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106 N. Western Ave.

Girard, KS 66743
Tel. (620)724-8717
Weekly Bulletin
of
Saint Michael Church, Girard
www.stmichaelgirard.com
COLLECTIONS
Last Week July 2013 to date
Contributions $4,020.00 $105,161.45
Children's Offering $48.69 $701.27
Expenses $97,735.30
Over/ (Under) $8,127.42
Saint Michael Parish Mission Statement:
We the parishioners of Saint Michael the Archangel, through leadership and strong traditions
are faithful disciples of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church. We commit our-
selves to be generous stewards of our faith, our parish, and our community. We strive to involve all
members to be united in one parish family for the salvation of all.

Notes from the Pastor-Praise be to God as we continue to receive lots of blessings this Second Sun-
day of Easter, which we also call Divine Mercy Sunday! Thanks God for His Divine Mercy to end-
lessly love us and giving us second chances through the forgiveness of our sins and the grace of the
Eucharist - our spiritual sustenance in this journey!
Talking about the Eucharist as a sacrament of Gods love we receive another blessing this weekend
- congratulations to our children who receive their first communion this Sunday, April 27
th
: at Saint
Josephs in Arma - Tallon Bonine, Cody Burns, Autumn Calgary, and Drake Kotzman; at Saint
Michaels in Girard - Kolton Droessler, Anne Martin, Carly Reif, and Jake Towner. Congratula-
tions to their parents for having fulfilled their roles in spiritually molding their children in our Catho-
lic faith! Congratulations and thank you to our catechists for supplementing the parents role, that
these children may know more about God and love Him more! May God bless all our children, our
parents, and all our catechists!
This Wednesday is the last day of our PSR classes in Girard. The afternoon class will have pizza in
the afternoon and there will be a cookout for the evening classes. In Arma, there will be an end of
the year PSR dinner at 5:30PM on May 4
th
, Sunday, at Saint Josephs Hall with the kids, parents and
catechists! Thank you to all our kids for attending our PSR classes and to their parents for encourag-
ing them to come. Thank you also to all our catechists for the sacrifice of their time and talent to
help our kids know more about God.
This Sunday we are also blessed with the canonization of two Popes Saints Saint John Paul II and
Saint John XXIII! I presumed many of us have more information on Saint John Paul II, but not so
much on Saint John XXIII. He was pope from 1958 to 1963. He convoked the Second Vatican
Council, thus launching a renewal in the Roman Catholic Church and inaugurating a new era in its

Altar Servers:


E. M. E.
Lectors:

Gift Bearers
5:30 PM
J. & E. Brokob, G. Born


Teresa Davenport
Ned Sauer

Jerry & Rosemary Simon
10:00 AM
E. Sisney, C. & C. Puckett


Linda Garrett
8th Graders

8th Graders
Next Sunday(05/04/14) Next Saturday (05/03/14)
Apr

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8:00 AM
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8AM-6PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM

Randy Peals
Pro Populo
Barb Doue
Don Born
Lorraine Westhoff
Ad Dantis
NO MASS
NO MASS
NO Eucharistic Adoration
George Volmer Family
Eucharistic Adoration
Henry Yartz
Don Born
Fr. Donald Thissen
Pro Populo
Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard
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Arma
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Mass Schedules & Intentions for April 26th-May 4th:
Saint Michaels Upcoming Events

Finance Council Parish Council
Tony Stonerock-Chair Dale Coomes-Chair
TBA TBA

Rosary Altar Society Knights of Columbus
Next meeting, May 5th 1st Tuesday of Month, 7pm
At 6:30pm in the Hall. St. Michael Parish Hall

Helping Hands Daughters of Isabella
Need help or want to volunteer, Call Marilyn Bradshaw,
Call Carrie Smith, 724-6684 724-7133

That Man in You Friday mornings at 6am
Anniversary Celebration
On April 26th, we will celebrate the 28th Anniversary of Father Rogers Ordina-
tion to the Priesthood. Mass will be at 5:30pm followed by a celebration to bene-
fit the victims of the Philippine Hurricane. Free will donation. Please join us for a
fun night of music, food, games, dancing and fellowship.

May Crowning/8th Grade Recognition
Our May Crowning and 8th Grade Recognition will be held on Sunday, May 4th
at the 10am Mass. Following Mass, a reception will be held at the parish hall for
8th grade students and their families. Practice will be held on Wednesday, April
30, following cookout.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
There will be a Formation Session on May 4th at 1:00pm at St. Francis Church in
St. Paul. This session if for individuals who are either renewing their 5-year com-
mission or are requesting a mandate for the first time. If you are interested please
contact Father Roger or the parish office, so you can be registered.

