News, Events, Workshops
Sing at OneRock Mass (WYD at Home)
The Diocese of Calgary is joining forces with five other Diocese in Alberta to reach all of our youth and young adults. One Rock, which has been a home for vibrant faith-filled Christian music festival for young adults and their families in the past three years, will be a home for WORLD YOUTH DAY AT HOME 2013.
The liturgies will be held on Saturday, July 27 (11 am) and Sunday July 28 (Noon). Both liturgies will be accompanied with the BISHOPS OF ALBERTA and the priests and deacons throughout these dioceses. Come and join the festive celebration. We welcome all singers - all ages and experience!
We have asked Jean-Louis Bleau (who is the current director for the Mount Royal University Youth Chorus, the Cum Vino Cantus choir, the Calgary Men's Chorus, and the choir at Calgary's St. Gerard's Parish) to be the music director for One Rock liturgies. His passion for choral music is evident through his unique and expressive conducting style and his enthusiastic approach to rehearsals. Come and share Jean-Louis' vision for the liturgical music at One Rock 2013, and be a part of the historic centennial event of the year! (even if it's only to check-out the other side of this picture)
So, what's the requirements?
- Learn your part prior to the first rehearsal. A vocal assessment can be set up if you do not know which part you should sing.
- Attendance at all 3 rehearsals. Exceptions made only in consultation with the music director.
All rehearsals will be at St. Mary's Cathedral (219 – 18 Ave. SW, Calgary) at 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Wednesday evenings (July 3, 10, 17 and 24). Call time on June 27 & 28 is 10 am.
or call the Office of Liturgy at (403) 218-5511.
A Day with the Psalms: Workshop for Cantors
The Sacred Music Committee & Office of Liturgy present an in depth workshop in which cantors will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding and execution of psalms in the liturgy.
- Saturday, September 21, 2013 (9 am - 3 pm), St. Martha's Church, Lethbridge (355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB)
- Saturday, September 28, 2013 (9 am - 3 pm), St. Luke's Church, Calgary (1566 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta)
Sessions at a Glance:
- Psalms as Human Prayers
- Psalms in the Liturgy
- Tools jor Singing Psalms in the Liturgy
- Individual Coaching [group setting}
Registration Fee: $25 [includes print resources]
Space is LIMITED. Please register early.
Registration Deadline: Sept. 9, 2013.
Candellation Deadline: Sept. 10, 2013.
Contact Office of Liturgy at (403) 218-5511 or (403) 218-5524
A Roman Catholic Vision for Liturgical Media Art
Ready for a workshop about using media in parishes and schools (especially teachers, musicians, artists, and media technicians)?
Many of our churches and schools are using media in worship. Given the sacramental and liturgical nature of Catholic worship, we need a new model for the use of media art in Catholic worship, one that respects the dynamics and flow of Catholic liturgy and one that supports our call to all the faithful for their full, conscious, active participation (internally and externally).
The Western Conference of Liturgy presents a dynamic workshop with Dr. Eileen Crowley to explore the appropriate use of presentational technologies in Catholic worship.
- Friday October 18 (7-10 pm) & Saturday October 19 (9 am – 4 pm)
- St. Gerard's Church, Calgary.
Details and registration information coming soon!
WCC Conference: Evangelizing through the Lens of Faith and Culture
People come to the Church for many reasons. Among them are: deeper meaning, community, or simply to get their children into the Catholic School. They may also come with a cultural worldview that is different than ours (e.g., Asian, African, Hispanic, rural, postmodern, etc.). Some are baptized in other Christian traditions. Others have no concept of who Jesus is. This gives our ministry a tremendous opportunity and many challenges for evangelization.
Western Conference for the Catechumenate is holding a conference to explore these issues. In addition, it will also explore the unique dimensions of initiation peculiar to the baptized.
Where: F C J Christian Life Centre
When: June 7 ( 6:30PM - 9:30 PM) and June 8 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Registration: $150 per person. Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Rev. Msgr. Michael Clay, D. Min.
The Second Vatican Council
What was it and why is it important today?
Episcopal Commission for Doctrine Canadian Conference of Catholic BishopsOctober 11, 2012. This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of a momentous event: the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Today, however, many Catholics – particularly the young – have scarcely heard of the Council, while others may know very little about it... Please read the document from the CCCB in the links provided below:
Second Vatican Council Resources:
- Documents of the Vatican Council
- Conciliaria - a website dedicated to relive the moving and hope-filled days of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965)
A procession of Cardinals enters St. Peter's in Rome, opening the Second Vatican Council.
Painting by Franklin McMahon.
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