Monday, November 22, 2004

Announcements for Week Ending November 28th, 2004

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 - there will be a Mass at 9:00 AM. Come and join in worshiping Almighty God and giving thanks for his mercy and our blessings. All parishioners are invited to bring fresh flowers for the altar as a symbol of our gratefulness.

Parish Office closed Thanksgiving and Friday, November 25 and 26. The clergy and staff wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

Casa Maria volunteers will meet this Friday at 6:30 PM, in the Parish Center to prepare sack lunches. Your help is needed the volunteers can always use a few extra hands and shelled hard boiled eggs. Join them for fellowship and to help with this good work.

Godly Play Group and Family Mass next Sunday. All are welcome to attend the next family mass and picnic. Please bring a Mexican themed dish or casserole to share (turkey leftovers are fine). Beverages will be provided. See you in the park!

There are lots of boxes of Angel Food candy available. At $10 a pound, in an attractive gift ready box, this is an affordable means of sharing this fund raising effort by St. Michael's parishioner volunteers. Just stop by the church office for your Angel Food. Also available are 1 pound bags of toasted coconut and roasted macadamia nuts at $1 each. Use this tasty combination on ice cream, in recipes, etc.

Next ECW Meeting Wednesday, December 15 - this meeting will include a cookie exchange (please bring 36 of your one favorite cookie to share) and a lunch served by Joy Miller of EnJoy Cooking (cost $5 per person) Sign up sheet located on ushers' cabinet. For questions, please contact ECW Chair Dolores Braren.

It's Angel Tree time again - starting the first Sunday in Advent, a Christmas tree in the back of the church will have angels hanging on its branches. This year, we have 30 children from Angel Tree and 50 children from the Indian reservation. We have requests for new shoes from several of the families and will ask for gift cards from Payless Shoes or a similar store, There are also requests for gift cards from local stores so that children can choose something they want. If you buy clothing, please include the gift receipt so that exchanges can be made. Please sign the list on the table at the back of the church so that I know who has taken each child. We are asking you bring your gifts unwrapped to the church office or to the tree on Sundays before or after Mass. The Angel Tree program is an important part of St. Michael's ministry for children of prisoners and Indian children in need. For additional information, please call Ancelyn Smith.

8,400 canned and dry goods were collected by our Parish Day School students for both the church food pantry and the Community Food Bank. This is the most that has ever been collected! Thank you, students and faculty!