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The Shepherd Speaks—Fr. Eli Canete
“Whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14: 25-33)
Being a Christian involves two basic movements: COME and GO. At all times, Jesus invites us, “ COME, FOLLOW ME! And after following Him, Jesus will send us in a mission, “ Go and proclaim the Good News! In both situations, we are invited to respond YES so that God’s plan will be fulfilled. Remember, God always initiates the call, but we have the last word, YES. Click HERE to read more.
The Role of the Catholic University in the 21st Century | Sep 26
2022 Catholic Women’s League Annual Lecture in Catholic Studies at St. Mary’s University – Listen to a panel discussion on the purpose of a Catholic university and how it is distinct from secular/non-Catholic institutions. In this riveting discussion, we will explore how Catholic Intellectual Tradition (characterized by rigorous intellectual inquiry and with rich roots in the past) can serve as a creative guide for transforming Catholic higher education in the 21st century.
Canada’s Catholic Bishops are thankful for the Historic Visit from Pope Francis. Official Statement
Pope Francis’ address to a delegation of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec. Read Full Address
Meeting with young people and elders in the primary school square, Iqaluit. Read Full Address
Mass for Reconciliation at the National Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupré, Quebec. Read Full Homily
- Shine like stars, work together like a hockey team, Pope tells youth in Iqaluit (The Catholic Register)
- Oblates in Canada building a new relationship with indigenous peoples (Vatican News)
- The meanings and symbolisms behind the Papal Visit liturgy with Fr. Cristino Bouvette (S+L Media)
- Volunteers at the Plains of Abraham(S+L Media)
- Artist Timothy Schmalz shares about creating the statue of Mary Undoer of Knots for the Papal Visit (S+L Media)
- Alison and Jonathan, two Indigenous dancers ready to heal, one step at a time. (S+L Media)
“We must begin with ourselves: pastors, who should not feel themselves superior to our brothers and sisters in the People of God; consecrated persons, who should live fraternally with the freedom of obedience in life in community; seminarians, who should prepare themselves to become docile and available servants; and pastoral workers, who should not understand service as power. This is where we must start.” ~Pope Francis, Vespers, July 28, 2022.
We acknowledge that Treaty 7 territory, on which we stand, is the ancestral land of the Indigenous Peoples and is common home to everyone in virtue of God our Creator’s gracious gift. Learn more about Residential Schools and our ongoing work in healing and reconciliation in the Diocese of Calgary.
Faithfully – Custodians of Beauty
Highlights from the latest Faithfully, 2022:
Employment opportunities in parishes and Catholic organizations throughout the Diocese.
Please visit catholicyyc.ca/careers for more information and application details.
Resources & Announcements
- How to Use Material Possessions? This is a tough gospel today. An employee squanders the boss’s property. That same employee, on firing, gives away even more. What is the point? Don’t let possessions possess. In the words of Amos, the prophet, do not trample the needy or destroy the poor.
- What do I own that controls my life?
- How can I trust more in God than in the things I have?
- How will I tend to the poor and needy with this merciful behaviour: __________?
- Resources for children
- Kid’s challenge this week: When you think about what’s important to you, which comes first? God? Your friends and family, including our brothers and sisters around the world? Or your toys and clothes and other things? Colour this illustration of a woman donating to charity. Think of ways we can show that people are more important to us than money and possessions, and write or draw one or two of their ideas on the back of the illustration. (CAFOD)
- St. Andrew Kim Tae-Gon, Priest & St. Paul Chong Ha-Sang and companions, Martyrs (Feast Day: Sep. 20) | Christianity now has a home in Korea and, more importantly, in Korean hearts, in large part because of this heroic martyr. Read more
- A prayer on the feast of St. Matthew (Feast Day: Sep. 21) | In the spiritual life, we will often feel unworthy of being a Christian. We think that our sins are too much and that we could never turn back to God. Read more
- The saint of the new millennium: Padre Pio (Feast Day: Sep. 23)
Born of humble parentage in the farming village of Pietrelcina, little Francesco Forgione was destined to revive in the 20th Century the Franciscan love of God and of fellow man. In an era when educated persons say “we must see in order to believe,” Padre Pio is God’s answer! Here is the humble friar whose existence exemplified Franciscan humility and yet coexisted continually in the presence of the supernatural—the priest who lived in two worlds simultaneously. Read more
- Introduction to First Nations Studies
A continuing education program for Catholic clergy and lay ministers, led by teams of Indigenous and non-Indigenous instructors, modelling respectful and reconciling relationships. More info
- Rosary Coast to Coast 2022
This year, Rosary Coast to Coast will be held on Sunday, October 9. You are invited to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, the holy rosary and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on this day. More info
- Catholic Classics – a new podcast
Informative and enriching, these 20-30 mins episodes will allow you to learn from the Church’s most revered saints and teachers as you seek to cultivate your spiritual life. This season, Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P. will guide you through Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church. More info
- September/October 2022 Calendar Highlights
- Sep 19 | Spiritual Direction: What is it and how it helps at FJC Centre
- Sep 20 | Pastoral Care: The Art of Accompaniment
- Sep 22 | An evening of Reconciliation and openness
- Sep 23 | Marriage Preparation (virtual) weekend
- Sep 25 | World Day of Migrants & Refugees
- Sep 25 | Secular Franciscan Information Sesion
- Sep 26 | The Role of Catholic University in the 21st Century
- Sep 27 | Young Adult Come & See at FCJ Centre
- Sep 28 | Living in Harmony with Creation at FCJ Centre
- Sep 30 | Mass for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Oct 1 | Bereavement Support & Care Training
- Oct 2 | Blessing of Pets at Mount St. Francis
- Oct 2 | A Catholic Conversation on Intimacy with Dr Sri & Beth Sri
- Oct 9 | Rosary Coast to Coast
- Oct 13 | Creative self-care to enhance well being at FCJ Centre
- Oct 14 | Braiding Together: Dialogue towards truth – RMEC Conference
- Oct 21 | Marriage Preparation at St. Albert the Great
- Oct 22 | Celebration & veneration of St. John Paul II at St. Mary’s Cathedral
- To submit your parish/lay association events – go to catholicyyc.ca/news and click “Add Event”
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