Weekly Bulletin

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Date Time Mass/Intention Servers
Sun., June 18
2ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (St. Ephrem, Deacon & Doctor of the Church) – FATHER’S DAY
8:00 a.m. Pro Populo – High Mass with incense, followed by outdoor Procession of Blessed Sacrament MC: Fr. Letourneau, Cross: J. Welp, Thurifer 1: T. Netzel, Thurifer 2: P. Drahman, AC1: Kieran Strain, AC2: D. Cyr,
Torches: G. Sitzenstok, D. Pulliam, D. Vila, M. Sitzenstock, L. Welp & R. Hughes
10:30 a.m. for all the Fathers whose names were sent in to be remembered M. Ochoa & J. Lodgard
5:00 p.m. R.I.P. Jack & Kathleen Raleigh (their children) A. Migala
Mon., June 19
St. Juliana Falconieri,
7:15 a.m. in honor of the Holy Ghost (CMRI) Bro. Sebastian
Tue., June 20
Feria (St. Silverius,
Pope & Martyr)
7:15 a.m. in honor of St. Joseph (CMRI) Mr. C. South
8:30 a.m. (Grotto) or William Migala (M. Migala) Bro. Thomas
7:30 p.m. Holy Hour R. Cyr, P.J. & D. Scherling
Wed., June 21
St. Aloysius Gonzaga,
Confessor & Special Patron of Purity for the Youth
7:15 a.m. for our Youth especially, that they preserve their purity during the summer months,
followed by devotions to St. Aloysius
Mr. P. Sarquilla
Thu., June 22
St. Paulinus,
Bishop & Confessor
7:15 a.m. for the most abandoned soul in Purgatory (anon.) Mr. C. South
8:30 a.m. in honor of St. Philomena (B. Urann) Mr. R. Magerl
Fri., June 23
7:15 a.m. for Joe & Antonia Berube, for their family & their intentions,
followed by Devotions & Solemn Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart
Bro. Sebastian
Sat., June 24
8:00 a.m. Pro Populo Mr. K. Strain
Sun., June 25
3rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (St. William, Abbot)
8:00 a.m Pro Populo –
High Mass
J. Muglia & L. House
10:30 a.m. for Shane Stack (J. & S. Stack) S. & J. Welp
5:00 p.m. private intention Mr. E. McMahon & B. McMahon


June is the Month of the Sacred Heart.

“The family that prays together stays together. A world at prayer is a world at peace.” (Mottoes of Fr. Patrick Peyton’s Rosary Crusade)


IN THE PARISH!  Father’s Day is all the more special for us here in Spokane, because it was in our city that the first city-wide celebration of Father’s Day in the U.S. took place in 1910, due to the efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd to honor her father and all other fathers. After many efforts on her part, Father’s Day was proclaimed a national observance in 1972. You can get a bit more history at this link:  www.visitspokane.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/fathers_day. The home where Sonora Smart Dodd took care of her father until he died is located at 603 S. Arthur Street here in Spokane. It is a privater esidence now, but hopefully, it will become a National Monument some day! Make it a point to stop by and see it. You’ll easily recognize it by the granite commemorative monument in front of the house.
SECOND COLLECTION TODAY–This will be for the support of Fr. Alexander Kryssov’s parish in Moscow. The rent for their small
chapel is very high, and he and his parishioners appreciate very much our support of them. This will be the 1st of 3 collections wetake up annually for this purpose. A photo of Fr. Kryssov, taken in January in Moscow, is on the bulletin board downstairs. Please keep him and his priestly work in your prayers. Thank you!
CAMP ST. PHILOMENA BAKE SALE TODAY SUNDAY, JUNE 18th — proceeds from this bake sale will support those who need financial assistance to attend girls camp. Anyone who would like to bake or donate items please contact Mrs. Ines Wagner at 496 - 2999. This applies particularly to families needing the financial assistance.
BANNS OF MARRIAGE – The Banns of Marriage are announced for the first time for Zachary Bowden and Miss Rosie Urann, 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
RELIGIOUS RETREAT – The annual retreat for the CMRI religious will take place this week. The Sisters will have their retreat in the
Tacoma, WA area, the Priests & Brothers at the Rectory. Please avoid disturbing them or contacting them from Tuesday to Friday. Please keep them in your prayers that they have a fruitful retreat. Thank you.
CAMP ST. PHILOMENA - is August 6 to 11 here at MSM. Deadline to register for camp is July 16th. The cost is $150 per girl. Flyers are
available in the vestibule.
PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Letourneau will be on the Boston Mass circuit from June 23 to July 3.
30 in Denver, CO. at Our Lady of the Snow Parish. You may register on -
line and get all t h e d e t a i l s o f t h e we e k e n d a t
w w w . s t m e c h t i l d e m u s i c f e s t i v a l . c o m.
Registration is $40 pp due before July 14th. Please see the flyers in the vestibule for more information.
KNIGHTS OF THE ALTAR FUNRAISER - JULY 1, 2017, 1st Saturday Car wash (Carwash Plaza @ Wandermere), 9am - 12 noon.
THEATRE PRODUCTION DVD’S ARE READY — if you would like a copy of Annie, Peter Pan, Murder at the Banquet or Death By
Dessert, they are available for $10.00 each. Please see Mrs. Netzel. Thank you.
Happy Father’s Day!



