Bible Study

Sister Darlene Madore has completed part of the Book of Exodus. She will return on Jan. 7 to finish Exodus.

On Dec.3, there will be an introduction of a study program entitled EPIC – THE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. In this study you will learn the story of the church through a video presentation followed by group discussion. 9:30 -1130am. All are welcome.

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Widow/Widowers Ministry

Widow/Widowers Ministry
On December 6th, 2014 following the 5 o’clock Mass the widows and widowers will be gathering for their Potluck Christmas Party. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite dish (turkey will be provided) and a small gift (not more than $5). Any one who is walking this journey is welcome to come. If you have been thinking about it then that is the Lord nudging you to come and join us. For more information please call 403-251-3381.

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CWL Upcoming Events

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Reminder: Annual Women’s Advent Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 29th at Holy Name Parish. The presenter will be Father Gilles LeBlanc. There is a fee of $20.00 and lunch is included. Please contact Anna for registration information 403 – 281-2479.

The Giving Tree will be up for the First Sunday of Advent. Remember to pick a dove from the tree. Thank you to Ed Chala for getting all the doves ready.

You are all invited to join us at our Advent Celebration which will be held on Wednesday, DECEMBER 10th immediately following the 7:00 pm Mass. Please note the change of date.

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Simbang Gabi

SIMBANG GABI 2014

A Beautiful Filipino Religious Tradition

Friday, December 5th at Holy Spirit Parish

Caroling will start at 6:00pm and Mass will commence at 6:30pm. Reception and fellowship (Potluck) will follow after the Mass.

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Parish Portraits Have Arrived!

PORTRAITS HAVE ARRIVED! They are now available for pick-up at the church office during office hours, or after masses starting Nov. 8th. If you would like to order additional photos, there is information in your packet.

MINISTRY GROUP PHOTOS may be viewed and ordered on line if anyone would like an extra copy. The website is http://www.aiphoto.ca/ or the direct link is https://vando.imagequix.com/gallery.html?id=H914X9T&eventid=1095-4640-0002.

THE PARISH DIRECTORY is expected to be available before Christmas.

THANK YOU to all those smiling souls that participated!

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Children’s Christmas Choir

Calling all children or teens who love to sing and can read. The Children’s Christmas Choir will be practicing on Saturday’s from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm in the Music room starting November 22 to December 20. We will be singing for the 6:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass. It would be great to see former choir members back to help newer members learn the music. Please contact Paula at 403 281 6266 if you are planning on attending.

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November Food Collection for the Veterans

For the month of November – Social Justice and Come to the Table are asking for your support by donating food items which will be delivered/picked up by the Veterans Food Bank.

The Church For the Poor Table in the gathering area has a list of items as a guide, however, any items donated are always appreciated.

Thank you and we appreciate your support.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Holy Spirit Art and Environment committee is seeking a volunteer florist / experienced flower arranger to support the committee in adorning the parish at various liturgical celebrations.  Please email annmarie.ciobanca@cssd.ab.ca if you are able to lend a hand.

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Youth Ministry

The Holy Spirit Parish Youth Ministry is a vibrant community of young people committed to supporting the youth of the parish in fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus by building a safe, faith filled environment where the youth can encounter Christ in a personal way.

Please join us for our Advent Retreat for Grades 6-12 on Tuesday, November 25 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. All are welcome!

Illuminate – Thursday November 27, 2014 – We will be learning about St. Elizabeth.

YOUTH FUNDRAISER – RELIGIOUS ARTICLES
On the weekend of Dec. 6 & 7, 2014, a Catholic art and religious articles sale will be held after each of the weekend Masses. The proceeds will support World Youth Day 2016 Pilgrims from our parish, as well as Emily Grant, Net Ministries. Holy Inspiration will bring a large selection of items, including advent candles and wreaths, Nativity Scenes and Christmas figurines. This will also be a great opportunity to pick up Christmas gifts!

To join/follow Holy Spirit Youth Ministry, check out https://hspyouth.wordpress.com.

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