Mount St. Michael

Mass Schedule and Announcements

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Date  Time  Mass / Intention Servers
Sun., October 26 -CHRIST THE KING (20TH Sunday after Pentecost)
Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart will be prayed after all Masses
8:00 am

10:30 am
5:00 pm
for priests & for vocations to the priesthood (Alter Christus Confraternity)

Pro Populo – High Mass
private intention
D. House & Guiliano Dinaro
M. Isakson & J. Pulliam
P.J. & D. Scherling
Mon., October 27 - Feria (St Frumentius, Bishop & Confessor) 6:40 am
11:05 am
R.I.P. Harold Berube & for Donna Berube (anon.)
for Anne Pulliam’s intentions (Mollie)
Bro. Sebastian
 J. Muglia & R. Sitzenstock
Tue., October 28 - STS. SIMON & JUDE, Apostles 6:40 am
11:05 am
7:30 pm
Pro Populo
in reparation, in gratitude & for complete conversion of King family (K. & A.M. King)

Holy Hour
Mr. C. South
Mr. B. Magerl

Bro. Sebastian, Dr. Hughes, B. Pulliam
Wed., October 29 - Feria (St. Narcissus, Bishop & Confessor) 6:40 am
R.I.P. Frances Zellinger & Jonas Puskorius (M. Pollard)  Mr. P. Sarquilla
Thu., October 30 -
Feria (St. Marcellus, Martyr)
6:40 am

11:05 am
in thanksgiving to St. Philomena for petitions granted (anon.)

for our entire family to get to heaven & for our intentions (K. & A.M. King)
Mr. C. South

Mr. B. Magerl
Fri., October 31 -
Feria (St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, Confessor) COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
6:40 am

8:30 am

for Stephen F. Tarnoczy (S. Tarnoczy, Sr.)

for Joanna & Simon Gilchrist (their children)
Bro. Sebastian

P. Gilchrist & Gianluca Dinaro
Sat., November 1 - ALL SAINTS DAY – Holyday of Obligation 8:00 am

10:30 am

5:00 pm

Pro Populo – High Mass

Purgatorian League intentions

St. Francis of Assisi Missionary Guild intentions
D. House & Giuliano Dinaro
Mr. D. Pulliam & B. Pulliam
Bro. Sebastian
Sun., November 2 - 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 8:00 am

10:30 am
5:00 pm
Pro Populo – High Mass

for the most abandoned soul in Purgatory
R.I.P. Mr. & Mrs. McKee (S. Waco)
P. Gilchrist & P. Drahman
T. Netzel & D. Scherling
T. Migala

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.  November is the Month of the Holy Souls. Feast of Christ the King- October 26, 2014

(Oct. 19, 2014)
St. Anthony’s Poor Box
Rosary Apostolate
Parish in Russia
AED Challenge
   $ 3,321.65
$ 11.02
$ 563.00
$ 10.00

Thank you for your Support!


PARISH SICK – These parishioners are greatly failing and are in special need of your prayers: Al Bevacqua, Davey Baca, Leon Carpenter, Mario Chodorowski, Irene Cram, Nichole Drahman, Brian Green, John Griffen, Teresa Magerl, Frank Medina, Alice Melacci, Alan & Karen Port,Theresa Scherling, Virginia Scherling, Bob Tarnowski, Anna Turney, Mike Wagner, Dan Welp, Larry Walker, David Womochil, Michelle Woods

Our Parish members Serving in the Military: Steven Bittner, Robert Bogensberger, Patrick Crockford, Charles Edwards, Matthew Edwards, Jerry Harding, Chris Kosel, Michael Lewis, Alan Migala, Richard Ramirez, Jr., Anthony Sarquilla, Joachim Zver and John Zver.

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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 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).

*CONGRATULATIONS! To Paul and Theresa Scherling on the Baptism today of their newborn daughter Philomena Grace!

*ALL SOULS DAY MASS REMEMBRANCES – Turn in to the Parish or to the Accounting Office (or put in the Sunday collection) the names of departed loved ones you would like to have specially remembered at Mass on All Souls’ Day. Use the special envelopes provided or simply write out their names on a piece of paper. A donation is recommended, but not required. Remember, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the greatest way to bring relief and deliverance for the Poor Souls.

*ALL HALLOWS EVE, OCTOBER 31 – We will not be able to have a full afternoon and evening of activities for the children All Hallows’ Eve this year, but all children (up to Grade 6), even though not attending our school, are welcome to attend the party in the afternoon at the Mount in the parish hall, 1:15-3:15 p.m. Be sure to wear a costume in honor of a saint! No secular costumes, especially ghoulish ones. A GREAT IDEA: If your children go trick or treating, have them go in their saints costumes, and pass out holy cards (as long as people will respect them and use them properly), to get across the true idea of All Hallows’ Eve.

