Mount St. Michael

Mass Schedule and Announcements

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Date  Time  Mass / Intention Servers
Sun., January 25 -
3RD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (Conversion of St. Paul) – Chair of Unity Octave
8:00 am

10:30 am

5:00 pm
for the living & deceased of Confraternity of Christian Mothers (CCM)

Pro Populo – High Mass

private intention
Gianluca Dinaro &
D. House
D. Scherling &
Z. Gunning
M. Zver
Mon., January 26 -
St. Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr
6:40 am
11:05 am
 
R.I.P. Raphael Gonzalez (T. & A. Phelps)
for priests & for zealous vocations to the priesthood (Alter Christus Confraternity)
Bro. Sebastian
J. Muglia & J. Pulliam 
Tue., January 27 -
St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church 
6:40 am
11:05 am
(Rectory)
7:30 pm
R.I.P. Marilyn Centers (K. Sullivan)
in thanksgiving to St. Joseph (M. & P. Dunphy)

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

Mr. J. Scherling,
P.J. Scherling &
R. Sitzenstock
Wed., January 28 -
St. Peter Nolasco, Confessor (St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr)
6:40 am

 
R.I.P. Sr. Mary Francisca, CMRI (Rev. Mother)  Mr. P. Sarquilla
Thu., January 29 -
St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church 
6:40 am
11:05 am
(Rectory)
for Robert Ranaldi, Jr. & family (L. Boyer)
for Pat Gnadt (J. Farrell) 
Mr. C. South
Mr. B. Magerl
Fri., January 30 -
St. Martina, Virgin & Martyr COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
6:40 am
11:00 am
R.I.P. Fr. Jean-Pierre DeSmet, S.J. (214th anniversary of birth) 
in thanksgiving for our Catholic School (Faculty & Students of St. Michael’s Academy) – High Mass sung by Grade School 
Bro. Sebastian
S. Welp & D. Pulliam 
Sat., January 31 -
St. John Bosco, Confessor, Founder of Salesians & Special Patron of Catholic Education
8:00 am


 
for Bob Magerl & family (M. Little) Mr. P. Scherling &
M. Ochoa 
Sun., February 1 - SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY (St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr)  8:00 am

10:30 am

5:00 pm
Pro Populo – High Mass 

for our children’s godparents (Sitzenstocks) 

private intention 
Mr. K. Bawden &
P. Gilchrist
D. Scherling &
G. Sitenstock
T. Migala  

                                                                          Holy Name of Jesus —3rd Sunday after Epiphany — January 25, 2015

 

   
SUNDAY COLLECTION REPORT
( Jan. 18, 2015)
Weekly Tithes
Weekly Budgeted Needs:
2015 Total Tithe Collected:
YTD Budgeted Needs:
St. Anthony’s Poor Box
Rosary & Scapular Guild 
Russian Parish
AED Challenge
 
  $3,297.03
$5,611.00 

$9,781.70 
$14,351.96 
$152.44 
$ -0 -
$ -0 -
$1050.00

 
Thank you for your Support!
 

PARISH SICK – These parishioners are greatly ailing and are in special need of your prayers: Al Bevacqua, Patricia Callon, Leon Carpenter, Mario Chodorowski, Irene Cram, Nichole Drahman, Tony Engleton, Dan Feldkamp, Brian Green, John Griffen, Teresa Magerl, Frank Medina, Vince & Alice Mellaci, Alan & Karen Port, Theresa Scherling, Virginia Scherling, Sharon Seale, Bob Tarnowski, Anna Turney, Mike Wagner, Dan Welp, Larry Walker, David Womochil, Michelle Woods.

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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 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).

*CHAIR OF UNITY OCTAVE - Every year, from the feast of St Peter's Chair at Rome on January 18, to the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on
January 25, we observe a special week of prayer for the conversion of non-Catholics to the Faith. The official prayers for the octave will be prayed after daily Mass. Please include this all-important intention for unity in your other prayers, sacrifices and good works.

