Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church

A SMALL RURAL CHURCH LOCATED IN MT. AIRY, NC WELCOMES YOU

The faithful community of Holy Angels Catholic Parish, established in 1921, is firmly incorporated into the Body of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to teach, build, and serve under the inspiration of His Spirit in order to build up our parish community and to witness the glory of our God to our neighbors.

 

Our Mission and Vision

JOIN US IN OUR PROFESSION OF FAITH

The faithful community of Holy Angels Catholic Parish, established in 1921, is firmly incorporated into the Body of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to teach, build, and serve under the inspiration of His Spirit in order to build up our parish community and to witness the glory of our God to our neighbors.

TEACH

We will teach the Faith as expressed in The Catechism of the Catholic Church. We will provide study opportunities through which all can grow in knowledge of the Sacred Scriptures and Church Tradition. In partnership with parents sharing the Faith with their children, we will offer a K-12 Faith Formation program. We will engage in ecumenical activities by testifying to the Catholic Faith and seeking to better understand the faith of other churches.

BUILD

We will build a Church Community. Through the celebration of the Liturgy inspired by the Holy Spirit at the Second Vatican Council, we will be formed into the Temple of God. A dedicated place of worship will be established that is conducive to the elevation of the human spirit in His presence. All, adults and children, will be befriended and invited to experience the presence of God with us. Those desiring to live the faith of the community will be received through the Sacraments of Initiation.

SERVE

We will serve as faithful stewards of God through our Time, Talents, and Treasures. We will be attentive to the various needs of our members and offer our services both material and spiritual. Living in a small town, we will work with other churches and groups in caring for the poor and sick throughout our communities. We will engage in efforts to foster Christian hospitality in this rural area.

 

Schedules / Bulletin News

BASIC MASS SCHEDULE

(any changes to this schedule are shown in the bulletin info section)

Holy days   (ie: All Saints, Assumption, Immaculate Conception etc)

(those that fall on a weekday: no vigil)     12 noon and 6:30 PM (Eng)

(those that fall on a weekend:)                  6:30 PM vigil         10 AM


Monday

8:30 AM Mass

Tuesday

11:30 AM Confession

12 Noon Mass

Wednesday

6:30 PM Eucharistic Adoration

7:30 PM Mass

Thursday

8:30 AM Mass

Friday

12 Noon Mass

Anointing of the Sick (2nd week monthly)

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Saturday

3:15 to 4 PM Confessions

4:30 PM  Mass

Sunday

8:30 AM Mass

10 AM Mass

12:30 PM  Mass  (Spanish)

BASIC PARISH INFO

Chapel Hours:

Mondays, Thursdays: 8:15 AM-6 PM

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays:

10:45 AM-6 PM

Wednesdays: 10:45AM-8 PM

Sundays: 7:45 AM-6 PM

Sacrament of Penance [Confession]

Tuesdays-  11:30 AM

Saturdays-  3:15 PM-4 PM;

or by appointment


Eucharistic Adoration [Holy Hour]

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM


Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

1st Friday each month after Noon Mass


Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Every Friday after Noon Mass 

Anointing of the Sick

2nd Friday of the month during Noon Mass


Faith Formation [Grades K-8]

Co-Directors: Stella Neal/ Lisa Goodin

Telephone: 336-786-8315 [Sundays ONLY]

Classes meet Aug-May:

Sundays: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM [Grades K-6]

Wednesdays: 6 – 8 PM [Grades 7-8 & Youth]

Snow Closing Info on WXII


Vicariate Hispanic Ministry

Alexandra Banasik: 336-428-6909



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THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN NEWS:

Brothers and Sisters,


The retreat was good. The DVD player we brought malfunctioned. I made two trips back to get things working. They failed. In spite of this, the program got presented. Things were accomplished. And it was a relaxing time.

       

We have entered the cold. Now the average temperature starts rising. Next Sunday we leave the darkest three months. It only gets lighter.


Go 49ers!

