Thu, Oct 19|
CWA l Athlone Hall Auditorium
This Month's Topic: The Spiritual Leader of the Family”, presented by Fr. Michael Picard, LC
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
CWA l Athlone Hall Auditorium, 3910 Quesnay Wood Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 8G1, Canada
About The Event
CWA/RC men meet monthly to discuss topics of interest that affect our families, connect with like-minded fathers, share experiences, and support each other on this journey of parenthood.
This Month's Discussion: “The Spiritual Leader of the Family”, presented by Fr. Michael Picard, LC. Fr. Michael will guide us in understanding our essential role in leading our families' spirituality, helping us to navigate the path of faith with purpose and grace.
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
6:30 p.m. Mass (optional)
7:00 p.m. Social/Snacks/Drinks
7:15 p.m. Talk by Fr. Michael Picard, LC
7:35 p.m. Q&A
8:00 p.m. Testimonial
8:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Clean-up
Location: CWA l Athlone Hall Auditorium
Join us for Men’s Night - Discover the Path Forward:
- Strengthen Your Fatherhood: Delve deep into your role as a father and explore ways to become the spiritual leader of your family.
- Deepen Your Marital Connection: Discover how to fortify the bond between you and your spouse, fostering a love that is enduring and unbreakable.
- Find Supportive Community: Connect with like-minded fathers who understand the joys and challenges of living out our faith in today's world.
- Renew Your Spirituality: Rekindle your spiritual fire and draw closer to God, invigorating your faith for the journey ahead.
- Create Lasting Memories: Forge unforgettable moments with fellow Christian men who share your values and aspirations.
Register TODAY! Mark Your Calendar!
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Meet Fr. Michael Picard, LC
Fr. Michael is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana and was raised in a family of three boys. He developed a strong interest in architecture at a young age and aspired to have a big family. However, he ultimately felt a calling from God to help build His Kingdom and be a spiritual father to many.
In the year 2000, he answered this calling by entering the Legion of Christ. His journey began with two formative years as a Novice in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. In 2011, he returned to the Novitiate in Cornwall as a newly ordained priest for another two years of spiritual growth. Throughout his formation, Fr. Michael dedicated numerous years to youth ministry, overseeing clubs and leading retreats and camps for young individuals.
In 2008, he made his perpetual profession in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, before heading to Rome, Italy to study Theology. During his time in Rome, he had the chance to meet numerous families who were travelling to the city and offered them tours, enabling them to discover the profound richness of the faith.
"As God called me to be His priest, I felt His calling to lead the youth to have a relationship with Jesus and help families grow stronger in their faith".
On December 12, 2011, Fr. Michael was ordained at the Basilica of St. John Lanterns in Rome, along with 50 other Legionaries. The following day, he celebrated his first Mass, which was a moving experience, particularly after communion. For Fr. Michael, there is no greater Joy than to bring Jesus to others, this is his priesthood.
For the past decade, Fr. Michael has served the community of Dallas, Texas as director of ECyD, an international Catholic youth organization affiliated with Regnum Christi. In September of this year, he started a new chapter in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he joined the ECyD team and will be working in the Calgary area, as well as serving as an assistant Chaplain at Clear Water Academy. Additionally, he will be spending his time working with ECyD throughout Western Canada.