STAY COVID AWARE: See September 16 2021 update at https://stanthonysyyc.ca/covid-19-update  

State of Public Health Emergency and Local Face Mask Bylaw https://www.catholicyyc.ca/blog/covid19

Now that the Alberta Government has declared a State of Public Health Emergency here are the Health Protocol measures to follow as we celebrate the Mass.

Those experiencing flu like symptoms are asked not to attend Mass in person.  The Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect. Download Decree.  Livestreaming of our 10:30 Sunday Mass will continue (available here).

We are limited to 1/3 fire code occupancy.   As we have been operating at that capacity for most of our Masses we will not be requiring pre-registration.  Please come early. The doors will be locked once we have reached our capacity of 130 people.  There will be an additional Latin Mass at 2:00pm.  Beginning November 28 we will provide overflow seating in our Parish Hall for the 10:30am Mass for up to 50 people.  The Mass will be livestreamed and Holy Communion will be brought to the Hall.  Those in the hall will exit through the Hall doors.

Wearing face masks inside the church facility is mandatory for all the faithful. Parishioners who are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons can be exempt except when receiving Holy Communion.  The use of hand sanitizer at the entrance and exit to the church is encouraged. Kindly practice respiratory etiquette.

Congregational singing is suspended at this time.  Physical distancing is required between non-related households, inside and outside the church.

Once Mass is over, everyone is asked to exit directly outdoors through the narthex or the South exit door.  Please do not socialize before or after the Mass inside the church.

Please leave your kneeler down and vacate your seats within 5 minutes at the end of the Mass to allow your seat to be sanitized.

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A Message from Fr. Pilmaiken

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody!

No, the greeting is not a typo. Last week we celebrated the Solemnity of Christ the King and the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. Today we begin our Liturgical Year with the First Sunday of Advent which marks the beginning of our Church year.

Advent is also the beginning of a new cycle of prayers and Scripture readings in the Mass. We will enter into Cycle C of our Liturgy, and the Gospel of St. Luke will be the primary Gospel throughout this cycle.

The four weeks before Christmas are called “Advent”. This term comes from a Latin word (adventus) which means ‘coming, arrival’. In the Church’s context, we immediately realize that it refers to the coming of Jesus at Christmas time which is right. Even though we think of Advent as the time of preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, the Advent preparation is not exhausted there. We have to speak of the three comings of the Lord that are referred to in today’s Scripture readings.

The Prophet Jeremiah refers prophetically to the coming of Jesus, our King and Saviour: “I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land” (Jer 33:15). The Prophet Jeremiah speaks of the coming of the Child Jesus in Bethlehem, which we anticipate and prepare for in these four weeks. This is known as the First Coming.

The Gospel gives us a glimpse into the Second Coming of Jesus at the end of time. “Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory” (Lk 21:27)

Besides these two comings, there is an indispensable coming between the First and Second. The Second Reading invites us to reflect on it: The welcoming of Jesus into our lives in the here and now. The coming of Jesus into our lives takes place on a daily basis. The recognition of Christ in our lives day after day makes us ponder about the First Coming of Jesus in Bethlehem, and the Second Coming of Jesus in power and glory.

Make a resolution and take this time of Advent as a preparation for the constant recognition of Christ in your lives.Make the best out of Advent by entrusting yourself to Him and constantly seeking to encounter Him in your life. Happy Liturgical New Year!

 

Healing Corner:

Lord, I do love You and I desire to love You all the more. Help me to remain wide awake in my life of faith. Help me to keep my eyes on You through all things so that I am always prepared for You when You come to me. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen.

 

Fr. Pilmaiken Udates:

 

Please mark your calendars to participate in our events as noted within the bulletin.

To participate in the lighting of our Advent Candles at the beginning of each Sunday Mass please speak to Heather or email secretary@stanthonysyyc.ca to confirm which Mass you will attend.

Be a Christmas Angel by taking an Angel from the Angel Tree and returning a donation for gifts and/or food to our Hamper Ministry. Our SSVP Hamper Ministry is preparing to deliver up to 100 Christmas Hampers on December 18. Each member of a household will receive a $25 gift card to Walmart along with the Christmas Food Hamper. Your donations will give the gift of Christmas to many who are in need of hope and joy.

Volunteers are required to deliver Christmas Hampers on Saturday December 18. Two adults are required for each delivery. Please email iserve@stanthonysyyca.ca.

