Parish announcements this week

The newly formed Facilities Maintenance Team of St. Michael’s schedules of work sessions for the entire year so that plans can be developed for doing all the projects and arrangements made for the purchase of required supplies and equipment. The usual time frame for the work sessions will run from 6:30 to about 9:30 p.m. All parishioners are invited to be a part of the team. Call Fr. Iura with your contact information.

Awakenings —Adult Faith Formation: “Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad. (Psalms 34: 3)

Humankind – in the Image and Likeness of God: Created good, humankind was supposed to achieve gradually perfection. For this reason Saint Irenaeus compares the condition of the first Adam in Paradise with the innocence of a child: “It was possible for God himself to have made the human being perfect from the first, but the human being could not receive this perfection, being as yet an infant.” To grow into the second Adam – Christ – is to receive the grace of the Holy Spirit to the point of our permanent abiding in it, “until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Eph 4:13). (Christ Our Pascha, 126)