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June 20 at 10:30 a.m. – 12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, from St. Joseph Basilica

Livestreamed Masses are now being hosted at https://grandinmedia.ca/livestream/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/archedmonton/videos/

VIDEO: Chief Littlechild and Archbishop Smith's Statement on Kamloops and Reconciliation

Chief J. Wilton "Willie" Littlechild and Archbishop Richard Smith met this week in Maskwacis, and are offering this joint statement on the Kamloops Residential School discovery, and on reconciliation.

Chief Littlechild is a former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations. He was also a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a member of the 1977 Indigenous delegation to the United Nations, and worked on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Alberta Order of Excellence, and Queens Counsel.

Arson suspected in fire at St. Patrick's church

Arson is suspected after fire caused extensive damage to the front entrance of St. Patrick’s church in downtown Edmonton.

Archbishop Smith's letter to Muslim community for Ramadan 2021

The theme of hope is central as Archbishop Richard Smith shares his letter the Muslim communities of the Edmonton area as they mark the holy month of Ramadan. “We live not only for the moment but for eternity, we are concerned not with the fulfilment of self-centred and transient desires but with allowing God to fulfil His will in us,” Archbishop Smith writes in his April 16 letter. “This is the basis or our hope both as Christians and Muslims.

Video series: Stop, look and listen in your Journey through Lent

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Journey through Lent offers an introduction to the season and reflections on Gospel readings of each Sunday in Lent. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has produced this new series for Lent 2021. The links to the videos in French and English will also be available on the CCCB website. Each Monday, the link for the upcoming Sunday celebration will be released.

Video: World Day of the Sick

Archbishop Richard W. Smith shares his message on this year's World Day of the Sick, which will take place on February 11, 2021.

Father Ted Wesolowski passes at age 96

Rev. Teofil (Ted) Wesolowski - who served throughout the Archdiocese of Edmonton, including as chaplain of the Carmelite Monastery in Devon - has died.

Deacon Hyland Fraser passes

Deacon Hyland Fraser, a member of Holy Trinity Parish in Spruce Grove, has died after a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Updated pastoral guidelines for Lent

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for some aspects of the Holy Season of Lent.

These guidelines include details regarding:

  • Ash Wednesday (February 17); 
  • Rite of Election (February 20-21); 
  • Palm Sunday (March 28);
  • Chrism Mass (tentatively scheduled for March 29); and 
  • Paschal Triduum (April 1-4).

Please see the full document: 

Updated Guidelines for some aspects of the Holy Season of Lent (PDF, 1 page)

Rev. Mike McCaffery, pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese, passes age 85

Rev. Mike McCaffery, a pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese for more than 50 years, has died. He was 85.

Let us pray for the repose of Father McCaffery’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, that they rest in peace.

Funeral arrangements will be determined at a later date. Father McCaffery died to due to possible complications related to COVID-19.

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