Thursday, March 12, 2009

Announcements for Week Ending March 14, 2009


Fr. Ireland’s Monday Evening Lenten Bible Study - Join us each Monday evening during Lent for a lively discussion and study of the book of Genesis and beyond. The Bible Study will take place in the Parish Center following the 5:30 pm Mass. A simple soup supper will be served. Sign-up sheets are located in the back of church.

KNITTERS AND QUILTERS will meet at 11:00 AM - THIS Saturday in the Parish Center. You are invited to gather your craft and meet with us for friendship and fellowship as well as an opportunity to work on your craft. All are invited.

The Messenger newsletter is now available online! Click here for the March issue. COPY DUE DATE for the APRIL issue is Wednesday, March 18th. Please submit your article to or bring it to the church office.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY - Lectionary Readings Study will meet this Wednesday, March 11th beginning with Evening Prayer at 6 pm followed the Lectionary Readings Study at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center. Join us for lively discussion and study of the next Sunday’s readings. Facilitated by Peter Schmidt. The group will meet each Wednesday for evening prayer and lectionary study. Everyone is invited and urged to attend this Lenten Opportunity. Refreshments will be served.

Mark your calendars – The monthly Friendship-Fellowship Luncheon has been moved to the fourth Monday of the month. OUR NEXT LUNCHEON WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, MARCH 23RD AT 11:30 AM. The luncheon is catered by “Joy” the cost is only $10.00. Sign-up sheets are located in the back of church. Join us for warm friendship and fellowship and great food. All are invited!

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Opportunities for Giving

CASA MARIA VOLUNTEERS WILL MEET THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH at 6:00 PM, in the Parish Center to prepare sack lunches. Your help is needed - the volunteers can always use a few extra hands and a dozen or two SHELLED hard-boiled eggs. Be a GOOD EGG and join them for fellowship and to help with this good work.

St. Michael’s will co-host TIHAN’s (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) POZ Café on Thursday March 19. Volunteers are needed for preparing and serving the meal that day (8:30 am – 2:30 pm).

St. Michael’s is collecting toiletries for TIHAN clients who are unable to work. These toiletries may include shampoo, toothpaste, brushes and floss, shaving cream, band-aids, deodorant, disposable razors, skin lotions and sunscreen. Please leave your donations in the box in the back of church. We thank you for your generosity for this worthy endeavor.

St. Michael’s school is looking for volunteers to help with lunch and playground duties, particularly on Mondays and Tuesdays. Assisting with lunch takes place from 11:30am to 12:30pm and simply involves hand out or serving food to the children. Playground supervision extends to 1 pm and requires keeping an eye on the children in the park behind the school. Volunteers may serve in pairs or alternate sharing a position if that is easier. Both positions provide a chance to get to know the wonderful children at our Parish School!