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

Christmas Novena Masses - 
All are welcome!

Christmas Mass Schedule St. John the Evangelist Parish invites you to join us for Simbang Gabi, a novena of Christmas masses at 7 p.m. each evening from December 15 to 23. Please note there will not be any morning Masses December 17th to 20th 


 

Christmas Eve Masses
5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm, Midnight (12 am)

Christmas Day Mass
10:30 am

St. John the Evangelist Feast Day
Friday Dec. 27 Mass at 7 pm, with a

Pot Luck Social after the Mass!

 

Solemnity of Mary,

                      the Holy Mother of God
This is a Holy Day of Obligation in Canada, which means that Catholics are expected to attend Mass on that day.

            December 31st, 5 pm Mass

            January 1st, 10:30 am Mass


Marriage Prep Course

For couples getting married in 2020, this Marriage Preparation Course is available to all engaged couples in the Edmonton area.

Weekend of  Feb. 1 and 2, 2020 at St. John Evangelist Parish, $200.00 per couple.

For information or to register email stjohnevangelist.edm@caedm.ca or call the parish office at 780-452-3988.

2020 Marriage Preparation Registration.pdf


 

2019 DATES

 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

Sundays

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

Saturday Evening

7 p.m.

Weekday Mass

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

Confession

Reconciliation during Advent
There will not be a separate Reconciliation service at St. John’s during Advent, but there will be one in Lent 2020.

St. John will have extended Reconciliation hours on Saturdays during Advent.
Fr. Dean will be in the Confessional 5:30 – 6:50 pm
on Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

Regular Confession

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

Adoration

1st and 3rd Friday, following 8:30 a.m. Mass


 



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World day of the Poor, November 17, 2019

On behalf of all members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul St. John/Holy Spirit Conference (some of our members are in the picture above) I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our parishioners who donated so many of the items we desperately needed to help out our friends in need as winter weather approaches. We Filled the Truck! Our conference is always in need of more volunteers, if you are interested in learning how you might get involved. Please call the Paris Office.

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.


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.

Christmas Season Hours at Archdiocesan Offices
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Offices will close on 4 weekdays during the Christmas season.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration on Dec. 12
Monday, December 9, 2019

Rosary in 5 languages at 6 p.m., Mass at 7 at St. Joseph's Basilica


An Update on Clergy Sex Abuse
Saturday, November 16, 2019

No priest who has been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a child is serving in active ministry in the Archdiocese.When it comes to publishing names, a number of factors must be considered.


Archdiocesan Camps Renewal Project: Update 2
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Our Lady of Victory Camp to reopen in 2020 as part of 10-year plan for camps renewal.


2019 Updated Appointments of Priests in the Archdiocese
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

We have welcomed several new priests in the last months; please pray for them.


Catholic Education Sunday: Everyone has a role to play
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Alberta-NWT Bishops' message: United in Prayer and Grateful for Catholic Schools


Video and More: Archbishop's Dinner
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first annual Archbishop's Dinner! Check out links for highlights of the evening.

 


Archbishop Smith's father passes
Monday, September 30, 2019

Donald James Smith died on September 28 in Halifax. He was 88.

 


Archbishop's Dinner: Sold Out, but a few chances left
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Archbishop's Dinner is booked, but there are a few ways you may still attend ... 


Voting as Catholics: 2019 Federal Election Guide
Thursday, September 12, 2019

The 2019 Federal Election Guide, prepared by the CCCB, outlines key ethical and moral issues for voters to consider.