This week is the 26th 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 10AM. **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.
On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, grab some non-perishable food items, hop in the car, bring your family, and come by St. Joseph Parish parking lot- north entrance (10404- 102 Street, Grande Prairie). Stay in your car, wave hello, and a COVID-safe volunteer will grab your items (through the window or in your trunk- your preference) and we will bring it to the Grande Prairie Food Bank. A great way to give back right before Thanksgiving!
We have now increased our numbers for Sunday Mass to 200. For the last number of weeks we have only allowed 150 people in the church for Sunday Mass. Alberta Health allows places of worship to determine their own maximum numbers as long as there is room for physical distancing. As a parish we have been very careful to make sure we are following all the protocols directed by Alberta Health and the Archbishop. In order to accommodate more people at Mass we will be using the entire church to seat parishioners. Thank you so much for your cooperation when attending Mass. We all feel safe because you take the time to sign-up for Mass, you arrive early and you allow the ushers to guide you.
We have also changed the entrance to the church to be through the admin/hall entrance of the building (the doors to the south of the Bell Tower). This is especially important as it gets colder outside. We cannot expect people to stand outside while waiting to go through the screening process.
We would like to continue to invite you to join us for Reconciliation from 1-2pm on Fridays (no-sign-up-necessary).
Another reminder to continue using our new method of signing up online and you can now sign up multiple people at one time online. Also, a kind reminder that your spiritual home still needs your support- find out more on how to donate online.