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.
Jesus describes as so many pains, wars, earthquakes, false messiahs and persecutions because of his name; and this is what all generations of Christians, following the apostles, had to face for more than two thousand years.
But this time of pain is not only a time of disaster or persecution. It is also the time, Jesus tells us, when the Gospel is to be proclaimed to all nations and when the Holy Spirit speaks for the defense of Christ’s disciples.
When we speak of the end of the world, the end of time, men usually react with either derision or fear.
The Christian waits for this event in prayer and joy, just as a mother waits serenely for the birth of her child. “I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come”: this is what we proclaim every Sunday at Mass.
- September Feasts 2019
Day 19: Saint Gennao (305) of Napoli.
Day 20: Astatios, his wife and children, martyrs.
Day 21: Saint Kozratos & Theodoros, martyr.
Day 22: Saint Fawqa, martyr.
Day 23: Announcement to Zachariah & Prophet Jonah.
Day 24: Saint Takla, first female martyr.
Day 25: Saint Pfnotios, confessor & Saint Frosina.
Day 26: Saint John the evangelist.
Day 27: Saint Leos I, pope & Saint Caloppa the disciple (one of the 72 disciples of Jesus)
Day 28: Saint Khariton & Saint Dalmatos.
Day 29: Saint Rohana, or Kyriakos the hermit.
Day 30: Memorial of the engagement of the Virgin Mary to Saint Joseph.
- 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.