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 November 21
Sunday November 22 - The Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Tuesday November 24
Wednesday November 25
Thursday November 26
Friday November 27
Saturday November 28
Sunday November 29 - First Sunday of Advent
Tuesday December 1
Wednesday December 2
Thursday December 3
Friday December 4
Saturday December 5
Sunday December 6 - Second Sunday of Advent
Tuesday December 8 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday December 9
Thursday December 10
Friday December 11
Saturday December 12
Sunday December 13 - Third Sunday of Advent
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 November 22nd edition (The Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe) here...
The Giving Tree 2020
Choose your preferred method to support Santa Maria Goretti Parish:
For the latest update from Alberta Health Services on the coronavirus: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
A Letter to the Faithful on Bill C-6 and C-7
The Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have released a Letter to the Faithful on proposed Federal legislation Bill C-6 and C-7: Click here to read the letter
See the full story on Grandin Media: Proposed changes to assisted suicide law represent 'massive failure of compassion'
A Pastoral Statement on the impact of 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