COVID-19

Grade 8 class – Tuesday August 4 at 6:30pm

Grade 8 confessions and rehearsal for Darlene’s Class Tuesday August 11 at 6:30pm and Wednesday August 12 at 6:30pm Confirmation Thursday August 13 at 7pm

Grade 8 confessions and rehearsal for Anna’s Class Tuesday August 18 at 6:30pm and Wednesday August 19 at 6:30pm Confirmation Thursday August 20 at 7pm.

Confirmation August 13, 7pm (Darlene’s class) and August 20, 7pm (Anna’s Class)

ATTIRE: Sunday’s best dress code

GIRLS – dresses/skirts at knee level or a little bit longer (any color)

NO high-heeled shoes, runners, hand bag, gloves

BOYS – dress shirts and dress pants (any color)

NO jeans, runners

  1. The main door of the church will be OPEN at 6:00PM. It is important that you come early as you may need to line up to get in, and for students to have enough time to relax and settle down. The door will be CLOSED by 6:45PM Please do not be late

OBSERVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES (6ft / 2m apart)

  1. Students are required to check in with their parents when they arrive. Hand sanitizers are at the entrance for your use. In the event the child or parents exhibit flu-like symptoms or any of the symptoms of Covid-19 DO NOT come to church. Please contact and notify the teacher immediately.

Rest assured we will do our best to work something out with Fr. Dominic so your child may be Confirmed at a later date when health conditions permit

  1. Students and sponsors will be guided to their seats inside the church. Parents will be ushered directly to the hall using the stairs or elevator on the left side of the gathering space.

NOTE: It is not currently mandatory to wear masks in public places in Manitoba.  You have the option to wear a mask if desired. Observance of proper distancing and cough/sneeze etiquette is of utmost importance

  1. There will be Confirmation envelopes provided and an usher will take up the collection during mass in the hall.
  2. During communion, Lay Eucharistic Minister/s will go down to the basement to administer the sacrament to the parents. Please observe physical distance of 6ft/2m from one another.
  3. After mass, parents are requested to remain in their seats. An usher will direct you when to go up and meet your child/children for picture taking at the altar.

Please bring your own camera/cellphone if you would like to take photos.  There won’t be an official photographer. A volunteer will take your picture for you.

  1. Certificates will be placed on the tables in the gathering space. Please get your child’s/children’s certificate/s before exiting the main door.

NOTE: Observance of proper distancing from one another may slow us down and prolong the celebration of the sacrament than usual celebrations prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Yours in Christ,

St. Anthony of Padua Catechism Coordinators & Teachers

Beginning the weekend of July 4/5 we will be opening the hall for Mass attendance on the weekend.

You still must register to attend

You must check in with the greeter who will check you off the list.

If your name is not on the list you will not be permitted to enter

Please come to the office door to enter. The first 50 people to arrive will be seated in the church, the following 50 will be directed to the hall through the elevator side door entrance off the parking lot.

If you are late, there is a chance you will not get in as the person greeting you will be attending Mass and the door will be locked to prevent more than 50 from entering.

Social distancing rules still apply

Private Prayer: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm Enter through the office door.

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 26, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 19, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 12, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 5, 2020

A Video on the Archdiocese’s Updated COVID-19 Protocols

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 29, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 22, 2020

Archbishop’s Memo: May 21, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 15, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 8, 2020

Consecration to Our Blessed Mother, Friday, May 1, 2020, Ritual & Consecration Prayer

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 1, 2020

Letter from Pope Francis encourages faithful to pray the Rosary in the month of May and includes 2 prayers to Our Lady that we can recite at the end of the Rosary.  The first prayer is to The Protectress of the Roman People and the second is especially appropriate during this time of COVID-19.  Read the Letter with prayers here.

This Sunday (May 2) at 10am our seminarian, Oliver Omega, will receive the ministry of Lector at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  You can watch live on the Archdiocese website: https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/main.php?p=136

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 24, 2020

Archbishop’s Memo: Continued Mass Suspension April 23, 2020

Free online prayer book from the Vatican: Strong in the Face of Tribulation

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 17, 2020

Archbishop’s Easter Message 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 10, 2020

Archbishop’s Memo: Holy Week Celebrations April 8, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 3, 2020

Archbishop’s message on continued Generosity: April 3, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: March 27, 2020

Life at St. Anthony of Padua Parish during the pandemic Life has undoubtedly changed for all of us since COVID 19 made its debut in Winnipeg.  Here in the parish, there are no public Masses, no catechism and no meetings.  The church is presently still open for individual prayer.  During weekdays, the church is open from 9 am to 3 pm.  Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is from 9 am to 12 noon.  Please use the office door, and in the church, maintain social distance from others.  On Sunday, the church is open from 9 am to 12 noon with exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during that time.  The front doors of the church will be open on Sundays.  I am offering daily Mass in private, for your intentions. Renovation of the adoration chapel in the gathering area is happening at an ideal time since the church is not open for public Masses.  The contractor informs me that there may be some difficulty in procuring the hardware for the glass doors and windows due to the pandemic.  If so, that important aspect of the renovation may be placed on hold until we come out of this time of tribulation. Those who have eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts that understand, will realize that this is a time to fast and pray, not just for the corona pandemic, but also for the moral pandemic in our families, cities and country.  The doors of mercy are still open.  Respond to God’s plea, repent, do penance and pray.  I am praying daily for you.  Father Dominic

We will post updated information from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg here as soon as it is received.

Archdiocese of Winnipeg online resources: Discernment article, resources for families, links for Prayer & Reflection, Lent, Easter and Sacramental Preparation:

https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/media/communications/docs/2020-Comm-Docs/2020_AW_Discernment.pdf

Religious Education – Praying with your child: Faith Formation resources using Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The Holy See’s Decree on Granting Special Indulgences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/main.php?p=134

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Memo #3 Effective Immediately March 18, 2020

https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/main.php?p=134

As suggested by the Archbishop in the memo above, you are welcome to come to the church Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm (please use the office door) and Sunday 9am – 12pm (front church doors) for personal prayer.

For those who would like to continue making your donations, the parish office is open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. You may come by anytime to drop it off.

ALL LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICES IN THE WINNIPEG NORTH DEANERY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Religious Education Classes Tuesday and Saturday have been cancelled until further notice

CONFIRMATION RALLY MARCH 28 – CANCELLED

Leisure Club gatherings on Wednesday – cancelled until further notice

K of C meeting Thursday, April 16 – cancelled

CWL executive meeting on March 24 and General meeting April 2 has been cancelled

Bingo has been cancelled until further notice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Memo #2 Effective immediately  March 13, 2020

https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/media/news/memoranda/2020/2020-3-13_COVID-19_2.pdf

Archbishop issues memo regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mar 4, 2020

https://www.archwinnipeg.ca/media/news/memoranda/2020/2020-3-4_AbpRG_Coronav.pdf

Join us in praying for those affected by the virus: those who are ill, those who passed away, their families, and all health care workers.

Pope Francis’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, 
and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, 
by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, 
and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world 
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

O glorious prince St. Michael, 
chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, 
guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, 
servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor, 
you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil,
who turn to you with confidence
and enable us by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.