Ministries & Groups

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St. Patrick’s Parish has a variety of ministries and groups for all ages, talents, and interests. This page is being updated periodically, so check back often for updates and information. Interested in joining one or many of these ministries and groups? Call the Parish Office to be put in touch with the coordinator of that ministry or group if it isn’t listed on the entry page.

Altar Servers 

Gr. 4 & older, assist the Priest at Mass. Altar servers must have received their 1st Eucharist.

Baptismal Preparation Team 

A ministry for helping parents who are seeking baptism for their child. This requires home visitors, hospitality, and catechist teams who run our monthly Sunday workshops for parents.

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids (new!)

Help alleviate the hunger faced by children in our local schools. St. Patrick’s prepares healthy lunches for students in need. Volunteer teams assemble the meals, deliver them, and shop for supplies.

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Bulletin Stapling 

This is a one-hour commitment on Friday mornings approximately once every 4 to 6 weeks. Duties are simply to arrange the bulletin pages in order and staple them together for distribution to our parishioners. 

Catholic Women’s League

Supports Catholic women through fellowship and spiritual refreshment. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, with social activities, as planned.

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Children’s Liturgy  

On hiatus until further notice.

Children’s Scriptural Rosary

Come pray the rosary on the second Friday of each month at 7:15 p.m. This group provides an opportunity for the youth to grow in leadership and Marian spirituality. Enrich your prayer life and your relationship with your children. Come get to know other families in the parish; new families are always welcome!  

Collection Counters 

We meet at 12 noon for 2 hours on Sundays. Scheduled every 5 or 6 weeks.

Couples For Christ 

A movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of family life.

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Decorating Committee

Prepares, sets up and maintains the church environment for the liturgical seasons throughout the year.

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers 

Assist the clergy in distributing the Holy Eucharist. Mandatory fall workshop. 

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Fellowship Group

Members meet Tuesday afternoons for fellowship and to play cards or games.

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Gift Families

Present the hosts & wine at Mass.

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Funeral Ministry

This is a growing ministry seeking new members! Your responsibilities would be to assist the presider with the funeral Mass as sacristan and Eucharistic minister. Training is provided.

Funeral Receptions 

Assist the team with preparing and serving refreshments after funeral services.

Knights of Columbus

A men’s group which supports all aspects of parish life. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

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Our Parish Library is open after every Mass, and during Parish Office hours. Entrance is opposite the Parish Office. Volunteers help after weekend Masses, process new books, projects, etc.

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Legion of Mary 

The Legion of Mary of St Patrick’s Church meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Father Lacombe Room. The Junior Legion (ages 7-18) meet every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Bishop Henry Room.

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Maranatha Group

Come join other parishioners in fellowship and in deepening your faith. 

Music Ministry

Share your instrumental or vocal talents with one of our eight choirs! Every Mass with the exception of the 7:30 a.m. Sunday liturgy has a choir. We also have the Resurrection Choir, which serves the parish for funerals. 

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Oblates of St. Benedict

Come be spiritually shaped and formed by the spirituality of St. Benedict. Led by Fr. Jerome, learn to apply the ‘Rule of St. Benedict’ to your life. Open to all parishioners. The Oblates will meet on every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

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Parent & Tot Group

St. Patrick’s has a Wednesday morning group of parents who gather for fellowship, prayer and support.

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Pastoral Care

Visits the sick and shut-ins and brings communion to them. Training required.

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Share announcements and proclaim the Scriptures at Mass. Mandatory training workshop provided by the parish: Next workshops are scheduled for March 21, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and November 7, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm. Please mark your calendar.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

A process enabling non-Catholics to become Catholic. We require sponsors who will journey with the participants. Hospitality help is also needed. We meet Wednesday evenings.

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Sacramental Preparation of Children

Sacrament Preparation for Children is completed in this Parish rather than in your child’s school. Parents participate in the preparation process. Sacramental Prep team members help with preparation for 1st Reconciliation & Eucharist (Gr. 2 and up), 1st Reconciliation ONLY (Gr. 2 and up) and Confirmation (Gr. 6 and up). 

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Assists with set-up for Mass and caring for liturgical vessels/linens.   

Scripture Study & Faith Formation

Bible Studies, Apologetics, Faith Formation, and more! 

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a unique Catholic Ministry that serves people of all faiths who are in need.

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Special Needs Ministry

Our mission is to create a loving, supportive and compassionate community that renews and restores faith and hope to families and children who have special needs.

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Greet people, help seat them at Mass, take up collection and distribute bulletins. This is an excellent ministry for your whole family!

Welcoming Committee

Establishes contact with new  parishioners and hosts welcoming suppers. 

Youth Group

A variety of activities for Junior High/Senior High students of the parish. Leaders, chaperones and advisory members needed.

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