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Bicentennial Virtual Showcase and Celebration

May, 16th 2021

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Bicentennial Virtual Showcase
and Celebration

Join us virtually, at the FCJ Christian Life Centre in Calgary, in the global tribute of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). Let's honour the service and contributions of FCJ Sisters to the city of Calgary and Southern Alberta since 1885. You will be delighted with the engaging entertainment, testimonials, prizes and fundraising activities.


May, 16th 2021

3:00 - 5:00 pm Mountain Time

2:45 pm MTD Pre-Show

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  • Three (3) of the FCJ Centre’s famous and prized apple pies. Winners: P. Berko, J. Snyder, and S. Griffin

  • An annual Calgary Zoo Family Pass (value depends on the size of the nuclear family).  Valued up to $500.00. Winner: G. Halford

  • A mini photo session valued at about $500.00. Winner: L. Hunt

  • FCJ Gift Certificate to be used in any of the FCJ Centre's sponsored programs. Valued at $280.00. Winner: L. Perron

  • Painting by Sister Ita O'Connery, fcJ. Priceless. Winner: L. Cherry

  • Family Fun Basket organized by Sister Madeline Gregg, fcJ and the FCJ Centre. Valued $200.00. Winner: S. & R. Lewrenz

  • Gift Card from a local restaurant. Valued $100.00. Winner: A. Carey

  • Gift Card from a local restaurant. Valued $50.00. Winner: D. Ames

Pie Winners

P. Berko
J. Snyder
S. Griffin

For some added fun we will be stopping our presentations periodically to have a quiz from Sister Madeleine’s safe virtual classroom. If you know the answer, be the first caller into the telephone number that is posted with the quiz and you will win one of the FCJ Centre’s famous and prized apple pies.

Remember that for every pledge of $20.00 that you make you will be participating in the FCJ Christian Life Play-as-You Pay.  You will have a chance to get one of the wonderful prizes that have been donated to the FCJ Centre for this event. The winners will be notified before May 31st, 2021 and winning names will be posted on our website.

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  1. Welcome and Introductions

  2. Prayer

  3. FCJ Ministry in Canada and the World

  4. Welcome to the FCJ Christian Life Centre in Calgary, Alberta

  5. Musical Selection – Senior Band Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy

  6. Integrating Faith with Life through Retreats

  7. Inspired Growth through Spiritual Direction

  8. Counselling, Health and Wellness Support

  9. Faith in Action

  10. Musical Selection – Senior Choir Bishop O’Byrne High School

  11. Gifts of Time and Resources

  12. Closing and Final Appeal

Download Printable programme


Make a Donation

  • Online via CanadaHelps by clicking HERE. Please, select Fund "Bicentennial Projects"

  • At our office, 219 - 19th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8

  • By Phone, calling at (403) 228-4215. Donations through credit cards can be accepted over the phone.

  • By Mail sending a cheque payable to FCJ Christian Life Centre, to our address  219 - 19th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8. Please write its name in the memo line, Fund "Bicentennial Projects"

  • By Interac e-Transfer, no processing fee will be deducted from your donation. Your bank may, however, charge a service fee. If you wish to donate via Interac e-Transfer, please do the following:

    • Go to your Online Banking site and click on the link for an Interac e-Transfer.

    • Fill in the required information, including the amount of your donation and, in the space provided for a personal message. Where you are asked to provide the Recipient’s email address, enter

    • You will be asked to create a Security Question; such as “What was the password I provided you?” Send the answer to your Security Question to us in a separate email with the address: This will allow us to transfer your donation to FCJ Centre’s bank account. Please also provide your name, mailing address, and phone number with your email.


Don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.

(*) Receipts will be issued to the name(s) on the cheques or credit cards. Note that when choosing to donate using a tax receipt is emailed directly to you from on our behalf.

Learn more about our Donation opportunities HERE.

FCJ Christian Life Centre's Charitable Registration Number is 118913581RR001.



We are so grateful for what our sponsors have helped us accomplish over the years. Right now, we are looking for sponsors to help us to continue our desire to collaborate with people of goodwill in responding to the spiritual needs of all who wish to embrace their personal and spiritual growth desires. In a demonstration of our gratitude for your gift, we would like to offer you multiple advertising opportunities throughout the year. Sponsorships opportunities are available from $150 to $1,000.

  • Event Sponsor $1,000+

  • Livestreaming Sponsor $500+

  • Recognition Patron $250+ Honouring the 200 years of FCJ life and in gratitude for the contributions of FCJ Sisters to the city of Calgary and Southern Alberta since 1885

  • Fund-a -Need Sponsor, Bursary Program. For expanding the financial assistance offered through our bursary program

  • Fund-a -Need Sponsor, Counselling. For expanding the financial assistance offered to individuals or family groups with economic limitations to counselling and mental health sessions.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, DOWNLOAD our sponsorship package or contact

Silvia Plazas at (403) 228-4215 or 

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