Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation is full. Please call the Parish to pre-register for 2020 - 2021


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

Our Next Marriage Preparation January 31, February 1 and 2, 2020. Please contact the Parish Office to register for this Marriage Preparation Course.

If our date for Marriage Preparation does not work for your schedule then may we suggest Engaged Encounter (information below)


NEXT DATES: August 21-23, November 20-22

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 2020-2021, 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. Meeting is either at 1 pm in the afternoon or 7 pm in the evening. 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 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

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