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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A Message from Fr. Pilmaiken

May, the month of Mary

The month of May is characterized by an increased devotion to Our Lady, the Virgin Mary. At St. Anthony’s diverse initiatives are in place to ask for Mary’s intercession, so that we may build up a stronger relationship to Jesus through Mary, His mother, as St. Louis-Marie de Montfort invites us in his book Consecration to Mary. Check further in the bulletin for more information

A remarkable event is that this month, on May 23rd, we will receive the visit of Our Lady of the Cape. Who is she? you may wonder. “Pierre Boucher, Governor of Three Rivers, built a church and set up a little shrine to the Virgin, which in 1694 became the center of a local branch of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. A larger church was built in 1720. In 1855 a benefactor donated a statue of Our Lady in honour of the recent promulgation of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. This statue remains in the little Church of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Canada’s national shrine.”

(http://www.mariereine.ca/our_lady_of_the_cape_en.php)

Many miracles have been attributed to Our Lady of the Cape. In the mid 1800’s one of the most notable miracles took place in the middle of March, while the citizens of Cap de la Madeleine endeavoured to build a larger church for our Lady, the river was not frozen to allow the stone to be transported over the ice to continue construction. Father Desilets prayed to Our Lady for a bridge of ice. Packed ice was blown from the banks into the middle of the river by a strong storm. Thus, the people of Cap de la Madeleine transported the stones to build Our Lady’s shrine.

Entrust yourself to Mary during this month. She is the surest way to Our Lord Jesus.

Healing Corner:

My dear Lord, You were betrayed by the kiss of one of Your closest friends. But in Your perfect wisdom, You saw this betrayal as the perfect opportunity to glorify the Father through Your mercy and forgiveness. Lord, I also have betrayed You countless times. For that reason, I am sorry. But I thank You for loving me and forgiving me with Your Heart of perfect mercy. Help me to receive that mercy and to offer it to others who have sinned against me. Jesus, I trust in You.  Amen.

St. Anthony’s Updates

Our Lady of the Cape will visit St. Anthony’s Church on Monday, May 23 from 7 to 9pm. Please plan to join us for Mass, the rosary and veneration of Our Lady.

The Legion of Mary will host viewings of the Bridge of Roses documentary in the Parish Hall after all the Sunday Masses on May 21/22 in preparation for the visit of Our Lady of the Cape on May 23 at St. Anthony’s. Come learn about the remarkable story of Cap-de-la-Madeleine near Trois Rivieres, Quebec – it’s missionaries, miracles and 400-year relationship with the Mother of God.

Our Blessed Mother Mary
During the month of May we will resume our Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Wednesday evenings beginning with the rosary at 6:30pm.
As the month of May is devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary we will pray the rosary beginning 30 minutes prior to each daily Mass.

Weekday Confession schedule change. As we are praying the rosary prior to the English weekday Masses, confessions will be available after the Masses.

St. Anthony’s will sponsor FEED THE HUNGRY Sunday June 12 in honour of the Feast of St. Anthony. Please help us raise $5500 (St. Anthony’s Bread) required to feed about 300 people. 12 parishioners will be required to form a team to build the lunch bags. Please email secretary@stanthonysyyc.ca if you are able to assist between 12:30 and 3:00 pm at St. Mary’s Hall.

SAVE THE DATE!
Monday, June 13 Feast of St. Anthony Mass 7pm followed by Fellowship in the Parish Hall
Saturday, June 25, Parish Picnic 8:30–3:00 Sandy Beach

Thank you to all who contributed so generously to our Easter Food Drive. Through your generosity we will continue to provide food hampers to those experiencing food scarcity during the summer months.

Ministry Opportunities – email iserve@stanthonysyyc.ca

We will begin Sunday Socials once a month after Mass.  Please contact Heather at the parish office is you are able to help organize and serve at our Sunday Socials.

Greeters and Ushers are required for all Sunday Masses.

Choir Members – contact john.morgan@calgarydiocese.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, May 28.  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 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)

May 15 - 21 , 2022 Intention
Sunday May 15
7:15AM Latin
9AM English

10:30AM Eng
12:30PM Latin

SI
RIP
SI
RIP
SI

Private Intention
Mariano de los Reyes Jr.
Stacey McRae Arbuthnott
Jose Alejandro Quintana Castro
Tammy Dang
Mon May 16
No Masses
Tues May 17
7AMLatin Mass
9AM English

SI
SI
RIP

Fran Kavanagh
Fr. Anthony Pudota
Eleanor Sta Maria
Wed May 18
NOON Latin
7 PM English

SI
RIP

Monika Tomasova
Kathleen Prehn
Thurs May 19
9:00am English
7:00pm Latin

RIP
SI


Lilian Matthiessen
Kanahammah,
Coomaaswamy,
and
Boranachandr
Friday May 20
9:00am English
7:00pm Latin

SI
RIP

Gwen and Mike Abate
Benno Korte
Sat May 21
9:00am Latin
5:00pm English

RIP
RIP

Monica Cea
Felicya Cheterbok

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday
5th Sunday
of Easter
Confessions
English Mass


4pm
5 pm

Sunday
5th Sunday
of Easter
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 Masses
TuesdayConfessions
Latin Mass

Rosary
English Mass
Confessions
6:30am
7:00am

8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
WednesdayConfessions
Latin Mass

Rosary
English Mass
Confessions
11:30am
12Noon

6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
Thursday Rosary
English Mass
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
Confessions
Adoremus
Confessions
Benediction
Latin Mass
8:30am
9:00am
9:30am

9:30am
3:00pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
Friday Rosary
English Mass
Confessions

Confessions
Latin Mass
8:30am
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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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.


