What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
Confirmation for Adult Catholics
If you are baptized in the Catholic Church and have received First Communion but aren’t confirmed yet, you are invited to take the Adult Confirmation Class, in preparation for Confirmation on Saturday, June 8, during the 5 p.m. Mass. Class schedule: Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning April 30 until May 28. To register or to learn more, please visit saintmichael.ca/confirmation.
Please note that the next opportunity for adult Confirmation will not be until Easter of 2020, so all those who are not yet confirmed are strongly encouraged to do so this year.
Thank you to all Holy Week, Triduum and Easter Volunteers
Than you to all the individuals who volunteered their time, talent and treasure during the Holy Week and Triduum liturgies: the passion play actors, Palm Sunday proclaimers, decorators, and our Hospitality, Eucharistic, and Music ministers, among many others. Thank you for beautifying our church and for making our Holy Week and Triduum liturgies memorable.
Thank you to all those who attended, organized and volunteered at our first annual Family Easter Eggstravaganza and for making it a huge success: we had over 500 people in attendance! If you want to recycle your plastic eggs, we will have a bin next to the men’s washroom where you can drop them off.
Panhandling at Church – New
In recent months, there have been people asking for money at the church entrances after Sunday Mass. Please invite them to Mass and encourage them to stay for refreshments after, or take them out for a meal. Please don’t give them cash — instead, continue to financially support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, who is available to help them with any material or emotional needs, or other agencies such as the Drop-In Centre and The Mustard Seed.
Eucharistic Adoration Schedule for May – New
Please note that 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration for May has been moved to May 10-11. On May 3, Eucharistic Adoration will be until 6 p.m. only. Sign up for a slot outside the Adoration Chapel or online.
Creative Arts: Open Studio
The Creative Arts Ministry’s next open studio sessions will be on Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 9:45 a.m. to noon. We invite all artists and aspiring artists to come and explore making art through videos and practice. Please bring your own supplies in any medium. Those who wish to attend can register by emailing email@example.com.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
The next “Drop-In Circle” will be on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. This event will continue to run every first Friday of the month until June and is open to all couples who have attended a Marriage Encounter weekend in the past. If you have any questions, please contact Dean and Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary Mass
May 3, 2019 marks 60 years since our first Mass as a parish community was celebrated at John Kinahan School. On this day, we invite everyone to join us at our 60th anniversary Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a reception with our founding members. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.
Name Tag Weekend and Potluck Sunday – New
Name Tag Weekend will be on May 4-5: be sure to grab a name tag at the gathering area before Mass. Also, join us after the Sunday 5 p.m. Mass on May 5 for an evening of food and fellowship — please bring any food item to share.
UNITE Youth Celebration
In the past year, UNITE Youth has accomplished many things because of the support of all parishioners and schools in our community. As a sign of our gratitude, everyone is invited to a celebration on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m., which will feature our youth programming, future plans, and have an opportunity to say goodbye to our current team of NET missionaries. We’ll have music, talks, social, and more. Please contact Nolan at email@example.com if you have any questions.
PRO-LIFE EVENTS IN MAY
- Join Bishop McGrattan at the Mass for Life on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m., happening at St. Mary’s Cathedral. There will be Eucharistic Adoration before Mass beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- The Alberta March for Life will be on Thursday, May 9, at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton, beginning at noon until 2 p.m. Free bus transportation (leaving at 8 a.m. and back around 6:30 p.m.) is being offered by the Knights of Columbus. To learn more or to book a seat, please call 403-271-7249.
- The 39th annual Hike for Life will be on Saturday, May 11, at Prince’s Island Park. By participating, you are helping the Calgary Pro-Life Association bring the Respect for Life programs to schools and other groups. Visit www.calgaryprolife.com to learn more.
Important Notice: St. Michael’s Annual General Meeting
Please note that the annual general meeting previously scheduled on Thursday, May 9, has been postponed to a later date. For the latest information, check future bulletins or visit saintmichael.ca/events.
Marriage Ministry: Date Night
For married, engaged, and seriously-dating couples: you are all invited on Saturday, May 11, for Revive to Thrive with Dr. Mark Kolodziej. Social to follow. This is a free event hosted by St. Michael’s Marriage Ministry, but we ask you to please register here.
Calling New Sacrament Preparation Volunteers for September!
Are you retired or on leave from teaching and want to give back to the Church with your teaching gifts? Are you a university student looking for practical hours with children? Are you someone who loves children and sharing your faith with them? We are looking for Sacrament Preparation teachers for next school year (2019-2020). We meet one Saturday a month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with a small group of school-aged children from October to May (8 sessions), learning about Reconciliation and Eucharist. Training will be provided and team teaching is the norm! For further information, contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mike’s Fest
- Calling caterers, event planners, and all those interested: if you’d like to get involved with St. Mike’s Fest this September 27 in celebration of our 60th anniversary, we’d like to hear from you! Email Tammy at email@example.com for more information.
- St. Michael’s Social Committee is looking for more members to join the team and help in our monthly potluck fellowship and other social events. To volunteer or if you want more information, email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste of the World
Taste the flavours of the different countries represented at St. Michael’s during this year’s Taste of the World, happening on Saturday, June 5 after the 5 p.m. Mass. Food tickets will be sold for $1 each. For those who wish to sell food: sign up will be available at the gathering are beginning April 27-28 (please supply your own flag). There will be a meeting with all vendors on Sunday, May 5, after the 11 a.m. Mass. For any further questions, email Vince at email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity Build Days
In commemoration of our 60th anniversary, St. Michael’s has committed to participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith build days in May and June. All are encouraged to support this project and address the need for affordable homeownership by helping us raise funds. As of this week, we’ve raised $4,315 out of the $10,000 we need. To donate, click the button below. To learn more, visit saintmichael.ca/diamond.
VACATION BIBLE Camp
We are now taking in registrations for children ages 5-10 for this summer’s VBS. The camp runs Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to noon, wit hthe first week on July 8-12 and the second week on July 15-19. Registration is $65: please register your child at the parish office (Mon-Thurs from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and until 4 p.m. on Fridays). We are also in need of teen crew members and adult volunteers to help run our stations. To volunteer, please email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info Session: Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Fr. Julian
Fr. Julian will be leading a pilgrimage to Medjugorje on September 15-27. Those who are interested in joining are invited to an information session on Sunday, May 26 at 12:30 p.m., happening at St. Paul’s parish in Airdrie (1305 Main Street South).
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