CORRECTION – Our Lady of Chiquirquira Celebration

Celebration Spanish Group – Our Lady of Chiquirquira
Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 7:00pm (Not 5:00pm as in Bulletin)

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CWL Upcoming Events

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

You are invited to attend our CWL Memorial Service on Wednesday, November 19th immediately following the 5:00 pm Mass. We will remember our deceased sisters in the League. Family members of the deceased are also welcome to attend the service.

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.

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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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Help Needed – Volunteer Opportunity

COME TO THE TABLE Christmas Hamper
The Hampers will be packed on Friday, December 19th and delivered on Saturday, the 20th and we will need your help. Please take time after Mass to sign one of the Volunteer Sheets in the Gathering Area so that we can be sure that those in need receive their Hamper on that date. Your help is much appreciated.

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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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Christmas Shoe Boxes due date

CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES. If you or your family picked up any boxes, please be reminded that the filled shoe boxes should be returned to Holy Spirit parish by November 22nd or 23rd. Make sure the boxes are labelled ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ and the approximate age group. Your generosity will be most appreciated. Thank you.

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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 Youth Meetings:

Torchlight (Grades 6-9) Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Illuminate (Grades 4-6) Thursday, November 20 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Illuminate at St. Benedict School (Grades 4-6) Friday November 21 at lunchtime in the gym.

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

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

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