Monday - Wednesday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday - 1 pm to 4 pm
Friday - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
1st & 3rd Sunday: 9:00 am
2nd, 4th, & 5th Sunday: 11:15am
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am at St. Joseph's Hospital
Wednesday 9:00 am
5437 - 43rd Street, Vegreville, AB. T9C 1C8
Phone: (780) 632-3272
Toll Free: (780) 632-3272
Fax: (780) 632-3303
Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Saturday at 3:45 pm or by appointment.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on the First Friday of each month.
Catholic Education Sunday:
Sunday, November 5, 2017 is Catholic Education Sunday in Alberta. This year’s theme asks us to ponder “truth, goodness and beauty” in a Catholic school environment. The Catholic Bishops of Alberta have written a formal letter regarding this celebration that can be downloaded by: Click here
We, at Elk Island Catholic Schools, in addition to our district motto to See Christ in Everyone, also have a theme this year and it is: “Challenge Accepted.” It is based upon sacred Scripture where Isaiah is being called by God to be a prophet, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ”Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am. Send me!”” (Isaiah 6:8) The district sets out monthly challenges to help both students and staff grow in our faith. September’s challenge was to attend Holy Eucharist on Sundays. October’s challenge was to pray the Rosary. November’s challenge is a call to serve. As well, there is a divisional goal/ service project to support the women and children of Valeda house in Edmonton with prayers, basic necessities, and financial support. The goal is to demonstrate that our faith must be lived and the Christian life is rooted in love of God and love of neighbour.
Show the EICS video:
CANADA at 150:
On July the first, the Bishops from accross Canada will be consecrating their diocese and eparchies to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Click on the link to see a brief video explanation from Fr. Paul Kavanagh.
Click on the link to read the prayer of consecration of Canada to Mary's Immaculate heart.
CONGRATULATIONS Fr. Roger:
This past Tuesday, June 27, Deacon Roger was ordained a priest.
Please click on the link to learn a little more about Fr. Roger and how he discerned the priesthood.
Catholic Education Sunday (November 6)
This past Sunday marked Catholic Education Sunday in Alberta. Our Catholic schools are an extension of the Church where our youth can learn in a faith-filled environment..
Please support Catholic Education in whatever way you are able and especially pray that God continue to bless and protect the treasure we have in Catholic Education.
Click on the link to read a letter from Alberta-NWT Bishops regarding Catholic Education.
Fr. Michael has his own blog that he maintains in order to communicate with his parishoners, past and present.
Please keep him in your prayers and he studies in Rome.
Click on the link below.
Pray for Protection of Human Life
Lord, and Maker of all that is good,
Fill our hearts with joy before the wonders of your creation.
Open our eyes to the presence of your beloved Son Jesus in all those we encounter
and especially in the weakest and most vulnerable among us.
When we see life threatened at its beginning or at its end,
Or by poverty and deprivation,
Inspire us with love and mercy
So that, empowered by your Holy Spirit,
We may work together to defend human dignity.
Help us to build a culture of life:
A culture in which each and every person is loved and valued as your child
from conception to natural death,
And in every circumstance of life.
Mary, Mother of the living, Pray for us.
A belated Welcome to Br. Roger!!
Well most, if not all, know me by now but if you’ve slipped through the cracks my name is Roger-Karol Niedzielski. I am a seminary intern studying for the Archdiocese of Edmonton now for my 7th year. This year I’m in the parish learning the ministry by helping service the parishes of St. Martin of Tours, Holy Heart of Mary and St. Gregory the Great. To share a bit about me: I love to cook, eat, read, collect coins and antiques, travel, fish and hunt and much more which I can tell ad nauseam just invite me for coffee. It is very exciting and an absolute blessing to be in the parishes and the schools this year and God willing my diaconate is just around the corner but you’ll hear about that soon enough.
Syrian Refigee Crisis:
Archbishop Richard Smith is asking all parishes in the archdiocese that a special Collection be taken on the weekend of October 18th to ease the misery of our suffering brothers and sisters. This effort is part of an appeal to all Catholics across the country. involving Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Canadian Organization for Development and Peace (CODP) and Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
We thank you in advance for your financial support regarding this matter.
Prayer for World meeting of Families
God and Father of all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
have you done
yours sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
all over the world
to be linked together
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the help of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially the most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord . Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
Philadelphia Meeting of Families World - 2015
Pope Francis invited the faithful to join him sprititually in prayer for the upcoming Concistory and for the next Synod of Bishops (October 5 to 19, 2014) which will focus on the theme of the Family in the context of Evangelization.
PRAYER to the HOLY FAMILY
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalizedfind ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
World Youth Day is for those who are 18 to 35 years old. If you are interested in
participating in this event please contact the parish office and leave your name, email and phone number or
sign up with Amy Yaremcio or Rachael Melenka when you see them at Mass.
Below is the official prayer:
“God, merciful Father,
in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love
and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman”.
We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation:
guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today
and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits
from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day.
grant that we may bear witness to your mercy.
Teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt,
hope to those who are discouraged,
love to those who feel indifferent,
forgiveness to those who have done wrong
and joy to those who are unhappy.
Allow the spark of merciful love
that you have enkindled within us
become a fire that can transform hearts
and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.
Wish to see more info, click on the WYD icon.
PRAY for PEACE!
This weekend , in accordance with Pope Francis' request and the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops, we are called to fast and pray for peace, especially in Syria and the Middle East, but also thoughout the whole world. Here is a sample prayer from Fr. Jack Lynch
God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria,
comfort those who suffer from violence,
console those who mourn the dead,
give strength to Syria's neighbouring countries to welcome refugees,
convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms
and protect those who are committed to peace.
God of hope, inspire leaders to choose methods of peace over violence,
and to seek reconciliation with their enemies.
Enflame the universal Church with compassion for Syria,
and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.
In this we ask through Christ our Lord.
Pope Francis on the Eucharist:
"Let us pray that participation in the Eucharist provoke us always to follow the Lord every day, to be instruments of communion, to share with Him and with our neighbour who we are. Then our lives will be truly fruitful. Amen."
(May 29, 2013)
"We the members of these parish communities are called by our Baptism to discipleship in Jesus Christ to worship as a Catholic Christian community, to minister to one another, to educate in the light of the Gospel, and to evangelize by spreading the Good News. This is our challenge as we journey. Our role is to serve others in Jesus' name by following His example and to reach out to those in our community who need us."
Please click on the various links below to find more information regarding the Catholic Church.
Please click on the link below for more information regarding the Catholic schools in Vegreville.