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Statement from Bishop Paul Swain

Response to Revelations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy

Recent revelations released by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning child sexual abuse by clergy in many of the dioceses in that state and the lack of appropriate response by some bishops over seven decades have shocked, sickened and saddened us all. The graphic details reveal that the innocence and dignity of young children were violated by priests ordained to minister in the name of Christ through His Church who betrayed like Judas their ordination promises. I fully share the disgust and anger of all affected especially the victims and their families, and all faithful Catholics.

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Mark your calendars to join us for an

afternoon of fun at the

Annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, August 19

3:00 to 5:00 pm!

Tickets Available in the Parish office or online by clicking the image

 

August 18/19 – Volunteer Sign-Up Weekend for Music & R.E.

August 18/19 – Anointing after Masses

August 19 Ice Cream Social  3:00-5:00pm

August 24- Happy Birthday Riley! 😉

August 26 – Adult Confirmation @11:00am Mass

August 31 – Prepare & Serve Supper @The Banquet

Sept 9 -Junior High Youth Group 4pm            Youth Room 6th- 8th Graders Welcome

October 3 – REBOOT Chris Stefanick – speaker, author, TV host (reallifecatholic.com)

 

 

 adorADORATION OF OUR LORD

There are still openings where you can sign-up for the opportunity to schedule an hour with Our Lord in our Adoration Chapel.  We are also in need of substitutes.  The Chapel is open for 24 hours from Sun. evening at 6pm until Sat. afternoon at 4pm. Questions? Call Anne @361-1600; aburkard1st@gmail.com or fill out a card in the Commons.

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Formed

NEW FOR ST. MICHAEL PARISHIONERS:

We have just registered for an exciting new way to do lots of quality Catholic learning from home, called “FORMED”.  Taking advantage of this opportunity allows you access to Catholic educational programs, movies, books, and audio files. This is literally thousands of dollars worth of education, formation, and entertainment available at no cost to you!

       To access FORMED:

  1. Go to the website formed.org

  2. Click on the “find out more” message in the middle of the screen.

  3. In the middle of the page there is an area that says “Does your parish already have FORMED?” In the box enter our parish code: RHCXWQ

  4. Fill out the registration form and you are eligible for all of the programs on FORMED!

Don’t miss out – register today!

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Lake Kinneret

Prayer

Lord God, by the creation of the first Eve and her spouse, you made marriage and the family the foundation of all human community.

By the birth of your Son, Jesus, to the new Eve, Mary, our mother, and her most chaste spouse, Joseph, you radically altered human history. Through this Holy Family you made a path for our salvation.

Strengthen the families of this world and impart to them the gifts of the Holy Spirit.May the upcoming World Meeting of Families with the Holy Father serve to give you glory, and bring strength and fortitude to families, who are being assaulted by evil from every direction.

May the meeting be a source of light and hope to all the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

saintDID YOU KNOW?

St. Michael is not only the Patron Saint of our Parish, but is also the Patron Saint of  many, including  EMT’s, Mariners, Paratroopers, Police Officers, Security Forces, and Guards and Soldiers.  He is often portrayed holding scales as he is also the Patron saint of the dying in which he is said to be weighing souls.

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