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

Posted by Emily Ricci

If you listen carefully, you may notice a slight change to the wording of the Collect, or Opening Prayer, at Mass. From the time the Mass was translated into English until now, the ending of the prayer has been “through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and ... Read More »

Embracing the Desert: Trusting That God is Good

Posted by Emily Ricci

This Lent, we’re inviting you to share your stories of walking through the desert with Jesus. (See intro here.) Want to share how you’ve embraced a desert of faith in your life? Email us at [email protected] with your story.

By Emily Ricci, Communications Coordinator

As promised, I wouldn't ... Read More »

Embracing the Desert: A Lenten Journey

Posted by Emily Ricci

This Lent, we’re inviting you into the desert for 40 days with Jesus. Our natural inclination when we reach a “desert” in our life – when our faith feels dry, barren, and lifeless – is to resist it and seek to get out as fast as we can, ... Read More »

Honduras Sister Parish Update

Posted by Emily Ricci

Dear Mission Benefactors,

The year 2020 was different for so many of our Parishioners at St. Michaels, as well as for our brothers and sisters in Honduras, due to the effects of COVID-19. As a year approaches from the halt in a large part of our lives, the ... Read More »

Black History Month Resources

Posted by Emily Ricci

Throughout the month of February, the African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization Network (AAMEN) hopes that you and your family have taken opportunities to participate in Black History Month activities in person or virtually. As we close out the month the following are additional occasions to learn more.  St. ... Read More »

Introduction to CRS Rice Bowl (Father's Faith Notes: 2/21/21)

Posted by Emily Ricci

The St. Michael's Rice Bowl collection for Catholic Relief Services began last weekend. Here is an introduction from CRS on the Rice Bowl project this year:

"Welcome to CRS Rice Bowl 2021! We are so happy you’re joining us on this Lenten journey to three countries, where we’ll ... Read More »

Why Don't We Bow at the Name of the Father or the Spirit? (Father's Faith Notes: 2/14/21)

Posted by Emily Ricci

A few weeks ago, we asked for your input and we were not disappointed! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions; they were excellent and will provide great material for these notes. The first of the submitted questions I want to take up regards our reverence at the ... Read More »

Father's Faith Notes: 2/7/20

Posted by Emily Ricci

In December, I shared with you our vision for partnering with Catholic Charities to base a full-time Family Social Worker here at St. Michael’s. Many families and individuals in our parish face serious, complex needs. They require expert help to access the services available to them through local agencies. ... Read More »

Father's Faith Notes: 1/31/20

Posted by Emily Ricci

Dear St. Michael's family,

My name is Emily Ricci, and I am the Communications Coordinator here at St. Michael's. I work remotely from my home in New York, but I look forward to coming to visit once the pandemic is over! Even from a distance, I've been blown away ... Read More »

Intro to Black History Month

Posted by Emily Ricci

The African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization Network (AAMEN) invites you to join in the celebration of Black History Month February 2021.

The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States. Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher and the ... Read More »