Monday Aug 14: Feast of Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Tuesday Aug 15: Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday Aug 16: Feast of Saint Stephen of Hungary
Saturday Aug: 19 Feast of Saint John Eudes

  1. The annual archdiocesan Assumption Pilgrimage will be held in Girouxville at the Our
    Lady of Lourdes Church and grotto from Ave, Girouxville, AB.
    Full schedule:
    Monday, August 14 th :
    7:30PM – Vespers
    8:30PM – Vigil Mass
    9:00PM – Candlelight Procession with Blessed Sacrament and Litany of the Saints.
    10:00PM – Benediction
    Tuesday, August 15 th :
    9:00AM – Reconciliation service
    10:30AM – Mass of the Assumption
    12:00PM – Lunch (soup and sandwiches)
    1:00PM – Healing service
    2:00PM – Marian procession
    3:30PM Divine Mercy Chaplet/Closing
  2. IMPORTANT: Letter on the Archbishop’s health: Archbishop Pettipas’ shares his recent
    diagnosis with prostate cancer and the treatments he will be receiving over the coming weeks.
    Let us continue to pray for the health and recovery of His Grace during this time and into the
    future. The letter is attached as a PDF and can be read/shared online
  3. Camp St. Martin is only a few more weeks away. We remind you to especially promote it and
    share it with the families of your parishes over the coming weeks. We have attached here the
    bulletin, poster and a print version of the registration form (Registration is also available
    at If you have yet to have a Camp St. Martin team member speak at your
    parish, please let us know and we can help arrange it.
  4. The Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan is continuing their monthly magazine Northern
    Light for a third year. The magazine includes in-depth stories, photo spreads and features from
    Catholic communities across our region. It is a unique resource that is cherished by its readers –
    don’t miss out! Become a subscriber or renew your yearly subscription for $70
    at or check your church for a subscription card.

We encourage you to purchase a subscription to Northern Light for $70 on the archdiocese’s
website or by using one of the subscription cards here at the church. This unique resource is
cherished by its readers – don’t miss out!

  1. Intentional discipleship Formation for adults (Catechetical modules). Starting Sept 2023.
    Online & in-person sessions. A sign up sheet is placed at the foyer. We encourage all interested
    in ongoing faith formation catechesis & lay evangelizers. For more information contact parish
    office/Fr. Michael. More information: Archdiocesan website/ Office of Evangelization and
    Catechesis Calendar.
    B: OCIA and Parish Renewal – A Seminar for Parish Leaders/Sacramental Prep. Leaders Via
    Zoom: Date: Feb 2024 –
    D. Pastoral Planning Workshop – Via Zoon & in person – Developing A Five – Year Parish
    Process for Parish Staff an Leaders – Date: Dec – 2023.
    Prayer Chain requests: Confidentiality assured: Contact parish office/Fr. Michael
    Sacraments: Parents are required to complete a Baptism course for each of their children. For
    more information call Fr. Michael
    Sacrament of Holy Communion & Anointing of the Sick: This Sacrament is available for
    anyone who has a serious illness: the elderly whose frailty is becoming more pronounced, major
    surgery/serious medical tests, uncontrollable and chronic illnesses (arthritis, diabetes, etc.),
    mental illness. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this sacrament or is homebound
    due to infirmity and seeking sacraments please call Fr. Michael.
    The Archdiocese has an exciting job opportunity for a full-time Secretary to the Archbishop. See
    the full details for this position at https:// –
    Secretary-to-the-Archbishop.pdf Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to

Father’s footsteps Aug 14- 19, 2023

Monday Aug 14: Mass at 9:00AM
Ministry Outreach, Beaverlodge Hospital and neighbouring communities
House blessings
St. Edmund’s Church – Church renovations
Tuesday Aug 15: Mass at 7:00PM followed by CWL Rosary for Peace
Girouxville – Archdiocesan pilgrimage
Ministry Outreach, Beaverlodge Hospital and neighbouring communities
Wednesday :Aug 16: Mass at 9:00AM
Ministry Outreach Hythe Continuing Care at 10:00AM.
Hythe Piooner’s Home at 12:20Noon
Visits to Housebound and sick – Horselake First Nation
Ministry Outreach – Pearson Home, Hythe at 1:45PM
St. Edmund’s Church renovations
Thursday Aug 17: Mass at 9:00 AM
Ministry Outreach, Beaverlodge Hospital and neighbouring communities
St. Edmund’s Church renovations
Sacramental preparation
Friday Aug 18: Mass at 9:00AM followed by Eucharistic adoration.
Divine Renovation
St. Edmund’s Church, renovations
Ministry Outreach, Rio Grande and neighbouring communities
Saturday Aug 19: Mass at 9:00AM.
Ministry Outreach, Beaverlodge Hospital and neighbouring communities
St. Edmund’s Church renovations
Sunday Mass celebrated on Saturday evening at St. Patrick’s Church, Rio Grande at 7:30PM.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Father will be available for confessions on week days half an hour
before Mass and upon request. If there is a requirement Sunday’s after Mass.
Holy Communion to the sick and house bond, Blessings: Available anytime upon request
Please note: This is my usual schedule for the week. Unexpected emergencies do pop-up. If you
need to contact me for any needs please feel free to do so.