June Event – The Intersection of Faith and Politics with Jason Kenney

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This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Thursday, June 22nd. We are blessed to have Mr. Jason Kenney, leader of the Alberta P.C. party speaking to us on the topic: The Intersection of Faith and Politics.

It is with great excitement that we announce our June 22nd Catholic Men’s Night speaker: Mr. Jason Kenney.  For his presentation, Mr. Kenny will be talking to us, not just as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta, but as a fellow Catholic man.  His topic is titled: The Intersection of Faith and Politics.

The following points outline some reasons why we think he is a politician worth hearing:

  • A “green light” from Campaign Life Coalition for his “perfect track record” of voting on pro-life and pro-family legislation during his years in federal parliament.
  • Last year, in response to the Minister of Education’s decisions in education, Kenny said, “You know what that means for these ideologues.  …It means social engineering and pedagogical fads in our schools.”
  • In an interview with CTV news in 2005, Kenny was asked about his traditional views on marriage.  His response was, “Marriage — in the eyes of those of us who support traditional marriage — is, by its nature, a heterosexual institution that requires the complementarity of the sexes. Virtually every minority ethnic or religious group in Canada has deeply set tradition with respect to family and marriage.”

All men on the mailing list should receive an email with an invitation and poster. Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made. If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Thursday, June 22, 2017

At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass (8:00 PM)
— Talk Presented by Mr. Jason Kenney – immediately after dinner.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker. Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

May Event – How to Read Scripture

This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Thursday the May 25th. We are blessed to have Mr. Stefan Schwartz speaking to us on the topic: God Said It, That Settles It: How Catholics are Taught to Read Scripture.

All men on the mailing list should have received an email with an invitation and poster. Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made. If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Thursday, April 27, 2017

At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)

— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM

— Benediction – 6:30 PM

— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM

— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass (8:00 PM)

— Talk Presented by Mr. Stefan Schwartz – immediately after dinner.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker. Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

 

April Event – Eastern Catholicism

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This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Thursday the April 27th. We are blessed to have Fr. Nahachewsky, a Ukrainian Catholic priest, speaking to us on the topic: Breathing With Both Lungs: Discovering Eastern Catholics.

All men on the mailing list should have received an email with an invitation and poster. Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made. If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Thursday, April 27, 2017
At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass (8:00 PM)
— Talk Presented by Fr. Bo Nahachewsky – immediately after dinner.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker. Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

 

Urgent Message – March Guild Men’s Night Cancelled

Gentlemen,

It is with regret that we inform you that this evening’s event is cancelled.  Father Kenyon has informed us that due to urgent pastoral needs he will not be available for the Holy Hour nor for Holy Mass, and that the Hall will not be setup for us.  We have decided that it is prudent to cancel our Catholic Men’s Night, so that Father Kenyon and other members of St. John the Evangelist community do not feel pulled in multiple directions at this time.

We hope you understand the difficulty of the situation, and we apologize cancelling at such short notice.

Invitations for April’s Event will come out shortly.

Please keep all parishioners of St. John the Evangelist in your prayers.

The Father Lacombe Guild

Future Speaker Updates – Two Bishops!

If you take a quick look at the Upcoming Events page, you’ll notice that we have a very exciting year of speakers lined up for the Guild.  I’d like to draw your attention especially to our events in October and November.

For both of these months we will be blessed to have a bishop address the Guild: Bishop Steven J. Lopes of the Ordinariate in October; and the new shepherd of Calgary’s Diocese, Bishop William McGrattan, in November.

Please make sure to reserve these dates in your calendar as soon as possible!  See you on the 30th.

T.R.

March Event – Catholic Men and Education

This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Thursday the March 30th. We will be having Mr. Tomas Rochford (teacher) speak to us on the topic of Catholic Men and Their Role In Education: Students, Fathers & Leaders.

Men are encouraged to do a bit of pre-reading, if possible, prior to joining us on the 30th. Some articles to reflect upon can be found here, here, here, here and here.

All men on the mailing list should receive an email with an invitation and poster. Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made. If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Thursday, March 30, 2017
At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass (8:00 PM)
— Talk Presented by Mr. Tomas Rochford (Catholic Men and Their Role In Education: Students, Fathers & Leaders)– immediately after supper.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker. Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

February Event – Father Daniel Wilson LC

This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Thursday the 16th of February. We will be having Fr. Daniel Wilson LC speak to us on the topic of Preparing for Our Lenten Pilgrimage with the Lord.

All men on the mailing list should receive an email with an invitation and poster. Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made. If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Thursday, February 16th, 2017
At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass (8:00 PM)
— Talk Presented by Fr. Wilson LC (Preparing for Our Lenten Pilgrimage with the Lord)– immediately after supper.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker. Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

January Event – Dr. Martin Owen

This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Thursday the 26th of January.  We will be having Dr. Martin Owen M.D. CCFP speak to us on the topic of The Motherhood of Our Lady. Theology, Biology and Cosmology.

All men on the mailing list should receive an email with an invitation and poster.  Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made.  If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Tuesday, January 26th, 2017
At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass  (8:00 PM)
Talk Presented by Dr. Martin Owen  (The Motherhood of Our Lady. Theology, Biology and Cosmology)– immediately after supper.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker.  Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email:  fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

December Event – Fr. Kenyon

This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Tuesday the 13th of December.  We will be having Very Rev. Lee Kenyon EV  speak to us on the topic of Keeping Christmas Out of Advent: The Key to a Holy Advent.

All men on the mailing list should receive an email with an invitation and poster.  Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made.  If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass  (8:00 PM)
Talk Presented by Fr. Lee Kenyon  (Keeping Christmas Out of Advent: The Key to a Holy Advent)– immediately after supper.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker.  Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email:  fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

November Event – Fr. John Shannon (Update)

This month’s Catholic Men’s Night will be held on Tuesday the 22nd of November.  We will be having Fr. John Shannon FSSP speak to us on the topic of St. John the Baptist – A Model of the Christian Virtue of Fortitude.

All men on the mailing list should receive an email with an invitation and poster.  Please respond to the email ASAP (ideally one week before at the latest) so that food preparations can be made.  If you would like to sign up to come, or to join our email list, please email the Guild at: fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .

Details

When and Where: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
At St. John the Evangelist Parish and Hall (1423 8 Ave SE)
— Holy Hour (Adoration and Confession) – 6:00 PM
— Benediction – 6:30 PM
— Holy Mass (Divine Worship) – 7:00 PM
— Dinner in the Parish Hall following Mass  (8:00 PM)
Talk Presented by Fr. John Shannon FSSP  (St. John the Baptist – A Model of the Christian Virtue of Fortitude)– immediately after supper.

Cost: $20 per person, which includes a wonderful dinner and an honorarium for the speaker.  Beer available for purchase.

Contact: To sign up for this month’s event, please send an email with your name and the number of guests to our email:  fatherlacombeguild@gmail.com .