Weekly Buzz2021-09-15T19:56:57+00:00

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Update 2021

We are two-thirds of the way through the year and here is where we stand with this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal for St. Michael.

Goal:  $80,100

Pledged so far: $85,946

Paid to date: $57,941

% of Goal Received: 72%

Number of Contributors: 294


The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal supports many services of the Archdiocese. The Education of our Seminarians is a key component of the Annual Appeal. 

If you have not made your annual pledge yet, pledge forms are available in our narthex (lobby) or just stop by the parish office. 

Every dollar over our annual goal received comes back to St. Michael 100%. 

Covid Testing & Vaccination Locations

If you have been exposed to a person with Covid or are showing symptoms, you can be tested free between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday thru Friday in the Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center parking lot right down the street by St. Michael on South Enota behind Wendy’s. The hospital has a drive-thru testing site there. 

If you want to receive the vaccination for Covid-19, you can receive a free vaccination at all Ingles, Publix, Kroger & CVS locations, and also at the Hall County Health Department at 1290 Athens St in Gainesville.

St. Michael “Sing-a-Long” and Stewardship Fair 2021 !!!

Let us celebrate the Feast of the Archangels with a  Parish “Sing-a-Long” led by Father Tim and our Annual  Stewardship Fair showcasing our love for Jesus by giving  of our time and talents! 

Who: You…the whole parish 

What: our St. Michael Parish “Sing-a-Long” When: Saturday, Sept. 25th 5:30pm to 9pm Where: Out back, behind the church, (park out front) 

Bring your folding chairs, your voices, and your appetites, and your joy! 

Father Tim & friends will lead us in singing as we  celebrate the feast of the Archangels together. Food will  be organized by the St. Teresa of Calcutta Hospitality  Ministry including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, sno cones, fried chicken, egg rolls, and chicharones.  

 The Next Day 

On Sunday, Sept. 26th, join us in the Social Hall after the  Masses to visit with St. Michael Ministries who will have 

tables set up, to ask questions, and to consider giving of  your time & talent to one or more ministries this year!!! Light refreshments will be served including award  winning Catholic Coffee!!!

Consider Being a Sponsor in the RCIA Class


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, (RCIA) begins on Tuesday, Sept. 14th at 7pm. Some of the  Catechumens (unbaptized) and Candidates each year in our sessions do not know a Catholic who can be their  Sponsor. A Sponsor is an adult Catholic who has been  Confirmed and is practicing their faith and who is interested in accompanying a Catechumen or Candidate on their faith journey to become Catholic being  Baptized and/or to receive the sacraments of Holy  Eucharist and Confirmation. Sponsors do not necessarily attend every class but do maintain regular contact and make themselves available to the individual they are sponsoring to answer questions they may have out of class and to encourage them.  

If you are interested in being a Sponsor this year for  RCIA, please contact Deacon Ken at  k.lampert@saintmichael.cc and I will be happy to answer any of your questions. We try to match up  Sponsors with their Catechumen or Candidate to where you may have something in common with them.  Please pray on this. Being a Sponsor will be one of your life’s blessings.

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.

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