Update May 7, 2021



Regarding expanded public health restrictions

  • As mandated by the Provincial Government, starting on May 5th, faith services are limited to 15 in-person attendees for at least the next 3 weeks. Due to the new restrictions, we have made the decision to suspend weekend masses. During this time, St. Vital will only have weekday masses Tuesday-Friday @ 9 a.m. for members of St. Vital parish.
  • There will be no pre-registrations accepted for the next three weeks and your current registration is now null and void.
  • The 'fairest' resolution will be that all Masses will be first-come first-entry. The doors will open beginning 30 minutes before Mass. Once 15 people are present for Mass the door will be locked.
  • No music and/or cantoring at any of the masses take place in order to allow for more parishioners to be able to attend.
  • Mask use is mandatory.
  • Funerals max attendees is 10.
  • Weddings max attendees is 10.

See below for COVID-19 updates posted regularly.

On this page:


Online Sign-Up for Mass!

Online Registration for Weekend Mass at St. Vital

  • In order to attend a weekend mass, you must pre-register online.
  • You will be required to provide contact information and number of attendees.
  • You are not required to pre-register for a weekday mass.
  • Online sign-up for mass closes two days before each specific mass.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Please disregard any PDF "ticket" attached to your email confirmation. This is not necessary.
  • If you no longer require your reservation for a mass, please cancel in order to release the seats to others.
  • If you don't need all the spots you reserved for a mass, please contact us and we will modify your registration.
  • All attendees must do the self-assessment of health provided by the Archdiocese (see below).
  • Contact us if you have any questions!

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.
  • 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.

Updated Liturgy Guidelines from the Archdiocese, December 9, 2020


New Restrictions:

  • Effective December 8, all indoor and outdoor social gatherings, public and private, are prohibited;
  • Effective December 13, masses are limited to 15% of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance. Virtual or online services are recommended. Funerals and weddings continue to have a maximum allowable attendance of 10 (this number includes the officiant, bride/groom and witnesses, but does not include staff or organizers who are not considered invited guests.)

Additional safety measures:

  • Services must be held at their normal location. Since the use of the parish hall as overflow is a normal location for liturgies in some parishes, those parishes can use both the church and their overflow space as long as they limit attendance in each to 15% of fire code occupancy, or less if required for safe social distancing. Please note that the church and the parish hall each have their own fire code occupancy;
  • In-person faith group meetings are still permitted when conducted at a place of worship as long as physical distancing and public health measures are followed. The maximum allowable attendance is 10 people in total;
  • Effective December 8, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. A reminder that the celebrant and others speaking in front of a congregation are permitted to remove their masks while speaking provided they maintain 2 metre distance from others while doing so. Once finished speaking, the speaker must put on their mask again;
  • We ask for online or phone registrations for Christmas masses to avoid line-ups or physical contact with parish staff.

See original post on the Archdiocese website.


Pastoral Letter Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations, December 2, 2020


Please see December 2 pastoral letter from the bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories regarding COVID-19 vaccine development.


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.

Worshipping from home .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.4 MB

Saint Vital Parish

Paroisse Saint Vital

4905 50 street

Beaumont AB

T4X 1J9




(780) 929-8541




(780) 929-2915

Weekend Mass Times/

Horaire des Messes**:



5:00PM    English  


9:00AM    Bilingual

9h00        Bilingual


11:00AM  English


**Registration required.

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