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Sister Frances leaves Edmonton with a legacy of love

“She’s the type of personality who’s interested in people. She wants to know about people, it makes a difference to her that you exist.”

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2017 Appointments of Priests announced

To all the priests serving in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, may God bless you abundantly as you continue your ministry with dedication, generosity and joy.

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Father Jim Holland to leave Sacred Heart after 22 years

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate have offered Father Jim a year's sabbatical and assigned two priests with First Nations ministry experience to the parish. 

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Romanian Bishop tours Alberta

Bishop Ioan Casian is on a tour of the five Romanian Orthodox parishes and missions in Alberta. The Romanian Orthodox Church established a diocese for Canada last year, and Bishop Ioan was installed as its first bishop last week. His Edmonton visit includes celebrating the Divine Liturgy at Saints Constantine and Helen Parish in north Edmonton on May 21.

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Priests Appointments: How are they made?

As surely as tulips sprout in spring, so too does speculation about which priests will be moving where. Here's a guide to how it works.

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New Camrose church to break ground

Auxiliary Bishop Gregory Bittman will bless the new St. Francis Xavier site on May 23, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17-million, 35,000-square-foot Camrose parish centre at 1:30 p.m.

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Mothers of Fathers: Marie Schmidt humbled by son's calling

Over the past three years, Marie has learned that being the mother of a priest can be humbling. “People say flowery things about Kristopher and thank me for doing this and that, but I didn’t do it,” said Marie.

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Catholics to learn about becoming school trustees

Archbishop Richard Smith called Catholic schools “an extraordinary treasure” and a part of the Church’s mission, noting trustees have a responsibility to both the province and the Church.

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Over 3000 join Edmonton 'March for Life'

More than 3,000 Catholics and many other people of faith, young and old, took to the streets of downtown Edmonton on Thursday, joining 35,000 across the country to support the dignity and sanctity of life.

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Mothers of Fathers: Fr. Paul sustained by Mom's humour

Leaving her son at the seminary was one of the most difficult things Kay Kavanagh has ever had to do.

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