Friars’ Ball

51st Annual Friars’ Ball

Friars' Ball: 2021 SPECIAL MASS  - Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

The Friars’ Ball is a wonderful celebration that brings Edmonton’s Catholic community together for an evening of fellowship, entertainment, and fundraising for Catholic post-secondary education supporting the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, and St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta. To date, approximately $2.2 million dollars has been raised to support this mission.

We hope to find you in good spirits and health during these challenging times for us all. While the 51st annual Friars’ Ball has been postponed to May 6, 2022, the Friars' Board would like to utilize this pandemic year to re-connect with the spiritual purpose of our mission. To that end, we will be holding a special Friars’ Mass on May 7, 2021 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica, concelebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Richard Smith, Bishop David Motiuk, and Fr. Jim Stenberg, respecting AHS restrictions. In person attendance will be by preregistration only.

Preregister here


The Mass will be livestreamed online on Facebook at:,
or at,
and on YouTube:

For more details on the 2021 Friars Mass, please visit

We invite your continued support of the Friars’ fundraising efforts while we all navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Donations are gratefully appreciated and can be made online at: 

On behalf of the Friars’ Board, we hope you and your family are staying safe and well. We look forward to “connecting” with you on May 7, 2021.

Crista Osualdini & Carole Anctil-Michalyshyn,
Co-Provincial Generals 2021

Please do not hesitate to email Anna at if you have any questions or concerns.

Stay safe and healthy, and we'll see you there next year!

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