32nd Sunday
In
ORDINARY TIME

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November 10, 2013





Saturday  ~  11/9/2013
5:00pm

Sunday ~ 11/10/2013
9:30am
Constance Arnold

11:00am

Teresa Lugo
4:00pm
 
Tuesday ~ 11/12/2013
6:30pm
Ana Morales

Esmeralda Martinez
Fabio Martinez
Francisca Martinez
Thursday ~ 11/14/2013
6:30pm
Saturday ~ 11/16/2013

9:00am
Antonio Suarez
5:00pm

Sunday ~ 11/17/2013
9:30am

Darlene Brown
11:00am

Maria Andrea Aria
Francisca Reyes
Manuel Soto Beato
4:00pm




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Entrance
All The Earth
# 417 Miss

Psalm

Page. 80  Miss

Offertory
One Eagales Wings
# 434 Miss

Communion
In The Breaking
Of
The Bread
 

# 336 Miss
 
Recessional
Holy God,
We Praise Thy Name
# 31 Miss
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November 10, 2013

Commentator/Coordinator:

Pat Dwyer


Lector:

Nondas Voll

Eucharistic Ministers:

Joe Hanley

&

Jean Nsamduremye


Hospitality:

The Collin's Family
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November 17, 2013

Commentator/Coordinator:
Frank Darigan

Lector:

Nondas Voll

Eucharistic Ministers:

Joe Hanley

&

Jean Nsamduremye


Hospitality:
The Collin's Family

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 SECOND COLLECTION
Today
November 10, 2013
  Monthly Offering
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SECOND COLLECTION
For
Next Week
November 17, 2013
 
  Fuel
&
Annual
Collection
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As Always
A Note of Thanks
For
Your Support
God Bless

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Marriage:

Preparations for this Holy Sacrament must be made Six (6) Months Prior to your date.
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Please Contact
The Rectory Office
@
Phone:  401.781.7210


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Please Bring A Copy Of
Your Baptismal Record.
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For More Information On This Holy Sacrament Please Call The Rectory
@
Phone:  401.781.7210

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Saint Michael
The ArchAngel

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Prince Of The Heavenly Host
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La Mission De L’Eglise
De
Saint Michel

 L’Eglise De Saint Michel Est Une Dynamique Paroisse Qui Est Là Pour Répondre Aux Besoins
De Tous Les Gens. 
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Cette Communauté Témoigne De La Présence De Jésus Christ:
Une Réalité Qui Libère, Aide Tous Les Gens 
A Vivre Dans La Justice
Et Célèbre La Vie
Comme Désir Et Don
De Dieu Pour Nous Tous.
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Nous Croyons Que Nous Vivons Mieux Cette Vie, Quand Tous Les Gens Vivent Dans L’egalite
Et La Paix. 
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Plus Encore, Nous Voulons Encourager Une Vie Qui Guérit Les Autres, Proclame Le Dynamisme De Notre Etre Et Célèbre Notre Existence Dans
La Joie

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PRAYER BEFORE
THE
CRUCIFIX
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Behold, O kind and gentle Jesus, I kneel before you and pray that you would impress upon my heart the virtues of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment.

I meditate on your five precious wounds, having in mind the words which David spoke in prophecy: "They have pierced my hands and my feet.

I can count all my bones"

{Psalm 22}

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RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION NEWS

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Religious Education
Peacemakers Program

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Class Today For All

First Communion Class 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS HOLY SACRAMENT
PLEASE CALL
THE RECTORY OFFICE
@
401.781.7210


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PAYER
FOR
VOCATIONS
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Lord of the harvest, your Word finds a home in our hearts, calls us into community and invites us to generous service of the human family.

Bless with courage and spirit your priestly people, called to full participation in the one Body of Christ.

