What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Mass and Rosary Procession
In celebration of October as a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, all are invited on Tuesday, October 29 here at the church for Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a candle-lit rosary procession. Bring your family and friends! Refreshments to follow.
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 second talk this fall (The Mother of All Churches: The Jerusalem Church) will be on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.
Book of Remembrance – New
The Church dedicates the month of November for the commemoration of all the faithful departed. During this special time, we invite parishioners to write the names of departed loved ones in our Book of Remembrance, located by the columbarium on weekdays and near the sanctuary doors on weekends. They will be remembered during Masses for the month of November.
24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration – New
Spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during our 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, November 1, following the 9 a.m. Mass. Sign up for a slot outside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or online at saintmichael.ca/faithformation.
Potluck Sunday and Name Tag Weekend – New
Name Tag Weekend will be on November 2-3: be sure to grab a name tag at the gathering area before Mass. Also, please join us after the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass on November 3 for an evening of food and fellowship! Please bring any food item to share.
Marriage Encounter Drop-In Circle – New
The next Drop-In Circle will be on Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. This event 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Souls’ Day Mass
All are invited to our All Souls’ Day Mass on Saturday, November 2 at 9 a.m. Let us commend the souls of our departed loved ones to the mercy of God through the sacrifice of the Holy Mass. Parishioners are encouraged to extend this invitation to family and friends, especially those in our parish community who have lost a loved one or are interred in our columbarium.
Installation of Wayfinding Signage and Rooms Renaming – New
In order to better support the increased traffic, events, and programming at St. Michael’s, we will be installing wayfinding and directional signage throughout the church building within the next few weeks. This project, which is one of the goals in our parish strategic plan, will be done in three phases: beginning with signage in the main floor directing people to spaces that are most commonly used, followed by signages in the basement and mezzanine in the following months.
Happening concurrently with this project is the renaming of some of the spaces in our church building. Meeting rooms 134 and 136 will be renamed St. Michael A & B (collectively St. Michael’s Room), classrooms 143-145 will be St. Gabriel A, B, & C (collectively St. Gabriel’s Room), Meeting room 110 will be St. Raphael Room, Kids Kingdom will be St. Nicholas Room, and the Nursery as Guardian Angels Room. The Day Chapel will also be dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as St. Mary’s Chapel — since it houses the only Marian icon in the church building and is also used for Marian devotions on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings.
The use of the saints and archangels in our naming convention is in line with our values of Worship and Prayer. Further, the Interior Enhancement Committee has been consulted in this process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ryan at email@example.com.
Moms and Tots: Upcoming Events – New
In addition to our Friday morning coffee fellowship at 9:45 a.m., here are some notable upcoming events: November 1: All Saints’ Day craft for kids • November 8: Parenting for Faith: Youth Edition with Nolan Conrad, our Youth Minister, and Eve Obrigewitsch, former NET missionary. See our full schedule at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots.
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 film screening of Voices of Grief on Saturday, November 2 at 9:55 a.m. For more details or to watch the trailer, click here.
Date Night (Marriage Ministry)
The Marriage Ministry is hosting this free event on Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. for married, engaged, and seriously-dating couples. The evening will include a short video produced by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott on the topic of “Your Time-Starved Marriage.” There will be some excellent opportunity to discuss how to stay connected in a busy world. There will be light refreshments and a chance to connect with other couples in the parish. While this is a free event, we ask that you please register by clicking here. Thank you!
For all volunteers – New
- Armatus Training: As per instructions from the Diocese, all volunteers in medium or high-risk roles are asked to complete the Armatus on-line training modules. On Sunday, November 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Day Chapel, we’re holding a group session to help you complete the modules. This will allow you to complete everything in a quick and timely manner; light refreshments will be served. If you are able to attend, please email Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be registered. Only the first four modules will be covered during the session, the remaining modules, while mandatory, can be completed at your convenience. The modules can also be accessed at saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
- Model Code of Conduct: the Diocese of Calgary requires that all volunteers be accountable for their work and behaviour. The Model Code of Conduct is a guide to help you model the values and policies of the Diocese, and its purpose is to describe principles of conduct and provide guidance in ethical decision making. It is a requirement that this form is renewed yearly. If you have not completed a form within the past year, we ask that you kindly sign and complete the form (also attached on the back page of this weekend’s print bulletin) and bring a copy to the parish office, or email it to Marvin at email@example.com.
60th Anniversary Concert
In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we’re inviting all parishioners to St. Michael’s 60th Anniversay Concert, happening Friday, November 22. The evening will feature St. Michael’s music ministry led by Jim Howells and The Inspirition Band (Sunday 5 p.m. music ministry) led by Demetrio Navarro. There will be a meet and greet at 7 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 until 9 p.m. Following the concert will be a wine and cheese social in the gathering area (with cash bar) until 10:30 p.m.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 2020 Annual General Assembly – New
In June of 2020, Calgary will be hosting SSVP’s Annual General Assembly. In preparation for this event, members of the local conferences are looking for generous sponsors who would like to help in making this a special experience for Vincentians. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mervyn at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Paulette at 403-242-4481.
A Message from the Christmas Hamper Committee – New
Interested in delivering hampers this year? Volunteer sign up will take place on the weekends of November 16-17 and 23-24. In the meantime, please note that the Diocesan policies require the following:
- Volunteer information form and review/signing of our Model Code of Conduct are required for all volunteers. Forms can be found online at saintmichael.ca/volunteer. Please complete these two forms and drop them off at the parish office.
- Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check (VSPIC) is required for those delivering hampers. If delivering as a group, at least one person in the group going to the household must have a valid VSPIC. (Note: it takes approx. three weeks to complete this check, so the process should be started as soon as possible).
- Armatus Guide: all those volunteering to deliver hampers must also complete this training. If you prefer to complete it in a group setting, there will be a training session on Sunday, November 3, at 12:30 p.m. Contact Marvin Matthews to register. The on-line guide to the modules can be found here.
We appreciate your cooperation in completing the needed processes. If you require any further information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marvin Matthews, at email@example.com. General inquiries re: Hamper Program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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