Sacraments

RECONCILIATION (Confessions) & ADORATION of the Blessed Sacrament:

  • Reconciliation is available by appointment. 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 Program currently consists of:

              1. A Preparation Class for parents (God Parents are also encouraged to attend). The 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 for 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 RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION): registration October 1 - 18, 2020. CLICK HERE for announcement letter from Fr. Dennis with registration form. Or forms may be requested from the parish office : Secretary: 403-932-2944 OR secretary@stmaryscochrane.ca

—FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION registrations will take place in January 2021. Further details to be announced later this Fall.

First Reconciliation (Confession): Grade 2 or older

  • REGISTRATION: OCTOBER 1st - 18th, 2020 NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.

  • CLASSES: workbook and video links Oct. 18 – Nov. 14 (see the Letter from Fr. Dennis)

  • CELEBRATION of First Reconciliation the last week of November and first week of December by APPOINTMENT ONLY.


First Eucharist (Communion): Grade 2 or older

  • REGISTRATION: January 2021 — dates TBA . . NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.

  • CLASSES: TBA


Confirmation: Grade 6 or older

  • REGISTRATION: January 2021 . . .NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.


  • IMPORTANT DATES for CONFIRMATION 2021:

    • SAINT'S ESSAY: due date TBA

    • WITNESS PROJECT/ESSAY: due date TBA

    • LETTER to the BISHOP, plus Confirmation NAME and SPONSOR'S NAME: due date TBA

    • MINISTRY WEEKENDS: TBA

    • RETREAT: TBA

    • DATE of CONFIRMATION — TBA

(See details for these activities in PARENT'S GUIDE for CONFIRMATION)

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

RCIA and RCIC SACRAMENTS

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.