Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4


Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

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Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm: 22; Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 27:46-49

lent 3

Fourth Sunday in Lent

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Dear Friends,

 You are invited to join us for our Sunday morning Service at 10:30 am.  It is Daylight Savings this weekend, so advance your clocks ahead please.

If you are away, or unwell, please join by Zoom. Please note that the Zoom link is a new number! The passcode remains the same!

Zoom Service

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 506 466 5991       Passcode: Fellowship


And pray in the Spirit on all occasions

with all kinds of prayers and requests.

With this in mind,

be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18


If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matthew 21:22


Please remember in your prayers:

The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury;

The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada;

The Most Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop of the Diocese of Calgary;

The Rt. Rev. Leopold Friday, Bishop of our Companion Diocese of the Windward Islands;

– This Sunday’s service; that the Holy Spirit will inspire our worship and bless us through God’s Word;

 – For peace within our country, and in the world, for victims of violence and natural disasters, and for areas of unrest and riots.  We ask for wise discernment in our leaders.

 – The Holy Land, the Middle East, Ukraine and Russia – for the end to war and unrest.

– Those who are sick, suffering, isolated or in need.

– Those who have died and those who mourn.

– The poor, the homeless, and the needy in our communities.

– Our Indigenous brothers and sisters, and their leaders in our diocese and country.

– Refugees, remembering those fleeing regimes around the world.

– Our congregation of St. Benedict’s; that we may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. (c.f. Colossians 4:12).

– We remember especially this week in our parish cycle: Colin and Liz S, Barbara T, Cheryl and Robert T-S

 In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:

Parkland Parish: St. Hilda, Arthurvale; St. David, Elnora; Holy Trinity, Pine Lake

In our Companion Diocese of the Windward Islands:

St. David and St. Paul, on Grenada; The Rev. Fr. Edward Mark

Prayer Requests: If you or a close family member are in special need of prayer, our team will be happy to pray for you; We will pray for a specific request for one month, or longer, based on updates. Please place confidential requests in the box located in the narthex or email Llizabet at

Card Ministry: Diane has taken on our card ministry. If you know of a need in our parish for a caring card, please contact her at 403 652 567


Lenten Reflections on The Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness

Thursdays during Lent, beginning February 15

Not By Bread Alone: Exploring Jesus’s Temptation in the Wilderness

Please join us this Lent for an in-depth exploration and conversation around the Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness. We will have five unique sessions focussing on how five different theologians and saints have approached Jesus’s Temptation, looking for their unique wisdom and insight to this event in Jesus’s life and ministry. We are excited, as well, to have each session led by a different person from the Diocese! Hopefully this study will enrich your Lenten journey. We’ll gather via Zoom on Thursday evenings through Lent, from 7:00 to 9:00 pmThere is still time to sign up!  Please contact Barbara Labrecque at the Diocesan Office to register for the study.


March 7 – Rev. Chris Roth (Church Fathers)

March 14 – Rev. Br. Jason Carroll (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

March 21 – Rev. Elizabeth Short (Deitrich Bonhoeffer)


Leading Morning & Evening Prayer


Service of Reserved Sacrament Course

These workshops will give students a basic understanding of the theology, structure and purpose of the Daily Office, the Eucharist and the associated rite of the Reserved Sacrament. Students will be trained to organize appropriate services from the Book of Alternative Services (BAS), the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), and locally developed service books approved by the Bishop. Students will be able to plan a service of worship effectively, taking into account the sacramental context and liturgical season, and selecting appropriate Propers, readings, hymns, prayers and collects. The course will also cover practical matters such as appropriate strategies to navigate unexpected events in worship and the use of appropriate postures for leading worship.

Date:                     March 16, 2024

Location:             In person at St. Augustine’s, Lethbridge, or on Zoom

Times:                   Morning & Evening Prayer 9:00 am-12:00

                                Reserved Sacrament 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Cost:                      $35 for either morning or afternoon sessions or $60 for the whole day  (If cost is an issue, please contact Rev. Haydn)

Instructors:         Ven. Dr. Pilar Gateman, Rev. Br. Jason Carroll

Contact Barbara Labrecque  


Images of Spirituality Retreat

This year’s dates are Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7.

The Theme this year is Cultivating a Garden of Contentment: “I have everything that I need – the secret of being content.”

Registration opens Friday at 6:00 pm with the program starting at 7:00 pm at the Entheos Retreat and Conference Centre southwest of Calgary. The gathering concludes after lunch on Sunday.

Session Leader will be The Rev. Faye Reynolds. The weekend will include sessions with Faye, small group discussions, meal breaks, and some craft time, as well as singing, worship, and fellowship.

Early Bird Rate (before March 5) is $260.00 double occupancy or $285.00 single occupancy (limited availability).  After March 5, rates will be $280.00 double or $300.00 single.      We hope you can join us.


Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land Provincial Synod

Hosted by The Diocese of Calgary – May 23 to 26, 2024

We are getting excited and making plans for hosting the Provincial Synod in our Diocese later this year.

Our volunteer opportunities are below:

– We are looking for individuals or churches who may wish to create greeting cards as a welcome gift for the delegates.  They should contain something simple saying, “Welcome to the Diocese of Calgary.” We would need 100 cards for the total number of delegates attending.

– We are looking for volunteers to assist delegates getting on and off busses, greeting, and being a welcoming presence.  If you are interested in helping with these activities, please let The Ven. Dr. Pilar Gateman know.


Wanted: Accommodation for senior woman for a few months until she finds a permanent residence. Marilyn has attended services at St Benedict’s and some might remember her. Contact:  Marilyn Thom  cell: 403 994 9227

 Coming Up:

March 14th : Parish Council meeting Thursday at 7 pm

March 24th : Palm Sunday- last Lenten Lunch

March 28th : Maundy Thursday Service at Good Shepherd Lutheran at 7 pm

March 29th : Good Friday Service at 10:30 am

March 31st : Easter Sunday


Coffee hour: Please sign up to help with coffee hour.

Lenten Lunch is being served after Sunday Service by volunteers. Thank you to all who have signed up to make soup and bring buns. This simple lunch is offered for a suggested donation of $5.00. Monies raised will go to our local food bank.

Rev Haydn will be in the office Wednesday and Friday from about 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Church office: 403 652 2271  email:

Please contact the Wardens with any concerns or good news!

Rector: 403 999 4181.

Incumbent’s Warden: Liz Sutherland 403 601 6952 c

People’s Warden: Pat Reid 403 652 2021

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St. Ben's Donation Information

To make a donation to St. Benedict’s, please use one of the following options.

  1. Deliver cash to the parish office at 602 3rd St SW High River, AB
  2. Make a cheque payable to St. Benedict’s Anglican Church and mail to 602 3rd St SW High River, AB T1V1B4 or deliver in person to the parish office at the same address.
  3. Send an e-transfer from your banking institute to 

All donations are eligible for a tax deductible receipt and are gratefully appreciated.

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