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One Rock

Please join the One Rock Team at the Catholic Pastoral Centre 120 17th Ave. SW for a Wine & Cheese event on Wednesday April 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to meet Bishop McGrattan and to hear him speak.  Learn more about this year’s One Rock Festival, and how you can support, and be a part of this year’s Festival of Faith.  For more information and to register please call 403-218-5516 or email Mary Ann Donaleshen maryann.donaleshen@calgarydiocese.ca

Development & Peace: GENERAL & Youth Assembly and Retreat

April 28-30, join us for the 2017 Development & Peace Retreat and Assembly at the FCJ Centre, 219, 19 Avenue SW, Calgary. Bishop McGrattan will give the opening address. Other speakers include Dr. Peter Baltutis, St. Mary's University, Lance Dixon, CCSD and Stacey Schaub-Szabo, Principal of S-Cubed Environmental, and an ambassador for the Alberta Emerald Awards. This year, Alberta's first Youth Regional Assembly will run in parallel to the general assembly. Young adults will learn more about, and become involved with, social justice and global citizenry. The youth assembly will explore specific topics including ecological justice and small-scale farming with guest speakers, Dr. Randy Heluza-Delay and Jerremie Clyde. See the Eventbrite link for more information including the event schedule: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/youth-regional-assembly-and-retreat-2017-tickets-32338317779 or call Marilou at 403-218-5519 to register.

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.

Diocesan Palliative Care Education Program

The Spring 2017 Diocesan Palliative Care Education Program Part 1 and Part 2 will take place at St. Bonaventure Parish, 1600 Acadia Drive SE, on April 28 & 29, and May 5 & 6, 2017. The Program is on the two Friday evenings and all day both Saturdays. Registration fee: $50. More info or to register, please call 403-218-5501, Email: healthcareprograms@calgarydiocese.ca, or online at www.calgarydiocese.ca.

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 the health care facilities or parish. Registration fee: $50. For more information and to register, call: 403-218-5501, Email: alicia.zubot@calgarydiocese.ca, or online at www.calgarydiocese.ca.

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. Next program is 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Wednesdays, May 3-31. For more info or registration call the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505 or email lifeandfamily@calgarydiocese.ca.

Faith Enrichment for Seniors

The Faith enrichment for Seniors group will be held on Mondays April 24, 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 norline.johnson@calgarydiocese.ca

Marriage Preparation

"For Better & For Ever"

“For Better & For Ever…” Marriage Preparation, accepts all couples preparing for marriage. Due to the small group setting it allows us to focus on couples in one or more of the following circumstances: living together, previously married, beginning marriage with children, couples 45+, or those who wish to have their marriage blessed in the Church. Upcoming Dates: April 10/28-29, May 15/June 9-10, June 5/23-24. For more dates, registration or information, contact 403-218-5505 or email lifeandfamily@calgarydiocese.ca.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Counselling

The ministry offers a journey of healing and reconciliation for women and men who are suffering distress from a past abortion experience. Clients will be referred to a professional counselor who specializes in dealing with the trauma associated with this experience. For more information call Project Rachel at 403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-597-3223. You may also e-mail info@projectrachelsa.ca

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 feedthehungry@calgarydiocese.ca or 403-218-5532.

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 eden.dsouza@calgarydiocese.ca or call 403-218-5520. To purchase tickets visit: newevangelization.ca

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 https://www.calgaryprolife.com/

Catholic Speed Dating Event

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

The Creghton Model FertilityCare (CrMS)

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System Practitioner education program will be held in Calgary with Phase I in April 2017 and Phase II in October 2017. This allied health profession teaches women to monitor and maintain their gynecologic and reproductive health. The CrMS is the first standardized system of the menstrual and fertility cycle biomarkers, which strongly links and networks the ability to achieve or avoid pregnancy successfully. Post-secondary program completion is a pre-requisite to train as a FertilityCare Practitioner. For more information on applying and tuition costs, please contact the FertilityCare Center of Calgary at 403-473-1522 or fertilitycare@shaw.ca

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