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|Date||Time||Mass / Intention||Servers|
|Sun., March 30 -
4rd SUNDAY OF LENT “Laetare” (St. John Climacus, Abbot)
|Pro Populo – High Mass
R.I.P. Harold Berube & for Donna Marie Berube (Sr. M. Labouré)
for our family & friends (D. & T. Lewis)
|J. Muglia & M. Isakson
B. Pulliam &P.J. Scherling
|Mon., March 31 - Lenten Feria (St. Benjamin, Abbot) FAST||7:00 am
|for Esperanza Vila (F. Vila)
for Tim & Theresa Drahman & their intentions (M. Drahman)
| Bro. Sebastian
B.Pulliam & Giuliano Dinaro
|Tue., April 1 -
Lenten Feria (St. Hugh, Bishop & Confessor) FAST
|for the most abandoned soul in Purgatory (anon.)
Purgatorian League intentions
Mr. B. Magerl
Bro. Sebastian, Dr. Hughes, & D. Scherling
|Wed., April 2 -
St. Francis of Paola, Confessor FAST
|St. Francis of Assisi Missionary Guild intentions
Rosary for the repose of the soul of Mr. Michael Welp
Funeral Mass for Mr. Michael Welp
| Mr. P. Sarquilla & Mr. S. Gilchrist
Gianluca Dinaro & B. Pulliam
|Thu., April 3 -
Lenten Feria (St. Richard, Bishop & Confessor) FAST
|R.I.P. deceased of CMRI & Confraternity MIQ
in thanksgiving for & vocations to CMRI (M. Tarnowski)
Mr. B. Magerl
|Fri., April 4 -
St. Isidore, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church – FIRST FRIDAY FAST & COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
|Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
for the Sisters with feastdays in April (St. Michael’s Rectory)
Stations of the Cross
for her intentions (M. Puskorius), followed by Exposition of Blessed Sacrament,Sacred Heart Devotions, Rosary for Vocations, Reposition (There will be no adoration until 9 p.m., since we will be having the Holy Thursday - Good Friday adoration later on in the month.)
Stations of the Cross
T. Netzel & R. Sitzenstock
J. Cyr, D. Cyr, J. Pulliam
Mr. K. Kosch & Mr. K. Strain
T. Netzel, D. & P.J. Scherling
|Sat., April 5 -
St. Vincent Ferrer, Confessor – FIRST SATURDAY FAST
|8:00 am||for the living & deceased members of the Christian Mothers Confraternity (C.C.M.), followed by 15-minute meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary. Morning of Recollection for Confraternity of Christian Mothers takes place.||J. Muglia & P. Drahman|
|Sun., April 6 - PASSION SUNDAY (St. William, Abbot)||8:00 am
|for the living & deceased members of her family (Sr. Mary Bridget) – High Mass
for the Holy Souls (S. King)
| D. House & Gianluca Dinaro
D. King & Greg Valentine
March is the Month of St. Joseph and also the Month of Vocations. 4th Sunday of Lent - March 30, 2014
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst take to Thyself a body and soul like ours, to teach us the glory of self-sacrifice and service, mercifully deign to instill in other hearts the desire to dedicate their lives to Thee. Give us PRIESTS to stand before Thine Altar and to preach the words of Thy Gospel; BROTHERS to assist the priests and to reproduce in themselves Thy humility; SISTERS to teach the young and nurse the sick and to minister Thy charity to all; LAY PEOPLE to imitate Thee in their homes and families. Amen. (7 years indulgence each time recited; a plenary indulgence if recited daily for an entire month.)
See other Parish Devotions and Prayers on separate web page.
SECOND COLLECTION – An Easter Flowers collection will be taken up next Sunday, March 30. If you would like to have an Easter lily placed on one of the altars or side shrines as a memorial to one or more departed loved ones, be sure to include their names along with your donation (PLEASE PRINT!). Their names and the donor names will be published in the Easter bulletin. A minimum donation of $15 is requested for these Easter Lily memorials.
R.I.P. MR. MICHAEL WELP – Please pray for the repose of the soul of this eldest of the Welp family siblings, who passed away in Seattle last week. He will be laid to rest here at the Mount on Wednesday. The Rosary with viewing will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass. Our sincerest condolences to his brothers and sisters and to all family members.
