What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
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Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, November 12
Registration Deadline for Confirmation 2019
Confirmation 2019 preparation for students in grades 6 and up begins this month. Full details and online registration are now available on our website at saintmichael.ca/confirmation. Deadline to register is Monday, November 12. For more info, contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purpose of Life Seminar
Do you have a hectic schedule? Searching for direction and purpose? Join Dr. Mark Kolodziej and counselor Ron Semenoff at the Purpose of Life seminar on Tuesdays November 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more info, click here.
Help us make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre by filling loaves of bread with items such as peanut butter, ham, or turkey. You can drop off the prepared sandwiches here at church by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16. Thanks for your generosity.
PRO-LIFE TALK AND SOCIAL
Join Cameron Cote from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. as he presents on pro-life apologetics from a Catholic perspective, equipping you with the necessary conversational skills to defend life.
FUNDRAISING FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Help us raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul by purchasing high-quality food products from Fund Forward Community Fundraisers, and 20% of the proceeds will go towards SSVP. You can order online at stmichaels244.fundfwdshop.ca or by seeing Theresa at the gathering area after Masses this weekend. Orders will be ready for pickup here at the church on Wednesday, December 5, between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
RECEPTION TO WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS
Are you a registered parishioner? If you regularly attend St. Michael’s, we strongly encourage you to register as a member of our parish community by clicking here. We also invite you to attend the New Parishioner Welcome Reception on Sunday, November 18, at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Sandy at email@example.com or at 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.
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS: SHARE SUNDAY AND VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
- We kick off our hamper preparations next weekend with our first Share Sunday and volunteer sign up weekend. Take a bag after Mass and fill it with our most-needed food items. Also, sign up sheets for different positions will be available after Mass in the gathering area.
- Angel Tree supplies needed: Do you want to help make our Angel Tree children’s gifts colorful and fun? All of the kids’ gifts are wrapped each year, and we are in need of festive, colorful wrapping paper and gift bags (approx. 15″x18″ or larger). If you are able to donate these items, we’d be very grateful. Please drop off these items at the blue box by the SSVP donation bin outside the main sanctuary.
- Hamper delivery and police checks: the Diocese requires that anyone delivering hampers to homes must have a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check (VSPIC) and have completed the Diocese’s online learning module. If you’re interested in helping with hamper delivery on December 17 and have not yet initiated the VSPIC process, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still in need of an additional 30 delivery teams, and at least one in each team must complete both requirements. Thanks to all who have stepped up to volunteer!
MARRIAGE MINISTRY MEET & GREET
For married, engaged, and seriously-dating couples: come meet the Marriage Ministry team, Deacon Pat and Jennifer Woo for a brief introduction, followed by snacks, fun, and fellowship on Friday, November 23 at 7 p.m. This is a free event but registration is required. Please register here or at the Marriage Ministry booth after Mass.
Church of the Poor: Seminar for Lay Associations – NEW
Join Fr. Adrian Martens, EV, for a seminar and lunch hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This will be happening at St. Anthony’s Church (5340 4th St. SW) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 24. All lay associations in the diocese are invited to send up to 5 persons to represent their group. Please register by November 17 at events.calgarydiocese.ca or by calling 403-218-5501.
Rejoice: Women’s Ministry Advent Retreat
Save the date: the Women’s Ministry is inviting women parishioners to their Advent retreat on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE: CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG and lunch
Save the date! The 55+ Circle of Friends’ annual Christmas Sing-Along is happening on Wednesday, December 12 at noon. Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale from November 26 to December 9. During this period, you can buy tickets at the parish office, after Mass on weekends, or after the 9 a.m. Mass on Fridays (Nov. 30 and Dec. 7). Last day to buy tickets is December 9.
ART WALK 2019: CALLOUT FOR ARTISTS
We invite artists and photographers to come and register to showcase their work at next spring’s Art Walk. For information on how to register and for submission requirements, click here.
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