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  • Contact

    St. Mary's Parish
    211 Avenue O South
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7M 2R6

    Phone: 306 244 2983
    Fax: 306 242 6461
    stmarysrectory@sasktel.net

    Map
  • Mass Times

    Sunday Masses
    Saturday: 7pm
    Sunday: 9am, 11am,
    1pm Aboriginal Mass with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
    4pm mass in Spanish

    Weekday Mass Times:
    Monday to Saturday: 9am
    Wednesday: 9am, 7:15pm


    Perpetual Help Devotions at both Wednesday Masses

    Adoration and Benediction on First Saturdays following the 9:00 AM Mass until 12:00 Noon
  • Reconciliation

    Saturday: 4-5pm, 6-6:45pm
    Sunday: 12:30-1pm (Guadalupe Parish)
    Sunday: 3-4pm in Spanish
    Wednesday: 6:30-7pm

    Or by appointment
  • Office Hours

    Monday to Friday
    8:30am to 12 Noon
    12:30pm to 4:00pm

Our Parish

 

St. Mary's ChurchSt. Mary’s Parish was established in March of 1919, the second parish in Saskatoon. It’s original name was Our Lady of Victory, to celebrate the end of the First World War. Construction began in 1920. In 1927, the church was destroyed by fire, which led to the reconstruction of the church as it is today. New plans were drawn by architect Gentil Verbeke (who also designed the observatory at the University of Saskatchewan) and construction began in earnest. The cornerstone of the second church was laid by Bishop Prud’homme in May of 1930. The construction, directed by James Priel, went so well that the church was blessed and open in November of 1930. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate were in charge of the parish. They were French speaking, so it is no surprise that the building looks like a Quebec parish church. The Oblates ran the parish until 1934 when the Redemptorist Order (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) replaced them.

It is not surprising that a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, would attract other Marian devotions, such as Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This icon has a long history as a devotion of the Redemptorists and is placed in an important position to the left of the chancel. There are also¬†representations of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Fatima, which celebrate the strong ethnic diversity of St. Mary’s Parish.

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