The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. (Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1113)

Sacraments are “powers that come forth” from the Body of Christ.” Which is ever-lasting and ever-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant. (Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1116)

baptism2Baptism:

  • Call the parish office to arrange for the Baptism of your child.
  • Parents are asked to participate in a Baptism Preparation course.
  • Adults who have not been baptized or those baptized in another faith who wish to join the Catholic Church are asked to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Program.

Reconciliation – Confession:

  • The sacrament is available before all Masses.
  • Penitential Services with many priests in attendance take place during Advent and Lent.
  • To prepare yourself for the sacrament, and sample examination of Conscience may be found at: http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-examination-of-conscience.html
  • Children must make their first Confession before receiving the First Eucharist.

First Communion and First Reconciliation (First Confession):

  • Registration Packages which include dates/locations/registration forms/general information are now available at the entrances of our parishes. They also will be available at the offices in the schools within our area (St. Gabriel, St. Brendan’s and Austin O’Brien). If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 780-468-4071. The date for Registration and Orientation for the Preparation Program is Monday, December 3, 2018 from 6:45-7:45 pm at Assumption Church (9034-95 Ave.). After the preparation program is completed the Sacrament of Reconciliation occurs on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:30 am at Assumption Church and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion occurs at our regular Sunday Masses on Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 am at Assumption and Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Resurrection. 
  • Download info packet (PDF)
  • Download registration form (PDF)
  • Normally baptized children make their First Communion in Grade 2.
  • All children who receive their First Communion must first have made their First Confession (Reconciliation).
  • Children receive instruction, both at home and in the parish.
  • Parents are provided opportunity for faith enrichment during all the sessions.
  • NOTE: a copy of the child's Baptismal Certificate is required for registration.
  • For information please check the website: http://www.holyheroes.net/hhfun/HHFun-filter.pdf 
  • Note: It is never too late to have your children receive First Communion. Please contact Nora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out about an older child receiving First Communion.

Confirmation:

  • Registration Packages which include dates/locations/registration forms/general information are now available at the entrance of our parishes. They also will be available at the offices in the schools within our area (St. Gabriel, St. Brendan’s and Austin O’Brien). If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 780-468-4071. The date for Registration and Orientation for the Confirmation Preparation Program is Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 7:00-8:15 pm at Assumption Church (9034-95 Ave.). After the preparation program is completed the Sacrament of Confirmation occurs on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Resurrection Church with Archbishop Smith presiding.
  • Download info packet (PDF)
  • Download registration form (PDF)
  • If your son or daughter is in grade six (or older) and you wish him/her to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 780-468-4071 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • In order to more fully appreciate this Sacrament, children are asked to participate in a preparation program.
  • You, as parents, also have the responsibility to help your son or daughter prepare for this beautiful Sacrament. Your participation is a great gift to your child.
  • Note: It is never to late to have your children receive First Confirmation. Please contact Nora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out about an older child receiving First Confirmation.
  • We ask that the child and at least one parent attend each session.

Sacrament of the Sick:

  • The pastor is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to administer the sacrament to the sick and the dying. The visit of the priest is meant to comfort the sick person; no one has ever died of fright because the priest has come to visit and administer the sacrament.
  • Please call us whenever you or a member of your family is seriously ill. Call us early. Call us before surgery takes place. Call us when we can still able to do something. Do not wait to call us after death has occurred; we can do nothing then. Indeed, it is not the practice of the Church to go to the hospital after death has occurred. Do not wait until it is too late.
  • The sacrament is administered regularly to those in Jubilee Lodge and Hardisty Nursing Home.

Marriage:

  • Please contact the parish office before making any other arrangements, such as establishing the date and the plans for the reception.

  • A minimum of four months is usually required to prepare for the sacrament of marriage.

  • For more detailed information please check the Archdiocesan link: www.caedm.ca/marriage

Holy Orders:

  • If you feel that you are possibly being called to the priesthood or religious life, please call the parish office to talk with the pastor.
  • Our archdiocesan seminary is located at St Joseph’s Seminary, 9828 – 84 Street, Edmonton.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – RCIA: 

  • RCIA classes every Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • To learn more about the Catholic Faith or to become Catholic please contact the Parish Office for information.

The sacraments are effacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required disposition. (Catechism of the Catholic Church : 1131)

Funerals:

  • Please call the parish immediately upon the death of a loved one.
  • We will be ready to meet and support the family by offering the consolation that comes from faith and help the family plan the funeral celebration in accordance with Archdiocesan policy.
  • The pastoral ministry of the Catholic Church and its funeral rites is directed to placing the event of death in the context of our Christian faith. Its’ true meaning gives hope to the faithful.
  • The funeral liturgy is a privileged moment for the family and believing community to offer worship, praise and thanks to God for the gift of the deceased. The sacrament of the Eucharist is the center of our celebration.

Faith Enrichment:

  • Occurs on a weekly basis and provides opportunity to build relationships as a faith community.
  • Faith enrichment is intended to be an ongoing, ever-deepening conversation about the rich fundamentals of our Catholic faith.
  • Faith enrichment is based on the realization that faith formation is a life long journey.