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

Journey to Communion 2020/2021.

First Holy Communion

December 5 – 2.00 pm

December 6 – 5.00 pm

December 12 – 2.00 pm

December 13 – 5.00 pm

Please choose any one of the above convenient time and register your child for the First Holy Communion.

Here is the link to REGISTER ONLINE for the First Communion. (Only those Children who were to receive their First Holy Communion in May/June 2020)

Sacramental Registration


Registration for Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion.

Please REGISTER ONLINE your child for the upcoming year.

Questions ???

Please contact Elton Jarvis @, in order for your child to stay caught up with the preparation


Reopening of St. John the Baptist Church

We are very excited to announce the reopening of our Church! 

Weekend Masses resumed on October 17th & 18th. 


Mass Times:

Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am 11:30 am and 7:00 pm

Weekdays: Rosary at 5:15 pm followed by Mass at 5:30 pm

We will be following the Guidelines for Public Celebrations of Holy Mass, as well as the guidelines of Alberta Health Services. These measures must be strictly 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 for St. John’s Church. The link will be available on starting on Tuesday, October 13th. If you prefer to complete your registration by email, we ask that you email our office directly by Friday at 4 pm.

A Contact Tracing Form and AHS questionnaire must be filled out and given to the volunteer in the front lobby BEFORE you will be allowed to enter the church. Blank copies will also be made available at the Church for those who can’t print them at home. Please allow yourself a few extra minutes to complete the entry procedure so that Mass can begin on time. When attending Mass, please follow the signs instructing you to enter the Church through the front lobby doors and exit the Church through the back lobby doors. In order to ensure the COVID-19 guidelines are followed, we need 5 volunteers for each Mass. If you are able to help, please contact Father Augustine. Mass is optional and the dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place until decreed otherwise by the Bishop. No one is obliged to attend Holy Mass while this dispensation is in effect.

Letter from the Bishops of AB and NW Territories

Letter to the Faithful RE Bill C-6 and C-7



Kindly note that we have no telephone in our office as of yet. You can visit the office Tuesday – Friday (9 am to 12.00 noon only)

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

You can email either the parish office for any inquiries

Office Correspondence:


News Article: Flooding of Church and Office Basements 

was shared in an article in Grandin Media.

(To Read Please Click this LINK)


Parish News

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’ .
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:

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.


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).