Parish News and COVID-19 Update

Archbishop Richard Smith will celebrate the Closing Mass of the Year of St. Joseph, Wednesday Dec. 8th at 5:30pm at the Basilica. The mass will be accompanied by the imparting of the Apostolic Blessing with plenary indulgence by the Archbishop at the end of Mass in place of the customary blessing. You are able to receive the blessing virtually via the livestream.

Commissioning Mass for the Alberta Indigenous Delegation Members

The Commissioning Mass for the Alberta Indigenous delegation members will take place on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2021 at 7:00pm from St. Joseph's Basilica, with Archbishop Richard Smith presiding.  It will be available to view from the @archedmonton YouTube and Facebook accounts, and simulcast on Calgary Diocese and Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan Facebook accounts.

Year-End and Christmas Giving

As you consider making year-end and Christmas donations to your favourite Charities, we hope that you will also consider making a gift to your favourite Parish – St Joseph’s Basilica.  This year has been a particularly challenging time to reach our revenue goals, which fund the mission of our parish including the upkeep of our beautiful Church.  In order for your donations to be credited towards your 2021 tax receipt, they need to be received in the office or collection by December 31, 2021.

  • Donations made at the masses on Dec 31 will be considered 2021 donations; however, any cheque dated 2022 will be recorded in 2022.
  • Donations made at the New Year’s Day masses will be considered 2022 donations.
  • Donations may be mailed but MUST be postmarked Dec 31 or earlier.
  • Donations may be made by credit card over the phone - call the office during office hours up to 12:00 noon on Dec 31.  (Note: the office will be closed on Dec 27 and 28, and at noon on the 31).


  • Canada Helps – open 24 hours a day!  Go to www.stjosephbasilica.com, follow the Donate Now link and make your donation prior to midnight on December 31.  The funds will come to the parish and you will receive your tax receipt instantly from Canada Helps.
  • E-transfers – open 24 hours a day!  Make your donation prior to midnight on Dec 31 using the following email address: SJB.etransfer@caedm.ca

2021 tax receipts will be sent out in February 2022.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Weekly Parish Bulletin  December 5, 2021November 28, 2021

Join us each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Mass
livestreamed with Archbishop Smith on
YouTube at: youtube.com/channel/UCtU5UvOSyT2ZK5PivdhojSw and
Facebook at: facebook.com/yegbasilica/live  or Telus Optik Channel 877


  • Audio Visual (AV) Team: This team will provide videographers and/or technicians for livestreaming masses and events.  They will volunteer at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, at other liturgies and on special occasions that the parish hosts. A high level of technical expertise in AV is required. If you are interested, please send your application to info.basilica@caedm.ca.
  • Money Counters and Money Counter Coordinator - The Parish Count Team Volunteers work together to ensure that the weekly and special collections are counted in an accurate, orderly and timely manner. Ideally, the Parish will have two separate Count Teams who will volunteer on alternate weeks. Each team will have a Coordinator plus five additional Count Team Volunteers.  Click here for more information. 

    Parish Office hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    The office can be reached by email or telephone 780-488-7295.

For a full schedule of Church hours, Mass and Confession times view here

Confessions: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Saturday 4:30 p.m.


  • Places of worship must limit attendance to one-third fire code capacity.

  • Facemasks are mandatory

  • Weddings, funerals, and baptisms are limited to 50 attendees.

For the most recent COVID Measures for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, please click here.

 Our heartfelt thanks to parishioners and friends who continue to support the parish during this pandemic.

Without your assistance our parish will suffer financially.  To make an e-transfer email SJB.etransfer@caedm.ca; Or, click below to make your monthly or one-time donation online.




Weekdays: 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Until further notice, Archbishop Smith grants to all the Catholic faithful dispensation from their Sunday obligation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Monday through Friday:  11:30 a.m. and 4:30  p.m.

Saturday:  4:30 p.m.





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VIDEO: Bishop McGrattan speaks on responding to Indigenous issues as Catholics as a first step to reconciliation

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Catholic response and our Christian role in reconciliation is explained by Calgary's Bishop (and CCCB Vice-President) William McGrattan


Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Canadian Bishops Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

It is important to note that the delegation is postponed not cancelled: The Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and  the Canadian Bishops have jointly decided to reschedule a delegation to the Vatican in December 2021 to the earliest opportunity in 2022.