1. Knights of Columbus Third Degree Exemplification Sunday August 27 immediately after
    11:00AM Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Beaverlodge. Thereafter coffee & snacks downstairs in
    church hall. All are welcome to witness the exemplification ceremony.
  2. Nine days Novena in view of the Nativity of Our Blessed Mother will begin on Thursday Aug
    31, 2023. We encourage everyone to join us for Marian devotion after the Mass. The Nativity
    (Birthday) of Our Blessed Mother Mary will be celebrated on Friday Sept 8, at 9:00AM. Novena
    sheets are placed at the foyer. Please help yourself.
  3. Next Potluck Meal Sunday Sept 3? Sept 17? Or Sunday Oct 1? Following the 11:00AM Mass.
    All are welcome to join us for potluck meal.
    Hello Madam
    I spoke to Jeannine Wood this morning and she is of the opinion since there is long week
    end and people may be going to do their last camping that week end. I leave it to the
    discretion of the PPC.
  4. Knights of Columbus BBQ fundraiser Sunday Sept 10: The Knights of Columbus of Holy
    Family Council, Beaverlodge are hosting a BBQ fundraiser on Sunday, Sept 10 th (Second Sunday
    of the month) immediately after the 11:00AM Mass cost by donation. All are welcome. All
    proceeds will go to Knights of Columbus Council, Beaverlodge.
  5. The children’s liturgy will resume from Sunday Sept 10 /
  6. Father will be away for annual clergy retreat from Mon Aug 28 – Friday, Sept 1, 2023 till
    afternoon. There will be NO WEEK DAYS MASSES from Aug 28 to Friday Sept 1 morning.
    However First Friday devotion and Holy Eucharist will held on Friday Sept 1 at 7:00PM –
  7. 2023 Youth Ministry Leadership Workshop: As directed by the Archbishop to re-awaken
    and promote youth ministry initiatives across parishes and Schools in the Archdiocese, I wish to
    remind you of this important workshop for all priests, deacons, youth animators, volunteers and
    parents. We have a guest facilitator for the first session from Ontario with years of priestly
    experiences and youth ministry engagement across Canada. 
    Our chosen theme for the workshop is “The Opening Horizons for Young People. ”Our hope is
    to inspire and arouse more people to take active part in the beautiful ministry of
    support/fellowship with the young across the Archdiocese.
    Part One: ONLINE PARTICIPATION FOR ALL – September 23, 2023

Part Two: In-Person Attendance :
September30, 2023- Our Lady of Peace Parish and surrounding parishes
October 14th 2023- St. Joseph Grande Prairie and surrounding parishes

  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 to sign-up for upcoming workshop. For
    more information contact parish office. Archdiocesan website/ Office of Evangelization and
    Catechesis Calendar. Sign-up sheets are placed at the foyer. We encourage you to participate in
  2. Chalice – Corpus Christi Sponsorship Ottawa office sends greetings and expresses their
    sincere gratitude to all parishioners for sponsoring children’s education. Congratulations to all.
    Prayer Chain requests: Confidentiality assured: Contact parish office/Fr. Michael
    Pray for the sick: His Grace Archbishop Pettipas’ Jean, Bernie Coluas……
    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.

Father’s footsteps Aug 27- Sept 2, 2023

Monday Aug 28: Annual Clergy Retreat, Edmonton
Tuesday Aug 29: Annual Clergy Retreat
Wednesday :Aug 30: Annual Clergy Retreat
Thursday Aug 31: Annual Clergy Retreat
Friday Sept 1: Annual Clergy Retreat
Mass at 7:00AM followed by Eucharistic adoration.
Saturday Sept 2: Mass at 9:00AM.
Ministry Outreach, Beaverlodge Hospital and neighbouring communities
Sunday Mass celebrated on Saturday evening at St. Patrick’s Church, Rio Grande at
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.