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STATIONS OF THE CROSS

St. Michael Catholic Church


MASS SCHEDULE GIRARD
Saturday
5:30 pm
Sunday
10:00 am

ARMA
4:00 pm
8:00 am

CONFESSION
GIRARD
ARMA
Saturday
2:00-2:30 pm 3:15-3:45 pm
Weekdays before Mass, anytime by appointment
RECTORY HOURS & INFORMATION
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am - Noon
Rectory: (620) 724-8717
Fr. Maxs cell: (316) 708-9473
Fr. Maxs email: thomas.becket.fan@gmail.com
STAFF Pastor: Fr. Max Biltz
Secretary: Faith Paoni
Bookkeeper: Janel Scales
Bulletin Editor: Nancy Bauer
PARISH WEBSITE:
www.stmichaelgirard.com

106 N. Western Ave.


Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8717
Pastor: Fr. Max Biltz

February 26, 2016


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It was a blessing for me to celebrate Masses last weekend with you at St. Michael Parish
in Girard and St. Joseph Parish in Arma. Thank you for your very warm welcome.
You are both vibrant parish families!
After the 10:00 Mass last Sunday, I met with key parish leaders from both parishes as
we move forward in Fr. Maxs absence. I wanted to write this brief note to you to keep
everyone updated. Good and accurate information is much more beneficial than
rumors and speculation. Please continue to remember Fr. Biltz in your prayers. He is
undergoing a complete assessment and the outcome of these medical tests will help to
know the next steps of action.
During his absence, the parish leaders and I reviewed important parish dates that are
coming up in the next several weeks, including Holy Week, First Communion and
Confirmation. The weekend Mass schedules will remain the same. Different priests
will be coming to celebrate these Masses during this period of time. We will continue
the Stations of the Cross during Lent. We are also finalizing schedules for parish
penance services and times for our PSR students to receive the Sacrament of
Reconciliation and to make visits to our homebound parishioners.
The parish and finance councils of both parishes are continuing to function as normal.
During last Sundays meeting, we reviewed how parish bills will be paid and office
correspondence will be addressed. I am most grateful to the parish staff and the parish
and finance council members, the PSR teachers and catechists. This is a team effort.

Knights of Columbus
4th Monday of month 1st Tuesday of month
Parish Hall
7:00pm in hall

Please continue to pray for our parish families. When we work together as a Body of
Christ, with Jesus as the Head of that Body, good things will happen. St. Michael and
St. Joseph, pray for us.

!Helping Hands

Daughters of Isabella
Carrie Smith
Marilyn Bradshaw
724-6684
724-7133
Kapauns Men: Fridays at 6:00am in the hall

In Christs Service,

Feb. 27 Saturday

Rev. John P. Lanzrath

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BIRTHRIGHT ASSISTANCE

The Knights of Columbus will be collecting baby items to


donate to Birthright over the next few weeks. A basket will be
in the back of church. Diapers, baby blankets, etc. are needed.

SOUP & CHILI DINNER

The First Christian church is having their soup and chili


dinner this Sunday, Feb. 28th from noon until 1:30, at the First
Presbyterian Church. Adults $6.00, children 6-10, $3.00.

LENTEN MATERIALS

Copies of the Magnificat Lenten companion are available in


the back of the church on a first come, first served basis.

MIDWEST CATHOLIC FAMILY CONFERENCE

The 17th Annual Midwest Catholic family conference will be


held Aug. 5-7 in Wichita, Ks. Call the parish office for more
information or visit catholicfamilyconference.org.

KAPAUNS MEN FISH FRY

The mens group Kapauns Men will be holding their 3rd


annual St. Michaels Parish Fish Fry on Friday, March 11 from
5:30 to 7:00pm. A free will offering will be accepted. Please
plan to support them and enjoy a delicious Lenten meal!

