This is to remind everyone that St. Michael’s will be having an evening of prayer and reflection TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm in church. It will be given by Sister Julie Werner, rsm. It promises to be very fruitful and perfect for the holy season of Lent. Please join us!
Every Friday during Lent, St. Michael’s will offer the traditional devotions of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Stations of the Cross.
6:00 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
6:30 pm Rosary
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
All are invited and encouraged to attend each Friday during Lent. Benediction will conclude the evening, following the Stations of the Cross.
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 email@example.com or call 453-6644
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 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 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.