Altar Society Meeting
If you are interested in running for an officers position for next years St.
Michaels Altar Society, please call Nominating Committee Coordinator, Teresa
Davenport at 362-3042. Nominations and election will be held at the May 5th
meeting. Please join us at 6:00pm at the Mexican restaurant in Girard.

Catherine of Siena: Popes Sought her Wisdom!
St. Catherine was the 23
rd
child (a twin) of 24 children born to her parents in
1347 in Siena, Italy. She became one of the most influential Catholics of her
time, yet it is sobering to think that, had she lived in our 21
st
century culture, she
might never have seen the light of day!! Relatives said that holiness began with
her at an early age. As a child, she would say the Hail Mary on each step as she
climbed the stairs. At age 7, she made a vow of virginity, but would endure per-
secution in her own home because her parents wanted her to get married. She
wanted Our Lord more than she wanted a husband! She was a child prodigy at
prayer, spending hours in solitary prayer in the attic of her home. At 15, she en-
tered the Third Order of St. Dominic and her prayer life deepened even more.
Catherine would leave her room only to attend Mass in a nearby church.
Around age 21, it came to Catherine that she should rejoin her family and give
herself wholeheartedly to the service of the poor and the sick in homes and in
hospitals. She went in search of the destitute, showing a warm, human side to her
contemplative nature. Her talent for leadership began to show and she attracted a
small following of disciples. During this time, her mystical experiences continued
to increase. She was achieving unbelievable holiness, as well as wisdom beyond
her years.
At this time, Italy was in turmoil with social and political tension. The city-
states (Florence, Rome, Naples, Genoa, etc.) were competing with one another
and the Pope for power. Catherine began to intervene in disputes between her city
(Siena) and neighboring ones. In 1374 and 1375, she made journeys to Florence
and Pisa as a peacemaker. In this same period, the Popes had been living in Avi-
gnon, France, due to unsettled times. Catherine believed strongly that the peace
of the Church and society in general depended on the Popes return to Rome. She
went to Avignon to plead her cause in person to Pope Gregory XI. She also wrote
him many letters filled with blunt advice. A sample:
I have heard that you have created cardinals. I believe it would be to the glory
of God and more useful if you had chosen virtuous men. The contrary is a great
disgrace before God, and works the destruction of the ChurchI beseech you to
be more manly and God-fearing in doing your duty.
In 1376,Catherine saw her dream realized in the return of the Pope to Rome.
She was summoned to Rome as an adviser and she spent her last years there.
Here, her Dialogue was dictated to two of her faithful disciples. She foretold
the Great Schism to come with Luther in 1517. Day and night, she wept and
prayed for unity and peace in the Church. She died on April 29, 1380, at age 33.
Her life reads like a continuing miracle, and the numbers of people whose lives
were changed through her cannot be counted. In 1970, Pope Paul VI gave her the
title, Doctor of the Church. Still, we have some who say that the Church dis-
criminates against women. Article by Marcel Normand

ST. MICHAEL, DEFEND US IN ALL OUR BATTLES!






We Thank our advertisers for their support!
history. The future pope was born Angelo Giuseppe Ron-
calli at Sotto il Monte (Bergamo), Italy, on Nov. 25, 1881,
the third child and eldest son in the family of 13 born to
Giovanni Battista and Marianna Giulia (Mazzola) Roncalli.
His family for several generations had been tenant farmers
on an estate, and even when he reigned in the Vatican, his
brothers still continue the plain livelihood of farming out of
the hard and unfriendly Bergamo soil. The simple piety of
Italian peasants was the most important element in the life
of the Roncallis and led Angelo, following elementary edu-
cation, to enter the seminary at the age of 12. John XXIII,
the son of simple Italian peasants, never lost either the sim-
plicity or the humility that were part of his origins. It was
precisely these qualities, indeed, that made him so unique
in his times. Unlike his predecessor and successor, he was
not a scholar or a theologian (though he was a highly cul-
tured man with a profound knowledge of history, a love for
literature, art, and music, and a fluency in many lan-
guages); but he had an intuitive understanding of people
and problems that enabled him to deal with them in way
that scholars perhaps could not have done. It is no exag-
geration but a literal truth to say that he loved everyone,
and that this in turn caused everyone to love
him.(encyclopedia.com/John XXIII) There are lots of free
materials, even online, that tells the beautiful life story of
this Pope and Saint. Saint John Paul II and Saint John
XXIII, pray for us! Amen!

