St. Mary’s Parish is a vibrant, faith-filled Catholic community committed to living the will of God, ministry to others, and the spiritual growth of its people.
Mark Your Calendars for Lent!
Twilight Lenten Retreat at the FCJ Centre – Thursday March 27. Watch for details
Parish Reconciliation Service – Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 pm in the church.
Wednesdays during Lent (excluding Ash Wednesday) - priests will be available in the church to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation between 7 and 8 pm.
Fridays during Lent – all are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross in the church at 7 pm.
A Thought for Lent
Fasting and Feasting
Fast from judging others; feast on Christ living in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on God’s healing power.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism; feast on joy.
Fast from worry; feast on trust.
Fast from guilt; feast on freedom.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from negativity; feast on affirmation.
Fast from stress; feast on self-care.
Fast from anxiety and fear; feast on faith.
Fast from hostility; feast on peace.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from apathy; feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from gossip; feats on spreading good news.
Fast from words that wound; feast on words that heal.
Fast from talking; feast on listening.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from problems that overwhelm us; feast on prayer.
Fast from everything that separates us from God; feast on everything that draws us to God.
(Adapted from a prayer by William Arthur Ward. 1921 – 1994)
Volunteering for a Ministry
Children’s Sacrament Registration
To download the sacrament schedule, including parent meetings, retreats, and celebration dates, please click on sacraments 2013-2014.
Weekly Offering Options
We appreciate your support of our parish through weekly, monthly, or annual offerings. In addition to our traditional offering envelopes, we are pleased to offer you the option of making your offerings through automatic withdrawals from your debit or credit card.
If you would like to choose this option, please print and complete the St Mary’s Auto Debit Form and return it to the Parish Office. You can also pick up a form at the Information Desk or at the Parish Office. A annual tax receipt will still be issued to you at the end of the year. You can change the amount of offering at any time by calling the Parish Office.