Welcome to
our Parish


St. John the Evangelist parish is home to a vibrant and diverse population. Our parishioners are a shining example of "sharing a life’s journey and of being in the presence of Christ fully alive.”

About Our Parish

Mass Times

Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12 Noon

No Saturday evening Mass

Weekdays: Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.

Sunday Masses: 

If you are registered to our Flocknote, you need to register through Flocknote for Sunday Mass.

If you are not registered to our Flocknote you can then call the office or email the office to register for Mass. At this time we only have space for up to 45 individuals.

 

Weekday Masses: 

If you are registered to our Flocknote, you need to register through Flocknote for Weekday Mass.

If you are not registered to our Flocknote you can then call the office or email the office to register for Mass. At this time we only have space for up to 45 individuals.

SJE is livestreaming a Sunday Mass every Sunday. Please like us on Facebook to get the notification of what Sunday Mass is being livestreamed.

SJE is livestreaming every Friday morning Mass at 8:30am

www.facebook.com/stjohnevangelistedm

Livestream 10:30 am Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Basilica

 

Join us every Sunday at 10:30 am for Sunday Mass livestreamed with Archbishop Smith.  During the pandemic Masses are livestreamed at:  

grandinmedia.ca, or Facebook at "@archedmonton", and on the Archdiocese of Edmonton YouTube channel


Basilica Sunday Mass 

on Telus Optik TV

Telus has generously offered to continue broadcast the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass from St. Joseph's Basilica for the duration of the ban on public celebrations. It will be broadcast on Telus Optik TV Channel 877 (new channel #). Please share this information with any seniors you know or people who are not comfortable with the internet


Star of the North Retreat Centre
3A St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1K1

Registration Contacts:
Don and Sharon Marchand
Tel: 780-466-0090

Engaged Encounter http://ceewest.com/edmonton/

Mass Schedule

Sundays

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 Noon

See Notes above.

Saturday Evening

No Saturday Evening Mass at this time.

Weekday Mass

Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri at 8:30 a.m.
(Weekday schedule subject to change, i.e. Funerals and School Masses)

See Notes above.

Confession

During Covid please call the Parish Office to make an appointment for Confession.

Adoration

Suspended at this time.

UPCOMING EVENTS

To my very fine Parishioners, 

It would be my immense delight to share this greeting with you on Sunday, to exclaim ‘Alleluia!’ together, and to learn of all of your good news in person! While this Triduum remains different from the last which was unusual from what preceded we are moving toward what we desire to celebrate again…  

The Easter Vigil and the Mass of Easter Day become the understanding and celebration that despite any challenges or hardships which may come our way - and this past year has held many - we know how Faith, Hope and Love always prevail. For with Easter each year we marvel at the wonderful mystery of life and life eternal and how we are all called to prepare for this eventual moment and glory of our own Resurrection. Through the families and friends with whom we regularly celebrate we sense and see the reality and sacramentality of God’s world – the beautiful essence of what our efforts provide in a collective gathering, the family we know and therefore cherish as the universal Catholic Church.  

In whatever manner we celebrate this year it will likely be small, humble, and genuine. But as we well know, that would be very similar to the first Disciples. They had Faith in one another, Hope for the future, and Love from God to propel them forward: we are no different as we descend from them. As you celebrate with those in your household, may we remember our Families, our fellow Parishioners, and especially our Faith. In everything we have now experienced, let us all the more cherish what is such a blessing: God’s Word, Christ’s Sacraments, and His Catholic Church. May we be reminded of this whenever we come to St. John the Evangelist as most valued members of God’s family. A Blessed Easter Sunday and Season to you all.  

Very sincerely and joyfully yours in Christ,
 Fr. Dean.   


 

 

 

DONATIONS FOR HOLY WEEK 

Please consider PAD or etransfers
SJE.etransfer@caedm.ca 

Donation amount;
Full name, Address and email address.

Specific Instructions:
General Parish Fund, or Palm Sunday (Share Lent), or
Good Friday (Collection for the Holy Land).
As we were not able to gather for Holy Week in 2020 we were not able to request and or receive your generous donations for Share Lent and Good Friday.  We are always grateful for your donations. 



Who are St. John's parishioners?

At this time every year your parish sends information to the Archdiocese about the previous year:

 How many people celebrated each of the different 7 sacraments? How many families are active in your parish? Were they donating treasure (money) and/or time (volunteering)? How many families used envelopes and/or donated through other means? How much money is being donated for “Parish Fund” donations? 

