All weekday and weekend Masses and other events at the church are cancelled until further notice.
April 2, 2020
Here is Father Sathia’s weekly letter in preparation for the HOLY WEEK.
March 31, 2020
Update on Confessions: Further to ensure physical distancing being practiced, all confessions will now be heard in the boardroom. Please call the office to book a time with Father Sathia if you wish to have him hear your confession. On Fridays, confession timings are 6.00 to 7.00 pm and Saturdays 4.00 to 5.00 pm.
The Archdiocese has released a memo in regards to the Holy Week Services. Please view the message for more information.
Lenten Mission / Retreat
Join for a VIRTUAL RETREAT for families from 5:00 pm on April 3, 4 and 5. As we continue our journey through Lent, and in anticipation of the glory of Easter, let us prepare ourselves for HOLY WEEK and for that time when we are able to receive our Lord in the Eucharist again and praise Him with renewed hearts and minds. It will be simple, joyful and straightforward. The best thing is that kids will be attentive, too. It will be preached by Rev. Fr. Steve Ryan SDB, Vice Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, New Rochelle, US. It can be viewed here. Video will be archived for viewing if you are unable to attend all three sessions live.
March 27, 2020
Father Sathia will be hearing confessions this evening during Adoration from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Confessions will be heard in his office. Please remember your physical distancing (2 meters) and that there cannot be more than 50 people in the church at a time.
Watch below for today’s Special Blessing by Pope Francis. Click here for the written transcript in English.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
When unable to receive Holy Communion, one could make a Spiritual Communion. This is a prayer in which we ask our Lord to come to us in the same way He would if we were able to receive the Sacrament.
I believe that You are truly present in the Holy Eucharist. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
St. Alphonsus Liguori (A.D. 1696-1787)
March 25, 2020
Here is Father Sathia’s recent update on our parish.
March 23, 2020
In light of the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer, we have made the difficult choice to close our parish office. As of March 23, 2020, all visits to the church will be by appointment only.
We will make accommodations for people who wish to come pray at the church. Call the office and we will make arrangements with you to open the church for you to pray.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Father Sathia at email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this crisis.
March 16, 2020
Please read the attached letter sent out from Archbishop Smith to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. March-16-Archbishop-Letter