COVID-19

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There are minor changes on how we will do things in the Church: 1. ENTRANCE – Please come in the Church for Mass by the side door close to the big signage we have outside. No one will have access to the office door. 2. BOOKING FOR MASS – We require everyone to call the office on weekdays for you to reserve a seat for Mass. Please do not go to the Greeter at the end of Mass and ask them to prebook you for the next Mass for the following weekend. St. Anthony’s parish is doing its best to accomodate 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!

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 23, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 16, 2020

Archbishop’s Friday Report: October 9, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Provincial Government has updated COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Health Region. Parishes in the North Winnipeg, Central Winnipeg, and South Winnipeg deaneries, as well as Notre Dame Church (Selkirk), Christ the King Church (Stonewall), St. Joseph’s Church (Stony Mountain), St-François Xavier Church (St-François Xavier), St. Theresa’s Church (West St. Paul), and St. Margaret’s Church (Little Britain), are affected by these new restrictions.


Effective Monday, September 28, 2020, there will be a restriction on indoor and outdoor gatherings to ten (10) people. While these new restrictions do not apply to ‘Faith Gatherings’ including Mass, they will apply to the celebration of weddings, funerals and baptisms. The current restrictions on gatherings for Mass, including social distancing, remain. The use of face masks is also required for all indoor public gatherings.
Please inform parishioners of these new restrictions. According to the government, these rules will stay in place for at least two weeks. –References:

Archbishop’s Memo: September 4, 2020

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.