St. Michael's Parish, ~ ~ ~ ~ Elk Point


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  St. Michael's Parish  

  5329 — 48 Avenue  

  Elk Point, AB  


Fr. Gérard Gauthier

(780) 645-3033

gerardo@mcsnet.ca


     Confessions: Sunday Morning

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 



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Congratulations & Welcome

to the Newly Baptized:

• Jessie Rachel Houle

• Julia Samantha Farrell

• William Blair Douglas Farrell

October 21, 2018





  October 21, 2018 

 29th Sunday  

 in Ordinary Time 

Mass at 9 a.m.




  October 28, 2018 

 30th Sunday  

 in Ordinary Time 

Mass at 9 a.m.




  November 4, 2018 

 31st Sunday  

 in Ordinary Time 

Mass at 9 a.m.



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  Gratitude is the greatest weapon, 

God gives us against despair. 

To see the light in the midst of darkness.


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 The Redeemer Crucifix 

is now available for purchase, 

through the Knights of Columbus. 

The wood in the crucifixes are from

closed churches in the Diocese.

Cost is $66.00.    

To purchase and for more information 

contact Armand Houle at 780-724-3170

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Please be attentive to wearing perfumes 

or strong scents during Mass,

we do have parishioners 

who have sensitivities / reactions 

to these products.

 




Papal Prayer Intentions
for October

Evangelization: 

The Mission of Religious


That consecrated religious 
men and women 
may bestir themselves, 
and be present among the poor, 
the marginalized, 
and those who have no voice.

SUNDAY  LITURGY  TIMES
Sunday: 9 a.m.


 

.  October 21, 2018  .

[ 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B ]

[ World Mission Sunday ]

1st Reading: Isaiah 53: 10 – 11

2nd Reading: Hebrews 4: 14 – 16

Gospel: Mark 10: 35 – 45

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.  October 28, 2018  .

[ 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - B  ]

1st Reading: Jeremiah 31: 7 – 9

2nd Reading: Hebrews 5: 1 – 6

Gospel: Mark 10: 46 – 52

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.  November 4, 2018  .

[ 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - B  ]

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6: 2 – 6

2nd Reading: Hebrews 7: 23 – 28

Gospel: Mark 12: 28 – 34

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.  November 11, 2018  .

[ 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - B  ]

[ Remembrance Day ]

1st Reading: 1 Kings 17: 10 – 16

2nd Reading: Hebrews 9: 24 – 28

Gospel: Mark 12: 38 – 44

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.  November 18, 2018  .

[ 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - B ]

1st Reading: Daniel 12: 1 – 3


2nd Reading: Hebrews 10: 11 – 14, 18

Gospel: Mark 13: 24 – 32

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.  November 25, 2018  .

[ Feast of Christ the King - B ]

1st Reading: Daniel 7: 13 – 14

2nd Reading: Revelation 1: 5 – 8

Gospel: John 18: 33b – 37

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The Redeemer Crucifix 

is now available for purchase, 

through the Knights of Columbus. 

Cost is $66.00. 

Each cross sold contributes $33.00 

to the Vocations Fund 

in the St Paul Diocese.   

To purchase 

and for more information 

contact

Armand Houle at 

780-724-3170



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Please put your name 

on your collection envelopes 

for the month of January, 

so that Jean can correspond 

the envelope number 

to a family; 

and be able to write out year end receipts.

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 Donations to the Food Bank 

can be placed in the box, 

situated at the back of the Church. 

Please help us to assist the poor

in our community.

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Thank you for  your contribution in support of our Parish    
Collection for May 2018:   $ 1,617.85   
Collection for March 2018:   $ 1,918.80  
 Collection for February 2017:   $ 1,886.45 
Collection for September 2017:   $ 1,830.60 
 Collection for May 2017:   $ 2,061.00
 Collection for Papal Works:   $ 350.00
 Collection for Vocations:   $ 300.00 
 Collection for the Month:  April 2017:   $ 3,317.00  
Collection for Development & Peace:   $ 7,675.00   
Collection for the Holy Land:   $ 877.00  
  Collection for the Month:  March 2017:   $ 2,103.00    
 Collection for the Month:  February 2017:   $ 1,9759.55    
  Collection for Canadian Missions:   $ 616.00 
 Collection for the Month:  January 2017:   $ 3,511.00  






 Thank you to all parishioners who donate to the Food Bank. 

