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|Date||Time||Mass / Intention||Servers|
|Sun., November 23 - LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (St. Clement I, Pope & Martyr)||8:00 am
|for John Bole (Wagner & Pulliam families)
Pro Populo – High Mass
|D. House & J. Muglia
T. Netzel & J. Pulliam
|Mon., November 24 -St. John of the Cross, Confessor & Doctor of the Church||6:40 am
|for Joseph A. Berube (J. & A. Berube)
for my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren & godchildren (L. Green)
T. Netzel & Giuliano Dinaro
|Tue., November 25 -St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr, Patron of Philosophers||6:40 am
for Charlotte & Alan (C. Caron)
for Irene Fuire & her loved ones (T. & M.A. Drahman)
|Mr. C. South
Mr. B. Magerl
Mr. K. Strain, P.J. &
|Wed., November 26 - St. Sylvester, Abbot (St. Peter of Alexandria, Bishop & Martyr)||6:40 am
||for the Marquez family (M.B.T.)||Mr. P. Sarquilla|
|Thu., November 27 -Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal||8:00 am
in thanksgiving to God and Our Blessed Mother – High Mass with incense, followed
by enrollment in the Miraculous Medal
MC: B. Pulliam, Thuifer: P. Drahman
Acolyte 1 & 2: J. Muglia & D. House
|Fri., November 28 - Feria (St. Catherine Labouré, Virgin) ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT DISPENSED||8:00 am||for her & her intentions (Sr. Mary Labouré)||Bro. Sebastian
|Sat., November 29 - B.V.M. Saturday (St. Saturninus, Martyr)||8:00 am
||for the personal sanctification of myself, my wife and children (L. Green)
||Mr. M. Gunning &
|Sun., November 30-
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT
|for Diane Feldkamp (D. & M. Feldkamp) – High Mass
in honor of the Nativity B.V.M. (D. Harding)
| Mr. K. Bawden &
M. Isakson &
November is the Month of the Holy Souls.
Last Sunday after Pentecost- November 23, 2014
* - 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).
*CONGRATULATIONS! To Ricky & Madeleine Gutierrez on the Baptism today of their newborn daughter Nita Gail, and also to Anthony and Elizabeth Seale on the Baptisms today of their sons Joshua Michael and Paul Joseph!
*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.
*PARISH OFFICES - the parish, school and accounting offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
*DISPENSATION FROM FRIDAY ABSTINENCE – Prior to Vatican Council II, the practice of the Catholic bishops in the U.S., with the approval of Rome, was to dispense the faithful from meat abstinence the day after Thanksgiving. You are free to make use of this dispensation this coming Friday.
*NOVENA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – In preparation for this Holyday of Obligation and patronal feast of our country on December 8, we will
offer special prayers for the nine days before the feast, beginning November 29. These prayers will be led daily before each Mass.
*SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 30 – for the poor and needy at Christmas time. Your donations will go first of all to help parishioners in need, and then local charities.
*INLAND NORTHWEST BLOOD CENTER - sent a thank you to Mt. St. Michael’s to the 16 donors who gave blood on November 3rd. Thank you for your gift
of life to patients in the region.
*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.
*ST. NICHOLAS VISIT TO THE CHILDREN – The annual visit to the little ones will take place after both morning Masses on Sunday, December 7. Parents,
have your children be ready to tell St. Nicholas the good deeds they are doing to prepare their hearts for Jesus’ birthday!
*PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Bernard is on Mass circuit to Montana this weekend. Please pray for his safe travels!
*ENROLLMENT IN MIRACULOUS MEDAL – This Thursday, November 27, is the feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Anyone who wishes may be enrolled in the powerful sacramental of the Miraculous Medal. This ceremony will take place after the 8:30 a.m. High Mass. Be sure to have the Medal in hand, on a chain or string, since this will be placed around your neck as part of the ceremony.
*RELIGIOUS HOME VISITATION – This Friday, after the 8 a.m. Mass
*TURKEY RAFFLE - get your Thanksgiving turkey from the seniors!! The class of 2015 is having a turkey raffle. Tickets are $1 each, available from any senior. Raffle winner will be chosen TODAY, Sunday, Nov. 23rd.Thank you for supporting the senior class.
*OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – The faithful who devoutly visit an image of the Virgin Mother of God of Guadalupe exposed in some church or public oratory, on any of the five preceding Sundays (Nov.9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7) before her feast (Dec. 12) can gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, i.e. Confession, Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Church (one Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be).
*FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – This is a Holyday of Obligation, and therefore under pain of sin we must assist at Holy Mass and abstain from unnecessary servile work and commercial activity such as shopping. It is also the patronal feast of the United States of America, for, on May 13, 1846, at Sixth Provincial Council of Baltimore, the twenty-three bishops (at that time) of the United States unanimously adopted a decree choosing the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived without sin as Patroness of the country. This choice was approved by Pope Pius IX on February 7, 1847. According to John Shea, History of the Catholic Church in the United States, NY,pp. 28-30, the bishops’ petition for Rome to approve their choice was “to gratify a pious desire pervading the whole United States.” May this same desire pervade our hearts, and as Catholic Americans, let us be greatly devoted to Our Lady under this title.
DUMPING AT MT. ST. MICHAEL’S GARBAGE & RECYCLING - is for residents and those working at the Mount ONLY! It’s stealing otherwise. Thank you for your cooperation.
*Thoughts for the Week: Never trouble thy mind for anything that shall happen to thee in this world. Nothing can happen but what God wills. (St. Thomas More) “GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD.” (Psalm 106:1)
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 www.gscmealsonwheels.org.
CATHOLIC ACTION ALERTS - Tragically, a play blaspheming Our Blessed Mother is scheduled to be performed in San Francisco, CA, this fall. You may read about it and sign an online protest at http://www.americaneedsfatima.org/forms/E14512. 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 http://www.afa.net/action-alerts/target-goes-to-court-in-support-of-gay-marriage. 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 8:00 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.
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 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: $1030. was donated toward the challenge, please, won't you help meet the challenge to for an AED Machine, it could save your life!!
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.
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.
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.