PASTORAL CARE SPEAKER SERIES: Dates and subject TBA

 


PROVIDING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN OUR PARISHES

PROVIDING SAFE ENVIRONMENTS IN OUR PARISHES

Over the last the several years Edmonton Archdiocese has been working to develop and implement ‘best practices’ for all employees, clergy and lay volunteers in the Archdiocese.

https://caedm.ca/PastoralParishServices/SafeEnvironmentsAbusePrevention

  1. Everyone involved in ministry is required to complete an Information Form, sign Covenant of Care form and attend Called to Protect Training. Those involved in higher risk ministries; Pastoral Care, Children’s Liturgy, Liturgy Committee Members, RCIA and Sacramental Preparation teachers, Parish Council, Finance Committee member, Counters will require a Police Information Check. A Vulnerable Person’s Check is also required for those working directly with youth and the elderly. A Child Intervention Check is also needed for people working directly with children/youth.
  2. All adults, involved in any ministry are required to attend a Called to Protect training session. This training is part of an overall initiative of the diocese to provide information and training to all volunteers and staff regarding the protection of vulnerable people. It is required for all adults in Ministries.

UPCOMING CALLED TO PROTECT SESSIONS

Sat., Sep. 21, Assumption 9034 - 95 Avenue NW 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Tue., Oct. 8, Resurrection 10550 - 50A Street 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Call Parish Office to Register 780-468-4071

 

EDMONTON AREA PARISHES – FALL 2019

Call HOST Parish to register

Wed., Sep. 11, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sh.Pk. 7 - 9:30 p.m.
13 Brower Drive, 780-467-5470

Thu., Sep. 12, St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton 7 - 9:30 p.m.
10044 - 113 Street, 780-488-7295

Wed., Sep. 18, St. Matthew, Edmonton 7 - 9:30 p.m.
13131-86 Street, 780-475-2888

Tue., Sep. 24, St. Theresa, Edmonton 7 - 9:30 p.m.
7508-29 Avenue, 780-463-8646

Sat., Sep. 28, Our Lady of Fatima, Edmonton 9 - 11:30 a.m.
12311 - 55 Street, 780-474-2805

Sat., Oct. 5, St. Matthew, Edmonton 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
13131-86 Street, 780-475-2888

Thu., Oct. 10, St. Albert, St. Albert 7 - 9:30 p.m.
7 St. Vital Avenue, 780-459-6691

Sat., Oct. 19, Holy Family, St. Albert 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
75 Poirier Avenue , 780-459-3694

Sat., Oct. 26, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sh.Pk. 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
13 Brower Drive, 780-467-5470

Mon.,Oct. 28 , Annunciation, Edmonton 7 - 9:30 p.m.
9420 - 163 Street NW, 780-484-6534

 

https://caedm.ca/CalledtoProtectCalendar

 

  1. Paperwork for everyone involved in ministry -- which includes registration forms and the signing of a Covenant of Care document. For those who work in higher risk ministries (such as key holders, counters, children’s liturgy, Communion to the sick, liturgical coordinators, RCIA and Sacramental Preparation teachers, Parish Council and Finance Committee members ...) the paperwork includes a Police Check. For those who work directly with youth and the elderly a Vulnerable Person’s Check also needs to be completed. By late Spring 2019, we will be contacting everyone involved in ministry at both parishes to ensure that all paperwork is completed and/or updated. NOTE: Police Checks and personal information needs to be updated every four years. NOTE: if you are involved in multiple ministries only ONE set of paperwork is required.
  2. Education, Awareness and Prevention of Sexual Abuse – all adults who work in any form of ministry in our churches, all employees and all pastors, are REQUIRED to attend a 2.5 hour video/discussion session entitled: Called to Protect.  You may attend these sessions at another parish. NOTE: if you attend a session at another parish, please contact our office at 780-468-4071 and provide the date and location of the session that you attended.

The following checklist outlines the process each parish in the Archdiocese is required to follow.

