Mount St. Michael

Mass Schedule and Announcements

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Date  Time  Mass / Intention Servers
Sun., December 14 -
3 RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT “GAUDETE” (St. Nicasius, Bishop & Martyr)

8:00 am
10:30 am
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Pro Populo
for Chelsea Gilchrist (E. Gilchrist)
private intention
private intention (call 509-948-2559 for information)
J. Muglia & P. Drahman
M. Isakson & J. Pulliam
Mr. K. Strain

Mon., December 15 - Advent Feria (St. Paul of Latros, Confessor)
6:40 am
11:05 am
R.I.P. Vicky Sarquilla (Sarquillas) 
for Lon Migala (M. Migala)
Bro. Sebastian
J. Muglia & J. Pulliam
Tue., December 16 - Advent Feria (St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr)
6:40 am
11:05 am
7:30 pm
in thanksgiving & homage to St. Michael the Archangel (Sr. M. Tarcisius, SCJM)
for Vince & Alice Mellaci (Gilchrist family)

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

Bro. Sebastian,
P. Drahman &
B. Pulliam
Wed., December 17 - Ember Wednesday (St. Lazarus, Bishop & Confessor) FAST & PARTIAL ABSTINENCE
6:40 am
for Mary & John Fields (D. & M. Feldkamp)   Mr. P. Sarquilla
Thu., December 18 - Advent Feria (Expectation B.V.M.) 6:40 am
11:05 am (Rectory)
R.I.P. Bp. George Musey (Sr. M. Laboure)
 for the Poor Souls, in thanksgiving (S. Strain) 
Mr. C. South
Mr. B. Magerl
Fri., December 19 - Ember Friday (St. Urban V, Pope & Confessor) FAST & COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT 6:40 am
11:05 am
for the Holy Souls (J.A. Edwards)
for Mr. Tarnowski (Drahman children) 
Bro. Sebastian
D. Scherling & D. Cyr
Sat., December 20 - Ember Saturday (St. Dominic of Silos, Abbot) FAST & PARTIAL ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT 8:00 am

R.I.P. all deceased of Sitzenstock & Tarnowski relatives (Sitzenstock) 
Mr. M. & Kieran Strain
Sun., December 21 -
8:00 am

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

for Clara House (S. Gilchrist family)
Poor Souls in Purgatory (D. Berube) 
Mr. K. Bawden & Gianluca Dinaro
P. Gilchrist & T. Netzel
T. Migala

                                                                                             3rd Sunday of Advent — December 14, 2014


(Dec. 7, 2014)
Weekly Budgeted Needs:
2014 Total Tithe Collected:
YTD Budgeted Needs:
St. Anthony’s Poor Box
Rosary Apostolate
Special Academy Collection:
Immaculate Conception


Thank you for your Support!


PARISH SICK – These parishioners are
greatly ailing and are in special need of your
Al Bevacqua, Davey Baca, 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, 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.

* - 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 COLLECTION TODAY – for Christmas Flowers. If you would like to have a Christmas Poinsettia 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 SO THAT WE CAN CORRECTLY SPELL THE
NAMES!). A minimum donation of $15 is requested for these Christmas Flower memorials. Their names will be published in the Christmas bulletin. Christmas
Flower envelopes are available in the vestibule.

*CHOIR PRACTICES FOR 10:30 A.M. HIGH MASS ON CHRISTMAS – These practices will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, Dec. 14 & 21, in Room 300. Mr. Tim Duff will be directing. All who can sing reasonably well are welcome to be present!

*PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Bernard is on Mass circuit to Oregon and Tri-Cities this weekend. Please pray for his safe travels.

*EMBER DAYS – The Ember Days are set aside four times each year as special days of prayer and penance. Those 21 through 59 years of age are obliged to keep the fast (one main meal only, taken after noon, and two other small meatless meals which together would not equal a regular main meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.). Those 7 years of age and older are obliged to observe partial abstinence (meat only at the main meal) on Wednesday and Saturday, and complete abstinence on Friday. The purpose of the Ember Days’ prayer and penance is (1) To consecrate each of the Four Seasons of the year; (2) To beg of God the preservation of the fruits of the earth; (3) To thank Him for those already given us; (4) And to beseech Him to give good priests to His Church, the usual days for ordaining priests being the Ember Saturdays.

*GRADE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – Friday, December 20th at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome to attend. 

*NEXT AUCTION MEETING—will be at 8:15 a.m. on Monday morning, December 15th at the Lodgard Home. All are welcome! For more information please
contact Ronette at 993-6255.

*ATTENTION ALBERTSON SHOPPERS—collect save stamps and donate them to the auction for stainless cookware to be auctioned off during the silent
auction. Drop stamps outside Room 136. 

*NEW PHONE SYSTEM—the Mount has a new phone system, please be patient with us as we are all learning how to use the system. When you call in, please note that options and some extensions have changed. 

*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. Centrally located on the 2nd floor, the AED unit will be available for the school and parish, and anyone else that might have a heart emergency at the Mount. Total cost is approximately $2000 + tax. Please contact the parish secretary if you can help. Thank you. We have currently collected $1,030.00 towards the purchase of the AED. If you can donate towards this worthwhile project please do so.

*HISTORIC MT. ST. MICHAEL OPEN HOUSE—we are planning a public open house on January 17th and 18th. If you are interested in helping prepare and be a part of this event, please contact Mrs. Netzel at 467-0986 ext. 100.

IN CHARITY & JUSTICE - it has come to our attention that someone backed into one of our parishioners car at the 10:30 a.m. Mass last Sunday, November 16th. The vehicle, a gray, 2013 Rav4, will require the owner to pay $500 towards the repairs. In justice and in charity we ask that the responsible party contact the parish office to take care of the financial obligation to cover this expense. It would be greatly appreciated. The car was parked in the lower parking lot near the MIQ Center.

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

LAND FOR SALE - Land close to Mount: There's quite a bit of land close to the Mount, which is coming up for auction on January 15, 2015. Information is on the door of room 118, and available from Tim Drahman at 462-4327.

TILES NEEDED - we are looking for any colored, glazed ceramic tiles for a project that is needed for the Rosary Path. If you have any glazed ceramic tiles taking up space in your garage and would like to donate them for a beautiful project for the Rosary Path, please contact Anne Marie King at 509-489-1584.

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

OFFICIAL BABYSITTING ROOM RE-OPENING - The new babysitting room (rm 204) will be open on Sunday, October 26th during the 8:00 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.

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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