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Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel

Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel VOL. 4  JUN 2-3, 2012  ISSUE 23 Celebrating the

VOL. 4JUN 2-3, 2012ISSUE 23

Celebrating the Most Holy Trinity Sunday

Spare a thought today for your bishop, parish priest or deacon. Especially if they are called upon to preach to- day's homily. Truth be told, many of our preachers dread being called upon to preach on this central mystery of our faith. Why is this? Their defence is: 'The Trinity is a mystery and so let's leave it as such.' They are right, of course - the Blessed Trinity is precisely that, a mystery. But are we simply to leave it at that? Surely God would want to invite us to enter more deeply into this mystery, which is indeed the mystery that explains everything. How true are the Psalmist's words: 'in your light we see light' (Ps. 36:9 NIV). Consider how on earth we see everything in the light of the sun, though we cannot look at this great planet with the naked eye. Our Christian faith, although sharing many important truths with the other two monotheistic religions, Juda- ism and Islam, departs sharply from them on two fundamental truths. The first is the Incarnation, that God him- self entered human history in Jesus of Nazareth, born of a virgin, God from God, light from light, true God and true man, consubstantial with the Father. The second is that God is three persons in one, Blessed and Holy Trin- ity. The Father is God, the Son is God and the Spirit is God - and God is One. No wonder our clergy retreat from preaching on this profound mystery, which is the most sublime of sacred truths. St Thomas Aquinas said: 'The divine nature is really and entirely identical with each of the three persons, all of whom can therefore be called one: I and the Father are one.' So how can we get our heads around the Trinity? It is a good question but the truth is, we can't. We can, however, put our heads into it and immerse our hearts in it. For we need a grace of revelation to penetrate into this deep ocean of truth. The Blessed Trinity is first and foremost a trinity of persons and a community of love. Love is the very essence of the Trinity and it is in loving God that we enter into this mystery of love. “We praise the Father, we adore the Son and we worship the Spirit.” Retrieved from http://www.catholic-bible-school.org/reflections-sunday-readings.html

-bible-school.org/reflections-sunday-readings.html Saturday June 9th, 2012 at the Leitner Lake Mass at 4pm,

Saturday June 9th, 2012 at the Leitner Lake

Mass at 4pm, also at the Leitner Lake

at the Leitner Lake Mass at 4pm, also at the Leitner Lake Noon — 4pm Please,

Noon 4pm

Please, bring your chairs

Please, bring a side dish or dessert.

A-G-Salads

H-MSide Dishes

0-RAppetizers

S-Z Desserts

EME, Lectors and Ushers Schedule

The new schedule can be found on the St. Michael's Website and Face- book page. A copy is also posted on the bulletin board and the rear of the Chapel.

ATTENTION FACEBOOK USERS!

board and the rear of the Chapel. ATTENTION FACEBOOK USERS! St Michael’s is in Facebook Add

St Michael’s is in Facebook Add Us!

Parish Staff

Pastor: Fr. Joseph Lea (267) 243-5861 NCOIC: SSG. Clarence Slaughter (706) 791-4308 Deacon:

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Rev. Mr. David Kriegel deacondave@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Rev. Mr. Kelley Culver deaconkelley@saintmichaelparishfg.org PLC: Lola Rivera (706) 791-2945 plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org RE Coordinator: Sherry Wodicka

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recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org

RCIA: Kelley Culver (706) 855-9893 rcia@saintmichaelparishfg.org Music Director: Sonia Rivera music@saintmichaelparishfg.org MCCW: Kim Besel, (706) 855-9275 mccw@saintmichaelparishfg.org Knights of Columbus: Allen Larson

Knightsofcolumbus@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Youth Ministry: Laura Pizzi

cym@saintmichaelparishfg.org

EME: Judy Kriegel,

(706) 869-9781

Altar Servers: Alex Besel

altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Lectors: Tom Dean,

(706) 860-6946

lectors@saintmichaelparishfg.org Ushers/Greeters: Ron Shannon ushers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Flowers Ministry: Fran Simpson flowers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Welcome Sunday: Gilda Fontimayor

welcomesunday@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Webmaster: Judy Culver webmaster@saintmichaelparishfg.org

MASS SCHEDULE

Monday & Wednesday: 11:30am Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:30am and 10:00am RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:00pm-4:45pm Sunday: 7:45am-and 9:30am

In this issue

PASTOR’S CORNER

PARISH HAPPENINGS

NEWS

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES & MORE

SAINT MICHAEL’S MISSION STATEMENT

Saint Michael’s Catholic Community is a group of Catholic Christians associated with the Armed Forces under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Archdioceses for the Military Services served by the pastoral leadership of our priest(s), deacon(s), and reli- gious. The community is dedicated to exemplifying Christian community by proclaim- ing the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, service, and witness to the people of Fort Gordon and surrounding communities.

