WELCOME to St. Andrew Roman Catholic Parish - a large parish serving the Catholic community and welcoming all; parishioners, visitors, children, elderly, new Canadians, and especially returning Catholics.

What's Happening?

Liturgical guidelines for Alberta's stage 2 open for summer plan


Residential Schools Frequently Asked Questions - June 2021


The Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Open for Summer Plan


COVID Restrictions Eased


VIDEO: Archbishop Smith responds to new Assisted Suicide law


VIDEO: Year of St. Joseph - Explainer


Pastor's Letter

January 22, 2021

Year of Saint Joseph: December 8, 2020 - 2021

Pope Francis' Prayer to Saint Joseph
Litany to Saint Joseph



Contact Us

Tel: 780 451-6601
Fax: 780 454-8545
Email: standrew.edm@caedm.ca

Parish Staff

  • Fr. Andrew Bogdanowicz, Pastor
  • Nida Villarin, Financial Administrator and Secretary
  • Jovita Tobias-Fisher, Pastoral Assistant

Please explore the website and contact us if you have any questions!

There are many Mass times available from which to choose - for regular workers, shift workers, families, visitors and the elderly. (Wheelchair accessible)

DURING COVID-19: only up to 100 people can attend on each Mass schedule. You are asked to follow 4 rules: (1) wear mask (2) register yourself at the entrance door (3) sanitize (4) wait to be seated.

  • Weekend Mass times: 
    Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m., & 5 p.m.
  • Weekday Mass times: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. (for St. Andrew's residents ONLY); Monday to Friday 7 p.m. (for other parishioners)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation: Monday-Saturday 8:30-8:50 a.m., Monday-Friday 6:00-6:50 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 noon

 

 

 


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 Pastoral Scene

June 13 at 10:30 a.m. – 11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, from St. Joseph Basilica
Friday, June 11, 2021

Livestreamed Masses are now being hosted at https://grandinmedia.ca/livestream/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/archedmonton/videos/


Indigenous delegation to Vatican could come by end of the year
Thursday, June 10, 2021Canada’s Catholic bishops remain committed to moving forward with a delegation of Indigenous people to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis by the end of this year.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Residential Schools – June 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

This FAQ is intended to provide some context and address some frequently asked questions about this important issue. We must all join in the collective efforts on the path to healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.


Pope prays for Indigenous children who died in residential schools
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

After his Angelus address June 6, Pope Francis led hundreds of pilgrims and visitors in St. Peter’s Square in a moment of silent prayer for the Indigenous children who died in Canadian residential schools and for their grieving families.


Indigenous rights on the mind of Vatican’s new representative to Canada
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Pope Francis’ new ambassador to Canada has often defended the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world and earlier this year noted they were being hard hit by the ongoing COVID pandemic.


Researcher: ‘Mass grave’ narrative misses need for answers
Monday, June 7, 2021

Anthropologist Dr. Scott Hamilton said in an interview that he believes his study provides important detail and context for a public grappling with the implications of the Kamloops news. Hamilton said the “mass grave” description “misses the point with the residential-school story,” a story that unfolded over more than a century and in which appalling conditions led to high death rates due to disease, the most devastating of which was tuberculosis.

Deceased students were often buried in simple graveyards near the schools because federal authorities provided no funding to send the bodies home or to conduct proper burials.

The result, Hamilton told The B.C. Catholic, was that the children were interred in de facto “pauper’s graves” with simple wooden crosses that have deteriorated and disappeared over the decades.


FULL INTERVIEW: Chief Wilton "Willie" Littlechild with Archbishop Smith on reconciliation
Monday, June 7, 2021

Exclusive interview with Chief Wilton "Willie" Littlechild and Archbishop Richard Smith on reconciliation.

Chief Littlechild, former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, attended 3 different residential schools over a span of 14 years. 

He was also a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a member of the 1977 Indigenous delegation to the United Nations, and worked on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

He is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Alberta Order of Excellence, and Queens Counsel.


VIDEO: Chief Littlechild and Archbishop Smith's Statement on Kamloops and Reconciliation
Saturday, June 5, 2021

Chief J. Wilton "Willie" Littlechild and Archbishop Richard Smith met this week in Maskwacis, and are offering this joint statement on the Kamloops Residential School discovery, and on reconciliation.

Chief Littlechild is a former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations. He was also a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a member of the 1977 Indigenous delegation to the United Nations, and worked on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Alberta Order of Excellence, and Queens Counsel.


VIDEO: Vigil for the 215 at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples
Friday, June 4, 2021

Video of the vigil held at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton on Thursday, June 3, 2021 for the Kamloops 215.


Archbishop's Letter on Kamloops 215
Friday, June 4, 2021

We must acknowledge the role played by Catholic organizations in the residential school system. I recall my own testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, given on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories:

“We apologize to those who experienced sexual and physical abuse in residential schools under Catholic administration. We also express our apology and regret for Catholic participation in government policies that resulted in children being separated from their families, and often suppressed Aboriginal culture and language at the residential schools.”