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5August 10-11, 2013ISSUE 32

Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary

Jesus' instructions on how to be ready for the coming judgment continue in the stories and sayings found in today's
Gospel. We are not to be like the greedy rich man in last Sunday's Gospel who planned to store his great harvest in barns rather than share it. We are, rather, to share our wealth with those in need. The antidote for the anxiety brought on by the coming judgment is to relinquish our possessions and provide for the needs of others. Our treasure will be in heaven where it will not wear out or be destroyed. The other major way to be ready for the coming judgment is to be watchful. In Luke's Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about watchfulness to begin making this point. We must be like servants waiting for the master's return from a wedding banquet, which, even now, can last for a few days in the Middle East. We must be watchful so that even if the master comes after midnight, we will be ready for him. This is what the coming of the Son of Man will be like. Peter asks if this parable is meant for the apostles or for the large crowd that has gathered to listen to Jesus. Without answering Peter's question, Jesus responds with another parable about servants awaiting the return of their master. It begins with a question: Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food allowance at the proper time? This parable adds to the theme of watchfulness; it explains how to wait and reminds us of the reward for the faithful follower at the heavenly banquet after the judgment. If it is addressed to the apostles, then it could also be addressed to leadership in the early Church. Either way, the parables reminds us that we should be found doing our jobs when the master arrives. If we are doing our jobs, our reward will be great. But if we relax, neglect our duties, and begin to act like the greedy rich man eating, drinking, and making merrywe will not have a place in the kingdom. Watchfulness means living in such a consistently moral and obedient way that we are always ready to give an account to God of how we have lived. Retrieved from

Parish Staff
Pastor: Fr. Joseph Lea (267) 243-5861 NCOIC : SGT. Marcus Levering (706) 791-4308 Deacon: - Rev. Mr. David Kriegel - Rev. Mr. Kelley Culver PLC: Lola Rivera (706) 791-4829 RE Coordinator: Adriana Gramer RCIA: Kelley Culver (706) 855-9893 Music Director: Sonia Rivera CWOC: Andrea Perez (707)365-7253 Knights of Columbus: Jim Redmond


We are pleased to announce that we will add a Spanish Mass and a few more weekday masses to our masses starting on September 14th. The Spanish Mass will begin at 5:30pm on Saturdays. Please know that this Mass will change the current English Mass time on Saturday beginning on September 14th. The new schedule will be as follow: Monday & Wednesday: 11:30am (no changes) Tuesday and Friday: 9:30am Saturday: 4:00pm (English) 5:30pm (Spanish) Sunday: 8:30am and 10:00am (no changes) Eucharistic Exposition following Tuesday Mass until 4pm RECONCILIATION/ CONFESSIONS Saturday: 3pm and 5pm Sunday: 7:45am-and 9:30am Weekdays confessions are available ONLY by appointment.

No Weekday Masses
We will NO celebrate weekday Masses from August 5th to 12th. Fr. Joseph will be attending a retreat. For your information, weekend Masses will be celebrated by Fr. Paul Shuda at their regular times. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Spanish Mass Volunteers Needed

The new Spanish Mass that is scheduled to begin in mid September requires the help of volunteers. We need choir members, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Eucharist, and ushers. If you are planning to attend this Spanish Mass, we encourage you to sign up to serve at this masses. We will provide training to those volunteers who need it. Please, contact Lola Rivera to sign up for the ministry that you are interested in participating. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Youth Ministry: Laura Pizzi EME: Judy Kriegel, (706) 869-9781 Altar Servers: Alex Besel Lectors: Tom Dean, (706) 860-6946 Ushers/Greeters :Bill Holt,(706)951-3625 Flowers Ministry: Fran Simpson Welcome Sunday: Gilda Fontimayor

Webmaster: Judy Culver Liturgical Schedule: Brian Musha Hospitality Ministry: Barbara Larson Special Events: Elisa Nyiri Bulletin Editor: Lola Rivera

Monday & Wednesday: 11:30am Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:30am and 10:00am RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:00pm- 4:45pm Sunday: 7:45am-and 9:30am (also by appointment)

SAINT MICHAELS MISSION STATEMENT Saint Michaels Catholic Community is a group of Catholic Christians associated with the Armed Forces under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Archdioceses for the Military Services served by the pastoral leadership of our priest(s), deacon(s), and parish staff. The community is dedicated to exemplifying Christian community by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, service, and witness to the people of Fort Gordon and surrounding communities.

