Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel

VOL. 5 APRIL 13-14, 2013ISSUE 15

Celebrating the Third Sunday of Easter
In Lectionary Cycle C, our Sunday Gospels are usually taken from the Gospel of Luke. The Gospels for the Easter Season, however, are taken from the Gospel of John. Today's Gospel is one of the post-Resurrection appearances reported by John. Recall that in John's Gospel, Jesus appears first to Mary of Magdala, second to all of the disciples except Thomas, and finally to Thomas and the disciples (which we heard last Sunday). After those appearances, John's Gospel seems to conclude with a reference to other signs that Jesus gave after his Resurrection, which have not been recorded. Because it follows this apparent conclusion, most scholars believe today's Gospel passage (and all of John 21) to have been an addition to John's original text. Because there are significant differences between this report and the other appearances described in John's Gospel, it is quite likely that this story is from a different source. There are details in the story that recall Jesus' call to Simon Peter and the other fishermen as well as the miraculous catch of fish (found in the Gospel of Luke, with parallels in the other Synoptic Gospels). The end of the chapter, where Jesus asks Peter three times whether he loves him, most likely is meant to represent the reconciliation that occurred between the community represented by John's Gospel with the larger Christian community represented by Peter. This Gospel reading is a rich and textured story that speaks of Jesus' presence in the Eucharist and our commission to serve others as Jesus did. Last week we heard that Jesus appeared to the gathered disciples in a locked room, probably in Jerusalem. In today's Gospel, the disciples are no longer in Jerusalem; they are in Galilee, returning to their work of fishing. Simon Peter is still presented in the role of leader: when he announces that he is going fishing, the other disciples follow. They spend the night fishing but are unsuccessful. Jesus calls to them from the shore, but just as when Jesus first appeared to Mary of Magdala, the disciples do not recognize him immediately. Still, they follow the stranger's instructions and bring in a large haul of fish. It is at this point that one of the disciples (the “disciple whom Jesus loved”) realizes that Jesus is appearing to them. Upon hearing this news, Simon Peter leads the way again, jumping from the boat and swimming to shore. The other disciples follow in the boat, dragging the fish. The disciples have brought to shore a tremendous catch of fish that Jesus has directed them to find. But once on the shore, they see that Jesus has already prepared fish and bread on a charcoal fire. Jesus directs the disciples to bring their catch of fish as well. Jesus is host at the meal that follows, feeding the disciples the bread and fish. In this detail we see allusions to the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes told in John 6. There are also allusions in the Gospel to our gathering for the celebration of the Mass. In the Eucharist, we too are fed by Jesus in the bread and wine that have become his very Body and Blood. We also find in this story insight about the Presentation of the Gifts at Mass. The gifts we bring to the altar, bread and wine, are made from gifts that God gave first to us: grain and grapes, the fruit of the earth. God has no need of anything further. Yet God accepts the offering we bring—bread and wine, “the work of human hands”—and transforms our offering into the gift of his very presence. After the meal, Jesus directs himself to Simon Peter. The community of John's Gospel probably looked down on Peter because of his denial of Jesus. This dialogue with Simon Peter is a reversal of Peter's three denials. Peter is forgiven. Having been restored to friendship with Jesus, Simon Peter is sent on a mission. “Feed my lambs . . . Tend my sheep . . . Feed my sheep.” These commands indicate that Peter is to be as Jesus, even unto sacrificing for the flock. As Jesus has fed Peter in this meal and as Jesus feeds us in the Eucharist, so he also sends us to follow him, asking that we offer our lives in service and sacrifice. Retrieved from http://www.loyola.com/sundayconnection.