                                                                                                                                                       Deogratias

               

                                                                       _________________________________________________

Hermanos,

             

El retiro fue bueno. El reproductor de DVD que trajimos no funcionaba bien. Hice dos viajes de regreso para que todo funcionara. Ellos fallaron. A pesar de esto, se presentó el programa. Las cosas se lograron. Y fue un momento relajante.


Hemos entrado en el frío. Ahora la temperatura promedio comienza a subir. El próximo domingo dejamos los tres meses más oscuros. Solo se aclara.


¡Van los 49ers!

                               

                                                                                                                                                       Deogratias

                                                                 

                                                                        ________________________________________________

HAPPENINGS AT OUR CHURCH:

Living In Christ:  Morality Session 4. Tuesday, January 28th in MDC at 6:30-8:30PM. Self Respect > Envy.


Diocesan Support Appeal: “Our Faith In Action,” is the theme of the 2020 Diocesan Support Appeal.  This week, you should receive a letter or postcard from Bishop Jugis asking for your generous support of the DSA; and next weekend we will view the DSA video, so we can all have an understanding of how the funds given to the DSA impact our diocese.  Bishop Jugis asks each of us to prayerfully consider a gift to the DSA as a way of serving Christ through service to thousands of Catholics in western North Carolina.

Mardi Gras: The Columbiettes will be selling tickets after the Masses for Mardi Gras and the week long beach vacation starting next weekend. More information to be announced.

Mount Airy Opioid Forum:  The Greater Mount Airy Missional Network will host a Community Opioid Forum on Tuesday, February, 11, 2020 (Snow date: February 18) at the Earle Theater, 124 North Main Street, in Downtown Mount Airy from 7PM-9:30PM. We will begin with a presentation from Mark Willis, Director of Surry County Opioid Response Effort, describing the scope of the opioid crisis. We will then move to a guided panel discussion involving community leaders and representatives of community agencies working with the effects of the opioid crisis upon individuals, as well as the general public. For additional information, please call 336-786-8324.


Diocesan Sexual Abuse and Misconduct HotLine: If you have information about possible sexual abuse or misconduct by any clergy, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Charlotte, report concerns safely, securely and anonymously 24/7 over the phone using the diocese’s new hotline, 1-888-630-5929, or online: www.RedFlagReporting.com/RCDOC


Please note: If you suspect a child is in danger, please contact 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency.


Safe Environment Training: Did you know that every Church worker must go through abuse prevention and education training? Find more information about the Diocese of Charlotte’s Safe Environment program, sign up for Protecting God’s Children training and more:  https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources/safe-environment


For more information or questions, please contact the diocese’s Human Resources Office at https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources or 704-370-6299.

Mercy & Mary Retreat: Experience the time of mercy with best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Fr Michael Gaitley, MIC.  Join the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy for an inspiring Mercy & Mary Retreat April 3-4 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4820 Kinnamon Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  The cost is $49.95 per person and includes 5 conferences with Fr Gaitley, coffee and donuts, lunch, Retreat Mass, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration & Benediction, book signing and more.  To register, visit Events.MarianMissionaries.org and for more information call 413-944-8500 Ext. 10.

Partners In Hope 2020: Enrollment in the Transition Out of Poverty program has surged as participants sign up for the opportunity to meet with a caring volunteer, during a scheduled appointment, who helps them access resources to address their needs.  Want to know more about how your time, talent and treasure can support this work and change lives? Plan to attend Catholic Charities’ annual Partners in Hope dinner on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Benton Convention Center.  We are blessed to present Rev. Michael Buttner, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Clemmons, with the 2020 Bishop William G. Curlin Partners in Hope Award.  Rev. John Eckert, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Salisbury, will be the speaker.  Both of these men have a great passion for the ministry of Catholic Charities. Join us for the reception at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30 PM.   The goal of this complimentary event is to raise $425,000 to support the services of Catholic Charities in the Piedmont Triad Region.  For reservations, please call 336-714-3228 or go to ccdoc.org/partnersinhope.