Ministry Retreat with the Sisters of Divine Mercy for all those who are involved or wish to be involved in ministry work (volunteers) at St. Anthony’s on Saturday, December 4 from 9:30am – 1:30pm. This will include the 1st Saturday Mass at 11am. Please email iserve@stanthonysyyc.ca to confirm your attendance as lunch will be provided.

2022 Envelope Boxes are available to be picked up in the breezeway for those with existing numbers. If you would like to register for an envelope box please call the parish office (403-252-1137) or email secretary@stanthonysyyc.ca.

Living with Christ Sunday Missals, and St. Joseph’s Sunday Missals for 2021/2022 are available for a donation in the breezeway. Advent Candles are available at the Welcome Desk for $15. Advent Gospel Reflections Booklets from Bishop Robert Barron and Living with Christ are available in the breezeway for a donation.

 

For more information, please call the office at 403-252-1137 and speak to Fr. Pilmaiken or Heather.

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

Please contact Fr. Pilmaiken for any need or concern
by phone (587-349-9615) email (pastor@stanthonysyyc.ca)

Nov. 28th - Dec. 4th 2021 Intention
Sunday Nov. 28th
7:15 Latin
9AM English

10:30AM English
12:30 Latin
2:00 PM Latin

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Private Intention
Amaldo Glen Celis
Lazaro Macapagal
Faye Le Paz
William Carrigan
Private Intention
Mon. Nov. 29thNo Masses
Tues. Nov. 30th
7AM Latin Mass
9am English

RIP
SI
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Guy Portulance
Elizabeth Mont
Stefan Licudine
Wed. Dec. 1st
Latin Mass
7pm English

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RIP
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Chris & Vicki Duke and family
Jerry Beemster
Marlito Licudine
Thurs. Dec. 2nd
9AM English

Latin Mass

RIP
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Ben Gerwing
Ana Cabreza-Maceda
Wenda Verreault
Friday Dec. 3rd
9AM English

Latin Mass

SI
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RIP

Gwen Abate
Cresencio Cerbo
Roseanne Carrigan
Sat. Dec. 4th
9 AM Latin
11 AM Healing Mass English
5PM English

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Daphne Caston
Marlito Gene Licudine
Paul Attolba Sr.
Herminio Astorga

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

SaturdayConfessions 4:00 pm
English Mass 5:00 pm
SundayConfessions 6:45 am
Latin Mass & Confessions 7:15 am
Confessions8:30 am
English Mass 9:00 am
Confessions10:00 am
English Mass & Confessions10:30 am
Confessions12:00 pm
Latin Mass & Confessions12:30 pm
Latin Mass
2:00 pm

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

MondayNo Masses
TuesdayConfessions6:30AM
Latin Mass7:00 am
Confessions8:30 am
English Mass9:00 am
WednesdayConfessions11:30 am
Latin MassNoon
Confessions 6:00 pm
English Mass 7:00 pm
Thursday Confessions 8:30 am
English Mass9:00 am
*Please refer to Church Calendar for changes to the Adoration scheduleAdoration10 am - 6 pm*
Confessions2 pm - 6 pm
Adoremus3 pm - 4 pm
Confessions6:00 pm
Latin Mass7:00 pm
FridayConfessions8:30 am
English Mass9:00 am
*Please refer to current church calendar for changes in scheduling.Prayers before the Tabernacle10 am - 6 pm*
Confessions6:00 pm
Latin Mass7:00 pm
SaturdayConfessions8:00 am
Latin Mass9:00 am
1st Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary 11:00 am
4th Saturday Healing Seniors Mass 11:00 am

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

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Support St. Anthony's during the COVID Pandemic

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.


In the spirit of Advent and reconciliation

Each week, beginning on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the CCCB will release a video recording of a Bishop reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year’s reflections were inspired by Indigenous Delegation travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from 17-20 December 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. It is likewise hoped these reflections will assist the faithful, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, in preparing for Pope Francis’ eventual apostolic journey to Canada.

Christmas in Elizabeth House

For details or more information go to : Elizabeth.house@calgarydiocese.ca

Feast of St. Nicholas – Dec. 6.

Children tell lots of fun stories about Santa Claus, Pere Noel, or Kriss Kringle. All of these stories remind us of how much we’re loved and of how happy we are when we give. The earliest stories we know were told about St. Nicholas, the bishop of Myra. St. Nicholas was so grateful for the life God had given him that he just couldn’t stop giving joy and hope to others—no matter how far he had to travel or how many roofs he had to climb. (Source: Loyola Press)

Pope Francis’ visit to Canada

The Catholic Bishops of Canada are grateful that Pope Francis has accepted their invitation to visit Canada on a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation. The Holy Father’s full statement on the matter can be found here.

