St. John the Baptist Parish

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Mass Times

Saturday: 5:00pm

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

Weekday: Rosary & Mass 5:15pm

Important Mass Update

Starting Sunday July 12, Mass will resume for St. John the Baptist parishioners at St. Paul’s Church, Thickwood. Mass will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday evening. We need 5 volunteers each week to help ensure the COVID-19 guidelines are followed. If you are able to help, please contact Father Augustine (fraugustine@stjohnthebaptistparish.ca)
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will have to register in advance in order to attend Mass. You can register through the office at St. Paul’s Church (on Thursdays only) at 780-791-4305 or register using the Sign Up Genius link. Information concerning mandatory health forms and additional health guidelines can be found on the St. Paul Church website https://www.stpaulparishwb.comParishioners are also welcome to attend the other masses at St. Paul’s Church by following the same registration procedures as above. If the numbers warrant it, an additional Mass may be added in the future.

Notice

The Parish Church and Office are temporarily closed due to flood.

Further updates available on E-Newsletter and Updates page on this website.

  • Because we have no access and are still awaiting restoration of essential utilities in our buildings, we are unable at the moment, to access any data and so we regret the fact that we cannot search our records and issue any Certificates.
  • If you are in an emergency and would like to talk to a priest, please contact the parish office of St. Paul Church, Thickwood. (For Contact Info please click HERE)
  • You can also email either the parish office or the priests.

Office Correspondence: office@stjohnthebaptistparish.ca

 Pastor: fraugustine@stjohnthebaptistparish.ca

News Article: Flooding of Church and Office Basements 

was shared in an article in Grandin Media.

(To Read Please Click this LINK)

 

Parish News

1. Masses and parish activities are currently suspended due to Spring Flood and COVID-19. For more information click here

2. Celebration of the Holy Mass from Bishop Paul Terrio’s chapel every Sunday at 11 a.m. will be Live streamed. YouTube here, or follow on Facebook link  ‘Diocese of St. Paul, AB’ .

3. The Chrism MassSeptember 14th Chrism Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral.   

 Mass begins at 11 am.  Here is the link .      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRyBeUwyXMAgCAtDEce-CUg 
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 Baprist 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.

 

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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Ministry Sign Up

Interested in serving in Parish Ministry or volunteering for different activities such as Sacraments, Youth Ministry or RCIA.  We have created a google form so that you can sign up! Follow the link here.  We will provide training.

Need more information on a particular ministry?  Check out the ministries tab above.   

Catechism Classes

Catechism Classes for 2019 – 2020 will be held regularly after the Sunday 11:30 Mass at basement of the Church. Please contact Parish office for registration (KG to Grade 12)

Baptism Information

Preparation classes on 1st Tuesday of the month @ 7pm at St. John the Baptist Church Celebration on the 2nd Sunday of the month @ at St. John the Baptist Church (Call the Parish office for more details).