A place to belong in Christ
We are a community of faith, trusting in God's love, open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit working within each member. We aim to model ourselves after Christ and answer the call to serve Him in others.
Welcome to St. Mary's
"A place to belong in Christ"
St. Mary's is a parish in the town of Cochrane, Alberta, and part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary.
For over 125 years, our church has strived to be a welcoming place where people’s lives can be transformed by the love of God encountered in Scripture, in the sacraments, and in fellowship with one another.
Whether you’re a practicing Catholic or someone who’s been away from the Church for awhile, we welcome you here to our parish community, invite you to encounter Christ, and join us in the work of building his Kingdom.
SOME of St. Mary's HEADLINE NEWS: for complete Parish news see our Weekly Bulletin
Blessing and Dedication of HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL takes place Wednesday, May 31st at 1 pm. Please RSVP here.
Sign up for the Prayer Hours in the Sacred Garden in June. Find sign-up sheet on the easel in the Gathering Area.
Knights of Columbus are offering two $1000.00 scholarships. See "Featured" for info. Deadline June 1st.
SAVE the DATE — afternoon of August 27th at Mt. St. Francis for PARISH PICNIC.
Fr. Dennis Vavrek, ofm Pastor
Fr. Dennis is available for Confessions or just to talk. Please call 403-932-2944 to make an appointment, or EMAIL at: email@example.com FOR EMERGENCIES: call Mount St. Francis Retreat at: 403-932-2012 OR call Fr. Dennis' cell at 780-668-0145
Fr. Joe Glaab, ofm
Part-time Associate Pastor
Fr. Joe, joined us at St. Mary's in October 2022 from St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Richmond, BC. His ministry is now divided between St. Mary’s Parish and Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre. To reach Fr. Joe call the Parish Office, 403-932-2944 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon Ron is available by appointment for anyone who would like to talk with him. To set up a time, call the parish office at 403-932-2944 or EMAIL at: email@example.com
is our Administrator/ Parish Accountant. She can be reached at 403-932-2944 OR by EMAIL at firstname.lastname@example.org OR at email@example.com
is our on-site Custodian. To reach him, call the Parish Office;
What does it mean to belong at St. Mary's?
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If you need help, just ask. We're here for you . . .
St. Mary's parish has a group available to help the vulnerable and those stranded due to the impact of Covid-19 or other illness. If help is needed, this team can help run errands, do your grocery shopping, and/or pick up prescription drugs . . . Lean On Us — LeanOnUs2020@gmail.com