New and Gently Used Shoes:  The Knights of Columbus is seeking new and serviceable men’s and women’s shoes for delivery to the VA Medical Center in Kernersville, NC for our local veterans.  The VA keeps items such as this in storage and distributes them when they have a VA patient in need. Please bring the items to the MDC and place them into the bins near the entrance.

2020 Calendars:  Thank you to the Royster Legal Team who sponsored our calendars again this year. They are on the back table in the MDC.

  

Knights of Columbus: Bags for food collected on last Sunday of the Month. Bags are available in the back of the MDC. The most needed items for the month of January are cereal and tuna.



Coats for Kids: All parishioners are reminded to bring their extra coats and place in the bins under the table at the back of the MDC.  The Knights will collect them and turn them in to help our local children this winter.

Choir Members: We are in need of a few more members for the Choir. Must attend the 10am Mass regularly. Please contact Theresa Hutton at 336-309-4317 if you are interested.

Altar Servers: We are in need of a few more altar server volunteers. Must be in 4th grade or up and have received first communion. Also must attend mass on a regular basis. 

YVEDDI Meals On Wheels:  There is a critical need for Volunteer Drivers to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in Mount Airy & Pilot Mountain. Some drivers serve 5 days/week and some only serve 1 day/week depending on personal availability. Most of the routes are 1 hour to 1.5 hours long. If interested, please call Carolyn Gentry at 336-415-4247 or call one of the phone numbers available on the flyer in the back of the MDC.

Teachers Needed: Faith Formation is in need of more teachers. Please contact Ms. Lisa or Ms. Stella for more information.

Hispanic Ministries: Every Friday Evening from 7pm-8pm in the Chapel for prayer. All students and families are invited to attend. 

Todos los viernes por la tarde de 7 pm a 8 pm en la capilla para orar. Todos los estudiantes y familias están invitados a asistir.


Accompanist Needed:  Do you play the piano? Or another instrument?  We are in need of an accompanist at our 10 AM Mass.  Please contact Father Larry or Theresa at your convenience.  Thank You!

Please Let Us Know!  Are you having a health issue? or getting ready for surgery?  Do you know someone in the parish who is in the hospital?   Please call and let us know.   We rely on you to help us keep in touch with those who may not be able to contact us themselves.   Thank You.


¡Por favor déjanos saber! ¿Está teniendo un problema de salud? O prepararse para la cirugía? ¿Conoces a alguien en la parroquia que está en el hospital? Por favor, llámenos y háganoslo saber. Confiamos en usted para ayudarnos a mantenerse en contacto con aquellos que tal vez no puedan hacerlo por sí mismos. Gracias.


Mass Intentions/ Sanctuary Lamps: suggested donation for each is $10.  Sign-up sheet for Sanctuary Lamps is on the back table in the Msgr Duncan Center  -  one intention per week.  Please call the church office for Mass Intentions to be sure the date you want is open.  Blank envelopes are at the back of the MDC for making payments.  Please note ‘Mass’ and if its for ‘deceased’ or ‘sickness’ (checks to Fr Larry) or ‘Lamp’ (checks to Holy Angels) on the envelope and leave in the basket on the office door.   Thank You!


Community Support:  aluminum cans and tabs are continuously collected by our Knights and Columbiettes to generate monies for community needs.  Please separate the tabs from the cans and place them in the small building behind our granite church. Many thanks!​​

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Church Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/159406607453467/members/

Faith Formation Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/744484789013339/

Catholic News and Herald:

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina 

http://catholicnewsherald.com/


FAITH FORMATION NEWS:

FORMACION DE LA FE  (LA DOCTRINA)

Faith Formation Formaciόn de la Fe (la doctrina)


                                                        IMPORTANT INFORMATION  INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE 


Prayer for Confirmation Candidates

God of all ages,
You send out your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people,
Look kindly on our candidates for Confirmation as they seek to hear your voice.
 
