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
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.
28th Sunday in Ordinary
Time - October 12, 2014
A Vocation View : “The
Lord of hosts will provide a feast
of rich food.” Let us look only to
the Lord for our salvation and
peace, for the things of this world
pass away. (Isaiah 25:6)
Tues Oct 14
7:00 pm
Wed Oct 15
9:00 am
Thurs Oct 16
9:00 am
Fri Oct 17
9:00 pm
Lilia Tognazzini (RIP)
Req The family
Req Staff & Faculty SFHS
Osita & Ekenma Aniekwe (LIV)
Req The Family
Robert Fitzgerald (RIP)
Req Laurie & Stan Perchaluk
Sat Oct 18
9:00 am
Nan Klotz (RIP)
Req Laurie & Stan
Sat Oct 18
5:00 pm
Sun Oct 19
9:00 am
Margaret Wotske (RIP)
Req Pat & Bernard Adams
Pro Populo
Sun Oct 19
10:30 am
Margaret Wotske (RIP)
Reg Laurie & Stan Perchaluk
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, Margaret Wollbaum,
Jayden De Sa, Jennie & Simon Beile, & 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 $16,242.34. 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 $523.
Thank you for the generosity of our parish members. Money
collected help support seminarian program.
Pilgrimage to Italy: November 19-27, 2014-$2,790.00 with
Fr Joe Kalathil Parambil-Canadian Martyrs-Visiting: VenicePadua-Florence-Assisi-Rome-the Vatican. Call 403-4791019.
Bottles & Can collection is schedule for October 18-19 after
all Masses. Please bring your empties by the garage. For
more info, call Martin at 403-282-1654.
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.
abortions. St. John's Convent, 409-10A Street N.W. begins
on Sunday Oct. 19 at 3:00 pm and concludes Monday Oct. 20
with MASS at 5:00 pm. Come and stay as long as you can.
A Thanksgiving Attitude- Thanksgiving is the most
important attitude we can have toward God. We call Jesus gift
of himself to us the Eucharist, which means thanksgiving, or
perhaps a better term, thanks-living. Each day let us
remember the gifts we are given by our heavenly Father,
through the sacrifice of our brother Jesus and the comforting
ministry of His Holy Spirit.
October 12, 2014
Mt 22:1-14
Fashion check
Ever notice how some parables make you feel good
about yourself? Like the parable of the king’s wedding
feast. We read it and say, “Well, of course, I would never
kill the king’s messengers. I’ve got my invitation. I’m
going to God’s little party.” Righteous pride creeps in as
we stroke our wedding garments and say, “tsk tsk” to the
evil guests.
Better check those garments again. Remember the guests
who heard the invitation and then went right back to their
own work? As believers, once we’re part of the fold, it’s
easy to fall into the “oh yeah” category. When God’s gifts
and mercies are discussed, we stifle a yawn and say, “yeah
I know,” and go right about our business. The joyous gift
of Christ’s presence at Mass becomes humdrum, ordinary,
even boring. We heard the invitation, but it’s ceased to
hold our attention. Today’s parable calls us to dust off the
garments of boredom and truly celebrate the honor of
being called to wear our finest at the Lamb’s wedding
feast. What are you wearing today?
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The Diocesan Bereavement Care Education Program - Part
1 will be on October 24 & 25, 2014, and will conclude with
Part 2 on October 31 & November 1, 2014. The program
will run both Friday evenings from 6:30pm - 9:00pm, and
all day both Saturdays from 9:00am - 3:30pm at the FCJ
Christian Life Centre. The Program will teach you the skills
to offer your presence and support in a caring way. The
grieving may include your family, friends, or colleagues.
Registration fee: $75. Please call: 403-218-5507, or Email:
[email protected]
FCJ Christian Life CentreProgram-219- 19th Ave SW
Calgary-Discernment Evening: What am I to do? (3 week
series) October 15, 22, 29 7:00pm – 9:00pm -With Fr Charles
Pottie-Pate’ & Ann Marie Walsh, fcJ . Please call 403-228-4215
FCJ Christian Life Centre invites you to participate in our
re-imagining process. All are welcome to bring their ideas
and suggestions for future growth. Tuesday, October 21, 7-9
pm. Please RSVP to 403-228-4215.
