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Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life

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The League is a proud supporter of the Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life program. New and regular blood donors are asked to consider registering for the program under the League’s unique partner identification number (CATH011269). Visit www.blood.ca/joinpartnersforlife for more information. Encourage members to donate and use the identification number.

Source: https://cwl.ca/communique-02-education-and-health

Following is a step by step guide to registering as a member to your Partners for Life team:

  1. Log onto to www.blood.ca and click on the “Ways to Donate” heading and when the drop down displays, click on the “Donate as a partner” in red:
  2. On the next page, click on the “Register today” button.

  3. This will bring you to the different ways  you can become a partner. Scroll down to the bottom and under the Partners FAQs, click on the plus sign beside the “I have my Partner ID. What next?” option.

  4. A drop down will display, please click on the words “Register as a member online” in red:

  5. This will bring you to the team registration form, where you fill it out with the Partners ID (CATH011269).

  6. After you submit your registration, you will know if you were successful when you receive a Team member registration message:

If you have difficulties completing the registration, please email us directly at with your donor number or phone number on file and we will investigate and get you signed up!


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Sale of Snowflake Gala items

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The 2019 National Convention Planning Committee has decided to sell off the beautiful Chair Covers with Sashes and Champagne Flutes that were part of our very first fundraiser – THE SNOWFLAKE GALA – that was held in 2017. 

No rain checks – first come, first served – while quantities last! 

Here`s a picture of the Chair Covers with Sashes.  They are being sold at $3.00 each.


Those of you who attended our Gala will remember being greeted with these lovely Champagne Flutes.  These are being sold at $1.00 each.


Both the above items are a wonderful addition to any CWL Council or home in our Calgary Diocese. 

Payment to be made in Cash or Cheques made payable to CWL National Convention 2019. Please either call Marilyn at 403-607-9006 or email her.


Alberta Bishops release Funds to D&P

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The Bishops of Alberta will release funds to Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace by the end of this year. They have requested a full accounting of how the 2018 funds are eventually distributed. In addition, the Bishops of Alberta will allow the 2019 collection to take place in their Dioceses during the Lenten season.

Read the full Letter from Bishops of Alberta re: the Development and Peace (Dec. 10) at http://news.calgarydiocese.ca


Safe Environment Policy

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a Safe Environment Policy to protect children and everyone from sexual abuse in the church: Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation. Read the document here. 

Break the cycle of silence. You can choose to talk about it and report abuse. The Diocese of Calgary has launched a Safe Environment web page. Talk to someone you trust or call the toll-free number at 1-833-547-8360.


Scams Alert

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There are many scams going around masquerading as your clergy (priests, deacons or lately, the bishop).

Please exercise caution when responding to email messages.  If you receive unusual emails, check the sender's email address to see whether it is the person’s genuine address. Even if the sender's address looks correct, always verify suspicious emails by phoning the sender. There have been many similar scams reported by several parishes in our diocese and across Canada. 

Note that these scams do not stop at emails. Those in social media should stay vigilant when responding to friend requests or to other compelling posts requiring a response. There are many fake Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts trying to impersonate people you know and our church leaders. Some scammers may take the time to build a relationship with you to gain your trust, before trying to extort money or other things like gift cards.

Please exercise vigilance when you are being charitable. Use the channels you are most familiar with and avoid becoming victims of a scam.

For samples of scam emails see Diocese of Calgary


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For news and events within the Catholic Diocese of Calgary please visit the website for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary.

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