32nd Sunday
In
ORDINARY TIME

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November 10, 2013





Saturday  ~  11/9/2013
5:00pm

Sunday ~ 11/10/2013
9:30am
Constance Arnold

11:00am

Teresa Lugo
4:00pm
 
Tuesday ~ 11/12/2013
6:30pm
Ana Morales

Esmeralda Martinez
Fabio Martinez
Francisca Martinez
Thursday ~ 11/14/2013
6:30pm
Saturday ~ 11/16/2013

9:00am
Antonio Suarez
5:00pm

Sunday ~ 11/17/2013
9:30am

Darlene Brown
11:00am

Maria Andrea Aria
Francisca Reyes
Manuel Soto Beato
4:00pm




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Entrance
All The Earth
# 417 Miss

Psalm

Page. 80  Miss

Offertory
One Eagales Wings
# 434 Miss

Communion
In The Breaking
Of
The Bread
 

# 336 Miss
 
Recessional
Holy God,
We Praise Thy Name
# 31 Miss
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November 10, 2013

Commentator/Coordinator:

Pat Dwyer


Lector:

Nondas Voll

Eucharistic Ministers:

Joe Hanley

&

Jean Nsamduremye


Hospitality:

The Collin's Family
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November 17, 2013

Commentator/Coordinator:
Frank Darigan

Lector:

Nondas Voll

Eucharistic Ministers:

Joe Hanley

&

Jean Nsamduremye


Hospitality:
The Collin's Family

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 SECOND COLLECTION
Today
November 10, 2013
  Monthly Offering
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SECOND COLLECTION
For
Next Week
November 17, 2013
 
  Fuel
&
Annual
Collection
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As Always
A Note of Thanks
For
Your Support
God Bless

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Marriage:

Preparations for this Holy Sacrament must be made Six (6) Months Prior to your date.
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Please Contact
The Rectory Office
@
Phone:  401.781.7210


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Please Bring A Copy Of
Your Baptismal Record.
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For More Information On This Holy Sacrament Please Call The Rectory
@
Phone:  401.781.7210

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Saint Michael
The ArchAngel

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Prince Of The Heavenly Host
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La Mission De L’Eglise
De
Saint Michel

 L’Eglise De Saint Michel Est Une Dynamique Paroisse Qui Est Là Pour Répondre Aux Besoins
De Tous Les Gens. 
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Cette Communauté Témoigne De La Présence De Jésus Christ:
Une Réalité Qui Libère, Aide Tous Les Gens 
A Vivre Dans La Justice
Et Célèbre La Vie
Comme Désir Et Don
De Dieu Pour Nous Tous.
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Nous Croyons Que Nous Vivons Mieux Cette Vie, Quand Tous Les Gens Vivent Dans L’egalite
Et La Paix. 
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Plus Encore, Nous Voulons Encourager Une Vie Qui Guérit Les Autres, Proclame Le Dynamisme De Notre Etre Et Célèbre Notre Existence Dans
La Joie

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PRAYER BEFORE
THE
CRUCIFIX
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Behold, O kind and gentle Jesus, I kneel before you and pray that you would impress upon my heart the virtues of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment.

I meditate on your five precious wounds, having in mind the words which David spoke in prophecy: "They have pierced my hands and my feet.

I can count all my bones"

{Psalm 22}

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RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION NEWS

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Religious Education
Peacemakers Program

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Class Today For All

First Communion Class 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS HOLY SACRAMENT
PLEASE CALL
THE RECTORY OFFICE
@
401.781.7210


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PAYER
FOR
VOCATIONS
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Lord of the harvest, your Word finds a home in our hearts, calls us into community and invites us to generous service of the human family.

Bless with courage and spirit your priestly people, called to full participation in the one Body of Christ.

May many choose to respond in public service to your call offered in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin
 (1928-1996)


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2013

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM



The 2013 Class Has Been Completed.
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Please Pray
For
The Candidates
And
Their Families
As They Prepare
To Receive
This Most Holy Sacrament.
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Attention
Registered Parishioners

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If you have
Signed-Up
For
Budget Envelopes
And
Have Not Received
Your Packet
Please Speak
With
Eduardo Santa
For
Registration

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ONLINE SACRAMENTAL REQUEST
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 Please Note When Requesting
Sacramental Certificates On The Church Website
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Please Include The Following Information So That We Can Research Your Request With-Out Delay!
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  • Persons Name / DOB
  • Please State The Specific
  • Holy Sacrament BeingRequested
  • Date Of Sacrament If Known
  • Fathers Name
  • Mothers Name
  • Full Address,
  • (apt., unit,floor,etc.)
  • Current Contact Information, (Email Address,
  • Phone Number, etc.....)

