Bulletin: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 2024-06-28 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

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


 

We’re all equally important…

June 30, 2024

Today’s gospel narrative involves two persons of two entirely different social backgrounds. The first one is named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. By all accounts, he is an important man in Capernaum. In contrast to Jairus, the woman who is the center of the second miracle is unnamed, a Jane Doe, so to speak. She is described as a bleeding woman, suffering from a hemorrhage or perhaps vaginal bleeding from fibroids. By all accounts, she is anonymous, a woman without a name, a nobody. In contrast to Jairus, her affliction is rather slight. Jairus’ daughter was dying, whereas Jane Does is merely suffering from an annoying ailment. So Jairus is a male of some social status and his position is one of honor while Jane Doe is a person of low social status in a Jewish community. Because of her hemorrhage, she is also considered ritually unclean and she conveys this uncleanness to whatever and whomever she touches. Her condition is shameful. That is what motivates her indirect approach from behind Jesus. She must not be seen touching anything or anybody.
 
The remarkable thing about Jesus in treating these two people is that He does it with exactly the same degree of care and solicitude. In His eyes, they are both worthy of His undivided attention. Jesus is as concerned about the minor malady of the unnamed Jane Doe who He calls “daughter” at one point, as He is about the critical condition of Jairus’ little girl. His love is universal. Every person is important to Him. He is the Good Shepherd who calls His sheep by name.  
 
Jesus has come to save individual persons, people like you and me, people with a name, a face and a story. Many of us feel socially unimportant. Or people don’t consider us important. If we die tomorrow, our death would probably be mentioned in a short obituary in the local news but probably nothing in the national or international news. But for God, that does not really matter.  
 
In God’s eyes, each of us is so precious and unique that He sent His own beloved Son to die for each of us. If I had been the only sinner in this universe, Jesus would still have died for me. What God thinks about us is revealed to us though the prophets. Listen to what He says through Isaiah: “I have called you by name: you are Mine… you are precious in My eyes and glorious”. (Isaiah 43:1-4) Through Jeremiah, God tells us: “I have loved you with an everlasting love…”. (Jeremiah 31:3)

fredmund@saintmichael.ca

 
 
 
Healing Lines
 
“Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease”. (Mark 5:34) Let us trust and believe that Jesus can heal all that ails us, even those scars of abuse. Reach out to ask for His healing or let Him work through you to help those who are affected by abuse in their lives.
 
 
 
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
 
Saturday, June 29 at 5pm:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, June 30 at 8:30am Morning Prayer:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, June 30 at 9am:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, June 30 at 11am:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, June 30 at 5pm:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
 
 

Announcements:

 

Please see this weekend’s bulletins for all announcements:

Download St. Michael bulletin

Download Diocesan bulletin (Condensed)

Download Diocesan bulletin (Full Length)

 
Spam & Phishing Emails
These emails often appear to be from legitimate sources, such as trusted organizations or colleagues, and typically ask for sensitive information or prompt you to click on malicious links.  Spam Emails: These emails may contain advertisements or unsolicited content, but they can also carry malware or phishing links.  What You Should Do: Verify the sender. Always check the sender’s email address. Be cautious of any emails from unknown sources or unexpected addresses. The emails can appear like coming from Fr. Edmund or the Bishop’s Office, usually asking for gift cards or cash, but the email address of the sender is usually fraudulent or suspicious. Please call the Office to verify before doing any favor. Fr. Edmund or any clergy does not request to purchase gift cards because he is “busy”.  Do Not Click on Suspicious Links: Hover over links to see the actual URL before clicking. If it looks suspicious, do not click on it.  Do Not Open Unsolicited Attachments: Only open attachments from trusted sources. Be particularly cautious with files that you were not expecting.  Report Suspicious Emails: If you receive a suspicious email, please report it immediately, so that our IT support services provider can respond.  Additional Measures: Update Your Passwords Regularly: Do your best to ensure that your passwords are strong and unique for each account and take steps to update them regularly.
 
Financial Reporting
Our financial reporting system has not been at pace since the start of the year due to turnovers of our diocese-designated bookkeepers and due to problems in the diocesan data-recording “Parish Friendly” program which will soon be replaced with a new system.  Non-reporting is not intentional at all. Transparency is a priority.  We are working on the issues.  Hopefully by the end of this month, we will be able to update our books and come up with our regular financial reports, as published in the bulletin.  We appreciate your trust and understanding.  
 
Clergy Announcements
As per Bishop William McGrattan, Rev. Jose Bustalino, currently Associate Pastor of St. Michael’s Parish, Calgary, has been appointed Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Standoff, Alberta effective August 1, 2024. Rev. Kelvin Chukwurah, on loan from the Diocese of Aba, Nigeria, and who has been providing Mass coverage to a few parishes in Calgary since April 2024, has been appointed Associate Pastor of St. Michael’s Parish, Calgary, effective August 1, 2024.  
 
Deacon Randy Gritter, temporarily assigned to St. Michael’s Parish, Calgary, has been assigned to ministry in the Community Court Program of Calgary and appointed to St. Luke’s Parish, Calgary, effective August 1, 2024. 
 
Parish Renewal Survey
We are truly blessed! Thank you to all who participated in the Survey!  An incredible 19,000 parishioners from across the diocese participated in the survey, demonstrating your belief in the importance of Renewal in our faith life, and the life of our parish community. We look forward to sharing the many insights this fall gained from the survey results, which will help us understand our greatest strengths and opportunities for growth on our path to Renewal. Thank you!
 
 

 

St. Michael Event Schedule

 

Coffee Connections:

Cancelled for July and August | Will resume in the fall.

 

Children’s Liturgy:

June 16 | Last Day for Children’s Liturgy

Cancelled for July and August | Will resume in the fall.

 

Regular Events:

Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

 

June 2024:

June 29-30 | Share Sunday | SSVP Grocery Bags Returned Filled

June 30 | Coffee Sunday | Narthex | After 9:00am Mass and 11:00am Mass

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