Our Lady of the Assumption Church

7624 – 39 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB , T3B 1X3
The Parish Office is located at this Church

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

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

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


Is available  45 minutes before every …

Diocese of Calgary – Information on Celebrating Holy Week at Home

Celebrating Triduum & Easter at home:
Please find below some resources for celebrating Triduum & Easter at home. For more Triduum & Easter prayers and activities, visit prayer and spiritual resources here.

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Saturday

Easter Day

Continue reading →

Bishop McGrattan’s Video Message to the Faithful for Holy Week

Bishop McGrattan has released the following video message to Holy Week:

Continue reading →

Video – Fr.Matthew’s Homily for Palm Sunday

Continue reading →

April 5 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Gospel Mt 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54

Continue reading →

Bishop McGrattan’s Letter to the Faithful on Holy Week and the Triduum and Cancellation of Masses

Bishop McGrattan has issued a letter regarding the indefinite suspension of Masses and how Holy Week and the Triduum will be celebrated.

In my letter of March 16, 2020, I informed you that the suspension of public Masses would continue until April 5. Today, I am writing you this letter to inform you of the extension of the suspension indefinitely until the situation improves, and we will be able to gather publicly.”

The full letter may be read on the Diocese Website (PDF)

In addition the Diocese has issued the following documents: (PDF format)

Guidelines Holy Week and RCIA 27 March 2020

Instructions from the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Canon Law – 24 March 2020

More information and updates may be found on the Diocese Website. These measures are in keeping with a Decree issued by The Congregation for Divine Worship . Information on that Decree may be found on The Vatican News Site. 

The Decree itself  may be read in full HERE:  (PDF)

All information from the Diocese and Bishop McGrattan may now be found in our NEWS section, accessible from the menu at the top of the page. This information will be kept current as we receive it.

Alternatively, it may be accessed directly from the Diocese Website.




Continue reading →

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.

Continue reading →

We now have a Videos Section.

Accessible from the top menu,  we now have a section to host videos. Currently available are Fr.Matthew’s Homilies for the 4th Sunday of Lent and the Feast of the Assumption.

St.Bernard’s Parish Videos

Continue reading →

A Letter to Our Parishioners from Fr. Matthew

 A letter from Fr. Matthew to our Parishioners in these trying times: (in PDF format , at the link below)

A Letter to our Parishioners from Fr. Matthew


Continue reading →

Daily Mass Livestream from St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Calgary

Daily Mass Livestream
Daily Mass will be streamed from St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Calgary everyday at 8:30 am, presided by Bishop McGrattan or priests of the Diocese.

St. Peter’s Mass Livestream Link

Sunday Mass from St. Mary’s Cathedral Link

Continue reading →

Feast Days for the coming Week

Feast days for the coming week:

Sunday –  Apr. 05 – St. Vincent Ferrer
Monday – Apr. 06 – St.Elstan of Abingdon
Tuesday – Apr. 07 – St. Goran
Wednesday – Apr. 08 – St. Julie Billiart
Thursday – Apr. 09 – St. Hedda of Peterborough and 84 Monk Martyrs
Friday – Apr. 10 – St. Magdalen of Canossa
Saturday – Apr. 11 – St. Stanislaus





Continue reading →

Current Announcements from the Diocese Catholic Pastoral Centre

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


Continue reading →

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.

Continue reading →

Gospel Reflection – “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord”

Does the King of glory find a welcome entry in your home and heart? Jesus went to Jerusalem knowing full well what awaited him – betrayal, rejection, and crucifixion. The people of Jerusalem, however, were ready to hail him as their Messianic King! Little did they know what it would cost this king to usher in his kingdom. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem astride a colt was a direct fulfillment of the Messianic prophecy of Zechariah (9:9):

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion. Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.  Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, and riding on an donkey and upon a colt the foal of a donkey.

Those who believe, hope, and love receive Christ’s kingdom of peace and eternal life
The colt was a sign of peace. Jesus enters Jerusalem in meekness and humility, as the Messianic King who offers victory and peace to his people. That victory and peace would be secured in the cross and resurrection which would soon take place at the time of Passover.

Quote from the early church fathersThe following of Christ, by Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 A.D.

“Come, follow Me, says the Lord. Do you love? He has hastened on, He has flown on ahead. Look and see where. O Christian, don’t you know where your Lord has gone? I ask you: Don’t you wish to follow Him there? Through trials, insults, the cross, and death. Why do you hesitate? Look, the way has been shown you.” (excerpt from Sermon 64,5)

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

Continue reading →

A Stewardship Minute


“Lord Jesus, be the King and Ruler of my heart, mind, life, and home. May my life reflect your meekness and humility that you may be honored as the King of glory!”


Continue reading →

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Monstrance and Incense

There will be a time of Eucharistic Adoration on the First Friday of every  month. It will take place at Our Lady of the Assumption Church following the 9:00 am Mass and end with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us for a time of silent prayer and adoration before Our Eucharistic Lord.

Continue reading →