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Welcome to Saint Michael, Father Lavelle!
We look forward to your leadership and guidance over the coming years as you continue God’s ministry.
GUIDELINES FOR RECEIVING THE EUCHARIST
We have heard recently of the rise in COVID infections, especially among the unvaccinated, it is important to remember that the requirement for masks among unvaccinated members of the community at Mass is still in effect. Likewise, while we strongly recommend that everyone continue to receive the Eucharist in the hand, the Church permits reception on the tongue at the discretion of the recipient. However, the guidelines for such reception remain in effect. Individuals seeking to receive the Eucharist on the tongue must receive from the priest alone (no other Eucharistic minister should offer the Eucharist in this manner), and you must wait until everyone has received, placing yourself at the end of Father’s line. These have been the guidelines in place by the diocese since the return to Church in May of 2020, and will continue in effect here at Saint Michael. Our greatest desire in sharing the Eucharist is to keep our faith community safe from harm, and strengthened in spirit. Thank you for your understanding.
INTRODUCING MARCY FESSLER, OUR NEW PASTORAL MINISTER FOR CATECHESIS
Ms. Fessler joined Saint Michael Parish as the Pastoral Minister for Catechesis in July of 2021. A native of Buffalo, NY, Ms. Fessler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from the former Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY. She has ministered in parishes in Buffalo, Erie, Pennsylvania, North Canton and Youngstown, Ohio. She has also ministered in the Catechetical Office of the Diocese of Boise, ID. When she is not working, Ms. Fessler enjoys cooking and baking, reading, going to dinner with friends, crocheting and adding to her yarn stash.
We look forward to Marcy sharing her gifts and talents with our parish community. We will have a more formal welcome and opportunity to meet Marcy as we move closer to the beginning of a new catechetical year as Generations of Faith resumes in September.
NEW at Mass
As Mass begins to return to normal we are again bringing up the gifts of bread and wine at the Offertory Time. If you are interested in bringing up the gifts in the Offertory Procession, please see the ushers before Mass begins.
We have resumed singing during Mass. Song sheets for the weekend Mass can be found at the ends of the pews. Please pass them down so that we can all join in as we
worship God through song.
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Saint 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