"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Can a non-Catholic receive Communion at a Catholic church?

?Q: Can a non-Catholic receive Communion at a Catholic church?

A: The short answer is no. All those receiving the Eucharist, including Catholics, should be well prepared in both body and soul for what they receive, since it’s truly the Body and Blood of Christ. Those receiving should also be in communion with the whole Church since the Eucharist is a great sign of unity. Exceptions can be made, such as the case of a wedding where only one person is Catholic, but the non-Catholic would need to fully understand and believe that Jesus is truly present, not just symbolically. Nevertheless, exceptions are rare and only at the discretion of the local bishop. Not only should non-Catholics not receive the Eucharist, but also Catholics shouldn’t receive communion at a non-Catholic church as it could cause confusion or even scandal for those in attendance.

Special Events

Every Wednesday
from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held at all parishes in the Diocese of Calgary throughout Advent.

Saturday, Dec. 10 -
Rorate Caeli Mass at 7:00 a.m.
(St. Bernard's Parish - 711 37th Street NW)

Saturday, Dec. 17 -
Rorate Caeli Mass at 7:00 a.m.
(St. Bernard's Parish - 711 37th Street NW)


Christmas Mass Times

St. Peter’s Parish
(541 Silvergrove Drive NW):

Christmas Eve –
4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., Midnight

Christmas Day –
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

St. Bernard’s Parish
(711 37th Street NW): 

Christmas Eve –
5:00 p.m., Midnight

Christmas Day –
9:00 a.m.


Christmas Mass Times

Our Lady of the Assumption
(7624 39th Street NW):

Christmas Eve –
7:00 p.m.

Christmas Day –
11:00 a.m.

St. Michael Catholic Community
(800 85th Street SW):

Christmas Eve -
4:00 p.m. (preceded by carolling and pageant),
7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Day -
9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.