Our Lady of the Assumption Church

7624 – 39 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB , T3B 1X3
The Parish Office is located at this Church
office@stbernardsparish.ca

MASS TIMES
Sunday — 11:00 A.M.
Thursday —  7:00 P.M.
Friday — 9:00 A.M.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Is available  45 …

St. Bernard’s / Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

We have two churches within the Parish, St. Bernard’s in Parkdale, and Our Lady of the Assumption in Bowness. The Parish Office is located at Our Lady of the Assumption.
St. Bernard’s /Our Lady of the …

St. Bernard’s Church

711 – 37 Street NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 3B9
office@stbernardsparish.ca

MASS TIMES
Saturday — 9:00 A.M.
Saturday — 5:00 P.M.
Sunday — 9:00 A.M.
Tuesday — 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday — 7:00 P.M

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:

Is available  45 minutes before every …

Fr. Matthew’s homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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June 28 -13th Sunday of Ordinary Time


images – courtesy and used with permission – www.freebibleimages.org – copyright LUMO Project

Gospel Mt 10:37-42

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From Fr.Matthew – Instructions for Parishioners on Attending Resumed Masses

Sunday & Weekday Mass at St. Bernard’s Parish will resume on Saturday, June 6, 2020

Beginning with the Saturday 5pm Mass, our normal weekly schedule for Mass will resume:

  • Tuesdays 7pm: St. Bernard’s Church
  • Wednesdays 7pm: St. Bernard’s Church
  • Thursdays 7pm: Our Lady of the Assumption Church
  • Fridays 9am: Our Lady of the Assumption Church
  • Saturdays 9am   &   5pm: St. Bernard’s Church
  • Sundays 9am: St. Bernard’s Church
  • Sundays 11am: Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Also Please note that the STFX Chaplaincy has two Masses at St.Bernard’s.

  • Sunday  – 11:30 AM
  • Sunday  –  2:30 PM

Note: Registration for weekday Masses closes at 2 pm the day of the Mass, For Friday 9am and Saturday 9am Masses, cut-off for online registration will be 2pm the previous day. For all Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday Masses, registration will close at 12:00 on Saturdays.

Also, even if registration has been closed or “deactivated” for a particular Mass, you can still see the total number of people registered (i.e.  23/43) – in this case it shows that there is plenty of room left. You can still feel free to attend Mass and register in person when you arrive.

This is to provide time to prepare and print attendance lists for use at the door at the respective Mass times. ​During this first stage of the reintroduction of public Mass, attendance is strictly limited to 50 participants (including the priest and volunteers). For this reason, we ask those who wish to attend Mass [to register using the link below]. This will ensure that we remain compliant with the current expectations from the Province and our Diocesan Guidelines.

Given these circumstances, it will mean that those wishing to be at Mass on any day will need to pre-register for every Mass they wish to attend. As health and safety measures are continually being reassessed, the situation and our parish plans will remain fluid and are subject to change. For this reason, it is important to remain patient, flexible, and also to check for news regularly with the parish. We are committed to providing prompt and accurate communication of changes concerning these directives, and our local parish plans. Our main means of communication is on the website – and we ask that you help keep our parishioners up to date by sharing updates especially with those who do not have access to the internet.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE:

You will find on the registration form a few different categories listed. Please follow these instructions:

  • ** Please register carefully – there is no way for you to cancel your own mistaken registration. [If you need to cancel please contact  office@stbernardsparish.ca
  • Including your phone number will be required for now, but adding email is optional. To skip adding your email, type ‘no’ in this field.
  • People deemed to be at greater risk at this time are welcome to attend Mass, and are subject to the general screening for symptoms. These people officially include those who are 65 years of age or older, and those with chronic medical conditions. They continue to be encouraged to choose prudential caution by avoiding public gatherings.  “All people attend Mass at their own risk.” (Diocesan Directives)
  • If you are simply attending Mass without volunteering, please register as an “Attendee”.
  • Register separately for each member of your household attending.
  • The number listed on the right end of the registration table indicates the number of spots available or needing to be filled.
  • If you are willing to help clean and sanitize the church at the end of Mass, please register as a “Cleaner”
  • Other volunteer positions (Lector, Usher, Point of Entry) are reserved for organized teams of volunteers. If you are willing to volunteer as Usher or Point of Entry greeter, please contact Fr. Matthew or the parish office.
  • VOLUNTEER POSITIONS MUST BE FILLED FOR THE MASS TO BE CELEBRATED.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MASS

