Event News

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



  • Please take a moment to participate in a PARISH SURVEY by clicking HERE.


  • GROCERY CARDS – Thank you to all who are helping in this endeavor to help pay the bills! We have cards from No Frills/Superstore (5%); Save On Foods (6%); Safeway/Sobey's (5%); and NOW, returning to our inventory are cards from Co-Op at 6%. Buy your Grocery Cards in the Gathering Area after each weekend Mass, or at our Parish Office! Your participation in this program is greatly appreciated!! More info: Helen Stock (403) 932-2782 OR email hy.stock@gmail.com.

  • AND DID YOU KNOW? The St. Mary's GROCERY CARDS can also be used for BUYING YOUR GAS!!! (Exception is the Safeway/Sobey's card).

  • Thanks to all those who have signed up for St. Mary's Flocknote, the new "keep in touch" communication tool available to our parishioners. For more information, click HERE.

  • SPECIAL PENTECOST CELEBRATION – WHEN: May 19th at 7pm -10pm. WHERE: St Mary’s Parish. WHO: Anyone with an open heart to the Holy Spirit! WHAT: Praise & Worship including A TALK ON "Going Deeper with the Spirit" along with
    AN OPPORTUNITY to receive prayer, and A TIME of FELLOWSHIP.


  • THE FILIPINO FIESTA was a great success! Thank you to all of the fabulous entertainers, the hard work by all of those helping to prepare the meal, the organizers, those who helped to set up and take down, and especially to all of those who came out to support the event! We had nearly 300 people attending which would make it one of the (if not THE) largest events we have had at St Mary’s to date!

  • For a SLIDESHOW of the FIESTA courtesy of Nikki Richter, CLICK HERE. And for a VIDEO of the "Bamboo Dance" courtesy of Daisy McKinnon, CLICK HERE.

  • PLEASE! WE NEED YOUR HELP! TRANSPORTATION TO MASS: In the past month we have had several requests from people who need a ride to Mass. Our "Transportation to Mass" Ministry is very small, and we have been unable to accommodate some of the requests. Are you willing to go to Big Hill Lodge to pick up two people for Sunday morning Mass, and then drive them home again after Mass? If you could help these parishioners out, please call the Parish Office at 403- 932-2944. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

  • IT'S A PARTY! Father Dennis and the Parish Council are hosting a Ministry Appreciation Celebration on June 5, at 7:30 pm. All volunteers are invited! If you are able to come to the party, please RSVP by May 30 to Charlene - 403-932-2944 or secretary@stmaryscochrane.ca

  • FR. DENNIS WILL BE AWAY ON VACATION, MAY 14-21 — In his place, Fr. Kevin Lynch, ofm, will be celebrating Mass here at St. Mary's during Fr. Dennis' absence. There will be NO Adoration and Reconciliation on Saturday, May 19. We return to our regular schedule the following week.

  • "CHANCE to ENHANCE" CAR RAFFLE open until June 6. Sponsored by Calgary Catholic Education Foundation in support of Catholic Education. Draw date: June 6. Tickets: $10 each, or 3 for $25, available at www.theccef.ca or at our local Catholic schools.


  • 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

  • Knights of Columbus SCHOLARSHIPS • Open to all Grade 12 students of St. Mary’s who are planning on attending post-secondary school or training. A $500 cash scholarship will be awarded to one male AND one female candidate. • Candidates should submit a one to two page letter which outlines their academic, athletic, volunteer and parish life accomplishments and activities associated with their Grade 11 & 12 years. It should also describe their post high school plans. • Deadline for submissions is May 28, 2018. • Such submissions should be forwarded for consideration to Grand Knight Dave Delainey at dwdelain@shaw.ca prior to the deadline. If you have questions please forward to the same email.

  • COUPLES FOR CHRIST – Come and follow Jesus through a journey of faith through Christian Life Program - Sundays, May 6 – 27, 1:00 pm, St. Mary's Church. The program Talks include:

    ~ May 20: Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit;
    ~ May 27: Growing in the Spirit, The Couples for Christ, Transformation in the Christ/ Dedication.

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  • 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 Wednesday at 9:30-11:30 am in the Gathering Area. For more info, CLICK HERE or check us out at "Cochrane Catholic Moms" on FACEBOOK. For EMAIL contact: stmarysmothersgroup@gmail.com Babysitting is offered free of charge every second week.

  • PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL SEMINARIANS. The seminary years are a time of journeying, of exploration, but, above all, of discovering Christ. Please pray for our Diocesan Seminarians, including our own Mark Kostecky, as they progress through their years of preparation and discerning the will of God in their lives.

  • ST. MARY’S ART: SHARING OUR HISTORY On September 10, 1995, following a year of special celebrations, activities, and events, St. Mary's, Cochrane commemorated her 100 Year Anniversary with a Centennial Mass officiated by Bishop Paul J. O'Byrne, and concelebrated with Father Burke Hoschka, D.P. and Franciscan Father David Crosbie, O.F.M. As part of the celebrations, Bishop O'Byrne blessed and dedicated Our Lady's Garden Grotto just beside the church at 404 - 4 Ave N, Cochrane (now All Saints Anglican Church). The statue of Mary within the Grotto was donated by parishioner Howie Ash in memory of his wife Kathy. Now this loving gift is in our Christ The King Chapel in our new parish home.





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

  • . . . AND

  • FCJ CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTRE: see our Bulletin for ongoing events.


  • CONNECTIONS: Your gift shop is stocked with lots of items such as greeting cards and stationery, ornaments, children’s books, and other seasonal items are now available. There are also many gift choices for other occasions.


  • 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 ‘pray-ers’ but there’s always room for many more. If you wish to be added to our list of ‘pray-ers’ or if you just want to put a prayer request onto the prayer chain, please contact Linda Nicol at lindamnicol50@gmail.com


  • 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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