Welcome to Our Lady of Peace Maronite Catholic Parish of Calgary!
Our Lady of Peace was established to serve the Maronite Christian community of Calgary. We are a Christ-centered community, building a healthy congregation, committed to serving the spiritual needs of all Christian sects in our community.
The Maronite Catholic Church is one of the Syriac Eastern Catholic churches. It grew from the Maronite Spiritual Movement that was founded by Saint Maroun. Saint Maroun was known for his missionary work, healing and miracles, and teachings of a monastic devotion to God.
- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
We will celebrate the Feast
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM
The Ladies of Sodality will be selling Knaffa
- Sunday Reflection
Observing Lent : Lent, or “As-Sawm” in Arabic, is the period of 40
days (some churches count Sundays, others do not) before the Easter
Feast. Traditionally, Lent is a period of fasting, prayer and penitence
that culminates in Holy Week with the commemoration of Jesus
Christ’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial and resurrection. The 40
days are symbolic of the time that Jesus spent in the desert when he
was tested by the Devil. Lent is a time for “reconsidering discipleship
and examining life and obedience to God.”
Despite their concurrence, the Great Lent of the Maronite Church is
not the same as the Lent of the Roman Catholic Church, a fact that
reflects the unique historical position of this community of Catholics
in the East. The Church, which is western by virtue of its longstanding
communion with Rome, is also eastern in that it uses an eastern
rite and Syriac liturgy, in addition to observing a more or less orthodox
Lent. Maronites, unlike Roman Catholics, do count the Sundays
in Lent as part of the 40 days, which means that the liturgical season
begins two days earlier and ends a full week earlier, marking off Holy
Week as a separate liturgical period. Fasting, however, lasts
through Holy Week to Easter, adding up to a total of eight weeks.
- Saint Joseph Feast
We Will celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph The Chaste on Sunday,
April 17th, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. After the Holy Mass The Ladies will
be selling Falafel at the Church Hall.
- Ash Monday
Ashes will be distributed
March 4th, 2019 during the Holy Mass at 6:30 PM
- Processions (Stations) of the Cross
The Procession of the Cross and the Ziyah will be held
every Friday at 6:30 PM
Starting Friday, March 8, 2019
- First Holy Communion Schedule
FRIDAYS TIME: 6:30 P.M.
February 15 – 1st class
March 8, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26
May 10 – Last class
MAY 31 – REHEARSAL
JUNE 1 – FIRST COMMUNION
Sunday June 2 @ 11:30 – I would love if all children could be at Church so they can all sit together and take part in communion together
- March Feasts 2019
Day 14: Saint Frousia (+412)
Day 15: Saint Benedict, father of monasticism in the West (480-547)
Day 16: Saint Babas, martyr
– Second Ecumenical Council (Constantinople 381)
Day 17: Saint Lazarus, whom Our Lord Jesus raised from the dead.
Day 18: Saint Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem
– Saint Joseph from Rama or Arimathea
Day 19: Saint Joseph, spouse of Our Lady the Virgin Mary
Day 18: – Saint Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem
– Saint Joseph from Rama or Arimathea
Day 19: Saint Joseph, spouse of Our Lady the Virgin
Day 20: – Saint Fotina of Samaria (John 4:5-42)
– Saint Silwanos.
Day 21: Saint Sebastian
Day 22: Saint Serge Paul & Pope Leo the IX.
Day 23: Saint Rafqa, a Lebanese nun (1832-1914)
Day 24: Saint Artamon, bishop of Selokia
- Statue of the Virgin Mary
If You are Interested in Taking the Statue of the Virgin Mary for one week, please register your name on the sheet on the table.
- Priest Appointment
Please who have a sick, elderly, family or anyone who needs the priest to visit or assistance; please call the priest to arrange an appointment spiritual, social or moral. We accompany all the families in this blessed parish with our prayers
- Questionnaire Form
To all parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church. The Church rectory distributed a Questionnaire Form to be returned to update all the addresses in the Parish’s directory.
- Arabic Class
Every Saturday from 2:30 p.m. till 4:30 PM
Encourage your children from 5 years to 12 to learn our native language
- Sunday School
We will resume the Sunday School in the second
Sunday of January 13, 2019.
- Family Night
You are all invited to gather every Friday at the Church
hall. We start by thanking God in the Holy Mass at 6:30 pm.
If you have any suggestions to enhance
the spiritual, educational, or physical needs of the parish, please let us know.