WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane

Facebook.com


ADVENT BLESSINGS from ST. MARY'S!


As we enter into the darkest month of the year, December, we are reminded in our Advent preparations that we are people of light.

Yes, there are reminders that there is a lot of darkness in our world – hatred, violence, unfairness, uncaring – but Advent is a season of light which dispels the darkness. During this season we surround ourselves with many different types of lights – the candles on the Advent wreath, the lights on trees and houses, and extra colourful lights on the streets of Cochrane -– sharing the Advent message that a greater light leads our way, warms us and protects us.

Yes, Christ is our True Light, and soon we will be celebrating with great joy that this light was born into our world and into our lives in a special way ... in the form of a beautiful baby.



FATHER DENNIS' email address is
dennis.vavrek@franciscanfriars.ca
OR contact him at the Parish Office:
403-932-2944
FOR EMERGENCIES: call Mount St. Francis Retreat at 403-932-2012
OR call Fr. Dennis' cell at 780-668-0145.


P.S.
Deacon Dan Plamondon can be found helping us out
at St. Mary's, too. Thanks for all you do, Deacon Dan!



***************************************************************

MASS TIMES for FOURTH SUNDAY of ADVENT and CHRISTMAS SEASON:

This year Christmas Day is the day after the Fourth Sunday of Advent, and the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God is the day after the Feast of the Holy Family. Thus, all the Masses are "bunched up." Here is the schedule for all the Masses:

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Sat., Dec. 23, 5:00 pm, and Sun., Dec. 24, 10:00 am

Christmas Eve: Sun., Dec. 24: two Masses at 6 pm (main worship area and Day Chapel), and also 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm.

Christmas Day: Mon., Dec. 25, 10:00 am only.

Feast of the Holy Family: Sat., Dec., 30, 5:00 pm and Sun., Dec. 31, 10:00 am.

Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God: Sun., Dec. 31, 5:00 pm, and Mon., Jan., 1, 10:00 am.

Weekday Masses during Christmas Week: Tuesday, 7:00 pm; Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 am.

NO CONFESSIONS on Saturday, December 30th


Our LOCATION

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Find us
just south of the town center
and east off Hwy 22
at James Walker Trail
&
River Heights Drive,
Cochrane, Alberta

To learn
the story behind
our
Tree-of-Life
Crucifix

click HERE.

CONFESSIONS & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
with Benediction:
Saturdays 11 am 12 noon

OR available 30 minutes prior to Daily Mass, Tues - Fri.
OR
Individual Sacrament of Reconciliation by appointment

NOTE: Also, during ADVENT on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7:30-8:30 pm


MASS TIMES: (see Christmas Schedule above)

  • WEEKEND Masses
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm
    and
    Sunday: 10:00 am

  • WEEKDAY Masses
  • TUESDAY EVENING 7:00 pm

    and ALSO
    on the second TUESDAY of each month
    at 1:30 in the AFTERNOON when Mass
    is celebrated at Cochrane Bethany Care Center

    WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS at 9:00 am

    and ALSO
    on the second THURSDAY of each month
    at 10:30 in the MORNING when Mass
    is celebrated at Cochrane Big Hill Lodge

    Are You NEW to the PARISH?

    • We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners. Please take a moment to fill out a printable or online NEW PARISHIONER'S REGISTRATION FORM. Registration will ensure you're included in Parish communications. If using the printable form, scan and EMAIL or FAX (403-932-4587) to our SECRETARY or just drop the hard copy into the collection basket next time you're at Mass. For a brochure explaining CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP CLICK HERE.

    • A Ministry is a great way to become actively involved in our parish community. To see the many MINISTRIES at St. Mary's CLICK HERE.

    • To volunteer in one of our parish ministries, CLICK HERE for the printable or online VOLUNTEER/STEWARDSHIP sign-up FORM. Complete and return the printable form by placing it in the collection basket at Mass or drop off your form at the Parish Office.

    CURRENT and UPCOMING EVENTS—Stay informed:

    Parish Mission Statement:

    We are a community of faith trusting in God's love, open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit working within each member, attempting to model ourselves on Christ, and called to serve Him in others.

    Copyright: ©St. Mary's Parish, 2008 Webdesign: Christopher Carvalho Webmaster: webmaster@stmaryscochrane.ca