Need directions to get to the RE Center? We are here to help you. Please contact us at

CCD Upcoming Events

- 4 August - 11:30-2:30pm Bldg 13 RE Center Registration. - 11 August - RE Begins at 8:30-9:45am followed by the 10am Mass at Good Shepherd Chapel. Parents should pick up their children at 0945. Mass will follow at 1000.

A CCD Teacher Needed

The Religious Education (RE) program is in need of a volunteer to teach 1st Grade. If you are interested in helping pass on the faith to our children please contact the RE Coordinator at or call (706) 8559275. Thank you.

HELP NEEDED!!! The Religious Education program at St. Michaels is in need of substitute teachers and teachers aides. Please contact the RE Coordinators at if you are interested in being a substitute or aide.

RECEIVING SACRAMENTS THIS YEAR? Parents with students enrolling in Sacramental classes, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, will need the students sacramental records, for example, Baptismal Certificate for First Holy Communion and both certificates for C on fi r m a t i on c a n d i d a t e s .

IMPORTANT All families registering for religious education should also be registered as parishioners at Saint Michaels. Please see Mrs. Lola Rivera, the Parish Life Coordinator to register in the parish. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website:

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CWOC- Catholic Women of the Chapel
We would like to invite you to the Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC) Monthly meeting on September 6th at 6pm at Good Shepherd Chapel. Please join us!

Monthly Meeting
UPCOMING EVENTS Movie Night! We will be gathering on Friday, August 30th for a movie night at 6pm at the Good Shepherd Chapel. Please bring a dish to share. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Perez. Faith Study: 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Lively Virtues If you would like to part take in our Faith Study group this year we will be having a two sessions. Monday morning at 9:30 at the RE Complex, building 13 (starting September 2 nd) and on Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Good Shepherd Chapel. Please contact Andrea Perez to sign-up or for more information. New Book Club! CWOC will be starting a Book Club this year. We will be starting in September but a time, place and date is to be determined. Please contact Andrea Perez for more information and to sign-up. COLLECTIONS FOR CSS: The CWOC (formally MCCW) will be collecting hygiene products this year for Catholic Social Services. There will be a marked plastic tub in the activity room for donations. Please know that our next meeting will be on Tuesday August 13, 2013 in Bldg. 13 at 1830. The Council will be hosting a Second degree exemplification in conjunction with the monthly meeting. The degree is scheduled to start at 1830 and should last about an hour. So, the social hour will be at 1930 aprox, and the meeting at 2000 aprox. The attire for those attending or observing the degree should be coat and tie. Please contact the Grand Knight Jim Redmond if you have any questions at:

Knights of Columbus Website

The Knights Website is updated with new links to Supreme, GA ST Council, Fr. McGivney Guild and St Michael's Parish Web page. Brother Bill Best continues to improve our Site and its capabilities. You can now make a donation to our Council Charities online. Note Donations to our Council Charities are not Tax Deductible per IRS Rules. You may visit the new website at

Altar Servers Training!!!

There will be NO Altar Servers training session this month. We will announce the next session as soon as the date and time is released. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please contact the Altar Servers Coordinator, Alex Besel at (706) 855 -9275 or

Rehearsal Information
Choir Practice is on W ed nes da ys at 7:45pm at our chapel. Singers and musicians are welco me d ! Con t a ct Sonia Rivera at (706) 627-0637 or send her an email at

Food Drive Continues

Thanks to everyone for you generous donations (500 Lbs) 40 Items for Lent. Our Food Drive continues because Sister Janet always needs help for the less fortunate of our community. Please continue to be generous.

