Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Announcements for Week Ending November 30, 2008


Thanksgiving Mass and Meal - The holidays are rapidly approaching. Save the date! A special 10:30 am Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated and a communal meal to follow in the parish center this Thursday, November 27th. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, beverages and friendship and fellowship will be provided. Just bring a side dish or dessert to share! Sign-up sheets at the back of church.

ECW QUILT RAFFLE - The ECW handmade quilt raffle has been moved to the English Tea on Saturday May 9, 2009. This gorgeous quilt may be seen in the church office. Tickets are on sale.

NOVEL THEOLOGY - The next meeting of our book club, Novel Theology, is on Thursday December 4th at 6:30 pm. We are reading March, a story of the civil war written by Geraldine Brooks. Our gathering will be held at Sally Creswell’s house. Books and study guides are provided! We welcome newcomers. Join us for lively discussion and good company. Call Lynette Emory for your materials and more information.

St. Michael’s Angel Food - St. Michael’s Angel Food is ready for pick-up at the church office. If you have forgotten to order the candy or thought of another special person you would like to remember this holiday season, we have extra boxes just waiting for you!

TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE - Taize Ecumenical Prayer Evenings continue at 7 PM on First Friday’s at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, 1800 S. Kolb Road. The prayer service is for reconciliation, healing and unity among Christians. Congregants from many churches in the city make up the Taize-style prayer community over these past few months. The Taize-style prayer services brings about a unique gift of spiritual ecumenism. The next Taize prayer service is Friday December 5th at 7 PM.

HOLIDAY GREENS - St. Michael’s Angels Parent Organization is excited to announce their annual Holiday Evergreen Fundraiser. Brochures and order blanks are in the back of church. Simply complete the form and return it to the church office with payment. Please know that $10 – $12.00 per wreath comes back to St. Michael’s Day School!

St. Michael’s Advent International Bazaar
Saturday December 6 ~ 5 – 8 PM
Opening Reception & Sale.
Sunday December 7 ~ 9 AM – 3 PM
All participating groups.

Gifts, Food and Music

Opportunities for Giving

ANGEL TREE Giving 2008 - Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. Angel Tree tags will be available for pick-up from the Christmas Tree at the back of church. Please be sure to sign the sheet on the usher’s table so that we will know what children’s names have been taken.
This year we have 35 children and will also be buying groceries for Christmas baskets for several of the families. I appreciate all the donations you have made in the past for the Angel Tree project. This year I need all the gifts returned to the office or brought to the tree no later than Wednesday, December 17th.

Please remember to include the tags for return if any of the items are the wrong size or color. Most stores will give these when the gift is purchased. For any of you who would like to participate but are unable to shop, let me know and I will be glad to take care of it for you.
May God Bless all of you during this wonderful time of the year. Please call me if you have any questions or have any problems with your gifts. Thanking you in advance for your generosity – Ancelyn Smith

LAST CALL for Fr. Smith’s “shoe box” charity project. Shoe boxes are still available this weekend at the back of church with a list inside with suggestions of what is needed to fill them. Just fill and wrap the boxes (the top lid wrapped and separated from the box) and return to the church office no later than Tuesday, December 2, 2008.

Parish Life is Growing -
When Will We See You?

Walk through Winterhaven – Friday December 19 – Meet at MacArthurs after for hot drinks and cookies.

Mark Your Calendar! Gaslight Theater - Sunday February 8th at 3 PM. Sign up begins January 4, 2009.