Once The Sacrament Is Completed It Will Be Mailed To You.

Thank You For Your Attention To This Request.

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THE MEMORARE

Remember, O
Most Gracious Virgin Mary,

That Never Was It Known That Anyone Who Fled To Your Protection,

Implored Your Help,
Or Sought
Your Intercession,
Was Left Unaided.

Inspired By This Confidence,

I Fly Unto You,
O Virgin Of Virgins,
My Mother.

To You I Come;
Before You I Stand Sinful And Sorrowful.

O Mother Of The Word Incarnate!

Despise Not My Petitions,

But In Your Mercy Hear And Answer Me.
Amen.

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 Saint Michael's
Social Service

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We are concentrating on obtaining canned goods for the food pantry at this time.

Thank you to those who have been bringing in food each weekend.

Please help us with this concerted effort to keep supplied during these up coming months so that we can continue to respond to the needy who come to us for help.

If you are able to bring in some canned goods like:
-  vegetables
-  soups
-  pasta
-  pasta sauce
-  and cereal.

This would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to those who have remembered to bring in their donation each week.

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REACH OUT

PLEASE TAKE A NOTE

Our First Collection Each Week-end Has Not Reached The Goal Which Is Necessary For Us To Be Able to Cover The Bills.



We Need At Least $6,000.00 Each Week-end in Our First Collection.

If At All Possible, Please Consider Making An Increase In Your Giving.

 Thanks To Those Members In Our Community Who Are Already Doing So.

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Annual Collection

This Weekend

Please
 
Be

Generous !!!!!

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"REACH OUT" 

  Please Take A Note !

 So Far We Have Not Been Able To Reach Our Goal For Our Weekly First Collection.

If You Have Been Away, Please Try To Make Up Your Weekly Budget Contributions.

In A Few Weeks We Will Be Having
The Annual Collection For
The Parish.

Please Consider How You Will Participate
In This
Important Collection
To
Sustain Our
Parish Community.

Thank You In Advance For
Your Consideration
And
Commitment
To Our
Parish Community.

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" Christmas Bazaar "

A Fundraiser
To
Benefit
Our Church !!!!
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Saint Michael's
Church Hall
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Saturday, 
December 7, 2013
2:00pm to 6:00pm
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Sunday,
December 8, 2013
10:00am to 5:00pm
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Beautiful Christmas items and gifts,
fresh baked
goods sale !!!!!

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All Are Welcome !!!!!

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17th Annual
Buy Nothing Day
Winter Coat Exchange

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General

Contact: Greg Gerritt
gerritt@mindspring.com

YMCA Contact:
Diane S. Nahabedian
Chief Marketing Officer,
YMCA
of
Greater Providence
401.331.0529
dnahabedian@gpymca.org

Complete list of all the Rhode Island sites
with contact information
and
hours of operation:

http://prosperityforri.com/sites-in-rhode-island/ 

 



The 17th Annual Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat exchange will be held on Friday November 29 at 14 sites around Rhode Island beginning at 9 AM.     Throughout November many of the November 29 distribution sites and numerous other places in our communities are collecting winter coats.  These coats, and coats donated at the various distribution sites on November 29 will be available for any Rhode Islanders who need a winter coat to pick up on November 29.  

 Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange organizer Greg Gerritt Gerritt commented  " While the poverty and inequality that drives the need to redistribute winter coats in the community is concentrated in the urban core, the availability of coats has a reverse distribution, that has become more apparent as we develop a larger and larger number of sites.  We are therefore encouraging Rhode Islanders looking for winter coats to visit sites other than the Providence distribution on the State House Lawn. "

The Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange is a partnership between people and organizations through out the state.  Many of the sites are organized by local churches or service organizations, and about half the sites are YMCA of Greater Providence facilities, a partnership that continues to strengthen over time.  

The Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange began in Rhode Island in 1997 as an effort to point out the dangers of consumerism for our communities and the planet while providing something useful for the community.  The hundreds of volunteers participating in the event each year continue in that spirit, to serve both our community and to emphasize the policy choices necessary to create a healthier community.  A complete list of the sites participating is available at http://prosperityforri.com/2013-bnd-sites-in-rhode-island/     

Saint Michael The Archangel
239 Oxford St., Providence, RI
(401) 781-7210

239 Oxford Street, Providence, RI  02905             (401) 781-7210

Saint Michael's News

The Church
of
Saint Michael The Archangel



Established June 1859

239 Oxford Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02905

Phone:  401.781.7210
    Fax:  401.461.6164

Website
www.stmichaelsprov.org

Pastoral Ministers

 Rev. Daniel J. Sweet | Pastor |

Rev. Jacques-Eddy Chavannes
Sr. Joyce Flowers R.S.M. 
Hue Her 
Deacon Juan Andres Perez

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Office Hours

Monday     9:00 am-3:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday    9:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday    3:00pm -5:30 pm
Sunday        
CLOSED

Worship Schedule

Tuesday    
6:30pm   Spanish  (Rectory)
Wednesday 6:00pm  Haitian   (Rectory)
Thursday   6:30pm  Spanish   
(Rectory)
Wednesday 7:00pm Spanish Prayer Group

1st, Wednesday of the month

Saturday
  
9:00am         Mass          (Rectory)
4:00-4:30pm   Confessions      (Rectory)
5:00pm        English Mass    (Rectory)
                         
Sunday
9:30am  English Mass   (Lower Church)
9:30am  Hmong Mass w/English Mass

(Summer Season)

11:00am
Spanish Mass
(UpperChurch)

4:00pm  Haitian Mass  (Lower Church)

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Good Friday Walk Plans




Preparations are under way for 

The Good Friday Walk this year. 


It is not too early to start getting your sponsors, or offer to sponsor someone for the walk.

The walk this year will be dedicated to Sister Ann Keefe, S.S.J.


Let us commit ourselves to make this year’s walk a huge success.

Remember that the funds all go towards helping those who are neediest in our community – the homeless, the hungry, the abused, the neglected.


In doing our part we are helping to address these needs.

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Advent - Lent
TODAY'S MISSAL
November 30, 2014 - March 28, 2015



Second Sunday
Of
Lent

 
- March 1, 2015 -


First Reading

Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 (26B)
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm       116:10, 15, 16-17,        18-19
Second Reading
Romans   8:31b-34
Gospel Acclamation
cf. Matthew 17:5
Gospel
Mark   9:2-10
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March 2 - Monday
Lenten Weekday
(230) 
Reading 1

Daniel 9:4b-10;
 Gospel
Luke 6:36-38

March 3 - Tuesday
Lenten Weekday
(231) Reading 1

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20;
Gospel
Matthew       23:1-12

March 4 - Wednesday
Lenten Weekday
(232) Reading 1
Jeremiah       18:18-20;
Gospel
Matthew       20:17-28

March 5 - Thursday
Lenten Weekday
(233) Reading 1
Jeremiah 17:5-10;
Gospel
Luke 16:19-31

March 6 - Friday
Lenten Weekday
(234)
Reading 1

Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a;
Gospel
Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

March 7 - Saturday
Lenten Weekday
 (235)
Reading 1

Micah   7:14-15, 18-20;
Gospel
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
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Pray for Peace


We are all called as a community of
Faith to pray for Peace.

Let us renew our efforts 
especially at this time when there is so much unrest in all areas of our world.

Let us turn to Jesus - The Prince of Peace - who is urging us through the Spirit to spread his message by our actions!
 

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Bell Funeral Home, Inc.

571 Broad Street,
Providence, Rhode Island
02907
Phone:  401.331.0200

www.bellfuneralhome.net

 John F. Cardoza, Director
Christine M. Cardoza, Director

Our Prices are reasonable and affordable. Please contact us for a free consultation.
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Mission Statement

Saint Michael’s is a vibrant Parish which exists to respond to the needs of all people. 


This community witnesses to the presence of Jesus Christ; a reality that gives freedom, helps all people live in justice, and celebrates the life that is God’s desire and gift for all. 


We believe that we live this life best, when all people live equality and peace. Moreover, we wish to foster a life, which heals others, proclaims
 the vibrancy of our being and celebrates our existence in joy
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Joy of the Gospel 


What can add to this eloquence?


On the Sunday that we hear the story of the Transfiguration,

We also hear this call from Francis to transform our parish into "environments of living communion and participation." 


May we heed this call!!  KP
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"I dream of a 'missionary option', that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.