Parish Staff
Pastor: Fr. Joseph Lea (267) 243-5861 joseph.p.lea.mil@mail.mil NCOIC: SGT. Marcus Levering (706) 791-4308 Deacon: - Rev. Mr. David Kriegel deacondave@saintmichaelparishfg.org - Rev. Mr. Kelley Culver deaconkelley@saintmichaelparishfg.org PLC: Lola Rivera (706) 791-4829 plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org RE Coordinator: Adriana Gramer recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org RCIA: Kelley Culver (706) 855-9893 rcia@saintmichaelparishfg.org Music Director: Sonia Rivera music@saintmichaelparishfg.org MCCW: Kim Besel, (706) 855-9275 mccw@saintmichaelparishfg.org Knights of Columbus: Tim McCarthy

Youth Ministry: Laura Pizzi cym@saintmichaelparishfg.org EME: Judy Kriegel, (706) 869-9781 eme@saintmichaelparishfg.org Altar Servers: Alex Besel altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Lectors: Tom Dean, (706) 860-6946 lectors@saintmichaelparishfg.org Ushers/Greeters:Bill Holt,(706)951-3625 ushers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Flowers Ministry: Fran Simpson flowers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Welcome Sunday: Gilda Fontimayor

Webmaster: Judy Culver webmaster@saintmichaelparishfg.org Liturgical Schedule: Brian Musha lemuschedule@saintmichaelparishfg.org Hospitality Ministry: Barbara Larson hospitality@saintmichaelparishfg.org Bulletin Editor: Lola Rivera bulletin@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Monday & Wednesday: 11:30am Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:30am and 10:00am RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:00pm- 4:45pm Sunday: 7:45am-and 9:30am (also by appointment)


Saint Michael’s Catholic Community is a group of Catholic Christians associated with the Armed Forces under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Archdioceses for the Military Services served by the pastoral leadership of our priest(s), deacon(s), and parish staff. The community is dedicated to exemplifying Christian community by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, service, and witness to the people of Fort Gordon and surrounding communities.

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Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW) Monthly Meeting
Please know that our next meeting will be on Tuesday May 14th, 2013 in Bldg. 13 at 1830. Social and the meeting starts at 1900 hours. Contact the Grand Knight Tim McCarthy if you have any questions at: knightsofcolumbus@saintmichaelparishfg.org

MCCW will be holding their monthly meeting May 3rd mass will be at 6pm. There will be NO child care provided. We apologize for the inconvenience. Elections for the MCCW board will be held in May. Please prayerfully consider taking up the call to office and be part of this wonderful group. For more info talk to Kim Besel, Jessica Burris, or Michelle Adams. Thank you. MCCW at Fort Gordon offers FAITH STUDY on Monday mornings from 9:30 - 11:00am followed by daily Mass for those who can attend. We are studying “Catholicism” by Fr. Robert Barron. This study is facilitated by Margaret Lepak. Join us!

Knights of Columbus Website Altar Servers Training!!!
There will be an Altar Servers training session on Saturday April 27th from Noon– 1pm at Good Shepherd Chapel. All current and new servers must attend. For more information, please contact the Altar Servers Coordinator, Alex Besel at (706) 855-9275 or altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

Rehearsal Information
Choir Practice is on We dne s day s at 7:45pm at our chapel. Singers and musicians are welcomed! Contact Sonia Rivera at (706) 627-0637 or send her an email at music@saintmichaelparishfg.org

The Knights Website is updated with new links to Supreme, GA ST Council, Fr. McGivney Guild and St Michael's Parish Web page. Brother Bill Best continues to improve our Site and its capabilities. You can now make a donation to our Council Charities on-line. Note Donations to our Council Charities are not Tax Deductible per IRS Rules. You may visit the new website at http://www.kofc14773.org/

Food Drive Continues
Thanks to everyone for you generous donations (500 Lbs) 40 Items for Lent. Our Food Drive continues because Sister Janet always needs help for the less fortunate of our community. Please continue to be generous.

Would you like to Donate Flowers for a Special Intention?
You can donate flowers for a special intention, such as, in memory of the death of a loved one, or in celebration of your wedding anniversary, or birthday. Please, contact the Flowers Ministry Coordinator Fran Simpson for more information @ flowersministry@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

First Degree Coming up!
Knights of Columbus First Degree, Candidates report in Coat & Tie NLT 7 PM, 25 April 2013 at Bldg 39713

Ushers Needed
We are in need of several ushers for each of our Mass services (Sat. 5:pm, Sun. 8:30am and 10am). This is a great opportunity to serve your parish. Please contact the Ushers Coordinator Bill Holt if you are interested or need more information (706) 951-3625 or

Families Wanted
Our Parish is looking for families who would like to bring up the gifts at each mass. Please contact Bill Holt if you are interested or need more information (706) 951-3625 or ushers@saintmichaelparishfg.org

There will be a designated offering on June 29-30, 2013 for the “Peter’s Pence Collection.” Please know that this offering was requested by our Parish and approved by the Chaplaincy Program Budget Advisory Committee (CPBAC) Fort Gordon. Please, consider to be generous for this cause. Thank you. St. Michael’s Financial Advisor, Aldo Calvi.

Altar Servers Needed
Our Parish is looking for adult or children who would like to serve as altar servers at the 5pm Mass. Please contact Lola Rivera.

Attention EMEs, Lectors and Ushers
Please let the Liturgy Schedule coordinator know if you need to change your schedule. Thank you.
lemuschedule @saintmichaelparihsfg.org

Do you receive St. Michael’s weekly Parish Happenings?
If the answer is NO, please contact the PLC today and request to be included in our parish emailing list plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org


Volunteer Today!!!
We are recruiting new volunteers for the different ministries that we have in our parish. Contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you are interested in serving our community. There are many open opportunities some of them are listed in page 5. Please, contact Lola Rivera if you are interested at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org or (706) 7914829.

Book Club Discussion
on Mondays

20 April 2013 from 11:00—2pm

Facilitated by Fr Joseph and DCN Kelley Sign up
today via email at recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Military Archdiocese Website
Do you need to request a baptism certificate? First Communion certificate? You may inquire any sacramental information you may need at http:// www.milarch.org

At 3352 Milledgeville Road, Augusta GA

Cancelled until further notice

Great Food and Great Company!

Page 3 Important Days to remember for Catholics
Ascension of Our Lord, May 12 (Holy Day of Obligation) Pentecost Sunday, May 19 Trinity Sunday, May 26 The Feast of Corpus Christi, June 2 The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 7

CYM is going Bowling!
We are going bowling at the Gordon Lanes April 21, 2013. This activity is FREE for active CYM members from 8th grade thru 12th grade ONLY. It includes one game, shoe rental and one meal combo. Parents need to drop off at the bowling alley at 11:30 AM and pick up at 1:00 PM. Have questions?? Please, contact the YM Coordinator.

21 April 2013 @ 10 AM
Youth are encouraged to do the readings, serve as ushers, sing in the choir, and present the gifts during Mass. Please contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator if you are interested in participating. We have choir practice on Wednesday at 7:45pm in our chapel. Contact us if you have any questions at cym@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Six Flags Amusement Park Trip in May!!! GRADUATION MASS
Attention High School and College Graduates, There will be a graduation Mass in your honor on Sunday May 19th, 2013 at 10 am. Anyone graduating, please send an email to Laura Pizzi with the information (name, degree, honors, if any, school name, future plans...) at graduation@saintmichaelparishfg.org Please, submit the information by May 8th, so we can reserve the pews for our graduates. We will put all names in the bulletin that weekend too. Congratulations! St. Michael’s Youth are invited to join a fun day to the Six Flags Amusement Park in May. The tentative date for this trip is May 29th. Please check upcoming bulletins for more details! This trip is ONLY for active members.

Steubenville Conference in ATL this summer!
Steubenville Conference Atlanta, dates July 19 to 21, 2013. Go to lifeteen.com, click on events, then go to Steubenville Atlanta for more information. Open to all 8th to 12th graders at no cost to families. Call Laura Pizzi if you are interested @ 706-799-2389.

