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Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm (Closed 12:00-12:30pm)

Closed Fridays, Weekends and Statutory Holidays

PLEASE stay at home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS – If you or someone you know is in need of a Christmas Hamper
this year, please contact the parish Food Bank.  Deadline to request a hamper is December 6th.
Recipients must reside within our parish boundaries.

WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday  5pm
Sunday  10am & 12noon

WEEKDAY MASSES
Tuesday thru Friday   9am
  First Saturday of the Month   9am

SignVisit www.catholicyyc.ca for important messages and for live-streamed Mass Schedules  from the RC  Diocese of Calgary;  or watch televised Masses on Salt + Light TV, Vision TV, or EWTN

Stay Informed.  Read the Parish Bulletin HERE

Updated COVID-19 guidelines | Step 2 HERE 


I am Blessed 2022

The 2022 I am Blessed campaign will be live on our website on Sunday, Nov. 27 and will conclude on Jan. 8, at the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

I am Blessed action items this year:

  1. Pray now – Supporting others with prayer by praying in solidarity with them; ideas on what prayers to pray and what to do if others ask to pray for them.
  2. Act now – Offering tips on how to be a good friend especially to those who are in need; getting familiar with services available in our midst as we may need to lead others to seek help.
  3. Give now – Providing financial assistance online to programs and intiatives that empower others.

Together in Action 2022  –   Deadline December 31, 2022
Know that the Lord is God,

he made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the flock he shepherds.
PSALM 100:3

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Pope’s Intention for November 2022

Let us pray for children who are suffering, especially for those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war. May they be guaranteed access to education and may they have the opportunity to experience family affection.


Printable Advent Calendar 2022

May this beautiful Advent Calendar help families all across our Diocese to journey towards the great feast of the Nativity of Our Lord!


Feast of St. Nicholas – Dec. 6

Children tell lots of fun stories about Santa Claus, Pere Noel, or Kriss Kringle. All of these stories remind us of how much we’re loved and of how happy we are when we give. The earliest stories we know were told about St. Nicholas, the bishop of Myra. St. Nicholas was so grateful for the life God had given him that he just couldn’t stop giving joy and hope to others—no matter how far he had to travel or how many roofs he had to climb. (Source: Loyola Press)


Christmas in Elizabeth House

Let us bring a joyful Christmas to the residents of Elizabeth House and help them fulfil their wish list! This year Elizabeth House has 7 moms, 5 babies (under 16 months), 2 more babies to arrive this month, and 4 children (ages 14,13, 7 and 5) living elsewhere. We welcome donations for these wish lists:



 

 

 

 

Bishop McGrattan reports from Rome

Pastoral Letter: The War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight, claiming the lives of thousands of innocent children, men and women, with millions more on the move as refugees in search of safety, food, shelter, clothing and medicine, in addition to the destruction of countless homes, schools, hospitals and business. As winter approaches, hundreds of thousands of people will have no heat in their homes, with energy being used as a weapon of punishment.

Ukraine and its people are in crisis. Let us renew our efforts to pray, fast, and act. Together we can make a difference in the millions of lives of the children, men and women who are counting on us:

Pastoral Letter from The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada – The War in Ukraine: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Action

Winter gifts to share with Feed the Hungry

We invite you to donate new mittens/gloves, socks, toques, or $10 gift cards (from fast food places) to share with Feed the Hungry’s guests closer to Christmas. Kindly deliver items or gift cards to the Catholic Pastoral Centre Reception (120 17 Ave SW, Calgary before Dec. 1. Reception is open during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). If you have any questions, please email: feedthehungry@calgarydiocese.ca


Career Opportunity – Executive Director

The Diocese of Calgary is looking for a new Executive Director – Finance & Administrator for the Catholic Pastoral Centre. We have put together a job description and application details here.

