St. Mary’s Church and Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am-Noon; 1:00-4:00pm
March for Life
In solidarity with the
March for Life event in Washington, D.C. on
January 18, please join
Sacred Heart’s and St. Mary’s Prolife groups for one
prayerful hour of silent protest for unborn babies.
Friday, January 18
Intersection of 48 Ave. and 49 St., downtown Red Deer.
Feast Day of St. Vincent Pallotti
with the Union of Catholic Apostolate (UAC)
Sunday January 20
We will gather for a potluck supper at 5:00pm
in the Parish Hall and attend the 7:00pm Mass as a group.
All are welcome.
“Jesus Christ assures us: the more we hunger and thirst for holiness, the more we shall be filled.” -St. Vincent Pallotti
ALL LADIES are welcome to join us at our CWL meeting on Monday, January 21, in the Parish Centre’s classroom.
We will begin with the Rosary at 7:00pm, followed shortly
after with a guest from the Justice & Mercy Committee, who will outline their projects that assist the less fortunate within
the community. (How can we assist or complement their
Cookies for School Lunch Program
Cookies are needed for the Kid’s Lunch Program,
NO PEANUTS PLEASE. Mark the cookies “CWL” and put them in the parish kitchen on the 3rd Sunday of the month or drop them off at the CWL Meeting on January 21 at 7:00pm.
CWL Membership dues for 2019 are being
accepted. The fee is $25.00. Cheques to be made out to
“St. Mary’s CWL”. Dues can be put into the weekend Mass collection with the envelope clearly marked CWL.
We welcome new members.
WEEK OF PRAYER
For Christian Unity 2019
Justice and only justice you shall pursue (Deut. 16:18-20)
Monday, January 21
St. Leonard’s on the Hill Anglican Church
See bulletin board for more information
2019 K of C Annual WHEELCHAIR SUNDAY Fundraiser
The Knights of Columbus annual Wheelchair Sunday fundraising drive for St. Mary’s Parish is February 3-24. Over the last four years, our parish has raised $44,235 and sent 232 wheelchairs to the
Philippines, Ukraine and our local Red Deer Lending Cupboard.
A wheelchair costs $195 and this year we again will be providing
10 wheelchairs to the Red Deer Lending Cupboard and the rest will go to KENYA. You can donate after all Masses on
February 02/03 or February 23/24, or drop your donation off at the Parish office or in the Sunday collection any time before the end of February. Donation forms will be available at either
entrance of the church during the
campaign. Please use an envelope clearly labelled
“Knights of Columbus Wheelchair Sunday Drive”
and make cheques out to “Canadian Wheelchair Foundation”.
The Knights of Columbus
after the 9am & 11am Masses
Sunday, January 20
Share a meal with your Parish family
Cost is $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box Collection
Please consider making a donation after all Masses on
January 12/13. Did you know: We take donations of bedding and towels?
We ask that the bedding be washed, in a bag and the size marked on the
outside of the bag. We are in specific need of twin and double beds,
small dressers, bedding and towels.
Please contact us at email@example.com or 403-597-3030.
Safe Environments and Abuse Prevention
Called to Protect is the abuse prevention training program required for all staff, clergy, and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. Through videos and group discussion, participants in a Called to Protect training session learn tools to identify
inappropriate behaviours, methods to report potential abuse, and best practices in ministering safely to the young and vulnerable.
If you are or want to be involved in a ministry at
St. Mary’s Parish, you must complete a
Called to Protect Session.
Please attend the next Session:
Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish
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.
DO WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS?
If you have recently moved, please contact the parish
office with your new address. We will be mailing out tax receipts over $20 in the New Year.
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.
On Tuesday mornings, volunteers visit Michener Centre clients where they sing and give Communion to
Catholics. Please call the office if you are interested.
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.
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
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!