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The restoration of the Sunday Obligation
The Bishops of Alberta and NWT have decided to issue in each of their own dioceses the decree restoring the Sunday Obligation which will take effect at the Vigil of Pentecost, June 4, 2022.
The Shepherd Speaks—Fr. Eli Canete
Do you ever feel alone? What does it feel when you want someone to talk to, just to unload a baggage in your life yet you have no one to turn to? How do you cope with loneliness in your life?
We just ended our retreat first week of MAY 2-6, 2022, in Caroline. It was a grace-filled experiences praying and spending time with the Lord . And in one of our faith-sharing, we continue to struggle with being alone in the parish. This is a struggle of every priest. You are a member of every family in your community yet belonging to none because you are also far from your own family. Do we ever feel alone? We all do at times. READ MORE
Second Collection | May 22
On Sunday, May 22, there will be a second collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works. This National Collection was established by the Bishops of Canada in 1970. The funds collected help the Pope contribute to charitable causes around the world, particularly toward aiding victims of war, famine and natural disasters. The Pope’s Pastoral Works displays Christ’s love and compassion for people in desperate need. Please give generously. To give online, click here.
Our Lady of the Cape in Calgary & Canmore
Beginning May 1, the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada, Queen of the Holy Rosary will be traveling from Canada’s Shrine of Notre Dame Du Cape, Trois-Rivières, Quebec across Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Consecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
To mark the second anniversary of the Dedication of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies, the pilgrim statue tour will visit the Diocese of Calgary from May 22 to June 2, 2022. We hope to honour Our Blessed Mother by providing the faithful the opportunities to venerate Canada’s National Madonna; to promote consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and to encourage enrolment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.
Tour Schedule in Calgary & Canmore:
- May 25 & 27 (evenings) | St. Albert the Great
- May 28-29 | St. Mary’s Cathedral
- May 29-30 | The Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies
- May 31 | Holy Spirit Church
- June 1 | Canadian Martyrs Church
- June 2 | Sacred Heart Church
Please visit catholicyyc.ca/OurLady for more information (detailed schedule, rosary rallies, school visits, prayers etc.)
Catholic Education Week (May 23-27)
Catholic Education Week is an annual event in the month of May which celebrates the important and vital role that our Catholic schools play in the province of Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Publicly funded Catholic education provides a faith-based education to more than 180,000 students in Alberta.
You are invited to celebrate Catholic Education Week 2022! Across Alberta and in each Catholic school district, Catholic Education Week is recognized with uniting prayer events and specific actions. Rebuild, restore, renew together! Included the special edition of May GrACE Newsletter are all the links and information you need to celebrate Catholic education in your school, community and home.
On Friday, May 27, at 10 am, Bishop McGrattan of the Diocese of Calgary will celebrate Mass to close the Catholic Education Week. To join the Mass online, click here.
- Letter from the Bishops of Alberta and the NWT for Catholic Education Week
- Read May GrACE Newsletter
Hike for Life.
Calgary Pro-Life Association is grateful for the support they received during last year’s Virtual Hike for Life celebrating more than 40 years serving Calgary schools offering educational, respect-life presentations. Your help with our Hike for Life is valuable to the success of bringing our two educational, pro-life Respect Life programs to thousands of students in school classrooms in two school districts. Currently the Calgary Pro-Life Association is gearing up for the 42nd Annual Hike For Life.
Easter Message from Bishop McGrattan
- Easter message from Bishop McGrattan for all the faithful
An apology from the Holy Father
During the Final Audience with all the Indigenous Delegation, the Holy Father expressed “sorrow and shame” for the abuse and lack of respect for Indigenous identities, culture and spiritual values in the residential school system. He said, “I ask for God’s forgiveness and I want to say to you with all my heart: I am very sorry. And I join my brothers, the Canadian bishops, in asking your pardon.”
