Welcome to
our Parish


We are a parish family from many different lifestyles and backgrounds, joined by our common belief in God, his son, Jesus Christ and blessed by the Holy Spirit. We strive to proclaim and live the Gospel. Come and join us if you are new to our parish, want to know more about the Catholic faith or you want to return to the Church. You are welcome here!

About Our Parish

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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Pastoral Scene

A new vision for archdiocesan camps
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Archbishop outlines plans for rebuilding camps, expanding programs


Day of Confessions Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Need some mercy? Day of Confessions today, March 12


Announcement re St. Mary Parish, Red Deer
Monday, March 4, 2019

Archdiocese investigates allegation of misconduct against Rev. Leonard Cadieux, pastor of St. Mary Parish.

 


Parishioners respond generously through Together We Serve
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Results of the 2018 Together We Serve appeal: Over $1.6 million went to support 11 Catholic charities.


Day of Confessions - Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mark your calendar: Our annual Day of Confessions is set for Tuesday, March 12. 


Pastoral change at St. Theresa Parish
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Associate pastor removed from ministry in the Archdiocese following ethical breach.


Help us rebuild the archdiocesan website!
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Please share your thoughts with us at https://caedm.ca/survey, and feel free to pass it along to others.


A Christmas message from Archbishop Smith
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In the encounter with the child born at Bethlehem, we discover Love itself. The Grinch too was transformed by encounter with a child!


Christmas season hours
Monday, December 17, 2018

Please note our limited hours at the Pastoral & Administration Offices over Christmas.


Alberta RC bishops release donations to D&P
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Roman Catholic Bishops of Alberta announce they will release previously withheld donation funds to Development and Peace, and support with collections in 2019.