5 pm (livestreamed)
7 pm (Español)
7 am (Quiet Mass, no music)
8:30 am (livestreamed)
10:30 am (livestreamed)
2:15pm (Español) (livestreamed)
5 pm (Communion service, outside)
Mon - Sat: 7am
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am (livestreamed)
Tuesday / martes (en español): 7 pm
Civic Holidays: 9:30 am
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Sat: 2 - 4 pm (Last penitent admitted at 3:45pm)
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.
- News—Keeps everyone up-to-date with the latest posts, photos, and events for your ministry or group and for our parish as a whole
- Posts—Post messages to your ministry or group and comment on posts by others in that ministry or group
- Photos—Capture your moments together and share them with your ministry or group
- Events—See event details (date, time, location, etc), submit your RSVP, and sign up to bring something
- Files—Access your ministry or group’s shared files
- Messages—Send your entire ministry or group, or select individuals, a message that starts a conversation
- Participants—See names and basic profile details for the people in our parish, a ministry or group, based on their privacy preferences
- Notification Settings—Manage your preferences for ministry or group notifications and emails
A Tribute to Marie Newell
Mother Teresa said “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving
On September 5, 2020, St. Michael lost a dear friend when parishioner Marie Newell died. No more will her smile grace the parish staff as she makes her way to the pastoral care office. No longer will her voice pray with and comfort those who are sick, or shut-in, or suffering. She is gone from us, but far from forgotten.
Almost from the beginning of the pastoral care office ministry, (approx. 15 years), Marie came to St. Michael once a week. For 2-3 hours she would call those who needed to know they were cared about. Whether someone was suffering from cancer, old age, or working through the death of a love one, you could count on Marie’s voice reaching out to share her gift of God’s love with others. Most of the calls she made were to people unknown to her. Most of the people who received her calls never knew her name as she served her parish in anonymity. Never wanting praise or attention, Marie was about the giving, not the receiving.
When I came to St. Michael over 9 years ago now, Marie was one of the first people I met. Each Monday she would stop at my office to say hello, to ask about my wife and children, and occasionally to ask a question she had been pondering over. And always, she gave me that incredible gift of her smile. When many say they are too old, or too infirmed to be able to serve, Marie never let her physical challenges get in the way. Not a stroke, not the loss of her ability to walk any real distance. Marie had work to do and her personal suffering was not going to get in her way.
Saint Pope John Paul II said, “Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a
talent which must be used well.”
There is no doubt Marie understood all she had was a gift from God. Whether caring for her family, or for total strangers, Marie gave unconditional love, freely and with great joy. She gave her gifts to serve her God. Marie will be missed, but never forgotten. So Marie, thank you for all you gave. May perpetual light shine upon you, God’s good and faithful servant.
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).
Feast of St. Michael News
Novena – On the weekend of September 19/20, the Novena to St. Michael will begin at Mass. Please see below for text. There are limited copies available in the gathering space. We will conclude the Novena at the Vigil Mass for the Feast Day.
Vigil Mass – Join us for a Vigil Mass at 6pm on Monday, September 28th. Followed by the second night of our Parish Mission.
Parish Mission – Fr. Jim Sichko returns to St. Michael's for two evenings, Sunday, September 27th and Monday, September 28th. Both nights will start at 7pm. We hope you will join us either in the church or through livestream.
Feast Day Morning Mass – Join our Pastor Fr. Michael Burbeck as he celebrates our Feast Day at the 8:30 am Mass with our Pastors Emeriti, Msgr. Doug Reed and Msgr. John Wall.
First Friday Adoration – We are bringing back First Friday Adoration. On October 2nd, we will have adoration in the chapel following morning Mass and continuing until 7:30 pm. At that time, the Precious Body will be moved outside for a ½ hour of public adoration under the stars.
Concert Under the Stars with Adoration – Close out our week of Feast Day celebrations by bringing a blanket or chair to the front of St. Michael for a concert under the stars. From 7 pm-7:30 pm, we will be uplifted by the praise music of One Heart. At 7:30 pm, the Monstrance will be brought out and adoration will begin.
Glorious Saint Michael,
guardian and defender
of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of His followers,
against whom the powers of hell are unchained.
Guard with special care our Holy Father,
the Pope, and our bishops, priests,
all our religious and lay people,
and especially the children.
Saint Michael, watch over us during life,
defend us against the assaults of the demon,
and assist us especially at the hour of death.
Help us achieve the happiness
of beholding God face to face
for all eternity. Amen.
intercede for me with God
in all my necessities,
especially.... "the intention is stated here"
Obtain for me a favorable outcome
in the matter I recommend to you.
Mighty prince of the heavenly host,
and victor over rebellious spirits,
remember me for I am weak and sinful
and so prone to pride and ambition.
