St. Peter in Villeneuve, St. Catherine in Calahoo,
St. Emerence in Riviere Qui Barre, St. Charles in Mearns

Welcome to our Parish!

Our community is located in the Sturgeon County, AB., and consists of the parishes of St. Peter in Villeneuve, St. Catherine in Calahoo, St. Emerence in Riviere Qui Barre, and St. Charles in Mearns. We also have within our community the West Country Hearth Chapel, which is located in the Senior's Home in Villeneuve.

Our parishes continue the saving mission of Christ in our area through the faithful celebration of the Liturgy of the Church, and in communion with our local Ordinary, Archbishop Richard W. Smith, and our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

Parish renovation photo gallery

Enjoy this selection of photos from the recent renovations that have taken place at all our four parishes.

Parish renovations
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 Pastoral Scene

Archbishop Smith designates Skaro as official archdiocesan shrine
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Designation as official Marian shrine “formally declares our collective reliance on the Blessed Mother for her protection and her love,” says Archbishop Richard Smith.


Sister Thecla Becher passes at 76
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Vigil prayers Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m., Providence Centre; Funeral Mass Friday, August 17, at 9 a.m.

Asking for a Friend: What’s a Judicial Vicar?
Monday, August 13, 2018

The Judicial Vicar is a priest with specialized legal training who has oversight over all canonical affairs in a diocese. 


Saturday ordination Mass will be livestreamed
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Check Facebook @archedmonton at 11 a.m. on August 11 for livestreamed Mass of Ordination for 3 new deacons.


Scam Alert: That's not your priest asking for gift cards!
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

There are several reports of parishioners who have lost money to a fraudster pretending to be the pastor of a parish -- including in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. 


Asking for a Friend: What's a Moderator of the Curia?
Tuesday, August 7, 2018The Moderator is a priest appointed when the bishop sees the need for help in administering the diocese.
Asking for a Friend: What’s a Vicar General?
Monday, July 30, 2018The vicar general is a priest who assists the bishop in governing the diocese and has the power to act on his behalf as required.
Archbishop Smith looks forward to results of D&P review
Friday, July 27, 2018

Archdiocese supports participation in D&P educational initiatives, but decision to withhold donations stands.


Humanæ Vitæ 50 years later: an emphatic 'Yes!' to life promised by Christ
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Canadian Bishops urge us to reread Paul VI encyclical, misunderstood by many as a simple 'No' to contraception.


CCCB offers update on joint review of D&P partners
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Canada's Bishops say work continues on joint review of Development and Peace partners, but no results yet.