COVID-19

Dispensation from Sunday Obligation: While we continue to move toward a total opening, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is granted  to the faithful through November 21, 2021.                             Archbishop’s Memo

Beginning August 7, 2020: 

As we will be allowed to have more people in the church and people in the hall(using a separate entrance), Fr. Dominic will no longer be distributing Holy Communion in the parking lot. Masks are recommended but not mandatory. You no longer need to register for mass, but YOU STILL HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE DOOR TO THE GREETERS FOR CONTACT TRACING. We have not received the ‘go ahead’ from the Provincial government to dispense with that practice. So please be patient with the greeters! (50% Capacity as per MB Government and Archbishop’s memo August 3, 2021)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There are minor changes on how we will register people for mass: 1. ENTRANCE – Please come in the Church for Mass through the side door close to the parish sign. No one will have access to the office door. 2. A greeter will take your name and possibly phone number for contact tracing. 3. 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 we are allowed from entering. St. Anthony’s parish is doing its best to accommodate and serve everyone and keep the safety protocols for everyone’s protection. We are thankful for your cooperation and understanding. We continue to pray for the end of this covid pandemic and also for the safety of everyone. God bless! May Our Lady and St. Anthony of Padua pray for us all!

Private Prayer: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm Enter through the office door. There is also Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel Tuesday to Wed 10am – 5pm and Friday 10am – 9pm.

For those who would like to continue making your donations, the parish office is open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm. You may come by anytime to drop it off.

Archbishop’s Friday Report: September 17, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: July 23, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: July 16, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: July 9, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: July 2, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 25, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 18, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 11, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: June 4, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 28, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 21, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 14, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: May 7, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 30, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 23, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: April 16, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: March 26, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report Mar 19, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Mar 12, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Mar 5, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Feb 26, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Feb 19, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Feb 12, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Feb 5, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Jan 22, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Jan 15, 2021

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Dec 11, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Dec 4, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Nov 27, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Nov 20, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Nov 13, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: Nov 6, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 30, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 23, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 16, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 9, 2020

Archbishop’s Memo: September 4, 2020

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

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.

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

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

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

Leisure Club gatherings on Wednesday – cancelled until further notice

Bingo has been cancelled until further notice

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 Corona Virus 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 defence 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.