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106 N. Western Ave.


Girard, KS 66743
Tel. (620)724-8717

of
Saint Michael Church, Girard
www.stmichaelgirard.com

Saint Michael Parish Mission Statement:

MASS SCHEDULE
GIRARD
Sat. 5:30pm
Sun. 10:00 am

ARMA
4:00pm
8:00 am

CONFESSION
Sat. 2:00-2:30pm 3:15-3:45pm
Weekdays before Mass;
anytime by appointment.
STAFF
Fr. Roger Lumbre
Pastor
Janel Scales
Bookkeeper/Bulletin Editor
Faith Paoni
Secretary
Rectory Office Hours
Tues-Fri 9AM-Noon
Closed on Mondays
Tel. (620) 724-8717

Altar Servers:

We the parishioners of Saint Michael the Archangel, through leadership and strong traditions are
faithful disciples of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church. We commit ourselves to
be generous stewards of our faith, our parish, and our community. We strive to involve all members
to be united in one parish family for the salvation of all.
Notes from the Pastor Back to Church for Christmas!
It is getting more exciting as Christmas draws nearer. We will be back in the church finally for our
liturgical celebrations for the first time on Monday, December 22 for the 7AM Mass, and then on
Christmas Eve and Christmas. We still have our mass on Sunday, December 21 at the hall. So that we
can use our new confessional that Monday, we will bless it that Sunday after the 10AM mass. Those
who can stay are asked to join us in the blessing and a tour of our newly renovated church. Right after
that we will start decorating our church for Christmas. Those who can also help are very much welcomed to stay. It is indeed a great blessing to be able to celebrate our liturgies at the church itself. I
could feel that in the four months that we are in the hall, we all miss the church! The feeling is like we
are in exile and now we are going home. It is indeed a very exciting and joyful experience.
Reflecting on this situation, it really gives us a very important message and an opportunity for renewal.
While we are at the hall our church is undergoing a physical renewal. This is an image of our Parish
Community. After 50 years of the church construction, many of its parts need to be repaired and improved. It is no different from our parish community as people. More than 50 years as parish community, as the living church we also need to be renewed, a non-stop spiritual repair and improvement a
spiritual renewal. If our building needs improvement much more is our spiritual life. We will be
thanking God for the first mass celebrated on this church building on December 19, 1964, may we be
able to renew as well spiritually and become more mature in our faith!
Handicapped Parking and Entrance!
One of our goals in the renovation of the Church is to make it handicapped friendly. Please take note
of the following changes: the side door at the west side of the church is our handicapped entrance;
there is an automatic door switch to open and hold the door for a few minutes so those in walkers and
wheel chairs could easily enter; the pews are newly refinished and upholstered -you will notice the

Next Saturday (12/20/14)


5:30 PM
D. Davenport & L. Martin

E. M. E.
Lectors:
Gift Bearers

Next Sunday(12/21/14)
10:00 AM
C. & C. Puckett
& M. Droessler

Rhonda Stonerock
Tony Stonerock

Eileen Bland
Beth Wilson

Bob & Linda Moore

Bob & Alice Davied

Mass Schedules & Intentions for December 13th-21st:


Dec

13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Saturday

4:00 PM
5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM
Tuesday
5:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM
8:30AM-3PM
Friday
7:00 AM
8AM-6PM
Saturday
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM

Last Week

Weekly Bulletin

David Harman
No Intention
Pro Populo
Ed Walsh
No Intention
No Intention
Lorraine Westhoff
No Intention
Eucharistic Adoration
No Intention
Eucharistic Adoration
August & Mary Bogina
Steve VanLeeuwen
Black Family Members
Pro Populo

Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard
Girard
Arma
Girard
Arma
Arma
Girard
Girard
Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard

front pews are shortened to widen the communion area and


also to give more space for communion especially when
there is a coffin at funerals and for weddings; the cut space
can be used for those with wheelchairs and walkers; there is
an additional space for the handicapped at the western side
of the church closer to the handicapped entrance. Because it
is on the western door, our handicapped parking is moved to
the western side of the parking lot right at the western corner
of the back of the Church. The eastern corner will no longer
be handicapped parking as there is a slope from the parking
space to the walkway of the church. We will also be marking two handicapped parking spaces on the driveway close to
the handicapped entrance.
Thank You To the Altar Society for their Donation
The central and most important part in our altar is the tabernacle that holds the body and blood of Christ! As we improve our church the tabernacle also needs refinishing. We
sent it to IDonnelly, a catholic supply store in Kansas City,
MO for refinishing. With the size of our tabernacle and its
gold and satin finish, we are charged $1,900.00 for its restoration. The Altar Society gave us $1,000.00 for that purpose
and we are very grateful. Thank you ladies for all that you
do for the parish. God bless you!
A Blessed 3 Year Anniversary for the Meals In His Name
Congratulations to our Meals In His Name for its third year
anniversary on Dec. 15th. It is indeed a great blessing from
God as this ministry is able to provide food for the community. We thank Marita and Doug Lopeman for their

Contributions
Children's Offering

July 2014 to date

$3,669.00

$58,451.69

$8.44

$214.75

Expenses

$48,553.24

Over/ (Under)

$10,113.20
Saint Michaels Upcoming Events

Finance Council
Tony Stonerock-Chair
TBA

Parish Council
Dale Coomes-Chair
January 13, 2015

Rosary Altar Society


Next meeting, TBA
At 6:30pm in the Hall.

