Friday, November 30, 2012

Announcements for Week ending December 9

√ 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.

√ Just a reminder – it is not too late to return your 2013 pledge card. If you have not received one or have misplaced it, there are extras available in the back of church.

√ The 14th Annual Fr. Smith’s Pantano Rotary Shoebox Project is underway bringing joy to children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. These children live in makeshift houses on hillsides around Nogales. Many of these households have no one employed. This is a THREE-NATION effort for 600-800 or more filled shoeboxes – infants through 12 years and 500 blankets. Warm mittens, caps, toys, etc can fill the wrapped shoe box with top lid NOT attached to the bottom, border inspection. Blankets may be new or used and if used must be dry cleaned (leave cleaning tag attached). Shoeboxes need to be returned to the Parish Office no later than Sunday, December 9. Blankets need to rolled like a bedroll and tied with twine or ribbon. More information in back of church.

√ 75 years of Campus Ministry. In 1937 Ada Pierce McCormick set up Cabot Chapel in her parlor and invited students to come in. Priests from St. Andrew’s, Grace Church, and St. Philip’s came to celebrate Mass. Throughout the century, the chaplaincy has witnessed to Christ on campus, been a place of prayer and reflection, spun off a parish (St. Paul’s) and a non-profit (Little Chapel of All Nations), served as a locus for education and community activism, and served the needs of students. New and exciting things happen every year. We’d like to send out a giant thank you to the Diocese and local parishes that have made this possible. December 9th, 2012 we celebrate our 75th birthday. Bishop Smith will be joining us at 6pm in the Campus Christian Center (715 N Park Ave) for a festive Eucharist and dinner to celebrate the occasion. For more information about the ministry and the event, visit our website ( or Call Barby Goldschmidt (520-237-8881)

Taize Service of prayer this Tuesday, December 3rd. Taize is offered the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at 6:45 pm in church. All are invited to attend this beautiful Service of Prayer.

This Sunday, December 2nd, is the First Sunday of Advent. Angel Tree tags are 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 approximately 38 children. You have been so generous with your gifts for the children. It is a real blessing for me to be involved. As usual, each child will receive a clothing gift and a toy such as a book or game or Lego building blocks…etc. This year I need your gift, unwrapped, and returned to the office or brought to church no later than Sunday, December 16. 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.

√ Don’t forget your “Angel Food” for last minute Christmas gifts in an attractive gift-ready box. This is an affordable means of sharing the fundraising effort by your parishioner volunteers. Just stop by the church office for your Angel Food. Share the goodness and sweetness of St. Michael and All Angels Church!