Santa Maria Goretti Italian Parish is a 1600 family, city wide Roman Catholic Parish in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The parish was established in 1958 by first generation Italian immigrants, and now serves as a spiritual home for many subsequent generations of faithful descendants and their families.
Wearing of Face Masks in Church
The Archbishop is directing that masks be worn by all congregants throughout the Mass, with these exceptions:
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.
Watch a video clip of a 360 degree view of SMG Parish here...
Graduale ritorno alla celebrazione pubblica della S. Messa
A Gradual Return to Publicly Celebrated Mass
Please pre-register with the Parish Office to attend Mass (mandatory)
In accordance with City of Edmonton bylaw 19408, the wearing of non-medical masks is mandatory in public indoor spaces, including churches
Saturday April 3 - Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)
Saturday April 10
Sunday April 11 - Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)
Tuesday April 13
Wednesday April 14
Thursday April 15
Friday April 16
Saturday April 17
Sunday April 18 - Third Sunday of Easter
Tuesday April 20
Wednesday April 21
Thursday April 22
Friday April 23
Saturday April 24
Sunday April 25 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Tuesday April 27
Wednesday April 28
Thursday April 29
Friday April 30
Saturday May 1
Sunday May 2 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
What to expect when attending Mass
As explained above, your pre-registration with the Parish Office (via phone or email) is required in advance to attend Mass in person.
Pre-registration information shall include:
Collection of this information is mandatory per Alberta Health Services in order to maintain a contact tracing list should an outbreak occur.
After pre-registering, ingress to the Church will commence 30 mins before scheduled mass time. Safety coordinators will be onsite to remind everyone to respect physical distancing rules.
Entry to the Church will be closed before Mass commences.
Before entering the Church, you will be asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions supplied by Alberta Health Services. Please remember the wearing of non-medical masks is mandatory in all public indoor spaces, including churches.
An usher will seat you when entering the Church to respect physical distancing rules. Sanitize your hands when entering and leaving the Church.
Please follow the directions of the Priest for receiving communion and when leaving the Church.
Thank you for your patience as we respect Alberta Health Services rules in order to keep everyone safe.
Calling all Volunteers!
If you are an existing Santa Maria Goretti Parish volunteer and have completed your Called to Protect training, please consider volunteering in one of the following most urgently needed roles:
These specific roles require many volunteers in order to sustain the Parish Mass schedule. Please contact the Parish Office to volunteer your time for these most important roles.
Weekly Mass Schedule
Tuesday through Friday, 7 pm (Bilingual). Maximum 80 persons in attendance. Pre-registration with the Parish Office required.
Saturday, 5 pm (Bilingual). Maximum 80 persons in attendance. Pre-registration with the Parish Office required.
Sunday, 11 am (Bilingual). Maximum 80 persons in attendance. Pre-registration with the Parish Office required.
Sacrament of Confession available by appointment only.
All are welcome for personal prayer in Church subject to the same precautions observed for Mass. Please call the Parish Office to reserve.
The Parish's weekly Italian radio program can be heard on World FM 101.7 every Sunday morning at 8:30 am.
Listen to the April 11th edition (Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday) here...
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Archbishop Smith responds to the passage of Bill C-7
Archbishop Richard Smith responds to Canada's new assisted suicide law.
See the full story with links to videos on Grandin Media: Bill C-7
Blessed Luigi Maria Monti
Parishioners are invited to learn more about the life of CFIC founder Blessed Luigi Maria Monti via a virtual book club seminar led by Rev. Dr. James Chitteth.
Please visit the CFIC North American delegation website at: https://cficnorthamericandelegation.com/ for more information and to register.
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Reverend Stephen Hero, rector of St. Joseph Seminary, has been appointed as the new bishop of Prince Albert, Sasktatchewan.
See the full story with links to videos on Grandin Media: Announcing Bishop-Elect Stephen Hero
Information Relating to COVID-19
The Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have released a Letter: On vaccination against COVID-19
The Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have released a Pastoral Statement: On the Impact of COVID 19 and the Call to Christian Renewal
See the full story on Grandin Media: Bishops offer reflection on COVID 19 and the call to Christian renewal
For the latest update from Alberta Health Services on the coronavirus: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx