St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 55° 10.469 W 118° 48.113
11U E 385243 N 6115689
Quick Description: St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church has a church and bell tower completed in July 2007 and is located on 102nd Street in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 5:19:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMDMTE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
A wonderful new church that stands out in the landscape to the northwest of downtown Grande Prairie. This new church has the capacity to grow with the community having been recently completed.

Completed July 2007. St. Joseph is the largest church in the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan as well as a landmark in the City of Grande Prairie. The 8 sided church spire adds grace to the skyline and the community.

From the churches website:
"From the first recorded visit of Oblate missionaries to the Grande Prairie area in 1883, this Parish has been a living testament to our faith in God. Much has changed since that time and significant transformation has come to St. Joseph Parish. Throughout our history, many people have dedicated their energy to help our Parish develop to its present shape.

The first church building in this area was a house-chapel built in 1898 at Lake Saskatoon and later moved to Bear Creek. The earliest registrations of Marriage and Baptism in 1904 are all of native people but gradually Irish, Scottish, Polish and German names began to appear. In 1909, a bigger church was built and a cemetery was established.

When the rectory burned down in 1919, a new and larger church and rectory were built, and the name changed to St. Joseph in honour of Fr. Joseph LeTreste. The church again burned in 1966, and two years later a new and spacious St. Joseph Church and Parish Centre were blessed and opened. The city's population at that time was about 12,000. Over the years, the site was enlarged with the purchase of the Youth House and two adjacent lots."

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Parish Address: 10404 - 102 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2W3
Office Phone: 780-532-2351 Fax: 780-538-2286 Rectory Phone: 780-532-2099
Parish Email: sjchurch@gpcsd28.ab.ca Website: www.sjchurch.ab.ca

Weekend Masses: Saturday 7:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Weekday Masses:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 pm

Friday 10:30 am at these locations:

1st Friday (10:30 am) - Heritage Lodge

2nd Friday (9:30 am) - Wild Rose Manor

3rd Friday (10:30 am) - Pioneer Lodge

4th Friday (10:30 am) - GP Care Centre

5th Friday (10:30 am) - Emerald Gardens

Saturday 9:00 am

Morning Prayer: Mon - Fri 8:45 am
*Please note that weekday Masses and Morning Prayer are celebrated in the Chapel
(entrance on north side of building by 105 Ave).
Confessions: Saturday evenings 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Address of Tower:
10404 - 102nd Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada
T8V2W3


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 4

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

Rate tower:

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

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