Sunday Reflections

Weekly reflections from Fr Michael based on the liturgy of the Word of that Sunday

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday August 22, 2020.  In 1954 Pius XII instituted this memorial “so that all may clearly recognize and more zealously venerate the kind and maternal rule of the Mother of God.”  It is celebrated on the octave of the Assumption.    The best way...

Feast of Saint Bernard

Thursday August 20, 2020. Readings: Ezekiel 36: 23 -28, Responsorial Psalm: 51, Gospel Matthew 22:1 -14 This parable tells a very strange story: all those who received the invitation to the king’s banquet not only refused to attend but treated the messengers very...

Be grateful to God when others are blessed

Wednesday August 19, 2020 This parable describes a joyless world of work, where people were engaged for one day, or even for one hour. There is no joy in their work, only heaviness and insecurity, which produce anger and tensions. In our world too, more and more...

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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

August  23. 2020 1. Daily Masses as usual.  For the celebration of Sacraments kindly contact Fr. Michael or parish office 2.  Monday August 24, Feast of Saint Bartholomew Tuesday August 25, Feast of Saints Louis and Joseph Calasanz Thursday August 27, Feast...

Archbishop Gerald Pettipas will be presiding

Dear Parishioners Welcome to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Beaverlodge. His Grace Archbishop Gerald Pettipas, will be presiding over the Holy Eucharist on Sunday August 23, 2020 at 11.00 AM .  You are most welcome to join. As we are still in a pandemic situation,...

Help for Struggling Marriages

Dear Parishioners, Edmonton Retrouvaille is offering 3 opportunities to heal marriages.  Due to COVID we had to postpone the March Retrouvaille Program, and so will be offering both Virtual (Jul 30-Aug 2) and Regular in-person Retrouvaille Programs (Aug...

Beatification date set for teen Carlo Acutis

Rome, June 13, 2020: Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi, Italy. “The joy we have long awaited finally has a date,” Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi said in a statement...

Make yourself available to His divine grace

Dear Parishioners, Your weekly offering Is appreciated to help us continue paying the bills and providing services. There are few options that are in place for you to continue supporting your Spiritual home (as per Archbishop Pettipas’ Pastoral letter dated May 7,...

Phase Two of the Relaunch Strategy

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta are welcoming today’s news that attendance limits on worship services will be expanded under Stage 2 of the Alberta government’s relaunch strategy as of June 12. Over the last few weeks, parishes across the province have worked...

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