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Safe Environment Policy

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

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


 

Mission Mexico Is Looking For Volunteers

Volunteers needed with the following skills: Graphic Design, Writing. The volunteer(s) will be tasked with preparing the Mission Mexico Annual Newsletters. To apply, contact 403-218-5513 or e-mail


 

St. Pius X needs a pianist

St. Pius 9 am Sunday choir is looking for a piano accompanist. Honorarium will be $75 at each Mass (with attendance to weekly rehearsal). Contact Parish Office at 403-289-3602.


 

Families & Schools Together: Volunteer Opportunity at St Peter School

The Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program of Catholic Family Service is a world-renowned family-based prevention program that supports each member of the family to learn new skills and be the best they can be – at home, at school and in the community. We are looking for caring, encouraging, non-judgmental, and responsible volunteers to support the families involved with F&ST!

Volunteers may include individuals, families, and groups. Volunteers in the F&ST program work well individually and in groups, are positive role models, and are comfortable interacting with children, youth, and families. Volunteers provide support to the F&ST team and families by setting up and cleaning up the program space, preparing food, serving meals, playing with children of all ages, and providing other program support as needed.

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta (Habitat) brings the community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

One of the key challenges for clergy and faith communities is finding new and impactful ways to bring the Divine Presence into the world through acts of loving-kindness and compassion.
So many needs and crises compete for our attention and resources daily that we can easily become overwhelmed. However, providing a safe and affordable home can literally change a person or a family’s world.
The Interfaith Build Project in support of Habitat for Humanity is a unique opportunity for all faith communities to come together to put their faith into action and help build stability and independence for Calgary families in need of affordable housing.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary has made a generous pledge of $300,000 over two years (2017 and 2018). The first pledge of $150,000 came in 2017 and the second pledge will come through fundraising efforts.
There will be many opportunities over the next two years to engage in spreading awareness about the issue of housing instability, raising funds for the Interfaith Build Project and volunteering at our build sites.

For more information:

Please see the attached information if you would like to help with this project.


 

Purse Holders Available

The Holy Trinity CWL council #12 is excited to take on the challenge of a fundraiser for the 2019 national convention which will be held here in Calgary. 

We have come up with an item that was very well received by our members. We are sure that they will be so popular, we are hoping that National CWL will want to add them to their regular line of CWL products. wink

They are $10 each. To order, contact Janet Miles.


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