Monday, December 28, 2015

A Few Announcements: Bible Study, New Year's Eve and Guatemala Visit

Father Mallory's Sunday Lectionary Bible Study Class has a new schedule, starting TODAY (Monday 12/28). The morning session will now be Mondays at 10 AM in the Parish Center, The evening session will continue to be Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

Also new: Father Mallory is now hosting a Sermon Talkback session during Coffee Hour in the Parish Center, after the 7:45 AM and 10:15 AM masses. To participate, look for the table with the sign.


You are invited to join us for New Year's Eve! Get ready to "jump into the New Year!" The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 5 PM, followed by "Soup and Snacks." Two different soups will be served; just bring a snack to share and join us. You will still have time to visit other parties and be home in time to ring in the New Year. No sign-up sheets - just come on in!


There will be a Guatemala Lenten Delegation / Team Visit beginning February 23, 2016. If you want a direct, intimate expereince, would like to meet some of the CPR health leaders in the Ixil area in the northern highlands, and also make connection sin Antigua, Guatemala, where St. Michael's Rector Emeritus Fr. smith and spouse Terri are expecting you, please join us. This trip will be good for first-timers, as well as more experienced international volunteers. For more information see the Advent issue of The Messenger, and contact Guatemala Project coordinator Ila Abernathy.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Photos and A Note From the Office

Please keep the soul of Ross Roberts in your prayers this Christmas Eve. Ross died suddenly this past week.  The Memorial Mass for Ross will take place Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:30 am.

May his soul and all the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Family Mass, Christmas Eve

Church Entrance, Christmas Eve

The Choir performs a new Oratorio 
by A F Schultz.

The following is a poem sent to me by a very good friend, I would like to share it with you for this Christmas Season and the whole year.

"I will light candles this Christmas:Candles of peace .........Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens .........Candles of love to inspire all my living ...........Candles that will burn all the year long." (from a Poem by Howard Thurman)

Peace and Joy to All,

As always,


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Schedule 2015

Christmas Schedule

Lighting the candles on Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24th

Vigil of the Nativity

Christmas Eve Children's Mass

Christmas Eve

5:00 PM
Family Mass with Christmas Story for Children and Setting Up of the Creche
10:00 PM
Prelude: Carols of the Incarnation
10:45 PM
Solemn Procession and High Mass

Thursday, December 25th

The Nativity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Christmas Day

10:00 AM   Solemn Procession and High Mass

(There will be no other Masses
on Christmas Day)

The church office closes at 1 PM on Wednesday the 23rd, and will reopen on Tuesday the 29th.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Per Mother Clare, announced at today's Parish planning meeting:

Islamic Center of Tucson is hosting an interfaith program at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 17.  To car pool from St. Michael's, meet Mother Clare in the church parking lot at 4 p.m.  We westside folk can just join the St. Michael's group at the Islamic Center, 901 E. First Street, before 5 p.m.  Mother Clare says the Islamic Center was a gracious host to 4th graders from St. Michael's, and she is very committed to our supporting them in this venture.

From the Facebook event listing:

The Islamic Center of Tucson invites you to join us for an evening to bring together the many faiths and cultures in our community. Let us unite together in our humanity against all violence and bigotry.
This is open to all people in Tucson who support peace, love and justice for all people.

These are hard times in this country, not just for Muslims, but many of the minorities that reside here. We aim to make the ICT a place where all people feel comfortable and safe and extend that feeling to the greater Tucson community as well.

Who: The Entire Tucson Community

What: A gathering of peace and unity.

When: Thursday, December 17th | 5:00 PM

Where: Islamic Center of Tucson | 901 E 1st St.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Only a single Mass ~ 9 AM Mass  ~ this Sunday.

11:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM: Parish Summit Meeting ~  gathering together to find out about ourselves as a parish.  Discovery and Dream!  This is a very important meeting! Lunch will be served.

1:00 PM Funeral Mass for Bob Howe, this Saturday, December 19.

Just a note.....If you have any plastic bags that you would like to recycle......the food pantry could use them.  Just drop them off at church or the office.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Casa Maria Reminder - 12-11-15

boiled eggCasa Maria Sandwich making is this Friday, December 11th. Come join the fun!

St Michael's Parish Center, 602 N. Wilmot Rd.

Kitchen opens at 5 PM. Come anytime after that!

Please bring one or two dozen hard cooked, peeled eggs. Also please bring medium sized boxes for transporting the lunches. Fruit boxes from Costco or banana boxes are ideal.

If you can deliver sandwiches once or twice a year, please let us know!


Casa Maria is every 4 weeks...

boiled egg
Casa Maria Sandwich making is this Friday, July 24th. You all have been so faithful since April; thanks are not enough! In Sept we'll have student help. BRING FRIENDS! Come join the fun!

St Michael's Parish Center, 602 N. Wilmot Rd.

Kitchen opens at 5 PM. Come anytime after that!

Please bring two or three dozen hard cooked, peeled eggs.We need extra eggs! We receive no extra eggs from the School students in the summer.

Also please bring medium sized boxes for transporting the lunches. Fruit boxes from Costco or banana boxes are ideal.

Maurice will deliver the sandwiches. (Thanks to Byron for July!) If you can deliver sandwiches once or twice a year, please let us know!


Casa Maria is every 4 weeks...
Dec 11th  
Jan 8th  2016
Feb 5th  
March 4th
April 1st
April 29th
May 27th

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Bazaar Updates

Our latest flyer is already out of date! Note the following musical performance times:

Michael Leeming, 3:30 p.m. Sat.  (time change)
Tilahun Liben, 4:30 p.m. Sat. (music of Ethiopia)

Please see the flyer below for more music details and info on food, parish artists and writers, and much more!

Click on the flyer above to view full size version.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

International Holiday Bazaar on KGUN Morning Blend ... and Stuff for Sale!

See the video here:


Volunteers are pricing donated items for the St. Michael's recycled gift boutique and trinket table at the Bazaar. I think we made some sales this morning!