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Welcome to the new Sacred Heart Parish website. We are located in the town of Strathmore, approximately thirty minutes east of Calgary. The last few years have seen quite a number of changes in our parish, with a great increase in the town's population and the closing and demolition of our old church building. However, with the prayers of the local and universal Church, and the guidance of Our Lord, we hope that the next few years will bear much fruit in terms of evangelization and with the building of a new church.
Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Roger Nelson
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Michael Thompson
Sunday Mass Schedule: (All Masses are held in the gymnasium of Holy Cross Collegiate School)
Reconciliation/Confession Times: 4:30PM on Saturday evening (before Mass). Also available upon request or by appointment.
Weekday Mass Schedule: (Except when noted, Masses are held in the Foods Room of Holy Cross Collegiate School)
For today's Mass readings and a homily, please click here. (Courtesy of EWTN.com)
Please contact the Parish Office at least two months prior to the intended date of baptism for registration. (If baptism is to be held at another parish, please contact the Parish Office at least a month prior to travelling in order to complete preparations.)
Sundays Scheduled for Upcoming Baptisms:
The baptismal preparation classes are held after the 7:00PM weekday Mass at Holy Cross Collegiate. Classes are scheduled by Father with the parents after registration.
First Reconciliation / First Holy Communion:
For students who are in Grade 2 and up. This will be a 6 week course that begins on Sunday, March 19th—May 14th, 2017. Excluding April 16th & 23rd.
Classes are Sunday mornings, 8:30AM—9:50AM
First Reconciliation will be scheduled before the children make their First Eucharist.
Please register by filling out the Registration Form
Bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or let us know if the child was baptized here at Sacred Heart Parish)
There is a $10 fee for the class textbook
Completed forms and textbook payment are to be given to Mrs. Kent or Mrs. Noll at Sacred Heart Academy, or to Mykki at the parish office.
Father Wojciech will be discussing about the First Eucharist before the class starts on March 19th, parents are invited to attend the first day if you have any questions about the sacrament.
If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 403-934-2641 or email@example.com
The sacrament is celebrated every second year. (2014, 2016, etc.)
This year of 2016, Confirmation was held on May 29th, 2016
|Marriage:||Please contact the Parish Office at least four months before the intended date. Please do not finalize dates before speaking to the Pastor.
|RCIA:||The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program runs yearly from Fall to Easter of the following year. Please contact the Parish Office before August if interested in attending.|
4:30PM on Saturday evening (before Mass). Also available upon request or by appointment.
Weekly bulletin from RC Diocese of Calgary LINK
|3rd Sunday of Lent March 19th, 2017|
|2nd Sunday of Lent March 12th, 2017|
|1st Sunday of Lent March 5th, 2017|
|8th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 26th, 2017|
|7th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 19th, 2017|
2017 Lenten Eucharistic Adoration on March 24th to March 25th volunteer signup sheet
New to the Parish and Wish to Use Envelopes?
Please feel free to email or call the office during office hours: provide your name, address & telephone number, to ensure that your donations are included in your tax deductible receipts at year end. Envelopes will then be available for pick up at the parish office.
Sacred Heart Parish have set up a direct deposit for our church! When you sign-up, your donations will be debited automatically from your account on the first Wednesday of each month or the next business day. Similar to using offertory envelopes, you can choose the amount that you would like to go towards our church and/or our church building fund. You will only be debited once a month.
If you are interested, please fill out the PAD Agreement sheet and mail it to the parish office. Thank you for your continuous support to our parish!
Programs in Our Parish
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE - COUNCIL #61
All meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Starting with 7:00PM Mass
FOOD SCIENCE ROOM at Holy Cross Collegiate
Our annual CWL raffle tickets are on sale with three great prizes this year. Prizes include gift certificates for Irricana Meats, Rosebud theatre and Eagle Lake Nurseries. Thank-you to all who donated prizes, tickets are available before and after mass. The draw will be April 11, 2017. Please have you tickets in for the beginning of April. For more information please contact Celine Helfrich or Sheila Tucker.
Save the date Wednesday April 26th, that evening the CWL will be celebrating the Mass of Our Lady Of Good Council.
More information to come.
Ramona Hynes will be bringing her religious items to sell before and after mass on May 7th. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for first Communion gift.
The Elementary and High School are sponsoring a non-perishable food drive to help out the Local Food Bank. There will be a basket in the entry way of the gym so Parish members can participate in this project during the next few weeks.
Rose by the Altar
The CWL is always looking for new members and for those who are looking to take on a leadership role. The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. Please contact our president Karen Van Verdegem for more information.
