STAY COVID AWARE: See current 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

To Bring Good News

As soon as one gets to open the newspaper, turn on the radio, or check the news online or on TV, it seems as if the words of Jesus are not being fulfilled.

Our Lord indeed was anointed, as a king was usually anointed. His anointing was not to govern as a regular king, in the political sense. The mission statement of our Lord is not on the political sphere, but on the spiritual, that which transcends this world. Therefore, it is important to keep our eyes fixed on what the Lord promises to us. His agenda is not of this world, but from the world to come.

We are being hit by illness, physical, spiritual and emotional. We have fears, shortages, wars, conflicts. But that is the agenda of this world. The agenda of the Lord is completely different. Despite the challenges, He proclaims good news to the poor, the outcast, the lonely; release to the captives, either in the corporal or spiritual sense; He proclaims sight to the blind, restoration of the infirm, freedom to the oppressed, and above all the year of the Lord’s favour.

During these times, we have to embrace the Lord and take His word into our hearts. It is not a way of denying the current circumstances, but it is a way to find hope in the midst of trials.

Therefore, do your part as part of the Body of Christ. We have a mission ahead of us, therefore, exercise the gifts given to you. Embrace the Lord and embrace His word, so that you may bring the good news of hope, faith, and the promise of Christ to the world.

Healing Corner:

Lord, I love You and desire that all You have spoken would penetrate my heart and draw me into all truth. Help me to accept You not only as a little child born in Bethlehem but also as the great Prophet of Truth. May I never be offended by the words You speak, and may I always be open to Your prophetic role in my life. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen

Fr. Pilmaiken’s Udates:

Please note that there will not be a 7:15am Latin Mass on Sunday, January 23.  Fr. Blust will be celebrating the 12:30pm and 2:00pm Masses.  Also, the Latin Masses on Tuesday and Wednesday next week are cancelled.  We pray for Fr. Botta’s continued recovery.  He is expecting to return on Thursday, January 27.

Friday and Saturday Eucharistic Adoration has resumed in the Chapel this week.  Email ana.pabilando@gmail.com for information on how to register for a Holy Hour.

First Eucharist Preparation has been rescheduled to begin on Sunday March 6, followed by March 13, 20, and 27.  There is no change to the date of the rehearsal (April 30, 11am).  First Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday, May 1 at the 10:30am Mass.

We will continue our tradition at St. Anthony’s to celebrate Confirmation every second year.  As we celebrated in 2021, our next Confirmation celebration will be scheduled in the Easter Season of 2023.


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)

Jan. 23 - 29, 2022 Intention
Sunday Jan. 23
9AM English

10:30AM Eng
12:30PM Latin
2PM Latin

RIP
RIP
SI
SI
SI

Mary Greenwood
Peter Brown
All Parishioners
Margaret Walton
Private Intention
Mon. Jan. 24
NO MASSES
Tues. Jan. 25
Private Mass
9AM English

RIP
SI
RIP

Wincenty Kloskowski
Johnson Mont
Jason McManus
Wed. Jan. 26
Private Mass
7PM English

RIP
SI
SI

Ignatius Gnanapragasan
Evelyn Manser
Faye LaPaz

Thurs. Jan. 27
9AM English

7PM Latin

SI
SI
SI

Elizabeth Mont
Emmy Bauzon Quinto
Roland & Madeleine Goudry
Friday Jan. 28
9AM English

7PM Latin

SI
SI
SI

Mikey Abate
Sr. Maria Rita Fernandes, fmm
Ambrose Katcharoc
Sat. January 29
9AM Latin
5 PM English

SI
SI
SI

Jason McKinnon
Joerg Hannes
Fr. PIlmaiken Lezano

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
English5 PM
Sunday
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
English
English
Latin
Latin
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:30 pm
2:00 pm

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

MondayNo Masses
TuesdayNo Latin Mass
Confessions
English Mass

8:30 am
9:00 am
WednesdayNo Latin Mass
Confessions
English Mass

6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Thursday Confessions
English Mass
Adoration
Adoremus
Confessions
Benediction
Latin Mass
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
FridayConfessions
English Mass
Confessions
Latin Mass
8:30 am
9:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
SaturdayConfessions
Latin Mass
8:30 am
9:00 am
1st Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary 11:00 am
4th Saturday Healing Seniors Mass 11:00 am
*Please refer to
current church calendar for changes in scheduling.

