St. Michael's Catholic Church

St. Michael's Catholic Church

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Thank you for making Mass available for those who are shut-ins. Sorry that we are missing the get-to-gather after 5:00pm Mass. Tell everyone hello.
Kelly Russell and I went to this last year and it was fabulous! We are going this year too...let us know if you are interested 😁
Please remove if not allowed: Please share: The Angel tree is up at the Main St. Commons. If you have a need, please stop by and fill out a gift tag to be put on the tree. This year, as well as gifts for the little ones, we are including those in need of help with utility bills. There are tags for both at the Main St. Commons, Absarokee Lending Library and Teresa's Treasures (Next to the Senior Center). If you are not comfortable or are unable to get in, please private message me. For the kids we need a name, age and size and address to deliver to. For utility requests, we need the utility name, your account number and street address.

Welcome to St. Michael's Catholic Church in beautiful Absarokee, MT

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Aug 9, 2020 Bulletin

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Aug 2 Bulletin

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Where Earth and Heaven Meet

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Planting the Seeds for the Kingdom of Heaven

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God’s Plans Are Better Than Ours

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July 19, 2020 Bulletin

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Talking to God: Morning Prayers

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Walking With Purpose

Where can you find rest for your soul today? Perhaps it's your favorite reading chair, a front porch, or a chapel today. Spend time with Him today and rest in His presence.

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"I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love." // St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Walking With Purpose

Today is the Feast of St. Benedict, also known as the father of Western monasticism. He was known for reforming much of our Church and was known for his radical obedience and love for Christ.

Holy Spirit, humble us that we may obey and hear your promptings as you speak to our hearts today!

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July 12, 2020 Bulletin

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July 5, 2020 Bulletin

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June 28, 2020 Bulletin

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Turning Cheeks and Flipping Tables: Christ's Teachings on Retaliation

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[06/21/20]   With the internet issues we had at Mass today, Deacon Paul was kind enough to share his homily with us in written form. Thank you Deacon Paul!

Homily for Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Father’s Day

Deacon Paul R. Cook

Our readings today illustrate what the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ will be like. Jesus’ message is sobering, and it echoes the lamentation of Jeremiah in the first reading. For proclaiming the prophecies and warnings of God to Israel, Jeremiah was severely persecuted by the religious establishment----so much so that on another occasion, he asked that God would take his life, much like the prophet Elijah. But, in this reading, Jeremiah, despite “terror on every side,” proclaims that “the Lord is with him, like a mighty champion!” His persecutors will stumble and NOT triumph!

Jesus, in speaking to his followers and therefore to us today, warns of similar trials and persecutions. But He also says, “Do not fear!” Perfect love, God’s love, casts out fear. God loves us more than we can ever know here on earth. Because of His love, He will take care of us and everything about our lives----and, He will do this just as WE wish---right? No. His ways are far above our ways, so He knows what is best for us and our loved ones. Simply put, He sees and has planned out the big picture. So, for each of us, our work as God’s sons and daughters is to conform, or train, our wills more and more to His Holy Will. Doing so, will put us in conflict with our society. If you are following God’s Will, you will come under attack by the evil one. I promise you!

Today, just as the prophet Jeremiah was attacked, and the early Church was attacked, we see the Church under vigorous attacks by the forces of evil within and outside of the Church. Since the family unit is a cell, or microcosm, of the whole Church, it is under heavy attack by our secular humanist and materialistic culture. For example, how often are we asked to choose between attending Mass as a family, or participating in a sports tournament on Sunday? How often are events scheduled at dinnertime that prevents you from being able to eat and pray together as a family?

So, who among the family is under attack? Certainly, our children and sacred Motherhood are being attacked. But who, as the head of the family, is under the greatest attack? The FATHERS!!! Why is this? What is the role of a father? Fathers must live out our lives so that our children may see and understand what the Heavenly Father is like. The father must be the spiritual leader of the family, protect and provide for the family, and defend his family against the attacks of Satan and our society. He, along with his wife, must ensure that the children are properly taught the Catholic Faith so that they and their children may reach heaven to be with God for eternity. Each Dad here today (and watching this live stream) must have an ever-deepening, personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Your wife and children will see this and want to model your behavior and your relationship with Jesus. Tragically there are families in which the Dad has been taken out entirely, or at least neutralized. Mothers and even Grandparents have had to take on the father’s role.