Other Valuable Points to Take Note of: 

 Bishop McGrattan’s decree dispensing Catholics from the Sunday obligation continues to be in effect. This means that even though public Masses have resumed, Catholics are not obliged to attend Mass and those who attend do so out of their own free will and prudential judgment.

  • You can preview the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, and anticipate that these questions will be posed to you and your family/party before entry to the church. If you experience any of the symptoms listed, please stay at home. This questionnaire reflects the recommended AHS self-assessment tool.
  • ENTRY & EXIT:  Doors will be opened 30 minutes prior to each Mass, and locked at the start of each Mass, as per required. ** Please plan to be early to Mass to ensure ability to attend.

St. Bernard’s Church:  Entry will be through the main doors of the church only, after check-in with greeters.  After Mass, we will exit according to instruction or guidance from Father. (access will be possible through side door if ease of access is necessary, with help from a volunteer after check-in)

Our Lady of the Assumption:  Entry will be only through the main doors of the church, after check-in with greeters.  After Mass, with guidance from Father, exit will be through the North side door next to Mary’s niche.

  • CHECK-IN: as you enter, you will need to confirm your registration with a volunteer. Before entry, each party will be asked Self-Assessment questions for health and safety screening. Attendance records will be kept for only the required 2 weeks for the purpose of contact tracing and communication if necessary, securely in the parish office, and then destroyed.
  • MASKS: All attendees are asked to bring their own mask, and are expected to wear it during the Mass.  * Very young children wear masks at their parents’ discretion.
  • HOW TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION: There is instruction defined for the procedure of receiving Holy Communion, according to the Diocesan Directives. You can watch this video in preparation of attending Mass. These measures are temporary, and will be relaxed in due course.

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St. Bernard’s / Our Lady of the Assumption – Mass Attendance Registrations

Note: Registration for weekday Masses closes at 2 pm the day of the Mass, For Friday 9am and Saturday 9am Masses, cut-off for online registration will be 2pm the previous day. For all Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday Masses, registration will close at 12:00 on Saturdays.

Also, even if registration has been closed or “deactivated” for a particular Mass, you can still see the total number of people registered (i.e.  23/43) – in this case it shows that there is plenty of room left. You can still feel free to attend Mass and register in person when you arrive.

Masses:

Wednesday, June 24 7:00 PM  – St. Bernard’s SIGNUP FORM
Thursday, July 02 7:00 PM – Our Lady of the Assumption SIGNUP FORM
Friday, July 03 9:00 AM  – Our Lady of the Assumption SIGNUP FORM
Saturday, July 04 9:00AM – St. Bernard’s    SIGNUP FORM
Saturday, July 04 5:00 PM  – St. Bernard’s    SIGNUP FORM
Sunday, July 05 9:00 AM  – St. Bernard’s   SIGNUP FORM
Sunday, July 05 11:00 AM  – Our Lady of the Assumption   SIGNUP FORM
Tuesday, July 07 7:00 PM – St. Bernard’s  SIGNUP FORM


STFX Chaplaincy Masses:

Sunday, June 28 11:30 AM Mass SIGNUP FORM
Sunday,
June 28  2:30 PM Mass SIGNUP FORM

 

 

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Daily and Sunday Mass Livestreams

Daily Mass Livestreams:

Here is a list of Parish daily and Sunday Mass livestreams:

https://www.catholicyyc.ca/livestreammass.html

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Web Stations of the Cross from our Parish Churches.

