St. James
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       St. James Catholic Church Welcomes You!

 

OFFICE HOURS
THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY,  MAY 29.
Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm (Closed 12:00-12:30pm)
Closed Fridays, Weekends and Statutory Holidays

REGULAR WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday  5pm (*no 5pm Mass on April 8)
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!


 High Tea on Saturday June 3rd, 2023  2:00-4:00pm

 

You are cordially invited to  our first High Tea! In time to gift on Mother’s Day!

Available after mass April 29/30 & May 6/7 or
Visit/call church office (403)243-2680, or
Lisa (403)969-4939 lisabfrehlich@gmail.com

Tickets $30 each
We’re looking for sponsors & donations of gift
baskets, items & baked goods to sell at event.
A St. James Church Roof Fundraiser
(Tax Receipts for Sponsorships & Donations over $10)


St. James Catholic Church – Historic Site

 

St. James Catholic Church is valued as an example of new interconnected design as a result of the church’s embrace of modernism and Roman Catholic Church reforms from 1962 to 1965. Typically, traditional church plans have separate buildings for each function. St. James is a modern expression of the traditional church model, incorporating the separate functions of a church into one interconnected building (Design value – City-wide significance).

St. James Catholic Church is also highly valued as an excellent example of Expressionist-style architecture with its sweeping raw and ribbed concrete steeple with punctured cruciform and raised copper oculus. It is a rare and intact example in Calgary (Style value – City-wide significance).

St. James Catholic Church is valued symbolically as a key building in the North Glenmore Park neighbourhood that contributes to its development as a complete community (Symbolic value – Community significance).

The church is valued as a landmark in the community for its Expressionist-style architecture and connection to the North Glenmore Park neighbourhood (Landmark value – Community Significance).

Reed more on: Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources (calgary.ca)


Benedictine Spirituality for Everyday Life

  • Saturday, June 10 at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm | The Oblates of St. Benedict invites you to join guest speaker Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B., Director of Oblates from Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon, who will give two informative talks and answer questions on how to live out Benedictine Spirituality in everyday life. No registration required and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Patricia at (403) 630-1312 |

Permanent Diaconate – Open House dates

If you are interested or feel that you are being called to a vocation as a Permanent Deacon, and you meet the qualifications listed in the website at catholicyyc.ca/permanentdiaconate, please join us at one of the following in person open houses:

  • Saturday June 3, 2023, at 1 PM
    St. Martha’s Parish (355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta)
  • Saturday June 10, 2023, 10 AM 
    St. Mary’s Cathedral Hall (219 – 18 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta)

For more information, please visit catholicyyc.ca/permanentdiaconate


Polish Canadian Heritage Day

  • Sunday, June 11 from 11 am to 8 pm at Polish Canadian Cultural Centre | Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish invites everyone to the 2nd annual Polish Canadian Heritage Day. Enjoy talks, film showings, folk dance presentations, and Polish food. Admission is free. Schedule of events at celebratingpoland.ca.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for May 2023

 

    • Pope’s prayer intention for May 2023Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their mission, an evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needsLet us accompany Pope Francis in praying for this important intention, and as we await the Feast of Pentecost, let us pray like John Paul II, ‘Come, Spirit of life, Spirit of truth, Spirit of communion and of love! The Church and the world need you. Come, Holy Spirit, and make ever more fruitful the charisms you have bestowed!’”

Laudato Si’ Week – May 21-28

Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28 with the film “The Letter” (YouTube originals) to mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation. Let’s keep bringing Laudato Si’ to life!

  • The Letter tells the story of a journey to Rome of frontline leaders to discuss the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with Pope Francis. The exclusive dialogue with the Pope, included in the film, offers a revealing insight into the personal history of Pope Francis and stories never seen since he became the Bishop of Rome. Watch “The Letter” now.
  • Interested to host a screening of “The Letter” with your community? Get info here

How can I pray better? – May 27

Sat, May 27 at 9 to 4 pm – FCJ Centre | A day retreat to help you rediscover the gift of prayer and to provide you a variety of resources to deepen your prayer life. It will focus on five prayer forms and provide time to reflect, practice, share, and discern which form brings us closer to God. Register here or call 403-228-4215.

