The Journey of RCIA

In celebrating this month of Our Lady’s final journey to God in her glorious Assumption, let us ask her motherly intercession to draw souls to the Sacred Heart of her Son. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey too—of conversion to God and what he intends for us.

Invite those who have never been baptized, baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition, or baptized in the Catholic Faith and never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation and are over the age of 7, to seek information regarding the RCIA process at 322-4505, ext. 241.

 

Do You Know? (RCIA)

Do You Know…

   “How the baptized carry our their rights and responsibilities?

As baptized Christians, we have immense privileges and responsibilities. We are called to gather together on Sundays and Holy days to join the community of believers in praise and worship. We are called to celebrate the sacraments,

especially the sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood—-the Eucharist, our great prayer of thanksgiving. We are called to know and to live according to the law of God. For every Christian, living out our Baptism looks a little different because each of us has a unique vocation—God calls each of us in a different way. One thing is certain: Baptism changes us and makes immense demands on us. Not to live out our Baptism in service of God and neighbor is to be like the person in the parable who received a coin and buried it in the ground instead of investing it and letting it grow.

 

Corinna Laughlin.c 2017 Archdiocese of Chicago Liturgy Training Publications. All Rights reserved.

 

2018 Early Bird Winners

Congratulations to our Early Bird Drawing winners! We are so happy and can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces for the drawing of the ‘big one’ on August 4th at 10 pm in St. Patrick Hall.

 

Early Bird Winners:

Melody Weishar of Dyer
Ticket #4156

Rose Marie Thompson of Hammond
Ticket #5315

As always, the Early Bird tickets get put back in the pot and can still be pulled for the other prizes on August 4th!

 

*winner need not be present*

Do you know? (from RCIA)

Do you know if a person from another faith tradition has to be  baptized again to be received into the Catholic church?

Baptism happens just once in a lifetime. The Sacrament of Baptism changes us, linking us with the communion of believers, making us part of “a royal priesthood, a holy nation” (Peter 2:0). That change can never be wiped away. Because of this, the Catholic Church never repeats this sacrament. Baptism administered in other Christian churches, with the pouring of water and the words “I baptize you in the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” (Christian Initiation, Gen. Intro,. 23) is honored in the Catholic church. The sacrament is the same even for many churches that are not in full communion with the Catholic church.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

2018 Family Fun Fest & Mega Raffle!

– AUGUST 3rd & 4th, 2018 –


Musical Acts

Friday, August 3rd
5:30 pm – 8 pm:  DJ Jim Rainbolt
8 pm – 11 pm: Final Say

Saturday, August 4th
5:30 pm – 8 pm: Lipstick & Dynamite
8 pm – 11 pm: Crawpuppies

Food Vendors

Cavalier Inn
Coffee Cabin
Dairy Belle
Joey’s Concessions
La Quesadilla
Region Ale Taphouse & Eatery
Welch’s Stop & Shop

2nd Annual St. Michael Fun Fest Car Show

Friday, August 3rd
4 pm – 8 pm
Prizes awarded at 8 pm from the Main Stage

 

 

ST. MICHAEL FAMILY FUN FEST NEEDS YOU! Volunteers are always wanted. If you are interested in getting involved,
look for the sign-up sheet in the weekly bulletin or contact:

Jill Hartog
jmhartog@comcast.net
or
Lynn Schmitt
schmitt0826@gmail.com

Proudly Sponsored by:

                                 

Construction Update!

The construction continues to progress well, on target for cost and for timing.   Even as work has been periodically rescheduled due to several children’s masses, funerals, and other liturgical activities, the project remains on schedule.  Take a minute to look at the stone being installed.  It has a great appearance and will have the leak free durability we need. The major scaffolding on the north gable is already removed and reset for the next phases of work.   The top of the tower has been refurbished and, if you look carefully, you will see the brick repairs.  Also, you will notice the newly treated surfaces are bright and the required flashings and expansion joints are completed.  You may have noticed the stacked pallets of new roofing base in the Northwest parking lot as roof work will begin soon.

All of the construction activities have been coordinated to permit the set up and running of the Festival as usual.  The Northwest parking lot will continue to be unavailable until further notice.   The schedule for construction has been adjusted for three weeks around Christmas to ensure the smooth running of the many liturgical events that surround the holiday.

Ode to Saint Cecilia (From Formed.org)

New on FORMED: Augustine Institute Radio Theatre’s Ode to Saint Cecilia
FORMED is excited to announce the release Augustine Institute Radio Theatre’s newest audio drama Ode to Saint Cecilia on FORMED OnDemand!

What is it about a modest young woman from second century Rome that transcends the centuries to move the hearts of the greatest artists to create in her name?

With fierce courage and unwavering faith, Cecilia witnessed the martyrdom of her loved ones and miraculously survived her own execution. Meet this holy muse, willing to follow the path of beauty and truth—no matter the cost.

LISTEN NOW!

2018 Family Fun Fest

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE MEGA RAFFLE TICKETS
Mega Raffle Hotline: (219) 322-4505 ext. 249

Musical Acts

Friday, August 3rd
5:30 pm – 8 pm:  DJ Jim Rainbolt
8 pm – 11 pm: Final Say

Saturday, August 4th
5:30 pm – 8 pm: Lipstick & Dynamite
8 pm – 11 pm: Crawpuppies

Food Vendors

Cavalier Inn
Coffee Cabin
Dairy Belle
Joey’s Concessions
La Quesadilla
Region Ale Taphouse
Welch’s Stop & Shop

2nd Annual St. Mike’s Car Show

Friday, August 3rd
4 pm – 8 pm
Prizes awarded at 8 pm from the Main Stage

Becoming Catholic

Come and see. Are you searching for a church to call your own? Do you struggle with questions about life, death, suffering, hope, love, God? Please call 322-4505, ext. 241 for information on exploring these and other topics of faith. Also, invited are those who have never been baptized, baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition, or baptized in the Catholic Faith and never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation and are over the age of 7, to seek information regarding  this process.