Masses are not cancelled but registration
is now limited to 13
(2 volunteers brings the total attending to 15)
No walk-ins allowed
St Bonaventure is adding 13 weekday masses weekdays.
Masses will be at 8 am, 9 am, 6 pm & 7 pm beginning Tuesday, May 11.
Our parish & the Diocese encourage parishioners
to attend only 1 mass in the next 3 weeks
to give others the chance to attend mass in person
The dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place.
No one is obliged to attend Holy Mass while the dispensation is in effect.
The faithful should be encouraged to see that their participation in any of the weekday Masses already
serves as their observance of the Sunday Mass.
On Sundays, when not attending Mass in person, the faithful are encouraged
to participate in a livestream Mass or to pray the readings of the day
The church is open for prayer Monday - Friday
after morning mass until noon
Maximum of 15 people
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
May 10: 12 noon - 6 pm
May 17 & 24: 12 noon - 5 pm
No registration required; maximum of 15 people.
Parishioners are reminded that the dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday mass & other days of obligation remains in place until decreed otherwise by the Bishop of Calgary. It is encouraged that anyone who has concerns about exposure or their safety, participate in mass virtually via the many options available.
Current mass times:
Starting May 11, 2021
Monday - Friday:
8 am, 9 am, 6 pm, 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am
Saturday 5 pm (anticipated mass)
7 am, 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, & 7 pm
Deadline to register for
Saturday, Sunday & Monday masses is 12 noon Friday
Tuesday - Friday masses is 12 noon the day before.
Parish Office & Church Hours Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 12 noon
Message from Fr. Colin
Love as it is expressed to us in Scripture, and revealed to us by God Himself, is something quite different from the understanding we normally have. The love of God for us is shown by the giving of his Son to die for our sins: for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son to the end that all that believe in him should not perish but have eternal life. Love is about self-sacrifice and not self-fulfillment.
As St Paul says, not because we were deserving of such an act, but rather while we were yet sinners he sent his Son to die for us. The love of God for us is one of self-sacrifice for a wholly undeserving people. St. John says something similar: In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
God’s love is perfected in us as we express true love to our neighbours, and the nature of this true love is, as we have seen, self-sacrifice. It is about how we give of ourselves to others that expresses our love and perfects the love of God in us. As God loves us we are to love others, and so we are called to be self-sacrificial, even (and perhaps especially) to those whom we feel are unworthy of such sacrifice. At the end of today’s gospel passage, Jesus says: You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. Baptized into the faith, we have been chosen and appointed by God Himself to bear good fruit, which we can only do if we abide in Christ and allow him to abide in us.
Such good fruits are the workings of true love for God, for others and for ourselves. As Jesus told his disciples: My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. (John 15:8)
Check out Fr. Colin and
Fr. George's homily from last week.