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Guidelines for Holy Week & Easter

General Guidelines for the celebration of Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week which leads to Easter is the heart of the liturgical year. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocese of Edmonton offers the following guidelines for Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum.

Parishes are taking all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. If you are healthy and able, and if your home parish has space for you, it is best to attend these liturgies in person.

The Archdiocese is encouraging the faithful, who cannot attend in-person in their own church, to participate in the live-streamed celebrations presided over by Archbishop Richard Smith during Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum as a sign of unity. The livestreamed Archdiocesan liturgies will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook at St. Joseph’s Basilica.

Comments attributed to Pope Francis

With regard to questions arising about comments attributed recently in the media to Pope Francis, it belongs to the Holy See (the Vatican) to issue explanations and clarifications. If and when such information is issued, the Archdiocese of Edmonton would be pleased to offer an explanatory comment upon it.

Fire causes substantial damage at Sacred Heart Church of First Peoples

We are saddened to learn of today’s fire at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples but grateful that no one has been hurt.

Reminder: No Skaro Pilgrimage this week

Even without the pilgrimage, we can still turn to the Blessed Mother in prayer.

Archbishop offers message of condolence following Beirut explosion

Archbishop will celebrate Mass at the Maronite parish on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Heartbreaking Loss of Historic Church

Arson has destroyed important part of Catholic history in east-central Alberta.

Join us online for a virtual Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage July 25-29

Be a part of a great tradition of healing and spiritual renewal!

Video: How to receive Communion under new guidelines

New guidelines aim to keep everyone safe at Mass.

AB Bishops Update: Date for Resumption of Public Masses not yet set

Date will be announced once Bishops know that directives can be fully and properly implemented.

Alberta Bishops plan for reinstatement of public masses

Bishops' task force discerning when and how gradual reinstatement will be initiated.