St. Mary's Church
NEWS FLASH: as of May 10th, Father Dennis is no longer the "Administrator" of St. Mary's but has been appointed our PASTOR effective August 1st, 2019. CONGRATULATIONS, Fr. Dennis! We are ONE HAPPY PARISH!!!!
A Message from Father Dennis:
FATHER DENNIS' email address is: email@example.com 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. Thanks for all you do, Deacon Ron!
Easter Blessings To You!
Did you know that EASTER SUNDAY, the high point of the Church year, is decided by the phases of the moon?
EASTER always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox. Got it? If not, then you might want to Google it for a more detailed explanation.
It sounds complicated, but it's not. The spring equinox is the time and day when the hours of light and darkness are "equal" (Note: there is another equinox in the autumn), usually around March 20th or 21st. Then we look for the first full moon, and the Sunday following that is EASTER SUNDAY.
For us in the northern hemisphere, this means that EASTER coincides with SPRING. Christ is risen and the whole world springs to life. New green shoots break the surface of the earth, flowers push forth and bloom, and the smell of lilies fills the air.
The gift of the RESURRECTION, REDEMPTION, and SALVATION, new life in CHRIST, breaks into our world much like life returning to the earth in spring time. CHRIST is RISEN!!! Let us sing "Alleluia" in all that we say and do throughout this EASTER season and always.
Peace and all good,
- 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.
Address: 10 River Heights Drive, Cochrane, AB, T4C 0N8
Note: Postal Code on map is incorrect!
- 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 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.