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From the farm to your table

From coast-to-coast, people of faith will give special thanks this weekend for the Canadians whose life’s work produces the food we find on our grocery store shelves and kitchen tables. Two Catholic farmers in our Diocese, Bob Bateman and Kyle Gouw, talk to Faithfully about gratitude and the joy of working God's land. 

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The Laity's Vocation and Mission in the World

The laity have a special vocation to make the Church present and active in the world where they become the “salt and light” in the midst of society. Bishop McGrattan reminds us that even though there is a diversity of ministries, we should all be united in one mission! Read how the laity should live this mission of evangelization. Read more

Our Lady of Peace Mission Cairn Site

When a retired religion teacher Don Lacroix found the historic site of Our Lady of Peace Mission Cairn Site a few years ago, it was such in a bad shape due to deterioration. He then poured his heart into refurbishing the provincial historic site, and persevered for seven years. “It should be on every tourist map,” said Lacroix. Read more.

Around the World with Mary

To celebrate the month of our devotion to the Blessed Mother, Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta are taking us on a tour around the world with some universal images of Mary painted by our local artists. Discover the inspiration behind each artwork, and we hope you find them both beautiful and prayerful. 

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Totus tuus, totally yours

"I have been praying the rosary for years, but it never ever entered my mind to actually make rosaries – that is, not until a visiting priest gave me a hand-made cord rosary at one of our Parish Missions." This was the start of Marta's rosary-making ministry Totus Tuus, which have fruitfully blessed so many people throughout the world! Read more

The beloved daughters

COVID-19 cancelled what was to be the first Catholic Women's Conference in Calgary - but it didn't stop Rikka, Maria and Jessica from following the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Inspired by our Blessed Mother's Magnificat, the Beloved Daughters share about God's generosity, especially at the beginning of their new women ministry. Read more

25 years of blessings

It was back on September 8, 1995 that Clear Water Academy, a private Catholic school, first opened its doors in Calgary. It was such a gift to finally welcome their students back to campus, especially to the new St. Thomas More building, which was completed in time for their 25th Anniversary. Read more

Here I am, send me

"I will go anywhere you want me to go, I will do anything you want me to do, I will say anything you want me to say.” Those are the words that every missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) prays every day. Eloisa Greenwald shares what these words mean in the time of COVID-19. Read more.

Over 230 volunteer hours were invested in growing this year's Feed the Hungry Garden at Mount St Francis Retreat, Cochrane. They harvested 2940 lbs of fresh carrots, potatoes, onions, beets, kohlrabi, zucchini and spaghetti squash for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Watch the video below!

This is true love in action! Thank you for sharing your blessings with our neighbours in need. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!  

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