WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane

A Message from Father Dennis:

After a long winter, a long Easter season, the Solemnities of the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost, the Trinity, and the Body and Blood of Christ, we are finally back to Ordinary Time.

And it's about time - it's almost the middle of June! And I finally get to wear my favourite vestment colour—green (Rider green!)—on Sunday.

Is there anything special about "Ordinary Time"? The answer is yes, because our God is a God of ordinary time. During this time of year we are reminded that our God prefers whispers to yelling and breezes to storms. Our Lord often quietly speaks to us in the ordinary events of everyday life. Are we listening? Do we see and appreciate the many blessings God shares with us each and every ordinary (and maybe not-so-ordinary) day?

Peace and all good,

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


SUMMER AT ST. MARY’S: July and August Schedule:

  • All Masses will continue as usual: Saturdays - 5:00 pm; Sundays - 10:00 am, Tuesdays - 7:00 pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays - 9:00 am. Bethany Mass: Tuesday, Aug.14 at 1:30 pm. Big Hill Lodge Mass: Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 am.
  • Reconciliation & Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament With Benediction: Saturdays, 11 am - 12 noon.
  • Summer Office Hours: - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8 am - 12 noon; Fridays 9 am - 12 noon, Closed all Statutory holidays.


Deacon Dan Plamondon
supports Fr. Dennis in his
pastoral duties
at St. Mary's.
Thanks for all you do,
Deacon Dan!


St. Mary's
Catholic Church

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

To learn
the story
click HERE.


Saturdays 11 am – 12 noon with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

is also available 30 minutes prior to Daily Mass,
Tues - Fri. OR by appointment

MASS TIMES: (see SUMMER July–August SCHEDULE above)

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

  • WEEKDAY Masses

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


    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.

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