Employment Opportunities

New employment opportunities in parishes and Catholic organizations throughout the Diocese. Highlighted this week:

  • Admin Assistant / Sacrament Prep. Assistant – St. Patrick’s, Medicine Hat
  • Support Staff (casual) – Elizabeth House, Calgary
  • Volunteer Screening (part time) – St. Michael’s, Calgary
  • Admin Assistant (part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Pastoral Assistant (part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary

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

Events & Resources

  1. First Sunday of Advent – Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    Mass Readings  |  Fulfilling the Promise.  This is the thrust of Advent. We know Jesus came once; we believe, because of that, he comes again to bring the Reign and Kingdom of God to completion. We, now, are in between those two comings. How are we to live? Not dismayed or anxious. No, we are to be vigilant and strong, ever hopeful, full of right action, justice, and mercy. We stand erect because God does not abandon us.

    1. What dismays me about life today?
    2. What will I do to please God, trusting I am and we are not abandoned?
    3. What right actions, what works of justice and mercy will I do?
  2. Kids can Advent too!
    St. Albert the Great Parish is creating a five-episode “Kids can Advent too!” series that will be shared online. The team is looking for children (between the ages of 3-8) who would like to share artwork or short videos to reflect on the Advent story/teaching. This is an opportunity to be a part of a great production, and to have a beautiful memory to treasure. To submit videos, please St. Albert the Great’s Children Liturgy page.
  3. Feed the Hungry needs new toques & mittens
    We invite you to donate new mittens/gloves, toques or $10 gift cards (from fast food places) to share with Feed the Hungry’s guests closer to Christmas. Kindly deliver items or gift cards to the Catholic Pastoral Centre Reception (120 17 Ave SW, Calgary before Nov. 30. The reception is open during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). If you have any questions, please email: feedthehungry@calgarydiocese.ca
  4. Double your donation for Elizabeth House
    Starting now to Dec. 20, your donation to Elizabeth house will be doubled by one generous Calgary couple, up to $25,000! Double your donation to Elizabeth House by giving online at: elizabethhousecalgary.ca/donation-form For cheque, please make it payable to Elizabeth House and you can mail it to Catholic Pastoral Centre at 120 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T2 | Download graphic
  5. Advent wreaths & candles
    St. Peters CWL is providing Advent Wreaths and candles for your home, parish or school. They are available for purchase until December 11. Cost: $ 15 for a set of candles; $ 40 for a wreath; $50 for a wreath and a set of candles. https://www.st-peterscwl.ca/events-1/advent-wreath-candle-sale
  6. Reusable bags – how much better are they?
    Over 127 countries have banned or regulated single-use plastic bags. From green bags to degradable bags, hessian bags to cotton totes — are these plastic bag alternatives any better? Consider some lifestyle choices that help us care for others and the world around us. Read more
  7. Grandparents ‘ Faith Cafe
    The CGA is delighted to announce Sister Anna Marie McGuan as guest speaker for its December Grandparents’ Faith Cafè which will take place online via Zoom on Tuesday Dec. 14 at 12:30 pm MT. Sister Anna Marie will speak on the theme of ‘Grandparents as Catechists’. More infoRegister here

Patris Corde Guided Video Reflections

YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH

Commemorative statues for the year of St. Joseph will be available at the welcome desk before Mass and in the office through the week. The retail price for the statue is $30. All donations are welcome.

In the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis identifies the extraordinary attributes of St. Joseph as a “beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, creatively-courageous, working father hidden in the shadows.” (cf. No 1-7).


Bishop’s Pastoral Letter re: Exemption from COVID-19 vaccination

Bishop’s Pastoral Letter to the Faithful re: Exemption from COVID-19 vaccination have been sent to the all parishes this morning.

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land.  Read the letter here.

Amoris Laetitia Family – Year 2021-2022

Information on the Year of Amoris Laetitia can be accessed here.

LIVE STREAM MASS SCHEDULE:

All the faithful are encouraged to observe and practice Spiritual Communion, uniting themselves to Christ in prayer.

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T.I.A. UPDATE

An update from St. Anthony’s Finance Committee: $12,541 is required to meet St. Anthony’s 2021 target of $34,164. For those parishioners who have already made their donation, we thank you. If you are considering TIA for one of your charitable contributions this year, and are in a financial position to do so, please consider this most worthy campaign.

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