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State of Public Health Emergency and Local Face Mask Bylaw

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 1:45pm.

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

The Paradox of Our Mission

The Church at her very core is missionary. Following Jesus’ call “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19), thus the Church endeavours on preaching the Good News to all nations.

Each Baptized person receives the same mandate of our Lord to be missionaries. In the Baptism rite, every child is marked with the Ephphetha rite, which goes like this: “The Lord Jesus made the deaf hear and the mute speak. May he soon touch your ears to receive his word, and your mouth to proclaim his faith, to the praise and glory of God the Father” (Rite of Baptism for Children – 1989).

When asked about missionaries, the common understanding of this is a person who goes and preaches the Gospel to places far away from home. But it is not always the case. The patroness of missions is St. Therese of Lisieux, a French woman who never left her convent. She died at the early age of 24, and during her 9 years of a cloistered nun, she never set foot outside of her convent. Her zeal, constant sacrifices and prayers for missions won her the title of patroness of Missions.

Each of us can be missionaries despite the limitations of our busy lives. There is no need to travel too far to be a missionary. We have to continually ask our Lord, as Bartimaeus did in our Sunday Gospel: “Let me see again” (Mk 10:51), to see where we can exercise our call as missionaries, so to be faithful to Jesus’ mandate, to make disciples of all nations.


Healing Corner:

Lord open my ears and my lips to hear your word and to proclaim it to the glory and praise of God the Father.


Fr. Pilmaiken Udates:  

November 1 All Saints Day Mass Schedule 9:00AM & 7:00PM English 7:00AM & 5:00PM Latin

November 2 All Souls Day Mass Schedule 9:00AM & 7:00PM English 7:00AM & Noon Latin

A Book of Remembrance will be in our sanctuary for those who want to write the names of their beloved departed for our community’s prayers. All Souls offering envelopes will also be available for your Mass offerings.

Memorial Mass – Wednesday, November 3 7pm

St. Anthony’s Church will celebrate a Memorial Mass for all those who have passed away in the last year. If you would like to have your loved one who passed away in the last 12 months remembered, please email their name to

There will be a candle procession at the beginning of the Mass for those we are celebrating. If you would like to be a part of the procession, please email your name to

WORLD MISSIONS SUNDAY: Thank you for participating with your prayers and donations on this World Mission Sunday. Please give generously today for the World Mission Sunday by visiting: or use the assigned parish envelopes for World Mission Sunday.

Faith Formation

Adoremus In commemoration of the institution of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday, Fr. Pilmaiken will lead a Holy Hour at 3pm – 4pm each Thursday. Adoremus will begin with incense and prayers to the Blessed Sacrament followed by silent meditation.

Ministry Opportunities

Catechists Our RCIA team is in need catechists to support the formation of adults and children to receive the sacraments.

Pastoral Care Thursday mornings for the 10:30am Mass at either Chinook or Trinity Lodge, and the third Wednesday of the month at Amica for an 11:00am Mass,

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 (

Sept. Oct. 24th - 30th 2021 Intention
Sunday Oct. 24th
7:15 Latin
9AM English

10:30AM English
12:30 Latin
1:45 PM Latin


Private Intention
Stefania Babik
Angela Alexandre
All Parishioners
Marriage Anniversary
Private Intention
Mon. Oct. 25th NO MASSES
Tues. Oct. 26th
Latin Mass
9am English


Marie Korte
Johnson Mont
Josh Campbell
Wed. Oct. 27th
Latin Mass
7pm English


Wenda Verreault
Jay Lester Para
Mrs. Angela Ho
Thurs. Oct. 28th
9AM English

Latin Mass


Elizabeth Mont
kam-Chung Ho
Guy Portelance
Friday Oct. 29th
9AM English

Latin Mass


Cherly Mont
Joanne Campbell & Family
Thomson Family
Sat. Oct. 30th
Latin 9 AM
English 5PM


Joshua Pateraude
Anastacia Gabriel Gille
Elena Dubouzet


SaturdayConfessions4:00 pm
English Mass5:00 pm
SundayConfessions6:45 am
Latin Mass7:15 am
English Mass9:00 am
English Mass10:30 am
Confessions12:00 pm
Latin Mass
Latin Mass
12:30 pm
1:45 pm


Monday & TuesdayConfessions6:30AM
Latin Mass7:00 am
Confessions8:30 am
English Mass9:00 am
WednesdayConfessions11:30 am
Latin MassNoon
Confessions 6:30 pm
English Mass 7:00 pm
Thursday Confessions 8:30 am
English Mass9:00 am
Adoration10 am - 6 pm
Confessions6:00 pm
Latin Mass7:00 pm
FridayConfessions8:30 am
English Mass9:00 am
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

Patris Corde Guided Video Reflections


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).

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.

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:;  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.

Missionary Discipleship


In October, the month during which the synodal process begins and World Mission Day is celebrated, the Holy Father explores in depth the evangelizing nature of the church and calls us all to be precisely missionary disciples.

This mission, to which all the baptized are called, is centered above all on being “available to answer His call and to live united to the Lord in the most common daily things—work, meeting other people, our daily duties, the chance events of each day—allowing ourselves to be guided always by the Holy Spirit.”