These funds pay for the everyday needs of our Church: salaries, power, gas, insurance, maintenance of our over-60-year-old building, and most importantly the celebration of Mass itself. How much money is being donated for “Together We Serve? These funds are forwarded to the Archdiocese for disbursement to:

  • CSS-Catholic Social Services, 
  • Development & Peace (Share Lent on Passion Sunday), 
  • Pope’s Pastoral Works (Good Friday),
  • Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith, 
  • Evangelization of Peoples, 
  • Needs of the Canadian Church,
  • Newman Theological College & St. Joseph’s Seminary (supporting our future priest’s educational needs),
  • St. Joseph’s Priests Foundation of Edmonton (ensuring our Priests have a comfortable retirement),
  • St. Joseph’s College Ministry (U of A Campus)  

Last year we were not able to celebrate the Holy Week Masses (Passion Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday) or any other Masses with you until June. From June until December 2020 we were able to have up to 70 people attending Mass. Due to current restrictions, we are only able to have up to 45 (which includes 9 volunteers in those numbers, to whom we are very grateful).

Holy Week and Christmas Masses are the most attended Masses within our Church. Before COVID our capacity in the Church and Choir Loft was over 600 people. This means in 2020 a large portion of our financial needs were missing, as they were not brought to the Church through these Masses. This year, 2021, would you consider donating through e-transfers or signing up for Pre-Authorized Donations to bring stability to our financial condition?

Our Parish is a vibrant parish with some Families having two to three generations still able to attend Mass together. Most of our Families bring their children for Baptism. Our Families bring their children here for their First Reconciliation/First Communion/Confirmation Sacraments. Many of our Families have their children returning for Marriage. Our Families bring their loved ones back for their Funerals of Christian Burial. And, most come back to celebrate Easter Holy Week and Christmas. We are asking all who attend SJE to think about how they may help the parish financially. Just $50 per month, which is $600 per year, would help us greatly, but all donations of any size are most appreciated. Remember: there is a tax benefit to all donations, which assists you and assists us.

Another way to contribute to the health and happiness of your Parish is through a donation of time. Do you have a talent or gift that would be very useful for the Parish in the coming months? God gave them that you might share them: we hope you will.

Remember: SJE is not merely our grandparents’ or parents’ Church, it now becomes our Church as well. Your generous donation today guarantees Church that the Church will still be here for you, your children, and grandchildren tomorrow.

Thank you kindly.

With Church attendance restricted, parishes struggle to manage on reduced revenues.


Fire Code and Capacity at Mass

Some good news and some be-patient news: We can have a few more people at Mass! 

This current increase will be seen in the Sign Ups for February Masses. We ask that our Parishioners sign up for Mass through Flocknote. We have allowed a few spaces for Parishioners unable to use Flocknote and for the team of 8-9 Hospitality Volunteers. 

And we have contracted our electrical panel upgrade. (This a requirement along with external monitoring to increase our overall attendance when the Gov't of Alberta/AHS allows the return to 30% of Fire Code capacity.) Of course that still involves physical distancing and mask wearing, but we will eventually be back to pre-Dec.13 numbers. Your patience and support are appreciated.


Catholic Women's League News

Add yourself to the Catholic Women's League group on Flocknote, and we'll share links for future livestream meetings.

To keep up with the Catholic Women’s League on a Diocesan or National level, check out the: Edmonton Diocesan CWL website and CWL National website.


Hospitality

We need 9 Volunteers for each Mass:

  • Safety Coordinator (1): Coordinate, communicate!
  • Point of Entry (2): Health questions, Registration.
  • Ushers (2): Seating form 2 m distancing.
  • Cleaners (4): Wash and disinfect the pews.

The only way that we can continue to celebrate Mass is because of these dedicated and generous Volunteers. We need everyone to discern how they can help. Please contact the Church office to Volunteer.


Parish Pictorial Directory Project

Thank you for your patience as we finish up the work on our Parish directory. We will notify our parishioners who participated in the Directory when we send the Final proof to the printers. Then we will notify you when you can come and pick up the Directories.


Grandin Media

We aim to inform and engage readers through the telling of inspiring stories of Catholic life in today’s world, and particularly in central and northern Alberta. Grandin Media also covers news of all kinds, offering a unique Catholic perspective on stories that matter.

Grandin Media features:

  • A digital news portal, including photos and video, produced by professional journalists and updated daily
  • Commentary and reflections by key contributors such as Archbishop Richard Smith
  • Social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • A weekly digital newsletter, highlighting the week’s top Catholic stories from Alberta, Canada and the World at a glance.

