Welcome to St. Mary's Parish
6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 5X8
St. Mary's Parish welcomes you. We are all called by Jesus Christ to know and
love Him. We hope you find our parish to be a welcoming community.
By living our faith fully, sharing our faith freely, we hope to transform our world and
buildup the Body of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
St. Mary's Office Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm (closed 12-1 for lunch)
If you would like to attend Mass, you must phone the church to pre-register for Weekday Masses.
Please phone or go to our website to pre-register for Weekend Masses.
Welcome Adam Rieger.
Adam joins us from St. Joseph's Seminary.
He will be with us for a year.
St. Mary's has begun using a new online registration service starting for the masses on Jan 16-17. Please note that online registration closes at 10:00 AM on Friday morning.
- Make sure you continue the process until you receive a 5 letter confirmation code and an email confirmation.
- You do not need to print anything. We will have a list at the door as per usual.
VACCINE INFORMATION FROM OUR BISHOPS
Please read the letter from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and NWT:
PLEASE WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN OUR CHURCH
Due to NEW COVID restrictions, you MUST register on a weekly basis for ALL Weekend Masses.
We now have copies of Living with Christ Sunday Missals
for pick up at the office.
2021 Donation Envelopes are available for pick up in the Parish Centre. They are in alphabetical order.
Please do not use your 2020 envelopes.
All of the numbers have changed.
We are greatly in need of volunteers to make sure each Mass runs smoothly and in accordance with the current guidelines mandated by Alberta Health Services. Please contact the office if you are interested in being a Safety Coordinator, Usher, Point of Entry or Cleaning & Disinfecting Team member.
Archbishop Smith wants to remind everyone that we are still excused from the obligation of attending
Sunday Mass. This is especially important for anyone who may be at a greater risk due to health or advanced age. Online Masses will continue and are meant to be a source of comfort and peace.
from Archbishop Smith Regarding Pope's New Encyclical Letter
Archbishop Smith's Year-end Interview
The Grandin Media story and video can be found here
The video alone can be found here
St. Mary's is still able to help with funeral arrangements and support if one
of our parishioners passes away.
Please call the parish office for more information: 403-347-3114
Thank you to Troubled Monk Brewery
for gifting hand sanitizer to St. Mary’s Parishand the entire Archdiocese of Edmonton.
We are grateful.
Justice and Mercy Backpacks
Wow! The generosity of St. Mary’s parishioners came through again!
The Justice and Mercy Committee was able to fill 75 backpacks and donate them to the homeless in our community. Your charitable donations also allowed us to contribute to the
Central Alberta Women’s Shelter, Catholic Social Services project “Morning Star” (a program for women) and Safe Harbour. All of these donations were gratefully accepted.
Knights of Columbus
Wheelchair Fundraising Drive
The Knights of Columbus
will be holding their annual Wheelchair Fundraising Drive from Jan 30th to Feb 07th. Despite the current pandemic, the need for wheelchairs has not diminished. Over the past six years, we have raised $74,000 and donated 385 wheelchairs to a number of needy countries, as well as
our local Red Deer Lending Cupboard. This
year’s program will provide 10 wheelchairs to the Red Deer Lending Cupboard and the rest will go to Panama. A number of donation options will be available this year, with further details
to come in a few weeks.
RECORDED MASSES AT ST. MARY'S
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Mass here
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. Mass here
Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. Mass here
Christmas Message and wishes here
St. Joseph's Basilica will livestream Liturgies on the Grandin Media site at: grandinmedia.ca/livestream.
Bishop's Reflection on COVID & the
Call to Christian Renewal
Through Canada Helps! using your Credit Card
Please note, Canada Helps! sends your donation receipt directly to you.
**St Mary's Parish now offers e-transfer donations.**
Please email your donations to:
You must include:
1. Your name and address
2. Choose options from General or Building Fund, or Together We Serve Campaign.
We will send a donation receipt at the end of the year.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
JANUARY MASS INTENTIONS
Friday Jan 1 10:00 AM Marcus Verhappen
Saturday Jan 2 05:00 PM + Norman del Carmen
Sunday Jan 3 09:00 AM +Genevieve Deschryver
Sunday Jan 3 11:00 AM All Parishioners
Sunday Jan 3 07:00 PM Eleanor MacNeil
Tuesday Jan 5 07:00 PM Katrina Bergquist
Wednesday Jan 6 09:00 AM + Kim Brozer
Thursday Jan 7 09:00 AM Wody Verhappen
Friday Jan 8 09:00 AM + Ernest Dittrich
Saturday Jan 9 05:00 PM Bernadette Brul
Sunday Jan 10 09:00 AM +Hugh Lindsay
Sunday Jan 10 11:00 AM All Parishioners
Sunday Jan 10 07:00 PM Sharon Volk & Family
Tuesday Jan 12 07:00 PM +Kevin Langlois
Wednesday Jan 13 09:00 AM + Marjorie Detheridge
Thursday Jan 14 09:00 AM + Deceased Members of Wynne Family
Friday Jan 15 09:00 AM +Hugh Lindsay
Saturday Jan 16 05:00 PM Regena Dittrich/Jackson Berndt
Sunday Jan 17 09:00 AM + Terry Van Wezel
Sunday Jan 17 11:00 AM Available
Sunday Jan 17 07:00 PM +Jelena & +Vjeskolav Mavar
Tuesday Jan 19 07:00 PM +Kim Brozer
Wednesday Jan 20 09:00 AM +Joseph Bosch
Thursday Jan 21 09:00 AM +Carolina Que
Friday Jan 22 09:00 AM +Genevieve DeSchryver
Saturday Jan 23 05:00 PM +Harry Verhappen
Sunday Jan 24 09:00 AM All Parishioners
Sunday Jan 24 11:00 AM +Barney Hamill and Deceased Members of Hamill Family
Sunday Jan 24 07:00 PM Tim & Paula Voykin
Tuesday Jan 26 07:00 PM +Meghan Weis
Wednesday Jan 27 09:00 AM +Leo & + Myrtle Fortin
Thursday Jan 28 09:00 AM +Julia Maguire & Deceased Members of Maguire Family
Friday Jan 29 09:00 AM Aurelio Sagun
Saturday Jan 30 05:00 PM Joanna Clement
Sunday Jan 31 09:00 AM + Meghan Weis
Sunday Jan 31 11:00 AM All Parishioners
Sunday Jan 31 07:00 PM + Kim Brozer
Please note: Parishioners and volunteers from demographic groups that are at a greater risk of serious illness, such as people 65 years of age or older and individuals with chronic medical conditions, are encouraged to stay safe by avoiding public gatherings, but are not prohibited from attending Mass if they so choose. Anyone attending Mass does so at their own risk.
The Church’s alley entrance will open 30 minutes before Mass. Upon arriving at the Parish, please ensure you are 6 feet/2 metres apart from one another. We will then go through the list of pre-registered parishioners and ask a few questions before entry into the building. You will then need to hand sanitize and an usher will take you to your seat. Donations can be made on entry into the church in a basket provided. Ushers will help maintain distancing during Communion. There can be only one single file Communion line. Members of the same household need not observe physical distancing with one another during the Communion procession. Communion will not be distributed on the tongue at this time. Please use the ally entrance washrooms.
After Mass, everyone must use hand sanitizer and exit out the front doors.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Scammers are getting better at collecting information about our priests and parishes to fool parishioners into buying gift cards. Please know that a priest would NEVER ask for money/gift cards.
If you receive any emails, please phone the parish office.
DO NOT SEND MONEY OR GIFT CARDS.