Project Rachel offers a journey of healing and reconciliation
for men and women who are suffering distress from a past
abortion experience. Clients will be referred to professional
counselors who are specially trained to deal with the trauma
associated with this experience. For more information call
Project Rachel at 403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-5973223. You can also e-mail [email protected]
Employment Opportunity- Maintenance: St. Albert the
Great Parish located in SE Calgary invites applications for a
Maintenance person. For more information, please see the
complete posting on the Diocese website at
Calgary Catholic Medical Association (CCMA) celebrates
the feast day of St. Luke, the Physician, with a White Mass
which is dedicated to healthcare workers at all levels. The
Mass will be held 7:00 pm, Friday, Oct 17 at St Anthony’s
Church, 5340 – 4 St. SW, Calgary. Everyone is welcome.
The Office of Youth Ministry is looking to hire young adults
for the Diocesan Youth Retreat Team (DYRT). If you are
between the ages of 17-30 and would like to share your faith
in a retreat setting, with casual employment from October –
June, contact MaryAnn Donaleshen 403-218-5516.
Catholic Speed Dating Event-Looking for a good Catholic
man or woman? Visit and
register for Friday October 17th at St. Peter's Catholic
Church in Calgary (Age Range: Women 33 to 40 & Men 35
to 42). Event begins at 7:30pm.
Sponsorship of Syrian Refugees: Calgary Catholic
Immigration Society will be receiving our Diocese' first
Syrian refugee families soon. We are seeking short-term
financial support from parishes or individuals willing to assist
with initial resettlement. If interested, please contact
Antoinette Godbout at 403-290-5750.
Ladies Twilight Retreat at Mount St. Francis-Please join
us for a ladies evening retreat led by Fr. Bob Mitchell OFM
on Tuesday, October 21.Registration begins at 6:00pm.
Dinner is served at 6:30. At 7:30 Fr. Bob will lead a talk
entitled “Inner Attitude” Cost for the evening is $25 per
person, including dinner. To register, please contact Cindy
MacKenzie at 403-851-0917 or [email protected]
Catholic Family Service Marriage Preparation Courses:
Oct. 17 - 19, 2014, Nov. 21 - 23, 2014, Jan. 9 -11, 2015, Jan.
30 - Feb.1, 2015. Please call Catholic Family Service at 403233-2360 or visit the website at
The Editor’s Assistant- Reading beneath the surface
On the surface the king in the gospel was not a very nice
person. After all, he put someone out of his party after begging
him to come, all because he did not like what the man was
wearing. But as is so often the case with stories from the gospel,
the message lies deeper than the surface. The fact is that God
offers us what we need to wear to be a part of the divine
kingdom but it is up to us whether we will wear it or not. There
are many ways to reject the invitation of our God. In fact, some
of those ways have become rather common to a culture that is
addicted to ways that are anything but God's ways. We are
invited beyond those addictions. What is our R.S.V.P.?
Collections, week of October 4-5 /14, 2014 =$3,597.00
Capital Renewal Project=$131,038.38=Total left to spend
5:00 pm
Liturgy of
the Word
29th Sunday
in Ordinary
9:00 am
10:30 am
Carmel Campbell
Janice Watson
Rachel Drozdowski
Gail Liggett
Shelly McVeigh
Anne Wheatley
Ron Hanson
Thank you all for your generosity!
Second Teacher:
- October
19th -
5:00 pm
9:00 am
10:30 am
Cathy West
Martin Meyer
Gabor Czipott
Thomas Farkas
Howard Miller
John Schulhauser
Patrick Meyer
Osita Aniekwe
Loretta Bieche
Janine van Beurden
Cathy West
Helen Corson
Al Bailey
Joyce Bailey
Helen Corson
Simple prayer of thanks - We thank you God for the equations of life—joy and pain, work and play, sun and
rain, victory and defeat—that having one portion we may understand the other also. Amen
“The gate of Heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.” St Elizabeth Seton