Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Lent
What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Blindness & Sight
March 19, 2023
Important Security Alert!
The church security system is armed and monitored outside of scheduled hours of opening. If you require access to the building outside of office hours please contact the office. Anyone entering outside the scheduled hours will trigger the alarm and a call will be made to the monitoring company, which may result in a police response.
Children’s Liturgy Coordinator Position
St. Michael’s is looking to hire a Children’s Liturgy Coordinator to plan and oversee the implementation of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry. Please click on the link below if you are interested in applying for this position:
Righteous Sounds of the Passion
Saturday, March 18 at 7pm
Come and experience the Inspirition Band perform songs from their highly anticipated and emotional Good Friday service music on Saturday, March 18, 7 pm in the Mezzanine. Bring someone and listen to the Passion in song. Admission is free.
Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 19
The Annual Undie Sunday is back in support of the Elizabeth House on March 18 and 19. At this time, they are seeking women’s personal hygiene items (conditioner, body wash, deodorant, body lotions, hair products), baby lotion and wash, hand soap with pump, towels – all sizes, dish towels and kitchen wash clothes, pots and pans, HE laundry soap, collapsible laundry baskets, double bed sheets and bed in bags, 2T -4T boys and girls clothes, Women’s leggings ( basic black), and Women’s socks and underwear (M- XL). Please note, all items must be NEW. A drop off table will be set up in the main entrance.
Financial donations can be made online & will be matched 50%, please use https://shawcharityclassic.com/charity/participating-charities/elizabeth-house/ . Cash and cheque donations can also be given on March 18 & 19 at the tables. Thank you for your support – Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus.
Baby Blanket Raffle – 6 gorgeous, stroller sized, hand-knitted, 100% acrylic baby blankets are up for raffle with all proceeds going to support the Elizabeth House. Pictures of the blankets can be seen on the poster board in the main gathering area. Tickets can be purchased in person on Undie Sunday, during Mom’s & Tots on Thursday mornings, and also online by sending an etransfer to SMCWLTREASURER@gmail.com with the password of “raffle”. Tickets are 3 for $5 or 1 for $2.
Saturday Night Lights with Michael Chiasson & Access 52
Saturday, March 25, 6pm
All students for life (Grade 7-12) are invited to an amazing youth experience on Saturday, March 25, 6-8pm after the 5pm Mass. This will be followed every last Saturday of the month: April 29, May 27 & June 24, 6-8pm.
To register please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/591820590317
Liturgical Ministers Lenten Retreat
Friday, March 31, 7pm
Please join us for a Liturgical Ministers Lenten Retreat led by Fr. Edmund on Friday, March 31 at 7 pm (following Mass and Stations of the Cross). Enjoy a Lenten fish dinner while you listen to Fr. Edmund; free will offering to the Knights of Columbus. ALL ARE WELCOME!! This retreat will be especially beneficial for volunteers who serve in a liturgical capacity at Mass (Communion Ministers, Proclaimers, Ushers and Choir members) or for anyone who would like to serve as a Liturgical Minister. To register, please call the office at (403) 249 0423.
40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
Friday, March 31
St. Michael is once again part of this prayer campaign. Over 5000 babies are killed at the Kensington abortion facility every year. 40 Days for Life is a prayerful, respectful campaign that seeks to bring awareness to the inconvenient truth that abortion kills innocent human beings. Our prayerful presence during 40 Days at abortion centres around the world draws attention to the plight of preborn children and seeks God’s help through intercessory prayer. Will you join us? Sign up and be a loving, prayerful voice for the preborn babies who have no voice but ours. We know from the testimonies of many that these campaigns save lives. St. Michael’s day to pray this campaign is Friday, March 31. Please join us and signup online at 40 Days for Life. Click on the “SIGN UP FOR VIGIL HOURS” box and choose an hour or more on Friday, March 31. Please sign up for a time slot between the hours of 10 am to 4pm. Up to four persons can sign up for each one hour time slot. Signs are provided.
St. Michael Catholic Community Pastoral Council
Every month, a dedicated team of Pastoral Council members meet with our Pastor to discuss and advise on issues that affect Saint Michael’s Catholic Community.
At our meeting in February, some of the matters we discussed were:
· Hiring a Children’s Liturgy Coordinator
· Blessing of St. Mary’s Chapel on Divine Mercy Sunday
· The Triduum – help is needed to decorate! Please email Bob firstname.lastname@example.org
· Liturgical Ministers Lenten Retreat on March 31 at 7 pm ALL WELCOME! Register at the office.
If you would like to read the minutes from our most recent meeting, or any past meeting, please go to www.saintmichael.ca/bulletin
Questions? Concerns? Please reach us at (403) 249 0423
43rd Annual Hike for Life
Saturday, May 13
Please join Fr. Edmund in support of the Calgary Pro-Life Association’s 10K Hike For Life at Prince’s Island. You can join the St. Michael’s team, start collecting pledges and hike on your own or you can make a donation to Fr. Edmund or any other team member from now until May 13. All donations go directly to Pro-Life and will be accepted until June 30th. All funds raised will go to support the Respect for Life program.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
November 13 to 21, 2023
Holy Land Pilgrimage Alert! The deposit ($600) due date for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr Edmund this coming November is May 7, after which reservations will be based on availability. Deposits are refundable until May 14. Book now and save $150 per person. Cost: double $5,699, single $6,849 and triple $5,669. For more information visit: gateway.gocollette.com/link/1122663.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Special thanks to all St. Michael parishioners for supporting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul! During the month of February we helped 16 families. If you have lost your job please contact us for food support.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A TREASURER: If you have an accounting background and are interested in volunteering your talent, please contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. If you are interested contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca or phone 403-249-0423 ext 122
DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS can be dropped off in the SSVP Food Chest in the church Gathering Area or make arrangements by e-mailing us at SSVP@saintmichael.ca. Currently we are looking for: cereal, pasta sauce, canned vegetables and canned fish/meat.
MONETARY DONATIONS can be deposited in the drop-box in the Food Chest or by online donations through the St. Michaels Parish website: https://saintmichael.ca/giving/. Please indicate funds are for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the drop-down menu.
If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact us by email SSVP@saintmichael.ca or phone 403-249-0423 ext 122.
Moms and Tots
Thursdays 9:30 am
Moms and Tots is every Thursday 9:30- 11:30 am in the St. Nicholas Room. Moms and their little(s) are invited to join us for coffee, social, and fellowship. Guest speaker Debbie Wagner will give her faith testimony of her conversion to Catholicism at age 46 and then proceeded to be a constant beacon in the church and even CWL president in 2020/21.
Women’s Conference by Beloved Daughters Ministry
Join Beloved Daughters Ministry for their first annual women’s conference entitled, “Restoring the Feminine Heart.” Conference will be held from May 26-27, 2023 at St. Luke’s Parish (Calgary, AB) and guided by guest speakers Heather & Jake Khym of Life Restoration Ministries. For more information visit: www.beloveddaughtersyyc.com
Lent & Easter Schedule
Lenten Fridays: March 24 & 31
Mass at 6 pm, Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm
Parish Reconciliation: Thursday, March 23
Confessions at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Palm Sunday: April 2
Regular Sunday Masses: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm
Holy Thursday: April 6
Mass at 7 pm, Adoration following Mass until 11 pm
Good Friday: April 7
Liturgy at 12 pm, 3 pm
Easter Vigil: April 8
Mass at 8 pm
Easter Sunday: April 9
Regular Sunday Masses: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm
Parish Office: The office will be closed on Good Friday.
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