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4th Sunday of Advent

 St. Michael Church – Fourth Sunday of Advent

55th Street & Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV – 304-295-6109

Mass Intentions:

Sat.    5:00 pm     Jim Gorrell, Sr. +

Sun.   9:00 am     Our Parishioners

Sun. 11:30 am     Rev. James R. LaCrosse

Mon.    8:15 am   Lou Bogdan +

                                (Mary & Bill Gavin)

Tues.   7:00 pm   Agnes O’Brien Bayley +

                                (The Bayley Family)

Wed.    8:15 am   Suzanne L. Bayley +

                                (Debbie & Tom Bayley)

Thur.   5:00 pm    Gene Stump /Mary Gallagher +

                                (Cathy Stump)

Thurs. 8:00 pm    Thomas W. Bayley, Jr. +

                                (Debbie & Tom Bayley)

Fri.      10:00 am  Commemorative Mass

                                 Association Members

Fri.     12:00 pm For Our Seminarians

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

12/20     Myra Tornes, Kiari Canfield

12/21     Evan Pritchett, Addison Craven

12/22     Brooke Poling, Pat & Harry Helmick (A)

12/24     Anna McCarthy, Savannah Williams

12/25     Manohar Karnam

12/26     Braxton Williamson

12/27     Joan Lavery, Scott Anderson,

                Robert Williamson

12/28     Elizabeth Rea, Heidi Asbury, Stacy Tichy,

                Bradon Nguyen, 

                Shirlee & Francis Nelson (A)

                Margaret & Chester Meeker (A)

                Heidi & James Asbury (A)

                Amanda & Aaron Moore (A)

12/29     Gary Klesel, Ann Cardenas,

                Ronald Baldevieso

Offerings – $2350.00

Loose Cash – $178.00

Retirement Fund Religious -$904.00

Attendance:148

Catholic Charities of WV: The annual Christmas appeal will be the second collection on Dec. 24/25 masses.

Accepting Enrollment for 2021

For Commemorative Mass Association. Enrollment Forms will be on the table in the Gathering Area. The Annual Association dues are $50.00 for each member enrolled. If you wish to enroll more than 3 persons please use an additional form or attach another sheet.

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We will not be sending out any invoices for advertisement due to Pandemic. We will use your advertisement this year (2021). If you have any questions you may call the office at (304)-295-6109 or speak with Fr. John.

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If you would like to Lector, Usher, or serve as a Eucharistic Minister, please call the Office.  Our January schedules are being developed and your help is needed.

Christmas Masses

Currently we can seat about 100 people in the Church.  Having four masses should accommodate everyone:

Christmas Eve – 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Day – 10:00 a.m. and Noon

Parish School of Religion: PSR has not resumed classes at the Church. Your family should have received an Advent calendar in the mail.  If your family did not receive one or want more information, contact Arlene Borkowski. (amborkowski@citynet.net,  or 304 482 1186)

Knights of Columbus is collecting NEW winter coats in all sizes, there is a barrel in the gathering area to place coats.

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1st Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions:

Sat.    5:00 pm     Pete Higgs +

(Nancy & Buddy James)

Sun.  9:00  am     Jackie Gallo +

(Rose & Jim Szarko)

Sun. 11:30 am     Our Parishioners                              

Mon.    8:15 am   Banning Wolfe Reed

(Dorinda Byers & Eddy Biehl)

Tues.   7:00 pm   Suzanna Bayley +

 (Debbie & Tom Bayley)

Wed.    8:15 am   Kathy Byars +

(Lynda & Lou Molinari)

 Thur.   7:00 pm  Mary Gorrell +

 (Jim Gorrell, Jr.)

Fri.      8:15 am    Charles Ludey +

 (The Bayley Family)      

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

12/06     Charles Seita, William Boyle, Jackson Tranquill

12/07     Brayden Bostaph

12/08     Janet Mancuso, Alison Bradford

12/09     Rhonda Yeager, Matt Brunicardi, Katherine Vickers

12/11     Virginia Moncman, Mary Strobl

12/13     Cheryl Heater

12/14     Alyson Janes

12/15     Doug Morris, Aiden DeAngelo

Grow + Go

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
by The Faithful Disciple 

GROW AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE 

GROW: I took up distance running some years ago, thanks largely to a group of friends who encouraged me along the way. We’d share the peaks and valleys of our lives as we tackled rolling hills. Those long runs come to mind when I hear Paul give thanks to the Thessalonians for having “endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul here speaks of hope in Jesus ¬– a hope that has the risen Christ as its foundation, and is central to the Christian life. When I think of what lies at the end of a long run, such as water and blissful rest, and how grateful I am for these simple pleasures, I cannot help but rejoice in the hope that St. Paul refers to today. Our catechism makes it clear: “We firmly believe, and hence we hope that, just as Christ is truly risen from the dead and lives forever, so after death the righteous will live forever with the risen Christ and he will raise them up on the last day.” (989)

GO EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT

GO: During a particularly challenging time, I confided in a close friend over the phone. She didn’t just offer to pray for me, she actually prayed with me on that phone call. I don’t recall her exact words, but she called on Jesus to help me trust that God would see me through. So often, it can be hard to find the words to encourage others in their faith. When that happens, why not bring Jesus into the conversation? It may seem awkward at first, but offering to pray with another person in real time can be a powerful witness and encouragement. As Christians, we don’t rely on “hoping” that everything will work out in the end; instead, we know that our hope is in Christ Jesus. As the catechism says: “Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness.” (1817) It doesn’t get much more direct than that. Reflect on what “hope” looks like for us as Christians. And then tell a friend about it.

DID YOU KNOW? The source of our second reading today, the First Letter from Paul to the Thessalonians, contains the earliest mention within Christian literature of the three theological virtues: “faith, hope and love.” Reread today’s passage, and then read 1 Thessalonians 5:5-8. In prayer, we can ask God to help us grow in all three virtues and show us ways to share them with others.

Grow + Go

October 11, 2020

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 25:6-10A

Phil 4:12-14, 19-20

Mt 22:1-14 OR 22:1-10

GROW: I would guess we’ve all experienced lean times along with better times. Ramen noodles and boxed mac and cheese in college, fine dining with “rich food and choice wines” once we got real jobs, then back to pizza and beer when balancing school tuition, car payments, and kids’ growing feet. Paul has seen it all and much worse; after all, he is writing from a prison cell! Yet, rather than focus on his own troubles, he expresses gratitude for the support of the Philippians and assures them that God will provide. Paul is not writing about food, fine wine, or financial security, but the “glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” No matter our circumstances, we, too, can trust that God will give us what we need.

GO: Imagine Paul, stuck in a prison cell – hungry, thirsty, and probably in pain. And yet he seeks to bolster the Philippian Church, assuring them, “I can do all things in him who strengthens me,” and thanking them: “Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress.” What a powerful faith, and a witness to gratitude of God’s gifts – including the gift of people who love us. I’ve been fortunate to have met people who, facing a chronic disease, the loss of a loved one, or physical challenges, still seem to be looking out for everyone else. Nearly to a person, they say they draw on their faith – and I’ve had the rare opportunity to hear their stories as an editor for a Catholic magazine. They inspire me to keep talking to God every day, so when that next challenge comes – and it will – I, too, can turn to my faith for strength. And it doesn’t stop there. By our example, we can accompany those around us as they carry their burdens, assuring them that they don’t face their trials alone.

ACTION: St. Paul says:“I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” Keep a gratitude journal and write down the ways God has provided for you. Thank God, and then reach out and thank the people who have supported you when things got tough.

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