CWL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE:
The CWL Membership Drive is on as we welcome back all our current members and we reach out to all ladies who may be interested in the league. The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
The objects of the League shall be to unite Catholic Women of Canada:
Our organization helps not just on a parish/community level. We also take part in a regional, provincial and national level. It is a fantastic way to make great friends with other Catholic women in our parish and do many wonderful things within our community.
Memberships fees are $25 for all members 75 years and older and $30 for everyone else, please contact Donna Johnson. Young ladies are also encouraged to join from the age of 16 and up.
We have informative spiritual teachings at the beginning of the meetings which start at 7:30PM following the mass on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August. Do as much as you wish or just come and be a part of it all for the fellowship.
Our new goal is starting to fund-raise for our new kitchen in the church. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. Both the CWL and Knights of Columbus are an integral part of most parishes. Please join us.
President: Karen VanVerdegem
Vice President: vacant
Secretary: Mardelle Bazant
Treasurer: Peggy Paschal
Past President: Donna Johnson
Standing Committee Chairpersons
Christian Family Life: vacant
Communications: Sheila Tucker
Community Life/Lodge Activities: Rita Sweere
Organization/Membership Drive: Melissa Wiley
Spiritual Development: Emily Rochford
Other Committee Contacts
Catering: Mardelle Bazant
Cards: Mechthilde Rodehutskors
Fundraising Activities and Details:
Next Meeting April 5th at 7:00pm
To contact the Building Committee, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is that in a Church?
As we have now taken the next step toward building the new Sacred Heart Parish church by applying to the Diocese for permission to speak to architects, the Building Committee would like to invite all parishioners to attend brief sessions on “How to Build a Catholic Church: An Introduction to Architecture and the Worship of God.” These sessions will be offered by the Building Committee in order to help remind, inform and educate ourselves about the fundamentals of what a Catholic Church is, and what architectural elements are necessary.
The brief session (approx. 10 minutes) will be offered following Mass on Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th. During the following weeks (April 1st, April 8th, etc.), the sessions will only be held after the Sunday morning Mass.
All parishioners are welcome, so please feel free to join us for these sessions if you are available. For more information, please contact Tomas Rochford at email@example.com or 403-324-3795.
Excellent video references from the Building a Catholic Church presentations:
Building Committee Update:
These are the stages we are working toward over the next year:
Building Committee Volunteers
Fundraising Committee Update:
It is an exciting time in our parish and the Sacred Heart Fundraising Committee is looking for some enthusiastic and creative people as we strive to reach our fundraising goals and move into our new church! Meetings are typically held once a month, come check us out! Please contact Harry Salm to if you would like to attend a meeting 403-934-4817
Co-Op Gift Cards:
We are continuing to sell Co-op cards in $100.00 denominations. They can be used at both the gas bar and the grocery store. We can accept cash or cheques. Cheques should be made payable to Sacred Heart Parish. Please contact Donna Johnson at 403-934-5984 or Shanna Burns at 403-901-1906
Prayer for Our New Church - Sacred Heart Parish (Download here.)
O Father of Mercy and Divine Architect of Creation, thankful for Your abundant blessings and inspired by your Son’s counsel to ask anything of You in His Name, we humbly seek Your help in building a new parish church that will be a fitting temple for Your praise and glory. May it be a house of prayer; a refuge for the weary; a field hospital of penitence and forgiveness; a school of faith and charity; and a worthy sanctuary for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Supper of the Lamb.
O Heavenly Father, bless us with generous hearts and ready hands, that by our humble sacrifice of time, talent and treasure, we may offer loving service to Our King. May we soon rejoice in dedicating our new church to the praise and honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
O Mary Immaculate, dearest Mother of the Saviour and Mother of the Church, we ask you to raise our petitions to your Son. Together with Saint Joseph, your most chaste spouse, guide and unite us in our efforts, that we may be consumed with zeal for the house of the Lord. Amen.
Psalm 127: "Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders who build it labour in vain..." Every prayer helps. Please feel free to download or print off the parish prayer (above) and include it with your daily prayers.
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As we are currently without a parish church, the parish office is to be found in the same residential home that serves as our rectory. The entrance to the office is through the downstairs back door. Some parking space is available off the back alley.
Address and Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Parish Office
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|Diocese of Calgary||Link|
|The Holy See (Vatican)||Link|
|Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops||Link|
|Catholic Organization for Family and Life||Link|
|Documents of the Second Vatican Council||Link|
|Catechism of the Catholic Church||Link|
|Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church||Link|
|Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church||Link|
Other Catholic Links:
|Eternal Word Television Network Online||Link|
|Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (Father Robert Barron)||Link|
|Patristics / Early Church Fathers||Link|
|Summa Theologiae (St. Thomas Aquinas)||Link|
|Swords of Truth||Link|