Parish News

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Our Pets are an important part of our lives!
Let’s bring them out for a BLESSING!

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 4 pm.

WHERE: École Our Lady of the Rosary School,
4520 Ryder's Ridge Blvd., Sylvan Lake
WHY: To honour St. Francis - Patron Saintof Animals and the Environment
Feast Day October 4

WHO: Friar Dan Gurnick, OFM from Mount Saint Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, ABwill be coming to bless your pets

Please: Make sure the pets are on a leash or in a cage
Need more info? Email:

Children's Liturgy 2023-24 News


We are starting “Children’s Liturgy” again On Sunday, October 1st, 2023 for
three to seven year olds during the Scripture Readings and the Homily At 11:00
We have an exciting New Program called “Promise” for Kindergarten and
Grade One children using storytelling, prayer and fun activities that relate the
children’s own experiences to the Gospel.
We also have a Program Called “Seeds” with Hands-On Activities for young
children to experience the Gospel the way they learn best through talking, doing,
listening and singing out with love and joy!
We have a “Family Corner” too, with a short topic and a prayer to share with your
family each week.
We need your help to make this Program the best it can be so take your turn to
come and join us as one of the Adult Helpers each week. You will have an
Orientation and be part of The Children’s Liturgy Team.
E-Mail Me: Catherine McNiff at to register to be an Adult
There is NO CHARGE for the program but you will need to Pre-Register your
child/children before October 1st. Phone or E-Mail Christine - Admin. Assistant in
the office at the Church - at 403-887-2398 or E-mail:

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

As Stewards of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, we have a mission, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to celebrate liturgies, proclaim the good news, support pastoral direction and build up a community of love in Jesus’ name. We aim to foster the dynamic growth of the faithful through renewed life in Christ with a greater respect and love for the Eucharist. Read more about the Parish Team here.