Monday, March 28, 2005

Announcements for Week Ending April 3rd, 2005

The Clergy, Wardens, Vestry, and Staff
of Saint Michael and All Angels Church and School
wish all a very happy Easter
and extend our invitation to all visitors
to come and worship with us again.

He is risen!

From now through the Feast of Pentecost, May 15, there is no fast or abstinence, even on Fridays, So, we can eat meat, drink, and be merry as we celebrate the Great Fifty Days of the Easter Feast!

Easter communions to the sick and shut-in can be arranged through the parish office. Easter Communion may be made through Pentecost, May 15.

Jane Haman, organist / choir director, and the people of St. Michael’s wish to express thanks and admiration to the members of the choir for their participation in the Easter Mass and throughout the year.

The Altar Guild wishes to thank all who gave of their time, money, and talents to help make the church so lovely for Easter.

The Parish Office will be closed Easter Monday, March 28th.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Announcements for Week Ending Easter Sunday 2005

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

2005 Holy Week Calendar

Monday, Mar. 21st - Monday in Holy Week
5:30 PM Low Mass (for Nuclear Disarmament)
6:00 PM Lenten Bible Study - Parish Center

Tuesday, Mar. 22nd - Tuesday in Holy Week
8:05 AM Mass (for the lower school grades)

Wednesday, Mar. 23rd - Wednesday in Holy Week
11:45 AM Confessions
12:10 PM Low Mass and Unction (Healing Mass)
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal - Church

Thursday, Mar. 24th - Maundy Thursday
9:30 AM Sung Mass with Homily (for the School, all are welcome)
7:00 PM High Mass of the Institution of the Lord's Supper, with Sermon, Procession to the Altar of Repose, and Stripping of Altars

Friday, Mar. 25th - Good Friday
Strict Fast and Abstinence
11:00 AM
11:30 AM Recitation of the Rosary in Honor of the Feast of the Annunciation
12:00 Noon Way of the Cross and Homily
7:00 PM
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday (Fast until after The Vigil)

Saturday, Mar. 26th - Holy Saturday
Special Devotion & Self Denial
8:30 AM Ante-Communion
9:00 AM - Confessions
10:00 AM
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter, the Service of Light, and the First High Mass of Easter
Lenten Fast ends - We will break the fast and celebrate with the newly baptized following the Mass.

Sunday, Mar. 27th - The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Mass with Homily
9:45 AM Godly Play and Child Care
10:00 AM High Mass with Sermon

Holy Week Announcements

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday - the calendar above lists the complete schedule of services. You are urged to make every effort to attend these most solemn services of the Christian year. These services have a wonderful cathartic effect and will truly make your Easter very joyful and special.

Altar of Repose - the schedule for a Watch before the Alltar of Repose still has blank spaces. Be sure to sign up to spend some time with Our Lord in prayer and meditation between Holy Thursday and the Good Friday liturgy

Easter confessions - your preparation for Easter communion should include an examination of conscience and making your confession. This is a traditional and good way to get yourself ready to greet the Resurrection. An introduction and help sheet is available in the rear of the church, and the times of confession are listed within Holy Week Calendar. Please prayerfully consider this excellent spiritual exercise for your life.

Recitation of the Rosary come pray the rosary Good Friday at 11:30 AM in honor of the Feast of the Annunciation.

Bring and ring your bells - participate in ringing your very own bells throughout the Gloria (along with a great organ fanfare and singing) at the Easter Vigil service.

Last Lenten Gospel Study is this Monday evening, with Fr. Joel Ireland, immediately following the 5:30 PM Mass in the Parish Center. This Lenten exercise focuses on the St. Paul's Letters to the Romans. Participants are encouraged to attend the Mass prior to the study.

Easter Vigil Break-Fast - everyone is invited to break the fast and welcome the newly baptized after the Easter Vigil service in the Parish Center. Special dishes of eggs, sausage, and hot cross buns will be served. Sign up sheet located on the ushers' cabinet.

Rise and shine! Please note that due to the Easter Vigil service, we will not have the 5:00 PM Mass on the Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day.

Parish Office closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Last call for Easter flower donations
please include your donation in the envelope from your pledge card box or make certain your donation is clearly marked for "flowers." Also everyone is invited to bring flowers to the Altar of Repose anytime during the Watch Before the Altar which in turn will be used to decorate the Church during Easter.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Two Updates and a Reminder

The pulpit during Lent. Photo by KFB.Update #1: Father Smith's sermon from March 13th, "Take Hope. Be Hope. Live!" has now been posted on the sermons page.

Update #2: webmaster Karen has a new digital camera, which will greatly improved the quality of her pictures taken at St. Michael's (especially inside the church). See the St. Michael's Arts blog for a preliminary sample, taken Sunday March 13th.

Reminder: Don't forget the St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Sing-a-long this Thursday! See below for details.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

St. Patrick's Day Buffet

St. Michael's & All Angels Church
presents a

St. Patrick's Day Buffet

Thursday, March 17th, 2005
6:30 - 9:00 PM


Imported Cheese, Vegetable and Bread

Pease Pudding
classic Split Pea Soup

Traditional Patty's Fare
fresh Corned Beef served with Horseradish Mustard Cream
Irish Potatoes, Braised Cabbage
Baby Carrots & Soda Bread

Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake
creamy Cheesecake flavored with Bailey's Irish Cream Liquor
& Chocolate Sauce

with Irish Tenor
Charlie Hartung
Dirty Duck Pub
Green Beer,
Spiced Apple Cider
Coffee & Water

$15 per adult - offering for children's meal
Sign up in church or at the church office.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Announcements for Week Ending March 13th, 2005

Altar Guild meeting this Saturday in the Church, immediately following the 8:30 AM Mass.

General Mills and Campbell labels and used postage stamps needed! - ECW is collecting these items to benefit Southwest Indian Schools. Stamps should be left on the envelope paper with at least a 1/8 or 1/4 inch border around the stamp. A large envelope is located at the back of the church in which to place these items.

Next ECW meeting will feature guest speaker Maria Gomex Murphy of The Way of the Heart on Wednesday, March 16th, starting at 10:00 AM in the Parish Center. Sandwiches, desserts and beverages provided. Please sign up at the ushers' cabinet in the church.

St. Paul Study and Potluck - Margaret Savage shares her course on St. Paul Wednesday evenings March 9th and 16th, and then resuming April 27th. Study starts at 6:30 PM with Pot Luck in the Parish Library. All are invited to attend.

Can you peel potatoes and carrots? We need you for St. Michael's crew at TIHAN's Poz Cafe on Thursday, March 17th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please call Georgianna for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Buffet - join us for traditional Patty's fare and sing-a-long. Details to be posted shortly. $15 per adult. Sign up in church or at the church office.

A Support Group, formed for those who have experienced a loss at some time, meets monthly. Next meeting Monday, March 14th at noon, at the City Grill restaurant located at 6464 E Tanque Verde Rd. Please call Peggy Speese at 325-0708 for reservations at least three days prior to the meeting.

All are invited to our Friday Holy Eucharist for the intention of the continued unity of our Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Join Fr. Womble at 5:30 PM.