As they embark on this retreat weekend, we pray that you send your Spirit to enlighten, guide, strengthen, console, and open their hearts as they continue to seek a closer relationship with you.
Help them to truly know the deep and abiding love you have for each of them and fill them with the joy of your presence.
 
As our community prepares these children for Confirmation, make us an instrument of your love,
Teach us to reverence what is holy in others and to be patient with what we do not understand.
Deepen our faith and help us to pass it on by our example.
We pray that you continue to guide, sustain
and teach us the Way of Love.
We praise you through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

                            

                                                           Thank you and God Bless you, Lisa Goodin and Stella Neal

                                                             Gracias y que Dios te bendiga, Lisa Goodin y Stella Neal

                                                         

 

Liturgical Calendar

 

January 2020


Mon the 20th:

   Optional memorial of Fabian, pope and martyr.
   Optional memorial of Sebastian, martyr.
1 Sam 15:16-23Ps 50:8-23Heb 4:12Mark 2:18-22
Joyful mysteries


Tue the 21st:

   Memorial of Agnes, virgin and martyr.
1 Sam 16:1-13Ps 89:20-28Eph 1:17-18Mark 2:23-28
Sorrowful mysteries


Wed the 22nd:

   Optional memorial of Vincent, deacon and martyr.
1 Sam 17:32-51Ps 144:1-10Matt 4:23Mark 3:1-6
Glorious mysteries


Thu the 23rd:

1 Sam 18:6-9, 19:1-7Ps 56:1-132 Tim 1:10Mark 3:7-12
Luminous mysteries


Fri the 24th:

   Memorial of Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor.
1 Sam 24:3-21Ps 57:1-112 Cor 5:19Mark 3:13-19
Sorrowful mysteries


Sat the 25th:

   Feast of Conversion of Paul.
2 Sam 1:1-27Ps 80:1-7Acts 16:14Mark 3:20-21
Joyful mysteries


Sun the 26th:

Psalter III, Ordinary Time Week 3.
(Memorial of Timothy and Titus, bishops.)
Isa 8:23-9:3Ps 27:1-141 Cor 1:10-17Matt 4:12-23
Joyful mysteries


Mon the 27th:

   Optional memorial of Angela Merici, virgin.
2 Sam 5:1-10Ps 89:20-262 Tim 1:10Mark 3:22-30
Joyful mysteries


Tue the 28th:

   Memorial of Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor.
2 Sam 6:12-19Ps 24:7-10Matt 11:25Mark 3:31-35
Sorrowful mysteries


Wed the 29th:

2 Sam 7:4-17Ps 89:4-30Mark 4:1-20
Glorious mysteries


Thu the 30th:

2 Sam 7:18-29Ps 132:1-14Ps 119:105Mark 4:21-25
Luminous mysteries


Fri the 31st:

   Memorial of John Bosco, priest.
2 Sam 11:1-17Ps 51:3-11Matt 11:25Mark 4:26-34
Sorrowful mysteries

February 2020


Sat the 1st:

2 Sam 12:1-17Ps 51:12-17John 3:16Mark 4:35-41
Joyful mysteries


Sun the 2nd:

Psalter IV, Ordinary Time Week 4.
   Feast of Presentation of the Lord.
Presentation of the Lord Readings: Mal 3:1-4Ps 24:7-10Heb 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40
Zeph 2:3, 3:12-13Ps 146:6-101 Cor 1:26-31Matt 5:1-12
Joyful mysteries


Mon the 3rd:

   Optional memorial of Blase, bishop and martyr.
   Optional memorial of Ansgar, bishop.
2 Sam 15:13-30, 16:5-13Ps 3:1-7Luke 7:16Mark 5:1-20
Joyful mysteries


Tue the 4th:

2 Sam 18:9-19:3Ps 86:1-6Matt 8:17Mark 5:21-43
Sorrowful mysteries


Wed the 5th:

   Memorial of Agatha, virgin and martyr.
2 Sam 24:1-17Ps 32:1-7John 10:27Mark 6:1-6
Glorious mysteries