Would you like to Donate Flowers for a Special Intention?

You can donate flowers for a special intention, such as, in memory of the death of a loved one, or in celebration of your wedding anniversary, or birthday. Please, contact the Flowers Ministry Coordinator Fran Simpson for more information @ St. Michaels Day will be celebrated on September 29th, the actual feast day, after the 10am Mass. More information to come in upcoming bulletins!!! We need your help to have a successful celebration. If you sing, dance, are a comedian, or have any other talent, this is your chance to share your talent with your Parish. Please contact Lola Rivera if you would like to sign up for the entertainment part of the day.

Ushers Needed
We are in need of several ushers for each of our Mass services (Sat. 5:pm, Sun. 8:30am and 10am). This is a great opportunity to serve your parish. Please contact the Ushers Coordinator Bill Holt if you are interested or need more information (706) 951-3625 or

Families Wanted
Our Parish is looking for families who would like to bring up the gifts at each mass. Please contact Bill Holt if you are interested or need more information (706) 951-3625 or

Upcoming Meetings
We have scheduled a few meetings to help us coordinate St. Michaels Day. It is very important that ministry coordinators attend these meetings. Please, mark your calendars for the following upcoming meetings: August 12, 11:30am (Activity room) September 2, 5:00pm (Activity room) September 26, 5:00pm (Activity room) Please contact me if you are unable to attend any of these meetings. Thank you.

Altar Servers Needed

Our Parish is looking for adult or children who would like to serve as altar servers at the 5pm Mass. Please contact Lola Rivera.

We are recruiting new volunteers for the different on Mondays ministries that we have in our parish. Contact the 6:30pm-7:30pm Parish Life Coordinator if you are interested in Facilitated by serving our community. There are many open opFr Joseph and DCN Kelley portunities some of them are listed in page 5. Sign up today via email at Please, contact Lola Rivera if you are interested at or (706) 791-4829.

Book Club Discussion

Volunteer Today!!!

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This coming month on August 15th, we will celebrate The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast falls on Wednesday this year. Catholics are called to attend Mass on this day. St. Michaels will offer two masses to celebrate this feast at 11:30am and 5:30pm at the Good Shepherd Chapel.

Military Archdiocese Website

Do you need to request a baptism certificate? First Communion certificate? You may inquire any sacramental information you may need at

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Next week!
Did you attend the ATL Conference?
We are looking for at least two of you to share your testimonies on the ATL Youth Conference at the end of mass on Aug. 4th. The testimonies need to be short and brief, about three minutes long. Just share your experience and if something profound happened to you and you like to share, that would be awesome. Please email your testimony to the Youth Ministry coordinator, Mrs. Laura Pizzi at Pray about it and let me know. Youth are encouraged to do the readings, serve as ushers, sing in the choir, and present the gifts during Mass. Please contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator if you are interested in participating. We have choir practice on Wednesday at 7:45pm in our chapel. Contact us if you have any questions at

Resuming on Sept 15th! Have a safe rest of the summer. We will see you soon.

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary Holy Day of Obligation 11:30am and 5:30pm Masses At Good Shepherd Chapel

How to Become a member of St. Michael CYM

If you are interested in becoming a member of one of the most important ministry at our parish, you are in the right place! St. Michaels CYM is one of the most important ministries in our parish. Our mission is to help our youth learn what it means to live in loving community. The Youth ministry provides youth a glimpse of what it means to be loved unconditionally. We want to help you to Uncover your Spiritual Gifts such as mission, prayer, teaching healing and hospitality. Join us and enjoy a welcoming, safe, comfortable, and experiential environment. Our values includes, among others, the following: growing and connecting in our knowledge of the Scriptures, growing and connecting in our relationship with each other , growing and connecting in our relationship with God through music, art, prayer, meditation, His Word, and experience, and serving one another, God, and the local and global communities . Dont miss this opportunity to grow in your faith and have fun! All in one! For more information in how to become a member of St. Michaels Youth Ministry, please contact the Laura Pizzi ,

