Sacraments

Weekly RECONCILIATION (Confessions) & ADORATION of the Blessed Sacrament:

—RECONCILIATION is available by appointment only during the pandemic. To arrange, please contact the Parish Office, (403) 932-2944.

—EUCHARISTIC ADORATION takes place Tuesday and Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Chapel (20 people are permitted during the pandemic). Attendance requires pre-registration at https://stmaryscochrane.flocknote.com/signup/5106

BAPTISM

Baptism Preparation

        • Baptism is the gift of new life and belonging to God’s family and in Baptism we at St. Mary’s welcome your child with great joy not only to His family but to our Faith Community as well. We hope you find St. Mary’s a faithful and loving community in which you can freely share God’s love and peace.

        • Couples are required to take the Baptism Preparation Program prior to the birth of their child. The Prep Class is organized and taught by Deacon Ron Fortier and his wife, Sandra Fortier. Before parents have their first child baptized at St Mary's, they must take a Baptism Prep. Class, and are welcome to attend the class with all children they are having baptized. Godparents are welcome to attend, as well. Please pre-register so we know how many to prepare for! The Program currently consists of:

              1. A Preparation Class is usually held on a Wednesday evening every other month at the Church beginning at 7:00 pm. During the Class, which could include more than one family of Children To Be Baptized, the presenters will discuss:

                  • the actual ceremony of Baptism

                  • the responsibilities of making the request for Baptism, and

                  • helpful hints about raising children in the faith

              2. There is a Baptism Registration Fee of $25.00. Stipends paid to the celebrant on the day of Baptism are voluntary and are not part of the registration fee.

        • At. St. Mary’s, we have special Sundays set aside each month throughout the year for Baptisms (except during the time of Lent). There could be more than one baptism taking place at the same time, but we would limit the number to a maximum of 4 families.

To Request Baptism for Your Child

        • For the Baptism REQUEST FORM please click HERE. Please fill out the Baptism REQUEST FORM. When the form is complete click the SUBMIT button. You can also contact St. Mary’s Parish Office at (403) 932-2944.

We look forward to meeting you and to welcoming your child into our faith community.

MARRIAGE

— To arrange, please contact the Parish Office, (403) 932-2944, at least six months in advance.

— For WEDDING GUIDELINES, click here.

VISITS TO THE SICK

— We will be happy to visit parishioners who are sick or homebound.

— Contact: Jim Ward, (403) 981-8882

FUNERALS

— To arrange, please contact the Parish Office, (403) 932-2944

— For FUNERAL GUIDELINES, please click here.

Sacraments of Initiation

SACRAMENTS of INITIATION for CHILDREN and YOUTH 2020 – 2021

— FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION registrations take place January 4th to February 1st, 2021. See below for further information.

— FIRST RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION): registration closed October 18, 2020.


First Eucharist (Communion): Grade 2 or older

– REGISTRATION dates: January 4th to February 1st, 2021 .

NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.

Registration FORM for First Eucharist


Confirmation: Grade 6 or older

– REGISTRATION dates: January 4th to February 1st, 2021

NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.

Registration FORM for Confirmation


First Reconciliation (Confession): Grade 2 or older

— REGISTRATION: ended OCTOBER 18th, 2020

NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.

REGISTRATION FORM for First Reconciliation

Home-based Preparation for First Reconciliation 2020 including information about CLASSES involving workbook and video links Oct. 18 – Nov. 14, 2020 (see announcement Letter from Fr. Dennis)

— CELEBRATION of First Reconciliation takes place the last week of November and first week of December 2020 by APPOINTMENT ONLY.


NOTE: For more information or for questions about any of the sacraments listed above, email: secretary@stmaryscochrane.ca or phone 403-932-2944

RCIA and RCIC SACRAMENTS (for children and adults joining the Church)

Coordinator: Linda Michaud (403) 851-1650

NOTE: We are always looking for help with St. Mary's sacramental preparations: Baptism, First Communion, First Reconciliation, Confirmation, RCIC and RCIA. If you'd like to become involved as a VOLUNTEER on one of the SACRAMENT TEAMS, please visit the MINISTRIES page and check out the "EDUCATIONAL" category to obtain the contact info for the appropriate coordinator, or fill out a Stewardship form on our FORMS page.