ST. MICHAEL’S ACADEMY LEGAL NOTICE - “St Michael’s Academy admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.”

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.


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!



Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Upcoming Events

June 18 Outdoor Procession of Blessed Sacrament, immediately following 8 a.m. Sunday Mass, Father’s Day
June 20-23 Annual Retreat for the Religious
June 27 Annual Sisters’ Vows Ceremonies

8 a.m. All are cordially invited to be present. The
Bishop will also be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at 1 p.m. that day
July 1 First Saturday –Mass at 8 a.m.
July 4 Annual 4
of July Concert by the Sisters –gates open at 7 p.m.
July 5 Annual Luncheon Concert by the Sisters –1 p.m.

Thought for the Week

An account of the June 13, 1917 Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima (this 100th anniversary occurred last week) Preceding the second apparition, the seers, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, once again saw a great brilliance, which they called lightning. Some people in the group of fifty spectators noticed that the light of the sun dimmed during the first few minutes of the conversation. Others said that the top of the budding holm oak bent down, as if under the weight of something. During Our Lady's conversation with the seers, some
of the bystanders heard a whispering, like the humming of a bee.
Lucia: What does Your Grace wish of me?
Our Lady: I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month, to pray the Rosary every day, and to learn to read. I shall later say what I want.
Lucia then asked for the healing of a sick person.
Our Lady: If he converts, he will be healed within the year.
Lucia: I would like to ask you to take us to heaven.
Our Lady: Yes, I shall take Jacinta and Francisco soon, but you will remain here for some time yet. Jesus wishes to use you in order to make me
known and loved. He wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it; and these
souls will be beloved of God like flowers arranged by me to adorn His throne.
Lucia: Will I stay here alone?
Our Lady: No, daughter. Does that make you suffer much? Do not be dismayed. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart shall be your
refuge and the road that shall lead you to God.
Lucia writes: “Upon saying these last words, she opened her hands, and for the second time she communicated to us the reflection of that intense light. We could see ourselves in it, as if immersed in God. Jacinta and Francisco seemed to be in the part of this light that went up toward heaven, and I in the part that was cast toward the ground. In front of Our Lady's right hand there was a heart encircled by thorns that seemed to pierce it. We understood that it was the Immaculate Heart of Mary, insulted by the sins of humanity and which desires reparation." When this vision ceased, the Lady, still surrounded by the light that she radiated, rose from the little tree and glided toward the east until she disappeared completely. Several persons who were closer noticed that the buds at the top of the holm oak were bent in the same direction, as if
they had been drawn by the Lady's clothes. They returned to their usual position only some hours later.

Sunday Collection

June 11, 2017

Weekly Tithes $4,002.86
Weekly Budgeted Needs $6,098.71
2017 Total Tithe Collected $169,672.39
YTD Budgeted Needs $144,375.65
Rosary & Scapular Guild $ 25.00
Building Restoration Fund $ 5.00
St. Anthony's Poor Box $ 27.42
Russian Parish $ -0-


Parish Sick
These parishioners are greatly ailing and are in special need of your prayers:

Patricia Callon,
Mario Chodorowski,
Irene Cram,
Nichole Drahman,
Mary Graham,
Gabrielle Green,
Katrina Green, Laurence Green,
Paul Larkin, Doranne McMahon,
Theresa Potter, Anna Turney, Mike Wagner, Larry Walker, Dan Welp,
Pete & Jane Welp, David Womochil
Please also pray for these former parishioners who are very ill:    
George Sullivan, Kateri Vila Langseth, Vince Mellaci

Recordings of Sermons
Would you like an audio copy of a recent sermon? Order forms are available in the vestibule.

Building Dress Code
Please make a consistent effort to observe the dress code in the building. Women and girls should wear dresses or skirts 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). Visitors are an obvious exception.
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.
Remember Mount St. Michael in Your Will
The following wording is suggested, but do clarify it with an attorney or financial planner: “I give, devise and bequeath to the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, Inc., the sum of ____ dollars (or ____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate), to be used by said Washington corporation for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.”

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.