Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Witnessing to God’s Justice
February 5, 2023
Our next Baptism preparation course will be on Saturday, February 11 from 9 am – 12 pm. To register your child for Baptism, please visit our website at https://saintmichael.ca/baptism/
Last Year’s Palms
Since the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday Liturgy were blessed, they are now sacramentals which should be treated with respect and never be thrown away. If you would like to dispose of your palms, please bring them to the church and deposit them in the “old palms” container outside the Parish Office. Once collected, the palms will be burned to be used on Ash Wednesday.
Moms and Tots
Moms and Tots is back. Please join us every Thursday 9:30-11:30 am in the St. Nicholas room for coffee, social and play!
IWIN Virtual Event
February 8 – 7pm
IWIN invites you to an evening of prayer on February 8 at 7 pm, in recognition of the International Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking. Please join the zoom meeting at: HTTPS://US06WEB.ZOOM.US/J/86332252851? PWD=WTAWK0XJENBZB2FVVUXQRNNUOVPVUT09. Passcode: 220171
World Day of the Sick Mass
Saturday, February 11 at 5 pm
Fr. Edmund will be celebrating a healing Mass in observance of World Day of the Sick, on Saturday, February 11 at 5 pm. All are invited to attend.
Monday’s Bible Study for Spring 2023: “Exodus: A Call to Freedom”. Through the lens of Christ and the Church, we’ll see that God desired to free his people from the dangerous grip of sin. It will start on February 27th with 10 presential sessions (no zoom) in one of St. Michael’s meeting rooms every Monday at 7 pm. To register or to get additional information, please contact Augusto Bitter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Walk 2023: Callout for Artists
We invite artists and photographers from beginners to professionals to register to showcase their works at the up coming Art Walk. You must be a member of Saint Michaels Catholic Church. The cut off for registration is February 20. For registration info and for submission requirements, please visit saintmichael.ca/event/artwalk.
Day Chapel Renovation
The Day Chapel is now closed for renovation which includes the addition of two side altars for the Blessed Virgin Mary (current statue) and the Divine Mercy (framed canvas print). The Divine Mercy print is from the original. The two side altars will also have votive candle racks where devotees can light real candles. Thomas Tan will be our project coordinator. The renovation design was done by Architect June Lee. The project has been duly approved by the diocese. The project concept was presented by Bill Tapuska and Peggy Tan, in an effort to place the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary in their appropriate places. The draft recommendations of the defunct Interior Enhancement Committee on the Day Chapel improvements have been duly taken into account. The Blessed Virgin Mary is currently located in a grotto-type make-shift altar at the back corner of the Day Chapel. The project cost is at $98,000 plus taxes, as budgeted by Cougar Construction who won a recent bidding. So far, a family has contributed $30,000 for the project. We encourage families and individuals to support the project through financial contributions or through continued prayers.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
November 13 to 21, 2023
Join Fr. Edmund on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 13 to 21, 2023, on an inspirational journey that visits some of the most ancient sites in the world. 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!
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)
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
Saturday, February 4, 5 pm Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, February 5, 9 am, 11 am & 5 pm Masses: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Lent & Easter Schedule
Ash Wednesday: February 22, 2023
Mass at 9 am, 6 pm
Lenten Fridays: February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 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 9 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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