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|Date||Time||Mass / Intention||Servers|
|Sun., April 26 -
3 RD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER (O. L. of Good Counsel, Sts. Cletus & Marcellinus, Popes & Martyrs)
|R.I.P. Emily Radecki (Sitzenstock)
Pro Populo – High Mass
|Mr. K. Bawden & P. Gilchrist
S. Welp & M. Isakson
|Mon., April 27 -
St. Peter Canisius, Confessor & Doctor of the Church
|for priests & for vocations to the priesthood (Alter Christus Confr.)
R.I.P. John Griffen (E. & C. Cyr)
|Bro. Sebastian &
J. Pulliam & R. Cyr
|Tue., April 28 -
ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT, Confessor & Special Patron of CMRI (St. Paul of the Cross, Confessor)
11:05 am (Rectory)
R.I.P. Jack Raleigh & for Kathleen Raleigh (Raleigh children)
Rosary, Renewal of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, Benediction
(School children in attendance, but all are welcome)
R.I.P. Leon Carpenter (T. & M.A. Drahman)
|Mr. C. South
Mr. J. Scherling, E. Valentine, B. Pulliam
|Wed., April 29 -
St. Peter of Verona, Martyr
||R.I.P. Dr. V. Patrick Hughes (A. Cyr)||Mr. F. Sarquilla
|Thu., April 30 -
St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin
||for John Famalaro & family, living & deceased (J. Famalaro)||Mr. C. South
|Fri., May 1 -
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER (St. Peregrine, Confessor) – FIRST FRIDAY COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
|Distribution of Holy Communion
Annual St. Joseph Walk, in thanksgiving for his intercession and benefits obtained (begins at the corner of Lincoln & Julia streets)
High Mass with incense – for Mrs. Catherine Beeson (C. Beeson)
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Rosary for Vocations, silent adoration
Reposition of Blessed Sacrament
MC: B. Pulliam, Thurifer: P.J. Scherling
AC1: T. Netzel, AC2:
Mr. J. Scherling &
Mr. J. Scherling &
|Sat., May 2 -
St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church – FIRST SATURDAY
||First Holy Communion Mass – R.I.P. Marie Meyer (T. & E. Duff & family)||D. Scherling & Giuliano Dinaro|
|Sun., May 3 -
FINDING OF THE TRUE CROSS (4TH Sunday after Easter)
|Blessing of Holy Water
Pro Populo – High Mass
R.I.P. GayeLynn Gallegos (T. Gallegos)
P. Drahman & Gianluca Dinaro
Mr. K. Kosch & S. Welp
April is the Month of the Blessed Sacrament.
3rd Sunday after Easter — April 26, 2015
May is the Month of Our Lady.
* - 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).
*SECOND COLLECTIONS – On Sunday, May 3, it will be the monthly collection we take up for the support of St. Michael’s Academy. On Sunday, May 10, it will be the annual collection we take up for the support of Mater Dei Seminary in Omaha
*FEAST OF ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT, APR. 28 – This great saint, author of the book True Devotion to Mary, is a special patron of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (C.M.R.I. “Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae.”) You are highly encouraged to read this book and the others that he wrote, including Friends of the Cross. We will also have an all school Rosary, Renewal of Total Consecration and Benedication at 8:20 a.m. All are welcome.
*P R E P A R A T I O N F O R T O T A L 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 would be an excellent opportunity to do so. This year the feast is transferred to June 1st, because Trinity Sunday falls on May 31st. You would therefore begin the 33-day preparation on April 29th. Check at the bookstore for the devotions & reading materials you will need.
*ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER – Each year we have this walk on May 1, feast of St. Joseph the Worker, in thanksgiving for the many favors that he obtains for our parish and school. The school children will be participating in this walk, which begins at the corner of Lincoln and Julia (at the bottom of the hill) at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to join in. High Mass with incense follows at 10 a.m. The annual potluck dinner in honor of St. Joseph will NOT take place this year due to scheduling conflicts. Confessions on this day will be 7:30- 8 a.m. and 9:30-10 a.m.
*BAKE SALE - the Messengers of the Immaculate Heart Sodality will be having a bake sale on Sunday, May 3rd after both morning Masses.
*PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Casimir has been given the gift of a tour to Italy, in the company of some traditional Catholics, and will be gone April 29 – May 12. Among the places they will visit are shrines and churches in Rome, the Holy Shroud in Turin (which will be on display for public viewing), and the shrines of St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio. Father will be glad to take any special intentions or petitions you would like him to pray for at these special places – just write them on paper and give them to him before he leaves (you can also email them to him at email@example.com. This will be a way to contact him in an emergency while he is away). Please pray for our safe travels. Thank you.
