Friday, December 31, 2010

Announcements for New Year's!

Upcoming events at St. Michael’s:

New Year’s Eve Mass Friday, December 31, 5 pm followed by a New Year’s toast in the parish center

Feast of the Epiphany Thursday, January 6, 6 pm followed by a Pot Luck fellowship meal and Epiphany cake in the Parish Center.

Parish Life – Pizza and classic movie night Saturday, January 22, in the parish Center – details to follow
Annual Parish Meeting 2011 Sunday, January 23, 9 am (one Mass this day) 

2011 Ordo Kalendars available in the church – donation of $3 per calendar is requested to cover handling charges.

Epiphany Gift for Primavera starts January 9 and is available through March 6.  See The Messenger for details.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Office Hours and Holiday Thanks

Beginning on Tuesday, December 21st the Parish Offices will close at noon and continue through December 31. The Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, December 27.

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all those who so generously contributed to ~ Fr. Smith's Blanket and Shoebox projects; the Angel Tree; Tihan gifts and many more. Extra food for the less fortunate and the list could go on......

A Blessed and Peaceful Christmas Season to ALL!

165 blankets were donated or purchased!

Many boxes of candy, school supplies, gloves, socks etc.
were donated to this year's Shoebox Project

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Services 2010

Christmas Services
with Christmas Story for Children and Setting Up of the Crêche

 Music for Christmas Eve: CHRISTMAS MASS IN C
(Coronation Mass) by Mozart
for Choir, Soloists, Strings and Organ


The Clergy, Vestry and Staff
wish you and your loved ones
a Blessed Christmas season!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Announcements for Week Ending 12/11/2010

* CHRISTMAS FLOWERS - the special beauty of St. Michael’s Christmas worship is the work of many people. Not all can be directly involved, but all can contribute to the Christmas Flowers and Decorations. Please use the Christmas Flowers envelope for floral donations.

* Join fellow parishioners at the Reid Park Zoo for the Zoolights! See the zoo in the evening – the nocturnal animals will be up and about. The zoo is a very different place in the dark. The date is Sunday, December 12 at 6:30 PM. (meet at the zoo entrance or let me know if you need a ride. – Julia Taylor – 574-6967) Cost is $5 or $3 plus a new, unwrapped Toys For Tots.

* The Borderlands Theater presents their annual Pastorela. Here’s how the Tucson Weekly explained the play: A Tucson Pastorela carries on a centuries-old tradition of Christmas pageants in which ordinary folk enact the nativity story while scolding or at least poking fun at those who have sinned during the past year. The Borderlands version always casts the shepherds on their way to Bethlehem as impoverished Hispanic migrants of some sort. Along the way, they are almost swayed from this path by Lucifer and his minions, who appear as a variety of unsavory pop-culture icons. But the demons are vanquished, at least temporarily, by angels, Michael and Gabriel, who impersonate celebrities you are less likely to find in the scandal sheets. We will attend the matinee on Sunday, December 19. Please sign up by December 5. Cost will be approximately $20.

* Fr. Smith’s Shoe Box Project continues. Wrap a shoe box, with lid wrapped separate so the shoe box can be opened without unwrapping. Indicate on the end of the box, the age appropriate:
BOY - 0 – 18 months
GIRL – 0 - 18 months, BOY – 7 - 8 years,
GIRL – 7 – 8 years.
Please fill the box with: warm mittens, warm knit caps, toys, treats and or candy. Please return the wrapped shoe box no later than Monday morning, December 13th. The shoe boxes also may be returned to church on Sunday, December 12th. We appreciate your generosity both past and present. The children are always in long lines just waiting for their own “Shoe Box”.

* The “Blanket Project” also continues. We are looking for new or gently used and clean blankets. These blankets may be any size just so they are warm. The blankets need to be returned no later than Sunday, December 12 or Monday morning, December 13. Please leave them in the back of church or drop off to the church office.

* St. Margaret’s Altar Society dues of $15 should be paid at this time. Simply drop a check in the collection basket marked with “Altar Guild dues” in the memo area. The Altar Guild is an indispensible part of St. Michael and All Angels Church. Their efforts and time given are a daily part of St. Michael’s liturgy and would not function as efficiently without them.

Heartfelt Appreciation!
Fr. Smith and Terri cannot begin to express their deep appreciation to the ECW and the women who worked on the beautiful quilt and pillow shams given to them for their wedding gift.

The quilt is just beautiful especially on these cold mornings. I t could not have come at a better time. We recognize the time and patience that went into this beautiful work of art, for this we are thankful.

May God continue to richly bless us all ~ Love
Fr. Smith and Terri