|TUES.—9:00 a.m.||Fr. Valentine|
|WED.—9:00 a.m.||Fr. Emmanuel (visiting priest)|
|THURS.—9:00 a.m.||Fr. Valentine|
|FRI. —9:00 a.m.||Fr. Jerome|
INFORMATION & UPDATES
Update from the Office of the Bishop on the financial status of the Diocese and the HR decisions that will affect the parishes and the Pastoral Centre in 2021. Click here to read the document.
MORNING—Tuesday to Saturday
9:00 a.m. — click here for sign-ups.
SATURDAY (Vigil Mass):
5:00 p.m. — click here for the sign-up.
7:00 p.m. — click here for the sign-up.
9:00 a.m. — click here for sign-up
11:00 a.m. — click here for sign-up
1:00 p.m. — click here for sign-up
The weekday Mass Schedule Sign-up links will be opened up on Friday by 12:00 noon.
The weekend Mass Schedule Sign-up links will be opened up on Wednesday by 12:00 noon.
DOORS WILL BE CLOSED FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF ALL MASSES! YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED AFTERWARDS EVEN IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP!
ADORATION HOURS ARE CHANGING FOR WINTER MONTHS! We are still offering Eucharistic Adoration at St. Patrick’s. All parishioners are encouraged to spend time in quiet contemplation with Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
10:00 a.m. to NOON
(Benediction at 11:50 a.m.)
Click here to sign up using our online form; you may also sign in at the Parish Office.
SHEPHERD’S PERSPECTIVE — NOV. 22, 2020
Commencing this Advent of 2020 — CLICK HERE to register
Soon after they had finished breakfast on the sea shore of Galilee, while just sitting there with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah resurrected from the dead — the Eternal One — He from whom not one of our thoughts or actions remains hidden, the God Man’s voice suddenly struck the ears of Simon Peter as the following question filled the airwaves:
“Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
Simon replied, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.”
With a piercing stare accompanied with an everlasting commandment: “Feed my lambs…”
The time has come for many to awaken to the promptings of the Living Spirit — the same Living Spirit who 500 years prior to knitting together the Divine Nature of God the Father’s Eternal Son with the mortal nature of human flesh within the womb of the Ever Virgin Mary, inspired the prophet Zechariah to pen down the following words:
“Awake, O sword, against my Shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” Says the Lord of hosts. Strike the Shepherd, that the sheep may be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones. In the whole land, says the Lord, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested.
They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say; “They are my people!”
And they will say, “The Lord is my God…” Zechariah 13:7-9
Very truly I tell you, we’ve entered a ‘passage of time’ whereby True Shepherds after our Lord’s own heart have been and continue to be struck down. As a result, our Lord’s Divine Flock now finds itself scattered and frightened over global hills, mountains and valleys.
Just as Peter was commanded by He who holds all things in existence to feed his lambs out of the love with which he bore for our Lord in his heart, likewise, every Roman Catholic Christian on earth desiring to be nourished with Truth, Faith, Hope, and Love — CLICK HERE and become ‘a lamb of Saint Patrick’.
Starting this Advent of the year 2020, every ‘lamb of Saint Patrick’ will receive an email on a weekly basis with a link to a short video based upon ‘Truths’ that our Lord will inspire within my heart through silent prayer. On top of receiving weekly spiritual nourishment, many other opportunities for Faith seeking Understanding will be made available to those among you who are interested in actively contemplating the mystery of existence on earth coupled with that which awaits every mortal human being immediately following our eternal souls’ separation from our earthly bodies in the Universal experience that we as Christians refer to as: “The sleep of death.” A sleep from which we will all someday awaken from — believers and unbelievers alike.
“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal.” (John 6:27)
SSVP CHRISTMAS ANGEL PROGRAM
- More information is available on the Christmas Angel program by clicking here or on “Christmas Angel Program” on the ticker tape at the top of the parish homepage.
–Living the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with Love, Respect, Justice and Joy
DIOCESE OF CALGARY NEWS
Please take a moment to read the most recent PASTORAL LETTER from our bishops (Sept. 14, 2020).
Over the next seven weeks, Grandin Media is hosting seven panel discussions on themes referenced in the letter – the impact on family, care of the vulnerable, the changing workplace and the inherent dignity of human life. The panelists, assembled from across the province and territory, include experts in their fields in health care, education, social services, law and ministry and business.
The goal is for all of us to gain insights into living our faith at home and at work, and in our parishes and communities. “Our Catholic faith has much to contribute with respect to promoting human, social and spiritual values for the common good of society,” the bishops note in their letter. “We trust that you, like us, see the urgency to discern wisely the signs of the times and to “reset” our lives so that our collective experience in moving forward accords with the Gospel.”
Weekly reflections (PDF) can be downloaded with the links below:
- Reflection Topic #1 (video released Sept. 21): Inherent dignity of every human life
- Reflection Topic #2 (video released Sept. 28): Importance of the family
- Reflection Topic #3 (video released Oct. 5): Individual rights and social responsibilities
- Reflection Topic #4 (video released Oct. 12): Vulnerability and solidarity
- Reflection Topic #5 (video released Oct. 19): Responsibility for the common good
- Reflection Topic #6 (video released Oct. 26): Healthy use of information technologies
Click here to read the latest from the diocese (Sept. 14, 2020).
Masses (weekday and weekend) will be livestreamed from several parishes in the diocese throughout the given day(s). Please see the Diocese of Calgary site for a full list.