In the largest archdiocese on the Canadian Prairies, we have great stories to tell. Our parishes, pastors and community of faith are the core of those stores. And Grandin Media aims to tell them well.

To receive our weekly updates in your inbox, visit our subscription page. If you know of a good story you’d like to see covered, contact Andrew Ehrkamp, News Editor, or call 780-392-2441.

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Archbishop Smith's letter to Muslim community for Ramadan 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021

The theme of hope is central as Archbishop Richard Smith shares his letter the Muslim communities of the Edmonton area as they mark the holy month of Ramadan. “We live not only for the moment but for eternity, we are concerned not with the fulfilment of self-centred and transient desires but with allowing God to fulfil His will in us,” Archbishop Smith writes in his April 16 letter. “This is the basis or our hope both as Christians and Muslims.


Next Livestream: April 18 at 10:30 a.m. – 3rd SUNDAY of EASTER, from St. Joseph Basilica
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Livestreamed Masses are now being hosted at https://grandinmedia.ca/livestream/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/archedmonton/videos/


Archbishop Smith announces new Divine Mercy parish in southwest Edmonton
Saturday, April 10, 2021With great joy, I announce to you the name chosen for the newest parish in the Archdiocese of Edmonton: Divine Mercy Parish. Indeed, “Divine Mercy” is a message we want echoed and lived throughout the Archdiocese. It proclaims the good news of God's unconditional love, which reaches our wounded world as mercy, and transforms suffering into hope.
VIDEO: Easter offers all of us a message of extraordinary hope
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“The Lord is Risen!” is the acclamation of all Christians at Easter.

Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith said there’s a risk of taking for granted the message of extraordinary, sure hope that is contained in those words.

Over the past year as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re looking for signs of hope. However, it is nowhere near the explosive potential in those words “The Lord is Risen”. All that Christ asks of us is that we have faith in Him and the untold power of his love.


St. Joseph Seminary rector appointed as new bishop of Prince Albert
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Rev. Stephen Hero, a former associate pastor and vocations director who grew up in Edmonton and spent nine years as rector of St. Joseph Seminary, has been appointed as the new bishop of Prince Albert, Sask.

The announcement was made in Rome on March 25.

“I’m being sent now to these people to evangelize,” Father Hero said. “I’m seeing myself as a missionary, working with a whole bunch of other good people there, trying to preach the Gospel.

"I see my role then to help build up the Catholic Church there, to help people come to faith in Jesus Christ through the Word, through the salvation of the sacraments, and to be one with each other and with Christ.”

The current Bishop of Prince Albert, Albert Thevenot, has announced that he will be retiring. The diocese has scheduled a news conference for 9:30 a.m. March 25. More information will be available on the Facebook page of the Diocese of Prince Albert.

Read the full story on GrandinMedia.ca


VIDEO: Archbishop Smith responds to new Assisted Suicide law
Thursday, March 18, 2021

In this short video, Archbishop Smith responds to the new legislation of Bill C-7 in Canada which expands euthanasia and assisted suicide to those without foreseeable death.


VIDEO: Year of St. Joseph - Explainer
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis announced that the Church would celebrate a special year dedicated to St. Joseph beginning on December 8, 2020 and continuing through December 8, 2021. In the Archdiocese of Edmonton, a time dedicated to St. Joseph will officially begin on March 19, and conclude with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2021.  In preparation for March 19, the Archdiocese will join St. Joseph Seminary in the recitation of a Novena to St. Joseph starting on March 10. Three special Masses will be presided by Archbishop Smith at St. Joseph’s Basilica.


Guidelines for Holy Week & Easter
Thursday, March 11, 2021

General Guidelines for the celebration of Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week which leads to Easter is the heart of the liturgical year. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocese of Edmonton offers the following guidelines for Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum.

Parishes are taking all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. If you are healthy and able, and if your home parish has space for you, it is best to attend these liturgies in person.

The Archdiocese is encouraging the faithful, who cannot attend in-person in their own church, to participate in the live-streamed celebrations presided over by Archbishop Richard Smith during Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum as a sign of unity. The livestreamed Archdiocesan liturgies will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook at St. Joseph’s Basilica.


Lent 2021: Participation in Live-Streamed Liturgies
Monday, March 1, 2021

The Archdiocese of Edmonton offers guidance for our reflection to encourage and guide our active participation in the live-streamed sacred liturgies of the Lenten season of 2021 during these pandemic times.


Rev. Don Stein passes at age 86
Monday, February 22, 2021

Rev. Don Stein, a beloved pastor for more than six decades in the Edmonton Archdiocese and in Canada’s North, died on Feb. 22, 2021. He was 86.