"I am among you as the one who serves. (Lk. 22:27)

MINISTRIES

Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love. — Evangelii Gaudium

We believe strongly that every person is a gift from God and we are all endowed with talents for the good of ourselves and for the good of others. It is our hope that all in our community will take the time to reflect on our gifts and talents and see where God is calling us to use them for the greater good of the community around us.

By sharing our gifts in the church’s ministries, we are able to create what Pope Francis has repeatedly called for: a culture of encounter

Here at CMP, we have a number of ministries that could be strengthen by your involvement.  Please check out the list of ministries below and if you feel that you have a gift to offer, please email secretary@canadianmartyrsparish.ca or call 403 284 3311 or fill out the form below and we will reach out to you.

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Lector

Through the careful proclamation of the Word of God, the lector helps to open our hearts to receive God’s message more clearly.

Sacramental Preparation

While all members of the parish support the initiation of new members into the Catholic Church, parishioners are needed to take on a more direct role in assisting in the preparation of those who wish to receive the sacraments.

Music Ministry

The Canadian Martyrs’ music ministry supports Eucharistic celebrations by providing liturgical music for the weekend Masses and on special occasions. All are welcome in the choir and participants range
from high school students to senior citizens.

Altar Server

Altar Server Ministry at CMP aims to enrich our children with true knowledge, deep appreciation and active participation with our Catholic Faith, i.e. to start young in living a faithful life through serving at the Altar of God.

Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister

During Mass, the EMHCs assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion. "Those selected to serve as EMHCs should be fully initiated members of the community who strive to live the Christian life ... who take their faith seriously and desire to grow in that faith."
(Calgary Diocese website)

Usher

Ushers assist with the flow of the Mass.
These parishioners greet, seat and direct those who participate in Mass and other services
at the church.

Parish Website

The parish website ministry supports communication with Canadian Martyrs Parish and promotes its various activities and events.

Youth Choir

Youth from grades 4 to high school participate in weekly sessions in preparation for leading the music ministry at the 10:45 a.m. Mass
on a monthly basis.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

"Rooted in the Word of God, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey of evangelization, formation,
and apprenticeship in the Christian life."
(Calgary Diocese website)
Volunteers assist with the faith formation of those wishing to be baptized and brought to full communion in the church.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care involves providing spiritual support through prayer and visits to parishioners who are unable to participate in parish activities such as those who are in hospital or unable to travel to the church.

Light of Jesus

Members of this community work together to share the light of Jesus through evangelization, discipleship, worship, spiritual formation, and support of parish activities.

Pastoral Parish Council

The PPC is responsible for the pastoral vision and ministry of the parish. The PPC is to be representative of the whole parish in its membership, acting as an advisory body to the Pastor and to support his role as shepherd.

Parish Spiritual Renewal

This ministry invites parishioners on a
journey of self-discovery, allowing oneself
to be renewed by the Holy Spirit.
By hosting guest speakers, we hope
to understand and learn from their experience
as a guide in our spiritual journey here
at Canadian Martyrs Parish.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Volunteers with the St. Vincent de Paul Society
- a non-for-profit charity -
gather donations from parishioners, stock food pantry shelves, and pack emergency food hampers for the parish office to distribute.

Children's Ministry

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program remains a favourite among parents and children alike as it spreads the joy of learning scripture and liturgy within the atrium environment, extending that joy to beyond the atrium.

Vocation Foster Ministry

More information to be provided.

Couples & Singles for Christ

Couples for Christ Global (CFC Global), Couples for Christ family, Singles for Christ (SFC), and CFC-Youth (CFC-Y) serve in many different ministries of Canadian Martyrs parish.
Our continuing partnership with the parish allows us to strengthen the core and expand our reach to achieve our CFC mission of "Building the Church of the home & Building the Church of the poor" and our vision of "Families in the Holy spirit renewing the face of the Earth."

Parish Financial Council

The main focus of this council is the tracking of revenue and expenses with attention to decreasing expenses.
Other activities include ongoing capital renewal fundraising and other improvements required to maintain again infrastructure as well as investigating alternatives for eGiving using modern technologies.

Parish Property Admin

The Parish Property Administration Committee (PPAC) is responsible for the overall maintenance and care of the church building, keeping it in good and safe working condition.
It also ensures that the church structure and grounds are maintained as a visually appealing and comfortable atmosphere
for the ministry of the parish.

School Outreach

The School Outreach ministry involves promoting activities and communication between the parish and
St. Francis and St. Margaret schools.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

To support families with the faith formation of their children, volunteers organize and lead the Children's Liturgy of the Word during various 10:45 a.m. Sunday Masses.

Scripture Study

Volunteers lead groups in a guided encounter of scripture in the Catholic tradition.

Parish Social & Hospitality Ministry

Volunteers help to set up coffee after both Masses on Sunday. There are other volunteers that can be called on if help is needed for parish events or a funeral reception.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary's main purpose is to glorify God and the holiness of its members.
Activities include leading and encouraging others to join and to pray the Rosary before the Vigil and Sunday Masses, and to encourage others to take on this leadership.
The Legion also supports other ministries such as school outreach, liturgy, and pastoral care.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that volunteers in the parish through various ministries and organizes opportunities for fellowship in support of the workings of the parish.

Canadian Martyrs Parish Ministry Inquiry

Select the ministry you are interested in learning more about.
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