to Michael and Jennifer Baldi, on the Baptism today of their infant son Connor James.
– Daily recitation of the “Little Crown,” as composed by St. Louis de Montfort before Holy Mass (except when it’s at 6:40 a.m.). Let’s bring an abundance of flowers to the May shrine for our Heavenly Mother during this month of hers! Please look after the flowers, too, after you bring them, so they don’t wilt. If someone can help Mrs. Drahman and Mrs. Wagner to look after the flowers throughout the month, please notify them! Thank you.
*SILVER JUBILEE OF ORDINATION
– May 27th is the 25th Anniversary of Fr. Dominic and Fr. Francisco Radecki’s ordination to the priesthood here at Mt. St. Michael. It was also the ordination to the priesthood of now Bp. Jose Rodriguez (currently in Mexico). At the Fatima Conference in October, when Fr. Dominic and Francisco are here, we will have an event to honor their anniversary. Next Sunday’s bulletin will have contact information for them should you wish to send them a congratulations
*SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
– Bishop Pivarunas will administer this sacrament on Friday, June 7, after the 6 p.m. Mass that he will offer that day. For Catholics in the United States, the customary age for receiving Confirmation varies from diocese to diocese. Here in our parish, those who are nine years of age (4th grade) are eligible. If one is older than that and has not been confirmed, he is still obliged to receive this sacrament, for it gives special graces, makes one a solider of Christ, and is the spiritual complement to the Sacrament of Baptism. Those that have not been confirmed should fill out the information sheet that is available in the vestibule, and hand it in to Fr. Casimir, so that he can give you the reading material and give you the other information you need to
– All Catholics are obliged under pain of mortal sin to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once during the Easter time. In the United States, Easter time begins on the First Sunday of Lent and ends on Trinity Sunday (May 26th this year).
SUMMER - CHAPEL DEEP CLEANING
- mark your calendars now before you plan your summer vacation. The Chapel will undergo a big, deep cleaning from July 8 - 12. Volunteers will be needed to help with a large variety of tasks. Look for further information in the coming months.
*DONATIONS NEEDED FOR CONTINUED WINDOWS WORK -
Please drive by the front of the Mount and check out the huge structure of scaffolding. We have been able to get scaffolding donated again this year from Drywall Specialities. We appreciate their support as it saves the Mount a lot of money. But, donations are needed to help purchase supplies for the continued work of restoring the Windows.It is now the 4th year and we still have much to complete on the project. Work has begun; every Saturday, inside and out. Please consider making your generous donation today, earmarked for the Windows or if you would like to help, please contact John Netzel at 953-0816
*KNIGHTS OF THE ALTAR
- There will be NO meetings on Monday, May, 6th.
PREPARATION FOR TOTAL CONSECRATION
– For those that would like to take their Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the method taught by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, the feast of Our Lady’s Queenship on May 31st would be an excellent opportunity to do so. You would begin the 33-day preparation on the feast of St. Louis (April 28th). Check at the bookstore for the devotions & reading materials you will need.
BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED
- for high school summer league. Also, if you are interested in coaching varsity basketball for the coming school year, please contact Mike Raynor at 991-6742
- We are looking for volunteers to take over the maintenance of the Sacred Heart Garden opposite the front doors of the Mount. Duties include maintenance of the roses/ bushes and cleaning the statue/base. Supplies and important tips are available to whomever assumes this blessed task of honoring Our Lord’s Sacred Heart! Please contact Tiffany Longo if you are interested 474-9619
REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Parents with Kindergartners for next year, please give the name and birthdate of your child to Mrs. Netzel 467-0986 x100 by April 26th. They must be 5 years of age by August 31. All registration packets will be given to parents of enrolled students and new kindergartners before the end of May.
ST. ISIDORE’S COMMUNITY GARDEN
- be sure to pick up your garden share order form in the vestibule. This is a great way to support the parish and get fresh, naturally grown fruits and veggies.
RADIO INTERVIEW ON THE PAPACY
– Last month, Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI, was a guest on Restoration Radio, a traditional Catholic interview program on the Internet, on the topic of the Papacy and the illegitimacy of the Vatican-II “popes.” You may listen to the saved program or even download an mp3 copy of the interview at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/restorationradio/
ST. JOSEPH THRIFT STORE CHANGE OF HOURS NOTICE
- Theresa Scherling is very close to having her baby. She has no other permanent help for St. Joseph’s Thrift Store. The store will be open by appointment only! You may still leave your items for credit, marked with your name. Please call/text for an appointment @ 570-8995.
*PRIEST MASS CIRCUIT TRAVELS –
Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI, is visiting here this weekend. Fr. Oswalt is at his parish in St. Cloud, MN, substituting for him.
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
HOT OFF THE PRESS
- missed the wonderful presentation of The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music? Here is your chance to get a DVD copy of these wonderful musical productions. Please call Mrs. Netzel at 467-0986 x 100 to reserve your copy. DVD’s have been editied and bonus footage of backstage prep and other photos have been added. Professionally packaged and ready to be added to your movie library.
- 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.
School year is nearing the end, be sure to complete your SCRIP requirement
-Gross Scrip Profit for month of March =$723.08; Gross Scrip Sales for month of March = $24,405
need babysitting or childcare during school hours? Call Becky House at 844-2328 to find out the details. She lives less than 5 minutes from the Mount/School.
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.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY CATECHISM CLASSES
- Offered for students who do not attend St. Michael's Academy, these will take place every Sunday 9:30-10:20 am, unless announced otherrwise. Complete schedule and information is on the bulletin board on the 1st floor. If you have not already done so, register your children by contacting the parish secretary.
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!
ADULT BIBLE CLASS
- Every Tuesday beginning Sept. 4th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm., taught by Fr. Casimir to any adults or teenagers who are interested. This Tuesday we begin with the Book of Deuteronomy. Bring a Catholic Bible if you can.
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 rememberance as well.
– We are approximately 3 months behind on offering Masses for the intentions that have been requested. You may continue to hand them in, but be advised that some of them will have to be sent away to other priests to be offered.
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).
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.
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.
- Anything put out in the vestibule or as an insert in the bulletin must be approved by the Pastor beforehand.
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.
During the 8 & 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sundays in Rm. 200.
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 church during Mass or even during the sermon. They should use the bathroom ahead of time.
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.
SUNDAY SERMONS AVAILABLE ON CD -
Would you like an audio copy of a recent sermon? Order forms are available in the vestibule.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI MISSIONARY GUILD -
Do you want to help the missionary activity of the Church and at the same time receive special Mass remembrances for yourself or others? For a donation of only $12 a year (or $40 for perpetual enrollment), you can enroll individuals or families in this Guild. They will be included in a monthly Mass offered here at Mt. St. Michael. Makes a great gift idea, too! To submit names, please use the envelopes provided in the vestibule. A certificate of enrollment will be issued form the parish office once the request is processed.
- Enroll your deceased loved ones in a monthly Mass offered at Mt. St. Michael for the repose of their souls. The requested donation for enrolling one person for a year is $5. Perpetual enrollment for one person is $25, and for a family's perpetual enrollment the requested donation is $50. To submit the names, please use the envelopes provided in the vestibule. A certificate of enrollment will be issued from the parish office once the request is processed.
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.
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