The renewal of structures demanded by pastoral conversion can only be understood in this light: as part of an effort to make them more mission-oriented,

To make ordinary pastoral activity on every level more inclusive and open, to inspire in pastoral workers a constant desire to go forth and in this way to elicit a positive response from all those whom Jesus summons to friendship with himself.


The parish is not an outdated institution; precisely because it possesses great flexibility,

It can assume quite different contours depending on the openness and missionary creativity of the pastor and the community.

While certainly not the only institution which evangelizes, if the parish proves capable of self-renewal and constant adaptivity, it continues to be 'the Church living in the midst of the homes of her sons and daughters'.

This presumes that it really is in contact with the homes and the lives of its people, and does not become a useless structure out of touch with people or a self-absorbed group made up of a chosen few.

The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. 

In all its activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelizers. 

It is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach.

We must admit, though, that the call to review and renew our parishes has not yet sufficed to bring them nearer to people,

To make them environments of living communion and participation, and to make them completely mission-oriented."




Kathy Pannozzi

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Reflections for Lent

Who needs ashes?
Why fast and prepare on this day?


The joys of last year’s Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion and Easter are now reduced to duct.

These ashes point our fragility as we await salvation in Christ Jesus.

We must start again “to come down where [we] ought to be”
(“’Tis the Gift to Be Simple”) and
prepare the way
of
The Lord in our lives.

Now is the favorable time and the day of our salvation.

The Lord, our Divine Bridegroom, lifts us up from our weakness.

We hope to enter into grace and to share in his divine life.

Are you ready and willing?


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As we prepare for lent this year let us seek guidance from our God and make ready our hearts to focus on those areas in our community that need our attention and that can bring us to a greater unity.


One of the causes that Sr. Ann promoted at Saint Michael’s was 

The Good Friday Walk for Hunger


Please consider this cause as part of our focus for this lent ~ to this

Good Friday Walk

{or support a walker} in our effort to care for those in great need,

The Hungry, and The Homeless


Above all, let us continue our prayer for Peace.



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17 Anniversary

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration


Featuring:

John Connors & The Irish Express

2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Garda Band

7:00pm to 10:00pm


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Cranston, Rhode Island


General Admission $10.00

Children Under 12 Free

Tickets Available at the Door


Reserve a table all day for $200.00

Raffle Ticket $5.00

1st Prize $1,000.00

Please call The Rectory Office and leave your name and phone number if you can sell Raffle Tickets before The Event.


For the Benefit of Saint Michael’s

Social Ministries for the Poor



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Saint Michael's
Social Justice Group


Friends

Our first meeting will be this Sunday, February 22nd  following the 9:30 Mass.


We will gather in the Rectory by 11 and finish (hopefully)
by: 12:15 or 12:30.


As a suggested agenda,
I propose the following 
Prayer:


Introductions and why you want to join & set up this
Social Justice Group

Purpose?

Needs?

in the parish?

in the neighborhood?

in larger community??


What do people want to do? 
Act as a group? 
Act in small groups? 
As individuals?

Meetings? 
As needed? 
Monthly??  


Kathy Pannozzi

kduffy6@yahoo.com

401-521-3998


"When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint.

When I asked why there were so many poor, they called me a communist."
Dom Helder Camara

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Prayer To The Holy Family



 O Jesus, look graciously upon our family here before you.

Once more we consecrate ourselves before you ~ ~ our and joys ~ ~ that our home may ever be the shrine of peace, purity, love and faith.

Protect and bless all of us, both absent and present, and be merciful to those departed.



O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, Pray to Jesus for our family, for all the families of the world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young and their vocations.



O Joseph, holy Guardian of
Jesus and Mary,

Assist us by your prayers in all the necessities of life.

Be present at the pillow of the sick and dying so that we may all be united to Jesus and Mary and you for all eternity.
Amen
  

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Second Sunday
Of 
Lent



March 1, 2015
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Of you my heart has spoken:
Seek his face.
It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.
cf. Psalm 27 (26) : 8-9  

Or

Remember your compassion,
O Lord, and our merciful love for they are from of old.
Let not our enemies exult over us. Redeem us, O God of Israel,
from all our distress

cf. Psalm 25 (24) : 15-16  
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THE ORDER OF MASS


At the Eucharist, the Church comes together to hear the Word of the Lord, to pray for the world's needs, to offer the sacrifice of the Cross in praise and thanks to God, to receive Christ Jesu in Communion, and then to be sent forth in the Spirit as disciples of the Gospel.

