The Hispanic Community invites ALL parishioners to the Solemn Mass in honor of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” Empress of the Americas, Patroness of Mexico and the Philippines on Saturday Dec 12, 7 pm. After our Holy Eucharist you are welcome to enjoy some refreshments with typical dishes from Latin-America, also a Program, in which members of our own Hispanic community will perform in honor of our Heavenly Mother. PLEASE, COME AND JOIN US!
will be celebrated beginning December 5th at 9:00 AM during this liturgical season of Advent.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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, these are the last meetings until the New Year:
- Torchlight Tuesdays (Grade 7-12) –will be meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Potluck dinner and please bring a donation for the homeless (toiletries, socks, scarf, gloves, etc)
- Illuminate (Grade 4-6) –will be meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Potluck dinner and please bring a donation for the homeless (toiletries, socks, gloves or other items).
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