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					EDITION 884
Sunday, October 25, 2009 ~ 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Are We Spiritually Blind?
This blind man of Jericho was
one of the very lucky men in
today’s gospel story. He got
the last chance of appealing in
person to Jesus for the gift of
his eyesight. He used that
chance in spite of opposition –
his faith and trust in Jesus
were so strong that nobody
could stop him from
expressing them. He made his
request while proclaiming his
faith. He got not only what he
asked (the physical gift), but a
spiritual insight was added as
well, and he became a faithful
follower of Christ.

Jesus had passed through Jericho a few times during his
public ministry. Jericho was on the route from Galilee to
Jerusalem. Bartimaeus was very probably sitting on the
roadside begging for alms on these occasions also, but
influenced by the lack of interest of his fellow-citizens he, too,
had no time for all this talk about a Messiah and a miracle-
worker. In any case, it was only on the occasion of Christ’s
last journey through Jericho that his faith moved him to
appeal aloud for help from the one and only person whom he
was convinced could grant him his request. His appeal was
heard.

There is a deep spiritual lesson for all of us in today’s gospel
story. Like Bartimaeus, many of us have been sitting by the
roadside for years, not moving a foot toward our eternal
destination. We have been blind to our true interests; our
sole preoccupation seems to be to collect the paltry alms that
this world would deign to drop in our laps. But we are even
more to be pitied than Bartimaeus – he knew that he was
blind. We are not aware of our spiritual blindness; we think
everything in the garden is rosy and colorful when we see


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STAFF & MINISTRY SUPPORT                                           FROM THE PASTOR:
Pastor                                                             In two weeks I want to ask us all to make a deliberate act of
FR. DAN BRADY frdan@saint-mikes.org                                sacrificial giving. This will be on the weekend of Nov. 7/8. I
Resident Seminarians                                               want each family to consider their annual household income
KEVIN MCARDLE kmcardle@saint-mikes.org                             and divide it by 1,000 (thus $50,000 leads to $50; $123,000 leads
Administrative Assistant to the Pastor                             to $123, etc…). On that weekend I ask that you make this
KAREN BOWENS kbowens@saint-mikes.org                               amount your contribution in the collection. This is the Sunday
Deacon                                                             of “The Widow’s Mite” – the woman who gave from her
DEACON CURTIS HORNSTRA              curthornstra@comcast.net       substance, not just her excess. It’s a good Sunday to
Deacon
                                                                   challenge ourselves.
DEACON FRANK BASKIND              fbaskind@saint-mikes.org
                                                                   I want to encourage this to be a very deliberate action.
                                                                   Some caveats:
Administration                                                     • If you give that much or more each week, then you need
Director                                                              do nothing more than become aware of that fact.
DEACON ANDREW FERGUSON                 admin@saint-mikes.org       • If it would hurt you or your family, then give as much as
Administrative Assistant                                             you can up to that.
CHRISTINA BURNS cburns@saint-mikes.org
                                                                   • If you give through autodraft, divide your monthly gift by
Bookkeeper
VERONICA LOWENHAGEN               vlowenhagen@saint-mikes.org        4 and subtract that from the amount.
Administrative Assistant                                           • This will only be for this one weekend. Continue to give as
LANI VASQUEZ lvasquez@saint-mikes.org                                you normally would on all the other weekends.
                                                                   Please try to do this. There will be no “collection police.” I
Liturgy                                                            will be referring to this as Sacrificial Sunday.
Director of Music
TOM KACZMAREK tkaczmarek@saint-mikes.org                           Peace & Love,
                                                                   Fr. Dan
Minister of Music
                                                                   frdan@saint-mikes.org
JENNY IVENS jivens@saintbridget.org
Associate Minister of Music
MARGARET STORTI margaret@stortis.net
Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries
ALISON EICHLER liturgy@saint-mikes.org


Faith Formation
Director
PAT MUNDY        pmundy@saint-mikes.org
Elementary Religious Education
PATTI KAMPER       pkamper@saint-mikes.org
                                                                                     4th Annual
                                                                        Christmas Tea
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
ELISE CHAPMAN        echapman@saint-mikes.org
Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
ANNIE MCENTEE anniemc@verizon.net
Family-centered Intergenerational Religious Education (F.I.R.E.)
LIZ KORNACKI fire@saint-mikes.org
                                                                        Saturday, December 12 • 2 pm
Baptism                                                                    For ladies from 3 to 103
KAREN NEMETZ karennemetz@hotmail.com
Administrative Assistant
JOY DAWSON jdawson@saint-mikes.org                                           Please join us for this festive event!
                                                                            We’ll enjoy Delicious Tea Sandwiches,
Pastoral Care                                                              Delectable Sweets,Tasty Christmas Tea,
Pastoral Associate                                                        and a Sing-A-Long to get us in the spirit!
DEACON DAVID NEMETZ              dnemetz@saint-mikes.org
Administrative Assistant
JIM O’CONNOR joconnor@saint-mikes.org
                                                                                    Tickets $5 each
                                                                               will be sold (while they last)
Human Concerns                                                           following all liturgies on the weekends of
Human Concerns Coordinator
KAREN HANNON khannon@saint-mikes.org                                           Oct. 31/Nov. 1 and Nov. 7/8
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                                                                                                                  MINISTRY
only the colors we want to see and are blind to the things that really matter.                                   CONTACTS
We said above that it is probable that Bartimaeus ignored the passing-by of Jesus
on earlier occasions; it is certain that in our case we have ignored the presence of
                                                                                                       Administrative Ministries
                                                                                                                  Finance Council
Jesus in the many reminders he has sent us up to now. That parish retreat we did               Dave Tindall, dptindall@comcast.net
not attend; that sudden death of a close friend; that illness of a near relative; that                               Parish Council
car accident from which we miraculously escaped; these and many other incidents                               Mike Ballato, 360-8585
are examples of the many times our loving Lord passed close to us, ready to cure                                         Stewardship
our spiritual blindness, but we did not see him.                                                         Christy Y. Jenkins, 730-2433

