What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
In these presentations, Dr. Mark Kolodziej will be speaking about Christian relationship and dating ethics, providing parents, teachers, and young adults with the scientific evidence which supports and complements Scripture and Church teaching on the area of sexuality and healthy relationships. To get your tickets or learn more about the Dr. Kolodziej and his topic, visit saintmichael.ca/faithformation.
- Parents & teachers session: Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person (including coffee & desserts), but free for St. Michael’s parishioners. Get your free ticket here.
- For young adults: Thursday, February 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $10 including food and a workbook. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Save the Date: Parish Lenten Mission with Chris Bray – New
This February, join us for Radical Love: a parish Lenten mission with Catholic evangelist, speaker, and musician Chris Bray. Whether you’re a parishioner or not, we invite you to join us in this special, three-evening mission designed to remind us of God’s radical love, prepare us for Lent, and to encourage us in the work of evangelization and sharing this love with others. This is a free event. Share this with family and friends! Click here to learn about Chris’ talk topics.
Knights of Columbus – New
All Knights are encouraged to attend the upcoming council meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. held at the Children’s Theatre. Social to follow. To learn more about the Knights and how you can join, visit saintmichael.ca/knights.
The Grief Support Ministry invites individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one to GriefShare: a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life during a time of grief. When: seven consecutive Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning January 20. This program consists of a video seminar, group support discussions, and a personal workbook. Free-will giving/$10 charge for the booklet. To register, please contact the parish office at email@example.com or by calling 403-249-0423.
Christian Life Seminar
Missionary Families of Christ (formerly Couples for Christ – Foundation for Family and Life) is inviting married couples & single men and women ages 40+ to join the next Christian Life Seminar on January 24-25 here at St. Michael’s. This free event leads participants into a renewed understanding of God’s call to you as a Christian through teaching, small-group discussion, praise & worship, and fellowship. By hearing the message of the Gospel proclaimed anew, you can make a renewed commitment to God in a way that will allow you to receive a fuller experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. For more info or to sign up, click here.
How can we pray for you? – New
Prayer Ministry teams will be available at St. Mary’s Chapel (formerly Day Chapel) following all Masses next weekend for those who want to be prayed for.
Catholic Women’s League Fundraiser – New
- Membership drive: Come see us in the gathering area after Mass next weekend, January 25-26, to learn about what we do and how you can be a part of it.
- Stock up on seafood for Lent: this year’s Fish for Fundraiser begins next weekend and on February 1-2. See the CWL table in the gathering area after Mass to place your orders. (pick up will be on Wednesday, February 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Last Year’s Palms – New
Since the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday Liturgy were blessed, they are now sacramentals which should be treated with respect and never be thrown away. If you would like to dispose of your palms, please bring them to the church and deposit them in the “old palms” container outside the Parish Office. Once collected, the palms will be burned to be used on Ash Wednesday.
Moms and Tots
In addition to our weekly coffee and fellowship (Fridays at 9:45 a.m.), here are some upcoming notable events: • January 24: got questions about breastfeeding, NFP, growth charts, child flu, etc.? Join us at this Q&A session with a family doctor and pediatrician. See our full schedule at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots.
Men’s Ministry: That Man is You! – New
This winter, the Men’s Ministry’s That Man is You program will be on Wednesdays at 6 a.m. beginning January 29 to April 22. Men are invited to The Fight of Faith, the latest in TMIY’s ongoing faith formation program which “equips and enables men to engage in the spiritual battle raging in our day.” To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/mensministry or sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Most-Needed Items – New
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is sincerely grateful for the generosity of benefactors whose financial and non-perishable food donations over the past two months supported another successful Christmas Hamper program. A detailed report of this year’s program will be provided within the next month. Most-needed items this month include: liquid laundry soap (not powder), adult and youth toothbrushes, canned vegetables, and canned fish. Thank you for your continued support of the Society.
Grafted In: Monthly Talk Series with Don Swenson – New
Join Don Swenson in the monthly talk series Grafted In: Reflections on the Jewish Roots of the Christian-Catholic Tradition and the Relationship Between Gentile and Jewish Believers in Jesus. The first talk this winter (A Short History of the Relationship Between Christianity and Judaism from the 4th Century to Modern Times) will be on Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
Creative Arts Open Studio – New
The next open studio will be on Wednesday, January 29, at 9:45 a.m. in the St. Nicholas room, and will continue every second and fourth Wednesday of each month from February to May. We invite all artists and aspiring artists to this free drop-in program with mentorship available from artists in the parish.
A Blessing for Married Couples
Married couples are invited on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening that will strengthen your marriage—we will have a liturgy at 7:30 p.m., followed by a testimony from one of our parishioners and a blessing by one of our priests. There will be a social to follow with live music and a cash bar. Tickets are only $20 per couple and can be purchased online. If you need further information, email email@example.com.
Please note that due to low registrations, this study has been cancelled.
St. Michael’s family ski trip – New
Love to ski or snowboard? You’re invited for a day of fun at the slopes! Come and join other families on Saturday, February 22, for a family ski trip at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. We will be providing bus transportation to and from Lake Louise, departing St. Michael’s at 7 a.m. and leaving Lake Louise by 4 p.m.
The cost (includes lift pass, bus transportation, and park pass) starts at $149 for adults, $113 for youth ages 13-17, $59 for children ages 6-12, and $122 for seniors 65+. Ski/snowboard rentals extra. To learn more and sign up, click here. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 12.
Art Walk 2020: Callout for Artists – New
We invite artists and photographers to register to showcase their work at this spring’s Art Walk on the weekend of March 28-29. Deadline to register is Friday, February 28. For registration info and for submission requirements, please visit saintmichael.ca/event/artwalk.
- Kids Kingdom, our Liturgy of the Word ministry for children ages 3+, is in need of adult volunteer teachers who will help run the ministry during all of our weekend Masses. No prior teaching experience needed — training and lesson materials are provided. If interested, please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-249-0423 ext. 125.
- We’re looking for a leader for our Welcome Desk: a vital source of information for parishioners and guests after Mass every weekend. As leader, responsibilities include assisting new parishioners with connect cards, scheduling other volunteers, answering general inquiries regarding the parish, among a few others. This is an important role that helps create a friendly and welcoming experience for everyone in the church, especially for our guests. If you’re interested or would like to learn more, please contact Marvin at email@example.com or by calling 403-249-0423 ext. 158.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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