WELCOME to St. Mary's Parish, Cochrane
We, the parishioners of St. Mary's, wish to extend a warm welcome to our new parish priest, Father Andrew Pyon. Father Andrew, arriving from his former parish in Airdrie this past August, was formally installed by Bishop Henry as Parish Priest at St. Mary's Cochrane on September 7th. We wish Fr. Andrew all the best as he settles in to his new home here at St. Mary's and we look forward to getting to know him in the days and weeks ahead. God's blessings upon him!
St. Mary's Sacred Garden
was officially blessed by
Bishop Henry on September 7th.
Drop by the Garden, walk through its tranquil pathways, and experience
for yourself this place of peace and serenity
—perfect for quiet contemplation!
For more on the SACRED GARDEN, click here
or see the "Sacred Garden" tab at the top of this page.
- In preparation for the upcoming SYNOD ON THE FAMILY, to be held in Rome Oct. 5–19, 2014, the Holy Father has asked that prayers and the rosary be offered September 28th and on the days leading up to and during this all-important gathering of bishops from around the world. Click here for Pope Francis' prayer.
- OKTOBERFEST is coming!! Our annual festivities take place on Saturday, October 25th at the church. For more information, click here. Gift and wine donations are requested for raffles and silent auctions.
- NOTE the changes to the DAILY/Weekday MASS TIMES below.
- For St. Mary's SEPTEMBER 2014 CALENDAR of EVENTS, click here.
- Our GROCERY CARD fundraiser has been a HUGE success! WHO-O-O-O-O's got theirs?? Click here for more information.
- Check out St. Mary's new FACEBOOK page. It's still a work-in-progress but you're invited to follow us!! And like us, too! Click HERE.
- St. Mary's is YOUR parish community.
Get involved. Sign up in a parish ministry. To volunteer click here.
River Heights Dr.
Get DIRECTIONS here.
We are just south of the town and east off Hwy 22
at James Walker Tr.
To learn the story
CONFESSIONS & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction:
Saturday 11 am - 12 noon
or Confessions by appointment
TUESDAY evening only**NEW**
and on the second Tues. of each month when Mass is ALSO celebrated at Cochrane Bethany Care Center
at 1:30 pm **NEW**
at 1:30 pm **NEW**
Wednesday **NEW**, Thursday & Friday
at 9:00 am
and on the fourth Thurs. of each month when Mass is ALSO celebrated at Cochrane Big Hill Lodge at 10:30 am
Are You NEW to the PARISH?
- We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners. Please take a moment to print and fill out the New Parishioner's REGISTRATION FORM. It's a sure way to make certain you're included in Parish communications. You can scan and e-mail or FAX the form to our Secretary or 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.
- Print a VOLUNTEER/STEWARDSHIP sign-up FORM and place the completed form in the collection basket at Mass or drop it off at the Parish Office.
- OKTOBERFEST 2014 will be held at St. Mary's on Saturday, October 25th. More information HERE.
- Grocery Card FUNDRAISER: Buy our Grocery Cards and support this very profitable fundraising endeavour. CO-OP **(10.5%)** NEW!!; SOBEY'S (10%); SAVE ON FOODS (6%); NO FRILLS (5%); and SAFEWAY (8%). OCTOBER 7th is the next 10% TUESDAY for cards at these stores! Join us!! To learn how you can redeem your SOBEYS (10%) cards [since Sobey's moved from Cochrane last spring], click HERE.
- For more events, visit our CALENDAR and BULLETINS pages (or click on the tabs at top of this page).
STEWARDSHIP of Time, Talent, Treasure
Our STEWARDSHIP is a complete and total way of life. It acknowledges our dependence on God for all we have and all we are. Stewardship of our time, talent and treasure lies at the heart of our Christian life. In short, it’s something we do; it’s the way we live. As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them in loving justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
See our STEWARDSHIP PRAYER.
Stewardship of TREASURE
Please consider the spiritual and practical benefits of a pre-authorized commitment to the Stewardship of Treasure. Your gifts toward weekly Sunday offerings, the Building Fund, Together in Action, and other Catholic charities can be handled by Direct Debit, MasterCard or Visa simply with your pre-authorization. Click here for the necessary forms. Fill out your preferred method of contribution; then drop your signed pre-authorization into the collection basket next time you're at Mass, or hand-deliver or Fax it to the Parish Office. NOTE: the signed form may be scanned and attached in an email to the Parish Secretary.
Stewardship of TIME and TALENT
One of the greatest gifts God gives us is our TIME. When we hand back a portion of each day to the One who made all our days without thinking about what we get in return, we are living the life of a steward. Please prayerfully ponder the descriptions of the various MINISTRIES that St. Mary's offers and begin your discernment.
Additionally, every one of us has something we can do to help others. The gift of our TALENTS invites us to recognize, cherish and share our God–given abilities. How can YOU enrich your parish’s faith family? See this BROCHURE about Catholic stewardship. Then print a VOLUNTEER/STEWARDSHIP FORM and sign up for the ministry(s) of your choice. Drop the completed form into the collection basket next time you're at Mass or mail it to us.