Message from the Director

St. Michael Parish follows a stewardship way of life. We are all called to be “One who accepts God’s gifts graciously, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord.” (from the United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral letter on Stewardship).

All members of St. Michael Parish are asked to prayerfully reflect on the gifts that each of us has received. We are then called to return a thankful portion of our time, talent, and treasure. Time can be in the form of prayer, our talents are put to use in ministry to others, and our treasure is needed to support the long-term financial health of the parish. In addition to our parish expenses, our parish financially supports St. Michael Parish School, Wheeling Central Catholic High School, and numerous charities in our community.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be generous with your time, talent and treasure commitments.

Sunday Morning Mass Broadcast

Community

Christian Mothers and Christian Women a source of instruction and inspiration concerning the sanctification of mothers

Holy Name Society parish men who personally and publicly preserve the sanctity of the Holy name of Jesus

Summer Parish Festival games, food, live music, and family fun

Rummage Sale household items are “recycled” to the community at reasonable prices

Baking Committee bake for special events and receptions

Stewardship Council works to increase the understanding and practice of stewardship

Pro-life Committee works to educate on the church’s teachings regarding the sanctity of all life

Faith Formation

PSR Teacher/Catechist teach Catholic faith using established curriculum to grades Kindergarten – eighth

PSR Aide assist PSR teacher

Adult Study Group meet regularly to enhance intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth

RCIA Sponsor provide support and prayers for individuals preparing to join our Catholic faith

Baptism Preparation catechesis for parents desiring to have their child baptized

Sew Baptism Bibs seamstresses needed to sew and decorate bibs which are worn during baptism, and then kept as a remembrance.

Confirmation Preparation assist with preparing candidates for Confirmation

Parish Mission assist with parish mission receptions and activities

Liturgical Ministries

Lector proclaim the Word at Mass

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass

Usher help with seating and collecting the offertory

Sacristan set-up and put away liturgical items for masses

Altar Server aid the priest with pastoral needs during Mass

Liturgy Committee works with the clergy toward improving the environment of the Mass, plans special services and prayer services and carries out the decorating of the church for the appropriate season

Mass Greeter provide a warm welcome at the weekend liturgies

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

Prayer Ministry

Eucharistic Adoration spend time in the Real Presence of Our Lord

Ministry of Praise pray for the spiritual intentions of our parish and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Rosary Devotion gather with others on a regular basis to pray the rosary and meditate on the mysteries

Daily Mass give honor, glory, and praise to God

Telephone Prayer Tree pray for specific needs as requested

Email Prayer Tree pray for specific needs as requested

Music Ministry

Musician  add your instrumental talent to our praise to God

Cantor  lead the assembly in song

Choir  enhance the music at the 11:30 Sunday liturgies

Folk Group  enhance the music at the 9:00 Sunday liturgies

Funeral Choir  available on short notice to sing at funeral liturgies

Handbell Choir enhance the music of the liturgy through the use of handbells

Youth Ministry

Youth Group members grades 3-12  participate in monthly meetings that include faith, food and fun, service projects that give back to our community, Diocesan Youth Rallies, 2 day get-away at Camp Zion and the National Catholic Youth Convention.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is held each Sunday at the 9:00am Mass for all children ages 3-7.  Under the direction of the Youth Director, the children learn about the Sunday gospel and complete a related art project.

Boy/Girl Scouts  work to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development.