Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Website!

 

Welcome! You have reached the website of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in South Glens Falls, NY.

 

From 1954 -- when, in a converted storefront building, St. Michael the Archangel had its initial start -- to today, the people of St. Michael the Archangel parish have worked and worshipped together for the greater glory of God for over half a century.

 

Our parish is a vibrant, faith-filled community that continues to proudly work to live out and joyfully spread the Word of God. We are a relatively young parish in the 165-year-old Diocese of Albany, NY, yet we are blessed with a tremendous legacy of love instilled by all those who have gone before us and who were motivated by a desire to practice the Faith and live the message of the Gospel in their own parish Church.

 

Their example of dedication has helped us to grow into an enthusiastic, caring and committed family of Faith that welcomes all with open arms who wish to worship with us here. Feel free to visit the various pages of our website for more information about our community.

 

May the Lord bless you.

Latest Parish News and Updates

HOLY WEEK & EASTER MASS SCHEDULE

 

Monday April 10 – FORTY HOURS DEVOTION CONTINUES

Tuesday April 11 – FORTY HOURS DEVTION ENDS WITH 5:30 PM Mass

Wednesday April 12– 8:30 AM Mass

 HOLY THURSDAY – April 13 – (NO 8:30 AM MORNING MASS)

5:30 PM      Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

7:00 PM      Parish Covered Dish Supper- please bring a dish to share!

7:00  – 10:00 PM ongoing Eucharistic Adoration in church

 **The Church will remain open for quiet prayer & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 PM.   All are encouraged to join in Night Prayer at 10:00 PM, after which the church will be closed.

 **Everyone is invited to join us for our covered dish supper!  Bring a favorite dish to share.   This is always a very well attended event ~ ALL are welcome!

 GOOD FRIDAY – April 14 – Universal Day of Fast & Abstinence for All Catholics

9:30 AM                Morning Prayer in church

1:00 – 2:00 PM      Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession.

3:00 PM                Good Friday Liturgy – 

7:00 PM                Solemn Stations of the Cross

 HOLY SATURDAY – April 15 – (NO MORNING MASS)

9:30 AM      Morning Prayer in church

**10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon DECORATE CHURCH FOR EASTER! **

12:00 noon  Blessing of Easter Food/Baskets – please be sure foods are wrapped and sealed.

7:00 PM      Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY – April 16   

8:00 AM & 10:00 AM – Celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection – All are welcome!

(NO 5:30 PM Mass Easter Sunday evening)


FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION GOING ON NOW!

 

Please stop in for a visit with Jesus – St. Michael’s is having a FORTY HOURS of Eucharistic Adoration going on now, uninterrupted, until Tuesday evening, April 11. We will have a closing Mass at 5:30 pm. ALL are welcome! Please come and enrich your Lent and Holy Week experience by stopping in for even a few minutes to quietly pray with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Please also invite friends and family and others from neighboring parishes to come for a visit too. All church doors are open. Jesus waits for you in the Eucharist!


Diocesan Ministry: Divorce Support and Healing

 

Winter can be a very lonely time for those who have experienced the end of a marriage. There are two opportunities for support and healing. One is meeting at the Pastoral Center in Albany, one is at St. Pius Parish in Loudonville.   The group meets Tuesdays, starting February 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 40 North Main St. in Albany.

A second group meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the St. Pius X Parish Center in Loudonville.

Facilitated by a LCSW experienced in family counseling and a family law attorney, the program’s objective is to help gain insight into and heal from the emotional challenges of loss, anger, guilt, fear and loneliness.  Participants share insights, learn coping mechanisms, feel the support of others, and renew their faith.  For more information and registration please contact mary.fay@rcda.org or call 453-6644


Every Second Sunday is Food for Families Collection Day

 

The second Sunday of each month is designated as Food for Families Sunday.

This is a very important event, since the K of C is attempting to collect as much food as they can so they can reach their goal. For every 1,000 pounds
of food collected they will get a rebate from the Supreme office for $100.

For the fraternal year ending June 30, 2015, we will be getting a rebate of $300 which we will in turn give to the Moreau Community Center.
Please bring food at any time, but especially on the second Sunday of the month so we can reach our goal.

Thank you for your generosity.


Faith Formation Program (Religious Education Classes)

 

faith_formation_-_200x300Faith Formation is an integral ministry in any parish.  Evangelization – the process of sharing and passing on the Faith to others – is vital if we are to best understand & thus experience God’s love & gift of redemption.  Learning about our Faith, God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit the Sacraments and all that being a Christian means is something each person should be involved in – no matter one’s age!  

Faith Formation is a lifelong process and commitment.  Beginning in childhood, one first develops their relationship with God and the Church and is able to come to more fully know, and thus live well, the Faith.  At St. Michael’s, we provide an excellent, well rounded, family-friendly approach to Faith Formation (aka religious education).   We have an outstanding and dedicated staff  and wonderful volunteer lay Catechists who are committed and excited to help the children of our parish grow and learn more about the Faith.  

All children who are in our parish are expected to be enrolled in our Faith Formation program – from the little ones in pre-school all the way through Confirmation – (celebrated usually in tenth grade of high school).   Faith Formation is the best means for children and young people to learn about their Faith in a well structured, family-friendly setting in a parish program.  All children and young people are welcome to take part in our religious education classes, even if they are not formally a member of St. Michael’s parish.   

Our Faith Formation sessions meet Sunday mornings, in an effort to accommodate families & kids’ active school, sports and work schedules.    

***Confirmation preparation sessions have a different meeting schedule.  Contact our Faith Formation office for details.****

It is the expectation that all parish families with school age children will enroll their child(ren) in our Faith Formation program, attend Mass weekly & actively participate in the weekly Faith Formation sessions.  We also have opportunities and events for older youth – in addition to Faith Formation sessions – for kids in both junior high and high school.  St. Michael’s also is proud to offer special, adaptive Faith Formation instruction to families with children who may have special needs.  We offer various youth ministry experiences to help round out a young adult’s Faith and life development.   Parents are essential to helping ensure that their children are given a thorough Faith Formation experience.  Call our office for any further information or if you have questions.  

Please call Jim Gorman or Mary Stearns at 518-792-5859 to sign up your child(ren) or for more information about our parish program.  

 


Eucharistic Ministers needed

 

Eucharistic Ministers Needed at Glens Falls Hospital: Please consider helping in this important ministry of bringing the Body of Christ to those who are in the hospital.

This is a very rewarding ministry for many who are grateful and eager to receive the Eucharistic presence of the Lord in Holy Communion.

If you feel called to participate in this ministry, call 926-3532 for details or to sign up. Training is required.

Please volunteer for this special ministry opportunity to the sick who are hospitalized. Thank you.