CAMPERS please see the CAMPING page
(If you are just coming for the pope’s visit and are NOT camping, please do NOT register for camping, it stops pilgrims from having space. For NON-CAMPERS wanting to attend the papal visit, please register at: PapalVisit.ca which will become available just in the days immediately before his visit.)
We invite everyone to join us praying rosary at Lac Ste Anne pilgrimage side every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Everyone can join us on our Lac Ste Anne Parish Facebook (live stream).
We pray for healing and reconciliation as a preparation for Papal visit in our Archdiocese.
Fr. Les Kwiatkowski OMI, Pastor,
Lac Ste Anne Parish , Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation,
Our Lady of Mercy Enoch First Nation,
Paul First Nation and Alexander First Nation
Each July, thousands of pilgrims make their way to the shores of Lac Ste Anne. Many come in search of healing and spiritual renewal. Some simply come to reconnect with old acquaintances and forge new friendships.
This pilgrimage, which began over a hundred years ago, has become the largest annual Catholic gathering in Western Canada.
First called Wakamne or God’s Lake by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation who live on the west end of the Lake, and Manito Sahkahigan or Spirit Lake by the Cree, Lac Ste Anne, about 75 km northwest of Edmonton, is the site of the annual pilgrimage, one of the most unique and memorable spiritual gatherings in North America.
Please join us, all are welcome!