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 first miracle of Jesus, reveals a symbolic importance and a divine manifestation. First, we observe Jesus’ reaction to his mother’s request. Christ uses the word “woman” to refer to physical Israel figuratively. However, water for purification produces the wine of joy. Man’s way is to serve «the good wine first».
He hastens from his youth to enjoy all that life can offer. For with age, little by little, will come worries, sorrows, decline, death. The best wine was drawn first. Jesus acts differently. He has reserved eternal joys for his own without comparison with the vain happiness of this world. Let us not desire others! He alone can give us true joy, whose wine is the image in the Word. Can we associate the Lord with each of our circumstances?
- 11th Anniversary of Father Michel
On February 23rd, please join us to celebrate The 11th Anniversary of Priesthood to Our Pastor Father Michel Nadim Kassas.
- Ash Monday
Ashes will be distributed on Ash Monday,
February 24th, 2020 during the Holy Mass at 6:30 p.m.
- Procession (Stations) of the Cross
The Procession of the Cross and the Ziyah will be held every Friday at 6:30 P.M.
Starting from Friday, February 28th, 2020
- Baptism Brochure The PDF below details what’s needed when baptizing your child.
- Marriage Brochure The PDF below details what's needed when getting married.
- Parish Council 2020
If you have the will to be a member of the Parish Council and the commitments to enhance the spiritual, educational, or physical needs of the parish, please let us know. Thank you!
- Mass Intentions
BAGHDO, Sami Hanna (Carmen Makdassi’s father)
40 Memorial Mass on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
El Khoury, Elias (Marie El Khoury Husband)
One Year Memorial Mass on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:30 a.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.
- 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