Bulletin: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 2023-06-16 by @saintmichaelyyc


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Love & Fatherhood

June 18, 2023

“Father! To God Himself we cannot give a holier Name”. Thus writes William Wordsworth in one of his sonnets. 
Decades ago, a card company was reportedly selling seven times more cards for Mother’s Day than for Father’s Day. Telephone-wise, Mother’s Day was then second to Christmas Day for the highest number of calls. But Father’s Day held then the record for the highest number of collect calls.
We usually get well informed about notorious fathers, but apparently, not equal time and treatment is given to the exemplary fathers who are always there for their children. This little blurb is an effort to give fathers what they deserve: a better publicity…
Mothers and fathers are equal in dignity and responsibility, as resounded by the late Pope John Paul II in his apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio. Complementarity might be a more appropriate adjective to describe the relationship between fatherhood and motherhood. Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are really very much alike, except that we might end up buying a much cheaper gift on Father’s Day.
According to its origins, Father’s Day was inspired by the spirit of self-sacrifice of fathers who loved and cared for their families. Father’s Day is a celebration of the unselfish love and dedication of fathers in raising their children.
We need to re-capture the spirit of fatherhood: courage, sacrifice & love. Christian fatherhood reflects the nature of God’s self-sacrificing love. God’s fatherly love is shown in accepting the offering of His Son in the sacrifice of the cross. The fullness of fatherhood, and Christian life for that matter, is reached through dying to ourselves, to our personal dreams and desires. This is what Christian life entails: to sacrifice life in order to save it.
Healing Lines

Father’s Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers, forefathers and father-figures. The first observance of Father’s Day is believed to have been held on July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Virginia, by Dr. Robert Webb. We wish Happy Father’s Day to all fathers in our parish and encourage them to be part of the solution to end family violence.




A New Crucifix

A solid resin-stone cast, coated in light golden finish, of the crucified body of Christ by Timothy Schmalz was installed in our Sanctuary. It was mounted on a solid cross, similar to the existent cross design. Contributions or donations to cover the purchase are welcome.


Kids Kingdom

Kids Kingdom Registration NOW OPEN!

Open to all kids in grades 1, 2 and 3. Kids Kingdom = Children’s Liturgy of the Word. We gather around God’s Story within the Mass. Program begins Fall 2023 and runs to June 2024. Please see parish website for online registration, full schedule, program details, and volunteer opportunities.        

Registration will be open June 4th on the Parish website https://saintmichael.ca/children-youth, by using the attached QR code at the bottom, or by using this link https://forms.gle/t7WBt8mFsc4LPMjz7.

Volunteer Form for Adult Leaders, High School Leaders, and Junior Crew Leaders (Grades 6-8) will be on the Parish website as well https://saintmichael.ca/children-youth

Questions? Please Contact Coordinator Mrs. Dixon cdixon@saintmichael.ca

Kids Kingdom Program Description

Program Call Time: Sunday 8:30 am (for 9:00 am Mass); Sunday 10:30 am (for 11:00 am Mass) 

Location: Guardian Angels Room            

Door Operator: Mrs. Dixon cdixon@saintmichael.ca      

Kids in Grades: 1, 2, and 3 are invited to celebrate God’s amazing love for them, and His wonder-filled Word within the Sacred Mass. During our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program, children are offered time to grow closer to God in a special place, and in a way that is natural for their age and development. We encourage full, conscious, and active participation through the Holy Scriptures, Rituals of the Mass, and Prayer using dialogue, singing, activities and making friends with their fellow little brothers and sisters in Christ. In this way we strengthen and develop in relationship with Jesus who lives in the heart of all God’s children.


Altar Servers 

Sunday, June 25

The Altar Servers ministry, debuting last weekend, is up and running. The next Altar Server training session will take place on Sunday, June 25 after the 11 am Mass in the main Sanctuary. If you or your children are interested please send an email to altarservers@saintmichael.ca or request access to the Altar Server group on Flocknote.


Saturday Night Lights with Michael Chiasson & Access 52

Saturday, June 24 – 6pm

All students for life (Grade 7-12) are invited to an amazing youth experience on Saturday, June 24, 6-8 pm after the 5 pm Mass. This will be the last session before the summer. 

To register please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/saturday-night-lights-youth-group-june-tickets-656934317227.


Feed the Hungry 

Sunday, June 18 at St. Mary’s Cathedral

St. Michael’s will be sponsoring dinner at Feed the Hungry on Sunday, June 18 at St. Mary’s Cathedral hall. If you’re interested in helping, there are different food prep and dinner service volunteer roles available for you to sign up for. Please sign up in the gathering area. 


Seniors Luncheon

Friday, June 30 11:30 am

Inviting all Seniors, 55+ for Food and Fellowship

When: Friday June 30th, 11:30 am  

Where: St. Michael Catholic Community

Cost: free

Come and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the culinary team at Verve Aspen Woods (formerly Amica Aspen Woods). RSVP by Friday June 23rd by emailing Bob Choquette at camaro11@shaw.ca 


St. Michael Catholic Community Pastoral Council

Highlights from our meeting on May 23:

– A letter has been sent to all ministry coordinators asking for information relating to their ministry. A detailed calendar and Program of Activities for SMCC for 2023-2024 will be prepared based upon responses received.

– The Prayer Basket will be re-introduced at Friday morning weekday Masses. Please see the bulletin for further details. 

– Coffee after Thursday morning weekday Masses begins on June 8. More volunteers are needed! 

– Seniors 50+ There will be a luncheon following Mass and Holy Hour on Friday, June 30. Please RSVP by Friday June 23rd by emailing Bob Choquette at camaro11@shaw.ca

If you would like to read the minutes from our most recent meeting, or any past meeting, please go to: www.saintmichael.ca/bulletin

Questions? Concerns? Please reach us at 403-249-0423.


Society of Saint Vincent de Paul 

Special thanks to all St. Michael parishioners for supporting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul! If you have lost your job please contact us for food support.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. If you are interested contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca or phone 403-249-0423 ext 122 

DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS can be dropped off in the SSVP Food Chest in the church Gathering Area or make arrangements by e-mailing us at SSVP@saintmichael.ca. Currently we are looking for: cereal, pasta sauce, canned vegetables and canned fish/meat.

MONETARY DONATIONS can be deposited in the drop-box in the Food Chest or by online donations through the St. Michaels Parish website: https://saintmichael.ca/giving/. Please indicate funds are for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the drop-down menu. 

If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca or phone 403-249-0423 ext 122.


Holy Land Pilgrimage

November 13 to 21, 2023

Join Fr. Edmund on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 13-21. Reservations are based on first-come first-serve availability. Air rates can vary and the legal names and dates of birth are required to request airline space. For more information visit: gateway.gocollette.com/link/1122663.



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