About us


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, and University Heights. We have two churches within the Parish, St. Bernard’s in Parkdale, and Our Lady of the Assumption in Bowness. You are welcome to come and journey with us to deepen you and your family’s faith life. We look forward to seeing you.

Parish Office:

For all Inquiries please contact the Parish Office:

OFFICE LOCATED AT:   7624 – 39 Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB. T3B 1X3
Telephone:   (403) 283-3746 , Fax: (403) 283-3481 
Office hours:  TUESDAY – THURSDAY  9:00 am to 2:00 pm – FRIDAY – 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Pastor:   Fr. Matthew Emmelkamp

Emergency Line – If you require a priest for the Anointing of those who are seriously ill or dying, please call the Diocesan-wide Hospital Emergency Paging: 403-231-9505.
Secretary/Bookkeeper – office@stbernardsparish.ca
Webmaster Contactinfo@stbernardsparish.ca

Liturgical Celebrations:

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Is available  45 minutes before every Mass (except before the 11:00am Sunday Mass at OLA), in addition to the times listed below.)
Our Lady of the Assumption: Thursday 6:00-6:45 P.M
St. Bernard’s: Saturday 4:00-4:45 P.M and Tuesday 7:30-8:30 PM  (or by appointment)

Eucharistic Adoration:
St.Bernard’s: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 PM

Please contact the Parish Office at 283-3746 or email us at office@stbernardsparish.ca
We look forward to hearing from you.

St. Bernard’s: 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. following Mass.

First Wednesday of each month at St. Bernard’s Church.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Every other Sunday at the 11:00am Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption. For details please call Cathy at 403-288-5559.
Parents are invited to assist as volunteers. Please contact Cathy at rhaeannon@hotmail.com
All help will be appreciated.

Our Lady of Assumption Choir:
Meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 at Our Lady of Assumption

Extended Care Mass Times:

Valley Ridge Lodge:
10:45am (Every 2nd. Thursday of the month)

Shouldice Lodge:
2:00 pm (Every 2nd. Wednesday of the month)

Brentwood Care Centre:
10:30am ( Every 4th. Wednesday of the month)

Bow View Manor Centre:
11:00am ( Every 4th. Thursday of the month)

Bow Crest Care Centre:
10:30am ( Every 4th. Friday of the month)

Col. Belcher Care Centre:
10:30am ( Every Saturday )

Parish Groups:

Our Lady of the Assumption

Legion of Mary:
Mary Queen of Angels Praesidium meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. St. Bernards.
New members are always welcome.

Prayer group:
Meets second and fourth Monday of every month.

Choir Practice:
Our Lady of Assumption Choir – Wednesdays at 7:30 at Our Lady of Assumption

St. Vincent de Paul:
Meets the third Tuesday of every month after 7:00 P.M. Mass at St. Bernard.
Knights of Columbus:
Meets on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm. at St. Bernard’s Church.

Any male parishioner over the age of 18 years
is eligible to join the Knights of Columbus.
The next Meeting is to be determined.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (St. Bernard’s Parish – 403-970-8107 ) continue to give of their time and concern to help those in need who live in our neighbourhoods. Please remember them, and those they serve in your prayers, and be assured that they are very grateful for your donations of non-perishable food items and cash. Food items can be left in the basket at the back of the church. Cash donations can be put in the collection basket on the weekend marked for St. Vincent de Paul. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year. Meets the third Tuesday of every month after 7:00 P.M. Mass at St. Bernard.

For all Inquiries please contact the Parish Office:
Telephone:   (403) 283-3746 , Fax: (403) 283-3481