Thu the 6th:

   Memorial of Paul Miki and companions, martyrs.
1 Kgs 2:1-121 Chr 29:10-12Mark 1:15Mark 6:7-13
Luminous mysteries


Fri the 7th:

Sir 47:1-11Ps 18:31-51Luke 8:15Mark 6:14-29
Sorrowful mysteries


Sat the 8th:

   Optional memorial of Jerome Emiliani.
   Optional memorial of Josephine Bakhita, virgin.
1 Kgs 3:4-13Ps 119:9-14John 10:27Mark 6:30-34
Joyful mysteries


Sun the 9th:

Psalter I, Ordinary Time Week 5.
Isa 58:7-10Ps 112:4-91 Cor 2:1-5John 8:12Matt 5:13-16
Joyful mysteries


Mon the 10th:

   Memorial of Scholastica, virgin.
1 Kgs 8:1-13Ps 132:6-10Matt 4:23Mark 6:53-56
Joyful mysteries


Tue the 11th:

   Optional memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes.
1 Kgs 8:22-30Ps 84:3-11Mark 7:1-13
Sorrowful mysteries


Wed the 12th:

1 Kgs 10:1-10Ps 37:5-40John 17:17Mark 7:14-23
Glorious mysteries


Thu the 13th:

1 Kgs 11:4-13Ps 106:3-40James 1:21Mark 7:24-30
Luminous mysteries


Fri the 14th:

   Optional memorial of Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop.
1 Kgs 11:29-32, 12:19Ps 81:10-15Acts 16:14Mark 7:31-37
Sorrowful mysteries


Sat the 15th:

1 Kgs 12:26-32, 13:33-34Ps 106:6-22Matt 4:4Mark 8:1-10
Joyful mysteries


Sun the 16th:

Psalter II, Ordinary Time Week 6.
Sir 15:16-21 Ps 119:1-341 Cor 2:6-10Matt 11:25Matt 5:17-37
Joyful mysteries


Mon the 17th:

   Optional memorial of Seven founders of the order of Servites.
Jas 1:1-11Ps 119:67-76John 14:6Mark 8:11-13
Joyful mysteries


Tue the 18th:

Jas 1:12-18Ps 94:12-19John 14:23Mark 8:14-21
Sorrowful mysteries


Wed the 19th:

Jas 1:19-27Ps 15:1-5Eph 1:17-18Mark 8:22-26
Glorious mysteries


Thu the 20th:

Jas 2:1-9Ps 34:1-7Mark 8:27-33
Luminous mysteries


Fri the 21st:

   Optional memorial of Peter Damian, bishop and doctor.
Jas 2:14-26Ps 112:1-6John 15:15Mark 8:34-9:1
Sorrowful mysteries


Sat the 22nd:

   Feast of Chair of St. Peter, apostle.
Jas 3:1-10Ps 12:1-8Mark 9:1-13
Joyful mysteries


Sun the 23rd:

Psalter III, Ordinary Time Week 7.
(Memorial of Polycarp, bishop and martyr.)
Lev 19:1-18Ps 103:1-131 Cor 3:16-231 John 2:5Matt 5:38-48
Joyful mysteries


Mon the 24th:

Jas 3:13-18Ps 19:8-152 Tim 1:10Mark 9:14-29
Joyful mysteries


Tue the 25th:

Jas 4:1-10Ps 55:7-23Gal 6:14Mark 9:30-37
Sorrowful mysteries


Wed the 26th:

Ash Wednesday; Beginning of Lent.
Joel 2:12-182 Cor 5:20-6:2Ps 51:3-17Matt 6:1-18
Glorious mysteries


Thu the 27th:

Deut 30:15-20Ps 1:1-6Luke 9:22-25
Luminous mysteries


Fri the 28th:

Isa 58:1-9Ps 51:3-19Matt 9:14-15
Sorrowful mysteries


Sat the 29th:

