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Welcome to the new Sacred Heart Parish website. We are located in the town of Strathmore, approximately thirty minutes east of Calgary. The last few years have seen quite a number of changes in our parish, with a great increase in the town's population and the closing and demolition of our old church building.  However, with the prayers of the local and universal Church, and the guidance of Our Lord, we hope that the next few years will bear much fruit in terms of evangelization and with the building of a new church.

Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Roger Nelson
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Michael Thompson

 

 

 

   
   
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Sunday Mass Schedule: (All Masses are held in the gymnasium of Holy Cross Collegiate School)

Saturday Mass
Sunday Mass

 

Reconciliation/Confession Times: 4:30PM on Saturday evening (before Mass).  Also available upon request or by appointment.

 

Universalis

5:00 PM
10:00 AM

Weekday Mass Schedule: (Except when noted, Masses are held in the Foods Room of Holy Cross Collegiate School)

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday (Sagewood/Lodge)
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
10:30 AM

For today's Mass readings and a homily, please click here. (Courtesy of EWTN.com)

 
 


Sacrament Preparation:

Baptism: 

Please contact the Parish Office at least two months prior to the intended date of baptism for registration. (If baptism is to be held at another parish, please contact the Parish Office at least a month prior to travelling in order to complete preparations.)

Sundays Scheduled for Upcoming Baptisms:

  • No Baptisms for July and August (Summer Break)

The baptismal preparations are held after the 7:00PM weekday Mass at Holy Cross Collegiate on the scheduled dates above.

First Reconciliation / First   Holy Communion: 

This is for those students who are in Grade 2 and up who would like to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation. This is celebrated every year.

Class of the year 2016 received their First Eucharist on May 8th.

Confirmation: 

The sacrament is celebrated every second year. (2014, 2016, etc.)

This year of 2016, Confirmation was held on May 29th, 2016

Marriage:  Please contact the Parish Office at least four months before the intended date.  Please do not finalize dates before speaking to the Pastor.

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program runs yearly from Fall to Easter of the following year. Please contact the Parish Office before August if interested in attending.

Reconciliation/Confession Times:

4:30PM on Saturday evening (before Mass).  Also available upon request or by appointment.

Current Bulletin:

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 3rd, 2016

Weekly inserts from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary LINK

Archived Bulletins:

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 26th, 2016
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 19th, 2016
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 12th, 2016
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 5th, 2016
Body and Blood of Christ May 29th, 2016
 

New to the Parish and Wish to Use Envelopes?

Please feel free to email or call the office during office hours: provide your name, address & telephone number, to ensure that your donations are included in your tax deductible receipts at year end. Envelopes will then be available for pick up at the parish office.

Direct Deposits

Sacred Heart Parish have set up a direct deposit for our church! When you sign-up, your donations will be debited automatically from your account on the first Wednesday of each month or the next business day. Similar to using offertory envelopes, you can choose the amount that you would like to go towards our church and/or our church building fund. You will only be debited once a month.

If you are interested, please fill out the PAD Agreement sheet. Please, hand in your sheets before or after the Mass to Father Wojciech or at the parish office during office hours. Thank you for your continuous support to our parish!

 

 

Programs in Our Parish

“Living With Our Lord Jesus Christ”  - Adult Faith Formation and Bible Study Program

Meetings ended on June 2016.

Sacred Heart Parish’s adult faith formation program and Bible study meets every other Thursday at the Holy Cross Collegiate Foods Room immediately following the 7:00PM Mass.  All are welcome to attend.

This year we will be reading the Acts of the Apostles along with two books by the famous apologist Frank Sheed – Theology for Beginners and To Know Christ.  If you are interested in purchasing these books, you can search for them using an ISBN: Ignatius Study Bible - 978-1-58617-462-0, and Sheed’s books - 978-1887593922 & 978-1887593052.  Please contact Tomas Rochford at 403-814-0167 or trochford@redeemer.ab.ca

Program information and tentative schedules here.

Adult Faith Formation Weekly Supplement
07/03/2016 A Thomistic Response to the Intelligent Design Proposal
06/26/2016 The Historicity of Adam and Eve / Part IV: A Theological Synthesis
06/19/2016 The Historicity of Adam and Eve / Part III: Scientific Data
06/12/2016 The Historicity of Adam and Eve / Part II: The Doctrine of Original Sin
06/05/2016 The Historicity of Adam and Eve / Part I: Theological Data
05/29/2016 How Did God Create Homo Sapiens Through Evolution?
05/22/2016 How Does God Create Through Evolution?

 

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE - COUNCIL #61

All meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Starting with 7:00PM Mass
FOOD SCIENCE ROOM at Holy Cross Collegiate

Next meeting will be announced

Wishing all a great summer and good health. Looking forward to seeing our members in September!

