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WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane

A Message from Father Dennis:

As we enter into the wonderful hope-filled season of Advent, here is a little reflection from St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta that I would like to share.

St. Mother Theresa said:

"Are we ready to receive Him?"
"Before the birth of Jesus, his parents asked for a simple dwelling place, but there was none. If Mary and Joseph were looking for a home for Jesus, would they choose ... your heart, and all it holds?"
"Let us pray that we shall be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas ..." in our hearts, in our homes and in our lives.

Blessings on your Advent adventure, 


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Email for FATHER DENNIS 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 his Cell at 780-668-0145

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NOTE the following Christmas Scheduling Changes:

PARISH OFFICE HOURS over CHRISTMAS:
Dec 24 and Dec 31: 8 am - 12 noon
Dec 25, 26, and Jan 1: Closed

WEEKDAY MASSES:
- No Mass: Wed., Dec. 26
- Mass: 9 am, Thur., Dec 27 and Fri., Dec. 28

ADORATION of the BLESSED SACRAMENT, but NO RECONCILIATION: Sat., Dec. 29.


 

 

Deacon Ron Fortier arrived at St. Mary's
in August 2018,
making us a Two-Deacon Parish!! Welcome Deacon Ron!

 
Deacon Dan Plamondon
supports Fr. Dennis in 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:


on Saturdays 11 am 12 noon with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

THE SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION
is also available 30 minutes
prior to Daily Mass, Tues - Fri.
OR by appointment.
As well, during ADVENT, the sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Wednesdays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19 from 7 - 8 pm. First Reconciliation Celebration for Children and the Parish Advent Penitential Service and Confessions will be Wednesday, December 12th at 7 pm.

MASS TIMES:

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

  • WEEKDAY Masses
  • TUESDAY EVENING at 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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