Donate your used American Flags
Knights of Columbus are collecting unserviceable flags for Retirements until June 1st.
You may deposit your donations in a box marked “Flagged” in the activity room

Volunteers Recognition Sunday
On Sunday April 28th at the 10am MASS, we will recognize our valuable volunteers as part of the Fort Gordon Volunteers Recognition Celebration. Don’t Miss this day!

Immaculate Conception Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
Immaculate Conception Catholic School, parish
school of The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, welcomes you to an Open House on Thursday, May 9 (5pm-7pm). Parents interested in enrolling their child for the 2013/2014 school year should plan to attend. In addition to its 1 st through 8th grade classes, our school offers all day Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten classes at an affordable price. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, meet teachers, and take a tour of our campus. For additional information visit our website, www.icaugusta.org or call (706) 722-9964. Immaculate Conception wishes to welcome all to join the our community to learn, pray, work and serve.

Contact Bill Holt for more information @ ushers@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Visit us at http://www.saintmichaelparishfg.org

Save the Date!
In commemorating the 100 years of Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Church of the Most Holy Trinity is planning a 5K race on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 9am starting at the church-720 Telfair. Please visit our website www.ic5k.org to register, to be a sponsor, volunteer and see our route. We are in need of volunteers. You can register at the website or contact Helen Griffin at 706.722.4944 or email helen@themostholytrinity.org. So, get your running/ walking shoes ready! More details to come! All proceeds benefit Immaculate Conception Catholic School.

Bill and Pat Holt
43 years Wedding Anniversary

18 April

Are you celebrating your b-day soon? Send us an email at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

LEME, and Ushers Schedule
The new schedule can be found on the St. Michael's Website. A copy is also posted on the bulletin board at the rear of the Chapel. Please, contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you need a copy. Thank you.

Movie Review
“Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor”
By Kurt Jensen Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) -- The stereotyped characters and windup plot of "Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" (Lionsgate) put the stale in morality tale. Only Perry's most devoted fans will likely enjoy this story of Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and her struggle -- not, admittedly, an especially heroic one -- with adultery. No one actually listens to Judith. Instead, they talk at her -- endlessly. As in all of Perry's stories, however, there's a stiff moral spine. In this instance, the ethical backbone derives from Judith's churchgoing youth in the rural South, which was overseen by her devoted single mother Sarah (Ella Joyce), a minister. With a master's degree in counseling and hoping to launch her own marriage-counseling firm, Judith is married to her childhood sweetheart, stalwart but dull Brice (Lance Gross). They live in Washington, where Brice is a pharmacist at a small independent drugstore; Judith is stuck working for a high-end dating service for wealthy men. Judith is ordered by boss Janice (Vanessa Williams) to cultivate Harley (Robbie Jones), a high-tech multimillionaire Janice hopes will invest in the firm. Harley is unhappy because he says it's tough "to be able to buy whatever you want, and beg for what you need." He's fascinated that Judith has only ever had one man in her life, and begins a simmering flirtation as they develop a computer program to determine compatibility. He even grills her about her marriage: "Does he challenge you mentally? Does he bring out the best in you?" When Janice orders Judith to accompany Harley on a business trip to New Orleans -- well, there you go. Judith takes on an entirely new personality as a sultry, well-dressed, wine-swilling -- and brazen -- adulteress. It's time for the Rev. Sarah to reappear, lecturing all in her path, including Brice. There's the predictable bickering, and when she learns that Brice has faltered in attending worship services, Sarah proclaims, "You need yo' (behind) whipped with the King James Version!" Moral bearings are righted, as is the pattern in Perry's films, after considerable emotional pain. But it's mostly just talk, talk, talk -- slow moving, and not in the least compelling. The film contains an adultery theme with two nongraphic adulterous encounters, drug use, sexual banter and fleeting crass language. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Retrieved from http://www.catholicnews.com/

Followed by a Rosary Procession First Communicants are invited to this Mass. They need to wear their First Communion dresses and be at the chapel by 8:45 am. First pews will be reserved for the First Communicants and their immediate families.

