These are the masses which will be available online within the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton during the current COVID-19 preventive measures.

No congregation will be allowed at these masses, and only the celebrant will receive Holy Communion.

To follow along with the readings and prayers of the day, visit Living With Christ, which is providing free resources during the pandemic.

In times when we cannot receive the Eucharist, we can make a Spiritual Communion. Download the Spiritual Communion prayer here.

Most of these livestreams will be posted on Facebook; however no Facebook account is needed to view the videos.

Sunday Mass

Saturday Vigil

  • 5 p.m. - St. Thomas More Parish in Edmonton will be livestreaming on their Facebook page here, in which it will be made available on their website here.

  • 6:30 p.m. - Father Matthew Hysell will be livestreaming the Saturday Vigil Mass (for Sunday) in American Sign Language for the Deaf community across Canada. It will be on the International Catholic Deaf Association - Canadian Chapter Facebook page here.

Sunday

  • 8:30 a.m. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosts livestream Adoration on olph.ca.

  • 9 a.m. - St. Michael Parish in Leduc is livestreaming Sunday Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 9:30 a.m. - St. John Bosco Parish in Edmonton is livestreaming Sunday Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples is livestreaming Sunday Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 10 a.m. - Our Lady of the Angels in Fort Saskatchewan is livestreaming Sunday Mass through their Facebook page here, and A Beggar's Heart here.

  • 10:30 a.m. - St. Joseph's Basilica is livestreaming Sunday Mass with Archbishop Richard Smith on the Archdiocese of Edmonton Facebook page here.

  • 10:30- 11:30 a.m. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosts livestreamed Adoration on olph.ca.

  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosts livestreamed Adoration on olph.ca.

  • 7 p.m. Adoration / 8 p.m. Mass - Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sherwood Park is livestreaming Sunday Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 11 a.m. - Our Lady of Guadalupe in Edmonton is livestreaming Sunday Mass in Spanish on this non-public YouTube link here.

  • 11:30 a.m. - St. Anthony Parish in Lloydminster is livestreaming Sunday Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • Various times - Holy Rosary Polish Parish has a 24-hour feed of their altar. Their masses continue at regular times and will be streamed on their website here.

  • Various times - Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosts livestream adoration/Benediction for the hour that all of their regularly scheduled weekday and weekend masses occur. Check olph.ca for times.

During the Week

  • 8:30 a.m. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosts livestream Adoration daily on olph.ca.

  • 9 a.m. - St. John Bosco Parish in Edmonton is livestreaming daily Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 9 a.m. - Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples is live-streaming daily Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 5:15 p.m. Adoration / 6:15 p.m. Mass on Tuesdays & Thursdays - Our Lady of Perpetual Help (olph.ca) hosts livestreamed Adoration followed by Mass on their Facebook page here.

  • 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays - Father Matthew Hysell is live-streaming Mass in American Sign Language for the Deaf community across Canada. It will be on the International Catholic Deaf Association - Canadian Chapter Facebook page here.

  • Various times - Holy Rosary Polish Parish has a 24-hour feed of their altar. Their Masses continue at regular times and will be streamed on their website here.

During Holy Week

This year, our celebrations of the Liturgies of Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum will be like no others. In accordance with the requirements set out by the Chief Medical Officer for Alberta and the directives of Archbishop Smith, priests will celebrate the liturgies privately, with no congregation present. In the case of concelebration, each priest will abide by physical distancing requirements and infection prevention protocols. We invite the faithful to join these celebrations ‘virtually,’ through video livestreaming from their own parish or from St. Joseph’s Basilica with Archbishop Smith. Visit your parish website or caedm.ca to find links to the livestream events.

  • April 5 - Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (Palm Sunday) will be livestreamed from St. Joseph’s Basilica at 10:30 a.m.
    This liturgy commemorates the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem. It may include the blessing of palms, but the palms would be stored for distribution at a later date.

  • April 9 - Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday)
    Chrism Mass: Future Date and Time to be determined.
    Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be livestreamed from St. Joseph’s Basilica at 7 p.m.
    The Mass will not include the usual ritual of the washing of feet or the procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose. The Blessed Sacrament will be reserved in the Tabernacle.

  • April 10 - Good Friday will be livestreamed from St. Joseph’s Basilica at 3 p.m.
    The Passion of the Lord will be celebrated on this day, and the liturgy will include special prayers for those in distress, the sick, and the dead.

  • April 11 - Holy Saturday will be livestreamed from St. Joseph’s Basilica at 8 p.m.
    The blessing of the fire does not take place, but the Easter Candle will be lit. This liturgy includes the renewal of Baptismal Promises. The Sacraments of Initiation are postponed until medical directives relative to the pandemic indicate it would be safe to celebrate them.

  • April 11 - Easter Sunday will be livestreamed from St. Joseph’s Basilica at 10:30 a.m.
    We celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Special prayers will be said for those affected by the current pandemic, for our religious and government leaders, and for the dead.

Holy Week Resources

Visit caedm.ca/covid for resources to help prepare for Holy Week, including:

Other resources

Archbishop Smith posts a weekly blog, The Reason For Our Hope, on GrandinMedia.ca.

Father Kris Schmidt posts his homilies weekly as a podcast. The podcast, along with his Vital Word Vlogs, are available on A Beggar's Heart Facebook page here.