Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Lent

Posted 2019-03-08 by @saintmichaelyyc

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What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:

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YOU: Life, Love, and Theology of the Body

This unique, six-week program for teens and families reveals our value as a person, our sexuality, our individual call to love, and addresses many of the issues teens are already exposed to in the media, social pressures, and relationships. When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning March 11. For more information or to register, visit saintmichael.ca/faithformation.

Together in Action

Thank you to all parishioners for your generosity and sacrificial giving in helping St. Michael’s continue to reach our TIA goals. This year’s goal is $117,269, and the campaign theme is taken from Isaiah chapter 61: “The Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.” In a shared act of faith, let us join together and pool our resources to bring the Gospel message to a world in need. The TIA beneficiaries include 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 for all of our neighbours at home and abroad. How you can help: parishioners are now able to make donations by debit from a chequing, Visa, or Mastercard account using St. Michael’s process, or by designating to our TIA campaign any contribution to St. Michael’s. For parishioners donating through United Way designations, please check to ensure that St. Michael’s Church (registered charity # 107909939RR0026) and Together in Action are recorded in the pledge form. For more TIA related information, please contact Sean Maxwell at se.maxwell@hotmail.com.

We’re Hiring: Director of Operations

St. Michael’s is currently looking for a Director of Operations who will oversee the management of the business office and operations, including the management of our 18-member staff and support of over 40 volunteer ministries. For more information about this position, visit saintmichael.ca/jobs. Application deadline is on Thursday, March 21 at noon.

Easter Memory Flowers

You are invited to help decorate the sanctuary this Easter by purchasing an Easter flower in memory of a loved one. You can order Lillies for $10, Hydrangeas for $15, or Potted Mums for $10. Pick up a form in the gathering area and drop it off at the parish office along with your payment, or in the collection basket during Mass. Limited flowers are available.


Having yourself or your family photographed for our new photo directory is free, and families who participate will receive a free copy once it is published. Last dates for photo sittings are as follows: March 13-16, and April 10-13. To book your free photography appointment, register here.

Women’s Ministry: 33 Days to Merciful Love

The Women’s Ministry invites women of the parish to this study on Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Merciful Love. This study explores new material on the heart of St. Therese of Lesieux’s Little Way, uncovering the power of trust in the face of personal darkness, laying the foundation for a personal consecration to Divine Mercy. When: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. beginning March 14. Cost is $30. To register, click here.

Moms and Tots: Q&A with Fr. Pilmaiken

Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? Moms and Tots invites all moms and their little ones on Friday, March 15 for a Q&A with Fr. Pilmaiken at 9:45 a.m. You can submit your questions in advance by emailing momsandtots@saintmichael.ca. You can also check out our weekly schedule at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots.

Sandwich Friday

Help us make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre by filling loaves of bread with items such as peanut butter, ham, or turkey. Drop off the prepared sandwiches here at church by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15. Thanks for your generosity!


Sexual Revolution is a film on Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, the effects of the free-love experiment of the 1960s, and the little-known story of the founding doctors of Natural Family Planning (NFP). The film features Archbishop Charles Chaput, Dr.Peter Kreeft, and Abby Johnson, among many others. Watch the trailer here, and join us at the screening on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Lenten Mission with Fr. George

Through the Desert, Into the Well: This Lent, join Fr. George in a 3-part Lenten mission, drawing spiritual lessons from the Old Testament Patriarchs and Church Fathers. When: March 19-21 (Tues-Thurs) at 7 p.m. To see the full schedule, visit saintmichael.ca/lent.

Film Screening: Voices of Grief

If you are grieving from the loss of a loved one, know someone who does, or if you’re interested in knowing how to successfully navigate through grief, you are invited to a free film screening of Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey. When: Saturday, March 30 at 9:55 a.m. For more details or to watch the trailer, click here.

First Annual CWL and Knights Undie Sunday

The Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women’s League (CWL) will be having their first annual Undie Sunday during the weekend of March 30-31. Parishioners are encouraged to donate new underwear, socks, nursing bras, baby sleepers, diapers, diaper wipes, and gift cards for the clients of Elizabeth House and the Drop-In Centre. Collection bins will be available at the gathering area. Also, any monetary donations earmarked Undie Sunday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.


The Diocesan Pastoral Care Course will be held on Wednesdays May 1 to June 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Parish (1566 Northmount Dr. NW). This course offers participants a better understanding of pastoral care, and is a prerequisite for all those who wish to serve in parish pastoral care ministry. To register, call 403-218-5501 or email healthcareprograms@calgarydiocese.ca.

Vacation Bible School: Save the Date

We are now taking in registrations for children ages 5-10 for this summer’s VBS. The camp runs Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to noon, wit hthe first week on July 8-12 and the second week on July 15-19. Registration is $65: please register your child at the parish office (Mon-Thurs from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and until 4 p.m. on Fridays). We are also in need of teen crew members and adult volunteers to help run our stations. To volunteer, please email Alison at astraface@saintmichael.ca.



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