Visiting a new church can be intimidating.
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
What time is Mass?
- Saturday - 6:00 PM
- Sunday - 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM
- Monday – Friday 8:30 AM
- Sunday – 1:00 PM
- Thursday – 6:30 PM
When is confession available?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is typically offered once week, with additional times available in Lent and Advent. Confessions are also available by appointment.
- Saturday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM (English & Spanish)
How do I get to St. Michael?
St. Michael Catholic Church is located at 3713 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021.
Here is a Google Map.
Where should I park?
The main church entrance is on the east side of the church. You may park in any available spot. There is no reserved parking except for the clergy parking and ample handicapped-accessible spots. We ask that you never park in fire lines.
Where do my children go?
At St. Michael, we believe it is important for children to attend Mass with their families. We, however, provide Nursery free of charge for ages 3 months – 4 years old in the Children’s Center during all weekend Masses, except the 7:30 a.m. Mass. Please ask a greeter for directions. During the school year, we offer a special children’s liturgy, for children in grades Kindergarten – 5th, during the 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM. Masses. Children process from the church just prior to the gospel reading and return after the homily.
I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
There’s no need to be self-conscious about the postures and responses used during worship. Most visitors just follow the lead of the St. Michael parishioners. The words for the prayers are on the front page of the Hymnal.
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. Other faith denominations consider communion to be symbolic. If you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider St. Michael your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to St. Michael on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here.
I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
Yes! For those who are hearing impaired, we have special hearing devices that you can wear that will allow you to control the volume. If you think this would be beneficial to you, please ask one of the ushers located at the back of the church to provide you with a headset.
I've visited, and I want to become a member!