Weekly E-mail – 2nd August 2020
I hope your summer is going well. Attached to this e-mail are two pieces, so you will have lots to read as you sit by the lake sipping on your cool drink.
Firstly I attach the second half of the item that I started last week. This week I try to look at a few of the protocols that we have in church – and in many other places – and see how they are just common sense, and beyond that, how they can be signs of our love for others. Thank you for the feedback on last week’s item; it was not a happy subject but the church must be a safe environment in every sense of that phrase. And thank you to all those who do put themselves out to ensure that it is.
Secondly, two months after our re-opening I thought it was worth revisiting the basic rules that Bp. Gregory has given us in relation to attending Mass. In all Bp. Gregory has produced more than sixty bullet points, so I have summarised the important issues for those coming to church.
Please contact the church for the zoom link for Mass to be added to the weekly mail out.
NOTICE: Bride Corcoran’s service will be Monday July 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. There will be a basket at the church Sunday July 26, 2020 for cards. This is available since the church can only accommodate 50 people for the service as per the BC Health Authorities.
Rest in Peace Bride, a long standing member of the CWL and Parish. Many thoughts and prayers for the family.
On Thursday, July 16th, supported by her loving family and caregivers, Bride Corcoran left her earthly home, reunited once again with her beloved husband Raymond and all those who went before. Mary Bridget Power, aka “Bride” was born May 14, 1938 in Branch, NFLD to parents Alban and Mary.
Bride was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and the CWL. She was always willing to give of her time and talents, often volunteering many hours helping in any way she was needed. She especially loved children. Bride spent years teaching school and Catechism, embracing them all with her kind and gentle spirit. When she was not busy teaching, Bride also enjoyed singing and playing the piano, or tending to her meticulous flower gardens.
Family was always first and foremost in Bride’s life. Ray was her best friend and soulmate, the true love of her life. She warmly embraced her children and all those she loved unconditionally and without judgement. When Bride loved, she gave you her whole heart!
Bride is survived by her sons Alban and Donald (Susan); 5 precious grandchildren: Kyle, Reid (Bailey), Taylor Marie, Joshua, and Christopher (Adelle) and 2 beautiful step-grandchildren, Matthew and Marnie-Lynne. She is also survived by the mothers of her grandchildren, Debbie and Wendy, and siblings John (Theresa), Gerald (Anna), Janet (Anthony), Patricia (Richard) and Benny as well as numerous nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.
Bride was predeceased by her parents, brothers Jim and Patrick, her sister Elizabeth, and her beloved husband Raymond and their son Daniel.
The Corcoran family would like to thank the staff at Rocky Mountain Village for their care and support of Bride during her residency there. Her last years were peaceful, secure, happy, and full of love. Thank you all!
Thank you from the Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Centre:
Thank you so much for taking part in the 2020 LPCC Baby Bottle Campaign! This year’s campaign looked very different, being entirely virtual, but was still a great success, raising over $23,000 for the work of the LPCC.
In the midst of all of the change that COVID-19 has brought, some things have remained the same. One of those things is that women and men in our community are still facing unexpected pregnancies, still looking at abortion as their answer, and are still needing support.
Another thing that has remained the same is the amazing Christian community of Southern Alberta. Since its inception, the LPCC has been steadfastly backed and supported by the local church and we are so grateful.
This year, the members of St. Michael’s Parish purchased 11 bottles, raising $275 for the work of the LPCC through the Baby Bottle campaign – that’s fantastic! Attached is a certificate that you are welcome to share with your congregation if you’d like.
Thank you so much for being a part of serving the women and men of our community in one of the most vulnerable seasons of their life.
Thankful to be able to serve Christ alongside you,
Monica Loewen, MA Leadership & Management