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St. John of the Cross

December 1, 2016

Born: 1542, at Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain1 Died: December 14, 1591 (at the age of 49) in Úbeda, Jaén (Andalusia, Spain) Beatified: January 25, 1675 by Pope Clement X Canonized: December 27, 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: August 24, 1926 by Pope Pius XI Feast day: December 14th Patronage: Contemplative life,… Read More ›

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St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo (November 4) Born: October 2, 1538 in Arona, Italy Died: November 3, 1584 in Milan, Italy Canonized: 1610 Patronage: Catechists Church sacristies (the room where everything needed for the celebration of the Holy Mass is kept) can become the dumping ground of many decades of liturgical vestments, altar linens and countless other… Read More ›

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Saint Marguerite d’Youville of Montreal

Born: October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec Died: December 23, 1771 Beatified: May 3, 1959 – by Pope John XXIII Canonized: December 9, 1990 – by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 16 (Canada) Patronage: widows, difficult marriages, death of young children     In this life, we rarely know the impact we will have… Read More ›

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“Saint of the Month- St. Januarius”

Born: c. 272 Ordained Bishop: c. 292 Died: c. 305 Patronage: blood banks, volcanic eruptions, City of Naples Prior to leading a group of young adult pilgrims to the 31st International World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, we had the privilege to spend two weeks on pilgrimage throughout Italy. Our travels took us to Rome… Read More ›

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St. Alphonsus de Liguori – Doctor of the Church

Born: September 27, 1696 in Marianella, Kingdom of Naples Died: August 1, 1787 in Pagani Italy Canonized: May 26, 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: 1871 Feast Day: August 1st Patronage: Confessors, Moral Theologians, Arthritis, Scrupulosity, Vocations. Attributes: Praying with a Monstrance in his hands, Chaplet, Crucifix   “Nothing else is required than… Read More ›

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Lily of the Mohawks

Born: 1656 in Ossernenon, Iroquois Confederacy (present day Auriesville, New York) Died: April 17, 1680 in Kahnawake (near Montréal), Québec, Canada. Canonized: October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI Feast Day: July 14th Patronage: Ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, loss of parents, people in exile, people ridiculed for their piety, Native Americans. Attributes: Lily (symbol… Read More ›

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The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church Died: Circa 64 AD Canonized: The Universal Church first celebrated this feast liturgically in 1969. Feast Day: June 30 Patronage: The City of Rome         Few churches in Rome will leave as profound an impression upon you as the Basilica of San Stefano Rotondo… Read More ›

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St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai Born: 3 January 1840 Died: 15 April 1889 Canonized: 11 October 2009 Feast: 10 May Patronage: Those afflicted with leprosy & HIV/AIDS I’ve always had a love for the theatre. During my pastoral internship I had the opportunity to attend a one-man play featuring the story of then recently canonized St…. Read More ›

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St. Mark the Evangelist

Feast Day: April 25 Symbol: Winged Lion1 Revered in both the Latin and Greek Church Patronage: Barristers, Notaries, Venice, Egypt We owe so much to our forefathers in faith – to the apostles and first Christians, and especially to the handful of men who put down in writing all that they had seen and heard…. Read More ›

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Blessed Oscar Romero – March 24

Born: August 15, 1917 in Ciudad Barrios in the San Miguel department of El Salvador. Martyred for the Faith: March 24, 1980 (at the age of 62) San Salvador, El Salvador. Beatified: May 23, 2015 by Pope Francis Feast Day: March 24 Patronage: Christian communicators, El Salvador, The Americas, Archdiocese of San Salvador, Persecuted Christians The day after Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot while celebrating the… 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.