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​At Good Shepherd Parish we continue the spiritual and empowering mission of Jesus Christ through prayer, worship and celebration.

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In March 2020 the Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories issued a dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation.

The dispensation has been lifted.

For more information please read Fr. Leo's blog dated 11 May 2022.

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  • Weekdays - Monday and Tuesdays Closed. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.​

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Saturday,  July 2, 16, 23, 30 & August 13                beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 2:30 pm

 

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24 May 2022

Masses at 9:00 am & 11:00 am

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Public Ticketing for Papal Mass at Commonwealth Stadium Opens Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The official program for the Papal Visit to Canada was released on June 23, 2002. We continue to work with National Indigenous Organizations and other Indigenous partners to prioritize space for residential school survivors, Elders and Knowledge Keepers at papal events. This work will continue in the days leading up to the arrival of Pope […]

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Media roundup: Maskwacis chiefs look ahead to historic visit of Pope Francis
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pope Francis will visit the Treaty Six Territory of Maskwacis, Alberta. This is a pivotal moment for the world to witness and understand the impacts of the intergenerational traumas suffered by indigenous people in the residential school systems in Canada and around the World. This is an important step towards reconciliation for everyone to be […]

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Rolheiser: Cheap grace
Monday, June 27, 2022

There’s a tension among Christians today between those who would extend God’s mercy everywhere, seemingly without any conditions, and those who are more reticent and discriminating in dispensing it. The tension comes out most clearly in our debates concerning who may receive the sacraments: Who should be allowed to receive the Eucharist? Who should be […]

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Alberta sites announced for Papal Visit to Canada – July 24–29, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Canada’s Catholic Bishops welcome the June 23 announcement from the Holy See providing further details of the itinerary of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Canada, July 24 – 29, 2022. This will be the fourth papal visit to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s journey in 2002. The Holy Father’s pilgrimage will […]

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Landry: Sharing the Good News
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

One night in mid-November 2004, the pyramid at Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory was empty except for myself and my girlfriend. Though there are many different types of plants featured in the arid pyramid, I wasn’t really paying attending to any of it. I had realized that this was the opportune moment I was waiting. It felt […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Prayer Intentions
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

For National Indigenous Peoples Day, Indigenous elder Fernie Marty, a parishioner at Sacred Heart of the First Peoples, prayed before Mass. Fr. Susai Jesu OMI offered the Mass with the path to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples both in Canada and worldwide as the special intention.

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Pew collections will support Pope’s visit to Canada
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

We are delighted to share the joy of the upcoming pastoral visit by Pope Francis to Canada on July 24-29, 2022. Today, we are sharing a letter from His Grace. In the letter, he addresses the purpose of the visit, as well as the associated costs. There will be two pew collections within the Archdiocese, […]

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Volunteer for the Papal Visit to Canada
Monday, June 6, 2022

Volunteering for Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Canada from July 24 to 29, 2022 can be of enormous personal, social and spiritual benefit. If you are 18 or older and willing to share your time and talents, organizers are seeking many volunteers for innumerable tasks during the papal visit, from greeting and directing pilgrims, to […]

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Vatican appoints Canadian bishop to Dicastery for Divine Worship
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

On Wednesday, 1st June 2022, the Holy See Press Office announced that His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, as a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. A total of 22 members were appointed to the aforementioned Congregation.  For a complete […]

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St. Norbert – Rosenheim reaches 100 years
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Submitted by Marion Kelch St. Norbert Church, located south of Provost, is Alberta’s largest rural neo-Gothic church. Also known also as Rosenheim church, it was the Catholic focal point of a the district of Rosenheim, which had been settled by mostly German-Americans who had immigrated to this part of Joseph’s Colony beginning in 1906. By […]

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St. Peter – Villeneuve parish to celebrate 125th Anniversary
Monday, May 30, 2022

Contributed by Colleen Soetaert Tawâw, Bienvenue, and Welcome! These three greetings will be used at the 125th anniversary of St. Peter’s Parish in Villeneuve, on June 19, 2022, signifying the history of the faith community that celebrates at the parish. With the arrival of Father Jean-Baptiste Morin, OMI and settlers from Quebec in 1891, the […]

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Priest transfers 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The following clergy transfers will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, unless otherwise noted. 1. Fr. Roy ANTONY, CFIC, Associate Pastor of St. Theresa’s Parish, Edmonton, is appointed Pastor of Santa Maria Goretti Italian Parish, Edmonton, replacing Fr. George Puramadathil, CFIC, who is reassigned by his religious order. (Effective July 1, 2022) 2. Fr. […]

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Landry: We are given an indelible spiritual mark on our souls
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

One lasting image from Toy Story 2 is found on the bottom of cowboy doll Woody’s boot. There, you would find the name ‘Andy’ written in permanent marker. Andy writes his name on the feet of most of his toys as a sign/reminder that they are his and he cares for them. In the movie, […]

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Statement on the anniversary of the findings at the Kamloops Residential School
Monday, May 23, 2022

  It is with great sadness that Canada’s Catholic Bishops wish to recognize the one-year anniversary of the shocking reports from the site of the former Kamloops Residential School. These triggered a painful and lasting reminder of the ongoing legacy of suffering caused by Canada’s residential school system. Over the last year, the Catholic Church’s […]

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Rosary for the Family
Thursday, May 19, 2022

In preparation for the 10th World Meeting of Families (WMF), the CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life is hosting a live and nationwide Rosary for the Family via Zoom Webinar. The virtual event will take place on Sunday, 19 June 2022 at 1 p.m. and will be facilitated by several families from across the […]

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Father Frank Stempfle was one of the longest serving priests in Canada
Monday, May 16, 2022

Father Frank died May 13 at age 95. The Vigil Prayers will be held at St. Joseph’s Basilica on May 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica on May 21 at 10 a.m.