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MINISTRIES NEWS

Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor.
Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor.
Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor.
Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor.
Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor.
Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor.

Recently, a question was raised about the proper title of our community and our pastor. We use the title “St. Michael’s Catholic Community” because canonically we are not an established parish. Our facilities belong to the U.S. Government. Of course my title as “Father” is always appropriate –orthe military title of “Chaplain.” Since we are not a canonically established parish, I am not a canoni-

cally established parish. However, the Archdiocese of Military Services gives me all the appropriate authority and responsi- bilities to make all necessary decisions. My title as “Pastor” or actually

“Senior Pastor” is technically assigned to me by the military. The Reli- gious Support Office (RSO) assigns to certain chaplains the title of “Senior Pastor” with all appropriates duties, rights and privileges. So, the title of “Senior Pastor”—or Pastor for shortis appropriate for our military community. However the title of Father is the most important as together we worship and serve the Lord as a Catholic family of believ- ers. I hope this clarifies any confusion.

Yours in Christ,

Father Joseph P. Lea

June 10, 2012 Corpus Christi Mass and Procession at 9am (8:30am and 10am Masses CANCELLED)
June 10, 2012 Corpus Christi Mass and Procession at 9am (8:30am and 10am Masses CANCELLED)
June 10, 2012 Corpus Christi Mass and Procession at 9am (8:30am and 10am Masses CANCELLED)

June 10, 2012

Corpus Christi Mass and Procession at 9am (8:30am and 10am Masses CANCELLED)

First Communicants and Confirmandi are asked to participate in this procession and wear their sacramental attire. Contact Lola Rivera if you have any ques- tions.

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that those who believe in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting." John 3:14

Altar Servers Training!!!

life everlasting." John 3:14 Altar Servers Training!!! A new Altar Servers training session will be scheduled

A new Altar Servers training session will be scheduled soon. Please check the bulle- tin for upcoming information. Please contact the Altar Serv- ers Coordinator, Alex Besel at (706) 855-9275,

altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org

at (706) 855-9275, altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org Rehearsal Information Choir Practice is on Thurs- days in

Rehearsal

Information

Choir Practice is on Thurs- days in Building 13, located in the Religious Education Complex. Children and Adults: 7:00 pm. Singers and musicians are welcomed! Contact Sonia Rivera at (706) 627-0637 or send her an email at

music@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Families Wanted

Our

families who would like to bring up the gifts at each mass. Please contact the Ushers Coordinator.

for

is

Parish

looking

ushers@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW)

Call to Conference!

Get ready for the MCCW Worldwide Conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri October 4-8, 2012. The key-

note speaker will be Mark Shea--a premier Catholic apolo- gist, author, and speaker. We will gather at the beautiful Millennium

St. Louis adjacent to

the world-famous Gateway Arch and just one block from the Old Cathe- dral. Our parish is able to send ten women, so sign up now! We require a $100.00 refundable deposit. The deposit is refundable upon attendance. Any cancellations after registration has been sent are non refundable and the money will be deposited into the MCCW account. Registration forms are available at the mccw-worldwide.org under the conferences tab. Please print and return ASAP. We want to get the early registration discount. We are aiming at double occupancy $395 per per- son so please choose a roommate.

Hotel, which is located in the heart of downtown

Hotel , which is located in the heart of downtown We need a volunteer to be

We need a volunteer to be the organizer for this event. The organizer will handle all deposits, organize attendees when we are given our task for conference, keep attendees up to date on all conference info, arrange for meeting/departure to and from conference. Please contact Kim

Besel at mccwfg@yahoo.com for more information.

Kim Besel at mccwfg@yahoo.com for more information. Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting Please know that our

Knights of Columbus

Monthly Meeting Please know that our next meeting will be on Tuesday July 10, 2012 in Bldg. 13 at 1830. Social and the meeting starts at 1900 hours. Contact the Grand Knight Al Larson if you have any questions at:

Food Drive for Those in Need Help us collect TONS of food by donating food this month for those individuals and families less fortunate in the Augusta area! The Knights of Columbus are collecting non-perishable food items this month to do- nate to the Catholic Social Services. Please, place your donations in the collection box located in the social room. Contact the Grand Knight Allen Larson if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and charity!

