Wednesday, March 21 12:15 pm
Mass: For the intentions of Niki
Mass intention by: Marta Bartley
Thursday, March 22 12:15 pm
Mass: For the repose of the soul of Zevonia Maican
Mass intention by: Adela Radulescu
Friday, March 23 8:30 am
Mass: For the intentions of Isaac & Agnieszka Oakley & children
Mass intention by: Felicity Fraser
Saturday, March 24 7:00 pm
Mass: For the intentions of Jeff and Thea & children
Mass intention by: Felicity Fraser
Sunday, March 25 10:00 am
Mass: For the intentions of the people
Please Note: The office will be closed Thursday, March 22 and Friday March 23. It will only be open for daily Mass .
If you would like to help setup for the 7pm Mass on Saturdays, the setup time is at 5:45 pm.
Volunteer Driver Program: We would like to set up a program where volunteer drivers will drive those in their area, who do not have a vehicle, to the weekend Masses. If you would like to volunteer as a driver, please call the office.
The Outdoor Way of the Cross: Please join us for the Outdoor Way of the Cross in the town of Canmore as we celebrate the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on this ecumenical walk. We will meet on Good Friday, March 30 at 9:45 am in front of St. Michael’s Anglican Church, 709 7 Street.
Volunteers are needed for traffic security. If you can help, please call the office or talk to Richard.
The following will be held at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy, 3100A Stewart Creek Dr.
March 29—Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper — 7 pm Mass
March 30— Good Friday Service - 3 pm
March 31— Easter Vigil Mass - 9 pm
(The regular 7pm mass is cancelled).
April 1—Easter Sunday Mass - 10 am
Silent Retreat: Come to the quiet for awhile. There will be a ladies silent retreat from April 27th to April 29th at Sanctum Retreat Centre in Caroline Alberta. For further information or registration, please contact Marg Bleakney at 403 678-0010 or email: email@example.com.
The Precepts of the Church:
The Precepts of the Catholic Church are a description of the absolute minimum actions required of Catholics regarding the Church.
The Church uses these precepts to remind us that Christian life requires a commitment to prayer and active participation in the liturgy and sacraments. If we fall below this bare-minimum level, we can’t rightly consider ourselves to be in full communion with the Catholic Church.
Each of these precepts of the Catholic Church is a requirement. Together with the Ten Commandments, they represent the minimum level of moral living. Intentional violation of the precepts or the Commandments is a grave matter, meaning a mortal sin
This week we will look at the first precept:
You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.
We must “sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord” (Sunday), as well as the principal feast days, known as Catholic holy days of obligation. This requires attending Mass, “and by resting from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days.”
The Catholic Holy Days of Obligation are our most important feast days. In Canada, our holy days of obligation other than Sunday Mass, are January 1: Mary, the Mother of God, and
December 25: Christmas.
They are the principal liturgical feasts that honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. These are the most important days of the year and of the best way to celebrate them is to celebrate Holy Mass with all the angels and saints!