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

Call Parish Office to Register 780-468-4071

NOTE: new sessions will be announced when restrictions are lifted for meetings, due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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.

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

NOTE: ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS

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