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.
Archbishop Smith announces resumption of Mass in the Archdiocese of Edmonton
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 August 8
Sunday August 9 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday August 11
Wednesday August 12
Thursday August 13
Friday August 14
Saturday August 15
Sunday August 16 - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday August 18
Wednesday August 19
Thursday August 20
Friday August 21
Saturday August 22
Sunday August 23 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday August 25
Wednesday August 26
Thursday August 27
Friday August 28
Saturday August 29
Sunday August 30 - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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 (Italian). Maximum 80 persons in attendance. Pre-registration with the Parish Office required.
Saturday, 5 pm (Italian). 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 August 9th edition (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time) here...
Congratulations to Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk
The Parish Community of Santa Maria Goretti congratulates Eugenia Pagnotta-Kowalczyk on her appointment as Executive Director of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association (ACSTA), effective September 1.
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