What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Online Mission with Bishop Henry – New
We’re delighted to announce that Bishop Emeritus Frederick Henry will be doing a three-night online parish mission on May 1-3 (Fri-Sun) at 7 p.m. During this mission, titled The Way of Truth and Life, Bishop Henry will be speaking about our call to holiness, identity as beloved children of God, and living out the Christian life. You can watch the talks on our website at saintmichael.ca and on our Facebook page.
Messages of Hope from the Students of Blessed Marie-Rose School – New
The students of Blessed Marie-Rose School wrote messages of hope set to the song This Too Shall Pass, an original composition by St. Michael’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marvin Matthews. Check it out:
St. Michael’s Mass Webcast
We will be streaming Mass on Facebook Live and on our website at saintmichael.ca/Mass daily at 11 a.m. There is also an online form where you can submit a prayer intention — Fr. John & Fr. Pilmaiken will then offer your petitions during Mass, in addition to our prayer teams interceding for you.
Update: Staff and Office Hours – New
Following cost containment measures implemented for parishes all across the diocese, St. Michael’s will be reducing staff on a temporary basis beginning May 1, with the exception of those roles necessary for the church’s pastoral ministry, building upkeep, and communications outreach. As a result of this and the current decrease in programs and service being offered, the parish office will only be open Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Friday, May 1.
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain open daily for private prayer from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Confession times will be Monday-Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. or by appointment. As mentioned above, the parish office will be open Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to noon, and you can continue to contact the parish by calling 403-249-0423 or by emailing email@example.com.
Please use the south entrance doors at all times, as the other doors will be locked. As per the Alberta Government’s mass gathering restrictions, we do ask that individuals at greater risk of disease (e.g. those ages 60 and over and those with preexisting health conditions), and more importantly, individuals who are ill or show symptoms of illness, to please remain at home. For other updates regarding schedule changes and event cancellations, visit saintmichael.ca/covid19.
Do you or someone you know need help?
The following organizations are able to offer assistance:
- Dial 211 for food, shelter, and financial support
- AHS Access Mental Health: is the coronavirus anxiety affecting your mental health? Call 403-943-1500 for non-urgent cases (no referral needed), or call 403-266-4357 if you need immediate help
- Health Link 811: for individuals who are not seriously ill but have flu-like symptoms and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Call 911 if you are seriously ill or need immediate help.
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-249-0423 ext. 122
See the bulletin for more announcements
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