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

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Saturdays with Mary

November 29, 2016

This past Sunday marked the beginning of a new liturgical year. It is Advent, a time set aside to help us prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas Day and ends on Christmas Eve. Like Lent, it is a penitential… Read More ›

Painting by Lyn Deutsch, “He Leadeth Me,” 2008

Music and the Liturgy

“How I wept when I heard your hymns and canticles, being deeply moved by the sweet singing of your Church.” – St. Augustine, The Confessions I’m a pianist, and from the time I was a young child I’ve been involved in music ministry in one form or another. I sang my first duet with my… Read More ›


Ordinary Holiness

I’ve always loved the song, Ordinary Holiness.1 Somehow, the words really speak to my heart. The refrain goes like this – maybe you know it … “Ordinary holiness, in the sacred day today. Where we live and love and labor, as we gather here to pray. Humble God of all simplicity, help ev’ry heart prepare…. Read More ›


Food for the Soul

September is just around the corner, and many of us are busy getting ready for ‘Back to School’ and organizing our schedules for the fall. We’re signing up for fitness classes and trying out for sports teams, joining book clubs, and even booking time off for winter getaways. We all know how important it is… Read More ›


Great Summer Reads

There is something very appealing – as well as intensely satisfying – about a great summer read. For me, it conjures up images of lazy mornings lounging on the deck, coffee in hand, as the sun pours down and delicately kisses my cheeks. Or late nights sitting up in bed, feverishly turning those last pages… Read More ›


Mass Series Part 12 “The Concluding Rite” – Fr. Jerome

The name for that which we have all experienced, ‘The Mass’, comes from the Latin word ‘Missa’, meaning; “The Sending!” Having been divinized by God the Father through his Son, and in the Holy Spirit, we are now ready to be sent out into the world in the same way that the Son was originally sent from Heaven… Read More ›


Mass Series Part 11 “The Worthy Reception of the Eucharist” – Fr. Nathan

Having received our Blessed Lord in Holy Communion, it is important for us to take some silent moments to speak with Christ who now reigns in our bodies! Those silent moments that we spend with Him can be among the most intimate encounters we can have with Christ in this life. “Mass Series Part 11… Read More ›


Mass Series Part 10 “The Communion Rite” – Fr. Cristino

In the last 50 years, great effort has gone into restoring the image of the Eucharist as a banquet being a fitting image. While it certainly is not the most important image, it definitely is one; especially because of the Mass prefiguring the eternal banquet – the Supper of the Lamb – to which we… Read More ›


Mass Series Part 9 “Consecration and Transubstantiation” – Fr. Nathan

“When I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.” (John 12:32) Is this not what occurs at Mass, all creation should bow before him as he is raised up in the hands of a priest for all to behold! We come to Mass to adore the Lord and offer sacrifice, united… Read More ›


Mass Series Part 8 “The Eucharistic Prayer” – Fr. Cristino

The Eucharistic Prayer is the centre and summit of our entire celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is to this very moment that the Holy Mass is ordered towards and from which all graces and blessings flow. “Mass Series Part 8 The Eucharistic Prayer“  PDF Version   Mass Series Part 8 – "Eucharistic… Read More ›

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.