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From the monthly archives: April 2017

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Pastor sees drug crisis up close

“Society itself has got to wake up and smell the roses, because our people are dying,” says Rev. Jim Holland, pastor of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton’s inner city. ”Last week I had three (burials) in one week.”

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New church rises in Lacombe

The ground-breaking ceremony for a new Lacombe church is planned for April 24. Archbishop Richard Smith, Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie and Rod McDermand, Lacombe County Reeve, are expected to attend, as well as children from St. Stephen’s Parish and Father Lacombe Catholic School.

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Inner-city Way of the Cross focuses on social justice

"If Jesus were here today, this is the part of town he’d be hanging out in" – participant in Outdoor Way of the Cross.

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New life in Canada for Syrian family

“We were dead and now we’re alive. It’s like a new beginning, a new life,” said Michlen, as the family prepared for Easter.

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2017 Easter Message from Archbishop Smith

Easter is with us again. Alleluia!! In the wonderful and great solemn liturgies that the Church celebrates to mark Christ’s gift of redemption and new life to the world, we hear once again the stories that are proclaimed very year about the death of Jesus by crucifixion and his subsequent resurrection from the dead.

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New rep appointed to Development and Peace

For Monica Nino, the path to a career in international development began in rural Ngongo, Kenya, in 2011. She was 18 years old, thousands of kilometres from her home and family in Calgary, on a three-week internship, working with women and children living with HIV/AIDS.

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Archbishop Smith expresses condolences to Coptic Christians on Egypt bombings

“It is with profound sadness that I write to you on this holy feast day, to express my personal condolences and those of our whole Archdiocese, following the terrible bombing attacks perpetrated against our sisters and brothers and your sanctuaries this day in Egypt.”

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Questioning God's call is natural: Bishop McGrattan

McGrattan said the seminary is where students can determine if they are being called by God. “The Lord needs to test us. He needs to make sure that our calling of Him is authentic.”

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Young Edmontonian evangelizes in Ireland

“I was hesitant. My parents were worried I would go off to a random country and be a missionary but ta da, I’m here,” said Dmitri, a lifelong parishioner of St. Thomas More Parish in southwest Edmonton.

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