Wednesday, February 28 12:15 am
Mass: For the intentions of Daniel Bartley
Mass intention by: Marta Bartley
Thursday, March 1 12:15 am
Mass: For the repose of the soul of Dan Radulescu
Mass intention by: Adela Radulescu
Friday, March 2 8:30 am
Saturday, March 3 7:00 pm
Mass: For the intentions of Beth Oakley & Children
Mass intention by: Felicity Fraser
Sunday, March 4 10:00 am
Mass: For the intentions of the people
Please Note :
· Mass is cancelled on Friday, March 2.
Raffle Ticket Winners:
Congratulations to the following people:
First Prize: Susan Suttie. Prize: Targa Bike
Second Prize: Dale Heath. Prize: Grocery Card
Third Prize: Teresa Purcell. Prize: Two night stay at the Holiday Inn.
We would like to thank Paul, Elly , and Sue for all their work involved in making this raffle happen.
A Day Away
Enjoy a silent day away in the beautiful setting of Mount St. Francis Retreat on February 28th.
(9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Praying through the things of the earth. Please call or email ahead to register. Come after 8:30 to enjoy a coffee or tea and muffins before we begin the program. Suggested contribution is $30.00 or $40.00 with a private room. Phone 403-932-2012; email: email@example.com
A silent retreat for ladies will be held at Mt St Francis Retreat Centre in Cochrane the weekend of March 23-25. The theme is Encountering the Sacred: Intimacy with God. or more information or to register, please contact Teresa at 403 329 8967 or Jane at 403 854 3543
Mass for Peace: The Irish-Canadian Community of Calgary welcomes all members of Calgary’s Interfaith, their families and friends to the 18th Annual Mass for Peace on St Patrick’s Day at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 17th, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Following the celebration of Mass, a buffet lunch will be served in the St Mary’s Parish Hall, which will also showcase Irish culture. Donations of sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, and squares, gratefully accepted. Please deliver food items before Mass at the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
Why do we do that?
Bow to the altar if there is no tabernacle.
While the tabernacle is the most important item in the church, during Mass, the altar is no less important. It is upon the altar that the Perfect Sacrifice is renewed and Jesus Christ is made present and offered to the Father for His Glory and for the expiation of our sins; it is a sign and instrument of our salvation and that is why you will see the priest bow profoundly and kiss the altar, as he enters and leaves Mass.
Historically, the Altar in our Church descends directly from the Altar of Sacrifice of Abraham on Mount Moriah, and the other sacrificial altars in the Old Testament. The altar is adorned with an altar cloth of linen, for Jesus was wrapped in linen after He died. It is also adorned with a crucifix to remind us that Jesus so loved us that He died for us on the cross to redeem us from our sins.
It is because of the reverence due to our Lord’s sacrifice, that we bow to the altar and crucifix if there is no tabernacle present.
Western Canadian Catholic Home School Conference
All parents & young adults are welcome to attend the Western Canadian Catholic Home School Conference, March 22-24 at Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton. The theme: Anchoring the Family in this Cultural Storm will be addressed by Archbishop Smith, Louis Rouleau, and other speakers. Also, enjoy wine and cheese on Friday night as we discuss home schooling. Info: www.wcchsc.net , Veronica 780-467-8410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.