Announcements for January 24, 2016

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH and corporation of Saint Michael and All Angels’ Church is next Sunday, January 31st. The deadline for submitting your reports for the annual report is Monday.

BRUNCH FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING will be provided by the EYC. The menu is stuffed french toast. Cost is $7 per person; reservations at the back of the church

THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE, also called the Purification of Our Lady, and Candlemas, is Tuesday, February 2nd. Low mass is at 9:30 am; Blessing of Candles, Procession, and Sung Mass with Incense, is at 6:30 pm. Following the 6:30 mass, there will be a celebration of Dìa de la Candelaria in the Mexican tradition. Cost is $10; reservations at the back.

THE ANNUAL BLESSING OF THROATS in honor of St. Blasius will take place at the altar rail at the end of the evening mass on February 2 and after the 7:00 am mass on Wednesday, February 3.

EYC – On the Move – Meets Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30 pm, with combined youth groups from Church of the Epiphany and St. Gabriel Church. Please call Gary Stoddard for more information (303-761-7179). Location of meeting rotates from week to week.

CRAFTING A LENTEN RULE, sponsored by the Society of Mary, on Saturday, February 6, a pre-Lent day of reflection, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, is a one-of-a-kind workshop to help participants prepare for the season of Lent. You will have the opportunity to create and write down a “Lenten Rule of Life” in readiness for Ash Wednesday. Cost for supplies is $5. Our leader for the workshop and day of reflection will be our own Gary Stoddard. We begin with Mass at 9:00 am and end the day with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 2:30 pm. Please sign up now.

OUR NEW TRACT RACK is given in thanksgiving for the diaconal formation process by Rachelle and Gary Stoddard. Additional thanks go to Mark Howard and David and Sue Briggs for donating hardwood (walnut and oak) and to Lexan plastic for construction of the rack.

PLEDGE REPORTS for 2015 are now available in the narthex.

SAFEWAY RELOADABLE GIFT CARDS NOW AVAILABLE: Reloadable Safeway gift cards are now available from the Food Voucher Seller.

THE BROADWAY ASSISTANCE CENTER is in need of toiletries for their clients. Please leave your donations in the designated container in the reception area. Thank you for your generosity.

INTINCTION is administered on the pulpit side of the altar rail, where the chalice is always administered by the ordained clergy. Please be sure to receive on this side if you receive by intinction. Intinction will be administered using the entire altar rail for the time being, at 8:00 am only. This is due to there being only one priest to administer the sacrament at 8:00 am. 10:00 am will remain as before.