FROM ST. PAUL’S CLERGY AND PARISH COUNCIL:
Dear Sisters and Brothers of St. Paul’s Parish:
We welcome the start of another school year and with the removal of the socializing restrictions in our parish, we are looking forward to meeting all the new families that have joined us during the pandemic. If you haven’t done so already, please fill out a New Member Form so we can get to know you better.
We as a parish community have much to be grateful for and a great deal to look forward to. This year our focus is on our Youth and their Families. They are our future. We hope that you will help us move forward with this initiative and join us by participating and or volunteering in our Youth and Family Ministries program. For information, please look at the ‘Youth and Family Ministries’ tab on this website for updated information or you can contact Dn. Gary at [email protected]
Fr. Bob continues the live streaming masses on Saturday’s at 5:00 pm. This can be viewed on Telus Optix Ch. 877 or on our YouTube Channel (please subscribe if viewing on YouTube).
St. Paul’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to noon; if you would like to spend some time with Jesus in the blessed Sacrament, pray the Rosary or come in with your financial support. There is a weekly online bulletin available; St. Paul’s Bulletins .
We ask that you give generously if you are in a position to do so and consider enrolling in the automatic Direct Bank or Credit Card Withdrawal system. For information on how to proceed, use the “Donations Brochure” found on our website under the To Donate tab for details. If you need help filling out the form, please email the office at [email protected] and someone will contact you.
As we move forward, please continue to pray for each other. Let us practice our faith; be kind, be patient, and be forgiving.
Blessings, St. Paul’s Clergy and Parish Council
The above letter from the Parish Council and the Clergy of our parish of St. Paul’s is to assure you and your loved ones of our prayers. Our Rosary group is praying for all our parishioners every day.
I hope that you and your household have tuned into the live-streaming of our Sunday Eucharist if you have not be able to make it in for our services. I would to remind you of Jesus’ beautiful invitation when He says, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Mathew 11:27-30. He knows that we are all carrying a heavy burden, but He is with us, to help us, let us not lose courage but invite Him into our burdens to give us that strength and hope.
If it is needed there are some resources the Diocese has to offer for any emotional disturbance caused by the stress of being laid off work, financial strain or other emotional issues.
The Spiritual Health Support: www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/keeping-the-lords-day-holy
The Community and Mental Health Support: http://www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/communitysupport
The following are commonly accessed:
Catholic Family Service for Rapid Access Counselling: 403-233-2360
Distress Centre (Support available 24/7): 403-266-4357
Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
FORMED.ORG is another powerful free spiritual resource available through the following link: St. Paul’s Airdrie Formed.org (start by entering St. Paul’s and click on our Parish in the list presented).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your generous and loving financial support over the years to our parish and encourage you to continue this support. The parish has devised different ways you can make your contribution. See our Donations Brochure or the Diocese link for details.
I would like to end this note to you by recalling what Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me”. John 14:1 He is our strength our mighty fortress.
Blessings, may the peace of the Risen Lord be with you. ALLELUIA!
Your Pastor Father Bob.
Fr. Bob 403-948-5394 (Press 3). Please leave a message with your contact information if he is not available. Hospital Emergency contact (403)869 4255
Fr. Thomas 403-948-5394 – Associate Pastor