Holy Name Church News

Mass is Celebrated on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Saturdays at 5:00 PM and Sundays at 11:00 AM

Parish Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 – 4:00 PM 

(closed over the lunch hour)

The letter of Bishop McGrattan on the discovery of the remains of 215 children in the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, here.

Registration for Christmas Masses will be open on December 17th

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CWL 2021 Christmas Quilt Raffle – Postponed

We will be raffling off this beautiful hand-made quilt.

Postponed until we can sell tickets in person.

Funds raised for our CWL Council go to the various charities we support.

Holy Name Cares Christmas Food Drive 2021

What is the Christmas Hamper Program?
Our Christmas Hamper Program is a seasonal program organized by volunteers of the HNC Ministry. We provide a special, Christmas themed hamper that incorporates our typical emergency food provisions, plus additional fresh produce and gifts for children under the age of 18. For many of these families, this Christmas Hamper provides the only opportunity to celebrate the Christmas season. In 2021, our program continues to provide these hampers and will continue relying on the resourcefulness of our ministry volunteers and the generosity of our supporters to provide a supportive program that adheres to COVID-19 guidelines.

Our Christmas Hampers will include our ‘regular emergency hamper’ staples, plus holiday extras, a fresh turkey/chicken or ham (or voucher), and sweets for a holiday treat.  There is always an additional strain during this busy season, especially during this pandemic, and therefore an even greater need for pantry donations this year. While we are still unable to distribute our customary grocery bags, we will continue to run our Christmas Food Drive! Pantry and Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Church during regular office hours. Monetary donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Please drop off items such as pickles, mayonnaise, salad dressing, mustard, ketchup, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and Christmas treats in the HNC box when you attend weekly masses or during regular Church office hours.

Please be mindful of expiration and best before dates. We begin distribution of the Christmas Hampers on November 27th.


November 6 – December 12
Christmas Food Drive

Please drop off pantry or  monetary donations
Tuesday -Friday
9:30am – 12 noon OR
1pm – 4:00pm
During the miraculous time of Christmas may you see with the eyes of a child, experience the wonder of love, and truly enjoy all
the season has to offer.
Our gratitude and best wishes this Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2022!


How to Get Involved in 2021!

There are still ways to participate in the Christmas Hamper program at Holy Name. Although we’ve had to change our process to accommodate COVID- 19 guidelines, we are still able to carry on the tradition of providing Christmas hampers to those in need. We hope to be able to welcome back active parishioner participation next year.

  • How can you be a part of this valuable community service this year?
  • Support our Food Drive
  • Drop off donations during regular church office hours or after all weekend masses. We begin distribution of the Christmas Hampers on November 27th.
  • Donate to Purchase Gifts or Gift Cards for Teens

We will gratefully accept monetary donations for the purchase of gifts for children 12 and under or gift cards for teens 13 years of age and over. We appreciate donations to be used toward the purchase of these gifts or actual gift cards to popular teen stores of your choice. Donations or gift cards can be dropped off at the Parish Office, clearly marked HNC – Christmas Gifts.

Supporting the Christmas Hamper Progam in 2021

We will continue to include wrapped gifts in our Christmas hampers this year, but in an effort to be mindful of COVID-19 protocols, we will not be collecting gifts through our Giving Tree. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to this honoured holiday tradition going forward.

How can you help to provide gifts?
We ask that you contribute what you would normally spend on a gift in cash/cheque form, so that we may purchase gifts directly from stores.

You will be eligible for a tax receipt, if you choose this method! We will be purchasing gifts for each age category and arranging to have them wrapped by the store.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to help in an extra-special way? We are pleased to offer the opportunity to sponsor specific parts of each Christmas Hamper. Consider donating cash for Turkey/Ham (Fresh or Vouchers), Christmas Treats, Produce, Toiletries or Grocery Gift Cards. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation!

Spread the News

If you, or someone you know within our parish boundaries, is in need of support this Christmas season, please have them call our confidential Hamper Line at 403-249-7764 Ext 305 to request a hamper. The Christmas Hamper Request Line closes on  December 8th .

Offerings

Envelopes:  November 28th, 2021

Parish Support

$

4,458.25

Building Fund

$

1,770.00

Holy Name Cares

$

495.00

Together in Action

$

330.00

Various Special Collections

$

140.00

Holy Name Church relies on your Sunday offerings for maintenance and growth. 

By making your donation, you are providing crucial support to care for your parish during this difficult time.             

Mortgage Payment: $16,329/month or $4,082/week

Diocesan Support: $4,021/month or $1,005/week

Together in Action: 2021 goal: $26,030 or $500/week

From the Calgary Diocese

Please keep in your Prayers

Krystyna Bartczak

Jerome Bulanda

Ruth Callaghan

Christiansen Family

Marty Cornett

Tracy Duerr

Lorraine Fleming

Giuseppina Franceschin

Elaine Gerber

Meg Giesinger

Tom Grant

Giorgio Grappolini

Donald Hall

Kenneth Hall

Jim Hauck

Mitchell Hewitt

Nancy Ann Hreiskevich

Linda Hoffmann

Hugh Huck

Lisamarie Kaltenbach

Marilyn Kitteringham

Fr. Gilles LeBlanc

Sylvia Marshall

Shirley Mathias

Marie McCormic

Liz Mendonsa

Lisa Miller

Monika

Faye Muscoby

Kimberly Noll

Rose Ooi

Darryl Ouano & Family

Greg Reimer

Susie Reimer

Joseph Ruckenthaler

John Ryan

Patricia Ryan

Rhea Shea

Chris Sullivan

Johanna VanDenAkker

Fr. Dennis Vavrek

Irene Wahl

Sachi Yamabe

 

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