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“Moral Theology & Catholic Decision Making: Week 5” – Course by Fr. Cristino

January 11, 2017

People are generally familiar with the concept of being virtuous but this is frequently taken to be more of an adjective for “nice people” as opposed to an ethical theory. In this session, Fr. Cristino examines how, down the ages, from the Greek Philosophers to today, seeing the pursuit of virtue as a form of… Read More ›

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“Moral Theology & Catholic Decision Making: Week 4” – Course by Fr. Cristino

The much beloved figure of the childhoods of so many, Jiminy Cricket, played a starring role in the Disney Classic, Pinocchio- not for being a particularly cute cricket- but rather, a conscientious guide. The role of our conscience in moral decision making is indispensable but one which, with the help of the Church, revelation and law, must… Read More ›

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“Moral Theology & Catholic Decision Making: Week 3” – Course by Fr. Cristino

Having laid the groundwork of Catholic moral principles being the teaching authority of the Church which is at the service of fostering our friendship with Christ, we can now turn our attention to four key concepts which govern morality. The first and broadest of these four is the reality of ‘LAW’; what it is, where… Read More ›

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“Moral Theology & Catholic Decision Making: Week 2” – Course by Fr. Cristino

In this second of eight lectures being delivered by Fr. Cristino as part of Saint Michael’s adult faith formation series, Saints in the City, we explore how having a teaching mother in the Church serves to facilitate our personal relationship with Christ. Morality is to love Christ according to the way in which He WANTS to be… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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.