Sunday, February 06, 2005

Announcements for Week ending February 13th, 2005

Two Services on Ash Wednesday

Regular Wednesday Mass at 12:10 PM

High Mass at 7:00 PM
with Litany of Penance and Sermon

Imposition of Ashes will be at both services.

Stations of the Cross will be said after the Wednesday 12:10 PM Mass each week during Lent.

During Lent make a good examination of conscience and make use of the rite, "The Reconciliation of a Penitent" on page 447 of The Book of Common Prayer. Confessions will be heard on Wednesdays between 11:45 AM and 12:10 PM and on Saturdays at 8:00 AM (or call the church office for an appointment with a priest).

Lenten Gospel Study presented by Fr. Joel Ireland during Lent on Monday evenings. February 7th through March 7, immediately following the 5:30 PM Mass in the Parish Center. This Lenten exercise will focus on the New Testament. Participants are encouraged to attend the Mass prior to the study. Light refreshments will be served.

Altar Guild invites everyone to help prepare
the church for Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, February 8, starting at 9:00 AM until completion. Please note that there will not be a general meeting in the month of February.

ECW Casserole / Bake Sale next Sunday, February 13th, following the morning service near the Parish Center. Purchase delicious dishes while supporting the many ECW funded projects.

Bishop's Initiative on Immigration and Border Issues takes place next Saturday
, February 12, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at St. Philip's In The Hills. join Fr. Smith and others in the conversation regarding these issues and the need to strategize and plan for faith response outreach to the sick, hungry, and thirsty migrants. No cost; lunch provided. Please sign up at the ushers' cabinet.

A support group - formed for those who have experienced a loss at some time - meets monthly. Next meeting Monday, February 14, at noon, at the City Grill restaurant located at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road. Please call Peggy Speese for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

The Coexistence Project,
a unique outdoor exhibit will be on display in Tucson the month of February on the mall at the U of A. This exhibit is internationally acclaimed having traveled the world since 200 1. It is brought to Tucson by a community coalition that is being led by The Inner Connection. The exhibit, "Coexistence: The Art of Living Together" was initiated and created by the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem. It is comprised of 43 billboard sized posters designed by artists from around the world. Look for St. Michael's poster (in coalition with other Tucson Episcopal churches).

Confirmation Class continues Saturday mornings,
February 12 and 19, from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM. All participants are urged to attend the 8:30 AM Mass prior to class. For more information, please see Fr. Smith or call the church office. Confirmation and receiving of parishioners who are prepared for confirmation will take place Sunday, February 20, with Bishop Smith.