It is possible that our Lord saw Bartimaeus sitting by the roadside on his earlier
journeys through Jericho. Perhaps he could not help him, for the blind man was
                                                                                                             Liturgical Ministries
                                                                                                       Ministers of the Eucharist
engaged in collecting alms with no thought for the greater gift – the return of his         Mike Mickle, mike.mickle@verizon.net
eyesight. It is certain that our Lord has often been near to us, anxious to give us            Floyd Hollier, fholyea@yahoo.com
back our spiritual vision. But like Bartimaeus, we were so busy gathering up this                          Ministers of the Word
world’s paltry donations that we did not even think of the far greater grace we              Dave Roberts, dwrobert@verizon.net
needed.                                                                                                 Ministers of Hospitality
                                                                                           Rocky Altimore, raltimore@comcast.net
This story of the blind man of Jericho was not inspired and preserved for some
literary reason, but as an instruction for us. It is read to us today to make us
examine our consciences and see the true state of our spiritual standing in the                         Pastoral Care Ministries
                                                                                                               Bereavement Ministry
eyes of God. Are we steadily moving on toward heaven, carrying out daily duties to
                                                                                              Funerals: Tim Nelligan, timjnell@comcast.net
God and to our neighbor, bearing life’s crosses cheerfully, knowing that they come        Support Groups: Pat Baskind, pabaskind@gmail.com
to us from a loving Father as part of our training for heaven? Or are we sitting idly
                                                                                                      Card Ministry – Light Writers
by the roadside, engrossed and enmeshed in the affairs of this world, oblivious of               Tricia Blair , blair913@comcast.net
our real purpose in life and turning deaf ears and blind eyes to all the danger
                                                                                            Crump Manor Nursing Home Ministry
signals that Christ our Savior regularly is sending out to us?
                                                                                                    Jim Wright, mijnor@aol.com
                                                                                                         Financial Peace Ministry
For some among us today this may be Christ’s last call. Will we be so utterly
                                                                                              Garth Callaghan, garth@127tech.com
disinterested in our own eternal welfare as to ignore it? For all of us it is a call to
put our house in order. Let us, too, call on Jesus, son of David and Son of God today,          Henrico Doctors’ Parham Ministry
                                                                                           Russ Wisler, rwisler@jetexcellence.com
to give us the grace to see ourselves as we are and then to see ourselves as we
ought to be. “Master, let me receive my sight.”                                                                  Homebound Ministry
                                                                                              Helen Nelligan, Helen.Nelligan@comcast.net

                                 ~ scripture reflection from www.CatholicMatters.org                      Job Assistance Ministry
                                                                                               Ed Landry, Ed_Landry@comcast.net
                                                                                                                Meals Ministry
                                                                                                Pat Omberg, Omberg@comcast.net
                                                                                                       Our Lady of Hope Ministry
                                                                                               Susan Gidley, finefred1@verizon.net
                                                                                                                       Rosary Ministry
                                                                                               Vanessa Hoang, fabulousvanessa@comcast.net
                                                                                                     Spiritual Direction Ministry
                                                                                          David Nemetz, dnemetz@saint-mikes.org


 Village Varsity Christmas Party
                                                                                                           We Are Family Ministry
                                                                                                                     Jeff Trollinger,
                                                                                                    wearefamily.stmikes@gmail.com

               Saturday December 12, 2009
                                                                                                    Faith Formation Ministries
                                                                                                               Adult Formation
                More details will follow at a later date.                                    Annie McEntee,anniemc@verizon.net
       We need volunteers to help with this party. Please sign up!                               Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)
                                                                                                  Patrick Snyder, sanctuary1931@yahoo.com
           Sign up sheet can be found on the Bulletin Board                                       Pam Kelly, IMPHK2@yahoo.com
                opposite the Parish Hall. If you prefer,
        call Jane or Fred Hoffmann at 270-1277or email us at:                                               Parish Life Ministries
                                                                                                                      Village Varsity
                jnhoffmann@comcast.net. Thank you.                                                           Fred and Jane Hoffmann,
                                                                                                                jnhoffmann@aol.com
                                                                                                                      Young at Heart
                                                                                                                 Pat Young, 672-2434
                                                                  liturgy matters
JOINING THE PARISH
We invite all who worship with us to
become formal members of the St. Michael “Village”
by registering as parishioners. Membership has its
benefits! And it also helps our ministries and staff plan
                                                            Hospitality – It’s
to meet the needs of the community. To become a
member of the parish, please attend an Orientation
Meeting to receive information about our parish
                                                            Everyone’s Ministry
community, ministry opportunities, and registration
forms. Orientation meetings are held monthly. For
more information, call the office, 527-1037.                   Hospitality (from the Merriam-Webster dictionary):
                                                               hospitable treatment, reception or disposition
NEXT NEWCOMERS MEETING
Sunday, Oct. 25 after 11 am mass
                                                               Hospitable (also from Merriam-Webster):
Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 pm                                       given to generous and cordial reception of guests;
                                                               promising or suggesting generous or cordial welcome;
                                                               offering a pleasant or sustaining environment; readily
BULLETIN PUBLICATION INFO                                      reception; open.
We welcome all St. Michael ministries, parishioners
and members of the community at large to submit
notices to the parish bulletin via e-mail at
bulletin@saint-mikes.org by MONDAY at 10 AM.                When people talk about St. Michael
Priority is given to St. Michael ministries and             Church (and they do!) the things one hears most often
parishioners. As always, the parish administration
                                                            are: I feel so welcome/comfortable here; the music is great;
retains the right to edit or refuse submissions.
                                                            the liturgy is engaging; and there are a lot of kids here!
As good stewards of our environment and office
                                                            All of these are true — and all of these are a result of our
resources, the parish administration is working to
                                                            great hospitality.
reduce the number of printed flyers in the bulletin,
and reserves the right to redesign info in flyers to fit
                                                            When parishioners, newcomers or visitors enter the
within the allotted bulletin space. Flyers should be
                                                            commons area they are usually greeted by a hubbub of
e-mailed as Word, Publisher or Powerpoint files to
                                                            activity. This parish is alive, busy and energetic. We are
bulletin@saint-mikes.org by MONDAY at 10 AM.
                                                            greeted by a Minister of Hospitality who welcomes us and
Hard copy flyers should NOT be submitted.
                                                            offers an Order of Worship.