- Read the full address from Pope Francis to the Indigenous Delegation
- Read the latest statement from CCCB: Canada’s Catholic Bishops welcome Pope Francis’ apology
GrACE Summit 2022
As we rebuild, restore and renew together, all stakeholders in Catholic Education are invited to join the GrACE movement across Alberta to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic education in our province. Come and join the GrACE Summit 2022 “Catholic Education: Together“.
Read the latest newsletter from GrACE
Employment opportunities in parishes and Catholic organizations throughout the Diocese.
Please visit catholicyyc.ca/careers for more information and application details.
Resources & Announcements
- Sixth Sunday of Easter – Bulletin Shorts, free to use
Keeping the Lord’s Word. Love me. Keep my words. Will teach you everything. Be not afraid. What an Easter message! From the other side of death, the living Jesus still embraces us, still teaches us, still wants the best of everything for us.
- How will I love God today? What impact will that have on someone else?
- How can I be at peace and trust in the Lord’s care for me?
- How will I shed fear and not let my heart be troubled?
(Source: Diocese of Springfield)
- Resources for children
- Kid’s challenge this week: Pray the rosary this week, on your own or with your family, and pray for world leaders; that they may do all they can to make the world a peaceful place for everyone to live in. (CAFOD)
- World Day of Prayer for the Church in China (May 24)
May 24 is the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians, and it was proclaimed a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China as an act of solidarity with the faithful in China, and in all Asia. Pray the prayer of Pope Benedict XVI to Our Lady of Sheshan.
- Vigil of Pentecost with CCCRS and Bishop McGrattan
The Calgary Catholic Charismatic Renewal Society (CCCRS) invites you to the Vigil of Pentecost Mass with Bishop McGrattan on Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 pm at Ascension Catholic Parish, followed by Adoration, talk and praise & worship. Theme: “Walking together in challenging times.” Read more
- St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy lineups in May 2022
Young adults: Check out St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy’s lineups of exciting activities in May 2022.
- CCEF Inaugural Gala
Join CCEF for an evening of celebrating Catholic education at our inaugural CCEF Gala on Friday, May 27 at 6 pm at Hotel Arts. The evening will be hosted by award-winning interviewer and writer, Dave Kelly who will feature inspiring conversations with Fr. Raymond DeSouza, live performance by Sofia Durante and so much more. Your support of Catholic education will make a difference in the lives of students right here in Calgary and surrounding areas. Purchase tickets here
- Reminder: Laudato Si’ Week 2022
May 22-29, 2022 will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care and unite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of God’s creation. Laudato Si’ Week 2022 is sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by Laudato Si’ Movement
- Billings Ovulation Method – Online introduction
Online introduction to the Billings Ovulation Method®, a natural fertiltiy regulation system will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm. 78% pregnancy achievement rate, 99% effective for avoiding pregnancy. Bilings can accomodate irregular cycles and times of transition too (post partum, peri-menopause, coming off hormonal birth control, PCOS, etc). Read more
- St. Bede the Venerable (Feast day May 25)
Renowned for his love of teaching and learning, St. Bede was known for his modesty and for the joy with which he lived out his monastic vocation. Bede is especially remembered for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, and his other writings include commentaries on Sacred Scripture, history and lives of the Saints. Read more
- 5 Tips for finding a good mood, from St. Philip Neri (Feast day May 26)
St. Philip Neri is known as the patron saint of joy, because he was convinced that cheerfulness should be a mark of those who follow Christ. Here are five quotes from the fun-loving saint to help us live in better spirits. Read more
- St. Augustine of Canterbury (Feast day May 27)
Augustine of Canterbury comes across today as a very human saint, one who could suffer like many of us from a failure of nerve. Augustine’s perseverance amidst obstacles and only partial success teaches today’s apostles and pioneers to struggle on despite frustrations and be satisfied with gradual advances. Read more
- An interview with Santiago Torres
Chris Moraes (President of the Serra Club of Calgary for Vocations) sat down with Santiago at his home parish of St. Bonaventure to ask him about his vocation journey and his upcoming Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate. Get to know our newest Transitional Deacon.
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