St. James
Stainglass
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       St. James Catholic Church Welcomes You!

 

OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm (Closed 12:00-12:30pm)
Closed Fridays, Weekends and Statutory Holidays

REGULAR WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday  5pm
Sunday  10am & 12noon

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

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

SigVisit 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


Valentine’s Day Wine & Cheese | Feb 11, 2023 7:00 pm at St. James Parish

Join us at our first Valentine’s Day Wine & Cheese!

Tickets 25$ available at Parish Office or contact Lisa at (403) 969-4939 or lisabfrehlich@gmail.com

Proceeds to Roof Repair Fund!

Volunteers needed!  Please contact Lisa at (403) 969-4939 or lisabfrehlich@gmail.com



The Consecrated Life video is ready!

YouTube Link HERE

Download video HERE

Before video: “Today (this weekend) we pray for and celebrate the Consecrated Life! You are invited to reflect on the unique role and importance those consecrated hold in the Church. St. John Paul II said that the Consecrated Life is a gift from God and includes all men and women who have dedicated their lives to Him in celibacy to bear witness to His love. Watch our brief video to learn more about how members of the Consecrated Life live their vocations in our own Diocese.”

After video: “If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Consecrated life, please contact our Office of Vocations at catholicYYC.ca/vocations or call 403-218-5500.” 


World Day of Prayer for the Sick | Feb 11

  • The World Day of the Sick is celebrated each year on February 11, the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is an occasion to pray for individuals who are suffering, and to find concrete ways to draw nearer to them.

    Resources for World Day for the Sick:

    • Please add any of the following petitions in the Universal Prayer on Feb 11 and the weekend of Feb. 11/12:
      • For the sick, lonely and abandoned, may the closeness and saving mercy of Christ bring consolation and peace, let us pray to the Lord.
      • For families caring for loved ones through illness, loneliness, and old age, may relationships be nurtured, and that leaning on others to share their burden is made more possible, let us pray to the Lord.
      • For volunteers who accompany the sick, may they continue to be valued and cherished in care settings as they listen and provide steady companionship, a reminder of God to those who need it most, let us pray to the Lord.

Pope’s Prayer Intention – February 2023

  • Pope Francis’ message is clear – parishes aren’t exclusive clubs for the privileged few, but rather generous and welcoming communities with open doors for anyone who seeks shelter and solace. They should be close-knit and people-centred. In his February video, Pope Francis calls on all of us to be daring in our efforts to bring parishes back to their original purpose: Schools of service, generosity and love towards all.

    Please pray the Pope’s intention for February 2023: Let us pray that parishes, placing communion –communion of people, ecclesial communion– at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, of fraternity and of welcoming the most in need.


Transitions – Jan 17 to Apr 25

The Pastoral Ministry Office of the Diocese of Calgary is offering Transitions, 15-week peer led support group for individuals who are working through the pain of separation and divorce toward growth and new life.

  • Every Tuesday, from January 17, 2023 to April 25, 2023, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (120 – 17th Avenue SW, Calgary)
  • ​No fee registration. Register at catholicyyc.ca/transition

 


Airdrie Dream Vacation Tickets

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Volunteers at the Calgary Veterans Food Bank November 26, 2022

The Airdrie Knights of Columbus Council 8045 have launched their sixth annual Airdrie Dream Vacation Lottery. The next early-bird draw is set for Valentine’s Day Feb. 14, 2023. Tickets can be purchased online at  airdriedreamvacation.ca or after all masses on the weekend at St Paul’s Church. There will be a draw of $2500 dream vacation travel voucher each month starting in April 2023, plus four draws of $120 in cash.

 


  1. Sunday Bulletin shorts, free to use 
    • Jesus employs the images of salt and light to make a crucial point also made in the two previous readings for today: the way you live expresses or obscures the truth of God’s love and mercy. In the words of the Redemptorist Priest Fr. Leo English, “you may be the only Bible someone reads today, so act it.” God is to be manifest in all we do, think, and feel, as well as in the attitudes and motives which govern our behaviour.
      1. How do you try to be “salt of the earth”?
      2. Is your light hiding under a bushel basket or sitting on a lamp stand for all to see?
      3. Who do you look up to, who lives a good “salty” life? How do they shine forth with the light of God in our world?
        (Source: Diocese of Saskatoon)
  2. Resources for children
  3. Month of the Holy Family
    February is traditionally devoted to the Holy Family, an ideal time to strengthen our own family and its connection to Jesus’s family. Here are 12 ways you can align your family to the Holy Family this February.
  4. Pastoral Care Ministry training course in March
    The Diocese of Calgary will be facilitating a Pastoral Care Ministry Training Course over two sessions: Session 1: Weekend of March 24/25Session 2: Weekend of March 31/April 1. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend both sessions. Register now at catholicyyc.ca/pastoralcare or call Sr. Mariflor at 403-218-5521.
  5. CCMA Breakfast with the Bishop | Feb 11
    The Calgary Catholic Medical Association invites all healthcare professionals to enjoy a Breakfast with the Bishop. Come and meet other like-minded people in the community. Visit catholicmedyyc.wordpress.com for tickets and more information. When: Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9 to 11 am, Heritage Park, Calgary (Railway Orientation Centre,).
  6. Renewal of Hope with Sisters of Divine Mercy | Feb 11
    Sisters of Divine Mercy invites you to a day of healing and renewal of hope. The day will include Mass, talks, Adoration, prayer time, and a chance for confession and fellowship with others. When: Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Divine Mercy Centre. To register, contact 587-755-1019 or online at sistersofdivinemercy.org
  7. Ash Wednesday Mass with Bishop McGrattan | Feb 22
    Bishop McGrattan will celebrate the Ash Wednesay Mass on Feb. 22 at 5 pm, St. Mary’s Cathedral. All are welcome.
  8. Come and See the life of the Franciscans | Feb 23-26
    Young men (18-40) discerning their vocation are invited to experience Franciscan life at St. Francis Friary in Edmonton. Transportation is available and all meals included. When: Feb. 23-26 at St. Francis Friary in Edmonton. More info here or contact Fr. Dan Gurnick at friardan47@gmail.com
  9. Salvation Army’s Behind the Shield needs volunteer
    With the temperature dropping, it’s important to remember those who don’t have a safe space to stay warm this winter. The Salvation Army’s Behind the Shield: Warming Stations is an incredible initiative working tirelessly to provide a warm, safe and clean space for the vulnerable this frigid winter. Let’s come together and support this worthy cause – consider helping them out today. More information here – or email cscalgary.volunteerservices@salvationarmy.ca
  10. Feb/March 2023 Calendar Highlights

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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