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The next Altar Guild meeting will be Monday, December 6. It will begin with a prayer service in the church at 6:00 PM, followed by a catered Dinner in the Parish Hall provided by the Altar Guild. Reservations for the dinner must be made to Karen Myers (330-533-3610) or Lynda Fuller (330-533-6019) by Friday, November 26. Notify them of your dinner choice of stuffed pork or chicken francaise. Musical entertainment will be provided by a group called “Simple Truth.”
New members are always welcome.
A reminder to please fill out your Christmas flower envelope with the names of loved ones to be prayed for
during the Christmas season. A listing of all names in memoriam will the Feast of the Holy Family, December 26. In order to have names listed in the bulletin (and posted on our parish website as well), we must receive the envelopes by Thursday, December 16. Again, thank you for your kindness. May God bless us all with joyful hearts and loving remembrance during this coming Christmas Season.
An “Introduction to the Old Testament Bible Study” for adults is beginning Tuesday, January 11 from 1:00-2:30 PM in the Family Life Center. Led by Barb Spencer, each session will involve a $10.00 text that the participants can pre-purchase as well as their personal Bible study material. The group will probably meet once a month from December until the late spring. If you want more information, please contact Barb (330- 503-4756). The text will be needed before the first session, and each session will involve preparation at home.
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 Hall (330-533-6839) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our parish joins 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 to the Appeal. Please prayerfully consider how you can best respond when asked to make a commitment.
SAINT MICHAEL ANNUAL WINE TASTING
Save the date: Saturday, January 29, 2022.
MEN'S MILE MARKER
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 contact Marcy Fessler at the parish office (330-533-6839) or click HERE. Even if you do not have a child currently in our program, we still welcome you to participate.
We will be gathering in the Family Life Center, both on Sundays and Wednesdays, for the remainder of the Generations of Faith Calendar year. This gives us more room to spread out and have more tables set. Masks are still required by all in attendance.
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 (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 (330-533-24320. Read more HERE.
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, Parish Hall, or Family Life Center, please contact Audrey Geskey (330-533-3181).