Welcome to Our Lady of Peace Parish – Calgary Maronite Catholic Church

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.

Fr. Daniel Fares can be reached at (403) 289-8954

  1. Zacharias means “Yah remembers”. God remembers the plea of this couple. God remembers the plea of the people who “pray” and “wait” for “a savior“. God is strong” is the meaning of Gabriel’s name. Elizabeth means “My God is fullness”. Unlike Zacharias, Elizabeth accepts wholeness without conditions. She is docile and discreetly tastes the joys of this impossible pregnancy for five months. Luke’s text shows that Elizabeth was spiritually fruitful. Zechariah was silenced to prevent him from polluting her entourage with her objections. For her part, Elizabeth “shrouds herself in secrecy for five months”. Luke emphasizes the symbolism of the number five which expresses “the marriage of the heavenly and earthly principle”. How did Elizabeth foster this unconditional acceptance of God’s plan for her life? How did Elizabeth develop this docility to God’s unimaginable plans for her humble existence?

    Elizabeth, is a permanent sanctuary of the Lord, she does not disturb and does not fear. She has given herself solid roots. She lets Providence work in her life.

    Let us be like Elizabeth, and let us accept fullness even if it is realized differently from the normal order of things.

  2. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
  3. Family Night

    We are all invited to gather every Friday at the Church hall. We start by thanking God in our Holy Mass at 6:30 pm we will gather to eat, play cards

  4. Christmas & New Year’s Schedule 2022-2023

    CHRISTMAS NOVENA
    Thursday December 15th till Friday December 23th
    Sunday, December 18th 11:30 A.M.
    Weekdays 6:30 P.M.

    Christmas Mass
    Saturday, December 24th at 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday December 25th at 11:30 A.M.

    The Solemnity of the Virgin Mary
    Monday, December 26th 6:30 P.M.
    New Year’s Day Mass
    Sunday, January 1st, 2023 11:30 A.M.
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    Merry Christmas & Happy Blessed New Year 2023

  5. Suggestions?

    If you have any suggestions to enhance the spiritual, educational, or physical needs of the parish, please let us know by emailing Father Daniel at office@maronitecalgary.com

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

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