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Dear Parishioners, May 24, 2020
We have received permission to reopen the Church from the Bishops of the State of Ohio, beginning the weekend of May 30-31. So we will be returning to our normal schedule of Saturday at 4:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. However all social distancing regulations will be in place. Weekday masses resumed on Tuesday June 2. Click HERE for the new procedures.
All of these protocols are temporary until we get further instructions from the Diocese of Youngstown.
It will be so good to see you all again. I have really missed you.
Fr. Terry Hazel
Our Parish now has a full time job opening. After 27 years of service Rex Ewing has decided it is time to retire as Plant Manager/Maintenance Man, and Custodian. Anyone interested should send a letter of interest to Fr. Terry by Friday,
August 14 at 3:00 PM. A Job Description is available upon request, although it is currently being revised, but it will be similar to the current one. I hope to have a new person in place by August. 21.
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.
All Altar Guild meetings and events are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD will not take place in June, July, August.
ASK FATHER TERRY?
Father Terry inviltes 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 Your name will not be published.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 August 6, 2020
Parish Goal: $93,000.00
Total Pledge: $78,734.70
Percent of Participation: 19%
Number of Donors: 288
Number of Households: 1,564
(Many have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Check with your group for updates.)
STORIES & SCRIPTURE
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Parish Hall Underground for "Stories and Scripture" for 3-5 year olds. The program includes a story, craft, snack, and lots of fun! For more information contact Nicky at 330-533-6839, or register HERE.
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, August 27, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Mark your calendars with the dates for our 2020 Community Meals: August 27, 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 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 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.