November 23, 2018:
A friendly episcopal wager between Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa and Bishop McGrattan of Calgary for Sunday afternoon’s Grey Cup between Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders will benefit needy people in both cities. The Archbishop and Bishop are wagering $100 donations to aid the poor in their cities. If Ottawa wins, Bishop McGrattan will send $100 to the Shepherds Good Hope, and a package of prairie oysters! If Calgary wins, Archbishop Prendergast will send $100 to Feed the Hungry, plus a package of BeaverTails.
November 25, 2018:
November 28, 2018
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, communities across Canada will mark that moment in history by ringing 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.
In the Diocese of Calgary, we encourage all parishes to join in this celebration by ringing their church bells at local sunset time (4:54 pm in Calgary) on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11. The Bells of Peace Ceremony aims to gather a soundwave of bells as they toll 100 times from coast to coast to recognize the people who helped shape the Great War.
List of Catholic churches in the Diocese of Calgary that will be ringing the bells on Remembrance Day (Sunset time):
Catholic Pastoral Centre Staff and Guest Writers