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MASS OF INSTALLATION
At the 4:30 Mass on September 18, The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will officially install the Very Reverend John-Michael Lavelle as the sixth pastor of Saint Michael Parish. During the ceremony, Bishop Bonnar will invite Father Lavelle to make a profession of faith and oath of fidelity to the office of pastor. There will be a light reception to follow.
All are welcome to attend.
From the Pastor...
Prior to that tragic event of September 11, 2001, no one could have predicted the world we would continue to live in. The past twenty years have been years that challenged and tested our faith. We read in the newspapers and watch on the television each day of the violence, war, and terrorism that continue to hold our world hostage. And yet there is hope. The lives of those who died in the tragic events of September 11, 2001, were not lost in vain. The history of the Church is filled with courageous men and women who lost their lives, and yet teach us how to work for peace and justice. As we mark the 20th anniversary of this tragic event, let us praise God for the lessons their lives teach us, and let us recommit ourselves to remaining faithful to God and to working tirelessly for the day when true peace and justice will rule throughout all of God’s world. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.
WE THANK AND CONGRATULATE DEACON TOM
Deacon Tom Soich will officially retire from his role as parish book keeper and parish deacon on September 17. Although Deacon Tom is very excited about the way our parish is moving forward, and had hoped to assist in facilitating various liturgical and sacramental activities, after 26 years as a deacon, and 21 of those years here at Saint Michael, he is ready for a rest.
Father Lavelle has assured him that he always has a home here at Saint Michael and is most welcome to join us for celebrations and activities in the future. We certainly want to take time to express our affection and appreciation of Deacon Tom. We will take the opportunity of our Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 26 after the 11:00 AM Mass to honor and thank him for his many years of service to Saint Michael Parish and the Diocese of Youngstown.
REVISED CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM THE DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN
Guidance for Public Liturgies on Sunday/Weekday Mass ~ August 2021
Click HERE to read the new temporary guidelines.
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