The Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan Welcomes You!

Celebrating 25 Years as a Priest

(16 October 2016)   Approximately 300 family, friends, and parishioners gathered in Falher today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ordination of Monsignor Charles Lavoie. Ordained on September 20, 1991, Msgr. Lavoie currently serves as Chancellor and Vicar-General of the Archdiocese, as well as pastor of St. Anne parish in Falher, St. Guy parish in Guy, and Sacre Coeur parish in Donnelly. He is the only “homegrown” priest currently serving in our diocese.

Congratulations, Msgr. Lavoie!

Thank you for your 25 years of service to our archdiocese.


Archbishop Pettipas congratulates Msgr. Lavoie during the 25th anniversary celebrations.


Msgr. Lavoie with his parents, Edouard and Emerencienne (Mimi) Lavoie.


Fourth degree members of the Knights of Columbus provided the Honour Guard for the anniversary Mass.

Haiti Relief 2016

(12 October 2016)  Archbishop Pettipas, in conjunction with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, is asking us to pray for the victims of Hurricane Matthew, as well as to raise funds for their relief. The churches in our archdiocese will take up a special collection on the weekend of November 5-6, 2016 for this purpose.

Read Archbishop Pettipas’ letter.

For more information, please see the Development and Peace website or the attached D& P FAQ sheet.

Alberta-NWT Bishops Issue Guidelines

(September 14, 2016) Today, the Roman Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories issued new guidelines for the pastoral care of those who face difficult situations.

All parishioners are urged to read these guidelines and share them with friends and family.

The documents are available online at the following links:

Sacramental Practice in Situations of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (PDF 34 pages)

Guidelines for the Pastoral Accompaniment of Those Who are Divorced and Remarried Without a Decree of Nullity (PDF 10 pages)


NEW!! Read the report on the first year of the Pastoral Plan.
NEW!! Check out the Family Prayer Resources for two more publications.
The ALC presents Liturgical Music Workshops this fall. Get the details here. Register with Lauri at



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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.

Thoughts from the Archbishop

Archbishop Pettipas in the news

Thoughts from Archbishop Pettipas (English) (français) – October 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.