St. John the Baptist Parish

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Love One Another

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Regular Mass Times

Weekdays: Rosary 5pm & Mass 5:30pm

Adoration following Friday Mass

Saturday: 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:30am, 11:30am, 7:00pm

Effective May 4th New Government Covid-19 Restictions

The Government of Alberta has announced further restrictions and additional public health measures in the fight against Covid-19. With guidance from Bishop Paul, our response to the recent restrictions is as follows:

Dispensation from in person Sunday Mass attendance is still in place and people are strongly encouraged to attend live stream Masses for the next three weeks. The elderly, those with infants and young children, and anyone that is immunocompromised are strongly encouraged to attend a televised live stream Mass. (Link for the live stream Mass from our Cathedral is available on our e-newsletter and parish website.) 

For those people still wishing to attend a weekend Mass in person, you will need to reserve one of the 15 slots available for each Mass. A new sign-up will be uploaded on Friday afternoon for that particular weekend. You will also need to bring a completed AHS form with you. The form is available on our parish website. 

Wearing a MASK in the Church is MANDATORY.

Weekday masses will continue with a maximum of 15 attendees.

(Once again, due to the limited number of attendees, people are encouraged to attend a televised live stream Mass.)

Thank you for your support as we continue to care for and protect each other’s health and well-being.

WEEKEND MASSES

Admission is limited to those who sign up in advance.

We will be strictly following the Guidelines for Public Celebrations of Holy Mass, as well as the guidelines of Alberta Health Services. These measures must be observed in order to ensure the safety of clergy, staff, volunteers and Mass attendees. If you are interested and able to attend Mass, we ask that you pre-register using the Sign Up Genius link. If you are under mandatory self isolation or if you have any symptoms, please stay at home and consider attending any of the live stream masses on TV or the internet. We have limited seating available for each Mass (14 seats). Church doors will be closed 5 minutes before the start of each Mass. Those people who wish to attend Mass must complete and submit an AHS questionnaire prior to entering the church. This form is available on our parish website or can be picked up in the  Church lobby when you come to attend Mass.  Wearing a mask in the Church is mandatory. 

Life Wood Buffalo 2021 Bottle Drive

Life Wood Buffalo is kicking off our 2021 Fundraising Campaign for Life

In efforts to bring the Truth about the Gift of Life to our community we need your support. We are starting a monthly bottle drive with help from the Parishes in Wood Buffalo Region. Lord willing, we will keep doing this Bottle Drive the first Saturday Mass of every month at the same time and locations, before the Saturday evening masses. Please bring your refundable beverage containers for donation. 

St John’s, 5PM   &   St Paul’s, 7PM (FIRST SATURDAYS OF EVERY MONTH)

Life Wood Buffalo will be set up with Trucks and our Banner in front of the Garage doors at the Office to receive your bottles prior to mass.  

PLEASE BRING YOUR RECYCLABLE CANS AND BOTTLES IN BAGS.   

If you typically do not attend mass at these times or can not drop off your bottles for whatever reason but would still like to help us with a Donation or Bottles please email: lifewoodbuffalo@outlook.com.

To become a member of Life Wood Buffalo please email us at lifewoodbuffalo@outlook.com and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook or our webpage Life Wood Buffalo.

Thank you for your support of LIFE in Wood Buffalo, God Bless!    

Celebration of the Holy Mass from the Cathedral every Sunday at 11 a.m. will be Live streamed.  YouTube here, or follow on Facebook link  ‘Diocese of St. Paul, AB’ .
To make an electronic funds transfer on-line, in support of your parish

Go to your on-line bank account.

Go to “Interac e-Transfers” and enter the following fields:

Recipient Name:   Diocese of St. Paul  

Recipient Email Address:  etransfer@dostp.ca

Add a Message: St. John the Baptist Parish , Fort McMurray

(If donating for any specific purpose add it to the message, eg. Renovations)

 LE DIOCESE DE SAINT-PAUL is registered for auto deposit, which means the money will be automatically deposited into their bank account and can’t be cancelled. No “security question and answer” are required. A confirmation e-mail will be sent from your bank to your e-mail account.

 

Office Hours Notice

The office is currently open Tuesday – Friday (8.30 am to 4.30pm with a lunch break from 12 noon to 1.00 pm).
You can email the parish office for any inquiries.
Office Correspondence: office@stjohnthebaptistparish.ca

Prayer against Coronavirus 

Almighty and merciful Father, 

We thank you for the life that is your gift, 

For the providence, that sustains us, 

And for your wisdom that directs the course of our days. 

Forgive our sins against your love, 

Against each other and against your creation. 

The threat of an infection of coronavirus is upon us today. 

This disease causes fear among us and has claimed some lives. 

We humbly beg you, loving Father 

To deliver us from this and other diseases. 

Heal those who are afflicted and stop the spread of the virus. 

Strengthen us in charity to care for each other. 

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 

Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit 

One God for ever and ever. Amen 

Deacon Raymond Chan’s Sunday Homily

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