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WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane

A Lenten Message from Father Dennis:


"YEEHAH, Lent is here!!!" Wait! Is there something wrong with this statement? Doesn't everyone look forward to more prayer, to fasting and alms giving?

Whether we like it or not, the 40-day Lenten experience is here. So, what are you going to give up for Lent? What are you going to fast from this Lent? Chocolate? Netflixs? Alcohol?

Here's a new fasting list to think about:
– fast from hurting words, and say kind words.
– fast from sadness, and be filled with gratitude.
– fast from anger, and be filled with patience.
– fast from pessimism, and be filled with hope.
– fast from worries, and trust in God.
– fast from complaints, and contemplate simplicity.
– fast from pressures, and be prayerful.
– fast from bitterness, and fill your heart with joy.
– fast from selfishness, and be compassionate to others.
– fast from grudges, and be reconciled.
– fast from words, and be silent so you can listen.


Happy Lent!

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.



SPECIAL for LENT:
Get premium (free) Lenten video content from Bishop Robert Barron’s "Word on Fire"! Click HERE.



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

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

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

** Each day of the Lenten Mission (Mon. Feb. 26th to Thurs. March 1st), from 4:00 - 6:00 pm when Our Lenten Retreat preacher, Fr. Lucien Larre, will be available.

** PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE and FIRST RECONCILIATION for CHILDREN: Wed., Mar. 14th at 7 pm (six priests will be available)

** And on the OTHER WEDNESDAYS during LENT: Mar. 7th, 21st, 28th from 7 - 8 pm.

MASS TIMES:

  • 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.

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