The NICU at the Alberta Children's Hospital is where our city’s newest mortals, born early or with health problems, receive 24/7 care from teams of medical professionals including Vanessa, a registered nurse.
This is the kind of place where human beings routinely bear witness to some of the most powerful experiences life can offer. There, Vanessa has seen miracles happen. A faithful Catholic, she also knows that not every miracle ends with a baby carried home in the arms of loving parents.
Lent calls us for "a faithful preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter... to celebrate the hope of the Resurrection even in the midst of a threatening pandemic and its devastating effects on our lives." Bishop McGrattan shares with you a Lenten message of hope and true conversion of heart. Read more
Lenten Video Series with Bishop McGrattan
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Alice Matisz shares with you the work of the Spiritual Care Team serving in the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, who has been providing care for the soul of those who are sick. Read about their work and the challenges they encounter during the pandemic. Read more
Lisza Bruder is Lethbridge Catholic young adult in her early 30s, with a doctorate degree in biomolecular science. Suddenly faced with a chronic illness, she had to make some drastic changes in her life, including a career switch. Read more
When Joseph & Maryem were introduced to Jesus, they were living in Iran. Growing more in love with Christ, they took their children and fled to Turkey to escape persecution and seek protection. Then a group of Catholics from Calgary who were in Turkey for a wedding happened to witness their baptism. What happened next? Read more
Pastor Shannon Whitehouse and his wife Lynnette are proud advocates of Catholic Education. Read their letter as they share with complete confidence the values that a great Catholic education instilled in their daughter, which enable her to live out Christian principles in her life. Read more
When COVID hit, St. Matthew School in Calgary did not abandon their four-year devotion to the daily Rosary and Divine Mercy prayers. Through YouTube, Principal Suzanne Kit continued praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy virtually with her staff and students. And was it fruitful? Yes! Read more
Growing up, Lindsay often recited her “life checklist”: by 27, she would have a full-time job teaching, her own home, and married with a baby on the way. But this wasn't God's timeline. At age 31, God held her hand through a painful breakup, but then the rest is a beautiful Valentine story! Read more
Even decades later, the effects of a chance conversation remain with Wayne and his wife. This continues to be part of how they raise their own daughters and how they counsel other families that they encounter. If you're intrigued about the frog in the title, then you'll just have to... Read more
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17.
Together we prepare for the great Easter mysteries by committing ourselves to fulfill our baptismal call to maturity, holiness, service, and community.
Not sure where to start? Check out our #CatholicYYC Lent guide below.