*IMPORTANCE OF VOTING – With the elections coming up soon, you are reminded of the grave importance of voting in favor of good candidates and on moral issues that may appear on the ballot as well. If you are not registered to vote, the deadline for mail or on-line registration is October 6th. You can register to vote at or check your registration status at

*LAST CHANCE FOR RELIGIOUS STATUES & PICTURE SALE - in room 200 today, Sunday, October 26th you will have the opportunity to purchase some beautiful religious statues and art. The room will be open after both morning Masses. Proceeds go to the support of MSM.

*PRIESTS TRAVELS - Fr. Bernard is on Mass circuit to Montana this weekend.

*PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH - don’t forget to pray the prayer to St. Joseph after your daily rosary through the month of October.

BRING A SMILE TO A SENIOR! Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to area elderly and disabled persons. Meals
are delivered Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. It takes approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours to deliver a route of 10-15 meals. Volunteers choose to deliver meals as frequently or infrequently as fits their schedule. The commitment is small but the rewards are immense! To volunteer call 924-6976. More
information at

CATHOLIC ACTION ALERTS - Tragically, a play blaspheming Our Blessed Mother is scheduled to be preformed in San Francisco, CA, this fall. You may read about it and sign an online protest at Offer prayers of reparation for this horrifying indignity. Also, the American Family Association reports that Target association is directly supporting homosexual "marriage". Read about it at You are urged to contact Target corporation and ask it to at least remain neutral on this issue, otherwise you will boycott it.

OFFICIAL BABYSITTING ROOM RE-OPENING - The new babysitting room (rm 204) will be open on Sunday, October 26th during the 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Masses only. Due to the limited size of the room and at the request of the Pastor, NO school age children will be allowed in the babysitting room. If your child(ren) are in Kindergarten and above they must be in church. Babysitting is reserved for toddlers and baby’s. Thank you for your cooperation.

SUNDAY CATECHISM CLASSES – These classes are offered for children who do not attend St. Michael’s Academy. The classes take place every Sunday,
9:30-10:20 a.m., unless announced otherwise. First class is on September 7. Please register your children with the Sisters after Mass today if you have not
done so already. The information sheet with teachers, class locations, class content, and schedule is posted on the bulletin board.

HEART DEFIBRILLATOR NEEDED - If you are in a financial position to do so, we ask in your charity to donate towards the purchase of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) unit, for medical emergencies. This may save your life or the life of someone you love. Centerally located on the 2nd floor, the AED will be available for the school and parish, and anyone else that might have a heart emergency at the Mount. Total amount is approximately $2000 + tax. Please contact the parish secretary if you can help. Thank you for your support. CHALLENGE TO THE PARISH: One donor has given $100 towards the purchase of the AED Machine. He would like to challenge to donate just $10 towards the purchase of the machine. Thank you for your support. TOTAL TO DATE: $530 was dontated toward the challenge, please, won't you help meet the challenge to for an AED Machine, it could save your life!!

*Thought for the Week
“In another place Blessed Alan says, ‘All priests say a Hail Mary with the faithful before preaching, to ask for God’s grace.’ They do this because of a revelation that Saint Dominic had from our Lady. ‘My son,’ she said one day, ‘do not be surprised that your sermons fail to bear the results you had hoped for. You are trying to cultivate a piece of ground which has not had any rain. Now when God planned to renew the face of the earth, He started by sending down rain from heaven – and this was the Angelic Salutation [the Hail Mary]. In this way God reformed the world. So when you give a sermon, urge people to say my Rosary, and in this way your words will bear much fruit for souls’.” “Blessed Alan also relates that a nun who had always had a great devotion to the Rosary appeared after her death to one of her sisters in religion and said to her, ‘If I were able to return in my body to have the chance of saying just a single Hail Mary, even without great fervor, I would gladly go through the sufferings that I had during my last illness all over again, in order to gain the merit of this prayer.’ It is to be noted that she had been bedridden and suffered agonizing pains for several years before she died.” Saint Louis de Montfort, The Secret of the Rosary.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE – September 24th to November 2nd is the current session of the “40 Days for Life” effort ( to stand for he protection of the unborn in a special way. You are urged to pray and fast, reach out to others by informing them of the horror of abortion, and also peacefully
and prayerfully keep vigil at Planned Parenthood, where unborn children are murdered in their mothers’ wombs. Anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. is recommended. Consult the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. 40 Days for Life reports the following tremendous results over the last 7 years: 8,973 lives spared from abortion (that they know of), 101 workers have changed their hearts and left the abortion industry, 57 abortion centers have shut their doors forever, 12 additional abortion referral centers have also closed. It works!

MONTHLY MEETINGS – The usual meetings for the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, 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.

PLEASE HELP KEEP THE MOUNT CLEAN - we are asking everyone to please help keep the Mount neat and clean. Each week there are always, missals, chapel veils, rosaries, books, clothes, food, and other items left in hallways, on tables in the dining room etc... Please be considerate. Thank you for your attention and cooperation.‚Äč

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.

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.

Church Decorum

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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