We, the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel, are a diverse
Catholic community dedicated to living the Gospel through the
active celebration of the sacraments, lifelong faith formation
and a continuing commitment to our neighbors.
Greetings in the name of the Lord!
Next week, Tuesday September 29, 2020 is the Feast Day of the Archangels, Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. It is the feast of our patron saint, thus the feast of our parish. The celebration the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel is a time for our parish to rejoice on all of the blessings God has bestowed on us since our humble beginnings in 1947. Usually, our staff and parish members plan a weekend of celebration. This year, however, due to Covid-19 pandemic we are going to celebrate our parish feast a little different.
Our celebration this year will be for nine days. We are going to celebrate the feast of Saint Michael in a spiritual way (prayers) with novena and mass only. We are not having any party. I therefore would like to invite each of you to pray a Novena to Saint Michael the Archangel from Monday, September 21 until Tuesday, September 29. We will close our novena with Mass at 6:00pm on September 29. Before mass, there will be a time of prayer and meditation – Adoration, Confession and Benediction from 5:00 to 5:45pm. When praying the Novena each day, at the place where you are asked to mention your request- Please pray for the end of Pandemic (Covid -19), and for Healing, Love and Unity of the Parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Parish. Usually, when praying Novena within a group you agree on a certain time. I would suggest that we pray at our convenient scheduled time as a result we will be sanctifying the nine days with prayers.
The fundamental to novena prayer is faithfulness; if you have started a novena do not stop! Set the firm purpose of finishing it, it’s nine days which also will start to build in you the habit of prayer and a deep communication with God.
Please find the Novena prayer enclosed with this letter. May we continue to pray for our parish and each other.
Fr. Kamwendo, PhD
NOVENA TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
(Pray for 9 consecutive days: September 21-29)
Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, I turn to thee with confidence and seek thy powerful intercession. For the love of God, Who hast made thee so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels be pleased to hear my prayer.
Thou knowest the value of my soul in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure its beauty. Help me to conquer the evil spirit who tempts me. I desire to imitate thy loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and thy great love for God and men. And since thou art God’s messenger for the care of His people, I entrust to thee these special requests: Please pray for the end of Pandemic (Covid -19), and for Healing, Love and Unity of the Parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Parish.
Saint Michael, since thou art, by the will of the Creator, the powerful intercessor of Christians, I have great confidence in thy prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted.
Pray for me, Saint Michael, and also for those I love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs. Through thy powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy death and reach Heaven where we may praise and love God with thee forever. Amen.
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL COVID-19 GUIDELINES
The following guidelines are intended for the safety of all parishioners.
If you are feeling ill, please do not enter the Church.
Face coverings/masks are required. If you would like a mask but don’t have one, we have them available for you. .
It is highly recommended Holy Eucharist be received in the hand. However, if you wish to receive on the tongue, your decision will be honored.
Social distancing is to be practiced on the Church Property. Please use only those pews which have not been marked off and maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and other parishioners other than family members with whom you reside.
We need your help: If you are able to assist with our cleaning and sanitizing efforts following Mass, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, God Bless and let us celebrate. Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Dear St. Michael, the Archangel Parishioners,
We are excited to gather with you digitally through our streaming of the Mass via Facebook, which is also posted online on a YouTube channel. Starting June 7th the live mass will be recorded at the 9AM mass instead of 11 AM. You can access it by going to our parish website by clicking on our Facebook link to the right. You don’t need an account to access it.
Phone: 317-926-7359 Fax: 317-921-3282
We will update our website with an updated listing of virtual masses and/or links to masses on a regular basis, so please check back frequently
If you would like to continue tithing consider online giving (the link is on your right ) or mailing them to us (address Below). We will be checking the mail regularly.
NEWS: The Dispensation to attend mass has been extended and now continues until at leastNovember 1, 2020. Anyone in at at risk group, health issues or even just not comfortable being around multiple people outside their home and family yet, are encouraged to stay home and attend mass remotely - Live-streaming has moved to the 9AM mass but can be viewed on our Facebook page (Link to the right) at any time after that.
You can still watch masses on Archindy.org or click on the underlined the links below.
We appreciate your continuing support of our parish! If you prefer to donate through our online portal, just click the link above.