World Mission Sunday Collection – October 21

“Funds collected assist some 1,250
mission dioceses under the responsibility of the
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. As
agreed by the Holy See and the Bishops of Canada, a
portion of the Canadian contributions assists 6 mission
dioceses in Northern Canada.”

Permanent Diaconate

The diocese of St. Paul invites application from candidates aspiring to be permanent deacons.
Deacons are ordained servants of the Church. They are mature
men who have been called by Christ, to serve Him and the Church.
They do this through participating in a threefold ministry of the
liturgy, the word and charity. “Jesus himself was the first deacon,
the servant who modeled the essential link between worship and
service which is the foundation of the diaconate.” (#1 National
Directory for the Ministry, Formation and Life of Permanent
Deacons in Canada, 2017, p. 16)
Permanent deacons are either Single Men or Married Men. Single
men may begin formation at 25 years of age, however, they must
take a vow of celibacy. Married men should be at least 35 years of
age, be living a mature spiritual life and have been married for
several years. He must have the consent of his wife and children.
Their family should be leading a Christian life and enjoy a good
reputation. A married deacon may not remarry even if widowed.
For more details, take the information sheet available at the church
entrances

Thanksgiving Food Drive – Sat & Sun Oct 6 & 7

Thanksgiving Food Drive,
on Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7, 2018.
The Holiday Food Drive is a great way to bring in the holiday
season, and the proceeds help the Family and Community Support
Services (FCSS) to provide emergency food service to its
community food programs.

Youth Group Startup

Instead of having a Windup Party we will be having a Fall
Start Up Party for the Youth Group the 1st week in
September after the long weekend and youth are back in
school. Either a slip and slide or paint ball eve with a
potluck campfire. Details and location to follow.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration on Fridays

Every person is welcome and is encouraged to
come and visit the exposed Blessed Sacrament any time
during Friday.

Diocesan Survey – Let Your Voice Be Heard

The diocese of St. Paul has compiled a survey to give our people an opportunity to have their voices heard.

The survey will be operational between March 1 – May 31, 2018.

Click the appropriate links below to have your voices heard.

Parish Survey

School Survey – English

School Survey – Français

Survey letter from Bishop Paul

Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille – A lifeline for
troubled marriages! Is your marriage in crisis?
Communication problems? You are not alone.
helpourmarriage.ca, 587-598-4357,
info@helpourmarriage.ca. Next Edmonton Retrouvaille
Program starts Mar 16-18, 2018

The Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation (CWLF)

Are you a Catholic woman interested in developing leadership
skills? The Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation (CWLF) is
accepting applications for its initial Leadership Program for
Canadian Catholic women. The Program will be facilitated by the
Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality,
Saint Paul University, Ottawa. For more information about CWLF,
the Leadership Program, or to complete an application form,
visit www.cwlfcanada.ca.”

Exposition of the blessed sacrament and adoration on Fridays

We are now looking for one volunteer who will be willing to
commit at least one hour of your time on Fridays to spend before
the Lord to carry on the adoration from 6 pm to 7 pm. If you are
willing, please contact Rose Petruchik (780 674 2576). Of course,
every person is welcome and is encouraged to come and visit the
exposed Blessed Sacrament any time during the day.