Welcome to St. Dominic Savio!

Welcome to all Parishioners and Visitors!

St. Dominic Saint of the Day – 9 March – St Dominic Savio (1842-1857) “The Little  Giant” – AnaStpaulSavio is a welcoming Roman Catholic Parish. Our community is centered on the Eucharist, and we strive to live and share the Good News and grow in discipleship with the Lord. Our Pastoral Priorities 2024-2027 are Worship, Witness, and Service.

Thanks foyour interest in our parish. You’re welcome here. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish, returning to the practice of the Catholic faith, or just interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here. We invite you to worship with us.

See Parish Daily Calendar and Mass Times below.

A parish is a community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith in action, and to use our gifts of time and talent as disciples of Christ. We look forward to answering any questions you may have. In the meantime, please look through the resources we’ve made available on these pages, or talk to any of us.

The Church is open during office hours for private prayers. If the door is not open, ring the doorbell and the staff will let you in.

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Click here to read Archbishop Richard Smith preaching on the witness of St. Dominic Savio as an answer to cultural division. Archbishop Smith preached at St. Dominic Savio parish during his visit, March 16-17, 2024.

Archbishop Richard Smith during visit to St. Dominic Savio, Photo by Gerry Simard.

Archbishop Richard Smith during a visit to St. Dominic Savio, Photo by Gerry Simard.


Our Priest

Rev. George Atok, SDB

Join us in celebrating Fr. George’s Birthday on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 5:00 PM Mass.

Birthday Dinner is at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

Filipino Liturgical Committee will prepare some dishes for everyone to enjoy but anyone who wishes to share their favorite dish is welcome to bring their share to the potluck. 


PARISH NEWS & UPDATES

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Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 19th, after the 9:30 am mass in the Church Basement for $6.00/plate or $15.00/family!

Come, join us for a delicious breakfast and socialize with our fellow parishioners.


Filipino Mass

Sunday, June 16,  2 P.M.

(every 3rd Sunday of the month)

Followed by a Community Potluck

All Filipinos in the area are welcome to join us in this Community Worship and gathering.

See you in St. Dominic Savio Church!!!


African Mass & Potluck

Nigerian African Catholic Community Edmonton, NACCE

invites you to join them to celebrate their

8th Anniversary with Mass & Potluck

Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 2:00 PM

at St. Dominic Savio Parish Edmonton.

Everyone is invited! Invite friends and family. See you there!

(NACCE meets on the Last Sunday of Every Month)


Parish Volunteer Appreciation Party

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 12:30 pm.

Volunteers are the backbone of our parish and we want to show our appreciation for all that they do.

We will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party on Sunday, June 9 starting at 12:30 pm in the parish hall. 

Come enjoy lunch, games, music and lots of fun.

Please sign up in the foyer so we can be better prepared for all of you. You deserve it. 

Thank you to all our volunteers for everything you do!! 


Catholic Education Week

From May 5-10, we celebrate Catholic Education Week in Alberta, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories.

Archbishop Smith is the Catholic Education liaison on behalf of his brother bishops. The theme for Catholic Education Week 2024, “Courage to Lead,” reminds us of the call and the responsibility to live and uphold the teachings of our Catholic faith, even amidst the challenges of the world around us.

Click here to read Alberta Bishops Message for Catholic Education Week 2024. Click here for Archbishop Smith’s video “Having Courage to Lead”.


PRIESTS’ ASSEMBLY

Our priest, Rev. George Atok SDB, will be away for the Priests’ assembly from May 13th to 16th.
During that week there will be no Confessions or 8:30 am Mass.


MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday, May 12, 2024, is Mother’s Day.

St. Dominic Savio CWL Mother’s Day cake sale is on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Come and get some baking for your loved ones.

For our mothers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them reverence and love.

For mothers who have died, that God may bring them into the joy of his kingdom.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!


MASS TIMES

Sunday Mass

Saturday (Sunday Vigil): 5:00 PM.

Sunday: 9:30 AM; 11:30 AM.