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 will be having a Morning of Recollection that day. Silence must be kept throughout the Mount in the morning! Thank you for your effort and cooperation in this regard.
CHOIR PRACTICE FOR 10:30 A.M. EASTER MASS – Those who can sing reasonably well are invited to sing at the 10:30 a.m. High Mass on Easter Sunday. Practices will be after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass on March 30, April 6 & 13.
CONGRATULATIONS! To our students who competed in the state archery tournament on March 22, and especially to those who qualified for the Nationals! Emma Lodgard, Amy Drahman, Regina Ochoa, Roland Cyr, and Dominic Scherling.
PARISH CHOIR IN NEED - the parish choir is desparately in need of male tenors to join immediately to fill unforseen vacancies. Needed now to prep for Lent and Easter. Please make the committment and come on Wed. from 7-9 pm in room 300, give John Netzel at call 953-0816.
AUCTION PROCURMENTS NEEDED NOW! Donations needed by March 31st (only one day left!) Please be considerate of this deadline. Processing donated items and entering them into our auction program is a very time consuming process. This needs to be done well in advance so the sisters can print the auction catalog before Easter Holy Week. Procurement letters and forms are outside the Auction Room #136. Auction items can be dropped off outside the Auction Room.
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.
KNIGHT’S MEETINGS & PRACTICES - 1st Saturdays are mandatory, 8-11am. The 3rd Saturday, 8-11 am. Tuesdays - Advanced Practice (6th Grade and up). This practice is for Knights interested in learning the more advanced positions. Currently, we ONLY have a few 6th graders attending. Thursdays - Practice (2nd grade, enrolled members and up). This practice is for any enrolled member wanting to learn to serve as acolyte in both, one and two positions.
BOYS CHOIR PRACTICES - are after school on the 2nd and last Monday of each month in Room 300
FAMILY GYM SUNDAY - is from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday during March. March will be the final test month to gage interest. Hope to see you there.
SUNDAY GYM TIME MAY BE CANCELLED - There has been good turn out and interest, however to keep it going we need adult supervisors willing to open the gym at 1 pm and remain there until 4 pm to lock up. It’s a great way to earn some parent service hours. Please call John Netzel at 953-0816 if you are interested in helping. Otherwise, we may not be able to continue through April.
THE TEXTILE DRIVE FOR THE SENIORS HASBEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 30 - Old clothes, shoes, purses, towels, sheets, drapes, stuffed animals, blankets, BOOKS and such are just a few of the items that they can collect. Items must be in black trash bags and may be left in the porter station. Seniors are willing to come to your home and pick up any donations you have. Please call Sr. Marie Vianney at 462-4335 or any of the seniors to arrange a pick-up.
BAKE SALE TO HELP THE ARCHERS GO TO NATIONALS - the families of the 5 students who qualified to attend the National Archery Tournament
will be sponsoring a Bake Sale on Palm Sunday, April 13th to help raise money for the travel costs to Kentucky. Please help support them. T.Y.
SUNDAY OBLIGATION - Remember that we are bound under pain of mortal sin to assist at Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, unless a serious reason excuses us. In cases of doubt, check with a priest. It is a venial sin to miss even a small part of Sunday Mass. Children should not be permitted to go in and out of the church during Mass or even during the surmon. They should use the bathroom ahead of time. School age children should be in the body of the church and not in the vestibule, playroom or wandering around the building.
DVD’S NOW AVAILABLE FOR SNOW WHITE the muscial that was presented in November is now available on DVD. The cost is $10 and it is a great keepsake for your student. Please contact Mrs. Netzel if you would like one. We also have some extra DVD copies of The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz if you did not a get a chance to order one. All DVD’s are available in Mrs. Netzel’s office. Purchase two or more and get a discount
SUMMER PILGRIMAGE - Fr. Benedict Hughes is planning a pilgrimage to Portugal from June 9 -19. Please see the itinerary available in the vestibule.
