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BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
During the month of November we remember in a special way all of our loved ones who have passed on. You are invited to write the names of your deceased loved ones in our “Book of Remembrance” which is located The book is located behind the altar servers’ bench just in front of Mary’s Altar. You are also welcome to write any intention that you would like the whole church to prayer for.
NEW RCIA GROUP NOW MEETING
It’s that time of year again! Our new RCIA group has begun meeting. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
STORIES & SCRIPTURE
Join us for a special Christmas themed Stories and Scripture on Saturday, December 14. We will celebrate the birth of Jesus through story, snack, and craft. Stories and Scripture is a great new monthly event for our youngest church members, aged 3-5 and their families. Join us this month, or look for more on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We always have lots of fun! We meet from 10-11:00 AM in the Parish Hall Underground. For more information contact Nicky at 330-533-6839, or register HERE.
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
Join us for our Generations of Faith religious education program. Register today for a year of learning, discovering and growing in our faith and love of Jesus together. As we near the beginning of Advent, we are excited to discuss four different Saints of Advent at Generations of Faith on Sunday, December 1, Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4 Learn more about our Advent season through the stories of four different holy men and women.To learn more about our program and meet our Director of Religious Education, Nicky Uerling, call our office at 330-533-6839 to schedule an orientation or to ask any questions! Even if you do not have a child currently in our program, we still welcome you to attend a session—contact Nicky to reserve your space.
CHRISTMAS CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The Christmas Children’s Choir will have their first practice from 12:15 – 1:00 PM. on Sunday, November 24. Any child
age 3 & up are welcome to join the Christmas Youth Choir.The choir will sing at the 4:00 PM Mass on Christmas Eve.
It has been a tradition at St. Michael for the past 38 years to provide a Thanksgiving meal for the patrons of soup kitchens in our area—St Vincent DePaul Society, Our Community Kitchen, and the Rescue Mission. You can appreciate how difficult it would be for these facilities to bake enough turkeys to serve 400, 150, & 300 people respectively. This is where we come in. In the past we have provided enough cooked turkeys, stuffing, rolls, pies, and “fixins” to feed over 1000 people. Traditionally, your response has been so warm and so generous that we are confident again this year that our goals will be met. Please prayerfully consider your ability to respond to this need and bring your contributions in disposable containers on Wednesday, November 27 to the Parish Hall between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Volunteers will then consolidate and distribute the food. If you need more information or have any questions, please call the church office (330-533-6839) or Juanita Sherba (330-793-3606). Thank you for your continued generosity. It is our prayer that God will bless you and reward you with a joyous and peace filled Thanksgiving Day. Download flier HERE.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
Begin your Thanksgiving Day celebration by joining fellow parishioners as we gather to thank God for His blessings on us and on those we love. Thursday, November 28, Mass at 9:00 AM.
ADVENT EVENING PRAYER
Take a moment to press pause this Advent Season and join us in Evening Prayer, Tuesdays during Advent, December 3, 10, and 17 at 7:00 PM. Each opportunity will enable us to reflect on the Psalms and Sacred Scripture through this ancient prayer of the Church.
St. Michael and St. Joseph parishes have partnered to present "Advent Stations: We Wait in Joyful Hope", on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 AM until noon in St. Michael Parish Hall. What are you waiting for? Kick-off this Advent season with a little food for your soul. Join us for a time of reflection on our Advent Gospel readings.
COMMUNITY MEAL - What is its purpose?
This ministry outreach, run by parish volunteers, has as its main purpose to build community, and to strengthen friendships over a gratis meal together. There’s been some confusion of late as to “who should attend.” 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. So, come to our next community meal, being held Thursday, December 12 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. 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!”
AN EVENING with SCRIPTURE
A faith-sharing parishioner group that focuses on Bible study and then faith sharing with a Scripture passage meets monthly from 7:00-9:00 PM in the home of Richard & Jan Sternagel on Talsman Drive. Each evening is “self-contained” and Sunday scripture readings will be our focus. For more information call Barbara Spencer at 330-503-4756.
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LITURGY OF THE WORD--every Sunday at the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses.
(Parents: You are invited to attend with your child for a week or two to check it out.)
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 email@example.com 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 AND EVENING SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUPS
For more information about these weekly gatherings click HERE.
COFFEE, DONUTS, AND HOSPITALITY
We will resume providing Coffee & Donuts after the 11:00 Mass in November!
MAHONING WEST PASTORAL REGION EVENTS
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
There will be a Mass of Anointing of the Sick on Wednesday, November 20 at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. Catherine’s Church, 1254 Grandview Ave., Lake Milton, Ohio. This mass is open to anyone who is suffering from a serious physical or mental ailment, who has a chronic medical condition, or who is preparing for surgery. A soup and sandwich supper will follow the Mass.(St. Catherine is part of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and is part of our “region”. This would be a great opportunity to meet some new people in our region.)
St. Michael and St. Joseph parishes present "Advent Stations: We Wait in Joyful Hope", Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 AM in St. Michael Parish Hall.
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.