The above stained glass window was acquired from Beyer Studio and was once in St. Boniface Catholic Church in North Philadelphia. That parish is now closed and we were fortunate to be able to purchase this window for our new church. This one is called "Jesus with Children" and is located in the glass wall between the gathering space (Narthex) and the main body of the church (Nave). It was made in 1888 by Franz Mayer & Company in Munich Germany.
PRAYER OF SAINT MICHAEL
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
This window was also acquired from Beyer Studio from St. Boniface Catholic Church in North Philadelphia. It is called "Holy Family" and is located behind the altar on the back wall of the new church. Like the other large window, it was made in 1888 by Franz Mayer & Company in Munich Germany. You can see in the new church building how large and magnificent these windows are!
Every month on the second Sunday at 1 pm we pray this special prayer in the Father Carlo Garden of Remembrance (our Columbarium). This is a wonderful way to remember and pray for loved ones buried here. Please join us - all are welcome!
Stations of the Cross are scheduled during Lent as follows:
Tuesdays 1:15 - 2:00 pm: Led by the school.
Wednesdays 6:00 pm: St. Alphonsus Ligouri, Stations of the Cross.
Fridays at 11:15 am: Mary the Mother of Jesus, Stations.
Fridays at 6:00 pm: Stations of the Cross with Text from Scripture.
St. Michael School will host Fish Fry Dinners during Lent. The dates are March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11 from 5-7 pm in the Duffy Center. The cost is $10 per person and includes fish, fries and cole slaw. Eat in or take-out available.
We remember the recently deceased & their families in prayer with sympathy and love:
Harry “Jim” Mero, husband of Ann
Ann Smrdel, wife of Edward
Carole Lavalle, wife of Roland
Carmella Orlando, wife of Joseph
Tommy Spaugy, husband of Mary
Irene Mervine, wife of Howard
There are no flowers in the church during Lent. Envelopes for special Easter flower intentions are available in the church or office. The deadline for publication in the Easter bulletin is March 31st.
Welcome to our newly registered members - we hope you find Saint Michael to be a warm, friendly parish home!
You can register in the office, get a form in the church, or access one by clicking on REGISTRATION here, completing the form, and sending it to the parish office. You can bring it by during office hours, mail it or put it in the collection at Mass. Please note that at this time, the form cannot be submitted electronically. We hope to offer that option in the near future. Also, a Welcome Social is held quarterly for new members. Look for information in the bulletin.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION forms are available under the 'Education" tab above by choosing "Registration" or by clicking on the link underlined here. This form also has to be printed out and delivered to the office.
Check the calculator or the link below to start now making donations through our website. You will be able to create your own account and set up your giving through your bank account.
Thank you for your support of our parish, worry and hassle free!
Click here to enter the site to register for on line giving now...
Click here to access a form to set up Electronic Funds Transfer
You will need to print out the form and submit it to the parish office.
In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus asks Peter, James and John "Could you not spend one hour with me?" Jesus speaks to us every day. I know you are very busy - are you too busy for Jesus? He has given you 168 hours each week; could you not spend one hour with Him? Click below to see where there is a need for adorers.
Click here to locate a church when traveling. You can also access information on St. Michael, including a list of our bulletin sponsors. Just type in "St. Michael, Murrells Inlet, SC" in the search box and go from there! Please patronize these businesses to thank them for covering the expense of publishing our weekly bulletin!
Our parish picnic video is finally available! Check out the link to You Tube to watch it! We hope you enjoy it and want to thank Gil Cushing for sharing his wonderful photography/videography skills with us in putting together this film.
Click the links listed here for a other Catholic sites, including our Diocesan website. You can also link to resources or submit a form to help with the new High School Campaign.
Please let us know how we can assist you. Refer to the staff member you would like to send an e-mail to and click on their e-mail address to send a message. You can also find our phone extensions on the "Parish Staff" listing under the "Parish" tab above. We will respond to you as soon as possible.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Please click the "BAPTISMS" logo to complete a Baptism Register
Click on DIRECTIONS above for directions to our parish and a link to a map.
Click on the graphic above for a link to the website for information and activities for the Spring Campaign running from March 5-April 13, 2014.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2014
Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Friday: Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9
Full readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website available here
Fr. Ray Carlo has a permanent assignment! He is now located at:
Corpus Christi Parish
2350 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC 29072
The parish has approximately 1,000 households and was founded in 1978. We wish him all the best in his new assignment!
Let us offer a reminder on the Church's fasting and abstinence teachings for the season of LENT:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of universal fast and abstinence. Fasting is obligatory for all who have completed their 18th year and have not yet reached their 60th year. Fasting allows a person to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal. Abstinence (from meat) is obligatory for all who have reached their 14th year. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare our-selves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. Fridays in Lent are obligatory days of complete abstinence (from meat) for all who have completed their 14th year.
Click the link below for a calendar of activities to guide you through Lent:
Click on the logo here for a link to adopt a child and help alleviate hunger and poverty in our community.
Click here to read the story of the Jesus Bracelet.
This is a unique item made by parishioners and sold in our Gift Shop.