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

Live Stream Masses:

 

Join us every Sunday at 10:30am for Sunday Mass livestreamed with Archbishop Smith.  During the pandemic Masses are livestreamed at:  

grandinmedia.ca, or Facebook at "@archedmonton", and on the Archdiocese of Edmonton YouTube channel



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 register for Masses through Flocknote or by phone 780-452-3988 before Noon on Thursday

Weekday Masses: Please register for Weekday Masses through Flocknote or phone 780-452-3988 before 4 p.m. of the previous day

Only 45 people may Register online for 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

Sundays

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.

Confession

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

Adoration

Suspended at this time.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alberta and NWT Bishops say Thank You to VOLUNTEERS

Hospitality

Hospitality is much more than hosting coffee parties! It is all the actions that make people feel at home here at St. John's. Right now that means taking care of our Parishioners through all the positions you will see, as well as the Cleaning crews who will jump into action as soon as Parishioners leave one Mass to prepare it for the next.
If you are a current registered Parish Volunteer in any Ministry, you can volunteer for any of the Hospitality positions. If you are not a registered Volunteer, please contact us as soon as possible so we can get you registered!

Email: stjohnevangelist.edm@caedm.ca.

We need 9 Volunteers for each Mass:

Safety Coordinator (1): Coordinate, communicate!
Point of Entry (2): Health questions, Registration.
Ushers (2): Seating form 2 m distancing.
Cleaners (4): Wash and disinfect the pews.

The only way that we can continue to celebrate Mass is because of these dedicated and generous Volunteers. We need everyone to discern how they can help. Please contact the Church office to Volunteer. 


NEWS

Parish Directory Project
St John the Evangelist Parish

We are very excited to let you know that we are preparing to resume our work on the Parish Pictorial Directory for St Johns! As you may recall, the photo sessions were suspended on March 17 with the outbreak of COVID-19. We have been working hard with Father Dean and the parish staff to develop a process to continue with our photography sessions that is safe for you as parishioners, our volunteers as well as the staff conducting the work.

If you were scheduled for a photo session last March but were cancelled, we want you to join us again to be part of this directory to strengthen our faith community as we continue to deal with this pandemic. If you were not previously scheduled to be included in the directory, we would love to add you to our list of members. The photo sessions are being scheduled for late September and early October so this will be a perfect time to have photos taken to give as priceless Christmas gifts to your loved ones!

We are indeed blessed to be part of this vibrant community of believers here at St John the Evangelist so please watch this space or call the Parish office for more information.


 With Church attendance restricted, parishes struggle to manage on reduced revenues.


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: ALL SAINTS (31st SUNDAY) from St. Joseph Basilica on Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 25, 2020

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


Comments attributed to Pope Francis
Saturday, October 24, 2020With regard to questions arising about comments attributed recently in the media to Pope Francis, it belongs to the Holy See (the Vatican) to issue explanations and clarifications. If and when such information is issued, the Archdiocese of Edmonton would be pleased to offer an explanatory comment upon it.
Prayer Intentions for Catholic Education (2020/2021 School Year)
Friday, October 23, 2020Here are prayer intentions for Catholic Education during the 2020-2021 school year.
Father Tesfu's mother passes
Saturday, September 19, 2020

With sadness we advise that the mother of Rev. Tesfu Kelati, priest of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, died on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Abrehet Bahta died in Eritrea.

Father Tesfu is the pastor of St. Emeric Parish, and he also serves as the chaplain of St. Benedict Chapel in downtown Edmonton. 

We offer condolences to Father Tesfu and his family. 

Let us pray for the repose of Abrehet Bahta’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, that they rest in peace.


Cantors to return to Mass
Friday, September 18, 2020

The voice of a cantor is now permitted at Catholic masses in the Edmonton Archdiocese, as parishes are given new guidelines following the easing of provincial COVID-19 guidelines on singing and music.

While provincial guidelines allow a choir performance with COVID restrictions, full congregation singing is not recommended at this time. In the Archdiocese, the guidelines say that only a cantor is permitted at this time. and the COVID-19 risk must be managed with physical distancing and other health precautions.

These guidelines were sent by Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith to priests on Sept. 17.


AB/NWT Bishops release Pastoral Letter “On the Impact of COVID-19 & the Call to Christian Renewal”
Monday, September 14, 2020

Sept. 14 the Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories released a pastoral statement, called On the Impact of COVID-19 & the Call to Christian Renewal. This letter – addressed to all the Catholic faithful – offers praise and thanks for the many examples of care and collaboration that have emerged during the pandemic; it also highlights some of the social challenges that have surfaced and that will need to be addressed going forward. In particular, the bishops are inviting Catholics to review the impact of COVID-19 within their homes, schools, workplaces, and society in general, in light of the gospel and the social teaching of the Church.


Canadian Bishops express sympathy after Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples fire
Thursday, September 10, 2020In a letter to Archbishop Richard Smith, the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed sympathy to the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton following the devastating fire August 30.
Uniting Ourselves in Prayer as Schools Reopen: Pastoral Letter from AB-NWT Bishops
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have written new pastoral letter entitled Uniting Ourselves in Prayer as Schools Reopen. The topic is timely, as the new school year begins amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.


Archbishop in Dialogue asks the question: Why Worship?
Tuesday, September 1, 2020ARCHBISHOP IN DIALOGUE is a new digital platform for the Archbishop of Edmonton to teach the Catholic faith in an engaging manner, using thoughtful conversations with a variety of guests from all walks of life.
Fire causes substantial damage at Sacred Heart Church of First Peoples
Sunday, August 30, 2020We are saddened to learn of today’s fire at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples but grateful that no one has been hurt.