Solemnity of All Saints (a Holy Day of Obligation)
"Let us rejoice in all the men and women, blest in the eyes of the Lord who celebrate the Heavenly liturgy. They stand in God's holy place, and sing of the love the Father has bestowed on them through the Blood of the Lamb."
Masses for the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation are as follows:
- Wednesday, October 31st at 7:00p in Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Clayton.
- Thursday, November 1st at 9:00a in Nativity Church, Franklinville.
- Thursday, November 1st at 7:00p in Nativity Church, Franklinville.
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
On Friday, November 2nd, the Parish will come together to celebrate the Feast of All Souls with a Mass of Remembrance. We will remember in a special way the members of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish Family who have passed away during the past year. We invite all of our parishioners to take part in this beautiful celebration, remembering not only those who have left us during the year, but all of their family and friends.
Mass will be celebrated at Nativity Church at 7p. Light refreshments will be offered immediately following the Mass.
Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel Feast Day & Social
On September 29th, the Parish celebrated its 8th Birthday with a social.
Pictures from our Social can be seen by clicking here:
From the Pastor's Desk
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We all love honors. In first grade it was the gold star that gave rise to a feeling of pride and accomplishment. Later, it might have been a trophy or a certificate. When we entered the workforce a promotion and a raise were the honors that suggested we were doing well. In a way, James and John were seeking a promotion. They come to Jesus knowing that they’ve been with Him from the beginning (they were half of the first four ... Peter and Andrew were the other two). They witnessed His first preaching and His earliest miracles. With His commission they were sent out to preach in His name. And, along with Peter (Andrew gets left out) they had just witnessed Jesus’ Transfiguration. It’s no wonder that James and John believe that they’re on the inside track to greatness. But greatness with Jesus is not what we expect. We are reminded on this World Mission Sunday is that the honor Jesus is talking about is to serve the needs of all.
In this weekend's Gospel, Christ asks James and John, “Can you drink the cup that I drink…?” and they say, “We can.” But what is this cup? Just prior to the first reading we heard from the Prophet Isaiah, we would have heard that this taste of suffering has been called the cup of the Lord’s wrath (cf. Is 51:17). Those who drink that cup suffer the punishment due to sin. In the Garden of Gethsemane, before his death, our sinless Lord prays, “Take this cup away from Me, but not what I will but what You will” (Mk 14:36). At every Mass, we remember that the Son of Man came to give His life as a ransom for many. We give thanks that Jesus drank the cup on account of our sins. He tells each one of us: “Whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” And so the question He asked of James and John remains unanswered for each one of us, “Can you drink the cup?” Consider your answer today, on this World Mission Sunday, and throughout the week.
May Saint Michael the Archangel defend, guide, protect, and intercede for us always!
*** Special Hours during the Week of October 21st ***
Monday, October 22nd ... 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23rd ... 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24th ... 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, October 25th ... 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, October 26th ... CLOSED.
Normal Office Hours resume October 29th
Monday: 12 noon to 4 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
In the case of an EMERGENCY when the Rectory Office is closed, please call 856-881-9155. (Please press "0" to by-pass the auto-attendant.)
Liturgical & Sacramental Schedule
Monday at 9 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Tuesday at 9 AM - Nativity
Wednesday at 9 AM - Nativity
Thursday at 7 PM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Friday at 9 AM - Nativity
Saturday at 9 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday at 4 PM (Vigil) - Nativity
Sunday at 8 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Sunday at 10:45 AM - Nativity
Saturday from 9:30 - 10 AM at Saint Catherine of Siena
Saturday from 3 - 3:30 PM at Nativity
(*or by appointment)
Holy Day Mass Schedule:
Vigil (night before) at 7 PM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Holy Day at 9 AM - Nativity
Holy Day at 7 PM - Nativity
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