St. Mary's community has many opportunities for people to connect in faith & friendship. The "CONNECT" drop-down menu above can help you learn more about our parish, its history, our schools, events — everything you need to find "a place to belong in Christ" here at St. Mary's.
Below is a list of the fellowship and social activities at the parish. We hope it can help you find ways to become active and involved in our faith community.
CONNECT: Fellowship and Social Activities
Divine Grounds is St. Mary's coffee/tea/juice and refreshments "servery" or mini cafeteria in the Gathering Area. We serve coffee, tea, juice, and cookies after the weekend masses. We're always looking for and welcome volunteer assistance from individuals or couples.
Food, Fellowship, and Fundraising Committee
The Food, Fellowship, and Fundraising Committee works each year to raise major funds for St. Mary's Building Fund. The key event is customarily an evening dinner, music/dance, and silent auction at the church. Past events have included: Oktoberfest, Harvest Moon, Western Roundup, a Greek Dinner (2015) , a Ukrainian Christmas Dinner (2016), and a Filipino Fiesta (2018 which raised $5000!) During the pandemic virtual fundraising has included events such as Trivia Night, Wine Box sales, Virtual Wine & Cheese Night, and more. Committee membership varies from year to year and volunteers are always needed.
Coordinator: Parish Office Phone: (403) 932-2944
Lunch is served to seniors here at St. Mary's on the second Thursday of every month (October to May). All Seniors are welcome. The only thing required is that you sign up at the Connections Gift Shop desk in the Gathering Area or call the Parish Office (403-932-2944) to tell how many we can expect for lunch. We hope you'll join us!
Family Fun Nights
St. Mary's Moms Group
Our Moms Group realizes when mothers support each other, INCREDIBLE things happen! This group gives mothers of young children a chance to grow in faith and fellowship.
Knights of Columbus
St. Mary's Welcoming Committee make contact with new parishioners to help them feel welcome in the parish. On occasion, we've held "new parishioners luncheons," too!
Ladies of St. Mary's
The Ladies of St. Mary's seek to: give service and support to St. Mary's parish and its programs; strengthen the parish community, and nurture the spiritual well-being of our members by following the example of Christ Our Lord.
Marian Prayer Group
The Marian Prayer Cenacle (Latin meaning gathering of disciples before Pentecost) is a group of parishioners who love the Blessed Mother, Mary. We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 pm for an hour or so to pray together. The Marian Movement of Priests is the format followed. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called to help each other live and practice our consecration to Our Lady. A shared presence with Mary, in a cenacle, in prayer, strengthens us personally so we can encourage one another to grow in faith. New participants are always welcome.