The grocery list
To volunteer, please access the online signup
Accepting food (not turkeys) and monetary donations at the POD in the parking lot on
Saturday, November 15 at 5:00pm mass
and Sunday, November 16 before, during and after all masses
Accepting food (including turkeys) and monetary donations at the Parish Center on
Saturday, November 22 at 5pm mass
and Sunday, November 23 from 7:30am to noon
The Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project will be November 22 and 23. In addition to collecting food on the 22nd and 23rd, we will be collecting food on the 15th and 16th before and after all masses. The food will be stored until the 22nd in a POD, which was generously donated to help us increase the number of families we are able to assist. This project has helped thousands of families and brings parishioners of all ages together to help through donation and/or volunteering for a great cause - helping others. We are asking for your help through:
Early monetary donations - This will help us understand what we are able to do this year. The cost of a complete basket will be $50 this year - but any donation is valued. Please mark your envelope and check clearly and drop it in the collection basket or by the church office. You can also donate online here
Food donations - Food donations will again be accepted before masses on November 15th and 16th, and the 22nd and 23rd. Turkey donations cannot be accepted until the 22nd. The grocery list is available online here and at the Information Desk in the Lobby, and on signs - any items on this list are greatly appreciated. We also invite you to stop by the Parish Center to see what is needed over the course of the weekend.
Fair Trade Festival A Huge Success!!
Hundreds of parishioners, friends, volunteers and Fair Trade partners attended the annual Fair Trade Festival at St. Michael on October 5, 2014. There was a wide array of consumer items provided by Fair Trade retailers and artisans from around the world and our local community. Attendees were able to shop in a relaxed environment while enjoying Larry’s coffee and snacks from SpicedCube.
Each of us is called to do our part as consumers to ensure that the economy works for everyone. Fair Trade creates opportunities for us to respond to this call in a small but significant way every day through the choices we make as consumers. When we make the conscious decision to purchase Fair Trade items, we are putting the values of Catholic Social Teaching into action, and working to realize our vision of economic justice.
Special thanks to Fr. Tom Fenlon, Global Fellow from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for his participation, to Larry’s Coffee, our local CRS partner for donating the coffee we served, and to PIP Printing and SpiceCubed Catering for their generous support of this special event.
The 2014 Annual Stewardship Report is now available for your review online. Click here to access the full report. If you have any questions, contact Larry McAnallen, Stewardship Director at 919-468-6180 or email at email@example.com.
St. Michael Early Childhood Center Preschool Openings 2014-15
Registration for Faith Formation for the 2014-15 school year is ongoing
ON-LINE registration has closed, however paper registration forms are available to download on the faith formation pages of the parish website, or pick them up in the parish office. Register soon to assure the time slot you are requesting for your child.
The Elementary Faith Formation class session that meets at 4:15 pm on Sundays is overfull and officially closed to any new registration. Please contact the office for more information. Most other classes have plenty of space available. Catechists are needed in many areas, especially Sundays and Mondays at 6:30 pm
We’d like your current email address for our database!
This will allow the members of our parish the ability to access their family membership information online.
Important Information about The Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Michael
St. Michael Parish Pastoral Vision Plan 2013-2016
Our parish now uses an Online Giving system called WeShare. This will allow you to make your donations without writing a check each week. You can set up a recurring weekly or monthly payment, allocate different amounts for our different collections, and view complete, accurate financial records at any time. It saves all of us time and is a win-win for our parish!
Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do so, however, we ask that you prayerfully consider Online Giving. If you would like to enroll, please visit www.stmichaelcary.weshareonline.org OR Click the Donate Now button. If you have any questions about the program or about setting up your account, don't hesitate to call our parish office at 919-468-6128 or 919-468-6132.
Many people enjoy the modern convenience, safety and reliability of making automatic deposits or transactions through the automated banking system. Now you can make weekly or monthly stewardship contributions through the St. Michael Automated Offering Plan. Simply complete this form and we will do the rest. It’s safe, easy and absolutely free.