What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
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.
Knights of Columbus
- The regular meeting of Father Carroll Council 8636 will be on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., happening at the Children’s Theatre beside the Kids’ Kingdom room. Social to follow.
- Interested about the work that we do? We invite all men ages 18+ to learn more about us and join the Knights of Columbus. Visit the Knights’ table in the gathering area after Mass, or contact Grand Knight Larry Wagner at wagnerL54@yahoo.ca.
Donations for Venezuela: Thank You
Thank you to all parishioners for your donations to the Venezuela crisis and Cardinal Urosa’s visit. Together, we have raised $12,968. All money raised will go to Caritas International, specifically earmarked for the Venezuelan crisis.
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.
- 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.
- We are also looking for a Collection Supervisor/Counter who will oversee and balance the weekly collections. Time requirement is approximately 4-5 hours per week on Monday mornings (or Tuesday mornings when Monday is a holiday). This is an hourly paid position. For more information or to apply, visit saintmichael.ca/jobs.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Lenten Retreat
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul invites you to participate in our Lenten Retreat with Fr. Bon Mitchell, OFM (Mount St. Francis) on Saturday, March 23, following the 9 a.m. Mass in the Day Chapel. Come together to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet for our brothers and sisters whom we serve, hear Fr. Bob speak about forgiveness and love, and to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Reconciliation will also be available during Adoration. Join us after the retreat for a light snack and refreshments. Contributions to our service will be greatly appreciated.
No Kids’ Kingdom next Sunday
Please note that there will be no Kids’ Kingdom next Sunday, March 24, due to spring break. We will resume on Sunday, March 31.
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 Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and Knights of Columbus 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.
Re-enactment of the Passion of our Lord
For those interested in participating in the passion re-enactment on Good Friday, registration forms are now available in the gathering area for you to fill out. We are also in need of volunteers for costume care (sewing, ironing, steaming, etc.), flaggers, church decoration on Holy Saturday, and more. If you have any questions, email Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Family Planning: Want a Baby or Want to Wait?
Do you want a baby now or do you want to wait? Do you want to practice green sex? Or are you struggling with pornography? Problems with intimacy? Learn more about Natural Family Planning (NFP) and how it can help your marriage by attending this NFP forum on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Our presenters include physicians, medical professionals, as well as NFP instructors and practitioners. Married, engaged, and seriously-dating couples are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit saintmichael.ca/NFP.
LAST DATE FOR 2019: 60TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTO DIRECTORY
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
Save the Date: St. Michael’s Family Easter Eggstravaganza
Save the date! Moms and Tots — with the support of the CWL, Knights of Columbus, UNITE youth, and ROOTS — is inviting you and your family to join us on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. for our first annual Family Easter Eggstravaganza. There will be a hotdog lunch, an egg hunt for the kids, games, face painting, photo booth, and more fun for the whole family.
Save the date: St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary events
In celebration of our diamond jubilee as a parish, save the dates for these upcoming events: Friday, May 3: 60th anniversary Mass at 7 p.m. • Saturday, June 8: Taste of the World and multicultural Mass • Friday, September 27: St. Michael’s Fest at 7 p.m. • Sunday, September 29: Mass with Bishop McGrattan at 11 a.m. followed by a family celebration • October/November (TBC): Music Ministry celebration with wine and cheese • December 14-15: wrap-up weekend. For more information, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.
Vacation Bible School
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 email@example.com.
Social Committee Help and St. Mike’s Fest
- Calling all caterers, event planners, and all who are interested: if you’d like to get involved with St. Mike’s Fest this September in celebration of our 60th anniversary, we’d like to hear from you: email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- St. Michael’s Social Committee is looking for more members to join the team and help in our monthly potluck fellowship and other social events. To volunteer or if you want more information, email Tammy at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Sunday of Lent, 17/03/2019, 1.19 MB