Totus Tuus 2017

July 27th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Totus Tuus 2017)

2017 Totus Tuus daytime kids. What a great bunch of kids.

Totus Tuus has been a great week for the children and teens who have taken advantage of this opportunity…so Thank You to you parents who have ‘gone the extra mile’ to have this program be a success.  If active and noisy children is any indication that they are learning about faith, then we have nothing to worry about. Of course there is the quiet time too in the classroom and in church when they are putting the lessons of faith to the test. The team, Will, Whitney, Abigail, Chris, have done a great job of teaching in a way that the children are comfortable with learning about our Catholic faith. Those who go to daily Mass have had to sacrifice a little because Mass was changed to 11:30, but that gave me the opportunity to participate more with the Totus Tuus week for which I am grateful. May God bless you all, Father Floyd McKinney.

And did you know that Totus Tuus started in our very own St. Michael’s Church?! Paula Sevart and Mary Kate Smith made the awesome banner and bulletin board in all these photos!  
Check out Totus Tuus’ History…

Totus Tuus Leaders

(In no particular order) Father Floyd McKinney with Will, Whitney, Abigail, Chris. We greatly appreciate all their work to put this week together for our kids!

Daytime Group

To every serious photo there must be a silly one. You can tell the kids had fun this week!


Evening Group

Evening (older kid) Totus Tuus Group 2017



July 20th, 2017 | Posted by Floyd McKinney in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Excited)

I am excited about having the Totus Tuus here next week. Please spread the word that all are invited to take advantage of the teens and young adults who will be here to teach about our faith. This week of learning and fun each summer has become a ‘go to’ event for some of our children; even more reason to let others know what is available. The team will be here this weekend to start off the busy faith filled learning experience. Come one, come all to show that we are a parish moving forward in faith.


Old Rusty Fence

July 15th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Old Rusty Fence)

July 16th 2017 Bulletin Message, Fr. Floyd McKinney

One of my fond memories of childhood is helping dad in the field. By mentioning that, I do not mean that I always liked the work; but there was something about being with the strong man that he was: strong in convictions and values. It did not matter what kind of work we were doing, I knew that there was a purpose. I hated fixing the old fences that were rusty wire ready to break at any moment. However by fixing those fences we were making them last for a while longer and saving the cost of new fences.

St Paul talks about the sufferings of the present and how we are groaning within ourselves as we wait for eternal life. My analogy is that we fixed the fences to ‘get by’ until the new fence could be built. In our lives we sometimes do not do our best work; we try to get by with the least amount of work, or we procrastinate hoping that the work will disappear. So maybe the question is what we expect to achieve with our lack of enthusiasm.

The word of God comes to us to achieve something, and God says it will not return to him without doing something. If the word of God is coming to us, we can ask what it has achieved in us. All of us have to think about what we are doing with our lives. When it comes to spirituality and stewardship, is there a void that we need to fill. Each of us has something of that Word that the Lord has ‘rained down’ upon us. One purpose of that word is to help us to attain salvation; for that reason we all want to be aware of the word that we show to others. We may not like the idea that we are responsible to share God’s word; we are given a task that we might show our love for God and for others.