(8:30am and 10 Mass are cancelled)

Let us pray for our New Holy Father, the Successor of St Peter, Pope Francis I. Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.

Visit us at http://www.saintmichaelparishfg.org

May 4-5, 2013 At Good Shepherd Chapel
Facilitator: Rev. Michael Yakir AMS Chancellor Theological integrity Sacrament and ritual Scriptural content Prayer Brunch on May 5 after Mass at the Gordon Club Prayer Brunch tickets will be distributed on a First Come-First Serve Basis. 150 guests. Ask the PLC Lola Rivera for your ticket today!

“… A message for all ages - from 5 to 99…”

St. Michael’s Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Coming Up!!
St. Michael's Parish will celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month on 26 May at 11:30am at the Courtyard Pavilion. We had a successful celebration last year and we are looking to repeat the wonderful experience! More information to come!!! Please contact Gilda Fontimayor (Welcome Sunday Coordinator) for more information and upcoming meetings at 706-877-2803 or welcomesunday@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Thank You.

On May 12 | 10am Mass Breakfast after Mass in the Freedom Park

St. Michael’s Parish 2nd Annual Corpus Christi Procession

Holy Mass at 9am Followed by Eucharist Procession
(8:30am and 10 Mass are cancelled)

We will begin with the Holy Rosary at 4:30pm aprox. (time may vary)

We have discovered USTREAM.TV, and we are looking forward to begin live streaming our Saturday Masses with the purpose of bringing the Holy Mass to the house of those parishioners who cannot attend Mass due to health issues. Please, accept our apologies if the first live streams are less than perfect. We are positive that we will improve little by little. Please, let us know if you have any questions. plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Prayer for Vocations
Join us as we pray for Vocations, priesthood, deaconate and Religious Life. O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest, send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you. Open the hearts of Your children that they may discern Your Holy Will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ. Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth. Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord.

ST MICHAEL’S FOR LIFE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry
If you have feelings of grief, anxiety, guilt, depression, emotional or spiritual problems due to a past abortion know that you are not alone. The Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry is here to help with professional counseling, Post Abortion Healing Retreats and emotional support. This ministry provides retreats several times/year. For additional information in upcoming retreats to our area, please contact Stephanie May 912-201-4059 scmay@diosav.org. Complete confidentiality will be honored at all times.

Pro-Life Mass & Rosary
For your information, there is a Mass the first Saturday of each month at Saint Mary on the Hill, 9:15 am followed by a Pro-Life Rosary at Preferred Health Center right after (approximately 10:15am). This activity is NOT organized by our parish, but you are invited to participate to support the Right to Life.

Abortion Alternatives
Birthright of Augusta (706) 733-LOVE Augusta Care Pregnancy Center (706) 724-3733

VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR (volunteer position)
St. Michael’s Parish at Fort Gordon is looking for a dedicated, hardworking person, sensitive to the ways God calls and equips people for mission in daily life, to help the members of our congregation grow in both spirituality and in participation. Positive communication skills, including both quality listening skills and comfort with cold-calling, are a necessity! Ability to maintain open and often communication with parish volunteers. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - Establish and maintain relationships with congregation members and community organizations to assist the congregation in accomplishing its missional responsibilities. - Create and maintain databases of congregational member information such as skills and interests. Such databases may include some or all software such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Publisher. - Establish and oversee recruitment procedures to meet specific group needs for activities and functions of volunteers. - Evaluate the work of volunteers to ensure that work is of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively. - Assist in the assimilation process of new members. Work with the Parish Life Coordinator to acknowledge, recognize, and support volunteers as well as recommend new directions for ministry. - Help connect members with existing ministries and programs within the congregation. - Report questions, comments, or concerns regularly to the Parish Life Coordinator. - Other duties as assigned by the Pastor and/or Parish Life Coordinator or as deemed necessary. Interested? Questions? Contact the PLC at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Questions? Please contact the PLC, plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

