Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 pm Mass:
For the intentions of Adela Radulescu
Mass intention by: Adela Radulescu
Wednesday, August 15, 12:15 pm Mass:
For the intentions of Daniel Bartley
Mass intention by: Marta Bartley
Thursday, August 16, 12:15 pm Mass:
For the intentions of the people
Friday, August 17, 8:30 am Mass:
For the intentions of Vijay Domingo
Mass intention by: Christ the Redeemer School Division
Saturday, August 18, 7:00 pm Mass:
For the repose of the soul of John McGhee
Mass intention by: John & Sheila Long
Sunday, August 19, 10:00 am Mass:
For the repose of the soul of Yvonne Beaubien
Mass intention by: Brian and Jean West
Jozef Reibestein, the Ecclesiastical Artist who is restoring statues for our Shrine Church gave an inspiring talk last Sunday to tell us what he has been working on. You can see photos and details of the statues on the home page of our website.
The Canmore Prayer Shawl knitters are welcoming any knitters who would like to join their group. They meet once a month at St. Michael’s hall and use donated materials to prepare shawls for those who need them. If you are interested, please ask Lorraine Ekstrand for more details.
We have Safeway and Save-On cards for sale. We sell them to raise funds for the new church building. They are good across Western Canada.
Our next fundraiser for our Shrine Church is Sponsorships. Be sure to check our list of items, in the school entrance.
T.I.A. 2018 - Together In Action
Parish TIA Goal: $18,072.00
Raised to date: $6,588.00
On 10 August 257 AD, St. Lawrence, the last of the seven deacons, and therefore, the ranking Church official, suffered a martyr's death.
After the death of Sixtus, the prefect of Rome demanded that St Lawrence turn over the riches of the Church. St Ambrose is the earliest source for the narrative that St Lawrence asked for three days to gather the wealth. He worked swiftly to distribute as much Church property to the indigent as possible, so as to prevent its being seized by the prefect. On the third day, at the head of a small delegation, he presented himself to the prefect, and when ordered to deliver the treasures of the Church he presented the indigent, the crippled, the blind, and the suffering, and declared that these were the true treasures of the Church. One account records him declaring to the prefect, "The Church is truly rich, far richer than your emperor." This act of defiance led directly to his martyrdom.