Step 2 effective March 1, 2022

https://www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/covid19

The Government of Alberta has announced the easing of health and safety restrictions implemented in three steps. In case you missed it, please read the updated COVID liturgical guidelines in the Diocese of Calgary for Step 2 (effective March 1).

During this time of transition in the province’s easing of health and safety restrictions, we are all asked to exercise respect, charity, and kindness with one another and to be conscious of the varying comfort levels of people especially in the following areas:
The wearing of masks is no longer required by the Province except when returning from quarantine for COVID-19, and people are free to continue the use of facemasks if they choose to. This applies to everyone including the clergy and to anyone serving in a liturgical capacity.

There has been no mention of physical distancing in Step 2, in order to respect people’s personal space and comfort level, however, it would be a prudent practice to allow for some distance between people of different households.

At this time, for the sign of peace, we are asked to exchange peace with those outside of our household with a bow or a nod and not by a handshake.

In social settings, it would be charitable not to presume that others are comfortable to shake hands or to hug.

People who have symptoms not related to a pre-existing condition should avoid going to the church or being in public as a courtesy to others. Quarantining is still required of those who are experiencing COVID-19.

We are all encouraged to observe proper hand hygiene by sanitizing our hands at any of the sanitizer stations in the church or by washing our hands regularly with soap and water.
We are encouraged to observe respiratory etiquette, such as coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow and the prompt disposal of any used tissues in trash cans.

In Step 2, we are grateful that congregational singing may now resume in the Diocese.

We take this opportunity to thank all of you for your cooperation in observing the health and safety restrictions for more than two years now. At this time, we pace our walk together toward the easing of these restrictions with a lot of care and concern for the good of everyone.

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St. Anthony’s Updates

PARISH OFFICE NOTES:


SUMMER SCHDULE
In order to facilitate the transition in our parish leadership, we will make the following changes in our schedule beginning June 1.

There will not be confessions prior to the English weekday Masses. Confessions will be available weekly on Saturday from 3:45 – 4:30pm.

The Adoration Chapel will be closed. Adoration will continue on Thursdays in the Church.

There will not be Masses at Chinook Care Centre, Trinity Lodge and Amica Britannia during the summer.

Ministry Opportunities – email iserve@stanthonysyyc.ca

Hamper Team Members are required for our monthly Hamper Ministry on the 4th Saturday of the month.  Our next Hamper Day will be on Saturday, July 23  If you hear the call of Jesus to feed Him when He is hungry and give Him drink when He thirsts please email ssvppantry@stanthonysyyc.ca to be part of the team that prepares or delivers the hampers.  Monetary and food donations are gratefully received to fulfill our mission.

For more information on how you can participate at St. Anthony’s , please call the office at 403-252-1137 and speak to Heather.

Our livestreamed Mass on Sundays at 10:30am, is available at Telus Optik TV Channel 877.

Please contact Fr. Bryan for any need or concern
by phone (403-252-1137) email (pastor@stanthonysyyc.ca)

Jun. 26 - July 1, 2022  
Sunday June 26
7:15AM Latin
9AM English
10:30AM Eng

12:30PM Latin

SI
RIP
SI
SI

Special Intention
Felicia Cheterbok
All Parishioner
Special Intention
Mon June 27
7PM English

No Mass
Tues June 28
7AMLatin Mass
9AM English

SI
SI

Special Intention
Elizabeth Mont
Wed June 29
NOON Latin
7 PM English

SI
RIP

Special Intention
Narlo Serquina
Thurs June 30
9:00am English
Noon Latin

SI
SI

Lorna Sison & Family
Special Intention
Friday July 1
9:00am English
7:00pm Latin

SI
SI

Pamela Piques & Family
Special Intention
Sat July 2
9:00am Latin
5:00pm English

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday
Confessions
English Mass


3:45-4:30pm
5 pm

Sunday

Confessions
Latin Mass
English Mass
English Mass
Confessions
Latin Mass
6:45 am
7:15 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
Noon
12:30 pm

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

MondayNO MASS
TuesdayConfessions
Latin Mass

English Mass
6:30am
7:00am

9:00 am
Wednesday
Confessions
Latin Mass

English Mass
11:30am
12Noon

7:00 pm
Thursday English Mass
Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament

Confessions
Benediction
Latin Mass

9:00am
9:30am


6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm

Friday English Mass
Rosary

Confessions
Latin Mass
9:00am
9:30am

6:30pm
7:00pm
SaturdayConfessions
Latin Mass



8:30am
9:00am

For Mass times throughout Alberta and Canada visit http://www.canadamasstimes.org/

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Now you can conveniently e-transfer your contributions directly to St. Anthony's bank account. Just note in the memo how you would like your contribution directed.

Our parish relies on our regular offertory giving for maintenance and growth.  We offer many convenient ways for you to make your contributions including: sign in to your to own banking institution and e-transfer the amount to: isupport@stanthonysyyc.ca;  or by online credit card donation, or sign up for pre-authorized debit withdrawal;  you may also mail your cheques to St. Anthony’s Church 5340 4 St. SW Calgary, AB T2V 0Z5, or drop off your donation envelopes into our donation box in the church foyer when you come to Mass.  You are providing crucial support to care for your parish during this difficult time.  Thank you for your generosity.


Papal Visit Schedule in Alberta

The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome.

Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.

Ethiopia is in crisis

Ethiopia is facing a crisis and its population is becoming increasingly vulnerable. The high price of essentials, a drought and interethnic violence have been made worse by the shortage of essentials caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine. CNEWA Canada is launching a campaign to for Ethiopia and hopes Canadians will be able to respond.

