Weekly Bulletin

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Date Time Mass/Intention Servers
Sun., April 23
LOW SUNDAY (St. George, Martyr)
8:00 a.m. R.I.P. Steven Osterhaus (Osterhaus family) Mr. K. Bawden & Mr. D. Pulliam
10:30 a.m. Pro Populo – High Mass with incense S. & J.Welp
5:00 p.m. R.I.P. Walter Pivarunas (M. Pollard) Mr. E. McMahon & L. McMahon
Mon., April 24
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Martyr
6:40 a.m. in honor of St. Francis of Assisi & St. Anthony of Padua for a special intention (M. Graham) Bro. Sebastian
11:05 a.m. for Myrna Migala’s intentions (R. & R. Ochoa) L. Macias & M. Ochoa
Tue., April 25
6:40 a.m. R.I.P. Steven Osterhaus (F. Vila) Mr. C. South
10:30 a.m. Chanted Litany of the Saints
Procession, followed by High Mass – for all who helped with the “Peter Pan” musical (Cast & Crew)
Cross: R. Cyr, Thurifer: D. Scherling,
AC1: G. Sitzenstock, AC2: M. Sitzenstock
7:30 p.m. Holy Hour Bro. Sebastian, P.J. & D. Scherling
Wed., April 26
Our Lady of Good Counsel (Sts. Cletus & Marcellinus, Popes & Martyrs)
6:40 a.m. R.I.P. Walter Pivarunas (J. Emry) Mr. P. Sarquilla
11:05 (Rectory) for Roberto & Concepcion Ochoa’s intentions (R. & R. Ochoa) Mr. R. Magerl
Thu., April 27
St. Peter Canisius, Confessor & Doctor of the Church
6:40 a.m. for Chris Knight (C. House) Mr. C. South
Fri., April 28
ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT, Confessor, Founder & Special Patron of C.M.R.I. (St. Paul of the Cross, Confessor & Founder) COMPLETE ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
7:15 a.m. Distribution of Holy Communion Bro. Sebastian
10:50 a.m. Devotions in honor of St. Louis deMontfort
11:00 a.m. R.I.P. Jack & Kathleen Raleigh (their children) - High Mass J. Pulliam & J. Welp
Sat., April 29
St. Peter of Verona, Martyr
8:00 a.m. R.I.P. Mr. Bob Tarnowski (T. Holmes) Mr. M. Strain & Kieran Strain
Sun., April 30
2ND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER (St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin)
8:00 a.m. in honor of St. Joseph & St. Bernadette for a special intention (M. Graham) – High Mass J. Muglia & T. Netzel
10:30 a.m. private intention Mr. M. Gunning & Z. Gunning
5:00 p.m. Pro Populo A. Migala


“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 Regina Coeli is used as hymn of joy during the Easter Season (Easter Sunday until Trinity Sunday) when it is used in place of the Angelus (which is recited at noon and 6 p.m. daily) and also recited after Compline. It is piously believed that it was composed, in part, by Pope St. Gregory the Great. In the year 596, during Easter time, a pestilence was ravaging Rome. St. Gregory the Great commanded that a procession be held, praying that the pestilence be stopped. On the appointed day of the procession he assembled with his clergy at dawn at the church of Ara Coeli. Holding in his hand the icon of our Lady that was said to have been painted by St. Luke, he and his clergy started out in procession to St. Peter’s. As he passed the Castle of Hadrian, as it was called in those days, voices were heard from above singing the Regina Coeli. The astonished Pope, enraptured with the angelic singing, replied in a loud voice: “Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia!” At that moment an angel appeared in a glorious light, sheathed the sword of pestilence in its scabbard, and from that day the pestilence ceased. In honor of this miraculous event, the name of the castle was then changed to Sant’ Angelo and the words of the angelic hymn were inscribed upon the roof of the Church of Ara Coeli.

Queen of Heaven, rejoice! Alleluia!
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia! Hath risen as He said, alleluia!
Pray for us to God, alleluia!

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray
O God, who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

*PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Letourneau will be on the Boston Mass circuit (includes New Hampshire & Maine) April 28 – May 8.

*HELP NEEDED - with the passing of Sr. Mary Laboure, the family is looking for someone who is willing to spend 3-4 hrs a day to sit with Mrs. Donna Berbue, pray with her and heat up her food. They are willing to pay, please call Joyce Kerfoot at 817-271-4284.

*SECOND COLLECTION—Today, April 23, the scond collection will be for the support of the Lourdes Grotto here at the Mount. This is the 2nd of 3 collections we take up annually.