May many choose to respond in public service to your call offered in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin
 (1928-1996)


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2013

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM



The 2013 Class Has Been Completed.
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Please Pray
For
The Candidates
And
Their Families
As They Prepare
To Receive
This Most Holy Sacrament.
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Attention
Registered Parishioners

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If you have
Signed-Up
For
Budget Envelopes
And
Have Not Received
Your Packet
Please Speak
With
Eduardo Santa
For
Registration

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ONLINE SACRAMENTAL REQUEST
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 Please Note When Requesting
Sacramental Certificates On The Church Website
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Please Include The Following Information So That We Can Research Your Request With-Out Delay!
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  • Persons Name / DOB
  • Please State The Specific
  • Holy Sacrament BeingRequested
  • Date Of Sacrament If Known
  • Fathers Name
  • Mothers Name
  • Full Address,
  • (apt., unit,floor,etc.)
  • Current Contact Information, (Email Address,
  • Phone Number, etc.....)

Once The Sacrament Is Completed It Will Be Mailed To You.

Thank You For Your Attention To This Request.

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THE MEMORARE

Remember, O
Most Gracious Virgin Mary,

That Never Was It Known That Anyone Who Fled To Your Protection,

Implored Your Help,
Or Sought
Your Intercession,
Was Left Unaided.

Inspired By This Confidence,

I Fly Unto You,
O Virgin Of Virgins,
My Mother.

To You I Come;
Before You I Stand Sinful And Sorrowful.

O Mother Of The Word Incarnate!

Despise Not My Petitions,

But In Your Mercy Hear And Answer Me.
Amen.

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 Saint Michael's
Social Service

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We are concentrating on obtaining canned goods for the food pantry at this time.

Thank you to those who have been bringing in food each weekend.

Please help us with this concerted effort to keep supplied during these up coming months so that we can continue to respond to the needy who come to us for help.

If you are able to bring in some canned goods like:
-  vegetables
-  soups
-  pasta
-  pasta sauce
-  and cereal.

This would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to those who have remembered to bring in their donation each week.

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REACH OUT

PLEASE TAKE A NOTE

Our First Collection Each Week-end Has Not Reached The Goal Which Is Necessary For Us To Be Able to Cover The Bills.



We Need At Least $6,000.00 Each Week-end in Our First Collection.

If At All Possible, Please Consider Making An Increase In Your Giving.

 Thanks To Those Members In Our Community Who Are Already Doing So.

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Annual Collection

This Weekend

Please
 
Be

Generous !!!!!

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"REACH OUT" 

  Please Take A Note !

 So Far We Have Not Been Able To Reach Our Goal For Our Weekly First Collection.

If You Have Been Away, Please Try To Make Up Your Weekly Budget Contributions.

In A Few Weeks We Will Be Having
The Annual Collection For
The Parish.

Please Consider How You Will Participate
In This
Important Collection
To
Sustain Our
Parish Community.

Thank You In Advance For
Your Consideration
And
Commitment
To Our
Parish Community.

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" Christmas Bazaar "

A Fundraiser
To
Benefit
Our Church !!!!
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Saint Michael's
Church Hall
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Saturday, 
December 7, 2013
2:00pm to 6:00pm
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Sunday,
December 8, 2013
10:00am to 5:00pm
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Beautiful Christmas items and gifts,
fresh baked
goods sale !!!!!

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All Are Welcome !!!!!

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17th Annual
Buy Nothing Day
Winter Coat Exchange

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General

Contact: Greg Gerritt
gerritt@mindspring.com

YMCA Contact:
Diane S. Nahabedian
Chief Marketing Officer,
YMCA
of
Greater Providence
401.331.0529
dnahabedian@gpymca.org

Complete list of all the Rhode Island sites
with contact information
and
hours of operation:

http://prosperityforri.com/sites-in-rhode-island/ 

 



The 17th Annual Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat exchange will be held on Friday November 29 at 14 sites around Rhode Island beginning at 9 AM.     Throughout November many of the November 29 distribution sites and numerous other places in our communities are collecting winter coats.  These coats, and coats donated at the various distribution sites on November 29 will be available for any Rhode Islanders who need a winter coat to pick up on November 29.  

 Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange organizer Greg Gerritt Gerritt commented  " While the poverty and inequality that drives the need to redistribute winter coats in the community is concentrated in the urban core, the availability of coats has a reverse distribution, that has become more apparent as we develop a larger and larger number of sites.  We are therefore encouraging Rhode Islanders looking for winter coats to visit sites other than the Providence distribution on the State House Lawn. "

The Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange is a partnership between people and organizations through out the state.  Many of the sites are organized by local churches or service organizations, and about half the sites are YMCA of Greater Providence facilities, a partnership that continues to strengthen over time.  

The Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange began in Rhode Island in 1997 as an effort to point out the dangers of consumerism for our communities and the planet while providing something useful for the community.  The hundreds of volunteers participating in the event each year continue in that spirit, to serve both our community and to emphasize the policy choices necessary to create a healthier community.  A complete list of the sites participating is available at http://prosperityforri.com/2013-bnd-sites-in-rhode-island/     

Saint Michael The Archangel
239 Oxford St., Providence, RI
(401) 781-7210

239 Oxford Street, Providence, RI  02905             (401) 781-7210

Saint Michael's News

The Church
of
Saint Michael The Archangel



Established June 1859

239 Oxford Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02905

Phone:  401.781.7210
    Fax:  401.461.6164

Website
www.stmichaelsprov.org

Pastoral Ministers

 Rev. Daniel J. Sweet | Pastor |

Rev. Jacques-Eddy Chavannes
Sr. Joyce Flowers RSM
Hue Her
Sr. Ann Keefe SSJ
Deacon Juan Andres Perez

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Office Hours

Monday     9:00 am-3:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday    9:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday    3:00pm -5:30 pm
Sunday        
CLOSED

Worship Schedule

Tuesday    
6:30pm   Spanish  (Rectory)
Wednesday 6:00pm  Haitian   (Rectory)
Thursday   6:30pm  Spanish   
(Rectory)
Wednesday 7:00pm Spanish Prayer Group

1st, Wednesday of the month

Saturday
  
9:00am         Mass          (Rectory)
4:00-4:30pm   Confessions    (Rectory)
5:00pm        English Mass  (Rectory)
                         
Sunday
9:30am  English Mass (Lower Church)
9:30am  Hmong Mass w/English Mass
(Summer Season)
11:00am  Spanish Mass  (Upper Church)
4:00pm Haitian Mass  (Lower Church)

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Before 2014 draws to a close, we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the incredible job done by:

Mark Male

With the Golf Tournament that took place earlier this fall.

It was one of the most successful
Golf Tournament fundraisers for the
Benefit of Saint Michael's Church in Several years'.

Mark donated his time, effort energy And 
personal finances to make the Golf Tournament an enjoyable and financially successful event for the Parish. His efforts are sincerely Appreciated.
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A Special Thank You To

Gary Monte

For Having Organized:

The Christmas Gospel Revue

Thank You to all the choirs who participated and made an exceptional Presentation.

Thank You to 
all the Communities' who worked along with Gary,

The Planning, Decorating, Refreshment Committees'

The Musicians and all The Ushers,

Working Together
Does
Make A difference
And
Helps Our Community
To
Accomplish Much
For
The Benefit Of All
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A Special Thank You To Those Who So Generously Donated Blankets & Sheets For A Family In Great Need.
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Thank You Also To Those Who Bring Canned Goods & Other Grocery Items For Our Food Pantry.
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A Special Christmas Blessing
To All Our Families
From

The Pastoral Ministers.

