Author Archives: Kristen Graham

About Kristen Graham

I attended the Girard, KS School District from K-12. Then moved onto Pittsburg State University to get a Bachelor of Technology in Commercial Graphics. While at PSU, I was employed by Student Publications for 3 years where I experienced many rolls… Newspaper Page Layout Designer, Yearbook Editor in Chief and Graphic Designer, and Advertising Representative. It was also in my years at PSU that I met my wonderful husband Doug.

My husband and I have settled back in my hometown where we are close to both of our wonderful families. I have now been in the print industry for 2 years (post college), working as a Graphic Designer and Type Setter for a Vender that coats and print labels using a Flexographic Press.

I try and keep involved in the Graphic Industry by taking on small side projects… invitations, websites and various commercial items.


February 4th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Bulletin Message - (Comments Off on Home)

February 5th 2017 Bulletin Message, Fr. Floyd McKinney

Thoughts for the week…Thank you one and all for the thoughts and prayers. One of the retired priests says ‘after your second parent dies, you can not go home’. Maybe that depends on your definition of home and where you hang your hat. I do know what he means; our parents are where home is for a lot of us. I still have family where I grew up, so in a sense I will still consider that a place to connect to the past even though it is not in the true sense of the word home. For most of us, home is where our parents live. I guess I even considered the retirement home where mom lived a little bit of home. When I visit my brothers and sisters, that will be my going home even though some of them live in other states.

Sometimes when someone dies we say that they have been called home. For all of us, that is our dream, our final goal, to go home. When a little child is in trouble or worried and says “I want my mommy”, they are expressing that they want to be in the comfort of the one who gave them life, they want to go home. When we are struggling or have worries we pray to the God who created us so that we might receive the comfort we need in the moment; we are not ‘going home’, but can feel and know that God is with us in our prayers.

One of our homes is right here in church where our savior is present in the Eucharist. Maybe that is why we call St. Michael our parish family; we belong here, we are part of this community that we also call family. It is here that we come to find joy in our achievements, consolation in our sorrows, or to simply know that we are a part of something greater than ourselves. I pray that our family continues to be salt and light for one another and for the community of which we are a part.


Sunday Morning PSR Classes Still On

January 15th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Sunday Morning PSR Classes Still On)

Good morning, St. Michael and St. Joseph parishioners! We will have PSR classes as scheduled. Please be safe and check the road conditions before heading out. 



March 23rd, 2016 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE)

holy-week-pictureHoly Wednesday – Parish Penance Service, 6:30pm in Girard

Holy Thursday – 7:00pm mass in Girard – NO MASS in Arma

Good Friday – 11:30am Stations of the Cross in Arma,
followed by veneration of the Cross and Communion at Noon.
5:30pm Stations of the Cross in Girard, followed by veneration
of the Cross and Communion at 6:00pm

Holy Saturday – NO MASS in Arma, Easter Vigil at 8:30pm in Girard

Easter Sunday – 8:00am in Arma and 10:00am in Girard
• Easter Egg Hunt in Arma will follow the 8am Mass!
• Easter Egg Hunt in Girard will follow the 10am Mass!