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Papal Visit to Canada Program – July 24 – 29, 2022:  A Visit of Healing, Hope & Reconciliation

The Vatican has released additional details regarding the Papal Visit to Canada, July 24-29, 2022. The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for him to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.

The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome.

Drawing on the theme, “Walking Together”, the Holy Father’s journey of reconciliation, healing and hope includes visits to a former residential school, Indigenous pilgrimage sites, two public Masses and a mix of private and public events. There will be tickets available (free) for a limited number of events, all of which will be broadcast and accessible via livestream.

For ticket information, to volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.papalvisit.ca

Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.

 

YOU CAN ATTEND MASS IN PERSON! COVID PROTOCOLS HAVE LIFTED:  We understand that some people may wish to continue to wear their mask. This is a personal choice, and we invite all those who wish to do so to feel free to continue to wear their mask.   Please be kind and respectful to others as everyone’s comfort level is not the same.

A dispensation from mass is still in place if you are unable to attend mass.  If you are unable to receive the Eucharist physically, Pope Francis invites us to make a Spiritual Communion—that is to invite Christ in to our hearts, and ask that Christ come close to us, and that we come close to Christ.  You can join Pope Francis for Spiritual Communion HERE

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