The mission of the Office of Divine Worship is to promote full, active, conscious and fruitful participation in liturgy throughout the Archdiocese.
This is accomplished by providing and encouraging education, support, direction, leadership and resources to all parishes, and by being a unifying and visionary body to all parishes.
Director: Rev. Paul Kavanagh
Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2153
Administrative Assistant: Mona Dolan
Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2151
Or email using the Contact Us button above
Composing Catholic Prayers
Have you been asked to compose a prayer for a special occasion? Then you will find this guide helpful.
Download Composing Catholic Prayers
An Act of Spiritual Communion
During an outbreak of influenza in Alberta, we encourage all parishioners to remain home at the first sign of illness, especially a cough or fever, out of respect for their brothers and sisters. Those who stay home can view a televised Mass on Salt+Light Television, on EWTN Television, or online at www.canadiandailymass.com.
When unable to receive Holy Communion, one can make a Spiritual Communion. This is an act expressing what was described by St. Thomas Aquinas as "an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and in lovingly embracing Him." In a Spiritual Communion we ask our Lord to come to us in the same way He would if we were able to receive the Sacrament:
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Holy Eucharist.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there,
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
St. Alphonsus Liguori (A.D. 1696-1787)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Rev. Paul Kavanagh,
January 8, 2014