October 8, 2020 Update
URGENT: Faith Formation help needed
We are in need of 6 small groups leaders to work with our Middle School students on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. As a small group leader, you will lead discussion after the large group presentation, with the discussion questions provided. For more information, please contact Laura Shupe in the Parish Office.
SAVE THE DATE!
Farmington Community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Church of St Michael
22120 Denmark Ave, Farmington, MN, 55024
Social Hall, Door 7
Tue Oct 13, 2020
01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Click here to make an appointment
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!
Poinsettia & Holiday Greens Fundraiser
Church of St. Michael is holding a poinsettia & holiday greens fundraiser. Orders are due
October 11, 2020
. Orders will be available for pick up November 20-November 22. Find the Product Flyer and Order Form below or in your Sunday bulletin.
Holiday Fundraiser Flyer.pdf
2020 Order Form.pdf
CENTERED IN THE EUCHARIST
Saturday @4:30pm (live streamed),
Sunday @8:00am & 10:30am,
Tuesday @6:30pm (live streamed) &
Wednesday-Friday @8:30am (live streamed).
All Masses are celebrated in person as well as live streamed if listed.
Please click the PDF below to see
guidelines for returning to Mass during Phase III.
Return to Mass.pdf
THE OFFICE IS OPEN!
We have opened the office from 8:00am-12noon. Please stop at the table outside the office, complete the checklist on the easel, take a face mask if you need one and use hand sanitizer before entering. Welcome back!
Oct. 11, Worship Aid.pdf
Mass via YouTube!
If you aren't ready to join us in person, join us via YouTube. Access our YouTube channel with the link to the left.
The zoom feature on our camera is not working. We will be sending it in for repair. The online view will be back to normal soon.
Access the worship aid for this weekend's Mass to the left.
FIRST FRIDAY 9-2-9 ADORATION
Friday, November 6, 2020 9:00AM-9:00PM in the Sanctuary.
Please call Connie Fifarek at 612-269-5901 if you are able to help.
TUESDAY HOLY HOUR
Tuesday Holy Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm every week, followed by Rosary.
Mass begins @6:30pm.
GROWING IN FAITH
Watch episode 5 of
on Formed. Despite being married, Mary remained a virgin her whole life. When the New Testament speaks of our Lord’s brothers and sisters, a closer look at the original language spoken by Jesus, as well as other Scripture verses, sheds light on the truth of Mary’s perpetual virginity.
WHY DO WE DO THAT?
Catholic life explained.
Does chewing gum break the fast before Communion?
Click on the Growing in Faith link to the right:
Growing in Faith.pdf
Saturday Morning Men’s Group
Join Bill Larson on Saturdays from 7:30-9:00am in the Social Hall to study
Mark: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Peter.
Cost for this study is $40 and begins on September 26. For more information, please contact Laura Shupe in the Parish Office.
The Eucharist in Scripture
This 5-session study will be held on Mondays from 9:30-11:00am in the Social Hall beginning on October 19
. Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space or on the parish’s website.
MCCL Voter’s Guide
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life has polled those seeking to represent Minnesotans in public office on their views regarding right-to-life issues. The survey results are presented in a Voter’s Guide available in the gathering space or access this guide below:
October is Respect Life Month. We would normally be getting ready for a baby bottle drive for Pregnancy Choices. Because of COVID-19 they are working under some restrictions and we won't be able to do the drive this year.
This doesn't mean that Pregnancy Choices doesn't need our help. Their needs continue. If you are able to help here are a few options:
Monetary donations are always welcome & appreciated.
Gift Cards donations are also welcome. Ideally, they like $10 gift cards to Target or Walmart so their clients can use them for groceries, diapers, or clothing.
Material donations have some restrictions this year. They are not currently able to accept used items. If you would like to donate clothing, here is a list of needs: fall and winter – all sizes newborn -24 months, complete daytime outfits (shirt and pants or top and skirt, or dresses).
Donations can be brought to the parish office or sent/taken directly to Pregnancy Choices:
15010 Glazier Avenue, Suite 104 Apple Valley, MN 55124
October is Respect Life Month
Please come to provide a peaceful witness, fast and pray for the end to abortion by participating in
40 Days for Life Twin Cities Fall 2020
September 23 to November 1
Planned Parenthood in St. Paul (It is not a protest or demonstration)
Public sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, observing COVID protocols
671 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN
6 AM - 6 PM; 3:00 PM daily Inter-denominational prayer.
sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries
For more information, including parking,
Questions? Contact Jeanne 651-463-3162.
Retreats for Healing After Abortion
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild, and redeem hearts broken by abortion. You will find a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. The next retreat is Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 in Coon Rapids. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our Lady’s Rosary
Everyone is invited to pick up a blessed rosary on the table in the Gathering Space.
You are invited to take a prayer shawl for anyone that may need or want one.
The prayer shawls, that have been knit or crocheted by parishioners, have been blessed and are available near the library.
Current Guidelines at Church of St. Michael
Seating at Mass
Don’t sit in pews with stop signs
Please keep 3 vacant/empty squares between households
Communion during Mass
Fr. and Deacon will come to you in your pew
Parish Office Now Open
The parish office is open from 8:00am – 4:00pm M - F
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If you are looking for some wonderful resources such as: Daily Readings, Magnificat, The Word Among Us...they are all available on our COVID-19 website page.
Follow the link:
There are also wonderful resources available from the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis.
Follow the link:
on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00PM