What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Fr. John’s letter to the parish – New
Please read the letter attached in this bulletin for a message from Fr. John, including information on St. Michael’s financial results for 2019 and Q1 2020.
Victoria Day – New
Please note that the parish office will be closed and there will be no Confessions on Monday, May 18. However, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain open for private prayer from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Catholic Education Week – New
On May 18-22, we will be celebrating Catholic Education in all of Alberta. Join Bishop McGrattan in a province-wide liturgy and blessing on Friday, May 22 at 9 a.m. via live stream at catholicyyc.ca/catholiceducaton. In your charity, this is also an opportune time to remember in your prayers all of our students, parents, and teachers in Guardian Angel, St. Michael, John Costello, and Joan of Arc schools
Novena to the Holy Spirit – New
The novena to the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas — the first one being on the days leading up to Pentecost when the apostles were all gathered in the upper room. This year, the novena will begin on Friday, May 22, culminating during the Pentecost Vigil on Saturday, May 30. Join the whole Church in prayer by accessing the guide and prayer videos at saintmichael.ca/novena.
Moms and Tots Virtual Meet-Up
Moms and Tots is inviting women to this first virtual meet-up happening on Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. via ZOOM. Kimberly Cichon, parishioner and mother of six, will be sharing about her experiences during quarantine in a talk titled Stripped Away: Falls, Faith, and Family. To get the ZOOM link, join the Moms and Tots Flocknote mailing list at saintmichael.ca/momsandtots, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you or someone you know need help?
The following organizations are able to offer assistance:
- Dial 211 for food, shelter, and financial support
- AHS Access Mental Health: is the coronavirus anxiety affecting your mental health? Call 403-943-1500 for non-urgent cases (no referral needed), or call 403-266-4357 if you need immediate help
- Health Link 811: for individuals who are not seriously ill but have flu-like symptoms and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Call 911 if you are seriously ill or need immediate help.
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul: email@example.com or 403-249-0423 ext. 122
See the bulletin for more announcements
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