Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation is full. Please call the Parish to pre-register for 2022 - 2023


Baptism for Older Children

Is Is your older child asking about Baptism? We can prepare your child for Baptism at any age. Please contact Sophie through email or phone for more information.


RCIA and Confirmation for Adults

Everybody is welcome, whether you are a 'cradle Catholic' or newer to the faith. If you wish to receive the sacraments, please call the office, we welcome you!


St. John the Evangelist Marriage Preparation Course

2022,  please contact the Parish Office for recommendations for Marriage Preparation Courses.

 


NEXT DATES: Please check their website for dates.

VENUE - All weekends are held at:

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

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To Register: Call Don and Sharon Marchand (780) 466-0090

Cost: $525 per couple cash, cheque or e-transfer to ceefinanceedmonton@gmail.com
Cost: $535 per couple if payment is made by PayPal, to accommodate related processing fees.

Includes private, individual accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, with 3 meals on Saturday, 2 meals on Sunday around-the-clock access to a coffee/tea/juice bar. This accounts for $450 of your registration cost. The remaining $75 of your registration covers all other costs associated with the marriage preparation course. http://ceewest.com/edmonton/

YESS Emergency Shelter: Donations for young teens (please check their website for current needs http://yess.org/donate/in-kind-donation)

CHILDREN & YOUTH

  • Children's Liturgy of the Word, Sunday at 10:30 am from October  - June .

    Your children are invited to attend this Liturgy at the 10:30 am Masses. Children go to the lower hall after the opening prayer, and return to the Church during the Offertory Collection for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Parents are welcome to join their children, and help is always appreciated, especially when there are large groups.  Senior group is for grades 2-6, and the Junior group is for age 4 – grade 1 or 2. They hear and discuss child-friendly versions of the Mass readings and pray. The Junior group usually does a craft too. Younger children should be able to sit and listen to the Gospel, and respond to the Leaders. If your child is very active, please accompany them.  You are especially welcome to be involved in this Ministry if you are a parent of a child coming to these Liturgies - new Leaders are always welcome. Liturgical resources are provided, and you will be trained and supported. Please contact the Parish Office for more information, or speak to the Leaders after Mass.

  • Sacraments: Registrations for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation are classes are full . If you would like to pre-register for 2022-2023, please call the office to pre-register.

Do you have a child ready to receive these sacraments?

Preparing for First Reconciliation, and then First Eucharist, takes place when children are about seven years old and in Grade 2, or later. Preparing for Confirmation takes place when children are about 11 or 12 years old and in Grade 6, or later.  It is never too late to prepare for and receive these sacraments.

Our Parish will start preparation programs for these sacraments in the fall. Please call or email the Parish to arrange a meeting with Sophie, the Pastoral Assistant, and you and your child to register.  Meetings now and during the summer months are encouraged. Your child’s Baptismal certificate will be needed, and a registration fee will help cover the costs of the programs.

The dates for the preparation sessions will be set by the end of June. A parent meeting for Reconciliation and Eucharist preparation will be held before sessions begin in October.  A separate parent meeting for Confirmation will be held later.

Is your older child asking about Baptism? We can prepare your child for Baptism at any age. Please contact Sophie through email or phone for more information, and check our Parish website.

LADIES ORGANIZATIONS and EVENTS

  • CWL, meet every 3rd Tuesday. Times will be announced in the bulletin.
    Please have a look at the Edmonton CWL website http://www.edmontoncwl.org/ , you will find links to many different events.
  • Ladies Bible Study day timeBishop Robert Barron’s – Word on Fire, The Pivotal Players. Please contact Sophie at the Parish Office 780-452-3988.

  • Ladies Bible Study evening, CSS – 1st Corinthians. Please contact Sunata about scheduled meetings,780-487-2497  

  • Ladies Craft night, 3rd Friday, 7 – 10 pm

MEN’S ORGANIZATIONS and EVENTS

SOCIAL JUSTICE

LOCAL

  • Food Bank, Wednesdays, we are always looking for retired individuals that would be interested in helping on Wednesday, either in the morning or in the afternoon. Please call the parish office for more information.
  • Refugee Committee – Melanie McCallum and or Mary Anne and Fred MacDonald (please call Parish office for more information)
  • St Vincent de Paul, (acronym SSVP) meet every 4th Tuesday at 7 pm

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organization that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

    To request help or donate furniture, call 780 471-5577.  To donate, you can also e-mail: ssvpdonations@gmail.com

WORLDWIDE

Share Lent Collection - April 3rd, 2022

This Lent, let’s put people and planet first

This year, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada’s People and Planet First campaign calls you to support our sisters and brothers in the Global South in defending their rights and the planet. Do this by:

1.      Donating online at devp.org/give or during the Solidarity Sunday collection on April 3, the fifth Sunday of Lent. Your generosity helps support over 85 projects in 27 countries around the world!

2.      Learning more by reading the Mini-magazine and other resources available at devp.org/lent/resources.

3.      Signing the petition for strong laws to control Canadian corporations’ behaviour abroad at devp.org/act.

For more information, contact Carmen Michaud, regional animator at cmichaud@devp.org  or at 780-469-1010 ext. 2180

Week 4: March 27
Standing up to corporate power in Honduras

The People and Planet First campaign is about helping communities stand up to corporate power.

In Honduras, as in much of the Global South, corporations often threaten and criminalize activists who speak up against their abuses.

The Lenca Indigenous leader Víctor Vásquez was imprisoned for fighting the corporate takeover of his people’s ancestral territory. Development and Peace’s partner, the Honduran Centre for the Promotion of Community Development (CEHPRODEC), helped free him from jail.

Another partner, Caritas Choluteca, trains and accompanies community leaders in advocating for policies that respect human rights and the environment. Recently, they got mayoral election candidates to undertake to declare the municipality of Orocuina a mining-free zone if elected.

Read more about these people’s victories in our Mini-magazine at devp.org/lent/resources.

Week 3: March 20

The power of mobilized citizens

One of Development and Peace’s strengths is our ability to mobilize thousands of Canadians like you to amplify marginalized voices from the Global South. Our partners want businesses to not be able to perpetrate abuses in their countries with impunity.

That is why our People and Planet First campaign is asking you to help ensure that Canada adopts strong due diligence laws to prevent Canadian corporations from abusing human and environmental rights across their global operations.

Sign our petition for this at devp.org/act and spread the word. Thank you for supporting our campaign!


Week 2: March 13

Madagascar: an ecological village to cope with climate change

Development and Peace’s People and Planet First campaign celebrates what solidarity can achieve, even against seemingly impossible odds.

In Madagascar, for instance, Development and Peace’s partner, the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA), empowers people to manage and transform their neighbourhoods.

In the capital region, which is afflicted by flooding and poor waste management, CDA has helped the residents of one vulnerable area to turn their environs into a thriving ecological village. Today, each of the 50 households involved in the project has a vegetable garden, a stove and solar panels. This transformation reflects a true ecological conversion.

Watch the video at devp.org/lent/act.

Week 1: March 6

Development and Peace: 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 partner with organizations in the Global South that promote alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures and support women in their quest for equality and justice.

With the help of our 11,000+ volunteer members, we inform Canadians about the root causes of impoverishment and mobilize them to act for change. Our Lenten campaign, People and Planet First, offers you the opportunity to help protect vulnerable communities and ecosystems from corporate abuse.

To learn more about and to join our movement, visit devp.org.