New parishioners are asked to attend an Orientation in the Day Chapel to receive information and registration forms. For more information, call the office, 527-1037.
Funeral for Kathy Healy
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Kathy Healy on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10 am. Visitation will be held at St. Michael immediately before the funeral, from 9-10 am. There will be reception following the Mass. Please keep the Healy family in your prayers.
Parish Picnic Sign Up
On Sunday, September 28, following the 11:15 mass we will be holding our Feast Day Picnic at St Michael. In preparation of this picnic we are looking for helpers to set-up and to help with picnic activities the day of the event. If you are able to give of your time to make this a great event, (and have some fun yourself) please sign-up here. Your help is greatly appreciated!
VIRTUS, Protecting God's Children for Adults, the Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention training session for all those who work with minor children in the parish, will conduct a session at St. Michael in our parish hall on Sat., Sept. 27, from 9 am until noon. To register, go to http://www.richmonddiocese.org/Safe-Environment-Training-Sessions
PATHWAYS for Catechist Formation, The Diocese of Richmond's certification process for all those who minister to the people of our diocese as a catechist of children, youth or adults, announces its 2014-15 schedule of sessions. To register, click on http://www2.richmonddiocese.org/ocf/pathways/register.php
The Art of Marriage
You can see details and register for this six session event by clicking here to sign up.
Faith Formation Registration
Registration for 2014-2015 faith formation programs continues. Detailed program information, including class sessions, orientation meetings, and calendars are posted, by program in the faith formation section of the website. Since the registration deadline has passed, all new registrations should be accompanied by a $25.00 late fee (excepting newly registered parishioners).Please call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can print forms here. Printed copies of the forms are available in our office.
From The Pastor
WOW! What can I say? This last week we had the chance to truly celebrate what we can do as a community when we put our minds to it. What am I talking about? Let me just mention a few things:
·There’s the Haiti Rummage Sale which involved over 200 volunteers, hundreds of contributors and probably at least a thousand buyers. All this led to a record $27,800 with some more funds still coming in!!!!
·Then there was Fr. Elizier’s visit and your warm welcome for him. He got to see the Rummage Sale from collection to clean-up. He shared his gift of chanting the Creole consecration at Mass. And shared with us the wonderful success story of the new clinic.
·Monday night we had a beautiful Mass celebrating the Nativity of Mary and a taste of India in some light snacks in the commons. What a beautiful and peaceful celebration and great community!
·And the reception was in the commons because the Knights of Columbus were meeting in the Hall. We are so blessed with our Knight’s Council here at St. Mikes. They do so much in our Church, but they are also a wonderful witness to Christ in the larger community.
And in the weeks ahead, Faith Formation will be gearing up. From pre-school through adult enrichment, offerings will be filling our space. And I am excited about our youth program.
There will be bumps in the road ahead, I know, but what an exciting beginning for our year. As we do this we give witness and glory to God. Jesus showed us that doing that helps us find our true selves.
iRemember, Saturday and Sunday evening masses will move to 5:00 PM on the weekend of September 13th/14th.