Ministries and Volunteers Orientation on 7 September @ GSC "Fiat in Faith" Vocation Discernment Day, September 14, 2013
Are you a single Catholic woman wondering what God might have planned for your life? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to enter the convent in the 21 st century? On Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9 AM - 3 PM, a vocation discernment day, "Fiat in Faith" will be held for single Catholic women, 18 - 35 years of age. Come and learn how to discern God's call, especially the call to religious life. Join other women in this day of reflection, meet Sisters, hear their vocation stories and ask questions! Vocation directors from the following congregations will be presenting the program: Daughters of Charity; Glenmary Home Mission Sisters; Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Sisters of Mercy; and Sisters of St. Joseph. The "Fiat in Faith" day will be held in the St. Peter Claver School Library, 133 Ward St. in Macon, GA. For more information or to RSVP contact Sister Donna Loeper, SSJ email: or 912-484-7860.


Let us pray for our New Holy Father, the Successor of St Peter, Pope Francis I. Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.

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Margaret Lepak, August 1st Dorothy Schneider, August 28th

9/11 Special Mass

St. Michaels Parish will honor the 9-11 Victims and their families with a special Mass on September 11th at 11:30am. Please join us!

Movie Review
Secular Franciscan Prayer Concert and Spiritual Retreat
Please join us for a Secular Franciscan Prayer Concert and Spiritual Retreat September 6 & 7. Friday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm, we will have a Prayer Concert with Jerry Aull, a professional singer / songwriter and Cricket Aull a Franciscan Spiritual Assistant and professional Prayer Retreat leader. The Spiritual Retreat theme is "Taking Time for Timeless Treasures". The retreat will begin Saturday with attending the9:15 Mass at St. Mary on the Hill church and the retreat will start after mass at 10 am in the St. Marys Parish Hall. A pizza Lunch will be included for which people can give an offering to cover costs as they are able. The afternoon session will be from 12:45-3pm with special opportunity for guided individual intentional prayer with Cricket Aull after the close at 3 pm. All are welcome and any "love offering" that people are able to give to cover the costs of Jerry and Cricket's transportation and overhead for providing the Prayer Concert and Retreat will be gratefully accepted.

