Upcoming Events Jan 19, 2020

Old palms. Knights of Columbus St Joseph Seminary. Alberta Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Sunday of the Word of God. Men of Integrity Conference. Snow removal.

Old Palms – Lent is fast approaching. Please bring your old palms to the church.

Knights of Columbus Meeting – Jan 21, 7:30pm, at the Holy Name Church

Come and See – A weekend live-in, Feb 7-9, at St. Joseph’s Seminary. It is a great opportunity for young men who are seriously looking to discern the priesthood. Come and see what it is all about, ask questions, talk to seminarians and Priests, and spend time in prayer. Contact Fr. Marc, Vocations@CAEdm.ca.

Alberta Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (MAiD) – As the Canadian government prepares to expand access to euthanasia, the Catholic Bishops of Alberta have written a Pastoral Letter to the faithful on this subject. In Remaining True to Christ Now and at the Hour of our Death, they offer a thoughtful reflection on Catholic teaching regarding respect for life and our responsibility to remain faithful to God’s will. All of us will need support at the time of our dying, they write, but assistance to hasten our death, the willful termination of a human life, is a very different matter. The letter offers words of encouragement on preparing for a holy death, and also calls on Catholics to contact their MPs to oppose any expansion of the current law and advocate instead for more access to palliative care. To read the full text, please find in front of the church or visit http://bit.ly/AB-NWTBishopsEuthanasia.

Pope sets special day to honour, study and share the Bible – The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said. By papal decree, the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Jan. 26, 2020 – is to be observed as a special day devoted to “the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” A day dedicated to the Bible will help the church.“ Read more  tinyurl.com/rzzlgbv

Men of Integrity Lead by Example! – Encounter, Empower, Evangelize – Catholic Family Ministries invites all men to this year’s Men of Integrity Conference with keynote speaker and author, Deacon Larry Oney of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He is the author of Divine Mission; Finding Your Hope; Amazed by God’s Grace, and many others. For more information and to register, visit catholicfamilyministries.com.

Snow Removal – Volunteers needed to assist with snow removal at Holy Name Church. Please sign-up in the foyer. Thank you!