World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly

July 24th, 2022

“In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15)

Do you know an elderly person who suffers from loneliness? Are you afraid of getting old and feeling alone and useless? On this 2nd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis addresses our uncertain times and boldly affirms the mission of grandparents and the elderly: to be artisans of the revolution of tenderness in our world! Trustful prayer can accompany the cry of pain of those who suffer and can help change hearts. Join the worldwide effort to visit the elderly who live alone – a work of mercy in our time. #ElderlyAndGrandparents

These digital pastoral tools are designed to enrich family life in the home and in our communities. Parishes and groups are encouraged to use these files on your own social media and communication platforms.

A message from Bishop McGrattan

Over 500 small groups shared what was most important and urgent in their hearts during the Synod listening sessions. Bishop McGrattan highlights the themes found in the responses: “There were many challenges that surfaced during these listening sessions but there was one overwhelming concern which was voiced, and that was for families, youth and children in the life of the faith community.”

CGS Summer Camps in July

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Summer (CGS) camps for children (age 3.5-6, and age 7-9). In a prepared environment called the Atrium, the child discovers the story of the birth of Jesus, where he lived in the world, what parables he spoke to his followers and how our life in the church has grown out of His gift of the Holy Spirit. More info here. To registerplease contact Paula at cgscalgary@gmail.com 

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are available on our Careers page:

  • NEW! Administrative Assistant (part-time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (part-time)- St. Luke’s Church, Calgary
  • Resilience Specialist – Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Volunteer & Operations Coordinator – Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Executive Director – FCJ Christian Life Centre, Calgary

Please visit catholicyyc.ca/careers for more information and application details.

Events & Resources

  1. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    About Being Disciples.  Jesus tells the chosen 72 where to go (ahead of him), what not to take (extra baggage), and how to behave (stay and accompany). Saint Paul carries this forward by stressing what is important for those who follow Jesus (boasting in the Cross of Christ).

    • What does Jesus empower me to do and say today?
    • How will I embrace the Cross of Christ this week?
    • How will this discipleship enrich the Kingdom of God?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
  2. Resources for children
    • Kid’s challenge this week: Come up with a list of 10 things to bring to a weeklong camping trip. Then narrow it down to five or less. This Sunday Jesus challenges us to recognize the difference between what we want and what we need in this life. Conclude your activity with praying the “Our Father” and realize that when we pray for “our daily bread” we ask God to give us only what is necessary for our journey through life. (LOYOLA PRESS)
  3. Pope laments deaths of migrants in Texas and on Spain’s border
    Pope Francis expresses his condolences to victims of a tragedy in San Antonio, Texas, in which 46 migrants were found dead in an abandoned lorry in what appears to be a human smuggling attempt along the United States-Mexico border. According to the San Antonio Fire Chief, Charles Hood, another 16 people – including 4 children – found in the trailer were transported to hospital in critical condition. Read more
  4. 2025 Jubilee Year & Official Logo
    The Vatican reveals the official Logo of the upcoming Jubilee Year due to be held in 2025 on the theme ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ and reflects on some of the Holy Year’s early initiatives and plans. The image shows how the pilgrim’s journey is not individual, but rather communal, with the signs of a growing dynamism that moves more and more toward the Cross.
  5. St. Elizabeth of Portugal (Feast Day July 4)
    Elizabeth was born in 1271 into the royal house of Aragon. St. Elizabeth of Hungary was her great-aunt, and baby Elizabeth was named after her. Her father was King Pedro III of Aragon, and his wife’s name was Constantia. Queen Elizabeth’s patient efforts to bring peace to her home and her kingdom make her a beautiful intercessor for our day.
  6. 8 Things You Need To Know About Saint Anthony Zaccaria (Feast Day July 5) | Inspired by Saint Paul, St. Anthony encouraged devotion in the lives of many Catholics. If today is the first time you’re hearing about Anthony, here are eight incredible facts about his life.
  7. St. Maria Goretti (Feast Day July 6)
    July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians. “What does this fragile but christianly mature girl say to today’s young people, through her life and above all through her heroic death?” asked the Pope St. John Paul II.
  8. St. Augustine Zhao Rong (Feast Day July 9) 
    On July 9 the Church celebrates the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China. Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium. Augustine Zhao Rong was the first native Chinese priest to become a martyr. Watch: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and the Church in China (2 mnts)
  9. July 2022 Calendar Highlights
    • Throughout month of July | Catechesis of the Good Shepherd summer camps
    • July 6 | International Family Festival (online) with Seeds of the Words
    • July 8-10 | How Long Lord? A Creative Writing Retreat in FCJ Centre
    • July 12-15 | Ignite Alberta summer camp for teens at St. Luke, Calgary
    • July 16 | Brother Sun – Sister Moon Pilgrimage at Mount St. Francis, Cochrane
    • July 20-30 | Captivenia – Medieval adventure camp for girls ages 9-17
    • July 24 | World day of Grandparents and the Elderly
    • July 24-29 | Papal Visit in Canada
    • July 29 | Triumph Retreat – Live-in program of inner healing & transformation

January 28, 2022 – Canada’s Bishops Announce Indigenous Reconciliation Fund to Support Projects Across Canada

– Canada’s Catholic Bishops have agreed to establish a new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation initiatives. The charity is expected to manage the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, which will accept contributions from 73 dioceses across Canada in order to fulfill the $30 million financial commitment made by Canada’s Bishops in September.

“The Bishops of Canada are fully committed to addressing the historical and ongoing trauma caused by the residential school system,” said Bishop Raymond Poisson, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). “In moving forward with our collective financial commitment, we will continue to be guided by the experience and wisdom of Indigenous peoples across the country”.  Read more….

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Announce Rescheduled Dates for Rome Delegation (Feb 1)  Read more….

Canada’s Bishops Provide Update on Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement
(Jan 28)   Read more….

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