Summer Bulletin #2: August 9, 2020

Posted 2020-08-06 by St. Michael's Communications

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Pray for Lebanon – NEW

Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of Beirut’s explosion on Tuesday morning, where it killed more than 70 people, and injured thousands. Let us pray for those who died in the explosion, for their families and all those who mourn them. May God heal the injured, and may they find strength and support in God’s help and in the community.

  • In solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Lebanon and the Lebanese Community in the Diocese, Pray For Lebanon Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Peace Maronite Catholic Parish with Fr. Michel Kassas on Sunday, August 9 at 11:30 am (in English, with the Words of Consecration in Aramaic). The masswill be live-streamed on the Diocesan website (www.catholicyyc.ca) and posted on the Diocesan Facebook.

Mandatory mask use – NEW

In accordance with the City of Calgary’s mandatory mask use bylaw, anyone who enters our church building will be required to wear a face covering/mask, beginning Saturday, August 1. This includes Mass attendees and those going for Confession, Adoration, Baptism, and other sacraments and dealings with the parish office. There are exceptions to this requirement, which includes children under 2 and individuals with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits their ability to wear a face covering. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/covid19.


New confession times – NEW

Beginning August 1, our new Confession times will be Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. You can find the contact information of our priests at saintmichael.ca/contact.


Scam alert – NEW

We have recently received reports of emails claiming to be Fr. John and asking the recipient to purchase gift cards for someone in need. In the past year, parishioners in the Diocese of Calgary received similar emails that appear to have come from some members of our clergy, including Bishop McGrattan. 

Please be assured that our clergy do not email parishioners to ask for money or gift cards. If you received such an email, report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

To check whether or not an email account is fraudulent, look at the sender’s email address: all our clergy and staff use email accounts that end with the domain “@saintmichael.ca” (e.g. frpilmaiken@saintmichael.ca, info@saintmichael.ca). We do not use Gmail, Hotmail, or any other email service provider. If you receive an email from someone claiming to be Fr. John using an email address such as frjohn.saintmichael@gmail.com, this is a fraudulent email account. Mark it as spam and block the sender.


Eucharistic Adoration – NEW

Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., we require at least two committed adorers every hour while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. If you would like to sign up and commit to spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, please sign up here.


Summer Bulletin

While we will only be publishing this bulletin once this August, we will continue posting weekly updates on our website at saintmichael.ca/media and on Flocknote. Sign up for our email newsletter by visiting www.flocknote.com/smcyyc.


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