St. Peter in Villeneuve, St. Catherine in Calahoo,
St. Emerence in Riviere Qui Barre, St. Charles in Mearns

Welcome to our Parish!

Our community is located in the Sturgeon County, AB., and consists of the parishes of St. Peter in Villeneuve, St. Catherine in Calahoo, St. Emerence in Riviere Qui Barre, and St. Charles in Mearns. We also have within our community the West Country Hearth Chapel, which is located in the Senior's Home in Villeneuve.

Our parishes continue the saving mission of Christ in our area through the faithful celebration of the Liturgy of the Church, and in communion with our local Ordinary, Archbishop Richard W. Smith, and our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

 

Parish renovation photo gallery

Enjoy this selection of photos from the recent renovations that have taken place at all our four parishes.

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 Pastoral Scene

Landry: Advent is that big advertisement that tells us to look for Jesus in our lives
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

On the morning of Friday, January 12, 2007, the Washington Post conducted a social experiment.  The paper hired Joshua Bell, one of the world’s most gifted violin players and had him busk in a subway station during rush hour. The writer of the article wanted to know if in an ordinary place at an odd […]

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God’s Anger – And our Feelings of Guilt and Shame
Monday, November 28, 2022

My early religious training, for all its strengths, placed too heavy an emphasis on fear of God, fear of judgment, and fear of never being good enough to be pleasing to God. It took the biblical texts about God being angry and displeased with us literally. The downside of this was that many of us […]

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YouCat: How we celebrate the mysteries of Christ
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

I have loved Lego for as long as I can remember. This highly sophisticated interlocking brick system captured my imagination as a child, and even as an adult I appreciate the ingenuity that goes into designing a new set. While there is always room for a certain degree of creativity whenever you have a set […]

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2022 Advent and Christmas Resources
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Resources for meditation to deepen your Advent prayer The Three Comings of the Lord: A Meditation for Personal or Parish-Wide Reflection A simple Advent reflection by Doctor of the Church St. Bernard of Clairvaux. St. Bernard of Clairvaux says there are three comings [of Christ]: Advent prepares not just for the first coming of Christ […]

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New book launch: And on the eight day, God created … sport?
Monday, November 21, 2022

Quinton Amundson Canadian Catholic News Matt Hoven’s book, On the Eighth Day: A Catholic Theology of Sport, was co-written with two PhD colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet foundational elements of this literary work were unofficially laid during the academic’s childhood. Hoven is an associate professor and the Peter and Doris Kule Chair in Catholic […]

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YouCat: God and the Sacred Liturgy
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

I will never forget the first night I held her hand. We were driving on a cold night in early March 2004; I had misplaced my gloves and my hands were cold… and my future wife graciously obliged my need by clasping her hand into my own. I was thrilled, my heart began to race, […]

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Glorifying God through sacred art: St. Joseph’s Basilica collaborates with Saskatchewan artist
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Sacred music and sacred art have been a rich part of the Catholic Church’s continuing legacy. The director of music at St. Joseph’s Basilica – Roderick Bryce – is participating in that legacy with his dedication to creating beautiful sacred music. The Basilica’s professional eight-piece vocal ensemble, the Schola Cantorum (Latin for “Song School”), is […]

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