                                                            The Order of Worship is also a demonstration of our
SPOKEN ANNOUNCEMENTS                                        hospitality — it helps the assembly participate fully in the
Deadline for spoken announcements is NOON on                liturgy, to be engaged. The music is great when everyone
THURSDAY. Please submit requests to                         sings. The selection of music is made thoughtfully with both
admin@saint-mikes.org or 527-1037, ext. 14.                 the liturgical “theme” and the ability of the assembly in mind.

                                                            Upon finding and settling in a seat the assembly at St.
                                                            Michael is well known for talking — this is a good thing! We
DISCERNMENT SHEETS                                          greet each other, inquire about families, jobs, vacations and
                                                            make plans to get together. Many Michaeloneans have
Discernment Sheets are back!!! These are the
                                                            created small communities within the larger group — sitting
yellow sheets that are passed out monthly during
                                                            in the same section/row; sitting together.
weekend Mass and are intended to welcome new
volunteers into ministries throughout the year. We
                                                            And then there are all those kids. We are so very lucky to
encourage all St. Michael ministries to use these
                                                            have so very many children in our midst. It is truly
sheets as an alternative to sign-ups in the
                                                            wonderful that young families make the commitment to bring
Commons, especially for short term and
                                                            their children to church, to share their faith and to introduce
emergency needs.
                                                            the children to others who share their values.
The Liturgy Coordinator is now handling the
                                                            It is everyone’s responsibility to share our faith values with
Discernment Sheets. The deadline is the
                                                            the children. At the celebration of Baptism Fr. Dan asks the
WEDNESDAY prior to publication and should be
                                                            gathered assembly if we will “support these children on their
sent to liturgy@saint-mikes.org.
                                                            journeys of faith, through your words, your actions and your
Upcoming Discernment Sheet Weekends are:
                                                            prayer?” And we say, “I will.” The commitment lasts for
November 14/15
                                                            more than just that day — it’s a lifetime commitment. It
December 12/13
                                                            means we support these children and their families even
                                                            when they arrive late; even when one kid can’t sit still for
                                                            even a minute; even when the toddler smears a moist
Cheerio on your sleeve; even when you have to step over
the matchbox cars on the way to communion. We offer a
cordial reception, a pleasant environment . . . we are
hospitable!                                                             Initiation Ministries
It is a great fear (especially among the founding families)
that St. Michael will lose its reputation for hospitality. As the                  RITE OF CHRISTIAN
community gets larger and larger it might be easy to be less
welcoming, less hospitable.
                                                                                   INITIATION
                                                                                    The Rite of Christian Initiation for
Masses are crowded — especially the Sunday morning                                  Adults (RCIA) is a ministry for those
Masses — and seating becomes a challenge. It is everyone’s          who are not baptized or who have been baptized in
responsibility to help those who might not have a favorite          another faith tradition and wish to enter the Catholic
section/row/seat; those who arrive late (perhaps they need          Church. We also include baptized Catholics seeking first
our hospitality the most!); those with special needs (walkers,      Eucharist and Confirmation. ARE YOU HEARING A
wheelchairs, strollers, baby carriers). For some it might           QUIET STILL VOICE WITHIN, urging you to learn
seem like ancient history, but there was a time when                more about the Catholic faith? Do you find yourself
gentlemen and children relinquished their seats to the              coming to St. Michael for Mass and wanting to be more
elderly and women. While this might be extreme, on                  involved in the community? Do you long for a deeper
occasion giving up your seat for another’s comfort is an            relationship with God? CONTACT ANNIE
excellent demonstration of hospitality.                             MCENTEE, CHAIRPERSON RCIA, AT
                                                                    RCIA@SAINT-MIKES.ORG OR 527-1037
Perhaps the best expression of hospitality is a combination of
simple kindness, patience and understanding. Hospitality is
more than a ministry — it’s part of the Catholic way of life.
                                                                    INFANT BAPTISM
                                                                    Dates for Baptism are:
                                                                    • Nov. 21: Saturday Morning
      miscellaneous                                                 • Jan. 16/17: At Liturgies
                                                                    • Feb. 13: Saturday Morning
NEED CHILDCARE for 3 home-schooled boys in Short Pump
one day a week. Would love an education student or teaching         To have your child baptized at
experience but not necessary. Non-smoking, own                      St. Michael:
transportation. Call 804-308-9260.                                  • the family must be registered members of the
                                                                        parish
HILTON HEAD ISLAND IN THE FALL!! The Tropics and                    • parents must attend preparation classes
Palm Trees!! Three bedroom 3.5 bath condo available for
rent. Golf, Tennis, and the beach just steps away. Getaway for      It is recommended that you contact the Baptism
a week or a long weekend. Now taking reservations for the           Coordinator, Karen Nemetz, early so godparents
fall for October, November and December . . . Thanksgiving          and family can plan to attend. To register for the
and Christmas in Hilton Head!!! Not to early to be thinking         parish, please attend a newcomers’ orientation
about Spring Break in April!!! For details call and mention you     meeting on the second Tuesday of each month or the
are a St. Michael parishioner for reduced rates! Parishioners       fourth Sunday of the month after the 11 am Mass.
Tom and Deb Conroy at 804-273-6312 or email us at
tcdc4c@aol.com. Check out our new web site at:                      For further information, PLEASE CONTACT
www.hiltonheadcondoandvillabyconroy.webs.com                        KAREN NEMETZ AT 527-1037 x 49.

