Friday, March 03, 2006

Announcements for Week Ending March 5th, 2006

  • In Lent...

    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 will be presented by Fr. Joel Ireland on Monday evenings, March 6th through April 3rd, immediately following the 5:30 PM Mass in the Parish Center. This Lenten exercise will focus on the post-Apostolic writings of the New Testament, based on the books of Timothy, Titus etc. Participants are encouraged to attend the Mass prior to the study. Light refreshmentswill be served.

    Participate in the Holy Eucharist during the week and come to Morning and Evening Prayer. You may want to partake in other Saint Michael's weekly services as well as the Sunday Mass. Look for other Lenten opportunities in the schedule of events.

    Almsgiving. We are asked especially at this season to give of our treasure for the needs and wants of others. One practical way to "cut back" and also give is to take a sack lunch each day to work instead of going out, and to donate the difference in cost to one of the St. Michael's outreach programs. And comes to the church and volunteer yourself! Watch this page for opportunities.

MIF Series, Adult Forum continues in the Parish Hall Sundays from 9:00 to 9:45 AM. Topic on Sunday, March 5th will be "The Practice of Prayer," to be presented by Margaret Shetka. All are welcome.

ECW Field Trip is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th, with Joy Miller of EnJoy Cooking as tour guide. Meet in the Church at 9:00 AM to tour the 17th Street Market, a restaurant supply house, followed by lunch at Roma Market. $20 in advance. Call Dolores to make your reservation.

Mass For Church Unity continues every Friday at 12:10 PM with celebrant the Rev. Carey Womble. All are encouraged to attend as we pray for the General Convention in July, dealing with the very divisive forces at work in our Church.