Welcome! This Lent message is from our bishop. Please come join us in our prayer, almsgiving, and fasting this Lenten season. Fr. Thomas
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday as we gather to receive the “mark of ashes,” an exterior sign of our desire for interior change and renewal. The time period of Lent mirrors the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert, the 40 years the people of Israel wandered in the wilderness – a biblical number reflecting the passage of a generation and the emergence of a new one. Lent is an annual opportunity in the liturgical year to engage in a spiritual renewal and to prepare for Easter by returning to the Lord in every aspect of our lives through the practices of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting.
May this season of Lent be a time of true spiritual conversion for all of us in preparing our hearts to rejoice with the Risen Christ at Easter!
Yours in Christ, Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, D.D. Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary
Regular Mass Times: Tuesday - 6:30 pm Thursday - 9:00 am Friday - 9:00 am Saturday - 5:00 pm Sunday - 10:00 am
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Prayer Circle To request prayers or to join the circle, please contact Fran Murphy (403-335-4591) or Fr. Thomas (403-869-4255)