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Shepherd's Perspective

With summer – coupled with newfound freedoms from our Provincial Government soon to be officially here – all of our parish families (especially the schoolchildren) are getting ready to experience a new routine of life. While much uncertainty surrounds what awaits us in the not-too-distant future, one thing is for sure: from family holidays to kids camps or just plain old taking it easy at home and enjoying family BBQ’s – everyone is looking forward to this July and August!

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If you are new to St. Patrick’s Parish
please register here.

Volunteer opportunities

Please click here for more information on volunteering opportunities!

About Us

Mission Statement:

“For this I was born and for this I came into the world – to testify to the Truth. Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my Voice.” – Jn 18: 37

St. Patrick History:

The early history of this part of western Canada is very closely tied to the story of the Church’s missions among the indigenous people now known collectively as First Nations. Early priests spent lifetimes – sometimes risking untimely ends – ministering to the needs of the aboriginal peoples of the plains and eastern mountain regions. The manner in which they conducted themselves meant that many of them carved colourful and exciting niches in Canadian history. Read More…

Mass, Confession, and Adoration times:

Daily Mass Times

Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM

No registration needed for daily Mass. It will be on first come ,first serve basis. We will have 95 spots available. Please use Office doors.

Confession Times

Sacrament of Confession will be offered Thursdays from

10AM to 11:30AM on a first come first serve basis. 

Weekend Mass Times and Sign ups

Adoration

Tuesday to Friday: 9:45AM -12:00PM (noon)

Baptism

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Matthew 28:19 

INFANT AND CHILDREN BAPTISM

Please follow the steps below to register your infant or child for Baptism:

1. Register with the Parish. Please click here to register with the Parish. (If you are already registered with the Parish, we ask you to complete this step anyway so that we can keep our records up to date). 

2. Register your child to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. Please click here to register your Child.

   →  At least one of the parents has to be Roman Catholic. If one parent is not Roman Catholic please download the Consent to Baptism here, complete it and send it to: harriett.cariaga@stpatrickcalgary.com

An email will be send to you with practical information and guidelines. 

Celebration of Baptism and Baptismal Classes: 

Baptisms will be celebrated the 3rd Sunday of each month. 

Both parents and one godparent are asked to participate in a Baptismal preparation class. These classes are facilitated online via Zoom.

For more information contact Harriett at: harriett.cariaga@stpatrickcalgary.com.

ADULT BAPTISM

For Adult Baptism please check RCIA. Pease click here to access RCIA

Please contact harriett.cariaga@stpatrickcalgary.com for more information.

First Reconciliation & First Communion

Reconciliation  

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”  When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”                                                                       – John 2: 21-23

Communion

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”                                                                                  – Luke 22: 19-20

Children in grade 2 and up who have been baptized or made the Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church can register for

the Sacrament Preparation Program. This is a combined program. First Reconciliation must be completed before First Communion.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN (Registrations end on Thursday September 30, 2021)

* Please note your child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate are required to register.

Please contact sacraments@stpatrickcalgary.com for more information.

Confirmation

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
– Acts 8:14-17

Children in grade 6 and up who have been baptized or made a Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church, and have already received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, can register for the Confirmation Preparation Program. 

REGISTRATONS ARE OPEN  (Registrations end on Thursday, September 30, 2021)

* Please note your child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate are required to register

Please contact sacraments@stpatrickcalgary.com for more information.

RCIA

The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life. The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.
– CCC 1212

RCIA is mainly geared towards people who have never been baptized or who have little or no experience of the Church and who are looking to grow closer to God and want to become members of the Church founded by Christ.

If you are thinking of become a Catholic, please contact sacraments@stpatrickcalgary.com for more information.

Marriage

“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
– Matthew 19:6

The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives the spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.

Engaged couples are asked to contact the parish to begin the preparation process.

A minimum of four to six months notice is required to allow time for marriage preparation courses and for planning the wedding liturgy.

Please contact sacraments@stpatrickcalgary.com for more information.

