St. Michael Parish
300 North Broad St.
Canfield, Ohio 44406
Parish Office: 330-533-6839
Office of Catechesis: 330-533-5275
Family Life Center: 330-533-3181
St. Michael Parish is a Roman Catholic Community of diverse individuals united in faith in Jesus Christ. Called to the mission of Jesus by Baptism, nourished by Word and Sacrament, we join together to celebrate our faith, to share in each other's journey and to minister to one another both in joy and in sorrow. As members of Christ's Body, we all strive to live the fullness of the Gospel message. We believe that we are called to be "Christ to Others." Therefore, we continually strive to grow stronger and more knowledgeable in faith and to share our "gifts from God": time, talent, treasure and faith with our community and the world.
You may have noticed that we put new siding on the rectory. Ever since I have been pastor here, I have been gradually fixing up the inside of the rectory to the point now where it is very beautiful. However, I have long felt that the house needed some curb appeal, hence the new siding. Many parishioners have commented on how nice it looks. Also the bell tower has been repaired so it should leak no more. A new drain pipe has been installed and the floor beneath the bells has been water proofed with roofing materials. Also, some of the cement work in the front of the Family Life Center needs to be replaced, as the cement was obviously defective. We are still waiting to hear from the contractor as to when that will be. The memorial bricks for that area are completed, but will not be installed until after the cement work is completed. Make it a good week everyone.
~ SAINT MICHAEL SURVEY ~
We need your input! In conjunction with St. Michael's 50 years of caring for the religious needs of our Catholic community, Fr. Terry Hazel and the members of your parish council recognize its greatest blessings are you - the parishioners. Therefore, we have created a survey in hopes to better understand the feelings, needs and wishes of our church. We are asking all parishioners to respond. Your opinions matter, so by taking the time to respond, we can better assess the needs of our parish. To participate in the survey, Click Here.
~ Youth Events ~
Ohio State vs. Michigan Party
Saturday, November 24, 11 AM - 4 PM
All High School students are invited! Come and bring a friend! Join us in the Youth Center at the Family Life Center to cheer for your team! Food, fun, and big screen TV provided! Please use the west doors, which open directly into the Youth Center.
Youth Center Nights!!
Our Youth Center has been furnished, now it just needs the laughter of kids to bring it to life! We have a pool table, foosball table, air hockey table, Xbox game system, TV, lots of board games, and space to hang out with your friends! The Youth Center will be open for 5th-8th graders the second Friday of the month, from 6 - 8 PM. Upcoming dates are November 9 and December 14. Please use the west doors, which open directly into the Youth Center.
Youth Ministry Wall O Money Fundraiser
Please support our Youth Ministry as they continue to raise money for their trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2013 by taking an envelope from one of the Wall O Money boards located at the doors of the church, and making the appropriate donation. Please also keep us in your prayers as we prepare for this spiritual journey!
ST. MICHAEL GARDEN GUILD BASKET RAFFLE
The Guild is holding their annual Holiday Basket Raffle which will be on display in the Parish Hall on Sundays. Tickets are $1 each & will be sold after each mass. The drawing will be held on December 2 after the 9 AM mass. Proceeds benefit the Gallagher Garden, geranium baskets, back walkway, and the Christmas greens around the doors.
ENRICHING YOUR PRAYER LIFE...
WOMEN'S LECTIO DIVINA (Sacred Reading)
The intent of this prayer form is to learn the Heart of God in the Word of God. It is not a bible study, but rather reading the words of Scripture with one's heart, guided by the Holy Spirit, so that we may hear God and respond to Him. You are invited to attend the evening of prayer, the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the Family Life Center. Contact Karen Curtis @ 330-702-9302 for more information.
SCRIPTURE FROM SCRATCH SERIES
Join us the first Sunday of each month 10-10:50am (the time between the two masses) in the conference room off the hallways behind the St. Joseph altar to look at one aspect of the scriptures in a casual setting. Coffee and donuts and bibles will be provided. Presenter will be Eileen Novotny. Email email@example.com for more info.
FAMILY LIFE CENTER FUNDRAISER
We are again selling Handel’s Ice Cream Pint Cards in the parish office during office hours. The cards cost $3.95 each and the church will make a profit of $1.55 on each card sold. All proceeds go to the
Family Life Center. The cards also make great gifts for Graduations, Birthdays or any other celebration or holiday.
"ST. MICHAEL MONDAY" AT INNER CIRCLE PIZZA
Every Monday will be St. Michael's Day at the Canfield Inner Circle Pizza. That means 10% of everything you spend there will be donated back to the St. Michael Family Life Center. This includes all food and beverages. All you have to do is mention "St. Michael" and the donation will automatically be made. So if you are going to go out to eat on a Monday, Inner Circle Pizza is where you want to go. Many thanks to owner and parishioner Mike Naffah.
