The History of St Michael The Archangel Catholic Church
St Michael The Archangel Catholic Church was founded as a mission in 1995. The first mass celebrated in 1996. The St Michael bought a house where they started to develop its masses, offices, and administration because of this rapid growth in community, in June 1996, the Archbishop changed how St Michael is known of being a mission into being a parish.
With time, the construction of the real church was founded in 1999 and the first mass was January 1999. When the mass was being celebrated, the statue of St Michael the Archangel was place outside where the courtyard was located to protect the area since it was still under construction. The first house was originally for group meetings, religious education, and would later be the St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and now gives to 120 families. Due to how they had 7 masses and because of the immense growth of the community of St Michael, they had the necessity to construct and remodel the church. The first mass in the new church was held July 10, 2015. The old temple is now used as a family center.
My experience in St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
St Michael is originally modern as it is. What does that mean? You see St Michael before and after, and it simply carries a modern theme; that St Michael wants to have a touch of an old church of before, possibly, but the church cries out modernism. On the outside I see how immense the entire church is compared to what It used to be. It was only one section and looked like a a little brick building that depicts a church.
On the inside though was an appearance that masses can be celebrated inside, but since the community of St Michael kept growing, the space was too tight, so there they thought of enlarging the whole place. So….
Now the church has that section plus the newer section where they transferred the sanctuary to the other side and the area of the brick building is now a family center.
My trip to St. Micheal was relatively short. There is a lot I see but a lot that does not have too much; but in the history it has, changes can be seen. From the old sanctuary to what it is now a family center, the St Michael Statue inside near the Sanctuary, the breathtaking design in the interior of the new Sanctuary, that definitely looks very alike to The Catholic Shrine but bigger and less decorated, but an elegant modern simplistic theme. It is a complex structure to describe, and it has a lot of art depicted. It made me feel comfortable and it felt extremely spacious then how it used to be. I remember when I used to go to mass in the old church, people had to stand, or go outside the sanctuary and sit on the floor where all the crying babies were at. It is a very nice experience, and the masses here I attend mostly are weekly ones and like the Catholic Shrine, the masses are very short during the week and hold the same things, so the structure might change but they function the same. I did notice how bigger St Micheal has become compared to the Catholic Shrine. That was my experience in St. Michael, I do not have anymore words for it.