By Joseph Muldering Catholic News Service

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Back in 2009, South Africa-born writer-director Neill Blomkamp made quite a stir in Hollywood with his low-budget, high-box office science fiction film "District 9." Penned in collaboration with Terri Tatchell, the movie used its human characters' interaction with an invading race of unpleasant-looking, insectlike extraterrestrials as a prism through which to examine topics like racism, colonialism, apartheid and xenophobia. Immaculate Conception Foundation, INC. Similarly serious aims underlie Blomkamp's latest proWe are pleased to announce that we have established a foundation for the Immaculate Conception ject (this one scripted solo), the dystopian action picture Catholic School, the parish school of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. If you would like to do"Elysium" (TriStar). In crafting what might be termed a nate stocks, securities, etc., we are able to accept them also. For more information or make a donathinking person's shoot-'em-up, Blomkamp envisions a tion please contact our principal, Mrs. Allison Palfy, at or 706.722.9964. future society with numerous -- and uncomfortable -analogous ties to our own. Though obviously well-intentioned --viewers of faith will FACILITY SCHEDULING POLICY Chapel facility can be requested for religious activities and services within our parish. Requests sympathize with the narrative's point of view on a range of subjects -- the resulting parable is also laden with harsh need to be in written in the official form and submitted via the PLC to avoid scheduling issues. vocabulary and visuals. As such, it's suitable only for stal- Submit requests at least two weeks in advance. wart grown-ups. - Forms can be found for your convenience in the inbox located in the Catholic Office. Considered aesthetically, moreover, caricature and oversim- You may deposit your PO request in the PLC mailbox at anytime. plification weaken the impact of the film's implicit messages - Priority for chapel usage is as follows: concerning such contemporary ills as the plight of immi1. Religious/Worship Services grants, restricted access to health care and the unequal divi2. Memorial/Funeral Services sion of resources. 3. Other Religious Services/Events Familiar social and environmental blights have run rampant in the mid-22nd-century world of "Elysium." So much so 4. Weddings/Baptisms that the Los Angeles in which its protagonist, an industrial 5. Unit Specific Activities laborer named Max (Matt Damon), ekes out his existence is Requesters Responsibilities Requester is responsible for setup for the event and tear down at end of event. All needed supplies one vast ruined slum peopled by demoralized and oppressed will be provided by the requester (group). No food, drink, gum tobacco products, alcohol, weap- drones. Since similar conditions prevail across the despoiled globe, ons, etc will be brought into the Sanctuary Ensure the used facility is clean after usage (clean cof- the rich have retreated to the idyllic satellite from which the fee pot, pick up all trash, vacuumed, turn off ALL lights and lock ALL doors. movie takes its title. There they live a life of ease -- and enjoy miraculous medical technology not shared with their underlings on the home planet. After a workplace accident exposes him to a lethal dose of radiation, Max is desperate to reach this orbiting world of privilege where he knows he can be healed. In exchange for passage there, he agrees to undertake a perilous spying mission for underground guerilla leader Spider (Wagner Moura). A master of high-tech innovation and a dabbler in all sorts of illegal activities, Spider has the necessary resources to smuggle Max aloft. Since the secrets Max is out to steal have the potential to undermine the whole system protecting Elysium's way of life, his assignment brings him into conflict with one of the habitat's top leaders, ruthless Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster). Use the suggestion box located in the hallway to Up to her neck in high-stakes political intrigue, Delacourt nominate yourself or another candidate for any of also has personal reasons for wanting to stop Max. And she the positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary has just the man for the job: a brutal mercenary called and Financial Advisor). Thank you. Kruger (Sharlto Copley). As Delacourt's long-standing secret agent on Earth, Kruger specializes in keeping the downtrodden in line -- by any means necessary. Flashbacks to childhood reveal that the orphaned Max was Donate your used American Flags befriended and nurtured by a deeply sympathetic nun (Yolanda Abbud L.) -- a figure whose portrayal Catholic moviegoers in particular will appreciate. Knights of Columbus are collecting She serves as Max's steady moral compass, though she's unserviceable flags for Retirements not a guide on whom he always relies. But the lack of until June 1st. balance or shading among other representative characters means that "Elysium" succeeds more as a susYou may deposit your donations in a box penseful adventure than as anything of deeper signifimarked Flagged in the activity room cance. The film contains much gory violence, some gruesome images, a few uses of profanity, considerable rough and Contact Bill Holt for more information crude language and several obscene gestures. The @ Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. Retrieved from

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We are looking for a parishioner who would like to live stream or just record the Saturday 5pm Mass. If you are interested, please, contact Mrs. Lola Rivera at or 706-791-4829 or 443-2231125. Thank you.

Prayer for Vocations

Join us as we pray for Vocations, priesthood, deaconate and Religious Life. O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest, send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you. Open the hearts of Your children that they may discern Your Holy Will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ. Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth. Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord.

ST MICHAELS FOR LIFE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Rachels Vineyard Ministry
If you have feelings of grief, anxiety, guilt, depression, emotional or spiritual problems due to a past abortion know that you are not alone. The Rachels Vineyard Ministry is here to help with professional counseling, Post Abortion Healing Retreats and emotional support. This ministry provides retreats several times/year. For additional information in upcoming retreats to our area, please contact Stephanie May 912-201-4059 Complete confidentiality will be honored at all times.

