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  Greater Edmonton Live-In Newsletter

October 2019

  Scripture readings for the upcoming Greater Edmonton Live-In are as follows:

1st reading: Malachi 4:1-2

Psalm 98

2nd reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

Gospel: Luke 21:5-19

We have another amazing opportunity to strengthen our faith and help others Get to Know Jesus at the next Greater Edmonton Live-In Nov 15 - 17, 2019 at Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville School (ESSMY) – 51 Boudreau Road, St. Albert, AB.

Sponsoring someone is exciting and very much needed, but please plan to come as back-up, even if you haven’t been called to sponsor a Live-Inner at this time.  Many people testify that they love the back-up experience as much as or even more than their Live-In. There are abundant blessings in working back-up.

In preparation for the upcoming Live-In, your presence is requested at the Back-Up Prayer & Praise Meeting.  While we are still waiting for confirmation from the school, we expect to mee at Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville School, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019.  (The venue, time and date will be confirmed by mid-week.)  This meeting is for the back-up only; not for first-time Live-Inners.  The success of our Live-In depends on prayer preparation. Call another Live-Inner and plan to attend this very important back-up prayer and praise meeting!  If you have been blessed with the gift of music, please bring along your instrument to help praise our Lord.  We will also enjoy a time of fellowship, so a snack to share is also appreciated.

A follow-up or reunion meeting has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 8.  It will take place at Holy Family Church (75 Poirier Avenue) in St. Albert.

If you are sponsoring a Live-Inner, please do your best to collect a minimum of ten palanca letters for them. Ask the writers to keep them Christ-centered. Letters should contain no prophesy or judgements, should make the Live-Inner feel loved and special, and should be signed by the writer. The first and last name of the Live-Inner should be on the outside of the envelope. No gifts please!  It is vital that the person you are sponsoring receive letters from close family members and friends.

Please email your Live-Inner’s Registration Form to: salis.esinfo@gmail.com or mail it to Greater Edmonton Live In, c/o 4421 – 28A St., Edmonton, AB, T6T 1K1.  If you are mailing the registration, please phone Charlette 780-719-5081 to let us know it is coming.

If your Live-Inner should have to cancel, please contact Charlette at 780-719-5081 as soon as possible. We ask that if you are sponsoring someone, you make every effort to be at the Live-In for the entire weekend in case your Live-Inner should need to speak with you. Please encourage them to leave their cell phones at home.  Most importantly, pray for and journey with your Live-Inner both before and after the Live-In.

We encourage you to pray before the weekend:

  • Please pray if you are to sponsor someone for the weekend.

  • Pray about attending as a member of the back-up.

  • Prepare a spiritual bouquet by offering up service to others, fasting from meals, praying rosaries and dedicating masses for the success of the Live-In.

  • Pray and meditate on the scriptures to prepare yourself spiritually.

  • Pray for the Front team for this Live-In.  The MC is Louis Kloster, with Lori Richard as the Shepherd Coordinator.  Lucille MacPherson and Matthew Painchaud will serve as our upfront music ministry. The shepherd team is Jerrie Smith, Bill Richard, Trudy McKinnon, Cindy Malaka, Laura Painchaud and Loren Berube.

  • Pray about your financial gift to the Live-In.

Attached is a Spiritual Bouquet.  The success of a Live-In depends, first and foremost, on prayer and service to others first; finances come second. Even if you are unable to attend the Live-In, please email your spiritual bouquet to salis.esinfo@gmail.com or send it along with a friend. Your actions will touch the hearts of the Live-Inners.

The school will be available to us starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, and there is much work to be done to prepare the school, so the earlier you can arrive, the better!  All back-up on site at 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon will be invited to attend a mass in the Live-In chapel. 

Live-inners should arrive at 7:00pm.

When you are coming to serve in the back-up, please bring the following:

  • Muffins, cookies or squares – NO nuts (ESSMY is a nut-free school)

  • Your Live-In name tag and cross

  • Sleeping bag or blanket

  • Pillow and foamie

  • Personal toiletries

  • Any musical instruments

  • And most importantly…a serving heart!!!

Upcoming Live-In dates:

Red Deer          November 8-10, February 21-23                        

Lethbridge        November 22-24, February 21-23                     

Calgary             November 29 – December 1                             

For more information on upcoming Live-Ins, please visit www.liveininternational.info.

The following are Core Members of the Greater Edmonton Live-In.  If you have questions regarding the Greater Edmonton Live-In, feel free to call any one of us:

Louis Kloster                 780-691-6506                             Vaune McKee               780-213-4166

Brett Hammerlindl          780-940-4329                             Pattie Hammerlindl        780-940-8469

Donna Mohan               780-991-4894                             Jerrie Smith                  780-213-1899

Charlette Opper            780-719-5081                             Carol & Bob Purves       403-588-2416

Lori Richard                  780-740-3399                             Sandy Myshak              780-994-1368

Thank you for helping to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to others, through your support of and participation in Live-In retreats.  May God richly bless you for your prayers and loving service.

Upcoming Events
Parish Council AGM - Feb 23rd at 11:00am.
Thu, Jan 30
St. Gabriel's Catholic Church
Jan 30, 11:04 AM
St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 4907 53 St, Athabasca, AB T9S 1L1, Canada
Parish Council's annual AGM will be held on February 23rd at 11:00am following Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend.


4907 53 Street, Athabasca   AB   T9S 1L1


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