835 Northmount Dr., N.W. Calgary, AB T2L 0A3
TEL: 403-284-3311, FAX: 403-220-0095
E-mail: [email protected] web site:
Pastor: Fr. Jos Tom Kalathil Parambil e-mail:[email protected]
Fr. Paulos Tewelde - In Residence
Secretary: Regina C. Bartlett
Custodian: Theresa Hryhor
Sunday Masses: Vigil Saturday - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning - 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses:
Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday - 9:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday - 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.,
or any time by appointment.
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament:
1 Friday of the month - 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Rosary: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. before Mass.
Weekdays, before all Masses.
Baptism Preparation: A family interview with the
priest is required prior to any arrangement for the
baptism of a child. Baptismal Instruction is
obligatory for both parents.
Wedding Arrangements: Couples contemplating
marriage should contact a priest at least six
months prior to the date chosen. Couples who
are planning to be married at Canadian Martyrs
Catholic Parish are expected to regularly worship
with this Parish Community and to participate in a
Marriage Preparation Program.
Teacher’s Profession of Faith: Teachers in such
a situation should make themselves known to the
priest of the parish, be registered, regularly
attend Mass at this parish and participate in a
ministry. Teacher should bring their completed
faith form to their interview with the pastor.
Pastoral Health Care Team – welcomes the
opportunity to visit and bring the Eucharist to our
housebound parishioners. Contact the Parish Office or
Tess Langill 403-249-0969 to schedule visits at home
or in the hospital.
Parish Pastoral Council –
1 Thursday of the month 7:30 pm
Catholic Women’s League –
3 Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm
Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Knights of Columbus –
1 Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
Society of St. Vincent de Paul –
2 and 4 Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm
Children’s Liturgy of the Word - (ages 3-7)
Sept –June - Held at the 10:30 am Sunday
masses except on Holidays and Long weekends
of the Calgary Catholic Schools.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – For
those preparing for Baptism or for entry into Full
Communion with the Catholic Church.
All Souls’Day
Commemoration of All the
Faithful Departed
November 2, 2014
A Vocation View: “Where,
O death, is your victory? Where,
O death, is your sting?” Christ is
alive and has conquered death by
death. (1 Cor 15:55)
Tues Nov 4
7:00 pm
Wed Nov 5
9:00 am
Thurs Nov 6
9:00 am
Fri Nov 7
9:00 pm
Sat Nov 8
9:00 am
Sat Nov 8
5:00 pm
Sun Nov 9
9:00 am
Sun Nov 9
10:30 am
Kaminski & Lewczuk
Family (RIP)
Req Jean Kaminski & Fam
Marg Wotske (RIP)
Req Tess Langill
Enzo Serpentini (RIP)
Req Jean Kaminski
Marg Wotske (RIP)
Req Jo McDowell
Marg Wotske (RIP)
Req Carmel Campbell
Theresa Phelan (LIV)
Bea Monaghan (RIP)
Req John
Fedaj & Lewzuk (RIP)
Req Helen Fedaj & Family
YOUR PRAYERS-- May they know the
deep love & support of our community
through our thoughts & prayers. Especially,
Daisy Giachino, Bruce Cairns, Bill Carpenter,
Ivor Shenfield, Matt Skletowich, Elvia
Tognazzini, Jean Ibach, Simon Beile, Jayden De Sa, Allan
& Lynn Stodalka & Ralph Gaetz.
Welcome to all new parishioners. Please take a
moment to fill out a registration form in the
foyer. Our ushers will be happy to assist you.
Together In Action 2014 -As Bishop Henry said: “Faith
working through love” (Gal.5:6) becomes a new criterion of
understanding and action that changes the whole of our lives.
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything
old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2
Cor.5:17).Through faith we recognize the face of the risen
Lord in those who ask for our love. “As you did it to the least
of my brethren, you did it to me” (Mt.25:40). These words are
both a warning and a perennial invitation to return the love by
which he takes care of us. It is faith that enables us to
recognize Christ and it is his love that impels us to assist him
whenever he becomes our neighbour along the journey of life.
