In the 2016 Easter season, Archbishop Smith will be hosting a series of presentations on the subject of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Five sessions will be held at five different parishes across the Archdiocese, each dealing with a different aspect of this important topic. They will include prayer, personal witness, teaching from the Archbishop, and time for questions and answers. 

Come, learn about this tragic situation and its consequences, about what our faith teaches, and about what we can do in response. You are particularly invited to attend the session closest to your own parish. 

All sessions will also be livestreamed, and you can participate right here on the archdiocesan website at Do you have questions about end-of-life issues? Send them to us on Twitter at @CAEDM or on Facebook at, using the hashtag #ELM. 

If you cannot join us for the live webcast, these sessions will also be broadcast later on Salt+Light TV.

Session 1 - What’s it all about? 

An outline of the legal situation now facing our country.
St. Anthony Parish, 2704 - 56 Avenue, Lloydminster
Sunday, April 3, at 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Direct link to the livestream webcast: 

Session 2 - What’s wrong with assisted suicide and euthanasia?

An explanation of Church doctrine.
Corpus Christi Parish, 2707 - 34 Street, Edmonton
Tuesday, April 5, at 7-9 p.m.

Session 3  - It’s my body, my choice. 

The meaning of freedom in the Christian tradition.
St. Mary Parish, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer.
Sunday, April 10, at 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Session 4 - I don’t want to suffer. 

The Christian Understanding of Suffering.
Holy Trinity Parish, 200 Boundary Road, Spruce Grove
Tuesday, April 12, at 7-9 p.m.

Session 5 - What must we do? 

How we are called to respond to this new situation?
St. Charles Parish, 17511 - 112 Street, Edmonton
Wednesday, April 13, at 7-9 p.m.