Bulletin: 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted 2024-05-03 by @saintmichaelyyc


What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:


Keep Working on Love

May 4, 2024

A key character in Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull is Jonathan’s teacher, Chiang. When the day comes for Chiang to say goodbye to his young student, Jonathan knows it is a special moment. He wonders what parting advice his old teacher will give him. Chiang utters it in just five words: “Jonathan, keep working on love”. It is this same parting advice that Jesus gave to His own disciples: “Keep working on love” .
Indeed, Christ’s example of love and sacrifice invites us to love beyond ourselves. It is this kind of selfless and unconditional love which Christ has shown us that conquers sin and death itself. With this kind of love, death is transformed from the taking away of life into a voluntary return of the gift of life to the Giver of life.
Love reaches the eternal level when it goes beyond ourselves, when we are able to love others more than ourselves. It is this kind of love that makes our human relationships last, transforming them to eternity. This kind of love outlives death, defeating death’s power over us. Unconditional and selfless love is the real measure of Christian life. His kind of love is the reason for the resurrection.
Our love for one another has to be filled with the love that inspires the Eucharist, the living memorial of Christ’s love for us. This re-enactment of Christ’s sacrifice in Calvary, which is the ultimate expression of His self-giving, inspires and powers us to love as He does. The love Christ has left as a legacy is the greatest of God’ gifts. When we learn to love as Christ loves, we learn to believe and hope without seeing. St. Augustine declares in one of his writings: “He (Christ) disappeared before our eyes, that we might find Him in our hearts”.
Let us continue to discover the love that Christ has placed in our hearts. Let us memorize in our hearts the example of Christ’s love.
Healing Lines

“I give you a new commandment: love one another… This is how all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”. As we contemplate Christ’s words to us, think of those who suffer domestic violence, abuse, and discrimination. They need our love, compassion, and support. Learn how to recognize the signs of all kinds of abuse and prejudice, in ourselves, and for those who touch your lives; in Church, at home, and in the streets. Reach out with love, become a disciple of Christ.


Mass Schedule for this Weekend
Saturday, May 4 at 5pm:  Fr. Edmund Vargas & Dc. Randy Gritter
Sunday, May 5 at 8:30am Morning Prayer:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, May 5 at 9am:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, May 5 at 11am:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, May 5 at 5pm:  Fr. Jose Bustalino



Please see this weekend’s bulletins for all announcements:

Download St. Michael bulletin

Download Diocesan bulletin (Condensed)

Download Diocesan bulletin (Full Length)

Volunteerism, Anyone? 
We need volunteers in most ministries. The Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit (EME) Committee is actively campaigning for more volunteers. With the return of our Basket Collection during weekends, we need volunteers in the Hospitality Ministry to increase the number of ushers and greeters who can help with the collection baskets. With the lifting of restrictions of the Communion with the Cup and if we proceed the pre-pandemic practice, we require to double the number of Eucharistic Ministers who can help administer Holy Communion during the weekend Masses. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marvin Matthews at mmatthews@saintmichael.ca


St. Michael Event Schedule


Coffee Connections:

Thursdays | After Daily Mass | 9:30am

Sundays | After Morning Masses | 10:00am and 12:00pm


Regular Events:

Mondays| Bible Study: “Galatians: Set Free To Live in the Spirit” | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

Tuesdays | RCIA | St. Nicholas Room | 7:0-9:00pm

Wednesdays | Into the Breach | Day Chapel | 6:00-7:30am

Thursdays | Moms and Tots | St. Nicholas Room | 9:30-11:30am

Thursdays | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10:00am-12:00pm


May 2024:

May 1 | Last Session: Women’s Ministry Bible Study | St. Nicholas Room | 10:00am-12:00pm

May 2 | CANCELLED: Coffee Thursday

May 2 | CANCELLED: Moms and Tots

May 3 | Beloved Daughter’s Conference | Registration 6-7pm | Session 7-9pm | Social 9-10pm

May 4 | Beloved Daughter’s Conference | Session 8:30am-12:00pm | Lunch 12:00-1:30pm | Session 1:30-4:00pm

May 8 | Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition Volunteer Training | Day Chapel | 10:00-11:30am and 7:00-8:30pm

May 8 | Parish Renewal Meeting | Office Boardroom | 7:00-9:00pm

May 9 | CANCELLED: Coffee Thursday

May 9 | CANCELLED: Moms & Tots

May 9 | First Communion Session 4 | Various Rooms| 6:00-7:30pm

May 11 | Hike for Life | Prince’s Island Park | 8:30am-12:00pm

May 11 | Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition Volunteer Training | Day Chapel | 11:00am-12:30pm

May 11 & 12 | Mother’s Day Rose Sale | Narthex | After All Masses

May 14 | CWL Social | 5:00-9:00pm

May 14 | RCIA Last Session | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

May 16 | Knights of Columbus | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00-9:00pm

May 20 | CANCELLED: Bible Study “Galatians: Set Free To Live in the Spirit”

May 24 – June 2 | Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition | Mezzanine | Various Times

May 26 | CANCELLED: Altar Server Training

May 26 | Confirmation 2024 | Sanctuary | 2:00pm

May 28 | PPC Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00-9:00pm

May 28 | SSVP Meeting | St. Gabriel Room 145 | 7:00-9:00pm



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