this weeks bulletin - Saint Michael Catholic Church

ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH
100 St. Michael Place
Vicksburg, MS 39180
REVEREND P. J. CURLEY, PASTOR
RECTORY 636-3445
FAX 636-3534
E Mail: [email protected]
WEB SITE: www.stmichaelvicksburg.org
DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - HELENE BENSON e-mail at [email protected]
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: SATURDAY 4:30 - 5:00 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: TO INSURE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ADEQUATE PREPARATION, COUPLES
SHOULD CONTACT THE PRIEST FOUR, PREFERABLY SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE WEDDING
IF YOU ARE CELEBRATING A SACRAMENT THIS YEAR, A RECENT COPY OF YOUR BAPTISMAL RECORD MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE PARISH..
(SATURDAY MASS SCHEDULE: 5:30 PM) (SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE: 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM) (Spanish Mass-Sunday- 2:00 PM)
Lay Ministry
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 21, 2014
TODAY, Dec. 21
Mass – 8:30 a.m. – Increase in Vocations
Mass – 11:00 a.m. – People of the Parish
Spanish Mass – 2:00 p.m. – Peace in Our World
PSR – 9:45 a.m.
MONDAY, Dec. 22
Mass- 8:30 a.m. - Special Intentions (EMK)
TUESDAY, Dec. 23
Mass – 8:30 a.m. – Special Intentions (SPC)
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24
Mass – 5:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
No PSR – 7:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, Dec. 25
Christmas Mass - 9:00 a.m.
FRIDAY, Dec. 26
No Mass
SATURDAY, Dec. 27
Mass – 5:30 p.m. – Peggy Potts
Dec. 27-28
Altar Servers
5:30 p.m. – Emily Wallace – Christine Wallace
8:30 a.m. – Ronnie Wolfe – Lee Hanks
11:00 a.m. – Laura Phillips – Maggie Roberson
Lector/Commentator
5:30 p.m. – Maryann Artz – Hilda Moeller
8:30 a.m. – Kay & Fred Farrell
11:00 a.m. – Bob Lucchesi – Lynn Foley
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Dec. 27
5:30 p.m. – Pam Antoine, Waverley Artz, Bill Bradley,
Hilda Moeller, Teresa Richards
Dec. 28
8:30 a.m. – Kathy Castellane, Roberto Lamanilao, Don
Brown, Brenda Theriot, Johannes Wibowo
11:00 a.m. – Karen & Mike Calnan, Vince Chiarito,
Lynn Foley, Eleanor Phillips
The Sick in our Community
Judy McCollum, Don Ravetta, Charles Thompson, Jamie Dishman,
Frank Joseph, Catherine Goodrum, Jim Conway, Sonny Sucharski,
Kevin Hawks, Bobbie Anderson, Jim Farrell, Karen Zwissler, Mia
Isabella Calnan, Emil and Alyce Chiarito, Steve Blake, John Brooks,
Fr.Paul Madden, Jodie Barnes, Kathy Grant, Bertha Hull, Belinda
McKinney, Haley Cook, Pamela Bull, John Banchetti, Joshua Whitam,
Marvin Webster, Melissa Barker, Barbara Cesare, Jerri Mocknick,
Leslie Shannon, Nathan Wilds, Whitney Doiron, John Alford Laura
Uecker, Philip Vedros, Milton Farr, Rebecca Whitehead, Glenda Daigle,
Joan Trahan, Mark Reddy, Junette Tomlin, Joe & Mary Bottino, Bonnie
Bruce, Kevin Hicks, Sharon Bowers, Camille & Warren Doiron, Larry
Lambiotte, Collin Farrell, Bob Sweet, Falcon Morgan, Mary Jane
Lauderdale, Francine Pfaff, Sherri McBride, Mark Antoine, Mary Ray,
Mary Margaret Brabston, Marian Clark, Penny Johnston, Lucia Brown,
Sherry Antoine, Afton Wallace, Betty Hearn, Beverly Goodwin, Evelyn
Weaver, Barb Price, Beverly Connelly, Dana Faye Clausner, Jackie
Rushing, Sharon Hanks, Walley Hipp, Frances Powell, Zoraida Sanchez,
Lucas Robert, Mike Lloyd, James Powers, Emily Jane Tucker and Linda
Myers.