As a response to the current  restrictions on gatherings imposed during the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created an online Stations of the Cross using the Station images from both St.Bernard’s and Our Lady of the Assumption.  These are in the form of a slideshow slider. This slider will take one through the Stations of The Cross. The slides will automatically advance every 25 seconds, our you can bring up a set of controls to rewind, pause or forward through the slides by moving your mouse over the slide image.

Stations of the Cross at St.Bernard’s Church

Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of the Assumption

Thanks to Fr.Matthew for the photos, and for the concept.

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Feast Days for the coming Week

Feast days for the coming week:

Sunday – June 28 – St.Irenaeus
Monday – June 29 – Sts. Peter and Paul
Tuesday – June 30 – First Martyrs of the Church of Rome
Wednesday – July 01 – St. Servan of Culross
Thursday – July 02 – St. Cillene of Iona
Friday – July 03 – St. Thomas the Apostle
Saturday – July 04 – St. Odo of Canterbury

 

 

 

 

 

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Current Announcements from the Diocese Catholic Pastoral Centre

Current Announcements from the Diocese Catholic Pastoral Centre may be read HERE:

 

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Downloadable Prayer Cards Now Available

We have added a page with a selection of Prayer Cards for your enjoyment and use. These may be accessed from the main page menu, or from this link.
These cards are in Adobe PDF format, and will require a PDF viewer  for viewing and printing.

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Gospel Reflection – “He who loves father and mother more than me is not worthy of me”

True love overflows in kindness and mercy towards others
True love for God compels us to express charity (merciful deeds of kindness and goodness) towards our neighbors who are also loved by God because he created each of them in his image and likeness. Mother Theresa of Calcutta once told a marvelous story about a destitute family who had nothing to eat for days. When news of their impoverished condition came to the Missionary Sisters of Charity, Mother Theresa personally went to their home and brought them some food supplies. The mother of the family immediately divided the food in half and carried it off. When she returned, Mother Theresa asked her, “Where did you go?” She gave the simple answer, “To my neighbors, they are hungry also!” Mother Theresa said, “I was not surprised that she gave – poor people are really very generous. I was surprised that she knew they were hungry. As a rule, when we are suffering, we are so focused on ourselves, we have no time for others.”

Jesus declared that any kindness shown and any help given to the people of Christ will not lose its reward (Matthew 10:42). Jesus never refused to give to anyone in need who asked for his help. As his disciples we are called to be kind and generous as he is. Jesus sets before us the one goal in life that is worth any sacrifice and that goal is union with God – uniting our heart, mind, and will with his heart and will for our lives. The reward of a life given over to God and obeying his voice is God himself – the source of true peace and joy that lasts forever.

Quote from the early church fathers: A well-ordered love, by John Chrysostom (347-407 AD)

“See how great is the impairment to those who have an exaggerated love for their own life. And how great is the blessing to those who are ready to give up their lives for a well-ordered love! So he bids his disciples to be willing to give up parents, children, natural relationships, kinships, the world and even their own lives. How onerous are these injunctions! But then he immediately sets forth the greater blessings of rightly ordered love. Thus these instructions, Jesus says, are so far from harming that they in fact are of greatest benefit. It is their opposites that injure. He then counsels them, as he so often does, in accord with the very desires that they already possess. Why should you be willing to give up your life? Only because you love it inordinately. So for the very reason of loving it ordinately, you will scorn loving it inordinately, and so it will be to your advantage to the highest degree. You will then in the truest sense love your life. Jesus does not reason in this way only in the case of the love of parents or children. He teaches the same with regard to your very life, which is nearest to you of all.” (excerpt from THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, HOMILY 35.2)

  Text and reflections, courtesy and used with permission – http://dailyscripture.servantsoftheword.org

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A Stewardship Minute

“Lord, no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has conceived the things you have prepared for those who love you. Set us ablaze with the fire of the Holy Spirit, that we may love you in and above all things and so receive the rewards you have promised us through Christ our Lord.”

 


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First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Monstrance and Incense

Until further notice Eucharistic Exposition and our typical holy hours will continue to be suspended.

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