10404 - 102 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 2W3 | 780-532-2351

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

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Dear Parishioners,

This week is the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. We hope that if you were unable to register to attend public mass that you are able to join us for our live streamed mass at 10 AM. **Please be aware that due to COVID-19, Archbishop Gerard has given dispensation for all Sunday obligations. This means you are not obligated to attend mass, and we will continue to live-stream Sunday mass on our Facebook page until the dispensation has been lifted.

Mandatory Mask Bylaw
Please be informed that in compliance with the City of Grande Prairie and Bylaw C-1426, we will now have mandatory masks upon entering our St. Joseph Parish building. This requirement extends to mass times, meaning all attendees, volunteers, staff and clergy are required to wear masks at all times, with the exception of our regular COVID-19 procedure for communion, and certain roles during the liturgy. At this time we ask that if you have a medical or other reason for not wearing a mask that you please inform one of our priests upon entry, and we may ask you to provide a doctor’s note. We thank you for respecting this new bylaw, and look forward to continuing to see you here at St. Joseph Church.


This Sunday is Catholic Education Sunday. Please take a few moments to read this letter from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories about Catholic  Education. The Bishops touch on the importance of Catholic education and theme for this year’s Catholic Education Sunday which comes from the Book of Isaiah. In the context of our current pandemic, it offers us the prophet’s words of solicitude, prophetic fulfillment, and hope in the face of challenge.
Those who hope in the LORD shall renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:31, NRSV.)




Arctic Visions 2020- Calendar Fundraiser

Bishop Jon Hansen has put together 13 of my favorite photos from my past year’s travels around the north for Arctic Visions 2021, an 11″ X 17″ Coil bound calendar. All proceeds from the sale of these calendars supports the Roman Catholic Missions of the diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. Calendars are available for $20 each



We would also like to remind you that we are approaching the deadline to request a refund for the purchased 100th Anniversary tickets.  If you have purchased tickets and would like to request a refund or would like to donate the cost to the parish and receive a tax receipt, please click here to fill out the “Refund Request Form” and submit both the form AND the purchased tickets to the parish office. Any unclaimed refunds will be donated anonymously to the parish after December 15th.


We are happy to announce that the parish gift shop is now open and available for visitors. Come check out the various Catholic goods, such as rosaries, bibles, medals, books, statues, pictures, and more! It is a hidden gem, right in the Narthex of our church. Hours are Tuesdays after the 7pm mass, and Wednesdays after the 12:15pm mass.






Left are dates for Adoration for the next few months.  We begin Adoration at 7:00 P.M. and finish at about 7:45 P.M.  We no longer have Mass connected with Adoration.

We would like to continue to invite you to join us for Reconciliation from 1-2 pm on Fridays (no-sign-up-necessary).



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