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We have returned to our normal Mass schedule of Saturday at 4:30 PM and Sunday at
9:00 and 11:00 AM. Weekday Masses have also resumed. However, all social distancing regulations will be in place. Click HERE for the new procedures.
Are you looking for family-friendly, safe, activities for your K-5th son/daughter?
Join our Cub Scouts to get your child outdoors and moving while having fun learning great skills and valuable lessons about community, character, nature, and more! In Cub Scouts, we focus on ways our kids and their whole family can have fun. And, since kids need to move and explore, we make it fun by playing games, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, serving our community, and more!
Starting October 7, we meet virtually on Thursday’s at 7:00 PM during the week for fun, age-appropriate (not long) meetup, and at least one weekend a month for whole-family fun. Plus we have a plan to do it safe for all!
Sound fun? Come see us at our Drive-Thru on September 24. We will have information about our upcoming events, an activity, and planning calendar for the full year, information on how to sign-up, and live people to answer your questions!
Can’t make the Drive Thru? No worries! Contact Steph (text or call) at 330-550-0584 or email with any questions!
ST. MICHAEL GARDEN GUILD
St. Michael Garden Guild will meet on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall.
The guest speaker will be Frank Feysa, renowned designer, brought back by popular demand. Frank will present holiday décor and ideas that will capture your attention and put you in a holiday mood. Come and join us for an evening that promises to be entertaining and long remembered. Hostesses are Kaye Smith & Mary Louise Dorcik.
For information call: Mary Ann Silvestri 330-533-5170
LIFE LINE SCREENING
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be at St. Michael Parish on Tuesday, October 27. Ultrasound screening to identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include: Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease, a Heart Rhythm Screening, and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. These 5 vital screenings are offered for only $149 and take 60-90 minutes to complete. If you register today, you will receive at $10 discount. Register by calling toll free at 1-888-653-6441, or visit or text the word “circle” to 797979.
JOIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
It’s that time of year again! Our RCIA group is forming now, and will begin meeting in late September. 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.
GENERATIONS OF FAITH NEWS
Thank you for your patience as we developed a plan for this upcoming year’s Religious Education at St. Michael Parish.
After consulting with the Diocese of Youngstown, and following what local school districts, the state of Ohio, and the CDC
are planning for reopening, we have decided it is best for our program to remain digital for the Fall season (September – December). We 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.
Religious Education Kit Pick-Up
Kits are ready to go for those registered for Religious Ed! Kits can be picked up during regular office hours (9:00-4:30). Please contact Nicky at 330-533-6839 if you need to make other arrangements! You can still register for our program by visiting: www.stmikesgof.com.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION OF ADULTS
The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults will be held on Sunday, November 22, at 4:00 PM at St. Columba Cathedral. This is a special opportunity for practicing Catholics, age 18 or older, who have not received the sacrament to join with other adults of the diocese. Candidates must register here at St. Michael and be eligible to receive the sacrament by verifying baptism and marital status. A preparation program will be held at our parish. Sponsors must be baptized, confirmed, practicing Catholics and may not be the candidate’s parent. Please call Maureen at the parish office no later than October 19 in order to register and verify eligibility to receive the sacrament.
All Altar Guild meetings and events are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
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 now 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 has been asked to join together with parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown in offering our support to the 2020 Annual Bishop’s Appeal. Our goal this year is to reach 100% participation. There are three ways in which you can participate: PRAY for the success of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal; DONATE to the Appeal; VOLUNTEER your time and talents to any of the ministries of the Church. Please submit a completed response card or pew envelope as all responses count towards our parish participation goal.
Thank you in advance for your reflection and generous response to the Annual Appeal.
BISHOP’S APPEAL SUMMARY as of October 9, 2020
Parish Goal: $93,000.00
Total Pledge: $82,650.50
Percent of Participation: 22%
Number of Donors: 331
Number of Households: 1,538
(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 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.
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. There has 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, October 29, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Mark your calendars with the dates for our 2020 Community Meals: October 29, and December 10. Teens: Need service hours? Confirmation students—a good place to serve in the Holy Spirit.
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.
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.