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. Felipe Polanco|Assistant Pastor|
 Sr. Joyce Flowers R.S.M. 
Hue Her 
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

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

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    
Saint Martin De Porres Chapel

11:00am
Spanish Mas  
(UpperChurch)

4:00pm  Haitian Mass  (LowerChurch)

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Click on the Events Tab
for
more information 
on:


 The Providence Journal
Article
on 
Saint Michael's Church
by:
Bob Sweeney

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Advent ~Lent
TODAY'S MISSAL
November 29, 2015 ~ March 19, 2016



Readings for The Week
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February  8th ~ Monday
(329) Reading I
1 Kings                         8:1-7, 9-13;
Gospel
Mark                                  6:53-56
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February 9th ~ Tuesday
(330) Reading I

1 Kings                   8:22-23, 27-30;
Gospel
Mark                                     7:1-13
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February 10th ~ Wednesday
ASH WEDNESDAY
Reading I

Joel                            2:13-18 (219)
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm                        
        51:3-4, 5-6ab, 13-13, 14 & 17

Second Reading
2 Corinthians                  5:20—6:2
Gospel Acclamation
See Psalm                                 95:8
Gospel

Matthew                      6:1-6, 16-18
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February 11th ~ Thursday
Thursday
after
Ash Wednesday

(220) Reading I

Deuteronomy                   30:15-20;
Gospel
Luke                                    9:22-25
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February 12th ~ Friday
Friday
after
Ash Wednesday

(221) Reading I

Isaiah                                 58:1-9a;
Gospel

Matthew                             9:14-15
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February 13th ~ Saturday
Saturday
after
Ash Wednesday

(222) Reading I

Isaiah                               58:9b-14;
Gospel
Luke                                    5:27-32

