Mass Schedule
 
Masses will commence June 1st, 2020 with strict guidelines and restrictions. Learn more here
 
The Church will be open daily 9 a.m. to 7.p.m. for personal prayer.
 
Monday-Thursday
Rosary 8:40 a.m.
Mass 9:00 a.m.
 
Saturday (Mass of Anticipation, Sunday liturgy)
7:00 p.m.
 
Sunday
9:00 a.m. and  11:00 a.m.
 
The Sacrament of Confession is available by appointment. 
 
Office Hours
During COVID 19 Pandemic:
       Thursday Only 
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Contact
Phone: 780.791.4305
Fax: 587.258.6898
Email: office@stpaulparishwb.com
 
Announcements for the Week
 
The Bishops of Alberta have drafted a plan allowing Albertans to be able to celebrate Mass beginning Monday June 1st, 2020
Here are the Guidelines for the Reintroduction of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass-Stage One
 
If you are interested and able to attend please click the online sign up genius here:SignUpGenius
 
BEFORE you can attend Mass, you must follow additional guidelines to ensure your health and those attending. 
Contact Tracing Form & AHS must be filled out and provided to the Usher at Mass BEFORE you will be allowed to enter.  Copies will also be made available at the Church for those who can’t print them at home, but you must bring your own pen to fill it out. 
 
Mass is optional and The dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place until decreed otherwise by the bishop. No one is obliged to attend Holy Mass while this dispensation is in effect.
 
Please keep in mind that our church continues to need our Financial support While we aren’t gathering in large numbers in our church buildings, there are still maintenance and operational costs that parishes need to pay. During this COVID-19 pandemic, the faithful of the Diocese are invited to continue to financially support their parish, if able to. Bishop Paul Terrio issued a message about this which can be read here.
 
St. Paul’s Parish will remain open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for personal prayer. And offer 9:00am mass during the phase one reopening. 
 
Parish Office hours still remain Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. 
 
Livestream Bishop Paul Terrio’s celebration of Mass continues every Sunday at 11 a.m. from the Bishop’s Chapel. Mass may be stream, or found archived on YouTube here, at the ‘Diocese of St. Paul, AB’ YouTube Channel.
 
 

 

News Worth Noting
 
Guidelines for the Reintroduction of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass-Stage One
May 31, 2020
Here are the guidelines reopening DOCUMENT provided to our parish by Bishop Terrio.  Included in these guidelines is a restriction of 50 people or less may attend Mass.  Because of these restrictions our Parish has provided a sign up genius in order for people to sign up to receive an invitation to one of the weekend Masses offered.  
If you are interested and able to attend please follow this link which will take you to the online sign up document.  BEFORE you can attend Mass, you must follow additional guidelines to ensure your health and safety and that of those attending. 
Contact Tracing Form & AHS self assessment  must be filled out and provided to the Usher at Mass BEFORE you will be allowed to enter.  Copies will also be made available at the Church for those whom can’t print at home, but you must bring your own pen to fill it out.  
 
 
Supporting parishes financially during COVID-19
April 21, 2020
 
Bishop Paul Terrio issued the following message inviting the faithful to support, where possible, their ‘spiritual home’ during the COVID-19 pandemic: 
 
As we, all live though this experience of ‘lock-down’ due to the COVID 19 pandemic; we face many new challenges but also new opportunities. With our ‘staying home’ we discover or perhaps rediscover how important being together as family really is to us. However, the closing of so many businesses and public institutions like schools brings with it a serious reduction of or loss of regular income.
 
I pray and hope that you are able to access government assistance programs so that you can care for your families and homes. Certainly looking after your family is your first responsibility. However, you also have a spiritual home, your parish which, also has needs and requires care. Your parish now, has no income or revenue.
Therefore, I write to ask you to, according to your means and after first caring for your family, to please support the parish, which is your spiritual home.
 
How to do this?
 
The first and traditional way is to mail a cheque with your collection amount to your parish or even to the diocesan office.
 
The other option is to make an electronic funds transfer on-line. To do this go to: etransfer@dostp.ca and follow the steps. Among those steps, be sure to indicate which parish the donation is for in the message box.
 
I repeat that your first obligation is to your family and loved ones but any small amount you can give will make a difference. We are all touched by this strange pandemic and as an expression of solidarity with you, the parishioners, I am happy and grateful that your priests have all accepted a serious reduction of their salary during the pandemic.
 
Above all, let us continue praying for one and another and trusting in the protection of the Good Shepherd and his Blessed Mother.
 
+Bishop Paul Terrio
Bishop of St Paul in Alberta
 
Read the original message here.
 
 
Bishop Terrio encourages faithful to pray for priests on Holy Thursday
April 9, 2020
 
Bishop Paul Terrio has shared a letter with the Diocese encouraging the faithful to pray for their priests:
 
“I invite you to pray in a special way this Holy Thursday for all our priests because like you all, they find it painful to not be able to celebrate Mass with you. However, in a special way, today is painful for them because we cannot be together for the renewal of their ordination promises. … Let us ask the Good Shepherd to renew them in the sacrifice of their lives and their comfort for the service of all of you, his people.”
 
Adding: “And please pray for me, also!”
 
The Bishop also acknowledged the restrictions that are in place due to the ongoing public health crisis: “We are all called to charitably sacrifice our physical presence at Mass for the good of our brothers and sisters health but we can still spiritually participate from our homes through prayer.”
 
Read the full letter here.
 
 
Diocese issues guidance on response to COVID-19; Masses and parish activities cancelled March 16, 2020
 
Bishop Paul Terrio has issued a statement on COVID-19 with guidance on how parishes in the Diocese of St. Paul are to respond to the prevention and preparedness towards the pandemic. Effective March 16, 2020, all Masses and parish activities throughout the Diocese have been cancelled or postponed. Visit here to read the letter and learn more.
 
 
Diocese implements several measures of prevention and caution in response to COVID-19, dispensation from Mass for those over 65 and prayer from Bishop for the situation
March 13, 2020
 
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak a global pandemic. In response, the Diocese of St. Paul has put several measures in place to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. We must temporarily withdraw:
  • Communion from the cup
  • Communion on the tongue
  • Holy Water fonts are to be emptied
  • At the Sign of Peace, refrain from shaking hands, a simple bow, nod, or “Peace be with you” to your neighbor is appropriate.
  • Pastors, deacons and extraordinary ministers of the Holy Communion are to wash their hands before and after distributing communion.
These measures are to diminish the risk of contamination from a disease that threatens the common good of our communities. Given that the elderly are at a higher risk of infection, Bishop Terrio has also granted dispensation from Sunday Mass for all parishioners over sixty-five, until further notice. While the Government of Alberta is asking organizers to cancel any events that have more than 250 attendees, this request does not extend to places of worship, grocery stores, airports or shopping centres. The public are reminded that if they need information on COVID-19, to visit alberta.ca/covid19
 
Bishop Paul Terrio has also shared a prayer with the faithful to use during this pandemic:
 
Prayer against the Coronavirus
 
Almighty and merciful Father,
We thank you for the life that is your gift,
For the providence, that sustains us,
And for your wisdom that directs the course of our days.
 
Forgive our sins against your love,
Against each other and against your creation.
 
The threat of an infection of coronavirus is upon us today.
This disease causes fear among us and has claimed some lives.
We humbly beg you, loving Father
To deliver us from this and other diseases.
Heal those who are afflicted and stop the spread of the virus.
Strengthen us in charity to care for each other.
 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
 
Amen.
 
Click here for a PDF of the prayer.