What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:
August Summer Bulletin
August 7, 2022
they are gifts of God.
Take time to have fun;
it’s God’s way of teaching you your strengths.
Take time to grow yourself;
only you can grow you.
God trusts you.
Take time to be self-reliant;
it is better than being dependent.
Take time to share with others;
they will bless you, and you will bless them.
Take time to have hope,
you are a child of God.
Let’s put ourselves into the hands of the Lord,
and pray that God will bless us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our home a place of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts,
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
[Source: Sunday Bulletin of June 29, 2008; Saint Paul’s Roman
Friday Mass and Adoration
Please note, Friday Daily Mass and Adoration in July and August will be held in the Day Chapel.
GriefShare: Have You Lost a Loved One Recently?
Have you lost a loved one recently, or know someone who has? The grief support ministry invites individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to participate in a Grief Share Program this Fall. The program consists of a video seminar (Christian based with personal stories from Christian experts who have experienced grief), group sharing with participants/facilitators and a personal workbook. The program runs every Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from August 30 to October 18. There is a fee of $10 for the workbook. Free will offerings will also be accepted. To register or for more info, please contact the Parish Office at 403-249-0423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Help With the Altar Serving Ministry
We are looking for a parishioner to help support the Altar Server Trainer. This role involves:
– scheduling altar servers for the weekend masses
– scheduling altar servers for the weekend masses
– communicating with volunteers via FlockNote
– ensuring volunteers are following the Code of Conduct
– finding replacements when needed
– preparing schedules for Christmas and Easter masses
– providing the Volunteer Coordinator with paperwork
– maintaining the volunteer spreadsheet
– working closely with the Altar Server Trainer
– finding altar server volunteers
– liaising with the Pastor for any changes to serving protocols
Please note that the person selected would also need to complete a background check and complete the necessary volunteer modules.
Blessing of Anniversary Couples
There will be a special blessing for couples who have celebrated a wedding anniversary the weekend of August 27/28. Let us celebrate the sacrament of Marriage as an essential component of our life as a Christian community.
Sponsor Family Assistance
The St. Michael Men’s Ministry has sponsored the Imran family from Pakistan (Max, Somiya, daughters Braikhna 10, and Hannah 4) this past June. Our group is very thankful to the community who have helped find furniture, donated financially and met with the family. This family has been in a refugee situation for approximately 9 years and are so very grateful to be here. They want to be a part of our community and so we are reaching out to SMCC for social and community help. They enjoy attending Mass at SMCC, and need occasional rides from their home in Glamorgan to and from Mass, or meeting other families for fellowship, or social activities like
going to the park, local community pools or rides to go grocery shopping until they can manage the bus system independently etc. If you have the time and are able to drive or if you would like to connect with Max and his family, please let us know. They look forward to getting to know you all. Thank you and God Bless.
Please contact Peter Harrison with any offers of help: 403-835-5955
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 July we helped over 20 families. 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. Michael’s website: www.saintmichael.ca/giving/. Please indicate funds are for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the drop-down menu.
Mass Schedule for the Month of August
Saturday, August 6, 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, August 7, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Saturday, August 13, 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, August 14, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Saturday, August 20, 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, August 21, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Edmund Vargas
Saturday, August 27, 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Gabriel Arihi
Sunday, August 28, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mass: Fr. Gabriel Arihi
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