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Ministry Fair

You are invited to a Ministry Fair at St. Joseph’s Basilica. The Basilica is home to numerous ministries that are integral to meeting the pastoral needs of its large, diverse population of parishioners.

Come to our Ministry Fair in O’Leary Hall to find out more about the various ministry opportunities, meet some fellow parishioners, enjoy a coffee or juice, and volunteer to become involved in a parish ministry. Religious articles and books will be available for purchase as well.

The Ministry Fair will take place on:

June 3rd
(4pm to 5pm, and 6pm to 7pm)


June 4th
(9:15am to 2:25pm, 4pm to 5pm, and 6pm to 7pm)


Summer Employment Opportunity -  Caretaking Cover

Are you looking for a summer job or know someone who is? This is a great opportunity for a student!   

We are looking for a person for caretaking and maintenance services for the parish buildings (church, rectory and garage, and church hall) and the church grounds. The duties of the custodian will vary based on the Basilica’s resources and parish needs. This position will provide cover for our caretaking staff as they rotate through vacation absences over the summer. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume quoting the job title “Summer Caretaking Cover” in the subject line to Leah.Lunz@caedm.ca.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


Strawberry Tea

The Catholic Women’s League of St. Joseph's Basilica invites you to their annual Strawberry Tea on Tuesday, June 13th, 2023. The Strawberry Tea will take place in O'Leary Hall of the Basilica from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The event is a great opportunity to meet with other Catholic women active in the parish. Come join us for some strawberry short cake and tea. Bring a friend too!

Please R.S.V.P.  Anica Baricevic at cwlpresidentstjosephsbasilica@gmail.com or 780-497-7720 if you would like to attend. 


coffee and social

St. Joseph’s Basilica Parish Pastoral Council is pleased to present ‘Coffee Sundays’ each Sunday following the 10:30am Mass.  This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with new friends and old. 
All are most welcome to come, so please join us in O’Leary Hall after Mass.    


Our heartfelt thanks to parishioners and friends who continue to support the parish. Your support is essential to us as we continue our mission.

To make an e-transfer email SJB.etransfer@caedm.ca or click the button below to donate.


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