St. James
Stainglass
Mary

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Office Hours
Monday & Tuesday  9:00am – 2:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday  9:00am – 12:30pm
Closed Fridays, Weekends and Statutory Holidays

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 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


A message from Bishop McGrattan

“Our mission through baptism is to recognize in one another the sacred dignity we have as a son and daughter of God.” ~ Bishop McGrattan.

Read the latest message from Bishop McGrattan where he speaks about the pressing need for solidarity and fraternity as an opportunity to pray for the unity that God desires for all of creation.


CCEF CASH Raffle

Support the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation with its biennial CASH raffle. Win up to $30,000 in CASH prizes! Get your ticket today, every dollar raised supports enhanced learning opportunities right here in our Catholic community.

The CCEF provides grants to schools and classrooms in the 117 schools and over 57,000 students in the Calgary Catholic School District. More information or to buy tickets.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for January

For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originates from being brothers and sisters in the human family.  Click on the link below to watch the video.


Reminder: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world on January 18-25. The 2022 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt 2:2), was prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches, based in Beirut, Lebanon.


Employment opportunities in parishes and Catholic organizations throughout the Diocese.

  • NEW – Assistant Coordinator (casual) – Feed the Hungry, Calgary
  • Human Resources Manager – Catholic Pastoral Centre, Calgary
  • Pastoral Ministry Coordinator – Catholic Pastoral Centre, Calgary
  • Admin Assistant (part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Pastoral Assistant (part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Support Staff (casual relief) – Elizabeth House, Calgary

Please visit catholicyyc.ca/careers for more information and application details.


Announcements & Resources

  1. The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 
    Mass Readings  |  Believing the Word of God. We are the Body of Christ (Corinthians) assembling as the graced community of believers (Nehemiah) each week to give thanks and praise, to share in Communion, and then sent to serve.  We are part of the great Communion of Saints to whom is handed down the living Word of God – both the Scriptures and the Tradition as well as the very person of Christ who is the spoken Word of God (Luke).

    1. How will I set aside a few minutes each day to read/reread Scripture?  What is a good time?
    2. How will I look for the unfolding mystery of Christ in little and big ways today?
    3. How will I be “good news” this week by what I say and do?
  2. Resources for children: The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
    • Gospel Reflection: Jesus responded to the needs of the world. He shared his message of the Father’s love and forgiveness with everyone, especially those who were in need. He sends us the Holy Spirit to help us continue his mission. Every kind thing we do is a way to serve God’s kingdom. (Loyola Press) 
      • Kid’s challenge this week: Look for a way to be kind and helpful, and pray: “Jesus, thank you for showing us how to love others. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will continue your mission.” (Sunday Connection)
      • Kid’s Bulletin for this Sunday
      • Colouring page this Sunday – Invite the children to colour and to draw one of the good news stories they have heard today, or how they will share the good news with people who are poor in the coming week.
  3. Laudato Si’ Action Platform launch | Feb 12
    Join the Canadian Launch of the Laudato Si` Action Platform in Canada. On Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 AM (MT) with Norman Lévesque, Bishop Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R. (Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith) and the rest of your Catholic family from across Canada to learn more about how your community can engage in the works of Laudato Si`. Register here to receive the online meeting link
  4. Mission Council Christmas Cards
    Consider putting aside used and unused greeting cards for donation to the Mission Council card-making program which supports overseas missions. Please drop off your cards at your Parish Office, or at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (120 17 Ave SW, Calgary) during the office hours.
  5. Faithful Living: Spending less than you earn
    We must all live within our means. Even with more money, without any clear purpose, we can spend more than we make. Learn simple financial principles that will require some discipline to live faithfully. Read more
  6. Holy moments in hard times
    Can we turn ordinary encounters into holy moments? Read Brandon Bailey’s story from St. Mary’s School in Okotoks.
  7. Airdrie Knights Dream Vacation Draw
    The Airdrie Knights of Columbus invites you to buy ticket(s) for the annual Airdrie Dream Vacation Draw, with monthly draws starting on April 3. There are over $39k in prizes and all proceeds are going to the charities they support. For more information, visit airdriedreamvacation.ca.
  8. St. Francis DeSales, Bishop & Doctor (Feast day: Jan 24)
    Francis de Sales took seriously the words of Christ, “Learn of me for I am meek and humble of heart.” When you feel your temper start to flare up, turn to a saint who tamed his hot head and mastered the art of gentleness.
  9. Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Jan 25)
    St. Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus is exemplary. This is one of the reasons why it’s the only conversion we celebrate with a specific feast day on the liturgical calendar, January 25. Learn how St. Paul’s conversion teaches us to become someone new in Christ.
  10. St. Timothy & St. Titus, Bishops (Feast Day: Jan 26)
    Saints Timothy and Titus were apostles of an Apostle. They shared in, and cooperated with, the ministry of St. Paul, who had a direct connection to Christ through a miraculous occurrence on the road to Damascus, a feast commemorated, not coincidentally, the day prior to their feast day. Read more
  11. St. Angela Merici (Feast Day: Jan 27)
    Angela Merici has the double distinction of founding the first of what are now called “secular institutes” and the first teaching order of women in the Church. Learn more about St. Angela Merici
  12. St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor (Feast Day: Jan 28)
    St. Thomas Aquinas is well known for his amazing work in organizing the beliefs of the Catholic Church into his Summa Theologiae. He also wrote a powerful prayer that he reportedly prayed every day, usually entitled, “For Ordering a Life Wisely.” If you are feeling disorganized, here is the perfect prayer from St. Thomas to bring better order to your life.

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation & Mission

Pope Francis has opened a three-year synodal journey of consultations and discernment, which will culminate with an assembly in October 2023 in Rome.

People of God throughout the world are invited to examine the way the work and mission of the Church is carried forward. The purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation, is not to produce documents, and in the Holy Father’s own words, it is: 

a time to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands ~ Pope Francis.

Read: Pope Francis’ message on ​the Opening of the Synodal Path


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