Second Sunday of Advent

Posted 2017-12-08 by @saintmichaelyyc

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

  • Healing Service

    • Everyone who would like to be prayed over are invited to attend our Healing Service on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2018, happening after the 7 p.m. Mass
  • 7th Annual Christmas Sing-Along

    • The 55+ Circle of Friends is excited to host the 7th Annual Christmas Sing-Along on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2018 at noon. Get your tickets after Mass or at the Parish Office for $15/person.
  • Sandwich Friday

    • Please purchase a loaf or two of bread and make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre. Please bring the prepared sandwiches at the church by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15.
  • Poinsettias in Memory of a Loved One

    • Parishioners are invited to decorate the church environment this Christmas by purchasing a poinsettia in memory of a loved one. Forms, which are available at the gathering area, must be completed and dropped off in the weekend’s collection basket or submitted to the Parish Office by Wednesday, Dec. 20. Cost: $30/poinsettia.

  • We’re Hiring: Full Time Custodian

    • St. Michael currently has an opening for a full time permanent custodial position. Schedule: 40-hour work week from Wed-Sun (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) with Mondays and Tuesdays off. More at

  • Sacraments Registration Deadline

    • Registration deadline for Confirmation (Grades 6 and up) with Bishop McGrattan on Sunday, May 6, 2018 is Monday, Jan. 8, while the deadline for the combined Reconciliation/First Communion is on Monday, Jan. 15. Please register at For more information, contact Maureen at

  •  Grief Share Program

    • Have you or someone you know lost a loved one recently? The Grief Support Ministry invites you to Grief Share: an 8-week program happening Monday evenings beginning Jan. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sessions consist of a video seminar, group support discussions, and a personal workbook. Free-will giving of $10 for the booklet. Please register at the Parish Office at 403-249-0423 ext. 101

  • Hospitality and Eucharistic Ministry Christmas Sign up

    • Hospitality Ministers: sign up sheets for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day can be found at the gathering area. For Eucharistic Ministers: sign up sheets are in the Sacristy. At this time, we request those signing up to be registered Hospitality and Eucharistic Ministers.

  • Stocking Tree

    • Fill a pair of warm socks with essentials for daily living, such as underwear, mitts, gloves, toques, Kleenex packets, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, bandages, shampoo, razors, shaving cream and, if you have room, candy bars. Hang the stockings on the Stocking Tree inside the Sanctuary. These stockings will be delivered to the Drop-In Centre for their guests at Christmas.

  • Buy Meat and Seafood In Support of Partnership of Hope

    • Since 2006, the Partnership of Hope fund has supported refugee families sponsored by our community. Through Fund Forward Community Fundraisers, you can buy high-quality meat and seafood products with 20% of the proceeds going to our Syrian fund. Visit to place your order, or stop by our table after Mass. Thanks for your support!

  • Distress Lines

    • Christmas can be a joyful time, and also stressful. Do you need help or need to talk to someone? Please consider the following:

      • Calgary Distress Centre: 403-266-4357 or (24/7)
      • Woods Homes Community Resource Team: 403-299-9699 or (24/7)
      • Family Violence Helpline: 403-234-7233 (24/7)
      • Society of St. Vincent de Paul: 403-249-0423 ext. 122.



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