The Catholic Bishops of Canada announced the Papal Visit program for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada on July 24 - 30.

In particular, the announcement details various events that will take place in and around Edmonton. There will be two large events at Indigenous Sites – Maskwacis, July 25th, and Lac Ste. Anne, July 26th – as well as an open air Mass at Commonwealth Stadium. A private event will take place at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples. View full announcement here

The Mass at Commonwealth Stadium will require a large number of trained Eucharistic ministers in order to accommodate the number of congregants who will be in attendance. Anyone that is trained is asked to sign up at papalvisit.ca indicating that they are trained in a liturgical ministry and in the other skills section that they are a Eucharistic minister. It is very important to indicate their home parish as well as the Archdiocese in order to confirm their abilities. If there are individuals who would like to volunteer in other capacities, there are other opportunities to volunteer as well.

For individuals who may not be as comfortable entering their own information on a computer, an office has been set up that will be open starting Monday from 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am to 3 pm Friday and Saturday to call. The team member will take your information and help us enter it into the database system. The phone number is 780-469-1010 option 3.  

We hope that you will support our efforts in walking together with our Indigenous brothers and sisters at this historic moment in time.


This is a wonderful opportunity for Catholics to volunteer for the events taking place in the Edmonton Area. 

This is an especially opportune time for everyone to engage or re-engage with the local Catholic Church, to see His Holiness Pope Francis in person, and to come out of their ‘covid cocoons’ from the last few years.  

To volunteer for the Papal Visit, go to papalvisit.ca and apply using the online application form. Or, you can contact our Alberta Papal Visit volunteer office email at AlbertaVolunteers@papalvisit.ca.


 There will be two pew collections within the Archdiocese of Edmonton to help with these costs. The first will be June 18-19, prior to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. The second collection will be July 23-24. Pope Francis arrives in Canada on July 24.

 Donations may be made:

·         Online through Canada Helps at https://bit.ly/2022PapalVisit

·         By cheque to the Archdiocese of Edmonton, duly marked “Papal Visit.”

We thank you in advance for supporting this historic visit of Pope Francis to Canada

Click to link to the Archdiocesan website: https://caedm.ca/pew-collections-will-support-popes-visit-to-canada/

Papal visit just one month away. Volunteer today!

To volunteer for the Papal Visit click onVolunteerand use the online application form, contact the Alberta Papal Visit volunteer office at 780-469-1010 option 3, oremailus.


Watch for more information coming soon!


CAEDM site post: https://caedm.ca/catholic-bishops-welcome-announcement-of-program-for-papal-visit-to-canada-july-24-29-2022/

For your information:

Audio of the news conference this morning:   https://caedm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ZoomPapalVisit-audio-2202-06-23.m4a


Audio and video of the news conference:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uG2sbBSLG1nnSm0F4iJeZsfbu-M35m7c/view?usp=sharing


Papalvisit.ca news release: https://www.papalvisit.ca/catholic-bishops-welcome-announcement-of-program-for-papal-visit-to-canada/


Vatican news release: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2022/06/23/0487/01002.html#inglese


We hope that you will #walktogether with our Indigenous brothers and sisters by joining in this lifetime opportunity to be part of healing our country’s history. 










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