Sunday, November 01, 2015

Announcements for Week Ending November 8th, 2015

The All Souls Novena begins on Monday, November 1 and concludes on Thursday, November 12. During this time, your deceased loved ones will be remembered at all the Masses. There are envelopes in your contribution envelope box or on the usher’s table for listing your deceased loved ones whom you would like remembered at Mass. Simply complete the cards and drop them in the collection basket or at the parish office.

Altar of Remembrance
In case you haven’t noticed…..there is an Altar of Remembrance in the back of church on the west side. The purpose is remembering our loved ones and friends who have died. The altar will remain in place during the All Soul’s Novena ending on Thursday, November 12. You are welcome to place pictures of your loved ones on this altar (and remove them on November 12th or earlier if you wish).

You are invited to join us for Taize Service on Tuesday, November 3rd.  The service begins at 6:45 pm in church.  Taize service is the first and third Tuesdays of the month. If you have never attended Taize, join us and find out what you have been missing.  You will be glad you did.

LOOKING AHEAD…Mark your calendars for next Sunday, November 8.  ECW will conduct their famous “Casserole ~ Bake Sale.”  All men and women of the parish are invited to prepare their special casserole and baked goods for the sale. All parishioners are welcome to stop by the “Casserole ~ Bake Sale” on Sunday, November 8th, and purchase a delicious casserole for dinner and a tempting dessert.  All the goodies are made by the best cooks and bakers at St. Michael’s.

Last call for International Bazaar Parish Artists and parish service groups.  The Bazaar Dec. 5 and 6 has limited space, which is filling up fast with new non-profit vendors.  If you are planning to participate and haven't contacted Jim Steinman at, and Ila Abernathy,, 623-3063 to indicate which days you will be there and what you will sell, you aren't signed up.  Do join us, but let us know!  The Publicity team (Jim S. and Katrina Noble) are doing a great job.  Not a parish artist and just want to come and help? Please let us know; we need you!

It’s time to get ready for the Christmas season. Please consider supporting St. Michael’s School by purchasing your holiday greens through our annual fund raiser.  Wreaths, centerpieces, garland, etc. can be delivered to the school for pick up (first week in December) or directly mailed to your family, friends and co-workers as a gift. Order forms are available in the church office and school office.  Orders are due by Wednesday, November 4.