The parish website ministry supports communication with Canadian Martyrs Parish and promotes its various activities and events.
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 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.
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.
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. Currently, this service is not being offered.
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.