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 our HEADLINE NEWS: for complete Parish news see our Weekly Bulletin
NEW MESSAGE from Fr. Dennis for Holy Week and Easter. See "Featured" below.
For HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE (Apr. 2-9), click HERE.
Holy Week ARTICLE by Warren Harbeck, see "Featured."
HELP DECORATE ST. MARY'S FOR EASTER. Buy a Memorial Arrangement of Easter Plants/Fresh Cut Flowers to remember a deceased loved one. Purchase at Connections or Parish Office for $20 each.
LENTEN EVENTS, in "Featured," or on Calendar HERE, or WORSHIP page HERE. STATIONS OF THE CROSS during Lent Friday mornings after 9 am Mass and Friday evenings at 7 pm after "Soup-and-a-Bun" supper. Virtual Stations of the Cross HERE.
Half the way to our goal of $26,169.00 in the LENTEN CAMPAIGN for Together in Action! See "Featured" for details.
LENTEN PRAYER INITIATIVE (to download) see "Featured."
Opportunity to BILLET one or more Czech youth athletes (HOCKEY). See "Featured" for details. Or Contact Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Must commit before April 15th.
See plans for DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (April 16th) in "Featured" below.
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: 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, a Franciscan Friar, joined us at St. Mary's in October 2022. Ordained to the Presbyterate in 2017, Fr. Joe comes from St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Richmond, BC where he served for four years. His ministry here in Cochrane is 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 him directly: email@example.com
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.
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