Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Villanova University held a seminar on Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities. The talks on parish renewal, sacramental practices, Catholic schools, and finances are very interesting. You can see them here: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/centers/churchmanagement/programs/materials.html#

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Prophetic Voting

As a "Prophetic Voting Parish," St. Michael's joins parishes throughout the diocese to encourage marginalized and Catholic voters to vote our values on November 8th. Our "Prophetic Voting" team invites you to join us this Sunday, September 11, for our first "Voter Activation Night." From 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. we will be in the church basement calling and encouraging registered voters to vote. Please bring your cell phone and your "ear buds." We will be using a dialer, so your phone number will not be given out. Find out more about this exciting project by visiting www.diocesefwsb.org/social-justice.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Zeal

What is ZEAL?

ZEAL is for DREs, Youth Ministers, Parents, RCIA Teams, Religious Education Catechists, Catholic School Teachers, Working Professionals, Social Minister, Priests, Religious, Young Adults, and anyone interested in learning and living their faith more fully. ZEAL is taking place Saturday, August 27th at Lakeview Middle School, Warsaw. The day includes Mass, the keynote with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades titled “The Mercy of God,” and facilitated discussions to help you learn how you can faithfully live out the spirit of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in its final months and beyond! We hope to see you there!

For more info, see www.zealsummit.com

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Bishop Rhoades asks each parish to have at least one "parish ambassador" from the parish to the diocesan Catholic Relief Services coordinator. CRS provides aid to reduce suffering from poverty overseas.  For more information, please see http://www.crs.org/get-involved/participate/parishambassador  

Our last Laity on the Lawn for the summer will be this Wednesday, August 10, at 6:00 p.m. on the side lawn of the church (weather permitting). If necessary we will move into the church basement. Bring a covered dish, side dish, or dessert and hear Jack Davis talk about the parish planning process for our parish.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rel Ed Day of Recollection

On September 10th, the Offices of Catechesis and Youth Ministry will be hosting a day of retreat and recollection at the Victory Noll Retreat Center in Huntington. This will be a day filled will excellent talks, fellowship, and prayer. The is no charge to attend this event and it is open to all priests, deacons, DRE's, catechists, youth ministers, and parents. Please register for this event at: