Event News

Always check our weekly Bulletin for the latest news in the parish. The following listing contains only some of the "highlights."

  • FALL WELCOMING EVENT: October 29th, after Mass. Come for a tour of St. Mary's! Coffee and treats! New and long-time Parishioners are welcome! RSVP to shayleneandstefan@gmail.com

  • ST. MARY'S, YOU ROCK!! Grocery card sales resumed and parishioners' response has been phenomenal! THANK YOU to all who are supporting us in this endeavour to help pay the bills! We have cards from: Co-Op (9%), No-Frills/Superstore (5%), Save On Foods(6%) and Safeway/Sobey's (5%). You can purchase yours with cash, cheque, Debit, Mastercard or Visa. Please help with this very important project by buying your Grocery Cards in the Gathering Area after each weekend Mass, or at our Parish Office. When you buy a grocery card for $100.00, you use it to buy $100.00 worth of groceries at the store. This fundraiser doesn't cost you anything! Your participation in this program is greatly appreciated!! More info: Helen Stock (403) 932-2782 OR hy.stock@gmail.com.

  • COCHRANE CONNECTS CARD - Want great deals at local businesses and support Holy Spirit School at the same time? The Cochrane Connects Card provides over $500 in savings for $30. The card features local Cochrane businesses...it's simple, show the card, redeem the deal and feel good that you are supporting the programs that make going to Holy Spirit an exciting and enriching experience. All proceeds from the card go towards student programs at the school (arts, drama, robotics , physical literacy and the library). For sale after Mass in the Gathering Area or contact Jan at janandmike@shaw.ca

  • CAT CHAT KIDS' CLUB – Open to children in grades 1-4. Program is based on the interactive Cat Chat resources that children across the country have come to love. WHEN: Monday, Nov. 6th from 6:15 – 7:30 pm at St. Mary's Church. (Parents are not required to stay). Kindergarten children are welcome to take part if the parents can stay and help! The kids have a blast as they sing, play, watch a skit about the virtues, and eat good food. CAT CHAT CONTACT: Sarah Simoni for more information at sarahsimoni100@gmail.com

  • Bible Study: "A Biblical Walk With The Blessed Mother" filmed in the Holy Land, places you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary's earthly life - her joys and her sorrows. Learn how she works in our lives today. Join us Monday evenings at St. Mary's. Next meeting is October 16th at 7 pm. Please use west entrance. For more information call Linda at 403-851-1650. CLICK HERE for a YouTube video preview.

  • ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED! If you are interested and can help out in this important ministry, please contact Keith Schneberger at snowmountain@shaw.ca or 403-510-1675, or Charlene Gale at the Parish Office. Altar Server training sessions will be scheduled. For dates please contact Keith Schneberger. Thanks for dedicating your time and talent to this important ministry!

  • INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Are you searching for a Church to call your own? Do you want to know more about the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) can help you. Every week we explore what Catholics believe about God, life, death, hope, love, forgiveness, etc. Contact Linda at lindamichaud42@gmail.com
    OLDER NON-BAPTIZED CHILDREN: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) meets weekly to prepare children (7 years and up), for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. For further information contact Linda at lindamichaud42@gmail.com

    – Live Jazz Music – An exceptional dinner
    – Cash Bar – Wine Raffle – Live and Silent Auctions – And more!!
    10th Annual HARVEST MOON GALA Fundraiser
    on Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Cocktails at 6 pm and Dinner served at 7 pm
    Tickets: $60/person — must be 18 years or older

    For more info or to buy tickets,
    contact Rick Arthur at (403) 489-2026 or EMAIL: rjarthur@telus.net
    Or contact the Parish Office at (403) 932–2944 or EMAIL: secretary@stmaryscochrane.ca

    **NEW!!** We are asking parishioners to donate
    one bottle of their favourite red or
    white wine for the Wine Raffle.
    We are also looking for donations of
    new goods or services for the live or silent auctions.

    For more info, contact:
    Bernie Levasseur bflevasseur@gmail.com OR
    Jay Wieliczko fjddwieliczko@gmail.com

  • STUDENTS' CHOIR: School aged students, ages 5-18, are welcome to come up to the front of our parish and to help our St. Mary’s Choir lead the congregation with the following hymns on the first and third weekend of each month. Just come up to join the choir when you see the image of Jesus and the children on the PowerPoint.
    Oct 15: "In Christ Alone" (verses 1 & 4 only);
    Oct 29:"Glory and Praise"; Nov 5:"In Christ Alone" (verses 1 & 4 only);
    Nov 19: "In the Day of the Lord."
    To practice at home, see the YouTube Video Playlist, including all of the above music, CLICK HERE.

