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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Congratulations to our Confirmands!
4000 tickets printed
Must be 18+ to purchase
AGLC License #594743
Grand Prize: 1978 Corvette Pace Car
(value $27,000) or $20,000 Cash
2nd Prize: $2,000
3rd Prize: $1,000
4th Prize: $1,000
Prize Draw Date: October 2, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace Parish.
5% of the proceeds will be donated to Red Deer Hospice Society.
Seven Sorrows of Mary
The month of September is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary dates back to the twelfth century, when it made its first appearance in monastic circles under the influence of Saint Anselm and Saint Bernard.
Devotion to the sorrows of Mary spread in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and several confraternities dedcated to the sorrows of Mary began to appear in the Rhineland and Flanders.
You can read more about the Seven Sorrows of Mary Devotion by clicking on the button below.
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.