        ~~~~~  ~~~~~  ~~~~~ ~~~~~
Fifth Sunday
In
Ordinary Time
~ February 14, 2016 ~
   ~~~~~  ~~~~~  ~~~~~ ~~~~~
           First Reading
Deuteronomy           26:4-10 (24C)
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm  91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Second Reading
Romans                               10:8-13
Gospel Acclamation
Matthew                                   4:4b
Gospel

Luke                                      4:1-13
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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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Mission Statement


  

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


This 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 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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Prayer
To
The Holy Family




 O Jesus, look graciously upon our family here before you.

Once more we consecrate
ourselves before you ~ ~ our and joys ~ ~ that our home may ever be the shrine of peace, purity, love and faith.


Protect and bless all of us, both absent and present, and be merciful to those departed.




O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, Pray to Jesus for our family, for all the families of the world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young and their vocations.



O Joseph, holy Guardian of
Jesus and Mary,

Assist us by your prayers in all the necessities of life.

Be present at the pillow of the sick and dying so that we may all be united to Jesus and Mary and you for all eternity.
  

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Regina Coeli



O Queen of heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. Has risen, as He said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia.

Rejoice and be Glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia

For the Lord has risen indeed. Alleluia

Let us pray.
O god, Who by the resurrection of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, has given joy to the whole world, grant, we beseech You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the same joys of eternal life.


Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen.
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Reflection


Let Down Your Net, One More Time

Have you ever been ready to give up?  


Maybe it is trying to lose weight or keep your house tidy – my struggles.  Or maybe it is a more personal issue like trying to resolve serious differences in a marriage or coming to grips with an addiction.  Perhaps it is trying to keep faith in a church that has lost its way, leaving you wondering if Jesus would be at home or accepted in this church?


These dilemmas are addressed in today's gospel from Luke.  Peter, only a recent follower of Jesus, had been out all night fishing without much luck.  Jesus asks him to pullout from shore so that he can address the crowd that has gathered to hear Jesus.  


Then he asks Peter to set out into deep water and lower his nets for a catch.  Peter is reluctant, since there were no fish to catch just a few hours before.  However, because it is Jesus who is asking, he agrees.  We know the end of this story – an overwhelming catch and an astonished Peter.


As I read this gospel I heard Jesus say “Lower your net, Kathy; give it another try.”  Though my reason tells me many times that trying again seems futile, because it is Jesus, in the person of those who are in need that asks, I don't give up.


The faith apparent in Peter's response to Jesus' request is one that draws me time and again when the prospects for success seem dim.  Maybe it is not so much about success, but about trusting that Jesus understands this struggle against hopelessness.  That lowering our nets, yet again, is simply a way of putting our fate in God's hands, believing that God never gives up on us.                                                              

            Kathy Pannozzi

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 Food Pantry News Update


 

Many thanks to those who support The Food Pantry

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For More Information on Donating Please Call
The Rectory Office
 @
4501.781.7210

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Pray
for
The Sick & Homebound

Peg Duffy
Joan Kline
Mary Thomas
Mary Chester
Lillian Whitaker
Mary Kempf
Jane Battison
 
Bernard Mendes

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South Providence Library

441 Prairie Avenue, 02905

The South Providence Library 

Is in need of Books.


If you have books to donate please call: 

(401) 467-2619


Books must be clean and in good condition
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Aesthetic Dental Center
of
Rhode Island


Dr. Candida Castillo


2148 Mineral Spring Avenue

North Providence, RI 02911

401.232.7777


Nos Especializamos en:


Cosmología Dental,
Sedación y Odontología General



aestheticdentalcenterofri@gmail.com

www.smileri.com


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Bell Funeral Home, Inc

571 Broad Street,
Providence, RI 02907

(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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In Preparation of Lent

Prayer | 
Penitence | Almsgiving | Self-Denial
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Wednesday

February 10, 2016 

ASH WEDNESDAY


Mass will be celebrated at 

9:00am with the School 

Bishop McVinney Regional School

7:00pm
Mass with all the Communities

In the Upper Church


As we begin our Lenten Journey, Let Us Pray for Each Other,
For Peace in our Hearts,
and
ForPeace in our Communities



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Spanish World Academy, Inc.

Is offering

Conversational Spanish Class

Where:  Gilbert Stuart Middle School


When: 
February 18
, 2016

May 19, 2016

    
Thursdays 4:30pm – 6:30pm


Registration Fee: $90 per person

(non-refundable)


Registration is required 

by 

February 15, 2016

To register please go to

www.spanishworldacademy.com


 Fifth Sunday
In  
Ordinary Time





February 7, 2016

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O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God.

Psalm 95 (94):6-7

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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 Jesus 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, February 7, 2016

9:30am                  Frances Hanley
                               
11:00am            José Fabias Mendez
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Entrance 
Holy, Holy, Holy
#138 MI

Psalm
Page: 57 Missal

Offertory
Only This I Want
#510 MI

Communion
Pescador de Hombres
(Lord, You Have Come)
#505 MI


Recessional
Alleluia! Raise The Gospel
# 626 MI
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Celebrant
Fr. Gagne

Commentator

Nondas Voll

Lector
 Greg Frazier

Eucharistic Ministers
Ellen Sperry
Mary Mullane 

Cup Bearers
Chris Avella
Joe Hanley

Hospitality
Kenia Richards
&
Rosie Fernandez
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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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Prayer
To
The 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 Today For All
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For more information 
on 
This Holy Sacrament 
Please Call 
The Rectory Office 

401.781.7210

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Confirmation Program



Confirmation Celebration


To register for the new program please obtain a copy of your 

Baptism Certificate 

and 

First Communion Certificate 

To present along with 

The Completed Registration Form 

Students in Grade 7 and above are Eligible to Register

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For more information on
This
Holy Sacrament
Please Call

The Rectory Office

@
401.781.7210

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Baptismal Program



Those who are interested in baptizing their children may sign up after the mass on
Sunday morning

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For the Spanish program

please sign up with
Rosalba at the 
Service Table
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For more information on

This Holy Sacrament 
Please Call
The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210

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First Holy Communion



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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.

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For more information on
This Holy Sacrament
Please Call

The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210


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My Offering



New Budget Envelopes


Please pick up your new packet of Budget Envelopes for this year.

If there are folks who had never signed up and would like to do so at this time.

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.


You will be able to pick-up your packet next week-end

Budget Make-Ups


If you have been away please Remember to

Include your make-ups
In the budget.

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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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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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Holy Spirit



The Spirit is coming!
The Spirit is coming!

 “It’s not new wine.
We’re drunk on God’s presence”
(cf. Acts 2:13).


God is so overwhelming that we can only drop our jaws and marvel when we receive the Spirit.


 Christ Jesus “tuned down his Godness” (kenosis) so he could deal with us as equals
(cf. Philippians 2:7).


 Today, the fiftieth part of

Easter - Pentecost - all three persons of the Holy Trinity burst forth with love, rolling like fiery lava over creation and filling the faithful with the divine Spirit of life.

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$5.00 A Month Club

The Next Club
is
Seeking New Members

If you are not a member and wish to participate please see 
Ron and Karen after mass

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A Note of Thanks

The Planning Committee and Staff of Patrick’s Pub would like to thank all who participated in the January 17th Prayer Service and Fundraising Breakfast to honor the memory and work of our dear friend
Sr. Ann Keefe.  


To those who attended or sent a donation, as well as those who participated with planning and preparations, or contributed raffle items, we thank you.  Sr. Ann would be so happy that we continue to ‘Pay Attention’ and ‘step in and help’.  


At this challenging and somewhat difficult time of year following the holiday season, your thoughtfulness and generosity has contributed to a gift of $3,000 for the St. Michael’s Parish Social Ministry Programs which will in turn assist the more vulnerable and marginalized members of the community.  


We are truly grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at the 2
nd Annual Breakfast in Memory of Sr. Ann Keefe to the benefit the Social Ministry Programs on Sunday,
January 15, 2017. 
Meanwhile stay warm and well, and 

Thank You Again!

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February
is
Black History Month

Things You Should Know
About
Black History Month

Black History Month began in 1926. The observance was proposed and promoted by Carter Godwin Woodson, an author and historian, as Negro History Week. This was expanded to Black History Month in the U.S.

The U.S. isn’t the only country to celebrate Black History Month. It is also celebrated in Canada and the U.K.

The first black U.S. senator was Hiram Revels from Mississippi in 1870 until 1871 and Edward Brooke from Massachusetts became the first African-American Senator after Reconstruction from 1966-1979.
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