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Recruiting New Volunteers— There are many ways to help your community within the parish. Demonstrate God’s love by volunteering some of
your time. The following are some of the many volunteer opportunities for you. Contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you have questions or need further information. plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

Care Ministry Coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Care Ministry. This ministry assists parishioners who are sick at home or hospital. The ministry coordinator is responsible for coordinating visits in consultation with the senior pastor and PLC. The coordinator will be willing to visit parishioners who request this assistance, share the Word of God and prayer with them, and offer Holy Communion at the time of visit. If this is your call, or you need further information, please contact us at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

Adult Altar Servers Wanted We are looking for adult altar servers to assist at Mass, especially at Saturday 5pm and Sunday 8:30am masses. Please, contact Alex Besel if you are interested in becoming an altar server. This is a great opportunity to serve our Lord. altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Evangelization Coordinator We are looking for volunteers to coordinate the Evangelization ministry. Please, contact Lola Rivera if you are interested in coordinating this ministry, or if you need more information at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

DATE 4/20/2013

TIME 5:00

LECTOR C. Greenwood C. Marsh L. Simpson T. Cruz M. Besel T. Rivera

EME E. Greenwood R. Agostini F. Simpson C. Marsh A. David T. Dean M. Espiritu R. Leal

USHER J. Garcia B. Musha A. Larson K. Simmons J. Redmond B. Best I. Rodriguez J. Varner



Youth Mass


Please, contact your coordinator with at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to serve at the mass that you are schedule. Lectors: Tom Dean (706) 860-6946 or lectors@saintmichaelparishfg.org Extraordinary Ministers: Judy Kriegel (706) 869-9781 or eme@saintmichaelparishfg.org Ushers: Bill Holt (706) 951-3625 or ushers@saintmichaelparishfg.org You may contact the Liturgy Schedule Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns about schedule at Brian Musha @ lemuschedule@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Thank you for your cooperation.

PLC’s Office Hours
The Parish Life Coordinator is available to assist you with registrations, Sacramental inquires, PO requests, and any other need the following days and times: Monday thru Wednesday, 8am-3:30pm and Saturday and Sunday during Mass schedule. Parish office hours may change due to meetings or other duties with no notice. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the PLC (706)791-4829 or (443) 223-1125

Pastoral Visitations
There is simply no place more appropriate than the home for pastors to interact with their parishioners in a personal manner. And this holds true whether such interaction is for the purpose of leading a person to Christ, reclaiming a lost soul, or offering support and guidance. For this reason, our Pastor, Father Joseph would like to start Pastoral Visitations to give parishioners the opportunity of meeting and knowing him. He would like to visit parishioners’ homes twice a week, so if you are interested in receiving the special visit of our Pastor, please contact the PLC Lola Rivera to schedule a Pastoral visitation @ (706) 791-4829, or plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Father Joseph is looking forward to visit your home, talk and pray with you and your family in earnestness and humility.

Private confessions at St. Michael’s are available for you before Mass on Saturdays 4pm and Sundays at 8am in the confessional box located in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, but also face-to-face and by appointment at your convenience. Confessions are available in Spanish when Father Joseph celebrates mass.

Arrangements for marriage preparation should be made at least six months in advance of the proposed date. If there has been a prior marriage that has not been annulled by the Catholic Church, more time may be required. Participation in a marriage preparation workshop/program is required. Initially, all requests of information should be directed to the Catholic Pastor at (267) 243-5861.

New to our Parish?
Please take a minute and fill out our registration form. You can find these forms in the counter located in the social room. You may give the form to the Parish Life Coordinator, or to the chaplain assistant on duty. You can also download the form from our website if this is more convenient for you, and send it to plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Welcome!

