Bulletin: Corpus Christi

Posted 2022-06-17 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

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The Offering of the Eucharist

June 19, 2022

“Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread (wine) to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life (our spiritual drink).” This is the prayer the priest offers on behalf of all those gathered as he offers the bread and wine during the offertory.
 
In a way, our participation at Mass becomes a sharing of God’s divine gifts through Christ as expressed by the prayer of the priest as he mixes a little amount of water with the wine: “By the mystery of this water and wine, may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity.” 
 
The offering of bread and wine is an offering of our entire selves. Bread and wine are not natural symbols, like water. God does not make bread and wine. Human beings do. Animals do not prepare bread and wine. Bread and wine represents our human work and all that we are. When we offer that bread and the wine as well as our own respective monetary contributions/offerings during the offertory, we symbolically offer all that we do and all that we are.   
 
The Eucharist as communion is expressed in our actual sharing of the one bread and the one cup. Sharing one bread and one cup, just as Jesus did during the Last Supper and God’s people in the past, tells our story as a people. The language of eating together at Mass is the language of Christ’s love and redemption. Breaking bread is the breaking of Himself for all of us. The Eucharist transforms us into bread broken for others. At every Mass, we request Christ to transform us into himself:  bread broken for others.  
 
As a Christian community, we are mandated with the challenge of showing our younger members the way of sharing our lives just as Christ has shared and sacrificed His own life for all of us.  
 
FrEdmund@saintmichael.ca
 
 
Healing Lines
 
June 19 is Father’s Day! Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a “father’s day” in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers and grandfathers, both those with us and those who have gone before us!
 

 

Announcements:

 

Corpus Christi 

Sunday, June 19

There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament on Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 19 after the 11 a.m. Mass, celebrated by Fr. Raul. The procession will end at the main entrance where he will bless everyone. Coffee to be served afterwards.

 

Catholic Women’s League (CWL)

Sunday, June 19

The CWL is hosting a meet and greet and serving coffee and cookies this weekend after the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass and Corpus Christi Procession. All are invited.

 

Canada Day

Friday, July 1

Please note, Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 1 but Holy Hour will be cancelled. The Parish Office will be closed and will re-open on Tuesday, July 5 at 9:30 a.m.

 

IGNITE AB 2022

July 12 to 15 at St. Luke’s Parish

Ignite is a week-long Catholic summer camp for teens (going into grade 9 through graduating grade 12) who desire to grow in holiness! This jam-packed week is filled with excellent talks, amazing people, epic large group activities, daily Mass, Adoration, praise and worship, and much more! Youth will grow in their relationship with God and be empowered to go forward while striving to be a modern-day saint and a light to the world!  Ignite AB 2022 will be hosted at St. Luke’s Parish from July 12-15. Register at www.f2f.ca/ignite.

For further camps, promotional video and info, please contact  www.f2f.ca/ignite.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

Special thanks to all St. Michael parishioners for supporting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul!  During the month of May we helped 25 families (34 adults and 35 children). If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact us at SSVP@saintmichael.ca or 403-249-0423 ext 122.

We are looking for new members. If you are interested, contact us at SSVP@saintmichael.ca or 403-249-0423 ext 122. 

Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the SSVP food chest in the gathering area. 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.

 

Mass Schedule for this Weekend

Saturday, June 18, 5 p.m. Mass:  Fr. Edmund Vargas 

Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m. Mass:  Fr. Edmund Vargas

Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mass:  Fr. Raul Hernandez

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