From the desk of Deacon Victor

My Dear Fellow Parishioners,

    As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 issues and the impact it’s having on our world, country and local community, the Archbishop has made some revisions to his initial directives.  Effective immediately, all daily and weekend Masses are suspended through April 30th.  The discretion to leave churches open for private prayer has been left up to the individual parishes.  St. Michael will continue on its regular weekly schedule, however, as we enter Passiontide, the church will be open on Sundays beginning 3/29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

   In celebration of Holy Week and Easter we now have the ability to live stream all of our Masses and services via our YouTube page.  Simply go to our website www.saintmichaelsonline.org and click the YouTube link to view the Masses.  Palm Sunday Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. Also, blessed palms will be available in church until 5:00 p.m.  Please visit to receive the blessed palms for your family-honored traditions.  Other Mass times can be found in this week’s bulletin.  Please plan to join with us!

  Confessions will be offered on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Also, please be assured that any requested Masses for your personal intentions will be offered privately by Father Joy. 

  Our “Raise the Roof” free-will collection now stand at $9687.00. It would be great if could hit the $10,000 mark!  Many thanks to all who have donated.  Also, the committee will share recommendations of the contract award with the Parish Council and to the Archdiocese as soon as we can.

  You can still contact the church office if you would like your Statement of Contributions for 2019.

  Please take seriously all recommended precautions as this crisis continues.  Many may still not accept the gravity of this virus, but please trust the health officials and their well-given advice as we go forward.  Also, please remember in your prayers the sick and those who have died here and abroad due to this illness.  Above all, please stay safe!

    My continued prayers for the health and well-being of all of our families.  God bless!

Deacon Victor