VBS NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

We are collecting shoe boxes and egg cartons for Vacation Bible School from now until 17 June. Please place all donations in the box labeled "VBS shoe boxes & egg cartons” found in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you.

egg cartons” found in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you. Confirmation & First Communion Certificates Confirmation

Confirmation & First Communion Certificates

Confirmation and First Communion certifi- cates are ready to pick up at the Parish office Mon-Thurs from 8am-2pm. Please, contact the Parish Life Coordinator, Lola Rivera if you have any questions at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Thank you.

any questions at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Thank you. We have started a com- plete “SEVEN YEAR” audit of

We have started a com- plete “SEVEN YEAR” audit of all of our sacramental records. We need your help to re-verify every Catholic Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage that took place here on post, whether in Good Shepherd Chapel or another facility on post, from 2005 up to 2012. It does not matter who performed the sacrament whether the Archbishop, Bishops, former priests, visiting priests or deacons. Please, contact Lola Rivera, preferable by email plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org, if you, or a family member have received any sacrament in this time period. Provide us with four points of information: full name of the person who received the sacrament, which sacrament this person received, who performed the sacrament, and the date. Also, if you are in contact with former parishioners that have received sacraments during this time period and they have moved. Please ask them to contact us as soon as possible. Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

What is The Most Holy Trinity Sunday?

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in honor of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs

belief in the Holy Trinity. We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in

one Nature. The three Persons of GodFather, Son, and Holy Spiritare all equally God, and They cannot be divided.

Trinity Sunday, also known as Holy Trinity Sunday, is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday

Trinity Sunday, is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday As Fr. John Hardon points out in

As Fr. John Hardon points out in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, the origins of the celebration of Trinity Sunday goes all they way back to the Arian heresy of the fourth century, when Arius denied the divinity of Christ by denying that there are three Persons in God. To stress the doctrine of the Trinity, the Fathers of the Church composed prayers and hymns that were recited on Sundays as part of the Divine Office, the official prayer of the Church. Eventually, a special version of this office began to be celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, and the Church in England, at the request of St. Thomas à Becket (1118-1170), was granted permission to celebrate Trinity Sunday. The celebration of Trinity Sunday was made universal by Pope John XXII (1316-34).

For many centuries, the Athanasian Creed was recited at Mass on Trinity Sunday. While seldom read today, the creed can be read privately or recited with your family to revive this ancient tradition. Retrieved from http://catholicism.about.com/

Coming Up… Corpus Christi, June 7 (transferred to Sunday June 10) Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Coming Up…
Corpus Christi, June 7 (transferred to Sunday June 10)
Sacred Heart of Jesus, July 15

A Prayer for a Family

God made us family

We need one another

We love one another

We forgive one another

We work together

We play together

We worship together

Together we use God’s word

Together we love all people

Together we serve our God

Together we hope for heaven

These are our hopes and ideals

Help us to attain them O God, through Jesus Christ our Lord

Amen.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Youth Conference Info

Hundreds of youth from around the Atlanta area will gather in the Gwinnett Center in Duluth

for the Steubenville Atlanta Conference, to be held July 13 to 15. The weekend is centered around Jesus Christ, present in the Eucharist at Mass and in adoration, and his Holy Spirit, speaking through God's Word in Scripture and the magisterial teaching of the Church to bring the life and love of the Father to every human heart. If you are interested please contact Laura Pizzi as soon as possible @ cym@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Only a few spaces are still avail- able. Go to http://lifeteen.com/events/life-teen- steubenville-atlanta/schedule/ for more informa-

tion.

steubenville-atlanta/schedule/ for more informa- tion. CYM Upcoming Events . June 7th, Carowinds Trip July 13-15,

CYM Upcoming Events

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June 7th, Carowinds Trip July 13-15, Steubenville Youth Conference

Chaperones Needed!!

We are always in need of adults to chaperon for youth activities. Please contact Laura Pizzi if you can assist as a chaperone for any of these events cym@saintmichaelparishfg.org

YOUTH MASS

June 24th, 2012 at 10 AM Mass.

