What you need to know in this weekend’s bulletin:
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Letter from the Bishop: Canada Summer Jobs
Please read the letter from Bishop McGrattan regarding the policy changes to the Canada Summer Jobs application He has strongly encouraged all of us in the diocese to write to our MPs and make our voices heard. To make this process easier, we have printed postcards available for you to fill out at the Gathering Area after Mass this weekend. Simply fill in your name, address, signature, and your MP’s name. Don’t know your MP? Go to ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians and type in your postal code.
For those with Celiac disease, participating in Holy Communion is a challenge. Starting this Saturday, Feb. 3 at the 5 p.m. Mass and all future weekend Masses, there will be a Eucharistic minister at the right-side of the alter distributing low-gluten hosts in a separate ciborium to prevent cross-contamination.
NAME TAG SUNDAY
This weekend is Name Tag Sunday, so we ask everyone to grab a name tag before Mass which will be available at the Gathering Area for you to fill out.
The Social Committee invites you, your family, and a friend to join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship after the 5 p.m. Mass this Sunday. Please bring a hot or cold food item ready to serve. For more information, please contact Tammy at 403-978-9285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH MISSION WITH SR. HELENA BURNS, FSP
A renowned #medianuns, Sr. Helena Burns is a prolific Theology of the Body speaker and film writer/director. Join her on a parish mission beginning this weekend, Feb. 4-6 at 7 p.m. each night here at St. Michael’s. Sr. Helena will be speaking on the topic of being a missionary in today’s digital world. Can’t come? Tune in to Facebook Live each night on our Facebook page.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
In commemoration of this year’s World Day of the Sick, all those who suffer from illnesses are invited to receive anointing of the sick during the 9 a.m. Mass on Friday, Feb. 9.
All married couples are invited to this great opportunity on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. to strengthen your relationship and meet other couples in the parish. The evening starts with Liturgy of the Word followed by the renewal of vows. There will be a wine and cheese social, cash bar, and live jazz entertainment. Click here for tickets, babysitting, and more information.
A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES
You: Life, Love, and Theology of the Body is a unique, six-week program for teens and their families which reveals to them their value as a person. It addresses many of the issues teens are already exposed to in the media, social pressures, and relationships. This program will be on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 12, 2018. Click here to learn more.
Ashes to Glory: a Lenten Retreat for Women
The Women’s Ministry is inviting all women in the parish to a Lenten Retreat with Fr. Pilmaiken on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Day chapel. Enrich your Lenten journey as Fr. Pilmaiken speaks about prayer and fasting in the Christian life. No registration needed, but free will offering will be accepted to cover the cost of materials. Click here for more info.
40 Days for Life Lenten Prayer Campaign
St. Michael’s is once again part of this prayer campaign, and our church’s assigned day to pray across the Kensington Clinic is on Friday, Feb. 16 2018 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sign up for vigil slot times at the Gathering Area after weekend Masses, or click here for more info.
World Day of Prayer
This year, St. Michael’s will be hosting Calgary’s World Day of Prayer service on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. All are invited to take part and be one in prayer with our Christian sisters and brothers.
Thousands of married couples experiencing difficulty in their relationship have found the help they needed by taking the Retrouvaille program. The next weekend retreat will be on March 9-11, 2018. For more info, visit helpourmarriagecalgary.com or call 403-879-7893.
PALLIATIVE CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM
St. Michael’s will be hosting the Diocesan Palliative Care Education Program this Spring. Palliative care is the active, compassionate care of a person whose disease is no longer responsive to traditional treatment aimed at a cure. Registration is $50, but the course is offered free of charge for St. Michael’s parishioners and for alumni of past courses. For more information, click here.
ART WALK 2018
Calling St. Michael’s artists and photographers to participate in this year’s Art Walk, happening on April 14-15, 2018. We are seeking to celebrate and honour the God-given talents in our community. Participants will be 18 years and over. Amateurs, emerging artists, and professionals are all welcome. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office or at saintmichael.ca/event/artwalk.
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 email@example.com.
TAX RECEIPTS & CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES
A friendly reminder that if you have changed your address or phone number in the past year, ensure your information is correct with our office so your tax receipt can be issued.
If you have not already done so, please pick up your box of contribution envelopes from one of the tables in the gathering area.
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