Baptism

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit.”- CCC 1213

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The baptism of a child is a profound moment and the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith. It also presents the parents with an opportunity to re-connect with their own faith more deeply. Through engaging preparation, parents are invited, with other parents, to grow in their own faith and knowledge of Jesus and given tools to help them share this relationship with their children. Parents will also gain a thorough understanding of what will happen at their child’s baptism and why.

When you are ready to begin preparing for the baptism of your child, we will sit down with you and explain the process and the different options available.

Under normal circumstances, we baptize babies at all four masses, five times per year. Baptism weekends for 2020/2021 are:

  • September 26/27 2020
  • December 5/6 2020
  • February 6/7 2021
  • April 17/8 2021
  • June 26/27 2021

 

For more information contact:

Clark Jaman, Coordinator of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation
306-931-4700 ext.224
c.jaman@saintannes.ca

 

If you are an adult who is considering being baptized, please visit the RCIA: Becoming Catholic section of our website. 

Confirmation

“For ‘by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit’.” – CCC 1285

Confirmation

 Confirmation for school age children for the past several years been for Grade 2s.  However, as of July 2020, Confirmation will be for children in Grade 6 rather than Grade 2. Bishop Mark Hagemoen has stated in a letter to everyone in the diocese the following: “I hope that this shift will not only present new and ongoing opportunities for effective faith-formation of youth and their families in preparing for all of the Sacraments but may also be the opportunity to foster new initiatives and creativity regarding ongoing faith-formation and youth activities for the young people and their families of the parishes of our diocese“.  If you would like to read the letter from the Bishop regarding this matter, please click here.

At St. Anne’s we won’t have any large Confirmation classes for a few years, as we transition from Grade 2 to Grade 6 Confirmations. However, if you are in Grade 6 or older and want to be Confirmed, please contact us and we’ll work with you.

For more information contact:

Patti Pasloski, Coordinator of Children’s Ministry
306-931-4700 ext. 223
p.pasloski@saintannes.ca

Eucharist

“In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.’” – CCC 1374

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When we love someone, we want to be present with them, and the closest presence Jesus gives us is his presence in Communion. Praying before Jesus in the chapel and especially receiving him at Mass is a key way to grow in our relationship with him and learn to love others as he loves us. Feel free to stop by any time the church is open to spend time in prayer in our chapel. Other more formal times of prayer with the Eucharist are:

  • Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Click here to sign up and here to livestream
  • Daily Masses: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 am.
  • Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • Source Musical Adoration: third Friday of the month 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
  • Communion to the Sick: If you or someone you love is unable to get to Mass, please contact the parish office and we’ll arrange a visit.

For more information contact:

Erin Hickey, Parish Secretary
306-931-4700
e.hickey@saintannes.ca

Reconciliation

“The whole power of the sacrament of reconciliation consists in restoring us to God’s grace and joining us with him in an intimate friendship.” – CCC 1468

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be a daunting prospect for some people, but, the fact of the matter is that we are all in need of ongoing conversion and healing. The Sacrament of Reconciliation affords all people the opportunity to both seek and find the mercy and forgiveness of our loving God. No sin is too great or too small to bring before God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

At St. Anne’s we offer this sacrament every Wednesday during Adoration, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and every third Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm during Source, our musical adoration event. To facilitate distancing, we are currently hearing Confessions in the Eucharistic Chapel. You also can make an appointment with Fr. Matthew to receive the sacrament at another time.

For more information please contact:

Fr. Matthew Ramsay, Pastor
306-931-4700 ext. 222
fr.mramsay@saintannes.ca

Anointing of the Sick

“Very often illness provokes a search for God and return to him.” – CCC 1501

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There is no sense of what is fair when it comes to illness and suffering; people can often be left feeling isolated and alone. At St. Anne’s Parish we want nobody to feel forsaken and so we will make every effort to be with people in their time of need. Anointing of the Sick is one way that we will come to the side of those in need, with a visit from Fr. Matthew. The Sacrament of the Sick is not reserved for the dying. Anybody who is suffering from grave illness, or those preparing for a serious operation, are also invited to receive this sacrament of healing.

For more information or to book a visit please contact:

Fr. Matthew Ramsay, Pastor
306-931-4700 ext. 222
fr.mramsay@saintannes.ca

Holy Orders/Vocations

“Christ is the source of all priesthood: the priest of the old law was a figure of Christ, and the priest of the new law acts in the person of Christ.” – CCC 1548

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God has a rich plan in store for each and every person, full of adventure and challenges. A call to the religious life (brother or sister) or to the priesthood might seem like an uncommon thing in this day and age. We believe that God is calling many young men and women to give their lives in faith to his Church, and that it is the parish’s responsibility to foster and support those vocations. If you are interested in discerning a call to the religious life, priesthood, or permanent diaconate we want to support you on your journey!

For more information please contact:

Fr. Matthew Ramsay, Pastor
306-931-4700 ext. 222
fr.mramsay@saintannes.ca

Marriage

“Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute unfailing love with which God loves man.”- CCC 1604

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Marriage is one of the most profound and exciting ways in which people experience the living God in their everyday lives. Through the love spouses’ show for one another and in the ways they bring this love to the world, in their children and by way of service, marriage becomes a beacon of hope in an often troubled world. It is important that couples do not simply coast into marriage without having the opportunity to discover and to claim for themselves their identity and purpose as husband and wife.

At St. Anne’s Parish we offer a six session mentorship program entitled “Witness to Love” that will prepare couples for healthy, vibrant, lifelong, Christ-centred marriage. Please contact the parish for preliminary information about marriage and booking our facilities at least six months in advance. You can go here for more information.

If you are struggling in your marriage or facing divorce, separation, or annulment, please contact us. Saint Anne’s Parish and the Diocese of Saskatoon have people and resources to help you. You don’t need to face this alone.

To book the church or hall for your wedding, please contact:

Erin Hickey, Parish Secretary
306-931-4700
e.hickey@saintannes.ca

For other marriage information and support, please contact:

Clark Jaman, Coordinator of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation
306-931-4700 ext.224
c.jaman@saintannes.ca