FOR RENT: Fully furnished, third floor suite in private home
in Glen Allen. Wireless internet access and all utilities
                                                                    We welcomed the following children
included. Mini fridge and microwave. Call 756-7440.                 through the Sacrament of Baptism last
References required.
                                                                    weekend:
TEEN CARE Mom in sudden need of a mature parishioner to             Shrika Maramreddy
provide transportation and/or afterschool care for my 14-           Paisley August Bryann Burleigh
year-old daughter. She goes to JR Tucker HS. I am a single          Matthew Nicholas Politi
mom and do not get off from work until 8pm. Please contact          Kelly James Donovan
me ASAP if interested. Thank you. Cindy work 828-1513,              Justin Tyler Popielarz
home 562-0639.                                                      Colin Patrick Stepp

FOR SALE Yamaha Piano. Console piano, includes lamp,
bench and timing instrument. Model M202. Recently tuned.
Valued at $2,500, asking $1,500. George 804-986-6836

PART TIME JOB St. Michael parishioner seeking part-time
(approx. 15 hours per week) receptionist, clerical, secretarial
position. Please call Kathy at (804) 747-4741.
  knightly news
                                                    Project Moses Update
               From Saint Michael/
                                                    The Project Moses “Plaza” brick work is almost complete.
               Joseph P. Solari                     KOC members Hans Ober, Bill Carroll, Bill Wilson, Walter
                                                    Burlington and Fred and Kevin Hoffmann volunteered many
               Council #11172                       hours laying the brick after several Knights removed the
                                                    bushes (and replanted them) and dirt and added gravel to
For information about the Knights, see our          the area on Saturday September 19th and October 3rd.
website at http://www.koc11172.org/ or contact
Grand Knight Tom Psuik at tspsuik@comcast.net       We will keep the orange barrier up until the plaza is complete
                                                    with the arrival of the monument. As of today we do not have
The Knights meet on the second Monday of each       a confirmed delivery date for the monument.
month at 7:30 pm. Prior to the meeting, at 6:30,
all catholic men are invited to a dinner, without   Come take a look, but for your safety please stay off the
cost or obligation, to get acquainted with our      plaza by staying behind the orange barrier.
members. Please join us in supporting St.
Michael and the Catholic Church!

Upcoming Events
Mon November 9
6:30 - Dinner social, open to all Catholic men
7:30 - Council business meeting

Sun November 15
9 AM - Knight’s Mass & Pancake Breakfast

Fri December 4
Spaghetti Dinner and Advent Concert

Sat December 5
Cooking for St. Nicholas Breakfast

Mon December 14
6:30 - Dinner social, open to all Catholic men
7:30 - Council business meeting



Keep Christ in Christmas
Christmas Card Sales
will begin on Nov. 14




                                                        Many thanks to all that attended our Village Meetings
                                                        last week! If you have questions please contact us at
                                                        traditions@saint-mikes.org. If you were not able to
                                                        attend a meeting this week, please attend a meeting on
                                                        Sunday October 25 at either 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm in the
                                                        parish hall.
       UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
                                          tion!
                    a rd for More Informa
    See the Youth Bo
                    Mark your calendars! Join us for an incredible
                           event! Pam Stenzel Youth Rally
                       Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 7:30pm
                     Pam “tackles today’s tough issues of sex with
                     candor, insight, humor and the challenge for
                    young people to get the abstinence advantage!”
                    Tickets will be limited so get your tickets now!

Looking for Lectors, Eucha-
                              Ask Elise how you can
ristic Ministers and Hospi-
                            support a student heading
tality folks! BUT they have
to be youth 6-12             to the National Catholic
grade! For more                Youth Convention in
info, contact Elise.             Kansas City,MO.

                  October 25, marks the half way point for our Mid-
                  dle School and Confirmation Fall Semester for Faith
                     Formation. Special thanks to all those who are
                   working so hard to make this semester successful!
                     If you still need to sign up for Winter classes,
                                     please do so now!
      MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT
              “SPY SCHOOL”
   FRIDAY, NOV 6, 2009     6:30P-8:30P
BRING $2, A SNACK TO SHARE, SOMETHING
TO SIT ON AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS! PLEASE
             RSVP TO ELISE!
This Week at St. Michael
      SUNDAY                      MONDAY                         TUESDAY                     WEDNESDAY                    THURSDAY
                                                                                                                                                        Sunday, October 25-Sunday, November 1, 2009
                                                                                                                                                       FRIDAY                   SATURDAY                      SUNDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This Fall at
  9:00 AM                      12:00 PM                      7:30 AM                         8:30 AM                    7:30 AM                   5:00 PM                     2:30 PM                     9:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           St. Michael
  Liturgy (Church)             AA Meeting (Room 200)         Morning Prayer                  Liturgy (Day Chapel)       Morning Prayer            Wedding Rehearsal           Wedding: Nadeau/            Liturgy (Church)
  Pancake Breakfast for
  Haiti Ministry
                               12:15 PM
                                                             (Day Chapel)
                                                                                             9:00 AM
                                                                                                                        (Day Chapel)              (Church)                    Hampton (Church)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faith Formation K/PreK            Town Hall Meetings
                               Liturgy (Day Chapel)          9:30 AM                         Music Together             9:00 AM                   6:30 PM                     4:00 PM
  (Parish Hall)
                               5:00 PM
                                                             Christ Centered Yoga            (Room 205)                 Music Together            Ten Great Dates!            Reconciliation              11:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Liturgy (Church)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, Oct. 25
                                                             (Room 205)                                                 (Room 205)                (Day Chapel)                (Reconciliation Room)
  Faith Formation
  PreSchool/K
                               Capital Campaign                                              9:15 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faith Formation K/PreK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm
                               Committee (Room 205)          6:00 PM                         Bible Study with Fr. Dan   4:00 PM                   7:00 PM                     5:30 PM
  11:00 AM                                                   CARITAS Volunteer               (Parish Hall)              Gr. 1-5 Faith Formation   St. Michael Prayer Group    Liturgy (Church)            1:00 PM
                               7:00 PM                       Dinner (Parish Hall)                                                                 (Day Chapel)
  Liturgy (Church)                                                                                                                                                                                        Info Session-Nat’l
  12:30 PM
                               Bible Study with Fr. Dan
                               (Parish Hall)                 7:00 PM
                                                                                             12:00 PM
                                                                                             Jobs Assistance Ministry
                                                                                                                        5:00 PM
                                                                                                                        Prayer Shawl Outreach
                                                                                                                                                                              Faith Formation K/PreK
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catholic Youth                  Cabbage Roll Supper
                                                             FIRE Leaders Meeting            (Parish Hall)              (Parish Hall)                                                                     Convention (Parish Hall)
  Newcomer Orientation
  (Day Chapel)
                               Bereavement Support           (Room 200)                                                                                                                                   3:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark your calendars for 11/7
                               Group (Room 102)                                              5:00 PM                    7:00 PM
  Town Hall Meeting                                          RCIA                            Gr. 1-5 Faith Formation    Boy Scout Troop 736                                                               Gr. 6-8 Faith Formation       for the St. Michael Cabbage
  (Parish Hall)                Ministry of Mothers                                                                      (Parish Hall)
                               Sharing (Day Chapel)          7:30 PM                         7:30 PM                                                                                                      5:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Liturgy (Church)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Roll Supper to benefit our
  3:30 PM                                                    Rhythm Rehearsal                Choir Rehearsal (Church)   CRHP Men Formation
  Town Hall Meeting (Chapel)   Women’s Spiritual             (Church)                                                   Team (Day Chapel)                                                                 6:45 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Appalachia Twinning Ministry
                               Development Group                                             7:45 PM
  Gr. 6-8 Faith Formation      (Room 200)                                                    Haiti Pilgrim Formation    Venture Crew                                                                      Confirmation Year 1 Faith
                                                                                             (Day Chapel)               (Room 200)                                                                        Formation
  5:30 PM                      Quilting Group
  Liturgy (Church)             (Room 205)                                                                               JAM Mentor Training
                                                                                                                        (Room 205)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Women of Worship
  6:45 PM
  Confirmation Year 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7-8:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monday, Nov. 16

