What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Lectio Divina Books – New
For home groups: Lectio Divina Books for Year B (2020-2021) are now available for purchase at the stand next to the gift shop for $5 each.
Contact your MP regarding Bill C-7 – New
Bill C-7 seeks to expand access to assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada, which the CCCB describes as “deeply flawed, unjust, and morally pernicious.” The bill advocates for extending current provisions to those who are not dying, which places vulnerable citizens such as persons with disabilities and mental illness at serious risk. Act now and contact your MP to express your concerns about Bill C-7: to know who your MP is and access resources such as letter templates, visit: www.catholicyyc.ca/euthanasia.
“Kids Kingdom at Home” kicks off this weekend
The first episode of Kids Kingdom at Home is now available. Every Saturday, we will release a new video with songs, crafts, stories, and activities that parents and children can do together and cultivate the faith at home. The pre-packaged kits containing materials for the crafts and activities can be picked up after weekend Masses by the welcome booth near the north-side exit doors. For more information, visit saintmichael.ca/children.
Prepare yourself spiritually for Christmas — join Sr. Katrina Le and Sr. Gabrielle Cornelio of the Sisters of Divine Mercy on an Advent mission happening December 8-10 (Tues-Thurs). Each night will begin with Mass at 6:30 p.m. followed by a talk.
Waiting & Watching: an Advent experience for youth
Waiting & Watching is a special Advent experience we’re hosting for youth in grades 7-12 together with Access52, featuring music, prayer, and inspiring talks. This will be on Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary. We’re inviting students in grades 7-12 to join us in-person or via livestream on our website. Click the button below to register.
Giving Tuesday – New
Giving Tuesday marks a global movement dedicated to charitable giving. As we approach the end of 2020, we ask that you remember St. Michael’s in your year-end giving, especially during this time of pandemic. To donate, visit saintmichael.ca/giving.
Christmas Hampers 2020
Thank you to all of you who have responded to our appeal for monetary donations in support of this year’s Christmas Hamper Outreach! We have several requests for hampers and, as in years past, SSVP will also be providing support to St. Bernard’s Parish, whose requests are more than what their smaller parish can manage.
Since we’re unable to handle food donations or process Angel Tree gifts, SSVP will instead purchase all required food from our wholesaler and would welcome your support for this in the form of monetary donations. Donations to SSVP may be made through the following (tax receipts will be issued in Jan 2021):
- the collection box
- by using the green envelopes in the SSVP donation bin/lockbox in the gathering area
- online at saintmichael.ca/giving.
Gifts for children: While we are unable to provide gifts, we will be providing gift cards to families with children. Walmart and Superstore gift cards in the amount of $35 are needed for this purpose. Any donations may be dropped at the parish office, labelled SSVP Christmas Hamper Donation, or placed in the SSVP collection bin collection lockbox in the gathering area.
Volunteers: not having Hamper Day event this year also means that we are currently not taking in new volunteers. Further details will be made available as we complete our plans. For more information, email email@example.com.
Influenza and COVID-19 – New
A message from the Diocese of Calgary
The Diocese of Calgary strongly recommends to the faithful to, as much as possible, continue to wear the mask while seated in the pews during the Mass. This will help better protect one another in preventing the transmission of the flu and COVID-19. However, exemptions under the municipal bylaws will continue to be respected without requiring proof of eligibility. This gesture of wearing the mask is a sign of charity and concern for each other’s health. Please see the new poster in the church which highlights a number of health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of the flu and COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sacred Art Guild of Alberta online art show – New
SAGA is proud to host Light in the Storm, its first online art show and sale on now until December 15. To take a look at what several SAGA artists have created and cast a vote for your favorite artwork, visit www.sacredartsguildofalberta.com.
Not receiving Flocknote emails?
There is a known issue about Flocknote emails not being successfully delivered to users with a @shaw.ca email. Although our emails do not bounce and are successfully sent out from the Flocknote platform, some Shaw users report that they don’t see our emails in their inbox or spam/junk folder. To help rectify this issue, please follow the steps at saintmichael.ca/flocknote.
If you have a Shaw email and have been experiencing issues receiving the Daily Bible Reading Challenge emails, please follow these steps. You can also access the readings for the whole year at saintmichael.ca/biblechallenge.
2020-2021 SUNDAY MISSAL NOW AVAILABLE
The Living with Christ 2020-2021 Year B Sunday Missal is now available for purchase for $5 each. Illustrated youth missals are also available for $10. To get your copy, please visit the parish office.
See the bulletin for more announcements
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