Sacraments

RECONCILIATION (Confessions) & ADORATION of the Blessed Sacrament:

  • Reconciliation is available Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, or by appointment. To arrange, please contact the Parish Office, (403) 932-2944.

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

Please contact the Parish Secretary: 403-932-2944 OR secretary@stmaryscochrane.ca

First Reconciliation (Confession): Grade 2 or older

  • REGISTRATION: Saturday, Sept. 14th and Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2019 following Mass NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.
  • CLASSES: Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm



First Eucharist (Communion): Grade 2 or older

  • "NEW"—REGISTRATION: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 (same time as Confirmation registration) following Mass . . . registrations will not be accepted after January 26, 2020. NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.
  • CLASSES: Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Mar. 4 and Mar. 18, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm


Confirmation: Grade 6 or older

  • REGISTRATION: Sat., January 25, 2020 and Sun., January 26, 2020 following Mass; also Pre-Registration during the regular office hours Sept. 2019 - Jan. 2020; registrations will not be accepted after January 26, 2020. NOTE: Baptismal Certificate (copy or original) MUST accompany the registration form along with $25.00 fee.



  • IMPORTANT DATES for CONFIRMATION:
    • SAINT'S ESSAY: due Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020
    • WITNESS PROJECT/ESSAY: due Mon., March 13, 2020
    • LETTER to the BISHOP, plus Confirmation NAME and SPONSOR'S NAME: due Thurs., April 16, 2020
    • MINISTRY WEEKENDS: Sat., April 18 and Sun., April 25 OR Sun., April 19 and April 26.
    • RETREAT: Wed., April 22, 2020.
    • DATE of CONFIRMATION with Bishop Henry: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

(See details for all these activities in PARENT'S GUIDE TO 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.