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From the monthly archives: January 2021

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Updated pastoral guidelines for Lent

The Archdiocese of Edmonton has updated guidelines for some aspects of the Holy Season of Lent.

These guidelines include details regarding:

  • Ash Wednesday (February 17); 
  • Rite of Election (February 20-21); 
  • Palm Sunday (March 28);
  • Chrism Mass (tentatively scheduled for March 29); and 
  • Paschal Triduum (April 1-4).

Please see the full document: 

Updated Guidelines for some aspects of the Holy Season of Lent (PDF, 1 page)

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Rev. Mike McCaffery, pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese, passes age 85

Rev. Mike McCaffery, a pastor, mentor, teacher and community leader in the Edmonton Archdiocese for more than 50 years, has died. He was 85.

Let us pray for the repose of Father McCaffery’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, that they rest in peace.

Funeral arrangements will be determined at a later date. Father McCaffery died to due to possible complications related to COVID-19.

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Next Livestream: 2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME from St. Joseph Basilica on Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Livestreamed Masses are now being hosted at https://grandinmedia.ca/livestream/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/archedmonton/videos/

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Archbishop Smith's Year-End Interview

As we look forward to a new year, we close 2020 – a year of tremendous challenge and change. The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost every aspect of our lives, from the way we live, work and play to how we worship. It was also a year that presented other challenges. But in the midst of all of that, there’s always hope.

In his annual interview, Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith takes a look at where we’ve been, how we’re doing, and the way forward: https://youtu.be/WxZhgSlitHM

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