Welcome to St. Mary's Parish
6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 5X8
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.
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Sunday: 9am, 11am & 7pm
DAILY MASS TIMES
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am
St. Mary's Office Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm (closed 12-1 for lunch)
Friday: 10:00am - noon
**for increased safety, please limit in-person visits whenever possible**
Christmas and New Years Mass Times
We need volunteers to help with the following masses this Christmas. Please contact the Parish Office: 403-347-3114
Friday, December 24
Midnight Mass (12am)
Christmas Day (The Nativity of the Lord)
Saturday, December 25
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Sunday, December 26
9:00am & 11:00am and 7:00pm Masses
New Year’s Eve
Friday, December 31
New Year’s Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)
Saturday, January 1, 2022
St. Mary’s Advent Penitential Service
Thursday, December 16
There will be multiple priests available for reconciliation
Miso de Gallo begins
Mass times vary.
Please visit our website and bulletin boards.
There will be no fellowship after mass due to COVID restrictions.
St. Vincent DePaul Society
The next Poor Box Collection will be on December 11 & 12 at all masses. Please consider giving.
The Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast of Immaculate Conception Mass
Wednesday, December 8
St. Mary’s Parish
Mass to Follow at 8:00pm
Father Mirek will never send anyone email messages asking for help, money or gift cards.
These are scam emails. Please report them and move them to junk files.
St Mary's Masses are limited to ONE THIRD CAPACITY
No registrations will be taken.
Non-Medical (Disposable) or Cloth Masks
that cover the mouth and nose
are mandatory and physical distance of two meters
is required between households.
Entrance: South Doors (alley)
Exit: North Doors (main)
RECORDED MASSES AT ST. MARY'S
(Nov 20/21) Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ here
Nov 15 Funeral Mass for Seamus Monaghan here
(Nov 13/14) 33nd Sunday in Ordinary Time here
Nov 12 Funeral Mass for Ruth Bunton here
(Nov 6/7) 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time here
(Oct 30/31) 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time here
Faith Based Activities at Home
* Click the Children's Liturgy Button below to upload
Specific Sunday activities to print
At the moment Children's Liturgy is ON HOLD due to COVID.
Please continue to pray for these families as they journey in Faith.
Check Out activities throughout the year for
Youth Edge Group (grades 6 to 9)
High School Youth (grades 10 to 12)
Our Weekly livestream is Saturday at 5:00pm:
(You do not need a Facebook account)
ATTEND LIVE-STREAMED SERVICES WITHIN THE ARCHDIOCESE
CLICK THE BLUE LINKS BELOW:
St. Joseph's Basilica livestream: grandinmedia.ca/livestream.
Online TV: Saltandlighttv.org
**St Mary's Parish now offers e-transfer donations.**
Please email your donations to: Theresa.Hopper@caedm.ca
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.
Through Canada Helps! using your Credit Card
Please note, Canada Helps! sends your donation receipt directly to you.
TOGETHER WE SERVE ONLINE GIVING
St. Mary’s Justice and Mercy Committee
Our committee will be assembling 40 Christmas Backpacks
These will be delivered before Christmas.
We are requesting donations of new items for the backpacks.
They 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, hand/feet warmers and flashlights.
We will be collecting these items until December 20.
All donations can be placed in the designated “Backpack” bin at the rear entrance of the church.
Donations of money or gift cards can be placed in the collection baskets at the entrance of the church
clearly marked for the Justice and Mercy Committee or given to the parish office staff.
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, please contact the office at 403-347-3114.
Pope Francis Coming to Canada
Archbishop Richard responds to the announcement that Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to
make a pastoral visit to Canada.
Click here to watch video.
Pope Francis will visit Canada in the New Year with the mission of Reconciliation.
We hear reactions from
local Catholics. Click here
to listen to CBC Radio broadcast.
Prayer for Protection in Time
from Pope Francis
You always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross,
Took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother, you know what we need,
And we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician,
For those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable,
And for those who have died.
Intercede also for those charged with protecting
The health and safety of others
And for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
To conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus,
Who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
So as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis 2021
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
VACCINE INFORMATION FROM OUR BISHOPS
Please read the letter from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and NWT:
Bishop's Reflection on COVID & the Call to Christian Renewal
Sponsor a Child Today
If you are interested in sponsoring a child through Chalice
please check out the website at Chalice.ca
Bring hope to those most in need
HEALING AND RECONCILIATION
The Archdiocese of Edmonton is sharing links in a two-part webinar series below.
It’s a brief reflection on the history of the residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the long road towards Healing and Reconciliation.
This educational video is presented by His Grace, Archbishop Richard Smith, as well as Metis Deacon John Brown, Cardinal Thomas Collins – the Archbishop of Toronto – and Neil McCarthy, the director of communications of the Toronto Archdiocese. Link to CAEDM click here
December Mass Intentions
Wednesday Dec 1 09:00 AM Ruth Morrison
Thursday Dec 2 09:00 AM Elisa Arens
Friday Dec 3 09:00 AM +Ernesto Tinio
Saturday Dec 4 05:00 PM +George Ferris
Sunday Dec 5 09:00 AM Josh Dittrich
Sunday Dec 5 11:00 AM All Parishioners
Sunday Dec 5 07:00 PM +George Gardiner
Tuesday Dec 7 07:00 PM +Ernesto Tinio
Wednesday Dec 8 09:00 AM + Zenon Kostarzewski
Thursday Dec 9 09:00 AM +Roderica Bitancor
Friday Dec 10 09:00 AM +Henry Wyntjes
Saturday Dec 11 05:00 PM Cindy Trepanier & family
Sunday Dec 12 09:00 AM Olive Frenette
Sunday Dec 12 11:00 AM All Paridhioners
Sunday Dec 12 07:00 PM +Erlinda/+Roque Columna
Tuesday Dec 14 07:00 PM +Cresenciana Barcarse
Wednesday Dec 15 09:00 AM Karie Hanson
Thursday Dec 16 09:00 AM +Romeo Interior
Friday Dec 17 09:00 AM +Ricci Villanueva
Saturday Dec 18 05:00 PM +Elmer Klein
Sunday Dec 19 09:00 AM +Pedro/+Maxima Columna
Sunday Dec 19 11:00 AM + Patricia Whiting
Sunday Dec 19 07:00 PM All Parishioners
Tuesday Dec 21 07:00 PM Hanson Family
Wednesday Dec 22 09:00 AM +David LaGrange
Thursday Dec 23 09:00 AM +Ludger Bockman
Friday Dec 24 05:00 PM +Carlos Arens
Friday Dec 24 07:30 PM Fr. Jan Sobkowicz
Friday Dec 24 10:00 PM St. Mary's Clergy
Friday Dec 24 11:59 PM Kim Whiting Family
Saturday Dec 25 10:00 AM +Carlos & +Alisa Arens
Saturday Dec 25 05:00 PM +Mike & +Katie Bunio
Sunday Dec 26 09:00 AM Deacon Mike
Sunday Dec 26 11:00 AM +Carlos & +Alisa Arens
Sunday Dec 26 07:00 PM All Parishioners
Tuesday Dec 28 07:00 PM Sister Lynn Rouleau
Wednesday Dec 29 09:00 AM +Lloyd & +Pat Sager
Thursday Dec 30 09:00 AM +Orme Klein
Friday Dec 31 05:00 PM +Luis Feliipe & +Ida Garcia Barreto