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Frequently Asked Questions

Whom to contact in an emergency?
During office hours, please call the office number.
Otherwise, call the emergency number.
See Anointing of the sick / Last Rites.
See the Contact page.

How to request visits for someone who is ill?
If you or someone in your family is seriously ill or will be entering hospital for surgery and you wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish office to arrange visits by Fr. Joy.
Many hospitals in Edmonton and in some rural communities have Chaplains on staff. If you are in hospital or going to be in hospital and would like to receive a visit from a Chaplain or Pastor, please speak with the staff on the hospital unit. Information regarding your religious affiliation is not always noted on admission; therefore it may not be on your chart. If you want to receive a visit from a Catholic Priest, then again, please ask the staff on your unit and they will arrange for a visit to take place.

When are Last Rites required?
Visit This informative page.
Read This article.
See Anointing of the sick / Last Rites.

How to arrange Baptism of a child?
See Baptism page.

How to arrange Baptism of an adult?
See Becoming Catholic.

We are new here. How to join the Parish?
Register at the Parish Office.

How to arrange a funeral?
Download and/or read Guide For Planning Catholic Funerals.
Contact the Parish Office.

How to arrange a wedding?
See Marriage.
Contact the Parish Office 5-6 months before your wedding date, to start your marriage preparation course.

How to become Catholic? Do you have Membership Classes?
Other denominations have Membership Classes; Catholics have RCIA. You can join RCIA to learn about Catholicism, with no commitments required.
See Becoming Catholic.

Where to get donation envelopes?
Inquire at the Parish Office.

How to volunteer?
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
See the Pastor & Staff page.

What is a Permanent Deacon?
This page from the Archdiocese of Edmonton
This video from the Archdiocese of Edmonton

What is a Transitional Deacon?
A Transitional Deacon is one of the final steps before priestly ordination.

What is Together We Serve?
The annual Archdiocese of Edmonton appeal to support our charitable partners.
Visit Together We Serve at the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

What is PPC?
Parish Pastoral Council – Eight to twelve parishioners selected by the pastor to assist and advise the pastor, and to facilitate communication with the parish.
See this page at the archdiocese.

Where can I consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the official reference for Catholic doctrine, encompassing questions of faith and morals.
See Catechism of the Catholic Church.

What version of the Bible is officially used in Canada?
The Bible approved for use in Canada is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) – Catholic Edition. The Catholic Edition contains the Deuterocanonical books, which the Protestant editions do not include.

How do I go about getting a papal blessing for a 50th wedding anniversary?
To obtain a papal blessing to highlight a 50th wedding anniversary, you need to contact your parish office.

How do I return to the Catholic Church?
The first thing you should know is that you never left the Church. Through your baptism, you always remained Catholic.
However, if you’ve been away from the Church for several years, it would be good to take a refresher course. For example, there is a course called Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Although you are not preparing for sacraments of initiation, it would be a good place to become re-acquainted with the Church. Also, if your parish offers a bible study, this would also be a good place to start.
See Catholics Come Home.

How do I get a copy of my baptism certificate?
To obtain a copy of a Sacramental record, you will need to contact the chancery office of your diocese. The contact information for the dioceses of Canada can be found here on the CCCB website.


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