Wednesday, March 28 12:15 pm
Mass: For the intentions of Daniel Bartley
Mass intention by: Marta & Bob Bartley
Thursday, March 29 Holy Thursday 7:00 pm
Mass: For the repose of the soul of Patrick Maguire
Mass intention by: Anne Gildea
Friday, March 30 Good Friday 3:00 pm
Good Friday Service
Saturday, March 31 Easter Vigil 9:00 pm
Mass: For the intentions of the people
Sunday, April 1 Easter Sunday 10:00 am
Mass: For the repose of the soul of Fred Buchko
Mass intention by: Vijay& Suzanne Domingo
Please Note: There will not be a 12:15pm Mass on Thursday nor an 8:30am Mass on Friday. Please see the Triduum Schedule below.
Triduum Schedule: 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
Ecumenical Easter Luncheon: All the Seniors of the Bow Valley are invited to St. Michael’s Anglican Church for a Special Service of readings, songs and prayer for Easter Wednesday March 28 at 11am, followed by a lunch prepared by the Pastoral Care givers of our Canmore Churches.
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.
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 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 second precept: You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
We must prepare for the Eucharist by means of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). This sacrament “continues Baptism’s work of conversion and forgiveness.”
Go beyond the minimum!
Always remember: the precepts of the Catholic Church are minimum levels of participation in the life of the Church. Out of love for Christ and a desire to advance in the spiritual life, you will normally try to do far more than they require.
Many people recommend that Catholics:
Go to confession at least once a month and find a regular confessor so he can give you better guidance.
In so far as divine love beautifies our souls, and makes us pleasing to His Divine Majesty, it is called grace; in so far as it gives us strength to do good, it is called charity; but when it reaches such a degree of perfection that it makes us not only do the good, but do so carefully, frequently and readily, then it is called devotion.
–St. Francis de Sales