General Information

New Parishioners

Welcome, new parishioners! We invite you to register at the registration desk in the foyer where you will also find contribution envelopes.

Baptism of Infants

All baptism inquiries and applications go to the parish office: office@stceciliacalgary.com Requirements for Baptism:
  1. Application Form available at the registration desk, from the parish office or here.
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate of child to be baptized.
  3. Completion of Baptism Preparation Class.
  4. Proof of Confirmation of both Godparents. This may take several months if proof is being obtained from another country. Godparents must be at least 16 years old and fully Confirmed Roman Catholics. You cannot have more than one male and one female Godparent. If your chosen Godparent is married, they must have been married in the Catholic Church and provide their Catholic Marriage Certificate.
  5. Letter of Permission from your parish if you are not a registered member of St. Cecilia’s, or if you do not live in our parish boundary.
  6. Meeting with Fr. Paul once all paperwork is complete.
Register for baptism 1-2 months in advance. The Preparation Session is held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Baptisms take place on Sundays only, after the 11 am Mass at 12:30 pm.

Baptism of School Aged Children

If you are wishing to baptize your child aged 7 or more please contact the parish office. Your child will require sacrament instruction classes.

Our Parish Catechumenate

Preparation for adults, youth and school age children for baptism and/or membership in the Catholic Church to take place at the Easter Vigil. For more information call the Parish Office.

Sacramental and Religious Education Programs

St. Cecilia’s assists parents in preparing their children for the sacraments of Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation through parish based programs. Brochures with dates and times & registration are available at the back of the church or contact the parish office for details

Young Adults, Youth, Family and Children’s Programs

We offer extensive programs as we are committed to help children, youth, and young adults to grow in faith. Check the bulletin or call the Parish Office.

Marriages

Contact the parish office at least six months (Second marriages a minimum of 12 months) prior to your wedding. An initial interview with one of the parish priests is essential to confirm your wedding date. A program of preparation will be initiated at that time. Times for weddings are Saturdays 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

Health Care and Visiting Apostolate

Our parish Pastoral Team visits the sick, the elderly and the lonely in homes and hospitals and brings Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins. For this and other apostolic programs please call the parish office.

Union of Catholic Apostolate (UAC)

The UAC is our “Pallottine” group of laity, religious and priests, for the Renewal of Faith and Love in all the Baptized. Inspired by the Charism of St. Vincent Pallotti we know ourselves as “Called By Name” and “Sent as Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father.” For more information contact one of the parish priests.

Facilities Bookings

We encourage the various organizations within the parish to use our facilities. However, these must be booked through the office and entered on the master calendar to avoid any unnecessary conflicts. Contact the parish office at office@stceciliacalgary.com or call the office at 403-252- 2790 to book a room.

REMINDER

All groups that book meeting rooms or the hall on a regular basis throughout the year are asked to submit their desired day of the week and time to the office by the end of August 2016. This will enable the office staff to enter these bookings in the calendar and prevent any overlaps or double bookings of rooms.

Bulletin Notices

Bulletin notices should be received at the office by 4:00 p.m. each Wednesday in order to be included in the upcoming weekend bulletin. Your promptness will enable office staff to meet their deadlines.