Monday, September 30, 2013

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH – Happy Belated Feast Day!!

On the church calendar, September 29th is the feast of our patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel.  In recent years, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael also were included on this feast day.  This year, because September 29th fell on a Sunday, the Sunday readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time took precedence over our feast day. 

Unlike most saints, St. Michael the Archangel was never a human being who lived on earth, but instead has always been a heavenly angel who was declared a saint in honor of his work helping people on earth.  St. Michael serves as the patron saint of sick people who are suffering from any type of illness.  He is also the patron saint of people who work in dangerous conditions such as military personnel, police and security officers, paramedics, sailors and grocers.

Remember to pray to St. Michael and ask him to intercede for all the needs of our parish.

Traditional Prayer to St. Michael
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle,
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen

Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)

-Robin Swank

St Michael's News Connection - Week of September 29th

Monday, September 23, 2013

Grandparents Wine and Cheese Evening

Last Friday,  we hosted a wine and cheese evening for grandparents. It was a beautiful evening, one of the last days of summer. The environment was set with candles, tablecloths, music from the 50's and 60's, and, of course, wine and cheese!! 

 Not really knowing how many grandparents would show, it was a mystery as to how the evening would go. The time came and no one had yet to arrive.  Yikes, we had all of this wine and could not drink it alone!!  Well, we could try!!  

Shortly, grandmas and grandpas walked in, with their delicious treats!  The talking started, the sharing of fun stories about their "grandparentship!"  The evening turned out to be one of great joy and happiness in sharing about our role as grandparents. We made new friends, as we have two things in common:  faith and grandchildren!    The consensus was that this is a God given gift that we all special is that!

For sure, we will have to do this again!!

-MJ Heggeness

St. Michael's News Connection - Week of September 22nd

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fr. Neal's Notes - Week of September 15th

This past weekend presented opportunities to server our parish some 400 people are involved in serving and proclaiming the Gospel Message. Check the daily schedule this week to find ways to deepen your faith and serve our parish.

St Michael's News Connection - Week of September 15th

Monday, September 9, 2013

St. Michael's News Connection - Week of September 8th

Our Prayer Nights Continue

During July we gathered to experience community prayer at our "Come Pray With Me" nights. It was inspiring! We will continue holding these events on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Church. Our prayer nights will include Evening Prayer, personal witness, reflection time, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Prayer intentions include: the sick, Military, deceased, and any need. Join us Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.