  • CENTENARY OF THE MIRACLE AT FATIMA: Come and celebrate this anniversary on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7 - 9 pm. in our beautiful Christ The King Chapel. Following our praise, worship and prayer, there will be fellowship and treats to enjoy. All are welcome! Contact: sarahsimoni100@gmail.com

  • St. Mary's MOTHERS' GROUP: Are you looking for an opportunity to share in the joy and struggles of motherhood with other ladies from the parish and community? We gather every other Wednesday. Our next meeting will be Oct. 25, 9:30-11:30 am, in the Gathering Area. For more info, CLICK HERE or check us out at "Cochrane Catholic Moms" on FACEBOOK. Other meetings for 2017 will be: Oct. 25; Nov. 8 & 22; Dec. 6 & 20. For EMAIL contact: stmarysmothersgroup@gmail.com

    MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY! Are you interested and able to lend a hand to play with the children in the toy room every other Wednesday for the ladies who attend the Parish Mothers' Group? If you are interested in helping out once or twice a month with a ministry that has many cute little faces, email Jamee Jaremy at stmarysmothersgroup@gmail.com or call our Parish Secretary, Charlene Gale, 403-932-2944.

  • 40 DAYS for LIFE FALL PRAYER VIGIL CAMPAIGN – In Biblical history, God used 40-day periods to transform individual, communities & the entire world. Join us with 375 cities to the largest 40 DFL campaign ever from now till Nov. 5th. To save babies from abortion take a stand & pray on the sidewalk across from the Kensington (Abortion) Clinic, 2431 - 5 Ave NW., Calgary A baby's heart starts beating 18 days after conception. Help us remind mothers that there is help available. Need more info? Contacts: 403-870-3905 OR www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/calgary/

  • LEGION of MARY, CALGARY:As human efforts fail to solve Canada's key problems, we turn to God through His Holy Mother, asking His urgent help. Join us for a Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 14th at noon. Two locations available: Edworthy Park SW, Site #6, and St. Mary's Cathedral, 219 18 Ave SW, Calgary. More Info: Linda (403) 700-7124.

  • BISHOP'S DINNER: Tickets are selling fast for Bishop McGrattan's very first Bishop’s Dinner, Thursday, October 19. Our keynote, Michael Chiasson, and Bishop McGrattan will share their thoughts on how youth will impact the future of our Faith. Catholic singer/songwriter Janelle is our musical guest, featuring the Bishop Carroll High School Choir. Tickets are $175 or $1400/table of 8. For more information contact Samantha at 403- 218-5531 or Email: samantha.jones@calgarydiocese.ca Purchase tickets online at my.calgarydiocese.ca/bishopsdinner

  • MOUNT ST. FRANCIS EVENTS: see Bulletin for retreat schedules.

  • ST. MARY’S PASTORAL CARE TEAM is eager to visit the lonely, shut-ins, aging, sick, dying and bereaved. If you would like a visit from our team or to arrange a meeting with them, please call Jim Ward (403-981-8882) or e-mail him at jimward@shaw.ca and Jim will arrange it.

  • PRAYER CHAIN:This ministry consists of a group of people who say a special prayer of their choice each day for the prayer chain intentions and especially at the time that they receive a new request. Each new intention is emailed out to the group as I get them. We currently have 64 ‘prayers’ but there’s always room for many more. If you wish to be added to our list of ‘prayers’ or if you just want to put a prayer request onto the prayer chain, please contact Linda Nicol at lindamnicol@outlook.com

  • CONNECTIONS: Your gift shop is stocked with Christian greeting cards, devotional remembrances, medals, religious pendants, auto visor clips, crucifixes, rosaries and many gift choices for all occasions.

  • YOUR SACRED GARDEN LABYRINTH: Consider using the SACRED GARDEN LABYRINTH as a tool for meditation, contemplation and personal reflection. To see the VIDEOS about the LABYRINTH at St. Mary's, click either of these pages: Sacred Garden or Photos/Videos.

  • Come visit St. Mary's LENDING LIBRARY (back of the church in centre meeting room). Find BOOKS and DVDs to borrow (2 weeks at a time). NEW title and author lists are available on the "LENDING LIBRARY" page under the "ABOUT US" tab at the top of this page OR simply click HERE.

  • The DVD LENDING LIBRARY– an ongoing resource for parishioners. See table located in Gathering Area near the Connections Store. Borrow inspirational FAMILY MOVIES for 1-2 weeks. New movies added every month. Donations gratefully accepted. Proceeds to parish building fund.

  • Please pray for those in our parish who are sick or otherwise in special need of God's blessings. Many thanks!

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