Sunday Reflections

Weekly reflections from Fr Michael based on the liturgy of the Word of that Sunday

‘Greatness’ among his followers

Saturday July 25, 2020.  Feast of Saint James the Apostle  The apostle James, the Evangelist, was a fisherman.  The gospels tell us that James and John left their father and followed Jesus as soon as he called them.  The brothers must have shared...

Are you willing to stay strong?

Friday July 24, 2020 The parable of the sower explains how the Word of God is received. Jesus knows that there are different levels of receiving the Word - allowing it to flourish and bear fruit or not giving it sufficient attention so that its effect diminishes....

Be the one who “gets it.”

Thursday July 23, 2020  Jesus spoke in parables so that the meaning of his teaching could take root in the lives of those he taught as the message seemed to have escaped from some of them. He hoped that his hearers would receive the message of the kingdom of God...

News

Help for Struggling Marriages

Dear Parishioners, Edmonton Retrouvaille is offering 3 opportunities to heal marriages.  Due to COVID we had to postpone the March Retrouvaille Program, and so will be offering both Virtual (Jul 30-Aug 2) and Regular in-person Retrouvaille Programs (Aug...

Beatification date set for teen Carlo Acutis

Rome, June 13, 2020: Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi, Italy. “The joy we have long awaited finally has a date,” Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi said in a statement...

Make yourself available to His divine grace

Dear Parishioners, Your weekly offering Is appreciated to help us continue paying the bills and providing services. There are few options that are in place for you to continue supporting your Spiritual home (as per Archbishop Pettipas’ Pastoral letter dated May 7,...

Phase Two of the Relaunch Strategy

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta are welcoming today’s news that attendance limits on worship services will be expanded under Stage 2 of the Alberta government’s relaunch strategy as of June 12. Over the last few weeks, parishes across the province have worked...

Cancellation of the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage

Please see the Memo from Archbishop Pettipas, announcing the cancellation of the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage in Girouxville in 2020. Pilgrimage-Memo-2020-06-08.pdf Please share as far as wide you can to! With prayers.God bless, Fr. Michael  Dias

Welcome back, Dear Parishioners

Dear Parishioners, June 5, 2020 Welcome back to your spiritual home (St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Beaverlodge, St. Patrick’s Church Rio –Grande, and   St Edmund’s Church, Hythe).  I pray that you remain healthy and safe in these unprecedented times. We are...

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