St. John the Baptist Parish

Love God 

Love One Another

Make Disciples

Regular Mass Times

Weekdays: Rosary 5pm & Mass 5:30pm

Adoration following Friday Mass

Saturday: 5:00pm

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


New Liturgical Guidelines as of September 16, 2021
As of September 16. 2021 updated liturgical guidelines are in effect due to the recently declared provincial state of emergency. For additional information regarding the new restrictions now in place, please read the letter below from Bishop Paul Terrio. 
Dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place. You can attend a TV Mass or follow the 11:00 amLive Stream Mass from the Cathedral in St. Paul, Alberta. (See the link in the top section of the newsletter.)
If you choose to attend Mass in person, please note that there is limited seating (90 seats.) There will be no preregistration process for Masses this weekend. If our numbers exceed the limit, we will reintroduce the Signup Genius the following weekend. 
Please arrive at the church 5 minutes early to ensure there is room.  

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.  


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:

To become a member of Life Wood Buffalo please email us at 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:

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:

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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