Holy Name Church News

The Celebration of Mass will resume soon at Holy Name Church

Holy Name will soon be able to welcome you back to the parish for Mass!

Preparations as directed by the Bishop are being put in place, and Mass times will be communicated via Flocknote, the website and our social media channels.

Attendance will be limited to 50 participants per Mass and (Including the priest and the volunteers).

A pre-registration system for attendees will be put in place to ensure that we remain compliant with provincial public gathering guidelines.  Walk-ins will not be permitted at this time.

The “new normal” presents us with many challenges and certainly some frustrations. Let us keep focused on Jesus and know, through our faith, that He is always with us during these moments. 

Soon, and with great joy, we will be able to sacramentally receive our Lord in the Eucharist.

 

Public Celebration of Holy Mass

Catholics will be taking their first steps back to church for Mass in June under new guidelines issued by the Roman Catholic Bishops of Alberta. Parishes that have made the necessary preparations will begin to offer Masses as early as Monday, June 1, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. 
 
View the video here:
 
More information regarding the resumption of mass at Holy Name Church is forthcoming.
 
God Bless.
Holy Name Church

Bishop McGratten's Pastoral Message, May 26th, 2020

Father Mario’s Message May 14 – 2020

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Bishop McGrattan's Letter to the Faithful, April 28th, Covid-19

Hike For Life

Support the Holy Name Hikers by making a donation and/or collecting pledges, and doing a’virtual’ 10K Hike for Life (1.5 – 2 hours) on your own, or safely with your family, in your own neighbourhood anytime from now until May 31, 2020.

Clare Boyle, Elias and Zuzana Haska completed a 10 km Hike for Life on  Friday May 15th, 2020 on behalf of the Holy Name Hikers.  Pledges are still being accepted.

Holy Name Cares

We will continue to provide our much-needed emergency 3-day food hampers as long as we have food available, and strive to do so in the safest manner possible, observing all Alberta Health Service guidelines in our pantry and for our volunteers and clients. We ask for your ongoing support through monetary donations, which will receive a tax receipt. We hope that when this passes, we will be able to share in the bounty of your pantries of unused food supplies. In the interim, please offer up your prayers of support for our ministry and those most vulnerable to or already affected by the Covid-19 virus.

Reflection

May 24th – 2020

The Ascension celebrates that Jesus has come full circle because, having come from the Father to accomplish a specific mission, he returns to the Father having achieved what he was sent to do. And he was sent to save us from spiritual death and alienation from God that is due to our sins....

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May 14th – 2020

Jesus speaks in the gospel about being still alive, even after his death. Mostly we find Jesus alive in the love of others. The energy of love that is connected… Read More »May 14th – 2020...

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May 10th – 2020

Today’s Gospel takes us back in time to an event in Jesus’ life before his Passion. Jesus tells his disciples that he is going to prepare a place for them in his Father’s house. He promises that where he is going, his disciples will be able to follow. Thomas, who will later doubt the disciples’ reports that they have seen the Risen Lord, contradicts Jesus by saying that the disciples don’t know where Jesus is going or how to get there. Jesus explains that he himself is the way, the truth, and the life. ...

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