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 …

Mass Cancellation Dates for July

NOTICE:

THERE  WILL  BE  NO MASS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

  Thursday July 16th – 7pm –   Our Lady of the Assumption Church
  Saturday July 18th – 9 am and  Saturday July 25th – 9 am -Saint Bernard’s Church

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE – THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE

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July 12 – 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time


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

 

Gospel Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9

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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:


Saturday, July 11 5:00 PM  – St. Bernard’s    SIGNUP FORM
Sunday, July 12 9:00 AM  – St. Bernard’s   SIGNUP FORM
Sunday, July 12 11:00 AM  – Our Lady of the Assumption   SIGNUP FORM
Tuesday, July 14 7:00 PM – St. Bernard’s  SIGNUP FORM
Wednesday, July 15 7:00 PM  – St. Bernard’s SIGNUP FORM
Thursday, July 16 7:00 PM – Our Lady of the Assumption SIGNUP FORM – MASS CANCELLED
Friday, July 17 9:00 AM  – Our Lady of the Assumption SIGNUP FORM
Saturday, July 18 9:00AM – St. Bernard’s    SIGNUP FORM – MASS CANCELLED


STFX Chaplaincy Masses:

Sunday, July 12 11:30 AM Mass SIGNUP FORM
Sunday,
July 12  2:30 PM Mass SIGNUP FORM

 

 

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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 – July 12 – Sts. John Jones and John Wall
Monday – July 13 – St. Dofgan of Wales
Tuesday – July 14 – St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Wednesday – July 15 – St. Bonaventure
Thursday – July 16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Friday – July 17 –  St. Kenelm of Mercia
Saturday – July 18 – St. Theneva of Glasgow

 

 

 

 

 

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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 – “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

What is the best and easiest way to help people understand God’s kingdom? Like the rabbis of his time, Jesus very frequently used parables – short stories and images taken from everyday life – to convey hidden truths about the kingdom of God. Like a skillful artist, Jesus sketched memorable pictures with short and simple words. A good image can speak more loudly and clearly than many words. Jesus used the ordinary everyday illustrations of life and nature to point to another order of reality – hidden, yet visible to those who had “eyes to see” and “ears to hear”. Jesus communicated with vivid illustrations which captured the imaginations of his audience more powerfully than any abstract presentation could. His parables are like buried treasure waiting to be discovered (Matthew 13:44).

Quote from the early church fathers:   The shallow and rootless mind, by Clement of Alexandria, 150-215 A.D.

“Let us look, as from a broader perspective, at what it means to be on the road. In a way, every road is hardened and foolish on account of the fact that it lies beneath everyone’s feet. No kind of seed finds there enough depth of soil for a covering. Instead, it lies on the surface and is ready to be snatched up by the birds that come by. Therefore those who have in themselves a mind hardened and, as it were, packed tight do not receive the divine seed but become a well-trodden way for the unclean spirits. These are what is here meant by ‘the birds of the heaven’” But ‘heaven’ we understand to mean this air, in which the spirits of wickedness move about, by whom, again, the good seed is snatched up and destroyed. Then what are those upon the rock? They are those people who do not take much care of the faith they have in themselves. They have not set their minds to understand the touchstone of the mystery [of being united with Christ]. The reverence these people have toward God is shallow and rootless. It is in times of ease and fair weather that they practice Christianity, when it involves none of the painful trials of winter. They will not preserve their faith in this way, if in times of tumultuous persecution their soul is not prepared for the struggle. (excerpt from FRAGMENT 168)

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

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A Stewardship Minute

“Lord Jesus, faith in your word is the way to wisdom, and to ponder your divine plan is to grow in the truth. Open my eyes to your deeds, and my ears to the sound of your call, that I may understand your will for my life and live according to it”

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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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