Pro-Life Mass & Rosary

For your information, there is a Mass the first Saturday of each month at Saint Mary on the Hill, 9:15 am followed by a Pro-Life Rosary at Preferred Health Center right after (approximately 10:15am). This activity is NOT organized by our parish, but you are invited to participate to support the Right to Life.

Abortion Alternatives
Birthright of Augusta (706) 733-LOVE Augusta Care Pregnancy Center (706) 724-3733

Recruiting New Volunteers There are many ways to help your community within the parish. Demonstrate Gods love by volunteering some of
your time. The following are some of the many volunteer opportunities for you. Contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you have questions or need further information.

VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR (volunteer position)

St. Michaels Parish at Fort Gordon is looking for a dedicated, hardworking person, sensitive to the ways God calls and equips people for mission in daily life, to help the members of our congregation grow in both spirituality and in participation. Positive communication skills, including both quality listening skills and comfort with cold-calling, are a necessity! Ability to maintain open and often communication with parish volunteers. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - Establish and maintain relationships with congregation members and community organizations to assist the congregation in accomplishing its missional responsibilities. - Create and maintain databases of congregational member information such as skills and interests. Such databases may include some or all software such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Publisher. - Establish and oversee recruitment procedures to meet specific group needs for activities and functions of volunteers. - Evaluate the work of volunteers to ensure that work is of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively. - Assist in the assimilation process of new members. Work with the Parish Life Coordinator to acknowledge, recognize, and support volunteers as well as recommend new directions for ministry. - Help connect members with existing ministries and programs within the congregation. - Report questions, comments, or concerns regularly to the Parish Life Coordinator. - Other duties as assigned by the Pastor and/or Parish Life Coordinator or as deemed necessary. Questions? Please contact the PLC,

Care Ministry Coordinator

We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Care Ministry. This ministry assists parishioners who are sick at home or hospital. The ministry coordinator is responsible for coordinating visits in consultation with the senior pastor and PLC. The coordinator will be willing to visit parishioners who request this assistance, share the Word of God and prayer with them, and offer Holy Communion at the time of visit. If this is your call, or you need further information, please contact us at

Adult Altar Servers Wanted We are looking for adult altar servers to assist at Mass, especially at Saturday 5pm and Sunday 8:30am masses. Please, contact Alex Besel if you are interested in becoming an altar server. This is a great opportunity to serve our Lord. Evangelization Coordinator We are looking for volunteers to coordinate the Evangelization ministry. Please, contact Lola Rivera if you are interested in coordinating this ministry, or if you need more information at

DATE 8/17/2013

TIME 5:00

LECTOR S. Wodicka C. Greenwood M. Carrington P. Johnson M. Espiritu E. Nikoi

EME G. Strellner J. Strellner A. Perez B. Larson E. Huter E. Labrador M. Rodriguez A. Rodriguez

USHER B. Best Volunteer Needed A. Larson K. Simmons J. David J. Redmond I. Rodriguez J. Varner




Please, contact your coordinator with at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to serve at the mass that you are schedule. Lectors: Tom Dean (706) 860-6946 or Extraordinary Ministers: Judy Kriegel (706) 869-9781 or Ushers: Bill Holt (706) 951-3625 or You may contact the Liturgy Schedule Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns about schedule at Brian Musha @ Thank you for your cooperation.

PLCs Office Hours

The Parish Life Coordinator is available to assist you with registrations, Sacramental inquires, PO requests, and any other needs via phone, and email when needed. Parish office hours are from Monday thru Friday from 9am-1pm Parish office hours may change due to meetings or other duties with no notice. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the PLC (706) 791-4829 or (443) 223-1125, Note: The Parish Office will be closed on Jul 29. Email or call if needed.

Pastoral Visitations
There is simply no place more appropriate than the home for pastors to interact with their parishioners in a personal manner. And this holds true whether such interaction is for the purpose of leading a person to Christ, reclaiming a lost soul, or offering support and guidance. For this reason, our Pastor, Father Joseph would like to start Pastoral Visitations to give parishioners the opportunity of meeting and knowing him. He would like to visit parishioners homes twice a week, so if you are interested in receiving the special visit of our Pastor, please contact the PLC Lola Rivera to schedule a Pastoral visitation @ (706) 791-4829, or Father Joseph is looking forward to visit your home, talk and pray with you and your family in earnestness and humility.