Please pray the Pope’s intention for October 2021: We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel. – Pope Francis – October 2021

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. Today, every Catholic community and parish throughout the world is involved in this special event. It is a day that we show that all Catholics are missionaries who have a role to play in spreading the message of the Gospel. We are being sent to be witnesses to what we have seen and heard, through prayer and personal sacrifices, for our brothers and sisters around the world. For as little as $40 helps support a catechist for a month in remote areas of the missions; $80 provides for the work of Religious Sisters caring for orphaned children in Africa, Asia, Latin America; $100 assists poor children in boarding schools in the Amazon, Africa, and Asia. The financial assistance that you offer today, on World Mission Sunday, will support mission priests, religious sisters and brothers, and catechists who are Christ’s witnesses to a world so in need of His love, healing, and peace. As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the missions. Thank you for participating with your prayers and donations on this World Mission Sunday. Please give generously today for the World Mission Sunday by visiting: or use the assigned parish envelopes for World Mission Sunday. 

2021 World Youth Day Message

This year’s World Youth Day, will be held at the diocesan level on the Solemnity of Christ the King (21 November) with the theme: “Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen” (cf. Acts 26:16).

Rediscover God’s Love

Couples for Christ Lay Association invites single men and women age 18 – 40 to their event, “Rediscover God’s Love” on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 pm at St. James Church (5504 20th St. SW, Calgary).

To register, please contact Carlos Perez at 403-471-2729 or email

40 Days for Life

A message from 40 Days for Life:

Pray with 40 Days for Life (40 DFL), the largest pro-life organization in the world, coordinating 40-day campaigns to end the injustice of abortion through local prayers and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigils in front of abortion businesses. Calgary has been leading these 40 DFL campaigns for more than a decade. We invite you to get involved by leading the campaign at your Parish. The fall campaign runs from Sep. 22 to Oct. 31. If you are interested, please get in touch with us.

Elizabeth House thank you!

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.

Employment Opportunities

If you have the skills, talent and inspiration to take on the challenge, we invite you to consider these exciting opportunities in the Diocese of Calgary:

  • Operations Manager – St. Michael’s, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper – St. Martha’s, Lethbridge
  • Administrative Assistant (Part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Pastoral Assistant (Part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary

For more information and job application details, please visit

Events & Resources

  1. 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    Mass Readings  |  Enlightened Sight.  The blind man will not be silenced today. Insistently he calls on Jesus by name. He asks for pity; he asks for sight. Jesus makes it happen. Instead of returning home to a renewed life, he throws off his cloak and jumps into action and follows. Even when sightless, he saw with eyes of faith. Because of this encounter with Jesus, his insight is richer.

    • What do I need to beg of Jesus? For myself? For someone else?
    • How can I keep listening for Jesus already active in my life? In the lives of others?
    • What “cloak” that holds me back will I throw off to follow Jesus?
      (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  2. Resources for children: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  3. Reminder | Upcoming Events 
  4. Pope Francis prays for victims of attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and UK
    Pope Francis will travel to the town of Assisi on Nov. 12 for a private meeting with the poor.The meeting in Assisi, St. Francis’ hometown, will be a private one during which Pope Francis will share moments of listening and prayer with about 500 people from all over Europe in preparation for the World Day of the Poor on Nov.14.
  5. Pope Francis: Catholic healthcare is called to bear witness to human dignity | “There are no lives that are unworthy or to be discarded because they do not respond to the criterion of utility or to the demands of profit,” Pope Francis said on Oct. 18. In an audience with medical professionals on the feast of St. Luke, the patron saint of physicians, the pope said that every healthcare facility, especially those with a Christian foundation, should be a place where it is possible to say: “Here you can experience the healing effects of human dignity.” Read more
  6. Pope Francist to meet with the poor in Assisi
    Jubilation has greeted the announcement that Colombian born Franciscan Nun Sister Gloria Narvaez is free, finally ending an ordeal sustained by her immense courage, faith and fortitude. She was greeted by Pope Francis on Sunday morning at the Mass celebrated for the start of the Synodal process. Sister Gloria, who’s a missionary, was abducted by Jihadi gunmen, on February 7, 2017 at Koutiala, close to the border with Burkina Faso, 400 kms from the Capital of Mali. She was held for four years and eight months in captivity. Read more
  7. A schooling in Solidarity
    In 2020, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada piloted a new Schools Program in Ontario designed to encourage students to embody their faith through solidarity. Participating schools earned badges for taking on social justice challenges ranging from inverting maps to planting a tree. Looking back a year later, the program has not only proven successful and ready for wider rollout, but also led to surprising innovations from students going above and beyond anything the program envisaged. Read more
  8. Who were Sts. Simon & Jude?
    Simon and Jude (also known as Judas or Thaddeus) are two of the lesser-known disciples, but though they are not mentioned often in the Gospel, they still are important biblical figures for their closeness to Jesus and His ministry, and for their involvement in the early Church. We celebrate their feast day on October 28. Read more
  9. When St. Therese dressed up as Joan of Arc (and the story of the photo) | Sarah Robsdottir: I learned that St. Therese did, in fact, revere Joan of Arc, relating especially to Joan’s time in prison as Therese suffered from the illness that eventually took her life. I also discovered the lesser-known sad story surrounding the mentioned “dress up” photo. Read more
  10. How the violence in ‘Squid Game’ can impact your soul
    The South Korean series centers on hundreds of cash-strapped players who accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. What happens next is a violent survival game that kills anyone who loses in a grotesque manner. This Netflix’s launch can have a negative influence on your soul, or the soul of your children and grandchildren. Read more

Amoris Laetitia Family – Year 2021-2022

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


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

Portrait of a Priest - Fr. John Petravicius

To celebrate St. John Vianney's feast day this month, I sat down with Fr. John Petravicius (retired from the Diocese of Calgary) to gain some insight into his call to the priesthood, and what it means to live a Christian life in his vocation. Here’s what he had to say.



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