What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Last Day for Tickets: Christmas Sing-Along and Lunch – NEW
The last day to buy tickets for the 55+ Christmas Sing-Along (Wednesday, December 12 at noon) is on Sunday, December 9. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased after Mass.
Join Oremus on Monday, December 10 at 6 p.m. in the Day Chapel to pray the Vespers — the evening prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. If you’d like to join but couldn’t make it to church, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Righteous Sounds of Winter Concert
Join the Inspirition Band (music ministry for the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass) for an evening of beautiful Christmas music at the Righteous Sounds of Winter concert, happening this Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS: Angel Tree and Monetary Donations
- Monetary Donations: those who wish to make a monetary donation can do so by dropping off a cash or cheque donation (earmarked “hampers”) in the SSVP collection box outside the main sanctuary. This money will be used to purchase any shortfall as well as grocery gift cards for each family.
- Angel Tree: please return any angel tree gift by noon on December 9 to ensure it is included with the hamper intended for that child’s family.
- Hamper delivery and police checks: the Diocese requires that anyone delivering hampers to homes must have a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check (VSPIC) and have completed the Diocese’s online learning module. If you’re interested in helping with hamper delivery on December 17 and have not yet initiated the VSPIC process, email email@example.com. Thanks to all who have stepped up to volunteer!
CWL Executive Meetings: New Schedule
For December, the CWL Executive meeting will be on Tuesday, December 18 after the 7 p.m. Mass. Starting January, the Executive meetings will now be on the last Tuesday of the month. For the full schedule, visit saintmichael.ca/CWL.
Poinsettias in Memory of a Loved One
Parishioners are invited to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas by purchasing a poinsettia in memory of a loved one. Order forms are available here. Completed forms with your payment of $30/poinsettia can be dropped off in the collection basket during Mass, or at the parish office by Wednesday, December 19.
Advent Penitential Service – NEW
Our Advent Penitential Service will be on Wednesday, December 19, with several priests available to hear confessions beginning at 7 p.m. All are invited to encounter God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation
The Stocking Tree is up!
Fill a pair of socks with essentials for daily living such as: underwear, mitts, gloves, toques, Kleenex packets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, bandages, shampoo, razors, shaving cream and, if you have room, candy bars. Hang the stockings onto the Stocking Tree in the sanctuary. These stockings will be delivered to the Drop-In Centre this Christmas.
Christmas Pageant and Potluck
All are invited to the children’s Christmas Pageant happening on Friday, December 21 at 6 p.m. This is a family event followed by a potluck dinner (for which we also need volunteers). To volunteer for kitchen duties during the potluck, please email Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Adoration Schedule
Please note the following changes to the times for Eucharistic Adoration over the Christmas season (begins at 9:30 a.m. on all Fridays listed): December 14 until 10 p.m., December 21 and 28 until 7 p.m., January 4 until 7 p.m., January 11 until Saturday morning (24-hours), January 18 and 25 until 7 p.m.
Women’s Ministry: 33 Days to Morning Glory – NEW
The Women’s Ministry invites you to this study on Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory. This is a perfect way to transform your relationship with Christ as you prepare for Marian consecration. When: Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. beginning January 10. Cost: $20 for the book. To register, visit saintmichael.ca/faithformation or email email@example.com for more information.
Come and See: Gospel of Luke (Free Bible Study) – NEW
The Gospel of Luke may be very familiar to you. But there is so much more! Make it a new year’s resolution to know the Bible more by joining this free Bible study: Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning January 14. To register, visit saintmichael.ca/faithformation.
Interested in Home Groups? – NEW
We encourage everyone to come and journey with us through the Discovery faith study as a precursor prior to launching into home groups. Discovery is a life-changing resource from Catholic Christian Outreach and has helped bring many people to Christ in evangelization settings, both in campuses and parishes around Canada. When: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning January 16. To register for this free study, visit saintmichael.ca/faithformation.
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