Every second Saturday of each month the CRS hosts a prayer breakfast for the purpose of evangelization and the building up of our community.  

A buffet breakfast is provided with the cost of each ticket, along with praise and worship and a breakfast speaker who gives their testimony of how the Holy Spirit has worked and continues to work in their lives, giving glory and praise to God.

Venue: St. Theresa's Parish Hall  7508 29 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta 

Time: Breakfasts are held at 9:00 AM

Cost: Ticket price for full buffet  
 Adult (over 18): $12     
Youth (6-18):  $7                                        
Child (5 & below):  Free     
Priests: Free    
Ticket reservation needed (deadline: Thursday before the breakfast)


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Next Breakfast

April 14, 2018

Guest Speaker: Maria Vadia

Born in Havana, Maria Vadia was 10 years old when she and her family fled to Miami to escape the Communist regime in her native country. She attended Catholic schools and was a “Sunday” Catholic with no personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Later married to a wealthy man, she was gripped with materialism; yet in the midst of everything that the world had to offer, she knew that something was missing.

Maria was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1987 and consecrated her life to the Lord Jesus Christ and to the preaching of the Gospel. In spite of great adversity, the Lord has been with her like a Mighty Warrior (Jeremiah 20:11)

Active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of Miami, Maria has spoken at many conferences and has traveled extensively around the world including America, the Caribbean, Malta, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Poland and Italy, among other nations, bringing a message of faith, salvation and healing. She is Founder of the ‘Jesus is Lord’ Chapter of Magnificat in Miami, a ministry to Catholic women, and is connected with Glory House of Miami, a safe haven for human traffic victims. Led by the Holy Spirit, Maria’s foundation is helping the Pygmies with new houses in Kabale, Uganda.

As Founder of The Glory of God Foundation, Maria is committed to making Jesus known to the nations by the preaching of the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is her desire to see the Catholic Church restored to the beauty of the Bride of Christ with miracles, signs, and wonders. Maria and her team, have been helping God’s people enter into deeper worship and experience the Glory of God. Together with Fr. Tom di Lorenzo she sponsors the School of the Holy Spirit and Days of Glory conference.

Maria has authored nine books: There is Power in Your Tongue (En) /Hay Poder en tu Lengua (Sp), Pressing on in The SpiritAn Arrow in His HandHealing is for YouBreak Open Your WellsVictory in the Eye GateNo More Orphans, and Jesus Man of War!. She is mother to four grown children: Ricky, Victor, Eddy, and Rosario, and grandmother to nine: Victoria, Alejandra, Eduardo, Micaela, Guillermo, Andrea, Lulu (Luisa Maria), Mariana and Rosario.

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May 12, 2018

Guest Speaker: Fr. Marc Cramer

I was born Feb 12, 1970 right here in Edmonton. I grew up as the oldest child of three boys. My second youngest brother is 3 years younger than me and my youngest brother is 15 years younger than me. Both of my parents are still living and doing well. This year we have celebrated my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary!!

I grew up Catholic and received all my normal sacraments. I have good memories of growing up and going to Church on Sundays fairly regular. When I became a teenager I began to question life and the Church. I had some very close friends who were Mormon and they intrigued me. They encouraged me to really pray and because of their insistence I really prayed hard for the first time in my life. Through this intense prayer, I really encountered God quite profoundly and I loved it. I starting to go to the Mormon Church at 16 and eventually joined them when I turned 18.

I had a wonderful time in the Mormon Church and was able to do a mission for 2 years in Brazil. When I turned 28, I began to feel that my life was empty and was missing something. Through prayer, I began to realize that God was telling me that the only way that I could overcome this visceral emptiness I was feeling, was to return to the Faith of my parents, Catholicism. I did just that and I felt whole again!

I loved being Catholic again and enjoyed learning more and more about my Faith. I felt a calling to the priesthood and entered St. Joseph’s Seminary in 2001 and was ordained a priest June 19, 2006. I have served at St. Joseph’s Basilica (Edmonton), Lacombe, Wetaskiwin/Hobbema and now at Good Shepherd. I love being a priest and I have never lived a more impactful life than I do now. It is my pleasure to be your pastor and serve you. It is my utmost desire that you all work out your salvation and live forever with God in Heaven. May God bless and keep you all.


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2018 Past Breakfasts

  • Feb 10, 2018 - Kerry Klontz 


More Past Breakfast testimonies at Event Resources tab