Mount St. Michael
Mount St. Michael: Celebrating 100 Years - Tradition Endures

The Mount’s Centennial (1915-2015)

We will begin our Centennial celebration by commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ground-breaking of Mount St. Michael at the Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, August 24. Please use the form provided on the flyer to sign up so that we can get a head count in order to prepare sufficient food. Also be sure to check out the Centennial brochure and Centennial poster-calendar of events. Check back in the weeks ahead for more information about this year-long celebration.

Special Announcements

See complete announcements in the weekly bulletin (PDF or web page version.)

THE ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC is scheduled for Sunday, August 24th following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. This year the picnic will be bigger and better than ever. It is the 100th anniversary of the ground-breaking here at Mt. St. Michael. Please see the insert in the bulletin for more details. The parish is providing hamburgers and hot dogs and all the trimmings, families are asked to bring a side salad or dessert. There will be fun, food and games for all.

DOWNTOWN FATIMA ROSARY MARCH – On the 13th of each month, from May to October, we have a Rosary March, beginning at the corner of Mallon and Howard at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to take part in this powerful prayer and important witness to Faith. Please dress appropriately to this religious event, i.e. women & girls, please wear dresses; men and boys, no shorts.

VIGIL LIGHTS - Please don’t bring your own candles to burn in the votive candle racks! When non-standard candles are used, they are more apt to overheat and crack the glass holder.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER? Please inform the parish secretary so that the parish list can be kept as accurate as possible. Thank you.

DRESS CODE FOR MAIN BUILDING – You are asked to make the consistent effort to observe the dress code in the building. Women and girls, dresses that cover the knee and appropriate top (if need be, carry an extra wraparound dress in the car to use when needed). Men and boys, no shorts or tank tops (carry a pair of sweat pants or the like in the car to use when needed).

WARNING – For the sake of safety and security, some outlying areas of the Mount have been designated “No Trespassing”zones. Mind the signs and stay away. If someone doesn’t, the sheriff will be called and we will have to press charges against the trespasser.

HOLY ROSARY CEMETERY – Remember that our cemetery is a sacred place, and was solemnly consecrated by the Bishop (in 1993). Only those who are practicing traditional Catholics are permitted to be buried in the section that was consecrated. When visiting the cemetery, always conduct yourself in a reverent and prayerful spirit

SUNDAY SERMONS AVAILABLE ON CD – Would you like an audio copy of a recent sermon? Order forms are available in the vestibule.

SOME THOUGHTS ON VIDEO GAMES AND COMPUTERS (from Love & Logic)- Over the past two decades, video and computer games have become dramatically more fast-paced, realistic, and stimulating. Not long after their introduction, I began to suspect that these games had the same addictive potential as drugs, alcohol, and gambling. Today, family therapists and researchers have confirmed my fears. Listed below are some tips for helping your child avoid getting hooked:

  • Don’t allow your children to have a computer in their room.
  • Allow them to play these games no longer than thirty minutes per day.<
  • If your child becomes sneaky, noncompliant, or defiant about this time limit, remove this privilege.
  • Children birth to six should spend no time playing these games, watching videos, or viewing television.

So-called “educational” games, videos, and shows are no substitute for real-life learning activities, involving movement, problem-solving, and human relationships.

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC RESOURCES - The following websites are recommended for understanding the situation in the Church today:

Upcoming Events

  July 22-25
Knights of the Altar Boys Camp in Colorado (consult flyer for more information)
  July 22-29
Camp St. Philomena for Girls, Mt. St. Michael
  July 26 Joseph Morgan – Melissa Urann wedding
  August 18 Parent / Teacher back to school meeting 7 pm
  August 12-19
Annual Ladies’ Retreat
  August 24 100-year anniversary of groundbreaking for construction of Mt. St. Michael / Parish Picnic
  September 21 Annual Fun Run
  September 27 Shane Stack – Jessica Vila wedding – Noon

Restore and Preserve Our Historic Landmark: Efforts to restore our beautiful building in preparation for Mount St. Michael’s 100th anniversary are underway, as the aging church and academy facility is badly in need of repair. Online donations are also welcome.

The “DONATE” link above and to the right is an easy way you can make tax-deductible donations for Mass stipends, flowers for Christmas and Easter, St. Anthony’s Poor Box, Rosary/Scapular Apostolate, Storm Window Project, etc. You may specify the purpose of the donation in the message box. Secure Server, Visa/Mastercard.

REV. FR. MICHAEL OSWALT Ordained a priest in the modern Catholic Church in 2008, Fr. Oswalt soon came to see that not only were his orders invalid, but that his Church was not truly the Catholic Church. He came to Mount St. Michael in January 2010 to prepare for his ordination according to the traditional Catholic rite, which took place on June 29. View his online interview (2009)
Also available: Feb. 2010 Talk at Mount St. Michael (CD)
“Reclaiming a Hijacked Priesthood: One Man’s Story” (CD)