Bulletin: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of our Lord

Posted 2020-04-09 by St. Michael's Communications

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Christ is Risen – Happy Easter!

From all of us at St. Michael’s, we wish everyone a blessed Easter Sunday. Despite the current situation, may the reality of our Lord’s Resurrection 2,000 years ago stir in our hearts a renewed sense of hope and desire to walk with Christ more closely every single day.

Easter Monday, April 13

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Easter Monday, and there will be no Confessions. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain open for private prayer from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Michael’s Mass Live Stream

Beginning Easter Sunday, April 12, we will be streaming Mass on our website at saintmichael.ca/Mass daily at 11 a.m. There is also an online form which gives you the opportunity to submit a prayer intention — Fr. John & Fr. Pilmaiken will then offer your petitions during Mass, in addition to our prayer teams interceding for you. The Mass will also be live-streamed on Facebook Live.

Schedule Changes

Beginning Monday, April 13, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be open daily for private prayer from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also, beginning Tuesday, April 14, our new Confession times will be Monday-Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Please use the south entrance doors at all times, as the other doors will be locked. We do ask seniors, those with pre-existing health conditions, and more importantly, individuals who are ill or show symptoms of illness to please remain at home.

For other updates regarding schedule changes and event cancellations, visit

Current Suspension of Public Liturgies Extended

On Friday, March 27, Bishop McGrattan issued a letter which extends the current suspension of all public liturgies indefinitely. There will be no Masses at St. Michael’s for the time being, An episcopal decree by Bishop McGrattan dispenses Catholics from the Sunday Obligation during this period. To read the letter, visit www.catholicyyc.ca. To get the latest updates from St. Michael’s, sign up on Flocknote by visiting www.flocknote.com/smcyyc or text “SMCYYC” to 514-900-0130.

Devotion to the Divine Mercy

Bearing in mind all those who have died from the coronavirus and other illnesses, it is an act of charity as Catholics to pray for their souls — that God will grant them mercy and eternal rest. Please consider praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for all who have died and for the souls in purgatory. Click here for a guide on how to pray the chaplet.

Weekly Youth Nights

Nolan and some members from our previous NET Team will be going live on Instagram every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual youth night: follow our youth account on Instagram at @onthursdaynights to join. Also, ProjectYM is offering live-streamed youth nights every Sunday at 6 p.m. MT. St. Michael’s youth are encouraged to tune in at www.projectym.com/live.

Cancelled: Body Language for Ministry and Health Care

Please note that the Body Language for Ministry and Health Care course with Dr. Mark Kolodziej on April 25 has been cancelled. If you have already paid to register for this course, Rosalie will contact you to facilitate a refund. You can also reach her at rgeeraert@saintmichael.ca.

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: ssvp@saintmichael.ca or 403-249-0423 ext. 122

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