Youth are encouraged to do the readings, serve as ushers, sing in the choir, and pre- sent the gifts during Mass. Please contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator if you are interested in participating. We have choir practice on Thursdays at 7:00pm. Contact us if you have any questions at cym@saintmichaelparishfg.org

We have choir practice on Thursdays at 7:00pm. Contact us if you have any questions at
PLC’s Office Hours The Parish Life Coordinator is available to assist you the following days:
PLC’s Office Hours
The Parish Life Coordinator is available to assist you the following days:
Monday thru Thursday: 8am to 2pm.
After hours assistance only by appointment at (443) 223-1125
Pastoral Visitations
There is simply no place more appropriate than the home for pastors to interact
with their parishioners in a personal manner. And this holds true whether such
interaction is for the purpose of leading a person to Christ, reclaiming a lost
soul, or offering support and guidance. For this reason, our Pastor, Father Joseph
would like to start Pastoral Visitations to give parishioners the opportunity of
meeting and knowing him. He would like to visit parishioners’ homes twice a
week, so if you are interested in receiving the special visit of our Pastor, please
contact the PLC Lola Rivera to schedule a Pastoral visitation @ (706) 791-2945,
or plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Father Joseph is looking forward to visit
your home, talk and pray with you and your family in earnestness and humility.
Confessions
Matrimony
Private confessions at St. Michael’s are available for you before Mass on Satur-
days 4pm and Sundays at 8am in the confessional box located in the Blessed
Sacrament Chapel, but also face-to-face and by appointment at your conven-
ience. Confessions are available in Spanish when Father Joseph celebrates
mass.
Arrangements for marriage preparation should be made at least six
months in advance of the proposed date. If there has been a prior marriage
that has not been annulled by the Catholic Church, more time may be
required. Participation in a marriage preparation workshop/program is
required. Initially, all requests of information should be directed to the
Catholic Pastor at (267) 243-5861.
New to our Parish?
Please take a minute and fill out our registration form. You can find these forms
in the counter located in the social room. You may give the form to the Parish
Life Coordinator, or to the chaplain assistant on duty. You can also download
the form from our website if this is more convenient for you, and send it to
plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Welcome!
Baptism
In order to receive Baptism, parent(s) must be registered and attending
Mass. Dates and times of Baptism can ONLY be set after registering for
Pre-Baptism class, and talking with a Priest. Baptism and preparation for
Baptism must be arranged 30 days in advance. Contact the PLC if you
need assistance.
Adoration on Wednesday
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Join us for adoration this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm. We meet every week
to spend and dedicate an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. This is a great way to
increase your faith and help you with your prayer life.
The RCIA program is the process through which interested adults and
older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic doctrine
and way of life. Contact Kelley Culver if you need assistance at
rcia@saintmichaelparishfg.org .
Pastoral Counseling
Anyone wishing to see the Catholic Pastor for religious counseling is-
Anointing of the Sick
sues may contact our Pastor. All requests of information should be directed
to Father Joseph at (267) 243-5861.
If you are in need of this sacrament, or if you are going to be hospitalized,
please contact Father Joseph (267) 243-5861
Wedding Anniversary & Marriage Vow Renewal
Send us an email if you are celebrating your wedding anniversary next month,
lolarivera@ymail.com. We also encourage you to let us know if you would like
to renew your marriage vows at Mass, at least two weeks in advance. Requests
can be submitted at: plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org
Writing Checks: When writing checks for our weekend collections, please
make sure you write the check to “CTOF” (Chapel Tithes and Offering
Fund) Also remember , if you write a check $250 or above, you may ask
for a receipt from the chaplain assistant.
Parish Council Meeting
Change of Address or Moving?
St. Michael’s Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June
5th, 2012. The meeting will be at Good Shepherd Chapel (GSC),
social room at 5:30 pm.
Please advise the Parish Life Coordinator when you have any change of
address or telephone number, or if you are moving away.
Mass Intentions

Pastoral Council

(COL) JEFF LEPAK, PRESIDENT president@saintmichaelparishfg.org HERMAN GONZALEZ, VICE-P vicepresident@saintmichaelparishfg.org LOREN SIMPSON, SECRETARY secretary@saintmichaelparishfg.org ALDO CALVI, FINANCIAL ADVISOR financialadvisor@saintmichaelparishfg.org

If you would like to offer a Mass for the repose of the soul of a loved one, or any other intention, you are encouraged to use one of our Mass cards from the bulletin board located in the hallway next to the Sacristy. You can also send it to the PLC via email at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

“Anyone who has the habit of speaking before God's majesty as if he were speaking to a slave, careless about how he is speaking, and saying whatever comes into his head and whatever he's learned from saying prayers at other times, in my opinion is not praying. Please, God, may no Christian pray in this way.” St. Teresa of Avila