The Food Bank items collected were donated to the Elk Point Lions 

for those in need in our local community.

Donation Suggestion:

Each month, bring one-day's-groceries for a family of 4 


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Volunteers for lay ministries are needed for St. Michael’s. 

We are in need of readers, for the collection, bringing up the offering, 

communion to the sick, etc.

A training session will be offered, if necessary. 

Please contact the Parish Council for more information.


You can Sign Up on the poster in the back of the church 

to offer your service in one of the ministries.






Let us pray for the departed faithful.
Remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest 
in the hope of rising again; 
bring them and all the departed into the light of your presence.  



 Linda Karen Moore
Date of Death: September 21, 2018
Date of Funeral: September 28, 2018 
62 years
 Rolland Ephrem Gascon
Date of Death: July 14, 2018
Date of Funeral: October 20, 2018 
84 years
 John Edward Hillebrand
Date of Death: October 3, 2017
Date of Funeral: October 6, 2017 
84 years
Mary Harriet Theresa Nelson
Date of Death: August 22, 2017
Date of Funeral: August 30, 2017 
75 years
 Brigid Ethna Krekowski
Date of Death: February 25, 2017
Date of Funeral: March 4, 2017 
73 years
Bernadette Godlien
Date of Death: January 29, 2017
Date of Funeral: February 11, 2017 
73 years










  Prayer of the Faithful   —   October 21, 2018  

E]  Let us pray for Pope Francis and for his intention:

that consecrated religious men and women may do their utmost 

to be present among thepoor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice 

2]  We pray for Bishop Paul, and for Fr. Trini and the Parishioners of Morinville 

3]  Let us pray for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia,

for those in hospital, for everyone trusting in our prayer and moral support,

 [ and for Cliff, Yvette, Jan, Corbin, Eddy, Monsignor Pigeon,

Jean, Armand, Louis and Omer] 

4]  We pray for vocations to the priesthood: 

for the seminarians in their formation, 

and for the building up of the Kingdom of God in our Parish                                                      

5]  Let us pray for all families,

that the compassion of God may bring hopeand forgiveness to our homes 

and joy in our daily family life 

6]  We pray in hope of eternal life, rooted in baptism

— that the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus may give us 

reason to live with hope, for all our departed family members and friends                                                                      

7]  Let us pray for one another:

and for a desire to participate with our lives in what God is doing in the world  

8]  We pray for one another's intentions,

for our support of missionary activity, for good harvest weather, 

for all victims of violence,and for our own personal intentions


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   October 14, 2018   

1]  Let us pray for Pope Francis during the Synod of Bishops and for his intention:

that consecrated religious men and women may do their utmost 

to be present among thepoor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice                                                                                                                                                                                 

2]  We pray for Bishop Paul, for the faithful of the diocese of St. Paul,

 and for Fr. Jhack and the Parishioners of Mallaig and Ste. Lina                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

3]  Let us pray for all who suffer from addictions, loneliness and poor health,

for all the sick relying on our prayer support; 

and for Jan, Corbin, Yvette, Armand, Omer, Dennis, and Cliff]                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

4]  We pray for discernment of our own vocation,

for thankful hearts, open to the will of God, 

and for all families in their effort to promote vocations 

through their example of service to others and faithful commitment                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

5]  Let us pray for blended families,

for joy in the homes of all believers 

and for the hope of all families to live in peace and security                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

6]  We pray for those who die in the workplace, 

in the line of duty and in defense of our freedom,

and for parents who have lost infant children                                                                   

7]  Let us pray for one another:

and for hearts and lives laid open before God                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

8]  We pray for those who work away from home

for students in their school activities, for good harvest weather, 

and for the intentions we speak from our hearts 

  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   October 7, 2018  

 

1.  Let us pray for Pope Francis during the Synod of Bishops 

and for his intention:

that consecrated religious men and women may do their utmost 

to be present among the poor, the marginalized, 

and those who have no voice 

2.  We pray for our Shepherd, Bishop Paul Terrio

for the clergy and laity of the Diocese, 

and for Fr. Joji and the Parishioners of Le Goff, 

Elizabeth Settlement and Fishing Lake 

3.  Let us pray for victims of violence, for those recovering from surgery,

for those requesting prayer and in need of our moral support,

 [and for  Ed, Yvette, Omer, Val, Dale, Armand, and Dustin ] 

