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 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 877 (new channel #). 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

July 21, 2021

This Sunday, July 25 marks the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of July. Pope Francis made this announcement in January. Dorothy Cardinal, a Stoney elder and parishioner at Sacred Heart of the First Peoples, offers her own prayer on this day:


Story on CAEDM site: caedm.ca/PastoralScene/entryid/896/try-a-little-tenderness-pope-says-on-first-world-day-for-grandparents-and-elderly


Additional resources from the CCCB: www.cccb.ca/faith-moral-issues/family-and-life/grandparents-and-the-elderly/

In addition, the Skaro Pilgrimage is scheduled to proceed in-person. Story on CAEDM site: https://caedm.ca/PastoralScene/entryid/897/skaro-ready-to-welcome-pilgrims-again

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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August 1 at 10:30 a.m. – 18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, from St. Joseph Basilica
Sunday, July 25, 2021

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


Skaro ready to welcome pilgrims again on August 14th
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pilgrims are once again being welcomed to attend Skaro in person to pray. The Skaro Pilgrimage will be held Aug. 14.


Try a little tenderness, Pope says on first World Day for Grandparents and Elderly
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

VATICAN CITY — Try a little tenderness. That’s basically how Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 73, summarized Pope Francis’ vision for what older people, their grandchildren and friends should do to change the world after the COVID-19 pandemic.


2021 Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage to take place online
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

This year’s Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage is once again going online.

The five-day pilgrimage which attracts thousands of mostly indigenous people from across Canada will be strictly spiritual and not physical. The year’s pilgrimage July 24-28 will held online in an effort to maintain social distancing, protect pilgrims — many of whom are elderly or in poor health — and avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The pilgrimage site, west of Edmonton, is closed. There will be no camping or on-site visits.

Instead, organizers hope to keep alive the enduring spirit of the healing and spiritual renewal pilgrimage with a virtual Lac Ste Anne event that includes livestreamed Masses celebrated by bishops from Alberta and the Northwest Territories, video messages, and other programming.

The Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage website will be the main hub for the online content.


Responding to Church Fires
Wednesday, June 30, 2021Archbishop Smith addresses the faithful in a response video to church fires amid efforts for truth and reconciliation. On the morning of June 30, 2021 St. Jean Baptiste Church in Morinville (located within St. Paul Diocese) was destroyed in a fire.
Statement on Schools and the Grandin Name
Monday, June 28, 2021The Archdiocese of Edmonton thanks Alberta Catholic school trustees and district staff for their leadership and sensitivity regarding the name of Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin, central Alberta’s first bishop.
Statement on Vandalism of St. John Paul Statue at Holy Rosary Parish
Sunday, June 27, 2021The following statement is issued on behalf of Archbishop Richard Smith on the vandalism of the statue of St. John Paul II at Holy Rosary Parish in Edmonton.
VIDEO: Chief Littlechild and Archbishop Smith's Statement on Kamloops and Reconciliation
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Chief J. Wilton "Willie" Littlechild and Archbishop Richard Smith met this week in Maskwacis, and are offering this joint statement on the Kamloops Residential School discovery, and on reconciliation.

Chief Littlechild is a former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations. He was also a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a member of the 1977 Indigenous delegation to the United Nations, and worked on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Alberta Order of Excellence, and Queens Counsel.


Hundreds of graves discovered at Saskatchewan residential school site
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan announced the discovery of up to 751 unmarked graves at the site of the Catholic residential school on its territory, the news coming almost a month after the discovery of 215 children’s bodies buried at another residential school in Kamloops, B.C.


Liturgical Guidance for Stage 3 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy
Thursday, June 24, 2021The Province of Alberta has announced that Alberta's Open for Summer Plan will enter Stage 3 on Thursday, July 1, 2021. As parishes begin to reopen, numerous conversations will occur, and of course, discernment and discretion in each parish circumstance. We know that being patient with one another is so crucial as the reopening begins. Please allow yourselves the opportunity to evaluate and re-evaluate as the reopening progress and to discern any changes. As you will note below, there will be an evaluation of specific protocols over the summer months.