Around                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lectio Divina
                                                weekend is scheduled for March 4-7,              appreciation of diverse faiths through                  THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR WILL HOLD THEIR FIRST-
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                                                2010 at the Abbey.                               dialog with believers of other faiths and               EVER FAMILY FEST on Saturday, November 7, 10 am-4 pm at 1503
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                                                                                                 visitation to their worship services.                   Michaels Road. Rain or shine, the day will be filled with fun for the whole
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                                                INFANT MEMORIAL MASS A mass of                   DMF is co-sponsored by the Interfaith                   family. Children can pick up their “passports” and explore booths
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the Diocese
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                                                remembrance for infants lost through             Council of Greater Richmond and the                     featuring a sampling of foods and culture from around the world,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pam Stenzel Youth Rally
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                                                miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death        Office of the Chaplaincy of the                         including special treats in Candy Land and a visit with Santa at the North
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                                                will be held on Wednesday November               University of Richmond. For                             Pole. There will be a variety of live entertainment, a huge bazaar                          Sunday, Nov. 15
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STUART AVENUE PLAYERS OF
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                                                4, 2009 at 7:30pm at the Church of the           information: www.ICGR.org or http://                    offering a wide array of beautiful craft items, carnival games, hot dogs
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SAINT GERTRUDE & BENEDICTINE                    Incarnation (Charlottesville). Families          chaplaincy.richmond.edu or 804-289-                     and hamburgers, frozen dinners and baked goods to take home and                                 7:30-9 pm
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HIGH SCHOOLS PRESENT                            will have the opportunity to light a             8500 .                                                  enjoy, auctions, a raffle, and so much more! Admission is free, and there
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MEREDITH WILLSON’S THE MUSIC
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                                                candle in memory of each child. Please                                                                   is free parking in the Forest Office Park lots next door. Please call 288-
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MAN on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 PM,           RSVP to Kathleen Olowin at                       THE NOVEMBER PROGRAM OF                                 6245 for additional information.
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Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 PM and             kmolowin@gmail.com or 434-975-3605.              INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF                                                                                                                            Village Varsity
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Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 PM at Saint
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                                                                                                 GREATER RICHMOND will be the                            THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS HONORING ALL SOULS DAY will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Christmas Party
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Gertrude High School, 3215 Stuart               THE NATIONAL KIDNEY WALK is                      showing of “ALBERT SCHWEITZER:                          be celebrated in the Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel on
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Avenue in the multipurpose room.                scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Innsbrook
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                                                                                                 Called to Africa” with Martin                           Saturday November 7 at 9:30 am, Rev. George E. Zahn Celebrant. Please
Tickets are $5. For more information,                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mark your calendars for
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                                                Picnic Area at 1 pm. The National                Dobimeter,Producer,who will be                          join us in remembrance of past loved ones. Call 355-5271 for more
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please contact Lisa Fusco, 804.358.9114.        Kidney walk aims to awareness about              present at this meeting and discuss the                 information.                                                                                 December 12
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                                                kidney disease, early detection,                 making of the film. Michel B.
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CURSILLO is 3 day retreat that is fully         treatment and organ donation.                    Aboutanos,MD,MPH,FACS,associate                         HOLIDAY STOP & SHOP Join us at Epiphany Lutheran Preschool
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sanctioned by the Catholic Church and           Registration is on line or at the location       Professor of Surgery and Director of                    (Monument Avenue and Horsepen Road) on Friday, November 13 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4th Annual
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the Diocese of Richmond. The retreats
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                                                at 1 pm; music, informational stands             the VCU Medical Center’s Injury                         Saturday, November 14 from 8:30 am-1 pm. This holiday fair is a one-
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are put on by lay Catholics with the            and guest speakers and a children’s              Prevention Program will also be                         stop shopping experience featuring unique handmade gifts and goodies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Christmas Tea
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assistance of clergy. Anyone in good            section. For more info go to                     speaking about the challenges he faces                  and a used book sale. Please go to www.epiphanyelca.org for more
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standing with the church is eligible to
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                                                www.kidneywalk.org.                              and why he does what he does.                           information.                                                                       Mark your calendars for
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attend. If you are interested in learning                                                        November 7, 2:45 pm in the VCU
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more about Cursillo or participating in         THE DISCOVERING MANY FAITHS                                                                                                                                                                    December 12, 2 pm
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                                                                                                 Student Commons Theater Parking is                      CRAFT FAIR St. Edward the Confessor Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive,
a weekend, ask a parish member at
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                                                (DMF) program continues with the                 available on the street(free on Sat.) or                Richmond, will hold its 9th Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair on
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your church that has been on a Cursillo         exploration of the Unity faith. Thursday         the nearby parking deck. Contact                        Saturday, November 14, from 8 am-3 pm. Do your Christmas shopping
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or contact the Central Virginia
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                                                , November 5, 6:30- 9:00 pm at the               Sandy Willis at sandywillis@gmail.com                   early, have lunch, bring home baked goodies, win a raffle, have fun! For
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Coordinating Committee at 804-530-              Keller Hall Reception Room at the                or kusumljain@hotmail.com                               more information or to purchase a table, please contact Bobbi at 864-
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3546. The next Cursillo women’s                 University of Richmond (near the                                                                         4709 or bdaniello@stedwardch.org.
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weekend in the Central Virginia area is
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                                                Modlin Center for the Arts). The
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scheduled for November 12-15, 2009 at           mission of DMF is to enable
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the Abbey. The next Cursillo men’s              participants to gain insights and
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                                                                                             ○
    Stewardship of
    TIME                                                                           Deepening our relationship
                                                                with God in prayer, formation and community
                          Let us pray for those members of the St. Michael




