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SAVE THE DATE
Please join us as we honor Father Hazel on his retirement and for his many years of service to the people of St. Michael Parish on Sunday, June 27 from 12:30 PM– 3:00 PM in the Family Life Center.
SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT LIVE-STREAMED MASS
We will no longer be live-streaming our 4:30 Saturday Mass. A special thank you to Max Gordon, Michael Kempe and Nicky Uerling who have worked to provide us with Mass during this pandemic. For those of you still unable to return to church, the Diocese will live-stream the 10:30 Mass on Sundays.
MEET OUR NEW BISHOP
Bishop Bonnar will be here on Saturday, June 12, to preside at 4:30 Mass and to thank Fr. Terry for his years of service.
St. Michael Garden Guild will travel to the Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool with a lunch to follow on Wednesday,
June 23. The cost of entrance to the museum is $5.00. Members will meet in the south parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to carpool, and leave at 9:00 a.m. Please phone Liz Rehlinger (330-533-5293) by June 16 to determine car pool set-up.
FIRST STEP FOR CHANGE
Catholic Charities will hold its annual First Step for Change campaign from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day, honoring
the faith, humility and love it takes to raise a child, and recognizing that many parents lack adequate financial resources for their children. Funds raised through this campaign assist low-income pregnant women and families with food, formula, clothing, diapers and other items essential to a child’s health, safety, and well-being. Each family interested in participating in First Step for Change is asked to pick up a FIRST STEP PACKET after Mass. Take a FIRST STEP PACKET home, fill it out and return it to our parish by June 30. All money collected by our parish will help to meet local needs. Thank you.
JOIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
RCIA is the program which brings non-Catholic adults into the Catholic Church. If you are, or if you know someone who wants to become Catholic, now is the time! RCIA is open to those baptized in other Christian traditions, as well as those who have never been baptized. It is also open to those who were baptized in the Catholic Church but never had any religious education, and never made their first communion. For more information, please call Maureen at 330-533-6839 or email email@example.com.
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
We are extending our digital program and will continue to assess the situation to determine if we will be able to gather together again in spring. Please contact Nicky Uerling at (330) 533-6839 with any questions. You can still register for our program by visiting www.stmikesgof.com
ASK FATHER TERRY
Father Terry invites your questions and will share his answer HERE and in the bulletin. Your name will not be published. Email your questions to or phone 330-533-6839
We are scheduling Masses for 2021. However, in keeping with the current guidelines, we are requesting that instead of coming in to schedule your Masses, please call the Parish Office (330-533-6839) to schedule, and then just mail in a check. You are permitted up to 6 masses per year per deceased person. Because the number of Saturday and Sunday Masses available for intention is somewhat limited, it is necessary to limit those Masses to 1 per year per deceased person. Weekday Mass intention will be limited to 5 Masses per year per deceased person. The Mass offering is $10.00.
Our parish will be joining parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown in asking every Catholic family to support the 2021 Annual Bishop’s Appeal. The Appeal is the primary funding source for Catholic Charities in the six counties of our diocese. Especially as we continue to weather the effects of the pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of needy persons coming to Catholic Charities for help, and they depend on our support of the Bishop’s Appeal. The Bishop’s Appeal also helps to support our diocesan ministries including seminarian formation and the Office of Vocations, the Office of Catholic Schools, religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown (CTNY). Our parish was given an Appeal goal of $84,500 to contribute towards the diocesan goal of $4 million. Bishop Bonnar is counting on our support of the 2021 Bishop’s Appeal to reach our goal. Thank you to those members of our parish who responded early to the Appeal. Please be aware that if you made a gift to last year’s Bishop’s Appeal, you will receive your letter from Bishop Bonnar near the end of the month. If you did not make a gift last year, you will receive a letter form Bishop Bonnar at the beginning of next month. Please prayerfully consider how you can best respond when asked to make a commitment.
(Many have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Check with your group for updates.)
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
Register today for a year of learning, discovering, and growing in our faith and love of Jesus together. To learn more about our program please call our Director of Religious Education, Nicky Uerling, at 330-533-6839. Even if you do not have a child currently in our program, we still welcome you to participate.
This ministry outreach, run by parish volunteers, has as its main purpose to build community and to strengthen friendships while enjoying a meal together. There is no charge. The meal is meant for anyone who would like to come, both parishioners of the parish and anyone else from the larger geographical area. For example, if someone lives alone, it’s an opportunity to “meet new people.” For others, it’s a social supper out. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no meals are scheduled at this time.
For information on how to volunteer call Barb Spencer 330-503-4756. Read more HERE.
As one of our liturgy songs goes: “All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place!”
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY
A group gathers in the pews near the Blessed Mother’s altar for an oral recitation of the rosary the 1st Saturday of the month at 3:45 PM. Please call Mary Ann Camardo at 330-2286-3432 for more information.
Please join us on Tuesday mornings (unless there is a funeral) at 11:00 AM in the church to say the Patriotic Rosary. For more information call Kate Pavlich at 330-533-2432. Read more HERE.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Family Life Center. The group is open to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Please contact Mary Witkowski at 330-533-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
OPEN GYM FOR WALKING
The Family Life Center Gymnasium is now open four days a week: Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Parishioners are invited to come and walk for healthy exercise and companionship. Walkers are requested to stop in the open meeting room across from the restrooms to store their coats and change from outdoor boots and shoes to indoor athletic or walking shoes—required to protect the FLC floor. Now there is no need to go to the mall to exercise. This is a great opportunity right here at home to walk your way to a healthy lifestyle. Please enter through the side door.
THURSDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY
For more information about this gathering click HERE.
SCHEDULING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
If you would like to schedule a meeting or event for any of our parish organizations, or schedule a rental anywhere in the Church or Parish Hall Building, you must do so by contacting Stephanie Howley at the Parish Office at 330-533-6839.
For all meetings and events at the Family Life Center, please contact Audrey Geskey at 330-533-3181.