Our church will be healed

August 27th, 2018 | Posted by K Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Our church will be healed)

August 26th 2018 Bulletin Message, Fr. Floyd McKinney

How many times in my life have I wanted to ‘give up’ doing something when it was too hard for me to understand or too physical for me to endure. The news about the church in Pennsylvania last week was terrible. There are no excuses for allowing that kind of abuse to be tolerated or continued. And we know it isn’t just in Pennsylvania, but this is a disorder that has infected the Catholic Church across the country and around the world.

Some of us may decide, this is too hard. I’m going to leave this church. But if we look around at Mass, our church is right here. This group of people in our parish, this is our community. We are the Catholic Church. The Catholic traditions and sacraments are a way to deepen our relationship with God. We can’t let the horror that has been uncovered be our excuse to say, “This it too hard. I’m out of here.”

St. Paul wrote to the Ephesians: How great is the hope to which we are called! This is a time to be called to that hope because our church will be healed from this and our church will be changed for the better because of this. So, what can we do beyond staying committed, with hope? We can be part of a church committed to healing and to reaching out to those who have become disillusioned, and disgusted. It won’t be easy, but it will be blessed by the Spirit working among us so that we might be more of the church we are called to be.

In today’s gospel, Jesus looks around as disciples are drifting away, leaving, and says to his apostles, are you leaving, too? Peter answers for the twelve, and for us: To whom would we turn? You have the words of eternal life. I will not give up on God; as has been said by many, we come to church for God. I do not know how any of you were affected by the recent happenings, but know that the church has endured since the time of Christ and will continue with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in spite of our humanness.

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2018 Totus Tuus Registration

June 10th, 2018 | Posted by K Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 2018 Totus Tuus Registration)

Matthew Doerneman, Michael Schlesinger, Kinsey Levendofsky, and Abby Normand will be the faith-filled teachers coming to our parish this June 24-29.

 

2018 Totus Tuus Registration Form can be brought with your children on the first day of Totus Tuus. Questions can be directed to the Parish Office or to Paula Sevart.

Grades 1-6
Monday-Friday
9am – 3pm
*Bring a sack lunch daily and a healthy snack to share on the first day

 

Grades 7-12
Sunday-Thursday
7:30 – 9:45 p.m.

Please mark your calendars for a fun & energetic week at St. Michael’s parish hall to participate in Totus Tuus – a parish based summer catechetical program for youth, dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting our faith through evangelization, catechesis, Marian devotion & fun! The program is led by college students and seminarians, teaching and inspiring youth in participating parishes throughout the diocese, and will be in our parish June 24 – 29. Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of St. John Paul II. This is a FREE program, each family is asked to bring a sack lunch daily & a healthy snack like fruit to share the first day of the program. Children in grades 1-6 meet Monday-Friday from 9-3 and youth grades 7-12 meet Sunday-Thursday in the evenings. Enrollment forms are in the back of the church or can be printed from 2018 Totus Tuus Registration Form. All are invited to attend the potluck dinner on Wednesday, June 27.

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