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|Date||Time||Mass / Intention||Servers|
|Sun., March 1 -
2 ND SUNDAY OF LENT (St. David of Wales, Bishop & Confessor)
|Pro Populo – High Mass
Purgatorian League intentions
St. Francis of Assisi Missionary Guild intentions
|Gianluca Dinaro & J.Muglia
Mr. K. Kosch & S. Welp
|Mon., March 2 -
Lenten Feria (St. Simplicius, Pope & Confessor) FAST
|R.I.P. deceased of CMRI & Confraternity MIQ
for Sherman Graham & his family (M. Graham)
|D. Scherling & D. Longo
T. Netzel & D. Cyr
|Tue., March 3 -
Lenten Feria (St. Cunegunda, Empress) FAST
R.I.P. Bertha M. South & Kathleen P. South (V. South)
in thanksgiving for & vocations to CMRI (Tarnowskis)
|Mr. C. South
Mr. B. Magerl
Bro. Sebastian, P.J. & D. Scherling
|Wed., March 4 -
Lenten Feria (St. Casimir, Confessor) FAST
||for Fr. Casimir Puskorius (Confraternity of Christian Mothers)||Mr. P. Sarquilla
|Thu., March 5 -
Lenten Feria (St. John Joseph of the Cross, Confessor) FAST
|in honor of the Holy Ghost (CMRI)
for the Puskorius family (C. House)
|Mr. C. South
Mr. B. Magerl
|Fri., March 6 -
Sts. Perpetua & Felicitas, Martyrs (St. Colette, Virgin) – FIRST FRIDAY FAST & COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
for the Sisters with feastdays in March (St. Michael’s Rectory)
Stations of the Cross
for the most abandoned soul in Purgatory (anon.), followed by Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, First Friday devotions, Rosary for Vocations, Reposition
Stations of the Cross
B. Pulliam & . Gunning
Cross: P. Gilchrist, S. Gilchrist & D. Migala
Bro. Sebastian & G. Sitzenstock
Cross: Mr. C. Heaton, N. Heaton & J. Lodgard
|Sat., March 7 -
St. Thomas Aquinas, Confessor & Doctor of the Church, Patron of Theologians and Philosophers – FIRST SATURDAY FAST
||in honor of the B.V.M. (CMRI), followed by 15-minute meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary||D. House & R. Cyr|
|Sun., March 8 -
3 RD SUNDAY OF LENT (St. John of God, Confessor)
|Pro Populo – High Mass
R.I.P. Dr. V. Patrick Hughes (CMRI Sisters)
private intention (Call 509-948-2559 for information)
|Mr. K. Bawden & P. Gilchrist
R. Sitzenstock & J. Pulliam
March is the Month of St. Joseph and of Vocations. —2nd Sunday of Lent — March 1, 2015
* - Indicates new since last bulletin
DRESS CODE FOR MAIN BUILDING – Please make a 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 wrap-around 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).
*DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME – BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 8, AT 2 A.M. SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ONE HOUR BEFORE COMING TO SUNDAY MASS.
*2ND COLLECTION—Sunday, March 15th for new cassocks for the Altar Servers.
*PRIEST TRAVELS – This weekend, Feb. 27- March 1, Fr. Bernard is on Mass circuit to Idaho & Oregon.
*SECOND COLLECTION – today, March 1, it is for the support of St. Michael’s Academy.
*SENIOR MONTHLY RAFFLE—the class of 2015 is sponsoring a 50/50 raffle. The winner will receive half the proceeds! This fundraiser will occur every month and the winning ticket will be drawn after the 10:30 Mass on the last Sunday of each month. Thank you for helping us fund our trip to England! This last months winner was Mary Tarnowski who won $44.50.
*THANK YOU—The Drahman family would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the Valentine's Day cookie sale fund-raiser for Nichole's medical expenses. Over $650 was raised. May God bless you!
*FORTY HOURS – Because of the funeral for Mrs. Emily Radecki, this has been postponed to the weekend of June 12-14.
*MONTHLY MEETINGS – The usual meetings for the Knights of the Altar, Handmaids of the Queen, and Messengers of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place on First Saturday, after the 8 a.m. Mass and 15-minute meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary. The Confraternity of Christian Mothers is having a Lenten morning of Recollection until 12:30 p.m., so PLEASE KEEP SILENCE AFTER MASS UNTIL THAT TIME.
*AUCTION UPDATE—Procurements are DUE by March 13th, that is only 13 days left!! Please drop off your items outside the auction room and be sure to complete procurement form. Please see enclosed flyer for more info.
*MARCH IS THE MONTH OF VOCATIONS – This is the month to pray in a special way and foster vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. Throughout this month, the prayer for vocations will be prayed after daily Mass. The Sisters are sponsoring a Vocations weekend at the Convent this coming weekend, March 6-8. Please pray for its success.
*ARCHERY TOURNAMENT – to be held on Monday, March 9th beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the gym. Any archery student may compete and the fee is $1.00. Spectators are welcome, we ask for your donation at the door. If you need additional information please contact Sr. Maria Kazimiera at ext. 176.
