Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
Friday, 7:30 am
Wednesday, 6:30 pm with Confesstions from 7-8 pm
1st~Holy Guardian Angels, 2nd & 4th~St. Peter, 3rd & 5th~St. Michael
(3rd Wednesday at St. Michael is the Healing Mass)
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our protetion against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
St. Michael, who ranks among the seven archangels, is also one of the three angels mentioned by name in the Scriptures, the others being St. Raphael and St. Gabriel. St. Michael is spoken of twice in the Old Testament, and twice in the New. The first reference occurs in the Book of Daniel (chapter x), where Michael comes to comfort Daniel after he has had a vision, and promises to be his helper in all things. In Daniel xii, Michael is called "the great prince who standeth for the children of Thy people." In these references Michael is represented as Israel's great support during the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity. Daniel, wise and holy leader that he was, wanted his people to understand that God had not forgotten them, and that, even though enslaved, they had a royal champion. In the New Testament (Jude ix), we are told that Michael disputed with the devil over the body of Moses; this episode is not mentioned elsewhere in the Bible.
In the Apocalypse (chapter xii) we find the most dramatic reference to St. Michael. Here John recounts the great battle in Heaven, when the wicked angels under Lucifer revolt against God, and how Michael, leading the faithful angels, defeats the hosts of evil and drives them out. In this role he has been painted by many artists, and the poet Milton, in book vi of <Paradise Lost>, recounts the famous struggle. Because of this victory, St. Michael is revered in Catholic tradition and liturgy as the protector of the Church, as once he was regarded as the protector of the Israelites. In the Eastern Church, as well as among many theologians in the West, St Michael is placed over all the angels, as prince of the Seraphim. He is the special patron of sick people, mariners, and grocers; in Asia Minor many curative springs were dedicated to him. His emblems are a banner, a sword, a dragon, and scales. The name Michael is a variation of Micah, meaning in Hebrew, "Who is like God?"
Saint Michael, Archangel. Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is September 29.
St. Michael School, located in Brookville, Indiana, in Franklin County. The Parish, located in the Eastern side of Franklin County, serves approximately 200 students. St. Michael School is comprised of students Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.
At St. Michael School, we provide students opportunities to develop spiritually intellectually, socially and emotionally. We believe that our school exist to provide an effective educational program, a strong Catholic identity, and to offer all students opportunities to develop their capabilities to the maximum of their potential so that they may act constructively as contributing citizens in our changing society. St. Michael School has a strong academic foundation, a parent/ parish community that is interested and is actively involved, a faculty professionally skilled and personally committed to meeting the needs of students and a student body motivated to perform well.
St. Michael School is comprised of kindergarten through eighth grade. St. Michael School has a Parish Activity Center, library and technology lab, small playground area as well as a beautiful campus shared by St. Michael Church, Parish Rectory, and Parish Office.
Please pray for all the deceased especially:
Michael Senefeld, Harold Schuck, Edith Meier, Elmer Vonderheide, Claire Walter
Please pray for the sick and the infirm for whom prayers have been requested
: Mary Frey, Marjorie Killen, Ed Nunier, Lois Paddock, Albert Graf, Ed Schuler, Jill Taylor, Gene Back, Ruth Ross, Mary Frances Clarkson, Ellie Strohmier, Betty Hertel, Barb Gibson, Beth Baird, Mary Schroer, Delores Gillman, Frances Senefeld, Bonnie Back, Meghan Schultz, Jack Collins, Ruth Beesley, Tina Amrhein, Charlene Reidenbach, Maryann Hofer, Mary Lunsford, Bill McCoy, Mark Blades, Ron Cooper, Theresa Schwab, Mary Lohrey, Hettie Wagner, Henry Wooten, Marjorie Schwegman, Steve Ross, John A Schroer, Shirley English, Arnold Lunsford, Bob English, Dave White, Tom Drewes, Robert J. Feller, Tracey Deutsch, Alyssa Boggs Moreman, Michael Selm, Anita Karen Boothe, Glenn Gesell, Garrett Shorten, Evann Bernhart, Carey Jacobs, Frances Senefeld, Annetta karen Bothe, Bonnie R. Knecht, Allsion Scott, Casey Peugh, Marla Jansing, Fannie White, Hilda Wirtz, Melvin Enderle,Tonya Beesley, Aiden Wilson, Marge Schwegman, Tyson Rosenberger, June Williams, Janine Benthly, Mary Keck, Matt Keck, Mary Ann Collins, John Obermeyer, Becky Teece, Lillian Kennel.
If you wish to be prayed for by the parish, please call and leave your full name with
Carla Hertel at 765-647-5462.