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Welcome

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

 

Sunday Masses

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.

Mass Intentions

Prayers for the Sick & Deceased

Faith and Family

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Fr. George's homily from last week.

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News from the Parish

Mt St Francis

Retreat Centre

Twilight Retreat – Prepare the Way

Wednesday, November 25

6 pm (Supper at 6:30 pm)

A delicious home cooked supper

followed by a guided reflection to help you enter into the season of Advent, time for quiet and moments of shared prayer to close off the evening.

Cost is $30

 

Come Away and Rest Awhile 

November 27-29

Come to the quiet of the Retreat Center November 27-29 and immerse yourself in stillness and serenity. You are free to design your own program at this silent retreat. We will have prayer suggestions available & spiritual directors are on site.

 

We will provide healthy meals that can accommodate dietary restrictions, a simple room, reading library & chapel. The Franciscan Friars welcome anyone to join them for prayer daily.

 

Suggested contribution: $195.00 for the weekend (cost reduced for a shorter stay). Plan to arrive after 4:00 pm on Friday (supper at 6:15 pm). The retreat ends with lunch on Sunday.

For more information or to register, please contact: 403-932-2012 or email mtfrancis@shaw.ca

Preparing for Advent

The Diocese of Calgary

strongly recommends to the faithful to, as much as possible, continue to wear the mask while seated in the pews during the Mass. This will help better protect one another in preventing the transmission of the flu & COVD-19. However, exemptions under the municipal bylaws will continue to be respected without requiring proof of eligibility.

This gesture of wearing the mask is a sign of charity & concern for each other's health. Please see the new poster in the church which highlights a number of health & safety measures to help prevent the spread of the flu & COVID-19.

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RCIA

For those who wish to discern their interest in joining the Catholic Church, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), please contact Cedric de Souza at 403-278-0013.

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