Through the experience of these sacred mysteries in the liturgy, the "summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed,"the people of God are renewed and given new strength to live out the Christian faith daily (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 10).

In the Order of Mass, song numbers given in Today's Missal match their accompaniment numbers in
The Accompaniment Books.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

9:30am
11:00am          Maria Morel
           Ramon Medina
      Francis Miquel Rodrigues
Wellington Santana
Bentura Errera
Elucia Errera


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Entrance

 The Glory Of These Forty Days
#102 MI

Psalm

Page: 66 Missal

Offertory

The Lord Is My Light
#686 MI


Communion

This Alone
#403 MI

Recessional

There's A Wideness
In
God's Mercy

#493 Missal

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Celebrant

Fr. Dan

Commentator


Frank Darigan


Lector

  Bob McConnell


Eucharistic Ministers

Kathy Pannozzi
Chris Koller
Pat Dwyer
Mary Mullane 


Hospitality

   Howard ~ Mirza

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Prayer 

To
Saint Michael The Archangel




Saint Michael, The Archangel, Defend Us In Battle,
Be Our Defense Against The Wickedness And Snares Of The Devil.
May God Rebuke Him,
We Humbly Pray;
And do Thou, O Prince Of
The Heavenly Host,
By The Power Of God,
Thrust Into Hell Satan
And The Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About The World For The Ruin Of Souls.   

   Amen
Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)
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Holy Spirit Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit Fill The Hearts Of Your Faithful And Enkindle In Them The Fire Of Your Love.

Send Forth Your Spirit And They Shall Be Created And You Shall Renew The Face Of The Earth.

O, God, Who Has instructed The Hearts Of Your Faithful By The Light Of the Holy Spirit,

 Grant That By The Same Holy Spirit We May Have A Right Judgment In All Things and Evermore Rejoice In His Consolation.


Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen
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Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus, hear me;
Within your wounds hide me;
Separated from you, 
let me never be;
From the evil one protect me;
At the hour of my death, call me;
And close to you bid me;
That with your saints,
I may be,
Praising you forever and ever.

Amen
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Peacemakers Program
Class For All Today
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Confirmation Program



New Confirmation Program

It is time to register for the new Program which will begin in February.


Please note you will need to bring a Copy of your 
Baptismal
&
First Communion
Certificates
In order to register for
This Holy Sacrament.

Students in the 7th grade and above Are eligible to Register.


For more information on this
Holy Sacrament please call
The Rectory Office

@
401.781.7210

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Baptismal Program



For more information
on
This Holy Sacrament
 
please call
The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210

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First Holy Communion



First Communion Parents Meeting

A meeting for parents will be held today for the
First Communion Parents
@
11:00am
in the School.

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For more information
on
This Holy Sacrament
please call
The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210


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Marriage Program



 Preparation
for
This Holy Sacrament must be made six months prior to your date.


For more information on
This Holy Sacrament
Please call

The Rectory Office
@
401.781.7210


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My Offering



New Budget Envelopes


Please pick up your new packet of Budget Envelopes for this year.

If there are folks who had never signed up and would like to do so at this time.

Please leave your;

 NAME

ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER


 at

The Rectory Office
if you have not received your offertory envelope box
or
Wish to have a box.


You will be able to pick-up your packet next week-end
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$5.00 A Month Club

Thanks to those who have joined and started payments on their Club Account.
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We are in the 10th week of the Club
Please put your payment in the Collection Basket

(Please Include your Name and Number on the Envelope.)
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Holy Cow!
This is Interesting...




 
Are you having trouble
controlling what you eat?


Come to a meeting held every Monday @ 6:30pm
in the Church Rectory
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Social Service



The food pantry is open every Tuesday and Friday 
for distribution of canned goods. 

Fresh vegetables only are distributed on 
Mondays and bread on Tuesdays.

Thanks to our doners who make this possible.

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FEED THE HUNGRY

Our food pantry is in need of donations.

Please set up a reminder for yourself:


BEFORE YOU COME TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY

Bring a non-perishable food such as:

Canned Tomatoes

Tuna
Peanut Butter
Canned Veggies
Rice
Pasta
Cereal


Place them in the basket as you enter the chapel and they will be brought up by the children at the Offertory.


LIVE SIMPLY,
SO THAT OTHERS MAY
SIMPLY LIVE!
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Prayer for Lent


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O God, bless us during this season of spiritual renewal.

Fill our minds and hearts with love, That we may be a sign of Jesus to all those living in our midst.  
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 Now Is The Time


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