What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Love & Obedience
October 8, 2023
Pastoral Renewal – You are Called, You Matter, You Belong
This Sunday our parish community is joining with all of the Diocesan Churches to begin a journey of renewal! Please bring home a pamphlet, read the Bishop’s Letter and watch the launch video to learn more about the pastoral renewal at www.catholicyyc.ca/renewal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
If you or someone you know is an adult interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Don at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
October 20th @ 11:30am
All 50+ Parishioners are invited to attend this free Luncheon. Register: email@example.com or phone 403-804-3268 prior to October 18, 2023.
Altar Server Training
Sunday, October 22 after 11am Mass
The next Altar Server training session will take place on Sunday September 22, after the 11am Mass in the main sanctuary. This occurs on the 4th Sunday of every month. If you or your children are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or request access to the Altar Server group on Flocknote.
October – The Month of the Rosary
The Catholic Church dedicates October as the month of the Rosary. This is the month when Catholics honour Mary as the Mother of Jesus and our mother, in a special way. We invite family/friends to pray the Rosary, Wednesday to Friday, before Daily Mass at 8:20am. Tuesday, after Evening Mass at 6:30 pm.
The Living Rosary
October 24, 6:30pm
The Rosary group, the Catholic Women’s League and Fr. Edmund would like to invite you to join us to pray the living Rosary. In a living Rosary, each person stands in the place of a bead of the Rosary and leads the prayer when it is their turn. Each person will be holding a torch candle and will light the candle when it is her/his turn. We will be in a circle shaped like a Rosary. Please feel free to pray in your own language when it is your turn. We look forward of you to join us, and to pray the Rosary together as a parish.
St Michael Catholic Community Fellowship Dinner
November 5, 6pm
Save the Date! Our monthly Sunday night dinner is back! Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 5th at 6 pm (after the 5 o’clock Mass). We will provide the main course and sides. Please bring a dessert and/or Free Will Offering. We hope to see you there!
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, crackers, pancake syrup, canned fruit.
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.
Christmas Hamper Program
Save the Date! Our 2023 Christmas Hamper Assembly and Delivery date has been set for Monday December 18th. Sign up for all volunteer needs will happen on the weekend of November 18/19. Come visit us this weekend at the Volunteer Ministry Fair. We can be contacted at email@example.com
Kids Kingdom will be cancelled Thanksgiving Weekend October 7 & 8.
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.
St. Michael Catholic Community Pastoral Council
The first meeting of Pastoral Council after the summer break was held on September 26. All members of the parish were invited to attend. The minutes from the meeting will be available after our meeting on October 24. In the meantime, please read below some of the matters we discussed.
– A memorial Mass will be celebrated for parishioners who passed away during Covid. It will be held on November 2, All Souls’ Day. Please watch the bulletin for further details.
– We are hoping to hold blood donor clinics once again at the church. A request will be sent to Canadian Blood Services.
– The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, our patron, will be recited before Masses starting in October.
If you would like to read the minutes from any past meeting, please go to: www.saintmichael.ca/bulletin Questions? Concerns? Please reach us at (403) 249 0423.
Catholic Education Sunday
Join us in celebrating Catholic Education Sunday on November 4 & 5, 2023. Let us unite with our community to support and give thanks for Catholic education in Alberta. Your dedicated donation will provide enhanced learning opportunities for Calgary and area Catholic students. For more information, please visit https://theccef.ca/who-we-are/news-events/catholic-education-sunday.html
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
Saturday, October 7, 5 pm – Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, October 8, 9 am – Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, October 8, 11 am – Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, October 8, 5 pm – Fr. Jose Bustalino
Calendar of Events for October
October 1 | Sundays | Coffee Sundays | Gathering Area after 9/11am Masses
October 1 | Sunday | Lectio Divina 2024 Fundraiser (Bake Sale) | Gathering Area | After All Masses
October 2 | Monday | Office Closed | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 2 | Mondays | Bible Study | Green Room | 7-9pm
October 3-6 | Priest Study Days | Mass Celebrated by Visiting Priest
October 3 | Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel 6:30-7pm
October 3 | Tuesdays | Grief Share | St. Gabriel Rooms 143&144 | 7-9pm
October 3 | Tuesdays | RCIA | Green Room | 7-9pm
October 4 | Wednesdays | TMIY | Gathering Area | 6-7:30am
October 4 | Wednesdays | Women’s Ministry | Childrens Main Theatre & Green Room | 9:30am-12pm
October 5 | Thursdays | Coffee Thursdays | Gathering Area | After 9am Mass
October 5 | Thursdays | Moms & Tots | Green Room | 9:30-11:30am
October 5 | Thursdays | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10-11:30am
October 7 | Saturday | Blessing of Pets | Outside Main Entrance | 2pm
October 9 | Monday | Office Closed | Thanksgiving Day
October 12 | Thursday | Volunteer Appreciation Night | Sanctuary-Mass 6pm | Reception to Follow
October 18 | Wednesday | Trico Presentation | Gathering Area | 5-9pm
October 19 | Thursday | John Costello Student Faith Day Celebration | At School | 10:30am
October 19 | Thursday | First Reconciliation (Session 1) | Sanctuary | 6-7:30pm
October 20 | Friday | Oktoberfest Luncheon | Gathering Area | 11:30am
October 21 | Saturday | Baptism Prep | Green Room | 9am-12pm
October 24 | Tuesday | PPC Meeting | Office Conference Room | 7-9pm
October 24 | Tuesday | CWL Meeting and Living Rosary | St. Michael’s Room | 5:30-9:00pm
October 24 | 4th Tuesday of Every Month | SVDP Meeting | St. Gabriel Room 145 | 7-9pm
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