Being this kind of role model---Tall orders? Great expectations? Absolutely! So, to whom shall we fathers or family leaders go for our role model? ………… Our holy father, St. Joseph, Spouse of our Blessed Mother and earthly father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God the Father handpicked Joseph to protect the Holy Family from all harm. He protected them from Herod by taking them into Egypt. He protected them from the foreign gods and the pagan culture of the Egyptians. Joseph was entrusted by God to raise Jesus into manhood being faithful to the Laws of God. From Joseph, Jesus needed to learn the love of a father from the human perspective, and that love is built on relationships in a family. Joseph was instrumental in teaching and showing Jesus how to be a Godly man. Given all that Jesus suffered in His ministry and passion, it is very obvious that St. Joseph instilled in Him the virtues and character of being a very strong man. Nothing could deter Him from doing God’s Will. St. Joseph can help us, too, even now!

Listen to these words from Pope Benedict the XVI: “I wish to extend a particular word of encouragement to Fathers so that they may take St. Joseph as their model. He who kept watch over the Son of Man is able to teach them the deepest meaning of their own Fatherhood.“ Let me repeat this last sentence---“He who kept watch over the Son of Man is able to teach them the deepest meaning of their own Fatherhood!”

I urge all fathers here, and moms if you are having to do this work alone, to consecrate yourselves and your families to St. Joseph. What does this mean? To consecrate something is to set it apart for God---to make it holy. And in this case, we are trying to follow the model of St. Joseph to help us make our families like the Holy Family. A wonderful new book on this process, written by Father Donald Calloway is Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. Fr. Calloway provides a detailed plan to follow St. Joseph. Father Calloway met with extreme assaults from the devil to try to keep this book from being finished and published. Last year many Catholic prayer warriors prayed a 54-day novena to St. Joseph so that this book would be published and as you can see, it was. (Hold up the book.)

In order to help us with this Act of Consecration, we will pray a prayer together for St. Joseph’s help on this Father’s Day. So, I am asking everyone, especially Dads, are you willing to accept this challenge today to be consecrated to St. Joseph? If so, let us pray this prayer of consecration together now:

O St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God and Patriarch of the Church, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector. Thank you for caring for the Holy Family and for protecting my Savior. As my spiritual father, I know that you will guide and protect me, too. I hereby consecrate myself to you. I place myself, my family and all my concerns under your protection. Please instruct me in the ways of prayer, virtue and holiness so that I may be like you, St. Joseph, pure, humble, loving and merciful. O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

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Let's pray together this Friday, May 1st! Join Archbishop Gomez the bishops of the United States, and Canada, in reconsecrating our nations to the Blessed Virgin Mary. More information including worship aids available here: usccb.org/consecration

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Mary, My Guide to Understanding God’s Mercy

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We will be at Molt Post Office from 11:30am until 12 pm
UPDATE:
You will need to provide proof of residency in Stillwater County. Thanks for understanding we can only provide masks for residents of Stillwater County.

In an effort to provide increased safety and encourage the health and welfare of all Stillwater County residents, the Office of the Commissioners, in collaboration with the COVID 19 Unified Health Command of Stillwater County, will be providing surgical masks for all area residents.
On Wednesday, April 15, there will be several locations hosting a “DRIVE-THRU MASK PICK-UP”. Please see locations and times below:
Absarokee High School Parking Lot 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Columbus Fairgrounds 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fishtail Post Office 12:30 p.m.
Molt Post Office. 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Nye Firehall 1:30 p.m.
Park City Post Office 10:00 a.m.
Rapelje, Stockman Cafe Parking Lot 1:30 p.m.
Reed Point Firehall 3:30 p.m.
Upon arrival, a member of Unified Command will come to your window and deliver masks in order to maintain a healthy physical space. These masks are to be utilized for essential needs and/or business. Proper “Put-On” and “Take-Off” directions will be included. It is imperative to continue to practice social distancing and abide by Governor Bullock’s Shelter-In-Place Orders, as well as County Health Orders currently in place.
Masks are used to prevent the spread of COVID19 from individuals that have no symptoms and could potentially spread to others and not used as a tool to eliminate social distancing.
As a reminder, please continue to wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick, and take a few extra seconds to wash your hands longer and wash more often.

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Easter and the Resurrection of the Body

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Join the Catholic Apostolate Center in commemorating #EasterSunday | "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad." (Psalm 118:24)

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"Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said." // Matthew 28:5-6

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The greatest and most noble of all solemnities takes place tonight. #EasterVigil

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Bishop Warfel will be celebrating The Easter Vigil live streamed from the Chapel at the University of Providence today at 5:00pm. At the appropriate time click on this link and it will take you right to the Mass. http://tiny.cc/UProvidence

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On this day of waiting, the Office of Readings includes a moving meditation from an ancient homily. Meditate on this excerpt. #HolySaturday

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307 S Woodard St
Absarokee, MT
59001

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Thursday 18:00 - 19:00
Sunday 17:00 - 18:00
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