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!!!!!!
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