Our Lady of the Assumption Church

7624 – 39 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

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

Is available  45 minutes before every Mass (except before the 11:00am Sunday …

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

St. Bernard’s /Our Lady of the Assumption Parish serves the communities of Parkdale, St. Andrews Heights, Point McKay, Montgomery, Bowness, Valley Ridge, Greenwood Village, University Heights and Crestmont. We have two churches within the Parish, …

St. Bernard’s Church

711 – 37 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Saturday — 8:00 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 – 2017 Pastoral moves and Assignments

The Diocese of Calgary has just released the list of2017 Pastoral Moves and Assignments.  Our own Fr.Nathan stays with us as Pastor, and has also been assigned to the Office of Diocesan Master Of Ceremonies. Please pray for him as he takes on this new role.

The full list of moves and assignments is available here as a PDF – Diocese of Calgary Pastoral Moves 2017

2017 Corpus Christi Procession

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Corpus Christi Procession this past Sunday.  Thank you to our altar servers to leading our procession and for everyone who helped to carry  the canopy to safeguard the Blessed Sacrament. Thank you to our choir for leading us in song and for everyone who walked, sang and prayed as we brought our Eucharistic Lord into our
neighbourhood.  Finally, thank you to the Knights of Columbus for providing us with a tasty BBQ and for everyone who helped with the clean up afterwards.
In Christ, Fr. Nathan

All photos courtesy of and  copyright of Ben Francis, and used with permission.

Fr. Nathan – Vacation July 3-17

Fr. Nathan will be on holidays from July 3 to July 17. The usual weekend and weekday Mass schedule will continue while
Fr. Nathan is away. However, there will be no Eucharistic adoration and confession after the Tuesday evening Mass
at St. Bernard’s, and no First Friday Adoration at Our Lady of the Assumption. The Saturday morning Mass at St. Bernard’s will also be cancelled while Fr. Nathan is away.

June 25 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Lord, in your great love, answer me.

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A Biblical Archaeology Moment – The Holy Sepulcher.

On October 20th, 2016, one of the most exciting events in centuries took place: the opening of the marble slab guarding the place tradition claims was the tomb of Jesus, inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. What was  found by archaeologists? Read the full account in an article entitled:

The Holy Sepulcher: Archaeology says the Evangelists were right !

Feast Days for the coming Week

Feast days for the coming week:

Sunday – June 25 – Bl. Jutta of Thuringia
Monday – June 26 – Bl. Raymond Lull
Tuesday – June 27 – St.Cyril of Alexandria
Wednesday – June 28 – St.Iranaeus
Thursday – June 29  – Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul
Friday – June 30 – First Martyrs of the Church or Rome
Saturday – July 01 – St.Junipero Serra

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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.

Gospel Reflection – “Fear not – you are of more value than many sparrows”


HAC for Fr.Nathan – image – courtesy and used with permission – – copyright  LUMO Project

What is godly fear? It is reverence for the One who made us in love and who sustains us in mercy and kindness. The greatest injury or loss which we can experience is not physical but spiritual – the loss of one’s soul to the power of hell. A healthy fear of God leads to spiritual maturity, wisdom and right judgment and it frees us from the tyranny of sinful pride, cowardice – especially in the face of evil, and spiritual deception. Do you trust in God’s grace and mercy and submit to his word?

When Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God he met opposition and hostility. He tells  his disciples that they must expect the same treatment if they are to live and to proclaim the reign of God. There is both a warning and a privilege in his statement. Just as Jesus had to carry his cross, so the disciples must carry their cross and not try to evade it. To suffer for the faith is to share in the work of Christ. As one hymn states: Lift high the Cross of Christ!  Tread where his feet have trod. The Holy Spirit gives us power and grace to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. Do you trust in God’s grace to carry your cross for Jesus’ sake?

Daily Quote from the early church fathersFear not, you are of more value than many sparrows, by John Chrysostom, 344-407 A.D.
“What do you see in creation of less value than a tiny sparrow? But even the sparrow will not fall without God’s knowledge. Jesus does not mean that the sparrow falls by God’s direct will because it is unworthy but that nothing that occurs is hidden from God. If then God is not ignorant of anything that happens in creation, and if God loves us more truly than the best human father, and if God loves us so as to have numbered our very hairs, then we need not be afraid. Jesus said this not to indicate that God literally has a number placed on the very hairs of our head but rather to show that God has perfect knowledge of everything about us and providentially cares for everything about us. Therefore, if God both knows all things that happen to us and is able to save us and willing to do so, then whatever we may be suffering, we need not think that God has forsaken us in our suffering. For it is not God’s will to keep us wholly separated from that which elicits dread but rather to persuade us not to make an idol out of whatever we dread. It is this, more than anything else, that constitutes deliverance from dread. ‘Therefore, don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.’ Don’t you see that God views your fear with more concern than the lives of many sparrows? He already knows the secrets of your heart. Hence Jesus adds, ‘Do not fear.’ For even if that which you dread prevails, it prevails only over your body; this is the limited part of yourself, which nature will surely take in due time and bring to an end.” (excerpt from The Gospel of Matthew, Homily 34, 2-3)

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.

A Stewardship Minute

banner-ordinarytime“Lord Jesus, it is my joy and privilege to your disciple. Give me strength and courage to bear any hardship and suffering which may come my way in your service. May I witness to others the joy of the Gospel.”

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