Parish Updates Regarding
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop McGrattan issued his latest letter on Friday evening, March 7, which extends the suspension of all Masses in the Diocese of Calgary indefinitely, including Holy Week and Triduum. There will be no Masses at Holy Name for the time being.
What you can do during this time:
Holy Name remains open for private prayer during regular office hours (9:30-12:00, 1-4 PM).
In keeping with the Government of Alberta’s mandatory mass gathering restrictions, please observe the following:
- When visiting the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for private prayer, there should be no more than 15 people together at any time
- Observe at least 2 metres of physical distancing
- Those who are ill, show symptoms of illness (however mild), as well as individuals from “demographic groups at greater risk of severe disease, such as people 60 years of age or older and individuals with chronic medical conditions” should stay home.
Observe the Mass
Mass Live Stream Schedule
- 8:30 a.m. weekday Mass from St. Peter’s Church: watch it on their website or via Facebook Live.
- 10 a.m. Sunday Mass from St. Mary’s Cathedral with Bishop McGrattan presiding: catholicyyc.ca
- Salt + Light TV: Daily Mass and Sunday Mass at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
- Daily Mass with Bishop Robert Barron & Fr. Steve Grunow is also available at wordonfire.org/daily-mass.
- 11 a.m. daily at saintmichael.ca/Mass9c
Sacrament of Penance
Confessions are available by appointment only; contact the Parish Office for details.
When it is not possible to receive communion, it is beneficial to cultivate in your heart a constant desire for the Sacrament. Pray the St. Alphonsus of Liguori act of spiritual communion.
Lectio Divina & Reading Scripture
Parishioners are encouraged to pray and reflect on the daily readings and practice Lectio Divina, using resources such as The Daily Gospel.
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
The Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office, is the daily prayer of the Church which marks the hours of each day and sanctify it with prayer. To learn more and begin praying this venerable practice of Catholic Tradition, visit universalis.com.
Do Spiritual Reading and Watch Spiritual Videos
The following websites offer wholesome Catholic content that could minister to your spiritual needs during this time:
- Ascension Presents: videos, podcasts, and articles on discipleship
- FORMED: all-ages, video-on-demand service for Catholic faith formation content
- Blessed is She
- Aleteia: Catholic spirituality, culture, and lifestyle
Do you or someone you know need help?
The following organizations are able to offer assistance:
- Dial 211 for food, shelter, and financial support
- AHS Access Mental Health: is the coronavirus anxiety affecting your mental health? Call 403-943-1500 for non-urgent cases (no referral needed), or call 403-266-4357 if you need immediate help
- Health Link 811: for individuals who are not seriously ill but have flu-like symptoms and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Call 911 if you are seriously ill or need immediate help.
- See: How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits