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.
Why is John the Baptist, instead of going through all Judea to proclaim Jesus in all places, standing on the banks of the Jordan, waiting to make him known, that the Savior should come and find him? Because he reserved this mission to the very works of Jesus Christ. If another had gone through Judea to proclaim Jesus Christ, he could have been accused of acting with a very human motive, and his preaching would have given rise to a thousand suspicions. But see how John the Baptist bears witness not only to the voice, but to the eyes: «And as Jesus advanced, he said, Behold the Lamb of God». John the Baptist’s speech contained no prayer, no request, he merely expressed his admiration at the sight of Jesus, he called him the Lamb par excellence.
John sees our vocation as a response to the words of Jesus “Come and see”. This is an invitation to come to know Jesus. With this word: «Come», Christ invites us to active life, and with this other: «See», to contemplative life.
- January Feasts Day 20: Saint Aphtimos the Great
Day 21: Saint Sebastian
Day 22: Saint Timothy, disciple of Saint Paul the Apostle
– Saint Anastasias, a martyr.
Day 23: Saint Sergius the first, a pope.
Day 24: Saint Francis of Sales
Day 25: Memorial of the conversion of Saint Paul & his baptism
Day 26: Saint Agnes, a virgin
Day 27: Saint Paula, the widow
- Saint Charbel Mass
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Arabic – English Mass
at 6:30 p.m.
- First Communion
If your child will be receiving their First Holy Communion this year, please add your name, your child’s name, and your phone number to the “FORM” at the back of the church.
- 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.
- Sunday School
Sunday School resumed on October 6, 2019
- Arabic Class
We will resume arabic classes Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
Encourage your children from 5 years to 12 to learn our native language.
If you have any suggestions to enhance
the spiritual, educational, or physical needs of the parish, please let us know by emailing Father Michel at FatherMichel@MaroniteCalgary.com