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.

Human Life Belongs to God

January 17th, 2016 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Bulletin Message | Spiritual - (Comments Off on Human Life Belongs to God)

Friday, Jan. 22, will mark the 43 rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s horrific decision to legalize abortion in theU.S. at any time during pregnancy. Since 1963, some 60million innocent lives have been snuffed out by that Court’s action. The case was Roe v. Wade and the struggle continues to reverse the infamous decision. Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber once said: “Abortion is serious because human life belongs to God; whoever attacks it, in some way, attacks God, Himself.” In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the sins are named which cry to God for justice, and first among them, is willful murder.

Abortion would be an example of such. However, the Church offers ways to help heal the inner wounds, to unburden the conscience, to ask God’s forgiveness and to forgive one’s self. You don’t have to be a woman who had an abortion to experience the pain it causes. Maybe you are a husband or a boyfriend, a mother or a father, a family member or friend. There are pathways to peace for those who seek it. Abortion goes on, despite alternatives and assistance for the pregnant woman. The unborn child must be defended by the Church from the moment of conception as a person like any other human being, for the entire human family is diminished by the death of an innocent child whose life is taken by abortion. We have a presidential election this year and Catholics should be advised to check where the candidates stand on Life.

We close with Mother Teresa’s words on abortion: “By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems, and by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” – Marcel Normand

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Solemnity of Mary – Mass Times

December 28th, 2015 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Announcements - (Comments Off on Solemnity of Mary – Mass Times)

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
On January 1, we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass schedule for the Holy Day is as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 31 6:30pm in Girard
Friday, Jan. 1 7:00am in Girard
12noon in Arma
6:30pm in Girard

Please note that because of the Holy Day, there will be NO
ADORATION in Girard or Arma next week (12/31 and 1/1).

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The holidays are upon us

December 14th, 2015 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Announcements - (Comments Off on The holidays are upon us)

PENANCE SERVICES
A penance service will be held Monday, Dec. 21st. at 7pm in Girard and
Tuesday, Dec. 15th after 5:30 Mass in Arma.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed to help decorate the church for Christmas on Dec. 20 after mass. Volunteers are also needed for liturgical roles through the holidays. A sign-up sheet will be in the back of the Church. If you would like to volunteer for Gift Bearers, EMHC, or Lector,please sign up. Thank you!

ALTAR FLOWERS DONATIONS
If you would like to make a donation in honor of a loved one that will be used to purchase flowers for the altar, please contact Faith at the parish office, 724-8717. The flowers will remain as long as they are fresh, and the memorial information will be included in the bulletin.

ST. MICHAEL’S ANGELS
St. Michael’s Angels will be working their magic again this year helping families celebrate Christmas. We are asking for your generous contributions to help the Angels be successful in reaching our goals. Contribution envelopes are in the pews, or note your contribution for the Angels, and include it with the collection at Mass. Contact Janet O’Brien at 724-0079 orobrienjanet13@gmail.com for more info.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
The mass schedule for Christmas is as follows:
Dec. 24: 4:00pm at Arma
Dec. 25: 12 Midnight at Girard
8:00am at Arma
10:00am at Girard

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