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2014 International Festival &
Golf Tournament
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Photographs are now available on the Photographs Page
Also Visit
The Events Page

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Advent - Lent
TODAY'S MISSAL
November 30, 2014 - March 28, 2015



Third Sunday of Advent
 - December 21, 2014 -

First Reading
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 (11B)
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
Second Reading
Romans 16:25-27
Gospel Acclamation
Luke   1:38
Gospel
Luke   1:26-38
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December 22 - Monday
Advent Weekday
(198) Reading 1

1 Samuel   1:24-28;
Gospel
Luke   1:46-56

December 23 - Tuesday
Advent Weekday 
 (199) Reading 1

Malachi   3:1-4, 23-24;
Gospel
Luke   1:57-66

December 24 - Wednesday
The Morning Mass
(200) Reading 1
2 Samuel   7:1-5, 8b-12,   14a, 16;
Gospel
Luke   1:67-79

December 25 - Thursday
The Nativity
Of
The Lord
(Christmas)
At The Mass During The Night
 Reading 1

Isaiah  9:1-6 (14ABC)
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm        96:1-2, 2-3,        11-12, 13
Second Reading
Titus  2:11-14
Gospel Acclamation
Luke  2:10-11
Gospel

Luke  2:1-14

December 26 - Friday
Saint Stephen, The First Martyr
|Feast|
(696) Reading 1

Acts of the Apostles 6:8-10;  7:54-59;
Gospel
Matthew        10:17-22

December 27 - Saturday
Saint John,
Apostle and Evangelist
|Feast|
(697) Reading 1

1 John  1:1-4; 
Gospel
John        20:1a, 2-8
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Pray for Peace

We are all called as a community of
faith to pray for PEACE.

Let us renew our efforts 
especially at this time when there is so much unrest in all areas of our world.

Let us turn to Jesus - The Prince of Peace - who is urging us through the Spirit to spread his message by our actions!

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Revealing The Mystery

The readings today contain the revelation of the "mystery" to which St. Paul refers.  What is this mystery and how is it being revealed?


The deepest mystery that we are invited to enter into, but not to fully understand is that somehow God is both beyond us and beside us.


This is the mystery that is recorded in a dramatic way in today's Gospel.


Mary's encounter with Divine love is a model for us.  She was invited – not forced – to embrace the mystery of Emmanuel, God-with-us.


Her question "How can this be?" is so appropriate.  It is our question, too.


How can God, who is the unknowable, offer this ordinary woman the ultimate gift – the life of God pulsing within her own body?


She is given a choice, just as we are.  It is this mystery that is at the heart of our Christmas celebration.  


As Pope Francis puts it:  God does not wait for us to go to him but it is God who moves towards us, without calculation, without quantification.  


That is what God is like.  God always takes the first step, God comes towards us.


And Mary's question reassures us that our own wonder at this invitation is both normal and reflects the nature of the mystery.  


We are so fragile, we are so limited, how is it that God not only notices us, but also desires to be with us – to be us?!?


Again, listen to Pope Francis:  God came out of himself to come among us; he pitched his tent among us to bring to us his mercy that saves and gives hope.


And that is the essence of our Advent pilgrimage – to hope and this hope does not disappoint!

Kathy Pannozzi 

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Social Service


The food pantry is open every Tuesday and Friday 
for distribution of canned goods. 

Fresh vegetables only are distributed on 
Mondays and bread on Tuesdays.

Thanks to our doners who make this possible.

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FEED THE HUNGRY

Our food pantry is in need of donations.

Please set up a reminder for yourself:

BEFORE YOU COME TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY

bring a non-perishable food such as:
Canned Tomatoes
Tuna
Peanut Butter
Canned Veggies
Rice
Pasta
Cereal
Place them in the basket as you enter the chapel and they will be brought up by the children at the Offertory.

LIVE SIMPLY,
SO THAT OTHERS MAY
SIMPLY LIVE!
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Bell Funeral Home, Inc.

571 Broad Street,

Providence, Rhode Island
02907
Phone:  401.331.0200

www.bellfuneralhome.net

 John F. Cardoza, Director

Christine M. Cardoza, Director

Our Prices are reasonable and affordable. Please contact us for a free consultation.

