Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Announcements for Week Ending June 17th 2007

The E.C.W. will hold a luncheon on June 20, 2007. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am in the Parish Center followed by the luncheon at 11:30 am. A donation of $7.00 is requested to help defray the cost of the luncheon.

The E.C.W. yearbook is in process. The yearbook includes the list of all paid E.C.W. members. If your dues are not paid, it is not too late. Simply bring your dues to the E.C.W. luncheon on June 20. Any questions call Jodi Snider.

E.C.W BAKE SALE ~ SUNDAY, JUNE 17 ~AFTER THE 8 AND 10AM MASSES ~ Be prepared to find delicious desserts and great casseroles. Ladies get ready to bake and then don’t forget to buy and take home a “treat” for Father’s Day dinner. Some of the greatest cooks belong to St. Michael’s Parish.

E.C.W. ~ UNITED THANK OFFERING COLLECTION amounted to $385.00. We thank the Parish of St. Michael for their continued generosity and support.

Upcoming Events
Parish Life is Growing!! When will we see YOU?!

June 15 ~ Family Movie Night ~ Will gather at 6:30 pm for food, beverage and a viewing of “The Pacifier.” We’ll have pizza, drinks and a dessert – but if you have a favorite beverage or movie snack, feel free to bring it along. Questions – call: Diane Vail or Trish Scott.

July 3 ~ pre- July 4th celebration ~ Save the evening for old fashioned fun – picnic – games. There will be a very traditional cookout and rousing patriotic music by the Skyline Brass Quintet. During the music, we will have a parade of bicycles, tricycles, baby stroller and other decorated items (including you and your children.) Come at 5 pm for games and food – the music starts at 7:00 pm. Bring a side dish to share!!

August – plans are forming for a bowling night and another dinner night ~ please let Julia Taylor know of your recommendations for restaurants.

Opportunities for Service and Giving
E.C.W. ~ Quilters and Knitters ~ These ladies make prayer shawls for distribution to the ill parishioners. Fr. Smith blesses the shawls. These shawls are a great comfort to those who receive them. The Quilters and Knitters meet once monthly on a Saturday in the Parish Center. This monthly meeting will take place in the Parish Center, THIS ~ Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am.

PENSIVE THOUGHTS: STEWARDSHIP is about more than giving 10% of our income (a tithe) to God: it is about giving 100% of ourselves to God. Christian stewardship arises out of God’s incredible saving love shown to us in Jesus Christ. Confronted will such love, the appropriate response is generosity, both with our financial wealth and the way we steward the gifts God has given us, including the natural world. The Psalmist’s question in the 116th psalm is most relevant, what shall I give the Lord for all his benefits towards me?” The use of our money reflects our values and choices. Our use of it declares to the world who we are and what we value. It is a symbol of the work we have done and represents what we have accomplished. The question in the end, though, always remains – it is the question that God asks – “How did you use it?”

The Barnabas Group of Encouragement, for those who have experienced a loss at some time, meets monthly. The next meeting is THIS Monday, June 11 at 11:30 am, at the City Grill restaurant located at 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road.