Be for me, I pray, my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty,and above all do not forsake me
in my last struggle with the powers of evil. In the name of our Blessed Lord and redeemer Jesus Christ.
Show us what you think St. Michael looks like! Submit your artwork here.
Do you know someone who might be interested in becoming Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process through which adults become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. RCIA is based on a lifelong faith formation model.There are several stages involved in the process beginning with a period of inquiry to find out more about Catholicism. As individuals are ready, the parish celebrates certain rites (rituals) that signify the end of one stage and beginning another. RCIA will begin new sessions in late September. Contact Mary DiSano for additional information at [email protected] or 919-468-6134
Parish Fall Mission
“Finding God in COVID and Chaos: 60 Minutes for Jesus through an evening of Laughter, Storytelling, and Praise with Fr. Jim Sichko.”
The Mission will be in the church from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. for 2 nights only, Sunday, September 27, and Monday, September 28, 2020.
Based upon overwhelming response from our dynamic speaker in the past and to assist with the limited seating due to COVID-19 restrictions, we invite you to join Fr. Jim Sichko on Monday morning from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. for the preview of Monday evening session.
* Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mission will be held in the church and we will limit participants to allow for safe distancing. In addition, masks will be required during the mission. The event will also be livestreamed during the evening sessions only.
Ignited by Truth Upcoming Talks
St. Michael E Waste Collection
Pope Francis's recent papal encyclical Laudato Si calls Catholics to be good stewards of the environment. One area in which we can answer this call is by decluttering – reducing the great mass of consumer items that threaten to overwhelm our spiritual lives, as well as the natural world we inhabit with God's other creations. As Effie Caldarola wrote in the Arlington Catholic Herald, “Clutter speaks to waste, to environmental degradation, to exploitation of resources." From a Catholic perspective, decluttering fills us with God's grace, not with the emptiness of material things. It improves the environment while also creating simplicity in our personal lives, and a spirit of peace and gratitude.
Toward these ends, the Parish Environmental Stewardship Ministry, along with the St. Michael AAMEN Group, are partnering with Kramden Institute to organize a St Michael E Waste Collection Event. The event is scheduled for November 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. We will be collecting items outside the Archangel Hall Gymnasium. All parishioners are invited to participate by bringing old computer technology by the gym to be collected and recycled.
Items we can accept: Old desktop computers, laptop computers, LCD monitors, peripherals (microphones, keyboards, hard drives, RAM, flash drives, power cords, VGA cables, etc.), servers, enterprise networking equipment, tablets, and cellphones. We will take technology of any age, make, and condition.
Items we cannot accept: CRT Monitors, printers, scanners, shredders, stereo speakers, household appliances, consumer electronics, lamps or bulbs.
Representatives from the Kramden Institute will be on hand to collect items.
All of us at St. Michael Parish are called as Catholics to be responsible stewards of the beautiful natural world God has given us. We look forward to seeing you in November.
For any questions, please contact Deacon Mark at [email protected] or at 919-468-6108.
Attention Men! The Pathway to Discipleship Men’s group will resume meeting on Friday, September 25th at 6:00 a.m. This fall the study will be on Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life, a 10-week video study program. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life - who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today.
Workbook cost $15 paid at the first session. Friday meetings will be from 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. in the St. Michael Conference Center Gallery. For the safety of all gathered, social distancing and health screening will be required at every meeting. Please join us and bring a friend! For more information email [email protected]
That Man Is You
The fall session of St Michael That Man Is You (TMIY) "The Vision of a Man Fully Alive" begins on Thursday 9/24 from 7-8 AM. The program has nine different speakers including Fr Dave Pivonka, Jason Evert, and a very powerful conversion story of a London Mob enforcer by the name of John Pridmore. You can find the program brochure here and an introductory video here.
For now, it will be via Zoom. Hopefully in the future we can meet again in person! Paradisus Dei has created a program that allows us to share the video and go to breakout without leaving the call.
On Sunday October 4, 2020, for one hour, pro-life advocates from across the Diocese will gather to help draw attention to the fact that “All life, from conception to natural death” is sacred and must be protected. Through a silent, peaceful protest, all those interested will stand along Lake Boone Trail from Myron to Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, holding signs for others to see. Simple, easy, and vitally important.
Life Chain is a wonderful pro-life event organized by individuals associated with the organization LifeChain.net. It provides pro-lifers an opportunity to draw significant attention to the pro-life movement. We encourage you to visit their site and to consider participating in their pro-life initiative. (NCRTL is not affiliated with LifeChain)
If you are interested in “taking a stand” against the culture of death in this country, consider volunteering for the event. For more details, contact Mary Ann Metcalf at 910-612-3063. Come show your peaceful support for life.