Supported by faith, let us look, with hope at our commitments
as we await a new heavens and a new earth. Please be
generous to your TIA contribution. Our goal this year is
$22,128.05. Collection to date is $16,547.34. As you can see
we are still short in our target for this year. We thank those of
you who have donated and we ask those who have not yet
contributed to please consider doing so. It is imperative that
we address this Together in Action shortfall. Your continued
support and generosity will help us reach our target again this
year. Surplus funds will be used for Capital Projects. Thank
you in advance.
Prayer Chain –What is a gift you can give or receive that
you do not have to pay membership, user fees or taxes? “The
Gift of Giving Prayers” The Prayer Chain is very strong here
at Canadian Martyrs Parish and we are not afraid to ask God
or our favorite saints to help intervene with our requests or
thanksgiving. Praying for others also showers benefits on the
one who pray. If you are interested to be a Prayer Chain
Apostolate, please call Nadean Meyer at 403-282-1654, or the
office at 403-284-3311. Thank you & God Bless.
Parish Fund Raising Program-The following articles are for
sale after each weekend Mass at the Knights of Columbus
table: Gift cards, Safeway, Calgary Coop, Vocation Book
(Signposts of our Faith) for $10.00. Visa & Master Cards are
Nickels for Novices - Our fund raising program is now
$560.00. Thank you for the generosity of our parish members.
Money collected help support seminarian program.
members please attend this meeting as it is our final meeting
before the bazaar.
BAKERS & BAKING NEEDED – Just a reminder to all
parishioners who can help with donating baking items to the
Bazaar - please mark on your items whether it contains
nuts or not – and all items can be dropped off at the church
Friday Nov. 14 from 9am-5pm. Or make arrangements with
Sharon Thielen 403 -282-1302.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM –
This is our biggest fund raiser and most favorite event of the
year. Buy your $1.00 Raffle Tickets starting November 1for a
chance to win a Ginger Bread House or A 12 Days of
Christmas Banner! We are looking to the parish to assist in
this event by donating baking, Christmas & Mini Raffle Table
Items, and children’s gently used small toys. For more
information contact: any CWL Member or Cathy Munro @
403 220-0203 or the office 403 284-3311.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a program for ages 3-6
that is being offered at Canadian Martyrs Parish beginning
Nov. 4th. If you would like more information about the
program or registration, please contact Paula Sabatini at
[email protected] or 403.244.1104. Cost is minimal.
The Editor’s Assistant -Resurrection of the body
“We do not guess at what the afterlife holds. We do not
base our faith on human opinions, poets’ dreams or
philosophers’ images. We draw our faith from the very
fountain of truth, God himself. And who could have
greater knowledge of divine things? We do not teach that
souls pass into other bodies so that humans become
animals, or that souls live on without bodies, or that souls
die in the body. We don’t need these lies, because we have
the Truth itself. This Truth—God and his Word—has
promised in its teaching and proved in its rising again that
the flesh will be raised to eternal life. Since we have these
proofs and the light of faith how could we ever doubt the
resurrection, which we have heard from God’s Word and
seen and felt with the eyes and hands of the apostles.”
St Paulinus of Nola
Woodworking, small projects-Some 3-6 year olds are
looking for a kind woodworker to create a few small dioramas
of biblical stories and parables. We have some examples in
our catechesis room to show you if you are interested. These
projects, built out of love for the church, are for the education
of our youngest parishioners. The materials will be used in
our parish during the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
program. Please call Paula for more info 403-244-1104.
Father Vincoy, an exorcist in his diocese in the Philippines,
will be at St. Luke’s on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. Mass
will be at 9:00 am and following Mass Father will be
available for individual healing.
The Francis Effect-The Francis Effect, produced by Salt +
Light, takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient
institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision
of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent
Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is having a
profound effect on the world as well. For more info on The
Francis Effect, visit
Mount St. Francis -Men’s Retreat -Nov 7-9-Contact for
registration-Chad 403-347-3198-or Anthony 403-201-7975
Nov 14-16-Men's Serenity Weekend-Retreat begins with Supper
Friday at 7:00-Please contact Jim at 403-242-0688 Nov 21-23Advent Retreat-To register call Linda at 403-932-1804
Seniors spirituality and reflection program meets
Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24th from 1 to 3 pm at St.
