What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
The Lazarus Prototype
April 3, 2022
A reflection on healing and reconciliation from Fr. Edmund
Lenten Share Sunday – Palm Sunday
Weekend of April 2/3
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be having its first Share Sunday in over 2 years. Members of the Society will be distributing bags and food lists the weekend of April 2/3 to receive your Lenten offerings on Palm Sunday, April 9/10. May the kindness and compassion of your food and monetary donations stir the hearts of those who receive and fill them with hope. If you are providing from your home pantry, please check the Best Before date as we cannot use stale-dated items.
Urgent Request: plastic bags for hamper packing.
Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
Join us for a Memorial Mass for loved ones we have lost during the pandemic on Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary.
The Invitation—Lent Tour 2022
Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
St. Michael Church is hosting an evening of talks, music, inspiration and prayer for a one night Parish Mission featuring Michael Chiasson on Thursday, April 7. RSVP/ pre-register here. There is no cost for this event.
Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, welcomes the entire Church to participate in a Synod, in order to listen to what the Holy Spirit is speaking to each member of the Church. We would like to invite you, the parishioners of St. Michael Catholic Community, to share your experiences and insights, at our Parish’s listening session on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom.
If you are interested in being a small group leader, helping to facilitate small group discussions, you can sign up at www.saintmichsel.ca/events. We will contact all the leaders once we have all the names in order to inform them on how to run the small groups.
If you are interested in simply participating in the Parish listening session, you can sign up at www.saintmichael.ca/events. Registration closes on Monday, April 4.
Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, April 16 at 9 p.m.
We will welcome our new members of the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16 followed by a reception of coffee and cookies.
Divine Mercy Celebration
Sunday, April 24
Please join us for Holy Hour Celebration, starting with confessions at 1 p.m., followed at 2 p.m., by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration/meditation, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Homily, and Benediction.
Please Note: incense will be used during the celebration.
Fr. Edmund’s Anniversary of Ordination
Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
Come celebrate Fr. Edmund’s 43rd year of Ordination on Wednesday, April 27 with a Thanksgiving Mass at 6 p.m. followed by fellowship/reception of coffee and cookies.
Building Stronger Families
Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
Monsignor Frederick Dolan of the Opus Dei will facilitate “Building Stronger Families: Revisiting Patris Corde, the Letter of Pope Francis for the Year of the Family” on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church. All families are welcome!
St. Michael Choir
The Choirs for the Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses are reconvened. Those interested may indicate their intent by contacting Marvin Matthews at email@example.com.
On Fridays, after the 9 a.m. Mass, we have been observing the Holy Hour before the exposed Blessed Sacrament in the Main Sanctuary. The Holy Hour is preceded by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluded with the Reposition. We encourage our parishioners to visit, in their own time, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for private adoration through the South Entrance which is accessible from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. For security reasons, there are cameras to cover any untoward activity in the area and other areas of the church. We have to be more appreciative of the accessibility of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for twelve (12) hours daily. We encourage our parishioners to commit to a weekly hour-long Blessed Sacrament visitation for private adoration. Committed adorers are required to move forward towards a longer adoration period on Fridays or some other special days.
Beginning in May, we will hold a coffee reception after the weekend Masses: Saturday, May 7, after the 5 p.m. Mass (1st weekend), Sunday, May 15, after the 9 a.m. Mass (2nd weekend), Sunday, May 22, after the 11 a.m. Mass (3rd weekend) and Sunday, May 29, after the 5 p.m. Mass (4th weekend). If you are interested in volunteering for the coffee receptions, please contact Marvin Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hydrangeas and Lilies in Memory of a Loved One
Parishioners are invited to help decorate the Church this Easter by purchasing a hydrangea or lily in memory of a loved one. Order forms are available in the Gathering Area. You can drop off your completed form along with your payment ($20/hydrangea or $15/lily) in the collection boxes throughout the church or at the parish office by Wednesday, April 13.
Update, April 3: Access cards have been received and are being programmed. Once they are all programmed we will make an announcement for pickup. The Columbarium door will be unlocked from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to allow for visiting in the meantime. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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 February we helped 25 families (44 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, April 2, 5 p.m. – Fr. Raul Hernandez
Sunday, April 3, 9 a.m. – Fr. Raul Hernandez
Sunday, April 3, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Fr. Edmund Vargas
2022 Lent & Easter Schedule
Ash Wednesday: March 2
Mass at 9 a.m., 6 p.m.
Lenten Fridays: March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8
Mass at 6 p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
Parish Reconciliation: Thursday, March 31
Liturgy and Confessions at 6 p.m.
Palm Sunday: April 9, 10
Regular Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Livestreamed), 5 p.m.
Holy Thursday: April 14
Mass at 7 p.m.
Adoration following Mass until 11 p.m.
Good Friday: April 15
Liturgy at 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Easter Vigil: April 16
Mass at 9 p.m.
Easter Sunday: April 17
Regular Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. (Livestreamed), 5 p.m.
Parish Office: The office will be open regular hours from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on April 12 – 14. We will be closed on April 15 for Good Friday.
*Live-streamed 11 a.m. Mass can be accessed at saintmichael.ca/Mass and on our Facebook Page. Once the live-streamed Mass has finished, the video can be viewed on our Facebook page. For a list of all live-streamed Masses in the diocese, visit catholicyyc.ca.
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