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For current info on Masses during COVID-19, please check in Bulletins.

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Parish History

​Lac Ste Anne was the first permanent Catholic mission in Alberta. It was founded by a diocesan priest Fr. Jean-Baptiste Thibault in 1842. He blessed the lake and renamed it Lac Ste Anne, which was previously called "Manito Sakahigan" or "Spirit Lake" by the Cree people. Aboriginal people camped on the west end of the lake which became the pilgrimage grounds considered sacred for generations and widely known as a place of healing. It came to be known as "Devils Lake" by Hudson's Bay Company traders. 

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Next Livestream: ALL SAINTS (31st SUNDAY) from St. Joseph Basilica on Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 25, 2020

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


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.


Cantors to return to Mass
Friday, September 18, 2020

The voice of a cantor is now permitted at Catholic masses in the Edmonton Archdiocese, as parishes are given new guidelines following the easing of provincial COVID-19 guidelines on singing and music.

While provincial guidelines allow a choir performance with COVID restrictions, full congregation singing is not recommended at this time. In the Archdiocese, the guidelines say that only a cantor is permitted at this time. and the COVID-19 risk must be managed with physical distancing and other health precautions.

These guidelines were sent by Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith to priests on Sept. 17.


AB/NWT Bishops release Pastoral Letter “On the Impact of COVID-19 & the Call to Christian Renewal”
Monday, September 14, 2020

Sept. 14 the Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories released a pastoral statement, called On the Impact of COVID-19 & the Call to Christian Renewal. This letter – addressed to all the Catholic faithful – offers praise and thanks for the many examples of care and collaboration that have emerged during the pandemic; it also highlights some of the social challenges that have surfaced and that will need to be addressed going forward. In particular, the bishops are inviting Catholics to review the impact of COVID-19 within their homes, schools, workplaces, and society in general, in light of the gospel and the social teaching of the Church.


Canadian Bishops express sympathy after Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples fire
Thursday, September 10, 2020In a letter to Archbishop Richard Smith, the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed sympathy to the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton following the devastating fire August 30.
Uniting Ourselves in Prayer as Schools Reopen: Pastoral Letter from AB-NWT Bishops
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have written new pastoral letter entitled Uniting Ourselves in Prayer as Schools Reopen. The topic is timely, as the new school year begins amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.


Archbishop in Dialogue asks the question: Why Worship?
Tuesday, September 1, 2020ARCHBISHOP IN DIALOGUE is a new digital platform for the Archbishop of Edmonton to teach the Catholic faith in an engaging manner, using thoughtful conversations with a variety of guests from all walks of life.
Fire causes substantial damage at Sacred Heart Church of First Peoples
Sunday, August 30, 2020We are saddened to learn of today’s fire at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples but grateful that no one has been hurt.