Living in the Word of God

  • 7 June 2018

Living in the Word of God is a pastoral letter written by our Archbishop Richard Smith.  In it the Archbishop speaks about the importance of the Word of God in our lives.  At the beginning of his letter Archbishop Smith writes about his own baptism.  He writes about how Pope Francis speaks of baptism and how Pope Francis asks people if they know the date of their baptism. Do you know the date of your baptism?  Why is the date of baptism important?  To find out, read the Archbishop's pastoral letter.

Fr. Leo

 

Some reflections...

  • 2 December 2017
In our lives we have struggles of all kinds, but at the centre of all we find the presence of Christ. He is not so much found in distant places but (as the Gospel tells us) he is found in the midst of the storm, in the midst of the struggle, in the midst of daily life. And that's why today we celebrate and thank God for St. Benedict Chapel.
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Bishops OK vaccinations for COVID-19
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Alberta and NWT Bishops have published a letter explaining that "the Church assures us that it is morally permissible for Catholics to receive [the vaccine] for the good of personal and public health."


Next Livestream: 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT from St. Joseph Basilica on Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, November 29, 2020

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


Liturgy Guidelines updated Nov. 27 due to COVID measures
Friday, November 27, 2020The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for liturgical celebrations and the use of parish space in light of the Nov. 24 Government of Alberta public health measures to keep everyone safe, protect the health system, and slow the spread of Covid-19.

Mask use is mandatory, Masses are at one-third capacity (or less if required to maintain social distancing), weddings, baptisms and funerals are limited to 10 people including clergy. Parishes exposed to COVID must notify both Alberta Health Services and the Archdiocese's Pastoral Administration Office.

Download the full guidelines (PDF, 2 pages)


New Priest Appointments
Monday, November 23, 2020

Father Jozef Wroblewski to retire, Father Adam Lech appointed Pastor of Holy Family parish, with Father Matthew Kunnel CMI appointed as Associate Pastor.


Livestream: Nov. 2 All Souls’ Day Mass to be a requiem for COVID-19 victims
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith will offer Mass for all victims of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 2.

The 5:30 p.m. Mass will be livestreamed from St. Joseph’s Basilica. The requiem Mass will be celebrated with current COVID-19 protocols and livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person. Archbishop Smith said it’s an opportunity to come together as a Catholic community to remember everyone who has died, especially as a result of COVID.



Archbishop's Catholic Education Sunday Message 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

See Archbishop Smith's video message for Catholic Education Sunday 2020.


Novena for Catholic Education Sunday
Wednesday, October 28, 2020We are grateful for our Catholic Schools. Let us unite in prayer that the Holy Spirit may intercede for Catholic Education throughout Alberta by praying this traditional prayer daily from October 29 until November 6, 2020. 
Comments attributed to Pope Francis
Saturday, October 24, 2020With regard to questions arising about comments attributed recently in the media to Pope Francis, it belongs to the Holy See (the Vatican) to issue explanations and clarifications. If and when such information is issued, the Archdiocese of Edmonton would be pleased to offer an explanatory comment upon it.
Prayer Intentions for Catholic Education (2020/2021 School Year)
Friday, October 23, 2020Here are prayer intentions for Catholic Education during the 2020-2021 school year.
Father Tesfu's mother passes
Saturday, September 19, 2020

With sadness we advise that the mother of Rev. Tesfu Kelati, priest of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, died on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Abrehet Bahta died in Eritrea.

Father Tesfu is the pastor of St. Emeric Parish, and he also serves as the chaplain of St. Benedict Chapel in downtown Edmonton. 

We offer condolences to Father Tesfu and his family. 

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