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.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN OUR CHURCH
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
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.
RECORDED MASSES AT ST. MARY'S
The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Mass here
33rd Sunday in Ordinary time. Mass here
30th Sunday in Ordinary time. Mass here
29th Sunday in Ordinary time. Mass 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.
Justice and Mercy Committee Christmas Backpacks
The Committee will be assembling 40 Christmas Backpacks for the homeless. These will be delivered before Christmas. New items needed for the backpacks include: Kleenex, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, lip balm, deodorant, hair brushes, combs, nail clippers, playing cards, toques, socks, winter gloves, mittens, McDonald’s cards, Dairy Queen certificates, Tim Horton’s cards, water bottles, insulated cups, candy, first aid kits, and flashlights. We will be collecting these items until December 17.
All donations should be placed on the designated tables in front of the Confessionals. Donations of money or gift cards can be placed in the collection baskets at the entrance of the church or to the office staff. Please clearly indicate that this is for the Justice and Mercy Committee. Thank you and God bless you for your support of the Justice and Mercy ministry.If you would like to help with any of our projects or have any questions, contact the Parish Office
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.