Spiritual WarfarePut On the Belt of Truth. Written by Jamee Rae

Armor of God: Girding the Waist with Truth

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Although Scripture encourages Christians to spend quality time seeking and knowing the truth, some people have more trouble than others understanding truth, coming to grips with it and separating truth from lies. Others tend to fall into various levels of deception and many have unwittingly traded truth for lies. In 2 Timothy 2:26, Paul says Christians are to correct those who are in opposition to the truth and pray that God will grant them repentance so that they will "escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." The way of escape from the devil's snare is for truth to reveal itself and do its work. Therefore, daily Bible reading is the best antidote to the lies of the en- emy. Reading the written word is also a way to access the Mind of Christ and to be in tune with the heart of God, especially when there are serious spiritual questions to be answered. To know truth is good, but Christians must embrace truth at all times and agree to continually grow in it. Truth is found within the 66 books of the Bible, from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21. Though the authors of the Bible are human and fallible, the written words are infallible. They were not only authored by wise and godly men, but are the words of God given through the Holy Spirit. In general, the Old Testament is God speaking and revealing himself. The New Testament is God speaking and revealing His son. Christians can count on the Word of God as absolute truth and use Scripture as a trusted moral compass. More than 4,000 times Bible authors insist they are writing the Word of God. In 2 Timothy 3:16, this concept is confirmed. "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped in every good work." Another version of the Bible says that all Scripture is God breathed. That's a powerful statement, and one that Christians must believe as fact in order to do the work that God has called them to. Considered Paul's last will and testament, as well as a handbook for newer Christian pastors, 2 Timothy offers practical guidance and instruction in relation to Christian leadership and obedience. The letter presents the importance of the truth and Paul beseeches Timothy, his son in the Lord, to guard the message of the gospel, to suffer for it, and to pass truth on through the generations. It isn't by chance that satan is referred to as "the father of lies" in John 8:44. Such a description means that he is literally the seed of all lies. He hates truth so much, he never misses an opportunity to twist the intent of Scripture. Knowing this, God spoke through the Holy Spirit to Paul in order to provides Christians with specific ways to stay in the truth and fight against lies. In Ephesians 6:10-18, Paul writes about the Armor of God, which includes the belt of truth. In verse 14, the inspired word instructs Christians to gird their waists with truth. In other words, put on the belt of truth. In the natural world, a belt is used to hold something up and keep it in place. The same is true in a spiritual sense. Truth keeps Scripture in place and keeps Christians secure in their faith. While all authors of the Bible offer truth, one sentence from Jesus in Matthew 4:4 clarifies the matter. "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" This Scripture proves that Jesus himself believed that the Bible was God's literal word. This is emphasized when Jesus continually responded with "It is written" as the devil tried to tempt him in the desert. Retrieved from http://www.sharefaith.com

him in the desert. Retrieved from http://www.sharefaith.com ST. MICHAEL’S HAPPENINGS Weekly Daily Masses Please, be

ST. MICHAEL’S HAPPENINGS

Weekly Daily Masses

Please, be advise that we are no longer celebrating Mass on Thursdays at our chapel until further notice. If you are interested in attending Mass on Thursdays, you may attend Mass at the Eisenhower Hospital Chapel, third floor at 11:45am. We apolo- gize for the inconvenience.

Would you like to Volunteer?

We are recruiting new volunteers for the different ministries that we have in our parish. Contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you are interested in serving our com- munity. There are many open opportunities for all, some of them are in page 5-6. Volunteer today! plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

VacationVacation BibleBible SchoolSchool NewsNews

Registration for Vacation Bible School is open now for children from Age 4 thru 5th Grade (rising to 6th). You may get a registration form from our parish or by visiting the Religious Education Center located in Building 39709, 39th Street near 7th Avenue.

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Volunteers are also needed for this activity. If you can help, please get a volun- teer form, complete and leave it in the VBS display located in our chapel. Check the volunteer Registration form flyer for more information on work days and ori- entation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION ( THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION .) The Special Events Coordinator will oversee

POSITION DESCRIPTION (THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION.) The Special Events Coordinator will oversee all aspects of events based on food service for approximately 4-8 events a year, including our an- nual event “St. Michael’s Day.” QUALIFICATIONS

Good communication skills.

Enjoy working with a variety of people.

Ability to organize volunteers for decoration and food preparation.

Good with details.

Enjoy being a host/hostess at events.

Ability to adjust plans and redirect volunteers under pressure.

