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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

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 876 (please note new channel #). Please share this information with any seniors you know or people who are not comfortable with the internet.

Mass Times

Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12 Noon

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

Sunday Masses: Please sign up for Weekend Masses July 5 or phone 780-452-3988 before Noon on Friday

Weekday Masses: Please sign up for Weekday Masses June 30, July 1 and July 2 or phone 780-452-3988 before 4 p.m. of the previous day

Only 45 people may attend each Mass

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


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

Please contact the office to register for the Mass that you would like to attend.

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)

Please contact the office to register for the Mass that you would like to attend.


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


Suspended at this time.


June 28, 2010 – June 29, 2020
Celebrating 10 years as a Priest

To my very fine Parishioners;

The evening of 28 June 2020, the Vigil of Sts. Peter and Paul marks a milestone and anniversary for me: 10 years of Priesthood. It is said time goes more quickly when one is knowing a good experience, and if so, I must share I feel I am having more than just a wonderful experience, but certainly the best life may offer.

As I look back on what prepared and lead me to become a Priest, there were many factors: a home and mother who valued our Catholic Faith; a very fine Parish Priest who cared about our family; Catholic Schools with Teachers who practiced and lived what they taught; Parishioners who supported me as I grew and matured. Ultimately it was Christ who walked and has remained ever close from my beginning.

While there were many signposts along the way and individuals who helped to guide me in responding, the direct invitation came from Archbishop Thomas Collins. His letter promised that to serve as a Priest was ‘a beautiful and joyful way to serve God and God’s people’. Oh, that sounded so inspiring to one who was a mere 17 years old! It gave purpose, direction and drive to a future that held limitless promise along with the ability to contribute meaningfully toward it. It set me on a road for which I am eternally grateful.

Where have I been in those 10 years since my 5 years of formation and ensuing Ordination? Two years as an Associate at St. Joseph Basilica, two years as a Graduate Student studying Canon Law in Ottawa, four years as a District Chaplain with Edmonton Catholic Schools, and the current two years as your Priest with St. John the Evangelist Parish. Throughout it all I have also been blessed to assist in Marriage Preparation, teach at Newman Theological College, advance the worthy effort of ProLife, preside at other Parishes throughout the Archdiocese, and celebrate numerous Sacraments with families.

Each position and experience has held something unique and beautiful I could not have anticipated. Each additional placement has been ever more rewarding and this has been due to the fine people who witness to our Faith and work together for our common mission. Indeed, we all should be so proud of the truth and heritage that is our Catholic Faith. Consequently, like St. Peter and St. Paul, I pray I may employ their combined qualities of pastoral care and evangelization in genuine love of our Catholic Church, today and every day.

As a Priest it is my honour and privilege ‘not to be served, but to serve’ (Mt. 20:28) like Christ and this is why I look forward - hopefully and humbly - to doing so with immense joy for many decades to come. Therefore, please keep me in your prayers as you remain in mine…

Most sincerely and ever respectfully yours in Christ,

Fr. Dean


Photo Directory News!

We have had a number of enquiries from parishioners concerning their pictures ordered as part of the Parish Directory Project for St. John the Evangelist Church. As you know, to protect our parishioners, we discontinued all photography sessions on March 17, when our Premier declared a public state of health emergency because of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. That meant that most non-essential services in this province and others were ordered to close to try to contain this outbreak. The pictures that were ordered by parishioners were being developed at a center in Ontario. Because it was designated a non-essential business, it too closed down and ceased the processing of all our orders. We have been assured by company officials that as soon as Ontario allows these businesses to reopen, our orders will be processed and mailed out to our parishioners.

As soon as our Public Health Officials indicate that our "Stay Home" orders have been lifted and it is deemed safe to begin to socialize again, we will rebook all photography sessions that we had to cancel and get on with completion of our Parish Directory Project. We do thank you for your patience as we await the day when we can come back to worship as a parish community and resume this important project.

In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy.
Marie Owen, Parish Photo Directory Coordinator.



Home Support for Edmonton Seniors - Helping Seniors Stay in the Community

Do you need help around the home, but don’t know who to call? The Seniors Home Supports Program gives Edmonton seniors referrals to service providers offering snow removal, yard help, housekeeping, minor home repair and maintenance, personal services, and moving help. Six seniors organizations first screen businesses, community groups, and individuals and then provide referrals to them. The referrals are free, but seniors pay for the work that is done. It might not be for you, but it could very well be for someone you know: a family member, a friend, a neighbour. The Greater Edmonton Alliance, which is endorsed and supported by the Archdiocese, has played an instrumental role in the creation of the Seniors Home Supports Program.

Visit www.SeniorsHomeSupports.com or call "211" to find out which organization serves your area of the city.  If you have questions, please contact Ken Bracke at 780-450-3138.

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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Next Livestream: 15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, from St. Joseph Basilica on July 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 5, 2020

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

Permanent Deacons to be ordained July 21
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Steven Defer, Pedro “Bong” Estoque, Francis Lau, and Wayne Provencal will be our newest deacons.

2020 Appointments of Priests in the Archdiocese
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Here they are — all the new appointments of priests, most effective July 22.

Bishops comment on expansion of attendance limits for worship services
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Current guidelines remain in place while Bishops review.

Priestly Ordinations set for June 29
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Deacons Curtis Berube and JD Carmichael will be ordained by Archbishop Smith at St. Joseph's Basilica.

Video: How to receive Communion under new guidelines
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New guidelines aim to keep everyone safe at Mass.

Guidelines announced for gradual return to public masses
Monday, May 25, 2020

Catholics may be invited back to Sunday Mass as early as June 7. 

AB Bishops Update: Date for Resumption of Public Masses not yet set
Friday, May 15, 2020

Date will be announced once Bishops know that directives can be fully and properly implemented.

Alberta Bishops plan for reinstatement of public masses
Friday, May 1, 2020

Bishops' task force discerning when and how gradual reinstatement will be initiated.

Find an online Mass during COVID-19 restrictions
Friday, May 1, 2020

A list of online Mass celebrations in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.