Dear Friends in Christ,

We are writing today with an invitation to join us in celebrating a special moment here in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

On November 30, 1912, Pope St. Pius X approved the transfer of the diocesan headquarters from St. Albert and established the Archdiocese of Edmonton. To mark the 100th anniversary, Archbishop Smith has declared a “Jubilee 100” year in which he invites us to reflect on our rich history of faith and service, celebrate our continuing Joy in Christ, and share in the Gospel call to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

It is our pleasure then to invite you to consider attending the Jubilee 100 Gala, on Wednesday,
November 21, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

The gala promises to be an unforgettable evening of fine dining, entertainment and celebration, including a live auction and a chance on the door prize of a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. All proceeds will be shared between the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Diocese of Mackenzie Fort-Smith.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is well known for its mission to love and serve the poor. Its members help people across the Archdiocese with basic needs such as rent, groceries and furniture, offered always in the context of dignity and friendship.

The Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese stretches over some 1.5 million square kilometres of the Canadian North and serves a relatively small Catholic population of about 27,000. Our gifts can help in a number of ways, whether it’s contributing to construction of the church at Fort Simpson, supporting initiatives for young people, or providing resource materials and liturgical supplies.

Our support for both these causes will pay tribute to the roots of our faith in the last century and reaffirm our dedication to the mission of Christ and his Church through the next. We hope you will join us on November 21 to hear more about both of these initiatives.

Tickets to the gala are $300 apiece, and a portion will eligible for a charitable tax receipt. They can be ordered online or by calling Anna at 780-469-1010. We look forward to seeing you!

 Randy Yatscoff               Louise Schurman

Jubilee 100 Gala Committee Co-chairs