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Archdiocese announces expanded restrictions

We look forward to the time when we can all worship together, in person. Respecting these restrictions will get our community to that point sooner rather than later. To promote consistency and hopefully avoid as much confusion as possible, the following restrictions will be in effect in all parishes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton regardless of regions and number of cases in regions.

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VIDEO: Archbishop Smith Speaks On New Health Restrictions

There are new worship restrictions province-wide effective immediately.
Stay-tuned for information from His Grace later this week on updated measures. 

From the Alberta government website for places of worship:

Mandatory, additional restrictions for hot spot regions – Effective May 5

  • Faith services are limited to 15 in-person attendees. 
  • Physical distancing between households must be maintained at all times. 
  • Virtual or online services are strongly recommended. 
  • Drive-in services where people do not leave their vehicles and adhere to guidance are allowed. 

For funerals: 

  • 10-people maximum for funerals, including participants and guests.
  • Funeral receptions are not permitted. 

https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

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Liturgy Guidelines updated Dec. 9 due to COVID measures

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for liturgical celebrations and the use of parish space following the Government of Alberta’s December 8 announcement of stronger public health measures to keep everyone safe, protect the health system, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

These new measures should be followed by all parishes, regardless of the municipality in which they are located:  Indoor and outdoor social gatherings, public and private, are prohibited; Effective December 13, masses are limited to 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance. Virtual or online services are recommended. Funerals and weddings continue to have a maximum allowable attendance of 10 people including the officiant, bride/groom and witnesses.

Services must be held at their normal location, and parishes with a hall as normal location for liturgies can use both the church and their overflow space as long as they limit attendance in each to 15% of fire code occupancy, or less if required for distancing. In-person faith group meetings are still permitted at a place of worship as long as physical distancing and public health measures are followed. The maximum allowable attendance is 10 people total.

Effective December 8, masks are mandatory. The celebrant and others speaking in front of a congregation are permitted to remove their masks while speaking provided they maintain 2 metre distance from others while doing so. Once finished speaking, the speaker must put on their mask again.

We ask for online or phone registrations for Christmas masses to avoid line-ups or physical contact with parish staff.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of Divine Worship which be reached at divineworship@caedm.ca.

Download the full guidelines (PDF, 1 page)

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COVID-19 Update: Public Masses cancelled until further notice

Archbishop Smith's Letter on Coronavirus Response

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COVID 19 Update: Archbishop excuses ill, elderly from Sunday obligation

Churches remain open for Mass in Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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COVID-19: Archbishop Smith calls for preventive measures wherever Mass is celebrated

Refrain from handshakes; empty holy water fonts; no distribution from chalice.

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Catholic educators set record straight on human sexuality education

“I think if people read and process the document, they’ll get a deeper understanding of what we’re trying to articulate,” Germann said. “We’re not in any way judging anybody else’s beliefs.”

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Catholic doctors won't prescribe abortion drug

“The fact that such a pill would be marketed and available to Canadian women, when in the trial a Canadian woman died from taking it, is deplorable in my opinion,” said Bouchard.

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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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Catholic educators honoured

“It’s a great accomplishment for the district,” said Laura Thibert, chair of the Edmonton Catholic school board. “They’re amazing educators and they’re focused on Catholic education and the kids in the classroom.”

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