|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
Tuesday to Friday
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.
Our Point of Entry locations have moved!
With winter and cold weather approaching, we have shifted the location for entering the church to the East and West doors of the Narthex.
If you’re attending Mass and your surname ends in A to K, please use the small door on the East side to enter. If your name ends in L to Z, please use the small door on the West side to enter.
Our Point of Entry Disciples are grateful for your cooperation in this regard, as they now no longer need to stand outside the church to welcome Mass-goers.
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.
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 — OCT. 18, 2020
Here’s the news many families have all been waiting for — SACRAMENTS at St. Patrick’s!!!
As we all know, due to COVID, all of our Sacramental Celebrations for 2020 were put on hold last March.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION of Easter 2020
At this time, we are but a few weeks away from completing the celebration of First Holy Communion for the children that were prepared last year.
CONFIRMATION of Easter 2020
We are preparing to catch up with our 180 Confirmation Candidates who were supposed to be Confirmed last Easter — they will be Confirmed during the first two weeks of February 2021. Early in January, we will be reaching out to all of the families and assigning them to one of 5 available extra Mass times with a maximum of four people per family.
NEW REGISTRATION for Sacraments of 2021 (Investment per child/per Sacrament = $25.00)
Please know that new 2021 registration for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist, and Confirmation will be made available online only from December 14 – January 15. Please check our website for details and instructions starting December 14. For anyone desiring to register in person, we will have in-house registration during regular office hours beginning on January 5 through until January 15, 2021.
The books for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will be made available for pickup during regular office hours from January 5 through January 15 at the parish office.
FIRST RECONCILIATION OF 2021 (for children in grade 2 and up)
Online and at home preparation classes for First Reconciliation will take place from January 18 until February 26 of 2021. This will be a six-week preparation time that will culminate with the celebration of Confession in March during our Lenten Season.
FIRST EUCHARIST OF 2021 (for children in grade 2 and up)
Online and at home preparation classes for First Eucharist will commence on March 1 until April 8 of 2021. This will also be a six-week preparation time that will culminate in the celebration of First Holy Communion after the Easter Season.
PLEASE NOTE: First Reconciliation must be celebrated before First Eucharist.
CONFIRMATION OF 2021 (for children in grade 6 and up)
Online and at home preparation classes for Confirmation will begin on February 15 and run through until April 23. This is a 10-week preparation time that will culminate in the celebration of Confirmation in May of 2021.
Through all of next year’s Sacrament preparation, be assured that you as parents will be given the tools and resources to support your children as they learn about the Sacraments of Our Lord. Please help them by nourishing their relationship with Jesus as they grow in Faith.
Remember… as parents, you are the primary educators of your children; if you don’t teach them to follow Christ, and help them learn to walk in His Way, the world will teach them not to!
“Lay up these WORDS of mine in your heart and in your soul — teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
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.
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