*APRIL 25 IS ROGATION DAY – Earthquakes and other calamities afflicted the diocese of Vienne in Dauphine (France) in the fifth century, and St. Mamertus, who was bishop of that diocese, instituted a penitential procession with public supplications on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day. In 816, Pope Leo III, introduced it into Rome, and soon after it became a general observance throughout the Church. The Litany of the Saints, the psalms and prayers sung during the procession on these days are supplications: hence the name of Rogation days (rogare, to ask) applied to them. The object of these "rogation" supplications is to appease the anger of God and avert the scourges of His justice, and to pray for the harvest. A similar function is observed on April 25th, on the Feast of St. Mark, commemorating the day when St. Peter entered Rome to establish it as his episcopal see (it’s the anniversary of our becoming “Roman Catholics,” you might say). It is called the Greater Litanies in contrast to the Lesser Litanies of the Rogation Days, and is always observed on April 25, even when the feast of St. Mark is transferred.

*FEAST OF ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT – This great saint, author of the book True Devotion to Mary, is a special patron of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (C.M.R.I. “Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae.”) You are highly encouraged to read this book and the others that he wrote, including Friends of the Cross. For those that would like to take their Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the method taught by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, the feast of Our Lady’s Queenship on May 31st would be an excellent opportunity to do so. You would begin the 33-day preparation on the feast of St. Louis (April 28th). Check at the bookstore for the devotions & reading materials you will need.

*ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER – Each year we have this walk on May 1, feast of St. Joseph the Worker, in thanksgiving for the many favors that he obtains for our parish and school. The school children will be participating

in this walk, which begins at the corner of Lincoln and Freya (at the bottom of the hill) at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to join in.

*ST. JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP UPDATE— congratulations to Marie Hughes who won the adirondack chair set! Thank you to all those who participated in this fundraising effort. Combined with what was raised and some negotiating with the manufacturer, we are able to purchase the much-needed dust collection system for St. Joseph’s Workshop. Thank you for your generosity and support.

*REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR - Parents with Kindergartners or Pre- School for next year, please give the name and birthdate of your child to Mrs. Netzel 467- 0986 x 0 by MAY 24th. For Kindergarten they must be 5 years of age by August 31. We are also collecting names for those who would be interested in Pre-School. We must have at least 10 children for pre-school for it to be feasible. They must be at least 4 years old by August 31st and be potty trained. All registration packets will be given to parents of enrolled students, new kindergartners and Pre -school by the end of May. Questions, please call Mrs. Netzel.

*AUCTION UPDATE - PLEASE we are still in need of volunteers for several jobs. This is a great way to earn parent service hours and they count double! If you can help in anyway, please contact Ronette Lodgard at 509-993- 6255. Thank you for your support! Please turn in your auction dinner reservations, the deadline is TODAY, April 23rd. The cost is $25 per person. Dinner tickets will be sold after Mass today, Sunday, April 23rd. The Auction is Saturday, April 29th at the doors open at 4:30 p.m. There is also a contest for best Patriotic Colonial America Themed Costumes; the time period is 1765-1789. Be sure to sell/ buy those raffle tickets, $20 a ticket only 500 tickets are sold. You could win one of 6 cash prizes, $1500, $750, $250 or 3 chances at $100. Please turn in your tickets stubs and money or your unsold tickets to Ronette Lodgard, the accounting office or the parish/ school office as soon as possible. Thank you.

April is the Month of the Blessed Sacrament.

NOW HIRING - Skilled Masonry workers needed to restore our building. The parapet is in great need of repointing and we can’t wait another year. We are ready to start work now! Full time for this spring/summer temporary work: pay commensurate with experience. Contact John Netzel (509) 953-0816 if you are interested. This job notice is posted at both our local parishes. We wish to first offer this opportunity to our own people before going out to strangers.

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!



Christ is Risen!

Upcoming Events

April 24 Classes resume for St. Michael's Academy
April 25 Feast of St. Mark – Major Litanies. Rogation Procession at 10:30 a.m., followed by High Mass
April 28 Feast of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, special patron of CMRI and of those who make the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
April 29 Annual Academy Auction
May 1 Feast of St. Joseph the Worker – Annual St. Joseph Walk from bottom of the hill, ending at newly-constructed outdoor St. Joseph Shrine. Walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by High Mass at 10 a.m.
May 5 First Friday – Distribution of Holy Communion at 7:15 a.m. & Mass at 8:30 a.m.
May 6 First Saturday – First Holy Communion at 8 a.m. Mass, monthly meetings for Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Knights of the Altar & young ladies’ Sodalities

Thought for the Week

As followers of Christ, we are not merely to avoid sinning ourselves, we should also be careful not to participate in the sins of others. Catholic teaching lists 9 ways of being an accessory to another’s sin:
1. By Counsel,
2. By Command,
3. By Consent,
4. By Concealment,
5. By Defense of Evil Done,
6. By Partaking,
7. By Provocation,
8. By Praise,
9. By Silence

Sunday Collection

April 16, 2017

Weekly Tithes $7,878.47
Weekly Budgeted Needs: $6,098.71
2017 Total tithe collected $130,764.42
YTD Budgeted Needs $98,216.57
St. Anthony's Poor Box $ 127.00
Rosary & Scapular Guild $ 70.00
Building Restoration Fund $ 5.00
Russian Parish $ 20.00


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
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 Sr. Giovanna Marie, CMRI, who is at home with her parents in Canada, dealing with her health issues.

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.