Holy Week and Easter Masses at St. Anne’s Barrhead and St. John’s Swan Hills

Palm Sunday            April 14 9:30 am Blessing of Palms & Holy Eucharist
Tuesday April 16 7:00 pm Chrism Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral
Holy Thursday April 18 7:00 pm

9 pm to 12

The Lord’s supper

Midnight Adoration

9-10 pm –

10-11 pm –

11-12 pm –

Good Friday April 19 10:00 am

3:00 pm

12:15 pm

Outdoor Way of the Cross

The Passion of the Lord

Way of the Cross & The Passion of the Lord – Swan Hills

Holy Saturday April 20 11:00 am

9:00 pm

Blessing of the Food

Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday April 21 10:30 am

2:00 pm

Holy Eucharist, St. Anne’s

St. John Swan Hills

Spring Cleaning at St. Anne’s

All groups who store materials on church property (sacristy, overflow area, Adoration room, classrooms, closets, basement, shed, fridge, etc.) are asked to discard unwanted items and label important material before the end of May. Thank you for your cooperation

Parish Council Nominations

PPC is looking for 2 new members for Parish Council. Please nominate parishioners who are involved in parish life and will contribute as a member on Parish Council. Please take the time to consider how you can contribute to this ministry and share the opportunity with anyone you think may be interested.

Fr. Johnny’s 25 Anniversary of Ordination Celebration – May 4th 2019

Please join us for Mass (5:00 pm), a Pot Luck supper (6:30 pm), and a light program on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to celebrate Fr. Johnny’s 25th Anniversary.  A basket will be available for your cards and warm wishes to Fr. Johnny.

May 4 is the 25th anniversary of Fr. Johnny’s Ordination to the priesthood. We want to congratulate him on this auspicious milestone by celebrating with Mass (5:00 pm), a Pot Luck supper (6:30 pm), and a light program. We need many volunteers to show our appreciation of his spiritual leadership by making his day memorable; please sign up for a specific task to help make this event a success!

Retrouvaille – Help for Struggling Marriages

Dear Pastors, Priests, Admin. Staff, Bulletin/Newsletter editors,

Please help couples find hope for their marriage by inserting the following announcement in your bulletins/newsletters/email lists. This program helped us save our marriage and has saved thousands of marriages all over the world. God bless you in your parishes and ministries.

With gratitude and prayers,
Brian and Monica Kryska
Edmonton Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille – Help for Struggling Marriages

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Next Edmonton Retrouvaille Program starts March 15-17, 2019

Lenten Parish Mission 2019

An opportunity to a deeper, intimate and powerful relationship with Jesus, the Face of Mercy.
April 1-3, 2019

Mission Schedule
Day 1: Monday – April 1, 2019
6:30 pm Rosary and 7pm Holy Mass
followed by talk: “Divine Mercy Message”

Day 2: Tuesday – April 2, 2019
6:30pm Rosary and 7pm Holy Mass
followed by talk: ” Divine Mercy – A Way of Life”

Day 3: Wednesday – April 3, 2019
6:30pm Rosary and 7pm Holy Mass
followed by short concluding talk, Adoration, Confession , & Inspirational Music

Mission led by the Sisters of Divine Mercy
Sr. Katrina & Sr. Gabrielle

Journey to Bethlehem – November 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2018

Journey to Bethlehem is an annual event in Fort
Assiniboine. The hamlet is transformed into Bethlehem with
about 200 volunteers working to make it a true holiday
experience for visitors. Those who attend will see what it was
like walking the last mile into Bethlehem on the night Jesus
was born. The event is hosted by the Fort Assiniboine and
Friends Christian Community, but the Journey to Bethlehem
is a non-denominational event. Everyone is welcome. This is
an outdoor event, so please dress warmly.
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tours leave every 8-10
minutes from the Catholic Church
Admission: FREE (Donations will be accepted for the
Friendship Centre.)

All Saints Day Family Fun & Games – Wednesday, October 31

To reinforce the significance of All Saints Day, Catechism
children will come dressed as their favorite saint (3:30 –
5:00pm). They win candy by completing games about various
saints in the church Hall. Families can participate in the fun.
Helpers are needed for setting up and managing game stations
and Hall clean-up. Please contact the Office if you can help. Join
us for a fun-filled activity honoring many saints!

World Mission Sunday Collection – October 21

“Funds collected assist some 1,250
mission dioceses under the responsibility of the
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. As
agreed by the Holy See and the Bishops of Canada, a
portion of the Canadian contributions assists 6 mission
dioceses in Northern Canada.”