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 …

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For details on upcoming special events and news for the Parish, please check out the News and Events Section. Clicking on an item will expand it to reveal the full article.

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May 27 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

image – Luca Rosetti – 1739

Gospel Mt 28:16-20

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Feast Days for the coming Week

Feast days for the coming week:

Sunday -May 27 – St. Augustine of Canterbury
Monday – May 28  –  Venerable Pierre Toussaint
Tuesday – May 29 – St. Madelaine Sophie Barat
Wednesday – May 30 – St. Joan of Arc
Thursday – May 31 – Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday – June 01 – St. Justin Martyr
Saturday – June 02 – Sts. Marcellinus and Peter


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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 – “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit “


We can have a personal relationship with the Father and the Son through the gift and working of the Holy Spirit
How can we personally know the Father and his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ? It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the Father and the Son to us and who gives us the gift of faith to know and understand the truth of God’s word. Through the Holy Spirit, we proclaim our ancient faith in the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ until he comes again. The Lord gives us his Holy Spirit as our divine Teacher and Helper that we may grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God. Do you seek the wisdom that comes from above and do you willingly obey God’s word?

Jesus’ departure and ascension into heaven was both an end and a beginning for his disciples. While it was the end of Jesus’ physical presence with his beloved disciples, it marked the beginning of Jesus’ presence with them in a new way. Jesus promised that he would be with them always to the end of time. He assured them of his power – a power which overcame sin and death. Now as the glorified and risen Lord and Savior, ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven, Jesus promised to give them the power of his Holy Spirit, which we see fulfilled ten days later on the Feast of Pentecost (Luke 24:49 and Acts 2:1-4). When the Lord Jesus departed physically from the apostles, they were not left alone or powerless. Jesus assured them of his presence and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our mission is to proclaim the love of God our Father who saved us through his Son, Jesus Christ, and who unites us in his Holy Spirit
Jesus’ last words to his apostles point to his saving mission and to their mission to be witnesses of his saving death and his glorious resurrection and to proclaim the good news of salvation to all the world. Their task is to proclaim the good news of salvation, not only to the people of Israel, but to all the nations. God’s love and gift of salvation is not just for a few, or for a nation, but it is for the whole world – for all who will accept it. The gospel is the power of God, the power to forgive sins, to heal, to deliver from evil and oppression, and to restore life. Do you believe in the power of the gospel?

Daily Quote from the early church fathers: The pledge of the Holy Spirit, by Ambrose of Milan, 339-397 A.D.

“Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God’s presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with His sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed His pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts” (excerpt from De Mysteriis 7, 42).

Text and reflections, courtesy and used with permission – dailyscripture.net

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Announcements from the Diocese Catholic Pastoral Centre For May 27, 2018

Cemetery Masses

You are invited to the annual Catholic Cemetery Memorial Masses with Bishop McGrattan.

  • June 13 at 7:30 PM – St. Mary’s Cemetery
  • June 14 at 7:30 PM – Eden Brook Cemetery



The Diocese of Calgary is looking for men of prayer and charity who are prepared to serve the church in ordained ministry as permanent deacons. Men must be Roman Catholic, married or single, 35 to 60 years of age, minimum grade 12 education, be of sound moral character and mature faith. For more information about Permanent Diaconate, please contact Deacon John Walsh at John.Walsh@calgarydiocese.ca | www.calgarydiocese.ca (under Faith & Life, click Permanent Diaconate). Application deadline: May 31.


Mike MacDonald Shares About Mission Mexico

Mike MacDonald (Mission Mexico representative) will be in Calgary soon and he will share with you about the mission works in La Montaña, on the good work that you are doing through the support you offer to Mission Mexico! Follow Mike MacDonald’s blog at: http://mike-mmex.blogspot.ca  or get regular updates from him through Mission Mexico Facebook Page. He will be at St. Anthony’s Parish at all Masses on June 16 & 17 and at Corpus Christi Parish on June 23 & 24. For more information, contact Sr. Rita Kim at 403-218-5513


ONE ROCK 2.0 with Patrick Coffin, Lizzie Reezay and Brian holdSworth – PREREGISTER NOW

One Rock 2.0 is excited to announce that Patrick Coffin, Lizzie Reezay, and Brian Holdsworth will be joining us this September! We’re inviting Catholic young adults in the Diocese of Calgary ages 18-35 to register now and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers about living out the Catholic faith in today’s culture. Pre-register now and learn more about our speakers at www.onerock.ca


PARTICIPATE in a Discussion on the Future of Energy, Economy & Environment

We are looking for people interested in sharing their experiences and views about the future of energy, the economy and the environment. Often our views as Catholic Albertans go unheard. The discussion will help to shape how we, as the people of Alberta, talk about these topics in the future. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Marilou at 403-218-5519.


