SACRAMENT MATTERS

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BAPTISM

INFANT & OLDER CHILD BAPTISM (birth to 17 years)

Please complete a Registration for Baptism Form, and attach a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

If you reside outside of St. Anthony’s parish boundaries, please obtain a letter from your parish priest confirming that your child may be baptized at St. Anthony’s.

Baptism Preparation Course

New parents or those who have not celebrated Baptism within the last three years are asked to attend a Baptism Preparation class at St. Patrick’s Church, 1414 Shawnessy Blvd SW, Calgary, on one Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Godparents are encouraged to attend.

Godparent Requirement Guidelines

Only one godparent is required, however, if you choose two, it must be one male and one female.

One Godparent must be a practicing Catholic who has celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church.  A copy of the godparents’ Confirmation Certificate should be provided with the Request of Baptism form.  The Church where Confirmation was received can usually provide a copy on request.  If the godparent cannot provide a Confirmation Certificate, they may provide a copy of their Baptism Certificate along with a completed Affidavit Catholic Baptism Form 

If choosing a second godparent, they may also be Catholic or a validly baptized Christian (this person is considered a “Christian Witness”).  A copy of the Baptism Certificate is required.

A godparent must be at least 16 years old.

Celebration of Baptism

Baptisms are generally scheduled on the 1st Saturday of the month at 11:45am and the 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00am.

Scheduling your Child’s Baptism

Please email a Registration for Baptism Form, together with a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a letter from your parish priest (if required), and all godparents’ sacramental documentation,  to sacraments@stanthonysyyc.ca.  Once we receive your completed Baptism Request package you will be contacted to schedule an  appointment to meet the priest, your Baptism Preparation (if required), and your Baptism Celebration.

FIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARIST

For Children in Grades 2 and up

Please download and complete the Request for First Reconciliation First Eucharist form and email it  together with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to secretary@stanthonysyyc.ca.

First Reconciliation   December 2, 2023, 1-3pm – If your child did not complete the preparation for First Reconciliation in December, you will be required to prepare your child using home based resources prior to them receiving First Eucharist on May 5.

First Eucharist   Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 10:30am Mass

First Eucharist Preparation:
Sundays, March 10, 17, April 14, 21, and 28  2024, 9:15 – 10:15am, Hall
Retreat & Rehearsal Saturday May 4, 2024, 1pm – 3pm, Church
Sacrament Sunday May 5, 2024 10:30am Mass

CONFIRMATION

St. Anthony’s Parish offers confirmation preparation every two years.

Our next confirmation preparation will be offered in the spring of 2025.

Please contact the parish office for assistance.

Please download and complete the Request for Confirmation Form and email it together with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to secretary@stanthonysyyc.ca.  Candidates are also required to submit the Confirmation Sponsor Certificate prior to completing the preparation classes.

RCIA - RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

Please arrange an interview with our pastor at any time with your Request for RCIA form.  The program will be explained accordingly. The program culminates with the celebration at the Easter Vigil.

Email sacraments@stanthonysyyc.ca, or call the parish office at 403-252-1137 extension 222.

FUNERALS and ANNOINTING OF THE SICK

Call our parish priest at 587-349-9615 or Email pastor@stanthonysyyc.ca at any time to arrange.

The Diocese of Calgary also has a Priest Emergency Paging hotline at 403 231 9505 for those in need of Anointing of the Sick, Reconciliation, or Viaticum in an emergency medical situation.

Information on funerals & cremation:

Planning a funeral Mass:

WEDDINGS

Please meet with your parish priest at least 6 months in advance of your planned date.  After you have met with your parish priest please have him forward the initial interview forms along with his letter of permission to secretary@stanthonysyyc.ca and we will confirm your wedding date.

Planning your wedding ceremony:

Please review our Marriage Matters brochure to assist you with your planning.

Catholic Diocese – Catholic Weddings guidelines for Music Minister 

Select Readings for a Wedding Mass:

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION or PASTORAL CONSULTATION

Call our pastor at 587-349-9615 or Email pastor@stanthonysyyc.ca to arrange.