Pray for Vocations Family Life can build values integral to a strong vocation - whether to the priesthood, religious life, marriage, or single laity. Teaching your children to value commitment, service and prayer will help them make strong vocation decisions as adults and live out those vocations with success and fulfillment. St. Michael's has prayer cards in both English and Spanish for families to pray together for vocations.
Vocation Holy Hour On the third Thursday of the month we have a Holy Hour for vocations. We start this devotion with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, sing Hymn O Salutaris, say special prayers, including the Our Father for Vocations, a litany and the rosary. Our benediction continues with the singing of "Tantum Ergo", Incensation, reciting the Divine Praises, and singing "Holy God" as the Monstrance is being reposed from the Church. The service lasts about 45 minutes. Devotional Booklets are available by the Holy Water Fountain.
Chalice Program The Chalice program affords a family/individual to have the Chalice in their home for one week and pray daily for vocations. Chalice is encased in a box with a glass door for viewing the picture of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and a cross. A prayer card for vocations is attached to the side of the box. Sign up for the Chalice occurs 2 to 3 times a year and is announced in the bulletin or from the pulpit.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE
In the case that inclement weather closes or delays the opening of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church the information will be posted here on our Church website and a recorded message will be left on the Church voice-mail. Please dial 972-262-0552, extension #40 to hear the voice-mail message.
The closing information will also be requested to be broadcasted on Channels 4, 5, 8 and 11 television "closings scroll" and on their websites under "weather closings". Our Church will be listed as "St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church - Grand Prairie".
Saint Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help Our Community is growing in the number of people who are in need of assistance either with food or help paying monthly bills. Our Organization is in need of people wanting to serve the community in a loving and giving way. It does require some of your time in order to help others. If you find that you have a few hours a day to help please come by the St. Vincent de Paul table in the Narthex after Mass and see one of our members. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have and hand out the information you need.
Upcoming Liturgical Events May 07: 3:00 pm Confirmation Mass May 13: 5:30 pm May Crowning May 20: 3:00 pm First Communion Mass May 27: 3:00 pm First Communion Mass June 04: 10:00 am Pentecost: Adult Confirmation
April 24 Monday 8AM Mass
7-9PM CRHP MH
7PM Cub Scouts 103-105,201/202
7PM Addiction Min. 102
7PM Adult Bible Study 203
7PM CRHP Women Fellowship 106/107
7PM Finance Council Library
7PM Hispanic Minisry Choir Sanctuary April 25 Tuesday 6PM Mass
6PM Confessions I Sanctuary
7PM Boy Scouts 105
7PM Choir Practice Sanctuary
7PM Confirmation Class (Adults) ????
7PM CRHP 20 Men 201
7PM CRHP Men Mthly MH
7PM Journey to the Way 106/107
7PM Legion of Mary Library
7PM SVDP 202
7PM Welcome Committee 203 April 26 Wednesday, 8AM Mass
930AM Staff Briefing Library
11-1PM Divine Will Group 106/107
6PM 1st Confessions II Sanctuary
630PM Faith Formation All Rooms
7-9PM CRHP Narthex April 27 Thursday, 630PM Spa. Mass
6PM 1st Confession (III) Sanctuary
630PM Faith Formation All 100's
7PM RCIA MH
7-9PM KOC Meeting 203
7-9PM Guadalupanos 201&202
8PM-9PM Holy Hour/ Reparation Chapel April 28 Friday, 8AM Mass
630PM Hijos de Marํa Sanctuary April 29 Saturday, 8AM & 530PM Mass
830AM OLPH Novena Sanctuary
830AM Reconciliation Sanctuary
9AM Planned Parenthood, 7989 W. Virginia Dr.
10AM Confirmation Rehearsal Sanctuary
4PM Choir Practice Sanctuary
5PM Global Rosary Sanctuary
St. Michael's Mission Statement
We the Catholic Community of Saint Michael the Archangel, through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, endeavor to continue Christ's mission, to welcome everyone and to bring God's love to all people. We dedicate ourselves to thankfulness, allowing the Word of God in all its richness, to dwell in us. Whatever we do in word or deed, we do in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. All of our commitments, including our commitment to Christ, need continued renewal if we are to be faithful. CRHP is an effective spiritual process, which calls together the members of the parish priests, religious and laity in order to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the environment of our own parish.
Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. Hebrews 10:25
What CRHP is Not:
It is not a silent retreat
It is not a parish organization
It is not a public confession
It is not an emotional cult
It is not a pre-selected group
It is not a parish clique
Who Facilitates the Weekend?
The renewal weekend, to which you are invited, is given for PARISHIONERS, by PARISHIONERS. A team that has previously attended a CRHP weekend, with a Spiritual Director, work together in prayer and love to provide you with this two-day, one overnight, live-in experience in our parish facilities.
What Happens on a Weekend?
Come prepared to have fun and renew your heart. The process is centered around reflections by team members with emphasis on small group discussions and activities. Topics covered include the Father's loving care for us, Scripture, Eucharist and what Christian life is all about.
You will be free to share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. You and your needs will always be respected. The sharing dialogue is stimulated in a very liturgical, scriptural and prayerful atmosphere.
Sacraments are part of the weekend. Mass is celebrated both Saturday and Sunday in the Church. On Saturday evening, Reconciliation is offered with our parish priest or visiting priests.
We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will, with the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases Him. Colossians 1:9-10
When and Where are the Weekends Held?
The weekends will be held in our parish facilities from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. There will be one men's weekend and one womens weekend held each spring and fall.
Sleeping accommodations will be provided and meals will be prepared by parish volunteers. The entire weekend is informal. Casual and comfortable clothing is the uniform of the day. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.
Who May Attend?
This weekend is open to all parishioners in the St. Michael's parish who are at least nineteen years of age and have not attended a previous weekend.
CRHP is for anyone who seeks spiritual renewal, desires to build up the Body of Christ, or gain a deeper sense of purpose within the parish community. Praying for guidance is important. If you feel that Christ, through the Holy Spirit is calling you COME!
Do not conform yourself to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God. His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
What about the Cost?
There is no cost to the participants. Volunteer help is welcome. Donations are welcomed and accepted and are always private and anonymous.