                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○
                          community who may not be with us today to worship. We              St. Michael parishioners are




                                                                                      ○
                          want them to know they are in union with Christ: Tracy             invited to join St. Elizabeth




                                                                                      ○
                          Lynch, Therese Flaherty, Mary O’Neil, Ellen Seymour,




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                                                                                             Catholic Church, 2712 2nd




                                                                                      ○
                          Vilma Fernandes, Ed Chew, Janice Chester, Patrick
                                                                                             Avenue (corner of 2nd Avenue




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                          Butler, Kristine Adams, Greg Brandon, Marge Miller, Jim




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                          O’Rourke, Laura Chalkley, Esther Windmueller, Rachel               & Victor Street) in Richmond as




                                                                                      ○
                                                                                             they celebrate HomeComing,




                                                                                      ○
                          Monroe




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                                                                                             Sunday, November 15 at 8:30




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Let us pray also for those parishioners with ongoing health concerns: Tom                    a.m. We have recently begun a




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                                                                                      ○
Kaczmarek, Paige Ford, Cass Murray, Carolyn Stone, Jonathan Pilch, Jeff Kelleher             “twinning relationship” with




                                                                                      ○
and Andy Nadeau (father of Kari)                                                             this parish in our local




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                                                                                      ○
                                                                                             community and it would be




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Please also pray for these members of the St. Michael extended family community:             great to have a warm




                                                                                      ○
Charlene Bass, Jannette Coffey (friends of Sabina and Lenny Volpe), Bunny Zimny




                                                                                      ○
                                                                                             Michaelonian show of support!
(sister-in-law of Sabina Volpe), Carmella Martin (mother of Teresa Tivenan), Marge




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                                                                                      ○
Horvath (mother of Valerie Shaeffer); Ken Knizewski (father of Valerie Shaeffer),




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Brian Matthews (son of Rosemary), Gloria Schuster (friend of Lenny & Sabina




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                                                                                          Please pray for those in assisted living



                                                                                      ○
Volpe), Dorothy Roberts (mother of Dave Roberts), Lynn Bagli (mother of Frank ),
                                                                                          facilities: Enzo Volpe (father of Len


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Thomas Carson (son of Anne & Dave), Robert Donnelly (brother of Andy), Brook
                                                                                          Volpe), Ray Gidley (brother of Larry

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Lipscombe (friend of Judie Dolan), Sydney Hughes (granddaughter of Dave &
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                                                                                          Gidley)
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Loretta O’Donnell), Susan Warren (friend of Joan Geoghegan), Cecil Bacon (father      ○
of Michelle Quigley), Geno McKenzie (father of Gina Polich), John Poma, Sr. (father
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                                                                                          Please pray for those in
of John Poma), Liam Strickland (grandson of Anthony & Rosanna Falco), Kevin
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                                                                                          our military who are
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Pusey (father of Colleen Stoneham), Richard Ausberger (friend of Len Tuskey),
                                                                                          serving here or
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Glenn Gleason (friend of Diane Woods), Jim McInnis, Derek Wood (friend of Dawn
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                                                                                          overseas: Jason
Rochet), Ella Kelley (friend of Betsy Cobb), Gail Roberts (Aunt of Elise Chapman),
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                                                                                          Adams, Brian Adatto,
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Patrick Killelea (godson of Colleen Naughton), Victor Arvaneh (friend of Stephanie
                                                                                          Charles Barber, Jr.,
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Polito), Debby Rocco (sister of Pat Young), Jennie Rocco, mother of Pat Young),
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                                                                                          Robert Barber, Mark
Jerry & Sally Mirock (cousins of Karen Yesolitis), Sr. Joyce Newton (friend of
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                                                                                          Bartholf, Maria Biank, Richard Bogin,
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Armando & Tracy deLeon), Jonathan Levesque (nephew of Joanne Monday), Philip
                                                                                          Anne Bostwick, Jennifer Bostwick, Joe
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Couldrey (father of Vanessa), Liza Bruce (friend of Eda Price), Gregory Morris
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                                                                                          Hart-Bowley, David Budlong, Richard
(nephew of James Flanagan), Becky Branson (niece of Cathy Danner), Lizzie Powell
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                                                                                          Bumstead, Jennifer Carrick, Patrick
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(friend of Caroline Poma), The Salazar Family including Morgan, Guido & Yolanda
                                                                                          Cleary, Dan Cleaves, Frans Coetzee,
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Gordillo (parents of Ivonne Gordillo Montoya), Joseph Murphy (father of Kevin),
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                                                                                          Kevin Corcoran, Christopher Cosby,
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Ester Windmueller (friend of Jean Gleason), Mary Carole Nelson (sister of Helen
                                                                                          Anthony Cushman, Joshua Daniel,
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Nelligan), Abigail Amirault (niece of Elise Chapman), Steve Evans (brother of Judy
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                                                                                          Adam R. Dutcher, Eddie Ernst, Dennis
Layne)
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                                                                                          P. Flanagan, Tyler Ford, Billy Foy,
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                                                                                          Robert Gordon, Michael Jalbert, Althea
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We remember those who have preceded us to the Father: Anniversary: Tony Fox and
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                                                                                          Coetzee Kuhns, Cameron Leiker, Anne
Zosima Tabora
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                                                                                          Lewis, Joseph Mackey, Brett Maraffi,
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                                                                                          Jason Maraffi, Lacie Martin, James P.
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                                                                                          McGuire, Christopher Mehler, Irwin
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             Communal Anointing of the Sick                                               Mignott , Nick Montisano, Michael
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                                                                                          Morton, Kristopher Mowery, Jared
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                                                                                          Nichols, Patrick Ober, Thomas Ober,
                          November 15, 2009
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                                                                                          Brandon Patenaude, Michael Phares,
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  The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be conferred communally in              Alan M. Quinn, Patrick Rankin,
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  the daily Mass chapel on Sunday, November 15, 2009 immediately after the                Christine Coetzee, Robert Ruark,
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                                                                                          Manuel Sanchez, Allan Schmidt, Dan
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  11.00 AM Mass. Those who are ill, struggling with an addiction, facing surgery
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  or are caregivers for those who are sick or homebound are encouraged to                 Seay, Christopher Stann, Chris Storms,
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  participate. Anyone who for any reason feels the immediate need to be                   Rick Szymanski, Jason Vergne, Peter
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                                                                                          Watling, Brian Wilson, Kevin Wirth and
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  anointed should contact the parish office at 804-527-1037.
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                                                                                          Chris Singleton
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                                                                                      ○
  QUESTION of the WEEK:
  The Gospel for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time is Mark 10:46-52 (the blind
                                                                                         “Faith Raiser”
  Bartimaeus). As you listen to the readings this week, you may want to think
  about the following questions:
                                                                                           CDs Now
  Adults: What have your eyes of faith helped you see in a new way?                        Available!
  Children: What do you like most about the story of Bartimaeus? Why?
                                                                                         This weekend, the Lighthouse
  From Heritage of Faith, by Jo Rotunno                                                  Catholic Media “Faith Raisers”
                                                                                         program you read about in last
                                                                                         week’s Defender will be on
                                                                                         display for the first time in our
                                                                                         Commons! The 9 CDs that are
                                                                                         featured in the display kiosk
                                                                                         contain inspiring talks on the
                                                                                         faith given by some of the best



