More Ways to Contribute
AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Would you like to have your offerings automatically taken out of your checking or savings account (preferred method) or charged to a VISA, Master Card or American Express credit card?
Click HERE for information about why we
encourage this method of giving.
"Authorization Agreement for Automatic Payment of Contributions" form.
Print out a copy, complete it and return it to Stephanie in the parish office.
We will be scheduling Masses for 2021 beginning on Tuesday, April 14. However, in keeping with the current guidelines, we are requesting that you call the Parish Office (330-533-6839) to schedule the Masses, rather than visiting the office. 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 intentions will be limited to 5 Masses per year per deceased person. Mass offerings are $10.00. Thank you for your cooperation
If you are interested in bringing up the gifts in the Offertory Procession, please see the ushers before Mass begins.
2019 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL
Our parish has been asked to join together with parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown in offering our support to the 2019 Annual Bishop’s Appeal. The financial need is $4.2 million. Our goal this year is to reach 100% participation. There are many ways in which you can participate. Please PRAY for the success of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal. Your prayers are meaningful and critical to our success as a Church family. DONATE to the Appeal. Use the response card you received in the mail OR use an envelope found in your pew to respond. VOLUNTEER your time and talents to any of the ministries of the Church. Please submit a response card even if you are unable to make a gift of any dollar amount. Your response will count toward our parish participation goal. We ask every family to prayerfully participate in the Annual Appeal. Thank you in advance for your reflection and generous response.
Bishop’s Appeal Summary as of 10/4/19
PARISH GOAL: $90,594.00
PERCENT OF PARTICIPATION: 20%
NUMBER OF DONORS: 318
NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS: 1,572
THE WORD AMONG US
As many of you know, we provide copies of “The Word Among Us” for our parishioners; they can be found at the doors of the church at the beginning of every month. “The Word Among Us” contains the daily Mass readings as well as prayers and reflections to enhance your spirituality. But what you may not realize is that our subscription to this publication currently costs us over $800.00 a year. If you enjoy “The Word Among Us”, and would like to help defray the cost to the parish, you can make a donation in any amount to help us out. Simply mark your donation for “The Word Among Us” and place it in the collection basket, or drop it off at the office.
For those of you who give electronically and do not receive regular envelopes, our envelope company will begin mailing only the special envelopes to you on a quarterly basis. Sometime in September you should receive the special envelopes for October through December.
SOUP KITCHEN DONATIONS NEEDED
Volunteers from St. Michael work one Saturday a month at the Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Youngstown to prepare and serve breakfast to people in need. Please consider making a monetary donation to help defray the cost of required security protection. Extra money can also go for extra food. Just mark a plain envelope “St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen” and place it in the collection basket on Sunday. It’s a tangible way to be a part of this important work.
BRICKS FOR THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER
If you would like to honor a deceased loved one, please consider a Commemorative Brick for the piazza at the Family Life Center. The cost of a brick is just $75.00. Forms are available in the Parish Office or at the Family Life Center.
If you are interested in ordering a brick please call Dana at the Family Life Center (330-533-3181) for more information. Brick orders will be place twice a year.
ADDRESS CHANGES/ CHURCH ENVELOPES
Please make sure that if you have recently moved or are planning to move that the parish office has your current address. We are charged for returned envelopes.
HANDELS ICE CREAM PINT CARDS
We are continuing to sell Handel’s Ice Cream Pint Cards in the parish office during office hours. The cards cost $4.50 each and the church will make a profit of $1.65 on each. All proceeds go to the Family Life Center.
ST. MICHAEL MONDAY AT INNER CIRCLE PIZZA
Just a reminder that Monday is St. Michael Day at the Canfield Inner Circle Pizza. 10% of everything you spend there is donated back to the St. Michael Family Life Center. This includes all food and beverages. All you have to do is mention “St. Michael” and the donation will automatically be made. So if you are going out to eat on a Monday night, the Inner Circle Pizza is the place to go. Many thanks to owners and parishioners Mike & Karen Naffah.
50th ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOKS
Need some new recipe ideas or a perfect gift? Our Altar Guild cookbook is a great bargain at $10.00!
Available from Lynda Fuller, 330-533-6019.
PARISH TITHE PROGRAM
St. Michael is a "tithe parish". This means that we give away to other charities 10% of our Sunday Collection.
The local charities we support through the tithe program are:
Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
Canfield Operation Blessing
St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen
Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown
Ursuline High Adopt a Student
Canfield Schools Special Needs Prom
Loyola Retreat House
Mahoning Valley Association of Churches
St. Joseph the Provider School
YSU Newman Center
St. Michael Social Justice (walk in emergencies: assistance for food, utilities, rent, etc.)
FAMILY LIFE CENTER NAMING RIGHTS
Center Naming Rights $750,000.00
Main Hall/Gymnasium $500,000.00
Youth Center $150,000.00
Community Room (3 available) $100,000.00
If you are interested in discussing any of the naming
rights, please call Fr. Terry Hazel at 330-533 6839.