Parish News and COVID-19 Updates
NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!
The Government has announced new restrictions and measures for the Province of Alberta. Some highlights are as follows:
Places of worship:
- Places of worship must limit attendance to one-third fire code capacity.
- Facemasks will be mandatory, and there must be two-metre physical distancing between households or two close contacts for those living alone.
Weddings and funerals:
- All indoor ceremonies and services are limited to 50 attendees or 50 percent of fire code capacity, whichever is less.
For the most recent COVID Measures for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, please click here.
Weekly Parish Bulletin and From the Rector's Desk (Online edition:) September 19; September 12
Federal Election - Monday, September 20, 2021 - The group catholicconscience.org has shared videos from a Catholic virtual major-parties forum for the upcoming federal election. For more information click here.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - The Basilica and the Office will be closed. The federal government recently passed legislation to create the annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR), a federal statutory holiday on Sept. 30. This day provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, and commit to working for truth and reconciliation in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Acknowledging the particular association that exists between our Catholic Church and the Indian Residential Schools, the Archdiocese will also recognize this day as a statutory holiday. Unlike other holidays, the NDTR is not just a day off from work. Instead it is very much a day when we encourage our whole Catholic community to take up the work of prayer and reflection, of learning and listening, of reaching out and reaching forward toward a new relationship of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of this land. There will be a special mass at 7:00pm presided by His Grace, Archbishop Richard Smith. For more information click here.
Join us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Mass livestreamed with Archbishop Smith on YouTube at youtube.com/archedmonton/live and on Facebook at facebook.com/yegbasilica/live
- Money Counters and Money Counter Coordinator - The Parish Count Team Volunteers work together to ensure that the weekly and special collections are counted in an accurate, orderly and timely manner. Ideally, the Parish will have two separate Count Teams who will volunteer on alternate weeks. Each team will have a Coordinator plus five additional Count Team Volunteers. Click here for more information.
IMAGINE JASPER - Traffic interuptions on Jasper Ave Map. The Jasper Ave sidewalk, north of the Basilica, is open! The north exit door to Jasper Avenue is available again. Caution is recommended, as there is still construction equipment and fencing in the area. The intersection of Jasper and 113th St. is closed. The best access to the Basilica is from 100th Ave turning north on 113th Street. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes.
Parish Office hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Noon) and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The office can be reached by email or telephone 780-488-7295.
For a full schedule of Church hours, Mass and Confession times: view here
Confessions: Monday 5:00pm to 5:30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 4:00pm to 4:30pm; and Saturday 4:30pm to 5:00pm.
Our heartfelt thanks to parishioners and friends who continue to support the parish during this pandemic.
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