St. James
Stainglass
Mary

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Office Hours
Monday 9:00am – 2:30pm
Tuesday to Thursday  9:00am – 12:30pm
Closed Fridays and Statutory Holidays

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT SEPTEMBER 16**

CAPACITY FOR WEEKEND & WEEKDAY MASSES is 1/3 of fire code occupancy.
(134 people per Mass)  on a  First Come/First Serve basis.
No signing up  required.

MAXIMUM 50 PEOPLE FOR FUNERALS, WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS.

We have been advised by the Diocese that the new City of Calgary mask bylaw
will be applicable to our parish as per the notice below:

For all parishes in the City of Calgary, the wearing of masks is MANDATORY
even when participating in Mass in parish churches
according to the face covering bylaw.

LOCAL FACE MASK BYLAW: https://www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/covid19

 

PLEASE stay at home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms,
have been in contact with someone with Covid-19,
or have traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

 The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass
continues
at this time.   

WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday  5pm
Sunday  10am & 12noon

WEEKDAY MASSES
Tuesday   9am & 7pm (*Effective Nov 1, the 7pm Mass will be cancelled)
Wednesday, Thursday,  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.


Bishop’s Pastoral Letter re: Exemption from COVID-19 vaccination

Bishop’s Pastoral Letter to the Faithful re: Exemption from COVID-19 vaccination have been sent to the all parishes this morning.


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October – Month of the Holy Rosary

Some attribute the association between October and Mary to the devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. On October 13,1917, in Cova de Iria outside of Fatima, Portugal, the last of six monthly Marian apparitions to three shepherd children is said to have taken place. October 7 is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. It began as the feast of OurLady of Victory, instituted in 1571 after a Christian military victory in the Battle of Lepanto. In1573, this feast day was renamed Our Lady of the Rosary by Pope Gregory XIII, and in 1716,Our Lady of the Rosary was celebrated as a feast of the universal Church for the first time.

In October, in a special way, we remember Mary both as Mother of God and as our mother. This month includes the feasts of Our Lady of the Rosary (Oct. 7), as well as those of St. John Paul II (Oct. 22), and of a Canadian Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher (Oct. 6), both great devotees of Mary.

  • Fr Mark-Mary: Praying the Rosary with St. Joseph (Ascension Press)
  • 12 ways to make the Rosary a life-saver this October (Aleteia)
  • Rosary resources, activities, and crafts For Catholic Kids (Catholic Icing)
  • Dr. Edward Sri: Praying the Rosary Like Never Before (Formed.org)
  • Rosary in songs with Harpa Dei

For couples preparing for marriage: 
Rosary for Engaged Couples in the Light of Amoris Laetitia |During this year dedicated to St. Joseph, engaged couples, even young people who are dating, are invited to pray together turning with trust and love to Mary, recreating the atmosphere of communion, love and friendship that was experienced in the family of Nazareth. Mary and Joseph were first engaged and then married, and they show us a specific tangible example of humanity and holiness, that can be achieved in our relationship with God and with those we love.

Until December 8, 2021, engaged couples will be able to obtain the Plenary Indulgence by reciting the Holy Rosary and fulfilling the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father: Our Father, Hail Mary). Note to Parish Staff – please share with parishioners, especially couples in marriage preparation and young adult groups.

World Mission Sunday – Oct. 24

Next week is World Mission Sunday. It is a global celebration of the universal church. Your prayer and donations will assist churches, hospitals, schools, and the training of priests. The donations that the Catholic communities throughout the world receive through World Mission Sunday, will assist them to be self-sufficient and continue to flourish. By sharing your gift of faith, we can bring love and compassion to those who need it most. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and give generously in next week’s collection for the World Mission Sunday by visiting: catholicyyc.ca/WorldMissionSunday or use the assigned parish envelopes.


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