The Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) of our Church
Sacraments of Initiation
Sacrament of Baptism
This is the beginning of our new life with God. In the Eastern Rite Catholic Church, immersion or submersion is used, and the formula is: “The servant of God, N., is baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Though sprinkling is not normally used, its validity is accepted, provided that the water flows over the skin, since otherwise it is not a washing.
Adult baptismal candidates or Parents of the baptismal candidate are to be active members of the St. Anne Church Community for a minimum of three months prior to the baptism taking place. Please make arrangements well in advance by contacting the office at (204) 667-9588 to make an appointment with the clergy.
Sacrament of Chrismation
After the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Chrismation is administered by the Priest to anoint and seal by the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Sacrament of Holy Eucharist
Jesus feeds and nourishes our souls with His precious Body and Blood, under the appearance of bread and wine.
Sacraments of Healing
Sacrament of Holy Confession
We receive God’s healing and forgiveness for sins committed after baptism.
Confessions are heard 20 Minutes before Liturgy in the eastside church confessional and as announced during St. Phillips Fast (Advent) and Lenten seasons. No booking necessary.
How to go to confession (click)
Anointing of the Sick
Visiting & Praying for the Sick – In the event of an emergency Father Alan Wizinsky may be contacted at the parish rectory at (204) 619-1165, as well as in advance, if being admitted to hospital for care. The Anointing of the Sick and the bringing of the Sacraments to the sick are a special grace for you and the priest.
Sacraments of Service
Sacrament of Marriage
The Mystery in which a wife and husband are joined as one with God in the communion of marriage, which reflects the love between Christ and His Church.
It is recommended that you make arrangements at least one year in advance with the parish office and Fr. Mark. All couples are required to attend the yearly marriage preparation program held during the Lenten season and are to be active members of the St. Anne Church Community.
ENGAGED COUPLES ONLINE
Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) is offering their marriage preparation program via ZOOM. This virtual medium will edu-cate and inform our candidates while keeping a face to face intimacy, which is so important in building community. Some 32+ countries in which the CEE program is utilized in some way, are now using ZOOM to bridge the gap during the pan-demic. The CEE virtual program may serve as an option for these times and for the couples of this generation, especially in areas or regions where no formal marriage preparation programs exist. The program developers are offering their Zoom CEE Weekend that they believe will be a wonderful option for marriage preparation. At the moment CEE Canada is divided into 2 Districts (because of time differences). We will be offering weekends at a District level (Canada West – B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon) with the first online weekend this year being Feb 27-28, 2021. The cost will be $150.00. Please check the website for ongoing weekends being presented in the future. Candidates can view the CEE program website and register at: https://www.ceewest.com
Holy Orders is the Sacrament by which one receives the grace and power to perform the sacred duties of a bishop, a priest, or a deacon. Through monastic or religious vows, men and women are consecrated to God and His service as religious brothers and sisters.
If you feel that you are being called to this sacrament, please talk with Fr. Mark or Fr. Alan to discuss the path to ordination.