Featured Parish Stories
Who We Are Becoming by the Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata
This past year has been a pleasure and privilege as we look back. Now, it’s time we pivot forward as we become the church we are called to be in the future. Our journey forward will take courage, conviction, and commitment, but we have everything we need. We know that Jesus is with us, giving us strength for all that we hope to do and who we hope to become. Together, we can move confidently into a future that is bright and hopeful, and as we do, spread the Good News to all we meet.
507A by David Boldrick
For those that may not be aware of this significant ministry, Saint Michael is an active partner in the Meals on Wheels (MOW) delivery program here in Dallas which is operated by VNA, the Visiting Nurses Association. I’d like to share a bit about MOW, and what it can do for those in need—but also what it can do for you.
Stillness, Silence and Solitude by the Rev. Mary Lessmann
We are people who live very busy lives. And while we might sigh heavily as we tell people how busy we are, we often wear our busyness like a badge of honor. We determine how well we’re ‘doing’ life by the fullness of our calendar; by the number of experiences we’ve lined up; by the number of nights we’re not home without plans. And the world around us seems determined to affirm that value system. We are regularly reminded of the need to check in with others on social media, of the new hobbies and skills we should be developing, of baseline acquisitions necessary for a happier life.
Uniting With Our Neighbors In Service by Vanessa Larez & Corinne Weaver
For centuries, education has been touted as the great equalizer of society. This remains true today. In fact, research shows that children who are prepared to enter kindergarten at grade level are more likely to graduate from high school, continue their education post-high school, attain increased lifetime earnings, maintain improved health, and benefit society overall.
The Establishment of Project Moses by Allison Tucker
In 2015, Terry and Mark Demler volunteered as ushers for a symposium about local Dallas issues surrounding human trafficking hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. What they didn’t realize at the time, was that volunteering at this event would change the course of their lives and positively impact countless people in the DFW area.