ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

St. Mary’s Office Hours:

Monday: 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am-Noon; 1:00-4:00pm

Friday: 8:30am-Noon

 

 

  

 Email Scam

An email scam has surfaced again in the Archdiocese. The scam email

purports to be from your parish priest, who is asking for money or gift cards because of some urgent need; for example, to help someone in hospital.

Please be assured that no priest of the Archdiocese would ever legitimately ask for money in this way.

We encourage you to report such incidents to the

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and delete the email message.

    

 

 Cat Chat 

Vacation Bible School

 

July 29-August 2

9:00-11:30am

St. Mary's Parish

 5 to 11 years olds are welcome to participate.

You must register.

 A schedule with details for each day along with what to bring will be given to parents closer to the start date. If your child is interested in attending, please pick up a VBS registration form located at both entrances and drop them off at the office during office hours.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Jeannette Manser at (403) 872-5191. 

 Attention all those 11-13 year olds: If you are interested in being a

Jr. Leader for VBS, please contact Jeannette.

 Deadline to register is Monday July 22, 2019.

  

 RCIA and UAC

Stations of the Resurrection

Via Lucis

Tuesday, May 21 after 7:00pm Mass

This form of Christian devotion

encourages meditation upon the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 Followed by coffee and cookies in the Parish Centre.

Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

Prayers of the Faithful

St. Mary’s Parish has a wonderful tradition of having the Prayers of the Faithful spoken in several languages during Pentecost masses which occur on June 8/9 this year. Within our diverse faith community there are many gifted with the ability to speak a language besides English and it would be wonderful if we could include you in this tradition. Anybody who would like more information can contact

Jeff Tuchscherer at 309-7201 or jtuchscherer@rdcrs.ca by

Monday, May 27. Thank you in advance and God Bless!

 

 

 Called to Protect

The next Called to Protect Session is

Thursday, May 23, 7:00pm

St. Mary’s Parish Centre

If you are involved in a Parish Ministry you must

attend a one session.

 

  

  

 

 1st Eucharist and Confirmation

Anyone who missed a First Eucharist or Confirmation Session,

please check the website for

additional information.

 

  CWL NEWS

St. Mary’s CWL asks that you help support the

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre’s  

*Baby Bottle Campaign*   

The funds raised enables the centre to continue operations, and to offer free of charge, support to all who walk through their doors. Baby bottles and envelopes are available at both entrances of the church for you to use for your monetary donations. Cheques can be made out to the

Pregnancy Care Centre.

Please return filled bottles by June 15/16 (Father’s Day).  

A special drop container is available for returned bottles at the front entrance. Please pray that the Pregnancy Care Centre will be visible in the community as a safe place for all who seek help with an unplanned pregnancy.  

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

 

 The CWL will be selling Confirmation and 1st Eucharist items after all Masses next weekend, May 25/26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Volunteers Needed

We are in need of Hospitality Ministers for all Masses, especially the 7:00pm Mass. If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry, please call the parish office at 403-347-3114.

 

Michener Centre

On Tuesday mornings, volunteers visit Michener Centre clients where they sing and give Communion to

Catholics. Please call the office if you are interested.

 

 Extendicare

On Friday mornings, volunteers bring the Eucharist to the residents, and gather them in the  recreation room for a Service or Mass. Once a month, Father Len gives Mass and anoints all those present. Please contact

Ed Shields at 403-346-6320.

 

  Parish Pastoral Hospital Ministry

St. Mary Pastoral Care Hospital team is in need of members to assist with this ministry. You would share a 2-3 hours scheduled, rotating, Friday afternoon (amount of time is determined by number of parish members in the hospital). You would determine if the patient would like to receive the Holy Eucharist and perhaps say a few words of comfort and share a prayer. If you feel your gifts include sharing a moment of time and prayer with hospital bound parish members please contact

Rick Foret at 403-346-4853 or email red-wing@shaw.ca.

Training and support is provided.

 

 

St. Mary’s Bereavement Support Ministry

A team offers support for those who are

grieving the loss of a loved one

 Please call Cheryl at 403-340-2861

 

 

  Red Deer Catholic Youth Ministry

Edge Catholic Middle School Youth Group meets every Thursday except for the first Thursday of the month at

Sacred Heart Parish

7:00-8:30pm. Grades 6-9

 

If you would like to be an Edge leader or would like to be involved in Youth Ministry, High School Youth Ministry takes place at

St. Joseph and Notre Dame High Schools on a monthly basis.

See bulletin and bulletin boards 

 

   

Parish Reminders

 Pre-Authorized Donations

Did you know we offer Pre-Authorized Debits from your bank account?

You can personalize your donation by choosing the Building Fund,

Together We Serve, Youth and General Fund, either monthly or bi-weekly.

 

 

 

The Women's Shelter is always in need of new ladies and

children's pajamas of all sizes.

 

 St. Patrick's School is in need of non-perishable food. Please consider donating the following items to help: Fruit cups, puddings, nut-free cereal bars, juice boxes, and cheese and cracker snack packs.

  

 

Unfortunately, there are those who will take advantage of unlocked cars with valuables inside.  Please ensure your doors are locked and keep valuables with you. Thank you in advance for your help with this!