See below for COVID-19 updates posted regularly.



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 100 (increased from 80 previously), 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.
  • 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.

New Directive from the Archdiocese - Beginning August 1, 2020

Please Wear a Face Mask in Church

 

Alberta has seen some increased rates of COVID-19 infection, prompting some municipalities, including Edmonton and St. Albert, to pass bylaws making it mandatory to wear masks in all indoor public spaces.

 

The Archbishop has directed that as of August 1, masks must be worn by all congregants throughout the Mass, with these exceptions:

  • Children under the age of 2
  • Persons who are unable to manage a mask without assistance
  • Those with a mental or physical limitation that makes them unable to wear a mask

As before, the priest celebrant will not wear a mask during the Liturgy of the Eucharist; he will still be required to wear one before Mass, during the distribution of Holy Communion, and after the final blessing.

 

Lectors are permitted to remove their mask when proclaiming/reading at the ambo. They should refrain from touching the microphone.

 

Since the dispensation from the Sunday Obligation still applies, anyone who has difficulty or issues with wearing a mask may want to consider staying home and staying safe at this time.

 

It is important to note that this is a temporary measure that applies to all parishes in the Archdiocese, whether or not their local municipality has passed a mask bylaw. It will be reviewed once the Chief Medical Officer of Health updates her guidance or on December 30, whichever comes first.

 

The full text of this directive can be found on the archdiocesan website at https://caedm.ca/covid-parishes.


How to Receive Holy Communion


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?


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

Saint Vital Parish

Paroisse Saint Vital

4905 50 street

Beaumont AB

T4X 1J9

 

Phone/

Téléphone:

(780) 929-8541

 

Fax/

Télécopieur:

(780) 929-2915

Weekend Mass Times/

Horaire des Messes**:

 

Saturday:  

5:00PM    English  

Sunday:   

9:00AM    Bilingual

9h00        Bilingual

Sunday:    

11:00AM  English

 

**Registration required.

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