GIFTS PREFERRED: Helps and Hospitality; Administration is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organize the preparation and serving of meals, and fellowship for the Membership class 3-4 times each year. These events are held on weekends.

Oversee the preparation and serving of food at 3-4 visitor receptions each year. The planning for these events is done with the Parish Life Coordinator, and might be approved by the Pastor and Parish Council.

Confirm date of event and time with the Parish Council.

Plan meal and decoration within given budget and under Parish Council approval.

Recruit additional volunteers.

The Special Events Coordinator is required to brief the Parish Council. Questions? Please contact the PLC, plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

The Vocation of a Chaplain Priestly ministry to those serving in the military is a

The Vocation of a Chaplain

Priestly ministry to those serving in the military is a unique and special vocation. The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA is the largest geographical diocese in the country, and, within its bounds, those called to serve as chaplains must be prepared to undertake ministries as diverse as the regions they visit. As a sacramental minister, the chaplain must bring Christ and the healing power of the Church to men and women serv- ing in an endless range of stressful, dangerous and possible deadly circumstances. He must be prepared to transfer from parish ministry to ministry in a war zone at a moment's notice, and act as comforter to sol- diers and their families in a way few others will ever experience. Providing for the spiritual and sacramental needs of men and women in uniform is an essential task, and priest chaplains are in higher demand now than ever before. Christ needs men to answer the call to the chaplaincy for the good of the Church, the country and the world.

Who Is Eligible?

Any young man with a college degree who shows signs of having a vocation to priestly ministry and can meet the academic requirements for seminary training and the qualification for military service is eligible to apply. Though a sizable portion of those who pursue a vocation as a military chaplain come from prior military service or a military background, no experience with the military whatsoever is required.

Contact Us

If you feel Christ may be calling you to serve as a priest and a chaplain, or if you have any questions at all regarding the chaplaincy or the priesthood, please contact our Vocations Director for more information, Fr. Kerry M. Abbott, OFM Conv, vocations@milarch.org .

Fr. Kerry M. Abbott, OFM Conv, vocations@milarch.org . Volunteer Coordinator Needed Volunteers are the back bone
Fr. Kerry M. Abbott, OFM Conv, vocations@milarch.org . Volunteer Coordinator Needed Volunteers are the back bone
Fr. Kerry M. Abbott, OFM Conv, vocations@milarch.org . Volunteer Coordinator Needed Volunteers are the back bone
Fr. Kerry M. Abbott, OFM Conv, vocations@milarch.org . Volunteer Coordinator Needed Volunteers are the back bone

Volunteer Coordinator Needed Volunteers are the back bone of our parish, and most important, they help us to spread the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are looking for a person who would like to be St. Michael’s Volunteer Coordi- nator. Please, contact the PLC and ask her for a copy of the job description to learn about its requirements and responsibilities. plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Liturgy Schedule Coordinator This is an important position in our parish. The Liturgy Schedule Coordinator schedules Ushers, Eucharist Ministers, and Lectors on a quarterly basis to ensure we have enough volunteers to assist the Liturgy. Con- tact the PLC if you are interested or need to learn more about this position.

Adult Altar Servers Wanted We are looking for adult altar servers to assist at Mass, especially at Saturday 5pm and Sunday 8:30am masses. Please, contact Alex Besel if you are interested in becoming an altar server. This is a great oppor- tunity to serve our Lord. altarservers@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Evangelization Coordinator We are looking for volunteers to coordinate the Evangelization ministry. Please, contact Lola Rivera if you are interested in coordinating this ministry, or if you need more information at plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

ST MICHAEL’S FOR LIFE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry

Every New Year brings with it the promise of hope and change. So if you have feelings of grief, anxiety, guilt, depression, emotional or spiritual problems due to a past abortion know that you are not alone. The Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry is here to help with professional counseling, Post Abortion Healing Retreats and emotional support. For additional information, please contact Stephanie May 912-201-4059 scmay@diosav.org. Complete confidentiality will be honored at all times. Why not make 2012 your year? There is help, hope, and healing waiting for you.

Pro-Life Mass & Rosary

For your information, there is a Mass the first Saturday of each month at Saint Mary on the Hill, 9:15 am followed by a Pro-Life Rosary at Preferred Health Center right after (approximately 10:15am). This activ- ity is not organized by our parish, but you are invited to participate to support the Right to Life.