Knights of Columbus
1st Tuesday of Month, 7pm
St. Michael Parish Hall

Helping Hands
Need help or want to volunteer,
Call Carrie Smith, 724-6684

Daughters of Isabella
Call Marilyn Bradshaw,
724-7133

Kapauns Men Friday mornings at 6am!

unwavering leadership for this ministry and for all our volunteers who continually support this project every week, especially
with set-up, cooking serving, and clean up duties. God bless you
all for your undertaking!
RSVP for the Anniversary Banquet
Once more you are reminded that on January 4th, first Sunday of
the new year, we have only one mass and that is at 10AM.
There is no 5:30PM mass on January 3rd. The mass at 10AM
will be presided by our bishop to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Churchs construction. After the mass will be a reception banquet at the hall. You will find at the entrance an
RSVP form for you to fill up if you are coming to the banquet so
we can closely estimate the amount of food to prepare. There is
a drop box at the entrance for you to put your filled-up form. I
am encouraging all of you to please come to this once in a lifetime celebration. We might not be here anymore for the next 25
years to celebrate its diamond (75th) anniversary! Please come
and RSVP!
Reminders:
Stewardship Meeting on December 15, Monday at 5:30 at the
hall, RCIA on December 16 at 6PM in Arma, Meals in His
Name this week is Wednesday December 17 at the usual time
and Advent Recollection in Arma at 6PM on December 18 followed by Confession at 7PM. God bless you all! Fr. Roger

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Word of Life - Intercessions for Life


December 14th - Third Sunday of Advent
For new parents: That they may receive support and help from family and friends in
caring for their newborns; We pray to the Lord:
Tiny Saint Charms & Bracelets
The Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) Group is selling Tiny Saint Charms and Bracelets. The Charms are pretty much the coolest saint charms ever! Collect and share
these little reminders of who is up in Heaven praying for us! These durable and colorful charms have been very popular with kids & adults alike! Made of soft PVC
(similar to rubber), they can clip on a childs backpack, dads keychain, moms purse,
and anything else you can think of! CYM is selling the charms for $6.00 for one
charm, or 4 charms for $20.00. The bracelets, which feature many saints, sell for
$10.00. Profit from the sale will help send CYM youth to retreats and conferences.
We will be selling them after mass. The charms make a great gift. Get yours now for
Christmas! Saint charms for sale are: St. Anne, St. Anthony, St. Benedict, St. Cecilia,
St. Christopher, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joan of Arc, St.
John Paul II, St. John Bosco, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Kateri, St.
Luke, St. Maria Goretti, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Monica, St.
Michael the Archangel, St. Nicholas, St. Padre Pio, St. Patrick, St. Paul, St. Peter, St.
Philomena, St. Rose of Lima, St. Therese of Lisieux, Mary Blessed Mother, Pope
Francis, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our
Lady of Mt. Carmel. Please pray for the success of our project.
Girard Lions Club Country Christmas
Enjoy Country, Gospel and Christmas songs on Sunday, December 14th at the SSS
Steakhouse from 3pm to 5pm. Free admission. Free-will donations at the door will
support the Girard Ministerial Alliances work to help local families. Featuring:
Duling Family, Kinley Rice, Lisa & Steve Mahnken, and Tyler Bennett.
Anniversary Dinner
The Parishs Anniversary Dinner will be on January 4th! Food will be provided.
There will be RSVPs in the back of the hall, for you to fill out and turn back in.
Sign Up Sheets
There are sign-up sheets in the hall entrance for anyone who would like to volunteer
to serve, lector, or Eucharistic Minister, for any of the masses from December 24thJanuary 4th. Thank you in advance.
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biannual four-day
experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers. The
schedule includes general and concurrent sessions addressing a wide variety of topics
including forgiveness, Catholic spirituality and prayer, global issues, sexuality, and
leadership. There are also opportunities for liturgy and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and an activity village. The 2015 NCYC will be held in Lucas Oil
Stadium and the Indianapolis Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana
on November 19-22, 2015. If you a student in grades 8-11 and are interested, please
contact Michelle Puckett. NCYC is only four days, but it can be a catalyst for stronger faith growth that can only be sustained in a strong faith community.
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Feb. 14-16
Dear young people, the Church needs genuine witnesses for the new evangelization:
men and women whose lives have been transformed by meeting with Jesus, men and
women who are capable of communicating this experience to others. John Paul II,
Aug., 04
Come on a journey with your peers through the Paschal Mystery of Christ through
stories, discussions, Mass, prayers, music and fun! The next TEC retreat is the weekend of Feb 14-16 at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, KS. TEC is specifically
designed for older adolescents and young adults who are at least 16 years of age and
have finished their sophomore year of high school. The cost for a TEC retreat is $100,
which includes seven meals, two nights lodging and all materials. Applications are
available in the hall entry or you can also go online to download an application
at http://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/faith-tec/tec and mail it to the Office of Faith
formation at 424 N. Broadway, Wichita KS 67202. Parents, please encourage your
youth to attend! You can contact Carrie Smith for additional information.

St. michael, defend us in all our battles!