NEED SOMETHING OR HAVE SOMETHING? - Check out the NEW BULLETIN BOARD – St. Michael’s List, also called the “SMILE POST” is now operational. Located to the left of Room 200, right above the Lost & Found cabinet, it’s a place to advertise something you want to sell, trade, or give away. Also, if you want or need something, you can advertise that, too. Mrs. Susan Murry will moderate this bulletin board. Please call her at 869- 7773 if you have questions.
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.
ROSARY & DEVOTIONS BEFORE MASS - did you know that the Rosary and other devotions are lead about 20 minutes before Mass? All are encouraged to come early and pray the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament & before Mass.
MARY QUEEN OF PEACE ROSARY PATH - It has been four months since we formally announced the plans for the Mary Queen of Peace Rosary Path and I am happy to inform you the Rosary Path is moving forward. We have had a few generous donations and sincerely thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. We are planning a formal “ground breaking” ceremony in the spring when we position the hand-made crucifix to mark the beginning of the Rosary. All are welcome to attend and be a part of this grace filled event. We welcome your prayers and donations for the success of this great and awe-inspiring project. May God bless you and reward your charity. If you would like, you can make donations out to: MQ of Peace Rosary Path, c/o St. Michaels. For more information, please contact Mary Graham at 475-0467.
FRIDAY ELECTIVES - Do you have a special interest, talent or hobby you'd like to share? It's time to plan the next set of Friday electives! Adults of the parish have been a tremendous resource in providing these classes for the past 4 years. With your help, we hope to continue them for the spring semester. Baking, Child Care, Gardening, First Aid, Carpentry, Self-defense, Catholic Action, Crafts, Fitness, Welding, Sewing, Electronics, Foreign Language, Speaking, Survival Skills, History, Music Lessons.....more! As in the past, classes would run as follows: 4 classes held on the First Friday of each month (Feb - May) 9:45 AM-Noon or 12:45 to 3:00 PM. Small class sizes (students in grade 9-12). To volunteer, or for more information call: 509-462-4335. This is a great way to help our young people broaden their skills and interests....and to earn family GOAL hours, too!
PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES
TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC RESOURCES - The following websites are recommended for understanding the situation in the Church today:
ST. JOSEPH’S THRIFT SHOP NEW hours are Mondays 8 to 9 a.m. & Thursdays 3 to 4 p.m. Contact info: Susan Murry @ 869- 7773.
MORE HELP NEEDED IN ROSARY & SCAPULAR GUILD – Mrs. Marge Little is appealing again for help in making Rosaries and Scapulars. Please contact her or the Guild Secretary, Mrs. Tiffany Longo, if you can help. Dedicated volunteers, please!
ST. JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP - is in need of operating funds so that consumables such as nails, screws, sandpaper, and glue can be purchased. Please consider donating any scrap metal or aluminum cans that you might have cluttering up your yard or garage, to this cause. This is where our H.S. students learn the skills and art of carpentary, and where some of the projects around the Mount are accomplished. From time to time these basics need to be purchased or replenished. With your donations of recyclables (or your cash donations) we can make St. Joseph’s Workshop self-sufficient, and continue teaching our young people skills they will carry with them throughout their lives. For information or scrap metal pickup, please contact Tim Murry at (509) 475-3853. If you wish to donate cash, you may place it in an envelope marked “St. Joseph’s Workshop” in the collection basket. Thank you and God bless you!
THANK YOU FOR THE EXERCISE EQUIPEMENT- thank you to all those who have donated exercise equipment for the gym. We have received several really nice items and we could use a few more. Please contact John Netzel at 953-0816 for pickup or drop-off info.
WINDOWS PROJECT - is in desperate need of donations to help supply needed materials to keep the project moving forward. Be sure to mark your donation “Windows Project”.
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.
MONTHLY DAY OF PRAYER AND PENANCE – Let’s devote our First Friday every month to pray and offer up sacrifices for vocations and for the perseverance of our priests and religious in their holy vocation. Also, please include the sick and housebound of the parish in this special remembrance as well.
SUNDAY CATECHISM CLASSES – These classes are available for children who do not attend our school. They take place 9:30-10:20 a.m. on Sundays, beginning September 8th. Please consult the bulletin board for a list of the teachers, places where the classes will be held, and also which Sundays there will be no class. You must register your child in advance; be sure to pick up a registration form in the vestibule and turn it in to the parish office. Thank you.
