St. Paul's Catholic Church
Airdrie AB

T4B 1C5



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Who we are

We are a welcoming and caring community, dedicated to sharing the love of Christ.

If you are new to Airdrie and would like to become a registered member of St. Paul’s and/or would like to receive numbered donation envelopes, please fill in our New Member Registration Form (Please see Home tab for updated Reconciliation, Mass and Office times).

St. Paul’s has Ministry Sign-up throughout the year. Please consider volunteering in one of the many ministries that help this parish run more smoothly. “Part of the contribution we make to our parish is to serve in ministries when we are able.” –Handbook for Today’s Catholics.

Are you interested in having your donations come straight from your bank account or charged to your credit card? See our Donations Brochure to register. Call or email the parish office with any questions.

All completed forms may be submitted to the office or placed into the collection basket.

St. Paul’s would like to extend a warm welcome to all parishioners, both new and returning.



Church Address

St. Paul's Catholic Church
1305 Main Street
Airdrie, AB T4B 1C5
Canada
Phone: 403-948-5394
Fax: 403-948-0160
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Father Robert Dielissen
Father Robert Dielissen
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1305 Main Street
Airdrie, AB T4B 1C5
Canada
Phone: 403-948-5394 ext.3
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John 3:27

...A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

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St. Paul's Catholic Church Mass Times

Weekend Masses – limit as per Alberta Health & Diocesan Guidelines

Sign-in/Registration AT THE CHURCH prior to Mass on a first come basis. Doors will be opened a half hour prior to Mass and be locked at Mass starting time and during Mass. Entrance will be the main northside doors and exit the northwest patio doors. Please come with a non-medical face mask. For more information see this Alberta

https://www.alberta.ca/masks

or Government of Canada home made mask instructions

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/sew-no-sew-instructions-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html

For our guidelines see ANNOUNCEMENTS

http://www.stpaulsairdrie.ca/announcements/

Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am

Saturday 5:00 pm; Livestreamed to Telus Optix customers on Ch. 876 and St. Paul’s Airdrie YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/c/stpaulsairdrie

Weekday Masses – limit as per Alberta Health & Diocesan Guidelines

Tuesday 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 am
First Friday of each Month followed with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

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History of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Airdrie AB

In 1965, Fr. Jim Clancy came to Airdrie from Carstairs to offer Mass at George McDougall School. In the following years, Fr. Connolly, Fr. Alex MacLennan, and then by Fr. F. McCarty, OMI, celebrated Mass in Airdrie at the United Church.

In 1970, Fr. John Palardy was appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Calgary. He was also appointed the first pastor of St. Paul’s in Airdrie. Fr. Eric Nelson also served the people of Airdrie, replacing Fr. Palardy in his absences.

The baptism of Denise Gerard on June 4th 1972, was the first to be register at St. Paul’s. Andy Mislan, who died only a few months after moving to Airdrie, and Cheryl Mirosevic who died suddenly in a car accident in Balzac, were the first deaths in the parish.

Early in 1979, the parish was attached to St. Clement’s in Calgary, with Fr. Edwin Kuefler serving the needs of the people in the Airdrie and Balzac. Due to the growing population in Airdrie and Fr. Kuefler’s poor health, he decided to resign as pastor.

On June 19th, 1979, Fr. J. W. Brown became St. Paul’s pastor. The following Sunday, there were sixty-three parishioners present at Mass. At the time, Fr. Brown was living in Calgary at St. Luke’s Parish. However, due to the growing workload, Fr. Brown moved into the “White House” on Edmonton Trail on the land previously purchased by the Diocese of Calgary when Fr. Palardy was pastor. This house became the church and the rectory.

Parish Council was formed in 1979 by the following people who exercised leadership at St. Paul’s: Ernie Martin, Albert St. Pierre, Bernie Knittle, John Childrey, Paul Vogan, John Mulders and Bill Kidby.

The women of St. Paul’s were the first to get organized. They began in 1981 as St. Paul’s Ladies Group – an organization dedicated to foster the spiritual, educational and social growth of the women of the parish, and to raising funds. The groups consisted of Catholics and non-catholic alike.

On April 7, 1982 the Knights of Columbus Airdrie Council No. 8045 was chartered with the following members: Rev. John Brown, Norman McNally, Robert Saurette, John E. McLenahan, Nick D. Charney, Larry L. LaPlante, Bernard M. Knittle, Barry C. McElligott, F. Daniel Jacob, Alfred Gagné, Wayne G. LaPlante, Corey J. Walrayen, Denis J. Labossierre, Edward J. Sandor, Leonard W. Thompson, Francis D. Mcevoy, Leon B. Ramler, David J. Workman, Victor Londei, Martin Scherger, Jacques Saurette, Robert P. Vogan, Jim M. Haggerty, Joe Bernakevitch, Edmund O. Mathieu, Ernest B. Martin, Augustine Gouthier, Neil M. Godfrey, Bruce McDonald and Randy H. Ivan.

In 1982, Mass was being offered at the United Church. Later due to growing attendance, Mass was moved to Edwards Elementary School. Late in 1982, a building/finance committee was formed. This committee consisted of the following members: Nick Charney, Norm McNally, Rick Turner, Erick Martin, Bernie Knittle and Kidby, who were later joined by R. Hinger and Don Thome.

In 1983, the Diocese of Calgary acquired the land designated as 1305 Main Street, or Block 13 SR (formerly designated as a high school site). A cedar log concept for the church was decided upon. Preliminary detailed plans were worked on and approval sought from the Diocese. After mixed up meeting times and long discussions at the Pastoral Centre in Calgary, the Diocese Building Committee approved Rick Balbi’s design. On Sunday August 21st, 1983 a shovel found on the church property was painted gold and presented to Bishop Paul J.O’ Byrne at a breakfast after the Mass to be used for the groundbreaking ceremony.

On Labour Day, September 5th, 1983, the Very Reverend Father Patrick Cramer, Vicar General of the Diocese of Calgary, blessed the ground and turned the soil for the construction of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Present on that joyous occasion were Fr. Francoise Lemire, Fr. J.W. Brown, the architect Rick Balbi, the contractor Vern Erickson, the manager of the contracting firm Ron Fujikawa, and many happy parishioners of St. Paul’s parish.

The Dedication and Blessing of the Church took place on April 27,1984 with the Most Reverend Bishop Paul J. O’ Byrne officiating.

In 1985 Fr. J.W. Brown left St. Paul’s in Airdrie, to serve another Parish and Fr. Ian McRae took his place at St. Paul’s until 1992 when he retired. Fr. Larry Chuvanquang arrived in July of that same year and remained until Fr. Frank Feldmann, S.A.C. came as Parish Priest from Swan River, Manitoba on August 23,1993.

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