Weekly Buzz 2020-05-22T15:54:27+00:00

***New Mass Weekend Schedule***

With some additional time needed between some of our weekend Masses to sanitize the church, please note our new Mass schedule beginning May 30th/31st Pentecost weekend, as we’re allowed to publicly celebrate the Mass together again. 

Saturday Vigil Masses: 
4:30pm English
6:30pm Spanish
(new time) 

Sunday Masses: 
7:30am English (new time)
10:30am English 

1:00pm Spanish (new time)
3:00pm Vietnamese
5:00pm Youth Mass Bi-lingual

Daily Masses Resume May 25th!

It is exciting that our daily Masses are resuming on Monday, May 25th Memorial Day! 

Our regular daily Mass schedule returns with Mass at 12pm on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays and at 9am on Thursday & Fridays. 

Remember with our construction going on in the narthex and social hall, you will enter the church either from the rear entrance or in the front, from the three doors by the School of Religion by the drop box. 

Peace in Christ, 

Fr. Tim 

Father Tim Announces Father Gerardo’s New Assignment

Dear Parishioners,

We are so proud of Father Gerardo who has received a new assignment as the personal secretary to our new archbishop, Archbishop Gregory Hartmeyer. This is a great honor and a sign of the archbishop’s confidence in the kind of priest that Father Gerardo has become during his four years at Saint Michael, Gainesville, and Saint John Paul II Mission. We already knew that Father Gerardo is a great priest! Father is smart, prayerful, faithful, hardworking, and has so many more admirable qualities. 

Ordinarily, we would have a grand fiesta in his honor, but I am afraid that it will not be safe to gather so many people so soon. Our solution is to choose a night and have a virtual party – maybe live on Facebook. We will let you know when we can have a party of some kind. 

I am sure that many of you will want to express personally your gratitude to Father Gerardo. You can still contact him in the usual ways, like telephone, but I know that many will want to say thank you in the forms cards and gifts. (He will need them in his new ministry because he will no longer receive the generous stipends that you always give when he celebrates sacraments, quinceaneras, and house blessings). If you mail a card send it directly to Fr. Gerardo at the parish address, but make sure that his name is on the envelope. We also have a new option for receiving your tithes, and also notes for Father Gerardo. For the first time, we now have a new dropbox on the outside of the building. The new dropbox has been installed in the door of the old entrance which makes it possible to simply drive up to the front and drop your letter. Please pray for Father Gerardo in these days, and also for the new Spanish speaking vicar who will come to Saint Michael this summer. God is blessing us at every moment, even in pandemics, and especially when we have to say goodbye to good friends. We thank God for you Father Gerardo and may he bless you … in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Peace in Christ, 

Fr. Tim 

New Outside “Dropbox” Installed

We have had requests to have a “dropbox” installed outside the church, for those that want to drive by and drop off their Offertory gifts to St. Michael. 

It has now been installed in the front of the church, on one of the doors that enters the church by the School of Religion. 

Thank you for your continued Blessings to St. Michael!

Archbishops Annual Appeal 2020 Update Thru the End of March. We’re Getting There!

Goal for 2020: $73,500
Total Pledged so far: $61,725
Number of families pledged so far: 247

Last year we had 394 families pledge, so we really need your
help again to achieve and surpass our goal as we did last year!
Remember, every dollar we go over our goal is returned to the
parish 100%.

Help support our seminarians like Juan Carlos Villota and Elliot
Andrade by supporting the Archbishops Annual Appeal 2020!

Social Hall & Narthex Renovations Beginning!

Due to the generosity of one of our parishioners and
funds from last years St. Michael Fall Festival, we are
beginning the renovations to our St. Michael Social Hall
& Narthex.

With our church closed at this time due to the Covid-19,
it is a great time to get the work underway, and our
front entrance and side entrance by the Social Hall will
become a construction zone for the next 6 weeks.

Our generous donor wants to remain anonymous and
we have surely been blessed by their generosity and
your support for our Fall Festival.

Providing a Safe Environment 

Providing A Safe Environment

St. Michael and the Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to provide a safe environment for all its’ parish family. We have an ongoing concern for those who have suffered abuse. The Archdiocese provides an abuse hotline at 1-888-437-0764 to report abuse or suspected abuse. At our St. Michael website, www.saintmichael.cc, under the banner of Safe Environment, you can access other resources to report suspected abuse. The Archdiocese of Atlanta provides ongoing support for healing for those who have suffered this inexcusable trauma.