50th ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK
Cookbooks are being sold in the parish office during regular office hours. Delivery is available for the homebound. Cost is $15 each. For more info, call Lynda Fuller at 330-533-6019.
UPDATE ON PARISH DIRECTORIES
Photo Directories are still available for pick up (free to parishioners who had a photo taken or submitted) in the parish office. We are selling extra directories during weekday business hours for $10.00 per book until they are sold out.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
(First Tuesday of every month, unless noted otherwise)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Family Life Center
Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer is welcome! For more information, contact Marsha Grossman, 330-799-6515 or Mary Witkowski, 330-533-6140.
Advertising in our bulletin: To help offset the cost of printing the bulletin and to help our parish youth group, we invite any parishioner who would like to place an ad in the bulletin to call the parish office. The ad helps promote your business among our parishioners and help our youth program.
MINISTRY NEEDS IN THE PARISH:
As you plan the months of your "commitment calendar", might you consider one of the volunteer ministries of our parish? There are many areas of need, all requiring different amounts of your time. But the important thing is to realize that if you have an interest and a block of time in any given month, there is sure to be something that might fit your schedule! Here are some areas that we need more volunteers for:
- Liturgical ministers for all Masses. ***We also are inviting all High School students to become more involved in our many liturgical ministries. This is not only your parents' parish; it is your parish too. When you actively get involved, the parish comes more alive for you, and you feel more a part of it! Many of our past ministers are now off to college, so we really need you!
- Helpers for our funeral dinners in many different capacities, especially coordinators.
- What about being a "wedding coordinator" ? You may realize we have weekend mass coordinators and funeral mass coordinators, but did you know we have wedding coordinators as well!
- Coffee/donut hour after our 9AM & 11AM Sunday masses
- Greeters for all weekend Masses
- Help with special events
Do you like to sing or play an instrument??
Can you carry a tune? Will your voice blend with a group? If so, please consider joining our Choir. Our numbers are down, due to death, illness, travels and graduation. We need more members! We practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM in the church and we sing at the 9 AM Mass on Sundays. We also have a lot of fun. All ages are welcome. Can we count on you?
The Christmas Children's Choir will practice on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. All boys and girls who can read are invited to join. The Christmas Children's Choir will sing before and during the 4:00 PM Mass on Christmas Eve. They will also sing for our Advent-Christmas program on Sunday, December 16, at 7:00 PM.
Our resident instrumental ensemble, the Brass of Saint Michael, invites musicians from seventh grade to adults to join us. In spite of our name, the group now includes non-brass instruments as well as brass. If you are interested please leave your name and phone number at the parish office. We hope to hear from you soon!!
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOUP KITCHEN
For the first time in a few years, we are short of hands to do the work on Saturdays at the St. Vincent De Paul Dining Hall. We, the parishioners of St. Michael, have been the inception and the continuation of this ministry during the last 25 years. If you and/or your family would like to be a volunteer for this ministry – it would mean a 2-1/2 hour commitment every other month (6 times a year), please call Juanita Sherba at 330-793-3606 for more information.
If you would like to help the Soup Kitchen but do not have time to volunteer, please consider a monetary donation. As part of our Saturday responsibility, we must pay our security officer. This amounts to $30 per week. Tithing to this ministry is a way of helping your immediate community and your fellow parishioners serve in this area. Simply put an envelope with whatever you would like to contribute in the collection basket on Sunday and mark it St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen. This money will go directly to the Saturday group.
Please prayerfully consider these invitations to make a difference in the life of someone in need in your community.
Daily: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:00 a.m.
Weekend: Saturday- 4:30 p.m., Sunday- 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Holyday: 12:15 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Pastoral Staff: Pastor: Rev. Terrence Hazel Permanent Deacon: Thomas Soich Pastoral Minister for Youth/Liturgy/RCIA: Maureen Hall Pastoral Minister for Catechesis: Joan Lawson Director, Music Ministry: Dr. Anita Gorman Office Staff: Office Manager: Stephanie Howley Parish Secretary: Christine Veverka Contributions/Bookkeeping: Thomas Soich Plant Manager: Rex Ewing Family Life Center Manager: Janine Naples Family Life Center Assistant: Dayna Cooper
Adult Inquiry/Rite of Christian Initiation
Family Life Center Banquet Hall/Gym/Theater
Knights of Columbus
Diocese of Youngstown
Catholic Charities Regional Agency
Become A Nun
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