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Edmonton to be hub of Pope’s journey of healing, hope and reconciliation
Friday, May 13, 2022

Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Canada from July 24-29, 2022. The Holy Father will visit three cities in Canada: Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit. “The Holy Father is coming to meet with Indigenous Peoples of this land on a pilgrimage of healing, reconciliation and hope.” – Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith, the national […]

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Archbishop Smith: Everyone involved in Catholic education is called to be a Gospel witness
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Catholic Education Week will celebrated May 23-27. The theme this year is Rebuild, Renew and Restore Together. Alberta’s bishops will each read the Gospel of the day and provide reflection for an audience of students, teachers and families. Video: Archbishop Smith reflects on the Gospel reading for Monday, May 23. Calgary Bishop William McGrattan celebrate […]

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Return to Mass: COVID dispensation lifted as of Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022

The Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories will lift the dispensation as of Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022. At the same time, acknowledging the continuing presence of Covid-19 in our midst, we encourage anyone showing signs of the illness, and vulnerable persons, to avail themselves of the means of spiritual communion that will continue to be available for some time still.

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Landry: Camp St. Louis taught me about prayer, community and joy
Monday, May 9, 2022

It was almost exactly 25 years ago that I made one of the most significant decisions in my life; I signed up to be a counsellor at Camp St. Louis (then known as the Youth for Christ Camp).

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Rolheiser: Spirituality – A place where all believers can come together
Monday, May 9, 2022

Spirituality is a place where we can meet in a communion of faith that takes us (at least in that place and moment) beyond our different histories, our different denominations, our different religions, and our different notions of faith.

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Rolheiser: Managing an ascension
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

A friend of mine, somewhat cynical about the church, recently remarked: “What the institutional church today is trying to do is to put its best face on the fact that it’s dying. Basically, it’s trying to manage a death.” What he’s suggesting is that the church today, like a person struggling to accept a terminal […]

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Living In The Word (Reflections on Holy Scriptures) with Deacon Chad
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Living in the Word is a series of bi-weekly reflections on Holy Scriptures by Priests and Religious in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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Memorial Mass for Father Mike McCaffery
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Rev. Mike McCaffery, a pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese for more than 50 years, died on Jan. 21, 2021. He was 85. The McCaffery family invites you to join them on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at St Joseph’s Basilica to honour Fr. Mike McCaffery at a Memorial Mass. […]

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Rev. Matthew Hysell researches the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Monday, May 2, 2022

My interest was stirred up when I visited Chartres Cathedral for the first time in 2017, where I saw the beautiful "Tree of Jesse" lancet window showing Christ surrounded by seven doves.  Then the question came to me....

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Landry: Mystagogy, leading through the mysteries
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

In the introduction to his Pastoral Letter, Living in the Word of God, Archbishop Richard Smith speaks of his Baptism as “the best and most important action my mother and father ever undertook on my behalf.” He also explains that “what begins at Baptism is a way of life that is shaped by sacred teachings, […]

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Rolheiser: Fear of missing out
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

It’s hard for a child to have to go to bed in the middle of an evening when the rest of the family is still celebrating. Nobody wants to go to bed while everyone else is still up. No one wants to miss out on life. Remember how as a child, tired and unable to […]

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Video: Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

This coming Sunday, April 24, marks Divine Mercy Sunday, celebrated since the year 2000. It marks the end of the Octave of Easter, the eight-day celebration of the Resurrection. Father Curtis Berube, associate pastor of Holy Family parish in St. Albert, explains.

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Rolheiser: Then God created light again
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

It doesn’t matter whether you picture the origin of time the way science does, as beginning with the Big Bang, or whether you take the biblical account of the origins of the world literally. Either way there was a time before there was light. The universe was dark before God created light. However, eventually the […]

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Video: Archbishop’s Easter Message
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

All of us have been experiencing the reality of powerlessness. In his Easter message, Archbishop Richard Smith reminds us that the reality of Christ risen from the dead shows that there is nothing more powerful than He is.  

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Video: Father Paul Moret explains the Holy Triduum
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The high point of the Church’s year is takes place over three days in a celebration we call the Holy Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. In this week’s Seeds of Hope video, Fr. Paul Moret, pastor of Holy Trinity parish in Spruce Grove, explains the significance of all three of these (and […]

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Métis man ‘honoured’ to play before Pope
Monday, April 11, 2022

He hopes the music he played contributes to Pope Francis’ commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people.

