Liturgical Guidance for Stage 3 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy

News Release 

Liturgical Guidance for Stage 3 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy

Edmonton, June 23, 2021 – The Province of Alberta has announced that Alberta's Open for Summer Plan will enter Stage 3 on Thursday, July 1, 2021. As parishes begin to reopen, numerous conversations will occur, and of course, discernment and discretion in each parish circumstance. We know that being patient with one another is so crucial as the reopening begins. Please allow yourselves the opportunity to evaluate and re-evaluate as the reopening progress and to discern any changes. As you will note below, there will be an evaluation of specific protocols over the summer months.

Mass (Sunday and weekday)

Weddings (With Mass and Outside of Mass)

Funerals (Funeral Mass or Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass



Visitation to the Sick

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

As we enter into Stage 3 of Alberta's relaunch strategy, there will be many conversations that happen between you, your parish team, PPC, volunteer leaders and volunteers. The leadership and discretion that priests and theirr assistants provide will help all parishioners in their return to parish life.

Liturgy Committees will continue to invite liturgical ministers to resume their ministry, to prepare short-term ministry schedules for the summer months, and even retraining. We must honour our volunteers in the months ahead. We are sure many ideas have been shared on how best to do this. 

We again renew our gratitude to all of you, clergy and parishioners, for your faithful stewardship during these past several months. 





Fr. Paul Kavanagh,
Senior Lead

For more information contact the Communications Office:

Andrew Ehrkamp, Communications Lead | Ph: 780-469-1010 ext. 2441 | Cell: 780-399-6523