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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 

Monday 

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

Weekday Masses

Monday - Friday:

8 am, 9 am, 6 pm, 7 pm

Saturday: 9 am

Sunday Masses

Saturday 5 pm (anticipated mass)

Sunday:

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)

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News from the Parish

St. Bonaventure CWL Scholarship

 

The St. Bonaventure Catholic Women's League invite Grade 12 students who are enrolling in a post-secondary school to apply for their $1000.00 scholarship.

 

Applications are available at the Parish Office, online, or email sybil.galikas@cssd.ab.ca 

Together in Action

 

In addition to supporting outside charitable agencies, the TIA supports much that goes on in the diocese, including funding our seminarians and looking after our retired priests. 

Our parish's goal for Together in Action this year is $60,247. 

 

Let us continue the work of charity & generosity which the Lord calls us to, & share the blessings which He has bestowed upon us.

Under the same maximum attendance restriction of 15 last year in places of worship, the Calgary Catholic Diocese decided to suspend masses. 

Mask use is mandatory for everyone who enters our churches and offices. Parishioners who are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons can be exempt from this regulation except when receiving Holy Communion. All parishioners must wear masks when lining up for the distribution of Holy Communion, including those receiving a blessing.

 

Since the dispensation from the Sunday Obligation still applies, it is encouraged if anyone is unable to wear a mask or has concerns about exposure or their safety, that they participate in mass virtually via the many options available.

 

Close contacts must be limited to people in the same household.

 

Physical distancing between households must be maintained at all times, including after mass.

 

Please do not congregate or gather at any time or anywhere before or after mass.

 

Anyone who has even the slightest symptoms or feelings of sickness must remain home.

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