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Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church


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.

La comunidad de fieles de la Parroquia Católica del Sagrada Ángeles establecida en 1921, está firmemente incorporado en el Cuerpo de nuestro Señor, Jesucristo. Buscamos enseñar, construir y servir bajo la inspiración de su Espíritu, a fin de construir nuestra comunidad parroquial y ser testigo de la gloria de Dios a nuestros vecinos.


Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Jugis


Recomended Reads

Do Catholics 'actually' believe in the Real Presence?

Faith and Common Sense 
The Catholic Response to an Epidemic

Click Slides to Enlarge - Available in English and Spanish


English pamphlet page 1


English pamphlet page 2


Spanish pamphlet page 2


English pamphlet page 1


Bulletin News


Brothers and Sisters,


I will be with you for another month. The Bishop says that my replacement will be here before the end of August. Making changes in early summer allows one to get settled and to get up to snuff. In August getting things ready takes place, so that ready to go by Labor Day.

I have had no communication with Pennybyrn for a few weeks. I understand they had programs for the newbies before they arrive. With the Covid, they have no programs with outsiders. Meanwhile, I spend my time shopping. Ordered furniture at Rooms to Go. Most of it including the most important pieces - the couch and foam bed - will be in by September 15th.

The CDC is recommending that all people, even the vaccinated, should wear Masks indoors. (Allegany county does not have to follow this guidance – they are basically free at this time – let’s rush up the mountain and bring it with us. ;)

Sanitize and Mask. I will keep the pulpit side with the six-foot separations for those who need some distance.  We may be hearing more from Dr Cohen. Practice prudence. Thank God for the vaccine and the masks!       




Estaré contigo un mes más. El obispo dice que mi reemplazo estará aquí antes de finales de agosto. Hacer cambios a principios del verano permite que uno se acomode y se levante a fumar cuando lo hace. En agosto tiene lugar la preparación de las cosas, para que estén listas para el Día del Trabajo.

No he tenido comunicación con Pennybyrn durante algunas semanas. Entiendo que tenían programas para los novatos antes de que llegaran. Con el Covid, no tienen programas con forasteros. Mientras tanto, paso mi tiempo comprando. Mobiliario pedido en Rooms to Go. La mayor parte, incluidas las piezas más importantes, el sofá y la cama de espuma, estarán disponibles para el 15 de septiembre.

El CDC recomienda que todas las personas, incluso las vacunadas, usen máscaras en el interior. (El condado de Allegany no tiene que seguir esta guía, básicamente son gratis en este momento, vamos a correr montaña arriba y traerlo con nosotros.;)

Desinfectar y enmascarar. Mantendré el lado del púlpito con las separaciones de seis pies para aquellos que necesitan cierta distancia. Es posible que estemos escuchando más del Dr. Cohen. Practica la prudencia. ¡Gracias a Dios por la vacuna y las mascarillas!





If it is not your practice now, begin to have a time to pray at home. Be aware of God, be conscious of His presence. Prayer is our activity in the middle of this desert.


Listen for the Iris reports. If you are not receiving them, be sure you are registered with the Parish and we have your updated email and phone number. Any questions or updates should be directed to the Parish email at holyangelsmtairy@gmail.com for the quickest response. Other options to receive timely updates regarding the Parish activities are to like us on Facebook and visit our web page.

Please remember to mail in your tithe.

Online Giving Available Now:

We now offer Online Giving. If you would like to send secure online contributions rather than sending contributions in the mail, please visit the church website and click on the Online Giving tab at the top to start the registration process. If you have any issues with registration or setting up an account, please call

1-877-393-3330 for assistance. Thank you!

Iris Alert 7/28/2021:

Brothers and Sisters,

The CDC is recommending that all people, even the vaccinated, should wear Masks indoors. (Allegheny county does not have to follow this guidance - they are basically free at this time - let's rush up the mountain and bring it with us. ;)
Sanitize and Mask. I will keep the pulpit side with the six-foot separations for those who need some distance. We may be hearing more from Dr Cohen. Practice prudence. Thank God for the vaccine and the masks!


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 August are peanut butter and crackers.

