Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted 2019-03-22 by @saintmichaelyyc

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What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:

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Easter Memory Flowers

You are invited to help decorate the sanctuary this Easter by purchasing an Easter flower in memory of a loved one. You can order Lillies for $10, Hydrangeas for $15, or Potted Mums for $10. Pick up a form in the gathering area and drop it off at the parish office along with your payment, or in the collection basket during Mass. Limited flowers are available.

Theology of the Body Conference Videos – New

The talks from the TOB Conference last March 8-9 are now available at saintmichael.ca/media.

Grafted In: A Monthly Talk Series with Dr. 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 third talk will be on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Check out the schedule and session topics here.

Film Screening: Voices of Grief

If you are grieving from the loss of a loved one, know someone who does, or if you’re interested in knowing how to successfully navigate through grief, you are invited to a free film screening of Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey. When: Saturday, March 30 at 9:55 a.m. For more details or to watch the trailer, click here.

Diamond Jubilee: Habitat for Humanity – New

Gerrad Oishi, president of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, will be speaking briefly after Mass on the weekend of March 30-31 to talk about St. Michael’s build days this coming May, and how parishioners can support this project in commemoration of our 60th anniversary. Please stay for the presentation to learn more.

First Annual CWL and Knights Undie Sunday

The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and Knights of Columbus will be having their first annual Undie Sunday during the weekend of March 30-31. Parishioners are encouraged to donate new underwear, socks, nursing bras, baby sleepers, diapers, diaper wipes, and gift cards for the clients of Elizabeth House and the Drop-In Centre. Collection bins will be available at the gathering area. Also, any monetary donations earmarked Undie Sunday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.

Re-enactment of the Passion of our Lord

For those interested in participating in the passion re-enactment on Good Friday, registration forms are now available in the gathering area for you to fill out. We are also in need of volunteers for costume care (sewing, ironing, steaming, etc.), flaggers, church decoration on Holy Saturday, and more. If you have any questions, email Olivia at paper_lilly@live.ca.

Natural Family Planning: Want a Baby or Want to Wait?

Please note that the NFP forum previously scheduled for Friday, April 5, has been cancelled.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil – New

We are once again part of the 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign, and our assigned vigil day is Friday, April 5. We need you to come and pray with us! Sign up for your slot at the 40 DFL table at the gathering area after Mass. Thank you for being a loving, prayerful voice for the pre-born babies who have no voice but ours.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter – New

The next “Drop-In Circle” will be on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. This event will continue to run every first Friday of the month until June, and 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 deantammyr@hotmail.com.

Not a Rally: UNITE YouthNew

UNITE Youth has collaborated with other youth ministries in the Diocese of Calgary to bring you #NotaRally. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to come and enjoy the day with youth from other parishes, missionaries, clergy, and young adults. There will be opportunities for breakout sessions, group games, adoration, Mass, prayer, and worship. Cost: FREE. When: Saturday, April 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish (1600 Acadia Dr. SE). To register, fill out a form during our Youth Night on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., or click here. (Video: “The Why Behind Not a Rally“)


Having yourself or your family photographed for our new photo directory is free, and families who participate will receive a free copy once it is published. Last dates for photo sittings are April 10-13. To book your free photography appointment, register here.

Lenten Penitential Service – New

Several priests will be available for confessions on Thursday, April 11, beginning at 7 p.m. Come and experience God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Stripped Away: Access52 Lent Tour New

All are invited to this one-night mission with Michael Chiasson and Access52, designed to prepare, challenge, and inspire your Holy Week experience as we talk about the themes of pain, suffering, hope, and peace. When: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Reserve your complementary tickets or check out the full tour schedule at access52.com/events.

St. Michael’s Family Easter Eggstravaganza New

Save the date! Moms and Tots — with the support of the CWL, Knights of Columbus, UNITE youth, and ROOTS — is inviting you and your family to join us on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. for our first annual Family Easter Eggstravaganza. There will be a hotdog lunch, an egg hunt for the kids, games, face painting, photo booth, and more fun for the whole family. This is a free event, but please RSVP here.


The Diocesan Pastoral Care Course will be held on Wednesdays May 1 to June 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Parish (1566 Northmount Dr. NW). This course offers participants a better understanding of pastoral care, and is a prerequisite for all those who wish to serve in parish pastoral care ministry. To register, call 403-218-5501 or email healthcareprograms@calgarydiocese.ca.

Save the date: St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary events New

In celebration of our diamond jubilee as a parish, save the dates for these upcoming events: Friday, May 3: 60th anniversary Mass at 7 p.m. • Saturday, June 8: Taste of the World and multicultural Mass • Friday, September 27: St. Michael’s Fest at 7 p.m. • Sunday, September 29: Mass with Bishop McGrattan at 11 a.m. followed by a family celebration • October/November (TBC): Music Ministry celebration with wine and cheese • December 14-15: wrap-up weekend. For more information, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.

Social Committee Help and St. Mike’s Fest New

  • Calling all caterers, event planners, and all who are interested: if you’d like to get involved with St. Mike’s Fest this September in celebration of our 60th anniversary, we’d like to hear from you: email Tammy at tammyringstad@shaw.ca for more information.
  • St. Michael’s Social Committee is looking for more members to join the team and help in our monthly potluck fellowship and other social events. To volunteer or if you want more information, email Tammy at tammyringstad@shaw.ca.



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