EPIPHANY OF THE LORD JANUARY 3, 2010
BIBLE READINGS: For Sunday, January 10: 1 st
Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 nd Reading: Titus 2:11- Our Local Knights of Columbus
14; 3::4-7; Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22. Scholarship Program Continues.
MUSIC LED BY: Masses for January 9-10 are: The Knights of Colum bus of St. Michael’s
Masses: 5:00 PM - Contem porary Music Ministry; 8:00 AM of Poplar Springs Council are pleased to
& 12:00 PM - Leaders of Song; 10:30 AM - Adult Choir announce the fourteenth year of our Scholarship Program .
For the year 2010, three scholarship grants are available for
Catholic students to attend college. One grant of $1000 is
provided by our local Knights of Colum bus. A second grant
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES of $1000, the Marie & M el Mied Scholarship, is provided
through the generosity of the Mieds. In addition this year, a
grant of $400 is available through the generous sponsorship
M ONDAY: BINGO: 7:00 PM in Parish Hall. TEAM #5 is
of the St. Michael’s Ladies Auxiliary.
scheduled to work on January 4. The Jackpot is $700 in
The scholarship grants are m ade available through
59 num bers.
the continuing efforts of St. Michael’s Knights of Colum bus
Council 10525. The Scholarship Fund is supported by
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: tax-deductible donations from individuals and by our
Sundays: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Knights’ scholarship fund-raisers held each year.
Sundays: Jan. 3, 10 & 17 (LIFE class) To qualify for a scholarship, you m ust be Catholic;
you (perhaps through your fam ily) m ust be registered at St.
M ondays: Jan. 4, 11 & 25 (H.S. only)
Michael’s Church in Poplar Springs, Maryland, (you m ay be
Tuesdays: Jan. 5, 12, 26 (H.S. only) registered in another parish if your father is a m em ber of
Tuesdays: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 Council 10525); you m ust be a high school senior accepted
Family Prog: Jan. 20 by an accredited college or university for enrollm ent in a
program leading toward a bachelor’s degree (your plan for
a bachelor’s degree m ay include com m unity college), and
PASTORAL COUNCIL M EETING is on W ednesday,
you m ust subm it com pleted application form s. The criteria
January 6 at 7:00 PM in Room A122. SEE THE
for selection are your personal qualifications and leadership,
as dem onstrated by your academ ic record and by your
participation in extracurricular school, church, and
EUCH ARISTIC ADORATION: Sm all church open for com m unity activities.
visits to the Blessed Sacram ent every Friday until 7:00 The deadline for the receipt of com pleted
PM and the exposed Blessed Sacram ent on the first applications is M onday, M arch 1, 2010 at 4:30 PM . For
Friday of each m onth. application m aterials, applicants should contact M artin
Luchansky at 301-829-0269.
ST. M ICHAEL’S PRAYER GROUP m eets every Friday
at 6:30-7:30 PM in the sm all church. Everyone is
Flower Chart: There is a new
flower chart for 2010 available on the bulletin
board (in atrium ). If anyone would like to
donate flowers on a special weekend, fill in
CHILDREN’S ENVELOPES the nam e on the chart and fill out the form s
provided. The flower arrangem ents for 2010
ARE AVAILABLE will cost $25 each.
IN THE ATRIUM
W hen using the envelopes, please m ake sure you put
your nam e on the envelope at least once during the
year. W e have no record of who takes which envelope Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Frank
num ber. Donnick, the grandfather of Jam es Looper and grandfather-
in-law of Suzanne Looper and great-grandfather of Corinne,
Jam es, Justin & Joseph Looper.
Lord, every nation on earth
will adore You!