*R.I.P. DAVID BACA – This housebound parishioner passed away in recent days. Funeral arrangements by the family are not known at the present time. Please pray for the repose of his soul.. 

*BANNS OF MARRIAGE – The Banns of Marriage are announced for the second time for Nathan Forness and Miss Maria Ochoa, both members of our parish. If you are aware of any impediments to this marriage, you are bound in conscience to notify the pastor as soon as possible. Please pray for this couple as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony

*SCHOOL HIGH MASSES – The Grade School and Junior High will sing the 11 a.m. High Mass on January 30, and this will be the votive Mass of St. John Bosco, special patron of Catholic education. The High School will sing the High Mass on February 2, feast of Candlemas, following the Blessing & Distribution of Candles and Procession at 10:30 a.m

*DINNER FOR MARRIED AND ENGAGED COUPLES — Saturday, February 14th at 5 p.m. pray the Rosary, hear a short sermon and renew your marriage vows and enjoy a sumptuous dinner with your spouse at 6 p.m. The cost is $60 per couple and more information will follow soon. For reservations, please contact the parish secretary at 467-0986 x 100 or Sr. Marie Vianney at 467-0986 x 110.

*PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Bernard is on Mass circuit to Montana and other places this weekend. Next weekend, Fr. Casimir will be taking Fr. Gerard McKee’s place in southern California, while Fr. Gerard goes on Mass circuit to Central America. 

*MARDI GRAS MUSICAL TALENT SHOW – To have some fun for the parish before Lent begins, we will have a parish-wide talent show on February 15, the Sunday before Lent begins, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass, in the parish hall. All presentations must be approved by Fr. Casimir in advance. Only musical or spoken pieces, please. Contact him or fill out the form available in the vestibule. Deadline for submissions is Noon on Friday, February 13 – no exceptions!

*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! 
*THANK YOU—to all those who continue to support our Alter Christus Confraternity. During 2014 we received enough donations to have 12 Masses offered for priests. The donation box and information about the Alter Christus Confraternity are located on the right side of the confessional. 

*THANK YOU—to all those who continue to support our Alter Christus Confraternity. During 2014 we received enough donations to have 12 Masses offered for priests. The donation box and information about the Alter Christus Confraternity are located on the right side of the confessional. 

*CENTENNIAL OPEN HOUSE – At the historic Centennial Open House last weekend, we had 204 guests, of whom 31 were parishioners. We had an amazing turnout of volunteer staff from both parish and school. 34 were adult volunteers, and 31 were student volunteers from the High School and Junior High (68% participation from high school, and 75% participation from junior high). Thank you all, volunteers. Very proud and pleased with your efforts! $1,115.45 was collected, which will be used as seed money for additional Centennial events and when the year is over, the remainder will go towards our large restoration projects. It’s a small drop in the bucket, but we have to start somewhere, and as the saying goes, “God helps those who help themselves.” The spirit of cooperation and help was amazing, and the Open House was a great outreach to the local community. We heard many great comments, compliments and positive feedback from the visitors. Thank God we were able to share our traditional Catholic faith and values with those who came. 

WORK OF CHARITY – One of our parishioners, Mrs. Irene Cram, is in need of assistance from time to time. She receives only limited help from social services. Times needed is from 9:30-12:30 Tuesday-Friday. Offers a stipend of $10/hour. Please help! Call her at 487-4510 to arrange. May God bless your charity!

NO PARKING—there is NO parking available in front of the mailboxes at anytime during the day. The Mount has not been getting mail on certain days due to people parking in front of or to close to the mailboxes. Please find parking elsewhere. Thank you.

INTERNET FUNDRAISERS: These two ways don’t cost you a cent! At Goodsearch.com you can sign up to benefit St. Michael’s Academy, earning a penny for each search you make. Just make sure you’re logged in to your Goodsearch account and have designated “St. Michael’s Academy, Spokane, WA” as the non-profit you wish to support. At Amazon Smile you can benefit Mt. St. Michael (through “Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen”), just be sure to shop at www.smile.amazon.com.

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.

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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