Wisdom of the Holy Fathers
“A person who owns nothing - or, more precisely, who desires to own nothing, and regards nothing as a personal possession - owns everything in spirit. He can look at a beautiful valley, regardless who the legal owner is, and rejoice in its beauty. He can look at any fine building, and marvel at the artistry in its construction. He can use any tool that someone lends him, and admire the skill with which it is designed. The man who owns much, and is only concerned with the things that he possesses, owns nothing in spirit.”
†St. John Chrysostom
Archbishop of Constantinople
Our Little Angels Group will also meet online during this time. Please check your emails for Meeting times.
We are continuing with Phase One of our plan for re-opening. The past few weeks we have been averaging about 30-40 people at Divine Liturgy. This week the parish council will discuss our movement to Phase Two. We are also continuing to stream our services for those who are still at home. Next week we will invite parishioners alphabetically. Those parishioners will receive a call or an
email inviting them to the Liturgy. If you are interested in attending, you will be asked to follow all procedures. If there are special needs or if anyone feels uncomfortable attending, we will be happy to try and accommodate. Please continue to pray for and support our committee as they face these challenging decisions.
Fr. Barnabas will be hearing individual confessions with social distancing. Confessions will be available on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. prior to Vespers. We hope to have a schedule and a signup. We will also be temporarily offering the Prayers in Preparation for Confession (General Confession prayers) prior to every Divine Liturgy until the restrictions are eased. Please look to your emails for updates.
The Holy Synod of Bishops has offered guidelines and requirements for the re-opening of our parishes. The parish council has from a sub-committee that will organize and implement St. Michael’s re-opening. There is a lot to do in preparation for re-opening, we ask your patience and understanding. Please look to your email or our parish web site for ongoing updates.
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaners|
|Jul 5||Online Coffee Hour||Sulpizi / Telep / Riley||Skomorucha / D'Orazio|
1 Jul 2020 at 12:39pm
25 Jun 2020 at 7:25pm
18 Jun 2020 at 12:41pm
16 Jun 2020 at 12:37pm
11 Jun 2020 at 8:16pm
11 Jun 2020 at 5:03pm
11 Jun 2020 at 1:29pm