In order to receive Baptism, parent(s) must be registered and attending Mass. Dates and times of Baptism can ONLY be set after registering for Pre-Baptism class, and talking with a Priest. Baptism and preparation for Baptism must be arranged 30 days in advance. Contact the PLC if you need assistance.

Adoration on Wednesday
Join us for adoration this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm. We meet every week to spend and dedicate an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. This is a great way to increase your faith and help you with your prayer life.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA program is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic doctrine and way of life. Contact Kelley Culver if you need assistance at rcia@saintmichaelparishfg.org .

Pastoral Counseling
Anyone wishing to see the Catholic Pastor for religious counseling issues may contact our Pastor. All requests of information should be directed
to Father Joseph at (267) 243-5861.

Anointing of the Sick
If you are in need of this sacrament, or if you are going to be hospitalized, please contact Father Joseph (267) 243-5861

Wedding Anniversary & Marriage Vow Renewal
Send us an email if you are celebrating your wedding anniversary next month. We also encourage you to let us know if you would like to renew your marriage vows at Mass, at least two weeks in advance. Requests can be submitted at: plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Writing Checks: When writing checks for our weekend collections, please make sure you write the check to “CTOF” (Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund) Also remember , if you write a check $250 or above, you may ask for a receipt from the chaplain assistant.

Parish Council Meeting
St. Michael’s Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 7, 2013. The meeting will be at Good Shepherd Chapel (GSC), social room at 5:30 pm.

Change of Address or Moving?
Please advise the Parish Life Coordinator when you have any change of address or telephone number, or if you are moving away.

Mass Intentions
If you would like to offer a Mass for the repose of the soul of a loved one, or any other intention, you are encouraged to use one of our Mass cards from the bulletin board located in the hallway next to the Sacristy. You can also send it to the PLC via email at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

Pastoral Council
(COL) JEFF LEPAK, PRESIDENT president@saintmichaelparishfg.org HERMAN GONZALEZ, VICE-P vicepresident@saintmichaelparishfg.org JOANN CAPOZZOLI, SECRETARY secretary@saintmichaelparishfg.org ALDO CALVI, FINANCIAL ADVISOR financialadvisor@saintmichaelparishfg.org

“For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look
towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. .”—St. Therese of Lisieux.

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ADULTS PROGRAMS Coffee and Theology
Coffee and Theology is a religious education for adults that meet on Sundays at 11:30am at the RSO Bld. 29601. Contact Tom Dean (706) 860-6946 if you have any question.

Bible Study
St. Michael’s Bible Study is on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the activity room. We are studying a Bible Study on the Books of Hebrews. Contact Tom Dean.

No CCD this SUNDAY Classes resume next weekend April 21
Catechists Needed
We are recruiting catechists for the new CCD year. If you are interested in teaching religious education, please contact us. Experience is not required. We will provide you with the training and teaching resources that you need. We need teachers and substitute teachers for grades PreK through High School. Contact Adriana Gramer (978) 866-3806 or recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org

CCD Registration
CCD registration is open throughout the year. Please know that in order to receive the Holy Sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation, children need to attend Religious Education as required. Contact the RE Coordinator Adriana Gramer if you have questions.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host— by the Divine Power of God -thrust into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Religious Education Coordinator Office Hours
The Religious Education Coordinator is available to meet with parents for enrolling their children and answer questions and concerns at the RE Center, building 9th, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm.

Please remember in your prayers all those who are deployed, their families and friends during their deployments. If your loved one is one of them, or you know any deployed military personnel send us his or her name, so we can include it in our daily prayers. Send your prayer request to prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org Ire Ann Tirador SFC Nathan Varner CW3 James Omer Cote CPT Bontea SrA James Varner Lt/Col Karl Strellner

Weekend Masses Saturday 17:00 Sunday 08:30 & 10:00 Daily Mass Mon & Wed 11:30 Mon-Friday DDEAMC 11:45 Reconciliation Saturday 16:00 Sunday 07:45 Rosary Saturday 16:30 Sunday 08:00 Communion (Sick/ Homebound): Father Joseph Lea Weddings Contact PLC Baptisms Contact PLC Liturgy Deacon Dave Kriegel Adoration Wednesday 18:30 Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 Children (REC) RCIA (RSO)