Next Sunday May 4
th
we will be having May crowning in Arma
at the 8AM mass and in Girard at the 10AM mass which is also
our 8
th
grade recognition. Reminder again that May (like Octo-
ber) is the month of our Blessed Virgin Mary. May 13
th
was the
first day Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the children. In other
countries, children offer flowers to Mother Mary as also our
mother and in recognition of her role in Gods plan for our salva-
tion. If you have not done so regularly, let us take this months
opportunity to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners and
for the unity of husbands and wives and our families.
Our condolences to Gerald and Regina Butler from Saint Mi-
chael. Their brother Robert Butler who lived in Arizona passed
away last week. The funeral has yet to be scheduled. Also, con-
dolences to Billy Joe and Patricia Billiard. Billy Joes sister Bet-
ty Louise Carlinger passed away and her funeral was last Mon-
day. Please include them in your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto
them O Lord. And let perpetual life shine upon them. May they
rest in peace. Amen!
Finally, continue to pray for our Bishop-elect Carl Kemme as
he will be ordained our new bishop of the Diocese of Wichita this
Thursday, May 1
st
! Saint Michael and Saint Joseph, Pray for him!
God bless you all! Fr. Roger

End of Year Cookout
All 6th-12th grade PSR students, catechists and youth volunteers
are invited to join us for our annual PSR End of Year Celebration
& Cookout on Wednesday, April 30, following 6:30pm Mass.
Hickory Bend, LLC

MA55 5cHbUL
GIRARD ARMA
Sat. 5:30pm 4:00pm
Sun. 10:00 am 8:00 am

cOHf55lOH
Sat. 2:00-2:30pm 3:15-3:45pm

Weekdays before Mass;
anytime by appointment.

STAFF
Fr. Roger Lumbre
Pastor

Janel Scales
Bookkeeper/Bulletin Editor


Faith Paoni
Secretary

Rectory Office Hours
Tues-Fri 9AM-Noon
Closed on Mondays
Tel. (620) 724-8717

106 N. Western Ave.
Girard, KS 66743
Tel. (620)724-8717
Weekly Bulletin
of
Saint Michael Church, Girard
www.stmichaelgirard.com
COLLECTIONS
Last Week July 2013 to date
Contributions $4,020.00 $105,161.45
Children's Offering $48.69 $701.27
Expenses $97,735.30
Over/ (Under) $8,127.42
Saint Michael Parish Mission Statement:
We the parishioners of Saint Michael the Archangel, through leadership and strong traditions
are faithful disciples of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church. We commit our-
selves to be generous stewards of our faith, our parish, and our community. We strive to involve all
members to be united in one parish family for the salvation of all.

Notes from the Pastor-Praise be to God as we continue to receive lots of blessings this Second Sun-
day of Easter, which we also call Divine Mercy Sunday! Thanks God for His Divine Mercy to end-
lessly love us and giving us second chances through the forgiveness of our sins and the grace of the
Eucharist - our spiritual sustenance in this journey!
Talking about the Eucharist as a sacrament of Gods love we receive another blessing this weekend
- congratulations to our children who receive their first communion this Sunday, April 27
th
: at Saint
Josephs in Arma - Tallon Bonine, Cody Burns, Autumn Calgary, and Drake Kotzman; at Saint
Michaels in Girard - Kolton Droessler, Anne Martin, Carly Reif, and Jake Towner. Congratula-
tions to their parents for having fulfilled their roles in spiritually molding their children in our Catho-
lic faith! Congratulations and thank you to our catechists for supplementing the parents role, that
these children may know more about God and love Him more! May God bless all our children, our
parents, and all our catechists!
This Wednesday is the last day of our PSR classes in Girard. The afternoon class will have pizza in
the afternoon and there will be a cookout for the evening classes. In Arma, there will be an end of
the year PSR dinner at 5:30PM on May 4
th
, Sunday, at Saint Josephs Hall with the kids, parents and
catechists! Thank you to all our kids for attending our PSR classes and to their parents for encourag-
ing them to come. Thank you also to all our catechists for the sacrifice of their time and talent to
help our kids know more about God.
This Sunday we are also blessed with the canonization of two Popes Saints Saint John Paul II and
Saint John XXIII! I presumed many of us have more information on Saint John Paul II, but not so
much on Saint John XXIII. He was pope from 1958 to 1963. He convoked the Second Vatican
Council, thus launching a renewal in the Roman Catholic Church and inaugurating a new era in its

