St. Bonaventure Catholic Parish is a vibrant Catholic community in the heart of the south Calgary community of Lake Bonavista.
We serve the community as well as St. Phillip, Don Bosco, St. Bonaventure and St. Boniface Schools.
Stop by for a visit! Welcome home!
Current mass times:
Monday - Saturday: 9 am
Tuesday & Thursday evenings: 7 pm
Saturday 5 pm (anticipated mass)
Sunday: 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm
Deadline to register for
Tuesday - Saturday morning masses is 12 noon the day before.
Evening masses is 12 noon the same day.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday masses is 12 noon Friday.
Parish Office & Church Hours Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 12 noon
Message from Fr George
Prayerful greetings from St. Bonaventure.
We have gradually come to the last weekend of this Liturgical Year, celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Solemnity of Christ the King points our attention not only to the identity of Christ as the King of the Universe but also to the goal of the Christian Life, to live and reign with Him forever.
St. Teresa of Avila, a great mystic and doctor of the church, wrote, “Christ has no body on earth but yours. No hands, but yours. No feet, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which He is to look out at the world. Yours are the hands He must use to bless.” St. Teresa understood that if the hungry, thirsty, homeless and sick are to be cared for, if Christ’s mission is to be sustained and continued, then it is to be done by us, His followers.
The Gospel passage this weekend is generally regarded as a parable, but this is not accurate. It belongs to the genre called judgment scene. The aim of this literary genre is not to inform about what will happen at the end of the world, but to teach how to behave today. The passage is telling us that in serving the poor, we are serving Christ himself. We choose our future in eternity by how we treat others now. We will have made our own decision depending on how we treat one another, especially the least ones. Paradoxically, the more we focus on helping others, the more happiness and peace we will have, starting right now.
Focus on serving others as well as taking care of yourself and you will be happy and at peace now and in the life to come. May God bless you and your loved ones.