WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane


Dear Parishioners,

We cannot solve the problems of life until we resolve the threat of death. We know that many people believe that death is the end of all things. If so, all our efforts to build a better world or to be a better person ring empty.

But God has given us the promise through the resurrection of our Brother and Lord that life will have the last word in our strange journeys. The resurrection is God’s guarantee that life triumphs over death.

Furthermore, resurrection is a power and a process. It is the power of God over all the forces that diminish and destroy life – greed as much as illness, selfishness as much as despair. It is the process by which God fulfills the possibilities of life – intelligence as much as humility, generosity as much as spirituality. As Christians, we are being raised from the dead daily.

I encourage you to come and join us to celebrate the gift of life in God during the Holy Week and Easter Season. As a community of people of faith, one way to experience God’s permanent presence in us is the Celebration of the Eucharist. Christ is not a Figure of the Past. HE IS RISEN and HE LIVES WITH US!

I wish you all a very BLESSED and HAPPY EASTER!


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

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.
Individual Sacrament
of Reconciliation
by appointment


  • 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) 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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    • CLICK the BREAKING NEWS tab at top of this page.

    • Visit our CALENDAR and BULLETINS pages by clicking on the "Bulletins & Calendar" tab at the top of this page.
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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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