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January 17, 2021 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
WE WELCOME OUR NEW BISHOP
This past week, the Rev. David Bonnar, a Pastor in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, was ordained a Bishop and became the 6th Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown. This was a little unusual because usually a priest is first ordained a Bishop and then becomes an Auxiliary Bishop, usually in his home diocese. He later then becomes the Ordinary Bishop (Head Bishop) in a diocese other than his home Diocese.
Bishop Bonnar skipped the Auxiliary Bishop stage and went straight to the Ordinary Bishop stage here in the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. Rev. David Bonnar was ordained a Bishop and installed as the Ordinary Bishop of Youngstown on Tuesday Jan 12, 2021. We welcome him with great joy.
Bishop Bonnar will have big shoes to fill following Bishop George Murry, who was a very competent and charismatic Bishop, but I am told that he is just the man to do it. We all here at St. Michael wish him Godspeed as he begins a new chapter in his life.
Fr. Terry Hazel
AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OUR PASTOR
In the interest of complete transparency, I need to tell you of my desire to retire at the end of the current fiscal year which is at the end of June 2021. People have always told me that your body will tell you when it’s time. My body is telling me that it is time. I have always wanted to be a priest (since second grade) and I have loved every minute of it. It is a great way to spend your life, and I would encourage young men to consider it. But the body wears out. I am 71 years old right now, and by the time I retire I will be 72. I have had a few health scares recently that have told me “it’s time”. A priest never retires from the priesthood, just from his assignment. I have been assigned as pastor of St. Michael for the past 23 years and truly love this parish. You folks are wonderful. You will be hearing much more from me about this transition in the near future.
Fr Terry Hazel
Now more than ever your financial support is needed. Please consider contributing via Paypal if you are unable to gather together with us. Thank you for your continued
prayers and support during these difficult times.
Fr. Terry Hazel
Sunday Mass is being live streamed from St. Michael on our Facebook page, our Website, and on the the WFMJ website at 4:30 each Saturday.
We are the Church, let us continue to pray together even if we are separated.
CHILDREN'S WORSHIP BULLETINS
The Bulletin worksheets that our children pick up at the doors of the church each week are now on our website. Each bulletin has 4 panels packed with puzzles, word searches, seek-and-finds, dot-to-dots, and many more Bible-based activities. This is another way for our young parishioners to feel connected to their church family while we are apart.
Parish Office: 330-533-6839
Parish Office Email: email@example.com
Office of Catechesis: 330-533-5275
Family Life Center: 330-533-3181
Family Life Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Email: email@example.com
St. Michael Parish is a welcoming Roman Catholic Community united by faith in Jesus Christ. Called to the mission of Jesus by Baptism, nourished by God's Word and Sacraments, we join to celebrate our faith and to continue Christ's mission of love, justice, and service. As good stewards, guided by the Holy Spirit, we believe we are called to be Christ to one another, sharing our time, talent,and treasure with our community and the world, especially with those less fortunate.
“Honor the past, embrace the present, envision the future by generously sharing time, talent, and treasure.” -Parish Council Goal for 2021