Altar Servers:


E. M. E.
Lectors:

Gift Bearers
5:30 PM
J. & E. Brokob, G. Born


Teresa Davenport
Ned Sauer

Jerry & Rosemary Simon
10:00 AM
E. Sisney, C. & C. Puckett


Linda Garrett
8th Graders

8th Graders
Next Sunday(05/04/14) Next Saturday (05/03/14)
Apr

26

27

28
29
30
01

02

03

04

Saturday

Sunday

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
7:00 AM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
8:00 AM
8:30AM-3PM
7:00 AM
8AM-6PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM

Randy Peals
Pro Populo
Barb Doue
Don Born
Lorraine Westhoff
Ad Dantis
NO MASS
NO MASS
NO Eucharistic Adoration
George Volmer Family
Eucharistic Adoration
Henry Yartz
Don Born
Fr. Donald Thissen
Pro Populo
Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard
Girard
Arma
Girard
Arma
Arma
Girard
Girard
Arma
Girard
Arma
Girard




Mass Schedules & Intentions for April 26th-May 4th:
Saint Michaels Upcoming Events

Finance Council Parish Council
Tony Stonerock-Chair Dale Coomes-Chair
TBA TBA

Rosary Altar Society Knights of Columbus
Next meeting, May 5th 1st Tuesday of Month, 7pm
At 6:30pm in the Hall. St. Michael Parish Hall

Helping Hands Daughters of Isabella
Need help or want to volunteer, Call Marilyn Bradshaw,
Call Carrie Smith, 724-6684 724-7133

That Man in You Friday mornings at 6am
Anniversary Celebration
On April 26th, we will celebrate the 28th Anniversary of Father Rogers Ordina-
tion to the Priesthood. Mass will be at 5:30pm followed by a celebration to bene-
fit the victims of the Philippine Hurricane. Free will donation. Please join us for a
fun night of music, food, games, dancing and fellowship.

May Crowning/8th Grade Recognition
Our May Crowning and 8th Grade Recognition will be held on Sunday, May 4th
at the 10am Mass. Following Mass, a reception will be held at the parish hall for
8th grade students and their families. Practice will be held on Wednesday, April
30, following cookout.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
There will be a Formation Session on May 4th at 1:00pm at St. Francis Church in
St. Paul. This session if for individuals who are either renewing their 5-year com-
mission or are requesting a mandate for the first time. If you are interested please
contact Father Roger or the parish office, so you can be registered.

Altar Society Meeting
If you are interested in running for an officers position for next years St.
Michaels Altar Society, please call Nominating Committee Coordinator, Teresa
Davenport at 362-3042. Nominations and election will be held at the May 5th
meeting. Please join us at 6:00pm at the Mexican restaurant in Girard.

Catherine of Siena: Popes Sought her Wisdom!
St. Catherine was the 23
rd
child (a twin) of 24 children born to her parents in
1347 in Siena, Italy. She became one of the most influential Catholics of her
time, yet it is sobering to think that, had she lived in our 21
st
century culture, she
might never have seen the light of day!! Relatives said that holiness began with
her at an early age. As a child, she would say the Hail Mary on each step as she
climbed the stairs. At age 7, she made a vow of virginity, but would endure per-
secution in her own home because her parents wanted her to get married. She
wanted Our Lord more than she wanted a husband! She was a child prodigy at
prayer, spending hours in solitary prayer in the attic of her home. At 15, she en-
tered the Third Order of St. Dominic and her prayer life deepened even more.
Catherine would leave her room only to attend Mass in a nearby church.
Around age 21, it came to Catherine that she should rejoin her family and give
herself wholeheartedly to the service of the poor and the sick in homes and in
hospitals. She went in search of the destitute, showing a warm, human side to her
contemplative nature. Her talent for leadership began to show and she attracted a
small following of disciples. During this time, her mystical experiences continued
to increase. She was achieving unbelievable holiness, as well as wisdom beyond
her years.
At this time, Italy was in turmoil with social and political tension. The city-
states (Florence, Rome, Naples, Genoa, etc.) were competing with one another
and the Pope for power. Catherine began to intervene in disputes between her city
(Siena) and neighboring ones. In 1374 and 1375, she made journeys to Florence
and Pisa as a peacemaker. In this same period, the Popes had been living in Avi-
gnon, France, due to unsettled times. Catherine believed strongly that the peace
of the Church and society in general depended on the Popes return to Rome. She
went to Avignon to plead her cause in person to Pope Gregory XI. She also wrote
him many letters filled with blunt advice. A sample:
I have heard that you have created cardinals. I believe it would be to the glory
of God and more useful if you had chosen virtuous men. The contrary is a great
disgrace before God, and works the destruction of the ChurchI beseech you to
be more manly and God-fearing in doing your duty.
In 1376,Catherine saw her dream realized in the return of the Pope to Rome.
She was summoned to Rome as an adviser and she spent her last years there.
Here, her Dialogue was dictated to two of her faithful disciples. She foretold
the Great Schism to come with Luther in 1517. Day and night, she wept and
prayed for unity and peace in the Church. She died on April 29, 1380, at age 33.
Her life reads like a continuing miracle, and the numbers of people whose lives
were changed through her cannot be counted. In 1970, Pope Paul VI gave her the
title, Doctor of the Church. Still, we have some who say that the Church dis-
criminates against women. Article by Marcel Normand

