Weekly Bulletin

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Date Time Mass/Intention Servers
Sun., August 13
10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Sts. Hippolytus & Cassian, Martyrs)
8:00 a.m. Pro Populo
High Mass
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,
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
St. Hyacinth,
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,
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 –
High Mass
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.

WOMEN’S RETREAT – The annual Women’s Retreat is taking place this week at Mt. St. Michael. We welcome all the ladies who are attending, many of whom are from out of town!  From noon on Wednesday until Saturday morning, complete silence must be kept throughout Mt. St. Michael so as not to disturb the retreatants.
DOWNTOWN FATIMA ROSARY MARCH TODAY – On the 13th of each month, from May to October, we have a Rosary March, beginning at the corner of Mallon Ave. and Howard St., at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to take part in this powerful prayer and important witness to Faith. Please dress appropriately to this religious event, i.e. women & girls, please wear dresses; men and boys, no shorts.
PARISH PICNIC - is Sunday, August 20th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The parish will be providing fried chicken but we ask that you bring side dishes and desserts, plan on your family plus 6. Tables and chairs will be set - up, however you may want to bring your own lawn chair. We are also in need of pop-up canopies for more shade. We encourage you to bring your outdoor yard games, ie..  Corn hole, volley ball and other various games; thanks to the Scherling family there will be a Zip Line. We could use help with set-up and clean - up, please contact Mrs. Netzel.
ROSARY CONFERENCE CALL –Daily at 7:00 p.m., Pacific Time. Call 1-712 775-7031 (it’s toll free), punch in access code 393-323#. You’ll then be on! Best time to call in is 15 minutes beforehand. Any questions? Call Tom Gilbrough at (509) 487-0838 or email him at Tomg48@comcast.net or go to the website www.rosarycc.org. This daily “on the air” Rosary is for the conversion of America to the Catholic Faith.


*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

parent attend. If you can not attend, please notify Sr. Michael Marie at ext. 119 or Rev.Mother at ext. 118.
*SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY – On August 20, we will have the 2nd of two collections we take up annually for the St.Lazarus fund. This is to help the poor and indigent who are unable to afford their burial costs. Thank you for your charity.
*PRIEST TRAVELS – Fr. Letourneau is on Mass circuit to Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend.
*GUEST ROOM REHAB - we will begin on Monday, August 14 from noon to 4 pm in Room 316. Guest rooms need to be deep cleaned, repaired and dressed in time for conference. We need your help. We are looking for donations of gently used, good condition sheet sets, blankets, and mattress pad covers for twin beds. Please no holes or stains! If you have extra at home you don’t need please consider donating them. Also need: small night stands small lamps or small dressers all in good condition. Zipper storage bags for blankets or bedding is needed. There are lots of mini jobs that you can do if you can’t give a lot of time. Take home jobs available for washing of bedding, this can count at parent hours. Call Susan Murry at 869-7773 if you can help in any way. Donation
items can be dropped off in Mrs. Netzel’s office. The next work party will take place after ladies retreat is over. There is only 9 weeks until Conference. Please help where and when you can. Thank you.
Account of the August, 1917 apparition of Our Lady of Fatima
On August 13, the day the fourth apparition was to take place, the seers were not at Cova da Iria. They had been abducted by the mayor of Vila Nova de Ourém, who attempted to force from them the secret revealed in the apparition of July 13. The children held fast despite the mayor imprisoning them, and threatening to plunge them in boiling oil. At Cova da Iria, thunder, followed by lightning, was heard at the usual time. The spectators noticed a small white cloud that hovered over the holm oak for a few minutes. Phenomena of coloration were observed on the faces of the people, the clothing, the trees, and the ground. Our Lady had certainly come, but she had not found the seers. On August 19, at about four o’clock in the afternoon, Lucia was with Francisco and another cousin
at Valinhos, a property belonging to one of her uncles, when the atmospheric changes that preceded the apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria began to occur: a sudden cooling of the temperature and a waning of the sun.  Feeling that something supernatural was approaching and enveloping them, Lucia sent for Jacinta, who arrived in time to see Our Lady appear–heralded as before by a  bright light–over a holm oak slightly larger than the one at Cova da Iria.
Lucia: What does Your Grace wish of me?
Our Lady: I want you to continue to go to Cova da Iria on the thirteenth of each month and to continue to pray the Rosary every day. On the last month, I will perform the miracle for all to believe.
Then Our Lady’s face became more serious, and even upset.
Our Lady: If they had not taken you to Ourém, the miracle would have been even greater.
Lucia: What does Your Grace want done with the money that the people leave at Cova da Iria?
Our Lady: Have two portable stands made. You and Jacinta with two other girls dressed in white carry one of them, and let Francisco carry the other one with three other boys. The portable stands are for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The money that is left over should be contributed to the chapel that they shall build.
Lucia: I would like to ask you for the healing of some sick persons.
Our Lady: Yes, I will cure some during the year.
Becoming sadder, she recommended anew the practice of mortification, saying lastly, Pray, pray much, and sacrifice for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to sacrifice and pray for them.
As usual, she then began to rise toward the east. The seers cut boughs off the tree over which Our Lady had appeared to them and took them home. The boughs gave off a uniquely sweet fragrance.



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!

August: Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Upcoming Events

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.

Thought for the Week

Mary is taken up into heaven, the Angels rejoice! Praising, they bless the Lord. (Vespers)

This is the greatest of Our Lady’s feasts, in which we honor not only her being assumed body and soul into heaven, but also her being crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. It is a Holyday of Obligation, and all Catholics are bound under pain of sin to assist at Holy Mass this day, and to abstain from servile work and commercial activity such as shopping. Only a serious reason justifies an exception.

Sunday Collection

August 6, 2017,

Weekly Tithes $4,401.94
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-


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, Lucy Isakson,
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.