*MOTHER’S DAY MASS REMEMBRANCE – Mother’s Day is May 10th. Don’t forget to turn in your mother’s name, so that she can be specially remembered at Holy Mass that day (names will be placed on the altar). You may use the envelopes provided in the vestibule, or just write on a slip of paper (put in the Sunday collection or turn in to the parish office). A limited number of complimentary Mother’s Day Mass remembrance cards are available in the vestibule.
*MAY DEVOTIONS – 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 to look after the flowers throughout the month, please notify her! Thank you.
*5 th GRADE MUSICAL – Seize the Day, the life of St. Dominic Savio will be performed by the 5th grade class on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m. Contact Sister Giovanna Marie, CMRI for tickets and information. Contact number: 467-0986 ext 169. Ticket prices: $7 Adults and $3 Youth (-12) . Young children may disturb other audience members. They must be accompanied by an adult and must be old enough to be attentive to the performance. We suggest a minimum of 5 years old. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any unruly or noisy children. Free babysitting is provided for ages 4 and under in room 124.
*CONFRATERNITY OF MARY IMMACULATE QUEEN – The monthly meeting will take place in Room 226, after the 8 a.m. Mass. Those interested in joining are welcome to come as well.
*HEARTY THANK YOU FROM THE SENIOR CLASS - the seniors would like to whole heartly thank the parish for their support of all their fundraising events. They had the most wonderful trip to England. The seniors are working on a slide show presentation that will be shown so that you can see all the amazing things they did and saw on their trip to England.
*GUILD OPENINGS—the St. Zita’s guild (meals for the rectory) is looking for a chairman. The St. Philomena (parish socials) guild is also in need of a chairman. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Tiffany Longo at (509) 850-7791. Thank you.
*REGISTRATION FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR - Parents with Kindergartners or Pre-School for next year, please give the name and birthdate of your child to Mrs. Netzel 467-0986 x100 by MAY 1st. For Kindergarten they must be 5 years of age by August 31. We are also collecting names for those who would be interested in Pre-School. We must have at least 10 children for pre-school. They must be at least 4 years old by August 31st and be potty trained. All registration packets will be given to parents of enrolled students, new kindergartners and Pre-school by the end of May. Questions call Mrs. Netzel at 467-0986 x100.
*ANNUAL AUCTION RESULT— Not all of the figuers are completely in, but so far it looks like the annual auction netted $37,000 for the school! Pretty close to what we had budgeted and hoped for. Thank you for your support for this annual major fundrasier for the school
*FIRST SATURDAY - May 2, following thereafter, the First Holy Communion Mass, the chidlren will be enrolled in the Brown Scapular. The monthly meetings for the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Knights of the Altar and Young Ladies Sodalities will take place.
EASTER DUTY – All Catholics are obliged under pain of mortal sin to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once during Easter time. Ideally, this takes place between Palm Sunday and Low Sunday, a two-week span. In the United States, however, concession was made so that the Easter Duty could be fulfilled any time between the 1st Sunday of Lent (February 22nd) and Trinity Sunday (May 31st).
HISTORICAL TRIVIA ABOUT MT. ST. MICHAEL
Did you know? During its most productive years, Mt. St. Michael housed a population of 175-200 Priests, Scholastics, and Brothers. The main purpose of the building was to provide the Scholastics with a three-year intensive study of Philosophy and the Natural Sciences (such as Chemistry, Biology, etc.) as part of their preparation for the priesthood (which took about a dozen years!). After their three-year course was done, they would go on to another Jesuit institute for Theological Studies.
ST. ISIDORE’S COMMUNITY GARDEN - We are already taking steps and have started planting this year's Community Garden. Each year we learn more and more and try different things. This year we are going to try and grow more herbs. So far, not many people have signed up or inquired about shares in the garden. Remember that you'll be receiving fresh produce without any chemicals and helping support the garden. If you have already signed up, thank you. If you haven't yet, please consider investing in the garden. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. To make payments or purchase your share(s), please contact Mr. Tim Drahman.
HELP PRESERVE THE LAWN— everyone should stay off the section of lawn that borders the breezeway walk to the double glass doors. The lawn is getting ruined from too much traffic! The lawn on the other side of the diagonal walkway is okay to walk on, but not the side closest to the Church. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please pray for and support Barronelle Stutzman, owner/operator of Arlene’s Flowers in Tri-Cities, who is being sued by the Attorney General of Washington State for politely declining to provide floral arrangements for a homosexual “wedding.” She is truly a woman of character and conviction. Information sheets are available in the vestibule about this case
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.
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.