What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
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St. Michael’s is currently hiring for three new office positions: 1) FT Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation, 2) FT Junior-Senior High School Youth Minister, and 3) PT Volunteer Coordinator. Deadline to apply is April 18 at noon. For more info, visit saintmichael.ca/jobs.
Encounter: Youth Bible Study Program
More than just a Bible study program, Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of youth. This four-week study is designed for them to understand the amazing story that ties all of the Bible together. Click here to learn more and to register.
Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Recruitment Drive
This weekend (March 10/11), St. Michael’s CWL will be holding a recruitment drive and invites women in the parish to consider joining the league to share their gifts of faith and friendship. CWL is the voice of women expressing their values and the opportunity to serve God and Canada. More details available at the recruitment drive or at www.cwl.ca.
Belize Mission: Special Collection
For many years now, we have been supporting a children’s mission in Unitedville, Belize. This weekend, there will be a special collection during Mass for this mission. Please consider making a donation and stop by the Belize Mission booth in the gathering area for more info.
Please purchase a loaf or two of bread and make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre on Friday. Fill them with items such as peanut butter, ham, or turkey slices. Bring the prepared loaves to the church by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16. Thank you for your generosity!
Schedule Update: Divine Mercy Lenten Mission
Thanks to all who came last Tuesday for the first session with Fr. Jerome. If you missed it, you can watch the video here. Please note: while the second session with Fr. Cristino will still be happening this Tuesday, March 13 — the last session with Sharon has been moved to Thursday, March 22 (instead of Tuesday March 20) both at 7 p.m.
Last call for 55+ ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOCIAL tickets
The last day to purchase tickets for the 55+ Circle of Friends St. Patrick’s Day social is this Monday, March 12. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale at the parish office and after the weekend Masses. Sorry, no refunds.
Prayer Ministry: How Can We Pray for You?
Prayer ministry teams will be available in the Day Chapel following each Mass next weekend (March 17/18) for anyone who wants to receive prayer, whether an individual or family.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The SSVP is currently in need of a car seat for a 2-year old and size 10 clothes for an 8-year old boy. Please bring any donations to the SSVP donation bin in the gathering area. Remember to pick up your “Share-Sunday” donation bag after Mass for non-perishable food donations.
Children’s Live Stations of the Cross
Children and their parents are invited to this year’s living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. This will be performed by the ROOTS Youth Group. A simple dinner of soup and bread will follow in the Kids’ Kingdom room. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Please do so here.
EASTER MEMORY FLOWERS
Parishioners are invited to decorate the church environment for Easter by purchasing an Easter flower in memory of a loved one. Forms are available in the gathering area. Completed forms along with payment can be dropped o at the parish office. Deadline for orders is Monday, March 26.
Sew Costumes for the Passion Re-Enactment
For those interested in participating in the re-enactment of the Passion on Good Friday, please fill out an application form, available in the gathering area. Also, we need women to sew costumes — please contact Bob/Leslie at 403-804-3268 or email email@example.com.
Steve Bell in Calgary: Songs & Sonnets with Malcolm Guite
All are invited to a unique evening featuring the songs and sonnets of Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Bell and poet Malcolm Guite, happening right here at St. Michael’s on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $20 each and can be purchased at stevebell.com or at the parish office. For phone orders, call Signpost Music toll-free at 1-800-854-3499.
A SONG FOR RACHEL CONCERT
Mark your calendar for “A Song for Rachel” concert on Friday, April 27: a fun-filled, family fundraising concert and silent auction to support Project Rachel, which is a post-abortion healing and reconciliation ministry supported by the Diocese of Calgary. Everyone is invited to attend this event. Silent auction opens at 6 p.m. and concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/person or $35/family. Contact the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505 for tickets or to donate silent auction items.
YOUTH GROUP VOLUNTEERS
ROOTS Youth is looking for volunteer teachers to help lead Youth Nights, happening Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you enjoy the dynamic vibe of pre-teen youth and feel called to share your time with us, please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY 5 P.M. HOSPITALITY MINISTERS NEEDED
Get to know your fellow parishioners by volunteering for the Sunday 5 p.m. Hospitality Ministry. A smile and warm welcome are all you need to be part of this fun and rewarding ministry. For more information, please contact Mike at email@example.com.
HOSPITALITY/EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY EASTER SIGN UP
Sign up sheets for the Easter season are set up in the gathering area for Hospitality Ministers. Sign up sheets for Eucharistic Ministers are set up in the Sacristy. At this time, we request those signing up to be registered Hospitality and Eucharistic Ministers.
TOGETHER IN ACTION (TIA)
Together, St. Michael’s once again exceeded its 2017 TIA goal of $125,900. A gracious thanks to all parishioners for your generosity, compassion, sacrificial giving and caring for one another. St. Michael’s goal for 2018 is $124,386. The campaign theme is “For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.” In responding to this teaching of Jesus, let us join together and pool our resources to bring mercy and the love of Christ to our friends and neighbours.
The TIA beneficiaries are numerous local charities, ministries in support of parish life, Catholic missions serving across Canada, Mission Council work internationally, and Development and Peace efforts promoting social change and justice at home and abroad.
Parishioners are now able to make donations by debit from a chequing or Visa and Mastercard account using St. Michael’s process. Those parishioners donating through United Way designations, check to ensure that St. Michael’s Church, Registered Charity # 107909939 RR0026 and TOGETHER IN ACTION are recorded on the pledge form, otherwise, your donations will be allocated to general revenues.
Any extra funds will go to the Partnership of Hope fund, which supports our refugee families.