Pope Francis in Canada / Walking Together July 24-29

Given the vast landscape of our country, the limited time period for the visit and considering the health of the 85 year-old Pontiff, the Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will adopt three communities as a base for his Canadian visit: Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit. The locations will limit travel for the Holy Father while still allowing an opportunity for both intimate and public encounters, drawing on participation from all regions of the country. Visit papalvisit.ca for ongoing updates on the papal visit.

Our Lady of the Cape Calgary/Canmore Tour

May 23, 7 – 9pm | St. Anthony’s Church

May 25 & 27 (evenings) | St. Albert the Great

May 28-29 | St. Mary’s Cathedral

​May 29-30 | The Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies

May 31 | Holy Spirit Church

June 1 | Canadian Martyrs Church

June 2 | Sacred Heart Church

Please visit https://www.catholicyyc.ca/ourlady.html for more information and detailed schedules.

Celebrate the Holy Spirit

All are welcome! Let us gather in the presence of the Holy Spirit, and invite the Lord to bless our journey together as we celebrate the closing of the Diocesan Phase in preparation for the 2021-2023 Synod. Join representatives from throughout the Diocese for a day of prayer, reflection on the synodal experience, sharing of the Diocesan Synthesis, BBQ lunch and Eucharistic celebration with Bishop McGrattan.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm.
Where: St. Michael Catholic Community (800 85 St. SW, Calgary).
Please register online at catholicyyc.ca/synod or call 403-218-5521
(Registration is required by May 31).

Employment Opportunities

There are a number of employment opportunities that are currently available in the Diocese of Calgary and beyond.

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

Events & Resources

    1. Fifth Sunday of Easter – Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
      Loving One Another.  The gospel today is short and sweet.  Glorify God – Jesus does it first and implies we should, too.  Love one another – a direct command to each one of us.  These are disciple activities.  These are essentials for our way of life.

      • How will my words and actions glorify God today?
      • Whom will I love – even someone who makes it hard for me to do so?
      • How will this glorifying God and loving others change me for the better?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield) 
    2. Resources for children
    3. Supporting Ukrainians in our Diocese
      Now more than ever we are called to recognize the responsibilities we have for each other as St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19).  Learn 4 ways to help our brothers and sisters from Ukraine in our Diocese – visit: catholicyyc.ca/blog/ukraine
    4. Final reminder:  Webinar: Catholic Moms Group to your parish
      Catholic Moms Group is a ministry that allows women to connect with other moms, providing opportunities for prayer, fellowship, and discussion about topics pertaining to marriage, family and faith in a supportive and encouraging environment. We are inviting you to attend an introductory online session on Thursday, May 26 at 7 to 9 pm, on how to bring Catholic Moms Group to your parish. Dorothy Pilarski, who spearheaded the group in the Archdiocese of Toronto, will share the importance of this ministry, best practices, effective tools, resources, and practical tips that will make all the difference.

    5. Final reminder: Breathe Marriage Conference
      2-Day Catholic Marriage Getaway in the Rockies. Experience the “Breathe Marriage Conference” on May 27-28, 2022 in Canmore, at The Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies. This exciting Catholic Marriage conference is creatively designed to enrich your relationship. Speakers: Gerald & Denise Montpetit; John & Tracy Connelly and Fr. Kenneth Leblanc. Register now or contact Denise at 306-369-2220 | Download Poster (portrait) or Poster (landscape)
    6. GrACE Summit 2022 on May 30
      This is a day event providing a real opportunity for us to rebuild, restore and renew together the most valuable resource of Catholic Education for the evangelization of our culture. Please read the letter of invitationfrom the Bishop for Clergy, Religious, Council Chairs, and Parish Staff – More information about GrACE Summit 2022  
    7. Laudato Si’ Week 2022
      May 22-29, 2022 will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care and unite the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of God’s creation. Laudato Si’ Week 2022 is sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by Laudato Si’ Movement
    8. St. John I (Feast day: May 18)
      On May 18, the Catholic Church honours the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr for the faith, imprisoned and starved to death by a heretical Germanic king during the sixth century.
    9. St. Bernardine of Siena (Feast day: May 20)
      One of the greatest promoters of devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus was Franciscan priest, St. Bernardine of Siena. He went so far as to create a sign with the monogram IHS on it and carry it wherever he went.

    Elizabeth House: An Inside Scoop on Resilience
    Michelle Haywood shares with Faithfully about the new grotto at Elizabeth House, and surviving pandemic. “We had one woman finish her post-secondary degree at home with a brand new baby during COVID. This is what can happen. This is what I’m speaking to, just the resilience, the strength, the courage, the sheer determination of the women here.” Read more

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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