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Fourth Sunday
of

December 21, 2014
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Drop down dew from above, you heavens,

And let the clouds rain down the Just One;

Let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.

cf. Isaiah 45:8  
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THE ORDER OF MASS


At the Eucharist, the Church comes together to hear the Word of the Lord, to pray for the world's needs, to offer the sacrifice of the Cross in praise and thanks to God, to receive Christ Jesu in Communion, and then to be sent forth in the Spirit as disciples of the Gospel.

Through the experience of these sacred mysteries in the liturgy, the "summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed,"the people of God are renewed and given new strength to live out the Christian faith daily (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 10).

In the Order of Mass, song numbers given in Today's Missal match their accompaniment numbers in
The Accompaniment Books.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

9:30am     Robert Nordin
11:00am     Andrea Arias
    Francisca Reyes
    Juan Contrera

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

5:00pm Christmas Eve Mass

Thursday, December 25, 2015

9:30am    Christmas Day Mass

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Entrance

 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
#20 MI

Psalm

Page: 28 MISSAL

Offertory

Hail Mary: Gentle Woman
#703 MI


Communion

Holy Is His Name
#706 MI

Recessional

People, Look East
#31 MISSAL

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Commentator

 Celeste Mullane


Lector

 Jean Nsambumr


Eucharistic Ministers

Joe Hanley
Jack McConnell
E. Ntahonderiye
Celeste Mullane


Hospitality

  The Collinses

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Prayer 

To
Saint Michael The Archangel




Saint Michael, The Archangel, Defend Us In Battle, Be Our Defense Against The Wickedness And Snares Of
The Devil. May God Rebuke Him, We Humbly Pray;

And Do Thou, O Prince Of The Heavenly Host, By The Power Of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan And The Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About The World For The Ruin Of Souls. 

   Amen
Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)
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Holy Spirit Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit Fill The Hearts Of Your Faithful And Enkindle In Them The Fire Of Your Love.

Send Forth Your Spirit And They Shall Be Created And You Shall Renew The Face Of The Earth.

O, God, Who Has instructed The Hearts Of Your Faithful By The Light Of the Holy Spirit,

 Grant That By The Same Holy Spirit We May Have A Right Judgment In All Things and Evermore Rejoice In His Consolation.


Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen
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Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus, hear me;
Within your wounds hide me;
Separated from you, 
let me never be;
From the evil one protect me;
At the hour of my death, call me;
And close to you bid me;
That with your saints,
I may be,
Praising you forever and ever.

Amen
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Peacemakers Program

Class For All Today

All the children and their families are invited to join in
The Christmas Liturgy Celebration either on
Christmas Eve 5:00pm
or
Christmas Day 9:30am
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Confirmation Program

For more information on this
Holy Sacrament please call
The Rectory Office

@
401.781.7210

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Baptismal Program

For more information on this Holy Sacrament please call
The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210

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First Holy Communion

For more information on this Holy Sacrament please call
The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210


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Marriage Program

Preparation for this Holy Sacrament must be made six months prior to your date.

For more information on this Holy Sacrament please call
The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210


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My Offering

Please leave your
NAME
ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER
at
The Rectory Office
if you have not received your offertory envelope box
or
wish to have a box.

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$5.00 A Month Club

Thanks to those who have joined and started payments on their Club.

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 Holy Cow!
This is Interesting...


Are you having trouble
controlling what you eat?


Come to a meeting held every Monday @ 6:30pm
in the Church Rectory
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Mission Statement


Saint Michael's is a vibrant parish which exists to respond to the needs of all people.

The Community witnesses to the presence of Jesus Christ;

A reality that gives freedom, helps all people live in justice, and celebrates the life that is God's desire and gift for all.


We believe that we live this life best, when all people live in equality and peace.

Moreover, we wish to foster a life, which heals others, proclaims the vibrancy of our being and celebrates our existence in joy.
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