Abortion Alternatives

Birthright of Augusta (706) 733-LOVE Birthright national (1-800) 550-4900 Augusta Care Pregnancy Center (706) 724-3733

Visit us at http://www.saintmichaelparishfg.org

Movie Review

“Chernobyl Diaries”

By Joseph Mulderig Catholic News Service

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Like the real-life practice of extreme tourism from which it takes its prem- ise, the grueling horror exercise "Chernobyl Dia- ries" (Warner Bros.) is not for everyone. In fact, gruesome scenes of the wounded and the dead, together with a barrage of foul language from the jittery and the doomed, make this flesh- creeper morally unsuitable for most. The opening montage introduces us to a quartet of young Americans abroad: adventuresome Paul (Jonathan Sadowski) is living in Kiev, while his more cautious brother, Chris (Jesse McCartney), Chris' girlfriend, Natalie (Olivia Taylor Dudley), and Natalie's romantically unattached pal Amanda (Devin Kelley) are paying Paul a visit as part of their extensive tour of European hotspots. Despite Chris' forebodings, Paul convinces his houseguests to join him on an exotic outing to the abandoned city of Pripyat under the direction of local tour guide, and extreme tourism specialist, Uri (Dimitri Diatchenko). Once home to many of the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear complex, Pripyat had to be instantly evacuated in the wake of the 1986 disaster at the neighboring plant, and has remained ostensibly deserted ever since. At first, all seems to go well. Joined by two of Uri's other clients, backpacking couple Michael (Nathan Phillips) and Zoe (Ingrid Bolso Berdal), Paul and his visitors wander the creepy precincts and get a few startling, yet relatively safe, turns. But when the time comes to depart, Uri finds that the wiring in his van has been mysteriously sabotaged. This is somewhat unfortunate, as it leaves the dodgy docent, as well as those under his care, stranded amid high radiation levels, predatory wild animals and strange, indistinct noises. Oh, and it's getting dark. Things go from bad to worse when the embat- tled ensemble have their first violent brush with an even more sinister source of danger, the nature of which they only gradually come to understand. In his feature debut, director Brad Parker con- jures up the occasional jolt. But unlikely plot elements and largely unsympathetic -- and shal- low -- characters work against audience involve- ment. "Chernobyl Diaries" is linked to the "Paranormal Activity" franchise by the presence of Oren Peli, who wrote all three of the films in that series and directed the first of them as well. Given his participation in this project, for which he penned the script in collaboration with Carey and Shane Van Dyke, its high levels of bloodletting -- very much in contrast to the re- straint which has consistently characterized the "Paranormal Activity" outings -- comes as a dis- appointing surprise. Along with the vocabulary issues aforesaid, such messy mayhem marks "Chernobyl Diaries," like the venue in which it unfolds, a no-go area for all but a few. The film contains intermittent but intense vio- lence with gore, a few uses of profanity, pervasive rough and crude language, occasional sexual ref- erences and an obscene gesture. The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. Retrieved from http://www.catholicnews.com/

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we hum- bly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hostby the Divine Power of God - thrust into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

LITURGICAL LIFE

Weekend Masses Saturday 17:00 Sunday 08:30 & 10:00

Daily Mass Mon & Wed 11:30 Mon-Friday DDEAMC 11:45

Reconciliation

Saturday 16:00

Sunday 08:00

Rosary

Saturday 16:30

Sunday 08:00

Communion (Sick/

Homebound):

Father Joseph Lea

Weddings

Contact PLC

Baptisms

Contact PLC

Liturgy

Contact PLC

Adoration

Wednesday 18:30

Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 (adults) (RSO)

Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 (adults) (RSO) ADULTS PROGRAMS Bible Study St. Michael’s Bible Study is
Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 (adults) (RSO) ADULTS PROGRAMS Bible Study St. Michael’s Bible Study is
Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 (adults) (RSO) ADULTS PROGRAMS Bible Study St. Michael’s Bible Study is

ADULTS PROGRAMS

Bible Study

St. Michael’s Bible Study is on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the ac- tivity room. We are studying a Bible Study on the Books of Hebrews. Contact Tom Dean.

Coffee and Theology

Coffee and Theology is a religious education for adults that meet on Sundays at 11:30am at the RSO Bld. 29601. Contact Tom Dean (706) 860-6946 if you have any question.

CCD will be back in August!!

