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4/5/2019 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stations of the Cross

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
are prayed on Friday evenings
at 7:00 p.m. during Lent, beginning on March 8th through April 12th, led by different Parish groups. 
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4/6/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Mass

Confessions at 6:30 pm
Mass at 7:00 pm

 

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4/9/2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

KC O'Leary Council - 2nd Tuesday

KC O'Leary Council meet on 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm
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4/12/2019 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stations of the Cross

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
are prayed on Friday evenings
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4/16/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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CWL Meeting

CWL Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the Month,  September through May, Upper Hall. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm or 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 
Times will be confirmed in the bulletin.

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4/18/2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Holy Thursday Mass at 7 pm followed by Adoration until 10 pm

At the conclusion of Lent, the Christian community assembles to celebrate the great three days of the Easter Triduum, the death and resurrection of Christ. These days constitute the highpoint of the liturgical year.

 

Every year, the Jewish people recall the first Passover, when their ancestors, slaves in Egypt, shared a sacrificed lamb before they crossed the Red Sea to freedom. Every year Christians gather to remember Christ's passing over to the Father, when he offered himself for our liberation from sin and left us his body and blood for our nourishment. Paul hands on the tradition as it had come to him: within a ritual meal of thanksgiving, Jesus interpreted the meaning of bread and cup in a way never before imagined. He gave his body and blood for us in death, and even now offers it to us in Eucharist. During the action of the Mass, we are present at Jesus' self-offering and are invited to make it our own. The Lord's washing of his disciples' feet serves as an example of the love and service we owe one another in imitation of his perfect love. As we gather to give thanks, to eat the bread of life and drink the cup of salvation, Christ forms us into his body, a community of mutual love and service.

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4/27/2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday Evening Mass

Confessions at 6:30 pm
Mass at 7:00 pm

 

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2018 - 2019 

First Eucharist 

Children’s Preparation Sessions for Eucharist

Saturdays: March 16, April 4, and April 27.

Come to either the morning 9:30 – 11:30 or afternoon 1-3 session. Please indicate your preferred choice of time on the registration sheet for planning purposes. You may switch between morning and afternoon for different sessions if there is a conflict.

If more children register than can be accommodated at the Saturday sessions, we will likely arrange an after school session on the weeks that follow the dates above.


Please arrive early enough to be settled and ready to start right at 9:30 am or 1 pm. 
Send an easily consumed, no/low-mess snack if desired (there will be a 10 min health break). Water is provided.

 

First Eucharist will be celebrated at your choice of certain Masses in May and early June. The options of Mass dates and times are still to be determined with our new priest, Fr. Dean.

2019 Confirmation

Preparation Sessions

These sessions are in the upper hall, 9:30 – 11: 30 am  OR  1 – 3 pm. Please indicate your preferred choice of time on the registration sheet for planning purposes. You may switch between morning and afternoon for different sessions if there is a conflict. 

Please arrive early enough to be settled and ready to start right at 9:30 am or 1 pm. 
Bring your own snack if desired (there will be a 10 min health break). Water is provided.

Session 1 is Jan. 12

Blessing of the Candidates will be at each Mass on Jan 12 and 13.  Masses are on Saturday at 7 pm,  and Sunday at 9 am, 10:30 am, and noon.

Session 2 is February 9

Session 3 is March 9

Session 4 is April 13.

Retreat days are May 4 and May 11, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Choose a date when the Sponsor can attend with the Candidate.

Reconciliation will be an evening between the Retreat and Confirmation, likely the week of May 11.

Confirmation is Thursday May 23, 7 pm.

Baptism for older Children

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.

RCIA and Confirmation for Adults

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

Marriage Preparation Course

We have completed our Marriage Preparation Course for 2019. Our Next Marriage Preparation has a proposed date of February 2020. 

If you require a Marriage Preparation before then may we suggest Engaged Encounter (information below)

2019 DATES
March 15-17, April 26-28, May 24-26,
June 21-23 and November 15-17

VENUE: All weekends are held at:

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

Registration Contact
Don and Sharon Marchand
Phone: (780) 466-0090

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Cost: $460.00 per couple if payment is made by cash, cheque or e-transfer to 

Cost: $470.00 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 $385 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 EVENTS

  • 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.  The 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 2019-2020

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 EVENTS

  • CWL, meet every 3rd Tuesday. Meeting is either at 1:00 pm in the afternoon or 7:00 pm in the evening. Times will be announced in the bulletin.
  • 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, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

MEN’S EVENTS

  • KC O’Leary, meet every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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 7:00 pm

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation 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. 
    Website: ssvpedmonton 

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