Sept 16, 2021 Update: Temporary COVID Measures for Archdiocese of Edmonton

The health and safety of everyone in our churches and our Archdiocesan facilities is the top priority for the Archdiocese, the pastor, parish staff and volunteers, especially during this time of pandemic.

The risk of COVID infection continues to be present and so is the need for everyone to take responsibility to protect each other from this potentially deadly virus. It is our Christian duty to do so.

On Sept. 15, the Alberta government declared a local state of public health emergency. COVID cases and hospitalizations are increasing, putting extreme pressure on the health system. The Alberta government has mandated new, temporary measures to curb the spread of COVID.

Therefore, the following measures are to be implemented as of this date unless stated otherwise. Here is what’s new. New measures have also been highlighted:

What’s new?

Masks and Physical Distancing

Places of Worship

Liturgical Guidelines on Mass 

Distribution of Holy Communion

Working from Home

Archdiocesan Guidelines on Social Gatherings

Weddings and Funerals (effective Monday, Sept. 20)



A PDF version of this communication for clergy and parishes is available here.