Shop with Ten Thousand Villages during Saturday’s uniform exchange. St. Michael’s Social Action Committee is offering a selection of fair-trade crafts from Ten Thousand Villages, representing many developing countries, encouraging artisan groups, and helping people live with dignity. Unique selections range from $3 holiday decorations to elegant solid brass earrings made from shell casings, charming Peruvian nativities, and much more. Gifts to feel good about! We are the only place in Southern Arizona to “Shop the Village.”
St. Michael’s Primavera Meal Team serves the evening meal to one hundred men at the men’s shelter on the second Sunday of every month. We very much need additional cooks to prepare chili.
If you can help, please contact Joe Williams at 886-1804.
Also, the church pantry is running very low on food. If you can donate, please bring cans to the Church Office.
Dear Friends at St. Michael’s School:
— Brother David Benedict Hedges, Rector
Palm Sunday, April 9
with Procession and Solemn Mass
beginning in the Foundations CourtyardMaundy Thursday, April 13
On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.
Agapè supper follows the Mass in the Parish CenterGood Friday, April 14
On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion on the day it happened.
6:30 PM Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Easter Eve, April 15
At the Great Vigil, we journey with the Israelites through the Red Sea and begin our celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
Holy Baptisms and First Mass of Easter
beginning at the door of the church
On Easter Day we continue our celebration of the Resurrection and keep it going for fifty days!
9:00 AM Family Mass followed by Easter Egg Hunt
10:15 AM Mass with full Choir, Brass, Hymns, Incense, and Chant
12:30 PM Misa en Español
The evening service at 5:00 PM will not be offered.
The St. Michael’s Church Food Pantry supplies food staples each week for many men, women, and families in our Tucson community. Right now, the pantry is running very low. Beginning Monday, a box will be located outside of the church and school offices, and we would welcome any donations that you might bring in. Items of greatest need are:
- canned beans or dried beans
- canned tuna fish
- macaroni and cheese
- canned fruit
- snacks such as granola bars or sandwich crackers
- canned spaghetti products
Our huge food drive at the school is during the month of November leading up to Thanksgiving, but your donations now will help bridge the gap for the church pantry until that time.
Dear St. Michael’s School Parents and Students:
You are cordially invited to join the Guatemala Project over coffee and treats. Great information will be shared about contemporary rural Maya and updates on Fr. Smith and Terri, who were with us on the first part of our journey! Everyone is very welcome.
-Ila Abernathy, Coordinator
St. Michael’s Guatemala Project
Coffee, Conversation, Photo journey, call for summer teams
Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.
602 N. Wilmot (at 5th Street), Parish Center
Join Guatemala Project volunteers Dorothy Chao, Lahna Chaffee, and Ila Abernathy for coffee and a photo journey as they review summer team plans and report on a Lenten delegation that took them from remote hillsides in the Ixil Area of the Guatemalan highlands to a busy cancer hospital in Guatemala City. Share moments of rare beauty and impending tragedy. Coffee and informal conversation, 9 a.m. Program begins at 9:15 a.m. A limited number of Maya traditional textiles will be on sale. Information, (520) 623-3063, email@example.com).
If you are looking for a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift that also benefits the School and Church, the answer is to buy Angel Candy. Boxes are available for purchase in the Church Office for $14. Angel Candy is a delicious concoction of toffee, chocolate, nuts, and toasted coconut – yum!
Dear St. Michael’s School Parents:
Greetings! We hope your child or children are challenged and nourished in every aspect of their educational experience at St. Michael’s School, just as you desired and expected. We are mindful that their joy of learning and achievements are also fruits of your parenting. Congratulations!
As you are certainly aware, the school you have chosen for your child or children is an educational outreach ministry of the Episcopal Parish of St. Michael and All Angels, Tucson. It is our intent to provide a balanced, high-quality education as well as a spiritual home for families that may be in search of one.
If you are seeking a church home or are unaffiliated with any religion, we invite you to explore the Anglican/Episcopal tradition with us. Our members have diverse faith backgrounds as well as no previous faith tradition, but they have found comfort in the intellectual as well as spiritual growth our members experience. Please come visit one of our Sunday services and meet some of our parishioners. Our Sunday service times include Mass at 7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. Our 9:00 a.m. service is our Family Mass, which is very relaxed and child-friendly. In addition, a Spanish Mass is offered at 12:30 p.m.
We would be happy to share more about our church and our faith. Please feel free to contact the Rev. Dr. Richard Mallory, our Interim Rector, at 886-7292, or the Rev. Dr. Clare Yarborough, our School Chaplain, at 722-8478, ext. 225, if you have any questions concerning your desire to explore the Episcopal Church. Please feel free to view our website at http://smallangelstucson.org/ministries.html, especially under Education.
Thank you for your attention. Please know that you are welcome to visit us at any time. We wish you and your child or children a wonderful winter term in our parish day school.
The Vestry of Episcopal Parish of St. Michael and All Angels, Tucson
MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
Vigil of the Nativity ~ Christmas Eve
5:00 p.m. ~ Family Mass with Christmas story for children and setting up of the creche
10:00 p.m. ~ Prelude: Carols of the Incarnation
10:45 p.m. ~ Solemn Procession and High Mass
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
10:00 a.m. ~ The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Solemn Procession and HIGH MASS (there will be no other mass on Christmas)
The Parish offices close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 23rd, and will be closed on Christmas Eve.
The office will reopen on Tuesday, December 29th.
The food pantry for St. Michael’s Church is running a bit low on items for distribution. Items needed are soup, dry and canned beans, snacks, canned fruit, pork-and-beans, and peanut butter. If you would like to donate food items, please drop them by the Church Office, or you may bring them to the School Office, and we will deliver them to the church’s food pantry. We appreciate your help.