Creator Father, life is your gift to us and through Baptism you invite us
to share the gift of our lives in service to others.
Be with us each day as we choose to show your presence in the world.
Give us the courage and generosity to accept your love and your call.
We pray especially for all those who serve you as liturgical ministers,
pastoral ministers, outreach and faith formation ministers, hospitality
and maintenance ministers.
Keep them close you to you. Open their hearts and minds and the
hearts and minds of all our parishioners, that they may accept your call
to follow the gospel life in the spirit of St. Anthony. Amen.
St. Anthony’s Parish is committed to providing a Safe Environment for ministering to all vulnerable persons (minors and adults) by following the standards set out by the Calgary Catholic Diocese Strengthening Our Parish Communities protocols, including screening, training for abuse prevention and reporting and collaboration with civil authorities.
Active ministries at St. Anthony’s Parish which involve ministry with vulnerable persons include:
Choirs with youth and/or children
Legion of Mary
Knights of Columbus
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Spiritus Sanctus Homeschool Coop
Missionary Families of Christ
Building Key Holders
Any parishioner or employee in a high trust position
When interacting with vulnerable persons it is necessary to register our intent to volunteer,
educate ourselves on the issues of vulnerability and creating a safe environment, and obtain
a Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance Certificate. Our duty to care is an act of generosity and charity.
Here are the protocols to follow to prepare for service at St. Anthony’s Church.
Step 1: Register your intent to serve:
Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the accountability and responsibility when serving vulnerable people with the Diocese of Calgary:
All ministry members:
Ministry members with direct contact and responsibility for vulnerable persons:
Step 3: Complete the required Sexual Abuse Prevention Training when working with Vulnerable Persons:
The objectives of the training are:
When you receive an invitation to access Praesidium Academy, complete the onboarding information and the required training modules:
All ministry members must complete the following once.
All ministry members are required to complete the Abuse Prevention Module or an equivalent Praesidium course (as determined by the Diocese of Calgary) every 2 years.
When working directly with minors (under the age of 18) you are also required to also complete:
When working directly with Vulnerable Adults you are also required to also complete:
Step 4: Respond to the invitation to serve in a particular ministry:
Maintain your Service file: