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St. Michael Catholic Church





Just as a building has doors, so to our mind and hearts have 'doors' as well. Open yours as you step within these doors to explore the wonders of this beautiful Church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel



We, the people of St. Michael, accept the responsibility and challenge of creating a Catholic, Christian Community in which the message of Jesus is alive and proclaimed through our worship, education and service to others

Reference:St. Michael's web site



Saint Michael, For Protection of the Church
O glorious St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of this Church, against which the powers of hell are unchained, guard with especial care her august Head, and obtain that for him and for us the hour of triumph may speedily arrive. O glorious Archangel St. Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favorable judgment, and the happiness of beholding God face to face for endless ages. Amen.





St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. Four times his name is recorded in Scripture: (Daniel 10:13, Daniel 12, In the Catholic Epistle of St. Jude, Apocalypse 12:7.)

Reference:New Advent

Thru these doors we open our minds and hearts to Christ.



One of many reminders that we come to this place to worship the One Who alone makes all good things possible! We know that Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper (Mt. 26:26-28), something the Lord spoke about giving us, as recorded in John 6:36-71. We know the Eucharist is the unbloody representation of the once-only sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary .





"If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together" (1 Cor. 12:26).







"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." - Saint Therese of Lisieux





The Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Lord and of The Church.

Mary and The Bible







Our Lord is present waiting for souls to come to Him in His ever giving mercy in the Eucharist - the heart of ourlives and world as Catholics .The Bible and the Lord's Supper





The means by which God forgives sins after baptism is confession: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).



All Catholic Churches have an 'assent' or steps leading up to the altar. This is suggestive of so many elements in sacred history as well as the call to us all to 'ascend' toward heaven by seeking to live holy lives.





"Take My yoke upon your shoulders and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of Heart."-Mt 11:28









As one looks to The Savior of mankind on the cross He beared for our sins, our eyes and hearts are drawn only to Him there for us all..





As one can see St. Michael's is a beautiful place of worship, from its sacred art to the wonderful light that shines throughtout.



Kneeling before the tabernacle, I can think of only one thing to say to our Lord: "My God, you know that I love You." And I feel that my prayer does not weary Jesus; knowing my weakness, He is satisfied with my good will.

Saint Therese of Lisieux









As we look upon these works of art our hearts and minds should be drawn to God in prayer, who in His mercy gave us His Son in LOVE, who suffered and died on the cross for all our sins.




Icons representing the 14 Stations of the Cross surround the nave. These are a work of art in their simplicity and beauty. As we look upon these works of art our hearts and minds should be drawn to God in prayer.









Some beautiful art work is beheld in the eyes (windows) of the church

























Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be - and becoming that person.





When Jesus saw His mother, and the desciple whom He loved standing near. He said "woman, behold your son!" Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" (John 19:26-27).





In honoring the Heart of Christ, our homage lingers on the Person of Jesus in fullness of His love.





References:
Catholic Answers

In any of these photos, or in your next visit to a church - stop, look and listen. Ponder the Cross. Pray to hear what the Lord might be saying to you through a Station of the Cross, a picture or statue of His blessed Mother, an angel or saint. What do you see in their eyes? Do you see a look of humility? Are their feet bare or in sandals? Every statue or photo can have an amazing richness of messages. This is why, for centuries, the Church used sacred art to teach the people - especially before reading became common. Today, when the graphic arts have become powerful means of influencing people, isn't it fitting that we look to spiritual art to inspire us to lead lives pleasing to God?



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Why not visit this holy place in person? Plan to spend a some time before and after Mass. You'll be moved in ways that may surprise and inspire you. .

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