Weekday Mass

8:30 AM: Tuesday to Friday, and First Saturday/Month

OLPH Novena: 6:30 PM, Every Wednesday
OLPH Novena Mass: 6:30 PM, First Wednesday of each month

Community Sunday Mass

African Mass (English): 2:00 PM, Last Sunday of each month
Filipino Mass: 2:00 PM, Third Sunday of each month

Confession

Saturday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM
Friday 9:00 AM

Holy Hour

Friday: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

DAILY MASS READINGS


SACRAMENTS REGISTRATION

CONFIRMATION

We have rounded off registration for Sacrament of Confirmation for this year on Friday, January 26th. Confirmation Orientation took place last Sunday, January 21st at 2 PM in the church basement. Confirmation Class begins on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 6 to 8 PM. See details.

Confirmation celebration Mass is on May 4, 2024 at 3:00pm

First Holy Communion & Reconciliation

HOLY EUCHARIST

Holy Eucharist is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives His Body and Blood (His very own self) for us so that we might give ourselves to him in love and be united with Him in Holy Communion (CCC. 1322, 1324, 1409, 1413)

St. Dominic Savio parish prepares and celebrates the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for Children who are 7 years of age or older.  This preparation is guided by the Archdiocese of Edmonton Standards for Preparing Children and Youth for Sacraments. Children are invited to take part in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Mass on Sunday.

Classes started in November 2023. See details.

First Holy Communion was celebrated on April 13, 2024 at 5 pm Mass and April 14, 2024 at 11:30 am Mass.

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Next Registration starts Soon.

 

For more information contact Parish Office

Phone: 780-473-4259 ext 2

Email: stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca


RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Registration is now open.

Please click to download the registration form and return it to the parish office.
You can email the form to Stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca

This program is for:
Anyone over the age of 14 years who has not yet been baptized or received First Holy Communion or Confirmation or anyone who wishes to become Catholic.


RCIA (adapted for children/youth)

Registration is now open.

Please click to download the registration form and return it to the parish office.
You can email the form to Stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca

This program is for:
Any child/youth 7 years of age and older who has not been baptized and parents wanting their child/youth to enter this Catholic faith are encouraged to register.


To Register, fill out the registration form, and send it to Stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca.

Supplementary form for Married or Formerly Married inquirers: Supplementary Marriage Form.

For MORE INFORMATION, contact Parish Office at 780-473-4259 ext 2 or email stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca.

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Congratulations to our RCIA candidates:

– Brynn, Solantine, Christopher, and Sofia

They received their sacraments at the Easter Vigil –  March 30, 2024.

Please pray for them.

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Parish Seniors Group 

Young at Heart (YAH)

Our Seniors Group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am.


CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

The Children’s Liturgy Ministry is a wonderful opportunity for children aged 5-12 years old to participate more fully during Mass and gain a better understanding of how Jesus is their lifelong friend.

This ministry is in urgent need of volunteers, particularly at the Saturday 5 pm Masses and the 11:30 am Mass on Sundays. It begins the weekend of October 14-15 when volunteers are available.

We are blessed to have Paige oversee this ministry and organize all materials for the children. 

Volunteers simply read the children’s version of the Gospel and lead a small activity. These will be provided for you at each Mass. Choose the Masses you can help with. Teens aged 13 and older are also welcome to help. Please consider helping the children in our parish for 15 minutes or so during mass by contacting the parish office.

This is a simple and highly rewarding ministry.


Church Etiquette

As Catholics, there are certain guidelines we must follow to ensure we receive the sacraments validly.

When attending mass, it is proper to do the following:

· Arrive early to ensure you are properly settled and ready to worship God.  If you are arriving during or after the homily, you are late and will disrupt those who arrived on time.

· Dress modestly and appropriately before the Lord.  Men and boys, kindly remove hats, toques, etc.

· Make the Sign of the Cross with holy water upon entering the Church.

· Fasting is an obligation for a minimum of 1 hour prior to mass, except medicine, water or if someone is ill and needs to eat. 

· Please do not bring any food or beverages into the sacred space of the church.  Chewing gum is also considered impolite.

· Turn your cell phone off or to silent mode.

· Say Amen before receiving the Body of Christ.
Amen means ‘it is true’ or ‘let it be so’. 
It is important that all Catholics who are receiving Communion respond with ONLY “Amen” and not “Thank You”.

· If you receive communion in your hand, consume the host immediately. Do not take it back to your pew.

· Refrain from conversations inside the Church, they are disruptive to those who are trying to pray. 

· Don’t exit the church until after the final song and after the priest has completed the recessional procession.


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