Planned Giving Seminar Invitation – Medicine Hat

Be inspired to make a difference. Learn how to maximize your legacy for your family and charity in your will. Join our upcoming Planned Giving Seminar at Holy Family Parish in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, June 5 from 1 to 2:30 PM.  Limited seating and registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Doreen 403-218-5522 or charities@calgarydiocese.ca  | events.calgarydiocese.ca


Marriage Preparation “For Better & For Ever”

“For Better & For Ever…” Marriage Preparation, accepts all couples preparing for marriage. The small group setting allows us to focus on couples in one or more of the following circumstances: living together, previously married, beginning marriage with children, couples 45+, or those who wish to have their marriage blessed in the Church. Upcoming dates: May 28 + June 15-16; June 4 + June 22-23.  Contact Alida at 403-218-5505 or email lifeandfamily@calgarydiocese.ca  | events.calgarydiocese.ca





You are invited to attend a workshop about Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. This workshop will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14 Ave NE). For more information, contact 403-218-5501 | events.calgarydiocese.ca



His Excellency, Bishop William T. McGrattan, is pleased to announce that he has called Rev. Mr. Derek Remus to be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, June 29 at 7 PM in St. Mary’s Cathedral.
All are welcome to this celebration | news.calgarydiocese.ca


Employment Opportunity – Choir Director – St. Gerard’s Parish – Part Time

For more information about this position, qualifications and application details see the Diocesan website at http://careers.calgarydiocese.ca  or submit your application to murray.gartner@shaw.ca by May 28; however, the employment opportunity will be posted until a suitable candidate is found.


The Year End Mass for Catholic Homeschoolers

The Year End Mass for Catholic Homeschoolers in the Diocese of Calgary will be held on Friday, June 1 at 2:30 PM, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop McGrattan. Liturgical Music will be led by St. John Choir Schola. Light reception to follow. For more information, contact Crystal at kindredcrystal@yahoo.ca


The CWL Provincial Convention
The 71st Annual Convention of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of Canada will be held June 1-3, 2018 at St. James Catholic Parish in Okotoks. Theme: Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call. Sessions will be given by Bishop William McGrattan, Margaret Ann Jacob and Fr. David Reilander.  Contact Vi Lake at 403-938-2369 or e-mail vilake@telus.net


Sacred Arts Lecture

The Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta is pleased to host a sacred arts lecture by Dr. Topping, Academic Dean at Newman Theological College. Theme: Catechism in Stone: The Renewal of Sacred Architecture – Principles and Challenges.” Date: Thursday, June 7 (7 PM), at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish (4903 45 St. SW, Calgary). For more information, contact 403-993-3439 | sacredartsguildofalberta.com


A 7 day Silent Ignatian Directed Retreat

King’s Fold is pleased to offer a personally directed retreat that focuses on the life of Christ in Scripture following the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat is characterized by daily personal prayer on scripture passages, communion and common prayer, set in the context of silence and supported by daily individual spiritual direction.  Sunday, July 15th from 7:00 PM to Sunday, July 22nd at 1:30 pm.

Facilitators:  Charles Pottie-Pâté, sj, with Heather Cowie.  Cost:  $1000/person,

Contact:  Tel: 403-932-3174, Fax: 403-932-9531, or retreat@kingsfoldretreat.com


An evening with the Benedictines

Mark your calendars now to come and hear a presentation on Benedictine Spirituality: Liturgy, Lectio and Labour by Father Pius, a monk from Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon. Monday August 27 from 7 PM to 9pm at St. Michael Catholic Church, 800 85 Street SW in Calgary. Admission is free but there will be a free-will offering to cover travel expenses.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Counselling

The ministry offers a journey of healing and reconciliation for women and men who are suffering from a past abortion experience. Clients will be referred to a professional counselor who specializes in dealing with the trauma associated with this grief. For more information, call Project Rachel at 403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-597-3223, or e-mail info@projectrachelsa.ca | www.projectrachelsa.ca



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A Stewardship Minute


“May the Lord Jesus put his hands on our eyes also, for then we too shall begin to look not at what is seen but at what is not seen. May he open the eyes that are concerned not with the present but with what is yet to come, may he unseal the heart’s vision, that we may gaze on God in the Spirit, through the same Lord, Jesus Christ, whose glory and power will endure throughout the unending succession of ages.” (prayer of Origin, 185-254 AD)


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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.

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