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St. Joseph’s Basilica - Cathedral Parish Annual Appeal

This week we invite all parishioners to donate to our Annual Appeal. Our time, talents, and treasures continue to be needed and put to good use. Your support is essential to us, as we continue our mission of worship, witness and service to the people of Edmonton, Alberta, and beyond - thank you for your continued support of the parish, especially during these uncertain days of COVID 19. 

To read the letter please click here, to see the 2021 Financial Update please click here.


SEASON OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2021 - COMPLETE BASILICA SCHEDULE - CLICK HERE


In November We Remember:

There are only a few days left to submit the names of your loved ones.  Each year, the Church sets aside the month of November to pray for people who have gone on ahead of us. We especially remember those who have died in the past year. Traditionally, as a gesture of remembrance, we inscribe their names in a memorial book that is kept in the sanctuary as we pray for them. Covid is challenging us to be creative in our response. This year, we invite you to submit names to be included in prayer to SJB.memorialbook@caedm.ca.  The memorial book is updated several times weekly and to view the 2021 book, please click here.

Weekly Parish Bulletin  November 28, 2021November 21, 2021

Join us each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Mass
livestreamed with Archbishop Smith on
YouTube at: youtube.com/channel/UCtU5UvOSyT2ZK5PivdhojSw and
Facebook at: facebook.com/yegbasilica/live  or Telus Optik Channel 877


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Audio Visual (AV) Team: This team will provide videographers and/or technicians for livestreaming masses and events.  They will volunteer at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, at other liturgies and on special occasions that the parish hosts. A high level of technical expertise in AV is required. If you are interested, please send your application to info.basilica@caedm.ca.
  • 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. 

    Parish Office hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    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 through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Saturday 4:30 p.m.


COVID RESTRICTIONS

  • Places of worship must limit attendance to one-third fire code capacity.

  • Facemasks are mandatory

  • Weddings, funerals, and baptisms are limited to 50 attendees.

For the most recent COVID Measures for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, please click here.


 Our heartfelt thanks to parishioners and friends who continue to support the parish during this pandemic.

Without your assistance our parish will suffer financially.  To make an e-transfer email SJB.etransfer@caedm.ca; Or, click below to make your monthly or one-time donation online.


 

MASS TIMES

SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY MASSES

Weekdays: 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Until further notice, Archbishop Smith grants to all the Catholic faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFESSIONS 

Monday through Friday:  11:30 a.m. and 4:30  p.m.

Saturday:  4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Advent and Christmas 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

The following guidelines prepared with the current health and safety restrictions in place will assist you in planning for the upcoming Advent and Christmas season.

VIDEO: Archbishop Smith talks about upcoming Indigenous Delegation to Rome

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The delegation departs from Canada on December 14th, and will return on the 21st. Three of the official delegates are from Alberta: Chief Wilton Littlechild of Maskwacis, Angie Crerar of Grande Prairie and Gary Gagnon of St. Albert. While in Rome, the Pope will grant three distinct one-hour private audiences with the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit delegates respectively. These will be followed by a fourth encounter with the entire group, at which other Indigenous people from Canada will be present.