LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [Feburay 3rd 2019]

 We recently received a request to aid a mature woman who is resuming her life after a lengthy hospitalization. The person has a disability which makes the storage and retrieval of items in her home difficult. Her new home, in a disability unit is without storage which would be accessible for her. We were able […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [Feburay 3rd 2019]”

 We recently received a request to aid a mature woman who is resuming her life after a lengthy hospitalization. The person has a disability which makes the storage and retrieval of items in her home difficult. Her new home, in a disability unit is without storage which would be accessible for her. We were able […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [January 20th 2019]

 Sometimes, our outreach blesses us as much as it does those in need. Recently, a young single mom delivered her newborn, but she was prevented from taking the baby from the hospital because she couldn’t afford a car seat for the ride home in a cab. She was referred to us by a local social […]

“LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [January 13th 2019]

For those living on the streets of our city, a life cannot be rebuilt without a birth certificate. It all starts there. A government-issued ID costs about $50, or $22.50 for a replacement, and without it a person can receive no social assistance, whether for health or housing, and no pension or other benefits. So […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [January 6th 2019]

Our outreach does not always require us to reach very far. A member of our parish, a senior, lives in affordable housing and cares for her younger grandchild after school each day until the older sibling takes them home by bus. The family, financially challenged, learned that the children, aged 12 and 16, were ineligible […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [Dec 23rd 2018]

At this time of year we are approached by social service agencies, and by individuals, asking for assistance over the holidays. Their needs are not great, and their requests are not grandiose. Often, they are seeking help with a special meal, or with the cost of presents for children in their care. An individual might […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [Dec 16th 2018]

Recently a young First Nations man, a client of the Mustard Seed, learned that his mother,living up in Edmonton, was having complications with the surgical implantation of a pace-maker. A mistake was made in her care, and she suffered a stroke,leaving her without her speech. The young man desperately wanted to be at her side […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! [Dec 9th 2018]:

This year our young people are presenting more than 250 birthday bags to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. The Food Bank receives up to 270 requests each month from patrons seeking something a little special for a birthday in the household, but such requests lie outside the Food Bank’s mandate. So, our youth asked for […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – November 25th 2018

Sometimes our outreach takes the form of public fundraisers. These have a threefold purpose: to deepen our bonds with one another; to engage the local community; and to raise funds for important outreach projects. A good example was our recent Midtown Mosaic Art Show, which brought together willing workers from the parish, attracted waves of […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – November 18th 2018

Sometimes our support for an individual stretches over a long period of time. We first met Carol almost twenty years ago. Her husband was dying, and the family was destitute. We helped in some small way and have continued to do so in the years following his death. The family has been scarred by the […]