MONEY COUNTERS
12/21/14– Myrtle Alvarado, Dottie Brown, Betsy Farrell
12/28/14 – Mickey Stuart, Joan Donovan, Kaleigh Stuart
If you would like to donate to the
Altar Flower fund for the Christmas flowers,
please send in your donation labeled Christmas
Christmas
flowers to the office. Thank you.
DEAR PARISHIONERS I love to read the
sentiments on the cards I get from you for
Christmas. This year one in particular stands out
“Sending you a wish that this Christmas stands far
and above all the others”. So there’s my prayer
blessing for you this Christmas. May the peace of
Christ stand far and above anything else in your
life, so that Health may be yours
Joy may be yours &
Happiness may be yours.
I love you,
Father P.J. Curley
BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE – We are here to help you and
your family while dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Volunteers prepare meals for parishioners who suffer a loss in
their family. If this committee can be of help to you, please
contact the Rectory. We are always happy to have new
volunteers in this ministry. ….please call Christy Middleton at
638-7398 or Babs Hearn at 638-9319 if you would like to
become a part of this wonderful ministry.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SCHEDULE –
Wednesday, Dec. 31st – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
P.S. If you are a visitor among us, the same
blessing is yours.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS –
Save the date!! Feb. 7th – Valentines Dance – 8 p.m.
to 11 p.m. More info to follow.
KC Council #898 wishes everyone a MERRY
CHRISTMAS!
ST. MICHAEL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – We will
practice Sunday, Dec. 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the
church. If you need more information e-mail
[email protected]
CYO – Edge and Lifeteen will meet at St. Michael
this Sunday, Dec. 21st, following Youth Mass at 11
a.m. Bring a wrapped ornament for the “Dirty
Santa” ornament exchange.
ABBEY YOUTH FEST – Early registration has
opened! It will be held Saturday, March 21st; turn in
your $30 registration fee (includes t-shirt and water
bottle) to Brittany Gunkel.
POOR JAR- is located in the back of the Church
during the Advent Season. Please give what you
can. Thank you.
ST. MICHAEL CHOIR – Parishioners that would like
to join us in singing at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on
Christmas Eve. Rehearsals will be on Dec. 21 from
3:30-5:30 p.m. in the church. Please contact Joan
Clarke at 601-634-0368 for more info.
SIGN-UP
SHEETS
FOR
ADVENT
–
Lector/Commentators, Altar Servers & Eucharistic
Ministers sign up sheets will be available soon,
please take some time and choose a Mass to serve
and to be a special part of the Advent season.
PICTURES - Pictures purchased from the Portrait Café
are in. Please pick them up in the Vestibule of the
Church.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE - Dec. 24th – 5:30 p.m. and 8:00
p.m. and Dec. 25th - 9:00 a.m.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE NEEDY – Once again we will be
collecting gifts for the Department for Human Services. Please
bring them wrapped and labeled with child or adult and the
appropriate age the gift would go to. Leave them in the
Vestibule area near the Virgin Mary statue. Please make sure
that the gift is still in very good shape. Deadline is Dec. 22nd.
PRAYER MINISTRY – The Mercy Associates are a group of lay
men and women who work with the Sisters of Mercy to further
the charism of mercy in our parishes and community. Since
Sept. 1st we have offered prayer support to over 30 people
through our Intercessory Prayer Ministry. This group of 20
women is committed to pray for each intention several times
each day for seven days. All prayer requests are held in
complete confidentiality. To submit a prayer request, simply
call Fr. Curley or Cindee Griffith at the church, or Mercy
Associate Hilda Moeller at 601-529-6119.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY 2015 – The Catholic Diocese of
Jackson and the Office of Family Ministry is pleased to
announce that World Marriage Day is Feb. 22nd at 12:30 p.m. at
the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson. There will be
a Mass with a reception following. The Mass honors all married
couples, but invites those celebrating 25th, 50th and 60th
anniversaries or any significant anniversary. Please contact the
Church office to notify them if you would like to attend this
Mass. Deadline is Dec. 28th.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!