The Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan Welcomes You!

REMINDER: The Chancery Office, in Grande Prairie, is closed to the public until further notice. The staff members are still available by email and phone.   

Have you planned your St. Joseph’s Pilgrimage yet this year? Click here for more details

Archbishop Girard Pettipas offers his thoughts on the recent tragic discovery at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School. 

(Read the Archbishop’s 2008 apology here)

The CCCB announce a delegation of Indigenous people will meet with Pope Francis to foster meaningful encounters of dialogue and healing. (English) (français)


Restored and renewed
Restored and renewed

With his parish now repaired from major flood damage, Kenyan priest reflects on his tumultuous first months in Canada

Pilgrimage for St. Joseph
Pilgrimage for St. Joseph

St. Joseph pastors hope Catholics across archdiocese will take part in unique pilgrimage

Remembering Hotel-Dieu in Whitelaw
Remembering Hotel-Dieu

The legacy of early Catholic health care centre in Northern Alberta continues today

‘It’s apocalyptic right now’
‘It’s apocalyptic right now’

Local priest personally affected by India's pandemic crisis calls for prayer

Editor’s reflection: St. Joseph the Worker
Reflection: St. Joseph the Worker

How Christianity and the feast of St. Joseph the Worker bring a new dignity to work

Conversations with Bertha: Apostolic Succession
Conversations with Bertha

The first installment in a new series by Archbishop Gerard Pettipas

A growing faith
A growing faith

Charismatic renewal group El Shaddai celebrates six years in Grande Prairie

Missionary nun and Indigenous Catholic fondly remember the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
'It's like a dream'

Missionary nun and Indigenous Catholic fondly remember their pilgrimage for St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Father Feroz bids farewell
Father Feroz bids farewell

Passionate priest reflects on his three years in northern Alberta

The long way home
The long way home

One family's 20 year journey to the Catholic Church

‘It shows God is still involved’
‘It shows God is still involved’

Holy Week offers a sign of hope for parish priests

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Current Mass restrictions (as of June 10, 2021)

The CCCB issue statement following the recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Residential School. (English) (français)

Our new May newsletter is available here.

The CCCB offer a Pentecost message to the Canadian National Movements and Associations. (English) (français)

Pentecost message from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle. (English) (français)

The Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have released a new letter for Catholic Education Week 2021. (English) (français)

Help Development and Peace-Caritas Canada with their new emergency appeal to combat the pandemic crisis in India. Donate here.

Events and information for the CCCB’s National Week for Life and the Family here.  

Bishop Reporting System: The CCCB’s new Canadian Reporting System for Sexual Abuse or Cover-up by a Catholic Bishop can be accessed here. Go directly to the system here.

This service furthers our commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and our commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.

View our brand-new and updated parishes page

Letter on the Expansion of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (8 April 2021)(français)

Archbishop Pettipas has decreed the Year of St. Joseph in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan 19 March 2021 – 19 March 2022:

Letter to the Faithful on Vaccines from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories (30 Nov 2020)
Further Guidelines for the Celebration of Sacraments during Phase Two (effective 2020-06-19)

Decree: Dispensation from Sunday Obligation– April 6 to indefinite date

How you can support your parish during this difficult time (updatedPAD agreements for parishes)

Boost your faith formation: check out the resources available at our Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis in Peace River.

Check out the Family Prayer Resources 

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.