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|Sun., August 13
10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Sts. Hippolytus & Cassian, Martyrs)
|8:00 a.m.||Pro Populo
|T. Netzel & Mr. K. Bawden|
|10:30 a.m.||for Breana Gobin (M. Migala)||J. Lodgard & M. Ochoa|
|5:00 p.m.||private intention||A. Migala|
|Mon., August 14
Vigil of the Assumption B.V.M.(St. Eusebius, Confessor)
|7:15 a.m.||for those enrolled in the Purgatorian League||Bro. Sebastian|
|Tues., August 15
ASSUMPTION B.V.M. (St. Tarcisius,
Martyr) – HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
|6:00 a.m.||Pro Populo||Mr. C. South|
|10:30 a.m.||in honor of B.V.M. (CMRI) – High Mass with incense||MC: Bro. Thomas, Thurifer: Z. Gunnin|
|4:30 p.m.||Chanted Vespers||AC 1 & 2: D. Scherling & J. Welp|
|5:00 p.m.||for Diego & Esperanza’s intentions (F. Vila)||Mr. B. McMahon|
|7:30 p.m.||Holy Hour with Rosary & Devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help||Bro. Sebastian, L. House, A. Eminger|
|Wed., August 16
Confessor & Father of B.V.M
|7:15 a.m.||for all those who helped me move (Q. Alderson)||Mr. P. Sarquilla|
|Thu., August 17
|7:15 a.m.||in honor of the Holy Ghost (CMRI)||Mr. C. South|
|8:00 p.m.||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, All-night Adoration||T. Netzel & P. Drahmam|
|Fri., August 18
Feria (St. Agapitus,
Martyr & St. Helena,
Empress COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
|7:00 a.m.||Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament||P. Drahman & T. Netzel|
|7:15 a.m.||for Suzi Vila (M. Migala) followed by devotions at her shrine||T. Netzel & P. Drahman|
|Sat., August 19
St. Clare, Virgin
|8:00 a.m.||for the Sisters with feastdays in August (St. Michael’s Rectory)||Mr. M. Gunning & Z. Gunning|
|Sun., August 20
11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (St. Bernard, Abbot, Confessor & Doctor of the Church)
|8:00 a.m||Pro Populo –
|R. Cyr & D. Cy|
|10:30 a.m.||R.I.P. Sr. M. Labouré (L. Boyer)||J. Welp & L. Macia|
|5:00 p.m.||private intention||Mr. E. McMahon|
August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
*SUNDAY CATECHISM — Registration forSunday Catechism will take place on Sunday,August 20th after both morning Masses at the bottom of the stairs.
*PARENT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT—Monday, August 21st is the parent back to school meeting. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for Rosary in the Chapel followed by the meeting Ithe parish hall. It is required that at least one
PLEASE TURN OFF OR SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONE!
SUNDAY OBLIGATION-Remember that we are bound under pain of mortal sin to assist at Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, unless a serious reason excuses us. In cases of doubt, check with a priest. It is a venial sin to miss even a small part of Sunday Mass. Children should not be permitted to go in and out of church during Mass or even during the sermon. They should use the bathroom ahead of time.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER?—Please inform the parish secretary so that the parish list can be kept as accurate as possible. Thank you.
UPCOMING EVENTS Online Parish Calendar link –http://goo.gl/CmgWA or Hear from us by Twitter @MSMParish
DRESS CODE REMINDER – Please, no noticeable logos or lettering on clothing in church! These are always a distraction from prayer.
IMPORTANT NOTICE—any and all checks made payable to the church or academy should be made payable to: St. Michael’s Church. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
FRONT DOORS LOCKED — SECURITY AT THE MOUNT – The front doors of the Mount are now locked daily at 8:30 a.m. during the school week, and at 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Access to the Mount is available only through the double glass doors once the front doors are locked for the day.
SAFETY FOR CHILDREN AT THE MOUNT – Please be sure to keep your children by your side or within eyesight when they are at the Mount. Although we make all the reasonable efforts we can to have a safe environment for them here, the Mount is nevertheless a big place, and that factor warrants extra awareness and need to supervise.
CHANGE OF PHONE NUMBER OR ADDRESS? We are trying to update the parish phone committee calling list. This list is used to call people when there is a funeral or other important information to tell people of. PLEASE be sure we have your current cell phone and home phone on file so that you can be called in an emergency. Thank you.
LEGAL NOTICE: “St. Michael’s Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.”
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.
FUNDRAISERS THAT REALLY WORK
Besides the main school fundraiser of the Auction each year and SCRIP (are you purchasing as much as you could??!), Amazon Smile and Goodshop are helping with income for the school, too!
Here is how to participate in these two Internet fundraisers that don’t cost you a cent:
At www.goodsearch.com you can sign up to benefit St. Michael’s Academy, earning a penny for each search you make AND by making purchases through this website, too. 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. Tip #1: If you click on http://www.goodsearch.com/causes/st-michaels-academy/supporters, you can see exactly how much you’ve earned through your searches and purchases.
Tip #2: You can also see exactly how much everyone else has earned, too!
Tip #3: If you want to stay private, then use initials instead of your full name (some may prefer this).
Tip #4: Make purchases, too. These bring in more than the penny-a-search option, although that also adds up in the long run. 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, and designate Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen as the beneficiary. Be sure to use your Amazon Smile account, of course. Thank you for your support!
|August 13||Downtown Rosary March at 6:30 p.m. Starts at the corner of Howard & Mallon|
|August 13-20||Women’s Retreat at MSM. Register with Sr. Marie Janae at (509) 467-0986 ext. 131 or email at smjanae @ stmichaels.org. Flyers available in the vestibule.|
|August 15||ASSUMPTION B.V.M. Holyday of Obligation. Masses at 6 & 10:30 a.m., and at 5 p.m.|
|August 20||Annual Parish Picnic after 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass|
|August 21||Back to School Parent Meeting; Rosary at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7 pm|
|August 22||Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – special act of Consecration after 7:15 a.m. High Mass|
|August 28||School begins for St. Michael’s Academy|
|August 31-Sept. 4||Labor Day break for St. Michael’s Academy|
|September 1||First Friday
Mass at 8:00 a.m., followed by Sacred Heart devotions. No Mass, Rosary or Benediction in the evening
|September 2||First Saturday – Mass at 8:00 a.m.; Caleb Alcamo & Bethany Bogensberger
wedding – 4 p.m.
August 6, 2017,
|Weekly Budgeted Needs||$6,170.19|
|2017 Total Tithe Collected||$205,430.23|
|YTD Budgeted Needs||$194,276.51|
|Rosary & Scapular Guild||$ 25.00|
|Building Restoration Fund||$ 5.00|
|St. Anthony's Poor Box||$ 60.83|
|Collection for Convent||$1,177.07|
|Russian Parish||$ -0-|
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.
Thoughts on Video and Computer Games
(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.