And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
Holy Angels Parish is a sister parish with the 6+ parishes of the Mary Mother of God Mission in Vladivostok, Russia for the purpose of developing a Catholic faith-filled relationship with them and to be more involved with the universal Catholic Church. The Project has several goals:
- To develop the understanding of the unity of the church as one in the Body of Christ within our parish by working with the parish and all of its groups
- To develop a relationship between the parishes by sharing our parish life with them and they with us.
- To build communion with our sister/twinning parish as one in the Body of Christ through mutual prayer, the celebration of the Mass, the various sacraments and spiritual activities of our parishes.
- To share our parish activities through emails and items shipped to one another including photos, prayers offered, prayer requests, spiritual and local information, parish and school event items, cards, letters, handmade projects, etc.
- To exchange visits to one another’s parish to develop personal relationships, as possible.
- Our annual activities will include, but not be limited to: shipping of school supplies, sharing handmade items, crafts, spiritual items, etc.; hosting speakers and visitors; doing promotional activities, etc.
- Our annual projects will include but not be limited to: a parish-wide school supply drive, an October spiritual bouquet campaign; a January raffle, and a 0-3 baby clothing appeal.
If you have any questions or would like to join our committee, please contact Bill Fuller, at (937) 498-8852.
Holy Angels Outreach Committee is an informal group whose mission is to work toward building the kingdom of God through service to others.
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The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic men's organization, founded in 1882 by Reverend Father Michael J. McGivney as a way for Catholics to provide financial assistance for the widows and orphans of its members. It was founded on the ideals of promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, and these same ideals are promoted today.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00 p.m., at the council hall at 1300 N. Fourth Ave.
Fish Fry events are the second Friday of every month, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (except for Lent, when fish is served weekly.) Currently, meals are served drive-thru only. Meals include fish, a choice of 2 of 5 sides, and a roll. Fish Fry proceeds help us support our charitable programs. The Knights of Columbus Sidney Council 659 donated nearly $9,000 in 2021, supporting church and community activities, Seminarians, the Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, youth scholarship, and Shelby County ARC.
Catholic men aged 18 or older are invited to join. For more information, please contact Marc Fawcett at (937) 638-4227. Thank you for your support!
Respect Life, Marriage, & Religious Liberty began as the Respect Life group working on the 40 Days for Life in our parish. After a couple of years, it was decided to have a group that would function year-round rather than just during the 40 Days. Marriage & Religious Freedom were added because they are all dependent upon one another for the preservation of one another. The bishops have combined them in their plan; our goal is to bring that plan into the life of the parish.
“The pastoral strategy is essentially a call and encouragement to prayer and sacrifice - it's meant to be simple...Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty are not only foundational to Catholic social teaching but also fundamental to the good of society.”- Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, from the news release about the Call to Prayer (Dec. 6, 2012). http://www.usccb.org/news/2012/12-212.cfm
Mission: To catechize and evangelize ourselves and our parish on the foundational issues of life, marriage, & religious liberty within the context of God’s love manifested to us in the Church which leads us to repentance, conversion, and healing.
In this we are more than a group planning events. Whatever we do is an avenue to ongoing conversion, beginning with ourselves.
The mission is two-fold: support the faithful in living out the faith and reach out to those who are struggling or have strayed. “Let’s not be afraid and let’s make sure that we encourage the 99 sheep while seeking the one lost sheep.” (Archbishop Chaput- Lifesitenews)
Method: Integrating catechesis into our parish, schools, and community using the media of the bulletin, flocknotes, literature table, and events. Networking with other groups when appropriate.
If you are interested in assisting with this important and integral task, please contact: Mary C. Schmiesing at email@example.com.
The Holy Angels Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Sodality is among one of the first ministries in the parish dating back to 1915. In 1932 our pastor, Father Edward C. Lehman, provided spiritual direction, guiding the group in the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The purpose of this ministry has always been to provide financial support for altar linens, vestments, and altar flowers. However, our reach includes financial donations to the seminarians of our parish, Lehman Chapel, Maria Stein Relic Chapel fund, Right to Life, Elizabeth Center, and the Twinning parish. Community outreach includes Catholic residents in local nursing homes, and event support for other parish gatherings. Our funding is obtained through our bake sales and member raffles.
After over 100 years of service, this ministry continues to flourish and is for all women of the parish (over the age of 18) to provide spiritual enrichment and fellowship between its members, while supporting the parish needs.
If you would like to learn more, please contact: Dottie Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual dues are only $5 and all women of the parish over the age of 18 are welcome to join at any time.
- Next Meeting, May 2 –
Guest Speaker: Jodie Blindauer, Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
"Evangelization in Everyday Life "
- Bake Sale May 7 and 8 in the Connector after all masses
The Holy Angels Soup Kitchen provides members of our community with a meal and an environment of friendly belonging without discrimination. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Their new location is 950 Children's Home Road.
This ministry wonderfully survives on private donations and dedicated volunteers. As Jesus welcomed the poor and the lonely, so shall we.
The Holy Angels Prayer Group was formed in 1975 out of a desire to live more fully our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ and to open ourselves to the power of the Holy Spirit. The members come together every Tuesday at 7:00 to worship and praise the Blessed Trinity. We recognize our need to grow and mature in our faith. We share the scriptures and use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to encourage and build up the community. Because we are disciples called to evangelize, we present the Life in the Spirit Seminar which enable others to open themselves to a personal relationship with Christ and to surrender to the power of the Holy Spirit. Members are involved in ministry within the parish and community to serve the needs of others.
“Faith is above all a personal, intimate encounter with Jesus, and to experience his closeness, His friendship, his love; only in this way does one learn to know him ever more, and to love and follow him ever more. May this happen to each one of us.” Pope Benedict XVI
The prayer group takes seriously the scripture “they devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Acts 2:42
Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'