Chalice celebrated our Feast Day on May 25 - a rich communion and offering in prayer! 305 people registered from 16 different countries. Thanks be...Chalice celebrated our Feast Day on May 25 - a rich communion and offering in prayer! 305 people registered from 16 different countries. Thanks be to God for this communion of saints! May our entire Chalice community – and all whom we seek to serve – be blessed by this solidarity in prayer.
SAVE THE DATE June 6, 2022. Our Feast Day will be an annual event on the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church – always celebrated on the Monday following Pentecost. Next year we will also be celebrating Chalice’s 30th Anniversary!!
YOU CAN STILL VIEW our Feast Day Prayer “on-demand” (as a recording) here: bit.ly/3oU5NZd
OUR FEAST DAY GUIDE includes a combination of text, video and audio to share with you the scripture readings, songs, prayers, and personal stories of Fr. Pat Cosgrove (president and founder) and Eileen McInnis (sponsor and volunteer) as they share about their relationship with Mary. The Guide is available in English and Spanish here: bit.ly/3hScSI8
WE GIVE THANKS especially for Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth Brian Dunn's presence in our gathering. For more than 25 years Chalice has been working in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, bringing Christ to the poor and the poor to Christ. We are delighted to be accepted by Archbishop Dunn as a Private Catholic Association of laypeople dedicated to serving in the church. Thanks be to God!!
Mary, Mother of our Church, Pray for us! - feeling festive Show more
"Lord God, all creation is yours, and you call us to serve you by caring for the gifts that surround us. May the example of Saint Isidore urge us to..."Lord God, all creation is yours, and you call us to serve you by caring for the gifts that surround us. May the example of Saint Isidore urge us to share our food with the hungry and to work for the salvation of mankind." <<Today is the feast of Saint Isidore. The closing prayer for morning prayer is so fitting for the Chalice community Show more
Thankful for our beloved supporters from Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Fredericton and for the witness of the Holy Spirit active in their community...Thankful for our beloved supporters from Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Fredericton and for the witness of the Holy Spirit active in their community -- "Rev. Dr. McGowan believes it is a response to faithfulness and a desire for truth and reverence that has led to the revitalization of this community." Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! Show more
Welcome to our Chalice family Lilia ! We are blessed to have you with us - thank you for your solidarity in prayer
Pray for the repose of the soul of Roy Sanford and for his loved ones who are grieving his sudden passing.
Roy has been a blessing to Chalice for...Pray for the repose of the soul of Roy Sanford and for his loved ones who are grieving his sudden passing.
Roy has been a blessing to Chalice for the past several years, serving on the Chalice Inc. (US) Board as the Vice President and most recently Treasurer. Roy worked closely with the US Team and several staff here in Canada. He was a team builder and a leader who will be deeply missed.
Roy’s sons and daughter describe their father with great love, see the following link: www.bostonglobe.com/2021/03/16/metro/plymouth-mass…
I share the following from our Chalice US Team:
Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Chalice Family,
Our Chalice US Team is saddened and shocked by the sudden and tragic loss of our friend and colleague, Roy Sanford, in a hiking accident. Roy was a member of our Chalice US Mission Board, but more than that, he was a trusted advisor, mentor and companion in our efforts together for those we are privileged to serve. Roy was accomplished and respected in his field of business development, and generously shared his many gifts to help develop and grow our US presence and investment. We will miss his generous heart and presence.
Please pray for his wife and children, asking our God of all comfort to be with them now in this moment of great sadness and loss for them. May the Risen Christ embrace Roy in his love and peace forever.
Roy Sanford (right) is pictured here with Chalice Canada President, Fr. Pat Cosgrove. Show more
Père Armand, or Padre Armando as he's known in Guatemala, passed away this past Wednesday. He spent 10+ years as a missionary priest in Champerico,...Père Armand, or Padre Armando as he's known in Guatemala, passed away this past Wednesday. He spent 10+ years as a missionary priest in Champerico, Guatemala. When he returned to Quebec, he started "La Fondation du Père Armand" (aka “FAPAG”) to raise funds to support a nutrition clinic run by the Sisters in Champerico (The Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family). Pere Armand and FAPAG were also instrumental in opening Chalice's Luis Amigo sponsor site there, which is run by the same Capuchin Sisters. As remembered by MaryAnne and Douglas, members of our International Team who knew him well: “He was a kind and good servant” and one “who dedicated his life to help the poor and his efforts have positively so affected many in Guatemala!” May he experience everlasting joy with our Lord Please join us in praying for his soul, and for all who are missing him
More about Père Armand and the work of the Foundation in Guatemala: www.fapag.org Show more
Fr. Bernard, beloved founder of our Mikinduri Site in Kenya, passed away on Sunday, March 14 from covid Please pray for his soul, and for his loved...Fr. Bernard, beloved founder of our Mikinduri Site in Kenya, passed away on Sunday, March 14 from covid Please pray for his soul, and for his loved ones who are missing him dearly at this time Show more
Mary is a little miracle though. Apparently she has been smiling and laughing and looking around all week! No crying, no signs of pain…she is in God’s hands, for sure, a little victim soul. Everything happens for a reason, so if the Lord had her released from the hospital, He has her health in His hands.
Thank you for all of your prayers! God bless you all!
- from her grandmother, also named Mary Show more 7 months ago
Welcome to my Profile!
About meJoanne was born in British Columbia and loves recalling the story of her family’s move to Nova Scotia – all 5 in the cab of a bright yellow Ryder truck when she was eight years old. Still relishing road trips, she has now upped her game to the exhilarating roads found in Chalice’s sponsor sites around the world. When she is not frazzled about her next mission trip, she is bragging about spending time with the very best of our Chalice family from Canada and overseas. Joanne’s other love is teaching and learning from the Family Faith Formation program at Good Shepherd Parish in Halifax.
LocationBedford, Nova Scotia