Weekly Update: May 8th - May 16th
Happy Mother's Day
Special Blessing at All Weekend Masses
for all Mothers
Upcoming Liturgy Schedule
All Liturgies Open to All Members of the Pastorate
6th Sunday of Easter
5/8 Saturday Evening
5:00pm CT - Sts. Peter and Paul (Confessions at 4:15pm)
5/9 Sunday Morning Mass
8:30am ET/7:30am CT - Sacred Heart @ Sts. Peter and Paul
5/9 Sunday Morning Mass
10:00am CT - St. Augustine
5:30pm CT - St. Augustine (Confessions after Mass)
8:30am CT - Sacred Heart @ St. Augustine (Confessions prior to Mass)
5:30pm CT - Latin Mass @ St. Augustine
(No 8:30am Mass)
8:30am CT - School Mass @ St. Augustine (Confessions prior to Mass)
Virtual Baptism Prep Class
Saturday, May 22nd
Noon - 2pm CT
If you are expecting or have a child that is not yet baptized and you would like to have them baptized, please register (email
) for this upcoming baptism prep.
Parental Baptismal Preparation is required before your child receives the Sacrament of Baptism. Both Parents should participate.
Questions: please contact Fr. Bennett.
Pork Chop Dinner Tickets
after Masses This Weekend
Sales Benefit St. Michael The Archangel Pastorate Confirmation Classes
Dinner: Saturday, May 15—Serving from 5:00 - 7:00
1" Grilled Pork chop, potatoes, vegetable, and applesauce
Single Pork Chop Dinner-
Dine in or carryout (219-866-9938)
Congrats to St. Augustine First Communion!
Congratulations to our students who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday afternoon! It was a beautiful day and we are truly blessed to have such fine young people in our parish.
We thank all their teachers and parents and everyone who helped them in their journey to the Altar of the Lord to share in this amazing gift!
Sacred Heart Mother/Daughter Banquet
Sunday, May 16 - 1:30pm ET
See bulletin for details
Christian Woman of St. Augustine
Join us on
Tuesday, May 11
Mass at 5:30pm
followed by Christian Women
meeting at 6pm
. All women of our parish are encouraged to participate. Remember to bring
non-perishable items for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
Pastorate Memorial Day Mass
Mt. Calvary Cemetery - Rensselaer
Please join us at
9am CT on Memorial Da
y for a special Mass at the Cemetery to pray for and honor our veterans.
(790 W Mt. Calvary Road, Rensselaer)
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus 1881
Special thanks for the KofC for sponsoring a special vocational prayer service for the boys of St. Augustine School on the eve of St. Joseph the Worker feast day, by purchasing special St. Joseph coins for each boy to keep and to use as a reminder to pray daily for God's Will in their life.
Upcoming Events at the Knights of Columbus
(all times Central)
-Last Fish Fry until October serving 5-7:00 pm
--Pork Chop Dinner serving 5-7pm to benefit Pastorate Confirmation Program - STUDENTS WILL BE SELLING TICKETS
Use parish name "St. Michael the Archangel Pastorate" or zipcode 47978
Catholic Ministries Appeal
We're Getting Close!!! (totals as of 5/1/21)
St. Augustine: Goal - $69,328; Pledged - $56,905; Paid - $45,539
($12,473 more needed to pledge)
Sacred Heart: Goal - $17,292; Pledged - $16,145; Paid - $13,537
(Only $1,147 more to plegde left to go)
**There had been a double counted pledge in the prior reporting**
Sts. Peter and Paul: Goal - $5,892; Pledged - $1,840; Paid - $1,840
($4,052 more needed to pledge)
Make your Pledge NOW!
The Pledge is to be paid between now and Dec 31, 2021,
in installments or lump sums as best fits your budget.
Please keep praying for a successful campaign
and that we all might fulfill our pledges!
Prayer cards and pledge cards are still available in the Church!
Check out our Website
The Bulletin can be found online, each and every week.
Bookmark this address:
Weekly Live Streamed Mass
10 am CT (11am ET) on Facebook Live
Click Here for Link
Year of St. Joseph
On December 8th, Pope Francis inaugurated a year dedicated to St. Joseph to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph's dedication as Universal Patron of the Catholic Church.
To mark this occasion,
Pope Franics issed an Apostolic Letter on St. Joseph
, which I highly encourage everyone to read and to use in your increased devotion to St. Jospeh.
We will begin to plan public devotions to St. Jospeh this year.
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Also, the Apostolic Penitentiary announced a special
Plenary Indulgence for the Year of St. Joseph.
The plenary indulgence will be granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, detachment from sin, and prayer for the Pope’s intentions) to those who participate in the Year of St Joseph in any of the following ways: (Dec 8 2020 - Dec 8 2021)
Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer or take part in a Spiritual Retreat with meditation on St. Joseph
Perform a spiritual or corporal act of mercy following St. Joseph’s example
For families or engaged couples who recite the Holy Rosary together
Entrust your daily work to St. Joseph or ask St. Joseph’s intercession for the unemployed to find dignifying work
Recite the Litany of St. Joseph or any other Prayer to St. Joseph for the persecuted Church and relief of all Christians suffering from persecution
For more information
Father Joshua Bennett
on Saturday, May 8 at 9:00AM