Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 2024-02-02 by @saintmichaelyyc


What you need to know from this weekend’s bulletin:


Baptized Into Ministry

February 4, 2024

In our church calendar, the Ordinary Time follows after the celebration of Christ’s baptism last January 8 which marks the formal beginning of His public ministry. His baptism by John the Baptist is both His first public appearance and the inauguration of His divine ministry.

Jesus’ baptism represents the fulfillment of what is prophesied in the Servant Song found in Isaiah 63. God sends His Servant-Son, filled with His spirit, sharing His divine life and power, to accomplish the redemption of the world and bring new life to all of humanity. He is designated as the presentation of God’s people according to the Spirit. He is declared formally as the only Son of God, the Servant of Yahweh, anointed with His prophetic spirit.

The celebration of the Lord’s baptism reminds us of our call as baptized Christians to ministry. It invites us to reflect how our lives interface with God’s plan for our world. It speaks of the need to ask God to consider or approve what we plan to do with our respective lives. It makes us reflect on the need to submit ourselves and our decisions to God’s scrutiny and clearance. It makes us consider seriously the need to get God’s stamp of approval of what we undertake on a daily basis.  

The celebration of Ordinary Time is an invitation for us to reflect on the fullness of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. We are, indeed, baptized into Christ’s ministry, to proclaim and work for Christ’s kingdom in this world. This ministry of evangelization is at the essence of what we really mean when we pray so often “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. 



Healing Lines

God knows that we are lovable and capable, but sometimes we don’t feel that way about ourselves. We can be tempted to let our mistakes and failures define us. Since abusive behavior often springs from how we respect ourselves and care for the image of God in us. Question of the Week: What is one thing you can do for yourself on a regular basis that will make you feel good about yourself and make your life more balanced and harmonious?

Mass Schedule for this Weekend

Saturday, February 3 at 5pm:  Fr. Kevin Chukwurah

Sunday, February 4 at 9am:  Fr. Kevin Chukwurah with Dec. Randy Gritter

Sunday, February 4 at 11am:  Fr. Edmund Vargas

Sunday, February 4 at 5pm:  Fr. Edmund Vargas




Please see this weekend’s bulletins for all announcements:

Download St. Michael bulletin

Download Diocesan bulletin (Condensed)

Download Diocesan bulletin (Full Length)



St. Michael Event Schedule


Lent Schedule
Shrove Tuesday: Tuesday, February 13 | Mass 6:00pm | Pancake Dinner 6:30pm 
Ash Wednesday:  Wednesday, February 14 | Mass 9:00am and 6:00pm
Lent Fridays:  Feb. 16 to Mar. 22 | Mass 6:00pm | Stations of the Cross 6:30pm
Fish Fridays:  Feb.23 & Mar.8 | Mass 6pm | Stations 6:30pm | Fish Supper 7:00pm
Holy Thursday:  Thursday, March 28 | Mass 7:00pm | Adoration 8:00pm – 12:00am
Good Friday:  Friday, March 29 | Services 12:00pm and 3:00pm
Easter Vigil:  Saturday, March 30 | Mass 9:00pm
Easter Sunday:  Mass 9:00am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm
St. Michael Event Schedule

February Regular Events: 

Sundays | Coffee Sundays | Narthex | After 9:00am & 11:00am Masses

Mondays | Bible Study: Lectio Eucharist | 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesdays | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

Tuesdays | Grief Share | Rooms 143 & 144 | 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesdays | RCIA | St. Nicholas Room| 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesdays | Bible Study: Wild Goose | 10:00am-12:00pm | St. Nicolas Room | or Zoom 7:00-9:00pm

Thursdays | Coffee Thursdays | Narthex | After 9:00am Mass

Thursdays | Moms & Tots | St. Nicholas Room | 9:30-11:30am

Thursdays | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10:00am-12:00pm


February 2024:

February 3 | First Reconciliation Retreat | Sanctuary | 10:00-11:30am

February 3 | Frist Reconciliation Confessions | 11:30am-1:30pm

February 6 | Proclaimer Training | Sanctuary | 7:00-8:30pm

February 7 | Proclaimer Training | Sanctuary | 7:00-8:30pm

February 7 | Sacrament for Teens Session 2 | Library | 7:00-8:30pm

February 8 | First Communion Session 1 | 6:00-7:30pm

February 9 | Healing Mass Followed by Anointing of the Sick | Sanctuary | 9:00am & 9:30am

February 10 | Proclaimer Training | Sanctuary | 11:00am

February 10 &11 | Knights of Columbus Membership Drive | Narthex |After All Masses

February 13 | CWL General Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 5:30pm

February 13 | Shrove Tuesday | Narthex | 6:30pm

February 14 | Ash Wednesday | Sanctuary | Masses 9:00am & 6:00pm

February 15 | Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00pm

February 16 | Lenten Friday | Sanctuary | Masses 9:00am & 6:00pm

February 16 | Stations of the Cross | Sanctuary 6:30pm

February 19 | Cancelled:  Bible Study” Lectio Eucharist 

February 21 | Sacrament for Teens Session 3 | Library | 7:00-8:30pm

February 22 | IWIN Movie “ Sound of Freedom” | Sanctuary | 6:00pm

February 23 | Lenten Friday | Masses 9:00am & 6:00pm

February 23 | Stations of the Cross | Sanctuary | 6:30pm

February 23 | Fish Friday | Narthex | 7:00pm

February 25 | Altar Server Training | Sanctuary | 12:00pm

February 27 | PPC Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00pm



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