Friday, July 5, 2013

Calgary diocese pulls together during catastrophe

Pastoral centre, cathedral, and St. Mary's High School evacuated

St. Mary's High School, seen from the opposite bank of the Elbow River June 24. Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary said the building was flooded to a "total of three feet." Sister Theresa Smith, FCJ / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
The largest floods since before Alberta joined Confederation in 1905 have forced the Diocese of Calgary's workers, parishioners, and students to evacuate the diocesan pastoral centre, St. Mary's Cathedral, and St. Mary's High School. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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