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BLESSING OF PETS (Change of Date)
The annual Blessing of Pets will take place on Thursday, October 5, at 6:00pm in the courtyard by the Saint Michael Statue.
YOUNG AT HEART with SPECIAL GUEST
Mark your calendars for our next Young at Heart on Monday, October 9. We will begin with Mass at 11:30 with Father John Rovnak presiding, followed by lunch in the Parish Hall with a presentation by Father Rovnak. The cost of lunch is $5.00. Reservations are required by Thursday, October 5 at 4:00pm. Please plan to join us!
Make sure to mark your calendar for our Annual Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 14 after the 4:00pm Mass.
Details HERE. Please note: One of the features of this year’s event will be an auction within the event to support our ministry at the Saint Vincent dePaul Soup Kitchen. There will be a variety of items up for bid – the most coveted will be a gourmet dinner prepared by the pastor. This dinner will be for up to six people and will be held next Spring in the parish residence (All the renovations will be done by that time). Even if you don’t bid on any auction item, the evening will be filled with food, entertainment, and great fun. Please plan to join us.
EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL BOOK STUDY
As part of our activities for the parish year of the Eucharistic Revival, Saint Michael will be hosting a book study on Timothy O’Malley’s book Becoming Eucharistic People: The Hope and Promise of Parish Life. This book study and discussion was written specifically for the Eucharistic revival, and is intended for small groups, meeting six times. We here at Saint Michael will be hosting two groups throughout October and November – one on Tuesday evenings from 6:30–8:00pm, on October 17 and 24 and on November 7, 14, 21, and 28. The other group will meet on Thursday morning immediately after the 8:00am Mass and will conclude by 10:00am. This group will meet on October 19 and 26, and on November 2, 9, 16, and 30. Please call the parish office (330-533-6839) and let us know by October 10 if you are intending to join us so that we can be sure to have enough books.
2023-2024 ANNUAL PARISH RAFFLE
Everyone should have received their Annual Parish Raffle Ticket packet in the mail. As with the past two years, we are asking every household to buy or sell two books of tickets. These tickets cover four different events, with a chance at six different prizes, ranging from $1,000-$3,000. There is even the possibility of winning more than once. The first drawing was for $1,000 at our Annual Feast Day Picnic on Sunday, September 24, won by Barb Spencer. The total prize package over the year is $10,000. Thanks again for your support in the past, and thanks in advance, for your support this year’s raffle.
MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY
Saint Michael’s monthly early afternoon Bible study adult education group will begin study of The Book of Revelation on October 12 from 1:00 – 2:45pm in the Family Life Center. We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month from September – May, resuming September 14. A particular text is being used for this program and participants need to purchase it ahead of time.
Please contact Barb Spencer for more details (330-503-47546).
PARISH OFFICE RENOVATIONS AND MORE
Our office renovation project is underway. Learn the details HERE.
PARISH PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
While the staff is relocated in the Family Life Center, we are also going to take some time to look at the entire structure of the programs and activities offered in the parish. Read more HERE.
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 3:15pm. Please call Mary Ann Camardo (330-2286-3432) for more information.
Please join us on Tuesday mornings (unless there is a funeral) at 11:00am in the church to say the Patriotic Rosary. For more information call Kate Pavlich (330-533-24320. Read more HERE.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP
We start each session in the Parish Hall after the Thursday morning Mass (at approximately 8:30am) with a review and a discussion of the following Sunday’s readings. At approximately 9:15, we transition to our study of the Bible.
Scripture Sharing begins at 10:30. We welcome any who want to join our group.
FITNESS FUN is a safe one-hour total body exercise workout, which includes a warm-up, weight training, body conditioning and toning exercises, both standing and on the floor, low impact aerobics, and a cool down. All exercises are choreographed to Christian and popular music of the present and the past. The class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 10:00am in the lower level of the Parish Hall. Interested persons may join anytime.
Please wear comfortable clothes, proper shoes, and bring a mat for floor work.
OPEN GYM FOR WALKING
The Family Life Center Gymnasium is now open four days a week: Monday through Thursday, from 9:30am to 11:30am. 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.
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, Parish Hall, or Family Life Center, please contact Audrey Geskey (330-533-3181). Email: email@example.com