The Holy Father encourages each of us with these words found in his Apostolic Letter Patris corde: “Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.”
Sara Francis offers her reflection and a few ideas that will inspire you to think of ways to discover the presence of St. Joseph in your life and keep you anchored in hope.
Bishop McGrattan warns that "It is easy to become complacent especially if there is no direct experience of the COVID-19 virus within our family... but behind each number is a person, a family, loved ones and we believe the dignity of that person reflects God." Bishop McGrattan offers advice on how to care for one another in this time of pandemic. Read more.
The Lawrence's household has a special relationship with St. Joseph. At the beginning of their long-distance dating life, Chelsea and Joseph Lawrence started invoking the intercession of the great Saint with a Novena. Now they are a family of four, and St. Joseph hasn't stopped helping them since. Read more.
What does St. Joseph have to do with physical fitness and naps? Aames Abanto offers five great reasons for Catholic men to adopt St. Joseph as their 2021 patron saint. This lighthearted advice will bring a smile to your face and get you excited for the upcoming Year of St. Joseph. Read more.
Evening Service of Prayer
Join Bishop Todd Atkinson & Deacon Trevor Jameus (Via Apostolica), Rev. Terry Fach (Ambrose University), Fr. Matthew Perreault (Anglican Diocese of Calgary), and Fr. Adrian Martens (Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary) as they celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in an Evening Service of Prayer live-streamed from Ascension Catholic Parish on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 7 to 8 pm | Watch livestream here
Celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life on Feb. 2, at the Feast of The Presentation of the Lord, and in parishes on the weekend of Feb. 6/7, 2021.
Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God's gift of their vocation.
"I recalled how difficult my grade one experience was when I could not speak English. I remembered the shame and humiliation I felt when I was strapped because I could not read." Rose Kostuik turned a juvenile trauma into a blessing for others. Read more.
Pat Siray shares that "... this Ordinary Time in the church is anything but ordinary, it’s a time of grace and thanksgiving." Take a journey with Pat and find ways to transform the little things of ordinary life into an encounter with the Lord. Read more
A new calendar year naturally draws our attention to beginnings. There is great excitement and opportunity in being intentional in growth. Modern society presents so many ways for young people to realize themselves and benefit those around them. Read more
It's cold out there.
This year our world looks and feels different, but our commitment to our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness remains the same.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a Covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for Sunday meals at Feed the Hungry. Walk with us virtually or in-person on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Let's help those experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger – there’s a place for everyone!