Christmas Mass Schedule
5:30, 7:30 and 10:00 PM
St. Michael will once again host our guests from CARITAS from January 3-10. There are numerous opportunities for service: providing meals, driving guests to do laundry, overnight hospitality, and more. Please sign up
as soon as possible to help with this important outreach ministry.
Parish Life Events
The Churchmen, a bluegrass gospel group will be performing here on Saturday, January 17, at 7 pm. You can buy tickets here.
On February 27, join us for trip back in time to the Rock and Roll Jubliee at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. A reception at St. Michael will kick things off at 4:30, and then we will caravan to the GACAC for the show. Tickets
are available now.
Setup/Maintenance Position at St. Michael
St. Michael Catholic Church is seeking candidates for a setup and maintenance position. This person will be responsible for room setups and routine maintenance at the church. This is a 30 hour per week position with benefits. Please review the position description
, and if you are interested, follow the application directions in the description.
From The Pastor
REJOICE! Yes, it is the third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means rejoice. As in Lent, we pull out the Rose/Pink vestments. The parallel with Lent is found in the fact that Advent has, for much of our tradition, been a penitential season. We remember, however, that we are an Easter people and therefore even in a penitential season we must remember to rejoice. So the purple become rose or pink.
Advent carries another significance. It is a season of joyful anticipation; anticipation of the birth of Jesus and of his reign in the kingdom at the end of time! It is a season where our Christian virtue of Hope is very clearly expressed. For us hope is not just about the future. It is something we can experience here and now that is rooted in the anticipation of God’s kingdom.
Just look at our children. They are experiencing hope right now. They KNOW that Christmas will come. They are excited and joyful NOW because of this. In this the children can lead us as Isaiah reminds us at Isaiah 11:6.
And so, in joyful hope and anticipation we await our God…Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus, Come!
Peace & Love,
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm