Bulletin: Pentecost Sunday

Posted 2022-06-03 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:


 

Download bulletin PDF

 

We are the Church!

June 5, 2022

While the word ‘church’ indicates a special building designated for worship, as in St. Michael’s Church, it also refers to an assembly, a congregation, a gathering together of people, a community. The Second Vatican Council defines the Church as the People of God, who are constituted in Christ by the Holy Spirit. The Latin term for church ‘ecclesia’ derives from the Greek which means ‘to call out of”. It is a people set apart, a people called out of darkness into Christ’s wonderful light.
 
The Church as an organized society existing in our world and history is a visible reality. We call this the Church an institution, a hierarchy. The Church is also spiritual reality that transcends our world and our history. This is also referred to as the charismatic aspect of the Church. The Church is a mystery and a sacrament. It is a sign and instrument of a spiritual reality. The Church as a sacrament contains within itself as well as communicates God’s power and presence.
 
The purpose of the Church is to make holy the members of Christ’s body through the love given by Christ. By our baptism, we become part of the Church. We share in God’s grace through the Church which is built on the foundation of Christ who is our way, the truth and the life. We are the Church.
 
Speaking of the Church as a parish: Pope John Paul II reminds us: “It is necessary that in the light of faith, all rediscover the true meaning of the parish, that is, the place where the very ‘mystery’ of church is present and at work… The parish is not principally a structure, a territory or a building, but rather, ‘the family of God’, ‘a fellowship afire with a unifying spirit’, ‘a familial and welcoming home’, ‘a community of the faithful’.  Plainly and simply, the parish is founded on a theological reality because it is Eucharistic community.”
 
As we move beyond the pandemic times, let us transform our efforts into wonderful opportunities to relate with one another in a personal way, to encounter one another on behalf of Christ who works in our midst.
 
FrEdmund@saintmichael.ca
 
 
Healing Lines
 
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” Even in our darkest moments, God is with us. As in the poem by Mary Stevenson, “Footprints in the Sand”, at the times we cannot see God’s support He is quietly carrying us. For those of us who suffer the impacts of violence and abuse this can be of comfort. Let’s support God’s efforts by reaching out to those in need in our communities.

 

Announcements:

 

Weekday Mass Ministry

Saturday, June 4

The Weekday Mass Ministry is hosting a meet and greet and serving coffee and cookies after the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mass this weekend. All are invited.

 

Holy Hour

Friday, June 10

Please note, Holy Hour on Friday, June 10 will be cancelled. Mass however, will be celebrated in the Day Chapel.

 

Fr. Raul’s Anniversary of Ordination 

Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m.

Come celebrate Fr. Raul’s 16th year of Ordination on Thursday, June 16 with a Thanksgiving Mass followed by cake and coffee.

 

42nd Annual Hike for Life Virtual Event

Please join Fr. Edmund 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 you can make a donation to Fr. Edmund, Fr. Raul or any other team member from now until June 12. All donations go directly to Pro-Life. All funds raised will go to support the Respect for Life program.

 

Adult Volunteers

Are you interested in becoming more involved in St. Michael’s Catholic Community and part of the Altar Servers Ministry? We are currently looking for volunteers to join our group and help with the training and scheduling of severs. With your participation, we will ensure our servers are active participants in the Holy Mass, having the privilege of assisting the priest in the sanctuary during the Mass and other liturgical functions. If you are a registered, practicing member of the parish, please consider this opportunity and contact Marvin at mmatthews@saintmichael.ca for more details.

 

Altar Servers

Are you interested in becoming more involved in St. Michael’s Catholic Community and part of the Altar Servers Ministry?
We are currently looking for volunteers to join our group and help with the training and scheduling of severs. With your participation, we will ensure our servers are active participants in the Holy Mass, having the privilege of assisting the priest in the sanctuary during the Mass and other liturgical functions. 

If you are a registered, practicing member of the parish, please consider this opportunity and contact Marvin at mmatthews@saintmichael.ca for more further details.

 

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 mmatthews@saintmichael.ca.

 

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 May we helped 25 families (34 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.

Comments

comments

Pentecost Sunday, 05/06/2022, 997.49 KB

© St. Michael Catholic Community | Built by: Infinity Reef partnered with Primal Tribe