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Coldest Night of the Year

The Diocese is honoured to be the host partner for Coldest Night of the Year for the fourth year in a row. Once again Feed the Hungry will be partnering with KAIROS Calgary and the Mustard Seed. We'll be raising funds for Feed the Hungry, the Mustard Seed and to pay down the mortgage on Bankview Apartments. All these efforts are to support our neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness in Calgary. We'd love to have you walk with us on February 25, 2017. It’s not too late to start a team or join one already in existence. We still need volunteer Route Marshalls to make sure our Walkers have a safe & fantastic experience. For more information visit www.cnoy.org/calgary.

34th Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross

Our 34th Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross will be on Good Friday, April 14th, 2017. We need volunteers as readers, cross bearers and help with crowd control, volunteer registration, First Aid and lost persons. We are especially in need of volunteers with First Aid or those interested in helping out with Lost Persons. Volunteers for these positions will need to have a security clearance, which we can help facilitate. If you would like to help, please register at www.wayofthecross.ca. We will need to have a registration completed for each person volunteering. Any questions please contact marilou.legeyt@calgarydiocese.ca. or call 403-218-5519.

Prison Ministry Workshop

This education workshop will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays starting March 7, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 – 17 Ave SW. The workshop is open to current volunteers or those interested in prison ministry. Various speakers will present on topics including the criminal justice system, addictions, the ministry of presence and prison ministry and our faith. To register or for more information, please contact Marilou at 403-218-5519 or marilou.legeyt@calgarydiocese.ca.

Development and Peace Share Lent Campaign Workshop

“Women at the Heart of Change” is the theme for Share Lent 2017. Come and hear about women who have dared to make their voices heard and contributed to laying the foundation for an inclusive society. We also pay tribute to women who have inspired us. Special guest will be Michelle Hoogveld who will share stories from her recent solidarity tour of Cambodia. March 11, 2017 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 1600 Acadia Dr. SE. 10:00am - 2:00pm. All are welcome to attend Mass at 9:00am. Lunch will be potluck. Please call 403-218-5523 to register. Cost is free.

ENCOUNTERING JESUS IN LENT

A retreat for single women, ages 18+ will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am to 4pm at St. Cecilia’s Church, 321 – 90th Ave SE, Calgary. Please register by March 6th on Facebook: www.facebook.com/calgaryvocationsretreat or email: Sr. Terry, f.c.j. at tksmithfcj@yahoo.ca or call 403-228-3623.

The Art of Christians, Muslims and Jews: Conflict or Coexistence?

Since the beginning of modern art history, “western” art historians have looked to the study of history to help us understand art… to interpret it, in its own time. But an art historian is equally interested in studying art to help us understand history. Art brings with it a reflection of its time in a way that often sidesteps the “official history”. History may be written by the victors, but art is made by everyone. And so art has the power to help us see into history from myriad points of view. Professor Schmidt and Tony Luppino will help us explore this period from different perspectives to see what we can learn. Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:00 pm at Calgary JCC, 1607 – 90 Avenue SW. Refreshments and Discussion to follow. Fee: $10, please RSVP: Rochelle 403-246-0382, rochyrab@gmail.com Members, Students: Free

Ecumenical Lenten Evening prayer

Join St. Luke’s Church (1566 Northmount Dr. NW, Calgary) and Hope Lutheran (3527 Boulton Rd. NW, Calgary) in praying for Christian unity at the important division of Christians since the Protestant Reformation began 500 years ago. Pray and join in fellowship with Lutheran and Protestant Christians as we hear sermons from various Clergy from both denominations.
Hope Lutheran Church Mar. 8 & 22, April 5
6:00pm -7pm: free soup and bread supper
7:00- 7:45pm : prayer
St. Luke’s Catholic Church Mar. 15th & 29:
6:00pm - 7pm: free soup and bread supper
7:00- 7:45pm : prayer

Faith Enrichment for Seniors

The Faith enrichment for Seniors group will be held on Monday March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, and April 3, 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

Billings Ovulation Method -- Basic Teacher Training Workshop (Part 1)

The NFP Association of Alberta is in urgent need of Billings Ovulation Method® Teachers to meet increasing demand for service throughout Southern AB. Training involves 2 workshops and supervised practicum. Candidates will be prepared to offer personalized education to couples facing infertility, wishing to postpone pregnancy, and/or monitor reproductive health. This workshop all be held March 24-26 at St. Bonaventure Parish in Calgary. To register: billingslife.ca/get-involved/become-a-teacher.

Retrouvaille Calgary Weekend Retreat

A Lifeline for Marriages. Two people are joined together in marriage. Along life’s journey, we may lose our way and start to grow apart. Retrouvaille provides a ‘road map’ to help us find our way again by teaching communication skills and providing the tools to improve our relationships. Call for help today, 403-879-7893, coordinator@RetrouvailleCalgary.com or www.helpourmarriagecalgary.com. Next weekend retreat is March 10-12, 2017.

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.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Weekend Retreat

The retreat offers a journey of healing and reconciliation for women and men who are suffering distress from a past abortion experience. It will be facilitated by professional counselors who are specially trained to deal with the trauma associated with this experience. The next retreat is scheduled for March 17-18, 2017. For more information or to register call Project Rachel at 403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-597-3223. You may also e-mail info@projectrachelsa.ca.

Married Couples Retreat

Is your marriage thriving or just surviving? We invite you to take your relationship to a whole new level. Discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Divine Mercy Centre, (15206 Township Road 262, Calgary, AB T3P-1A7). For information and to register contact Sr. Katrina at 587-755-1019 or dmccalgary@gmail.com

Employment Opportunity

Music Leader

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Parish located in NW Calgary invites applications for a Music Leader or Cantor for Sunday masses at 10:45 am and a Cantor for Sunday masses at 9:00 am.  For more information about these positions, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at http://www.calgarydiocese.ca/articles/employment-opportunities.html. Competition closes on March 1, 2017.

For more information about this publication email jane.ediau@calgarydiocese.ca 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 2T2

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