Pastoral Council Meeting - Agenda
2010 CHURCH FAMILY PICTORIAL January 6, 2010 ~ 7:00 PM. – 9:00 PM
DIRECTORY BY OLAN MILLS:
Together we m ake it special! Make our Church
Directory com plete with your fam ily. Each fam ily Approval of Decem ber Minutes
(household) will receive a com plim entary 8x10 Color Pastor’s Report
Portrait and a free Church Fam ily Pictorial Directory – just President’s Com m ents
for participating! Schedule a portrait appointm ent on the
• Pastoral Council Retreat (Jan. 16)
Sign-Up Sheets at church or online at the “EZ SignUp”
website: Pastoral Council Sub-Com m ittee Reports:
https://signup.olanm ills.com /fam ilyinfo.aspx?chcontract= • Evangelization
48904 • Com m unication and W eb site update
If you need to m ake changes once you have
• Faith Com m unity
signed up, please go to: www.signup.olanm ills.com . The
scheduled dates for professional photography and portrait Com m ittee/Ministry Reports:
viewing at St. Michael’s church are: Tuesday thru Friday, • Liturgy
January 19-22, 3:00-9:30 PM; Saturday, January 23, 10:00 • Religious Education
AM-5:00 PM; Tuesday thru W ednesday, January 26-27,
• Youth Ministry
3:00-9:30 PM; Tuesday thru Friday, February 2-5,
3:00-9:30 PM; Saturday, February 6, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. • Developm ent Com m ittee
Action Item s
The Military Tribute Page in Our Church Family Round Robin
Pictorial Directory: Military pages are for those Sum m ary/Prayer/Close Meeting
currently serving in the military, and are free. W e can
display a m axim um of 6 im ages per page. Pictures in
uniform should be subm itted with nam es on back of them NOTE:
in a separate envelope with nam e branch of service and Pastoral Council meetings are open to all parishioners.
station. The “W e Salute Our Military” text is autom atically Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each
included in the page design. month and will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
Meeting location is in Room A-122 unless notified
Please print your own copy of previous meeting
minutes/distributed material and bring them with
Social Justice... For changes or requests of items to be included in the
agenda, please contact:
Colette Henriette (301-829-9327 or email
Next weekend, January 9-10
Social Justice W eekend at St. M ichael’s
To shine a light on the question
“W hat king of society do we wish to becom e?”
ALSO ~ Cancelations
The opportunity to sign up for an 8 week
Just Matters course discussing our values
St. Michael’s follows the Howard County Public Schools’
relating to the econom y and the federal budget. inclem ent weather school-closing policy on school days.
No decision will be m ade until 4:00 PM unless Howard
See the Just Matters Flyer for m ore inform ation. County has closed its schools early. If
weekend activities or sessions are
canceled because of inclem ent weather,
Catholic Social Teaching rem inds us that we are
an announcem ent will be m ade on the
responsible for both ourselves and the com m on good.
office voice m ail at extension 102, 105 or
Be inform ed. Make a difference. 106 or check the church website
Parish Fam ily Budget Report - Collection for week ended: Decem ber 27, 2009
Budget Actual Year-To-Date Budget Actual
Envelopes: $ 14,423.08 $ 17,723.00 Envelopes $ 360,577.00 $ 344,551.84
Loose: 1,746.23 1,695.29 Loose: 43,655.75 42,829.10 ST. MICHAEL’S
Poor box: 192.31 190.36 Poor box: 4,807.75 7,327.43 IN YOUR WILL!
Mortgage $ 1,176,234.14 BUILDING FUND (Week of Dec. 27, 2009)
December principal -$ 14,725.59 Bldg. Envelope Pmts: $ 0.00
December interest -$ 4,410.88 Pledge Pmts: $ 0.00
Ending balance $ 1,161,508.55 Total: $ 0.00
*Interest rate dropped 7/1/09 from 5.5% to 4.5%
ATTENDANCE: ADULTS: 761 CHILDREN: 200 = 961
ENVELOPES: ADULTS: 322 CHILDREN: 6 = 328
Prayer for Healing Team Ministry is holding a training
Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Harry
session for those interested in volunteering to pray with our
W ilhelm, the grandfather of Karen Gaydosh and brothers and sisters for any prayer request. Our goal is to
grandfather-in-law of Tim Gaydosh and great-grandfather be available after each Mass on the weekends for a few
of Gregory & Grace Gaydosh. m inutes of prayer with anyone wishing to have prayer for
whatever they are seeking from God. Many of us already
pray with each other about various needs, and this m inistry
is an extension of that by being m ore visible and available
to help each other in our tim es of need. Of course, your
intentions are always welcom e to be put on the prayer
WELCOME TO THE request list that has been available for m any years as well.
COMMUNITY! The training session will be held on W ednesday evening
at 7:30 in the small w hite church. For any further
inform ation, please contact Linda Gasch 410-489-7985 or
Raul Humberto Yzaguirre, III
lindagasch08@m sn.com .
Baptized December 23, 2009
Raul & Abdela Yzaguirre
From Your Pastoral Council
Xavier Richard Hadsall
Baptized December 27, 2009 W e invite the Parish com m unity to be involved
child of by approaching or contacting your Pastoral Council
Guy & Rachel Hadsall m em bers and officers with any questions, concerns,
and suggestions regarding the parish.
