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Livestreamed Masses and Events

We invite you to worship safely in person (following current COVID-19 restriction) or online. We livestream the celebration of the Mass from St. Joseph Basilica to your TV, computer or mobile device several ways:

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Archbishop addresses exemptions to COVID vaccinations

“We are individuals living in society. As social beings, our actions affect others and thus involve responsibilities towards them. Our concern must always be for the welfare of both others and ourselves.”

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Mandatory masking required in parishes and Archdiocesan facilities

The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has made the decision to mandate masks in all indoor public facilities until further notice.

 

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Liturgy Guidelines updated Dec. 9 due to COVID measures

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for liturgical celebrations and the use of parish space following the Government of Alberta’s December 8 announcement of stronger public health measures to keep everyone safe, protect the health system, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

These new measures should be followed by all parishes, regardless of the municipality in which they are located:  Indoor and outdoor social gatherings, public and private, are prohibited; Effective December 13, masses are limited to 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance. Virtual or online services are recommended. Funerals and weddings continue to have a maximum allowable attendance of 10 people including the officiant, bride/groom and witnesses.

Services must be held at their normal location, and parishes with a hall as normal location for liturgies can use both the church and their overflow space as long as they limit attendance in each to 15% of fire code occupancy, or less if required for distancing. In-person faith group meetings are still permitted at a place of worship as long as physical distancing and public health measures are followed. The maximum allowable attendance is 10 people total.

Effective December 8, masks are mandatory. The celebrant and others speaking in front of a congregation are permitted to remove their masks while speaking provided they maintain 2 metre distance from others while doing so. Once finished speaking, the speaker must put on their mask again.

We ask for online or phone registrations for Christmas masses to avoid line-ups or physical contact with parish staff.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of Divine Worship which be reached at divineworship@caedm.ca.

Download the full guidelines (PDF, 1 page)

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Liturgy Guidelines updated Nov. 27 due to COVID measures

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for liturgical celebrations and the use of parish space in light of the Nov. 24 Government of Alberta public health measures to keep everyone safe, protect the health system, and slow the spread of Covid-19.

Mask use is mandatory, Masses are at one-third capacity (or less if required to maintain social distancing), weddings, baptisms and funerals are limited to 10 people including clergy. Parishes exposed to COVID must notify both Alberta Health Services and the Archdiocese's Pastoral Administration Office.

Download the full guidelines (PDF, 2 pages)

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Find an online Mass during COVID-19 restrictions

A list of online Mass celebrations in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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AB Bishops Update: Date for Resumption of Public Masses not yet set

Date will be announced once Bishops know that directives can be fully and properly implemented.

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Alberta Bishops plan for reinstatement of public masses

Bishops' task force discerning when and how gradual reinstatement will be initiated.

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Video: Archbishop's Message of Hope amid Pandemic Fears

"In all of this, it’s important that we never lose hope."

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Archbishop tests negative for COVID-19

Archbishop entered self-isolation on March 12,  after experiencing symptoms of a cold. 

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