The question of Anglicization is a touchy one for Catholic
Franco-Albertans. The prevalence of "mixed" marriages between
French and English speakers caused a need for change in the
delivery of religious services, which used to be exclusively
francophone. Today, in the small parishes, mass is often said in
the two languages, while in larger parishes such as St. Paul or
Beaumont, separate services are held to accommodate both
Catholic schools, particularly those that are French, help
conserve the maternal language by teaching catechism in French.
A few parishes remain almost exclusively francophone, such as
St. Thomas d’Aquin and Saint-Joachim in Edmonton, or the
paroisse Sainte-Famille in Calgary.