Welcome to our Parish Community!

St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church

Mass Times

SATURDAY VIGIL
5 pm (livestreamed)
7 pm (Español)

SUNDAY
7 am (Quiet Mass, no music)
8:30 am (livestreamed)
10:30 am (livestreamed)
12:30 pm
2:15pm (Español) (livestreamed)
5 pm (Communion service, outside)


DAILY MASS
Mon - Sat: 7am
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am (livestreamed)
Tuesday / martes (en español): 7 pm
Civic Holidays: 9:30 am

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tues: 6:15-6:45 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm
Sat: 2 - 4 pm (Last penitent admitted at 3:45pm)

Office Hours

The parish offices are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. If you need to meet with a staff member, please email them to set up an appointment.

Our receptionist is stationed in the church gathering space Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 12 noon for visitors with questions.

Parish Office: 919-468-6100

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
(EN CASO DE GRAVEDAD O MUERTE)

Evenings/weekends: 919-368-0150 (For life & death emergencies)
During Office Hours: 919-468-6142 (all other medical calls)


The Parish offices are located in the Trinity Center, on the ground floor.
Handicap access is available through the elevator on the first floor (through the Preschool).

Engage with our St. Michael community through Realm

St. Michael is moving to a new kind of parish record keeping solution called Realm. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our parish community. Not only will this improve work life for our staff, it will make it easier for our parish family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of intentional disciples.  We are excited about what Realm offers our church family and how it will help us on our faith journey to discipleship through WORSHIP, EDUCATION and SERVICE.

New to Realm? Click here to learn more and access tutorials!

Announcements

Parish Council Update

It’s been a while since you heard anything from the pastoral council. That was intentional. Over the last few months, we have deeply re-examined the role of the council and how it can best support Fr. Michael in his care for our parish in the years to come. At its heart, the pastoral council is consultative. When the pastor seeks our wisdom on matters of importance to the parish, we investigate, deliberate, and make recommendations accordingly. Each exercise requires discernment.

Consequently, we believe that a mutual discernment process, rather than elections, is the best way to select future council members. You will no longer be presented with a list of faces and attempt to judge their character as best you can from a brief paragraph. Instead, all parishioners interested in serving on the council will be invited to information sessions in April where they can learn more about the role — and give us a chance to get to know them. The council will review all applications and submit final selections for the pastor’s approval in May.

This approach will allow interested parishioners, current council members, and the pastor to mutually determine good fit and to ensure that the council has a sufficient diversity of skills, backgrounds, ethnicities, and wisdom to engage in long-term planning for our parish.

To facilitate these changes, all current council members will consider their terms at an end on July 1st. Those who desire to remain on the council will go through the same selection process as every other parishioner.

We are hopeful that this discernment method will furnish our council with a thoughtful, cohesive group ready to learn, listen, and advise our pastor to the best of our ability. In the meantime, please pray that the Holy Spirit guide us and all candidates who choose to apply.

In Christ,

Adriana Polcaro, Chair
Olivia Seitz, Vice Chair
Sandra Bueno, Secretary


 
2020 Giving Statements

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our parish community!  2020 Giving Statements are available.  There are three ways to obtain your statement:  1) log in to Realm and filter for previous year or click button for 2020 Giving Statement (available Feb 1), 2) email [email protected] to request a statement by email or postal mail, 3) call 919-468-6100 to request a statement by email or postal mail. Statements will not be available in the narthex this year.

 


Bishop's Annual Appeal

In addition to mailing or giving your donation or pledge at church, you may give online at GiveToBAA.org


Parish Goal: $444,163

Thank you! As of February 26, we are at 71% of our parish goal of $444,162.66, with $313,740 pledges and one-time gifts made by 16% of our parish families.

There's still time to give! Go to GiveToBAA.org

St. Michael Blog

Changes to the Collect (Father's Faith Notes: 2/28/21)

If you listen carefully, you may notice a slight change to the wording of ... Read More »

Embracing the Desert: Trusting That God is Good

This Lent, we’re inviting you to share your stories of walking through the ... Read More »

Embracing the Desert: A Lenten Journey

This Lent, we’re inviting you into the desert for 40 days with Jesus. ... Read More »

Upcoming Events and Programs

 

Bereavement Support Group

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one knows that the pain does not go away quickly. Whether a parent, spouse, child, friend, grief is very real and much easier to bear with the help of others. Twice each year, St. Michael Parish offers a grief support group for those who have lost loved ones. The group is made up of eight 90-minute sessions. We will offer two choices for the Spring semester:

Group A will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Group B will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Both groups will begin Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and will end Tuesday, May 4, 2021.  We will meet in St. Michael Conference Center.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the group size will be limited to 7 participants to allow for safe distancing. In addition, masks will be required during the group.

An optional $15 donation to cover the cost of the book is requested. If you or someone you know could use some help finding your way “through the darkness," please call me, Deacon Mark Westrick, at (919) 468-6108. Or if you prefer, you may email me, [email protected] to get additional information or to register.  


 

Please join us for a special blood drive March 6th between 9 am-2 pm with The Blood Connection to honor Msgr. Sherba and all those who are in need of blood during a medical crisis. Please sign up in advance here or using the QR code and sponsor code 2135. The mobile unit will be parked in the front parking lot of St. Michael's.

The Blood Connection will donate $20 for each donor to Deacon David Wulff's charity, St. Lawrence Treasure. You can learn more about this charity that helps those in need by clicking here.



 

Unable to pick up or drop off a basket in person? You can also donate online towards a basket to be put together for a child!

Text-to-Give
Text "STMCARY easterbasket$25.00" to 73256 to give using your mobile device. This number will never send unsolicited texts to you. To cancel further messages, text STOP. If you need assistance with text giving, text HELP. Standard text message and data rates may apply.
 
Online Giving Form
 
 

 

Reader Ministry

Proclaiming the Word of God to His people is the task entrusted to those who join the reader ministry at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Readers are scheduled on a rotating basis for the weekend Masses, Holy Days of Obligation and special celebrations. The Reader, along with reading the Word, also leads the congregation during the Prayers of the Faithful and helps direct them with announcements.

A training workshop is provided to prepare those wishing to become lectors. Group refresher courses are also held periodically to reaffirm existing lectors. Please email [email protected] if you are interested!

Upcoming trainings:

March 20 from 8-11 am
April 17 from 8-11 am


 

40 Days for Life
Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, March 27
A Woman’s Choice, 3305 Drake Circle, Raleigh

Please join 40 Days for Life for their spring campaign to pray for a change of hearts and minds and an end to abortion. You can sign up for one hour or several throughout the campaign.

For more information or to sign up, go to: 40daysforlife.com/

For questions, contact Eileen at [email protected] or 919-762-7500

 

 


Into the Breach

 
All MEN 18+ are invited and encouraged to join us for the first in a 12 part series that addresses how to be a man in today’s culture. This is a high quality video series inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation of Bishop James Olmsted of Phoenix by the same title, “Into The Breach” that seeks to answer the questions of what it means to be a man and how to life as a man in today’s world.    
 
When: Every Thursday evening via Zoom
 

Weekly Bulletin


  • Sun, Feb 28th

  • Sun, Feb 21st

  • Sun, Feb 14th

  • Sun, Feb 7th

  • Sun, Jan 31st

 

 

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