Pastoral Council m eetings are open to all
parishioners. They are held on the first W ednesday of
each m onth at 7:00 PM in Room A-122. Minutes of
past m eetings can be found on the Pastoral Council
Please !!! page, under "Com m ittees" on St. Michael's W eb Site.
Do not put anymore paper
in the recycling bins until Pregnancy, Need Help? Call the Gabriel
further notice. Network - 1- 800-ANGEL-OK
Suffering Post-Abortion Stress? Call Project
THEY ARE FULL!!! Rachel - 1-800-286-4224
Other Community Announcements...
PRAYER NETWORK REQUESTS NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: It’s about staying in
WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 26 touch. In touch with each wom an’s natural cycle of fertility,
which expresses itself clearly in signs that each couple can
Troops, contractors and their fam ilies Dave learn to recognize. In touch with each other. In touch with
Thelm a and Jeff, chronic pain Denny God’s plan for our lives. Learn m ore by attending a Natural
Fam ily Planning course offered to engaged and m arried
Elna, depression Craig
couples at Our Lady of Perpetual Help starting January 9,
Nicole Lorsang Krystle
2010. For m ore inform ation, contact Mark and Kathy
Ed and Lori McKee Vicki
Schm idt at 410-747-5611; m ak.schm idt@ gm ail.com or to
Valerie Dick Kathy register go to www.ccli.org.
Marguerite Lange Sandy
Dick Metott Karen
W ilm a Sterling Mig POST-ABORTION HELP
Mydosh fam ily Charlie Do you know som eone who is hurting from the pain of
Jon, find a job Bolcik abortion? There is hope & healing for those who are
Jim Collins Lanee suffering the after-effects of abortion traum a. All
Mrs. Copeland Frank M. com m unication is strictly confidential.
Gem m a Lopresti Pete Counseling— spiritual support-Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.
Ed Acevedo Dennis The next retreat is January 29-31. Call 410-625-8491 or
Greg, Debra and fam ily Linda 1-800-286-4224 or em ail projectrachel@ archbalt.org. Visit
Karen's dad Debbie www.project-rachel.net or www.rachelsvineyard.org for
Mary Tate Maggie m ore inform ation.
Margaret Long Chris
Karen McDavid Kelsie
Lex Hughes Morgan
Chris Long David
Mel Powell Doug Woodmont Academy
Angela Souders Sally
Paul Lenhart Lonnie Forming Leaders for Tomorrow through Excellence
Patricia W elker Charlie in the Classroom Today
Sally Hawkins Christina
Gene Marshall Anita Open House - January 14, 2010 at 9:30 AM
Michelle Vistica Brooke PK3, PK4 & Kindergarten
Louise W elsh Caedon Tour the cam pus with our students,
Bill Barry Derek Speak to parents & faculty, observe classes
Carol Daly Eric At our Howard County cam pus on rt.144 between 32 & 97
Dan Lyons Connie
Mikki Lem on Heidi Visit us at www.woodm ontacadem y.org
Contact the Adm issions office at: 443-574-8100 x104
Tom Theis Sharon
Mike's health Kathy
Betty's health Donald
Earl W . Lowe Grace
Woodmont Academy invites your preschool child
All unem ployed Donna
(ages 2-4) to our m onthly “Read To Me!” story tim e on
January 5 at 9:30 AM featuring the works of Ezra Jack
Susan D.J. Keats. Join other m om s and little ones for story tim e,
m usic, finger plays, crafts and a free book giveaw ay! The
If you write a request on the board in the atrium and it does event is FREE, but lim ited to 15 children. Please call
not appear in the bulletin, that m ight be because I cannot ahead to reserve your space! 443-574-8100 LOO KING
m ake out w hat it is. M y e-m ail address is AHEAD: February 2 will feature Eric Carle.
vivmtairy@ aol.com. You may send me the request if you
THE CATHOLIC ALUM NI CLUB, a social organization for
Holy Father’s intentions for the m onth of January: single. professional Catholics will m eet for dinner on
Young People and M edia. That young people Saturday, January 30 for dinner at Acropolis Restaurant.
m ay learn to use social com m unication m edia for their A chance for you to taste som e authentic Greek food and
personal growth and in preparation to serve society. socialize. The group will m eet at 7 PM at the restaurant
Christian Unity. That every believer in Christ located at Oldham and Eastern Avenue. RSVP by January
m ay understand that unity am ong all Christians is 28 by calling George at 410-284-0417, For other events
necessary for effective proclam ation of the gospel. that the club has to offer call 410-580-1250 or e-m ail us at
info@ cacbaltim ore.org.