|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|
|SAT.—9:00 a.m. First Saturday, ONLY
|SAT. August 15—9:00 a.m.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
INFORMATION & UPDATES
We will be celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the sacrifice of the Holy Mass on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9:00 a.m. Sign-ups are now open on our regular Weekday Mass schedule.
We will also be celebrating the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the sacrifice of the Holy Mass on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9:00 a.m. Sign-ups will be available on our regular Weekday Mass schedule. beginning on Friday, the 14th.
We have updated the floor map for the procession when receiving the Holy Eucharist. Please see our new map/floor plan by clicking here.
MORNING—Tuesday to Friday and FIRST SATURDAYS
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!
SHEPHERD’S PERSPECTIVE — AUG. 9, 2020
Back in 1862, St. John Bosco found himself in a dream. In this dream, he perceived before him an endless sea upon which a multitude of ships were engaged in fierce battle. Amidst the noise and chaos, he saw a much larger and taller ship than any other being steered by the Pope towards two columns that reached far into the sky. On the top of one column, was:
A statue of our Blessed Mother at whose feet it was inscribed: ‘Help of Christians’. While atop the other even larger column, he saw: A Consecrated Host which bore the inscription: ‘Salvation of believers’. Without a doubt, this prophetic dream continues to serve as a lens through which we, mere mortals, can peer through in order to see beyond the everyday things of this world and into the invisible realities of the ongoing drama of salvation history that surrounds us as we journey across the rough and turbulent ocean of time much like the disciples in this weekend’s Gospel passage.
As Fr. Valentine and I continue to offer 5 opportunities for the Celebration of the Holy Mass at St. Patrick’s every weekend under the ongoing New Directives and Guidelines of the Diocese, we find ourselves in need of assistance for the 5:00 PM Saturday Evening Mass. If you and/or your family can assist in being Ushers, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, a Point of Entry Coordinator, please email Harriet Cariaga at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (403) 254-6878 and we will happily assist you in any role you may be able to help us with.
Please mark your calendars for next Saturday, August 15th, and join us for a special Mass being offered up at 9:00 AM in honour of Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven. Commencing next Saturday, the Holy Rosary will be prayed daily starting at 8:30 AM prior to every 9:00 AM morning Mass. Adoration will also be made available commencing Tuesday, August 18th. Further details will be provided in next week’s Shepherd’s Perspective.
May Our Lady envelop each of you and your family members in her Protective Mantle this August.
MESSAGE FROM FR. POUL
DIOCESE OF CALGARY NEWS
UPDATES AND CLARIFICATION on MASK BYLAW:
The City of Calgary has had some revisions and clarifications on the face covering bylaw.
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.
This complies with the City’s bylaw which requires that “people will be expected to wear a face covering in any part of an enclosed space to which the public can readily access.”
Mask bylaw info, click here
Click here to read the latest from the diocese.
Click here to read the Guidelines for the Reintroduction of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass (May 24, 2020)
Livestreamed Masses will still continue.
Hi, all! Reminder we’re in need of Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, a Point of Entry Coordinators for the 5:00 p.m Saturday evening Mass.
Please email Harriet Cariaga at email@example.com or call the office at (403) 254-6878.
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