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Letter to the Faithful - Special Delegation of Indigenous Peoples to Encounter Pope Francis in Rome

This meeting with the Holy Father is of immense significance in the history of Indigenous Peoples, our Church, and our country.

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VIDEO: Celebrate Catholic Education Sunday on November 7, 2021

Ahead of Catholic Education Sunday, we put a video spotlight on a new program connecting parishes and schools at Bishop David Motiuk School. It's an excellent example of the valuable work that our bishops encourage in their Catholic Education Sunday letter.

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Bishops apologize for residential schools and raise possibility of Papal visit to Canada

“We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day.”

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'A New Beginning in Hope' - Archbishop Smith's message on the new School Year

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,

I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

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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.

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Lent 2021: Participation in Live-Streamed Liturgies

The Archdiocese of Edmonton offers guidance for our reflection to encourage and guide our active participation in the live-streamed sacred liturgies of the Lenten season of 2021 during these pandemic times.

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Canadian Bishops express sympathy after Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples fire

In a letter to Archbishop Richard Smith, the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed sympathy to the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton following the devastating fire August 30.

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COVID-19 Update: Public Masses cancelled until further notice

Archbishop Smith's Letter on Coronavirus Response

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Archbishop Smith's Letter of Condolences to the Iranian Community

To our dear friends in the Iranian communities of Edmonton: I am writing to offer my most profound condolences and prayers, and those of the entire Catholic community of our Archdiocese, who join me in expressing deep, deep sadness for the tragic loss of life that has taken place in the plane crash near Tehran.

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‘Hear the Word of God and Do It’ : Archbishop Smith’s Pastoral Letter

“So what does it mean to be a disciple of the Lord? What does it mean to follow him, to be on mission? The Lord himself helps to clarify that when he says being a disciple is basically two things: Listen to the word of God, and put it into practice – ‘Hear the word of God and do it.’” (Luke 8:19-21)

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