What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Buy Mom a Rose
Happy Mother’s Day! The Knights of Columbus will be selling roses after Masses this weekend for $5 each. Buy mom a rose and support the Calgary Pro-Life Association’s Respect for Life educational programs.
Music CD Sale: Before the Sight of Angels
Before the Sight of Angels is the latest album from Demetrio Navarro, music leader of the Sunday 5 p.m. music ministry, The Inspirition Band. Demetrio will be at the gathering area after Masses this weekend selling CDs and signing autographs.
Come and join Oremus in praying the Vespers — the evening prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours — for the needs of our parish community, happening on Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. If you’d like to join but cannot make it to church, please email Heather at email@example.com.
CWL Wine and Cheese – New
In honor of Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and sister Kay Schell on her 100th birthday, the CWL invites all members and women parishioners to their 2nd annual wine and cheese gathering on Tuesday, May 14, after the 7 p.m. Mass. Please bring a food item to share. For any questions, contact the CWL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandwich Friday – New
Help us make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre by filling loaves of bread with items such as peanut butter, ham, or turkey. Drop off the prepared sandwiches here at church by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17. Thanks for your generosity!
Moms and Tots – New
Moms are invited every Friday at 9:45 a.m. for coffee, fellowship, and free play for children. Whether you’re pregnant, an infant, toddler, or your children are in school, moms are welcome to come! Important dates – May 24: Maureen Ross, St. Michael’s Sacrament Preparation Coordinator, will be sharing about the power of Marian devotion • Monday, May 27: Moms Night Out at 7:30 p.m. featuring a specialized “mommy workout” for all fitness levels. Cost: $5 per person. Check out our schedule at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots, or subscribe to our email list here.
UNITE Youth Retreat
St. Michael’s youth retreat is on Sunday, May 19, from noon to 8 p.m. The retreat is open to anyone in grades 7-12 and will include music, food, talks, Mass, and an all-around good time. Limited space is available. Also, this will be the very last youth event with our current team of NET missionaries. To sign up, email Nolan at email@example.com. Cost: suggested $5 donation to help with food costs.
Habitat for Humanity Build Days
In commemoration of our 60th anniversary, St. Michael’s has committed to participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith build days in May and June. All are encouraged to support this project and address the need for affordable homeownership by helping us raise funds. As of this week, we’ve raised $5,450 out of the $10,000 we need. To donate, click the button below. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.
One-of-a-Kind Cakes – New
In support of our 60th anniversary Habitat for Humanity project, there will be a cake sale after the Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Masses on the weekend of May 25-26. Parishioners are invited to bake and/or buy a cake, or make a donation here. For more information, email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Screening: Voices of Grief – New
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, May 25 at 9:55 a.m. For more details or to watch the trailer, visit saintmichael.ca/events.
The Canadian Blood Services is looking for donors for the upcoming blood drive on Monday, May 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. here at St. Michael’s. To book your appointment, visit www.blood.ca.
St. Michael’s Town Hall
The annual general meeting originally scheduled on May 9 has now been moved to Thursday, June 6, as a town hall event. Parishioners are invited to come and hear from Fr. John in-depth information about developments since our last open house in January, a review of 2018 pastoral and financial statistics, and to meet the new Parish Leadership Council members.
VACATION BIBLE Camp
We are now taking in registrations for children ages 5-10 for this summer’s VBS. The camp runs Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to noon, with the first week on July 8-12 and the second week on July 15-19. Registration is $65: please register your child at the parish office (Mon-Thurs from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and until 4 p.m. on Fridays). We are also in need of teen crew members and adult volunteers to help run our stations. To volunteer, please email Alison at email@example.com.
Taste of the World
Taste the flavours of the different countries represented at St. Michael’s during this year’s Taste of the World, happening on Saturday, June 5 after the 5 p.m. Mass. Food tickets will be sold for $1 each. For those who wish to sell food: sign up will be available at the gathering are beginning April 27-28 (please supply your own flag). There will be a meeting with all vendors on Sunday, May 5, after the 11 a.m. Mass. For any further questions, email Vince at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling New Sacrament Preparation Volunteers for September
Are you retired or on leave from teaching and want to give back to the Church with your teaching gifts? Are you a university student looking for practical hours with children? Are you someone who loves children and sharing your faith with them? We are looking for Sacrament Preparation teachers for next school year (2019-2020). We meet one Saturday a month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with a small group of school-aged children from October to May (8 sessions), learning about Reconciliation and Eucharist. Training will be provided and team teaching is the norm! For further information, contact Maureen at email@example.com.
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