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 at 

St. John the Evangelist

Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12 Noon

No Saturday evening Mass

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

As of December 13 only 30 people may attend Mass. 

Live Stream 10:30 am Sunday Mass at 

St. Joseph Basilica


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.



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


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.


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


Suspended at this time.



Mass Attendance at St. John the Evangelist

We have been below the 33% capacity with our attendance at Masses due to the limits of social distancing.  

You would think the recent change of 15% capacity for Mass would not affect us given the size of our Church, but it does.  

This summer our Fire Code maximum number was reduced to 200 people from 675 due to lack of fire monitoring. We need to upgrade our electrical panel to achieve this, and due to the age and design of our building and current wiring, this is costly and not easy. It has been a work in progress but will not be ready for Christmas.  

This means that Mass attendance is limited to 30.

The Archdiocese still allows celebration of Mass, but recommends streaming Mass.

We will be livestreaming two Masses.
Christmas Eve at 6:00 and Christmas Day at 10:30 am


Due to the newly imposed restrictions our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses are already full.



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. 


Parish Directory Project
St John the Evangelist Parish

Thank you for your patience as we finish up the work on our Parish directory. We will notify our parishioners who participated in the Directory when we send the Final proof to the printers. Then we will notify you when you can come and pick up the Directories.

 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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Updated pastoral guidelines for Lent
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for some aspects of the Holy Season of Lent.

These guidelines include details regarding:

  • Ash Wednesday (February 17); 
  • Rite of Election (February 20-21); 
  • Palm Sunday (March 28);
  • Chrism Mass (tentatively scheduled for March 29); and 
  • Paschal Triduum (April 1-4).

Please see the full document: 

Updated Guidelines for some aspects of the Holy Season of Lent (PDF, 1 page)

Rev. Mike McCaffery, pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese, passes age 85
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rev. Mike McCaffery, a pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese for more than 50 years, has died. He was 85.

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

Funeral arrangements will be determined at a later date. Father McCaffery died to due to possible complications related to COVID-19.

Next Livestream: 2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME from St. Joseph Basilica on Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, January 10, 2021

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

Archbishop Smith's Year-End Interview
Friday, January 8, 2021

As we look forward to a new year, we close 2020 – a year of tremendous challenge and change. The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost every aspect of our lives, from the way we live, work and play to how we worship. It was also a year that presented other challenges. But in the midst of all of that, there’s always hope.

In his annual interview, Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith takes a look at where we’ve been, how we’re doing, and the way forward: https://youtu.be/WxZhgSlitHM

Suspect in Mass interruption charged with hate crime
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has been informed that charges have been laid in a Dec. 13 incident that disrupted the 11 a.m. Mass at Santa Maria Goretti Church. Police have banned the suspect from the church, and he has been served a notice prepared by legal counsel banning him from all archdiocesan property.

The Archdiocese of Edmonton is grateful for the ongoing support of the Edmonton Police Service. The fact that one of the charges - mischief to religious property - is considered a hate crime, shows the seriousness of the incident. This kind of action cannot, and will not, be tolerated.

Since the matter is now before the courts, the Archdiocese cannot comment any further. The Archdiocese continues to provide support to the pastor and the parish community.

Statement on Rev. Sylvio Lacar
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Archbishop Richard W. Smith has permanently removed the faculties of Rev. Sylvio Lacar and removed him from any public ministry within the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Christmas message from Archbishop Richard Smith
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

This year has been rife with uncertainty, anxiety, and division. Archbishop Richard Smith reflects on why Christmas is exactly what we need in this moment.

Edmonton Catholics stand with Muslim women, community after hate attack
Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Archdiocese of Edmonton is deeply saddened to hear of a violent attack injuring two Muslim women in a hate-motivated incident this week.

We offer the sympathy of all the Catholic community to the two victims, their families, friends, and to the colleagues and community of those who have been attacked. We pray that they find the strength and the faith to overcome the wounds to their body, mind, and spirit.

There is no room in our society for hate, let alone a terrible attack of this nature.

We join with the Muslim community, and all people of faith, in condemning this incident. We find unity and solidarity in our shared values, which are greater than those who seek to divide us.

Download the Statement (PDF, 1 page)

Liturgy Guidelines updated Dec. 9 due to COVID measures
Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for liturgical celebrations and the use of parish space following the Government of Alberta’s December 8 announcement of stronger public health measures to keep everyone safe, protect the health system, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

These new measures should be followed by all parishes, regardless of the municipality in which they are located:  Indoor and outdoor social gatherings, public and private, are prohibited; Effective December 13, masses are limited to 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance. Virtual or online services are recommended. Funerals and weddings continue to have a maximum allowable attendance of 10 people including the officiant, bride/groom and witnesses.

Services must be held at their normal location, and parishes with a hall as normal location for liturgies can use both the church and their overflow space as long as they limit attendance in each to 15% of fire code occupancy, or less if required for distancing. In-person faith group meetings are still permitted at a place of worship as long as physical distancing and public health measures are followed. The maximum allowable attendance is 10 people total.

Effective December 8, masks are mandatory. The celebrant and others speaking in front of a congregation are permitted to remove their masks while speaking provided they maintain 2 metre distance from others while doing so. Once finished speaking, the speaker must put on their mask again.

We ask for online or phone registrations for Christmas masses to avoid line-ups or physical contact with parish staff.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of Divine Worship which be reached at divineworship@caedm.ca.

Download the full guidelines (PDF, 1 page)

Bishops OK vaccinations for COVID-19
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Alberta and NWT Bishops have published a letter explaining that "the Church assures us that it is morally permissible for Catholics to receive [the vaccine] for the good of personal and public health."