Friday, April 13, 2007

Announcements for Week Ending April 22nd, 2007

FROM NOW THROUGH THE FEAST OF PENTECOST, June 4, 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!

A SINCERE AND SPECIAL THANK YOU from the parish of St. Michael and All Angels to the Altar Guild and those many individuals who shared their time, energy, and love preparing our church for Eastertide; to Jane Haman, the members of the choir, and the Tucson Skyline Brass Quintet for the splendid music program for Holy Week and Easter services, to all acolytes and readers, and to those who helped in any way to make this Easter so memorable. Also another special thank you to all who helped with the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt. A fun time was had by all.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND SHUT-IN can be arranged through the parish office. Easter Communion may be made through Pentecost, May 27.

THE ALTAR GUILD INVITES YOU TO BRING YOUR OLD “BLESSED PALMS” to the back of the Church and place them in the marked basket. Bob Howe will burn these palms which will be used for next year’s Ash Wednesday.

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 June dealing with the very divisive forces at work in our Church.

THE BISHOP HAS DESIGNATED APRIL 22 TO BE ALLELUIA FUND SUNDAY, as we celebrate the work of the new church plants and new growth initiatives in existing churches, all funded through the Arizona Alleluia Fund. Everyone on the diocesan mailing list should have received in the mail a brochure describing the Fund. With the brochure is an offering envelope to bring to church on April 22 or to mail directly to the Bishop’s office. Thanks to your vision and generosity, more churches (maybe yours!) will be able to receive a new growth imitative grant and new churches can be planted.

We are preparing and serving lunch at POZ Café on April 19. This is TIHAN’s (Tucson Interfaith HV/AIDS Network) monthly lunch for people living with HIV. After lunch there is time to socialize and play bingo. If you would like to volunteer to help, there is a sign up sheet at the ushers’ table in the back of church. We also will be collecting personal care items for the HIV clients. Suggested items are: skin lotion, bar and bath soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shaving cream and Ensure.

After Lent, the Parish Life commission has social events planned each month. At 6:30 PM on Thursday, April 26, we will meet for dinner at Viros on 22nd. Street. In May we will go to a Sidewinders (minor league baseball team) game. In June we are organizing a movie night complete with popcorn. In addition, a men’s group is being formed. Look for dates and more details soon.

Run for the Roses
April 21, 2007 at 6PM.

Our Kentucky Derby party will have horse racing, auctions, and great food.

We are asking for a donation of goods or services to be auctioned or, if you prefer, be an event sponsor with a cash donation.

Donation forms are available at the school office. All donation forms are due by April 11th. Any questions, please call Lila Duffy, Director of Development at 722-8478.

Thank you for helping. This important fund raiser will benefit every child at St. Michael's Day School and support a foundation for life-long academic successes.