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

Did you know…

We celebrate Easter for 50 days!

50 days was a symbol of eternity for our ancestors. 50 days is 7 weeks - a week of weeks - plus one day. This day was the ‘eighth day’, the same name the early Christians used for Sunday, the first day of the week. This day is “the beginning of a whole new creation, the beginning of life in the Spirit, the beginning of the last days, the celebration of life in Christ.”

50 days is about 1/7 of the year – the Easter season is like a Sunday for the year! This is a time for celebration with joyous songs of Alleluia, not a time for penance as in Lent.

“Easter does not just celebrate something that happened to Jesus. Easter is a celebration of what happens to us because of Jesus. Easter celebrates how we have been baptized into Jesus’ death and resurrection, and now share his mission through the work of his Spirit. Easter celebrates how Jesus dies and rises in us here and now, in this parish, in this place, in our jobs and families, in all our joys and sorrows in this world.

Easter is a time for us to bask in what the risen Christ is doing for us and in us. It is time to rejoice in the presence of the neophytes in our midst, for they are sign that Christ continues to renew the church. It is a time to share our stories of dying and rising with one another, and to see more clearly how we, as individuals and as a church, are called to share in Christ’s work.  Once we start to get a sense of what all this means, how can we possibly restrain our excitement, or our joy?”

Connors, D. (1991). Celebrating The Fifty Days of Easter. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications.


2019 DATES
March 15-17, April 26-28, May 24-26,
June 21-23 and November 15-17

VENUE: All weekends are held at:

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., Noon

Saturday Evening

7 p.m.

Weekday Mass

Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri at 9 a.m.
(Weekday schedule subject to change, i.e. Funerals and School Masses)


Saturday at 6:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment for Confession.


1st and 3rd Friday, following 9 a.m. Mass


«May 2019»
5/14/2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

KC O'Leary Council - 2nd Tuesday

KC O'Leary Council meet on 2nd Tuesday of every...
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5/17/2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Ladies Craft Night

Ladies Craft Night, St. John’s Upper...
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5/18/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Mass

Confessions at 6:30 pm Mass at 7:00 pm  
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5/21/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CWL Meeting

CWL Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the Month, ...
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5/23/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5/25/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Mass

Confessions at 6:30 pm Mass at 7:00 pm  
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6/1/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Mass

Confessions at 6:30 pm Mass at 7:00 pm  
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6/8/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Mass

Confessions at 6:30 pm Mass at 7:00 pm  
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Good Shepherd Sunday 2019

Fr. Dean and the Sacraments

Home Support for Edmonton Seniors

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. The program meets the real needs of seniors in their homes today: the soft supports such as yard help, snow removal, housekeeping, and home repair and maintenance, among other services. This program is available to all seniors. It might not be for you, but it could very well be for someone you know: a family member, a friend, a neighbour. We invite you to share the following program resources with your parish or community. If you have questions, please contact Ken Bracke at 780-450-3138. For more information, you can also visit www.seniorshomesupports.com.

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 screen businesses, community groups, and individuals and provide referrals. Referrals are free, but seniors pay for the work that is done. Visit www.SeniorsHomeSupports.com or call 211 to find out which organization serves your area of the city.

The Archdiocese of Edmonton now has a news portal, GrandinMedia.ca.

Grandin Media informs and engages through the telling of inspiring stories of Catholic life in today’s world, particularly in central and northern Alberta.

Grandin Media takes its name from Vital-Justin Grandin, an Oblate missionary who became the first Bishop of the Diocese of St. Albert in 1859. At the time, the diocese covered large parts of present-day Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Grandin was tireless in his efforts to share the good news of the Gospel; it is estimated that over the course of his ministry in Western Canada, he walked about 25,000 miles in snowshoes.

Today his name graces streets, buildings, schools and communities across western Canada, and his snowshoes are featured on the coat of arms of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. His cause for sainthood is currently under consideration by the Vatican. Like its namesake, Grandin Media aims to reach far and wide, now snowshoes (and printed newspapers) have been replaced by the digital tools of the internet that you are viewing right now.

2019 Appointments of Priests in the Archdiocese
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Here they are — all the new appointments of priests, most effective July 17.

Mother's Day Mass & Barbecue at Holy Cross Cemetery
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mass on Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m., followed by complimentary hot dog barbecue.

Catholic, Muslim leaders join in condemning Sri Lanka attacks
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Canadian Bishops & Imams affirm: "Both our religious traditions speak of peace, love, and justice for all humanity."

Archbishop Smith on Notre Dame fire: 'Even the bleakest darkness can be overcome'
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Like Catholics around the world, I was shocked and saddened by news of the devastating fire at Notre Dame in Paris.

Archbishop Smith's message for Easter 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

We know we need never be afraid, because in Him we see meaning, truth, hope, life itself.

Canadian Bishops express sympathy & prayers after Notre Dame fire
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Canadian Bishops express sympathy to Paris following Notre Dame fire.

New Priest Appointments
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Father Miroslaw Kostarzewski goes to Red Deer; Father Roger Niedzielski heads to Stettler.

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage: Following Jesus' Steps in the Holy Land
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Join Father Terry Kersch this November for an unforgettable pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 

Celebrate Pope Francis in Morocco
Friday, March 29, 2019

We're gathering at Al Rashid Mosque this weekend, and you're invited!

A new vision for archdiocesan camps
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Archbishop outlines plans for rebuilding camps, expanding programs