Archangel Hall - A Glowing Example of Stewardship!
On August 16, 2014, St. Michael’s new Archangel Hall was officially opened with a celebration mass and dedication ceremony that was attended by an excited group of parishioners, priests, lay ministers, friends and guests. During the Mass, the crucifix that will reside permanently in the hall was blessed and subsequently carried in procession to the Archangel Hall where it was hung for all to admire.
The new state-of-the-art facility houses a middle school gymnasium, team rooms and a multipurpose room. It can also be configured to accommodate drama and performance events as well as overflow masses on major church holidays. Archangel Hall includes stadium style seating for up to 600 people and much needed storage/office space for athletic programs at the school. The facility is designed to meet the needs of students, teachers, athletic programs, faith formation programs and ministry outreach for the St Michael the Archangel Parish Community.
“I am so thankful for the generosity of those who contributed their time, talent and treasure to make Archangel Hall a reality,” says Rev. Doug Reed, Pastor of the St. Michael the Archangel. “Our new facility will open up so many opportunities for the students at St. Michael School and also allow us to meet the increasing demands of our many ministries and our growing parish.”
Click here to view pictures from the dedication ceremony.
St. Michael’s Archangel Hall In the Cary News
The Cary News has joined in the excitement surrounding the recent dedication of the new Archangel Hall. Cary News reporter, Andy Specht visited the St. Michael campus last week and wrote a story that hit the newspaper and website on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. To read the story, click here
Women of Wonder Conference Inspires Hundreds!
On Saturday, August 16th, the culmination of over two years of planning came together for the Women of Wonder Conference, which attracted hundreds of women from multiple states. Sponsored by the St. Michael the Archangel Women’s Network Ministry, the daylong conference featured Johnnette Benkovic, renowned national speaker and host of the Women of Grace show on EWTN, as well as Amy Daniels, Director of the Office of Formation and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The day began with the celebration of Mass with Monsignor David Brockman, Vicar General of the Diocese of Raleigh as the principal celebrant. Following Mass, attendees were treated to dynamic presentations from Johnnette on the theme “Woman: Her Gifts, Her Call, Her Mission.” They also enjoyed a sit down catered luncheon as well as a heartwarming presentation by Amy Daniels titled “A Quest for God and a Life of Adventure.”
Billy Atwell, Director of Communications at the Diocese of Raleigh interviewed Ms. Benkovic while she was here. They spoke about authentic femininity, the importance of parents as role models for their children, God's will for our lives, and even shared some news about upcoming events for women and men as part of Women of Grace. Click here to view this interview.
Vendors featuring Catholic gifts and resources were available throughout the day. The feedback from participants was extremely positive and many noted that the presentations were “powerful and inspiring.”
We’re Almost to our Goal...98+%
We are more than 98% of the way to our 2014 BAA goal and have less than $8,000 to go – about $.50/parishioner! Thank you to those who have generously donated to help the poor and needy in North Carolina. A small sacrifice on our part can make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate than us. In the words of Pope Francis, “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”
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
Be a Part of the Sixth Annual Holiday Fair!
Are you a crafter, artist, or direct sales representative? We are accepting applications for the Holiday Fair which will take place Saturday November 8th, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Parish Center. For complete details on how to apply, download our application here. Applications are due by September 15th. No late applications will be accepted.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? We are also 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)
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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.