Stop by this Friday afternoon, October 14 and Saturday October 15 for the Rosary Altar Society’s annual Harvest Craft Fair and Bake Sale! There will be dozens of great craft vendors for you to shop from to get a jump start on the upcoming Christmas holiday gift getting. There will also be a great silent auction, delicious food court and an awesome bake sale! Friday hours are 4:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. All are welcome! Please tell your family and friends about this too!
BROOKS BBQ FUNDRAISER– Tickets are going fast for our Brooks BBQ fundraiser. It will be on Sunday October 23. From 12:00 – 2:00 pm. You may dine in or take home their mouth watering, delicious BBQ chicken dinner.
Every year it is a sell -out! tickets are $12.00 for a delicious 1/2 BBQ chicken dinner with all the fixins’ – baked potato, cole-slaw, roll, cookie and drink. Call the rectory at 518-792-5859 if you wish to place your order for a dinner and get your ticket — a ticket is required for each dinner purchased. It is best to get your ticket(s) sooner than later if you want to be sure to have a dinner!
Only 300 dinners total are going to be sold and as of October 13, there are less than 100 tickets still available. Get your tickets in the parish office during the week or in church before and after Masses on the weekend. Also, their popular sauces will be available for purchase too.
We are in need of NEW Altar Servers for all of our Masses. Boys and girls as well as adult men and women are all invited to sign up to participate in this important liturgical ministry. Click here to complete an altar server registration form or call the rectory to leave your name and information. 792-5859 Thanks!
St. Michael’s Faith Formation sessions begin THIS Sunday September 18. Faith 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.
The Annual Bishop’s Appeal has begun in the Diocese again. The Bishop’s Appeal provides the needed vital financial resources, generously shared by the Faithful from all across the 14 county diocesan family to ensure that the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ may continue to be effectively carried out. The funds raised by the Bishop’s Appeal enables the many programs, offices and direct services that impact and benefit the lives of all in the Diocese to be carried out and maintained. Please make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal this year! Your generous support is truly appreciated.
Just some of the examples of how your donation is used include: Catholic Charities, Vocations support (including training of future deacons and priests), Catholic Education & Schools Office, numerous Faith Formation and Family Life enrichment and support programs as well as the various offices and personnel that each parish relies upon for support.
St. Michael’s has always responded most generously and enthusiastically, and I pray that such will be the case this year. You may make your gift online by visiting www.thebishopsappeal.org or you may mail in your envelope or place it in the weekly offertory collection basket at Mass. Please call the rectory at 792-5859 for any questions. Thank you and God Bless.
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.