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

Beginning July 1, 2021, preregistration for mass and contact tracing no longer need to take place. 
This means we don’t need to pre-register for Mass!

Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12 Noon
(No Saturday evening Mass)

Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.

SJE is livestreaming Mass every Sunday. Please like us on Facebook to get the notification of which 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 on Facebook at "@archedmonton", and on the Archdiocese of Edmonton YouTube channel

Telus generously continues to broadcast the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass from St. Joseph's Basilica on Telus Optik TV Channel 877. 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

'A New Beginning in Hope' - Archbishop Smith's message on the new School Year

Dear friends, 

A New Beginning in Hope

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

As the month of September fast approaches, and the start of another school year looms from behind the shadows, we look forward to a new beginning; a year filled with promise and hope. Over the past seventeen months, we have witnessed the state of society and our lives change in ways we might never have imagined two years ago. From the closing of borders to the adherence to strict protocols, life has been challenging, and for some, even devastating.

Throughout the pandemic, we learned many valuable lessons: we learned to depend on the support of family, friends, neighbours, our health care systems, and especially our faith communities. We learned that a world concerned with the plight of others is better than a world centered on ourselves. We learned that even though we could not practice our faith in person, technology made it possible for us to gather and pray virtually. Most important of all, we learned through the sorrow and pain how we depend fully upon the steadfast love and saving help of God, who never abandons us.

COVID-19 is just the latest hardship in a long line of civil unrest and human suffering. Once again, we have seen that, in difficult circumstances, God gives us the capacity to overcome the challenges through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. As we embark upon a new academic year, may we know daily the joy of the victorious help of our Lord.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

✠ Richard W. Smith
Archbishop of Edmonton


We at St. John the Evangelist support our national Catholic parish for First Nations right here in Edmonton, Sacred Heart. There is a great need, and we ask that you share and help as you are able.


Story on CAEDM site: https://caedm.ca/PastoralScene/entryid/899/video-national-indigenous-parish-launches-rebuilding-campaign

You can donate online at: www.sacredpeoples.com/rebuild or send E-transfers to: rebuildsacredheart@caedm.ca

Also, there’s a specific Indigenous Relations page on: caedm.ca/IndigenousRelations

This includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which is a helpful resource.

 


DONATIONS for ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST 

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

Please include:

  • Donation amount:
  • Full name, Address and email address.
  • Specific Instructions: General Parish Fund or Maintenance or Together We Serve. 

We are always grateful for your donations. 


Who are St. John's parishioners?

 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)  

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.


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.


Parish Pictorial Directory Project

Watch this space for more news on our Parish Pictorial Directory. 


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Sept 16, 2021 Update: Temporary COVID Measures for Archdiocese of Edmonton
Thursday, September 16, 2021On Sept. 15, the Alberta government declared a local state of public health emergency. COVID cases and hospitalizations are increasing, putting extreme pressure on the health system. The Alberta government has mandated new, temporary measures to curb the spread of COVID. 
VIDEO: Memories of 1984 Papal Visit in Edmonton
Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 16 marks the anniversary of St. John Paul II's Papal Visit to Edmonton in 1984. 

In this video Fr. Paul Kavanagh, rector of St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, recalls his memories of this historic event.

Between both his visits to Edmonton (as Cardinal Wojtyła in 1969), the saint visited Holy Rosary Polish Parish, St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, Elk Island National Park, Namao Air Force Base, Mission Hill, Grey Nuns' Centre, and celebrated Mass under the Dove of Peace which was moved to its current location in Gallagher Park.

The Holy Father also blessed a cross which stood in Fort Edmonton Park until the recent renovations.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) - Sept. 30
Monday, September 13, 2021

Unlike other holidays, the NDTR is not just a day off from work. Instead it is very much a day when we encourage our whole Catholic community to take up the work of prayer and reflection, of learning and listening, of reaching out and reaching forward toward a new relationship of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of this land.


September 19 at 10:30 a.m. – 25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, from St. Joseph Basilica
Sunday, September 12, 2021

We invite you to worship safely in person (following current COVID-19 restriction) or online. We livestream the celebration of the Mass from St. Joseph Basilica to your TV, computer or mobile device several ways:


Mandatory masking required in parishes and Archdiocesan facilities
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has made the decision to mandate masks in all indoor public facilities until further notice.

 


Pope: Men and women are equal in Jesus
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

During his general audience Sept. 8, Pope Francis said that women and men are equal in Jesus.


Videos cover the positions taken by major federal parties on Catholic issues
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The group catholicconscience.org has shared videos from a Catholic virtual major-parties forum for the upcoming 
Monday, September 20 federal election. The videos feature representatives from Canada's Liberal, Conservative, and New Democratic Parties answering questions on key issues from the perspective of Catholic social teaching.


Indigenous relations, COVID recovery among faith groups' top election issues
Friday, September 3, 2021

True and meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians, a “just” economic recovery from COVID, action on climate change, and a country that welcomes refugees and immigrants are among issues Catholic and other faith-based organizations want to be addressed in the federal election debates.


Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty; two more lawsuits filed
Friday, September 3, 2021

Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick pleaded not guilty Sept. 3 in a Massachusetts court, where he is facing three counts of sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970s.


New CWL president sets sights on return to normal
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Newly elected Catholic Women’s League president Fran Lucas has a long list of hopes and dreams for Canada’s largest women’s organization, but the most immediate item on her wish list is “to come back to something as close as possible to the normal we once knew.”