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“Moral Theology & Catholic Decision Making: Week 1” – Course by Fr. Cristino

November 30, 2016

Saint Michael’s Catholic Community in Calgary has introduced a platform of ongoing adult faith formation called Saints in the City. As an introductory feature of this program, Fr. Cristino, the associate pastor of the parish, is offering an 8-week course exploring the guiding principles behind the Catholic Moral Tradition and how these principles could and… Read More ›

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Why Catholicism is… AWESOME! – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Often times religious faiths are regarded as one of many possibilities. If nothing is actually true, good, or beautiful though, what is the purpose of choosing one over another? This talk hopes to establish several very compelling reasons to believe that Catholicism is not just a nice possibility but a faith worth practicing with virtuous… Read More ›

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“Finding Beauty in Suffering” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The gravest threat to faith and the leading cause of atheism throughout the history of humanity is what some have termed “the problem of evil.” Why is there suffering in a world created by an all-good, all-knowing, all-powerful God? Why do the innocent suffer at all? These are hard questions to which there are no… Read More ›

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“Working Supernaturally” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

From the beginning of humanity, it has been our duty but also our privilege to work. Rare is the life on this planet that does not demand some degree of work, and for the vast majority, back breaking work! Do we consider what supernatural value our may have in aiding us towards eternal life? What… Read More ›

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“Come to Know Your Mother” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Fr. Cristino leads us into discovering the love of our Blessed Mother’s heart for each and everyone of her children – a love that we are invited to experience by means of being in relationship with her. Marian Talk 3 – “Come to Know Your Mother” – Fr. Cristino from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.

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“When Peter Speaks: Loving, Obeying & Interpreting the Pope” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

It seems nearly every other day, Pope Francis is giving an off-the-cuff interview to some media outlet or group, paying him a visit in Rome. It has led to varying reactions: of delight among those in the press awaiting the next story to spin; and horror among even pope-loving prelates who ask, “What has he… Read More ›

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“The Heart of Mercy” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Over the course of the next 4 weeks, we will be exploring different angles of God’s Mercy as it has been made manifest by means of His Beloved Son’s obedience to the will of His Father. In this presentation, Fr. Cristino establishes the balance that exists between Mercy and Justice in a way that reveals a… Read More ›

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“Fasting? What For?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

With the season of Lent now upon us, it is important that we give some consideration to one of the imperatives Jesus left us for growing in holiness. In the well-known gospel passage from which we hear on Ash Wednesday, Jesus commands that we should perform prayer, fasting and almsgiving. People generally understand why intensifying… Read More ›

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“Reading God’s Mind or Listening to your Heart? Principles of Discernment” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The Calgary diocesan vocations director, Fr. Myles Gaffney, has famously said on a number of occasions when addressing groups of young people, “The last thing you want is for them to have to write on your tombstone, ‘Still Discerning’…” All of us have had the experience of feeling lost about what God wants next from… Read More ›

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“Religion & Science: Which Leads and Which Serves?” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached on the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the context of the annual conference of the Religious and Moral Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Based upon the readings assigned for that day in which our Lord declares that He came to serve and not be served, Fr. Cristino examines… 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.