This Week in the Parish

FEBRUARY 08 – 14, 2016
Mon Feb. 08 8:00am St. Jude Confirmation Retreat
1:00pm Senior’s Cards
1:00pm Resurrection Choir Practice
7:15pm Prayer Group
Tue Feb. 09 9:30am Rosary Making
6:30pm Youth – Torchlight (Grade 7-12)
7:30pm RCIA
7:30pm CWL Executive Meeting
7:30pm 9am & 11am Choir Practice
Wed Feb. 10 ASH WEDNESDAY
9:30am Bible Study
10:15am Ash Wed Celebration – St Jude
11:00am Ash Wed Celebration – St Gerard’s
10:00am Ash Wed Celebration – St Stephen
7:00pm 7pm Choir Practice
7:30pm Spanish Choir Practice
Thu Feb. 11 9:30am Mom’s Group
2:00pm All in the Same Boat
6:00pm Spanish Youth Group
6:30pm Youth – Illuminate (Grade 4-6)
Fri Feb. 12 7:00pm Spanish Prayer Group
Sat Feb. 13 3:45pm 5pm Choir Practice
6:30pm Couples for Christ
Sun Feb. 14 10:00am First Communion Session
12:30pm Passion Mime Rehearsal

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Reconciliation Services (all 7:30pm)

As part of the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Calgary invites you to rediscover the meaning of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in your life.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on all the Wednesday evenings during Lent from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at our Parish and all other Parishes throughout the Diocese.
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In addition, Lenten Reconciliation Services will be held at the following parishes (7:30 pm)
March 8 Holy Spirit Parish
March 10 St. Bonaventure Parish
March 11 St. Albert the Great Parish
March 15 Sacred Heart Parish
March 15 St. Patrick’s Parish

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Chrism Mass

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 7:30 pm
ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL
Save the Date: Cathedral Doors open at 6:30.
A special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Henry, at which time he prepares and consecrates the oils of catechumens, of the sick, and of chrism (which is used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders.

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Catholicism “Small Groups” Discovery Sessions

In order to know our faith, to get to know other parishioners, to share our Faith and to support the Church’s mission to evangelize, please join us
on the following Thursday nights from 7 – 9 pm:
Feb. 18, 25; March 10, 17, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; and May 5. The cost is almost free…. with Pot Luck snacks and a free will offering.
Registration Forms are available at the Welcome Desk & Parish Office.
Contact: Vilma Garcia 587-331-9436 or email vgarcia@servitesca.ca

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Ash Wednesday

LENT starts this Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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. 7pm is a Bilingual Mass.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence.

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Lenten Services

SOUP AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Beginning Friday, February 12th, we will continue to have “Soup and Stations of the
Cross” every Friday throughout Lent. Soup will be served starting at 6pm followed by the Stations at 7 pm.
All are welcome to come.
March 18th, the Stations of the Cross will be a bilingual service.

SATURDAY MORNING MASS will be celebrated on the First Saturday of each month and every Saturday during the Lenten Season starting February 13th 2016.

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Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Sister Madore fcJ will resume Part 2 of the Gospel of Luke on this Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 9:30am which will conclude on March 16th.
The EPIC Series will resume March 23rd.

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World Day of the Sick

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Entrusting oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary:
“Do whatever He tells you.”

MASSES AT HOLY SPIRIT:

8:30 AM (in the Church)
7:00 PM (in the Church)

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Lenten Presentations

1) “YEAR OF MERCY” presentation by Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI, of the “Ministry of Hope and Healing” following the 7:00 pm. Stations of the Cross on Friday, Feb. 26.
2) A HEALING MASS, presided by Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI, will be celebrated at Holy Spirit on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 5:00 pm., followed by a Healing Service in the Chapel with the Exposition of the Holy Eucharist.
The greatest healing comes through Eucharist when we bring our needs and infirmities to the Lord at the very moment we receive the Eucharist. Those present praise and adore the Lord. Father McAlear then gives the anointing and blesses any individual who wishes to come forward for prayer.

“With the Holy Eucharist within us and the Holy Eucharist exposed before us we are embraced by the Merciful Heart of Jesus.”

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First Eucharist Preparation 2016

HOLY SPIRIT PARISH
(for all Baptized Catholic children grade two and older)

PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR CHILD’S BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE AND A $10 FEE when you register your child at the parish during office hours.

First session to begin Sunday, February 14th, 2016.

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

2016 – Eucharist Dates Times

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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) – Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
  • Illuminate (Grade 4-6) – Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Youth in Grades 6 and up interested in participating in the performance of the Passion Mime on Good Friday are invited to attend our rehearsals beginning Sunday, February 21 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Rehearsals are every Sunday until Good Friday with dress rehearsals and performances during Holy Week.
    For more information, please contact Aames at the office or email youthcoordinator@holyspiritparish.net .

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