St. Michael’s Newsletter April 26-2020

St Michael’s Newsletter – April 26-2020

Very important information regarding C-7 Bill regarding the Euthanasia.

Information regarding daily mass to be celebrated in Toronto which anyone can join in    .    Daily TV Mass Broadcast Dates and Times

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Great YouTube Video of the Singing Priest, Father Raymond Kelly from Tyrrellspass, Ireland

Father Raymond Kelly, S.P.S. (born 25 April 1953) is an Irish Catholic priest best known for his interpretation of popular songs. He is the priest of St. Brigid′s & St. Mary′s parish at Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, and a member of Saint Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions.

Ireland’s singing priest Father Ray Kelly didn’t make it through to the finals on Britain’s Got Talent, leaving many viewers shocked and disappointed. The Co Meath native became a singing sensation in 2014 after a video of him singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at a wedding went viral.

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Message from Father David and a write up of Self Isolation attached- April 17-2020

.Self-Isolation by Father David- April 17-2020

Dear All,

Firstly, very many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the Easter liturgies happen.  I don’t think we have perfected it yet, so I am still trying to see what works and what doesn’t work, but with the ultimate aim of making a Sunday morning experience that helps sustain people through the week.  I was so pleased last Sunday that we could show you the paschal candle in close-up.   And I liked the insertions of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.  With more time I would have searched the stain glass windows in our church in Fernie to find some more scenes from the passion, so that all our pictures could have been ‘home grown’.  This week we will have a picture from Sparwood, this time at the offertory, but Matthew who is drawing it has not finished it yet.

Just a little explanation: the Church considers Easter to be so important that it celebrates it for eight days (the octave of Easter).  In the Eucharistic prayer on each of these days we say, “Celebrating the most sacred day of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh”.  Even after Sunday – the eighth day of the octave – Easter won’t be over, it is just beginning, because from now up to Pentecost is all ‘Eastertide’.

A characteristic of Eastertide is that at Mass both the first reading and the second reading are taken from the New Testament; the first reading will be running through the Acts of the Apostles, while the second reading will be (up to the Ascension) from the first letter of St. Peter.  The gospel reading is mostly from John’s gospel, with Luke’s story of ‘The Road to Emmaus’ slotted in next weekend.

I have attached a short 500 word reflection that I have written this week.  Really it isn’t that deep and it says more about myself than the corona event we are going through, but as I have written it I thought I would pass it on.

Fr. David John is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sunday Mass – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Date & Time: Sunday 19th April at 9am (Edmonton time zone)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 933 3318 6929

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At a parishioner’s suggestion I have included a phone number so that those who don’t have access to the internet can phone in and listen to the Mass.  I haven’t tried this out as yet, but as we have this Alberta number to access our Sunday Mass I thought I would include it.  I so much want to see how we might be able to make Mass available to a few more people.

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Dwan Boyle (nee) Bannink- Sings Hallelujah- Easter Version

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Happy Easter to all Near and Far!

Jesus died for our sins, and he has risen from the dead to pave the way for the bright future of humanity. Happy Easter 2020!

The Risen Lord

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