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.
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.
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.
Parishioners Enjoy St. Michael Estate Planning Seminar!
On Wednesday, October 1st, forty-four (44) parishioners and associates turned out for the first ever Estate Planning Seminar held at the St. Michael Conference Center Gallery. The attendees were treated to a light lunch while the guest speakers provided lots of valuable information about the sometimes complex process of estate planning. Ryan Flood from the Office of Stewardship & Advancement at the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and Charles “Chess” Griffin, a local Estate Planning Attorney from Kirschbaum, Nanney, Keenan & Griffin, P.A. covered a variety of topics that included:
- Legal Steps Required in Personal Planning
- Power of Attorney
- Vehicles for Charitable Planning and Giving
- How Not to Leave Your IRA to the IRS
Feedback from the attendees was very positive and there were a number of good suggestions for future seminar topics. To learn more, contact Larry McAnallen, St. Michael Stewardship Director at 919-468-6180 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
Time for the Final Push
We are at 99.29% - $3,017 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, email@example.com)
Linda Kerschen (919-244-7089, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Salina Kohut (919-357-5572 email@example.com)
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.