jesus etchedJesus reminds us that He is the vine and we are the branches. There are many ministries and organizations by which our parish is enriched by volunteers -some require occasional participation, and others entail more regular service. Your involvement will not only enrich your life, but serve the needs our Parish.

Parish Administration

These groups provide recommendations and assistance to maximize the financial, capital and spiritual resources of the parish.

Parish Pastoral Council

An advisory and consultative body working in concert with the Pastor and Pastoral Team. PPC normally meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from September to June.  Parishioners are welcome to attend the meetings as observers.

Contact: James H.  

Office Volunteers

Providing assistance in the parish office through light office duties – answering phones, assisting parishioners at the door, folding bulletins and more.

Contact: HFP Office 780-459-3694

Finance Committee

Provides financial advice and assistance to the pastor, parish pastoral council and the parish at large.  Meets regularly to review monthly accounting activities.

Contact: Bob C.:   

Maintenance Committee

Tradespersons and handy-persons needed to help maintain the church, rectory and grounds. 

Contact: Bill V.   

Volunteer Management

Assist in the recruitment and screening of ALL parish volunteers who are serving in ALL parish ministries.

Contact: Stacey J.  

Liturgical Ministries

These groups assist in the Celebration of Mass. 

Adult Servers

This ministry serves at the altar. Adults and youth age 16 or older.  (Younger teens may train as Junior Adult Servers).

Contact: Gary H:

Altar Servers

Serve at the altar.  Girls and boys grade 4 or older; must have celebrated their First Reconciliation and First Communion.

Contact: Luke W. 

Altar Linen Care

This ministry cleans and cares for the linens that will be used during the mass, including the vestments of priests, altar/adult servers.

Contact: Mary B.  

Liturgy Committee

Plans and coordinates all aspects of the parish liturgical celebrations.

Contact: Barb B.  

Music Ministry

Holy Family Parish has several choirs.  Singers, song leaders and musicians are welcome. 

Contact: Bruno Binassi

Liturgical Art and Environment Ministry

This Ministry decorates the church according to the Liturgical Seasons of the Church Year.  Adults and youth.

Contact: Connie S. 

Proclaimers of the Word (Lectors/Readers)

Lectors proclaim God’s Word to His people and also offer Prayers of Intercession on behalf of the people.  Adults and youth age 16 or older.

Contact: Stacey S.

Children’s Liturgy-Celebration of God’s Word

Leaders and helpers needed to facilitate children’s programs during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass.  Adults and youth aged 16 or older.  Boys and girls, age 10 and older, can be helpers.

Contacts: Amanda H.   
or Suzanne P.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Trained and commissioned volunteers who assist the Priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during Masses. Adult and youth age 16 or older.

Contact: Lou D.  

Liturgical Hospitality - Greeters

Women, men, youth, and families needed to welcome newcomers, visitors and parishioners to the parish for liturgical celebrations.

Contact: Stephanie D.

Liturgical Hospitality - Ushers

Ministry for seating Parishioners, enabling an orderly celebration of Mass and taking up the collection at Mass. Adult and youth. 

Contact: Geoff D. 

Sacramental Life

These groups support sacramental preparation of parishioners.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

Assists adults who are to be baptized or to be received into the Catholic Church. Catechists, Sponsors, hospitality service are needed.  Commitment is weekly on Friday evenings (2021-2022). Adult and youth aged 16 or older.

Contact: Fr. Antony

Baptism Preparation

Ministry which helps to facilitate evenings of preparation for parents asking for baptism for a child.  Commitment is for one evening per month.  Contact the Parish Office (780-459-3694). 

Sacramental Preparation

Ministry which helps to facilitate the preparation for the children to celebrate First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Commitment is for four to eight evenings throughout the year.  Adult and youth aged 16 or older.

Contact: Bruno Binassi

Marriage Preparation Course

Ministry helps to facilitate a series of sessions for engaged couples – assistance required in providing hospitality, sharing experiences of sacramental marriage, and more.  Contact:   
Fr. Antony: 

Faith Education Ministries

These groups develop, promote and provide religious education programs.

Catechism Classes

For grades 1–6 and Jr. High students.  Faith enrichment in addition to the religion curriculum in our Catholic Schools; one hour class from a prepared program once a week on Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Leaders Adult and youth aged 16 or older.

Contact: Carla Z.,  

Youth Ministry

Ministry provides exciting faith based events for our youth and young adults throughout the year. Learning, sharing, and growing in faith, all in a fun and enriching environment.

Contact: Noelle. P.  780-459-3694

Parish Family Life

Parish Family Life includes activities that foster a welcoming and supporting parish community. 

Parish Social Activities

Teams of volunteers who work to plan special parish social functions (potlucks, picnics, Holy Family Feast Day celebrations, and more) 

Contact: HFP Office 780-459-3694

Devotional Ministries

Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours – 8:15 am daily except Sunday

Holy Rosary – 8:30 am daily except Sunday

Eucharistic Adoration – 9:30am – 12:00pm, every Friday 

Divine Mercy Chaplet - daily after 9 am mass, except Sunday

Divine Mercy Cenacle

The Divine Mercy Cenacle meets every Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. to study St. Faustina’s Diary, Sacred Scripture, Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Church writings. Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy precedes the cenacle. All are welcome!

Contact: Thérèse M.  
or Pet Jasa 

Outreach/Social Concerns

These groups build fellowship and empower people in their ministry of Christian service.

Social Action Committee

Educating and working for social justice locally and globally, including fair trade sales, refugee family sponsorship, and Development and Peace campaigns.

Contact:  Wendy H. 

Pro-life Group

Working to build a culture of respect for life in our parish through events and programs that educate and promote the churches' teaching on the Life Issues (contraception, abortion, euthanasia). 

Contact: Shelagh S.  

Pastoral Care Group

Ministry brings Holy Communion to shut-ins and visits and prays for the sick in our community. 

Contact: Jerry S.  

Catholic Women’s League (CWL)

Catholic Women’s League (CWL) meets the first Monday of the month in the parish hall; starting at 6:45 p.m. CWL engages and encourages spiritual growth and friendship amongst women over the age of 16.  CWL is active in our community and supports local, provincial, national and international projects.  All women welcomed always!

Contact:  Evelyn D.

Catholic Girls League

For catholic young women, 10 to 15 years old, work and socialize as a group of friends, gradually developing into Catholic leaders.  Adult women who assist as volunteers/mentors are welcomed.

Contacts: Francine N.

Knights of Columbus (Br. Anthony Council)

Foster friendship and spirituality among men and assists in other parish activities whenever necessary.  For men age 18 years and older.

Contact: James H.  

Columbian Squires

For catholic young men, 12 to 18 years old, a Squires circle is designed to be run both by and for young men.  Squires work and socialize as a group of friends, gradually developing into Catholic leaders.  Adult men who assist as volunteers/mentors are welcomed.

Contact: Colin M. or Noah F.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP)

Live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy through corporal works of mercy.  Volunteers needed to assist those who ask for help in St. Albert and inner-city Edmonton, through donation pick-ups, driving the SSVP truck, and organizing the warehouse.

Contact: Ken G.