WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane


Dear Parishioners,

The gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, explain how Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. ‘He was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil’ (Mt. 4.1, Mk 1. 12, Lk. 4.1). Jesus had to face temptations like any of us. But he overcame those temptations and his faith in his Father became ever stronger. When he finished his journey in the wilderness he became a new man, renewed in the Spirit of God ready to proclaim the Good News that ‘the Kingdom of God has come near’.

Lent is a precious time for all of us, a spiritual wilderness that we journey together as a faith community. A journey in the wilderness is not a comfortable nor pleasant journey. We may experience hunger, thirst, cold, heat, loneliness, fear and we even have to make sacrifices. But as Jesus showed, we willingly accept those challenges to become a new people of God, renewed and ready to proclaim the Good News that ‘JESUS DIED AND HE WAS RAISED UP AGAIN FOR ALL OF US’.

I invite the faithful of St. Mary’s Parish to join in this spiritual journey of Lenten wilderness by participating in the daily and weekend Masses to renew their faith in Jesus and their identity as his disciples.


St. Mary's Catholic Church

We are just south of the town
and east off Hwy 22
at James Walker Trail
River Heights Drive,
Cochrane, Alberta

To learn
the story behind
Tree-of-Life Crucifix

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CONFESSIONS & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
with Benediction:
Saturdays 11 am – 12 noon
Also, Confessions during LENT,
from 7-8 pm.

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

In addition, LENTEN Communal Penetential Service
and individual Penance on April 6th at 7 pm.


  • 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

    Photo by Alexander 'Sandy' Dubyk 2016

    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) it 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.

    • If you want to become actively involved in our parish community, a Ministry is a great way to do so. 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.

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    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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