Rejoice in God’s Mercy This Advent Season

As part of the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Calgary invites you to re-discover the meaning of the sacrament of Reconciliation in your life. In addition to the regular parish schedule, the sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at parishes, including Holy Spirit Parish, throughout the Diocese of Calgary all the Wednesdays of Advent from 7:30 – 8:30pm (Dec. 2, 9 , 16 & 23).

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The Knights of Columbus Update

The monthly Knights of Columbus general meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd has been moved to Wednesday, November 25th at 7:30 PM.


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Simbang Gabi

Simbang Gabi is a series of nine dawn masses celebrated in the Philippines as a spiritual preparation for Christmas. The Spanish friars introduced this tradition to Filipinos to allow the farmers to hear mass before going to the fields early in the morning. Traditionally, Simbang Gabi starts at 4:00 am on December 16th and ends midnight of December 24th for a midnight mass.

In Calgary, the Filipino community will hold its Simbang Gabi at Holy Spirit Parish on Friday, December 4th. Singing of Christmas carols will start at 6:00pm to be followed by the Eucharistic celebration at 6:30pm to be officiated by Fr. Marino Infante. Potluck fellowship follows after the mass. Everyone is invited.


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International Eucharistic Congress

The 51st International Eucharistic Congress will take place in Cebu, Philippines January 24 – 31, 2016.

Holy Spirit Parish is planning an evening of Eucharistic Adoration with silence and sacred music on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016.

Mass, in the church at 7pm, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with silence and sacred music, ending with Benediction at 8:20pm.


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Holy Spirit Parish Advent Mission

Laudato Si’ – Praise be to you, “My Lord”

(What is Pope Francis saying to the world?)

Advent Mission (Dec.1st to 3rd 2015): presenter Peter Thompson at Holy Spirit Parish, Calgary.

Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 7pm – “Our Common Home” – What is happening to the world & why?

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd begins with Mass at 7pm – “Jesus, Lord and Creator”.

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7pm – “Conversion – Behold I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5). All are welcome!



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Trivia Pub Night – Youth Ministry Fundraiser

Grab a few friends and join us for a parish Trivia Pub Night!
Included will be trivia games with prizes, cash bar and light snacks.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 @ 7:00pm
10827 – 24 Street SW
For entry forms you can download a copy below, or please contact:
AAMES ABANTO 403-251-3381
Team Entry Form
Flyer -HSP

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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.

Youth Ministry will meet as follows:

  • Torchlight Tuesdays (Grade 7-12) –will be meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
  • Illuminate (Grade 4-6) –will be meeting on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

For more information, please contact Aames at the office or email .

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