Rose by the Altar
If you or someone you know from our parish has recently had a baby, the CWL would like to welcome you and your newest addition to the parish community! We do this by placing a rose by the altar during mass. For more information or to be a part of this, please contact Sarah Goodfellow by email sarah.s.goodfellow@gmail.com or by phone 403-934-9953.

Executive
President: Karen VanVerdegem
Vice President: vacant
Secretary: Mardelle Bazant
Treasurer: Peggy Paschal
Past President: Donna Johnson

Standing Committee Chairpersons
Christian Family Life: vacant
Communications: Sheila Tucker
Community Life/Lodge Activities: Rita Sweere
Education: vacant
Organization/Membership Drive: Melissa Wiley
Resolutions/Legislation: vacant
Spiritual Development: Emily Rochford

Other Committee Contacts
Catering: Mardelle Bazant
Cards: Mechthilde Rodehutskors

 

Prayer for Our New Church - Sacred Heart Parish (Download here.)

O Father of Mercy and Divine Architect of Creation, thankful for Your abundant blessings and inspired by your Son’s counsel to ask anything of You in His Name, we humbly seek Your help in building a new parish church that will be a fitting temple for Your praise and glory.  May it be a house of prayer; a refuge for the weary; a field hospital of penitence and forgiveness; a school of faith and charity; and a worthy sanctuary for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Supper of the Lamb.

O Heavenly Father, bless us with generous hearts and ready hands, that by our humble sacrifice of time, talent and treasure, we may offer loving service to Our King.  May we soon rejoice in dedicating our new church to the praise and honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

O Mary Immaculate, dearest Mother of the Saviour and Mother of the Church, we ask you to raise our petitions to your Son.  Together with Saint Joseph, your most chaste spouse, guide and unite us in our efforts, that we may be consumed with zeal for the house of the Lord.  Amen.

 

Online Donations

To donate securely to our campaign online via PayPal or Credit Card, please press the button below.

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Fundraising Thermometer (Coming Soon)

 

Fundraising Activities and Details:

Psalm 127:  "Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders who build it labour in vain..."

Every prayer helps. Please feel free to download or print off the parish prayer (above) and include it with your daily prayers.

Dinner and Auction:

A date of November 5, 2016 has been chosen to hold the event. Discussion was held as to whether or not any changes would be made for the 2016 dinner and auction. Items considered were the venue, caterer, and entertainment alternatives. The committee decided that for 2016 we would again hold the function at the Strathmore Civic Centre and retain the same caterer as the past two years (Catering by LaRue). L. Fiedler and J. Pedersen to research altrnatives for music such as a DJ who would only play background music rather than hiring live entertainment. They will report back at the next meeting.


Other Fundraising Ideas:

H. Salm made a request to all members to research and bring back new fundraising ideas. A suggestion was made to publish a parish cookbook with recipe submissions from parishioners. The cookbook would be sold to parishioners and their families/friends. This idea will be brought back to the committee when L. Fiedler returns from vacation.


Statement of Earnings:

D. Johnson presented the Committee with a report of the Fundraising Committee earnings since it began in 2014. The net earnings totaled $75,010.77; which does not include donations made to the Building Fund via offering envelopes but only dollars raised from fundraising initiatives.


Co-Op Gift Cards:

We are continuing to sell Co-op cards in $100.00 denominations. They can be used at both the gas bar and the grocery store. We can accept cash or cheques. Cheques should be made payable to Sacred Heart Parish. Please contact Donna Johnson at 403-934-5984 or Shanna Burns at 403-901-1906

Building Committee Members Required:

The Parish is in need of individuals who would be willing to serve on the Building Committee for the new church.  Please speak with Fr. Wojciech for further information.

 

As we are currently without a parish church, the parish office is to be found in the same residential home that serves as our rectory.  The entrance to the office is through the downstairs back door.  Some parking space is available off the back alley.

Address and Contact Information:

Sacred Heart Parish Office
23 Strathmore Lakes Way,
Strathmore, Alberta
T1P 1L7

Phone: 403-934-2641
Fax: 403-934-4976
Email: sacredhc@shaw.ca

Office Hours:

Wednesday - Friday
9:00AM to 4:00PM
(Lunch break: 12:00PM to 1:00 PM)

 

 


Click here for Google Map.

Office closed on June 15th - 17th and June 22nd - 24th.

 

Church Links:

Diocese of Calgary Link
The Holy See (Vatican) Link
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Link
Catholic Organization for Family and Life Link
   

Important Documents:

Documents of the Second Vatican Council Link
Catechism of the Catholic Church Link
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Link
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church Link
   

Other Catholic Links:

Eternal Word Television Network Online Link
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (Father Robert Barron) Link
Catholic Encyclopedia Link
Patristics / Early Church Fathers Link
Summa Theologiae (St. Thomas Aquinas) Link
Swords of Truth Link