The Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan Welcomes You!


NEW!! Read the report on the first year of the Pastoral Plan.
NEW!! Check out the Family Prayer Resources for two more publications.


View the new clergy assignments here (June 2016).


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Please click the above banner to access resources for the Year of Mercy.

Reflections for the Year of Mercy

Fr. Joseph Jacobson has written a reflection for every month of this Year of Mercy.

Read the latest on his page “From the Pen of Fr. Joseph”.

Jubilee of Mercy

Check out the Vatican website dedicated to the Year of Mercy here.

Archbishop Pettipas at the Alberta March for Life


Archbishop Pettipas, CSsR, participated in this year’s March for Life on Thursday, May 12 in Edmonton. In this photo, he is joined by Bishop David Motiuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton. (Photo cred to Lorraine Turchansky)

Aid for Fort McMurray

(4 May 2016) Read Archbishop Pettipas’ letter regarding donations for Fort McMurray here.

Church did not “weasel” out of Residential School Settlement

(27 April 2016) “A $21-million shortfall on a $25-million fundraising campaign was a fiasco, but it wasn’t an attempt to weasel out of the legal or moral obligations Catholics have in the wake of the residential schools tragedy, Grouard-McLennan Archbishop Gerard Pettipas told The Catholic Register.”  Read more here.

Q&A Concerning the Financial Commitment of Catholic Entities

(21 April 2016) “Over the past several days, there have been news items in the media concerning the financial commitment of Catholic entities in relation to the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).  In the interest of providing you with the facts as I believe them to be, I am sending you the following Questions and Answers sheet offered by the Corporation of Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement (CCEPIRSS), of which I am the chair of the Board.”  Read more here.

Dialogue on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

 Check out a great new initiative from the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Every Life Matters is a series of five special presentations on various aspects of the assisted suicide & euthanasia issue. They include prayer, personal witness, teaching from Archbishop Richard Smith, and Q&A time.  These sessions are available at

 From the Bishops of Alberta:
Thoughts from the Archbishop

Archbishop Pettipas in the news

Thoughts from Archbishop Pettipas (English) (français) – June 1, 2016.

Job Opportunities

We are looking for two new team members: a Youth Ministry Coordinator and a Director of Stewardship. Check out the details here.   



Here it is!
Our Pastoral Plan for 2015-2020


Restore St. Bernard Church

Help restore the most significant historical site in the Archdiocese!

Grouard’s St. Bernard Church was completed in 1902 under the direction of Bishop Emile Grouard. It is now in dire need of repair. The St. Bernard Mission Church Restoration Committee solicits your financial support of this project.

 Details and the pledge sheet are now available online.