See below for COVID-19 updates posted regularly.

Update May 23, 2022

 

Lifting of Dispensation from Sunday Obligation in the Archdiocese of Edmonton

 

For the past two years, the Archbishop has given Catholics living in the Archdiocese of Edmonton a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass due to the concerns surrounding Covid 19. Now that these concerns have lessened, the Archbishop has issued a decree lifting the dispensation as of June 5—the Vigil of Pentecost. As has always been the case, individuals are excused from this obligation for a grave cause which includes sickness, showing symptoms of sickness, requirements to isolate, caring for the sick, and anyone who is unable to attend due to frailty or old age.

 

Update March 1, 2022

 

Alberta enters Step 2.

You can access the complete details on the 3-step implementation of the government from https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.asp

 

During this time of transition with the Province’s easing of health and safety restrictions, we are all asked to exercise respect, charity, and kindness with one another and to be conscious of the varying comfort levels of people especially in the following areas:

 

Masks

The wearing of masks is no longer required by the Province but people are free to continue the use of facemasks if they choose to. This applies to everyone including the clergy and to anyone serving in a liturgical capacity.

 

Physical Distancing

There has been no mention of physical distancing in Step 2; however, in order to respect people’s personal space and comfort level, it would be prudent to allow for some distance between people of different households.

 

People who have symptoms not related to a pre-existing condition should avoid going to the church or being in public as a courtesy to others.

 

We are all encouraged to observe proper hand hygiene by sanitizing our hands at any of the sanitizer stations in the church or by washing our hands regularly with soap and water.

 

We are encouraged to observe respiratory etiquette, such as coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow and the prompt disposal of any used tissues in trash cans.

 

Liturgical Music Ministry

 

In Step 2, we are grateful that congregational singing may now resume in the Archdiocese. The use of hymnbooks may also resume.

 

We take this opportunity to thank all of you for your cooperation in observing the health and safety restrictions for almost two years now. At this time, we pace our walk together toward the easing of these restrictions with a lot of care and concern for the good of everyone.

 

Sign of Peace

 

At this time, the congregation is asked to exchange peace with people outside of their household with a bow and not by a handshake.

 

In social settings, it would be charitable not to presume that others are comfortable to shake hands or to hug.

 

Holy Communion

 

Deacons, servers, lay ministers, and the faithful receive only under one species – the consecrated host.


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

 

 

Daily Mass/Messes

sur Semaine**:

 

Tues to Fri:   

9:00AM

 

**Daily mass schedule subject to change.

Reconciliation/

Réconciliation

 

Saturday:  

4:15PM

16h15

 

Or by appointment