What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Remembrance Day – New
The parish office will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. However, there will still be Daily Mass at 9 a.m.
Spirit of Truth Prayer Group: Please note that there will be no meeting on this day as well.
New Parishioner Welcome Reception
If you regularly attend St. Michael’s, we strongly encourage you to register as a member of our parish by going online at saintmichael.ca > our community > join, or by filling out a new parishioner registration form at the welcome booth after Mass.
You are also invited to our Welcome Reception on Sunday, November 17 at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-249-0423 ext. 129. Come and learn more about what St. Michael’s has to offer you and your family, as well as find ways for you to get involved.
How can we pray for you? – New
Prayer Ministry teams will be available at St. Mary’s Chapel (formerly Day Chapel) following all Masses next weekend (November 16-17) for those who want to be prayed for.
Waiting for Christ: Women’s Ministry Advent Retreat – New
All women parishioners are invited to this year’s Waiting for Christ Advent retreat. Come and be renewed this Advent as we wait for the joyful coming of our Lord this Christmas! When: Thursday, November 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel (formerly “Day Chapel”). This is a free event — if you have any questions, please contact the Women’s Ministry at email@example.com.
Help, our NET missionaries are homeless! – New
As many of you know, our six National Evangelization Teams (NET) missionaries work closely with Nolan and our youth ministry in order to provide accompaniment to St. Michael’s youth. This work has been very fruitful — we’ve had many conversions among our youth, which you can see through the testimonies in the
“encounter wall” of our youth centre. To continue this amazing work, they rely on the generosity of our parish community especially when it comes to accommodations. Did you know that you can host one (or more) of our missionaries and welcome them into your homes for two weeks at a time? Learn more about being a
host family by reading the attached insert at the back of this weekend’s bulletin.
Christmas Hamper Day 2019 – New
- Next week (November 16-17), we kick off our hamper preparations with volunteer sign up and our first Share Sunday: please take a bag and fill it with our most-needed food items (list included in each bag). No time to shop? Cash donations are needed to provide the turkey gift cards included in every hamper. You can make a cash donation to SSVP marked “for hampers.” If you know someone who might need a hamper, please have them call our SSVP intake line at 403-249-0423 ext. 122.
- Hamper delivery and police checks: Interested in delivering hampers? Please note that diocesan policy requires the following: 1) all volunteers are required to fill out a Volunteer Information Form and our Model Code of Conduct, which can be downloaded at saintmichael.ca/volunteer. Please complete these forms and drop them off at the parish office. 2) A 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). Lastly, all those volunteering to deliver hampers must also complete the Armatus training module. The online guide to the modules can be found under “Volunteer Resources” at saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
We appreciate your cooperation in completing the needed processes. If you require any further information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marvin Matthews, at firstname.lastname@example.org. General inquiries re: Hamper Program can be directed to email@example.com.
2019 Q3 Finance Update
Click here to view St. Michael’s Q3 2019 statement of financial position and income statement.
Final Week to Pick Up Your Photo Directory – New
If you had your picture taken for our 60th anniversary photo directory, please be reminded that you have your complementary coy waiting for you in the parish office. Please come by during office hours within the next week to pick up your copy — we are open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs and until 4 p.m. on Fridays.
60th Anniversary Concert
- In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we’re inviting all parishioners to St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary 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.
- Volunteers needed: we are in need of volunteers who will help make this final event of our anniversary celebration a huge success! Several volunteer positions are available beginning at 1 p.m. to midnight including setup, decoration, kitchen preparation, serving food/drinks, and cleanup. Interested? Please email Noreen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Contribution Envelopes
Next year’s contribution envelopes are now available for pickup in the gathering area. Please look for your name alphabetically-organized, and note that your number may have changed from last year. If you have any questions, call the parish office at 403-249-0423.
Camera Helper Needed
A camera helper is needed for the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass with The Inspirition Band. Duties primarily entail setup and takedown of 20 small cameras before and after Mass. Interested? Please contact Demetrio by emailing email@example.com.
Advent & Christmas High School Choral Festival – New
Save the date: once again, St. Michael’s is thrilled to host the choirs of Calgary’s Catholic high schools during this year’s Advent & Christmas High School Choral Festival. Treat the whole family to an evening of beautiful choral music and get in the Christmas spirit! When: Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. This is an amazing and beautiful annual event that isn’t always well-attended — so extend this invitation to all your family and friends and let’s fill the whole sanctuary. You will not be disappointed!
Save the Date: Family Christmas Event – New
All parishioners are invited on Friday, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. for St. Michael’s family Christmas event. There will be a Christmas pageant featuring Kids Kingdom and ROOTS Youth, followed by a potluck dinner. All are welcome!
See the bulletin for more announcements
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