Our People, Our Place
The Archdiocese of Edmonton is a family of faith, dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on life in our community. Comprised of 390,000 Roman Catholics, the Archdiocese is led by His Grace, Archbishop Richard Smith, who was appointed on March 22, 2007, and Auxiliary Bishop Gregory Bittman, who was appointed on July 14, 2012.
The Archdiocese includes the greater Edmonton area but also covers a geographic region stretching from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Saskatchewan boundary in the east, from Olds in the south to Mayerthorpe in the north. In total the Archdiocese covers 81,151 square kilometres. It includes 61 parishes with resident priests in cities, towns, rural areas and indigenous communities, and another 64 parishes and missions without resident priests.
Every Sunday, Mass is celebrated in 14 different languages, including French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Croatian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Hungarian, Korean, Latin and American Sign Language