Job Opening: Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte is seeking a Regional Director for Winston Salem. The candidate needs to be deeply committed to the organized work of charity, highly skilled, and very energetic for this internal- and external-facing position which is responsible for providing resource development, strategic direction, leadership, and constituent engagement to support staff and service delivery within a 10-county area.

Cover letter and resume (2-page maximum) must be submitted electronically to dbfebles@charlottediocese.org. No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.

Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities is seeking donations of personal care items in response to an increased need in the community. These items include deodorant, tooth brushes and toothpaste, sunscreen, lotion, lip balm, wet wipes, socks and plastic reusable drink bottles. Donations can be dropped off at Catholic Charities located at 1612 East 14th Street NE in Winston Salem Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.

You can contact Sandra Camastra at 336-714-3228 or slcamastra@charlottediocese.org with any questions.

Surry County’s 250th Anniversary:  Surry 250 is a free event on Saturday, August 21 from 10am until 6pm at the Historic Courthouse Square, 114 W. Atkins St. in Dobson.

There will be a car show, food trucks, children’s activities, historical displays, Revolutionary War demonstrations and live music.

Please bring a blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy the musical festivities.

Parking will be available at Dobson Elementary School, Dobson First Baptist Church, the Surry County Judicial Center and Surry Community College, where guests can hop on a shuttle for a free ride to downtown.

For more information about Surry 250, log onto

http://facebook.com/surry250 and www.surry250.com.   

Collections: If writing a check for the collection, please write separate checks for each collection. We are not able to divide single checks into multiple collections. Thank you.

Centennial Book:  They are still available. If you wish more, they are available now.

Teachers Needed:  Faith Formation is in need of more teachers for the upcoming 2021-2022 classes. Please contact Ms. Stella or Ms. Lisa if you or someone you know is interested.

Telephone: 336-786-8315 (Sundays ONLY)

Emails: (Kindergarten-5th grade): HolyAngelsFF@gmail.com

(6th grade to 8th grade): 


Teléfono: 336-786-8315 (SOLO domingos)

Correos electrónicos: (Kindergarten - 5 grado): HolyAngelsFF@gmail.com

(6 - 8 grado): thatgirlpainter74@gmail.com

Surry County Health Department: Surry County Health and Nutrition Center is asking for people who are interested in receiving the vaccine to register online.

To register, please visit:


The county will contact you to schedule an appointment when the time arrives for you to receive your vaccine.

Counseling Services: Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte is pleased to provide professional mental health counseling for couples and adults.  If we can help, please call us at 336-714-3204. Check us out at https://ccdoc.org/en/services/counseling .  Peace is just a phone call away.

Sanitizing:  Volunteers wipe down the Missalettes with disinfecting wipes and spray the chairs with disinfecting spray after each Mass. Only the disinfecting wipes are to be used on the books and only the disinfecting spray is to be used on the chairs. We do not want to run out of supplies during this time of high demand. Thank you.

Los voluntarios limpian las Missalettes con toallitas desinfectantes y rocían las sillas con spray desinfectante después de cada Misa. Solo las toallitas desinfectantes deben usarse en los libros y solo el spray desinfectante debe usarse en las sillas. No queremos quedarnos sin suministros durante este tiempo de alta demanda. Gracias.

Seating:  Please do not move chairs around. If you must, be careful each chair has a six foot circle about it. The tiles are each one-foot square. In the main hall the chairs are singles, doubles, and triples. For bigger households, there are fours and fives in the Cry Room which for time being is not reserved for noisy babies.

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.

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.


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. 

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!​

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Grand Knight: Tom Starbuck

Telephone: 336-719-7855

Email: starbuckarchitect@gmail.com

Deputy Grand Knight:  Robert Cross

Telephone:  336-602-0359

Email:  N/A

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 February are rice and mayonnaise. 

2020 KofC State Raffle Tickets - For Sale 

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 

Drawing:  May 2, 2020


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

Least Among Us * 


*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 *


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 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

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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  ​


​           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

The Columbiettes will be selling locally made face masks outside the MDC after each Mass. They are available in white or blue and cost $5 each. You may also purchase the face masks in the Faith Formation office.


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

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

Office: (336) 786-8315

(336) 786-8296

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