*DRAMA—St. Michael’s Academy High School is proud to present, The Upper Room, a Drama of Christ’s Passion, by Robert Hugh Benson. On Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students K-12. This is a not a musical but a serious Lenten drama. We hope you can make this a part of your Lenten preparations.
*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – KREM2 News ran an article on our February 11, 100th day of school remembrance! News, photos and videos of the day’s events can be found at http:// www.krem.com/longform/news/local/spokanecounty/2015/02/11/balloons-mark-100-yeara n n i v e r s a r y - f o r - m o u n t - s a i n t - michaels/23201295/
*ST. ISIDORE’S GARDEN—we are now accepting applications for garden shares for the community garden. Please pick-up a brochure available in the vestibule or you may contact Mr. Don Pulliam at 509-326-6897.
*CHILDREN'S DAY OF RECOLLECTION- The Messengers of the Immaculate Heart will be sponsoring a Children's' Day of Recollection on Friday, March 20. It will be open to grades 3-6. We will have lunch, pray the Holy Rosary, have some Lenten activities and crafts, games, dinner and Stations of the Cross for children. This is a great opportunity to instill the importance of prayer and devotion to the Passion of Christ. Cost is $5.00. Please contact Sr. Mary Veronica if your are interested in attending at x154
*CARE OF THE BUILDING—there are copies of the St. Joseph prayer available in vestibule. Please help take care of this old building by being careful not to mar, scratch, or otherwise damage walls, floors, doors, etc. Thank you for your help in preserving this special and historic building complex!
*LENTEN PRACTICES—you may pick up a copy of the Lenten practices available in the vestibule.
*DAILY PRAYES TO ST. JOSEPH—there are copies of the St. Joseph prayer available in vestibule
*March 15, Laetare Sunday This is the 100th anniversary of the laying and blessing of the cornerstone by the first Catholic Bishop of Spokane, Most Rev. Augustine Schinner. We will celebrate this anniversary by the blessing, after the 8:00 a.m. High Mass, of the new St. Michael’s Museum, Room 200 (formerly the babysitting room). There will also be a parish breakfast after the 8:00 a.m. Mass by donation along with Irish Blarney Stones sold by the senior class and music will be provided in the parish hall that day, anticipating St. Patrick’s Day. Later in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. will be the last showing of The Upper Room drama presented by the high school.
On Fasting, by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) An act is virtuous through being directed by reason to some virtuous good. Now this is consistent with fasting, because fasting is practiced for a threefold purpose. First, in order to bridle the lusts of the flesh, wherefore the Apostle says (2 Cor. 6:5-6): “In fasting, in chastity,” since fasting is the guardian of chastity. For, according to “Venus is cold when Ceres and Bacchus are not there,” that is to say, lust is cooled by abstinence in meat and drink. Secondly, we have recourse to fasting in order that the mind may arise more freely to the contemplation of heavenly things: hence it is related (Dan. 10) of Daniel that he received a revelation from God after fasting for three weeks. Thirdly, in order to satisfy for sins: wherefore it is written (Joel 2:12): “Be converted to Me with all your heart, in fasting and in weeping and in mourning.” The same is declared by Augustine in a sermon (De orat. et Jejun. [*Serm. lxxii (ccxxx, de Tempore)]): “Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity.” [Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica Question 147: OF FASTING].
Special Daily Prayers to St. Joseph to help with the costly restoration and maintenance of Mt. St. Michael Novena Prayer to St. Joseph: O glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to thee do we raise our hearts and hands to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore – the means to restore and maintain our buildings at Mt. St. Michael. O Guardian of the Word Incarnate, we feel animated with confidence that thy prayers in our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love thou dost bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. Memorare to St. Joseph: Remember, O most pure Spouse of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, that never hath it been heard that anyone invoked thy patronage and sought thine aid without being comforted. Inspired by this confidence, I come to thee and fervently commend myself to thee. Ah, despise not my petition, dear foster-father of our Redeemer, but accept it graciously. Amen.
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ST. MICHAEL'S UNIFORM SHOP will be open on Mondays from 9-12 or by appointment. Please call Joanna Gilchrist at 828-2050.
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.
WARNING – For the sake of safety and security, some outlying areas of the Mount have been designated “No Trespassing” zones. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
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.
Please see the Dress Code for attendance at Mass at Mount St. Michael.
Our decorum at Holy Mass can give greater honor and glory to Almighty God, give good example and edification to others, and increase our faith and devotion to the Real Presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The following are practical examples of the rule of decorum we should observe in church:
• Always dress in a manner appropriate to divine worship.
• Be on time for the start of Mass.
• Upon entering the church, bless yourself with holy water (using the right hand). Genuflect on the right knee in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
• Avoid using the center aisle, especially if Mass has begun. Use the side aisle and fill toward the center.
• The last three pews in the church should be reserved for families with small children and those who may have to leave the church during Mass. Baby toys, food items, gum, and strollers are always inappropriate in church.
• During Communion, please keep the line moving in a pious and orderly manner. Promote piety and prayerful contemplation by folding the hands in a pious manner.
• At the end of Mass, allow the celebrant to leave the altar before exiting the church. Make sure to genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament when leaving.