2024-04-18

IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR CONFIRMATION RETREAT

Dear Parents,

Due to a clerical error on my part, there is a venue change for the retreat this weekend, as I did not successfully secure OLVC.
The retreat will now be held at Kasota East Camp, https://www.kasotaeastcamp.org/, located at https://maps.app.goo.gl/2wuKxfEPXFCmx5Ls6. This location is actually closer to Rocky, on Sylvan Lake. This change does not affect the bus times.
I apologize for the error and the resulting confusion. Like OLVC, this camp has winterized cabins, with beds, but kids should bring their own sleeping bags and pillows, and plan to be outdoors a lot!
If you have not yet registered for the retreat, here are the forms:  Confirmation retreat bus form and Spring Confirmation Retreat Parent Letter St Matthew  If you have already registered, you needn’t do it again, but please let me know that you got this message so that I don’t have to call all the parents in the coming days! Sorry for the confusion, and thank you for your graciousness, and special thanks to Kasota East and the Archdiocese for accommodating this quick booking!

Peter van Kampen

WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 14, 2024

Deadline for bulletin announcements is Wednesday. Please send your announcements by email to: vivian.duhamel@caedm.ca or call the office (403-845-3457)

If you receive a text message or email claiming to be from your parish priest (Fr. Rajesh Jesuraj) asking for money or gift cards because of some urgent need (for example, to help someone in the hospital), please do not send any money. IT IS A SCAM! Fr. Raj or any other priest in Archdiocese of Edmonton will never ask for help in this way. We encourage you to report such incidents to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

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SUNDAY MASS IS LIVE STREAMED

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Parish Library Users

The new digitized library is ready for use at:  https://rmh-smp.methone.opalsinfo.net/bin/home

Instructions on how to self-check out items is posted beside the library computer. If you have not yet registered as a user, please send your name and email to: resource.library.rmh@gmail.com

NEW E-MAIL

To contact Vivian in the office, please send your emails to:  vivian.duhamel@caedm.ca

E-transfers

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New YouTube Channel

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