Christ is Risen!
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:
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
Check out Fr. Colin and
Fr. George's homily from last week.
Message from Fr. George
“The Lord is risen! Alleluia!” Though we are still in this difficult time of the pandemic, we can celebrate the festivities of Easter with joy & hope. The pandemic can draw us into the deepest mysteries of our faith. As those who believe that Jesus is Lord, we do not define ourselves by disaster; rather, we live in hope. We have been called a people of faith & a people of hope. This pandemic calls us to live both.
This weekend on this Third Sunday of Easter we have one of the most beautiful stories of the risen Lord: the road to Emmaus. This story has been celebrated in art & literature over the centuries but for us, its most important significance is expressed by the disciples walking along that road: “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road.” That sense of ‘our hearts burning within us’ is the response we all feel when we hear this Gospel proclaimed.
We have all travelled the road to Emmaus at some time as we had our hopes dashed. But what a difference the presence of Christ makes in our lives. Our eyes are opened to a new way of looking at reality by the Word of God.
Pope Francis, commenting on the Emmaus Story, said, “We have all had difficult moments in life, dark moments in which we walked in sadness, pensive, without horizons, with only a wall before us. And Jesus is always beside us to give us hope, to warm our hearts & to say: “Go ahead, I am with you. Go ahead”.
The secret of the road that leads to Emmaus is simply this: God will walk with us always, even in the most painful moments, even in the worst moments, even in moments of defeat. That is where the Lord is. And this is our hope.
We define ourselves by Easter hope. This is the time when we celebrate new life in the Church through the Sacraments of Initiation. Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist remind us that we belong to God & that God sustains, informs, inspires & feeds us as we journey through life. Let us go forward with this hope! Because he is beside us and walks with us. Always!
God bless you all.