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KNIGHTS THANK YOU

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
In case of Emergency: (785) 917-1828
STAFF Pastor: Fr. Floyd McKinney
Secretary: Faith Paoni
Bookkeeper: Janel Scales
Bulletin Editor: Nancy Bauer
nbauer@girard248.org
PARISH WEBSITE:
www.stmichaelgirard.com
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Finance Council
Parish Council
Tony Stonerock, Chair TBA
TBA

!Altar Society

Knights of Columbus
4th Monday of month 1st Tuesday of month
6:00pm @ Daltons
St. Michaels hall

!Helping Hands

Daughters of Isabella
Carrie Smith
Marilyn Bradshaw
724-6684
724-7133
Kapauns Men: Friday mornings at 6am

Girard/Arma Knights of Columbus want to thank everyone


who supported the soup and chili feed last weekend. A special
thanks to our Altar Society ladies for bringing the desserts!

106 N. Western Ave.


Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8717
Pastor: Fr. Floyd McKinney

2016 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AVAILABLE

From the Pastor

Again we have winter weather; I hope the ice that is forecast


does not materialize, but we accept what comes. I have never
liked winter weather; even as a child I did not like doing chores
in the cold. Maybe it was the chores I did not like as much as
the cold weather; after all, I did go out to play in the cold. But
even then I did not enjoy the cold, my joke was I did not like to
shiver.
The Psalm response today is Here am I, Lord; I come to do
your will. We all have to ask: Am I really willing to do the will
of the Lord? Sometimes we are only willing when doing the
Lord's will is comfortable and we can enjoy doing what the Lord
asks of us. There are other times when we do not like to follow
the Lord because we are asked to sacrifice. For me it was a
sacrifice to go out into the cold to feed the cattle, but it had to be
done. It can be a sacrifice for us to go to Mass, or pray when we
don't feel like it, or hold our tongue when there is something
harsh that we want to say. We know life will be better for us if
we do these things we call sacrifice. There will be times when life
will be better for those around us too.
When we speak of sacrifice, we always think of Christ and
what he did for us. In His humanity, he went the limits, offered
His life because someone had to do it. We can make our own
lives better by our sacrifices; the someone who has to do it is us.
We come to do the will of the Lord.

The contribution statements for calendar year 2016 are in the


back of the Church, if you would please stop by and pick
yours up. Thank you for your generous giving this past year.

PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISHIONERS


Please pray for Mary Ita Brown (mother of Judy Widner),
Audrey Casassa (sister of Faith Paoni), Gary Dowling,
Marjorie Giefer, Herman Masser, Rosemary OToole, Marie
Pyle, Marge Ralph, Tom Weston, and Judy Widner who are ill
or in need of prayers.

KOC FREE THROW CONTEST


The Knights of Columbus annual Free Throw Contest will be
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 1:00pm at Girard Middle School gym. All
boys & girls ages 9-14 as of Jan. 1 are eligible to participate.
First & second place winners will go on to the district contest
which is Feb. 12, also at 1:00pm at Girard Middle School.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Family and friends are invited to a 100th birthday reception for
Gertrude McKinney (Fr. Floyd's mother) hosted by her 8
children on Saturday, January 21st, from 1pm - 3pm at St.
Patrick's parish hall in Parsons, Kansas. No gifts requested but
cards are welcome. The Church is at the corner of Central
and Stevens Ave. or 1831 Stevens.

PARISH WEBSITE
Greetings: Just wanted to let you all know that we (the website
committee and myself) are getting the website going again. I
personally hope to be adding my thoughts from time to time,
maybe even several times a week. If you have any questions or
suggestions, do not hesitate to let me know. We want this to be
an active website where you can come and see information or
know what is happening in the parish. Check us out at
stmichaelgirard.com. Thanks for logging on. Peace, Fr. Floyd

ROSARY HOSPITAL

Mass Schedule and Intentions for Jan. 14 - 22


Jan. 14 Saturday
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

4:00pm
5:30pm
Sunday
8:00am
10:00am
Monday
NO MASS
Tuesday
5:30pm
Wednesday 6:30pm
Thursday 8:00am
8:30am-12:30pm
Friday
7:00am
8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm
5:30pm
Sunday
8:00am
10:00am

Verna Varsolona
Stan Thomas
For the People
Frank & Barb Doue

Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard

Harold VanLeeuwin
Carol Kavcich
Harold VanLeeuwin
Eucharistic Adoration
Cathi Lepoglow
Eucharistic Adoration
Joe & Betty Youvan
Melissa Grant
Harold VanLeeuwin
For the People

Arma
Girard
Arma
Arma
Girard
Girard
Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard

Altar Ministers for Next Weekend


Saturday (1/21/17)

Sunday (1/22/17)

!Altar Servers:

5:30 pm

Bailey & Brandon


Leritz

Macy & Carly


Reif

EMHC:

Sharon Giacometti

Nancy Bauer

Lector:

Ned Sauer

Ruth Duling

Gift Bearers

Allen & Kandell


Amershek family

Scott & Beth


Wilson family

10:00 am

If you have a rosary that needs fixed, place it in the Rosary


Hospital box in the back of church. Please include your name
and phone number, in case there are questions. If there are
beads or metals missing, I will try my best to match them.Only
prayer payment accepted. -Paula Sevart 620.724.7585

Collections

Contributions
Childrens Offering
Expenses - Dec.

Last Week

July 2016 to date

$2,596.00

$72,711.86

$29.00

$404.91

$19,338.07

$71,669.37

Over / (Under)

$1,447.40

Building Fund Contributions

$100.00

Building Fund Loan Balance

$143,672.42

MISSION TRIP UPDATE


The Mission trip to Costa Rica this summer led by Madison
Smith has been cancelled. Due to logistical issues, a group
from St. Michael's parish will no longer be going. However, if
you were interested or planning on going hopefullywe will be
able to spend more time planning, and be able to go on
missioneither next summer or the summer after that. Thanks
for your understanding. Please contact Madison Smith at
620-238-0619 if you have any questions.

PSR CANCELLATION POLICY


Reminder: any time school is not in session (weather, school
holiday) for USD 248, PSR classes are not held. The
cancellation will also be posted on the St. Michael Parish
Facebook page.

MARCH FOR LIFE


Please join Bishop Kemme in Topeka on Monday, January 23,
2017 as we pray for an end to abortion. Mass is at 11am at the
Topeka Performing Arts Center, followed by a rally at the
Capitol steps.

ST. PAULS GROUP MEETING


The next St. Pauls Group meeting will be at 1:00pm on
Sunday, Jan. 15th at the Knights of Columbus building at 11th
and Joplin streets in Pittsburg. The St. Pauls Group is for
widows, widowers, & single seniors to meet, get acquainted,
and have lunch. We will be taking reservations for the dinner
theater in Carthage on March 26. Cost of which is $23. All
are welcome. Hope to see you then!

NFP CLASSES
Family of the Americas Ovulation Method classes are offered
by appointment at St. Michael Parish Hall in Girard. For
more information,
call Faith and Adam Paoni at (620)
724-6990.

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