What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
The Conversion Factor
September 10, 2023
Children’s Liturgy of the Word 2023
Starts Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Program starts at 8:30 AM or 10:30 AM (doors open 15 minutes prior to start-time for sign-in/ name tags). Please Note: Children’s Liturgy of Word is designed for children 3 years old (preschool) to grade 3. Questions? Please contact Children’s Liturgy Coordinator – Mrs. Dixon email@example.com.
Help Wanted: Kids Kingdom Volunteers
All volunteers will need to complete paperwork and, in some cases, safe training modules. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator (Marvin) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for all children’s Sacraments are now open! If you would like more information, or would like to register your children for Baptism, First Reconciliation/ First Communion, or Confirmation, please visit the Sacrament section of our website.
Sacrament Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for volunteer catechists to teach the children First Reconciliation and First Communion. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please reach out to Francesca at email@example.com
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
If you or someone you know is an adult interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Don at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and to register for RCIA.
RCIA Sponsors Needed!
RCIA is beginning on Tuesday, September 12 here at St. Michael’s, and we are looking for Sponsors for our new catechumens and candidates. In order to be a Sponsor, you must be a fully initiated, practicing Catholic over the age of 16. If married, you must be married in the Catholic Church. Sponsors are asked to attend sessions every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-9:00pm, and accompany their candidate to Mass on Sundays. If you feel called to be a Sponsor, please contact Francesca at email@example.com
Mass Intentions can now be booked online at saintmichael.ca, the link is on the homepage next to the Mass schedule, or directly via: Mass Intentions Booking Form. The parish office will follow up on booking requests before any Mass Intention is confirmed and scheduled.
Grief Share Program
Tuesdays, starting September 12 at 7 pm
Have you lost a loved one recently? Or do you know someone who has? The grief support ministry invites individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to participate in a Grief Share Program for 2 hours every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks. This program consists of a video seminar (Christian based with personal stories from Christian experts who have experienced grief), group support discussions with facilitators and personal workbook. The program runs every Tuesday night, 7-9pm, from September12 to October 30. There is a $20 charge for the booklet, and free will offerings will also be accepted.
For registration, contact the Parish Office at 403-249-0423.
Thursdays, starting September 14 at 10 am
If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, please join us for fellowship as we work to create items for those in need. Last year we donated over 100 hats and scarves to Hearts for Humanity and this year we made six beautiful, colorful blankets for charity. We meet in the Church library on Thursdays from 10 AM to 12 starting on September 14. Call Carol at 403-282-6469 or Betty at 403-860-1486 for more information.
Wednesdays, starting September 20 at 10 am/7 pm
“Elements of the Catholic Mass” – is designed to help the faithful better appreciate the beauty of the Mass. Featuring Fr. Douglas Martis, former director of the Liturgical Institute, the program consists of beautifully produced short videos, followed by group discussion”. This is a 10 session study, with in person sessions on Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm and online through zoom on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Please click on this link to register https://forms.gle/7YjviW7r5FQuh99C8
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Special thanks to all St. Michael parishioners for supporting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul! If you have lost your job please contact us for food support.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. If you are interested contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca or phone 403-249-0423 ext 122
DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS can be dropped off in the SSVP Food Chest in the church Gathering Area or make arrangements by e-mailing us at SSVP@saintmichael.ca. Currently we are looking for: cereal, pasta sauce, canned vegetables and canned fish/meat.
MONETARY DONATIONS can be deposited in the drop-box in the Food Chest or by online donations through the St. Michaels Parish website: https://saintmichael.ca/giving/. Please indicate funds are for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the drop-down menu.
If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca or phone 403-249-0423 ext 122.
Priest Study Days—Cancellation of Daily Mass
October 3, 4, 5 & 6
Masses will be cancelled on October 3-6 as the priests will be away on study days.
Blessing of Pets
Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm
In honor of St. Francis’ feast on October 4, all are invited to bring their pets for a blessing on Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm, outside the church’s main entrance. To ensure their safety, please make sure that your pets are leashed.
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
Saturday, September 9, 5 pm – Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, September 10, 9 am – Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, September 10, 11 am – Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, September 10, 5 pm – Fr. Jose Bustalino
Calendar of Events for September
September 5 | Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel 6:30-7pm
September 7 | Thursdays | Coffee Thursdays | Gathering Area | After 9 am Mass
September 10 | Sundays | Coffee Sundays | Gathering Area after 9/11 am Masses
September 12 | Tuesdays | Grief Share | Nursery Room | 7-9pm
September 12 | Tuesdays | RCIA | Green Room | 7-9 pm
September 13 | Wednesdays | TMIY | Gathering Area | 6-7:30am
September 14 | Thursdays | Moms & Tots | Green Room | 9:30-11:30 am
September 14 | Thursdays | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10-11:30am
September 14 | Thursday | First Communion Parent Orientation Night | 6-7 pm
September 16/17 | Saturday & Sunday | Ministry Fair | Gathering Area | After all Masses
September 19 | Tuesday | Guardian Angel School Opening Mass | At School | 10 am
September 20 | Wednesdays | Women’s Ministry | Childrens Main Theatre & Green Room | 9:30am-12pm
September 20 | Wednesday | St Joan of Arc School Opening Mass | St. Michael Church Sanctuary | 10:30 am
September 21 | Thursday | Pastoral Zone Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 11am-12 pm
September 23/24 | Saturday/Sunday | Ministry Fair | Gathering Area | After all Masses
September 26 | Tuesday | PPC Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7-9 pm
September 26 | 4th Tuesday of every Month | SVDP Meeting | St. Gabriel Room 143 | 7-9 pm
September 28 | Thursday | Women’s Ministry Retreat | Day Chapel and Gathering Area | 7-9 pm
September 28 | Thursday | John Costello School Opening Mass | At School | 10 am
September 28 | Thursday | St. Michael School Opening Mass | At School | 1:30 pm
September 29 | Friday | Feast of St. Michael/Michaelmas | Sanctuary – 6 pm | Reception, Gathering Area – 6:30-8:30pm
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