Fr. Johnny VC

Fr. JR

Welcome to St. Anne’s Parish!

Between light and darkness, between good and evil, one mighty struggle goes on in the world.  It’s going on in the physical cosmos, in human societies, and within our own personalities.  Although the darkness often appears to be stronger than the light, it has not yet triumphed.  The light is remarkably resilient.  The words of our Easter Vigil liturgy express the same truth in an equally appealing way: ‘The power of this holy night,’ it proclaims, ‘dispels all evil, washes guilt away, restores lost innocence, and brings mourners joy.  It casts out hatred, brings us peace, and humbles earthly pride.’

Jesus was buried at sunset, as darkness was once again creeping over the earth, to all appearances a victim and a failure.  But on the third day after his death the sun came up on him victorious and triumphant, alive, powerful and influential.  Once again, ‘the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.’ (John 1:9)  So we celebrate his resurrection by rising from darkness and death ourselves.  The Risen Lord himself is asking us to leave behind the works of darkness, to renounce and reject anything and everything in our lives which is dark, sinister and evil, and as persons connected to him by baptism, to walk always as children of the light, following in his footsteps.

May You Have A Blessed Easter!

Fr. Johnny IMS

Is there someone you know who would like to find out what the Roman Catholic Church is all about? If so, please invite them to RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and contact Judy Lefebvre at 780-674-3805.

Weekend Mass schedule:
7:00 p.m. at St. Anne’s, Barrhead
9:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s, Barrhead
1:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Swan Hills


Fr. Johnny is available for Confession 1 hour before Mass on Saturday and Sunday.

For other times, please contact him: 780-674-2662