Private confessions at St. Michaels are available for you before Mass on Saturdays 4pm and Sundays at 8am in the confessional box located in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, but also face-to-face and by appointment at your convenience. Confessions are available in Spanish when Father Joseph celebrates mass.

Arrangements for marriage preparation should be made at least six months in advance of the proposed date. If there has been a prior marriage that has not been annulled by the Catholic Church, more time may be required. Participation in a marriage preparation workshop/program is required. Initially, all requests of information should be directed to the Catholic Pastor at (267) 243-5861.

New to our Parish?

Please take a minute and fill out our registration form. You can find these forms in the counter located in the social room. You may give the form to the Parish Life Coordinator, or to the chaplain assistant on duty. You can also download the form from our website if this is more convenient for you, and send it to Welcome!

In order to receive Baptism, parent(s) must be registered and attending Mass. Dates and times of Baptism can ONLY be set after registering for Pre-Baptism class, and talking with a Priest. Baptism and preparation for Baptism must be arranged 30 days in advance. Contact the PLC if you need assistance.

Adoration on Wednesday
Join us for adoration this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm. We meet every week to spend and dedicate an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. This is a great way to increase your faith and help you with your prayer life.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA program is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic doctrine and way of life. Contact Kelley Culver if you need assistance at .

Pastoral Counseling
Anyone wishing to see the Catholic Pastor for religious counseling issues may contact our Pastor. All requests of information should be directed
to Father Joseph at (267) 243-5861.

Anointing of the Sick

If you are in need of this sacrament, or if you are going to be hospitalized, please contact Father Joseph (267) 243-5861

Wedding Anniversary & Marriage Vow Renewal

Send us an email if you are celebrating your wedding anniversary next month. We also encourage you to let us know if you would like to renew your marriage vows at Mass, at least two weeks in advance. Requests can be submitted at:

Writing Checks: When writing checks for our weekend collections, please make sure you write the check to CTOF (Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund) Also remember , if you write a check $250 or above, you may ask for a receipt from the chaplain assistant.

Change of Address or Moving?

Please advise the Parish Life Coordinator when you have any change of address or telephone number, or if you are moving away.

Parish Council Meeting

St. Michaels Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday September 3rd. The meeting will be at Good Shepherd Chapel (GSC), social room at 5:30 pm.

Mass Intentions
If you would like to offer a Mass for the repose of the soul of a loved one, or any other intention, you are encouraged to use one of our Mass cards from the bulletin board located in the hallway next to the Sacristy. You can also send it to the PLC via email at

Pastoral Council

In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering. Pope Benedict XVI

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ADULTS PROGRAMS Coffee and Theology
Coffee and Theology is a religious education for adults that meet on Sundays at 11:30am at the RSO Bld. 29601. Contact Tom Dean (706) 860-6946 if you have any question.

Bible Study
St. Michaels Bible Study is on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the activity room. We are studying a Bible Study on the Books of Hebrews. Contact Tom Dean.


St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection 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 Divine Power of God -thrust into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

CCD Resumes this Sunday at 8:30am!

Catechists Needed
We are recruiting catechists for the new CCD year. If you are interested in teaching religious education, please contact us. Experience is not required. We will provide you with the training and teaching resources that you need. We need teachers and substitute teachers for grades PreK through High School. Contact Adriana Gramer (978) 866-3806 or

CCD Registration
CCD registration is open throughout the year. Please know that in order to receive the Holy Sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation, children need to attend Religious Education as required. Contact the RE Coordinator Adriana Gramer if you have questions.

Religious Education Coordinator Office Hours

The Religious Education Coordinator is available to meet with parents for enrolling their children and answer questions and concerns at the RE Center, building 9th, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm.