Isa 58:9-14Ps 86:1-6Luke 5:27-32
Joyful mysteries

Recommended Days for Mysteries of the Rosary
Monday & Saturday  -  Joyful
Tuesday & Friday  -  Sorrowful
Wednesday & Sunday  -  Glorious
Thursday  -  Luminous
Christmas season: Joyful on Sundays
Lenten season: Sorrowful on Sundays

OFFICE HOURS

Rectory Phone: (336) 786-8147

Father’s Email: lwheiney@charlottediocese.org

Office Hours: Tues-Wed-Thurs: 9am-1pm

Office Email: HolyAngelsMtAiry@gmail.com

Office Phone: (336) 786-8315 

Fax: (336) 786-8296

Faith Formation Emails: (K-5): HolyAngelsFF@gmail.com

Youth - 6 & up: thatgirlpainter74@gmail.com

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

11406 HOLY ANGELS COUNCIL

Grand Knight: Randy Goins

Telephone: 336-467-4408

Email: randy.goins@dell.com

Deputy Grand Knight:  Joel Lichvar

Telephone:  240-515-4248

Email: joellichvar@hotmail.com

Meeting Schedule:  Every 2nd Monday of the month 6:30PM Social, 7:00PM Meeting Start in the Msgr. Duncan Center behind the church.

Upcoming Events:

The Knights of Columbus is seeking new and serviceable men’s and women’s shoes for delivery to the VA Medical Center in Kernersville, NC for our local veterans.  The VA keeps items such as this in storage and distributes them when they have a VA patient in need. Please bring the items to the MDC and place them into the bins near the entrance.


All parishioners are reminded to bring their extra coats and place in the bins under the table at the back of the MDC.  The Knights will collect them and turn them in to help our local children this winter.

Knights of Columbus will be offering Bags donated by Lowe’s Foods with the hope that you will bring them back to church with non-perishable food items.  They will be collecting them at the back of the church and deliver them to the local food pantries.  Thank You for supporting local businesses and those in need.  Most needed items for the month of December are rice and macaroni & cheese.

2019 KofC State Raffle Tickets - Available soon

Check with any Knight for your chance to win.

1st Prize $5000 Cash

2nd Prize $4000 Cash

3rd & 4th Prizes $500 Cash

5th & 6th Prizes $400 Cash

7th Prize $200 Cash 

OUR KNIGHTS IN ACTION

* Operation LAMB - An annual fund raising event to help the

Least Among Us * 

https://kofcnc.org/lamb/

*Coats for Kids Campaign*  Parishioners are asked to bring in their extra coats and place in the bin in the back of the church during the winter months.  We will take them to Hutchens' Cleaners where they clean them for free and distribute them to those organizations in need of coats in our local community.

* Built a ramp for a Handicap member of Holy Angels *

* Financially helped a man attending studies to become a Priest *

* Helping widows within our parish as needed *

RECENT NEWS

Our Knights of Columbus would like to share a couple of significant achievements this week.  During the recent installation of new officers, State District Deputy Peter Falk awarded outgoing Grand Knight Frank Mosblech an award for his 2016-2017 achievements supporting programs such as Coats for Kids and Operation LAMB.    

            Our Council also received an Award of Excellence for the 2016 Operation LAMB drive in which we reached 143% of our 2016 Goal.  Our Knights would also like to THANK the Columbiettes for their support with this important fund raiser and other joint efforts throughout the years.

           

WE NEED YOUR HELP - If any NEW parishioners interested in joining and/or PREVIOUS Knights interested in rejoining our local Knights of Columbus team efforts, please contact your newly elected Grand Knight Randy Goins @ 336-467-4408.