!
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Vicar for Priests

4:00pm
Marion Rowland
5:30pm
Greg Evans
Sunday
8:00am
Dan Black
10:00am
For the People
Monday
7:00am
No Mass
Tuesday
5:30pm
No Mass
Wednesday 6:30pm
No Mass
Thursday 8:00am
No Mass
8:30am-3:00pm No Adoration
Friday
7:00am
No Mass
8:00am-6:00pm No Adoration
Saturday 4:00pm
Marion Rowland
5:30pm Lawrence & Winnifred Walsh
Sunday
8:00am
For the People
10:00am
Jim Davied

Childrens Offering

ST. JOSEPH SPAGHETTI FEED

PARISH BUNCO NIGHT

Our next parish Couples Bunco Night will be Saturday, March


5th. RSVP to Carrie Smith (724-6684) if you and your spouse
(or BFF) would like to join in the fun!

Altar Ministers for Next Weekend

Mass Schedule and Intentions for Feb. 27 - Mar. 6

Contributions

St. Josephs in Arma will be holding their annual Spaghetti


Feed on Saturday, March 12 from 5:00 to 7:30pm in their
parish hall. Join them for a delicious meal, fellowship, and lots
of prizes!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Finance Council
Parish Council
Tony Stonerock, Chair Dale Coomes, Chair
TBA
TBA

!Altar Society

Collections

We will have Stations of the Cross at both parishes at their


regular times: Tuesdays at 6pm in Arma and Fridays at 6pm in
Girard. We will also have childrens Stations of the Cross at St.
Michaels at 9:00am on Sunday, February 28 & March 20.

Next Saturday (3/5/16)

Next Sunday (3/6/16)

!Altar Servers:
!EMHC:
!

5:30 pm

10:00 am

Lector:

Teresa Davenport Doug Lopeman

Gift Bearers

Butch & Mary


Reif family

Brandon & Bailey Abi, Carter, and Ethan


Leritz
Doherty
Sharon Giacometti Joan Davied
Joe & Kim Curran
family

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH

Please pray for parishioners Doug Lopeman, Herman Masser,


Thurma Masser, Rosemary OToole, Tom Weston, and Judy
Widner who are ill or in need of prayers.

PSR/CYM THANK YOU!

Thank you to all those who helped transport our parish youth
to hear Pro-Life speaker Abby Johnson talk in Neodesha this

Last Week

July 2015 to date

$2,737.00

$85,112.37

$26.05

$500.58

Expenses

$93,046.83

Over / (Under)

($7,433.88)

Building Fund Contributions

$0

Building Fund Loan Balance

$222,601.96

past Wednesday! We had over 30 parishioners present to hear


Abbys conversion story! Also, thank you to all those who
supported the recent CYM bake sales! The funds will be used
to pay expenses for our high school youth attending the
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference in March.

FIRST RECONCILIATION

Congratulations to the children of St. Michael & St. Joseph


parishes who recently celebrated the Sacrament of First
Penance/Reconciliation at Saint Michael parish: Jocelyn Goff
and Gannon Clark.

ST. BRIDGETS FISH FRY FRIDAYS

Its time for St. Bridgets Knights of Columbus Council #3316


Famous Fish Frys again! They will be serving Catfish, Cod,
and Shrimp Dinners, along with the St. Elmos Platter, Grilled
Cheese and Chowder. Dinners are every Friday from Feb. 12 Mar. 18, at St. Bridgets Parish Hall in Scammon. Carryouts
are welcome.

THANK YOU!

Dear St. Michaels parishioners,


I wanted to extend a big thank you to the parish for your
support of the medical mission trip to the Philippines that I
have the opportunity to be a part of. Father Roger and I leave
soon for the Philippines, and will be gone from March 4-13.
Please keep us in your prayers. I really appreciate all of you
joining in the mission through financial contributions, donated
supplies, and prayers. Every act of kindness and generosity
truly reflects the love of Christ. Without your help, it would
not be possible for us to extend this same love to the people of
the Philippines. So once again, thank you for the support. I will
be sure to come back and share my experience with you all, so
you see what a difference you helped make.
Thanks and God Bless,
Madison Smith

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