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.

Parish renovations
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 Pastoral Scene

September 26 at 10:30 a.m. – 26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, from St. Joseph Basilica
Sunday, September 19, 2021

We invite you to worship safely in person (following current COVID-19 restriction) or online. We livestream the celebration of the Mass from St. Joseph Basilica to your TV, computer or mobile device several ways:


Sept 16, 2021 Update: Temporary COVID Measures for Archdiocese of Edmonton
Thursday, September 16, 2021On Sept. 15, the Alberta government declared a local state of public health emergency. COVID cases and hospitalizations are increasing, putting extreme pressure on the health system. The Alberta government has mandated new, temporary measures to curb the spread of COVID. 
VIDEO: Memories of 1984 Papal Visit in Edmonton
Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 16 marks the anniversary of St. John Paul II's Papal Visit to Edmonton in 1984. 

In this video Fr. Paul Kavanagh, rector of St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, recalls his memories of this historic event.

Between both his visits to Edmonton (as Cardinal Wojtyła in 1969), the saint visited Holy Rosary Polish Parish, St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, Elk Island National Park, Namao Air Force Base, Mission Hill, Grey Nuns' Centre, and celebrated Mass under the Dove of Peace which was moved to its current location in Gallagher Park.

The Holy Father also blessed a cross which stood in Fort Edmonton Park until the recent renovations.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) - Sept. 30
Monday, September 13, 2021

Unlike other holidays, the NDTR is not just a day off from work. Instead it is very much a day when we encourage our whole Catholic community to take up the work of prayer and reflection, of learning and listening, of reaching out and reaching forward toward a new relationship of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of this land.


Mandatory masking required in parishes and Archdiocesan facilities
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has made the decision to mandate masks in all indoor public facilities until further notice.

 


Pope: Men and women are equal in Jesus
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

During his general audience Sept. 8, Pope Francis said that women and men are equal in Jesus.


Videos cover the positions taken by major federal parties on Catholic issues
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The group catholicconscience.org has shared videos from a Catholic virtual major-parties forum for the upcoming 
Monday, September 20 federal election. The videos feature representatives from Canada's Liberal, Conservative, and New Democratic Parties answering questions on key issues from the perspective of Catholic social teaching.


Indigenous relations, COVID recovery among faith groups' top election issues
Friday, September 3, 2021

True and meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians, a “just” economic recovery from COVID, action on climate change, and a country that welcomes refugees and immigrants are among issues Catholic and other faith-based organizations want to be addressed in the federal election debates.


Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty; two more lawsuits filed
Friday, September 3, 2021

Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick pleaded not guilty Sept. 3 in a Massachusetts court, where he is facing three counts of sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970s.


New CWL president sets sights on return to normal
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Newly elected Catholic Women’s League president Fran Lucas has a long list of hopes and dreams for Canada’s largest women’s organization, but the most immediate item on her wish list is “to come back to something as close as possible to the normal we once knew.”