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

The Knights of Columbus was the leading proponent of the 1954 addition of the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. Knights began including the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in 1951 after the organization’s board of directors adopted a resolution mandating that the amended pledge be formally recited in each of its 750 Fourth Degree assemblies. A year later, the Supreme Council adopted a resolution that urged Congress and the White House to add the words “under God” to the Pledge. Supreme Knight Luke Hart, who was also president of the National Fraternal Congress, persuaded the other 110 fraternal societies to support the resolution as well. The Pledge of Allegiance was formally amended by Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day, June 14, 1954. In a letter following the action, President Eisenhower thanked Supreme Knight Hart for the K of C’s work in making the addition of the words “under God,” to the Pledge a reality. Today the Order is directly involved in defending the Pledge against the most recent legal challenges to its constitutionality. In 2005, atheist Michael Newdow, whose earlier lawsuit had been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court because he lacked standing, filed a new challenge with a number of coplaintiffs. He asked the U.S. District Court in Sacramento, CA to declare the Pledge unconstitutional because it contains the words “under God.” The Knights of Columbus and seven individual Knights and their families sought and were granted permission to join the suit as defendant-intervenors. In 2006, the District Court ruled against the Pledge, and the Knights immediately appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oral arguments in the case were heard by a panel of the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. On March 11, 2010, the court issued a decision upholding the constitutionality of the Pledge, and ruling that the words under God “do not violate the Establishment Clause.” On October 31, 2007, Newdow filed a similar lawsuit against the school system in Hanover, New Hampshire, this time on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and several local plaintiffs. Once again, the Knights of Columbus sought and received permission from the court to become defendant-intervenors. On September 30, 2009, U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance - including the words “under God” - did not violate the Constitution, and dismissed the case. Judge McAuliffe held that the Pledge “neither advances nor inhibits religion” and “does not foster excessive government involvement with religion.” It was, he said, “enacted to enhance instruction in the Nation’s history, and foster a sense of patriotism.” Newdow has appealed to the First Circuit.


WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A KNIGHT: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/join/index.html

JOIN US TODAY: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/join/sign-me-up.html

 

11406 HOLY ANGELS COUNCIL


President: Michelle Gilley

Telephone:  336-927-5839

Email: michelle_28621@yahoo.com


Vice-President: Candy Triplett

Telephone:  276-733-3573

Email: cft900@rocketmail.com


Meeting Schedule:  2nd Monday, each month (Sept-June) in Msgr Duncan Center

Social starts at 6:30

Meeting starts at 7 pm  ​


COLUMBIETTES IN ACTION

​           Fall bake sale fundraiser. Autumn Leaves weekend

          Retreat at St Francis Springs

          Assist Knights with Operation Lamb 

          Collection of Toys for Tots and Teens at Christmas party with Knights

          Sponsor Angel Tree with Salvation Army and participation of entire parish

          Annual Mardi Gras fundraiser

          Spring fundraiser to be determined

          Assisting Special Olympics with Knights

          Sponsor of Autism Walk

          Contributions to a variety of local charities with monies from our fundraisers. 

          Support for ARC and Fragile X research

      We also provide gift cards to parish families in need of help at Thanksgiving and Christmas and as requested throughout the year. We assisted in a fundraiser for a parish family experiencing medical and financial difficulties.

Upcoming Events

Columbiettes will have their first meeting of 2020 on Monday, January 13th at 7 PM in Room 3 of the MDC.  Dues will be collected and plans for Mardi Gras discussed.  Please plan to attend.


WE NEED YOUR HELP          

In order to continue our efforts to assist our parish and community we need the support 

Of the entire parish. We are always looking for new members and invite anyone interested to attend a meeting or speak to one of our members for more information. We have several standing committees which offer involvement in a variety of ways such as fundraisers, publicity, membership, social events, social welfare, and Catholic action including First Communion, Confirmation, retreats and even a scrapbook committee to capture our activities in pictures!!  Hopefully there is something of interest for everyone.

Come join us!!!

 

Contact Us:

Rev. Lawrence W. Heiney, Pastor

Rev. Mr. Wayne J. Nacey, Deacon

Address:

1208 N Main St, Mt Airy, NC 27030, USA

Email:

Phone:

Office: (336) 786-8315

Fax:

(336) 786-8296

 

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