July 23, 2020
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lord, I love your commands.
Weekly message from Fr. Mike
This past weekend live streaming of the mass didn’t work. There were problems with the audio. Bob Gallo has been hard at work fixing the problem we experienced. Hopefully you will be able to see and hear the mass this weekend. Thanks for your patience.

We continue to offer different articles and videos on racism. This week we have a connection to two follow up videos of Emmanuel Acho’s “Uncomfortable Conversations”. These links can be found on the Holy Spirit website, in the Materials for Reflection on Racism.

The Missouri bishops are supporting Amendment 2, the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative. The Missouri Right to Life PAC is circulating a document laying out their 9 points of opposition to the initiative. Click here for a link to the MCC’s response to the 9 points of concern. 

David Christianson, a member of our parish, died Monday, July 20th. The visitation will be Saturday at 9:00AM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM. Please keep his wife Carolyn and his family in your prayers.

You can find this week's Prayers of the Faithful here .

Fr. Mike
Parish Golf Tournament
Our annual golf tournament is slated for Sunday, August 23. Entry fees must be paid online- there will not be an option to pay at the course. If the event is cancelled, entry fees will be refunded.

A BBQ meal will be served on the course during the tournament. Prizes will be cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in A,B,C flights, as well as longest drive and longest putt.

Blood Drive
Our next Blood Drive will be this Sunday, July 26 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Every participant receives a free Royals shirt or towel.

To sign up, please click here .

Thank you to all who have stepped up to give blood for the people of our local community. Blood supplies have been short due to the coronavirus crisis, so your continued support is most appreciated.
Confirmation Preparation Survey
Do you have a high school student that plans to register for the Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Program this year?

Please click here to fill out the survey regarding your family's preferences for the format this year.
Contact Trace Investigator Job Opportunity

Wanting to make a difference? 
Looking to get involved in supporting our city and county in combating Covid-19? 

Jackson County Health Department is currently hiring people to be Contact Trace Investigators. 

If interested, please see this link for an application for the position.
Golden wedding anniversary mass cancelled
Bishop Johnston has requested the Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass for  Sunday, September 27, 2020 be cancelled due to the ongoing issues of the coronavirus and the health and safety of our elderly couples.

If you are celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary this year, please email Lorie Sage, sage@diocesekcsj.org,  no later than September 1, 2020. A gift and card will be mailed to your home in congratulations.
St. Michael the Archangel Baseball/Softball Camps
What: St. Michael the Archangel High School Baseball/Softball Camp
When: Tuesday, August 4th - Thursday, August 6th  9am - 11am
Where: Legacy Park Baseball Fields
Cost: $60/camper (includes tee shirt)
Contact: Head Coach Mike Stringer- mstringer@smacatholic.org