Recently one of young volunteers who will be traveling to Panama in May wrote to the parish the following:
“From the bottom on my heart, I would like to thank St. Michael’s for their generosity: this donation has allowed me to reach my fundraising goal. I graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 2012 and I am current sophomore at Boston College.
On May 24th, 2014 thirty Boston College students and I will be traveling to Darien, Panama to provide medical care for many under-resourced communities there. This donation funded the cost of medicine and medical supplies to be used in Panama. With much appreciation, I am looking forward to the new experiences I will have and the service I can provide to a needy community.
Though not compulsory, I again invite those worshiping with us to formally register in the parish. You can do so by filling out the form in the bulletin and dropping it off in the collection basket this or next weekend or by phoning or stopping by the office.
Just a few respectful reminders. Males should not wear hats in church. Also, please no candy or gum during mass.