Joseph parish. All seniors and soon to be seniors are
welcome. St Joseph is at 640 19 Ave. N.W. No charge,
refreshments are served. Come to one or all as each session is
unique. Call Elaine 403 265 3633 for information or just
come and join us.
“Let’s Talk” A workshop on Loss & Grief using the
inspirational writings of Henri Nouwen, facilitated by
Chris Brochu and Michael Soentgerath. Join us during this
month of remembering our loved ones who have gone
before us, for an evening of sharing in a faith dialogue, our
personal dealings with our losses. Tuesday November 18
at St. Cecilia’s Parish Auditorium 321 – 90 Ave SE
Calgary from 7 to 9 pm. No charge and open to all seeking
dialogue, healing and wholeness in times of loss and grief.
On November 8 & 9 we celebrate Catholic Education
Sunday, in recognition of the wonderful work taking place
throughout the province in our Catholic schools. A special
collection will be taken, which provides you with an
opportunity to support Catholic education in our community
and to ensure the continued success of our Catholic schools.
Our Catechism of the Catholic Church states that faith is a gift
we receive from family and community, a gift nurtured by
those around us and as receivers of faith we are called to hand
it on to others. Your generous donation will support students
through the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation and St.
Mary’s University College as well as the seminarians at
Newman College. With almost 52,000 students attending our
Catholic schools the needs are many! For each one of these
students who have touched your life please consider a
donation of $5 per child. On behalf of Calgary Catholic
students we thank you in advance for your generosity and
COME AND SEE WEEKEND: A priestly vocation
discernment weekend will take place at St Joseph Major
Seminary in Edmonton on the weekend of November 21 - 23
(It will begin Friday evening and end after the noon lunch on
Sunday.) Please register by November 7th. For further
information and to register please contact the Office of
Vocations at 403-245-2753 or [email protected]
INN FROM THE COLD: Living Your Faith, Serving
Your Community. Volunteer and Information Line is
403-536-5682. Information about parish opportunities,
how to volunteer and more. MATTHEW 25: 35 – “I WAS
The Diocesan Office of Religious Education is offering a
Prayer workshop on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from
9:30am to 2:30pm at the FCJ Christian Life Centre,
Calgary. It will be facilitated by Dr. Glenn Byre, Associated
Publisher at Novalis and will be based on his recent book
“Like Spokes on a Wheel: Catholic Prayers beyond the
Liturgy”. The day will explore the amazing variety of
prayers. The cost is $50.00 which includes lunch. To register
please contact Alicia at 403-218-5501.
All souls -When the powers of hell prevail-O'er our weakness
and unfitness-Could we lift the fleshly veil-Could we for a
moment witness-Those unnumbered hosts that stand-Calm
and bright on either hand-Oh what joyful hope would cheer
Oh what faith serene would guide us-Great may be the danger
near Greater are the friends beside us
Collections, week of October 25 /26, 2014 =$3,087.00
Capital Renewal Project=$132,463.38=Total left to spend
Thank you all for your generosity!
5:00 pm
9:00 am
Liturgy of
the Word
of the
WEEKEND OF - November 8th
10:30 am
Ildiko Farkas
Reyes Bertolin
Patrick Callin
Rudy Kintanar
Anna Bince
Anna Chen
Richard Wheatley
5:00 pm
- 9th - 2014
9:00 am
10:30 am
Tom Campbell
Rob Bartlett
Regina Bartlett
Mike Shenfield
Herman Thielen
Doris Tam
Mary Ann
Victor Panlilio
Thomas Farkas
Martin Meyer
Judith Farkas
Mary Coughlin
Second Teacher:
Colleen Iozzi
God of all consolation: In your unending love and mercy for us, you turn the darkness of death into the dawn of
new life. Show compassion to your people in their sorrow.
Be our refuge and strength to lift us from the darkness of this world to the peace and light of your presence.
Your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by dying for us, conquered death and by rising again, restored life. May we then go
forward eagerly to meet him, and after our life on earth be reunited with our brothers and sisters where every tear will
be wiped away.
St Vincent Ferrar.