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.


A message from Bishop McGrattan
Human Fraternity – Justice, Peace, Solidarity

“Our mission through baptism is to recognize in one another the sacred dignity we have as a son and daughter of God.” ~ Bishop McGrattan.

Read the latest message from Bishop McGrattan where he speaks about the pressing need for solidarity and fraternity as an opportunity to pray for the unity that God desires for all of creation.

 

Read the January 2022 Faithfully Magazine

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25)

CCEF CASH Raffle

Support the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation with its biennial CASH raffle. Win up to $30,000 in CASH prizes! Get your ticket today, every dollar raised supports enhanced learning opportunities right here in our Catholic community.

The CCEF provides grants to schools and classrooms in the 117 schools and over 57,000 students in the Calgary Catholic School District. More information or to buy tickets.

Pope’s Intention for January 2022

Pope Francis: “How is it possible that many religious minorities currently suffer discrimination or persecution? How can we allow that in this society, which is so civilized, there are people who are persecuted simply because they publicly profess their faith? … As human beings, we have so many things in common that we can live alongside each other, welcoming our differences with the joy of being brothers and sisters.”

  • This month’s attention: We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.

Synod Diocesan Phase – Updates

 

“a time to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands” ~ Pope Francis.

Entering the Ordinary Time

During the Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the fullness of the mystery of the Lord Jesus. The people of God offer praise by celebrating the Paschal Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Sunday is the original Christian Feast Day, following the tradition handed down from Apostolic times, for this way the day of the Lord’s Resurrection.

Today’s Christian communities continue this tradition by celebrating every Sunday as the day of the risen Lord. (Source: ORDO)

Here are some resources that might help the faithful in learning more about this liturgical season, as well as practical advices to get the most out of the Ordinary Time.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in parishes and Catholic organizations throughout the Diocese.

  • NEW – Assistant Coordinator (casual) – Feed the Hungry, Calgary
  • Human Resources Manager – Catholic Pastoral Centre, Calgary
  • Pastoral Ministry Coordinator – Catholic Pastoral Centre, Calgary
  • Admin Assistant (part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary
  • Pastoral Assistant (part time) – Ste. Famille, Calgary 
  • Support Staff (casual relief) – Elizabeth House, Calgary

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

Events & Resources

Resources & Announcements

    1. The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Bulletin Shorts, free to use
      Mass Readings  |  Believing the Word of God. We are the Body of Christ (Corinthians) assembling as the graced community of believers (Nehemiah) each week to give thanks and praise, to share in Communion, and then sent to serve.  We are part of the great Communion of Saints to whom is handed down the living Word of God – both the Scriptures and the Tradition as well as the very person of Christ who is the spoken Word of God (Luke).   

      1. How will I set aside a few minutes each day to read/reread Scripture?  What is a good time?
      2. How will I look for the unfolding mystery of Christ in little and big ways today?
      3. How will I be “good news” this week by what I say and do?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  • Resources for children: The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
    1. Gospel Reflection: Jesus responded to the needs of the world. He shared his message of the Father’s love and forgiveness with everyone, especially those who were in need. He sends us the Holy Spirit to help us continue his mission. Every kind thing we do is a way to serve God’s kingdom. (Loyola Press) 
      1. Kid’s challenge this week: Look for a way to be kind and helpful, and pray: “Jesus, thank you for showing us how to love others. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will continue your mission.” (Sunday Connection)
      2. Kid’s Bulletin for this Sunday
      3. Colouring page this Sunday Invite the children to colour and to draw one of the good news stories they have heard today, or how they will share the good news with people who are poor in the coming week. 
      4. Sunday Connection – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Gr. 1-8 & family) 
      5. Video: Studio 3:16 | Weekly Comedy for kids (anticipating the Sunday Gospel)
    2. Children’s Sunday Liturgy for 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
      1. Children’s Liturgy for leaders/parents (with intercessions and activities) – by CAFOD | Illustration
      2. Children’s Liturgy of the Word with Miss Heidi (Catholic TV)

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.

LIVE STREAM MASS SCHEDULE:

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

T.I.A. UPDATE

THANK YOU ST. ANTHONY’S FOR EXCEEDING OUR 2021 TIA GOAL
SSVP CALGARY DIOCESE CENTRAL COUNCIL WILL RECEIVE $12,908.83

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