RE SPOTLIGHT NEWS

Catechists Needed

We are recruiting catechists for the new CCD year. If you are interested in teaching religious education, please contact us. Experience is not required. We will provide you with the training and teaching resources that you need. We need teachers and substitute teachers for grades Pre- K through High School. Contact Sherry Wodicka @ (706) 592-6478 or recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Upcoming Training

RE will have a Teachers Training on May 19 from 9-3pm in Bldg 13 for current and prospective teachers teaching CCD next year. The training will provide you with teaching tech- niques, and information on teachers certification, and other important information to make your teaching experience a successful one!.

Religious Education Coordinator Office Hours

The Religious Education Coordinator is available to meet with parents for enrolling their children at the Religious Education Complex, building 7 the following days:

MonWed- Fri : 9am to 12pm.

After hours assistance only by appointment at recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org

or (706) 592-6478.

recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org or (706) 592-6478. PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY Please remember in your prayers all
recoordinator@saintmichaelparishfg.org or (706) 592-6478. PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY Please remember in your prayers all

PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY

Please remember in your prayers all those who are deployed, their families and friends during their de- ployments. If your loved one is one of them, or you know any deployed military personnel send us his or her name, so we can include it in our daily prayers. Send your prayer request to prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org

CW3 James Omer Cote

Major John Curry

Mildred Mills

Noel Ivan Guereni

Jose M. Megias-Gonzalez

SrA James Varner CPO Ronnie Amaya

Jose M. Megias-Gonzalez SrA James Varner CPO Ronnie Amaya Angela Blancos Susan Brown PVT Seth Tilton

Angela Blancos

Susan Brown

PVT Seth Tilton SFC Nathan Varner

PRAY FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS

Please pray for our expectant mothers and their babies. If you are a member of St. Michael’s Parish and expecting a baby, or have a friend or relative who is a expecting a baby, please send us her name to add it to our list @ prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Kim Besel

Gabriela Baron-Medina

Betsy Joy Pizzi

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Please pray for our sick and their families. If you know of any parishioner who is sick or is hospitalized, please send us the name to add it to our list @ prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Andrew Priddy

list @ prayerrequest@saintmichaelparishfg.org Andrew Priddy Bulletin Announcements Please know that all weekend

Bulletin Announcements

Please know that all weekend announcements should be sent Sunday by 5pm to bulletin@saintmichaelparishfg.org. Announcements received after the deadline might not be announced.

Catholic Radio

You can listen live Catholic programs that will be featured on Saint Paul Radio by going to their website: saintpaulradio.org.

Paul Radio by going to their website: saintpaulradio.org. Pulpit Announcements Please know that all weekend an-

Pulpit Announcements

Please know that all weekend an- nouncements should be sent by Fri- day noon to plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org

Stewardship

Attendance: 269 Offering: $1,276.16

should be sent by Fri- day noon to plc@saintmichaelparishfg.org Stewardship Attendance: 269 Offering: $1,276.16

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6:30pm Choir Rehearsal @ @7:30pm 7pm   St Michael's parish celebrated the Asian Pacific
6:30pm Choir Rehearsal @ @7:30pm 7pm   St Michael's parish celebrated the Asian Pacific
6:30pm Choir Rehearsal @ @7:30pm 7pm   St Michael's parish celebrated the Asian Pacific

St Michael's parish celebrated the Asian Pacific Heritage Month to honor the Asian- Pacific community within the parish. The Sunday Mass was enhanced by various Asian- Pacific music played by St. Michael's Choir members and directed by a Guamanian member, Joseph Cruz. The Mass followed an Asian-Pacific potluck at the Freedom Park, which was coordinated by the St. Michael's Welcome Sunday Coordinator Mrs. Gilda Fontimayor, and Mrs. Elsie Labrador. Dishes from around the Pacific were provided by the ladies of the church. Mr. Jun David provided music to include Philippine Army Marching music to American line dancing. Over one hundred of the parishioners at- tended this social event We would like to THANK the many volunteers that helped and assisted with this event, especially Beth Chaney, Felixia de la Cruz, Annie David, Daniel Fontimayor, Nida Gadia, Imo Gemarino, Edna Hadloc, Marissa Harris, Elsie Labrador, Christy Landry, Gina Leal, Mariel Morin, Gene Nock, Ching Oniedo, Mila Simon, Becky Vidal, Margie Vidal, Remy Virata, Luz Wilgocki for the delicious food, Deo Fontimayor for setting up, and Jun David for the music. Also, thank you to all the parishioners who brought us those delicious desserts.

You may visit the following link to access the pictures taken at this event.

http://s1118.photobucket.com/albums/k616/saintmichaelparish/ASIAN%20PACIFIC%

20HERITAGE%20MONTH/