What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
St. Joseph Statue Restoration Project – New
Last July 2020, Lynda Bautista who was gifted the antique statue of St. Joseph from her mother spoke to Suzy Moutinho (our former Director of Operational) about the possibility of donating this beautiful statue to our church. With Fr. Poul’s permission, Suzy, Freddy & Ryan (our former Communications Coordinator) picked up St. Joseph and carried it to our church. In Suzy’s prayer, Pat Burchnall came to her mind and she asked Pat if she thought she could restore St. Joseph. Praise the Lord, she was willing to. Pat then consulted with experts to find out what materials should be used to strip the old paint, to repair the wood because with age it had cracked and chipped, what would be the best type of base materials and paints to use. With her talent and direction, the community were able to restore St. Joseph and the young Jesus.
We would like to give a HUGE APPRECIATION for those who worked hard on the St. Joseph restoration project. Thank you to Lynda Bautista who donated the statue, to our beloved Suzy Moutinho and Sarah Hewitt in helping purchasing the supplies. To our
custodians Freddy and Ayman for all the additional cleaning, lifting and moving of the statue, Ted Burchnall for the countless hours of help with sanding, James Burchnall in building a replica of the base, Sarah Hewitt for her beautiful work in painting halos, Lorna Bridarolli for her help in painting, and last but not least to Pat Burchnall for all her hours spent
restoring St. Joseph. Without all of your hard work, this restoration project would not be possible.
See the photos of the restoration project here.
The Chosen – New
The Chosen (TV series) is a television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The first season was distributed on its own mobile app free around the world, as well as the Vid-Angel streaming platform in the United States. In March and April 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first season of The Chosen was made available completely free with no restrictions through its app. We would recommend you to watch the series and enhance your spiritual life living our Christian faith from those who know Jesus.
41st Annual Hike for Life – New
Please join Fr. Poul and Fr. Raul as they support the Calgary Pro-Life Association’s ‘virtual’ 10K Hike for Life. You can join the St. Michael’s Team, start collecting pledges and hike on your own or safely with your family in your own neighbourhood or you can make a donation to Fr. Poul, Fr. Raul or any other team member from now until June 5, 2021. All donations go directly to Pro-Life. All funds raised will go to support the Respect for Life Program which is presented to thousands of students in Grades 4-9 via zoom. For more information or to donate, click on the link to the St. Michael Catholic Community team: St. Michael Hike for Life 2021
Fr. Poul and Fr. Raul are happy to walk along with any parishioners ~ what better way to get to know our new Priests! Please contact them directly via email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you wish to arrange a time to join them in their walk.
If anyone brings in pledges, please call Calgary Pro-Live Association at 403.243.0691 Pledge sheet is here.
Pentecost Sunday, 23/05/2021, 1.11 MB