 


Permanent Diaconate – Open House dates

  • If you are interested or feel that you are being called to a vocation as a Permanent Deacon, and you meet the qualifications listed in the website at catholicyyc.ca/permanentdiaconate, please join us at one of the following in person open houses:
    • Saturday June 3, 2023, at 1 PM
      St. Martha’s Parish (355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta)
    • Saturday June 10, 2023, 10 AM 
      St. Mary’s Cathedral Hall (219 – 18 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta)

    For more information, please visit catholicyyc.ca/permanentdiaconate


Making an Informed, Moral Choice

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In preparation for the upcoming provincial election, the Catholic Bishops of Alberta wish to encourage all members of the Church to engage in the electoral process with a pastoral letter. With this letter, the Alberta Bishops offer to our Catholic faithful a reminder of important principles and concerns, which stem from the social doctrine of the Church, to guide the discernment of choices that accord with the Gospel’s vision for the right ordering of society.

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Priestly Ordination of Santiago Torres

Rev. Mr. Santiago Torres, a transitional deacon currently completing studies at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, has been called to ordination to the Holy Priesthood on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. You are invited to attend the Ordination to the Holy Priesthood Mass on Friday, June 16 at 7 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Reception will follow at the Parish Hall. All are welcome!


40 Hours for Priestly & Religious Vocations

Friday, June 2 at 3 pm to Sunday June 4 at 7 am | You are invited to take part in a 40 Hours Adoration at St. Anthony’s Parish to ask the Lord for an increase of Priestly and Religious Vocations in our Diocese. Where: St. Anthony’s Adoraton Chapel, 5340 4th St. SW (entrance from the back of the church). To receive the security lock code to enter the chapel, please register here.

 


Life in the Spirit Seminar | May 2 – June 20

Join the Life in the Spirit Seminar every Tuesday from May 2 to June 20, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. This eight-session seminar is an evangelistic tool and formation experience designed to introduce participants to a life in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Register here

 


Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Reinstallment

St. Paul’s in Brocket, AB invites you to join them in the reinstallment of the restored statue of Mary and Bernadette at the Piikani’s Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto with Fr. Roy Jayamaha. When: Saturday, June 24 at Noon, at St. Paul’s Church in Brocket. There will be a Rosary Prayer followed by a concert and barbeque with Franciscan and Friends.

Concrete Ways for Family Holiness

CCCB invites you to attend their free webinar “Concrete Ways to Renew Practices of Family Holinesss” on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 11 am to 1:30 pm MT is open to all including Bishops, priests, ministry and diocesan leaders, families and anyone interested in the topic and opportunity for reflection. Speaker: Prof. Mons. Philippe Bordeyne, President of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and Family, Rome, Italy. Note: the webinar will be presented in French, but simultaneous translation into English will be provided. Prof. Mons. Bordeyne brings with him a wealth of experience and education in Church teaching on family and marriage.


Reminder: Together in Action (TIA) 2023

The 2023 Together in Action campaign began on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023.  The theme for this year’s Together in Action is taken from 1 John 3:18, “Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”  Resources for the annual diocesan campaign is now available at catholicyyc.ca/TIA

The theme for this year’s Together in Action is taken from 1 John 3:18, “Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”


Walking Together in Catholic Education

Bishop McGrattan has brought attention to the “educational emergency” in public education. The imparting of basic values to our youth has become increasingly difficult.

Take a moment to read the Bishop’s article on how Catholic Education can make a difference and help address this growing concern.


