4491 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
(804) 527-1037
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SUNDAY
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:45am, 9:15am, 11:15am, 5:00pm

WEEKDAY
Monday, 12:15pm
Wednesday, 8:30am
Thursday, 12:15 pm
Tuesday, 7:30 - 8:00am
Thursday, 7:30 - 8:00am
Saturday, 3:30-4:30pm
Sunday, May 24, after the 11:15 Mass
Tuesday, June 9, at 7:00 pm 
 
New parishioners are asked to attend an Orientation in the Day Chapel to receive information and registration forms. For more information, call the office, 527-1037.

Parish News

First Communion and Confirmation

This week and weekend we celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation with our 9th graders, and the First Eucharist with our third graders. The Easter season provides the Church the perfect opportunity to celebrate the sacraments that complete Christian initiation. Please join praying for all of our young people as they take these important steps in their faith journey!

The Ministry Fair is Coming

Throughout Easter season, we have been asked to discern our Charisms (remember that little yellow booklet handed out after Deacon Andy's homily?) If you didn't get your copy of the Charism book, you can download it.

This coming weekend (May 16th & 17th) the Ministry Fair (download the booklet) returns to the Parish Hall. What a great opportunity to see all the ways in which you can choose to use your charisms to touch the lives of our parishioners and surrounding community! Come by and check out the different ministries while enjoying coffee and donuts. Here is the opportunity so many have asked about: How do I connect with my parish, my surrounding community? There are no signups this weekend (that comes next weekend), just answering your questions and introducing you to the ministries of the parish! See you this weekend!!

Funeral for Gloria Hickman

Parishioner Gloria Hickman died this week. Please keep her husband Doug and the family in your prayers.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Monday, May 18, 2015
Visitation in the Day Chapel-9:30-11:00 am
Mass of Christian Burial-11:00 am
Reception following interment-12:45 pm

Symphony Musicians of Richmond

Music unites us! That's why the Symphony Musicians of Richmond (SMOR) have organized a benefit concert called "Music Unites" for the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. Join us for a fun, casual, classical music concert on May 20th from 7-9 pm at St. Michael Church. RSVP is required by going to: www.YourUnitedWay.org

Pentecost

The weekend of May 23-24, we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. In the spirit of the liturgical color for the day, all parishioners are encouraged to wear RED!

Newcomers Dinner

If you have joined the parish in the last 3-4 months, or are planning to join, please join us for Newcomers Dinner on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 pm. Fr. Dan will be our host, we will have a delicious dinner, followed by a very short program introducing the staff.

Vacation Bible School

Join us for a week of fun, faith and adventure...July 13-17. Click here for more information or to register.



From The Pastor

            While there were many locally established days honoring mothers, it wasn’t until the death of Ann Jarvis, May 9, 1905 that the dream began to truly take root.  Ann’s daughter, Anna Jarvis, followed her mother’s dream.  Ann Jarvis started campaigning for a day honoring mothers in 1868.  Ann, supported by Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker, held a service on May 13, 1907, in Grafton, West Virginia honoring her mother and other mothers.

            On May 10, 1908, the service in Grafton was joined by a much larger celebration in Wanamaker’s store in Philadelphia.  In 1909 it was widely celebrated in New York.  Anna took up the cause to make it a national holiday.  In 1910, the State of West Virginia made it official and other States quickly got on board.

            By 1913 the matter reached the House of Representatives.  A resolution was passed in 1914, and by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson it became a national holiday on May 9, 1914.  I am a stamp collector and know that a stamp honoring the holiday was issued in 1934.

            Although it has become commercialized and is sometimes called the “Hallmark Holiday,” it strikes a chord in our hearts as we want to honor those who have nurtured us in our lives.  As Catholics, Mary’s special place in our hearts highlights the day as well.  Every time I wear one of my mother’s crocheted stoles, I remember her and I know she and Mary are having a grand old time up in heaven (I hope she’s not sharing too many stories about me and my brothers!).

            Have a very blessed Mother’s Day!

Peace & Love,
Fr. Dan
frdan@saint-mikes.org


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