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Living In The Word (Reflections on Holy Scriptures) with Sr. Michelle Langlois
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Living in the Word is a series of bi-weekly reflections on Holy Scriptures by Priest and Religious in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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Archbishop Smith: We have a responsibility to do whatever we can to heal things
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Archbishop Richard Smith reflects on the papal apology and the historic meetings between the Holy Father and the Indigenous Delegations to the Holy See. The Archbishop held a media availability on April 4.

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Landry: Why did God become a man in Jesus Christ?
Monday, April 4, 2022

I attended my first youth ministers’ conference in January 2001, surrounded by 40-some other youth ministers who were far more experienced than I. I soaked in the prayer, the presentations, and the community. But what stands out to me most from that conference was a question a speaker leveled at us: why did God become […]

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Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous Peoples, will come to Canada
Friday, April 1, 2022

Pope says he is "very sorry" during the historic Final Audience between Pope Francis and all the Indigenous delegates.

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Canada’s Catholic Bishops Welcome Pope Francis’ Apology to Indigenous Peoples
Friday, April 1, 2022

We heard a call from Dr. Wilton Littlechild to walk where there’s no path and create a new one for people to follow. Every delegate who courageously spoke to their experiences has taken up this call, and we are grateful that Pope Francis responded in kind. We look forward to walking on this path together.

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VIDEO: “The Pope is with You”
Thursday, March 31, 2022

"The Pope is with You" - Archbishop Richard Smith on the Assembly of First Nations Papal Meeting at the Vatican today, March 31, 2022. #WalkingTogether

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VIDEO: Archbishop Smith’s experience during the first day of Indigenous Delegations with Pope Francis
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Archbishop Smith shares his experience of what happened inside the Vatican during the Papal encounters on Monday while he was accompanying Inuit and Métis delegates from across Canada.

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VIDEO: Métis Delegates Touched by Meeting with Pope Francis
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Métis delegates were touched by their meeting with Pope Francis on Monday. Angie Crerar, a Métis knowledge keeper and elder, from Grande Prairie, and Gary Gagnon, Métis Rome delegate and educator from Edmonton, speak about the emotional and powerful recent hour-long encounter they shared with Pope Francis inside the Vatican on Monday morning.

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Indigenous Delegation in Rome, will be livestreamed
Saturday, March 26, 2022

This weekend, a delegation of 32 Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors, and youth will journey together from across the country to meet with Pope Francis.

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Living In The Word (Reflections on Holy Scriptures) with Fr. Roger Rouleau
Friday, March 25, 2022

Living in the Word is a series of bi-weekly reflections on Holy Scriptures by Priest and Religious in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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VIDEO: Interview with First Nations papal delegate Chief Willie Littlechild
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Chief Wilton 'Willie' Littlechild, of the Ermineskin First Nation, is a former Treaty Six Nations grand chief and former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Chief Littlechild has worked with the United Nations for more than 40 years advocating for indigenous peoples. He is a survivor of residential school. Chief Littlechild will be among the delegates traveling to Vatican City on March 28 to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis as part of national healing and reconciliation efforts.

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Sacred fire and prayer wave in support of Indigenous Delegation to Rome
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Over the past months, our country has become keenly aware of the hardship and trauma endured by many Indigenous Peoples in this land, much of it stemming from the legacy of residential schools. We cannot erase history, but we can look forward to – and help create – a better future. We, as members of […]

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VIDEO: What is Reconciliation? – Fr. Cristino Bouvette
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

We sat down with Fr. Cristino Bouvette of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary a couple months ago to talk about how we define reconciliation, and to learn from his unique perspective as a indigenous Catholic priest.

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Local Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Bishops meet to pray for peace in Ukraine
Monday, March 21, 2022

Join us in prayer for the innocent victims of war in Ukraine through the offering of a Panachyda (Ukrainian sung memorial prayer) on Saturday, March 26, at 5 pm at Saint Basil Parish, 7007 - 109 Street, Edmonton.

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Pope to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to Mary
Thursday, March 17, 2022

His Holiness will place the people of Ukraine and Russia under the protection of Mary, Mother of God. Pope Francis will consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during the Celebration of Penance that he will preside over in Rome at St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25. Ukrainian Catholic leaders have prepared a Novena and invited all Catholic faithful from around the world to join them in prayer over the next nine days.

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Archbishop Smith on Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

I look forward to celebrating the pilgrimage with you in person this year.

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Interview with Métis Papal Delegate Angie Crerar
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

“We were taught the Church was universal. My parents taught us to love, to be united as a family, that the family that prays together stays together,” Angie recalled. “And the people who taught that same religion also changed my life forever – so it’s hard for me. But what’s most important is not what happened back then, it’s where we are today. To learn to forgive, it’s been a real challenge. But the love of my children, my husband and my friends is what has guided me… I know now it’s time for me to heal. I have to cross that line.”

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Day of Prayer for Ukraine in all parishes
Monday, March 14, 2022

Alberta unites in a Day of Prayer for Ukraine A Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine will be observed on Friday, March 18, 2022 in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. This is in coordination with all the parishes/churches of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, the Diocese of Calgary, the Diocese of […]

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