Welcome to Our Lady of Peace Parish
Our Lady of Peace Prayer
Most holy and immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our loving Mother, being his Mother, you shared in his universal kingship. The prophets and angels proclaimed him King of peace. With loving fervor in our hearts, we salute and honor you as Queen of peace.
We pray that your intercession may protect us and all people from hated and discord, and direct our hearts into the ways of peace and justice which your Son taught and exemplified. We ask your maternal care for our Holy Father who works to reconcile the nations in peace. We seek your guidance for our President and other leaders as they strive for world peace.
Glorious Queen of peace, grant us peace in our hearts, harmony in our families and concord throughout the world. Immaculate Mother, as patroness of our beloved country, watch over us and protect us with your motherly love. Amen.
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Tuesday: 7:00 PM
Wed – Fri: 9:00 AM
Saturdays: 4:15 – 4:45
And by appointment.
9:30AM – 2:00PM
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First Reconciliation & Communion
Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion is open. If your child is in the second grade and has been baptized Catholic, you can register him/her to receive their First Reconciliation and Communion at our parish.
Download and Fill Out the Registration Form Below and Bring it to the Parish Office.
The Souls in Purgatory
The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Church commemorates all her faithful children who have departed from this life, but have not yet attained the joys of heaven. St. Paul warns us that we must not be ignorant concerning the dead, nor sorrowful, “even as others who have no hope … For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven … and the dead who are in Christ shall rise.
The Church has always taught us to pray for those who have gone into eternity. Even in the Old Testament prayers and alms were offered for the souls of the dead by those who thought “well and religiously concerning the resurrection.” It was believed that “they who had fallen asleep with godliness had great grace laid up for them” and that “it is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.” We know that a defiled soul cannot enter into heaven.
Excerpted from Liturgical Meditations, The Sisters of St. Dominic
Our Parish History
In 1904, Father Henri Voisin and Paul Chauvin, priests of St. Marie de Tinchebray, took up residence in the old Innisfail Hotel. Father Voisin made visits on horseback over an area of approximately 25 miles radius, which included Red Deer and Olds.
Mass was celebrated in homes until the first church was built in 1905. It was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Emile Legal, MMI of St. Albert in honour of Louis, King of France on July 21, 1907. This building now converted to a dwelling stands at 4828 – 47th Street. Some families at that time had come directly from France. Sister Emile of St. Joseph’s convent in Red Deer is the daughter of Emile Hermany who built the church. Other families were the Leroughers and Becarts. Mrs. Margaret Wilson, (Nee St. Denis), was one of the original Innisfail families. She helped in the building and supplied many reminiscences of the early years.
Father Curtis Berube
Father Curtis grew up in the Edmonton area, on an acreage near Beaumont, as the 2nd oldest of 11 children. He has 3 brothers and 7 sisters. After graduating high school in 2011, he began his priestly formation at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton in 2012. He completed his seminary studies in Philosophy and Theology over the course of 8 years.
He was ordained to the priesthood for the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton on June 29th, 2020. In his first 2 years of priesthood, he served as Associate Pastor at St. Thomas More Parish in Edmonton and Holy Family Parish in St. Albert. As of July 13th, 2022, he has been appointed to serve as Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish.
Father Curtis feels blessed to be the Pastor of our wonderful parish. He looks forward to serving the people of the parish and being involved in the community in many different ways over the course of his ministry with us.