What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
How can we pray for you?
Prayer Ministry teams will be available at St. Mary’s Chapel (formerly Day Chapel) following all Masses this weekend for those who want to be prayed for.
Save the Date: Parish Lenten Mission with Chris Bray
Join us for Radical Love: a parish Lenten mission with Catholic evangelist, speaker, and musician Chris Bray. Whether you’re a parishioner or not, we invite you to join us in this special, three-evening mission designed to remind us of God’s radical love, prepare us for Lent, and to encourage us in the work of evangelization and sharing this love with others. When: February 23-25 (Sunday-Tuesday) at 7 p.m. This is a free event. Share this with family and friends! Click here to learn about Chris’ talk topics.
Discovery Faith Study
Our NET missionaries are leading Discovery: a six-week faith study on the fundamentals of the Catholic faith, giving you the opportunity to grow in relationship with Christ. This will be conducted in men’s and women’s small groups for six consecutive Sundays here in the parish, beginning February 16 at 3 p.m. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this personal and intimate study of the faith is encouraged to join! To sign up, see our NET missionaries in the gathering area after Mass this weekend, or come to our first meeting on Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m. in the St. Nicholas Room.
World Day of the Sick
In commemoration of this year’s World Day of the Sick, all those who suffer from illnesses are invited to receive anointing of the sick during the 7 p.m. Mass on Tuesday, February 11.
Help Change Driving Penalties in Alberta
On Christmas Eve of 2018, Lucinda Yaworski and George Balint lost their lives after being struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk in NW Calgary. The driver was charged with careless driving and, last November, was given the maximum—yet seemingly lenient—sentence under provincial traffic safety laws: a three-month driving suspension and $2,000 fine. Lucinda was the sister of St. Michael’s parishioner Judy York.
Judy and her sister Bev have started a signature campaign to petition the Alberta government for stricter penalties for careless driving. This weekend, February 8- 9, petition forms will be made available in the gathering area for concerned parishioners to sign after Mass, and at the parish office during the week.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Donation Items – New
This month’s most-needed items for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are: canned seafood, jam, cake mix, and Hamburger Helper. Thank you for your continued support. If you are interested in volunteering with the SSVP, please email email@example.com.
Praise & Worship Night – New
This month’s praise and worship night will be on Sunday, February 16 at 7 p.m. and will be led by our NET missionaries. All are invited to come!
In these presentations, Dr. Mark Kolodziej will be speaking about Christian relationship and dating ethics, providing young adults with the scientific evidence which supports and complements Scripture and Church teaching on the area of sexuality and healthy relationships. When: Thursday, February 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $10 including food and a workbook.
To get your tickets or learn more about Dr. Kolodziej and his topic, click here.
Help Local Survivors of Human Trafficking
I’m Worth It Now (IWIN) is an initiative by St. Michael’s Catholic Women’s League to assist human trafficking survivors by providing backpacks and raising awareness about this issue. Inspired by a successful group in Florida, CWL conducted a trial run of 12 backpacks last December: each backpack containing personal care products, change of clothing, and a personal note for local survivors of human trafficking. A bracelet was also enclosed, with a matching bracelet being given to a prayer warrior to keep the recipient close to their hearts in prayer. These backpacks were then distributed through Calgary Police Service personnel and the
RESET Society of Calgary.
With the success of this trial, the CWL is inspired to help more survivors through this initiative — but your help is needed. To learn how you can contribute, you’re invited to the launch event on Saturday, February 22 at 1 p.m. here at St. Michael’s. There will be a testimony from a local survivor, and Detective Paul Rubner of Calgary Police Service will be presenting on Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Calgary: Understanding the Realities. For more information, visit saintmichael.ca/IWINinitiative.
Knights’ Pancake Breakfast – New
The Knights of Columbus will be offering a pancake breakfast after the morning Masses on Sunday, February 23, for a suggested donation of $5 per person. All net proceeds will benefit charities and parish activities sponsored by the Knights such as Kids Kingdom, our annual Vacation Bible Camp, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Elizabeth House, our church’s Christmas lights, Padres Night, and John Costello School. Thank you for your continued support!
Moms and Tots
In addition to our weekly coffee and fellowship (Fridays at 9:45 a.m.), please take note of the following upcoming events: February 14: Valentine’s Day craft • February 21 at 7 p.m.: Paint night for moms ($30/person) • February 28: marriage and family therapist Dr. Mark Kolodziej will be speaking about having a strong and faithful marriage. Check out the paint night details and our full schedule at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots.
Art Walk 2020: Callout for Artists
We invite artists and photographers to register to showcase their work at this spring’s Art Walk on the weekend of March 28-29. Deadline to register is Friday, February 28. For registration info and for submission requirements, please visit saintmichael.ca/event/artwalk.
Ash Wednesday – New
Ash Wednesday falls on February 26: join us for Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. as we mark the beginning of the season of Lent.
Welcome Desk Volunteers – New
Help make St. Michael’s a warm and hospitable church for guests and parishioners alike by volunteering with our welcome desk. Currently, we are in need of the following number of volunteers for our Sunday Masses: two for 9 a.m., one for 11 a.m., and two for 5 p.m. Interested? Please get in touch with Marvin by calling 403-249-0423 ext. 158, or use the online form at saintmichael.ca/volunteer.
Lectio: Evangelization (Women’s Ministry) – New
In this ten-part series, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ. She explores topics such as the call of Jesus to evangelize, the power of the Sacraments, the role of charisms for building up the Body of Christ, techniques from St. Paul for reaching a secular culture, and more. This study has morning and evening options available (10 a.m. or 7 p.m.) every Thursday beginning March 5, and will continue for ten weeks until May 14 (no meeting on Holy Thursday, April 9). Cost for the study guide is $25, or download for free from FORMED. To sign up, visit saintmichael.ca/faithformation.
Save the Date: Family Compass – New
Family Compass is a program offered by the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement of Calgary, designed for Spanish-speaking couples who want to enrich their relationship and connect on a deeper level with God and their family. These monthly encounters, which begins on Saturday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m., include time for prayer, a short talk, and discussion. More details will be announced soon. If you have any questions, please email Will at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Vacation Bible Camp
For all young families: save the date! If you’re planning your summer holidays, be advised that this year’s Vacation Bible Camp will be on July 6-10 and July 13-18. Registration will open this spring. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Alison at email@example.com or by calling 403-249-0423 ext. 125.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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