What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Pass it On: Winter Coats and Boots Needed – New
To help Pass it On‘s 10th annual clothing giveaway for families in need, parishioners are invited to donate gently-used winter coats and boots only for both children and adults. Please bring your donations here at the church on the following collection dates: Sundays September 29 and October 6. If you are not able to drop off your donations during any of these dates, please contact Theresa at 403-815-6055.
This weekend (September 14-15), we will be featuring our ministries at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
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.
Sandwich Friday – New
Help make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre every 3rd Friday of the month. We ask that you bring your prepared sandwiches (e.g. ham, turkey, peanut butter, etc.) here at the church by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20. Thanks for your generosity!
Together in Action – New
Thanks to all parishioners for your compassion, sacrificial giving, and caring in helping St. Michael’s reach our TIA goal of $117,269. As of September, we have approximately $40,000 remaining to raise. 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 are numerous local charities, ministries, national and international missionary work, as well as Development and Peace efforts at home and abroad.
Parishioners are now able to make donations by debit from a chequing or Visa/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 ensure that St. Michael’s Church, registered charity # 107909939RR0026 and TOGETHER IN ACTION are recorded on the pledge form, otherwise, your donations will be allocated to general revenues.
Film Screening of Unplanned
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
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 online or at the gathering area after Mass this weekend.
ME-25 Survey Update
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
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.
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
- Volunteers needed: we are looking for volunteers to assist during this event. If you are able to help out, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Blessing of Pets – New
In honour of St. Francis’ feast on October 4, all are invited to bring their pets for a blessing on Saturday, October 5 at 1 p.m., happening outside the church’s main entrance. To ensure their safety, please make sure that your pets are leashed.
St. Michael’s Photo Directory
Families and individuals who have had their photo taken for the photo directory can pick up their complementary copy at the parish office. Parishioners who would like to purchase one can also do so at the gift shop after Mass or at the parish office for $20 until the end of the month. Limited quantities available.
English Language Learners – New
Those interested in learning English and practicing their reading, writing, and speaking skills are invited to join ELL on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. This is a free program and students are welcome to come as their schedules allow.
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.
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 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.
Marriage Encounter Drop-In Circle – New
The next Drop-In circle will be on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. This event is open to all couples who have attended a Marriage Encounter weekend in the past. If you have any questions, please contact Dean and Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Save the Date: 2019 Christmas Hamper Day
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 email@example.com for more information.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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