St. Michael Parish Pastoral Vision Plan 2013-2016
Parish Mission: Nurturing the Seeds of Faith
October 27, 28, 29, 30
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In the St. Michael the Archangel Church
Fr. Larry Richards, founder of “The Reason for Our Hope Foundation” has conducted hundreds of parish missions, conferences and retreats. His media presentations on “The Truth;” “The Mass explained;” and “Confession” have been distributed in the hundreds of thousands worldwide. He makes the love of God real in his presentations. Click Here for more information.
Fair Trade Festival A Huge Success!!
Hundreds of parishioners, friends, volunteers and Fair Trade partners attended the annual Fair Trade Festival at St. Michael on October 5, 2014. There was a wide array of consumer items provided by Fair Trade retailers and artisans from around the world and our local community. Attendees were able to shop in a relaxed environment while enjoying Larry’s coffee and snacks from SpicedCube.
Each of us is called to do our part as consumers to ensure that the economy works for everyone. Fair Trade creates opportunities for us to respond to this call in a small but significant way every day through the choices we make as consumers. When we make the conscious decision to purchase Fair Trade items, we are putting the values of Catholic Social Teaching into action, and working to realize our vision of economic justice.
Special thanks to Fr. Tom Fenlon, Global Fellow from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for his participation, to Larry’s Coffee, our local CRS partner for donating the coffee we served, and to PIP Printing and SpiceCubed Catering for their generous support of this special event.
The 2014 Annual Stewardship Report is now available for your review online. Click here to access the full report. If you have any questions, contact Larry McAnallen, Stewardship Director at 919-468-6180 or email at email@example.com.
Time for the Final Push
$1,200 left to go!
On the heels of the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, we would like to successfully conclude this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal and help those less fortunate than us in North Carolina. For just $.82 from each of the families who have not yet contributed to this year’s campaign, we will exceed our goal before the holidays. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
“Who are today’s neighbors in need? How might God be calling you to respond?” - Pope Francis
St. Michael Early Childhood Center Preschool Openings 2014-15
Registration for Faith Formation for the 2014-15 school year is ongoing
ON-LINE registration has closed, however paper registration forms are available to download on the faith formation pages of the parish website, or pick them up in the parish office. Register soon to assure the time slot you are requesting for your child.
The Elementary Faith Formation class session that meets at 4:15 pm on Sundays is overfull and officially closed to any new registration. Please contact the office for more information. Most other classes have plenty of space available. Catechists are needed in many areas, especially Sundays and Mondays at 6:30 pm
Mark Your Calendars For Our
6th Annual St. Michael the Archangel Holiday Fair
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
•Shop from over 40 local crafters, artists, & direct sellers
•Purchase Door Prize Raffle Tickets: Enter to win baskets filled with items donated by our crafters/vendors. $1.00 each, six for $5.00, $20 for a “wingspan.”
•Door prize raffle and food/beverage sale proceeds benefit The Jesse Tree Project, Project Gabriel and St. Mikes Bikes.
•All raffle winners will be drawn at 3:00 and you need not be present to win.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? We are seeking volunteers to help before, during and after the fair to set up and break down tables, to assist vendors with loading/unloading, to sell raffle tickets or food items, and to mind tables for vendors while they take short breaks.
Questions? Contact our coordinators:
Joanne Rees (919-998-9787, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Linda Kerschen (919-244-7089, email@example.com)
Salina Kohut (919-357-5572 firstname.lastname@example.org)
We’d like your current email address for our database!
This will allow the members of our parish the ability to access their family membership information online.
Important Information about The Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Michael
Our parish now uses an Online Giving system called WeShare. This will allow you to make your donations without writing a check each week. You can set up a recurring weekly or monthly payment, allocate different amounts for our different collections, and view complete, accurate financial records at any time. It saves all of us time and is a win-win for our parish!
Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do so, however, we ask that you prayerfully consider Online Giving. If you would like to enroll, please visit www.stmichaelcary.weshareonline.org OR Click the Donate Now button. If you have any questions about the program or about setting up your account, don't hesitate to call our parish office at 919-468-6128 or 919-468-6132.
Many people enjoy the modern convenience, safety and reliability of making automatic deposits or transactions through the automated banking system. Now you can make weekly or monthly stewardship contributions through the St. Michael Automated Offering Plan. Simply complete this form and we will do the rest. It’s safe, easy and absolutely free.