Parish Life
                                                                                         Catholic speakers in the world.
                                                                                         We ask that you take these CDs,
                                                                                         listen to them yourself or give
                                                                                         them as gifts to friends and
                                                                                         family! So that we may continue
ST. MICHAEL PLAYGROUP                                                                    this program, we ask that you
Playgroup is back at the St. Mike’s Nursery on Fridays at 10                             donate $3 for each CD and $0.50
am (unless we have an unusually warm fall morning, so                                    for each brochure you take from
check the yahoo group!). For those new to the playgroup or                               the kiosk (or take all 9 CDs for a
nursery, if you are the first one there at 10 am, please go to                           $20 donation!). Our display will
the church office and ask them to unlock the door for us.                                change periodically, as there
They are usually very happy to oblige!                                                   are many titles in the series.
                                                                                         Your feedback is greatly
October 30 is our Halloween Party PlayGroup! Please dress up your child or               appreciated in the support of
children and get ready for a Halloween snack, craft and treats, of course!!              this inspiring ministry!
Playgroup will start at 10 am and it should be such fun for all. If you have a minute,
please look at the Photos link on our yahoo group site and see the kids dressed up
from years gone by. It’s adorable but a little tough to see how FAST they grow up!
                                                                                         Sunday, Nov. 15
As always, new members can join by connecting to our Yahoo group at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StMichaelsMomsGroup/join
or contacting Kelly Bolvari at 346-2103 or kbolvari@yahoo.com
                                                                                         Pam Stenzel
                                                                                         Youth Rally
                                                                                          7:30 - 9 pm
                                                                                         We received a $5,000.00 grant
                                                                                         from the Diocese to bring Pam
           Women of St. Michael and their guests:                                        Stenzel back to Richmond. Pam
                Mark your calendar now!                                                  is an internationally known
                                                                                         speaker with a powerful
                                                                                         message of Abstinence Until
                                                                                         Marriage. When we did this a
                                                                                         few years ago, we had almost
                                                                                         800 teens, youth pastors and
                                                                                         parents from 50 churches (15
                          August 27 & 28, 2010                                           different faith traditions) here.
                        Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.                                 We expect a capacity crowd this
                     Group rate: $89.00 for 2-day conference                             year as well and could definitely
                      If you are interested, please contact:                             use help in planning and
              Karen Hannon, 527-1037 x 29 (khannon@saint-mikes.org)                      hosting. Also - please help us
                                                                                         get the word out. Every teen
                 Previously, we have carpooled to Washington,                            you know and love needs to
     shared rooms at a hotel within walking distance to the convention center            hear Pam’s empowering
     and had dinner together before heading home. With your early response,              message.
     we can begin to make plans, based on the desire of the people attending.
    Stewardship of
    TALENT                                                                                 Our God-given giftedness
                                                                                and diversity in action and outreach

Human Concerns Ministry Opportunities




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                                                                                          MAILINGS:




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Please prayerfully consider helping the St. Michael Human                                 The next mailing will be




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                                                                                          Thursday, November 12. Call Veronica




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Concerns Ministry by “setting aside” your talents:




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                                                                                          at 527-1037 ext. 21 for more




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                                                                                          information.




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Neighbor to Neighbor Ministry




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This ministry serves people in our community, not only St. Michael parishioners,




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who live within our geographic boundaries. We have become aware of some




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material needs - beds, dressers, books, toys, a bike, clothing for young children.




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                                                                                             Monday, November 16




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One young man needs a car (any condition) to get to work and school. Additional




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volunteers are needed and welcome for this ministry. Training is provided.                   CARITAS at St. Paul




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                                                                                             Catholic Church


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Grant Writers/Research and Administrative Support




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The needs are great in our community. Grant money is available. We need help




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researching some of these opportunities. We also can provide a workshop on                   We have begun a local


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                                                                                             “twinning relationship”

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Grant Writing if we have enough people who are interested in learning this skill.


