Parish Events Memories

JULY 2018

Independence Day Family Picnic!

Wednesday July 4, 2018

On July 4th, we gathered together as a church family, to watch the Union Fireworks from St. Michael Church grounds, after the afternoon picnic. Thanks to our pastor Msgr. Anselm and all the tireless organizers and volunteers who helped put together such an eventful day!

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JUNE 2018

The American Bone Health Calcium Challenge!

Saturday June 23, 2018

To celebrate the National Dairy Month, the St. Michael Wellness Ministry collaborated with American Bone Health Association to present a very informative Calcium Challenge.  Thanks to Angelica Loreti, a registered Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, for the wonderful presentation on how to determine our daily calcium intake,  and for offering fun games, and wonderful gifts!

Congratulations to the parishioners who won the American Bone Health Calcium Challenge and the Raffle Draw – The Cababe’s!

Happy 25th Anniversary Fr. Miles!

Sunday June 3, 2018

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APRIL 2018

Elvis was in the Building!

Sunday April 22, 2018

We had so much fun when “Elvis” visited our church family. Thanks to the Social Events Committee and all those who helped promote and arrange this event.

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Let the Preparations Begin!

Friday April 6, 2018

Thank you to Cynthia and the Multicultural Ministry for helping out in assembling the beautiful invitation/solicitation cards for our upcoming 90th Anniversary celebrarion coming up in September.

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MARCH 2018

Setting Up St. Michael’s for Easter

Saturday March 31, 2018

Thank you to the Decorations  Committee and all volunteers, who gave up their time and talent to make our church beautiful for Easter!

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Easter Blessings of Food

Saturday March 31, 2018

The Easter blessings of food owe their origin to the fact that these particular foods, namely, fleshmeat and milk products, including eggs, were forbidden in the Middle Ages during the Lenten fast and abstinence. When the feast of Easter brought the rigorous fast to an end, and these foods were again allowed at table, the people showed their joy and gratitude by first taking the food to church for a blessing. Moreover, they hoped that the Church’s blessing on such edibles would prove a remedy for whatever harmful effects the body might have suffered from the long period of self-denial. Today the Easter blessings of food are still held in many churches in the United States. (CatholicCulture.org)

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Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday March 31, 2018

Nature was truly on our side at St. Michael’s, as we had our first Easter Egg Hunt outdoors, with very beautful weather! A big thank you to the CYO, Young Adults Ministry, Social Events Committee, and all parishioners who donated the prizes.

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First Holy Communion – “Grandma’s Bread” Retreat

Saturday March 24, 2018

Our First Communicants attended our “Grandma’s Bread Retreat,” which consisted of various fun and spiritual activities. A movie was first shown to the kids, followed by visitations to five interactive stations, designed to impact more knowledge about the sacrament they will be receiving. They then wrote personal Communion prayers and prayer petitions, after which they engaged in an extensive discussion about baptism and lastly, received materials to create their family banner. At the end of the retreat, dough was given to them, along with instructions on how to bake the bread.

The children also received the blessing cups which they personally decorated at our Potter’s Retreat on January 6th

Lent And Your Body – Living With Diabetes

March 17th, 2018

Today, we had a very informative presentation on Diabetes. Thank you to the Wellness Ministry for organizing. Thanks also to the Social Event Committee for helping out with refreshments, and to all who brought in refreshments. We would also like to say thank you to our presenter Sharon Mulzac, a registered Dietitian with over 25 years experience in the field of Dietetics.

 


FEBRUARY 2018

“Bold & Catholic” Saturday Morning Coffee Session (Dynamic Catholic Series)

February 17th, 2018

 


JANUARY 2018

Feast of Santo Niño

“Pit Senyor!

January 28th, 2018

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Zumba @ St. Michael Parish

January 13th, 2018

The Wellness Ministry hosted their first Zumba class on Saturday. Thanks to all who attended, and thank you to our proficient Instructor, Maria Rangel, for offering her Time and Talent!

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First Holy Communion Retreat

January 6th, 2018

Our First Communicants attended our Blessing Cup Retreat.  Potter, Ray Boswell demonstrated through the use of Clay and the Potter’s wheel how “God is the Potter and we are the clay.”  Each child decorated their own chalice.


DECEMBER 2017

Christmas Eve Family Mass

Let the Decorations Begin (Christmas 2017)…

December 23rd, 2017

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Simbáng Gabi

Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for “Night Mass”), a devotional Nine-Day series of Masses celebrated in anticipation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, began in 1669. This Novena originated in the early days of Spanish rule over the Philippines as a practical compromise for farmers, who began work before sunrise to avoid the noonday heat out in the fields. This cherished Christmas custom eventually became a distinct feature of Philippine culture and became a symbol of sharing. This year, Simbáng Gabi, organized by the Filipino Apostolate of Union County, Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, is being held in 9 different churches. On Tuesday, December 19th, we hosted the 5th evening mass followed by refreshments in the Lower church.

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Bambinelli Sunday

Today, at all the masses, children and families brought their Baby Jesus (Bambinelli) from their Nativity Sets, for a Blessing.

December 17th, 2017

Christmas Party

A big thank you to members of our Multi-Cultural and Family Activities Committee, for organizing such a marvelous Christmas Party! And a special thank you to Santa!

December 10th, 2017

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Advent Retreat

Thank you to Fr. John Gordon, Deacon Mike, Marilynn Dragone and the Adult Faith Formation Group, for a wonderful Advent Retreat. A special thank you to our parishioners, who attended the retreat, despite the treacherous weather.

December 9th, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Thanks to the Staff of St. Michael’s Parish for organizing an amazing night for the volunteers of our parish. And thank you to our pianist who provided us with beautiful renditions of classical music.

December 8th, 2017

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Feast of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi

December 3rd, 2017

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NOVEMBER 2017

Quinquennial Wedding Anniversary Celebration

November 25th & 26th, 2017

Family Music Night

Thank you to our Family Activities Committee, for organizing a very relaxing evening, with Live Jazz music provided by Diane Perry & Company.

November 18, 2017

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OCTOBER 2017

Msgr. Anselm I. Nwaorgu’s Installation as Pastor

October 15, 2017

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St. Michael Clean Up. Together…

October 7, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Celebration of the Feast of St. Michael

St. Michael’s Parish celebrated the Feast of St. Michael’s with a mass followed by a dinner dance at Costa Del Sol on September 29, 2017.

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First Sunday of the Month Adoration with Break Ministry

September 3, 2017

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JULY 2017

Feast of St. Alphonsa

July 22, 2017

JUNE 2017

Mass of Thanksgiving for Deacon Michael Louis Cavallo

June 4, 2017

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JANUARY 2017

Feast of Infant Jesus “Santo Nino”

January 29, 2017


Feast of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi

December 4, 2016

Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

September 25, 2016

Fr. Danny Alexis’ First Mass at St. Michael’s

June 5, 2016

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Youth Ministry/CYO Activities


Fr. Chuck’s Retirement

June 26 – June 28, 2015

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2010 -2017 Archive

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