Parish Update for Friday, May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020
New “Priests In Shorts” Video: Life During Quarantine
Fr. Richards, Fr. Joe and Fr. Tony (pastor at St. Henry in Monticello) enjoy dinner at the rectory, give us a glimpse into what's changed for them during the virus outbreak, and invite all high-schoolers and young adults to a virtual Chillin' with the Priests event tomorrow night! (Details on the event are below.)
Virtual Friday Night Live TONIGHT at 7 PM
Heads up! With all of the cancellations going on, Youth Ministry has decided NOT to cancel the end of the year FNL—but since we cannot do it in person due to the stay-at-home order, we will be doing it virtually! There will be games, small groups and prayer. We have missed you all so much and hope to see you Friday from 7-9 pm virtually. Please sign up at: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdme0r__1_A4cito8xAZkmgviYNzLTy0fdf4PiyCjL_2UIiEQ/viewform.
Chillin’ With the Priests Virtual Open Forum Tomorrow Evening
Join us for a virtual vocations night for high-school and college-age men and women from 7 to 8 PM. This night will be an Open Forum with Fr. Richards and Fr. Joe. Questions will be taken before the event. Do you have any questions that you would like Fr. Richards to answer before he leaves St. Michael? Do you want to ask for his wisdom about any challenges you have in your life? Have you received any blessings that you’d like to share? Please send any questions or blessings before the Open Forum to Jim Shovelain at [email protected]. Access the forum via Zoom: zoom.us/j/7634445555?pwd=cmFmZlZvc2ZjbXdFUXRrL0t1UXI2Zz09.
Mother’s Day Flowers, Bubbles and Pins This Sunday After 10:30 AM Mass
This Sunday after 10:30 AM Mass, parishioners can again drive through the circle drive at the church to receive a blessing and pick up flowers and bubbles for Mother’s Day, as well as prolife “precious feet” pins from Options for Women Cornerstone. Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms! Check out a special thank-you video from the staff at Options for Women Cornerstone on our parish Facebook page: facebook.com/stmcatholicchurch/.
StMCS Virtual Bids for Kids May 16
“Take A Chance” on St. Michael Catholic School (StMCS) by joining our Virtual Bids for Kids event on Saturday, May 16! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’ve had to move entirely online—but because it’s virtual, everyone can come! The entire parish is invited to help StMCS raise more than $125,000 to support our mission. The event is free, but you still need a virtual ticket and bid number to participate. Register and preview silent auction items here: cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=stmcs – or to purchase raffle or game tickets, click the Bids for Kids Raffle Tickets webpage link on our parish homepage, stmcatholicchurch.org.
Pray for COVID-19 Patients, Priests and Healthcare Workers
COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers and priests can use your prayers! Check out the link below to sign up for text notifications when Archdiocesan priests are requested for an anointing or when an area healthcare worker requests prayers. Let's lift them up together! Detail are at archspm.org/covid19/covid19prayers/.
Thank You for Your Generosity
Even with public Masses and school suspended, we still pay for staff, facilities, debt service and more—as well as providing charitable support for those in need. Please continue to donate if you are able. Mail in or drop off your envelope, complete an electronic funds transfer (EFT) form for automatic withdrawal, or donate online using the Virtual Offertory button on our homepage, stmcatholicchurch.org.