Fr. Johnny IMS

Fr. JR

Welcome to St. Anne’s Parish!

Advent has Arrived!

The Meaning of the Advent Wreath

Circle: Eternity of God
Evergreen Wreath: Life, Immortality
Candle: Jesus is the light of the world.
4x Candles: Four weeks of Advent
3x Purple: Purple = prayer, penance, and preparation
1x Rose (Pink): Rose = Rejoicing

The Catholic Church has designated the four weeks preceding Christmas as Advent, a time to prepare the way of the Lord for His coming as our King and Savior. In addition, the Church teaches that:

[w]hen the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviors first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. By celebrating [John the Baptists] birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire: He must increase, but I must decrease (Catechism, no. 524; original emphasis).

By participating in various time-honored traditions, such as making Jesse trees or putting on a Christmas play at home, Catholic families can engage more fruitfully in the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Is there someone you know who would like to find out what the Roman Catholic Church is all about? If so, please invite them to RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and contact Judy Lefebvre at 780-674-3805.

Weekend Mass schedule:
7:00 p.m. at St. Anne’s, Barrhead
9:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s, Barrhead
1:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Swan Hills


Fr. Johnny is available for Confession 1 hour before Mass on Saturday and Sunday.

For other times, please contact him: 780-674-2662

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Confirmation 7:30 pm
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
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