Volunteers below 18 years

  1. Complete Information Form

Volunteers 18 years and over in low risk ministry

  1. Complete Information Form
  2. Sign Covenant of Care Form
  3. Attend Called to Protect Training

Volunteers 18 years and over in high risk ministry Complete Information Form

  1. Sign Covenant of Care Form
  2. Attend Called to Protect Training
  3. Complete Police screening (May include vulnerable sector check)

 

Volunteers 18 years and over in high risk ministry working with children/youth ministry

  1. Complete Information Form
  2. Sign Covenant of Care Form
  3. Attend Called to Protect Training
  4. Complete Police Screening (may include vulnerable sector check)
  5. Intervention Records Check

If you have any questions please contact Volunteer Coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over the past six years all parishes within the Archdiocese have developed several “best practices” for all employees, priests and lay volunteers.

This Volunteer Management Program has two important components:


Lenten Parish Mission: Date, times and location TBA

Stations of the Cross During our Lenten Journey

Various groups will lead the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent.

Dates, times and locations TBA

Archdiocesan Day of Confessions

TBA (more information can be found online at https://caedm.ca)

Lenten Penitential Service

Wednesday, April 3
7:00 pm at Assumption Church

For both parishes


Impact of LRT Construction

The LRT construction and neighborhood renewal is a complex urban construction project and the impact is being felt within the entire community. Due to the extensive disruption and construction please drive and park with caution. Parking on 95 Avenue is permanently removed.

We are grateful to our Parish Council Chair (Miles Berry) who has agreed to be a key contact for the parish community regarding any unique concerns and issues. In order to contact Miles, please call the parish office at 780-468-4071.

Other important contacts:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 780-496-4874
  • City Councillor Ben Henderson at 780-496-8286
  • Trans Ed Valley Line LRT (City of Edmonton) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. link to TransEd Advisories

We welcome parishioners from both parishes at any event.  Please watch the bulletin for further announcements.  

Prayer

  • Adoration: Friday at Resurrection at 8:00 am
  • Adoration: Friday at Assumption at 6:00 pm
  • Rosary Hour: Friday at Assumption at 10:00 am

Faith Development

  • Children’s Liturgy: Sunday at Assumption at 9:30 am Mass
  • Children’s Liturgy: Sunday at Resurrection at 11:00 am Mass
  • Faith Enrichment: Wednesday, September to October at Resurrection, 7:00 pm. Call parish office for details.
  • Scripture Reflection: Wednesday at Assumption at 9:45 am
  • Scripture Reflection: Friday at Resurrection at 10:00 am

Meetings – Combined Parishes – Joint Committees

  • JPIC (Social Justice) Committee: 1st Monday at Resurrection at 7:00 pm
  • Knights of Columbus: 2nd Tuesday St Gabriel’s School 7:00 pm
  • Catholic Women’s League: 2nd Wednesday at Assumption, TIME TBA
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul: 3rd Tuesday at Assumption at 7:00 pm
  • Liturgy Meeting: Variable at Resurrection at 7:00 pm
  • Parish Pastoral Council: Variable at Assumption at 7:00 pm

Charitable Activities

  • E4C Hot Lunch Collection: Last Sunday at Assumption at both Masses
  • St Vincent de Paul Food Bank: 1st Sunday at Resurrection at both Masses
  • St Vincent de Paul Pantry: 3rd Sunday at Assumption at both Masses
  • Together We Serve: 1st Sunday at both parishes At All Masses

Social Activities

  • Coffee Friday: Every Friday at Resurrection after 9:00 am Mass, Fall till Spring
  • Coffee Sunday: Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2, March 1, May 3 and June 7 at Assumption after 9:30 am Mass
  • K of C Pancake Breakfast held at Assumption after 9:30 am Mass, Sept 15, Oct 20, Jan 19, Feb 16, May 10. Annual BBQ at Resurrection after 11:00 am Mass, June 22.
  • Men’s Breakfast Group: 2nd Friday at Albert’s Bonnie Doon at 8:30 am
  • Potluck Supper: Date TBA at Assumption