Please pray for our expectant mothers and their babies. If you are a member of St. Michael’s Parish and expecting a baby, or have a friend or relative who is a expecting a baby, please send us her name to add it to our list @ prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Nelmy Amaya Lola Rivera Tazmine Valentin

Please pray for our sick and their families. If you know of any parishioner who is sick or is hospitalized, please send us the name to add it to our list @ prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Catherine Musha Bonnie Cartwright (child) Kathryn Marie Evangelista

Helen Smiegocki Maria Perez Josephine Easley Clemencia Faulkner

Bea Nikoi Irene Almasy Fidelis Henn Angela Blancos Georgia Foster John Bacon Ian Lange (3 month-old)

Please remember in your prayers those brothers and sisters who departed with the hope of eternal life.

Lewkas Virata-Montalla

Brent Faulkner

Gina Marie Capozzoli (4th Anniv)

Bulletin Announcements
Please know that all weekend announcements should be sent Saturday by 5pm to bulletin@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Announcements received after the deadline might not be announced.

Catholic Radio
You can listen live Catholic programs that will be featured on Saint Paul Radio by going to their website: saintpaulradio.org.

Pulpit Announcements
Please know that all weekend announcements should be sent by Friday noon to plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

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“Thank You”

April 2013
Sun Mon
1 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

2 Council Meeting 5:30pm Study of the Gospels,7:30pm 9 KofC Meeting,6:30pm Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm

3 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 10 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 17 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 24 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 4


5 MCCW Monthly Meeting, 6pm

6 KofC Fraternal Night, 5pm. Reception after the service.






CCD – 11:30am NO Coffee and Theology & RCIA 14 NO CCD (Spring Break) Coffee and Theology & RCIA— 11:30am

MCCW Faith Study @ 9:30 am Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm 15 MCCW Faith Study @ 9:30 am Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm 22 MCCW Faith Study @ 9:30 am Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm 29 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

13 First Holy Communion, 5pm

16 Study of the Gospels 7:30pm



20 KofC Annual Picnic, 11am

21 YOUTH MASS, 10am CCD – 11:30am Coffee and Theology & RCIA— 11:30am CYM Meeting, 11:30am 28 CCD – 11:30am Coffee and Theology & RCIA— 11:30am Welcome Sunday, 10am

23 the Gospels 7:30pm

25 KofC First Degree, 7pm In Building 13.


27 Altar Servers Training, 12pm.

30 Study of the Gospels 7:30pm

May 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed
1 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm 5 PARISH MISSION Crowning of Mary & Procession @ 9am CCD – 11:30am Coffee and Theology — 11:30am. NO RCIA 12 ASCENCION OF


3 International Rosary and MCCW Monthly Meeting @ 6pm, GSC




-Holy Hour & Benediction w/ DCN Mike Yakir, 4pm - Holy Mass @ 5pm 11 Altar Servers Training @ 12pm

6 MCCW Faith Study @ 9:30 am Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm 13 MCCW Faith Study @ 9:30 am Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

7 Council Meeting 5:30pm Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm

8 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm



Mother’s Day Celeb. w/breakfast @ 10am NO CCD and RCIA Coffee and Theology — 11:30am 19 PENTECOST SUND. Graduation Mass w/ reception @ 10am CCD – 11:30am– LAST DAY Coffee and Theology & RCIA— 11:30am 26 TRINITY SUNDAY Asian Pacific Celebration, 11:30am. Coffee and Theology & RCIA— 11:30am

14 KofC Meeting,6:30pm Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm

15 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm




20 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

21 Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm

22 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm




27 Daily Mass, 11:30am Book Club, 6:30pm

28 Study of the Gospels, 7:30pm

29 Daily Mass, 11:30am Adoration, 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal , 7:45pm