What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
How can we pray for you?
Prayer Ministry teams will be available at St. Mary’s Chapel (formerly Day Chapel) following all Masses this weekend for those who want to be prayed for.
Catholic Women’s League Fundraiser
- Membership drive: women ages 16+ are invited to come see us in the gathering area after Mass this weekend to learn about what we do and how you can be a part of it.
- Stock up on seafood for Lent: this year’s Fish for Fridays Fundraiser begins this weekend until the next, February 1-2. See the CWL table in the gathering area after Mass to place your order. (pick up will be on Wednesday, February 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Questions about volunteering? – New
From Marvin, St. Michael’s Volunteer Coordinator: I will be at the gathering area after all Masses this Sunday, January 26. If we haven’t met yet, or even if we have, please come by and say hello — it would be great to chat about your volunteering experience, or to address any questions you may have about volunteering here in the parish.
Enthrone the Bible in your home – New
Last Fall, Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis declaring the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as Word of God Sunday. In keeping with this special day, the Diocese of Calgary has made available a resource for a short ritual which families can use to enthrone the Bible in their homes — click here to download the PDF.
Matt Fradd is Coming to St. Michael’s – New
This year’s One Rock young adult conference will be on Saturday, October 3, featuring Catholic author, speaker, and Pints with Aquinas founder Matt Fradd. From now until Friday, January 31, early bird tickets are on sale for only $25. Buy your tickets today at catholicyyc.ca/onerock and stay updated by following the St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy on Instagram at @sfxchaplaincy.
Women’s Ministry: Testimony Night – New
All women parishioners are invited on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. for a testimony night featuring two of our parishioners who will be speaking about their faith journey: “Jesus did not promise it will be easy; He promises to be with us.” This is a free event with light refreshments. For more info, email email@example.com.
Men’s Ministry: That Man is You!
This winter, the Men’s Ministry’s That Man is You program will be on Wednesdays at 6 a.m. beginning January 29 to April 22. Men are invited to The Fight of Faith, the latest in TMIY’s ongoing faith formation program which “equips and enables men to engage in the spiritual battle raging in our day.” To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/mensministry or sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Arts Open Studio
The next open studio will be on Wednesday, January 29, at 9:45 a.m. in the St. Nicholas room, and will continue every second and fourth Wednesday of each month from February to May. We invite all artists and aspiring artists to this free drop-in program with mentorship available from artists in the parish.
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 winter (A Short History of the Relationship Between Christianity and Judaism from the 4th Century to Modern Times) will be on Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
Potluck Sunday & Name Tag Weekend – New
Name Tag Weekend will be on February 1-2: be sure to grab a name tag at the gathering area before Mass. Also, join us after the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass on February 2 for an evening of food and fellowship! Please bring any food item to share.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Most-Needed Items
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is sincerely grateful for the generosity of benefactors whose financial and non-perishable food donations over the past two months supported another successful Christmas Hamper program. A detailed report of this year’s program will be provided within the next month. Most-needed items this month include: liquid laundry soap (not powder), adult and youth toothbrushes, canned vegetables, and canned fish. Thank you for your continued support of the Society.
In these presentations, Dr. Mark Kolodziej will be speaking about Christian relationship and dating ethics, providing parents, teachers, and young adults with the scientific evidence which supports and complements Scripture and Church teaching on the area of sexuality and healthy relationships. To get your tickets or learn more about the Dr. Kolodziej and his topic, click here.
- Parents & teachers session: Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person (including coffee & desserts), but free for St. Michael’s parishioners. Get your free ticket here.
- For young adults: Thursday, February 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $10 including food and a workbook. Click here to learn more and sign up.
A Blessing for Married Couples
Married couples are invited on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening that will strengthen your marriage—we will have a liturgy at 7:30 p.m., followed by a testimony from one of our parishioners and a blessing by one of our priests. There will be a social to follow with live music and a cash bar. Tickets are only $20 per couple and can be purchased online. If you need further information, email email@example.com.
World Day of the Sick – New
In commemoration of this year’s World Day of the Sick, all those who suffer from illnesses are invited to receive anointing of the sick during the 7 p.m. Mass on Tuesday, February 11.
Save the Date: Parish Lenten Mission with Chris Bray
This February, join us for Radical Love: a parish Lenten mission with Catholic evangelist, speaker, and musician Chris Bray. Whether you’re a parishioner or not, we invite you to join us in this special, three-evening mission designed to remind us of God’s radical love, prepare us for Lent, and to encourage us in the work of evangelization and sharing this love with others. This is a free event. Share this with family and friends! Click here to learn about Chris’ talk topics.
Moms and Tots
In addition to our weekly coffee and fellowship (Fridays at 9:45 a.m.), please take note of the following upcoming events: February 7: Alma, who serves in St. Michael’s Marriage Ministry, will be sharing her testimony and offer some advice on having a strong marriage • February 14: Valentine’s Day craft • February 21 at 7 p.m.: Paint night for moms ($30/person). Check out the paint night details and our full schedule at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots.
St. Michael’s family ski trip
Love to ski or snowboard? You’re invited for a day of fun at the slopes! Come and join other families on Saturday, February 22, for a family ski trip at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. We will be providing bus transportation to and from Lake Louise, departing St. Michael’s at 7 a.m. and leaving Lake Louise by 4 p.m.
The cost (includes lift pass, bus transportation, and park pass) starts at $149 for adults, $113 for youth ages 13-17, $59 for children ages 6-12, and $122 for seniors 65+. Ski/snowboard rentals extra. To learn more and sign up, click here. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 12.
Art Walk 2020: Callout for Artists
We invite artists and photographers to register to showcase their work at this spring’s Art Walk on the weekend of March 28-29. Deadline to register is Friday, February 28. For registration info and for submission requirements, please visit saintmichael.ca/event/artwalk.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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