St. Mary's Church

Cochrane, AB

The Spirit Flows Through Us

St. Mary's celebrates its "125th ANNIVERSARY" in 2020. The book, "St. Mary's Centennial Celebration 1895-1995" is now accessible in digital form so you can catch up on our history!! See "100 Years" in the menu at the top of this page.

A Message from Father Dennis:

FATHER DENNIS' email address is: dennis.vavrek@franciscanfriars.ca OR contact him at the Parish Office: 403-932-2944

FOR EMERGENCIES: call Mount St. Francis Retreat at 403-932-2012 OR call Fr. Dennis' cell at 780-668-0145




DEACON RON FORTIER assists Father Dennis in his pastoral duties. We appreciate all you do, Deacon Ron!

CONTACT for Deacon Ron: ron.fortier@calgarydiocese.ca


Happy 2020 to All!

Another Christmas has come and gone. It's interesting to note that, for most people, Christmas starts just after Halloween and ends on Christmas Day.

However, for Christians who follow the Roman Calendar, the Christmas season begins on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is on Sunday, January 12th this year. So, when did you take down your Christmas tree and creche and other decorations? When did you go back to Ordinary Time?

There's an old expression about having "20/20 hindsight" (that is, knowing the right thing to do well after the moment of decision!) when one has made a mistake or a poor decision. As we enter the year 2020, I pray that you have "20/20 foresight" in all your decisions.

May God's will be in all your choices and plans.


Peace and all good,


Mass Times

WEEKEND Masses

  • Saturday: 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am

WEEKDAY Masses


CONFESSION:

  • Saturdays 11 am – 12 noon with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, OR by appointment

  • See Bulletin for Seasonal Reconciliation Services during Advent and Lent

Mission Statement: We are a community of faith trusting in God's love, open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit working within each member, attempting to model ourselves on Christ, and called to serve Him in others.

Location

Find us just south of the town center and east off Hwy 22 at James Walker Trail & River Heights Drive, Cochrane, Alberta. To get "traditional directions" click HERE.

Address: 10 River Heights Drive, Cochrane, AB, T4C 0N8

Phone: 403-932-2944

Note: Postal Code on map is incorrect!

OFFICE HOURS:

  • Mon.: 8 am - 12 pm;
  • Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 8 am - 2 pm;
  • Fri.: 9 am - 12 pm.

New to the Parish?

  • We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners. Please take a moment to fill out a printable or online NEW PARISHIONER REGISTRATION FORM. Registration will ensure you're included in Parish communications. If using the printable form, you may scan and EMAIL or FAX (403-932-4587) to our SECRETARY or just drop the hard copy into the collection basket next time you're at Mass.
  • For a brochure explaining CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP (Time, Talent, Treasure), click HERE.
  • A Ministry is a great way to become actively involved in our parish community. For more INFORMATION on our ministries, click HERE. To volunteer in one of our parish ministries, click HERE for an online or printable VOLUNTEER/STEWARDSHIP sign-up form. Complete and return the printable form by placing it in the collection basket at Mass or drop off your form at the Parish Office.