Pray for Vocations Family Life can build values integral to a strong vocation - whether to the priesthood, religious life, marriage, or single laity. Teaching your children to value commitment, service and prayer will help them make strong vocation decisions as adults and live out those vocations with success and fulfillment. St. Michael's has prayer cards in both English and Spanish for families to pray together for vocations.
Vocation Holy Hour On the third Thursday of the month we have a Holy Hour for vocations. We start this devotion with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, sing Hymn O Salutaris, say special prayers, including the Our Father for Vocations, a litany and the rosary. Our benediction continues with the singing of "Tantum Ergo", Incensation, reciting the Divine Praises, and singing "Holy God" as the Monstrance is being reposed from the Church. The service lasts about 45 minutes. Devotional Booklets are available by the Holy Water Fountain.
Chalice Program The Chalice program affords a family/individual to have the Chalice in their home for one week and pray daily for vocations. Chalice is encased in a box with a glass door for viewing the picture of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and a cross. A prayer card for vocations is attached to the side of the box. Sign up for the Chalice occurs 2 to 3 times a year and is announced in the bulletin or from the pulpit.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE
In the case that inclement weather closes or delays the opening of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church the information will be posted here on our Church website and a recorded message will be left on the Church voice-mail. Please dial 972-262-0552, extension #40 to hear the voice-mail message.
The closing information will also be requested to be broadcast on Channels 4, 5, 8 and 11 television “closings scroll” and on their websites under “weather closings”. Our Church will be listed as "St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church - Grand Prairie".
Bishop Kevin Farrell is Blogging Our own Bishop Kevin Farrell has entered the world of Social Media. Follow Bishop Farrell’s Blog and learn more about the Church's stance on the issues and events of the day. You can find the bishop's blog on the diocesan website at www.cathdal.org.
Saint Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help Our Community is growing in the number of people who are in need of assistance either with food or help paying monthly bills. Our Organization is in need of people wanting to serve the community in a loving and giving way. It does require some of your time in order to help others. If you find that you have a few hours a day to help please come by the St. Vincent de Paul table in the Narthex after Mass and see one of our members. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have and hand out the information you need.
Important Dates Friday - January 16, 2015
3:00 PM - Divine Mercy--Chapel
7:00 PM - Boy Scouts--Narthex
7:00 PM - Hispanic Legion of Mary--Room 202 Saturday - January 17, 2015
8:30 AM - Reconciliation--Sanctuary
8:30 AM - OLPH Novena--Sanctuary
10:00 AM - Baptism Class--Mazaika Hall
4:00 PM - Choir Practice--Sanctuary
5:00 PM - Global Rosary--Sanctuary
5:00 PM - Global Rosary--Sanctuary Sunday - January 18, 2015
3:00 PM- Youth Gathering--Youth Room
5:30 PM- FF, 7th-12th grade--Room 103-107, 201-203
5:30 PM- Choir Practice--Sanctuary Monday - January 19, 2015, Office Closed
6:30 PM- No Faith Formation
7:00 PM- Our Faith Our Future--Youth Room
7:00 PM- Hispanic Ministry Choir Practice--Sanctuary Tuesday - January 20, 2015
7:00 PM- Men’s CRHP--Room 201
7:00 PM- Hispanic Ministry Meeting--202
7:00 PM- Cub Scouts--Room 105
7:00 PM- CRHP Women Discipleship--Mazaika Hall
7:30 PM- Boy Scouts--Room 106/107 Wednesday - January 21, 2015
6:30 PM- Finance Council--Library
7:00 PM- FF 1st-6th Grade--Room 103-107, 201-202
7:00 PM- 1st Communion Parent Meeting--Mazaika Hall
7:00 PM- Choir Practice--Sanctuary Thursday - January 22, 2015
6:30 PM- Legion of Mary--Library
6:30 PM-FF, RCIA-1st-6th Grade--Rm. 103-107, 201,202
6:30 PM- 1st Communion Parent Meeting--Sanctuary
7:00 PM- CRHP Men--Room 203
7:00 PM- RCIA--Mazaika Hall/Nursery
7:00 PM- K of C Planning Meeting--Room 203 Friday - January 23, 2015
3:00 PM- Divine Mercy--Chapel
7:00 PM- Hispanic Legion of Mary--Room 103
7:00 PM- Hispanic Ministry Bible Study--Room 104 Saturday - January 24, 2015
CRHP Men Renewal Weekend
8:30 AM- Reconciliation--Sanctuary
8:30 AM- OLPH Novena--Sanctuary
4:00 PM- Choir Practice--Sanctuary
5:00 PM- Global Rosary--Sanctuary
St. Michael's Mission Statement
We the Catholic Community of Saint Michael the Archangel, through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, endeavor to continue Christ's mission, to welcome everyone and to bring God's love to all people. We dedicate ourselves to thankfulness, allowing the Word of God in all its richness, to dwell in us. Whatever we do in word or deed, we do in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. All of our commitments, including our commitment to Christ, need continued renewal if we are to be faithful. CRHP is an effective spiritual process, which calls together the members of the parish priests, religious and laity in order to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the environment of our own parish.
Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. Hebrews 10:25
What CRHP is Not:
It is not a silent retreat
It is not a parish organization
It is not a public confession
It is not an emotional cult
It is not a pre-selected group
It is not a parish clique
Who Facilitates the Weekend?
The renewal weekend, to which you are invited, is given for PARISHIONERS, by PARISHIONERS. A team that has previously attended a CRHP weekend, with a Spiritual Director, work together in prayer and love to provide you with this two-day, one overnight, live-in experience in our parish facilities.
What Happens on a Weekend?
Come prepared to have fun and renew your heart. The process is centered around reflections by team members with emphasis on small group discussions and activities. Topics covered include the Father's loving care for us, Scripture, Eucharist and what Christian life is all about.
You will be free to share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. You and your needs will always be respected. The sharing dialogue is stimulated in a very liturgical, scriptural and prayerful atmosphere.
Sacraments are part of the weekend. Mass is celebrated both Saturday and Sunday in the Church. On Saturday evening, Reconciliation is offered with our parish priest or visiting priests.
We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will, with the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases Him. Colossians 1:9-10
When and Where are the Weekends Held?
The weekends will be held in our parish facilities from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. There will be one men's weekend and one womens weekend held each spring and fall.
Sleeping accommodations will be provided and meals will be prepared by parish volunteers. The entire weekend is informal. Casual and comfortable clothing is the uniform of the day. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.
Who May Attend?
This weekend is open to all parishioners in the St. Michael's parish who are at least nineteen years of age and have not attended a previous weekend.
CRHP is for anyone who seeks spiritual renewal, desires to build up the Body of Christ, or gain a deeper sense of purpose within the parish community. Praying for guidance is important. If you feel that Christ, through the Holy Spirit is calling you COME!
Do not conform yourself to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God. His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
What about the Cost?
There is no cost to the participants. Volunteer help is welcome. Donations are welcomed and accepted and are always private and anonymous.