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                                                                                             with St. Elizabeth in
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                                                                                      ○
Administrative support can be on a regular schedule - at home or at church - or can
be to help on a one-time project or event. We are flexible, appreciative and happy    ○
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                                                                                             Highland Park and at their
to work around your schedule.                                                                request have included the parish
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                                                                                             of St. Paul. Our three churches
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                                                                                             are working together to host
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                                                                                             CARITAS guests. Right now, we
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                                                                                             are hosting November 16.
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                                                                                             Another night that week will be
   Do you have a business, product or
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                                                                                             added. All are welcome to
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                                                                                             participate!
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   service you would like to promote to the
                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○




   community of St. Michael?
                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○
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   Karen Hannon, Coordinator of Human Concerns would be happy to create a
                                                                                      ○




   St. Michael Business & Service Directory. The goals are to build community,            TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○




   help you grow your business or service and make it easy for our parishioners
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   to do business with each other, as they choose.                                        CARITAS Volunteer
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                                                                                          Appreciation Dinner
                                                                                      ○




   If you’d like to be included in this FREE directory, please indicate your
                                                                                      ○




   interest here.
                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○




                                                                                          St. Michael parishioner Denise Callihan
                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○




   Name _________________________________________________________________                 heads up this annual dinner. This year,
                                                                                      ○




                                                                                          we are hosting the event. About 150
                                                                                      ○




   Telephone _______________________ Email ______________________________
                                                                                          people from 70 different churches will
                                                                                      ○
                                                                                      ○




   Name of Business, Product or Service ___________________________________               be with us that night. We have selected
                                                                                      ○




                                                                                          Diamond Catering (a Boaz & Ruth
                                                                                      ○




   Are you a registered member of St. Michael? YES        NO
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                                                                                          business) to prepare the dinner. We
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                                                                                          need a few volunteers (adults and/or
                                                                                      ○




   Deadline to submit your request to be in the Directory: November 1, 2009.              teens) to set the tables in the afternoon
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                                                                                      ○




   Projected Directory Distribution Date: November 15, 2009.                              and then to help serve and clean-up
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                                                                                          (approximate times 6:30-9 pm) Please
                                                                                      ○




   Questions/Suggestions, please contact Karen:                                           call Karen Hannon in the office (527-
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                                                                                      ○




   khannon@saint-mikes.org, 527-1037 x 29                                                 1037) if you can help.
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                                                                                      ○
    Stewardship of
    TREASURE                                                                                       Our grateful response
                                                                                      to the many blessings we’ve received
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR OCT. 17/18, 2009                                  Reach Out and Read




                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○
                                                                                                                 is a nationwide
Stewardship               $20,866.02




                                                                   ○
                                                                       nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy by




                                                                   ○
Mortgage Reduction        $1,155.00                                    making books a routine part of pediatric primary care.




                                                                   ○
Haiti                     $1,395.00




                                                                   ○
                                                                       Partnering with pediatricians and family doctors to provide
Appalachian Ministry      $10.00




                                                                   ○
                                                                       free, developmentally and culturally appropriate books to




                                                                   ○
Scrip Sales               $6,610.00                                    children and parental guidance about the importance of




                                                                   ○
World Missions:           $2,192.13




                                                                   ○
                                                                       reading with their young




                                                                   ○
                                                                       children, RORVA gives priority




                                                                   ○
                                                                       to clinics serving children in



                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○
                                                                       low-income communities,
SCRIP Tips
                                                                   ○
                                                                       where enhancing literacy skills

                                                                   ○
                                                                       is critical.
                                                                   ○
1. Create a monthly entertainment
                                                                   ○
budget by buying scrip for movie
                                                                   ○


tickets and restaurants for date                                       St. Michael Faith Formation will
                                                                   ○




                                                                       be conducting a Book Drive for
                                                                   ○




night.
                                                                   ○




                                                                       Reach Out and Read Virginia
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                                                                       (RORVA), benefitting Clinch
                                                                   ○




2. Reload your Kroger Scrip gift card
                                                                       Valley Physicians, which is part
                                                                   ○




at the Kroger Customer Service
                                                                   ○




desk using cash, check or credit                                       of the Appalachian Ministry. We invite all parishioners to
                                                                   ○




                                                                       donate new or gently-used books on the following dates:
                                                                   ○




card, and use your Kroger Scrip card to buy other gift cards
                                                                   ○




at Kroger. Kroger carries a wide range of gift cards, and if
                                                                   ○




you use your reloadable Kroger scrip card, St. Mike’s gets             Thru Nov. 5: Faith Formation classroom hallways
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




5%. Plus, you can do it whenever it’s convenient, not just after
                                                                   ○




mass or when the St. Michael office is open.                           For more information about the Book Drive,
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




                                                                       please contact:
                                                                   ○




3. Create your own scrip “gift closet” by stocking up on a             Patti Kamper, Elementary Coordinator
                                                                   ○




variety of gift cards to give away when a last minute birthday         527-1037, ext. 17
                                                                   ○




party or event calls for a thoughtful gift.
                                                                   ○




                                                                       pkamper@saint-mikes.org
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




4. Fall=lawn care . . . use Lowes or Home Depot scrip to buy
                                                                   ○




fertilizer and seed for your fall lawn care needs.
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                                                                   ○




                                                                       ATTENTION Confirmation Students:
                                                                   ○




Giving the Gift of Life
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




NATIONAL DONOR SABBATH NOV 13-15, 2009
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                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




NATIONAL DONOR SABBATH is a time for faith communities                                              What was the topic
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




to observe and support organ and tissue donation by
                                                                   ○




registering your donation wishes and sharing your decision                                           for Oct. 18 class?
                                                                   ○




with your family. Donation and transplantation SAVES lives.
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




There is a critical shortage of organ donors with 103,000
                                                                   ○




people waiting on the national transplant list, 2500 of them
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○




are Virginians. Three Virginians die each week waiting for an
                                                                   ○




organ transplant that doesn’t come in time.
                                                                   ○
                                                                   ○
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One donor can save 7 lives through organ donation (heart,
                                                                   ○




liver, pancreas, 2 kidneys, 2 lungs) and enhance more than
                                                                   ○




100 lives through tissue donation.
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GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE...SIGN UP TO BE AN ORGAN
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