We are an amalgamation of three parishes that operate under one office, which is located in Stettler, Alberta.
All three parishes: Christ-King, Stettler; Our Lady of Grace, Castor; and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bashaw, are unique in themselves and are holy places of worship where God’s people come to receive the bread of life and worship as one holy and apostolic family.
Each parish has its own history that is unique to the other. Under the guidance of our Archbishop, we are ONE with the “Archdiocese of Edmonton” and the “Holy See of Rome.”
SACRAMENTAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE PILOTChrist-King Parish not only serves the Catholic community in Stettler but is also the administration centre for Our Lady of Grace in Castor, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Bashaw and St. Michael in Delburne. Rev. Donatus Ihekwoaba is the pastor.
Three schools from the East Central Catholic School District are associated with this parish, and all are participating in the SEI pilot project. These schools are: Theresetta (Grades K-9) in Castor, Mother Teresa (Grades K-9) in Halkirk and Christ-King (K-9) in Stettler. Bashaw and Delburne do not have Catholicschools; therefore, children receive religious formation from the parish through a home faith program.
Christ-King pilot group is working with the Guidelines for Preparing Children for the Sacraments in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton to develop a sacramental preparation process for Confirmation that is in alignment with these guidelines. This group has to take into account the geographical diversity and also work with the elements of scheduling, driving distances and limited resources when planning for Confirmation preparation. Please continue to pray for Christ-King pilot group.
For more information on these partners, visit their websites:
Christ-King Catholic school:www.ck.ecacs16.ab.ca
For more information on the Sacramental Education Initiative, visit:
Father, you are the giver of all good gifts.
You formed us as a community of faithful people just as you did the first family of your followers.
You called us to be your disciples and you have sent us into the world by the power of the Holy Spirit to carry your message of reconciling love to all. Help us to live our Baptism and trust in your Providential care.
We seek the gifts of your Holy Spirit that we might have a single-hearted love for Jesus, who showed us the Father’s love and leads us into the fullness of life.
Lord, come, live in your people and strengthen us by your grace. Help us to remain close to you in prayer, in mission, in witness and in service.
Make us your good stewards, that all you send to our region will find in us a people ready to answer your call to teach, to care for those in need and to help build up your commonwealth of Justice, Peace and Love.
Give us a true love for one another, that we will be a blessing to all who gather to worship you in the Region of the Most Holy Trinity.
We make this prayer in union with you who are the Source of all Being, Eternal Word and Loving Spirit, + Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.