Welcome to Saint Vital Parish


We, God's family at St. Vital Parish, inspired and strengthened by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, accept our vocation to follow Him, and let His light shine through us to the world. 


It is the mission of this parish to fully live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ as a bilingual Christian community, by sharing our faith and talents in service to one another.

Bienvenue à la Paroisse Saint Vital


Nous, la famille de Dieu de la Paroisse de St. Vital, inspirée et renforce par la vie, la mort et la résurrection de Jésus-Christ, acceptons notre vocation de Le suivre, et de laisser la lumière briller à travers nous sur le monde.

 

C'est la mission de cette paroisse de vivre pleinement le message de Jésus Christ comme communauté chrétienne bilingue, en partageant notre foi et nos talents au service des uns aux autres.



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  • In times like this we realize the importance of having a bulk email list to communicate faster and more directly with current registered parishioners.
  • Should you wish to receive the bulletin or information as soon as the parish office receives it, please email: st.vitalchurch@shaw.ca to sign up for group emails.
  • You can unsubscribe anytime by emailing the above address.

See below for COVID-19 updates posted regularly.

Current Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Voicemails and emails are checked daily.

Note: No bulletin during the month of July and August. Refer to the website for any updates.




Regular Mass Schedule for July and August, 2020

Note: Any changes to the regular mass schedule will be posted here on the website.

 

Monday: 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.

Saturday*: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday*: 9:00 a.m. (bilingual) and 11:00 a.m.
*Please register to attend Saturday and Sunday masses. See below.

 


Finance Committee Report for the First Quarter

Please review the video below.
Thank you to Joe Halbach for preparing this presentation.

 

Download
May 17, 2020 Parish Finance Report
zoom_0.mp4
MP4 Video/Audio File 18.8 MB

Special link posted by Fr. Arlan:

http://www.shalommedia.org/danielfasting/

 

DANIEL FASTING – 2020

Register for a Spiritual Journey
Led by Rev. Roy Varghese Palatty, CMI
Spiritual Director, Shalom Media

 

Aug 1 to Aug 21, 2020

Daniel fasting – 21 days spiritual journey with prayers and sacrifices – is the deliberate and intentional dedication to focus on God and humbling oneself in the presence of almighty God. We do this with the same fervor and urgency shown by prophet Daniel for his people and nation. Expecting a great manifestation of God’s power upon the current pandemic, we lift our hands and hearts to the Lord for supernatural breakthroughs in our lives and in the world.

 

Special Intentions

  1. To save humanity from the deadly plague of corona.
  2. In reparation for the sins committed by us and our families.
  3. To strengthen all the evangelization efforts of bringing Jesus to the ends of the earth.
  4. To prepare the Holy Catholic Church to embrace a new Pentecost.

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Vital - 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Please sign up at the back of the church for a one-hour spot.
All spots must be filled in order for Adoration to happen.


St. Vital Parish now offering masses.

**Please Note: up to 80 attendees now permitted at mass**


Registration for Weekend Mass at St. Vital
In order to attend a weekend mass, you must pre-register at the parish office.
You are not required to pre-register for a weekday mass.

  • You are only permitted to attend a weekend mass if you have registered for that mass.
    The
    deadline to register for a weekend mass will be the preceding Friday, at noon.

Call:  (780) 929-8541

Email:  st.vitalchurch@shaw.ca

  • You will be required to provide contact information and number of attendees.
  • All attendees must do the self-assessment of health provided by the Archdiocese (see below).

Mass Attendance Guidelines

St. Vital masses follow the liturgical directives and safety measures outlined by the Roman Catholic Bishops of Alberta.

A copy of these guidelines is available on the Archdiocesan website:
Click here to open the Guidelines.

