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|Sun., October 15
19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin)
|8:00 a.m.||for the Sisters at Mt. St. Michael (Ladies of 2017 Retreat at MSM) – High Mass||J. Muglia & R. Cyr|
|10:30 a.m.||Pro Populo||J. Welp & M. Isakson|
|5:00 p.m.||private intention||Mr. A. Migala|
|Mon., October 16
St. Hedwig, Widow
(St. Gerard Majella,
|6:40 a.m.||R.I.P. Howard Kosch (CMRI||Bro. Sebastian|
|11:00 a.m.||in honor of the Holy Souls, for peace (anon.)||J. Welp & M. Ochoa|
|Tues., October 17
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque,
|6:40 a.m.||for Delia Vila (F. Vila)||Mr. C. South|
|7:30 p.m.||Holy Hour||L. House, R. Cyr, L. Macias|
|Wed., October 18
St. Luke, Evangelist
|6:40 a.m.||R.I.P. Patricia Leitner (J. & L. Schidler||Mr. Matt Zver|
|Thu., October 19
St. Peter of Alcantara,
|6:40 a.m.||in honor of the Holy Ghost (CMRI)||Mr. C. South|
|11:00 a.m. (Rectory)||R.I.P. Erin Vila & for Diego & Esperanza (F. Vila)||As Assigned|
|Fri., October 20
St. John Cantius,
FAST & COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
|6:40 a.m.||for Peter & Mary (Pearl) Gabriel (J. & D. Blackwood)||Bro. Thomas|
|11:00 a.m.||R.I.P. Francis Hughes (M. Pollard)||K. Strain & J. Lodgard|
|Sat., October 21
B.V.M. Saturday (St. Hilarion, Abbot, St. Ursula & Comp.,
Virgins & Martyrs)
|8:00 a.m||R.I.P. Tony House (C. House)||Mr. M & Z. Gunning|
|for Nancy Wolf (N. Wolf)||As Assigned|
|Sun., October 22
20th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (St. Mary Salome) – MISSION SUNDAY
|8:00 a.m.||Pro Populo – High Mass||M. K. Bawden & Mr. D. Pulliam|
|10:30 a.m.||for Diane Feldkamp (M. Feldkamp)||L. House & J. Welp|
|5:00 p.m.||in honor of the Holy Family & for the needs & intentions of the Wayne Pivarunas family (W. Pivarunas)||Mr. Zver|
October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.
“The family that prays together stays together. A world at prayer is a world at peace.” (Mottoes of Fr. Patrick Peyton’s Rosary Crusade)
“The first step of Satan’s plan for the spiritual destruction of the family is the neglect of family prayer, especially of the Rosary.” (Fr. Casimir)
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and, having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.
*ALL SOULS DAY MASS REMEMBRANCES - Turn in to the Parish or to the Accounting Office (or put in the Sunday collection) the names of departed loved ones you would like to have specially remembered at Mass on All Souls’ Day. Use the special envelopes provided or simply write out their names on a piece of paper. A donation is recommended, but not required. Remember, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the greatest way to bring relief and deliverance for the Poor Souls.
*MISSION SUNDAY – The penultimate Sunday of October was designated by Pope Pius XI as Mission Sunday. The second collection today will be for the Rosary and Scapular Guild. Remember the saying, "One day through the Rosary and the Scapular the world will be saved." Today would also be a good day to enroll loved ones in the St. Francis of Assisi Missionary Guild (for deceased loved ones, enroll them instead in the Purgatorian League). For only $12 a year or ($40 for perpetual enrollment), you will obtain for them the benefit of having them included in a monthly Mass, and at the same time you will be financially supporting the missionary work of traditional Catholic clergy.
*BOY SCOUTS - next meeting is Fri. October 27th at 6 :00 p.m.
*ST. THERESA STATUE RAFFLE – This statue is on display in the window of MIQ Center Bookstore, and it will be raffled with proceeds going to restoration work at Mt. St. Michael. The statue is about 90 years old and was passed down through several generations in the Booth-Tarrell family. It is being donated by this same family in honor of Holy Mother the Church, in thanksgiving for all the graces and love bestowed upon her children. Thank you for your kind gift! Raffle tickets are $5 each / $10 for 3. The drawing will be on November 1, Feast of All Saints.
*MARY QUEEN OF PEACE ROSARY PATH - A flyer is included in the bulletin regarding this special project nearing completion here at the Mount.
ST. MICHAEL’S ACADEMY LEGAL NOTICE - “St Michael’s Academy admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.”
Out of respect for the Blessed Sacrament, and in keeping with Christian modesty, please observe the following standards of dress: Women and girls—A suitable hat or veil should be used, that covers at least the crown of the head (I Cor. 11:5, 6, 10). No slacks, no sleeveless, revealing, or low-cut clothing (the Marylike Crusade’s standard is that a dress be not cut more than two fingers’ width below pit of throat). Dresses & skirts should cover knees when you are standing or sitting, and not have long slits in them. Strapless or spaghetti-strap clothing is always sinfully immodest and should never be worn. Please avoid “straight skirts” as well, since they are usually form-fitting and tight.
Men and boys—Suit coat and tie, dress slacks, or other formal attire. Jeans, shorts, “flip-flops,” and other casual attire are inappropriate for church! Be sure to also avoid clothing with logos and/or large lettering, as these can be quite distracting.
We welcome all our guests and visitors, and encourage you to read the blue pamphlet “Welcome to the Traditional Latin Mass” (available in the vestibule). It explains why we must completely avoid the modern Mass and liturgies introduced since Vatican II.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS Online Parish Calendar link –http://goo.gl/CmgWA or Hear from us by Twitter @MSMParish
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!
|October 29||Feast of Christ the King – Solemn Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus after the Sunday Masses|
|October 31||All Hallow's Eve|
|November 1||ALL SAINTS DAY – Holyday of Obligation, Masses at 6 & 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m.|
|November 2||ALL SOULS DAY – Masses at 6:40 a.m., 11 a.m. (Requiem High Mass), & 6 p.m.|
|November 3||First Friday – Distribution of Holy Communion at 7:15 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m., Evening Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 7-9 p.m.|
|November 4||First Saturday – Monthly meetings for Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Knights of the Altar & Girls’ Sodalities after 8 a.m. Mass|
|November 7||Election Day – remember to send in your ballot before the deadline.|
|November 11||Annual Guild Appreciation Brunch – 10 a.m. at Golden Corral restaurant (a brief
Confraternity MIQ meeting will still be held after 8 a.m. Mass that Saturday)
October 8, 2017,
|Weekly Budgeted Needs||$6,170.19|
|2017 Total Tithe Collected||$256,143.88|
|YTD Budgeted Needs||$249,745.57|
|Rosary & Scapular Guild||$75.00|
|Building Restoration Fund||$ 5.00|
|St. Anthony's Poor Box||$162.70|
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.