To be the presence of Christ…
In Faith Sharing
To be the Light of the World!
SAT: 3:30-4:30 PM
Also by appointment.
TUE, THU: 7:30-8:00 AM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
We will welcome 40 guests from August 6-13. As always, St. Michael parishioners provide wonderful hospitality. For opportunities to assist during the week, please sign up here.
With God's grace and parishioners' generous and prayerful prayerful support,
St. Michael has exceeded its challenge goal of $4 million dollars! As of July 22, $4.162 million has been pledged.
It is not too late to add your pledge to the total. We invite you to learn more about the campaign and to make a pledge.
Every year we make available the book Reading God’s Word. It contains all the readings for the year – each and every day! While you can access much of this on your smart phones, it is sometimes nice to have the “hard copy.” In any case, the point is to encourage us read Sacred Scripture every day.
Ever since Vatican II we are exposed to much more of the Bible simply by attending Mass. Here are some interesting (I think) statistics:
|Post Vat II
The percentage of Old Testament (OT) read at Mass is smaller partly because it is simply much longer, but also because our attention (logically!) is more focused on Jesus and the New Testament (NT).
The reason I am writing this is because of an email we received from a parishioner recently that said, in part, “I took time on Friday to read the readings in the Bible for Sunday. Guess What – On Sunday I enjoyed the readings and the sermon so much more.” YES!
This is something I would encourage all of us to do. It will make Mass and the homilies much more interesting. We often get out of things just as much as we put into them. Take the time for yourself to look at the readings and think on them for just a few minutes. As that parishioner said in closing, you “do not have to memorize the readings, just read one time and enjoy.” AMEN!!!!
Peace and Love,