What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
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), buy your tickets here or at the parish office.
ME-25 Survey Update – New
Visit saintmichael.ca/survey to read our latest update regarding the ME-25 Member Engagement Survey we conducted last June.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry Fair – New
Next weekend (September 14-15), we will be featuring our ministries for our fall Ministry Fair. Come and check out the different booths in the gathering area after Mass to see which ministry you’d be interested to volunteer with. If you have any questions, contact Marvin at email@example.com or visit saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
St. Michael’s Family Party
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.
We need to know how many people are coming so we can prepare an appropriate amount of food. Please let us know here if you are coming.
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
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.
Women’s Ministry: Who Am I to Judge?
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
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.
Knitting Ministry – New
If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, please join us for fellowship, sharing and working on projects for those in need. We will be getting together every second Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. to noon starting September 11. Call Carol at 403-282-6469 or Christine at 403-686-2820 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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 fall (The Prophetic Faith) will be on Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. To see the full schedule, click here.
Creative Arts Open Studio – New
Creative Arts will start on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m., starting in September (11th and 25th) through the end of November. For day one, we will have a video Painting Outside the Lines. Bring pencils for shading and paper of your choice. All are welcome. Please register at the parish office or call Joanne at 403-249-9098.
Info Session for 2020 Waterways of the Tsars Tour
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.
Moms and Tots: Upcoming Events
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.
Do the Big Bang and Faith Collide? – New
The Catholic Women’s League Annual Lecture in Catholic Studies invites everyone to a keynote talk by physicist and Jesuit priest Fr. Adam Hincks, SJ on how science, philosophy, and Catholic Theology explain the origins of the universe. When: Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s University (14500 Bannister Road SE). Fr. Hincks earned his Ph.D in physics from Princeton University, studied Theology at the Gregorianum in Rome, and is an Associate Scholar of the Vatican Observatory. Learn more about Fr. Hinks and his talk here.
One Rock 2019
Calling all Catholics ages 18-35! St. Michael’s is once again hosting One Rock, the Diocese’s Catholic young adults conference. This year’s speakers include Paul Kim, Emily Wilson, and Ken Yasinski. $35 early bird pricing is only until September 25, so get your tickets soon at onerock.ca. The first 250 registrants will be invited to an exclusive launch party on Friday night, October 25.
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 email@example.com or sign up at saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
Save the Date: 2019 Christmas Hamper Day – New
For those of you who are keen Christmas Hamper volunteers and book the day off work, this year’s hamper assembly day will be Tuesday, December 17. Volunteer sign up will be on the weekend of November 16-17, and again the following weekend. Interested in volunteering with the Organizing Committee? Our first meeting is on October 7a t 7 p.m. in room 136. Email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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