***UPDATES FROM PARISH OFFICE***
ALL SOULS DAY MASS
St. Michael’s Bereavement Ministry will be hosting an All Souls Day Mass at the church on Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:30pm, followed by a small reception in the Hall. The Catholic Church prays for the souls of all the faithful departed every November 2nd. As part of St. Michael’s Parish Family, please join us in a particular way to pray for those who have died since October 2020, and were buried from our Church. Your prayers for those souls and for the consolation of their loved ones is an invaluable grace on this sacred day.
Blue Candles in the Church
“Folks, the issue with the Blue Candles in the Church has been resolved. It was discovered that the money box needed to be emptied. Unfortunately, this was another thing that our very dear friend, John Harrington managed quietly. We now have it under our watch. Thank you for your patience."
Your Parish Manager, David Richardson
Film - Life of St. Catherine of Siena
St. Michael's Church in Cohoes will be having a film on the life of St. Catherine of Siena on Wednesday June 30 from 12pm to 1:30pm in the church hall. Lunch will be provided. This is a free event. All pandemic safety protocols will be followed. Contact Kathleen Burns at (518) 428-6353 for reservation.
Parish Manager Notice
Unfortunately one of our valued team members is not available to the church this week. So, appreciate very much, your patience with things that may not be getting done this week.
Thank you, David Richardson.
ON WEDNESDAY MAY 12 AT 6PM
WE WILL CONCLUDE OUR FAITH FORMATION CLASSES FOR THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE A MASS AT 6PM FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF JESUS, A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
WE WILL CROWN MARY TO HONOR HER FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.
THE CROWNING WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MASS. WE WILL USE THE STATUE OUTSIDE (Weather Permitting)
THIS MASS AND CROWNING IS FOR ALL PARISHIONERS
FAITH FORMATION CHILDREN GRADES K-10 WILL ATTEND THIS EVENT AS THEIR CLASS TIME. PARENTS ARE INVITED. ALL OTHER CHILDREN ARE INVITED AS WELL. THERE WILL NOT BE 7:15PM CLASS ON THIS DAY. EACH CHILD WILL BE GIVEN A CARNATION TO PLACE IN FRONT OF MARY. WE WILL PROCESS TOGETHER FROM CHURCH TO THE OUTSIDE STATUE FATHER JOHN WILL SAY A PRAYER AND WE WILL SING A SONG TO MARY. FIRST COMMUNION STUDENTS MAY WEAR THEIR FIRST COMMUNION OUTFIT IF THEY WISH.
PLEASE CONTACT MRS. BURNS WITH ANY QUESTIONS (518) 428-6353
Holy Saturday 8 pm; Easter Sunday English 8:30am; Polish 10:30am
All scheduled Masses at St Michael’s will resume immediately.
For those who wish to know reason for Closure. A person attending the Thursday Town
Hallmeeting reported after the fact that they tested positive for Covid. Following CDC
guidelines and NYSDOH guidelines staff thought it best to close and relate to all attendees of that Thursday meeting that there was a possibility of exposure.
Last night after a thorough cleaning, sterilization along with windows being opened we feel it is now safe to open the Church to all.
We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience, but it was your well-being we were looking out for.
God Bless and Hope your day is one to enjoy.