ST. MICHAEL, DEFEND US IN ALL OUR BATTLES!






We Thank our advertisers for their support!
history. The future pope was born Angelo Giuseppe Ron-
calli at Sotto il Monte (Bergamo), Italy, on Nov. 25, 1881,
the third child and eldest son in the family of 13 born to
Giovanni Battista and Marianna Giulia (Mazzola) Roncalli.
His family for several generations had been tenant farmers
on an estate, and even when he reigned in the Vatican, his
brothers still continue the plain livelihood of farming out of
the hard and unfriendly Bergamo soil. The simple piety of
Italian peasants was the most important element in the life
of the Roncallis and led Angelo, following elementary edu-
cation, to enter the seminary at the age of 12. John XXIII,
the son of simple Italian peasants, never lost either the sim-
plicity or the humility that were part of his origins. It was
precisely these qualities, indeed, that made him so unique
in his times. Unlike his predecessor and successor, he was
not a scholar or a theologian (though he was a highly cul-
tured man with a profound knowledge of history, a love for
literature, art, and music, and a fluency in many lan-
guages); but he had an intuitive understanding of people
and problems that enabled him to deal with them in way
that scholars perhaps could not have done. It is no exag-
geration but a literal truth to say that he loved everyone,
and that this in turn caused everyone to love
him.(encyclopedia.com/John XXIII) There are lots of free
materials, even online, that tells the beautiful life story of
this Pope and Saint. Saint John Paul II and Saint John
XXIII, pray for us! Amen!

Next Sunday May 4
th
we will be having May crowning in Arma
at the 8AM mass and in Girard at the 10AM mass which is also
our 8
th
grade recognition. Reminder again that May (like Octo-
ber) is the month of our Blessed Virgin Mary. May 13
th
was the
first day Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the children. In other
countries, children offer flowers to Mother Mary as also our
mother and in recognition of her role in Gods plan for our salva-
tion. If you have not done so regularly, let us take this months
opportunity to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners and
for the unity of husbands and wives and our families.
Our condolences to Gerald and Regina Butler from Saint Mi-
chael. Their brother Robert Butler who lived in Arizona passed
away last week. The funeral has yet to be scheduled. Also, con-
dolences to Billy Joe and Patricia Billiard. Billy Joes sister Bet-
ty Louise Carlinger passed away and her funeral was last Mon-
day. Please include them in your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto
them O Lord. And let perpetual life shine upon them. May they
rest in peace. Amen!
Finally, continue to pray for our Bishop-elect Carl Kemme as
he will be ordained our new bishop of the Diocese of Wichita this
Thursday, May 1
st
! Saint Michael and Saint Joseph, Pray for him!
God bless you all! Fr. Roger

End of Year Cookout
All 6th-12th grade PSR students, catechists and youth volunteers
are invited to join us for our annual PSR End of Year Celebration
& Cookout on Wednesday, April 30, following 6:30pm Mass.
Hickory Bend, LLC

MA55 5cHbUL
GIRARD ARMA
Sat. 5:30pm 4:00pm
Sun. 10:00 am 8:00 am

cOHf55lOH
Sat. 2:00-2:30pm 3:15-3:45pm

Weekdays before Mass;
anytime by appointment.

STAFF
Fr. Roger Lumbre
Pastor

Janel Scales
Bookkeeper/Bulletin Editor


Faith Paoni
Secretary

Rectory Office Hours
Tues-Fri 9AM-Noon
Closed on Mondays
Tel. (620) 724-8717