Saint Anthony’s Parish is home to a community of Catholics who find reverence, peace, and beauty in the Traditional Latin Mass. All are welcome: those without hand missals may find red booklets for following the Mass at the back of the church.
Confession is offered 30 minutes before Mass on Monday to Wednesday, and an hour before Mass on Thursday to Saturday. Benediction begins at 6:30 pm each Thursday. The 12:30 Sunday Mass is sung by our choir, and is followed by a social in the Hall. All sacraments may be arranged with Father John Shannon or Father Krzysztof Sanetra, by phone at 403-255-2727 . The parish is located at 5340 4th Street SW.
|Weekly Mass Schedule|
|Sunday (Low)||7:15 am|
|Sunday (Sung)||12:30 pm|
The Church preserves no treasure greater than the sacrifice of Holy Mass. At Mass we worship God and receive the graces that we need to grow in love for Him and for each other. The Mass unites us at the Cross with Jesus Christ, His Saints, and every faithful Christian, from every time and in every place.
The Traditional Latin Mass is the ancient form of the Roman rite, the characteristic elements of which date to 400AD and earlier. Of this Mass Pope Benedict XVI writes, what earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too … it behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.
The Traditional Mass is said in Latin, an expression of Catholic unity, with readings and the sermon given in English. During worship, the priest faces the same direction as the congregation: eastward and symbolically towards Christ. Communion is received kneeling and on the tongue. Music at the Sung Mass includes Gregorian Chant and Polyphony. The following are recordings of our choir during Mass:
The Traditional Latin Mass is served by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). The Fraternity is responsible for the formation and sanctification of priests of the traditional liturgy, and the pastoral deployment of priests in the service of the Church.
The priests of the Fraternity work to spread the Gospel through preaching, catechesis, youth education, and organizing pilgrimages and retreats. With the approval of the Holy See and Bishop William McGrattan, the priests provide a full sacramental life for the faithful, administered according to the liturgical books of 1962.