Career Opportunities

There are a number of employment opportunities that are currently available in the Diocese of Calgary:

Parishes in the Diocese of Calgary & beyond:

    • Admin. Assistant (Part-time) – Our Lady of the Rockies, Canmore
    • Cook (Part-time) – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary
    • Family Faith Coordinator – All Saints, Lethbridge
    • Maintenance Worker (Part-time) – Sacred Heart, Calgary
    • Admin Assistant (Part-time) – St. Albert the Great, Calgary
    • Assistant Coordinator (Casual) – Feed the Hungry, Calgary
    • Housekeeper (temporary Full-time) – Dorchester House, Calgary
    • Archives & Marriage Office Administrator – Diocese of Victoria

    Visit www.catholicyyc.ca/careers for more information and details.


      • Sunday Bulletin shorts, free to use
        On that first Easter evening, John describes disciples gripped by fear. Jesus appears, and had to speak “peace” twice before that fear started to dissipate. Jesus’ breathing of the Spirit carries echoes of Genesis 2 when God created the first human being and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” John’s indication that Jesus’ bringing of the Holy Spirit took place on the evening of the day of Resurrection led Tertullian (a third century theologian) to establish that the Fifty Days of Easter are in fact one “great Sunday.”

        1. Recall a time when the Holy Spirit gave you courage to move from fear to confidence.
        2. What gift or skill do you hesitate to use? What would help you overcome your fear? (Reflection: Diocese of Saskatoon)
      • Resources for children
      • Report gives voice to Canada’s Indigenous Christians
        A groundbreaking report published by the Ottawa-based Cardus Institute has given voice to Indigenous Canadians who are frustrated by secular society’s unawareness of — or unwillingness to accept — the fact that almost half of them are Christian. “I find that insulting to Indigenous people’s intelligence and freedom,” Father Cristino Bouvette said of the prejudice he regularly encounters. Read more
      • Three opportunities to help Elizabeth House
        Elizabeth House is a life skills program and family-oriented home which welcomes at-risk pregnant and parenting women who need a safe place to live. Help Elizabeth House as volunteers in the following positions: Fundraising Lead; Facility Maintenance (carpentry, handyfolks, renovation); and Marketing & Communications lead. More information
      • TRAiD for MAiD at St. Michael’s – May 30
        True Assistance in Dying: why is MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) embedding itself in our country? St. Michael’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting Dr. Peggy Thomson-Gibson, MSCM. FRCP(C), as she presents on how to “Defend the Faith without Raising our Voice” to shed the light of faith through prayer, action and sacrifice. When: Tue, May 30 at 7:30 pm at St. Michael’s, Calgary. More info
      • Benedictine Spirituality for Everyday Life – June 10
        The Oblates of St. Benedict invites you to join guest speaker Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B., Director of Oblates from Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon, who will give two informative talks and answer questions on how to live out Benedictine Spirituality in everyday life. When: Saturday, June 10 at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. No registration required and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Patricia at (403) 630-1312 | Download Poster
      • Ordination of Santiago Torres to Priesthood – June 16
        Rev. Mr. Santiago Torres, a transitional deacon currently completing studies at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, has been called to ordination to the Holy Priesthood on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. When: Fri, June 16 at 7 pm – St. Mary’s Cathedral. All are welcome!
      • Open House at Holy House of Our Lady & St. John – June 13
        Holy House Calgary, a Catholic, classically-based school located at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Inglewood, is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. There are openings in Grades 1-8 as well as in our full time high school, The Gilbertine Academy (Grades 9-12). Scholarship and tuition assistance available. When: Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information, visit us at www.holyhouse.ca, or email office@calgary.holyhouse.ca to arrange a tour.
      • An Evening with Mary – June 27
        St. Luke’s Parish invites you to an evening of prayer and song with singer Eswina Ngai and a talk by Fr. Troy Nguyen, taking a look at the life and death of Jesus through the eyes of His Mother. Cost: Love offering, proceeds to St. Luke’s Feed the Hungry Ministry. When: Tuesday, June 27 after 7 pm Mass at St. Luke’s (1566 Northmount Dr. NW, Calgary). More info
      • May/June 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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