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

 

 St. Mary’s Parishioners:

Father Liju Jose from Our Lady of Peace, Innisfail has been assigned as the temporary Administrator by the

Archdiocese of Edmonton to St. Mary’s Parish.

Please make him feel welcome.

We are grateful for his assistance at this time.

He will be available for confession after daily Masses.

Please be sure to check the bulletin or website

for daily Mass times.

When new information becomes available,

it will be announced to the Parish.

 

 

 The Prayer Shawl Ministry is meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 1:30pm.

Ladies interested in knitting or crocheting can join this parish

ministry in the classroom.

 

 

 

  LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE

ALL SERVICES BEGIN AT 7:00pm

Monday, March 25 - St. Margaret, Rimbey

Tuesday, March 26 - St. Stephen, Olds

Wednesday, March 27 - St. Augustine, Ponoka

Thursday, March 28 - Jesuit Martyrs, Evergreen

Tuesday, April 2 - St. Mary’s, Red Deer

Wednesday, April 3 - St. Joseph the Workman, Caroline

Wednesday, April 3 - St. Anne of the Prairies, Trochu

Wednesday, April 3 - St. Stephen, Lacombe

Tuesday, April 9 - Our Lady of Peace, Innisfail

Wednesday, April 10 - St. Matthew, Rocky Mountain House

Thursday, April 11 - Sacred Heart, Red Deer

 

 

 Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm

Friday - March 22, 29

Friday - April 5, 12

 

  

 

 Mercy and Justice Lenten Food Drive

Each week of Lent we ask parishioners to help the hungry by contributing various non perishable food items as follows:

1st Sunday of Lent – March 9/10 – Peanut Butter

2nd Sunday of Lent – March 16/17 – Canned Fish

3rd Sunday of Lent – March 23/24 - Pasta

4th Sunday of Lent – March 30/31 – Pasta Sauce

5th Sunday of Lent -  April 6/7 -  Macaroni & Cheese

Passion (Palm) Sunday – April 13/14 – Canned Fruit  

 

 

 

 Confirmation

Reminder to parents:

Parent Session

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm

or

Thursday, April 4, 7:30pm

1 parent must attend and a sponsor if possible.

Students are NOT required to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life Spring Session. Volunteers stand in witness at the intersection of 48 Ave. and 49 St. downtown Red Deer in support of the unborn babies and their parents from

3:00-4:00pm every Friday until Sunday, April 14.

 Please join 40 Days for Life Campaign for

1 Hour or Adoration for the unborn every Saturday

during Lent, from 3pm-4pm by the Tabernacle.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

St. Mary’s Vacation Bible School

July 29-August 2

     Please check upcoming bulletins

   for more details.

  

 

  2019 Sunday Offering Envelopes

The 2019 Sunday Offering Envelopes are available at the front doors for pick up. If you do not have envelopes and would like some designated to you, please stop by or call the parish office during office hours.

Pre-authorized debit is also available.

 

  

 

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!