ST. PHILOMENA BOOK – A new illustrated book for children on the life of this great saint was published this year. It is available in our bookstore @ $10 a copy. Poetry by a parishioner and illustrated and published by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of God in Omaha.
“SURSUM CORDA” HYMNS TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – The Choir at Mater Dei Seminary in Omaha has just released its 4th recording. This CD is available in our bookstore @ $15 each. Recorded in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, it is a collection of inspiring and wellrendered hymns in honor of the Real Presence of Our Lord. You will enjoy it!
ST. MICHAEL’S ACADEMY ARCHERY PROGRAM - is selling Papa Murphy’s discount cards. The cards are $5 and have over $20 worth of savings. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Sr. Maria Kazimiera at ext. 176 or you may purchase from the parish secretary’s office during the week
SCRIP - SCRIP is available every day M-F and on Sunday mornings after the 8 & 10:30 a.m. Masses. Please buy SCRIP for all your gas and grocery needs. Don’t forget back to school shopping for school shoes and supplies, SCRIP is a great way to take care of those needs.
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 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.
ST. IGNATIUS LIBRARY SCHEDULE: due to a current restructure of the library, it will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience.
MARY IMMACULATE QUEEN BOOKSTORE - MIQ BOOKSTORE HOURS - Regular hours: M-F from 9 am to 4 pm and Sat. 9 am to 1 pm. If you live out of town and are at the Mount on a Sunday and need to obtain religious items that day, please contact the Sisters. (pre-arrangement is preferable; call 509-467-1077).
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 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).
TOURS OF MT. ST. MICHAEL - If you would like a tour please call (509-467-0986) ext.100 to make an appointment. A donation is requested.
POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN AT THE MOUNT - Parents, as a matter of policy, you must assume responsibility for your children at the Mount outside of school hours. Problems sometimes occur when children go about the Mount unsupervised, including running in the hallways and even sometimes right past the elderly and endangering their safety, (this is a lack of courtesy as well). Any child caught running around or being disruptive will have to stay by the side of one of the religious until they are returned to their parents' supervision.
ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT MISSION - Sunday Mass is offered on the 2nd Sundays of the month in the Tri-Cities area, usually at 6 pm. If you are traveling there, or know traditional Catholics in the area, contact (509) 948-2559 for location information.
ROSARY AT NURSING HOME - Please come pray the Rosary with the elderly on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at Royal Park Nursing Home in the activities room (7411 N. Nevada St.) at 2 pm. Any questions, please call Quincy Alderson at 315-9189.
HANDICAPPED PARKING - As a matter of charity and state law, only those with a valid handicap parking permit may use the designated handicap parking space! Warning stickers will be issued to those who violate this policy. Thank you for your cooperation.
BABYSITTING: During the 8 & 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sundays in Rm. 200.
PRO-LIFE ROSARY - Join the prayerful protest against abortion at Planned Parenthood, 123 E. Indiana Ave, every Friday at noon. The Rosary is prayed at that time.
WELCOME ENVELOPES - CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER? - You are encouraged to use these handy envelopes in the pews. It is an easy way to update address & telephone information for the parish list, to enclose your offering or to request a box of envelopes.
REMEMBER MT. ST. MICHAEL IN YOUR WILL - The following wording is suggested, but do clarify it with an attorney or financial planner: "I give, devise and bequeath to the Congrataion of Mary Immaculate Queen, Inc., the sum of ___ dollars (or ____percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate), to be used by said Washington corporation for religious, charitable, or educational purposes."
REGULAR CHOIR SCHEDULE
1st Sunday each month - 8:00 am Congregational High Mass (all sing, lay choir members may go to the choir loft)
2nd Sunday each month - 8:00 am High Mass (Sisters)
3rd Sunday each month - 8:00 am High Mass (Sisters)
4th Sunday each month - 10:30 High Mass (lay choir)
Please note that the lay choir practices at 7pm on the Wednesday beforehand, to prepare for this High Mass. Don't miss practice!
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.