About Our Parish

Reverend Dean Dowle

Parish History

The first mass at St John the Evangelist Parish was celebrated on August 2, 1942 in the old Melton barn located at 144 street and Stony Plain Road. In 1943, a new church was transported from Boyle, Alberta, which was intended to be the permanent church. That is until a population boom in the area warranted a larger building to accommodate the growing congregation. A new site was chosen on 148 street and 98 avenue. The present church was built in 1956 and officially consecrated on October 20, 1957 by Archbishop MacDonald.

Once again changes came to our parish in 2003, when St. John the Evangelist and Holy Spirit parishes were officially united. This meant the parish priest was called to serve both churches. The closing Mass of Holy Spirit Parish was celebrated on October 10, 2010 and the congregations is now amalgamated as one family in Christian fellowship.