|TUES.—9:00 a.m.||Fr. Valentine|
|WED.—9:00 a.m.||Fr. Jerome|
|THURS.—9:00 a.m.||Fr. Valentine|
|FRI. —9:00 a.m.||Fr. Jerome|
INFORMATION & UPDATES
We are now offering an online donation option for parishioners! Contributions can be made with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Click here for our Donate page for further information.
Please note: Over the next few weeks, our attendance limits for weekend Mass will be reduced in order to accommodate our First Communion recipients and their families. Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure this most important Sacrament is received by the children who have been preparing for this for a long time.
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!
DAILY ROSARY PRAYERS prior to the start of Mass, Tuesday to Saturday at 8:20 a.m. Church doors open at 8:15 a.m.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION RETURNS TO ST. PATRICK’S!
Sign up for Adoration NOW! Click here for the schedule.
Adoration will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until Benediction and Reposition at 4:50 p.m.
ON Fridays: Adoration from 10:00 a.m. until Benediction and Reposition at 11:50 a.m.
We have updated the floor map for the procession when receiving the Holy Eucharist. Please see our new map/floor plan by clicking here.
SHEPHERD’S PERSPECTIVE — SEPT. 13, 2020
In a few days’ time, this Tuesday, September 15, the Church will celebrate The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows: A great opportunity for us to reflect upon the existence of Human Suffering… So often times in life, we seek to withdraw and avoid every experience of suffering only to find ourselves being consumed by it in some shape or another as we draw closer and closer to the end of our lives. Truth be told, suffering exists because it is part of the Almighty’s mysterious plan for drawing us back to Himself.
This rather painful truth is one that’s interwoven throughout the very fabric of the Holy Scriptures; add to that centuries of crimson red-like stains permeating the Tradition of the Church combined with the example of the Lives of the Martyrs and Saints who’ve gone before us — and the message we end up with is quite clear:
The Universal Human Experience of Suffering on earth has a place — a very important place — in the Divine Order of things…
Given the ongoing agonizing sorrow currently being experienced within the Immaculate Heart of the Mother of humanity as she looks upon the world and sees the division that exists within the Church, it is only fitting that we should recall the sorrowful events of Mary’s life, for they are meant to tenderize hardened hearts.
The seven sorrows, THE SEVEN SWORDS, that pierced the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady are as follows:
- The Prophecy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus.
- The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family.
- The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days.
- The Meeting of Jesus and Mary along the Way of the Cross.
- The Crucifixion, where Mary stands at the foot of the Cross.
- The Descent from the Cross, where Mary receives the DEAD BODY OF JESUS in her arms.
- The Burial of Jesus.
Our Lady’s life, the perfect Christian, serves for us as a template as to what should be going on inside of our hearts as we go through this life. For on the top of Mount Golgotha, there were two altars of sacrifice offering up the incense of Redemptive Suffering for the sake of God the Father’s Forgiveness to be poured out upon humanity.
One in the Body of Jesus, and the other in the Immaculate Heart of Mary…
As their sufferings were offered up for the salvation of the world, likewise every day we are being invited to offer up our sufferings alongside Our Blessed Mother’s ongoing sufferings for the salvation of souls.
Our Lady of Sorrows — Pray for us.
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).
Updates on mask protocols:
The Diocesan guidelines requires parishioners to pre-register for Mass and allow walk-ins only before Mass begins as doors are shut and locked as soon as Mass is underway (not leaving an opportunity for people to walk in during the Mass). Therefore the only times we are required to wear a mask are while in line for the reception of Holy Communion, and when physical distancing is not possible.
Mask bylaw info, click here
Click here to read the Guidelines for the Reintroduction of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass (May 24, 2020)
Livestreamed Masses will still continue.
We need them and appreciate them. We are now accepting debit/credit donation transactions at the Parish Office.
You may alternatively choose to have your account regularly debited. Download and print this Pre-Authorized Debit Form and return to the Parish Office.
Heartfelt thanks to our faithful parishioners who have been inspired to continue to give, especially in these difficult and uncertain times.
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.
SSVP NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE
Dear SSVP Benefactors
SSVP St Patrick’s Conference continues to respond to requests for assistance. Our usual sources of funds are currently not available (monthly after-Mass begging and Poor Box donations). We are not able to use donated food items because of health concerns. In order to ensure we are able to meet on-going demand, we seek your financial assistance.
Cheques payable to ‘SSVP – St Patrick’s Conference’ may be mailed to:
SSVP St Patrick’s Conference,
77 Sun Canyon Way SE, T2X 2V3
Send an E-transfer to SSVPDonate@stpatrickcalgary.com
(please include your mailing address in the e-transfer message so a tax receipt can be issued).
–Living the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with Love, Respect, Justice and Joy