Lent Services

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm beginning February 20th, 2015. All are invited at 6:00pm before Stations of the Cross each Friday for soup and a bun. Friday March 6th, 2015 Stations of the Cross will be bilingual.

SATURDAY MORNING MASS will be celebrated on the First Saturday of each month and every Saturday during the Lenten Season starting February 21st, 2015.

CONFESSION – During Lent every Wednesday, 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

LENT STARTS February 18th: Ash Wednesday’s emphasis on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving is an invitation to take a closer look at our stewardship. It is a time to reassess how we are using the gifts God has entrusted to us and to resolve anew to use our time and resources in the service of His kingdom.

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Platicas Cuaresmales: Marzo 2 – 6, 2015
Rev. Roberto Saldívar, M.Sp.S.
Párroco y Superior de la Comunidad de Misioneros del Espíritu Santo Parroquia St.Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bothel, WA, USA.
Lunes 2 MARZO: 7 pm Santa Misa (Español)
Martes 3 MARZO: 6 pm Confesiones 7 pm Santa Misa (Español)
Miércoles 4 MARZO: 6 pm Confesiones 7 pm Santa Misa (Español)
Jueves 5 MARZO: 6 pm Confesiones
8 pm: Exposición y Bendición con el Santísimo Sacramento
8.30 pm: Conclusión
Viernes 6 MARZO: 7 pm: VIACRUCIS (Bilingüe)

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Rosary Sale

Our next Rosary Sale will be before and after all Masses on the weekend of March 14th – 15th, 2015.
Besides our two Rosary Sales per year, we depend solely on donations to continue this beautiful work of our Lady, who promised to change the world through the Rosary. We are pleased to let you know that since Totus Tuus Rosary Makers Association is a registered charitable organization, we are happy to provide you with an official income tax receipt for donations over $10.00. We are very grateful for your generous support and remember all our benefactors in our prayers.

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Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre

March 13-15, 2015 Men’s Serenity Retreat
To register please call or email
Philip 780-430-8784 klemka@shaw.ca
Trent 403-803-1444 trent.foley@contractpro.ca
Ron 403-797-1957 rpursey@simonhouse.com

March 20-22, 2015 Women’s Serenity Retreat
To register please call or email
Shawn 403-516-1704 shawn.duncan@cssd.ab.ca
Sheila 403-282-5138 mrs.buddy@shaw.ca

Silent retreat for ladies – weekend of April 10-12. The theme is The Beatitudes. For more information or to register, please contact Teresa at 403 329 8967 or Marilyn at 403 246 9167.

Summer Week-Long Retreats for Men and Women:

June 22-28, 2015 Preached Retreat – “An Invitation to Intimacy with God” presented by: Fr. Bob Mitchell, OFM. Cost $600.00.

July 27- August 2, 2015 Directed Retreat – “Gratitude”. Spiritual Directors: Retreat Team. Cost $650.00. Retreats begin with Supper at 6:30.

To register call: 403-932-2012 or Email: mtfrancis@shaw.ca.
Booking deposit of $50.00 is required.

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24 Hours for the Lord

24 Hours for the Lord – “God is Rich in Mercy” – Sacrament of Reconciliation, St. Anthony’s Parish (5340 – 4th Street, SW, Calgary) Friday March 20th, from 5:00pm to Saturday March 21st, 5:00pm. Priests will be available for confessions for 24 hours. The Blessed sacrament of the Holy Eucharist will be exposed for adoration.

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Alpha Course beginning March 16th

The Alpha course begins next March 16 (Mondays @ 6:30 PM). It is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the deep questions of our faith through interesting talks and wide-ranging discussions. Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed and friendly setting. The course is free and includes suppers, excellent talks and the opportunity to meet new friends. In Alpha no question about life and God is seen as too simple or too hostile. Alpha is for anyone. For more information, please contact Fredy Mateus (P: (587) 998-4603, E: alphacalgary@gmail.com).

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World Day of Prayer

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER will be held on Friday, March 6th at St. Gerard’s Church beginning at 11:00am. Everyone is welcome. Lunch is included.

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Widow/Widowers Potluck Dinner

March 7 will be the next potluck dinner for the Holy Spirit Church Widow/Widowers Group following the 5pm Mass. We welcome recent and not so recent widow/widowers to join us for fun, fellowship and sharing. Dinner will be followed by a games night. If you are travelling on this road and are wondering about us, that is the nudge from the Holy Spirit to come and try us out. For further information please call Holy Spirit parish office at 251-3381.

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Discernment Retreat

Discernment Retreat for men and women will take place on March 13 & 14, 2015 at St. Luke’s Church, 1566 Northmount Dr. NW, Calgary AB., Friday 6pm – 10pm and Saturday 8:45am to 4:30pm. This retreat is open to men and women interested in learning about discerning the will of God according to the charisms of Religious life. $ 20 donation will be accepted. Contact Sr. Terry Smith, FCJ at 403-228-3623, email at tksmithfcj@yahoo.ca , or register online at: www.facebook.com/calgaryvocationsretreat .

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Way of the Cross Volunteers

Way of the Cross Volunteers April 3rd, 2015
Save the date for the 32nd Annual Way of the Cross. This year groups and parishes will be asked to contact the Social Justice Office to be hold the cross. Due to increasing numbers and to safety concerns from past years, people must register to carry the cross. Please contact the Social Justice Office, 403-218-5523 or Caroline.Silveira@calgarydiocese.ca if your group from your parish is interested in carrying the cross for a section of the route. Volunteers are also needed in crowd control, First Aid (must have CPR designation, or be in the medical profession), Lost persons, and radios/odd jobs. Some positions require Police checks.

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First Eucharist Registration

Attention all Baptized Catholics grades TWO and up who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist (Holy Communion) this year. Registration will be taken during regular office hours for those families who have not yet done so. All dates of sessions and the Retreat have been sent to the Parish Schools, they are also posted on the Parish Website and the bulletin board outside the Chapel in the Gathering Area. The first session will be held next Sunday, March 1st at 10am.


Parents/Guardians of any non-Baptized child who desires Baptism please contact the Parish office for further details.

2015 – Eucharist Dates & Times Master

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Youth Ministry

The Holy Spirit Parish Youth Ministry is a vibrant community of young people committed to supporting the youth of the parish in fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus by building a safe, faith filled environment where the youth can encounter Christ in a personal way.

Please join us for Youth Ministry on the following dates:
Torchlight – Tuesday, March 03 @ 6:30pm. We will be starting our Discovery Faith Study.

Illuminate – Thursday, March 05 @ 6:30pm. We will be learning about Sts. Perpetua and Felicity.

Illuminate at St. Benedict will be held on Friday, March 06 at lunchtime.

Calgary Youth Rally will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 10:30am – 6:00pm at St. Bonaventure Parish. Open to all students from Grade 7 and up. Registration is $10. Please contact Aames for more details.

Youth Group is recruiting volunteers to help with Passion Mime on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. Rehearsals will be every Sunday at 1:00pm. Our first meeting will be on Sunday, March 1. Please contact Aames for more information.

For more information, please contact Aames at the office or email youthcoordinator@holyspiritparish.net .

To join/follow Holy Spirit Youth Ministry, check out https://hspyouth.wordpress.com.

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