What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
LAST DATE FOR 2019: 60TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTO DIRECTORY
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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
Habitat for Humanity Build Days – New
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 the funds we need. To donate, click the button below. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.
Catholic Women’s League: Updates – New
- The next CWL meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9, after the 7 p.m. Mass. All women of St. Michael’s are invited to join.
- All are invited to join the CWL in praying for the schools in our parish community on Friday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m. (before Mass). To learn more or to download this month’s prayer, visit saintmichael.ca/CWL.
Holy Week Updates – New
- In addition to our Penitential Service on Thursday, April 11, we will have extra confession time on Holy Wednesday, April 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Good Friday. However, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on Holy Thursday, April 18, after the 7 p.m. Mass until midnight.
- Incense will be used on Holy Thursday as well as during the Easter Vigil. Parishioners are also welcome to bring bells for the Easter Vigil.
Confirmation for Adult Catholics – New
If you are baptized in the Catholic Church and have received First Communion but aren’t confirmed yet, you are invited to take the Adult Confirmation Class, in preparation for Confirmation on Saturday, June 8, during the 5 p.m. Mass. Class schedule: Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning April 30 until May 28. To register or to learn more, please visit saintmichael.ca/confirmation.
Please note that the next opportunity for adult Confirmation will not be until Easter of 2020, so all those who are not yet confirmed are strongly encouraged to do so this year.
St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary Mass – New
May 3, 2019 marks 60 years since our first Mass as a parish community was celebrated at John Kinahan School. On this day, we invite everyone to join us at our 60th anniversary Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a reception with our founding members. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.
Women’s Ministry: You Did It to Me – New
Women are invited to this study on Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book You Did It to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action — which introduces a new and joyful approach to living the works of mercy. When: Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. beginning May 9 to June 6. Those who do not have the book will be able to purchase a copy through this program (cost TBA). Please register by April 18 either online or at the parish office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Divine Mercy Sunday and Holy Hour
- The Divine Mercy
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. novena
- 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.
Bulletin: 5th Sunday of Lent, 07/04/2019, 1.23 MB