Holy Name Church News

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

You must Pre-Register in order to attend Mass.  Please use the link below.

Office Hours

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

Safety Volunteers

We are still looking for members for our Volunteer Team that implements the Safety Protocols for the celebration of Holy Mass.  
The Volunteer Team for Mass is comprised of the following: 

A Safety Coordinator:
This person coordinates the Mass Team Volunteers, ensuring roles are covered off, and fills in where required.

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Point of Entry Persons:
This person greets parishioners as they arrive outside Holy Name Church for Mass, checks them against a pre-registration sign-up list and verifies they are healthy according to AHS guidelines.

Sanitizer:
This person is responsible for spraying parishioner’s hands with sanitizing solution as they enter the church and after they receive Holy Communion.

Ushers:
The Ushers seat people in the church, in an orderly fashion according to demarcated seating areas in the pews, ensuring social distancing.

Lector:
The Lector leads the people in reading the Word of God.  The Lector ensures his/her hands are sanitized before and after reading the Word of God.

Sacristan:
The Sacristan prepares the church for Mass, ensuring all vessels are sanitized before and after Mass.

Volunteering for Mass Teams does not take a lot of your time, and ensures that Holy Mass can be celebrated in a safe and meaningful manner.

Training will be provided.

If you feel you could help in any of these roles, please reply to volunteer@holynamecalgary.ca

Thank you in advance for considering being a Volunteer.

​Please read the letter of Bishop McGrattan to the Faithful on the financial status of the Diocese and the decisions that impact the parishes and the Catholic Pastoral Centre.

Offerings

Envelopes:  November 22nd, 2020

Parish Support

$

2,378.35

Building Fund

$

1,020.00

Holy Name Cares

$

690.00

Together in Action

$

140.00

Catholic Education

$

160.00

From the Calgary Diocese

Please keep in your Prayers

Deacon David Bentham

Jerome Bulanda

Ruth Callaghan

Mary Carlin

Christiansen Family

Tracy Duerr

Giuseppina Franceschin

Noel Gaudet

Elaine Gerber

Tom Grant

Donald Hall

Kenneth Hall

Nancy Ann Hreiskevich

Hugh Huck

Teri Hutchinson

Evanthia Iuliani
Marilyn Kitteringham

Perry Mathias

Marie McCormic

Liz Mendonsa

 

 

Lisa Miller

Faye Muscoby

Kimberly Noll

Rose Ooi

Bob Osborne

Darryl Ouano

Romeo Ouano

Greg Reimer

Susie Reimer

John Ryan

Patricia Ryan

Rhea Shea

Chris Sullivan

Reece Tibbitt

Johanna VanDenAkker

Fr. Dennis Vavrek

Irene Wahl

James Ambrose Walton

Krystina Wolny

Sachi Yamabe

Those who have died:

John Shuyar +

If you have a name you would like included in the Prayer List for those who are sick or who have died, please contact the Parish Office.

Holy Name Cares

Christmas Food Drive 2020

The world has changed since 2019, so we are changing with it, while still offering food support to those within our community! Sadly, we will be unable to welcome volunteers for our traditional gift wrapping or hamper packing days, but you can still be involved!

Support our Food Drive
We will be holding our annual Christmas Food Drive and hope that you will continue to support it! Please drop off pantry staples during regular Church office hours.   A box can be found inside the main entrance of the church.  Please be mindful of expiration and best before dates.

We will still be including wrapped gifts in our Christmas Hampers this year, but in an effort to be mindful of the transmission of the Coronavirus, we will not be collecting gifts through our Giving Tree in 2020. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to this honoured holiday tradition going forward.

Hamper Delivery
For the safety of our community, Hampers will NOT be delivered this year. Clients will be invited to pick up hampers over a series of dates leading up to Christmas.

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!


$3000 Grocery Gift Cards for Perishable Food Items (partial sponsorship welcome)
$1000 Toiletries Packages for each family, including toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoo, soaps, etc.
$1000 Poultry Vouchers or Fresh Turkey/Chicken for Families with more than 3 people
$ 500 Infant Packages for families with children <1 year old, including diapers, food or formula
$ 500 Selection of Christmas Treats for each family
$ 400 Ham Vouchers or Fresh Ham for Families with 3 or fewer people
$ Any Gifts for children 17 years and Under


Monetary Donations will receive a charitable receipt. Please drop off donations at the Parish Office or place in the Offertory
Basket, clearly indicating what you would like to sponsor! In the event that we receive more than one sponsor per option, please let us know if it is ok to apply to another area of need for the program!

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 Hamper Line at 403-249-7764 Ext 305 to request a hamper. The Christmas Hamper Request Line closes on December 9th.

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