Daily Update for Wednesday, April 1
Apr 1, 2020
The parish office will be closed to the public and minimally staffed to support essential operations and emergency pastoral needs at least through Friday, April 10. We will continue to livestream all scheduled Masses to provide for the spiritual needs of our community. Please watch and share these daily updates for additional information or changes.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
We have tentative news dates for First Communion practice and First Communion Mass. Please save these dates, but understand that they may need to shift in the future depending on the coronavirus outbreak and public health restrictions.
- First Communion Practice for Faith Formation families is now planned for Saturday, June 6, at 9 AM.
- First Communion Mass for Faith Formation families is now planned for Sunday, June 7, at 1:30 PM.
First Communion Mass for St. Michael Catholic School (StMCS) families is tentatively scheduled for the 5 PM Mass on Saturday, June 6. St. Michael Catholic School families will receive direct communication from the school staff. We do not have new dates for First Reconciliation at this time, but are looking at ways for all First Communicants to make their first confessions prior to the weekend of June 6-7.
Sacraments and Prayer
First Saturday Mass. Join us for the livestream of our monthly First Saturday Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary this Saturday, April 4, at 8 AM. The livestream link can be found on our homepage, stmcatholicchurch.org.
Livestreamed Masses, Rosaries, Adoration and Stations of the Cross. All scheduled weekend Masses as well as Perpetual Adoration will be livestreamed from our homepage, stmcatholicchurch.org, as well as Stations of the Cross Tuesdays at 1 PM and Fridays at 7 PM. We are also livestreaming our regular schedule of rosaries: after daily Mass on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; Tuesdays at 6 PM; Saturdays at 4:30 PM; and Sundays at 7:30 AM.
Confessions Schedule. Scheduled Confession times at St. Michael are as follows, in the St. Michael parking lot (follow signs and cones):
- Thursday, April 2, 8 AM
- Friday, April 3, 6 PM
- Saturday, April 4, 7:30 AM-7:45 AM; 8:30-9 AM and 3:30 PM
- Sunday, April 5, 9:30 AM
- Monday, April 6, 7 PM
- Tuesday, April 7, 5:15 PM
The last opportunity for confession prior to Easter Sunday is Tuesday, April 7, 5:15 to 6:15 PM. There will be no confessions Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.
Study and Formation
Free e-Conferences This Weekend. Free online conferences for men and women, featuring outstanding Catholic speakers from across the country, are scheduled this Friday through Sunday. Register online for free at virtualcatholicconference.com.
Online Holy Week Retreat. The Archdiocese is inviting all the faithful to participate in a free, week-long, virtual Holy Week Retreat beginning Palm Sunday, April 5, and culminating with the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Paul on April 11. Details are available on the Archdiocese Holy Week webpage, archspm.org/holyweek/.
Giving and Service
Love Thy Neighbor. Without a collection, and with many people facing financial uncertainty, we hope those of you who are able will still contribute to our mission. Visit our parish homepage at stmcatholicchurch.org for easy giving options. Thank you for your generous support!