4.  We pray for vocations to lay ministry,

for all who minister to us, sharing their time, talent and treasure; 

and for all the volunteers in our parish 

5.  Let us pray for dating and engaged couples

preparing for a life-long marriage, 

and for the example of faithfulness given to them by all married couples 

6.  We pray for all who die alone, without the support of loved ones, 

and for widows and widowers                                                                                          

7.  Let us pray for one another:

and for an end to loneliness and isolation from community                                  

8.  We pray for the issues and concerns we will face this week,

for everyone gathering this weekend for Thanksgiving, 

for good harvest weather, and for our personal and family intentions

  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   September 30, 2018  

 

1.  Let us pray for Pope Francis and for his intention:

that young people in Africa may have access 

to education and work in their own countries

2. We pray for Bishop Paul,

for his pastoral concerns for the Diocese 

and for Fr. Anselmo and the Parishioners of Legal

3.  Let us pray for the chronically ill, 

for those close to death in need of our prayer support; 

and for Jean, Ed, Val, Yvette, Armand, Omer, Dennis & Raymond ]

4.  We pray for vocations to the Permanent Diaconate,

for the two men of the Diocese as they persevere 

in their discernment and studies while addressing the challenges 

they meet in their desire to serve the Church

5.  Let us pray for families in crisis and in failed marriages,

for those affected by unemployment and lay-offs 

and for our moral, emotional and financial support 

to them in their time of need

6.  We pray for the dying and for all the departed faithful

as they enter eternal life, for the recent departed, 

for all who grieve the loss of a loved one, 

and forLinda Moore, and all the departed members of our parish ]

7. Let us pray for one another:

and for hearts that receive grace more than attempt to control it

8.  We pray for the concerns we will face this week

for good harvest weather, 

for all current and former parishioners of our parish, 

and for our personal concerns and intentions

  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   September 16, 2018  

1.  Let us pray for Pope Francis, and for his intention:  

that young people in Africa may have access 

to education and work in their own countries

2.  We pray for Bishop Paul, for the faithful of the Diocese of St. Paul, 

and for Fr. Aureus and the Parishioners of Lac La Biche and Kikino

3.  Let us pray for those undergoing tests and treatment for cancer,

for those in need of healing, hope, consolation, and peace 

[ and for Dale, Ed, Val, Armand, Yvette, Paul, Mimi, and Omer ]

4.  We pray for vocations to the consecrated life

for the Missionaries of Charity, 

and the other Religious sisters and priests in our Diocese, 

for a greater Vocation awareness among our youth 

and for all who witness their faith to others through their service and prayer

5.  Let us pray for single parent families,

for your providence and abiding presence in their homes, 

for our own children, 

and for all families affected by financial and other concerns

6.  We pray for eternal life for those approaching death,

and for all who have preceded us into eternal life

7.  Let us pray for one anotherand for the courage to live out what we believe, 

as a joyful witness to integrity and holiness

8.  We pray for our concerns this week, for good harvest weather, 

and for the silent prayers we express from the depths of our hearts

     We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   October 14, 2018  


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   October 21, 2018  


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   October 28, 2018  


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   November 4, 2018  


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   November 11, 2018  


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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  Prayer of the Faithful   —   November 18, 2018  


  We pray to you, Lord.   Lord, hear our prayer.  

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A Prayer for Young People

Lord, this world needs this marvelous wealth of youth.

Help  young people,

They hold the inexhaustible wealth of the future.

Do not allow an easy life to corrupt them, nor obstacles to crush their spirit.

Free them from the worst of all ---

That of getting used to being

Old within themselves

And only young on the outside.

Dom H. Camara

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 Suggestion for our parishioners to participate in taking turns
as a MEET & GREET representative before Mass. 

If anyone is interested in doing so, you are more than welcome.


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 We are looking to add to our collection of Children’s stories in our library. 

If anyone has books their children have outgrown or would like to donate, we’d love to add to our collection.


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 Parish Contacts:  
   
Parish Council:  Armand Houle  (780) 724 – 3170
 Orest Sereda (780) 724 – 3735   
  Jean Gascon  (780) 724 – 2094 
    Melissa Rogal    (780)724 – 4302
   
 Parish Council Meetings:  1st Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm (or as announced)
   
 Music Ministry :Gabe Bayduza    (780)724 – 2698  
   
 Church Watch Coordinators: Armand Houle (780) 724 – 3170 
  Ed  Poulin    (780) 724 – 2057
   









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