Anointing of the Sick

“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” – James 5: 14-15

Families are encouraged to contact the parish office as early as possible on behalf of those who are ill, so that we can minister to our sick during their time of illness. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may also be celebrated more than once with those who are seriously ill.

Should a loved one be close to their final hours, please give them the grace of receiving their ‘Last Rites’.

Please contact Marta at parish@stpatrickcalgary.com for more information.

Funeral

“I AM the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
— John 11:25-26

A Catholic funeral provides hope at what is often one of the bleakest times. It is an act of thanksgiving to God for the gift of the life of the person who has died. It also offers hope and consolation to those left behind. Through his death and Resurrection, Jesus Christ made it possible for us to share in the reward of Heaven. 

 

After a loved one has passed away, we suggest you first contact a funeral home.  You can advise them your desire for a Catholic funeral, and they will help you to help make the arrangements.

 Please feel free to contact parish@stpatrickscalgary.com with any questions you may have.

Faith

The lambs of St. Patrick's:

St. Patrick’s Parish offers its parishioners a great way to grow in faith by becoming a lamb of St. Patrick’s. As a ‘lamb’ you will receive an email on a weekly basis with a link to a short video based upon ‘Truths’ rooted in the Sacred Scriptures, the Magisterium of the Church and the Living Tradition of our Faith.

In addition to receiving weekly spiritual nourishment by being a ‘lamb of St. Patrick’, many other avenues for Faith seeking Understanding will be made available to you. Sign up below to become a lamb of St. Patrick’s.

Faith Formation Resources:

Catholic Bibles studies and faith programs help us to strengthen our relationship with God. While we study the bible and learn more about our Catholic faith, we gain better understanding of God and His plan for our salvation.

All these tools help us better understand His teachings and provides us with tools for our daily lives. Please click below for current Bible Studies, to access Formed.org or to find catholic resources for your family.

Bible Studies

FORMED

Resources

Discipleship Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to serve the Lord?

There is a place for you here in St. Patrick’s Parish, and we’d love to help you take the next step into participating in our Parish Community.

At St. Patrick’s, community takes place — every day — because of ministries and volunteering teams that share their particular skills and gifts.

Click below to join one of the Active Parish Ministries in our Parish, or click on Volunteering Opportunities to join one of the teams that support our Mass Celebrations.

Parish Ministries

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic and the restrictions currently in effect, only few Ministries are being offered:

How to Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a St. Patrick’s disciple (volunteer), you must be registered with our parish, fill the in the Volunteering Package forms and choosing a volunteering opportunity,

The Diocese has established several measures to protect children, parishioners, volunteers, and seniors to create a safe environment:

Screening

All clergy, employees and volunteers serving the vulnerable must provide Vulnerable Sector Police Information checks. A defined process of interviews and reference checks help affirm a candidate for any position. (Only if working with children, youth, and seniors).

Training

All clergy, employees and volunteers are required to participate in orientation and the Safe Environment training. Training will be provided in the Parish and online.

Model Code of Conduct

This code of conduct creates the structure to develop and implement uniform guidelines for appropriate behaviour of all religious and lay persons involved in ministries and other activities.

Please click on “Volunteering Opportunities” and choose the team you want to join, afterwards download the “Volunteering Package” and fill in the forms.

 Please scan the forms and send them to: harriett.cariaga@stpatrickcalgary.com or bring them to the office. Thank you!”

Contact Us

Office hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM (noon).

Donate

“All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that He has Given you.”  ~ Deuteronomy 16:17

Every donation is a blessing to our parish!

We now offer Automatic Debit or Credit Card Donations, for ease of mind and use. Please consider setting up a monthly amount for automatic debit or Credit Card payments. This form of contribution helps us plan for the future as we budget expenses.

Your generosity has enabled us to begin the process of getting back on our feet and ministering once again to the families of St. Patrick's. With your support so far, we have kept the lights on, crafted a new website, begun to create our online faith formation videos and continued with Sacrament Preparation. But we still need your help as there is so much to do!

Every donation, no matter the amount, makes an impact and helps us to grow as a community. We are thankful for any financial gift and most especially your prayers for our ongoing mission of service.