Please remember in your prayers all those who are deployed, their families and friends during their deployments. If your loved one is one of them, or you know any deployed military personnel send us his or her name, so we can include it in our daily prayers. Send your prayer request to Ire Ann Tirador CW3 James Omer Cote SrA James Varner SFC Nathan Varner

Weekend Masses Saturday 17:00 Sunday 08:30 & 10:00 Daily Mass Mon & Wed 11:30 Mon-Friday DDEAMC 11:45 Reconciliation Saturday 16:00 Sunday 07:45 Rosary Saturday 16:30 Sunday 08:00 Communion (Sick/ Homebound): Father Joseph Lea Weddings Contact PLC Baptisms Contact PLC Liturgy Deacon Dave Kriegel Adoration Wednesday 18:30 Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 Children (REC) off RCIA (RSO)


Please pray for our expectant mothers and their babies. If you are a member of St. Michaels Parish and expecting a baby, or have a friend or relative who is a expecting a baby, please send us her name to add it to our list @ Tazmine Valentin Lisa (Capozzoli) Billings


Please pray for our sick and their families. If you know of any parishioner who is sick or is hospitalized, please send us the name to add it to our list @

Fidelis Henn Bonnie Cartwright (child) Ian Lange (3 month-old)

Bea Nikoi Angela Blancos Izzy Rodriguez Lt/Col Karl Strellner

Anita Smith John Bacon Georgia Foster Cathy Musha

Deborah Garcia Dinah Guilfoyle Carol Rodriguez Marj Spitek


Please remember in your prayers those brothers and sisters who departed with the hope of eternal life. Please send us the name to add it to our list @ Florence Best (11 year Anniv), Cleotilde San Jose (11 years Anniv.), Rodel San Jose (2 years Anniv.)

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August 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed


2 CWOC Monthly Meeting, 6pm

3 CCD Registration Weekend

4 CCD Registration Weekend Coffee and Theology & RCIA 11:30am 11 CCD Kick-Off, 8:30am Coffee and Theology & RCIA 11:30am

5 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

6 Parish Council, 5:30pm

7 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 14 ASSUMPTION DAY Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 21 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 28 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm


12 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

13 KofC Meeting,6:30pm




18 CCD Class, 8:30am Youth Mass, 10am Coffee and Theology & RCIA 11:30am 25 CCD Class, 8:30am Welcome Sunday, 10am Coffee and Theology &

19 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm





26 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm



30 CWOC Movie Night, 6pm


September 2013
Sun 1 Mon 2 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm Tue 3 Parish Council, 5:30pm Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm 10 KofC Meeting,6:30pm Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm 17 Daily Mass, 9:30am Exposition after Mass until 4pm. Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm 24 Daily Mass, 9:30am Exposition after Mass until 4pm. Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm Wed 4 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 11 9/11 Special Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm 18 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 5 Thu Fri 6 Daily Mass, 9:30am CWOC Monthly Meeting, 6pm Sat 7 Volunteers Orientation, 10-12pm

8 CCD Class, 8:30am Coffee and Theology & RCIA 11:30am 15 CATECHECICAL

9 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm


13 Daily Mass, 9:30am

14 Confessions, 3pm English Mass, 4pm Spanish Mass, 21 Confessions, 3pm English Mass, 4pm Spanish Mass, 5:30pm

CCD Class, 8:30am Youth Mass, 10am Coffee and Theology & RCIA 11:30am 22 POW/MIA Special Mass, 10am CCD Class, 8:30am Coffee and Theology & RCIA 11:30am 29 ST MICHAELS Special Mass, 9:30am NO CCD Class, NO Coffee and Theology & RCIA

16 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm


20 Daily Mass, 9:30am CWOC Coffee Night

23 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

25 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm


27 Daily Mass, 9:30am

28 Confessions, 3pm English Mass, 4pm Spanish Mass, 5:30pm

30 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm