The Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan Welcomes You!

The Archdiocese is seeking a full-time archivist. Check out the job posting here.

NEW! Check out our new pastoral resource “Music & Liturgy

Read the Archbishop’s announcement of 2017 assignments for priests!

Meet some of our seminarians!

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


Synod of Bishops 2018:

Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

Everywhere in the western world the question is asked: What about our young people?  If they don’t retain the faith of their parents and grandparents, what will become of them?  What will become of the Church?

Pope Francis has called for a Synod of Bishops to meet in Rome in October 2018 on the topic of Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. A preparatory document was circulated to all bishops around the world with the request to have as many people as possible read the document, reflect on it, and send their bishop a summary of their responses to the reflection questions in the document.  To this end, Archbishop Pettipas asks every organization in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan – and all individuals who wish to do likewise – to read over the document (it’s only 30 pages), discuss it, and send your reflections to him.  He will then send a synopsis of your responses to the committee that is planning the Synod.

Papal Letter to Young People: français   English

Preparatory document: français    English

Please submit your responses to Lauri Friesen at

before Friday 15 September 2017.

Thoughts from the Archbishop

Archbishop Pettipas in the news

Thoughts from Archbishop Pettipas (English) (français) – June 1, 2017.


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