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 Mass at …

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 Mass  in …

August 20 – Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St.Bernard of Clairvaux


Please join us to celebrate the St. Bernard’s Feast day on August 20, (Tuesday), at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard’s Church.  All are invited to attend.

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Aug. 18 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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


Gospel Lk 12:49-53

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The Diocese of Calgary presents – Faith and Fun Stamps Game – Sept. 24

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Our Parish Patron Saints Feast Days in August.

Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption:

Feast Day of Our Holy Mother:

The Assumption of Our Lady August 15. The Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the  Holy Mother, having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.


Please join us to celebrate The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Holy Mother special feast on August 15, (Thursday), at 7:00 pm Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.




  • Readings: Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; Psalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke  1:39-56
  • Prayers: The Hail Mary
  • Other Names for the Feast: The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the Assumption of Mary Into Heaven; the Dormition of the Theotokos; the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is one of the most important of all Marian feasts.
More on the Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady  may be found HERE: in our Catechetical Corner.

Feast of St. Bernard

Feast of Our Patron:

The Feast Day of Saint Bernard is August 20.  St. Bernard, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century.

Please join us to celebrate the St. Bernard’s Feast day on August 20, (Tuesday), at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard’s Church.  All are invited to attend.

St. Bernard is also well-known for his  Marian devotion, especially in using and promoting the “Memorare” prayer.

More on the Feast of St.Bernard   may be found HERE: in our Catechetical Corner.


Prayer by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

The Marian Devotion:

  1. Our Mediatrix and Advocate
    O blessed Lady, you found grace, brought forth the Life,
    and became the Mother of Salvation.
    May you obtain the grace for us to go to the Son.
  2. By your mediation,
    may we be received by the One
    who through you, gave himself to us.
    May your integrity compensate with him for the fault of our corruption;
    and may your humility, which is pleasing to God,
    implore pardon for our vanity.
  3. May your great charity cover the multitude of our sins;
    and may your glorious fecundity confer on us a
    fecundity of merits.
    Dear Lady, our Mediatrix and Advocate, reconcile us to your Son,
    recommend us to him,and present us to your Son.
  4. By the grace your found,
    by the privilege you merited,
    by the mercy you brought forth, obtain for us the following favor,
    O blessed Lady.
  5. May the One who – thanks to you – came down to share our infirmity and wretchedness
    make us share –again thanks to you –
    his glory and beatitude:
    Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord,
    who reigns in heaven and is blessed forever!



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Parish Office Summer Hours.

Please note that the Parish Office Hours for the Summer  will be on the weekdays for the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, but only from 9 30 am until noon, 12 00 pm.

Please continue to visit our website at www.stbernardsparish.ca for updated news.

Happy Summer everyone!

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St.Bernard’s Parish – Summer Mass Time Changes

The following changes will be made to the weekly schedule during July and August:

• There will be no Eucharistic Adoration or confessions after the Tuesday evening Mass at St Bernard’s
• There will be no First Friday Adoration at Our Lady of the Assumption
• The Saturday morning Mass at St Bernard’s will be cancelled on July 20 & 27, August 3, 10& 17
Saturday morning Mass will resume on August 24.
• Eucharistic Adorations will resume to their normal schedule starting the first week of September

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Lectors Wanted for Our Lady of the Assumption.

There is a great need for READERS or LECTORS for the 11 00 am Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption. We currently only have 4 volunteer readers on this team, and we could benefit from 4 more helpers to round out the schedule and team. Young people who have been confirmed are encouraged in a special way to join If you are willing or able to volunteer for the Ministry of Lectors, then please speak to our coordinator Monique Tobicoe, or contact her at pmtobicoe@telus net .

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Feast Days for the coming Week

Feast days for the coming week:

Sunday – Aug. 18 – St. Louis of Tolouse
Monday – Aug. 19 – St. Jane Frances de Chantal
Tuesday – Aug. 20 –  St.Bernard of Clairvaux
Wednesday – Aug. 21 – St. Pius X
Thursday – Aug. 22 – Queenship of Mary
Friday – Aug. 23 – St. Rose of Lima
Saturday – Aug. 24 – St. Bartholemew





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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 – “I came to cast fire upon the earth”

The fire of God’s purifying love and cleansing word
The image of fire in biblical times was often associated with God and with his action in the world and in the lives of his people. God sometimes manifested his presence by use of fire, such as God’s revelation to Moses through the burning bush in the wilderness which was not consumed by the flames (Exodus 3:2). God assured the Hebrew people of his continual presence, guidance, and protection for them through the wilderness for forty years with the pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day (Exodus 13:21-22). The prophet Elijah called down fire from heaven to reveal God’s presence and power and to purify the people of false idols (1 Kings 18:36-39). The image of fire was also used as a sign of God’s glory (Ezekiel 1:4, 13) and holiness (Deuteronomy 4:24), his protective presence (2 Kings 6:17), and his righteous judgment (Zechariah 13:9) and holy wrath against sin (Isaiah 66:15-16).

Fire is also a sign and symbol of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire (Matthew 3:11-12 and Luke 3:16-17). When the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples at Pentecost “tongues of fire” appeared above their heads (Acts 2:3). We can see from both the Old and New Testament Scriptures that God’s fire purifies and cleanses to make us clean (sins washed away) and holy (fit to offer him acceptable praise and worship), and it inspires a reverent fear (awe in God’s presence) and respect (obeying and giving God his due) for God and for his holy word.


Quote from the early church fathers: The fire of the Gospel and being baptized in the Holy Spirit, by Cyril of Alexandria (376-444 AD)
“We affirm that the fire that Christ sent out is for humanity’s salvation and profit. May God grant that all our hearts be full of this. The fire is the saving message of the Gospel and the power of its commandments. We were cold and dead because of sin and in ignorance of him who by nature is truly God. The gospel ignites all of us on earth to a life of piety and makes us fervent in spirit, according to the expression of blessed Paul (Romans 12:11). Besides this, we are also made partakers of the Holy Spirit, who is like fire within us. We have been baptized with fire and the Holy Spirit. We have learned the way from what Christ says to us. Listen to his words: ‘Truly I say to you, that except a man be born of water and spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God’ (John 3:5). It is the divinely inspired Scripture’s custom to give the name of fire sometimes to the divine and sacred words and to the efficacy and power which is by the Holy Spirit by which we are made fervent in spirit.” (excerpt from COMMENTARY ON LUKE, HOMILY 94)

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

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A Stewardship Minute

“Lord Jesus, may the fire of your love consume me and transform my life that I may truly desire nothing more than life with you. Fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit that I may always seek to please you and do your will.”


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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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