Pastor:

Fr. Johnny VC (Vadakkenath Chacko)

Fr. JR

Welcome to St. Anne’s Parish!

MASS SCHEDULE DURING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

If you intend to participate in any of the two weekend Masses at St. Anne’s, Barrhead, please click below and follow the promptings:

**NEW** Please Note: We are now polling as you go through the google form; if you are unable to register for Saturday or Sunday mass as it shows the masses are full, there is an option to choose with how many people would attend – to determine if a third mass on the weekend is needed.**

St. Anne’s Mass Attendance Preregistration: November 28/29 2020 Weekend

Please fill in the second google form if you can volunteer at the masses on the weekend! (Safety Coordinator, Point of Entry Person, Disinfecting Persons (4 required for each mass).  The volunteer choices disappear if the jobs are filled!

St. Anne’s Mass Volunteering Preregistration: November 28/29 2020 Weekend

If you come to the Mass without pre-registering and if that particular Mass is already booked up, we will be compelled to turn you away. But if there are free spots available, we will be happy to welcome you in.

My dear brothers and sisters of St. Anne’s Parish,

We have made the necessary arrangements as per the guidelines from the bishops of Alberta and Alberta Health, to celebrate the Mass as a parish family once again. To comply with the guidelines and considering the available space in our church, the attendance will be limited to 50.

We request you to pre register your desire to attend, whichever weekend Mass you choose, by calling the parish office @ 780 674 2662, or by clicking on the link above, from Monday to Saturday 4.00 pm.

When you register for the Mass, please consider volunteering for the following roles:

Safety Coordinator, Point of Entry Team member, Ushers and Cleaning and Sanitizing Team member.

Church doors will be open for the check-in process 60 minutes before the scheduled Mass time, and close 5 minutes before the Mass starts. To have everyone checked-in prior to the start of the Mass, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your Mass start.

It is not necessary to pre-register for the weekday Masses.

When you come to the Mass, you will be asked some health screening and travel-related questions and your contact information will be collected for parish use only, if we are notified of a COVID-19 case and need to advise that you may have been exposed.

At the Mass, all the volunteers and those who wish to receive the Holy Communion are required to use a non-medical mask. After every Mass the church and facilities will be cleaned and sanitized.

Those who feel sick or have a chronic medical condition, especially if you are over 65, are encouraged to stay home and attend the live streamed / televised Mass. Anyone attending the Mass in the church does so at their own risk. The dispensation from Sunday obligation continues to be in place. For detailed guidelines, go to the link below:

https://www.dioceseofstpaul.ca/news

Let us hope and pray that this is a temporary situation and that we will soon be able to move to our normal situation that was before the shut down.

Fr. Johnny Vadakkenath Chacko IMS

Pastor

PRAYER AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Almighty and merciful Father,
We thank you for the life that is your gift,
For the providence, that sustains us,
And for your wisdom that directs the course of our days.
Forgive our sins against your love,
Against each other and against your creation.
The threat of an infection of coronavirus is upon us today.
This disease causes fear among us and has claimed some lives.
We humbly beg you, loving Father
To deliver us from this and other diseases.
Heal those who are afflicted and stop the spread of the virus.
Strengthen us in charity to care for each other.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit
One God for ever and ever. Amen

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

Confessions:

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

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