What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
St. Michael’s Fest
Celebrate St. Michael’s 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 (advance purchase, otherwise $30 at the door) and $5 for children ages 11 and below, buy your tickets online, the gathering area after Mass this weekend, or at the parish office.
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!
- Please let us know if you are coming so we can anticipate the amount of food to prepare
- 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
Update on Deacon Art – New
Deacon Art Beaubien has submitted to the bishop his request for a leave of absence so he may benefit from some time of rest and renewal. Please keep Deacon Art in your prayers that this time be filled with God’s love and grace.
Pass it On: Winter Coats and Boots Needed
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.
Kids’ Kingdom: Volunteer Teachers Needed – New
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.
Worship Wednesday – New
Why do we do the things we do at Mass? Sign up for Worship Wednesday: a weekly email with formation and catechetical videos on the liturgy, delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up at saintmichael.ca/worship.
GRAFTED IN: MONTHLY TALK SERIES WITH DON SWENSON
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.
Save the Date: Calgary’s Annual Red Mass – New
The annual Red Mass invites all judges, lawyers, paralegals, assistants, clerks, and other members of the legal profession and related professions, as well as family and friends on Wednesday, October 30 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop McGrattan will be celebrating Mass at 5 p.m. followed by a reception at the Cathedral hall featuring Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett, Canada’s first Ambassador for Religious Freedom, who will be speaking about Conscience Rights. While all are welcome to attend Mass, the reception is a ticketed event: email the St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org to request tickets.
Creative Arts Open Studio
The next open studio will be on Wednesday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. and will continue every second and fourth Wednesday of each month through the end of November. All are welcome: we invite all artists and aspiring artists to come and explore art making through videos and practice. Please register at the parish office or call Joanne at 403-249-9098.
Prayer Ministry: How can we pray for you? – New
Prayer Ministry teams will be available at the Day Chapel following the Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Masses next weekend (September 28-29) for individuals and families who want to be prayed for.
Together in Action
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.
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.
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.
Blessing of Pets
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.
Confirmation Preparation: Registration Deadline Coming Soon
Online registration for next spring’s student Confirmation is available at saintmichael.ca/confirmation — students grades 6 and up are encouraged to sign up. Preparation classes will be on Fridays at 7 p.m. beginning in October, and deadline to register is Tuesday, October 1. If you have any further questions, please contact Maureen at email@example.com.
Marriage Encounter Drop-In Circle
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.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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