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.
29th Sunday in Ordinary
Time - October 19, 2014
A Vocation View: “Repay
to Caesar what belongs to Caesar
and to God what belongs to God.”
Our lives ultimately belong to
God; let His love shine through all
that you do. (Matthew 22:21)
Tues Oct 21
7:00 pm
Wed Oct 22
9:00 am
Thurs Oct 23
9:00 am
Fri Oct 24
9:00 pm
Sat Oct 25
9:00 am
Finestone & McGowan
Family (RIP) & (LIV)
Req The Family
Sat Oct 25
5:00 pm
Adelaida Dizon (RIP)
Req Jose Roel Singco
Sun Oct 26
9:00 am
Bernadette McGowan (LIV)
Req The Family
Sun Oct 26
10:30 am
Pat Finestone (RIP)
Req The Family
Margaret Wotske (RIP)
Req Patricia C. Adams
Req Staff & Faculty SFHS
Clara Corson (RIP)
Req Helen & Gord Corson
Bernard Manion (RIP)
Req Helen & Gord Corson
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, 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 $16,542.34. 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
$538.50. 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 403-479-1019.
You are encouraged to attend the ALL SOULS DAY
Saturday November 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am Mass in honor of
and remembrance of deceased loved ones, especially our
fellow sisters. We would like you to wear your CWL scarf and
sit closer to the front of the church to show our CWL
solidarity, dedication and love.
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.
abortions. St. John's Convent, 409-10A Street N.W. begins on
Sunday, this weekend, 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.
continued support during our Thanksgiving Food Drive, in the
form of food and/or donations. Our brothers and sisters will
benefit from your kindness! We will be accepting food at any
of the Masses.
October 19, 2014
Mt 22:15-21
A fair share
Sometimes the lessons we choose to find in scripture are like
false coins. Oh we grab the easy shiny coin and show it happily
to our neighbors. See, I know this lesson about Caesar and God:
a good Christian must obey the laws of his country, like paying
But if we scratch the surface of that shiny coin, we find the
hard iron of a deeper truth. If Caesar is paid with coins minted in
his kingdom, what exactly is the “coin of the realm” in God’s
kingdom? Here’s the hint: give to God what belongs to God. If
you’ve read your Bible or heard even one sermon you know
what belongs to God: you do, body and soul. So how can you
pay back God for your very existence? Service comes to mind,
selfless, sacrificial service. How about sharing our wealth, our
talent, our time, dedicating your life to God? You see, Jesus
wasn’t really concerned with whether Caesar got his fair share of
taxes, He wanted to be sure God got His fair share of you. Has
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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.
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]
Corpus Christi CWL-Annual Roast Beef Dinner-Sun, Nov
2nd- Sittings @4:30 p & 6:30 pm $12-Adults-$6-Children. 412 yrs-Free. Please call MaryAl for tix @ 403-247-4304.
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 prayer
forms that the Catholic Church has discovered. The cost is
$50.00 which includes lunch. To register contact Alicia at
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. Please call Project Rachel at
403-218-5506 or toll free at 1-877-597-3223. You can also email [email protected]
Employment Opportunity- Maintenance: St. Albert the
Great Parish located in SE Calgary invites applications for a
Maintenance person. Please see the complete posting at
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.
“For Better & For Ever…” Marriage Preparation accepts
all couples preparing for marriage. Upcoming Dates: Oct
27/Nov 14-15, Nov 17/Dec 5-6. For registration contact 403218-5505 or email [email protected]
The Editor’s Assistant- Work for the kingdom
Mission Sunday offers each of us an opportunity to put more
emphasis on our common missionary vocation, which leads
Christ's disciples to become apostles of his Gospel of
reconciliation and peace. The mission of salvation is universal;
for every person and for the whole person. It is a task which
involves the entire People of God, all the faithful. Mission must
therefore be the passion of every Christian; a passion for the
salvation of the world and ardent commitment to work for the
coming of the Father's kingdom.
This Sunday, October 19th, is Word Mission Sunday
Collections, week of October 11-12 /14, 2014 =$3,356.00
Capital Renewal Project=$131,510.38=Total left to spend
Thank you all for your generosity!
5:00 pm
Liturgy of
the Word
30th Sunday
in Ordinary
9:00 am
WEEKEND OF - October 25h
10:30 am
Ildiko Farkas
Mike Shenfield
Brittany Shenfield
Patrick Callin
Richard Wheatley
5:00 pm
- 26th 9:00 am
10:30 am
Cathy West
Martin Meyer
Gabor Czipott
Thomas Farkas
Howard Miller
John Schulhauser
Roxanne Obiso
Michael Boyle
Cathy West
Helen Corson
Al Bailey
Joyce Bailey
Second Teacher:
Helen Corson
A life of missions
We cannot profess to be Christian and remain alone. If we live for Christ we will actively strive to bring others into His presence. We are
called to build the kingdom one person at a time. Ask yourself, do I believe this? Am I committed to a life of missions, on every
sidewalk, in every room of my life?
What is a law?
“Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.” St Thomas Aquinas