Hundreds came and celebrate the World Day of Migrants with Bishop McGrattan on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2017. Bishop McGrattan led everyone in prayer with a celebration of Eucharist, followed by a reception of international potluck at the parish hall.
The Diocese of Calgary thanks the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society for their involvement and generous donation, all the liturgical ministers, participating communities and choirs, and the generous donations of food at the reception! It was truly a feast! Thank you everyone!
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Please join us congratulating our women religious jubilarians of 2017 for their years of devoted service. They have been a joyful witness to all!
Sr. Helen Hengel, SCSL (75th Anniversary)
Sr. Mary Spence, SCSL (75th Anniversary)
Sr. Clemence Liboiron, SCSL (70th Anniversary)
Sr. Marjorie Perkins, FCJ (65th Anniversary)
Sr. Theresa Parker, SSM (60th Anniversary)
and Sr. Patricia Derbyshire, SCSL (50th Anniversary)
The women religious of the Diocese of Calgary are looking forward to participating at One Rock 2017. Please stop by and say hello!
As part of the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation the Bishops of Canada will be consecrating our country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Diocesan Prayer Service on July 1, 2017
- Parishes are also invited to hold a parish celebration on one or more Saturdays within the anniversary year (July 1 2017 – July 1 2018).
- Download Prayer Service Templates
- Download Rosary Intentions Booklet
- Catechetical Materials.
Bishop McGrattan consecrated the Diocese of Calgary on 1 July, 2017 (St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10am for a service of Adoration, Scripture, rosary, and the consecration followed by a BBQ).
All parishes in the diocese are invited to pray the consecration prayer at the Vigil Mass on Saturday July 1st. Click here to download the prayer.
The CCCB has provided catechetical materials. Check out resources here.
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.
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.