  • Participants at each Mass limited to 80 (increased from 50 previously), or fewer if that is required to ensure physical distancing.
  • The church will be opened 30 minutes prior to mass.
  • Attendees will be checked in and must wait to be seated.
  • Attendees to answer a series of health and travel-related questions as recommended by Alberta Health Services.
  • Contact information of attendees to be recorded for the purpose of contact tracing if necessary.
  • You are asked to please arrive early.
  • All attendees are expected to wear non-medical masks upon entering and exiting the church and when going up for Holy Communion, and should bring their own masks.
    Attendees may remove masks when seated.
  • Attendees must use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the church.
  • Infants and children should remain with their parents or guardians at all times.
  • Washroom use for emergency only.
  • No collection will be taken. A collection box will be placed at the entrance. Donation by cheque is preferred whenever possible. Please refrain from donation of coins.
  • Procedures for Holy Communion will be explained prior to mass. Please watch the short clip below prepared by the Archdiocese on how to receive Holy Communion.
  • Physical distancing (6 feet or 2 metres) must be observed throughout the celebration.
  • There will be extra cleaning of the church between masses.

Self-Assessment of Health

 

Are you or any member of your household experiencing any of the following?

  • severe difficulty breathing (e.g., struggling for each breath, speaking in single words)
  • severe chest pain
  • having a very hard time waking up
  • feeling confused
  • lost consciousness
  • shortness of breath at rest
  • inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing
  • chronic health conditions that you are having difficulty managing because of your current respiratory illness

Do you have any of the following?

  • chills
  • painful swallowing
  • stuffy nose
  • headache
  • muscle or joint ache
  • feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Have you traveled outside of Alberta in the last fourteen days?


Trust God, be encouraged, stay positive!

Now playing... Father Arlan's top pick for the pandemic. :) Turn up your speakers, give your spirit a lift!


Please continue your Sunday Collection at this difficult time

 

Each week you are invited to contribute in the Sunday Collection and offer the fruits of your labor to our Lord in thanksgiving. In the absence of Sunday mass, our parish will suffer financially. As good stewards, it is important to realize that many of the everyday expenses to run our parish will continue.

 

 We know that these are financially challenging times. You may have lost your job, or your business viability may be threatened. Your savings may have been diminished by market conditions. And we understand that your primary financial responsibility is to your own home and family.

 

We ask that you also remember your spiritual home, our parish.

  • Send your donation to:
    St. Vital Parish
    4905-50 Street, Beaumont, AB
    T4X1J9
  • Drop off your donation at the parish office
  • E-Transfer donations are now accepted using: StVital.Beaumont@caedm.ca

  Please include in the message box:

a. Donation amount

b. Your Full Name

c. Your Full Address

d. Any special instructions (eg. Parish Fund, Maintenance Fund, and/or Together We Serve).

 

If your message box does not allow for all this information, please send the parish this information in a separate email If you have questions or concerns, please contact the parish office 780-929-8541.


What Are We to Do Without the Eucharist?

If we are unable to attend mass or receive Holy Communion, we can make a Spiritual Communion, and/or view a televised or online Mass.

 

Act of Spiritual Communion

This is a prayer in which we ask our Lord to come to us in the same way He would if we were able to receive the Sacrament:

 

My Jesus,

I believe that You are truly present in the Holy Eucharist.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

 

Televised Mass

Sunday Mass Live on EWTN

Online Mass in the Archdiocese of Edmonton

The following helpful article on worshiping from home was prepared by Theresa Robinson.

Download
Worshipping from home .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.4 MB

COVID-19 Update March 16, 2020

Important Information from the Archdiocese


All weekend and weekday masses in the Archdiocese of Edmonton are cancelled until further notice.

 

Please click here or see the attached letter below for more information on this decision, as well as decisions regarding penitential services and confessions, First Communion, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

 

Please share this information with other parishioners.

 

We will keep you updated as we receive new information and you may also check the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton website.

 

Voice-mail and e-mails will be answered during this time.

 

Download
2020_03_16_Letter from Archbisop Smith.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 195.2 KB

Quick Links:




Saint Vital Parish

Paroisse Saint Vital

4905 50 street

Beaumont AB

T4X 1J9

 

Phone/

Téléphone:

(780) 929-8541

 

Fax/

Télécopieur:

(780) 929-2915

Mass Times/

Horaire des Messes:

Saturday:  

5:00PM    English  

Sunday:   

9:00AM    Bilingual

9h00        Bilingual

Sunday:    

11:00AM  English

Daily Mass/

Messes sur Semaine**:

 

Tues to Fri:   

9:00AM

Wed evening:

7:00PM

 

**Daily mass times subject to change.

Reconciliation/

Réconciliation

 

Saturday:  

4:15PM

16h15

 

Or by appointment