Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Termite Closure and Other Announcements

September 27, 2015

Dear St. Michael's Church and School Community,

It has recently been discovered that there is a termite infestation in the church building. The church’s Buildings and Grounds Committee along with the Church Wardens and Interim Rector moved quickly to address this situation before any further damage takes place. After a thorough inspection and consultation with a reputable extermination company, the decision was made to proceed immediately with treatment. The process will involve completely tenting the church building, sealing the Bride's Room and Womble Library from the church. The tented area will then be fumigated for approximately 24 hours in order to kill all the dry-wood termites. During the process, the entire church and school campus will be closed. There will be no access to the church, offices or classrooms until the process is complete including clean up, ventilation, and inspection of every office, classroom, work space and storage area. The complete lock down is necessary for safety and precautionary measures.

With that in mind, the following action will be taken on the following timetable in order to have the least disruption to the church and school community:

·       Monday, October 12 - The process will begin for tenting the church and sealing adjacent rooms.

·       Tuesday, October 13 - The tenting and preparation work continues

·       Wednesday, October 14 - The Day School will close at 12:00 noon for Fall Break until Monday, October 19. The campus will need to be completed vacated by 2:00 p.m. at which time all offices and classrooms will be locked. No one will be allowed to return to the church/school grounds until the process is fully completed. There will be NO AFTER CARE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14.

·       Sunday, October 18 - The church/school campus will reopen once the "all clear" is given by the extermination company.

Precautionary actions prior to the lock down will include:
•     Removal of all air-breathing animals and tanked fish into the courtyard on the southwest section of the school.
•     Removal of all food items (except canned goods), and Communion Elements and Vessels away from all rooms in and adjacent to the church, including the church kitchen.

Even though only the church proper will be tented and fumigated, temporary closing signs will be posted on all doors and gates throughout the church/school campus. Please adhere to safety precautions during this extermination process.  It is a relief to note that there will be no residue on any surfaces following the procedure as the vapor used dissipates once it is in the open air.

We appreciate the work of the church’s Buildings and Grounds Committee and the cooperation of the church and school community as we deal quickly with this matter. Should anyone have questions regarding material used, safety data sheets are available in the church and school offices.


Fr. Richard Mallory                                          Margaret Moore
Interim Rector                                                   Head of School


The pantry is low and the need is still great...we are handing out at least 25 bags a week!

We have no cereal,
no peanut butter, no fruit and low on everything else including canned spaghetti products.

Last week's grocery ads are good thru Tuesday​.....Albert has canned vegetable 2/$1, as well as Campbell's pork and beans, Mac and cheese and chicken and tomato, Al's brand soup. Cases are available.

Thank you for your your continued generosity.  Only give what your circumstances will allow.

Many Blessings,



The Blessing of the Animals will take place this Sunday, October 4th, during all Masses, and is open to furry, feathery, and scaly pets in all shapes and sizes. Animals are to be on leashes or in carriers. The Blessing of the Animals is celebrated each year in conjunction with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. All are invited to bring either their pet, or a stuffed animal representing their pet, for a special blessing.

Scenes from Michaelmas 2015

Photos from Confirmation and Reception will follow soon.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Announcements for Week Ending 9/27/2015


A note from Fr. Richard!

I am beginning a weekly Lectionary Bible Study. There are two sessions. ONE meets at 10:00 am on Thursday mornings and the other will meet at 6:30 pm on Wednesday.  Each class is 90 minutes and will take place in the Parish Center.

We will be using the magnificent and extraordinarily creative Bible Workbench approach that is replete with top notch scholarship, penetrating questions, poetry and wise musings to engage the biblical narrative.  If you plan to attend, sign-up sheets are in back of church so the proper number of packets may be ordered (or call the Parish Office).


Next Sunday one Mass only, celebrated at 9:30 am, Bishop Kirk Smith presiding. Following the Eucharist, there will a “Festive Brunch” in the Parish Center, created by “Chef Andy Bruno”.
Everyone is invited. (a donation of $5 to defray the cost of the food will be greatly appreciated.)


Mark your calendars!  We will be making Angel Food Candy beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday morning, November 6.  On Monday we will need crews for dipping and patting, and for opening boxes, and setting up the packing stations.  The rest of the week, will need crews for dipping and packing.  Please help if you can, even if only for a few hours one day.  New angel food makers are particularly welcome.  We will teach you what to do!  If you have questions, please see Peter Schmidt, Dorothy Cameron, Pat Miller or Sherry Terrell.

Get out your Lederhosen!  We’re celebrating Oktoberfest!  Join Parish Life at Millie’s Pancake Haus, 6530 East Tanque Verde Road (near Sakura)o n Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 PM.


We need your help.  We are still looking for more volunteers for St. Michael’ Annual Advent Bazaar, December 5 and 6, 2015. The Bazaar is a wonderful event at St. Michael’s.  The old adage “Many hands make light work!” Call Jim at 520/603-6885 or email: jimsteinman7@gmail.com for more information!  You’ll be glad you did!  

Come Celebrate Michaelmas with Bishop Kirk Smith!

Join Us For Michaelmas!
Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Bishop Kirk Smith plans to visit us on 27 September to help us celebrate the feast of St. Michael and All Angels, commonly called Michaelmas. There will be just one mass at 9:30 AM for this feast of our patron Archangel, with Bishop Smith presiding. The service will include confirmation and reception of several of our parishioners. A Festive Brunch in the Parish Center will follow the Eucharist, created by Chef Andy Bruno. All are invited. (A donation of $5 is requested and greatly appreciated to defray the cost of food.)