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

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.

Coordinator: Terri Peters Phone: (403) 932-4665

Rosary Makers

The Rosary Makers meet once a week on Wednesday mornings, 9-11 am, to make mission rosaries to send all over the world e.g. India, Africa, Indonesia, and Mexico, to Indigenous missions, and locally to school children. A few of our members also make chain rosaries, finger rosaries, and repair broken rosaries.

New volunteers are very welcome and will be taught how to make the rosaries in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Working together is a great way to get to know one another and to form lasting friendships.

Coordinator: TBA Phone:

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

Seniors' Lunch

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!

Coordinator: Blossom Braganza Phone: (587) 362-1226

Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights are typically held after evening Mass on the second Saturday of each month at St. Mary's. Participation is pre-registered so we know how much pizza to order! The whole family is welcome! Enjoy a pizza-supper and fellowship.

Coordinator: Nick Simoni Phone: (403) 981-3318

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.

Complimentary child care is available. Join the email list and Facebook group (below) to find out what is coming up!

WHERE: Church Gathering Area

WHEN: Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am

EMAIL LIST: St. Mary's Moms

FACEBOOK Group: Cochrane Catholic Moms

Coordinator: Maria Nugent Phone: (403) 465-3203

Knights of Columbus

St. Mary's Knights of Columbus, the Father Scollen Council, invites you to join us. Click HERE for more information about our group.

Coordinator: Mike Legault Phone: 819-360-7349

Welcoming Committee

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!

Coordinator: Jennifer Foy Phone: (403) 851-7680

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.

We've put on dinners and Cookie Walks, hosted the Easter Vigil, distributed mementos to children receiving sacraments, and initiated the sale of grocery cards to raise funds for the completion of our church kitchen. We gather on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in one of the meeting rooms at the church. All women of the parish are invited to join us.

Coordinator/President: Ivonne Kaschel

Phone: (587) 362-3249

Youth Group

Junior and Senior Youth Groups and a Youth Choir have been operational in the past. Youth aged 12-18 years are encouraged to attend. Adult volunteers help to organize and manage the youth events.

Coordinator: Tracey Retallack Phone: (403) 932-0512

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.

Coordinator: Bev Pamenter

Don't forget to visit our SERVE page for opportunities to volunteer in our parish community!

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