Fr. Wilbert’s Message
Greetings of Peace!!! Who could not have peace in a place like this! Every morning so far I pinch myself just to check that I’m not just dreaming this. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area. Now it’s not just the area that is beautiful. Having had my first Sunday here with you, you have shown how warm and welcoming you are as a people. Thank you. I love you all already!
A SPECIAL THANKS I want to express my appreciation to Fr. Bryan Frank for all the work he has done with you in this parish. He is known for his great administration skills. I hope that we can continue his legacy of maintaining orderliness so that we can minister well.
INSTALLATION AS PASTOR Bishop Henry will come and celebrate the 11 am Mass on Sunday, August 23 to install me as pastor of Our Lady of the Rockies.
PARISH WEBSITE A couple from Scotland told me that they were confused with the information that was placed on our website for both Banff and Canmore. So, for the time being, we will only maintain one of the two websites for Canmore. www.rockiesparish.com We will try our best to update it as often as we can and keep the communication flowing smoothly. The new website for St. Mary’s in Banff is www.stmarysparishbanff.ca
ONE ROCK I will be in the Redwood Fair Grounds (Tsuu T’ina Rodeo Grounds) near Bragg Creek for One Rock from Friday, August 14 to Sunday afternoon, August 16. Fr. Dan Stevenot, pastor of St. Mary’s Banff, has graciously agreed to take the 11 am Mass that Sunday. I will be back for the 5 pm Mass. I invite you to come join us in celebrating the Catholic Faith through Mass, Adoration, fun activities, praise and worship, inspiring talks, concerts, etc. Visit www.onerock.ca for more information. If you’ve never been to one, this is the one you ought to experience! It’s good for the soul.
OUR LADY AND ST. JOSEPH As we move forward, I dedicate this parish to Our Lady and St. Joseph so that we make a home for their Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in our hearts, in our homes and in our future church building. Please join me in this prayer!
CONTACT You may email me directly if you want to get hold of me. I respond to emails faster than voicemail. email@example.com
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or you can meet me in person in the office or at the back of the church before and after Mass. You can also invite me for tea, lunch or supper! haha Looking forward to knowing you.
When you are posting photos of our parish on social media, please hashtag us #ourladyrocks
Blessings to all of you.
Tuesday, August 11 6:00 pm
For the intentions of Stan Wilson
Wednesday, August 12 12:15pm
For the intentions of Jean Wilson
Thursday, August 13 9:00 am
For the repose of the soul of Patricia Steeves
Friday, August 14 9:00 am
For the repose of the soul of Evelyn Roblin
Sunday, August 16
For the repose of the soul of Liz Briskie
For the repose of the soul of Tony Hauck
T.I.A. (TOGETHER IN ACTION)
THE DIOCESE OF CALGARY’S CHARITABLE FUND RAISING DRIVE
2015 PARISH GOAL: Canmore - $16,950.00
Remaining: Canmore - $ 4,150.00
Thank you for your generous giving!
Ride for Refure: The Charities and Development Office is excited to host Ride for Refuge, October 3, 2015, again in 2015. This family friendly cycling and walking event will take place in Springbank this summer. Pay a $25 registration fee or commit to raising $150.00/person. Join the Elizabeth House Team or start your own. Sponsor a block or make a donation. More information at rideforrefuge.org/lacation/Calgary or Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Chain: If you have a prayer request please email it to email@example.com or call the office and the OLR Prayer Chain will pray for you.
The Charities & Development Office invites you to come be Bishop Henry’s personal guest at the 2015 Bishop’s Dinner, Thursday, October 22nd. This year we contemplate the “Jubilee of Divine Mercy.” Bishop Henry will speak on what this significant year in the church means for Catholics. For tickets ($200/person or $1600/table of 8) call Samantha Jones at 403 218-5531, or online at www.calgarydiocese.ca/bishops-dinner.html.
Handmade rosary bracelets using real gemstones (turquoise, opal, etc), and Swarovski elements, with charms from Italy, are available for purchase. Child size bracelets are also available.
Proceeds will go to the New Church Building fund. Bracelets can be purchased at the office or look for them after Sunday Mass at the back of the church. (Mass times vary) For all other designs and questions, please contact Janette 403 679-1785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They make great gift!
Baptisms: For all baptisms, a Baptismal Preparation Course is required. Due to a lack of volunteers, the program is only offered two or three times a year. Therefore, as much notice as possible must be given to the parish, so that parents can take the course and set a date for the baptism. Baptismal Forms can be picked up in the parish office.
Weddings: Please Note: The office must be informed 12 weeks in advance of any marriages taking place outside of the parish and requiring Freedom to Marry forms or a letter of permission.
Pastoral Care Please call the parish office if you know someone who is sick, in hospital, shut-in at home or has been placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility and would like to receive the sacraments.
CONSIDERING SEPARATION OR DIVORCE?
Some marriage counselors suggest to married couples that they attend the Retrouvaille program as a last recourse prior to filing for divorce because they have heard about the success of the methods of communication taught in this program. The fall course begins on the weekend of September 11-13, 2015. For confidential information call 403-257-7499. To register for the program go to the link on their website at www.helpourmarriagecalgary.com.
CWL: Catholic Women’s League
The Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. Our theme is “One voice, One heart, One mission.” Our first meeting this fall will be on Wednesday September 9th, beginning with Mass at St.
Mary’s in Banff at 6:30pm. The meeting will follow in the Church hall. The October meeting will be in Canmore at the blue house on the second Wednesday of the month.
We would like to welcome Fr. Dan to St. Mary’s Parish and Fr. Wilbert to Our Lady of the Rockies Parish. Everyone Welcome!
Registering in Our Parish
We extend our hearts and hands in Christian hospitality to you. If you are new to the parish please fill out a registration form available at the entrance of the church. You may drop it in the collection basket, mail it in, or you can stop by the office to complete a form.
Also please let us know if you have a change of address.