Note: contrary to the printed bulletin that you picked up at church this weekend, Mary O’Regan is, in fact, alive but not well — she broke her leg skiing. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery!
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Lent begins this week!
Free Videos from Bishop Barron this Lent
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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.
Please note, the Healing Service on Tuesday, Feb. 13 has been cancelled.
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.
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, Feb. 16. Last month we donated 633 loaves. Thank you for your generosity!
Footsteps of St. Paul – October 2018 Pilgrimage
(Info session on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.) Join Fr John on a Greek Pilgrimage from Oct. 17-27, 2018 as you will retrace the missionary journeys of St Paul, the prolific writer of the New Testament letters and also enjoy a 3-night cruise visiting the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, and Santorini. Costs are $5,199 (inside double rate) and $5,879 (inside single rate), which includes land, air, fuel surcharges & taxes, and port charges, for the 3-day cruise portion, and all airport transfers. For more information please attend the Pilgrimage presentation at St. Michael, or contact Suzanne Wickenden at Expedia Cruise Ship Centers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 403-401-8721 or saintmichael.ca/following-footsteps-st-paul.
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.
55+ St. Patrick’s Day Social
Save the date: on Wednesday, March 14 at noon, the 55+ Circle of Friends invites those ages 55 and over to the St. Patrick’s Day Social. Tickets and more info to be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instrumentalists and Vocalists Needed
Our Music Ministry for the Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday morning Masses is looking for vocalists and instrumentalists, in particular, drummer, guitarist, keyboardist. For more information, please contact Jim at email@example.com or visit saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
The SSVP is in URGENT need of a queen size mattress and box spring, 2 double beds and box springs and a sofa. Please contact SSVP at 403-249-0423 ext. 122 if you are able to assist.
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.