What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during our 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, September 6, following the 9 a.m. Mass. Sign up for a slot here.
Potluck Sunday and Name Tag Weekend
Name Tag Weekend will be on September 7-8: be sure to grab a name tag at the gathering area before Mass. Also, join us after the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass on September 8 for an evening of food and fellowship! Please bring any food item to share.
Film Screening of Unplanned – New
St. Michael’s is bringing Unplanned to Calgary on Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m., during the 40 Days for Life kickoff event. If you missed the movie’s limited, 1-week run last July, this is your chance! Tickets are $10 and part of the proceeds will benefit 40 DFL. Buy your tickets online at instantmovietickets.com.
St. Michael’s Fest – New
In celebration of our 60th anniversary, all are invited on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m., for a family party and dance at St. Michael’s Fest. We will have party food for everyone plus live music by The Ad Hoc Band. Tickets are $20/adult, $5/child (ages 11 and below), and can be purchased at the parish office or online at saintmichael.ca/events beginning on the weekend of September 7-8.
60th Anniversary Photo Directories Are Here – New
If you or your family had your photo taken for our photo directory, please note that you can now pick up your complementary copy after Mass on the weekend of September 7-8. If you did not have your photo taken but would like one, you can purchase a copy at the parish office for $20 (limited quantity available).
Volunteer Appreciation Night- New
We’re blessed to have the help, dedication, and passion that all of our volunteers give in building a vibrant parish community. On Tuesday, September 10 following the 7 p.m. Mass, we will host a Volunteer Appreciation evening and we welcome the attendance of all our volunteers. Please RSVP to Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-249-0423 ext. 158.
Garage Sale at St. Michael’s – New
Give new life to previously-loved items! Come join us for our youth ministry’s garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, September 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church parking lot. For sellers: Have items you wish to sell? Making a suggested donation of $20 gets you a designated spot where you can sell your items during the day. A tax receipt will be provided for your donation, and you get to keep all of your sales. Sign up online at saintmichael.ca/youth.
If you have any questions, email Nolan at email@example.com.
Voices of Grief
If you are grieving from the loss of a loved, 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. When: Saturday, September 7 at 9:55 a.m. For more details or to watch the trailer, click here.
GriefShare: Have You Lost a Loved One Recently?
The Grief Support Ministry invites individuals who have experienced loss of loved ones to GriefShare: a weekly seminar and support program designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. This program consists of a video seminar, group support discussions, and a personal workbook. Free-will giving/$10 charge for the booklet. When: Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for eight weeks, beginning September 9. To register, call the parish office at 403-249-0423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Ministry: The Fight of Faith – New
Wednesdays at 6 a.m. beginning September 11
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.” When: Wednesdays at 6 a.m. beginning September 11. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/mensministry, or sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Moms and Tots: Upcoming Events – New
In addition to our weekly coffee fellowship (Fridays at 9:45 a.m.), here are some notable upcoming events: September 13: Melissa Connif, registered dietitian, talks about dealing with picky eating • September 27: Speaker event with Tammy Ringstad. Hear an inspiring testimony of how our community brought her to the Catholic faith and helped her raise three kids. Click here to see our full schedule.
We are currently looking for adult volunteer teachers (ages 18+) who can help us run our children’s liturgy ministry during weekend Masses. Lessons are already made and training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
Sacrament Preparation: Online Registration Now Open
Online registration for next spring’s First Reconciliation/Communion and student Confirmation is now available online at saintmichael.ca/sacraments. If you have any further questions, please contact Maureen at email@example.com.
- First Reconciliation/Communion (for students in grades 2 and up): parents are asked to register by September 13. Parent information night will be on Monday, September 23, with preparation classes on Saturdays at 10 a.m. beginning in October. Registration: $50 to offset the cost of workbooks. For more information and to register, visit saintmichael.ca/first-communion.
- Confirmation (for students in grades 6 and up): please register by Tuesday, October 1. Preparation classes will be on Fridays at 7 p.m. beginning in October. Registration: $25 for the cost of workbooks. For more information and to register, click here.
Info Session for 2020 Waterways of the Tsars Tour – New
Join Fr. John for a 13-day Waterways of the Tsars river cruise of Russia in October 2020, sailing between Moscow and St Petersburg with Viking River Cruises. For more information, come to the info session on Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m. here at the church, or visit saintmichael.ca/russia to see the tour video and day-to-day itinerary.
Women’s Ministry: Who Am I to Judge?– New
Women are to this study on Dr. Edward Sri’s Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love. This 8-week study program gives an important key to responding to relativism effectively — a Catholic moral worldview. Learn how Catholic morality is based on love and how, in the words of Pope Francis, “relativism wounds people” and is “the spiritual poverty of our times.” Cost for the study guide is $25. Click here to register.
Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John – New
Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer — He wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. Register for Bible study, happening Mondays at 7 p.m. and will run for 8 weeks, beginning September 30. Cost of book: $30. Click here to register.
St. Michael’s Family Party – New
In celebration of the feast of the archangels, Bishop McGrattan will be celebrating the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 29, followed by a family party. All are invited to come and join for hotdogs and ice cream.
Save the Date: 60th Anniversary Concert – New
In celebration of our 60th anniversary year, we’re inviting all parishioners to St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary Concert, happening on Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature St. Michael’s music ministry led by Jim Howells and The Inspirition Band (Sunday 5 p.m. music ministry) led by Demetrio Navarro. There will be a meet and greet at 7 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert will be a wine and cheese fellowship in the gathering area.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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