Other career opportunities are also available on our website:

  • Assistant Coordinator (Part-time) – Feed the Hungry, Calgary
  • Cook (Part-time) – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary
  • Associate Director – FCJ Centre, Calgary

For more information and application details, visit catholicyyc.ca/careers


Resources & Announcements

    • Two groups are at the foot of the cross: those who recognize Jesus as King, and those who oppose and taunt him. We find both believers and opponents hanging next to and standing below the cross. This scene is a summary of Luke’s entire Gospel: Jesus offers salvation and reaches out to those who ask, and who recognize their need for redemption. Thus, even though Jesus’ kingship exists on a cosmic level, it is an established fact: in this life only our assent in faith reveals that kingship.
      • When have you “stood at the foot of the cross” and doubted, questioned?
      • What does the title “Christ the King” mean to you?
      • Where in the world, our larger world, do we see signs of Christ’s kingdom being built?
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid’s challenge this week: Jesus is a very different kind of king. He is the king of love. He gives us all a chance of new life with him in heaven. Colour in this illustration of a crown and write words around it that describe the type of king that Jesus is to you (i.e., loving, serving etc.). Think about what kind of leader you would like to be in your own communities or in the world. (CAFOD)
  2. Women’s Advent Retreat
    The CWL invites you to the Women’s Advent Retreat.This year’s theme is “Saint Francis, Rebuild My Church”

    • St. Albert the Great, Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. To register, contact Teresa at calgarycwlspiritual@gmail.com
    • St. Martha’s Church, Lethbridge on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. To register, contact Adele at 403-894-9282.
  3. Breakfast with the Bishop at St. Peter’s
    Franciscan & Friends Mission invites you to the 13th annual “Breakfast with the Bishop’s on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 am, at St. Peter’s Church (541 SIlvergrove Dr. NW). To register, contact 403-243-1049. Buy tickets online.
  4. Pray, fast, and act for Ukraine
    The war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight. As winter approaches, hundreds of thousands of people will have no heat in their homes, with energy being used as a weapon of punishment. Let us continue to pray, fast, and act. Read the Pastoral Letter from the Ukraine BIshops of Canada.
  5. Winter gifts for Feed the Hungry guests
    We invite you to donate new mittens/gloves, socks, toques, or $10 gift cards (from fast food places) to share with Feed the Hungry’s guests closer to Christmas. Kindly deliver items or gift cards to the Catholic Pastoral Centre Reception (120 17 Ave SW, Calgary before Dec. 1. Reception is open during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). For any questions, please email: feedthehungry@calgarydiocese.ca
  6. The Seekers Group: Discernment for unmarried women
    Women seeking to know how to discern the Will of God in their lives are invited to learn how to listen and discover God’s call in their life. We will be engaging in Lectio Divina prayer and exploring how to discern using the Ignatian method of discernment. Meetings: Sundays, Nov. 27 & Dec. 11 at 2 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre – 120 17 Ave SW, Calgary.
  7. St. James Parish Fall Fundraising Dinner
    St. James in Okotoks invites you to their parish fundraising dinner “Dwelling Together in Faith”. Featuring: dinner, silent auction, wine raffle and live music. When: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6 pm. To book tickets, call 403-938-3122 or email office@stjamesparishrc.com | Poster
  8. St. Cecilia’s CWL Cookie Walk
    The CWL at St. Cecilia welcomes everyone to their Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9:30 am to Noon at St. Cecilia’s Church (321 90th Ave SE, Calgary). More info
  9. Advent according to Mary with Fr. Edmund Vargas
    Fr Edmund Vargas shares his reflection on Advent in the light of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday, November 26, 1-3 pm at the Day Chapel of St Michael’s Church (800 85th Street SW, Calgary). There will be a repeat on Sunday, November 27, 1-3 pm. All are welcome.
  10. St. Mary’s Cathedral CWL Annual Quilt Raffle
    The CWL Quilt Committee has two beautiful quilts for its Christmas raffle. Raffle tickets are $15 each or $25 for 3 tickets. Draw date: Dec. 11 at 1:15 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Proceeds will go toward Elizabeth House, St. Mary’s Cathedral “Roof Fund”, and St. Mary’s Cathedral CWL projects
  11. November/December 2022 Calendar Highlights

Pray for the Church open to everyone – Watch the Pope’s Video for October 2022

Vatican unveils “The Letter” documentary – Watch documentary “The Letter” on Youtube Originals here

Canada’s Catholic Bishops are thankful for the Historic Visit from Pope Francis.      Official Statement

Pope Francis’ address to a delegation of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec.     Read Full Address

Meeting with young people and elders in the primary school square, Iqaluit.     Read Full Address

Mass for Reconciliation at the National Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupré, Quebec.     Read Full Homily

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We acknowledge that Treaty 7 territory, on which we stand, is the ancestral land of the Indigenous Peoples and is common home to everyone in virtue of God our Creator’s gracious gift. Learn more about Residential Schools and our ongoing work in healing and reconciliation in the Diocese of Calgary.


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