Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Lent

Posted 2019-03-29 by @saintmichaelyyc

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What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:

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This Weekend: Habitat for Humanity Presentation – New

Gerrad Oishi, president of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, will be speaking briefly after Mass this weekend (March 30-31) to talk about St. Michael’s build days this coming May, and how parishioners can support this project in commemoration of our 60th anniversary. Please stay for the presentation to learn more.

This Weekend: First Annual CWL and Knights Undie Sunday

The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and Knights of Columbus will be having their first annual Undie Sunday this weekend. Parishioners are encouraged to donate new underwear, socks, nursing bras, baby sleepers, diapers, diaper wipes, and gift cards for the clients of Elizabeth House and the Drop-In Centre. Collection bins will be available at the gathering area. Also, for monetary donations, please make cheques payable to Shaw Classic Charity — these will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.

Event Cancelled: Natural Family Planning – New

Please note that the NFP forum “Want a Baby or Want to Wait?” previously scheduled on Friday, April 5, has been cancelled.

Name Tag Weekend and Potluck Sunday – New

Name Tag Weekend will be on April 6-7: be sure to grab a name tag at the gathering area before Mass. Also, join us after the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass on April 7 for an evening of food and fellowship — please bring any food item to share.

Hospitality Ministers for Triduum and Easter Masses – New

To all the members of St. Michael’s Hospitality Ministry: we will be using an electronic sign up system for this year’s Triduum and Easter Masses. If you missed the first Flocknote email, please expect another one this week with the sign up link.

Re-enactment of the Passion of our Lord

For those interested in participating in the passion re-enactment on Good Friday, registration forms are now available in the gathering area for you to fill out. We are also in need of volunteers for costume care (sewing, ironing, steaming, etc.), flaggers, church decoration on Holy Saturday, and more. If you have any questions, email Olivia at paper_lilly@live.ca.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter – New

The next “Drop-In Circle” will be on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. This event will continue to run every first Friday of the month until June, and 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 deantammyr@hotmail.com.

Not a Rally: UNITE Youth

UNITE Youth has collaborated with other youth ministries in the Diocese of Calgary to bring you #NotaRally. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to come and enjoy the day with youth from other parishes, missionaries, clergy, and young adults. There will be opportunities for breakout sessions, group games, adoration, Mass, prayer, and worship. Cost: FREE. When: Saturday, April 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Parish (1600 Acadia Dr. SE). To register, fill out a form during our Youth Night on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., or click here. (Video: “The Why Behind Not a Rally“)


Having yourself or your family photographed for our new photo directory is free, and families who participate will receive a free copy once it is published. Last dates for photo sittings are April 10-13. To book your free photography appointment, register here.

Lenten Penitential Service

Several priests will be available for confessions on Thursday, April 11, beginning at 7 p.m. Come and experience God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Living Stations of the Cross with ROOTS Youth – New

This year’s living Stations of the Cross, presented by ROOTS Youth, will be on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. Children are especially invited to come (accompanied by a parent). A simple, soup and bun potluck dinner will follow in the Kids’ Kingdom room. While this is a free event, we ask those who are coming to please RSVP at saintmichael.ca/events so we can anticipate the number of people coming. For more information, email Alison at astraface@saintmichael.ca.

Stripped Away: Access52 Lent Tour

All are invited to this one-night mission with Michael Chiasson and Access52, designed to prepare, challenge, and inspire your Holy Week experience as we talk about the themes of pain, suffering, hope, and peace. When: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Reserve your complementary tickets or check out the full tour schedule at access52.com/events.

St. Michael’s Family Easter Eggstravaganza

Save the date! Moms and Tots — with the support of the CWL, Knights of Columbus, UNITE youth, and ROOTS — is inviting you and your family to join us on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. for our first annual Family Easter Eggstravaganza. There will be a hotdog lunch, an egg hunt for the kids, games, face painting, photo booth, and more fun for the whole family. This is a free event, but please RSVP here.

Divine Mercy Sunday and Holy Hour – New

  • The Divine Mercy novena starts on Good Friday, April 19. To pray the novena, pick up a free guide at the gathering area beginning on Palm Sunday, or download a copy here.
  • Bishop Emeritus Frederick Henry will be celebrating the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28. All are invited to attend.
  • We will have a Holy Hour at 3 p.m., with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration, recitation of the chaplet of Divine Mercy, homily, and benediction. All are invited to attend. To learn more about the devotion to Divine Mercy, visit saintmichael.ca/lent.

Social Committee Help and St. Mike’s Fest

  • Calling all caterers, event planners, and all who are interested: if you’d like to get involved with St. Mike’s Fest this September in celebration of our 60th anniversary, we’d like to hear from you: email Tammy at tammyringstad@shaw.ca for more information.
  • St. Michael’s Social Committee is looking for more members to join the team and help in our monthly potluck fellowship and other social events. To volunteer or if you want more information, email Tammy at tammyringstad@shaw.ca.

Easter Memory Flowers

You are invited to help decorate the sanctuary this Easter by purchasing an Easter flower in memory of a loved one. You can order Lillies for $10, Hydrangeas for $15, or Potted Mums for $10. Pick up a form in the gathering area and drop it off at the parish office along with your payment, or in the collection basket during Mass. Limited flowers are available.



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