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. It is therefore in order to give us an example of humility, and to commit ourselves to receiving baptism which blots out sins and gives us salvation, that the Lord deigned to be baptized from the hands of his servant. This passage from the Scriptures reveals the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit manifested himself in the visible form of a dove when he descended on Our Lord after his baptism. It’s a symbol of simplicity. The form of the dove teaches those who have been sanctified by the Holy Spirit to flee all duplicity, not to do his deeds with coldness.

    The dove knows not to tear, while the ravens give kisses, but at the same time they tear. The ravens feed on bodies that have been put to death, which the dove does not do, which feeds only on the fruits of the earth. Do not be afraid of division, recognize in the dove the symbol of the unity of Christian brothers and sisters in order to live a true peace.

  2. COVID-19 Restrictions

    Places of Worship

    Mandatory restriction – Effective Sept. 16

    • Capacity limited to 1/3 fire code occupancy.
    • Masks are mandatory.
    • 2 metres physical distancing between households, or 2 close contacts for those living alone.

    Weddings and Funerals

    Mandatory restriction – Effective Sept. 20

    • Indoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services are permitted with up to 50 people or 50% of fire code occupancy, whichever is less, unless the hosting facility implements the Restrictions Exemption Program.
    • Indoor wedding and funeral receptions are prohibited, unless the hosting facility implements the Restrictions Exemption Program.
    • Outdoor ceremonies, services and receptions are permitted with up to 200 people and must follow liquor sales and consumption restrictions (sales end at 10pm, consumption by 11pm), unless the hosting facility implements the Restrictions Exemption Program.
  3. 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 you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

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