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

Saturday: 5:00pm

Sunday: 9am, 11am & 7pm

DAILY MASS TIMES

                                      Tuesday: 7pm

                 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am 

 

 

St. Mary's Office Hours 

Monday: 1:00-4:00pm 

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

 Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24

                                              5:00pm Mass                                               

7:30pm Mass

10:00pm Mass

Midnight Mass (12am)

 

 Christmas Day (The Nativity of the Lord)

Saturday, December 25

10:00am Mass

5:00pm Mass

 

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

5:00pm Mass

 

 New Year’s Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

Saturday, January 1, 2022

5:00pm Mass

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Advent Penitential Service

Thursday, December 16

7pm

There will be multiple priests available for reconciliation

 

 

Miso de Gallo begins

December 16.

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.

Thank you.

 

 

 The Immaculate Conception

of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 Feast of Immaculate Conception Mass

Wednesday, December 8

St. Mary’s Parish

7:30pm: Adoration

Mass to Follow at 8:00pm

 

 

   

 

 

SCAM ALERT!

 

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


 Advent

Click Advent for prayers, liturgy, videos and activities


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)

click here to see dates


 Our Weekly livestream is Saturday at 5:00pm: 

St. Mary’s Parish Facebook Page

CLICK HERE

(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.

Donate - Click here

Through Canada Helps! using your Credit Card

Please note, Canada Helps! sends your donation receipt directly to you. 

TOGETHER WE SERVE ONLINE GIVING

 https://29956caedm.thankyou4caring.org/donation-page---together-we-serve

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Pre-Authorized Debit
St. Mary's preferred method of donation is the Pre-Authorized Debit from your bank account either once or twice per month. This form can be filled out and mailed to the parish office or dropped off during business hours. Thank you for your generous support of St. Mary's Parish.!
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St. Mary’s Justice and Mercy Committee

 

Christmas Backpacks

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.


Announcement of

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

of Pandemic

from Pope Francis

O Mary,

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. 

                              Click here                                                                              

                                                                                        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.

                                                                          Amen.

                                                                                                   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:

https://caedm.ca/Portals/0/20201130-LtrFaithful-Vaccines.pdf

Bishop's Reflection on COVID & the Call to Christian Renewal

click here


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


 

June 7th Interview with Archbishop Smith on

630 CHED Radio Edmonton

Regarding Residential Schools

Click Here

 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Residential Schools

 

Click Here


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