With over 40 active ministries and programs, St. Michael’s is a busy parish with lots of things going all throughout the week. From volunteer opportunities to faith formation programs, check out the events below to get involved.
Advent Pasta Fundraiser Night – CANCELLED – Please Contact Adam at (403) 689-1036 if you’ve purchased tickets to receive a refund
Saturday, November 26
Please join us for Pasta night – Fundraiser hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, November 26 after the 5 pm Mass. The proceeds will go to our Christmas Hamper program as well as a new playground for St. Michael’s Catholic School. Tickets will be available after weekend Masses (November 12/13, 19/20) or at the office during the week. Cost: $5 for child (ages 3 to 13) and $10 for adult (ages 14 and up).
Steve Bell Concert
December 2, 7:30pm
St. Michaels is pleased to be hosting Steve Bell in a solo concert on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm. This will be an evening of story and song featuring music from his latest album, “Wouldn’t You Love to Know,” as well as Steve Bell classics and favourites. Tickets are $25 and are available on-line at www.stevebell.com/events, or from the parish office. Visit www.stevebell.com/events
Christmas Hamper Day
Our target is to prepare and deliver 170 hampers on that day. We are now receiving referrals and accepting donations. Cash donations are especially needed, as detailed below.
Referrals: Referrals are accepted from Parish school counselors, and through the SSVP intake line at 403-249-0423 ext 122.
Donate: Monetary Donations to SSVP are used to purchase food at wholesale prices, and may be made through:
– the collection box, noted for Christmas Hampers
– depositing the green envelopes located in the SSVP donation bin/lockbox in the gathering area
– online at saintmichael.ca/giving.
Please include your clearly printed name and address – tax receipts will be issued in January 2023.
Food Donations: Christmas Hampers contain a standard list of goods and quantities, purchased wholesale, at a substantial cost saving. SSVP provides support to families year-round, and food donations received this month that are not on our list will be placed in the larder, for use by SSVP to address late hamper requests and after-Christmas hamper needs. Thank you to our Parish schools who are conducting food drives in support of SSVP.
Thank you to all our faithful Parish members who signed up last weekend to assist with hamper preparations and delivery. It is great to see the desire to help, especially after the past two years of reduced service. We are contacting all those who signed up and will be in touch about your assignment.
We do need more volunteers to help with delivery on the night of December 19.
Importantly, those delivering hampers are required to have an updated Police Check on file, and complete Praesidium training. Note it can take up to 4 weeks to process but can be completed online. To check if your volunteer requirements are up to date, please contact Marvin Matthews MMatthews@saintmichael.ca
Gifts for Children: The Angel Tree will be available the weekend of November 26/27, where our Angel Gift Tags hold a child’s special request. Shop for that special gift and return it to be enclosed with the hamper going to the family.