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 Schedule

Sundays: 9 am, 10:30 am, and Noon. 

Weekday Mass: Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri at 8:30 am.

(Weekday schedule subject to change, i.e. Funerals and School Masses)

Confession: Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment

Adoration: September - June, first Wednesday at 6:00 pm

(except for Holy Days)

Triduum Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday: 7 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday: 11 am and 3 pm Mass

Holy Saturday: 9 pm Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am and 12 pm Mass


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

Registration Contacts: Hugh and Loretta Brown, Tel: 780-466-0090, Email: ceeregedmonton@gmail.com

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


Upcoming Events

 

Triduum Mass Schedule

This will be an important time of the year for Catholics as we remember Jesus' last days on Earth. Each day has their own unique liturgy so we encourage you to attend them all!

In short, Holy Thursday is where we recall the Last Supper when Jesus washed the disciples' feet, calling us to be servants to one another, and marks the first celebration of the Eucharist. On Good Friday we fast, hear and pray about Jesus' death, and have the opportunity to venerate the cross. During Holy Saturday, we remain in a state of prayer and fasting as we remember Jesus' sacrifice and love for us. Later that evening for the Easter Vigil, we light our new Easter candle, reflect on how God has interceded for humanity in the history of our faith, and celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Lastly, on Easter Sundaythe joy of the resurrection of our Lord continues from the night before

Our Easter Triduum Mass times are as follows:

  • March 28: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7 pm
  • March 29: Good Friday - 11 am and 3 pm
  • March 30: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass - 9 pm
  • March 31: Easter Sunday - 9 am, 10:30 am and 12 pm

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday of Lent, 7 - 7:45 pm

Different parish groups will lead each week. We encourage you to pray this devotion with other St. John's parishioners for as many weeks as you are able - we would love to have you join us!

  • Feb 16: Fr. Dean, Families on the Way of the Cross
  • Feb 23: Caring Ministry
  • Mar 1: Knights of Columbus
  • Mar 8: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Mar 15: Catholic Women's League, Praying the Stations with Children
  • Mar 22: Women's Bible Study, Biblical Way of the Cross followed by taking the palms apart for Palm Sunday.

Who are St. John's parishioners?

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.

  • How many people have celebrated each of the 7 Sacraments

  • How many families are active in our parish?

  • Are they donating treasure (money) and/or time (volunteering)?

  • How many families use envelopes and/or donate through other means?
    Pre-authorized donations, e-transfer or  Visa.

  • How much money is being donated for “Parish Fund” donations? 

Parish Fund donations 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. 

 


Development and Peace

Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada: a movement of solidarity

Established in 1967, Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada is the official international solidarity organization of the Catholic Church in Canada.

We address the root causes of poverty, oppression, and inequality by working with partners in the Global South and by mobilizing Canadians in the common struggle for justice and dignity. We champion women and social movements as key agents of lasting change.

Our transformative work is possible thanks to the generosity and support of our members and Canadians who stand by us.

Join the movement of over 12,000 members and help us bring our campaigns to life in your community. Visit devp.org/membership.

They are also hosting two Lenten workshops, one on February 24 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and another on February 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; both are virtual meetings via Zoom. You can register for their workshops here and filtering it by region (Alberta and Northwest Territories).

If you are able to contribute to this charity, you can learn more about their campaign and what they do at their website, here


 

Together We Serve

Welcome to the 2024 Together We Serve Campaign:

ONE CHURCH. ONE GIFT.

Your gift to Together We Serve enables us to do so much more as One Church, than we could ever do individually. That is the POWER OF ONE!

  • Your One Gift to Together We Serve will help our newest recipient, St. Vincent de Paul Edmonton Central Council, provide leadership and support to 19 local conferences, serving over 7,000 people in need in our communities.
  • Your One Gift will help Our Lady of Victory Youth Camp re-open this summer to at least 250 young campers – our Catholic leaders of tomorrow.
  • Your One Gift will bring hope to over 20,000 vulnerable Albertans served by Catholic Social Services.
  • Your One Gift will support 39 Seminarians and almost 200 students at St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College.
  • Your One Gift will help to provide a home-away-from-home for 300 students in St. Joseph’s College residence and hundreds more who take its faith-based courses.
  • Your One Gift will help to nurture the faith of 28,000 mostly Indigenous [Dene, Métis, and Inuvialuit] Catholics in the northern Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.
  • Your One Gift to Together We Serve shows that we are One Church, commissioned by One Lord, to bring the Gospel to a world in need.

Please give today!

Together We Serve is an annual appeal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. It was launched in 2014 to simplify giving by combining recurring special collections in parishes and inviting Catholics to work together to serve those in need at home, in Canada, and abroad. Together We Serve shows both Catholics and those around us that we are all one Church, acting together to advance the Mission given to us by Jesus Christ.

For more information or to donate to the 2024 Together We Serve campaign (and credit it towards your parish’s target), visit: https://caedm.ca/togetherweserve.

Thank you for your support!

The 2023 Together We Serve campaign has officially closed, raising $1,495,585 of its $1.6 million "aspirational" goal and almost 100% of its parish targets. Thank you!

St. John the Evangelist's 2023 Target was $42,000. 

By the end of the campaign, St. John's reached 96% of our total goal, totaling $40,433.12. 

The 2024 Together We Serve is now officially underway. Watch for more information coming soon. 

We are still asking each family, if able, to give an extra $20.00 per month for Together We Serve through envelopes, e-transfers or pre-authorized donations.

Please consider a monthly donation for Together We Serve.


Thank you kindly.


Catholic Women's League News

Add yourself to the Catholic Women's League group on Flocknote, and we'll share reminder for upcoming meetings and events. 

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