In celebrating the 100th Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, we want to take time to reflect on the rich history of our diocese and its many parishes.
All of our parishes have beautiful works of art which both glorify God and represent the parish in which they are held. In order to honour these treasures we have been collecting photos of significant artifacts housed in parishes throughout the Archdiocese. These include paintings, icons, sculptures, banners, stained glass windows, tapestries, quilts,
books, baptismal fonts, or other artifacts that are significant for their beauty, their history, their provenance or their role in the faith life of the parish. These images will be shared in various print, audiovisual and online media, and will be used for a beautiful souvenier collection of notecards.
Each parish is a unique assembly of faithful stewards who have contributed to the life and development of the parish through history. These faithful stewards include sisters, priests, catechism teachers, bible study leaders, members of the parish council, musicians, CWL or KC members, or other individuals who have devoted their life to the parish and contributed to its continued growth and development as a Christian community.
In order to remember these faithful stewards, we have been collecting biographies, about such individuals or families who have contributed to the community and life of parishes across the archdiocese. These biographies will be used in a variety of print and online projects and will be made available online for all members of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton community to enjoy.
We would like to extend our thanks to all parishes who have contributed to both of these projects.