Nursing Home, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond  (403) 933-2222 Bus

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

BANFF

Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff (403) 762-2222 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Hospital Contact: St. Mary's Parish (403) 762-3450

CANMORE

Canmore Hospital, 1100 Hospital Place (403) 678-5536 Bus

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

COCHRANE

Big Hill Lodge, 98 Carolina Dr. (403) 932-6422 Bus

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

Bethany Care Centre, 302 Quigley Dr.  (403) 932-6422

  • Roman Catholic Coordinator: Martha Stocker 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Mary's Parish (403) 932-2944

HIGH RIVER

High River Hospital, 560 - 9 Ave SW, High River (403) 625-2200 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Site Chaplain: Virginia Battiste
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. Francis de Sales Parish (403) 601-3886
  • Roman Catholic Contact: Luella Wojcik (403) 652-7291

Medicine Tree Manor, 815, 9 Street SW, High River (403) 652-3104 Bus

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

OKOTOKS

Foothills Country Hospice (403) 938-3122 Bus

  • Roman Catholic Contact: Ron Nelson 
  • Roman Catholic Contact: St. James' Parish (403) 938-3122
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World Day of the Sick 2017

Message of our Holy Father, Pope Francis for the 25th World Day of the Sick

Dear brothers and sisters,

On 11 February next, the Twenty-fifth World Day of the Sick will be celebrated throughout the Church and in a special way at Lourdes. The theme of this year's celebration is "Amazement at what God has accomplished: 'The Almighty has done great things for me...'" (Lk 1:49). Instituted by my predecessor Saint John Paul II in 1992, and first celebrated at Lourdes on 11 February 1993, this Day is an opportunity to reflect in particular on the needs of the sick and, more generally, of all those who suffer. It is also an occasion for those who generously assist the sick, beginning with family members, health workers and volunteers, to give thanks for their God-given vocation of accompanying our infirm brothers and sisters. Read more


Downloadable resources

Pope Francis' message (in French, click here)

download Prayer Cards

download Poster

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Palliative Care Education Program

Palliative Care Education Program

Palliative care is the active, compassionate care of a person whose disease is no longer responsive to traditional treatment aimed at cure. The goal of palliative care is to promote quality of life through the control of symptoms, whether they be physical, psychological, social, or spiritual.

Palliative Care Education Program

Spring 2018 Sessions

Part 1:

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6:15pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:00am - 3:30pm
Part 2:
  • Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:

St. Michael's Parish
800 - 85th Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T3H-4C7

Course cost is $50.00. Registration is on first-come basis.  Your course binder and your receipt will be issued at the first class. Please bring something to write with to the sessions.

You can register in two ways:

1)  Online. Click here to register online. You will also need to complete the Palliative Care Education Registration Form. You can download it from the second box on the right. It can be returned by one of the methods indicated on the form.

2)  Via Mail. Use the Palliative Care Registration Form and send it in with a a cheque for $50.00 payable to "RC Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary" to the address below.

Thank you for your interest in Pastoral Care Education. Please remember to submit your manual Registration Form to complete your registration.

For more information contact Alicia at 403-218-5508, or e-mail healthcareprograms@calgarydiocese.ca.

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Pastoral Care Program Outline

Program Outline

The order of the sessions may change.

SESSION 1

  • Theological Reflections
  • Overview of Pastoral Care
  • This Sacred People - Video

SESSION 2

  • Prayer & Spirituality
  • Ministry to the Elderly 

SESSION 3

  • Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
  • \""Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick \""

SESSION 4

  • Death & Dying - Loss and Grief
  • \""Facing My own Suffering and Loss\""
  • Advanced Directives

SESSION 5

  • Confidentiality & Screening
  • Catholic Health Ethics Guide
  • Mother Theresa- Example of Pastoral and Palliative Care

SESSION 6

  • Caring with Compassion 

SESSION 7

  • Elder Abuse
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End of Life Care

Legitimating euthanasia or assisted suicide, which allows one person to kill another, would diminish respect for human life. It would also erode the basic trust that human life will be protected — a trust that is essential to the functioning of any society. Catholic Church continues to promote palliative and home care, and encourage all the faithful to work for the betterment of the elderly, the disabled, the ill, and those who are socially isolated. 

For more information regarding end of life care and issues on physician assisted euthanasia and assisted suicide, please click here.

Pray for the sick and dying.Join the Prayer Apostolate

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